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Movies Set in 1962

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Hidden Figures(2016)

PG
| 2h 7min | Drama, History
4.0/5 (with 3,781 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.

The Courier(2021)

PG-13
| 1h 52min | Thriller, History, Drama
3.6/5 (with 340 votes)

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

101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure(2002)

3.0/5 (with 473 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.

Forrest Gump(1994)

PG-13
| 2h 22min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
4.3/5 (with 11,268 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(2017)

3.2/5 (with 71 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.

Directed by Tony Bancroft, Scott Christian Sava

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button(2008)

PG-13
| 2h 46min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 5,259 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 Shape of Water(2017)

R
| 2h 3min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 5,234 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.

Green Book(2018)

PG-13
| 2h 10min | Drama, Comedy
4.1/5 (with 4,486 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.

Ghost Ship(2002)

1h 31min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 878 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.

First Man(2018)

PG-13
| 2h 21min | History, Drama
3.5/5 (with 2,180 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.

In the Mood for Love(2000)

PG
| 1h 39min | Drama, Romance / Love
4.1/5 (with 921 votes)

Hong Kong, 1962: Chow Mo-Wan and Su Li-Zhen move into neighboring apartments on the same day. Their encounters are formal and polite—until a discovery about their spouses creates an intimate bond between them.

The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature(2017)

3.0/5 (with 161 votes)

When the evil mayor of Oakton decides to bulldoze Liberty Park and build a dangerous amusement park in its place, Surly Squirrel and his ragtag group of animal friends need to band together to save their home, defeat the mayor, and take back the park.

Directed by Cal Brunker
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Teen Beach Movie(2013)

PG
| 1h 36min | Kids & Family, Music, TV Movie, Comedy
3.5/5 (with 370 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 1,081 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.

Animal House(1978)

R
| 1h 49min | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 590 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.

Secondhand Lions(2003)

PG
| 1h 51min | Kids & Family, Comedy
3.6/5 (with 303 votes)

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.

The Sandlot(1993)

PG
| 1h 41min | Kids & Family, Comedy
3.8/5 (with 436 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.

Blast from the Past(1999)

3.3/5 (with 390 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.

Hairspray(2007)

PG
| 1h 57min | Comedy, Romance / Love, Drama
3.4/5 (with 1,082 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.

Grease 2(1982)

2.6/5 (with 276 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 246 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.

The Coldest Game(2019)

1h 43min | Drama, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 111 votes)

Warsaw, Poland, during the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962. Josh Mansky, a troubled math genius and former US chess champion, is recruited to hold a dangerous public match against the Soviet champion, while playing the deadly game of espionage hidden in the darkest shadows of a hostile territory.

Jersey Boys(2014)

R
| 2h 14min | Music, Drama
3.4/5 (with 289 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.

Operation Finale(2018)

PG-13
| 2h 4min | Drama, History, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 363 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.

The Day of the Jackal(1973)

PG
| 2h 23min | Action, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 196 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 275 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 451 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.

Hairspray(1988)

3.5/5 (with 159 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.

Matinee(1993)

PG
| 1h 39min | Comedy, Drama
3.3/5 (with 88 votes)

A showman introduces a small coastal town to a unique movie experience and capitalises on the Cuban Missile crisis hysteria with a kitschy horror extravaganza combining film effects, stage props and actors in rubber suits in this salute to the B-movie.

On Chesil Beach(2018)

R
| 1h 50min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 141 votes)

In 1962 England, a young couple finds their idyllic romance colliding with issues of sexual freedom and societal pressure, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.

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