30s movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant 30s movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, touching, stylized, emotional and captivating films and TV shows about / with friendship, love and romance, betrayal, storytelling, destiny, society, culture clash, dialogue, brutality and death plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
30s movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 30s: Jeeves and Wooster (1990), Gosford Park (2001), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Public Enemies (1996), The Last Tycoon (1976), Movie Movie (1978), My Name Is Bill W. (1989), Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989), Pavilion of Women (2001), Dogville (2003).

List of 30s movies

Jeeves and Wooster (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Jeeves and Wooster is a British comedy-drama series adapted by Clive Exton from P.G. Wodehouse's "Jeeves" stories. The series was a collaboration between Brian Eastman of Picture Partnership Productions and Granada Television. It ...
Style: clever, witty, humorous, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: master and servant, butler, servant, boss and employee, aristocracy, rich and poor, workplace, valet, stupidity, unfulfillment, power relations, mishap ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: england, europe, london, usa
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Gosford Park (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Multiple storylined drama set in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guest and downstairs servants at a party in a country house in England.
Style: stylized, captivating, enigmatic, bleak, biting ...
Plot: murder, estate, butler, high society, master and servant, social differences, servant, police investigation, who done it, country estate, society, jealousy ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s, pre world war two
Place: england, london
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Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 229 min.
Story: A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.
Style: atmospheric, rough, sadistic, bloody, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rape, gangsters, organized crime, friendship, corruption, murder, torture, prohibition, gunfight, criminal heroes, regret, gangster ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 60s, 1960s, 1920s ...
Place: new york, usa
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Public Enemies (1996)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ma Barker (Theresa Russell) and her sons rob banks, shoot people and wind up at the top of the FBI's "most wanted" list in the 1930s.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: heist, missing person, dishonesty, crime, gangsters, confined, criminal heroes, special agents, law enforcement, criminal, robbery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
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The Last Tycoon (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: F.Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.
Style: stylized, realistic, captivating, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, romance, obsession, producer, ambition, introspection, film industry, fall in love, great depression, politics, couples ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, california
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Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Great Depression hits home for nine year old Kit Kittredge when her dad loses his business and leaves to find work. Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin stars as Kit, leading a splendid cast in the first ever "American Girl" theatrical movie. ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: friendship, family, family relations, family life, follow your dream, parents and children, youth, journalism, power relations, children, mother daughter relationship, school ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio, chicago illinois, ireland ...
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Movie Movie (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Sport
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Three movie genres of the 1930s, boxing films, WWI aviation dramas, and backstage Broadway musicals, are satirized using the same cast.
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, not serious, stylized
Plot: backstage, chorus girl, artists and showbiz, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, desire for fame, terminal illness, ambition, parody, showbiz, moral dilemma, human spirit ...
Time: 30s
Place: california
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My Name Is Bill W. (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Bill W. (James Woods), a successful stock broker whose life falls apart after the stock crash of the 20's and how he comes to grips with his alcoholism. Along with a fellow alcoholic (James Garner) he forms a support ...
Style: touching, realistic, uplifting, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: support group, hopes, human spirit, coping, friendship, self discovery, alcohol abuse, family problems, against the odds, drug abuse, rehabilitation, family in crisis ...
Time: 30s
Place: usa
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Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.
Style: clever, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, murder, murder mystery, crime, uncover truth, whodunit, riddles and clues, crimes, multiple suspects, danger, who done it ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, london
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Pavilion of Women (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: China, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: With World War 2 looming, a prominent family in China must confront the contrasting ideas of traditionalism, communism and Western thinking, while dealing with the most important ideal of all: love and its meaning in society.
Style: serious, emotional, tense, realistic
Plot: infidelity, orphan, forbidden love, love, priest, interracial romance, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, crumbling marriage, romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 30s, year 1938
Place: china, japan, asia
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Dogville (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, UK, France, Finland, Norway, Italy
Duration: 178 min.
Story: A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town is two-faced and offers to harbor Grace as long as she can make it worth ...
Style: bleak, art house, psychological, clever, disturbing ...
Plot: rape, female protagonist, small town life, morality, haunted by the past, exploitation, mob boss, vengeance, victim, secret, rocky mountains, human nature ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: mine
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The Thorn Birds (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 477 min.
Story: This mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch. The story centers on their daughter, Meggie, and her love for the family's priest, Father ...
Style: sentimental, touching, family saga, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, couple relations, tragic love, clergy, catholic priest, hopes, priest, destiny, love affair, love and romance, catholic church, romance ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 50s, 20th century, 20s ...
Place: australia, mine
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Belle du Seigneur (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: English-language adaptation of Albert Cohen's epic Swiss tale of a tortured love affair between a high-ranking Jewish official and the protestant wife of one of his employees.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching
Plot: tragic love, love triangle, infidelity, social differences, society, romance, love affair, anti semitism, political unrest, politics, unfulfillment, state affairs ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: switzerland, europe
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What the Day Owes the Night (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Algeria, the 1930s. Younes is nine years old when he is put in his uncle's care in Oran. Rebaptized Jonas, he grows up among the Rio Salado youths, with whom he becomes friends. Emilie is one of the gang; everyone is in love with her. A great ...
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, emotional, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: true love, romance, friendship, teenage love, young lovers, youth, political unrest, revolution, friends, love and romance, coming of age, society ...
Time: 20th century, 30s
Place: algeria
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Joe and Max (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: True story of boxers Joe Louis and Max Schmeling and their enduring friendship.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: sport, friendship, racism, boxer, contests and competitions, interracial relations, discrimination, ambition, against the odds, follow your dream, war, human spirit ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: germany, berlin germany, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, paris france ...
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High Rollers (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Belle Duke, in order to get revenge on her former lover Philip Bang, organize his jail break. But instead of Philip is the Italian Felice Brianza, AKAS Felix, to escape. Now Felix is obliged to help Philip to escape. He will succeeded and from that ...
Style: cynical, twists and turns, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: cons and scams, betrayal, crime, partners, dishonesty, friends, criminal heroes, trick, strong female character, fake priest, thief, jail ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: france, europe
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Mrs Henderson Presents (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eccentric 70-year-old widow purchases the Windmill Theatre in London as a post-widowhood hobby. After starting an innovative continuous variety review, which is copied by other theaters, they begin to lose money. Mrs Henderson suggests they add ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, realistic, feel good, touching ...
Plot: audition, showbiz, couples, couple relations, love and romance, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, theatre milieu, friendship, art, unwanted pregnancy, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: london, europe, england, flanders, france
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I Capture the Castle (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A love story set in 1930s England that follows 17-year-old Cassandra Mortmain, and the fortunes of her eccentric family, struggling to survive in a decaying English castle. Based on Dodie Smith's 1948 novel with the same name.
Style: semi serious, touching, atmospheric, stylized, colourful ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, eccentric family, siblings relations, coming of age, first love, sister sister relationship, ex convict, writer's block, castle, stepmother, wedding, family drama ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
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The White Countess (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany, China, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The last movie from the team of Ismail Merchant, James Ivory, and Kazuo Ishiguro. Set in 1930s Shanghai, "The White Countess" is both Sofia (Natasha Richardson), a fallen member of the Russian aristocracy, and a nightclub created by a ...
Style: atmospheric, romantic, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Plot: friendship, couples, fall in love, love and romance, unlikely couple, couple relations, romance, politics, intrigue, russian, countess, blindness ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s, pre world war two, year 1937
Place: china, asia, shanghai china, shanghai, macau ...
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The Lady Vanishes (1979)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 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, mystery, mind game, danger, woman in danger, dishonesty, amateur detective, crimes, romance ...
Time: 30s, year 1939, 1930s
Place: germany, austria
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Return to House on Haunted Hill (2007)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Eight years have passed since Sara Wolfe and Eddie Baker escaped the House on Haunted Hill. Now the kidnapped Ariel, Sara's sister, goes inside the house with a group of treasure hunters to find the statue of Baphomet, worth millions and ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, scary, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, murder, ghost, evil, uncover truth, supernatural, danger, deadly creature, supernatural ability, death in the family, isolation, psychopath ...
Time: 30s, contemporary
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The Book Thief (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: nazi germany, jewish, holocaust, human spirit, nazi, adoption, life is a bitch, youth, against humanity, family secret, world war two, childhood ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1938 ...
Place: germany, europe
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Trotsky (2017)
Genre: Biography
Country: Russia
Duration: 50 min.
Story: The life pages of a man who changed the world but paid back everything he had. Leon Trotsky is being interviewed in Mexico city of the year 1940 by Canadian journalist Frank Jackson. During eight days they have eight interview sessions revealing the ...
Style: based on true events, rough, surprise ending, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: crimes, rivalry, chase, storytelling, violence, death, danger, murder, red army, communism, military uniform, uniform ...
Time: 30s, 19th century, 1910s, 40s, 20s ...
Place: ussr
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Public Enemies (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger's charm and audacity endear him to much of America's downtrodden public, but he's also a thorn in the side of J. Edgar Hoover and the fledgling FBI. Desperate to capture the elusive outlaw, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, gunfight, bank robbery, master criminal, criminal heroes, shooting, crime, chase, organized crime, legendary, special agents, fbi ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: usa, illinois, romania, arizona, south dakota ...
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Burnt by the Sun (1994)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Russia, 1936: revolutionary hero Colonel Kotov is spending an idyllic summer in his dacha with his young wife and six-year-old daughter Nadia and other assorted family and friends. Things change dramatically with the unheralded arrival of Cousin ...
Style: touching, stylized, captivating, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: parents and children, politics, communism, totalitarianism, betrayal, russian history, stalinism, symbolism, repression, friendship, colonel, war ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: russia, ussr, poland
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Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.
Style: sexy, serious, dramatic, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: geisha, rivalry, women, brothel, love and romance, mentor, loss of virginity, cinderella story, unfulfilled love, social differences, uninhibited rivalry, destiny ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 20s, 40s, 1930s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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The Sound & the Fury (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A look at the trials and tribulations of The Compson siblings, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, gloomy, captivating
Plot: family, dysfunctional family, downfall, parents and children, siblings relations, life is a bitch, family in crisis, family problems, family life, family relations, disintegration, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20th century, 20s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
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Marius (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: "Marius" takes place in Marseilles' Old Port, at the La Marine Bar, owned by C├ęsar and his son Marius. Marius' biggest dream is to embark on one of the boats passing by his dad's bar and to set off to a faraway land. Fanny, ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, gloomy, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lovers apart, couples, unfulfillment, love and romance, follow your dream, unfulfilled love, hopes, couple relations, romance, obsession, cheating at cards, brothel ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: seaport, france, south of france
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Bessie (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of legendary blues performer, Bessie Smith, who rose to fame during the 1920s and '30s.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, factual, gloomy
Plot: blues, musician's life, rise to the top, music, artists and showbiz, ambition, rising to stardom, life is a bitch, black lgbt, sister sister relationship, female protagonist, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 20s, 1920s, 1930s
Place: usa, tennessee, pennsylvania
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Le Bal (1983)
Genre: History, Musical
Country: France, Italy, Algeria
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The 50 year story of a ballroom in France, from the 1920s. The people who go there is always the same, even the musicians. You can see all kind of people dancing all the fashion dances (depending on the age).
Style: offbeat, realistic
Plot: music, musician's life, performer's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, wartime life, politics, showbiz, society, rebellion, disco, rock ...
Time: 30s, 50s, 80s, 20th century, 60s ...
Place: france, europe
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