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1930s Romantic Drama Movies

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Gone with the Wind(1939)

G
| 3h 53min | Drama, War, Romance / Love
4.0/5 (with 1,354 votes)

The spoiled daughter of a well-to-do plantation owner is forced to use every means at her disposal to claw her way out of poverty, following Maj. Gen. William Sherman's destructive "March to the Sea,” during the American Civil War.

Camille(1936)

NR
| 1h 49min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 34 votes)

Life in 1847 Paris is as spirited as champagne and as unforgiving as the gray morning after. In gambling dens and lavish soirees, men of means exert their wills and women turned courtesans exult in pleasure. One such woman is Marguerite Gautier, who begins a sumptuous romance with Armand Duval.

Le Jour Se Lève(1939)

1h 33min | Crime, Drama
3.9/5 (with 61 votes)

After committing a murder, a man locks himself in his apartment and recollects the events the led him to the killing.

Directed by Marcel Carné - With Jean Gabin, Jules Berry, Arletty, Jacqueline Laurent, Bernard Blier, Marcel Pérès, ...

Jezebel(1938)

NR
| 1h 43min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 49 votes)

In 1850s Louisiana, the willfulness of a tempestuous Southern belle threatens to destroy all who care for her.

Shanghai Express(1932)

3.5/5 (with 49 votes)

A beautiful temptress re-kindles an old romance while trying to escape her past during a tension-packed train journey.

L'Atalante(1934)

3.8/5 (with 113 votes)

Capricious small-town girl Juliette and barge captain Jean marry after a whirlwind courtship, and she comes to live aboard his boat, L'Atalante. As they make their way down the Seine, Jean grows weary of Juliette's flirtations with his all-male crew, and Juliette longs to escape the monotony of the boat and experience the excitement of a big city. When she steals away to Paris by herself, her husband begins to think their marriage was a mistake.

Directed by Jean Vigo - With Dita Parlo, Michel Simon, Claude Aveline, Paul Grimault, Gen Paul, Jacques Prévert, ...

A Day in the Country(1936)

3.8/5 (with 54 votes)

The family of a Parisian shop-owner spends a day in the country. The daughter falls in love with a man at the inn, where they spend the day.

Wuthering Heights(1939)

NR
| 1h 44min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 73 votes)

The Earnshaws are Yorkshire farmers during the early 19th Century. One day, Mr. Earnshaw returns from a trip to the city, bringing with him a ragged little boy called Heathcliff. Earnshaw's son, Hindley, resents the child, but Heathcliff becomes companion and soulmate to Hindley's sister, Catherine. After her parents die, Cathy and Heathcliff grow up wild and free on the moors and despite the continued enmity between Hindley and Heathcliff they're happy -- until Cathy meets Edgar Linton, the son of a wealthy neighbor.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame(1939)

NR
| 1h 57min | Drama, Romance / Love, Horror
3.8/5 (with 48 votes)

Paris, France, 1482. Frollo, Chief Justice of benevolent King Louis XI, gets infatuated by the beauty of Esmeralda, a gypsy young girl. The hunchback Quasimodo, Frollo's protege and bell-ringer of Notre Dame, lives in peace among the bells in the heights of the immense cathedral until he is involved by the twisted magistrate in his malicious plans to free himself from Esmeralda's alleged spell, which he believes to be the devil's work.

Pépé le Moko(1937)

3.7/5 (with 33 votes)

Pépé le Moko, one of France's most wanted criminals, hides out in the Casbah section of Algiers. He knows police will be waiting for him if he tries to leave the city. When Pépé meets Gaby, a gorgeous woman from Paris who is lost in the Casbah, he falls for her.

A Star Is Born(1937)

1h 51min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 48 votes)

Esther Blodgett is just another starry-eyed farm kid trying to break into the movies. Waitressing at a Hollywood party, she catches the eye of her idol Norman Maine, is sent for a screen test, and before long attains stardom as newly minted Vicki Lester. She and Norman marry, though his career soon dwindles to nothing due to his chronic alcoholism.

Morocco(1930)

1h 32min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 31 votes)

The Foreign Legion marches in to Mogador with booze and women in mind just as singer Amy Jolly arrives from Paris to work at Lo Tinto's cabaret. That night, insouciant legionnaire Tom Brown catches her inimitably seductive, tuxedo-clad act. Both bruised by their past lives, the two edge cautiously into a no-strings relationship while being pursued by others. But Tom must leave on a perilous mission: is it too late for them?

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The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum(1939)

2h 24min | Romance / Love, Drama
4.0/5 (with 27 votes)

In late 19th century Tokyo, Kikunosuke Onoue, the adopted son of a legendary actor, himself an actor specializing in female roles, discovers that he is only praised for his acting due to his status as his father's heir. Devastated by this, he turns to Otoku, a servant of his family, for comfort, and they fall in love. Kikunosuke becomes determined to leave home and develop as an actor on his own merits, and Otoku faithfully follows him.

Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi

Tabu(1931)

3.7/5 (with 40 votes)

The youngsters Matahi and Reri are in love with each other. The old warrior Hitu announces that Reri is to be the new chosen virgin for the gods. This means she must stay untouched, otherwise she and her lover will be killed. But Matahi abducts and escapes with her to an island ruled by the white man, where their gods would be harmless and powerless.

Directed by F. W. Murnau - With Anne Chevalier

Goodbye, Mr. Chips(1939)

NR
| 1h 54min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.9/5 (with 31 votes)

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

Port of Shadows(1938)

3.8/5 (with 66 votes)

Down a foggy, desolate road to the port city of Le Havre travels Jean, an army deserter looking for another chance to make good on life. Fate, however, has a different plan for him, as acts of both revenge and kindness render him front-page news.

Dark Victory(1939)

NR
| 1h 44min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 42 votes)

A flighty heiress discovers inner strength when she develops a brain tumor.

Little Women(1933)

1h 55min | Drama, Kids & Family
3.4/5 (with 34 votes)

Little Women is a coming-of-age drama tracing the lives of four sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. During the American Civil War, the girls father is away serving as a minister to the troops. The family, headed by their beloved Marmee, must struggle to make ends meet, with the help of their kind and wealthy neighbor, Mr. Laurence, and his high spirited grandson Laurie.

Queen Christina(1934)

3.5/5 (with 31 votes)

Queen Christina of Sweden is a popular monarch who is loyal to her country. However, when she falls in love with a Spanish envoy, she must choose between the throne and the man she loves.

Anna Karenina(1935)

1h 35min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 22 votes)

In 19th century Russia a woman in a respectable marriage to a doctor must grapple with her love for a dashing soldier.

A Farewell to Arms(1932)

1h 29min | Drama, Romance / Love, War
3.2/5 (with 34 votes)

A tale of the World War I love affair, begun in Italy, between American ambulance driver Lt. Frederic Henry and British nurse Catherine Barkley. Eventually separated by Frederic's transfer, tremendous challenges and difficult decisions face each as the war rages on.

Suez(1938)

2.3/5 (with 3 votes)

Ferdinand de Lesseps, disappointed in love, is sent as a junior diplomat to the Isthmus of Suez, and realizes it's just the place for a canal.

The Bitter Tea of General Yen(1933)

1h 28min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 19 votes)

An American missionary is gradually seduced by a courtly warlord holding her in Shanghai.

César(1936)

2h 21min | Comedy, Drama
3.9/5 (with 16 votes)

Honoré Panisse is dying, cheerfully, with friends, wife, and son at his side. He confesses to the priest in front of his friends; he insists that the doctor be truthful. But, he cannot bring himself to tell his son Césariot that his real father is Marius, the absent son of César, Césariot's godfather. Panisse leaves that to Fanny, the lad's mother. Dissembling that he's off to see a friend, Césariot then seeks Marius, now a mechanic in Toulon. Posing as a journalist, Césariot spends time with Marius and leaves believing tales he is a petty thief. Only after the truth comes out can Marius, Fanny, César, and Césariot step beyond the falsehoods, benign though they may be.

The Miracle Woman(1931)

1h 30min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 11 votes)

After an unappreciated minister dies, his daughter loses her faith in God, prompting her to open a phony temple with a con man. Can the love of a blind aviator restore her faith and happiness?

Directed by Frank Capra - With Barbara Stanwyck, David Manners, Beryl Mercer, Sam Hardy, Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham, Al Stewart, ...

The Good Earth(1937)

NR
| 2h 19min | Drama, History, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 18 votes)

China, during the rule of the Qing Dynasty. The arranged marriage between Wang Lung, a humble farmer, and O-Lan, a domestic slave, will endure the many hardships of life over the years; but the temptations of a fragile prosperity will endanger their love and the survival of their entire family.

Stingaree(1934)

1h 17min | Comedy, Drama, Adventure
3.0/5 (with 3 votes)

A young lady named Hilda who works as a servant for the wealthy Clarksons, sheep farmers, and dreams of being a great singer. An upcoming visit by Sir Julian, a famous composer arriving from London, drives jealous Mrs. Clarkson (an interfering biddy who fancies she can sing - but can't) to send away Hilda, so he doesn't hear Hilda has a good voice. Meanwhile, an infamous outlaw named Stingaree has just arrived in town and kidnaps Sir Julian, then poses as him at the Clarksons, where he meets Hilda a few hours before she is to leave.

Romeo and Juliet(1936)

3.0/5 (with 8 votes)

Young love is poisoned by a generations long feud between two noble families.

Under Eighteen(1931)

1h 20min | Drama, Romance / Love
4.0/5 (with 2 votes)

Working girl Margie Evans has decided there are two kinds of opportunities for a slum kid during the Depression: Those you make and those you take. Determined to help her family out of its financial bind, she is ready to do both after she shows up at the penthouse pool bash of a wealthy playboy.

Dishonored(1931)

G
| 1h 31min | Drama, War, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 14 votes)

The Austrian Secret Service sends its most seductive agent to spy on the Russians.

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