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The Highwaymen(2019)

R
| 2h 13min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 704 votes)

In 1934, Frank Hamer and Manny Gault, two former Texas Rangers, are commissioned to put an end to the wave of vicious crimes perpetrated by Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, a notorious duo of infamous robbers and cold-blooded killers who nevertheless are worshiped by the public.

Murder on the Orient Express(2017)

PG-13
| 1h 54min | Mystery, Crime, Drama
3.4/5 (with 3,794 votes)

Genius Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of an American tycoon aboard the Orient Express train.

Public Enemies(2009)

R
| 2h 20min | Crime, Drama, Action, History
3.4/5 (with 1,625 votes)

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, Hoover makes Dillinger his first Public Enemy Number One and assigns his top agent, Melvin Purvis, the task of bringing him in dead or alive.

The King's Speech(2010)

R
| 1h 58min | Drama, History
3.9/5 (with 3,402 votes)

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 to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country into war.

Race(2016)

PG-13
| 2h 14min | Action, Drama, History
3.7/5 (with 617 votes)

Based on the story of Jesse Owens, the athlete whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy.

Radioactive(2020)

3.3/5 (with 205 votes)

The story of Nobel Prize winner Marie Curie and her extraordinary scientific discoveries—through the prism of her marriage to husband Pierre—and the seismic and transformative effects their discovery of radium had on the 20th century.

Bonnie and Clyde(1967)

R
| 1h 50min | Crime, Drama
3.8/5 (with 521 votes)

In the 1930s, bored waitress Bonnie Parker falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks.

Scarlet Street(1945)

1h 43min | Drama, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 102 votes)

Cashier and part-time starving artist Christopher Cross is absolutely smitten with the beautiful Kitty March. Kitty plays along, but she's really only interested in Johnny, a two-bit crook. When Kitty and Johnny find out that art dealers are interested in Chris's work, they con him into letting Kitty take credit for the paintings. Cross allows it because he is in love with Kitty, but his love will only let her get away with so much.

Victor/Victoria(1982)

PG
| 2h 12min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 140 votes)

A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl(2008)

G
| 1h 41min | Kids & Family, Comedy, Drama
3.2/5 (with 54 votes)

The Great Depression hits home for nine year old Kit Kittredge when her dad loses his business and leaves to find work. Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin stars as Kit, leading a splendid cast in the first ever "American Girl" theatrical movie. In order to keep their home, Kit and her mother must take in boarders - paying house - guests who turn out to be full of fascinating stories. When mother's lockbox containing all their money is stolen, Kit's new hobo friend Will is the prime suspect. Kit refuses to believe that Will would steal, and her efforts to sniff out the real story get her and friends into big trouble. The police say the robbery was an inside job, committed by someone they know. So if it wasn't Will, then who did it.

Vabank(1981)

1h 44min | Crime, Comedy
4.0/5 (with 28 votes)

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 crime, backstabbing and double-crossing Kramer. Kwinto designs a clever plan not to only rob the Kramer's bank but to make it look like Kramer himself did it.

Portrait of Jennie(1948)

3.6/5 (with 29 votes)

A mysterious girl inspires a struggling artist.

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Pennies from Heaven(1981)

R
| 1h 48min | Drama, Music, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 30 votes)

A musical set in the great Busby Berkeley style. In Chicago during the depression, sheet music salesman, Arthur Parker, is trying to sell his products, but it's not easy to convince unwilling music store owners to buy them. Although he's already married to the somewhat drab Joan, when he meets school teacher Eileen in a music store, he falls in love with her.

Grey Owl(1999)

2.9/5 (with 21 votes)

Archie Grey Owl is a trapper in Canada in the early 1930s when a young Iroquois woman from town asks him to teach her Indian ways. They live in the woods, where she is appalled at how trapped animals die. She adopts two orphaned beaver kits and helps Archie see his way to stop trapping. Instead, he works as a guide, a naturalist writer, and then the Canadian government hires him to save the beaver in a conserve by Lake Ajawaan in Prince Albert National Park. He writes a biography, which brings him attention in Canada and invitations to lecture in England. Before he leaves, he and Anahareo (Pony) marry. In England, his secret is revealed. Will Anahareo continue to love him?

Dillinger(1973)

R
| 1h 47min | Action, Crime, Drama
3.3/5 (with 31 votes)

After a shoot-out kills five FBI agents in Kansas City the Bureau target John Dillinger as one of the men to hunt down. Waiting for him to break Federal law they sort out several other mobsters, while Dillinger's bank robbing exploits make him something of a folk hero. Escaping from jail he finds Pretty Boy Floyd and Baby Face Nelson have joined the gang and pretty soon he is Public Enemy Number One. Now the G-men really are after him.

Little Miss Marker(1980)

PG
| 1h 43min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 13 votes)

Sorrowful Jones is a cheap bookie in 1930's. When a gambler leaves his daughter as a marker for a bet, he gets stuck with her. His life will change a great deal with her arrival and his sudden love for a woman also involved in gambling operations.

Stavisky...(1974)

2h | Crime
3.2/5 (with 23 votes)

Irresistible charm and talent helps Serge Alexandre alias Stavisky, small-time swindler, to make friends with even most influential members of French industrial and political elite during the early 30s. But nothing lasts forever and when his great scam involving hundreds millions of francs gets exposed result is an unprecedented scandal that almost caused a civil war.

Rouge(1987)

3.6/5 (with 15 votes)

The ghost of a courtesan who died in 1934 returns to Hong Kong fifty-three years later, seeking to reunite with the man she loved.

Kid Millions(1934)

1h 30min | Music, Comedy, Drama
3.7/5 (with 2 votes)

A musical comedy about a Brooklyn boy who inherits a fortune from his archaeologist father, but has to go to Egypt to claim it.

The Unseeable(2006)

1h 40min | Horror, Mystery
3.3/5 (with 15 votes)

Set in 1934 Siam, the story involves a young pregnant woman named Nualjin who's searching for her missing husband. She comes to stay in the spooky rural mansion of a widow, Runjuan.

Directed by Wisit Sasanatieng

The Group(1966)

2h 32min | Drama
2.7/5 (with 8 votes)

Sidney Lumet's adaptation of the acclaimed Mary McCarthy novel. It's 1933, and eight young women are friends and members of the upper- class group at a private girl's school, about to graduate and start their own lives. The film documents the years between their graduation and the beginning of the World War in Europe, and shows, in a serialized style, their romances and marriages, their searches for careers or meaning in their lives, their highs and their lows.

Berlin '36(2009)

1h 40min | Drama, History
2.7/5 (with 12 votes)

Berlin 36 is a 2009 German film telling the fate of Jewish athlete Gretel Bergmann in the 1936 Summer Olympics. She was replaced by the Nazi regime by an athlete later discovered to be a man. The film is based on a true story and was released in Germany on September 10, 2009. Reporters at Der Spiegel challenged the historical basis for many of the events in the film, pointing to arrest records and medical examinations indicating German authorities did not learn Dora Ratjen was male until 1938.

Bees Make Honey(2018)

3.1/5 (with 3 votes)

A widow hosts a gathering for her high-society friends in an attempt to help solve her husband's murder.

Directed by Jack Eve - With Alice Eve

The Bonnie Parker Story(1958)

1h 19min | Crime, Adventure
2.1/5 (with 3 votes)

In the 1930s, amoral blonde tommy-gun girl Bonnie Parker cut a swath of bodies across the South-West. Starting out on gas stations and bars with side-kick Guy Darrow she graduated to bank hold-ups with Darrow's brother and, after bloodily springing him, her jailed husband. But there was never any doubt who was in charge.

The LEGO® Story(2012)

17min | Animation
3.2/5 (with 4 votes)

As toy maker LEGO heads into its 80th year, Lego present this newly launched animated short film, which looks at the history of the iconic brand. A nicely produced look back at the brand LEGO.

Directed by Kim Pagel

The Richest Girl in the World(1934)

NR
| 1h 11min | Comedy, Romance / Love
2.7/5 (with 3 votes)

Millionairess Dorothy Hunter is tired of finding out that her boyfriends love her for her money, and equally weary of losing eligible beaus who don't want to be considered fortune-hunters. That's why she trades identities with her secretary Sylvia before embarking on her next romance with Tony Travers. This causes numerous complications not only for Dorothy and Tony but for Sylvia, whose own husband Philip is not the most patient of men.

Manto(2015)

2h 7min | Drama, History
5.0/5 (with 1 vote)

The controversial and troubled Indo-Pakistani writer Saadat Hasan Manto finds his artistic choices challenged by censors.

LBJ: The Early Years(1987)

2h 35min | TV Movie, Drama
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

LBJ: The Early Years was a television movie that appeared on the NBC network in February 1987, depicting the life of former President of the United States Lyndon B. Johnson from 1934 until 1973. Actor Randy Quaid won a Golden Globe award for his portrayal of Johnson.

The Axe of Wandsbek(1951)

1h 50min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 1 vote)

Hamburg, Germany 1934: An executioner is needed. Teetjen makes the biggest mistake of his life. Because his butcher shop is facing bankruptcy, he agrees to execute a group of political prisoners for the Nazis. Once this becomes known, Teetjen’s life falls apart.

The Dead Don't Die(1975)

1h 14min | Horror, Thriller, TV Movie
3.0/5 (with 4 votes)

In the 1930s, a sailor trying to prove that his brother was wrongly executed for murder finds himself becoming drawn into the occult world.

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