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, captivating, dramatic and melancholic films and TV shows about / with storytelling, mentor, catastrophe, runaway, dialogue, betrayal, death, culture clash, destiny and friendship plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres shot in USA, Italy, UK 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), The Master and Margarita (2005), High Rollers (1976), Lawless (2012), Gosford Park (2001), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989).

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: witty, clever, humorous, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: master and servant, butler, rich and poor, boss and employee, valet, servant, social differences, society, disorder, workplace, aristocracy, bachelor ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: england, europe, usa, london
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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, nazi germany, life is a bitch, jewish, human spirit, book, nazi, against humanity, runaway, youth ...
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, atmospheric, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, bank robbery, criminal heroes, crime, master criminal, shooting, chase, organized crime, fbi, special agents, incompetent police, hunt down ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, illinois, tucson arizona, indiana, michigan ...
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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: captivating, touching, stylized, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: parents and children, politics, betrayal, totalitarianism, communism, symbolism, stalinism, russian history, repression, friendship, war, colonel ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: russia, ussr, poland
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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, mind bending, stylized, suspenseful, classic literature ...
Plot: heaven and hell, deal with the devil, manipulations, chaos and mayhem, society, black magic, supernatural, politics, temptation, curses spells and rituals, mystery, religions or cults ...
Time: 30s, ancient history
Place: russia, holy land, middle east, israel, jerusalem ...
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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: twists and turns, humorous, semi serious, cynical, realistic
Plot: cons and scams, crime, betrayal, criminal heroes, dishonesty, partners, friends, trick, strong female character, deception, fake priest, treasure ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: france, europe
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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: atmospheric, serious, stylized, bleak, rough ...
Plot: smuggling, crimes, gangsters, prohibition, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, rebellion, crime, sheriff, brother, violence, siblings relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1940, 1940s
Place: virginia, usa, new jersey
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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, semi serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: murder, butler, estate, high society, master and servant, society, social differences, police investigation, maid, country estate, valet, housekeeper ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, 20th century, 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: rough, atmospheric, sadistic, captivating, enigmatic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prohibition, gangsters, friendship, organized crime, torture, murder, rape, childhood friends, regret, corruption, criminal heroes, gangster ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 1920s, 1960s, 60s ...
Place: new york, 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, riddles and clues, crime, uncover truth, murder, multiple suspects, murder mystery, crimes, private investigator, danger, who done it ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, london
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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: serious, thought provoking, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: village, politics, fascism, human spirit, idealism, rebelliousness, self discovery, small town, anti war, culture clash, political unrest, small town life ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, india, spain ...
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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, talky, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: royal family, friendship, queen, british history, destiny, state affairs, speech, radio, disability, historical character, treatment, doctors and patients ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, pre world war two, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: england, britain, buckingham palace, europe, scotland ...
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 8.0
 381K
Big Fish (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Throughout his life Edward Bloom has always been a man of big appetites, enormous passions and tall tales. In his later years, he remains a huge mystery to his son, William. Now, to get to know the real man, Will begins piecing together a true ...
Style: sentimental, surreal, feel good, offbeat, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fantasy world, witch, fish, escapades, true love, parents and children, adventure, fishing, mermaid, father son relationship, cancer, circus ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: usa, texas, morocco, alabama, congo ...
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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, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, rivalry, brothel, women, geisha, mentor, uninhibited rivalry, destiny, social differences, unfulfilled love, cinderella story, rise to the top ...
Time: 30s, 20s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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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, gloomy, epic, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: depression, single parent, restaurant, friendship, family relations, adaptation, suffering, lovers, tragic event, parents and children, love, rags to riches ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, tokyo
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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, hopes, filmmaking, adventure, destiny, clock, magical, longing, magic, family ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, post world war one, 1930s, 1920s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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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, stylized, epic, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, family outing, teens
Plot: expedition, monster, jungle, dinosaur, rescue, adventure, island, exotic island, beast, danger, gorilla, giant insect ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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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: sincere, epic, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, jazz, heroin, rags to riches, overdose, disability, pianist, addiction, country music, recording studio, music, infidelity ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: usa, georgia, paris france, seattle washington, rome italy ...
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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, emotional, realistic, sincere, clever
Audience: date night
Plot: friends, friendship, best friends, pets, waiting, dog actor, loyalty, dog movie, 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: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: trial, friendship, anti semitism, megalomaniac, architect, delusion, post war, war crime, holocaust, against humanity, war, nazi officer ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 40s, 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, stylized, serious, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: robot, steampunk, mad scientist, save the world, killer robot, heroic mission, danger, world domination, adventure, destruction, pilot, laboratory ...
Time: 30s, future, 20th century, 1930s, year 1939
Place: himalaya, mine, nepal, empire state building manhattan new york city, 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, realistic ...
Plot: hypnosis, human nature, countryside, wartime life, family life, couple relations, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, couples, family relations, childhood, surrealism ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: russia, europe, moscow russia, ussr, soviet union ...
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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, atmospheric, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: fall in love, adoption, interracial relations, naval officer, communist, love triangle, love and romance, romance, cabaret, navy, arranged marriage, communism ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 20th century, 50s ...
Place: asia, vietnam, france, europe, saigon ...
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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: atmospheric, bleak, surreal, stylized, sexual ...
Plot: fascism, assassination, politics, honeymoon, assassin, exile, neo noir, introspection, moral dilemma, haunted by the past, political unrest, mental institution ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: italy, europe, france, paris france, rome italy
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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, emotional, family saga, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, couple relations, clergy, destiny, tragic love, love affair, love and romance, hopes, priest, social differences, fall in love, sex with a priest ...
Time: 50s, 30s, 40s, 20s, 20th century ...
Place: australia, mine
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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, epic, sincere, stylized ...
Plot: pianist, prodigy, musician's life, jazz, music, musician, ship, ocean, child prodigy, orphan, friendship, passenger ...
Time: 1910s, 30s, 20s, 20th century, 1900s ...
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 7.1
 802
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, disturbing, surprise ending, tragic ending ...
Plot: crimes, rivalry, murder, violence, death, danger, storytelling, chase, bolshevik, russian civil war, uniform, military uniform ...
Time: 19th century, 30s, 1910s, 20s, 40s ...
Place: ussr
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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: serious, gloomy, realistic
Plot: factory, family business, couple relations, forbidden love, romance, infidelity, love affair, social differences, village, tragic love, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 30s, 20s, 1930s ...
Place: switzerland, europe, france, paris france
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When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on the true story of the enduring but troubled love between Lois Wilson, co-founder of Al-Anon, and her alcoholic husband Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: crumbling marriage, rehabilitation, obsession, college, couple relations, addiction, custody, dysfunctional family, couples, family problems, fall in love, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 30s, future, 1930s
Place: europe, vermont
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 6.7
 1K
Heavens Fall (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Successful New York attorney Sam Leibowitz travels to the South in 1933 to defend nine young black men accused of raping two women on an Alabama freight train.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: dedicated lawyer, legal action, courtroom, crime, legal investigation, human spirit, interracial relations, courtroom drama, discrimination, false accusation, racism, injustice ...
Time: 30s
Place: alabama, usa, new york
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