Most Popular Pre War Movies and TV Shows
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3. The Remains of the Day (1993)
PG | 134 min | Drama, Romance
A butler, Stevens (Sir Anthony Hopkins), who sacrificed body and soul to service in the years leading up to World War II realizes too late how misguided his loyalty was to his lordly employer.
Votes: 58,235 | Gross: $22.95M
4. Bright Young Things (2003)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, War
An adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's novel "Vile Bodies", is a look into the lives of a young novelist, his would-be lover, and a host of young people who beautified London in the 1930s.
Votes: 4,838 | Gross: $0.93M
5. From Here to Eternity (1953)
Passed | 118 min | Drama, Romance, War
In Hawaii in 1941, 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.
Votes: 39,652 | Gross: $30.50M
6. 1900 (1976)
Unrated | 317 min | Drama, History
The epic tale of a class struggle in twentieth century Italy, as seen through the eyes of two childhood friends on opposing sides.
7. Tea with Mussolini (1999)
PG | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, War
An orphaned Italian boy is raised among a circle of British and American women living in Mussolini's Italy before and during the Second World War.
Votes: 10,408 | Gross: $14.35M
8. The Gathering Storm (2002 TV Movie)
G | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History
9. Christopher and His Kind (2011 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
How real-life British-American author Christopher Isherwood and his German boyfriend Heinz met and fell in love during the 1930s and the rise of Nazism.
10. The Man Who Cried (2000)
R | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A young refugee traveling from Russia to America in search of her lost father falls for a gypsy horseman.
Votes: 13,626 | Gross: $0.74M
11. Delta of Venus (1995)
R | 102 min | Drama
A struggling American writer (England) and a fellow American expatriate (Mandylor) begin a sordid affair among the chaos and discord of 1940 Paris, France on the brink of World War II.
Votes: 1,701 | Gross: $0.06M
12. Good (2008)
R | 92 min | Drama, Romance, War
John Halder, a German literature professor in the 1930s, is initially reluctant to accept the ideas of the Nazi Party. He is pulled in different emotional directions by his wife, mother, mistress and Jewish friend.
Votes: 6,475 | Gross: $0.02M
13. Mother Night (1996)
R | 114 min | Drama, Romance, War
An American spy behind the lines during WWII serves as a Nazi propagandist, a role he cannot escape in his future life as he can never reveal his real role in the war.
Votes: 4,676 | Gross: $0.39M
15. Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)
PG-13 | 126 min | Drama
Set during World War II, an upper-class family begins to fall apart due to the conservative nature of the patriarch and the progressive values of his children.
Votes: 2,633 | Gross: $7.70M
16. The Girl of Your Dreams (1998)
R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama
A company of Spanish movie makers leaves Franco's Spain and moves to Hitler's Germany to make a film in co-production. Soon some problems start to arise...
18. As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me (2001)
TV-G | 158 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
At the end of WW2, a German POW doing hard labor in the Soviet Gulag escapes from his Siberian camp to return to Germany but he's pursued by a Soviet NKVD officer.
19. Gran bollito (1977)
115 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Lea, a mature Neapolitan woman who runs a box office in the Lotto in a northern city, has had thirteen children, but all but one have died from abortion or after a few months of life. The ... See full summary »
20. Occupation in 26 Pictures (1978)
116 min | Drama, Romance, War
Three young men - a Croat, an Italian, and a Jew - are the best friends in pre-WW2 Dubrovnik. When their country is occupied by Nazis and their cronies, the idyllic city becomes a place of ... See full summary »
21. Singapore (1947)
Passed | 79 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
After WW2, an American skipper returns to Singapore to recuperate his hidden stash of pearls and to search for his sweetheart who disappeared during a Japanese attack in 1942.
22. Whoops Apocalypse (1982– )
30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
A light-hearted look at the final week before doomsday. American President Johnny Cyclops is trying to run a re-election campaign while dealing with the Russians, a deposed Shah needing to ... See full summary »
23. Group Portrait with a Lady (1977)
107 min | Drama, History, Romance
The story follows the life of a regular German women Leni Gruyten during 1930s and 1940s. Through her interactions with friends, family and other people she knows, the regular folks' perception of the Nazi era is shown.
24. A Slave of Love (1976)
Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Olga Voznesenskaya is a silent screen star whose pictures are so popular that underground revolutionaries risk capture to see them. She's in southern Russia filming a tear-jerker as the ... See full summary »
25. Great Day in the Morning (1956)
Approved | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A Confederate drifter wins a hotel-saloon at poker in Denver but two rival female admirers, local Union sympathizers, Southern gold miners and an orphaned boy complicate his life.
26. The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty (1927)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, History
In May 1913 the Romanov Dynasty celebrates its 300th anniversary at the Russian throne. The last emperor in the long line is Tsar Nicholas II. He rules over a country with huge social and ... See full summary »
27. Venice (2010)
110 min | Drama
Marek is in his early teens and dreams of going to Venice. Although the war makes his plans highly unlikely, the boy won't let his dreams drift away too easily.
28. The Nazis Strike (1943)
Not Rated | 41 min | Documentary, Short, War
The official World War II US government account of Nazi international aggression leading up to the British and French declarations of war.
29. Tango Argentino (1992)
91 min | Drama, Music
A boy who is helping lonely, elderly people revives their urge to live and receives in return their love and understanding, which have been denied to him by his parents.
31. Jutro idziemy do kina (2007 TV Movie)
85 min | Drama, Romance, War
Just as three high-school graduates get to the brink of adulthood, the outbreak of World War Two destroys all their dreams and plans forever.
32. Wherever You Are... (1988)
106 min | Drama, Romance, War
An Uruguayan diplomat brings his new wife with him on a business trip to Poland in the summer immediately preceding the outbreak of World War II.
33. Chip of the Flying U (1939)
Passed | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
Duncan is secretly shipping explosives by ship and needs the Flying U ranch which has shore access. Chip breaks up his murder and robbery attempts and eventually captures two of his ... See full summary »
35. Tüzoltó utca 25. (1973)
Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, History, Romance
Hungary's postwar history told through the dreams, nightmares, and memories of the inhabitants of an old house on the eve of it's destruction.
37. The Devil's Lieutenant (1984 TV Movie)
206 min | Drama, History
In the pre-WWI Austro-Hungarian Empire, an older officer (Capt. Kunze) investigates a brilliant junior officer (Lt. Dorfrichter) suspected of complicity in a murder by poisoning.
38. The Prince and the Dybbuk (2017)
82 min | Documentary, Biography
Michal Waszynski was buried in Rome as a wealthy Polish aristocrat. But this mysterious man, who was Poland's leading 1930s filmmaker, had a lot of secrets and directed his own life in a brilliant way.
39. Matka Królów (1987)
127 min | Drama, History, War
Made in 1982, shelved for five years. Story opens with Lucja Krol's husband under the tram. She gives birth to her fourth son on the floor of their new apartment. Neighbor Wiktor, a ... See full summary »
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography
The profile of controversial journalist George Seldes and a piercing examination of America's news media. Narrated by Susan Sarandon, with readings of writings by Ed Asner, this Academy ... See full summary »
42. Wohin und zurück - Teil 1: An uns glaubt Gott nicht mehr - Ferry oder Wie es war (1982 TV Movie)
109 min | Drama
After his father is murdered by the Nazis in 1938, a young Viennese Jew named Ferry Tobler flees to Prague, where he joins forces with another expatriate and a sympathetic Czech relief ... See full summary »
44. Border G-Man (1938)
Passed | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Government agent Jim Galloway is sent undercover to investigate shifty businessman Louis Rankin for violations of the Neutrality Act, a law forbidding the exporting of troops and war ... See full summary »
45. Secret Agent of Japan (1942)
Passed | 72 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Kay Murdock (Lynn Bari) strolls into the Dixie Bar in Shanghai on November 1, 1941 and asks the bartender for a letter addressed to Captain Larsen, and is referred to Roy Bonnell (Preston ... See full summary »
46. The Wandering Jew (II) (1933)
Passed | 68 min | Drama, War
A German-Jewish artist encounters German anti-semitism when his masterpiece is rejected by the Berlin Academy of Art. Later, the figure in the painting comes to life and tells him the ... See full summary »
48. The Tanks Are Coming (1941)
Passed | 20 min | Short, Comedy
Educational short about the status of battle tanks and tankist training in the American Army in pre-War 1941, featuring a comical Army trainee from the Bronx.
50. General Nuisance (1941)
Approved | 17 min | Short, Comedy, Romance
A millionaire falls for an army nurse, who tells him she likes men in uniform. So he enlists at Camp Cluster. She still has no time for him, so he figures out how to get into the hospital ... See full summary »