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Movies Set in 1948

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All the Money in the World(2017)

R
| 2h 12min | Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery, History
3.3/5 (with 857 votes)

The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.

Free State of Jones(2016)

R
| 2h 20min | Action, Drama, History, War
3.4/5 (with 552 votes)

In 1863, Mississippi farmer Newt Knight serves as a medic for the Confederate Army. Opposed to slavery, Knight would rather help the wounded than fight the Union. After his nephew dies in battle, Newt returns home to Jones County to safeguard his family but is soon branded an outlaw deserter. Forced to flee, he finds refuge with a group of runaway slaves hiding out in the swamps. Forging an alliance with the slaves and other farmers, Knight leads a rebellion that would forever change history.

Gandhi(1982)

PG
| 3h 11min | Drama, History
3.8/5 (with 822 votes)

In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of 'passive resistance', endeavouring to win freedom for his people without resorting to bloodshed.

A United Kingdom(2016)

PG-13
| 1h 51min | Drama, History
3.4/5 (with 204 votes)

The inspiring true story of Seretse Khama, the King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. Seretse and Ruth defied family, Apartheid and empire - their love triumphed over every obstacle flung in their path and in so doing they transformed their nation and inspired the world.

The Good Liar(2019)

R
| 1h 49min | Drama, Mystery, Crime
3.4/5 (with 308 votes)

Career con man Roy sets his sights on his latest mark: recently widowed Betty, worth millions. And he means to take it all. But as the two draw closer, what should have been another simple swindle takes on the ultimate stakes.

Neruda(2016)

R
| 1h 48min | Drama
3.2/5 (with 94 votes)

It’s 1948 and the Cold War has arrived in Chile. In the Congress, prominent Communist Senator and popular poet Pablo Neruda accuses the government of betraying the Party and is stripped of his parliamentary immunity by President González Videla. The Chief of Investigative Police instructs inspector Óscar Peluchonneau to arrest the poet. Neruda tries to escape from the country with his wife, the painter Delia del Carril, but they are forced to go underground.

Psycho IV: The Beginning(1990)

2.9/5 (with 72 votes)

Norman Bates is again released from the mental hospital he was placed in at the end of Psycho III after serving another few years and is apparently rehabiliated for the second time. Norman is now married to a young nurse named Connie and is expecting a child. However, Norman fears that the child will inherit his mental illness. Meanwhile, Fran Ambrose is a radio talk show host who is discussing the topic of matricide with guest Dr. Richmond, Norman's former psychologist. The radio station receives a call from Norman, who uses the alias "Ed" to tell his story.

The Two Jakes(1990)

R
| 2h 17min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
3.1/5 (with 69 votes)

This sequel to the classic Chinatown finds private detective Jake Gittes still haunted from the events of the first film. Hired by a man to investigate his wife's infidelities, Jake once again finds himself involved in a complicated plot involving murder, oil, and even some ghosts from his past.

Devil in a Blue Dress(1995)

R
| 1h 42min | Thriller, Crime, Drama
3.2/5 (with 116 votes)

In late 1940s Los Angeles, Easy Rawlins is an unemployed black World War II veteran with few job prospects. At a bar, Easy meets DeWitt Albright, a mysterious white man looking for someone to investigate the disappearance of a missing white woman named Daphne Monet, who he suspects is hiding out in one of the city's black jazz clubs. Strapped for money and facing house payments, Easy takes the job, but soon finds himself in over his head.

Cast a Deadly Spell(1991)

R
| 1h 36min | Comedy, Mystery, TV Movie, Horror, Fantasy
3.1/5 (with 26 votes)

In a fantastical 1940s where magic is used by everyone, a hard-boiled detective investigates the theft of a mystical tome.

True Confessions(1981)

R
| 1h 48min | Crime, Drama
3.1/5 (with 42 votes)

A cop clashes with his priest brother while investigating the brutal murder of a young prostitute.

Exodus(1960)

3h 28min | History, War, Action
3.4/5 (with 59 votes)

The theme is the founding of the state of Israel. The action begins on a ship filled with Jewish immigrants bound for Israel who are being off loaded on Cyprus. An Intelligence officer succeeds in getting them back on board their ship only to have the harbor blocked by the British with whom they must negotiate. The second part deals with declaring independence and the resulting warring.

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Big Business(1988)

PG
| 1h 37min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 82 votes)

In the 1940s in the small town of Jupiter Hollow, two sets of identical twins are born in the same hospital on the same night. One set to a poor local family and the other to a rich family just passing through. The dizzy nurse on duty accidentally mixes the twins unbeknown to the parents. Our story flashes forward to the 1980s where the mismatched sets of twins are about to cross paths.

MacArthur(1977)

PG
| 2h 10min | Drama, History, War
3.1/5 (with 26 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.

Jimmy P.(2013)

1h 57min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 38 votes)

Adapted from the 1951 non-fiction account by psychoanalyst Georges Devereux, “Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian,” the film follows the true story of Picard (Del Toro), a Plains Indian of the Blackfeet nation, as he returns from WWII and begins experiencing unexplainable symptoms shortly thereafter. He travels to the famous Winter Hospital in Topeka, Kansas, where he meets Devereux (Amalric), thus beginning a professional and personal friendship guided by compassion and understanding of Native American culture.

Bitter Rice(1949)

1h 48min | Drama, Crime
3.8/5 (with 60 votes)

Francesca and Walter are two-bit criminals in Northern Italy, and, in an effort to avoid the police, Francesca joins a group of women rice workers. She meets the voluptuous peasant rice worker, Silvana, and the soon-to-be-discharged soldier, Marco. Walter follows her to the rice fields, and the four characters become involved in a complex plot involving robbery, love, and murder.

Some Came Running(1958)

2h 17min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 34 votes)

Hard-drinking novelist Dave Hirsh returns home after being gone for years. His brother wants Dave to settle down, and introduces him to English teacher Gwen French. Moody Dave resents his brother, and spends his days hanging out with Bama Dillert, a professional gambler who parties late into the night. Torn between the admiring Gwen and Ginny Morehead, an easy woman who loves him, Dave grows increasingly angry.

Assembly(2007)

2h 4min | Action, History
3.4/5 (with 37 votes)

Follows a soldier trying to gain recognition for comrades who died in 1948, at a turning point in the civil war between the communists and the nationalist forces of the Kuomintang (KMT).

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.

Barefoot Gen 2(1986)

1h 25min | Animation, Drama, War
2.9/5 (with 17 votes)

Three years after the Hiroshima bombing, a teenager helps a group of orphans to survive and find their new life.

Cast a Giant Shadow(1966)

2h 26min | War
3.4/5 (with 10 votes)

An American Army officer is recruited by the yet to exist Israel to help them form an army. He is disturbed by this sudden appeal to his jewish roots. Each of Israel's Arab neighbors has vowed to invade the poorly prepared country as soon as partition is granted. He is made commander of the Israeli forces just before the war begins.

Propaganda(1999)

3.2/5 (with 21 votes)

Based on a true story set in 1948, customs officer Mehti is faced with the duty of formally setting up the border between Turkey and Syria, dividing his hometown. He is unaware of the pain that will eminently unfold, as families, languages, cultures and lovers are both ripped apart and clash head on in a village once united.

Caved In: Prehistoric Terror(2006)

R
| 1h 33min | Horror, Science Fiction
1.8/5 (with 11 votes)

An extreme adventure tour group headed by deep caving expert John Palmer descends into a 2000 Ft abandoned salt mine , that was mysteriously closed down years ago after an unexplained disaster trapped all of the miners . They prepare for rock slides , blackouts , cave-ins - whatever might threaten their journey and commence their descent into the depths.

Above and Beyond(2015)

4.0/5 (with 3 votes)

In 1948, a group of World War II pilots volunteered to fight for Israel in the War of Independence.

Directed by Roberta Grossman

Gold(2018)

2h 50min | Drama, History
3.7/5 (with 19 votes)

Set in 1948, the historic story of India's first Olympic medal post their independence.

Directed by Reema Kagti

Backfire(1950)

3.1/5 (with 7 votes)

When he's discharged from a military hospital, ex-GI Bob Corey goes on a search for his army buddy Steve Connolly. A reformed crook, Connolly is on the lam from a trumped-up murder rap, and Corey hopes to clear his pal. Tagging along is Army nurse Julie Benson, who has fallen for Corey.

Caravans(1978)

2.9/5 (with 4 votes)

This epic adventure-drama based on James Michener's best-selling novel concerns a young American embassy official who is sent into the Middle-Eastern desert to find the missing daughter of a US Senator. The young woman has left her husband, a Colonel in the Shadom - she was his number two wife - and has opted for the lifestyle of a nomadic tribe. When the diplomat locates the girl he joins the caravan and attempts to persuade the girl to return.

Bert & Dickie(2012)

1h 29min | Drama, History, TV Movie
2.9/5 (with 2 votes)

Thrown together just five weeks before the final of the 1948 London Olympics, Bert Bushnell (Doctor Who's Matt Smith) and Dickie Burnell (Sam Hoare) defied all the odds and made history in the double sculls. This is the story of how they did it - not only by pushing physical and emotional limits, but also by overcoming their vast professional and personal differences.

Directed by David Blair - With Simon Hoare

Jiseul(2013)

1h 48min | Drama, History, War
3.6/5 (with 4 votes)

The populace of a South Korean island rebels against police brutality. The protesters are labeled as communists, and the army is dispatched.

Directed by O Muel

The Weaker Sex(1948)

1h 24min
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

A British housewife does her own battles against the enemy during World War II.

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