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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 1,022 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 71 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 1,505 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 1,080 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.

Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War(2004)

R
| 2h 29min | Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
4.0/5 (with 228 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.

Trumbo(2015)

R
| 2h 4min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 612 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.

The Notorious Bettie Page(2005)

R
| 1h 31min | Comedy, Drama
3.2/5 (with 54 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
3.7/5 (with 116 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.

The Deep Blue Sea(2011)

R
| 1h 38min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.0/5 (with 98 votes)

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

The Front Line(2011)

2h 13min | Drama, Action, War
3.6/5 (with 68 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

Pollock(2000)

R
| 2h 2min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 109 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.

Battle of Jangsari(2019)

NR
| 1h 44min | Drama, History, War
3.1/5 (with 19 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, ...
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71: Into the Fire(2010)

2h | War
3.6/5 (with 52 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.

Get on Up(2014)

PG-13
| 2h 19min | Drama, Music
3.4/5 (with 195 votes)

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

Scandal(1950)

1h 44min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 24 votes)

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

Snow Falling on Cedars(1999)

3.1/5 (with 47 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.

MacArthur(1977)

PG
| 2h 10min | Drama, History, War
3.1/5 (with 26 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 Brink's Job(1978)

1h 44min | Comedy, Crime
3.2/5 (with 17 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...

Invisible Life(2019)

2h 19min | Drama
4.0/5 (with 98 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.

Madadayo(1993)

2h 14min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 30 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.

When Father Was Away on Business(1985)

2h 16min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 36 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.

Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing(1955)

NR
| 1h 42min | Drama, Romance / Love, War
3.1/5 (with 31 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.

The Little Thief(1988)

R
| 1h 50min | Romance / Love, Drama, Crime
3.3/5 (with 21 votes)

In a small town in post-World-War-II France, an unhappy sixteen-year-old (Janine Castang) tries to escape her dreary situation by any means at her disposal. Three successive friends (Michel Davenne, a married lover; Raoul, a fellow thief; Mauricette Dargelos, a photographer and fellow prisoner) help her learn from her mistakes.

The Game of Their Lives(2005)

PG
| 1h 41min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 22 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.

Silent Night, Bloody Night(1972)

R
| 1h 25min | Thriller, Horror, Mystery
2.5/5 (with 28 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.

An American Rhapsody(2001)

PG-13
| 1h 46min | Drama, Kids & Family
3.3/5 (with 22 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.

Honeydripper(2007)

2h 4min | Drama, Music
3.0/5 (with 12 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

Heleno(2011)

R
| 1h 56min | Drama, History
3.0/5 (with 14 votes)

José Henrique Fonseca crafts an ambitious and long overdue homage to a central icon in Brazil’s 20th century history. Reminiscent of film noir classics, the biopic tells the glorious and tragic story of the legendary football striker Heleno de Freitas. The sumptuous black and white cinematography reflects the chic life of Rio de Janeiro in the 1940s as it fell under the spell of sports royalty. Heleno was no doubt one of the most popular players of his time for his bravura in the field and magnificent goal-scoring that lead the Botafogo team to the top and himself into a vicious downward spiral.

Stone of Destiny(2008)

1h 36min | Drama, Crime
3.4/5 (with 24 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 Hymn(1957)

1h 49min | Drama, War
3.1/5 (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.

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