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 serious, realistic, captivating, touching, suspenseful and sincere films and TV shows about / with world war two, husband wife relationship, flashback, death, murder, nazi, airplane, war, father son relationship and marriage plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1939: Glorious 39 (2009), Operation Finale (2018), Francofonia (2015), Hatred (2016), A French Woman (1995), 1939 (1989), And Then There Were None (2015), Rebel in the Rye (2017), Guernica (2016), Bring 'Em Back Alive (1982).

List of year 1939 movies

 6.4
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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, suspenseful, clever, serious ...
Plot: uncover truth, life turned upside down, disorder, betrayal, secret movement, war, confined, adoption, world war two, conspiracy, filmmaking, government agent ...
Time: year 1939, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, europe, london
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Operation Finale (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In 1960, a team of Israeli secret agents is deployed to find Adolf Eichmann, the infamous Nazi architect of the Holocaust, supposedly hidden in Argentina, and get him to Israel to be judged.
Style: based on true events, national socialism, ambiguous ending, tense
Plot: war criminal, jewish, nazi, manhunt, chase, storytelling, mission, life risking, period piece, secret mission, culture clash, mossad ...
Time: 60s, year 1944, year 1945, year 1939, year 2005 ...
Place: argentina, israel, germany, buenos aires argentina, tel aviv israel ...
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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, exciting, scary
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, one man army, rivalry, good versus evil, heroes, government agency, supernatural, escapades, special agents, heroic mission, state affairs, danger ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, year 1939
Place: transylvania
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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: nazi occupation, nazism, painting, art museum, museum, louvre, art, world, war, gravestone, palace, water ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940, year 1942, year 1972, year 1918 ...
Place: st. petersburg russia, vichy, france, germany, paris france ...
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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: nationalism, genocide, nazi occupation, unhappy marriage, war, evil, cornfield, children, child murder, older man younger woman relationship, bridge, village ...
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: realistic, serious, sincere, sexual, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, military, dishonesty, strong sexual content, love affair, love triangle, political unrest, fall in love, couples, soldier, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s ...
Place: europe, germany, france, berlin germany, paris france ...
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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: touching, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: best friends, friends, crumbling marriage, war, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, couples, wartime life, world war two, marriage as hell, black market, young love ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 20th century, year 1939, 1930s
Place: sweden, europe, 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, suspicion, retribution, plot twist, death, 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.
Style: touching, exciting, thought provoking, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: recluse, obsession, genius, friendship, father son relationship, name calling, teenage boy, isolation, father daughter relationship, spirituality, friend, world war two ...
Time: 20th century, year 2010, year 1946, year 1939
Place: manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, new hampshire, united states
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 5.8
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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, war, civil war, war wound, spanish civil war, air raid, bombing, fascism, clock, overhead shot, bomb shelter, german soldier ...
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, animal lover, hotel manager, love interest, sultan, adventurer, smuggler, imperial japan, trapper, spy, world war two
Time: 1930s, year 1939
Place: southeast asia, asia, singapore
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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, post traumatic stress disorder, air force, post war, war veteran, letter, son murders father, memory, church, preacher ...
Time: pre world war two, 1940s, 1930s, year 1945, year 1941 ...
Place: mississippi, belgium
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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, sincere, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: wartime life, love and romance, life is a bitch, war, society, heroes, housewife, bomb shelter, working class, telegram, mother daughter relationship, marriage ...
Time: year 1939, year 1941, 1940s
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: realistic, serious, bleak, emotional
Plot: holocaust, hidden identity, dishonesty, defiant, ghetto, race against time, danger, family relations, confined, life is a bitch, war, wartime life ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1993, year 1976, year 1939 ...
Place: hungary, europe, budapest hungary, russia, switzerland ...
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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: politician, diplomacy, diplomat, minister, sex scene, death of father, politics, betrayal, president, european history, nazi germany, snorting cocaine ...
Time: year 1937, year 1938, year 1939, pre world war two, 1930s
Place: prague czechoslovakia, prague czech republic, central europe
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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, paratrooper, nazism, firearm, explosion, blonde, court, suicide, grief, battle, coffin, machine gun ...
Time: year 1941, year 1939, year 1942
Place: prague, central europe, prague czech republic, prague czechoslovakia, europe
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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, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, possessiveness, flashback, boy, young love, flat, passion, girl, rain ...
Time: year 1939
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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: marriage, husband wife relationship, soldier, wedding, world war two, male female relationship, german occupation, tragic event, stepmother stepson relationship, resistance fighter, german army, ruins ...
Time: year 1944, year 1943, 1940s, 1930s, year 1938 ...
Place: warsaw poland, poland
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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: husband wife relationship, anti semitism, attempted rape, passport, arrest, deliberate cruelty, citizenship, camp, poet, emigration, world war two, humiliation ...
Time: year 1939
Place: kazakhstan, siberia
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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, female nudity, sex scene, topless, butler, fascism, bourgeoisie, spanish civil war
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, uniform, teenage boy, french soldier, french military, border, military officer, world war two, french army, cadet, anti war, killed in action
Time: pre world war two, 1930s, year 1939
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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: coming of age, first love, bicycle accident, menstrual blood, puberty, vacation, adultery, teenage girl, provence, death, female nudity, bare breasts ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, year 1939
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 6.6
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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, crew, torpedo, syringe, admiral, sailor, octopus, sea, ocean ...
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, spy, world war two, agent, innocence, collaborator, bombing, partisan, male female relationship, prison ...
Time: year 1939
Place: paris france
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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: cat, orphan, gay kiss, gay, woman slaps man, trumpet, boat, desert, army, camel, shaving, cowardice ...
Time: 1940s, year 1939
Place: vichy, syria
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Zahradnictv?: Rodinn? p??tel (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Melodrama set in Czech Republic during the Germain occupation.
Plot: selfish woman, tenant, taking off clothes, hysterical woman, shaving, greed, father daughter reunion, praying, christmas dinner, goose, bribe, strong female lead ...
Time: year 1944, year 1945, year 1939, 1940s, 1930s
Place: czech republic, central europe, czechoslovakia
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Ethel & Ernest (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This hand drawn animated film, based on the award winning graphic novel by Raymond Briggs, is an intimate and affectionate depiction of the life and times of his parents, two ordinary Londoners living through extraordinary events.
Plot: air raid, maid, death of wife, death of mother, servant, world war two, radio broadcast, posing for a photograph, working class, milkman, radio news, cat ...
Time: year 1939, 1920s, 1940s, 1960s, 1930s ...
Place: england
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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: realistic, touching, stylized, semi serious, serious ...
Plot: disability, queen of england, king of england, park, queen, state affairs, family relations, infidelity, head of state, dishonesty, love affair, couples ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1939
Place: new york, usa, england, new jersey, california
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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: drinking wine, photograph, 8 year old, bagpipes, goose, cellar, dead girl, exodus, war propaganda, child killed, bridge, execution ...
Time: year 1939, year 1940, 1940s, 1930s
Place: france
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Hospital of the Transfiguration (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The film is set in 1943 in a mental asylum in the country. But this is an unusual hospital: there are several incurable schizophrenic cases, staff is bit strange and a writer has voluntarily entered the clinic because he is "peculiar" and ...
Plot: diagnosis, war atrocity, brain surgery, mental health, buried alive, moral dilemma, nazi occupation, world war two, psychiatrist, doctor, death, grave ...
Time: 1930s, year 1939
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