The 1930's in the 1970's

Bonnie and Clyde (1967) is what may have launched a five year cycle of films set in The Great Depression, a cycle that started in the early 70's, and winds up with the Woody Guthrie bio-pic Bound for Glory in 1976.

There was another handful of depression era films in the 1980's, and a smattering in each decade since, but here is a list focusing on the Hollywood films of the 1970's that portrayed life in depression era America.

  • They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
  • Bloody Mama
  • Boxcar Bertha
  • Sounder
  • Book of Numbers
  • Paper Moon
  • Emperor of the North Pole
  • Dillinger
  • The Sting
  • Thieves Like Us
  • Chinatown
  • The Day of the Locust
  • Hard Times
  • Bound for Glory