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, stylized, dramatic, melancholic and captivating films and TV shows about / with storytelling, mentor, catastrophe, friendship, death, betrayal, dialogue, runaway, culture clash and destiny plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
30s
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30s movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 30s: Jeeves and Wooster (1990), The Book Thief (2013), Public Enemies (2009), Burnt by the Sun (1994), Gosford Park (2001), Lawless (2012), Nanking (2007), Forever Young (1992), The Master and Margarita (2005), Innocent Lies (1995).

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, rich and poor, aristocracy, boss and employee, workplace, valet, servant, stupidity, dimwit, power relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: england, usa, london, europe
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 7.6
 118K
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, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, adoption, family secret, human spirit, life is a bitch, nazi germany, jewish, youth, childhood, book, against humanity, nazi ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1939 ...
Place: germany, europe
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 7.0
 259K
Public Enemies (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
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, rough, atmospheric, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, bank robbery, criminal heroes, shooting, master criminal, crime, chase, organized crime, gunfight, fbi, hunt down, incompetent police ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, illinois, tucson arizona, romania, wisconsin ...
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Burnt by the Sun (1994)
Genre: Drama, 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, captivating, stylized, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: parents and children, politics, communism, betrayal, totalitarianism, russian history, stalinism, repression, symbolism, friendship, colonel, war ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: russia, ussr, poland
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 7.3
 73K
Gosford Park (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, 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: biting, atmospheric, realistic, stylized, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, butler, estate, high society, society, master and servant, social differences, police investigation, gay slur, weekend, servant, money ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, 20th century, pre world war two
Place: england, london
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 7.3
 212K
Lawless (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Set in the Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, rough, bleak, serious ...
Plot: smuggling, crimes, gangsters, prohibition, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, rebellion, sheriff, crime, gang, siblings relations, violence ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1940, 1940s
Place: virginia, usa, new jersey
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 7.7
 3K
Nanking (2007)
Genre: Biography, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of the rape of Nanking, one of the most tragic events in history. In 1937, the invading Japanese army murdered over 200,000 and raped tens of thousands of Chinese. In the midst of this horror, a small group of Western expatriates banded ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspense, touching ...
Plot: rescue, sexual abuse, atrocity, rape, war crime, testimony, invasion, daring rescue, survival, danger, life is a bitch, against humanity ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1937, year 1938
Place: china, japan, asia, shanghai china
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 6.3
 41K
Forever Young (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A 1939 test pilot asks his best friend to use him as a guinea pig for a cryogenics experiment. Daniel McCormick wants to be frozen for a year so that he doesn't have to watch his love lying in a coma. The next thing Daniel knows is that ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: coma, romance, experiment gone awry, haunted by the past, fish out of water, sent to the future, lovers reunited, rapid aging, male female relationship, love story, time travel, love and romance ...
Time: 30s, 90s, 20th century, 1930s, 1990s ...
Place: usa
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The Master and Margarita (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 500 min.
Story: The Master and Margarita is a Russian TV mini-series, based on the novel written by Soviet writer Mikhail Bulgakov between 1928 and 1940.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, mind bending, classic literature ...
Plot: heaven and hell, deal with the devil, manipulations, chaos and mayhem, temptation, society, supernatural, black magic, curses spells and rituals, mystery, politics, religions or cults ...
Time: 30s, ancient history
Place: russia, holy land, middle east, israel, moscow russia ...
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 4.7
 736
Innocent Lies (1995)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In September 1938 a British detective comes to a small French coastal town in order to investigate the death of a colleague. Prime suspects are the members of English aristocratic family with plenty of skeletons in the closet. This is a loose ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: murder, investigation, dishonesty, mystery, who done it, crime, best friends, deception, mother daughter relationship, secret, manipulation, jealousy ...
Time: 30s, year 1938, 1930s
Place: france
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 6.8
 914
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, racism, friendship, boxer, interracial relations, contests and competitions, against the odds, human spirit, discrimination, ambition, against humanity, follow your dream ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: paris france, germany, harlem manhattan new york city, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.6
 3K
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, semi serious, twists and turns, humorous, realistic
Plot: cons and scams, betrayal, crime, partners, dishonesty, criminal heroes, friends, trick, strong female character, treasure, deception, fake priest ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: france, europe
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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, stylized ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, murder, uncover truth, crime, multiple suspects, crimes, murder mystery, danger, private investigator, suicide ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
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: rough, atmospheric, captivating, sadistic, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prohibition, gangsters, rape, organized crime, friendship, corruption, murder, torture, childhood friends, criminal heroes, regret, gangster ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 1960s, 1920s, 60s ...
Place: new york, usa
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Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
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: sentimental, serious, sexy, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, rivalry, mentor, geisha, brothel, cinderella story, women, social differences, uninhibited rivalry, unfulfilled love, destiny, rise to the top ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 8.1
 4K
Hachi-ko (1987)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1924, Hidesaburō Ueno, a professor in the agriculture department at the University of Tokyo, took in Hachikō, a golden brown Akita, as a pet. During his owner's life, Hachikō walk with him in the morning and greeted him at the end of each ...
Style: serious, clever, emotional, sincere, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: friends, friendship, best friends, pets, dog movie, loyalty, dog actor, waiting, dog
Time: 30s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: japan, asia
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 7.5
 708
Speer und er (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 270 min.
Story: A reassessment of the role Albert Speer played in the Third Reich. Speer, who was ultimately convicted at the Nuremburg trials and served a 20-year prison sentence, was known for designing many of the Third Reich's buildings and for being ...
Style: intellectual, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, serious ...
Plot: friendship, delusion, war crime, architect, megalomaniac, anti semitism, post war, trial, repression, holocaust, rise and fall, dictatorship ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: berlin germany, germany
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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, exciting, stylized, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: danger, heroic mission, save the world, robot, kidnapping, mad scientist, adventure, good versus evil, transformation, heroes, battle, apocalypse ...
Time: future, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1939
Place: mine, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, nepal, himalaya
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The Legend of 1900 (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 170 min.
Story: The story of a virtuoso piano player who lives his entire life aboard an ocean liner. Born and raised on the ship, 1900 (Tim Roth) learned about the outside world through interactions with passengers, never setting foot on land, even for the love of ...
Style: touching, serious, stylized, epic, realistic ...
Plot: pianist, prodigy, musician, musician's life, jazz, music, storm, orphan, passenger, ship, ocean, friendship ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s ...
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 7.7
 17K
Mildred Pierce (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 336 min.
Story: A newly divorced, uniquely independent woman struggles to carve out a new life for herself and her family in Depression-era California.
Style: emotional, realistic, gloomy, epic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: depression, single parent, friendship, restaurant, suffering, tragic event, lovers, family relations, divorce, adaptation, social differences, loss of daughter ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, tokyo
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Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: In the fascist Italy of 1935, a painter trained as a doctor is exiled to a remote region near Eboli. Over time, he learns to appreciate the beauty and wisdom of the peasants, and to overcome his isolation.
Style: touching, thought provoking, uplifting, realistic, serious ...
Plot: village, politics, fascism, anti war, hopes, state affairs, village life, social relations, against humanity, life is a bitch, small town, military ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, india, rome italy, sicily ...
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 7.2
 363K
King Kong (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: New Zealand, USA, Germany
Duration: 187 min.
Story: In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with the leading lady.
Style: sentimental, exciting, epic, stylized, scenic ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: dinosaur, expedition, monster, jungle, rescue, island, actress, beast, adventure, human animal relationship, danger, giant ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
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 8.1
 31K
The Mirror (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A dying man in his forties remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments and things that tell of the recent history of all the Russian nation.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, serious, thought provoking, psychological ...
Plot: hypnosis, artist, human nature, family life, couples, family relations, artists and showbiz, couple relations, life is a bitch, wartime life, poet, countryside ...
Time: 30s, 60s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: russia, europe, spain, soviet union, ussr ...
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 7.1
 8K
Indochine (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story starts in the 1930s at one of the largest rubber-tree plantations in Indochine (Vietnam). This plantation is owned by the French colonist Eliane, a proud woman who lives with her father and her native adoptive daughter Camille. She ...
Style: serious, epic, sentimental, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: fall in love, adoption, navy, arranged marriage, cabaret, communism, love triangle, communist, naval officer, interracial relations, love and romance, police corruption ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 1930s, 20th century, 50s ...
Place: asia, vietnam, france, europe, saigon ...
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 7.7
 126K
Ray (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern ...
Style: captivating, serious, sincere, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, heroin, jazz, pianist, overdose, rags to riches, disability, addiction, cocaine, businessman, civil rights, mistress ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, 50s ...
Place: usa, georgia, st. louis missouri, houston texas, rome italy ...
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Sentimental Destinies (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 180 min.
Story: In late nineteenth century Charante, Protestant minister Jean Barnery causes local disquiet when he arranges a separation from his obsessive wife...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: family business, factory, couples, love affair, fall in love, village, unfulfillment, family relations, infidelity, social differences, society, tragic love ...
Time: 1910s, 1900s, 30s, 20s, 1930s ...
Place: switzerland, france, europe, paris france
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The King's Speech (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The King's Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, talky, witty ...
Plot: royal family, friendship, queen, radio, british history, state affairs, disability, treatment, destiny, speech, against the odds, historical character ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, pre world war two, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: england, britain, buckingham palace, europe, germany ...
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 7.5
 282K
Hugo (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo's job is to oil and maintain the station's clocks, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and ...
Style: touching, captivating, exciting, emotional, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: orphan, friendship, kids in trouble, filmmaking, hopes, adventure, destiny, magical, clock, secret, loss, longing ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, post world war one, 1930s, 1920s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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 8.0
 125K
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: psychological, art house, clever, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: rape, morality, vengeance, haunted by the past, exploitation, small town life, victim, mob boss, secret, female protagonist, mountain, human nature ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: mine
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 8.1
 23K
The Conformist (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.
Style: sexual, bleak, atmospheric, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: fascism, assassination, politics, honeymoon, exile, assassin, state affairs, against humanity, social climbing, family relations, parents and children, political unrest ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: italy, france, europe, rome italy, paris france
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