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, captivating, stylized, touching and emotional films and TV shows about / with friendship, society, betrayal, death, family relations, love and romance, infidelity, couples, catastrophe and murder plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
30s movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 30s: Jeeves and Wooster (1990), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Gosford Park (2001), Lawless (2012), Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989), The Last Tycoon (1976), Mildred Pierce (2011), King Kong (2005), My Name Is Bill W. (1989), The Book Thief (2013).

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: witty, humorous, clever, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: butler, master and servant, servant, boss and employee, rich and poor, aristocracy, valet, domestic servant, society, power relations, mishap, unfulfillment ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: england, london, usa, europe
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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: epic, melancholic, atmospheric, rough, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, organized crime, rape, prohibition, corruption, crimes, friendship, criminal heroes, gangster, childhood friend, gunfight, murder ...
Time: 1930s, 60s, 1920s, 30s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, usa, miami
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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, suspense, captivating, enigmatic, twists and turns ...
Plot: butler, murder, estate, country estate, high society, who done it, master and servant, society, servant, police investigation, hunting, murder investigation ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1932, pre world war two
Place: england, london
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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: harsh, stylized, atmospheric, serious, rough ...
Plot: gangsters, smuggling, crimes, mafia, gang, fist fighting, greed, rivalry, rebellion, ambitious, uninhibited rivalry, bootlegging ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1940, 1940s
Place: virginia, usa, appalachia, new jersey
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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, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: private detective, murder, crime, riddles and clues, murder mystery, investigation, whodunit, who done it, murder investigation, uncover truth, multiple suspects, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, london, united kingdom
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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: realistic, stylized, captivating, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, romance, producer, introspection, ambition, obsession, film industry, fall in love, great depression, unfulfillment, rise to the top ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s ...
Place: usa, california
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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, serious, clever, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: depression, family relations, divorced divorcee, single parent, housewife, tragic event, lovers, struggle, suffering, friendship, ambitious, divorce ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, tokyo
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King Kong (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, New Zealand, 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, suspenseful, serious, epic ...
Audience: teens, date night, boys' night, family outing
Plot: monster, expedition, giant animal, beast, adventure, jungle, dinosaur, dangerous animal, human animal relationship, gorilla, rescue, island ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1933
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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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: realistic, touching, sincere, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, support group, drug abuse, friendship, against the odds, human spirit, self discovery, rehabilitation, hopes, family problems, coping, addiction ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa
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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: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: holocaust, world war two, jewish, human spirit, childhood, nazi germany, against humanity, war, nazi, adoption, life is a bitch, youth ...
Time: 40s, 1930s, 30s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, europe
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Brideshead Revisited (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 659 min.
TV show
Story: In this eleven parts British television serial, Charles Ryder's involvement with members of the aristocratic Marchmain/Flyte family is followed throughout the years between the two World Wars.
Style: emotional, clever, psychological, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, friendship, romance, aristocracy, family relations, catholicism, mistress, upscale, bittersweet, innocence, couples, social climbing ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 40s, 30s ...
Place: oxford university, venice, england
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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: emotional, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: forbidden love, interracial romance, culture clash, fall in love, social differences, society, parents and children, couple relations, political unrest, dysfunctional family, couples, family problems ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, year 1938
Place: china, japan, asia
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The Thorn Birds (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 460 min.
TV show
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, catholic priest, tragic love, couple relations, destiny, clergy, older man younger woman relationship, hopes, love and romance, priest, catholic church, romance ...
Time: 50s, 30s, 40s, 1920s, 60s ...
Place: australia, vatican
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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, friends, friendship, military, life is a bitch, wartime life, moral dilemma, soldier, against humanity, holocaust, world war two, confined ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, poland, austria
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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, romance, friendship, teenage love, revolution, love and romance, friends, youth, political unrest, true love, society, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: algeria
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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: parody, not serious, humorous, feel good, stylized ...
Plot: backstage, human spirit, moral dilemma, chorus girl, terminal illness, nightclub, athlete and trainer, parents and children, showbiz, athlete's life, desire for fame, show tunes ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: california, new york
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Black Belt (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in 1932, amid the rise of militarism after the establishment of the Manchukuo colony in Northeast China, the story centers on a trio of karateka. Studying under their aging master in a small dojo in the woods of central Kyushu, Choei, Taikan and ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: karate, martial arts tournament, martial arts, heroes, soldier, rivalry, battles, vengeance, self defense, tough heroes, instructor, military ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: japan, asia
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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, semi serious, humorous, exciting, touching
Plot: family relations, greek, orphan, misfit, friendship, siblings relations, sibling relationship, eccentric family, parents and children, family life, death in the family, social relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: greece, europe
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Max Schmeling (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport, War
Country: Germany, Croatia
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Max Schmeling. A national hero in the 1930's when he became World heavyweight champion. He lost favour with the Nazi regime when he lost to a black man, Joe Louis, and is sent to the front in the hope he will be ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: anti semitism, world champion, hopes, athlete's life, sport, fighting the system, love affair, love and romance, society, against humanity, lifestyle, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 1940s, 40s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, crete, new york ...
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Murderous Maids (2000)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Based on the true story of two chambermaids (the Papin sisters) of 1930s France who murdered their employer and her daughter. Christine Papin (Sylvie Testud), and Léa Papin (Julie-Marie Parmentier) are sisters with an already troubled past. Madame ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, suspense, exciting ...
Plot: lesbian incest, murder, sexual relations, couple relations, deadly, master and servant, crimes, couples, family relations, infidelity, true crime, double murder ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: france, europe
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Joe and Max (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport, War
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: True story of boxers Joe Louis and Max Schmeling and their enduring friendship.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: racism, friendship, interracial relations, boxer, sport, contests and competitions, human spirit, against the odds, discrimination, ambition, war, follow your dream ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 1940s, 40s
Place: harlem, new york, manhattan new york city, berlin germany, paris france ...
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High Rollers (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 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: humorous, cynical, twists and turns, semi serious, realistic
Plot: cons and scams, betrayal, crime, crimes, friends, partners, dishonesty, criminal heroes, trick, strong female character, jail, thief ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: france, europe
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Hindenburg: The Last Flight (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: Discover the shocking secret behind one of the greatest disasters of the 20th century in this powerful, exhilarating, world war two thriller. When a chance encounter throws a young engineer into the depths of a deadly plot he begins a race against ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: zeppelin, airplane, danger, landing, catastrophe, conspiracy theory, escapades, chaos and mayhem, swastika, burn injury, flying, airfield ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1937
Place: europe, usa, new jersey, germany
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Paris 36 (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Czech Republic
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A star is born in a time of both celebration and instability in this historical drama with music from director Christophe Barratier. In the spring of 1936, Paris is in a state of uncertainty; while the rise of the Third Reich in Germany worries ...
Style: sincere, realistic, inspirational, colourful, serious ...
Plot: working class, showbiz, artists and showbiz, performer's life, against the odds, political unrest, family problems, music, hopes, rising to stardom, life is a bitch, follow your dream ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1946, pre world war two ...
Place: paris france, europe, france
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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: feel good, sentimental, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: showbiz, world war two, audition, couples, couple relations, love and romance, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, friendship, art, hopes, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s, 40s
Place: london, europe, england, flanders, france
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Good (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, Germany, Hungary, Cayman Islands
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The rise of national socialism in Germany should not be regarded as a conspiracy of madmen. Millions of "good" people found themselves in a society spiralling into terrible chaos. A film about then, which illuminates the terrors of now.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: politics, moral dilemma, state affairs, society, wartime life, political unrest, nazism, anti semitism, friendship, writers, euthanasia, nazi ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1937 ...
Place: germany, europe, paris france, berlin germany
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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: castle, romance, eccentric family, siblings relations, coming of age, sister sister relationship, first love, ex convict, writer's block, wedding, family drama, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
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, countess, couples, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, unlikely couple, romance, politics, intrigue, russian, blindness ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1937, year 1936 ...
Place: china, asia, macau, shanghai china, shanghai ...
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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, train, spy, investigation, mind game, mystery, woman in danger, dishonesty, amateur detective, crimes, romance, danger ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, pre world war two, year 1939
Place: germany, austria, london
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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: rough, suspenseful, scary, slasher, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, murder, ghost, evil, uncover truth, supernatural, danger, gory, psychopath, isolation, death in the family, vengeance ...
Time: 30s, 1930s, contemporary
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