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King Kong(2005)

PG-13
| 3h 7min | Adventure, Drama, Action
3.4/5 (with 2,988 votes)

In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with the leading lady.

The Mummy Returns(2001)

2h 10min | Adventure, Action, Fantasy
3.2/5 (with 2,612 votes)

Rick and Evelyn O’Connell, along with their 8-year-old son Alex, discover the key to the legendary Scorpion King’s might: the fabled Bracelet of Anubis. Unfortunately, a newly resurrected Imhotep has designs on the bracelet as well, and isn’t above kidnapping its new bearer, Alex, to gain control of Anubis’s otherworldly army.

The Lone Ranger(2013)

PG-13
| 2h 29min | Action, Adventure, Western
3.0/5 (with 2,363 votes)

The Texas Rangers chase down a gang of outlaws led by Butch Cavendish, but the gang ambushes the Rangers, seemingly killing them all. One survivor is found, however, by an American Indian named Tonto, who nurses him back to health. The Ranger, donning a mask and riding a white stallion named Silver, teams up with Tonto to bring the unscrupulous gang and others of that ilk to justice.

Public Enemies(2009)

R
| 2h 20min | Crime, Drama, Action, History
3.3/5 (with 1,624 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 Wind Rises(2013)

PG-13
| 2h 6min | Animation, War, History, Drama, Romance / Love
3.9/5 (with 982 votes)

A lifelong love of flight inspires Japanese aviation engineer Jiro Horikoshi, whose storied career includes the creation of the A-6M World War II fighter plane.

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Once Upon a Time in America(1984)

R
| 3h 49min | Drama, Crime
4.3/5 (with 1,793 votes)

A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.

Race(2016)

PG-13
| 2h 14min | Action, Drama, History
3.7/5 (with 616 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.

In Dubious Battle(2017)

R
| 1h 50min | Drama
2.9/5 (with 48 votes)

In the California apple country, 900 migratory workers rise 'in dubious battle' against the landowners. The group takes on a life of its own—stronger than its individual members, and more frightening. Led by the doomed Jim Nolan, the strike is founded on his tragic idealism—'courage, never submit, or yield'.

Lawless(2012)

R
| 1h 55min | Crime, Drama, Western
3.5/5 (with 1,141 votes)

Set in the Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a bootlegging gang is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits.

Mr. Jones(2019)

1h 59min | Thriller, Drama, History
3.2/5 (with 60 votes)

In 1933, Welsh journalist Gareth Jones travels to Ukraine, where he experiences the horrors of a famine. Everywhere he goes he meets henchmen of the Soviet secret service who are determined to prevent news about the catastrophe from getting out. Stalin’s forced collectivisation of agriculture has resulted in misery and ruin—the policy is tantamount to mass murder.

Assassination(2015)

2h 20min | Action, Drama
3.7/5 (with 75 votes)

In Japanese-occupied Korea, three freedom fighters are assigned a mission to assassinate a genocidal military leader and his top collaborator. But the plan goes completely awry amidst double-crossings, counter-assassinations, and a shocking revelation about one of the assassins' past.

Annie(1982)

PG
| 2h 7min | Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family
3.3/5 (with 240 votes)

An orphan in a facility run by the mean Miss Hannigan, Annie believes that her parents left her there by mistake. When a rich man named Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks decides to let an orphan live at his home to promote his image, Annie is selected. While Annie gets accustomed to living in Warbucks' mansion, she still longs to meet her parents. So Warbucks announces a search for them and a reward, which brings out many frauds.

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Annie(1999)

3.2/5 (with 62 votes)

Things seem pretty bad for a young girl living a "hard-knock life" in an orphanage. Fed up with the dastardly Miss Hannigan, Annie escapes the run-down orphanage determined to find her mom and dad. It's an adventure that takes her from the cold, mean streets of New York to the warm, comforting arms of bighearted billionaire Oliver Warbucks - with plenty of mischief and music in between.

City Heat(1984)

1h 33min | Comedy, Crime
2.8/5 (with 54 votes)

Set in Kansas City in 1933, Eastwood plays a police lieutenant known simply by his last name, Speer. Reynolds plays a former cop turned private eye named Mike Murphy. Both Speer and Murphy served on the force together and were once good friends, but are now bitter enemies. When Murphy's partner is slain they team up again to fight the mob.

Ask the Dust(2006)

R
| 1h 57min | Drama, Romance / Love
2.7/5 (with 46 votes)

Mexican beauty Camilla hopes to rise above her station by marrying a wealthy American. That is complicated by meeting Arturo Bandini, a first-generation Italian hoping to land a writing career and a blue-eyed blonde on his arm.

Manderlay(2005)

2h 19min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 108 votes)

In 1933, after leaving Dogville, Grace Margaret Mulligan sees a slave being punished at a cotton farm called Manderlay. Officially slavery is illegal and Grace stands up against the owners of the farm. She stays with some gangsters in Manderlay and tries to influence the situation. But when harvest time comes Grace sees the social and economic reality of Manderlay.

From a Whisper to a Scream(1987)

R
| 1h 39min | Comedy, Horror
3.0/5 (with 19 votes)

The uncle of an executed murderess relates four stories of his hometown, Oldfield, to a reporter. In the first, an elderly man pursues a romance with a younger woman, even to the grave and beyond. In the second, a wounded man on the run from creditors is rescued by a backwoods hermit who holds the secret to eternal life. In the third, a glass-eating carny pays the ultimate price for looking for love on the outside. And in the fourth, a group of Civil War soldiers are held captive by a household of orphans with strange intentions for them.

Directed by Jeff Burr - With Vincent Price, Terry Kiser, Cameron Mitchell, Susan Tyrrell, Martine Beswick, Ron Brooks, ...

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.

The Mighty Kong(1998)

2.9/5 (with 3 votes)

The classic story of the mighty Eighth Wonder of the World is given a musical update, utilizing the talents of Disney musical giants The Sherman Brothers. Boosting this family-friendly take on the 1933 film are the acting talents of Jodi Benson and Dudley Moore.

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

The Whole Wide World(1996)

1h 46min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 14 votes)

The Whole Wide World tells the story of Novalyne Price, an attractive feisty West Texas schoolteacher and her bittersweet, romantic and turbulent relationship with Robert E. Howard, the great pulp fiction writer of the 1930s.

Mystery of the Wax Museum(1933)

NR
| 1h 17min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 37 votes)

The disappearance of people and corpses leads a reporter to a wax museum and a sinister sculptor.

Goodbye, Mr. Chips(1939)

NR
| 1h 54min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 35 votes)

A shy British teacher looks back nostalgically at his long career, taking note of the people who touched his life.

Two Bits(1995)

1h 25min | Drama, Kids & Family
2.9/5 (with 16 votes)

It's a hot summer day in 1933 in South Philly, where 12-year old Gennaro lives with his widowed mom and his ailing grandpa, who sits outside holding tight to his last quarter, which he's promised to Gennaro and which Gennaro would like to have to buy a ticket to the plush new movie theater. But grandpa's not ready to pass on the quarter or pass on to his final reward: he has some unfinished business with a woman from his past, and he enlists Gennaro to act as his emissary.

Ship of Fools(1965)

NR
| 2h 29min | Drama, Romance / Love, War
3.3/5 (with 25 votes)

Passengers on a ship traveling from Mexico to Europe in the 1930s represent society at large in that era. The crew is German, including the ship's Dr. Schumann, who falls in love with one of the passengers, La Condesa. A young American woman, Jenny, is traveling with the man she loves, David. Jenny is fascinated and puzzled by just who some of the other passengers are.

An American Christmas Carol(1979)

3.1/5 (with 10 votes)

In Depression-era New England, a miserly businessman named Benedict Slade receives a long-overdue attitude adjustment one Christmas eve when he is visited by three ghostly figures who resemble three of the people whose possessions Slade had seized to collect on unpaid loans. Assuming the roles of the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future from Charles Dickens' classic story, the three apparitions force Slade to face the consequences of his skinflint ways, and he becomes a caring, generous, amiable man.

The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu(1980)

PG
| 1h 48min | Comedy, Horror
2.6/5 (with 11 votes)

Fu Manchu's 168th birthday celebration is dampened when a hapless flunky spills Fu's age-regressing elixir vitae. Fu sends his lackeys to round up ingredients for a new batch of elixir, starting with the Star of Leningrad diamond, nabbed from a Soviet exhibition in Washington. The FBI sends agents Capone and Williams to England to confer with Nayland Smith, an expert on Fu.

Jimmy's Hall(2014)

1h 46min | History, Drama
3.4/5 (with 62 votes)

Jimmy Gralton returns from New York and reopens his beloved community hall, only to meet opposition from the local parish.

The Mortal Storm(1940)

1h 40min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 21 votes)

The Roth family leads a quiet life in a small village in the German Alps during the early 1930s. When the Nazis come to power, the family is divided and Martin Brietner, a family friend is caught up in the turmoil.

The Group(1966)

2h 32min | Drama
2.8/5 (with 7 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.

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