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American Madness
American Madness
By Capra, Frank
2011-10 - Sony Pictures Home Enter
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During the height of the Great Depression a populist bank present is saved from financial ruin by his small depositors.

Bound for Glory
Bound for Glory
By Ashby, Hal
2006-04 - Tcfhe/MGM
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Folk singer Woody Guthrie tours Depression-era work camps and spreads his word by radio. …More

Cinderella Man
Cinderella Man
By Howard, Ron
2010-08 - Universal Home Video
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Set in New York and New Jersey during the Great Depression, this is the true story of heavyweight boxer Jim Braddock. After his boxing career hits rock bottom, Jim struggles to make ends meet by taking odd jobs at the dock. When a fortuitous chain of events lands Jim back in the ring for a sceond chance, he makes the most of it by regaining his championship form. …More

Cradle Will Rock
Cradle Will Rock
By Robbins, Tim
2006-05 - Buena Vista Home Entertainment
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As labor strikes break out throughout the country during the 1930's, the art and theater world of NYC is a growing cultural revolution. Nelson Rockefeller commissions Diego Rivera to paint the lobby of his headquarters, an Italian propagandist is giving away Da Vincis, and a young Orson Welles defies a court order to perform his controversial musical. Based on a true story. …More

The Grapes of Wrath
The Grapes of Wrath
By Ford, John
2007-12 - Twentieth Century-Fox
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This moving Depression-era social drama based on John Steinbeck's novel, follows the hopeful migration of works from the Oklahoma dust bowl through their subsequent disillusionment upon reaching California, the promised land. …More

Hard Times
Hard Times
By Hill, Walter
2013-12 - Sony Pictures Home Enter
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Charles Bronson demonstrates exactly what tough is in this two-fisted action drama about a drifter suddenly caught up in the fight game during the Great Depression. Chaney, a down-on-his-luck loner, hops a freight train to New Orleans where, on the seedier side of town, he tries to make some quick money the only way he knows how-- with his fists.

Hard Times
Heroes for Sale
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A man stands up during a WWI battle and becomes a hero, but he doesn't get the credit. He becomes injuried and soon gets hooked on morphine, causing him to fall apart when he returns home. He eventually marries, but soon the Depression hits.

The Homecoming: A Christmas Story
The Homecoming: A Christmas Story
By Hamner, Earl
2003-09 - Paramount
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Set on a Depression Christmas Eve in 1933, this heart-tugging story centers around the Waltons. They're a rural American family preparing to celebrate Christmas together. Though times are tough, love and sharing are abundant in this family. …More

Honkytonk Man
Honkytonk Man
By Eastwood, Clint
2010-02 - Warner Home Video
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A 1930s country singer tries to reach Nashville sober, with his nephew, to audition at the Grand Ole Opry. …More

It Happened One Night
It Happened One Night
By Capra, Frank
2014-11 - Criterion Collections
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Peter Warne is a hard-bitten reporter who falls for a runaway heiress, Ellie Andrews, on a rural bus trip. …More

The Journey of Natty Gann
The Journey of Natty Gann
By Kagan, Jeremy Paul
2002-05 - Buena Vista Home Entertainment
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Set in Chicago during the Great Depression, this inspirational story is about a young girl's search for her father after he is forced to suddenly travel west to take on a job. Along the way, she is befriended by a young drifter with whom she develops a romantic attachment. …More

Kansas City
Kansas City
By Altman, Robert
2005-02 - New Line Cinema Corporation
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Hoping to get her hoodlum husband back, a desperate '30s woman kidnaps a politician's wife. …More

Make Way for Tomorrow
Make Way for Tomorrow
By McCarey, Leo
2010-02 - Criterion Collections
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An elderly couple are at the mercy of their children, who consider them a burden. Directed by Leo McCarey. …More

Modern Times
Modern Times
By Chaplin, Charlie
2003-07 - Warner Home Video
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In Chaplin's classic comedy of the Machine Age, a bolt tightener fails at everything but falling in love. …More

My Man Godfrey
My Man Godfrey
By Cava, Gregory La
2012-03 - Universal Home Video
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A Park Avenue socialite on a scavenger hunt finds a forgotten man and brings him home. Directed by Gregory La Cava. …More

O Brother, Where Art Thou?
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
By Coen, Joel
Director Coen, Ethan
2008-08 - Buena Vista Home Entertainment
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Ulysses Everett McGill escapes the chain gang with two fellow convicts, the simple and somewhat slow Delmar and ill-tempered Pete, to pursue the promise of hidden loot stashed in his house that is about to be swept away in a flood. On the way, the trio experience a journey filled with hilarious adventure and a cast of strange characters starting with a blind prophet who warns them that the …More

Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men
By Sinise, Gary
Other Sinise, Gary
2003-03 - Tcfhe/MGM
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During the Great Depression Lenny, a simple-minded man, and his cunning cousin George drift from job to job, and find trouble they can't escape in the form of the foreman's sexy wife. …More

Paper Moon
Paper Moon
By Bogdanovich, Peter
2013-05 - Warner Home Video
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Moses Pray, a smooth-talking con man is driving through depression-era Kansas with a carload of deluxe bibles and a list of newly widowed prospects for his line when he meets up with Addie, a cigarette-smoking, nine-year-old orphan who shows Moses a thing or two about cons. …More

Pennies from Heaven
Pennies from Heaven
By Ross, Herbert
2010-04 - Warner Home Video
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A sheet-music salesman escapes his wife, girlfriend and the Depression through his songs. Directed by Herbert Ross. …More

Places in the Heart
Places in the Heart
By Benton, Robert
Director Benton, Robert
Producer Hausman, Michael
2010-08 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
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In 1930's Southern U.S., a widow and her family try to run their cotton farm with the help of a disparate group of friends. …More

Rambling Rose
Rambling Rose
By Coolidge, Martha
2005-08 - Lions Gate Home Entertainment
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The rumors are true about a couple's new maid in 1935 Georgia. Directed by Martha Coolidge. From the Calder Willingham novel. …More

Sounder
Sounder
By Ritt, Martin
2008-11 - E1
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A sharecropper's wife keeps the family together after he goes to prison in 1930s Louisiana. Directed by Martin Ritt. …More

Sullivan's Travels
Sullivan's Travels
By Sturges, Preston, Jr.
Director Sturges, Preston, Jr.
2001-08 - Criterion Collections
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Hollywood director John Sullivan, tired of churning out comedies, decides to make a serious and socially responsible film about human suffering. Realizing he knows nothing of the subject matter, he hits the road as a hobo, where he finds a beautiful woman, and more trouble than he ever imagined. …More

They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
By Pollack, Sydney
Director Pollack, Sidney
2004-10 - Tcfhe/MGM
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Desperate people enter a dance marathon in Depression-era Chicago. Directed by Sydney Pollack. Best supporting Oscar for Gig Young. …More

To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
By Mulligan, Robert
2005-09 - Universal Home Video
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A widowed lawyer with two children defends a black man accused of raping a white woman in 1930s Alabama. Directed by Robert Mulligan. Best actor Oscar for Peck. …More

To Kill a Mockingbird
Wild Boys of the Road 
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Tom and Ed are high school students whose parents, thanks to the Depression, have lost their jobs. Wanting to help make money, they set off on the rails looking for work. They finally end up in New York and Ed thinks he might have found a job.

Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken
Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken
By Miner, Steve
2011-03 - Buena Vista Home Entertainment
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A 1930s runaway joins a carnival man's horse high-diving act, headed for tragedy in Atlantic City. …More