Most Popular "Great Depression" Titles
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1. The Sting (1973)
PG | 129 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
In Chicago in September 1936, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker.
2. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Crime, Music
In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.
3. There Will Be Blood (2007)
R | 158 min | Drama
A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.
4. Road to Perdition (2002)
R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Bonds of loyalty are put to the test when a hitman's son witnesses what his father does for a living.
5. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
PG-13 | 166 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
6. King Kong (2005)
PG-13 | 187 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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 leading lady Ann Darrow.
7. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Not Rated | 129 min | Drama
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice.
8. Public Enemies (2009)
R | 140 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.
9. Serena (I) (2014)
R | 109 min | Drama, Romance
In Depression-era North Carolina, the future of George Pemberton's timber empire becomes complicated when he marries Serena.
10. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
PG | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.
12. Citizen Kane (1941)
Approved | 119 min | Drama, Mystery
Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.
13. Chinatown (1974)
R | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption and murder.
14. Cinderella Man (2005)
PG-13 | 144 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.
16. Carnivàle (2003–2005)
TV-MA | 55 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
During the Great Depression, an Oklahoma farm boy and a charismatic minister learn that they are key players in a proxy war being fought between Heaven and Hell.
17. Dogville (2003)
R | 178 min | Crime, Drama
A woman on the run from the mob is reluctantly accepted in a small Colorado town. In exchange, she agrees to work for them. As a search visits town, she finds out that their support has a price. Yet her dangerous secret is never far away...
18. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Approved | 111 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A somewhat romanticized account of the career of the notoriously violent bank robbing couple and their gang.
19. Of Mice and Men (1992)
PG-13 | 115 min | Drama
Two drifters, one a gentle but slow giant, try to make money working the fields during the Depression so they can fulfill their dreams.
20. Life (I) (1999)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
The story of wrongfully convicted men (Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence) who discover the value of life after serving 65 years in prison.
21. Cabaret (1972)
PG | 124 min | Drama, Musical
A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them.
22. King Kong (1933)
Unrated | 100 min | Adventure, Fantasy
A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde star. Then he's captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition.
23. The Ultimate Life (2013)
PG | 105 min | Drama, Romance
A billionaire with questionable priorities re-examines his life after discovering his grandfather's journal.
24. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Not Rated | 129 min | Drama
A poor Midwest family is forced off of their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.
25. Mildred Pierce (2011 TV Mini-Series)
TV-MA | 336 min | Drama
Divorced single mom Mildred Pierce decides to open a restaurant business, which tears at the already-strained relationship with her ambitious elder daughter, Veda.
26. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery.
27. Seabiscuit (2003)
PG-13 | 140 min | Drama, History, Sport
True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.
28. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)
PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Romance
Guinevere Pettigrew, a middle-aged London governess, finds herself unfairly dismissed from her job. An attempt to gain new employment catapults her into the glamorous world and dizzying social whirl of an American actress and singer, Delysia Lafosse.
29. Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995)
R | 91 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Carl Panzram is sent to Leavenworth Prison for burglary. While there, he is brutally beaten by a guard. Neophyte guard Henry Lesser feels sympathy for Panzram, befriends him, and gets him ... See full summary »
30. The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sport
A down-and-out golfer attempts to recover his game and his life with help from a mystical caddy.
32. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
The sensuous wife of a lunch wagon proprietor and a rootless drifter begin a sordidly steamy affair and conspire to murder her Greek husband.
34. Paper Moon (1973)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
During the Great Depression, a con man finds himself saddled with a young girl who may or may not be his daughter, and the two forge an unlikely partnership.
36. United Passions (2014)
110 min | Drama, History, Sport
Follows the passing of the FIFA baton through three association presidents: Jules Rimet, Joao Havelange, and Sepp Blatter.
38. L.A. Noire (2011 Video Game)
M | Action, Crime, Drama
You play a LAPD detective in late 1940s Los Angeles as you discover dark goings on in the city.
39. Annie (1999 TV Movie)
Unrated | 90 min | Family, Comedy, Musical
Eleven-year-old Annie has been living in an orphanage her whole life run by cruel Miss Hannigan. After unsuccessful escape attempts, Grace Farrell comes to take the child home to live two ... See full summary »
40. Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991)
G | 88 min | Drama, Family, Romance
This is the story of Sonora Webster, a teenage runaway during the Depression. Her life's ambition is to travel to Atlantic City, where "all your dreams come true." After leaving home she ... See full summary »
41. Amelia (2009)
PG | 111 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world.
42. Get Low (2009)
PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Mystery
A movie spun out of equal parts folk tale, fable and real-life legend about the mysterious, 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party... while he was still alive.
43. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
Approved | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Longfellow Deeds, a simple-hearted Vermont tuba player, inherits a fortune and has to contend with opportunist city slickers.
46. They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)
M | 129 min | Drama
The lives of a disparate group of contestants intertwine in an inhumanely grueling dance marathon.
47. Fantasia/2000 (1999)
G | 74 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
An update of the original film with new interpretations of great works of classical music.
Writers: Eric Goldberg, Hans Christian Andersen, Joe Grant, Perce Pearce, Carl Fallberg, Gaëtan Brizzi, Paul Brizzi, Don Hahn, David Reynolds, Irene Mecchi, Elena Driskill | Directors: James Algar, Gaëtan Brizzi, Paul Brizzi, Hendel Butoy, Francis Glebas, Eric Goldberg, Don Hahn, Pixote Hunt | Stars: James Levine, Steve Martin, Leopold Stokowski, Ralph Grierson
48. Trumbo (2007)
PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Biography
Through a focus on the life of Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976), this film examines the effects on individuals and families of a congressional pursuit of Hollywood Communists after World War II. ... See full summary »
50. Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)
G | 101 min | Drama, Family
Set in Cincinnati at the height of the Great Depression, Kit Kittredge, a resourceful young girl, helps her mother run a boardinghouse after her father loses his job.