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Movies Set in 1950

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The Devil All the Time(2020)

R
| 2h 18min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 959 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.

Directed by Antonio Campos

Operation Chromite(2016)

R
| 1h 51min | History, Drama, War, Action
2.9/5 (with 70 votes)

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

Raging Bull(1980)

R
| 2h 9min | Drama, History
4.0/5 (with 1,471 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.

The Master(2012)

R
| 2h 17min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 1,057 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.

Trumbo(2015)

R
| 2h 4min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 597 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.

Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War(2004)

R
| 2h 29min | Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
4.0/5 (with 221 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 Notorious Bettie Page(2005)

R
| 1h 31min | Comedy, Drama
3.2/5 (with 52 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.

Vera Drake(2004)

2h 5min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 107 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.

Invisible Life(2019)

2h 19min | Drama
4.0/5 (with 92 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.

Directed by Karim Aïnouz

Get on Up(2014)

PG-13
| 2h 19min | Drama, Music
3.4/5 (with 190 votes)

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

Pollock(2000)

R
| 2h 2min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 106 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.

An American Rhapsody(2001)

PG-13
| 1h 46min | Drama, Kids & Family
3.2/5 (with 19 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.

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Snow Falling on Cedars(1999)

3.1/5 (with 45 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.

The Deep Blue Sea(2011)

R
| 1h 38min | Drama, Romance / Love
2.9/5 (with 92 votes)

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

Stone of Destiny(2008)

1h 36min | Drama, Crime
3.4/5 (with 22 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.

Battle of Jangsari(2019)

NR
| 1h 44min | Drama, History, War
3.1/5 (with 17 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 Game of Their Lives(2005)

PG
| 1h 41min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 21 votes)

Based on a true story, this film tells the tale of the 1950 US soccer team who, against all odds, beat England 1 - 0 in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Although no US team has yet won a World Cup title, this story is about the family traditions and passions which shaped the lives of the players who made up this team of underdogs.

Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing(1955)

NR
| 1h 42min | Drama, Romance / Love, War
3.1/5 (with 29 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.

Honeydripper(2007)

2h 4min | Drama, Music
3.0/5 (with 11 votes)

In 1950s Alabama, the owner of the Honeydripper juke joint finds his business dropping off and against his better judgment, hires a young electric guitarist in a last ditch effort to draw crowds during harvest time.

Directed by John Sayles - With Danny Glover, Keb' Mo', Mable John, Kel Mitchell

MacArthur(1977)

PG
| 2h 10min | Drama, History, War
3.1/5 (with 24 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 Front Line(2011)

2h 13min | Drama, Action, War
3.6/5 (with 64 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. But he gets spiraled into the war that’s more terrifying than death itself when he meets his friend Kim, who has transformed into a war machine, and his unit. As the countdown for ceasefire begins, both sides become more vicious, resulting in deaths of countless lives until the last man could claim the land.

Directed by Jang Hoon - With Shin Ha-kyun, Go Soo

Set Fire to the Stars(2014)

1h 37min | Drama, History
2.9/5 (with 10 votes)

An aspiring poet in 1950s New York has his ordered world shaken when he embarks on a week-long retreat to save his hell raising hero, Dylan Thomas.

71: Into the Fire(2010)

2h | War
3.5/5 (with 45 votes)

A civil war broke out in the 1950s between North and South Korea which changed the country forever. 71: Into the Fire centers on the struggles of 71 student soldiers who fought through the Korean War. Using real people and events based on the opening moves of the Battle of P'ohang-dong, the film exposes the personal and physical conflicts that these students faced when finding themselves on the last line of defense at P'ohang-dong Girl's Middle School against the NKPA's advancement, needing to hold out until back up from other Korean troops and the Allies arrived.

Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm(1951)

G
| 1h 20min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 3 votes)

The Kettles leave their ultra-modern home and return to the country looking for uranium. Ma and Tom's mother-in-law, Mrs. Parker, fight over whether their grandchild will be raised "hygiencially.".

The Brink's Job(1978)

1h 44min | Comedy, Crime
3.2/5 (with 15 votes)

In 1950, a group of unlikely criminal masterminds commits the robbery of the century. Led by Tony Pino (Peter Falk), a petty thief fresh out of prison, and Joe McGinnis (Peter Boyle), who specializes in planning lucrative capers, the gang robs Brink's main office in Boston of more than $2 million. However, things begin to go awry when the FBI gets involved, the cops start cracking down on the gang and McGinnis refuses to hand over the loot...

Silent Night, Bloody Night(1972)

R
| 1h 25min | Thriller, Horror, Mystery
2.5/5 (with 27 votes)

A man inherits a mansion, which once was a mental home. He visits the place and begins to investigate some crimes that happened in old times, scaring the people living in the region.

Scandal(1950)

1h 44min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 21 votes)

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

Madadayo(1993)

2h 14min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 27 votes)

This film tells the story of professor Uehida Hyakken-sama (1889-1971), in Gotemba, around the forties. He was a university professor until an air raid, when he left to become a writer and has to live in a hut. His mood has hardly changed, not by the change nor by time.

Battle Hymn(1957)

1h 49min | Drama, War
3.3/5 (with 5 votes)

Battle Hymn was inspired by the true story of American minister Dean Hess, played here with rare sensitivity by Rock Hudson. A bomber pilot during World War II, Hess inadvertently releases a bomb which destroys a German orphanage. Tortured by guilt, Hess relocates in Korea after the war to offer his services as a missionary. Combining the best elements of Christianity and Eastern spiritualism, Hess establishes a large home for orphans. The preacher's efforts are threatened when the Korean "police action" breaks out in 1950.

When Father Was Away on Business(1985)

2h 16min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 35 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.

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