Year 1939 movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant year 1939 movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, touching, sentimental and talky films and TV shows about / with world war two, husband wife relationship, flashback, death, war, dancing, murder, airplane, father son relationship and church plots mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres shot in France, USA, UK and other countries.
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year 1939 movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1939: Glorious 39 (2009), Mudbound (2017), All That Really Matters (1992), Hyde Park on Hudson (2012), Come What May (2015), 13 Minutes (2015), Dark Blue World (2001), Cousins in Love (1980), Hope and Glory (1987), Francofonia (2015).

List of year 1939 movies

 6.4
 5K
Glorious 39 (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A mysterious tale set around a traditional British family on the eve of World War Two. Oblivious to the looming shadow of World War II, the wealthy Keyes maintain a confident façade in the British countryside until daughter Anne becomes an ...
Style: realistic, tense, clever, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: uncover truth, life turned upside down, betrayal, adoption, disorder, war, missing person, confined, secret movement, conspiracy, world war two, filmmaking ...
Time: year 1939, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, europe, london
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 7.4
 33K
Mudbound (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the post–World War II South, two families are pitted against a barbaric social hierarchy and an unrelenting landscape as they simultaneously fight the battle at home and the battle abroad.
Plot: farm, lynching, racism, air force, post traumatic stress disorder, post war, war veteran, misery, illness, suffering, poverty, church ...
Time: year 1945, year 1941, year 1939, pre world war two, 1940s ...
Place: mississippi, belgium
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All That Really Matters (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Poland's submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1992
Plot: deportation, world war two, fear, husband wife relationship, humiliation, citizenship, deliberate cruelty, artist, escape, prison, emigration, poet ...
Time: year 1939
Place: kazakhstan, siberia
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Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret Stuckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York.
Style: semi serious, talky, stylized, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: disability, king of england, queen, queen of england, park, head of state, state affairs, infidelity, love affair, dishonesty, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1939
Place: new york, usa, england, new jersey, california
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 6.7
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Come What May (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In may 1940, the German troops enter France. Frightened by the progress of the enemy, the people of a small village of Pas-de-Calais decide on the recommendations of the prefecture, to give up everything to go on the road, fleeing to the coast.
Style: propaganda film
Plot: world war two, bagpipes, 8 year old, war propaganda, exodus, drinking wine, dead girl, cellar, teacher, horse, school, camera ...
Time: year 1939, year 1940, 1930s, 1940s
Place: france
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 7.0
 7K
13 Minutes (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The breath-taking story of a man who nearly would have changed the world. 1939, when Hitler tricked millions of people at the height of his power, one said a radical No: Georg Elser, disparaged as an assassin, is one of the greatest resistance ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, national socialism
Plot: assassination attempt, bomb, deadly, assassin, state affairs, nazi germany, flashback, husband wife relationship, abusive husband, alcoholic, sexual tension, terrorist ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1939, pre world war two, 1930s ...
Place: germany, europe, munich germany, berlin germany, switzerland
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Dark Blue World (2001)
Genre: War, Drama, Action, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, UK, Germany, Denmark, Italy, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Lt. Franta Slama is a top pilot in the Czech Air Force who is assigned to train a promising young flier, Karel Vojtisek, and they soon become friends. When Nazi Germany invades Czechoslovakia in 1939, they both reject the authority of their new ...
Style: serious, captivating, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, soldier, pilot, czech, war, aviation, romance, culture clash, young heroes, aerial combat, battle zone ...
Time: 20th century, year 1939, 1940s
Place: england, europe, poland, czechoslovakia, prague ...
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Cousins in Love (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Teenage Julien (Thierry Tevini) loves his teenage cousin Julia (Anja Shute) among flowers in summer of '39 France.
Style: sexual, sexy, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: teenage life, sexual relations, forbidden love, youth, countryside, romance, teenager, coming of age, love and romance, sexual abuse, lolita, couples ...
Time: 1930s, year 1939
Place: france, europe
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 7.4
 11K
Hope and Glory (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: British writer/director John Boorman (The Emerald Forest) draws us into an astonishing and exhilarating portrait of his own childhood, set against the terrors of a London torn apart by the onset of WWII. Seven-year-old Billy Rohan (Sebastian Rice ...
Style: humorous, realistic, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: war, bomb shelter, wartime, gang, soldier, pregnancy, radio, danger, coming of age, love and romance, society, youth ...
Time: 1940s, year 1939
Place: england, london, europe
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Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: When Hellboy, Liz Sherman, and Abe Sapien are assigned to investigate the ghost-infested mansion of a publicity-hound billionaire, they uncover a plot to resurrect a beautiful yet monstrous vampire from Professor Bruttenholm’s past. But before ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, scary, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, one man army, heroic mission, good versus evil, escapades, heroes, supernatural, government agency, special agents, danger, rivalry, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1939
Place: transylvania
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 6.6
 2K
Francofonia (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Master filmmaker Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) transforms a portrait of the world-renowned museum into a magisterial, centuries-spanning reflection on the relation between art, culture and power.
Style: semi documentary
Plot: nazism, nazi occupation, art museum, art, museum, louvre, painting, war, world, blockade, eiffel tower paris, sculpture ...
Time: 12th century, 1940s, year 1967, year 1959, year 1939 ...
Place: st. petersburg russia, vichy, germany, paris france, russia ...
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 7.7
 3K
Hatred (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Summer of 1939. Zosia is a young Polish girl who is deeply in love with Ukrainian Petro. Their great love will be put to the test when her father decides to marry her to a wealthy widower Skiba. Right after wedding she is left alone because her ...
Plot: genocide, nationalism, war, nazi occupation, world war two, massacre, axe, torture, wedding, occupation, firearm, mass murder ...
Time: year 1943, 1940s, year 1939
Place: poland
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A French Woman (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Wed just as war breaks out, Jeanne hardly gets to know her military husband, Louis, before the debacle of 1940. While waiting for his return from a POW camp, Jeanne journeys through countless affairs with Louis' comrades- in-arms. Hoping to ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, military, couple relations, strong sexual content, love affair, romance, unfulfilled love, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1950s, 1940s ...
Place: europe, france, germany, paris france, algeria ...
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 5.5
 319
1939 (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 193 min.
Story: When the war breaks out, Annika lives with her parents in Värmland, close to the border to Norway. Her cousin Harald is a dealer in the black market but has to escape from the police to Norway. Annika moves to Stockholm and gets a job as a ...
Style: serious, touching, captivating, realistic
Plot: crumbling marriage, wartime life, best friends, life is a bitch, war, friends, unfulfillment, couples, black market, marriage as hell, love, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1930s, year 1939
Place: europe, sweden, norway
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And Then There Were None (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Ten strangers, drawn away from their normal lives to an isolated rock off the Devon coast. But as the mismatched group waits for the arrival of the hosts – the improbably named Mr and Mrs U.N. Owen – the weather sours and they find themselves ...
Style: psychological, suspense, twist ending, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder mystery, murder, island, mysterious death, isolation, plot twist, suspicion, death, retribution, survival, investigation, justice ...
Time: 1930s, year 1939
Place: england
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Rebel in the Rye (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The life of celebrated but reclusive author, J.D. Salinger, who gained worldwide fame with the publication of his novel, The Catcher in the Rye.
Plot: recluse, rain, bookstore, hotel lobby, violence, flowers, band, cafe, hotel, fence, girl, bus ...
Time: year 1946, year 2010, 20th century, year 1939
Place: greenwich village manhattan new york city, new hampshire, united states, manhattan new york city
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 5.8
 2K
Guernica (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The fates of Henry - an American correspondent - and Teresa, one of the Republic's censors during the Spanish Civil War.
Style: based on true events
Plot: journalist, civil war, war, fascism, cigarette smoking, military, blood, reception, dog, nazism, book, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, year 1975, year 1939, year 1937
Place: spain, basque country
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Bring 'Em Back Alive (1982)
Genre: Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Bring 'Em Back Alive is an adventure television series starring Bruce Boxleitner, Cindy Morgan and Ron O'Neal. The series was shown in the United States from September 1982 to May 1983. Set in Singapore, it was one of several shows like ...
Style: wild
Plot: jungle, wild animal, smuggler, hotel manager, sultan, adventurer, love interest, spy, world war two, trapper, imperial japan, animal lover
Time: 1930s, year 1939
Place: southeast asia, asia, singapore
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 7.7
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Housewife, 49 (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Downtrodden wife and mother Nella's life takes an unexpected turn for the better after she joins the Women's Voluntary Service office in Barrow-in-Furness during the Second World War. However, her new-found happiness is shattered when her ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: wartime life, heroes, war, love and romance, society, life is a bitch, dysfunctional marriage, parent grown child relationship, gay, world war two, marriage, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1940s, year 1939, year 1941
Place: england, northern england
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Walking with the Enemy (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Romania, Hungary, Canada, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Regent Horthy is the leader of Hungary and a German ally, but his favorable standing with Hitler changes as the war comes to an end. Forced to cede Hungary’s power or else witness the execution of his son, Regent Horthy gives up control of his ...
Style: serious, bleak, emotional, realistic
Plot: holocaust, wartime life, war, against humanity, danger, life is a bitch, concentration camp, hidden identity, race against time, confined, dishonesty, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1976, year 1993, year 2010 ...
Place: hungary, europe, germany, budapest hungary, russia ...
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A Prominent Patient (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: It is 1939. Flamboyant Czech diplomat Jan Masaryk has fled to America to escape his recent past. Germany has invaded Czechoslovakia and Masaryk is now a man with no nation. In America he tries to forget the personal and political betrayal he and his ...
Plot: diplomat, diplomacy, politician, psychiatrist, czech abroad, politics, hospital, airplane, death of father, betrayal, minister, sex scene ...
Time: pre world war two, year 1938, year 1937, year 1939, 1930s
Place: central europe, prague czechoslovakia, prague czech republic
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The Man with the Iron Heart (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Thriller, War
Country: USA, France, UK, Belgium
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With the Third Reich is at his peak in 1942, the Czech resistance in London plans the most ambitious military operation of WWII – Anthropoid. Two young recruits are sent to Prague to assassinate the most ruthless Nazi leader – Reinhardt ...
Style: bloody
Plot: assassination, nazism, nazi, resistance, assassin, church, fascist, world war two, european history, paratrooper, crypt, czech history ...
Time: year 1941, year 1942, year 1939
Place: prague czech republic, central europe, prague czechoslovakia, prague, europe
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 7.2
 22
Unloved (1966)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 79 min.
Story: The story of the tumultuous relationship between a Jewish girl called Noemi and a Polish art student named Kamil is set at the outbreak of World War II.
Style: neurotic, pre war
Plot: male female relationship, jewish girl, comeback, possessiveness, boy, flashback, girl, rain, obsession, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, passion, obsessive love ...
Time: year 1939
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 5.7
 23
The Birthday (1980)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The four sequences in the film cover four days in a life of young Warsaw lad in September 1938, 1939, 1943 and 1944. In the first sequence Jurek decides not to study in the Sorbonne but enlists in a Polish military school instead. In the second ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, world war two, death of wife, teenage boy, coming of age, male female relationship, german army, german occupation, tragic event, stepmother stepson relationship, resistance fighter, librarian ...
Time: year 1944, year 1943, 1940s, 1930s, year 1938 ...
Place: poland, warsaw poland
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El largo invierno (1992)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In 1939, Ramon (Jacques Penot) was a young man, caught up in his Barcelona family's involvement on the Republic side in the brutal Spanish Civil War. He and his family fled into exile ahead of Franco's troops. Now it is many years later, ...
Plot: soldier, flashback, butler, topless, sex scene, female nudity, fascism, spanish civil war, bourgeoisie
Time: year 1939
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The Boy Soldier (1981)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In the 1930s a young fellow, Simon Chalumet, is sent to a military school by his overbearing father, an ex-soldier who has little sympathy for his son's more gentle temperament, or for his interest in films.
Plot: military school, french military, border, uniform, world war two, military officer, french soldier, french army, cadet, anti war, killed in action, teenage boy
Time: pre world war two, 1930s, year 1939
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 6.8
 137
The Adolescent (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The summer of 1939. Marie, at 13, goes with her parents to visit her grandmother in a small town near Avignon. Although rumors of war reach the countryside, it's an idyllic place. Marie's parents are constantly making love. Surrounded by ...
Plot: first love, coming of age, summer, infatuation, love potion, countryside, menstruation, female nudity, sexual awakening, older man young girl relationship, village life, self discovery ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, year 1939
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 6.6
 877
Goliath Awaits (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
Story: During World War II the passenger liner "Goliath" is sunk by a German submarine. Portions of the ship's hull remain airtight, and some of the passengers and crew survive. Over the decades they build a rigidly regulated society ...
Plot: survival, submarine, ocean liner, suspicion of murder, underwater, ship, sea, ocean, dark secret, garden, little girl, party ...
Time: year 1939, 1940s
Place: atlantic ocean
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Who Is That Man? (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story is set in 1939. A military officer is stripped of his rank for his apparent collaboration with a counter-espionage agent while on a mission in Paris. Then he is enlisted in his own country's counterespionage unit, due to his knowledge ...
Style: pre war
Plot: uniform, espionage, military officer, world war two, agent, spy, death sentence, secret service, prisoner, prison, male female relationship, bombing ...
Time: year 1939
Place: paris france
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 6.2
 1K
Max & Leon (2016)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this WW2 epic comedy – in the vein of “La Grande Vadrouille” – our two heroes, Max and Léon, two lazy and partier pals, will try by all possible means to avoid going in the battle zone… This will lead the duo to demented and wild ...
Plot: flashback, little girl, storytelling, world war two, bbc, dog, snow, airplane, dancing, baby, radio, trumpet ...
Time: 1940s, year 1939
Place: syria, vichy
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