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Movies Set in 1935

Public list by WPS with 49 movies or TV shows/series

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The Green Mile(1999)

R
| 3h 9min | Fantasy, Drama, Crime
4.3/5 (with 8,075 votes)

A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cell block's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, he tries desperately to help stave off the condemned man's execution.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom(1984)

PG
| 1h 58min | Adventure, Action
3.6/5 (with 4,151 votes)

After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees – and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace.

Lawrence of Arabia(1962)

NR
| 3h 47min | Adventure, Drama, History, War
4.0/5 (with 1,261 votes)

The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological instability threatens to undermine his achievements.

The Teacher Who Promised The Sea(2023)

1h 45min | Drama, History
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Ariadna discovers that her grandfather has been searching for the remains of her father, who disappeared during the Civil War. Determined to help him, she travels to Burgos, where a mass grave is being excavated, and where he could be buried. During her stay there, she will learn the story of Antoni Benaiges, a young teacher from Tarragona who was her grandfather's teacher before the war. Through an innovative pedagogical method, Antoni inspired his students and made them a promise: to take them to see the sea.

Mirror(1975)

1h 47min | Drama, History
4.0/5 (with 394 votes)

A dying man in his forties recalls his childhood, his mother, the war and personal moments that tell of and juxtapose pivotal moments in Soviet history with daily life.

The Aviator(2004)

PG-13
| 2h 50min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 2,412 votes)

A biopic depicting the life of filmmaker and aviation pioneer Howard Hughes from 1927 to 1947, during which time he became a successful film producer and an aviation magnate, while simultaneously growing more unstable due to severe obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Changeling(2008)

2h 21min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
3.8/5 (with 1,868 votes)

Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.

Murder on the Orient Express(1974)

PG
| 2h 8min | Drama, Thriller, Mystery
3.6/5 (with 600 votes)

In 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.

The Color Purple(1985)

PG-13
| 2h 34min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 725 votes)

An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing 'Mister' Albert Johnson, things go from bad to worse, leaving Celie to find companionship anywhere she can. She perseveres, holding on to her dream of one day being reunited with her sister in Africa.

The Banishing(2021)

1h 37min | Horror
2.7/5 (with 47 votes)

In the 1930s, a young reverend and his family are forced to confront their worst fears when they discover their new home holds a horrifying secret.

Directed by Christopher Smith

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?(1962)

NR
| 2h 15min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
4.0/5 (with 452 votes)

A former child star torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion.

The Remains of the Day(1993)

PG
| 2h 14min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 553 votes)

A rule bound head butler's world of manners and decorum in the household he maintains is tested by the arrival of a housekeeper who falls in love with him in post-WWI Britain. The possibility of romance and his master's cultivation of ties with the Nazi cause challenge his carefully maintained veneer of servitude.

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Hoodlum(1997)

R
| 2h 10min | Crime, Drama
3.2/5 (with 74 votes)

In 1934, the second most lucrative business in New York City was running 'the numbers'. When Madam Queen—the powerful woman who runs the scam in Harlem—is arrested, Ellsworth 'Bumpy' Johnson takes over the business and must resist an invasion from a merciless mobster.

Race(2016)

PG-13
| 2h 14min | Drama, History
3.6/5 (with 705 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.

Places in the Heart(1984)

PG
| 1h 51min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 60 votes)

In 1930s Texas, a widow and her family fight to save their home by harvesting cotton.

Lost Horizon(1937)

NR
| 2h 12min | Adventure, Fantasy, Drama, Mystery
3.6/5 (with 83 votes)

British diplomat Robert Conway and a small group of civilians crash land in the Himalayas, and are rescued by the people of the mysterious, Eden-like valley of Shangri-la. Protected by the mountains from the world outside, where the clouds of World War II are gathering, Shangri-la provides a seductive escape for the world-weary Conway.

We're No Angels(1989)

PG-13
| 1h 46min | Comedy, Crime
3.1/5 (with 217 votes)

Two escaped cons' only prayer to escape is to pass themselves off as priests and pass by the police blockade at the border into the safety of Canada.

The Purple Rose of Cairo(1985)

PG
| 1h 22min | Fantasy, Comedy, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 434 votes)

Cecilia is a waitress in New Jersey, living a dreary life during the Great Depression. Her only escape from her mundane reality is the movie theatre. After losing her job, Cecilia goes to see 'The Purple Rose of Cairo' in hopes of raising her spirits, where she watches dashing archaeologist Tom Baxter time and again.

Angels with Dirty Faces(1938)

NR
| 1h 37min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.9/5 (with 125 votes)

In New York, the boys Rocky Sullivan and Jerry Connelly are best friends and small time thieves. After a robbery, Rocky is arrested and sent to a reformatory school, where he begins his criminal career. Jerry escapes and later becomes a priest. After three years in prison, Rocky is released and demands the return of $100,000 deposited with his solicitor - prior to his jail term.

The Journey of Natty Gann(1985)

PG
| 1h 41min | Adventure, Kids & Family, Drama
3.5/5 (with 55 votes)

America is in the depths of the Great Depression. Families drift apart when faraway jobs beckon. A courageous young girl confronts overwhelming odds when she embarks on a cross-country search for her father. During her odyssey, she forms a close bond with two diverse traveling companions: a magnificent, protective wolf, and a hardened drifter.

The Other(1972)

PG
| 1h 48min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
3.3/5 (with 58 votes)

A series of gruesome accidents plague a small American farming community in the summer of 1935, encircling two identical twin brothers and their family.

Swallows and Amazons(2016)

3.2/5 (with 41 votes)

Four children dream of escaping the tedium of a summer holiday with their mother. When finally given permission to camp on their own on an island in the middle of a vast lake, they are overjoyed. But when they get there they discover they may not be alone… The battle for ownership of a lonely island teaches them the skills of survival, the value of friendship and the importance of holding your nerve.

Directed by Philippa Lowthorpe - With Andrew Scott

Brighton Rock(1948)

1h 32min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 45 votes)

Centring on the activities of a gang of assorted criminals and, in particular, their leader – a vicious young hoodlum known as "Pinkie" – the film's main thematic concern is the criminal underbelly evident in inter-war Brighton.

Idlewild(2006)

2h 1min | Crime, Drama, Music
2.7/5 (with 24 votes)

A musical set in the Prohibition-era American South, where a speakeasy performer and club manager Rooster must contend with gangsters who have their eyes on the club while his piano player and partner Percival must choose between his love, Angel or his obligations to his father.

The Marathon Family(1982)

1h 32min | Comedy, Drama
3.8/5 (with 40 votes)

The Topalović family has been in the burial business for generations. When the 150-year-old Pantelija dies, five generations of his heirs start to fight for the inheritance.

Johnny Dangerously(1984)

PG-13
| 1h 30min | Comedy, Crime
3.1/5 (with 79 votes)

An honest, goodhearted man is forced to turn to a life of crime to finance his neurotic mother's skyrocketing medical bills.

The Man Who Planted Trees(1987)

30min | Animation, Drama
4.1/5 (with 69 votes)

The story of one shepherd's single-handed quest to re-forest a desolate valley in the foothills of the French Alps throughout the first half of the 20th century.

Directed by Frédéric Back

7 Women(1966)

NR
| 1h 27min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 24 votes)

In a mission in China in 1935, a group of women are preyed on by Mongolian bandits, led by Warlord chief Tunga Khan.

Grey Owl(1999)

2.9/5 (with 29 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?

Christ Stopped at Eboli(1979)

3h 40min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 31 votes)

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.

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