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Movies Set in 1952

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The Nun(2018)

R
| 1h 36min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
2.9/5 (with 2,257 votes)

When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in “The Conjuring 2” as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned.

The Finest Hours(2016)

PG-13
| 1h 57min | Action, Drama, History, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 603 votes)

The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.

L.A. Confidential(1997)

R
| 2h 18min | Crime, Thriller
3.9/5 (with 1,641 votes)

Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.

Jersey Boys(2014)

R
| 2h 14min | Music, Drama
3.4/5 (with 257 votes)

A musical biopic of the Four Seasons—the rise, the tough times and personal clashes, and the ultimate triumph of a group of friends whose music became symbolic of a generation. Far from a mere tribute concert, it gets to the heart of the relationships at the centre of the group, with a special focus on frontman Frankie Valli, the small kid with the big falsetto.

Carol(2015)

R
| 1h 58min | Romance / Love, Drama
3.8/5 (with 1,383 votes)

In 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.

Brooklyn(2015)

PG-13
| 1h 51min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 1,245 votes)

In 1950s Ireland and New York, young Eilis Lacey has to choose between two men and two countries.

Trumbo(2015)

R
| 2h 4min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 590 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 217 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 People vs. Larry Flynt(1996)

R
| 2h 10min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 351 votes)

Larry Flynt is the hedonistically obnoxious, but indomitable, publisher of Hustler magazine. The film recounts his struggle to make an honest living publishing his girlie magazine and how it changes into a battle to protect the freedom of speech for all people.

Chaplin(1992)

PG-13
| 2h 23min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 327 votes)

An elderly Charlie Chaplin discusses his autobiography with his editor, recounting his amazing journey from his poverty-stricken childhood to world-wide success after the ingenious invention of the Little Tramp.

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.

Ed Wood(1994)

R
| 2h 7min | Comedy, Drama, History
3.8/5 (with 807 votes)

The mostly true story of the legendary "worst director of all time", who, with the help of his strange friends, filmed countless B-movies without ever becoming famous or successful.

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The Killer Inside Me(2010)

R
| 1h 49min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 199 votes)

Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford is a pillar of the community in his small west Texas town, patient and apparently thoughtful. Some people think he is a little slow and maybe boring, but that is the worst they say about him. But then nobody knows about what Lou calls his "sickness": He is a brilliant, but disturbed sociopathic sadist.

Heavenly Creatures(1994)

R
| 1h 49min | Drama, Fantasy
3.6/5 (with 312 votes)

Wealthy and precocious teenager Juliet transfers from England to New Zealand with her family, and soon befriends the quiet, brooding Pauline through their shared love of fantasy and literature. When their parents begin to suspect that their increasingly intense and obsessive bond is becoming unhealthy, the girls hatch a dark plan for those who threaten to keep them apart.

The Quiet American(2002)

R
| 1h 41min | Romance / Love, Thriller, Drama
3.3/5 (with 90 votes)

A stylish political thriller where love and war collide in Southeast Asia. Set in early 1950s Vietnam, a young American becomes entangled in a dangerous love triangle when he falls for the beautiful mistress of a British journalist. As war is waged around them, these three only sink deeper into a world of drugs, passion, and betrayal where nothing is as it seems.

The Last Picture Show(1971)

R
| 1h 59min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 192 votes)

High school seniors and best friends, Sonny and Duane, live in a dying Texas town. The handsome Duane is dating a local beauty, while Sonny is having an affair with the coach's wife. As graduation nears and both boys contemplate their futures. Duane eyes the army and Sonny takes over a local business. Each struggles to figure out if he can escape this dead-end town and build a better life somewhere else.

Hoosiers(1986)

PG
| 1h 54min | Drama, Kids & Family
3.6/5 (with 164 votes)

High school basketball is king in small-town Indiana, and the 1954 Hickory Huskers are all hope and no talent. But their new coach -- abrasive, unlikable Norman Dale -- whips the team into shape ... while also inciting controversy.

The Motorcycle Diaries(2004)

R
| 2h 6min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 443 votes)

Based on the journals of Che Guevara, leader of the Cuban Revolution. In his memoirs, Guevara recounts adventures he and best friend Alberto Granado had while crossing South America by motorcycle in the early 1950s.

If These Walls Could Talk(1996)

1h 37min | TV Movie, Drama
3.4/5 (with 18 votes)

Three stories portray women coping with unplanned pregnancies in various social climates, the 1950s, 1970s and 1990s. In 1952 the newly widowed nurse Clare goes and sees a back-street abortionist in order to put an end to her pregnancy. After giving birth to three children, Barbara at last has the realistic hope of finding a job again, but then a new pregnancy thwarts her plans. In 1974 abortion is already legal; however, this fact does not make it any easier for Barbara to take the right decision. In 1996 Christine, a student, consults an abortion clinic to get information on abortion. While doing this, she is being harassed by militant anti-abortionists.

Directed by Cher Bono - With Demi Moore

Christopher and His Kind(2011)

NR
| 1h 30min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 31 votes)

In 1931 budding author Christopher Isherwood goes to Berlin at the invitation of his friend W. H. Auden for the gay sex that abounds in the city. Whilst working as an English teacher his housemates include bewigged old queen Gerald Hamilton and would-be actress Jean Ross, who sings tunelessly in a seedy cabaret club. They and others he meets get put into his stories. After a fling with sexy rent boy Caspar he falls for street sweeper Heinz, paying medical bills for the boy's sickly mother, to the disapproval of her other son, Nazi Gerhardt. With Fascism rapidly rising Christopher returns to London with Heinz but is unable to prevent his return to Germany when his visa expires. Years later Christopher, now a successful writer, returns to Berlin for a final meeting with Heinz, now married with children.

Directed by Geoffrey Sax - With Matt Smith

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.

Let Him Have It(1991)

1h 55min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 16 votes)

In 1950s England, slow-witted Derek Bentley falls in with a group of petty criminals led by Chris Craig, a teenager with a fondness for American gangster films. Chris and Derek's friendship leads to their involvement in the true case which would forever shake England's belief in capital punishment.

Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki(1955)

1h 19min | Comedy, Adventure
3.4/5 (with 3 votes)

Ma and Pa, along with daughter Rosie, go off to Hawaii in answer to cousin Rodney's call for help running his pineapple farm while he recovers from an illness. Pa soon causes a major explosion and gets himself kidnapped.

Hank Williams: The Show He Never Gave(1980)

1h 26min | Music, Drama
3.1/5 (with 2 votes)

This is a lonely New Year's Eve for Hank Williams as he spends it en route to a huge New Years Day concert in Ohio. Hank Williams died that night on the road. Stars Sean McCann, Dixie Seatle. (.

Directed by David Acomba - With Sneezy Waters

The Sergeant(1968)

1h 48min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 3 votes)

THE SERGEANT is the story of the dark inner struggle of Master Sergeant Albert Callan to overcome the overwhelming attraction he feels for one of his charges. In the staid and stifling environment of a post-World War II army post in France, Callan's deeply repressed attraction to other men surfaces when he encounters handsome Private Swanson. Maintaining the rugged "man's man" image of a war hero, Callan barks orders to his underlings. Later, lonely in his solitude, he recalls the frightening experiences of war and the events that led to this crossroads. Filled with self-loathing and unable to act on the natural attraction he feels for Swanson, Callan's affection festers into antagonism. He pushes Swanson constantly with verbal assaults and undeserved punishments.

Under the Flag of the Rising Sun(1972)

1h 36min | Drama, Mystery, War
3.7/5 (with 6 votes)

A war widow determined to clear the name of her disgraced husband, who was court-martialed for desertion and executed. Official records have been destroyed, and the ministry that distributes benefits continues to deny her a pension. Twenty-six years after the war, she seeks out four survivors of her husband's garrison. Each tells a dramatically different story about her husband's conduct, but she is determined to learn the truth.

Cafe Society(1997)

1h 47min | Crime, Mystery, Drama
2.6/5 (with 4 votes)

New York 1952. Mickey Jelke inherits a big sum of money and spends his nights in Manhattan, painting the city red. Night after night, he can be found in one Broadway bar or the other, in the company of disreputable persons like pimps and prostitutes. One day,a shady cop, aided by Mickey's own girlfriend, Patricia, decides to accuse him of running a prostitution network. A scandal breaks out.

Red Kiss(1985)

1h 52min | Comedy, Drama
2.7/5 (with 4 votes)

1952, Paris. Nadia, a Red Diaper baby, has a sister, Polish parents, and at 15 is an active Communist. When cops beat her during an anti-American demonstration, she's rescued by a "Match" photographer. As the friendship becomes a love affair and her slogans are tested by new knowledge and emotion, some of the Red youth want to expel her. When she goes with Stéphane to a seaside photo shoot, her father goes to the police. Stéphane faces charges, so leaving to cover the war in Indochina looks appealing. In a parallel story, Nadia's mother meets again her prewar lover, released from Siberia, who challenges the French Reds with very real scars and word of Stalin's anti-Semitism.

The Thief(1997)

1h 36min | Drama, Crime
3.6/5 (with 24 votes)

In 1946, a soldier fathers a child then dies before its birth. Jump to 1952: on a train, the child and his mother meet a handsome soldier who makes a play for her. She accepts. Posing as a married family, the soldier finds them a rooming house where he becomes everyone's favorite through his good looks and generosity. Meanwhile he gives the boy, Sanya, lessons in life: to fight back, to win at all costs. The child's mother, Katya, is head-over-heels in love with Tolyan, the soldier, but the relationship becomes rocky when Tolyan's true plans for the rooming house become clear. It starts them on a treadmill of flight that risks Katya's life, Tolyan's liberty, and Sanya's trust.

Diary(1983)

5h 30min | Documentary
3.4/5 (with 2 votes)

A film diary in which Perlov films the minutiae of his and his family's day-to-day life. From these small bits, he builds up a broad picture of life in Israel in the '70s and '80s.

Directed by David Perlov
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