Year 1940 movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant year 1940 movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, suspense, serious, clever, exciting and humorous films and TV shows about / with world war two, nazi, murder, german, death, soldier, danger, friendship, airplane and husband wife relationship plots mostly in Drama, War and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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year 1940 movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1940: Flight World War II (2015), Murder on the Home Front (2013), The Founder (2016), Jane and the Lost City (1987), La Vie en Rose (2007), Timecop: The Berlin Decision (2003), It Happened Here (1965), The Poet (2007), Tomorrow Was the War (1987), Never Look Away (2018).

List of year 1940 movies

Flight World War II (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: International Flight 42 is on course, when all of a sudden a massive and weird storm crops up around the plane. This sends the plane back in time to the year 1940- smack dab in the middle of WWII! Now, the crew and passengers must not only find a ...
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, tense
Plot: time travel, world war two, bomber, bomb, surrealism, german, battles, airplane, back in time, adventure, marines, survival ...
Time: year 1940, 2010s, 1940s
Place: berlin germany
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Murder on the Home Front (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: At the height of the London blitz, Dr Lennox Collins, pioneer of the new forensic science, is enlisted by DI Wilkins after prostitute Mary Williams is strangled and a swastika carved on her tongue.
Style: realistic, stylized, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, investigation, serial killer, forensics, world war two, partners, danger, law enforcement, deadly, life is a bitch, police investigation, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1940, 40s
Place: england, london
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 7.2
 118K
The Founder (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise ...
Style: motivational, based on true events, inspirational, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: business, salesman, fast food, businessman, mcdonald's restaurant, family business, ambition, rags to riches, greed, destiny, betrayal, twists & turns ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1984, year 1954, year 1967 ...
Place: usa, america, california, minneapolis minnesota, phoenix arizona ...
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Jane and the Lost City (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jane and the Colonel must journey to Africa to the lost city to retrieve the diamonds before the Nazis do. Comedy based on the popular wartime comic strip.
Style: saga, semi serious, humorous
Plot: jungle, phonograph, danger, daring rescue, adventurer, soldier, escapades, heroes, treasure hunt, heroic mission, foot chase, hunter ...
Time: year 1940, 1940s
Place: africa, london
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 7.6
 81K
La Vie en Rose (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, UK, Czech Republic
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A swirling, impressionistic portrait of an artist who regretted nothing, writer-director Olivier Dahan's La Vie en Rose stars Marion Cotillard in a blazing performance as the legendary French icon Edith Piaf. From the mean streets of the ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, gloomy, disturbing, based on true events ...
Plot: singer, musician's life, music, french, star, loss of child, rising to stardom, fame, death, poverty, life is a bitch, ambition ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france, montmartre paris, california ...
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Timecop: The Berlin Decision (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: 20 years after a set of events, the Time Enforcement Commission (TEC), is still going strong. Now Brandon Miller a TEC operative, believes that they have a responsibility to change history hoping that the world will be better but Ryan Chan another ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: time travel, martial arts, old west, time machine, heroes, chase, psychopath, heroic mission, track down, graphic violence, race against time, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, year 1929, 80s, 1940s, year 1988 ...
Place: europe, germany, los angeles, california, texas ...
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It Happened Here (1965)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, War
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: It is the Second World War. The Nazis have invaded Britain. There is a split between the resistance and those who prefer to collaborate with the invaders for a quiet life. The protagonist, a nurse, is caught in the middle.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak, rough ...
Plot: battles, fascism, world war two, politics, military, hospital, distopia, german occupation, political conspiracy, anti semitism, innocence lost, wartime life ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 1910s, year 1944, year 1940 ...
Place: england, europe, germany, madagascar, london
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 5.1
 995
The Poet (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: At the dawn of World War 2, a Rabbi's daughter and a disenchanted German soldier fall in love and are separated by the war. They struggle on a perilous journey to find one another.
Style: realistic, emotional, disturbing, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: forbidden love, romance, war, couples, family relations, sexual content, against humanity, soldier, rabbi, state affairs, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: poland, europe, russia
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Tomorrow Was the War (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A drama a life in a small Russian provincial town in 1940 - one year before Germany invaded the Soviet Union. Two school girls for the first time in their lives discover truth about Stalin repressions against innocent people. Based on a novel by ...
Plot: betrayal, small town, friendship, stalinism, heroism, arrest, politics, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, repression, hanging, tragic event ...
Time: pre world war two, 1940s, year 1940
Place: soviet union, russia
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Never Look Away (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 189 min.
Story: Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, film tells the story of Kurt, a young art student who falls in love with fellow student, Ellie. Ellie’s father, Professor Seeband, a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter’s ...
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, sincere, based on true events
Plot: painter, nazism, love, father daughter relationship, ss, manipulation, truth, pregnant woman, childhood memory, portrait painting, pregnant, holocaust ...
Time: year 1937, 60s, year 1951, 50s, year 1948 ...
Place: germany, east germany, west berlin west germany, west germany, german democratic republic ...
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 6.7
 3K
Francofonia (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Master filmmaker Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) transforms a portrait of the world-renowned museum into a magisterial, centuries-spanning reflection on the relation between art, culture and power.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense, semi documentary
Plot: nazi occupation, nazism, louvre, museum, art, painting, art museum, world, war, nazi occupied france, portrait painting, architecture ...
Time: 1940s, year 1967, year 1978, year 1939, year 1918 ...
Place: paris france, st. petersburg russia, germany, france, russia ...
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Return to Never Land (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada, Australia
Duration: 72 min.
Story: The classic tale of 'Peter Pan' continues in Disney's sequel 'Return to Never Land'. In 1940 on a world besieged by World War II, Wendy, now grown up, has two children, one of them is her daughter, Jane.
Style: fairy tale, humorous, exciting, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night, teens
Plot: island, world war two, pirate, friendship, kidnapping, family relations, fairy, flying, imaginary kingdom, mermaid, adventure, family ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1940, 50s ...
Place: london, england
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 7.6
 491K
Watchmen (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered, an investigation into the killer is initiated. The reunited ...
Style: comic, bleak, twists and turns, suspense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: alternate reality, superhero, conspiracy, parallel world, human nature, anti heroes, save the world, superhuman powers, neo noir, good versus evil, moral dilemma, heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1940s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: usa, soviet union, afghanistan, antarctica, russia ...
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 6.4
 254
Our Patriots (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After the French defeat of summer 1940, Addi Ba, a young Senegalese rifleman escapes and hides in the Vosges. Aided by some villagers, he gets false documents that allow him to live openly.
Plot: resistance, black man, hiding, explosive, harmonica, elementary school, school teacher, arrest, classroom, la marseillaise, gun, bridge ...
Time: year 1940, 1940s
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Promise at Dawn (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 131 min.
Story: From his childhood in Poland to his adolescence in Nice to his years as a student in Paris and his tough training as a pilot during World War II, this tragi-comedy tells the romantic story of Romain Gary, one of the most famous French novelists and ...
Style: touching, based on true events, tragic ending, lyrical
Plot: mother son relationship, single mother, diabetes, world war two, education, mother love, promise, writer's life, autobiography, bomber, life is a bitch, aviator ...
Time: year 1938, year 1940
Place: france, poland, mexico, africa, paris france ...
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The Good and the Bad (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: From 1935 to 1945, the happiness of a couple turns to sadness when their Traction Avant auto is used by the gang des Tractions Avant.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: world war two, gestapo, resistance, police officer, dishonesty, crime, crimes, heist, obsessive quest, on the run, politics, wartime life ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1945, 1930s, year 1940 ...
Place: paris france
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 7.4
 166K
Darkest Hour (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with ...
Style: based on true events, suspense, serious, realistic, harsh
Plot: british history, prime minister, politics, world war two, winston churchill, leader, wartime, british empire, leadership, danger, period piece, historical character ...
Time: 1940s, year 1940
Place: england, france, europe, london, britain
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Goodnight Sweetheart (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Goodnight Sweetheart is a British sitcom that ran for six series on BBC1 from 1993 to 1999. It stars Nicholas Lyndhurst as Gary Sparrow, an accidental time traveller who leads a double life after discovering a time portal allowing him to travel ...
Style: sitcom, surreal, offbeat, humorous, witty ...
Plot: time travel, world war two, double life, police officer, pub, time traveler, couple relations, fish out of water, bar, couples, friends, dishonesty ...
Time: 1940s, 90s, 40s, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: england, london, east end london
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The Cheap Detective (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Spoofing the entire 1940s detective genre, and his own performances as a bumbling private detective, Peter Falk plays Lou Pekinpaugh, a San Francisco private detective accused of murdering his partner at the instigation of his mistress, the ...
Style: humorous, realistic, not serious, witty, satirical ...
Plot: parody, private detective, murder, femme fatale, law enforcement, dishonesty, nothing goes right, crime, heroes, crimes, deadly, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1940, year 1939 ...
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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Operation Dunkirk (2017)
Genre: Action, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A band of soldiers tasked with staying behind during the Battle of Dunkirk to rescue a scientist with information that could turn the tide of the war must battle their way through dangerous Nazi territory to complete their mission.
Plot: world war two, battles, scientist, battle, soldier, air strike, blood splatter, gunfight, german, violence, frenchwoman, shot in the head ...
Time: year 1940
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 6.8
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Doctor Faustus (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 179 min.
Story: A musician beds down a prostitute he knows is diseased in order to gain inspiration, an act he later believes to have been a tacit pact with Satan
Style: psychotronic
Plot: prostitute, pact with the devil, satan, composer, cigarette smoking, drowning, university, butterfly collection, power, balcony, professor, nazi ...
Time: 1940s, 1920s, year 1940
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God Does Not Believe in Us Anymore (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Switzerland, West Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: After his father is murdered by the Nazis in 1938, a young Viennese Jew named Ferry Tobler flees to Prague, where he joins forces with another expatriate and a sympathetic Czech relief worker. Together with other Jewish refugees, the three make ...
Style: pre war
Plot: national socialism, rabbi, leg wound, prayer, world war two, suicide, german, death of father, holocaust, ss, anti semitism, orphan ...
Time: year 1940, year 1938
Place: prague, marseille, paris france
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Lieutenant Natassa (1970)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 136 min.
Story: The year is 1965. Natasa Arseni visits Dachau, the place where she was found by the Americans at the end of the World War II. She returns to Greece, and during the train ride she recalls those past events. Before the beginning of the Greek-Italian ...
Plot: torture, german officer, train, world war two, grave, female protagonist, resistance, theater, nazi, soldier, loss of husband, sacrifice ...
Time: year 1940, 70s, 40s, 1940s
Place: athens, athens greece, hellas, greece
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The Mediterranean In Flames (1970)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Greece
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A volunteer from a World War II-era Greek resistance group agrees to seduce a German officer in order to gain secrets
Plot: seduction, navy, resistance, commando, espionage, heroes, occupation, german soldier, greek, secret, nazi, world war two
Time: year 1940, 1940s, year 1941
Place: greece
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 4.2
 1K
Backtrack (2014)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When four friends go camping on the South Downs, they are quite literally tortured by their past.
Plot: psychic, pitchfork, nightmare, pub, dream, job interview, tent, camping, bound and gagged, male genitalia, hippie, torture ...
Time: year 1940
Place: england
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 7.0
 3K
Dalida (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Based on the true story of acclaimed music icon "Dalida" born in Cairo, who gained celebrity in the 50s, singing in French, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew, German, Italian, playing in awarded Youssef Chahine's picture "Le Sixième ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, sentimental, sincere, non-linear
Plot: female singer, singing, husband wife relationship, suicide, musician's life, music, anorexia, female director, lgbt, airport, wedding, death ...
Time: 50s, year 1933, 1930s, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, india, egypt, cairo egypt, italy ...
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The King's Choice (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Ireland
Duration: 133 min.
Story: On 9 April 1940, German soldiers arrive in the city of Oslo. The King of Norway faces a choice that will change his country forever. The King's Choice is a story about the three most dramatic days in Norway's history, the royal ...
Plot: invasion, democracy, royal family, king, air raid, wehrmacht, evacuation, diplomacy, air attack, nazi germany, aerial bombardment, hitler ...
Time: year 1940, 1940s
Place: norway, oslo norway
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 6.7
 27K
Back to School (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Self-made millionaire Thornton Melon decides to get a better education and enrolls at his son Jason's college. While Jason tries to fit in with his fellow students, Thornton struggles to gain his son's respect, giving way to hilarious ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, funny, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, fish out of water, switching roles, parents and children, college life, youth, follow your dream, disorder, family relations, teachers and students, father son relationship, university ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1940, future
Place: usa, new york
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An American Carol (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In An American Carol a cynical, Anti-American Hollywood filmmaker sets out on a crusade to abolish the 4th of July holiday. He is visited by three spirits who take him on a hilarious journey in an attempt to show him the true meaning of America.
Style: humorous, not serious, light, absurd, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: parody, politics, nothing goes right, state affairs, ghost, disorder, religions or cults, goofy hero, lifestyle, americana, celebrity culture, satire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1968, year 1940
Place: usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, new york, manhattan new york city, cuba ...
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YellowBrickRoad (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the Fall of 1940, the entire population of Friar, New Hampshire walked together up a winding mountain trail and into the wilderness. Without warning, they left behind everything: their homes, their clothes, and their money. The only clue where ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, serious
Plot: survival, danger, obsessive quest, haunted by the past, wilderness, missing person, obsession, social relations, small town life, small town, urban legend, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1940, 20th century, year 2008 ...
Place: new hampshire, new england, usa
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