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Movies Set in 1962

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Hidden Figures(2016)

PG
| 2h 7min | Drama, History
4.0/5 (with 3,431 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 | Drama, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 4 votes)

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

Directed by Dominic Cooke

First Man(2018)

PG-13
| 2h 21min | History, Drama
3.5/5 (with 1,989 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.

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

3.0/5 (with 429 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.

Animal Crackers(2017)

3.2/5 (with 57 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.

Forrest Gump(1994)

PG-13
| 2h 22min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
4.3/5 (with 10,240 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.

Green Book(2018)

PG-13
| 2h 10min | Drama, Comedy, Music
4.2/5 (with 3,929 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.

The Shape of Water(2017)

R
| 2h 3min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 4,875 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.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button(2008)

PG-13
| 2h 46min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 4,813 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.

Ghost Ship(2002)

1h 31min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
3.0/5 (with 803 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 Sandlot(1993)

PG
| 1h 41min | Comedy, Kids & Family
3.8/5 (with 364 votes)

In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures.

Teen Beach Movie(2013)

PG
| 1h 36min | Kids & Family, Music, TV Movie, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 348 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?

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In the Mood for Love(2000)

1h 39min | Drama, Romance / Love
4.1/5 (with 715 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.

The Wife(2018)

R
| 1h 40min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 399 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.

Teen Beach 2(2015)

3.4/5 (with 226 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.

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.

Blast from the Past(1999)

3.3/5 (with 325 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.

Operation Finale(2018)

PG-13
| 2h 4min | Drama, History, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 289 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.

Grease 2(1982)

2.6/5 (with 253 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?

Escape From Alcatraz(1979)

PG
| 1h 53min | Drama, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 948 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
3.6/5 (with 527 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.

The Day of the Jackal(1973)

PG
| 2h 23min | Action, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 164 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.

Secondhand Lions(2003)

PG
| 1h 51min | Comedy, Kids & Family
3.6/5 (with 270 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.

Hairspray(2007)

PG
| 1h 57min | Comedy, Romance / Love, Drama
3.4/5 (with 1,008 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.

A Single Man(2009)

R
| 1h 37min | Romance / Love, Drama
3.7/5 (with 577 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.

Andre(1994)

PG
| 1h 34min | Drama, Kids & Family, Adventure
2.7/5 (with 45 votes)

The true story of how a marine seal named Andre befriended a little girl and her family, circa 1962.

Hairspray(1988)

PG
| 1h 32min | Comedy, Kids & Family, Music
3.5/5 (with 139 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.

Hairspray Live!(2016)

3.7/5 (with 65 votes)

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

Get on Up(2014)

PG-13
| 2h 19min | Drama, Music
3.4/5 (with 188 votes)

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

Thirteen Days(2000)

PG-13
| 2h 25min | Thriller
3.5/5 (with 235 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.

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