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Movies Set in 1941

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Dumbo(1941)

G
| 1h 4min | Animation, Kids & Family
3.5/5 (with 1,934 votes)

Dumbo is a baby elephant born with over-sized ears and a supreme lack of confidence. But thanks to his even more diminutive buddy Timothy the Mouse, the pint-sized pachyderm learns to surmount all obstacles.

Inglourious Basterds(2009)

R
| 2h 33min | Drama, Action, Thriller, War
4.1/5 (with 8,616 votes)

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds, lead by Lt. Aldo Raine soon cross paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers.

Pearl Harbor(2001)

PG-13
| 3h 3min | War, History, Romance / Love, Drama
3.5/5 (with 2,427 votes)

The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes is immediately put on hold when they find themselves at the center of Japan's devastating attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

The Godfather: Part II(1974)

R
| 3h 22min | Drama, Crime
4.3/5 (with 4,364 votes)

In the continuing saga of the Corleone crime family, a young Vito Corleone grows up in Sicily and in 1910s New York. In the 1950s, Michael Corleone attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba.

Midway(2019)

PG-13
| 2h 18min | War, History, Action, Drama
3.6/5 (with 808 votes)

The story of the Battle of Midway, and the leaders and soldiers who used their instincts, fortitude and bravery to overcome massive odds.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button(2008)

PG-13
| 2h 46min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 4,926 votes)

I was born under unusual circumstances. And so begins. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, adapted from the 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. We follow his story, set in New Orleans, from the end of World War I in 1918 into the 21st century, following his journey that is as unusual as any man's life can be. Directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett with Taraji P. Henson, Tilda Swinton, Jason Flemyng, Elias Koteas and Julia Ormond, Benjamin Button, is a grand tale of a not-so-ordinary man and the people and places he discovers along the way, the loves he finds, the joys of life and the sadness of death, and what lasts beyond time.

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women(2017)

R
| 1h 48min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 320 votes)

The unconventional life of Dr. William Marston, the Harvard psychologist and inventor who helped invent the modern lie detector test and created Wonder Woman in 1941.

Greyhound(2020)

PG-13
| 1h 31min | War, Action, Drama
3.7/5 (with 912 votes)

A first-time captain leads a convoy of allied ships carrying thousands of soldiers across the treacherous waters of the “Black Pit” to the front lines of WW2. With no air cover protection for 5 days, the captain and his convoy must battle the surrounding enemy Nazi U-boats in order to give the allies a chance to win the war.

Kalashnikov AK-47(2020)

1h 45min | War, History, Drama
3.8/5 (with 70 votes)

Tank commander Kalashnikov is severely injured in battle in 1941. The accident leaves him incapacitated and unable to return to the front line.While recovering in the hospital he begins creating the initial sketches of what will become one of the world’s most legendary weapons. A self-taught inventor, Mikhail Kalashnikov, is only 29 when he develops the now iconic assault riffle— the AK-47.

Casablanca(1942)

1h 42min | Drama, Romance / Love
4.1/5 (with 1,916 votes)

In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death(2014)

PG-13
| 1h 38min | Thriller, Horror, Drama
2.6/5 (with 418 votes)

40 years after the first haunting at Eel Marsh House, a group of children evacuated from WWII London arrive, awakening the house's darkest inhabitant.

Citizen Kane(1941)

PG
| 1h 59min | Mystery, Drama
4.0/5 (with 1,982 votes)

Newspaper magnate, Charles Foster Kane is taken from his mother as a boy and made the ward of a rich industrialist. As a result, every well-meaning, tyrannical or self-destructive move he makes for the rest of his life appears in some way to be a reaction to that deeply wounding event.

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The Aviator(2004)

PG-13
| 2h 50min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 2,002 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.

The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society(2018)

3.8/5 (with 507 votes)

Free-spirited writer Juliet Ashton forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey in WWII.

Australia(2008)

PG-13
| 2h 45min | Adventure, Drama, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 893 votes)

Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin by Japanese forces firsthand.

A Hidden Life(2019)

PG-13
| 2h 54min | Drama, War, History
3.6/5 (with 211 votes)

Austrian farmer Franz Jägerstätter faces the threat of execution for refusing to fight for the Nazis during World War II.

Raging Bull(1980)

R
| 2h 9min | Drama, History
4.0/5 (with 1,505 votes)

The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, whose violence and temper that led him to the top in the ring destroyed his life outside of it.

The Final Countdown(1980)

PG
| 1h 43min | War, Action, Science Fiction
3.3/5 (with 199 votes)

During routine manoeuvres near Hawaii in 1980, the aircraft-carrier USS Nimitz is caught in a strange vortex-like storm, throwing the ship back in time to 1941—mere hours before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Tora! Tora! Tora!(1970)

G
| 2h 24min | Drama, History, War
3.6/5 (with 178 votes)

In the summer of 1941, the United States and Japan seem on the brink of war after constant embargos and failed diplomacy come to no end. "Tora! Tora! Tora!", named after the code words use by the lead Japanese pilot to indicate they had surprised the Americans, covers the days leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, which plunged America into the Second World War.

The Last Frontier(2020)

2h 10min | War, Drama, History
3.7/5 (with 6 votes)

The story of the Podolsk cadets’ heroic stand outside Moscow in October 1941. Cadets were sent to the Ilyinsky line, fighting alongside units from the Soviet 43rd Army to hold back the German advance until reinforcements arrived. Hopelessly outnumbered, young men laid down their lives in a battle lasting almost two weeks to obstruct the far superior German forces advancing towards Moscow. Around 3,500 cadets and their commanding officers were sent to hold up the last line of defense outside Moscow. Most of them remained there for eternity.

Directed by Vadim Shmelyov

Panfilov's 28 Men(2016)

1h 45min | History, Action, Drama, War
3.5/5 (with 54 votes)

USSR, Late November, 1941. Based on the account by reporter Vasiliy Koroteev that appeared in the Red Army's newspaper, Krasnaya Zvezda, shortly after the battle, this is the story of Panifilov's Twenty-Eight, a group of twenty-eight soldiers of the Red Army's 316th Rifle Division, under the command of General Ivan Panfilov, that stopped the advance on Moscow of a column of fifty-four Nazi tanks of the 11th Panzer Division for several days. Though armed only with standard issue Mosin-Nagant infantry rifles and DP and PM-M1910 machine guns, all useless against tanks, and with wholly inadequate RPG-40 anti-tank grenades and PTRD-41 anti-tank rifles, they fight tirelessly and defiantly, with uncommon bravery and unwavering dedication, to protect Moscow and their Motherland.

Directed by Andrey Shalopa, Kim Druzhinin - With Alexander Ustyugov, Aleksey Morozov, Amadu Mamadakov, Yakov Kucherevsky, Oleg Fyodorov, Kim Druzhinin, ...

Zoo(2018)

PG
| 1h 36min | Kids & Family, War, History
3.4/5 (with 37 votes)

Young Tom and his misfit friends fight to save 'Buster' the baby elephant during the German air raid bombings of Belfast in 1941.

Battle for Sevastopol(2015)

1h 50min | Drama, War, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 145 votes)

A story of Lyudmila Pavlichenko, the most successful female sniper in history.

Railroad Tigers(2016)

NR
| 2h 4min | Action, Comedy, War
3.0/5 (with 46 votes)

A railroad worker in China in 1941 leads a team of freedom fighters against the Japanese in order to get food for the poor.

From Here to Eternity(1953)

NR
| 1h 58min | Romance / Love, Drama, War
3.7/5 (with 213 votes)

In 1941 Hawaii, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second in command are falling in love.

Their Finest(2017)

R
| 1h 57min | Romance / Love, War, Comedy, Drama
3.4/5 (with 152 votes)

During the Blitz of World War II, a female screenwriter (Gemma Arterton) works on a film celebrating England's resilience as a way to buoy a weary populace's spirits. Her efforts to dramatise the true story of two sisters (Lily Knight and Francesca Knight) who undertook their own maritime mission to rescue wounded soldiers are met with mixed feelings by a dismissive all-male staff.

April and the Extraordinary World(2015)

3.5/5 (with 112 votes)

France asleep in the nineteenth century, governed by steam and Napoleon VI, where scientists vanish mysteriously, a girl, Avril, goes in search of her missing scientist parents.

Directed by Franck Ekinci

Radio Days(1987)

PG
| 1h 30min | Comedy, Drama, Music
3.6/5 (with 185 votes)

The Narrator tells us how the radio influenced his childhood in the days before TV. In the New York City of the late 1930s to the New Year's Eve 1944, this coming-of-age tale mixes the narrator's experiences with contemporary anecdotes and urban legends of the radio stars.

Barton Fink(1991)

R
| 1h 56min | Comedy, Drama
3.8/5 (with 585 votes)

A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.

The Hours(2002)

PG-13
| 1h 54min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 623 votes)

"The Hours" is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a surprising, transcendent moment of shared recognition.

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