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, suspenseful, suspense and sentimental films and TV shows about / with world war two, family relations, husband wife relationship, photograph, death, father son relationship, dancing, flashback, murder and nazi plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in UK, USA, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1939: Glorious 39 (2009), Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008), 13 Minutes (2015), Once Upon a Time in London (2019), And Then There Were None (2015), Life Is Beautiful (1997), The Disguiser (2015), The Well-Digger's Daughter (2011), Operation Finale (2018), Francofonia (2015).

List of year 1939 movies

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Glorious 39 (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, Mystery, 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: tense, realistic, serious, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: world war two, disorder, life turned upside down, uncover truth, betrayal, confined, war, secret movement, adoption, conspiracy, family relations, countryside ...
Time: 1930s, year 1939, 30s, 20th century, pre world war two
Place: england, london, europe
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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Guinevere Pettigrew, a middle-aged London governess, finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse.
Style: touching, romantic, feel good, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: actress, love affair, high society, love and romance, social differences, governess, friendship, love triangle, pianist, fall in love, actor's life, lifestyle ...
Time: 1930s, year 1939, 20th century, 30s, pre world war two
Place: england, london, europe
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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: realistic, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: assassination attempt, nazi germany, state affairs, resistance fighter, national socialism, hitler, anti fascist, plan gone wrong, nazi, confession, treason, prisoner ...
Time: pre world war two, 1930s, year 1939, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: germany, europe, munich germany, switzerland, berlin germany
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Once Upon a Time in London (2019)
Genre: Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Billy Hill and Jack 'Spot' Comer were among the most notorious criminals in London up until the 1950s. Dramatising the violent reign of two of London's most notorious gangsters, Billy Hill (Leo Gregory) and Jack 'Spot' Comer ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, criminal, rivalry, family relations, vengeance, gang, crimes, crime boss, violent, racketeer, blackmail, deadly ...
Time: year 1939, 1940s, 1930s
Place: london
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And Then There Were None (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
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, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder mystery, murder, island, mysterious death, isolation, retribution, suspicion, plot twist, death, survival, investigation, justice ...
Time: year 1939, 1930s
Place: england, europe
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Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While ...
Style: sentimental, tragicomedy, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, world war two, human spirit, life philosophy, jewish, survival, nazi, optimism, self sacrifice, fascism, nazism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1939, 1930s
Place: italy, tuscany, europe, poland
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The Disguiser (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: China
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the Japanese occupation era, the rich yet naive young master Ming Tai is trained to become an agent, and is later sent to become an underground spy for the Communists. Together with his brother and double agent Ming Lou, they try and bring ...
Style: exciting, captivating, psychological, tense, suspense
Plot: spy, japanese occupation, resistance, assassination, espionage, brother brother relationship, double agent, secret organization, false identity, communist party, mind game, trust ...
Time: year 1939, year 1940
Place: china, shanghai
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The Well-Digger's Daughter (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: It's the beginning of the WWII. South of France. Patricia, 18, is the oldest daughter of a well-digger, Pascal, who considers her a princess because of her moral qualities. She's kind, devoted. One day, she briefly meets a young man, ...
Style: touching, romantic, sincere, surprise ending, realistic ...
Plot: parents and children, lovers apart, pregnancy, father daughter relationship, presumed dead, reunion, widower, sister sister relationship, fighter pilot, world war two, large family, first love ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1940, year 1939
Place: france, europe, south of france
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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, ambiguous ending, tense, cerebral, thought provoking ...
Plot: war criminal, mossad, nazi, manhunt, chase, runaway, secret agents, jewish, mission, life risking, period piece, secret mission ...
Time: 60s, year 2005, year 1954, year 1939, year 1945 ...
Place: argentina, israel, tel aviv israel, austria, germany ...
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Hellboy Animated: Blood and Iron (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, 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, scary, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, heroes, one man army, minotaur, female vampire, heroic mission, good versus evil, danger, state affairs, rivalry, special agents, supernatural ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1939
Place: usa, 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: exciting, suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense, semi documentary
Plot: nazi occupation, nazism, louvre, museum, art, painting, art museum, war, evacuation, portrait painting, painter, world war two ...
Time: 1940s, year 1939, year 1978, year 1967, year 1918 ...
Place: paris france, st. petersburg russia, vichy, france, russia ...
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 7.4
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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.
Style: thought provoking, tense, exciting, captivating
Plot: racism, farm, misery, african american, post war, prejudice, civil rights, husband wife relationship, farming, money, doctor, hate ...
Time: year 1939, 1940s, pre world war two, 1930s, year 1945 ...
Place: mississippi, mississippi river, 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: touching, sincere, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: world war two, wartime life, love and romance, war, life is a bitch, society, female protagonist, parent grown child relationship, heroes, volunteer, missing, unhappy marriage ...
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: bleak, emotional, realistic, based on true events, serious
Plot: holocaust, family relations, war, danger, wartime life, concentration camp, defiant, life is a bitch, confined, world war two, betrayal, ghetto ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944, year 1957 ...
Place: europe, hungary, budapest hungary, russia, new york ...
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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 ...
Style: stylized, disturbing, serious, captivating
Plot: czech history, politician, diplomat, politics, diplomacy, psychiatrist, nazi germany, european history, life is a bitch, abroad, british man, czech german relations ...
Time: year 1939, year 1937, year 1938, 1930s, pre world war two
Place: prague, central europe, prague czech republic, prague czechoslovakia
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The Man with the Iron Heart (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Thriller, War
Country: USA, France, UK, Belgium, Germany
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: suspense, tense, captivating, suspenseful, bloody
Plot: nazism, paratrooper, assassination, world war two, naval officer, battles, battle, anger, german, explosion, resistance, attempted murder ...
Time: 1940s, year 1929, year 1942, year 1939, year 1941
Place: prague czechoslovakia, prague, central europe, prague czech republic, europe
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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 army, french soldier, world war two, military officer, teenage boy, cadet, killed in action, border, french military, uniform, anti war
Time: year 1939, pre world war two, 1930s
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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: first love, coming of age, older man young girl relationship, female director, summer vacation, nipples, menstruation, teenage girl, sexual awakening, mirror, doctor, bare breasts ...
Time: 1930s, year 1939, pre world war two
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Goliath Awaits (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 200 min.
TV show
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 ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: ocean liner, sunken ship, survival, world war two, submarine, distopia, sinking ship, ship wreck, variety, suspicion of murder, shipwreck, dance hall ...
Time: year 1939, 1940s
Place: atlantic ocean, london, big ben london
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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: female director, prisoner, agent, death sentence, spy, male female relationship, caper, linguist, accidental killing, court martial, death, innocence ...
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: little girl, hashish, camel, jumping on a bed, french army, cat, snowing, cowardice, gay, coward, radio, shaving ...
Time: year 1939, 1940s
Place: london, france, syria, vichy
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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.
Style: romanticism, sentimental, suspenseful, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, world war two, love triangle, secret, end of war, christian, death, baby, hospital, brother sister relationship, communist, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1939 ...
Place: europe, czechoslovakia, czech republic, central europe
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Ethel & Ernest (2016)
Genre: Animation, Drama, History
Country: UK, Luxembourg
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.
Style: captivating, light, sentimental, exciting, cult film
Plot: husband wife relationship, family home, world war two, servant, movie theatre, london blitz, art student, air raid, working class, death of father, death of wife, death of mother ...
Time: 1940s, year 1939, 1950s, 1960s, 1920s ...
Place: england, london
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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: captivating, stylized, factual, political, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: queen, state affairs, president, love affair, family relations, cousin cousin relationship, disability, husband wife relationship, king, queen of england, king of england, park ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1939
Place: usa, new york, united states, england, new jersey ...
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The Lady Vanishes (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Remake of Alfred Hitchcock's 1938 classic. On the eve of the Second World War, a train carrying an assortment of passengers, pulls out of a small town in Bavaria. When one of the passengers, a kindly old lady, mysteriously disappears the other ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, semi serious, captivating, touching ...
Plot: investigation, missing person, train, spy, mind game, mystery, woman in danger, crimes, amateur detective, romance, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1939
Place: germany, london, austria
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Yellow Earth (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Yellow earth focuses on the story of a Communist soldier who is sent to the countryside to collect folk songs for the Communist Revolution. There he stays with a peasant family and learns that the happy songs he was sent to collect do not exist; the ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: family relations, soldier, village, tradition, arranged marriage, drought, peasant, social relations, state affairs, politics, life is a bitch, rebellion ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1939
Place: china, asia
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 6.7
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Submission (1976)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In wartime France, Pharmacist Elaine (Lisa Gastoni) begins a torrid affair with her shop assistant Armand (Franco Nero), but she soon becomes dominated by him. He demands more & more from her, humiliating her & putting her family at ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexual, sexy
Plot: older woman younger man sex, infidelity, voyeurism, love triangle, manipulation, world war two, boss and employee, couple relations, sexual relations, wartime life, sexual abuse, manipulations ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1940, year 1939, 1930s
Place: france, europe
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Till Death Us Do Part (1968)
Genre: Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film version of 'Till Death Do Us Part' tells the story of Alf Garnett, his wife Else, and their newborn daughter Rita, living through the London Blitz and beyond.
Style: biting, cynical, semi serious, realistic, controversial ...
Plot: working class, world cup, world war two, family life, wartime life, racism, family relations, couples, eccentric family, misfit, society, pipe smoking ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1968, year 1942, 1960s ...
Place: europe, london
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An Enemy to Die For (2012)
Genre: History, Thriller, War
Country: Sweden, Germany, Norway
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Despite the threat of war in the fall of 1939, the Germans decide to launch a sea expedition in search of evidence for Pangaea. Although the multi national geologists embark enthusiastically on their research mission, the growing political tension ...
Plot: arctic, scientific expedition, ship, world war two
Time: year 1939
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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When gigantic robots attack New York City, "Sky Captain" uses his private air force to fight them off. His ex-girlfriend, reporter Polly Perkins, has been investigating the recent disappearance of prominent scientists. Suspecting a link ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, atmospheric, exciting, surprise ending ...
Plot: steampunk, danger, robot, heroic mission, save the world, heroes, kidnapping, mad scientist, adventure, killer robot, good versus evil, transformation ...
Time: future, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1939
Place: himalaya, new york, nepal, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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