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, touching, sincere, talky and captivating films and TV shows about / with world war two, husband wife relationship, death, flashback, dancing, nazi, war, father son relationship, murder and adultery plots mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres shot in France, USA, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1939: 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), Hatred (2016).
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And Then There Were None (2015)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
UK
58 min.
 8.0
The Imitation Game (2014)
Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
USA
114 min.
 8.0
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Rebel in the Rye (2017)
Biography, Drama, Romance, War
USA
106 min.
 6.6
The Man with the Iron Heart (2017)
Action, Biography, Thriller, War
USA, France, UK, Belgium
120 min.
 6.4

List of year 1939 movies

 7.4
 31K
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: racism, lynching, farm, war veteran, post war, air force, church, illness, suffering, poverty, murder, torture ...
Time: year 1941, year 1945, year 1939, pre world war two, 1930s ...
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, war atrocity, emigration, poet, hunger, camp, illness, separation, attempted rape, passport, arrest, anti semitism ...
Time: year 1939
Place: siberia, kazakhstan
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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: talky, stylized, semi serious, realistic, captivating ...
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
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 6.7
 703
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, dead girl, german soldier, 8 year old, child killed, bagpipes, cellar, goose, village, grave, school teacher, tank ...
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, national socialism
Plot: assassination attempt, bomb, deadly, assassin, state affairs, nazi germany, jealousy, tango, torture, passionate kiss, drunkenness, flashback ...
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: captivating, serious, 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, central europe, 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, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: teenage life, sexual relations, countryside, youth, forbidden love, romance, coming of age, love and romance, sexual abuse, lolita, couples, voyeurism ...
Time: year 1939, 1930s
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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 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: art, painting, nazism, art museum, nazi occupation, museum, louvre, world, war, death, fear, seine river ...
Time: 12th century, year 1967, year 1959, year 1944, year 1972 ...
Place: france, paris france, germany, st. petersburg russia, vichy ...
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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, massacre, world war two, axe, wedding, torture, female nudity, murder, murder of a nude woman, horse and cart ...
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, strong sexual content, couple relations, love affair, unfulfilled love, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, year 1944, year 1940 ...
Place: europe, france, germany, algeria, berlin germany ...
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 5.5
 313
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, realistic, captivating
Plot: crumbling marriage, wartime life, best friends, war, life is a bitch, friends, unfulfillment, couples, black market, world war two, love, young love ...
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: suspense, psychological, melancholic, twist ending, depressing ...
Plot: murder mystery, island, murder, mysterious death, isolation, justice, whodunit, suspicion, accusation, retribution, house party, gun ...
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, dancer, snowing, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, hotel lobby, bus, pay phone, flowers, champagne, teenage boy, vacation, photograph ...
Time: 20th century, year 1946, year 2010, year 1939
Place: greenwich village manhattan new york city, united states, new hampshire, 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, factory, aunt niece relationship, flute, drawing, street market, suicide by gunshot, head wound, freedom ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937, year 1975, year 1939, pre world war two
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, spy, world war two, hotel manager, sultan, adventurer, love interest, animal lover, trapper, smuggler, imperial japan
Time: 1930s, year 1939
Place: southeast asia, asia, singapore
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 7.7
 608
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, realistic, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: wartime life, war, heroes, love and romance, society, life is a bitch, working class, telegram, carpenter, bomb shelter, unhappy marriage, missing in action ...
Time: year 1941, year 1939, 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: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional
Plot: holocaust, wartime life, against humanity, war, danger, life is a bitch, hidden identity, race against time, confined, dishonesty, family relations, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1980, year 1957, year 1975 ...
Place: hungary, europe, russia, budapest hungary, budapest ...
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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, politician, diplomacy, czech abroad, psychiatrist, president, nazi germany, european history, snorting cocaine, seaside, politics, airplane ...
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, paratrooper, european history, shooting, fascist, crypt, czech history, world war two, church, assassin, nazi, resistance ...
Time: year 1939, year 1941, year 1942
Place: prague, prague czech republic, central europe, prague czechoslovakia, 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: boyfriend girlfriend relationship, flashback, boy, girl, rain, obsession, obsessive love, comeback, young love, boarding house, flat, possessiveness ...
Time: year 1939
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 5.6
 22
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: military hospital, bribe, stepmother stepson relationship, librarian, rich, nazi occupation, german occupation, ruins, german army, tragic event, resistance fighter, military school ...
Time: 1930s, year 1939, 1940s, year 1944, year 1943 ...
Place: warsaw poland, 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: topless, butler, sex scene, fascism, spanish civil war, bourgeoisie, soldier, flashback, female nudity
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: french military, military school, french army, french soldier, uniform, cadet, anti war, killed in action, world war two, teenage boy, border, military officer
Time: pre world war two, year 1939, 1930s
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 6.8
 126
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, village life, bastard, vacation, adultery, bicycle, female nudity, bare breasts, teenage girl, death, doctor ...
Time: pre world war two, 1930s, year 1939
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 6.5
 847
Goliath Awaits (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Drama, Romance, 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, party, little girl, record player, news report, murder, cake, fainting, world war two ...
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: agent, spy, murder, prison, death, world war two, innocence, prisoner, collaborator, partisan, bombing, secret service ...
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: camel, shaving, woman slaps man, hashish, nazi uniform, wine bottle, french army, french soldier, jumping on a bed, cowardice, german soldier, singing ...
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: poem, gift, male nudity, love triangle, friendship, flashback, strong female character, horse, boy, listening to music, horse riding, prayer ...
Time: year 1944, year 1945, 1930s, year 1939, 1940s
Place: central europe, czech republic, 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: bomb explosion, sad ending, family home, death of wife, death of mother, 2d animation, british, air raid, milkman, british history, ends with death, art student ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1930s, year 1939, 1920s ...
Place: england
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