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Movies Set in 1935

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The Green Mile(1999)

R
| 3h 9min | Fantasy, Drama, Crime
4.3/5 (with 6,117 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
3.7/5 (with 3,324 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.

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.

The Aviator(2004)

PG-13
| 2h 50min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 1,960 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)

R
| 2h 21min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
3.8/5 (with 1,523 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.

The Color Purple(1985)

PG
| 2h 34min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 566 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 Remains of the Day(1993)

PG
| 2h 14min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 414 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.

Murder on the Orient Express(1974)

PG
| 2h 8min | Drama, Thriller, Mystery
3.6/5 (with 443 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 Purple Rose of Cairo(1985)

PG
| 1h 22min | Fantasy, Comedy, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 347 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.

Places in the Heart(1984)

PG
| 1h 51min | Drama, Kids & Family
3.6/5 (with 40 votes)

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

Angels with Dirty Faces(1938)

NR
| 1h 37min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.9/5 (with 89 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.

Mirror(1975)

1h 47min | Drama, History
4.1/5 (with 273 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.

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Johnny Dangerously(1984)

PG-13
| 1h 30min | Comedy, Crime
3.2/5 (with 61 votes)

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

Idlewild(2006)

2h 1min | Crime, Drama, Music
2.8/5 (with 19 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.

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?(1962)

NR
| 2h 15min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
4.0/5 (with 332 votes)

Two aging film actresses live as virtual recluses in an old Hollywood mansion. Jane Hudson, a successful child star, cares for her crippled sister Blanche, whose career in later years eclipsed that of Jane. Now the two live together, their relationship affected by simmering subconscious thoughts of mutual envy, hate and revenge.

The Other(1972)

PG
| 1h 48min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
3.3/5 (with 42 votes)

Chilling and eerie, this supernatural tale of good versus evil coils around twin brothers living with their grandmother in a sleepy rural area during the summer of 1935. After his grandmother encourages Niles to develop what seem to be psychic gifts, Niles starts to suspect that his twin may be involved in recent fatal accidents.

The Journey of Natty Gann(1985)

PG
| 1h 41min | Adventure
3.5/5 (with 35 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.

Swallows and Amazons(2016)

3.2/5 (with 32 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

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?

The Audrey Hepburn Story(2000)

2h 13min | Drama
3.1/5 (with 14 votes)

The film spans from Hepburn's early childhood to the 1950s which details her life as a Dutch ballerina, coming to grips with her parents' divorce, and enduring life in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II. She then settles in the U.S. where she succeeds in making it big as a movie actress, in such movies as Breakfast at Tiffany's.

The Man Who Planted Trees(1987)

30min | Animation, Drama
4.1/5 (with 54 votes)

This animated short film tells the story of a shepherd who repairs the ruined ecosystem of a secluded valley by singlehandedly cultivating a forest over a thirty year period.

Directed by Frédéric Back

7 Women(1966)

1h 27min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 17 votes)

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

Lost Horizon(1937)

3.5/5 (with 57 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.

Shadrach(1998)

PG-13
| 1h 29min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 3 votes)

In 1935, 99-year-old former slave Shadrach asks to be buried on the soil where he was born to slavery, and that land is owned by the large Dabney family, consisting of Vernon, Trixie and their seven children, and to bury a black man on that land is a violation of strict Virginia law.

Ruby(1977)

R
| 1h 25min | Drama, Horror, Action
2.2/5 (with 8 votes)

Strange killings occur at Ruby's drive-in theatre, sixteen years after the murder of her gangster boyfriend.

Brighton Rock(1948)

1h 32min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 28 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.

The Group(1966)

2h 32min | Drama
2.8/5 (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.

The Stars Fell on Henrietta(1995)

PG
| 1h 49min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 6 votes)

The setting is early America during the oil boom. An elderly, down on his luck 'oil man', Mr. Cox finds himself in the town of Henrietta. Using unconventional methods, he convinces himself and local Don Day that there is oil on Day's land. The financially strapped Day puts everything into finding oil...but at what cost?

Fools' Parade(1971)

G
| 1h 38min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 7 votes)

When a trio of ex-convicts led by Mattie Appleyard is released from prison, they hope to open a general store using money Mattie has saved during his 40-year sentence. This attempt is met with great resistance from a corrupt prison official and the banker who issued Mattie the check.

Why Shoot the Teacher?(1977)

1h 40min | Drama, Comedy
3.7/5 (with 1 vote)

It's the winter of 1935 and Max Brown is newly arrived in Willowgreen, Saskatchewan - a rural Canadian prairie town - on his first teaching job in a one room schoolhouse. He quickly realizes that this is not his dream situation: the winter is harsher than he's ever experienced, he's living in the basement of the school, the older of his students treat him poorly and his wages are paltry if and when he ever does get paid. He also feels physically and emotionally isolated. There, he bonds primarily with two townsfolk. Harris Montgomery sees Max as an obvious choice to espouse the politics of socialism. And Alice Field sees in Max a person like herself: being a British war bride, she is an alien in a harsh environment. Alice is in an unsatisfying marriage and turns to Max for emotional support. As Max goes through his first year in Willowgreen, he learns to understand life in a rural prairie town, both from the viewpoint of his students and for his own benefit.

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