Most Popular "Great Depression" Titles
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1. 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.
Votes: 378,221 | Gross: $40.22M
2. 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.
Votes: 463,840 | Gross: $127.49M
3. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Not Rated | 129 min | Crime, Drama
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.
4. 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.
Votes: 232,702 | Gross: $97.03M
5. The King's Speech (2010)
R | 118 min | Biography, Drama
The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.
Votes: 510,069 | Gross: $138.80M
7. 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 the mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann Darrow.
Votes: 318,239 | Gross: $218.05M
8. 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.
10. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
PG-13 | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.
Votes: 227,104 | Gross: $45.51M
12. 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.
Votes: 177,682 | Gross: $159.60M
15. 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.
Votes: 149,336 | Gross: $61.64M
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...
Votes: 108,529 | Gross: $1.53M
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.
Votes: 32,196 | Gross: $5.10M
20. 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.
22. Hoffa (1992)
R | 140 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The story of the notorious American labor union figure Jimmy Hoffa, who organizes a bitter strike, makes deals with organized crime, and mysteriously disappears in 1975.
Votes: 17,281 | Gross: $24.28M
24. 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.
25. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Not Rated | 129 min | Drama, History
A poor Midwest family is forced off of their land. They travel to California, suffering the misfortunes of the homeless in the Great Depression.
26. King Kong (1933)
Unrated | 100 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
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. He is then captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition.
27. 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.
Votes: 34,445 | Gross: $63.84M
28. 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.
29. 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.
Votes: 22,264 | Gross: $12.29M
30. 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.
Votes: 57,981 | Gross: $120.15M
33. 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.
35. 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. 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.
Votes: 19,286 | Gross: $9.18M
39. A Good Woman (2004)
PG | 93 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance
While retaining her secret identity, the illustrious Mrs. Erlynne (Hunt) saves Lady Windemere (Johansson) from making a grand social faux-pas with the scoundrelly Lord Darlington (Moore).
Votes: 9,696 | Gross: $0.22M
40. This Property Is Condemned (1966)
Unrated | 110 min | Drama, Romance
A railroad official, Owen Legate comes to Dodson, Mississippi to shut down much of the town's railway (town's main income). Owen unexpectedly finds love with Dodson's flirt and main ... See full summary »
41. Annie (1999 TV Movie)
Unrated | 90 min | Family, Comedy, Musical
A little orphan girl catches the attention of a kind man named Mr. Warbucks, who wants to adopt her, but the cruel, strict orphanage owner has a scheme to keep Annie - and her reward money.
43. 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.
Votes: 10,085 | Gross: $14.24M
44. Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken (1991)
G | 88 min | Drama, Family, Romance
Thrilled by a performance she sees at a fair, Sonora (Gabrielle Anwar) tries to land a spot as a daredevil who rides horses off of high dives. With the help of Al Carver (Michael ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,886 | Gross: $7.30M
46. Fantasia 2000 (1999)
G | 74 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
An update of the original film with new interpretations of great works of classical music.
Votes: 27,788 | Gross: $60.51M
48. 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.
Votes: 4,752 | Gross: $17.66M
49. The Identical (2014)
PG | 107 min | Drama, Music
Twin brothers are unknowingly separated at birth; one of them becomes an iconic rock 'n' roll star, while the other struggles to balance his love for music and pleasing his father.
Votes: 1,989 | Gross: $2.82M