Keyword: 1930s

Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 100 minutes Release date: 03/06/2014
This is the tale of the adventures of Gustave H., a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the backdrop of a suddenly and dramatically changing continent.
Mummy Returns

The Mummy Returns (2001)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 129 minutes Release date: 05/03/2001
It is 1933, and eight years have passed since dashing legionnaire Rick O'Connell and fearless Egyptologist Evelyn fought for their lives against a 3000-year-old enemy named Imhotep. Rick and Evelyn are married now, raising their son Alex in London. A chain of events finds the mummy of Imhotep resurrected in the British Museum, walking the earth once more in his search for immortality. But another...
Seabiscuit

Seabiscuit (2003)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 140 minutes Release date: 07/24/2003
The tale of three lost men--Johnny "Red" Pollard, a young man whose spirit has been broken; Charle Howard, a millionaire who lost everything; and Tom Smith, a cowboy whose world was vanishing--who found each other and discovered hope in a down-and-out racehorse named Seabiscuit, who took them and the nation on the ride of a lifetime.
Atonement

Atonement (2007)

Rated: R Runtime: 122 minutes Release date: 12/06/2007
In 1935, 13-year-old fledgling writer Briony Tallis and her family live a life of wealth and privilege in their enormous mansion. On the warmest day of the year, the country estate takes on an unsettling hothouse atmosphere, stoking Briony's vivid imagination. Robbie Turner, the educated son of the family's housekeeper, carries a torch for Briony's headstrong older sister, Cecilia. Cecilia, he...
Hugo

Hugo (2011)

Rated: PG Runtime: 127 minutes Release date: 11/22/2011
When his father dies, little Hugo is left with nothing but a gift for fixing watches and a broken automaton. With the help of a kind girl and a heartbroken filmmaker, Hugo will solve a mystery that will change his life.
Walk the Line

Walk the Line (2005)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 135 minutes Release date: 11/17/2005
In 1955, a tough, skinny guitar-slinger who called himself J.R. Cash walked into the soon-to-be-famous Sun Studios in Memphis. It was a moment that would have an indelible effect on American culture. With his driving freight-train chords, steel-eyed intensity and a voice as deep and black as night, Cash sang blistering songs of heartache and survival that were gutsy, full of real life and unlike...
Gosford Park

Gosford Park (2001)

Rated: R Runtime: 137 minutes Release date: 12/25/2001
It is November 1932. Gosford Park is the magnificent country estate to which Sir William McCordle and his wife, Lady Sylvia, gather relations and friends for a weekend shooting party. They have invited an eclectic group including a countess, a World War I hero, the British matinee idol Ivor Novello and an American film producer who makes Charlie Chan movies. As the guests assemble in the gilded...
Raiders of the Lost Ark

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Rated: PG Runtime: 115 minutes Release date: 06/11/1981
Archeologist and university professor Indiana Jones must retrieve the mythic Lost Ark of the Covenant before it gets into the hands of Adolf Hitler who plans on using its power to guarantee his global conquest.
Cradle Will Rock

Cradle Will Rock (1999)

Rated: R Runtime: 132 minutes Release date: 12/07/1999
The story of the staging of Marc Blitzstein's 1937 musical "The Cradle Will Rock", which the government placed an injunction against. The actors led the audience through New York to another venue and acted in the auditorium without props or costumes, just one action during the charged Depression-era in which Orson Welles and John Houseman's theatrical collaborations pushed artistic and political...
Cloud Atlas

Cloud Atlas (2012)

Rated: R Runtime: 172 minutes Release date: 10/25/2012
Drama, mystery, action and enduring love thread through a single story that unfolds in multiple timelines over the span of 500 years. Characters meet and reunite from one life to the next. Born and reborn. As the consequences of their actions and choices impact one another through the past, the present and the distant future, one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and a single act of...
Little Ashes

Little Ashes (2009)

Rated: R Runtime: 112 minutes Release date: 05/07/2009
In 1922 Madrid, bohemian lifestyles are flourishing - from the arrival of jazz music to the en vogue teachings of Sigmund Freud. As the tale opens, Salvador Dali is only 18, but his dreams of artistic glory lie poised in front of him; his outré personality and social attitudes soon draw the full-fledged attention of two from the in-crowd - Lorca and Buñuel. For a temporary period, the three...
Australia

Australia (2008)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 155 minutes Release date: 11/25/2008
In Australia, on the brink of World War II, an English aristocrat travels to the faraway continent, where she meets a rough-hewn local and reluctantly agrees to join forces with him to save the land she inherited. Together, they embark upon a transforming journey across hundreds of miles of the world's most beautiful yet unforgiving terrain, only to still face the bombing of the city of Darwin by...
King's Speech

The King's Speech (2010)

Rated: R Runtime: 118 minutes Release date: 11/25/2010
After the death of his father King George V and the scandalous abdication of King Edward VIII, Bertie who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life, is suddenly crowned King George VI of England. With his country on the brink of war and in desperate need of a leader, his wife, Elizabeth, the future Queen Mother, arranges for her husband to see an eccentric speech therapist...
Painted Veil

The Painted Veil (2006)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 125 minutes Release date: 12/19/2006
In the 1920s, a young English couple--Walter, a middle class doctor and Kitty, an upper-class woman--get married for the wrong reasons and relocate to Shanghai, where she falls in love with someone else. When he uncovers her infidelity, in an act of vengeance, he accepts a job in a remote village in China ravaged by a deadly epidemic, and takes her along. Their journey brings meaning to their...
Radio Days

Radio Days (1987)

Rated: PG Runtime: 85 minutes Release date: 01/29/1987
Joe grew up in a Jewish-American family in Rockaway Beach in Queens, New York during the Golden Age of Radio. Joe recalls how radio influenced his formative years from the late 1930s through New Year's Eve, 1944. Stories of the effect of favorite radio shows on his family members are recounted, as is Joe's love of adventure shows which colored his daydreams and shaped the way he viewed reality as...
Everyone's Hero

Everyone's Hero (2006)

Rated: G Runtime: 86 minutes Release date: 09/14/2006
A young boy finds himself at an extraordinary crossroads: He has a chance to be a hero--and make a difference against incredible odds--or he can play it safe. With faith in himself instilled by his family, he teams up with a sassy young girl and some off-the-wall sidekicks and embarks on a sometimes perilous, often funny, cross-country quest. In the process, he restores his family's honor...
Wind Rises

The Wind Rises (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 126 minutes Release date: 11/07/2013
This biographical film is about the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man responsible for the design and creation of the famous Japanese World War II Zero Fighter aircraft. Inspired by the aesthetics of design and the freedom of flying, Jiro pursues a life dedicated to the creation of a beautiful aircraft. Jiro's childhood is filled with dreams of engineering and, in adulthood, he creates an elegant...
Burnt By the Sun

Burnt By the Sun (1995)

Rated: R Runtime: 134 minutes Release date: 04/20/1995
A long summer day in 1936. Colonel Kotov, an aging military hero of the Bolshevik revolution, is enjoying the sweet life in his country house, together with his captivating young wife Maroussia, their six-year-old daughter, and numerous family members and friends. Into this idyllic setting enters Dimitri, a young man who was Maroussia's lover a decade ago, before leaving under mysterious...
Dogville

Dogville (2004)

Rated: R Runtime: 178 minutes Release date: 03/25/2004
The beautiful fugitive, Grace, arrives in the isolated township of Dogville on the run from a team of gangsters. With some encouragement from Tom, the self-appointed town spokesman, the little community agrees to hide her and in return, Grace agrees to work for them. However, when a search sets in, the people of Dogville demand a better deal in exchange for the risk of harbouring poor Grace and...
Manderlay

Manderlay (2006)

Rated: None Runtime: 133 minutes Release date: 01/26/2006
Manderlay lay on a lonely plain somewhere in the deep south of the USA. It was in the year of 1933 that Grace and her father had left the township of Dogville behind them. Grace's father and his army of villains had spent the entire winter seeking out new hunting grounds in vain, and now they were heading south in one last attempt to find a favorable location in which to take up residence. By...
Children of Huang Shi

The Children of Huang Shi (2008)

Rated: R Runtime: 114 minutes Release date: 05/22/2008
In war-torn 1930's China, a young English journalist, an American nurse and the leader of a Chinese partisan group who meet in desperate and unexpected circumstances. Together they rescue 60-orphaned, children leading them on an extraordinary journey, across hundreds of miles of treacherous terrain, through snow-covered mountains and an unforgiving desert. Along the way they discover the true...
Green Mile

The Green Mile (1999)

Rated: R Runtime: 187 minutes Release date: 12/09/1999
A story told in flashback and narrarted by Paul Edgecomb, now living in an old-age home six decades after working as the head guard on Death Row at a Southen Prison named Cold Mountain Penitentiary. Travelling back to 1935, during the Great Depression, the former prison guard, Edgecomb, reflects on how he developed a poignant, unusual relationship with this one inmate, sentenced to Death Row, who...
Water

Water (2006)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 114 minutes Release date: 04/27/2006
In 1938 India an 8 year old girl, who barely even remembers her wedding and has little comprehension of her marriage, has just been widowed. Required by ancient Hindu laws to now leave society, she is brought to a dilapidated widow house or ashram where, according to custom, her hair will be shorn, her clothes exchanged for white robes and the rest of her life, until her death, will be spent in...
Ask the Dust

Ask the Dust (2006)

Rated: R Runtime: 117 minutes Release date: 03/09/2006
Set under the brutally sunny skies of Depression-era Los Angeles, a tale of obsession that focuses on a city both exotic and vulgar, glamorous and raunchy--a place of heat and dust. Full of imports--palm trees from Egypt and people from everywhere in search of health and wealth, fame and fortune--L. A. is the city of first and last resort, where all dreams are supposed to come true. So it is for...

Serena (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 09/18/2014
George Pemberton and his new bride, Serena, maintain a close watch over a burgeoning logging empire in Depression-era North Carolina, ruthlessly ruling the woodlands while fighting off the efforts of environmental activists to turn their land into a national park. However, when Serena learns that she is unable to bear children, and that George has fathered an illegitimate son with a local woman...