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Movies Set in 1957

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Flipped(2010)

PG
| 1h 29min | Romance / Love, Drama
4.0/5 (with 1,010 votes)

When Juli meets Bryce in the second grade, she knows it's true love. After spending six years trying to convince Bryce the same, she's ready to give up - until he starts to reconsider.

The Iron Giant(1999)

4.0/5 (with 2,236 votes)

In the small town of Rockwell, Maine in October 1957, a giant metal machine befriends a nine-year-old boy and ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving people from their own fears and prejudices.

Directed by Brad Bird

Friday the 13th(1980)

R
| 1h 35min | Horror
3.2/5 (with 1,075 votes)

Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp that was the site of a child's drowning.

Bridge of Spies(2015)

PG-13
| 2h 21min | Thriller, Drama
3.6/5 (with 2,945 votes)

During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate his release. Donovan boards a plane to Berlin, hoping to win the young man's freedom through a prisoner exchange. If all goes well, the Russians would get Rudolf Abel, the convicted spy who Donovan defended in court.

Justice League: The New Frontier(2008)

3.5/5 (with 199 votes)

The human race is threatened by a powerful creature, and only the combined power of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter and The Flash can stop it. But can they overcome their differences to thwart this enemy using the combined strength of their newly formed Justice League?

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull(2008)

PG-13
| 2h 2min | Adventure, Action
3.0/5 (with 3,334 votes)

Set during the Cold War, the Soviets—led by sword-wielding Irina Spalko—are in search of a crystal skull which has supernatural powers related to a mystical Lost City of Gold. Indy is coerced to head to Peru at the behest of a young man whose friend—and Indy's colleague—Professor Oxley has been captured for his knowledge of the skull's whereabouts.

The Devil All the Time(2020)

R
| 2h 18min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 1,115 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.

Christine(1983)

R
| 1h 50min | Horror
3.4/5 (with 683 votes)

Geeky student Arnie Cunningham falls for Christine, a rusty 1958 Plymouth Fury, and becomes obsessed with restoring the classic automobile to her former glory. As the car changes, so does Arnie, whose newfound confidence turns to arrogance behind the wheel of his exotic beauty. Arnie's girlfriend Leigh and best friend Dennis reach out to him, only to be met by a Fury like no other.

The Butler(2013)

PG-13
| 2h 12min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 1,268 votes)

A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.

La Bamba(1987)

PG-13
| 1h 48min | Drama, Music
3.6/5 (with 268 votes)

Los Angeles teenager Ritchie Valens becomes an overnight rock 'n' roll success in 1958, thanks to a love ballad called "Donna" that he wrote for his girlfriend. But as his star rises, Valens has conflicts with his jealous brother, Bob, and becomes haunted by a recurring nightmare of a plane crash just as he begins his first national tour alongside Buddy Holly.

Motherless Brooklyn(2019)

R
| 2h 25min | Drama, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 540 votes)

New York City, 1957. Lionel Essrog, a private detective living with Tourette syndrome, tries to solve the murder of his mentor and best friend, armed only with vague clues and the strength of his obsessive mind.

Raging Bull(1980)

R
| 2h 9min | Drama, History
4.0/5 (with 1,660 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.

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Braindead(1992)

R
| 1h 43min | Horror, Comedy
3.7/5 (with 599 votes)

When a Sumatran rat-monkey bites Lionel Cosgrove's mother, she's transformed into a zombie and begins killing (and transforming) the entire town while Lionel races to keep things under control.

The Man in the Moon(1991)

PG-13
| 1h 39min | Drama, Kids & Family, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 110 votes)

Maureen Trant and her younger sibling Dani share a strong connection, but local boy Court Foster threatens to throw their bond off balance. Dani and Court meet first and have a flirtatious rapport -- but when he meets Maureen, he falls hard and they begin a passionate affair. The new couple try to keep their love hidden from Dani, but she soon learns the truth, disavowing her sister. But a heartbreaking accident later reunites the girls.

St. Agatha(2018)

1h 30min | Horror, Thriller
2.8/5 (with 86 votes)

St. Agatha is set in the 1950s in small town Georgia. A pregnant con woman named Agatha is on the run and seeks refuge in a convent hidden in deafening isolation. What first starts out as the perfect place to have a child turns into a dark lair where silence is forced. Ghastly secrets are masked, and every bit of will power Agatha has is tested. She soon learns the sick and twisted truth of the convent and the odd people that lurk inside its halls. Agatha must now find a way to discover the unyielding strength needed to escape and save her baby before she’s caged behind these walls forever.

This Boy's Life(1993)

R
| 1h 55min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 376 votes)

When a son and mother move to Seattle in hopes for a better life, the mother meets a seemingly polite man. Things go south when the man turns out to be abusive, endangering their lives. As the mother struggles to maintain hope in an impossible situation, the son has plans to escape.

Palm Trees in the Snow(2015)

3.7/5 (with 231 votes)

Spain, 2003. An accidental discovery leads Clarence to travel from the snowy mountains of Huesca to Equatorial Guinea, to visit the land where her father Jacobo and her uncle Kilian spent most of their youth, the island of Fernando Poo.

October Sky(1999)

PG
| 1h 48min | Kids & Family, Drama
3.8/5 (with 458 votes)

Based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes, and eventually became a NASA scientist.

The Blob(1958)

NR
| 1h 26min | Horror, Science Fiction
3.2/5 (with 222 votes)

A drive-in favorite, this sci-fi classic follows teenagers Steve and his best girl, Jane, as they try to protect their hometown from a gelatinous alien life form that engulfs everything it touches. The first to discover the substance and live to tell about it, Steve and Jane witness the blob destroying an elderly man, then it growing to a terrifying size. But no one else has seen the goo, and policeman Dave refuses to believe the kids without proof.

Directed by Irvin Yeaworth - With Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Olin Howland, Earl Rowe, Hugh Graham, 1st Baron Atholstan, John Benson, ...

Pumpkinhead(1988)

R
| 1h 26min | Fantasy, Horror
3.2/5 (with 157 votes)

After a tragic accident, a man conjures up a towering, vengeful demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy a group of unsuspecting teenagers.

The Perfect Game(2010)

PG
| 1h 58min | Drama, Kids & Family
3.4/5 (with 45 votes)

Based on a true story, a group of boys from Monterrey, Mexico who become the first non-U.S. team to win the Little League World Series.

Directed by William Dear - With Clifton Collins, Cheech Marin, Moisés Arias, Jake T. Austin, Ryan Ochoa, Carlos Padilla, Sr., ...

Inventing the Abbotts(1997)

R
| 1h 50min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 76 votes)

In the 1950s, brothers Jacey and Doug Holt, who come from the poorer side of their sleepy Midwestern town, vie for the affections of the wealthy, lovely Abbott sisters. Lady-killer Jacey alternates between Eleanor and Alice, wanting simply to break the hearts of rich young women. But sensitive Doug has a real romance with Pamela, which Jacey and the Abbott patriarch, Lloyd, both frown upon.

The Night Porter(1974)

1h 58min | War, Drama, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 113 votes)

A concentration camp survivor discovers her former torturer and lover working as a porter at a hotel in postwar Vienna. When the couple attempt to re-create their sadomasochistic relationship, his former SS comrades begin to stalk them.

The Right Stuff(1983)

PG
| 3h 13min | Drama, History
3.8/5 (with 329 votes)

A chronicle of the original Mercury astronauts in the formation of America's space program: Alan Shepherd, the first American in space; Gus Grissom, the benighted astronaut for whom nothing works out as planned; John Glenn, the straight-arrow 'boy scout' of the bunch who was the first American to orbit the earth; and the remaining pilots: Deke Slayton, Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra, and Gordon Cooper.

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg(1964)

PG-13
| 1h 31min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 272 votes)

This simple romantic tragedy begins in 1957. Guy Foucher, a 20-year-old French auto mechanic, has fallen in love with 17-year-old Geneviève Emery, an employee in her widowed mother's chic but financially embattled umbrella shop. On the evening before Guy is to leave for a two-year tour of combat in Algeria, he and Geneviève make love. She becomes pregnant and must choose between waiting for Guy's return or accepting an offer of marriage from a wealthy diamond merchant.

The Battle of Algiers(1966)

2h 1min | Drama, War, History
4.0/5 (with 240 votes)

Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from his start as a petty thief to his rise to prominence in the organisation and capture by the French in 1957. The film traces the rebels' struggle and the increasingly extreme measures taken by the French government to quell the revolt.

Directed by Gillo Pontecorvo - With Jean Martin, Saadi Yacef, Brahim Haggiag, Larbi Zekkal, Fusia El Kader, Mohamed Ben Kassen, ...

Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II(1987)

R
| 1h 37min | Horror
2.9/5 (with 58 votes)

When Hamilton High's Prom Queen of 1957, Mary Lou Maloney is killed by her jilted boyfriend, she comes back for revenge 30 years later. Bill Nordham is now the principle of Hamilton High and his son is about to attend the prom with Vicki Carpenter. However, she is possessed by Mary Lou Maloney after opening a trunk in the school's basement. Now Bill must face the horror he left behind in 1957.

Directed by Bruce Pittman - With Michael Ironside, Louis Ferreira, Richard Monette, Michael Evans, Steve Atkinson, Terri Hawkes, ...

Trumbo(2015)

R
| 2h 4min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 652 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.

Bad Ass(2012)

R
| 1h 30min | Action, Drama
2.9/5 (with 148 votes)

Decorated Vietnam hero, Frank Vega returns home only to get shunned by society leaving him without a job or his high school sweetheart. It's not until forty years later when an incident on a commuter bus makes him a local hero where he's suddenly celebrated once again. But his good fortune suddenly turns for the worse when his best friend is murdered and the police aren't doing anything about it.

Great Balls of Fire!(1989)

PG-13
| 1h 48min | Drama, History, Music
3.2/5 (with 118 votes)

The story of Jerry Lee Lewis, arguably the greatest and certainly one of the wildest musicians of the 1950s. His arrogance, remarkable talent, and unconventional lifestyle often brought him into conflict with others in the industry, and even earned him the scorn and condemnation of the public.

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