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, clever, stylized, captivating and melancholic films and TV shows about / with love and romance, betrayal, nudity (full frontal - brief), love, mentor, storytelling, dialogue, catastrophe, romance and couples plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
30s movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 30s: Jeeves and Wooster (1990), Mildred Pierce (2011), The Heart of Me (2002), Gosford Park (2001), A Good Woman (2004), A Handful of Dust (1988), Bright Young Things (2003), My Best Enemy (2011), Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012), Once Upon a Time in America (1984).

List of 30s movies

Jeeves and Wooster (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
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: humorous, witty, clever, sitcom, funny ...
Plot: servant, butler, valet, master and servant, master servant relationship, boss and employee, bachelor, domestic servant, friendship between men, aristocracy, society, mishap ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, usa
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Mildred Pierce (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 336 min.
TV show
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, thought provoking, clever, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, single parent, struggle, tragic event, suffering, divorce, depression, family relations, friendship, ambitious, heroine, social differences ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, tokyo, usa
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The Heart of Me (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Drama set in 1930s London with two sisters, Madeleine married to Rickie, and Dinah, who falls in love with him. Rickie and Dinah begin an affair which is to have repercussions throughout all their lives.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, clever ...
Plot: love triangle, love affair, family relations, infidelity, betrayal, couples, sister sister relationship, pregnancy, fall in love, society, parents and children, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
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Gosford Park (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 137 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: suspense, biting, enigmatic, bleak, dark ...
Plot: murder, country estate, estate, society, butler, high society, murder investigation, servant, police investigation, murder mystery, twists and turns, master and servant ...
Time: 1930s, year 1932, pre world war two, 20th century, victorian era
Place: england, london
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A Good Woman (2004)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Spain, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Fleeing 1930s New York and leaving behind a chequered past, the giltzy divorcee Mrs Stella Erlynne travels to Italy's sun-dappled Amalfi coast. Mrs Erlynne's appearance causes a stir amongst the visiting aristocracy. Based on the Oscar ...
Style: stylized, witty, light, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, femme fatale, justice, betrayal, farce, twists and turns, love and romance, social differences, slut, woman, rich man, gossip ...
Time: 1930s, 19th century, 20th century
Place: italy, england, london, europe, new york ...
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A Handful of Dust (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The wife's affair and a death in the family hasten the demise of an upper-class English marriage.We see the detritus of an abandoned camp in South America and a main character's hallucination. Then, the story beings. Tony and Brenda Last, ...
Style: realistic, serious, biting, gloomy, clever ...
Plot: love, catholic, adultery, death of son, class differences, crumbling marriage, betrayal, dealing with death, society, love and romance, romance, couples ...
Time: 1930s, victorian era, 20th century
Place: europe, england, brazil, london
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Style: touching, philosophical, atmospheric, dramatic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: aging, true love, life & death, life philosophy, child as adult, love and romance, existentialism, destiny, tragic love, impossible love, puzzle, journey ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: new orleans, usa, pearl harbor, new york, france ...
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Bright Young Things (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: in the 1930’s a social set known to the press – who follow their every move – as the “Bright Young Things.” are Adam and his friends who are eccentric, wild and entirely shocking to the older generation. Amidst the madness, Adam, who is ...
Style: witty, stylized, melancholic, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: love triangle, love and romance, love affair, husband wife relationship, world war two, bittersweet, honest, male nudity, writers, mentor, runaway, police investigation ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, cannes, poland
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My Best Enemy (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Austria, Luxembourg
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Poland 1943: An unlikely pair - a concentration camp prisoner and a captain in Hitler's notorious SS - free themselves from the wreckage of a crashed SS airplane. The two appear to be strangely familiar with each other and the extent of their ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, tense, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, friends, friendship, military, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, wartime life, soldier, against humanity, holocaust, nazi ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, poland, europe, austria
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Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Writer Ernest Hemingway begins a romance with fellow scribe Martha Gellhorn.
Style: serious, stylized, captivating, psychological, political ...
Plot: love affair, war correspondent, writers, divorce, romance, media, spanish civil war, journalist, fame, world war two, couples, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s
Place: europe, usa
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Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
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: melancholic, epic, ambiguous ending, atmospheric, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, mafia, friendship, prohibition, rape, betrayal, childhood friend, criminal heroes, gunfight, crimes, flashback ...
Time: 1930s, 60s, 1920s, year 1984, 20th century ...
Place: new york, usa, miami, florida
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My Family and Other Animals (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An English family relocates to sunny Greece in the months before WWII.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, exciting, touching
Plot: family relations, wildlife, greek, sibling relationship, siblings relations, friendship, misfit, orphan, social relations, family life, death in the family, eccentric family ...
Time: 1930s
Place: greece, europe
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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: missing person, spy, mind game, mystery, secret agents, romance, dishonesty, amateur detective, crimes, woman in danger, american abroad, world war two ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two, year 1939
Place: germany, london, austria
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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Italy, USA
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: stylized, futuristic, exciting, atmospheric, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: steampunk, robot, heroic mission, airplane, alternate reality, good versus evil, mad scientist, pilot, transformation, save the world, aviator, kidnapping ...
Time: future, 1930s, year 1939, 20th century
Place: new york, nepal, manhattan new york city, london, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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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: touching, atmospheric, stylized, lyrical, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, castle, coming of age, beautiful scenery, eccentricity, eccentric family, siblings relations, sisters, first love, sister sister relationship, bittersweet, ex convict ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1936
Place: england, london, europe
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The Cotton Club (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The story of the people that frequented Harlem's famous nightclubs, 'The Cotton Club', and those that ran it.
Style: intense, realistic, captivating, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: jazz, mafia, music, crimes, nightclub, prohibition, gang war, dancing, love triangle, ambition, rivalry, love and romance ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 70s, 80s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, harlem
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A Month by the Lake (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: For 16 years Miss Bentley has been spending April at an elegant hillside villa on Lake Como. This year, 1937, her London society artist father has recently died and the only other English-speaking guests are brash Americans. Then Major Wilshaw ...
Style: sexy, romantic, witty, touching, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, romance, true love, adultery, lake, hotel, love, fight scenes, happy ending, loneliness, fascism ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, pre world war two
Place: italy, switzerland, europe, venice
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Amelia Earhart: The Final Flight (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A telling of the story of the famous U.S. aviatrix Amelia Earhart who attempted to fly solo around the world in 1937. She disappeared during the process.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: aviation, airplane, world war one, aviator, mysterious disappearance, ambition, escapades, gender, feminism, strong female presence, pioneer, publicity ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century
Place: usa, pacific ocean
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Come See the Paradise (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Come See The Paradise is a deeply touching love story set against the backdrop of a dramatic and controversial period in American history, It follows the romance and eventual marriage of Jack McGurn (Dennis Quad), a hot blooded Irish American, and a ...
Style: emotional, romantic, dramatic, heartbreaking, sad ...
Plot: world war two, interracial romance, forbidden love, racism, family relations, love, culture clash, romance, war, holocaust, marriage, bomb ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1941, year 1936 ...
Place: hiroshima japan, ireland, japan, tokyo, asia ...
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Cable Girls (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: In 1920s Madrid, four women at the National Telephone Company ring in revolution as they deal with romance, envy and the modern workplace.
Style: stylized, captivating, atmospheric, romantic, erotic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: female protagonist, love and romance, job, workplace, female friendship, women, workplace romance, class differences, lesbian, spanish civil war, woman, workplace situations ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: spain
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The Proposition (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Father Michael McKinnon goes from the UK to Boston circa 1935. For unknown reasons, he avoids at all costs the most prominent parishioners, Arthur and Eleanor Barret. Meanwhile Eleanor and Arthur desperately want to have a child, but Arthur is ...
Style: absurd, melancholic, sincere, erotic, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: romance, adultery, love triangle, infertility, human nature, dangerous attraction, fall in love, family problems, crumbling marriage, society, priest in love, dishonesty ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: boston, new jersey, europe, england, usa
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The Well Digger's Daughter (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 107 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: happy ending, father daughter relationship, pregnancy, parents and children, large family, sister sister relationship, lovers apart, presumed dead, widower, first love, single mother, deception ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1940, year 1939
Place: provence, france, europe, south of france
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Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: kids
Plot: whodunit, private detective, investigation, murder mystery, murder, who done it, murder investigation, riddles and clues, private investigator, multiple suspects, uncover truth, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, united kingdom, london
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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, emotional, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: young lovers, friendship, teenage love, romance, revolution, youth, friends, political unrest, love and romance, love, rebellion, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1961, 1940s, 50s ...
Place: algeria
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Tea with Mussolini (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Semi-autobiographical film directed by Franco Zeffirelli, telling the story of young Italian boy Luca's upbringing by a circle of English and American women, before and during World War II.
Style: light, sentimental, touching, realistic, political ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: world war two, stepmother stepson relationship, nazi, women, friendship, coming of age, lesbian, youth, german, british, art, eccentricity ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, year 1935, 20th century
Place: italy, germany, england, florence, europe ...
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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: not serious, feel good, stylized, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: backstage, moral dilemma, human spirit, nightclub, boxing, chorus girl, terminal illness, desire for fame, ambition, artists and showbiz, athlete's life, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 1930s
Place: new york, california
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Return to House on Haunted Hill (2007)
Genre: Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria
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: scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, supernatural, murder, evil, uncover truth, psychopath, deadly creature, supernatural ability, death in the family, vengeance, isolation, survival ...
Time: 1930s, contemporary
Place: united kingdom, britain, europe
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Hit the Bank (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Poland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: October 1934. Poland. Famous bank robber Kwinto decided to quit his dangerous criminal job, but after his friend's death, he changed his mind and organized a burglary of famous and well protected bank which belonged to his former partner in ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, suspense, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cons and scams, vengeance, polish, betrayal, heist, bank robbery, one last job, gangsters, friends, criminal heroes, thief, interwar period ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
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Lawless (2012)
Genre: Biography, 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: harsh, stylized, entertaining, brutal, intense ...
Plot: gangsters, mafia, crimes, smuggling, organized crime, bootlegging, gang, greed, prohibition, robbery, corruption, great depression ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1931, 1940s, year 1940
Place: virginia, usa, appalachia, new jersey
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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: sincere, inspirational, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jazz, musician, african american, musician's life, music, addiction, blindness, pianist, heroin, blind character, disability, blind boy ...
Time: 1930s, 60s, 50s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: california, georgia, usa, seattle, san francisco ...
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