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Hidden Figures(2016)

PG
| 2h 7min | Drama, History
4.0/5 (with 3,544 votes)

The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure(2003)

3.0/5 (with 439 votes)

Being one of 101 takes its toll on Patch, who doesn't feel unique. When he's accidentally left behind on moving day, he meets his idol, Thunderbolt, who enlists him on a publicity campaign.

First Man(2018)

PG-13
| 2h 21min | History, Drama
3.5/5 (with 2,044 votes)

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

Forrest Gump(1994)

PG-13
| 2h 22min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
4.3/5 (with 10,471 votes)

A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events—in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. But despite all he has achieved, his one true love eludes him.

Animal Crackers(2020)

3.3/5 (with 54 votes)

A family must use a magical box of Animal Crackers to save a rundown circus from being taken over by their evil uncle Horatio P. Huntington.

The Shape of Water(2017)

R
| 2h 3min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 4,970 votes)

An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.

Ghost Ship(2002)

1h 31min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 832 votes)

After discovering a passenger ship missing since 1962 floating adrift on the Bering Sea, salvagers claim the vessel as their own. Once they begin towing the ghost ship towards harbor, a series of bizarre occurrences happen and the group becomes trapped inside the ship, which they soon learn is inhabited by a demonic creature.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button(2008)

PG-13
| 2h 46min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 4,926 votes)

I was born under unusual circumstances. And so begins. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, adapted from the 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. We follow his story, set in New Orleans, from the end of World War I in 1918 into the 21st century, following his journey that is as unusual as any man's life can be. Directed by David Fincher and starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett with Taraji P. Henson, Tilda Swinton, Jason Flemyng, Elias Koteas and Julia Ormond, Benjamin Button, is a grand tale of a not-so-ordinary man and the people and places he discovers along the way, the loves he finds, the joys of life and the sadness of death, and what lasts beyond time.

The Courier(2021)

PG-13
| 1h 52min | Thriller, Drama, History
3.5/5 (with 132 votes)

Cold War spy Greville Wynne and his Russian source try to put an end to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Green Book(2018)

PG-13
| 2h 10min | Drama, Comedy, Music
4.2/5 (with 4,041 votes)

Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans, forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line, relied on a guide called The Negro Motorist Green Book.

In the Mood for Love(2000)

1h 39min | Drama, Romance / Love
4.1/5 (with 773 votes)

A melancholy story set in Hong Kong in 1962. A woman and a man who live in the same crowded apartment building discover that their husband and wife are having an affair.

Blast from the Past(1999)

3.3/5 (with 342 votes)

Following a bomb scare in the 1960s that locked the Webers into their bomb shelter for 35 years, Adam now ventures forth into Los Angeles to obtain food and supplies for his family, and a non-mutant wife for himself.

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Teen Beach Movie(2013)

PG
| 1h 36min | Kids & Family, Music, TV Movie, Comedy
3.5/5 (with 362 votes)

Life's a beach for surfers Brady and McKenzie – until a rogue wave magically transports them inside the classic '60s beach party flick, "Wet Side Story," where a full-blown rivalry between bikers and surfers threatens to erupt. There, amidst a sea of surfing, singing and dancing, Brady and Mack accidentally change the storyline, and the film’s dreamy hero and heroine fall for them instead of for each other! Can our heroes get the plot back on track, or will they be trapped there forever?

Escape From Alcatraz(1979)

PG
| 1h 53min | Drama, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 980 votes)

San Francisco Bay, January 18, 1960. Frank Lee Morris is transferred to Alcatraz, a maximum security prison located on a rocky island. Although no one has ever managed to escape from there, Frank and other inmates begin to carefully prepare an escape plan.

Hairspray(2007)

PG
| 1h 57min | Comedy, Romance / Love, Drama
3.4/5 (with 1,026 votes)

Pleasantly plump teenager Tracy Turnblad auditions to be on Baltimore's most popular dance show - The Corny Collins Show - and lands a prime spot. Through her newfound fame, she becomes determined to help her friends and end the racial segregation that has been a staple of the show.

The Sandlot(1993)

PG
| 1h 41min | Kids & Family, Comedy
3.8/5 (with 388 votes)

During a summer of friendship and adventure, one boy becomes a part of the gang, nine boys become a team and their leader becomes a legend by confronting the terrifying mystery beyond the right field wall.

Operation Finale(2018)

PG-13
| 2h 4min | Drama, History, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 323 votes)

In 1960, a team of Israeli secret agents is deployed to find Adolf Eichmann, the infamous Nazi architect of the Holocaust, supposedly hidden in Argentina, and get him to Israel to be judged.

Hairspray(1988)

3.5/5 (with 147 votes)

'Pleasantly Plump' teenager Tracy Turnblad achieves her dream of becoming a regular on the Corny Collins Dance Show. Now a teen hero, she starts using her fame to speak out for the causes she believes in, most of all integration. In doing so, she earns the wrath of the show's former star, Amber Von Tussle, as well as Amber's manipulative, pro-segregation parents. The rivalry comes to a head as Amber and Tracy vie for the title of Miss Auto Show 1963.

Grease 2(1982)

2.6/5 (with 260 votes)

It's 1961, two years after the original Grease gang graduated, and there's a new crop of seniors and new members of the coolest cliques on campus, the Pink Ladies and T-Birds. Michael Carrington is the new kid in school - but he's been branded a brainiac. Can he fix up an old motorcycle, don a leather jacket, avoid a rumble with the leader of the T-Birds, and win the heart of Pink Lady Stephanie?

Teen Beach 2(2015)

3.4/5 (with 236 votes)

When characters from the movie musical “Wet Side Story” get stuck in the real world, teens Brady and Mack must find a way to return them home.

Animal House(1978)

R
| 1h 49min | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 540 votes)

At a 1962 College, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those troublemakers have other plans for him.

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?(1962)

NR
| 2h 15min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
4.0/5 (with 342 votes)

Two aging film actresses live as virtual recluses in an old Hollywood mansion. Jane Hudson, a successful child star, cares for her crippled sister Blanche, whose career in later years eclipsed that of Jane. Now the two live together, their relationship affected by simmering subconscious thoughts of mutual envy, hate and revenge.

The Day of the Jackal(1973)

PG
| 2h 23min | Action, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 179 votes)

An international assassin known as ‘The Jackal’ is employed by disgruntled French generals to kill President Charles de Gaulle, with a dedicated gendarme on the assassin’s trail.

Thirteen Days(2000)

PG-13
| 2h 25min | Thriller
3.5/5 (with 250 votes)

The story of the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962—the nuclear standoff with the USSR sparked by the discovery by the Americans of missile bases established on the Soviet-allied island of Cuba.

The Wife(2018)

R
| 1h 40min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 415 votes)

A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

A Single Man(2009)

R
| 1h 37min | Romance / Love, Drama
3.7/5 (with 590 votes)

The life of George Falconer, a British college professor, is reeling with the recent and sudden loss of his longtime partner. This traumatic event makes George challenge his own will to live as he seeks the console of his close girl friend Charley, who is struggling with her own questions about life.

American Graffiti(1973)

PG
| 1h 50min | Comedy, Drama
3.6/5 (with 489 votes)

A couple of high school graduates spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.

Nicholas on Holiday(2014)

1h 37min | Kids & Family, Comedy
2.7/5 (with 183 votes)

It's the end of the school year. The long-awaited moment of the holidays is arrive. The little Nicolas, her parents and Grandma take the road towards the sea, and settle in for some time at the Hotel Beau-Rivage.

Hairspray Live!(2016)

3.7/5 (with 68 votes)

A teenage girl living in Baltimore in the early 1960s dreams of appearing on a popular TV dance show.

Secondhand Lions(2003)

PG
| 1h 51min | Kids & Family, Comedy
3.6/5 (with 283 votes)

"Secondhand Lions" follows the comedic adventures of an introverted boy left on the doorstep of a pair of reluctant, eccentric great-uncles, whose exotic remembrances stir the boy's spirit and re-ignite the men's lives.

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