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Movies Set in 1950

Public list by WPS with 59 movies or TV shows/series

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Devotion(2022)

PG-13
| 2h 18min | War, Drama, Action
3.6/5 (with 240 votes)

The harrowing true story of two elite US Navy fighter pilots during the Korean War. Their heroic sacrifices would ultimately make them the Navy's most celebrated wingmen.

Raging Bull(1980)

R
| 2h 9min | Drama, History
4.0/5 (with 1,896 votes)

The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, whose violence and temper that led him to the top in the ring destroyed his life outside of it.

Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War(2004)

R
| 2h 29min | Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
4.0/5 (with 293 votes)

When two brothers are forced to fight in the Korean War, the elder decides to take the riskiest missions if it will help shield the younger from battle.

The Devil All the Time(2020)

R
| 2h 18min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 1,440 votes)

In Knockemstiff, Ohio and its neighboring backwoods, sinister characters converge around young Arvin Russell as he fights the evil forces that threaten him and his family.

The Volunteers: To the War(2023)

2h 21min | Drama, War, History
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

In the early days of the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949, New China was faced with "internal and external troubles". Since the outbreak of the Korean Civil War, the U.S. military has repeatedly provoked the border between China and North Korea, and civilians have been brutally bombed. In order to maintain the hard-won peace and long-term stability for generations, in October 1950, the Chinese People's Volunteers entered North Korea, and the "Resist US Aid Korea" war kicked off.

The Master(2012)

R
| 2h 17min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 1,303 votes)

Freddie, a volatile, heavy-drinking veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, finds some semblance of a family when he stumbles onto the ship of Lancaster Dodd, the charismatic leader of a new "religion" he forms after World War II.

71: Into the Fire(2010)

2h | War
3.7/5 (with 77 votes)

In August 1950, waiting for UN troops to arrive, the South Korean army assembled to protect Nakdong River. Only 71 student-soldiers are left behind to guard the city of Pohang. Now they are on a mission to defend the country from North Korean troops.

Operation Chromite(2016)

R
| 1h 51min | History, Drama, War, Action
2.9/5 (with 87 votes)

A squad of soldiers fight in the Korean War's crucial Battle of Incheon.

The Battle at Lake Changjin: Water Gate Bridge(2022)

2h 33min | War, History, Action, Drama
3.5/5 (with 21 votes)

In the follow-up to "The Battle At Lake Changjin", brothers Wu Qianli and Wu Wanli undertake a new task for the People's Volunteer Army, defending a bridge part of the American troops' escape route from the advancing Chinese.

Directed by Chen Kaige, Tsui Hark, Dante Lam - With Wu Jing, Jackson Yee, Duan Yihong, Zhang Hanyu

Battle of Jangsari(2019)

NR
| 1h 44min | Drama, History, War
3.5/5 (with 35 votes)

Korean War, September 1950. In order to fight the enemy forces based in the South of the peninsula, General MacArthur orders the start of the Incheon Landing Operation, deploying diversionary attacks in other locations. Without real military forces to spare, 772 very young Korean student soldiers, barely trained, are sent to Jangsari Beach, where they will face a heroic fate and discover the value of friendship. (A sequel to Operation Chromite, released in 2016.)

Directed by Kwak Kyung-taek - With Megan Fox, Choi Min-ho, Kim Myung-min, George Eads, Kwak Si-yang, Han Cheol-woo, ...

The Front Line(2011)

2h 13min | Drama, Action, War
3.6/5 (with 82 votes)

In 1951 ceasefire is declared, but two remaining armies fought their final battle on the front line Towards the end of the Korean War, a South Korean battalion is fiercely battling over a hill on the front line border against the North in order to capture a strategic point that would determine the new border between two nations. The ownership of this small patch of land would swap multiple times each day. Kang is dispatched to the front line in order to investigate the tacit case that’s been happening there.

Directed by Jang Hoon - With Shin Ha-kyun, Go Soo, Lee Je-hoon, Ryu Seung-su, Ko Chang-seok, Kim Ok-vin, ...

Invisible Life(2019)

2h 19min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 131 votes)

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1950. In the conservative home of the Gusmão family, Eurídice and Guida are two inseparable sisters who support each other. While Guida can share with her younger sister the details of her romantic adventures, Eurídice finds in her older sister the encouragement she needs to pursue her dream of becoming a professional pianist.

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Get on Up(2014)

PG-13
| 2h 19min | Drama, Music
3.4/5 (with 234 votes)

A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.

The Notorious Bettie Page(2005)

R
| 1h 31min | Comedy, Drama
3.2/5 (with 63 votes)

Bettie Page grew up in a conservative religious family in Tennessee and became a photo model sensation in 1950s New York. Bettie's legendary pin-up photos made her the target of a Senate investigation into pornography, and transformed her into an erotic icon who continues to enthrall fans to this day.

MacArthur(1977)

PG
| 2h 10min | Drama, History, War
3.1/5 (with 34 votes)

The film portrays MacArthur's (Gregory Peck) life from 1942, before the Battle of Bataan, to 1952, the time after he had been removed from his Korean War command by President Truman (Ed Flanders) for insubordination, and is recounted in flashback as he visits West Point.

The House on Telegraph Hill(1951)

NR
| 1h 33min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 25 votes)

Concentration camp survivor Victoria Kowelska finds herself involved in mystery, greed, and murder when she assumes the identity of a dead friend in order to gain passage to America.

Trumbo(2015)

R
| 2h 4min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 708 votes)

The career of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is halted by a witch hunt in the late 1940s when he defies the anti-communist HUAC committee and is blacklisted.

Madadayo(1993)

2h 14min | Drama, Comedy
3.7/5 (with 45 votes)

Based on the life of Hyakken Uchida, a Japanese author and academic. The film opens with him resigning his job as a German professor at the onset of WWII. The story is told mostly in vignettes as he is cared for by former students in his old age.

The Deep Blue Sea(2011)

R
| 1h 38min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.0/5 (with 120 votes)

The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.

Snow Falling on Cedars(1999)

3.1/5 (with 57 votes)

In the 1950s, a Japanese-American fisherman is suspected of killing his neighbour at sea — and race is a factor in the trial. So is reporter, Ishmael.

Vera Drake(2004)

2h 5min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 152 votes)

Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain – a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.

Pollock(2000)

R
| 2h 2min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 129 votes)

In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: "Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" The film is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has fittingly been called "an artist dedicated to concealment, a celebrity who nobody knew." As he struggled with self-doubt, engaging in a lonely tug-of-war between needing to express himself and wanting to shut the world out, Pollock began a downward spiral.

Khun Pan 3(2023)

2h 36min | Action, Fantasy, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 6 votes)

Sorcerer cop Khun Pan is persuaded to take on another dangerous mission. He is hunting down two bandits and uncovering a conspiracy that challenges everything, he believes in.

Directed by Kongkiat Khomsiri - With Ananda Everingham, Mario Maurer, Phakin Khamwilaisak, Arak Amornsupasiri

Scandal(1950)

1h 44min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 31 votes)

A celebrity photograph sparks a court case as a tabloid magazine spins a scandalous yarn over a painter and a famous singer.

Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing(1955)

NR
| 1h 42min | Drama, Romance / Love, War
3.1/5 (with 36 votes)

A widowed doctor of both Chinese and European descent falls in love with a married American correspondent in Hong Kong during China's Communist revolution.

Silent Night, Bloody Night(1972)

R
| 1h 25min | Thriller, Horror, Mystery
2.6/5 (with 34 votes)

On Christmas Eve 1950, Wilfred Butler dies in a burning accident outside his mansion in East Willard, Massachusetts. The residence is bequeathed to his grandson, Jeffrey. Twenty years later, lawyer John Carter arrives in East Willard on Christmas Eve with his assistant and mistress Ingrid, having been charged by Jeffrey (now registered as a patient in a mental asylum) to sell the house. The house, the town, even Jeffrey himself — all hold dark secrets that will be brought to light.

Directed by Theodore Gershuny - With Patrick O'Neal, James Patterson, Mary Woronov, John Carradine

An American Rhapsody(2001)

PG-13
| 1h 46min | Drama, Kids & Family
3.2/5 (with 28 votes)

A Hungarian family forced to flee the Communist country for the United States, must leave a young daughter behind. Six years later the family arranges to bring the absent daughter to the United States where she has trouble adjusting. The daughter then decides to travel to Budapest to discover her identity.

Stone of Destiny(2008)

1h 36min | Drama, Crime, Comedy
3.3/5 (with 31 votes)

Tells of the daring heist of The Stone of Destiny in the 1950s by a charming group of idealistic Scottish undergraduates, whose action rekindled Scottish nationalistic pride.

When Father Was Away on Business(1985)

2h 16min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 52 votes)

Tito's break-up with Stalin in 1948 marked the beginning of not only confusing, but also very dangerous years for many hard-core Yugoslav communists. A careless remark about the newspaper cartoon is enough for Mesha to join many arrested unfortunates. His family is now forced to cope with the situation and wait for his release from prison.

State Secret(1950)

3.3/5 (with 6 votes)

Visiting in England, an American surgeon Doctor John Marlowe is decoyed to a middle European country, and discovers the operation he is to perform is on the Vosnian dictator. When the latter dies, he is replaced by a look-alike, but Marlowe then becomes the object of a shoot-to-kill, vicious pursuit by the secret police of Vosnia since it is vital to Vosnia that the dictator's death does not become known. Fleeing, he seeks help from an actress, Lisa Robinson, and the two are harried across the countryside.

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