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Movies Set in 1954

Public list by WPS with 64 movies or TV shows/series

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The Shawshank Redemption(1994)

R
| 2h 22min | Drama, Crime
4.4/5 (with 12,480 votes)

Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older prisoner named Red -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.

Godzilla(2014)

PG-13
| 2h 3min | Action, Drama, Science Fiction
3.1/5 (with 4,047 votes)

Ford Brody, a Navy bomb expert, has just reunited with his family in San Francisco when he is forced to go to Japan to help his estranged father, Joe. Soon, both men are swept up in an escalating crisis when an ancient alpha predator arises from the sea to combat malevolent adversaries that threaten the survival of humanity. The creatures leave colossal destruction in their wake, as they make their way toward their final battleground: San Francisco.

Shutter Island(2010)

R
| 2h 18min | Drama, Thriller, Mystery
4.1/5 (with 11,268 votes)

World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by troubling visions and a mysterious doctor.

The Founder(2016)

PG-13
| 1h 55min | Drama, History
3.6/5 (with 2,147 votes)

The true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. He maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button(2008)

PG-13
| 2h 46min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 5,674 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. 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.

Elvis(2021)

2h 37min | Drama, Music

A biopic about Elvis Presley, with focus on his early years.

Elvis(2022)

PG-13
| 2h 39min | Drama, Music
3.8/5 (with 1,427 votes)

The life story of Elvis Presley as seen through the complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker.

Clue(1985)

PG
| 1h 34min | Comedy, Thriller, Crime, Mystery
3.6/5 (with 745 votes)

Clue finds six colorful dinner guests gathered at the mansion of their host, Mr. Boddy -- who turns up dead after his secret is exposed: He was blackmailing all of them. With the killer among them, the guests and Boddy's chatty butler must suss out the culprit before the body count rises.

Operation Finale(2018)

PG-13
| 2h 4min | Drama, History, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 410 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.

We Were Soldiers(2002)

R
| 2h 18min | Action, History, War
3.6/5 (with 878 votes)

The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.

The Outsider(2018)

3.1/5 (with 266 votes)

A former American G.I. joins a yakuza family after his release from prison in post-World War II Osaka.

Directed by Martin Zandvliet - With Jared Leto

No Sudden Move(2021)

1h 30min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
3.2/5 (with 269 votes)

A group of criminals are brought together under mysterious circumstances and have to work together to uncover what's really going on when their simple job goes completely sideways.

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Murmur of the Heart(1971)

1h 58min | Comedy, Drama
3.6/5 (with 72 votes)

This loosely plotted coming-of-age tale follows the life of 15-year-old Laurent Chevalier as he stumbles his way over the burgeoning swell of adolescence in 1950s France. After having his first sexual experience with a prostitute and dodging the lips of a priest, Chevalier contracts a case of scarlet fever. When the fever leaves him with a heart murmur, Chevalier is placed in a sanatorium, along with his over-attentive and adulterous mother.

The Banker(2020)

PG-13
| 2h | Drama
3.8/5 (with 333 votes)

In the 1960s, two entrepreneurs hatch an ingenious business plan to fight for housing integration—and equal access to the American Dream.

Cry-Baby(1990)

PG-13
| 1h 25min | Comedy, Music, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 673 votes)

A prim and proper schoolgirl goes against her grandmother's wishes when she dates a motorcycle-riding juvenile delinquent.

Phantom Thread(2017)

R
| 2h 10min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 1,622 votes)

In 1950s London, renowned British dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock comes across Alma, a young, strong-willed woman, who soon becomes ever present in his life as his muse and lover.

Porky's(1981)

R
| 1h 34min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 364 votes)

Set in 1954, a group of Florida high schoolers seek out to lose their virginity which leads them to seek revenge on a sleazy nightclub owner and his redneck sheriff brother for harassing them.

Godzilla vs. Megaguirus(2000)

3.4/5 (with 70 votes)

In an alternate timeline the original Godzilla is never defeated and repeatedly reemerges to feed on Japan's energy sources. A new inter-dimensional weapon called the Dimension Tide is created with the intent of eliminating Godzilla. However, the new weapon might also serve as a gateway to something far more sinister.

Palm Trees in the Snow(2015)

3.7/5 (with 245 votes)

Spain, 2003. An accidental discovery leads Clarence to travel from the snowy mountains of Huesca to Equatorial Guinea, to visit the land where her father Jacobo and her uncle Kilian spent most of their youth, the island of Fernando Poo.

The Battle of Algiers(1966)

2h 1min | Drama, War, History
4.0/5 (with 299 votes)

Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from his start as a petty thief to his rise to prominence in the organisation and capture by the French in 1957. The film traces the rebels' struggle and the increasingly extreme measures taken by the French government to quell the revolt.

Directed by Gillo Pontecorvo - With Jean Martin, Saadi Yacef, Brahim Hadjadj, Larbi Zekkal, Fusia El Kader, Mohamed Ben Kassen, ...

Justice League: The New Frontier(2008)

3.4/5 (with 218 votes)

The human race is threatened by a powerful creature, and only the combined power of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter and The Flash can stop it. But can they overcome their differences to thwart this enemy using the combined strength of their newly formed Justice League?

Heavenly Creatures(1994)

R
| 1h 49min | Drama, Fantasy
3.5/5 (with 385 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.

Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack(2001)

3.7/5 (with 92 votes)

Godzilla has become a distant memory for Japan when the destruction of a US submarine raises alarms for Admiral Tachibana. His estranged daughter Yuri investigates the legend of the guardian monsters, who must rise to protect Japan against the vengeful spirits within Godzilla that seek to destroy both the nation and its people for the suffering they inflicted in the Pacific conflict.

Marty(1955)

NR
| 1h 30min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 155 votes)

Marty, a butcher who lives in the Bronx with his mother is unmarried at 34. Good-natured but socially awkward he faces constant badgering from family and friends to get married but has reluctantly resigned himself to bachelorhood. Marty meets Clara, an unattractive school teacher, realising their emotional connection, he promises to call but family and friends try to convince him not to.

The Miracle of Bern(2003)

1h 58min | Drama, Comedy
3.3/5 (with 69 votes)

The movie deals with the championship-winning German soccer team of 1954. Its story is linked with two others: The family of a young boy is split due to the events in World War II, and the father returns from Russia after eleven years. The second story is about a reporter and his wife reporting from the tournament.

Get on Up(2014)

PG-13
| 2h 19min | Drama, Music
3.4/5 (with 234 votes)

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

White Christmas(1954)

3.6/5 (with 225 votes)

Two talented song-and-dance men team up after the war to become one of the hottest acts in show business. In time they befriend and become romantically involved with the beautiful Haynes sisters who comprise a sister act.

The Notorious Bettie Page(2005)

R
| 1h 31min | Comedy, Drama
3.2/5 (with 63 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.

Porky's II: The Next Day(1983)

R
| 1h 38min | Comedy
2.8/5 (with 129 votes)

When the students of Angel Beach High decide to stage "An Evening With Shakespeare," their efforts are threatened by Miss Balbricker, who views the works of Shakespeare as obscene. She enlists the help of Reverend Bubba Flavel, a religious fanatic who brings along his flock of followers to pressure the school into shutting down the production.

Young Adam(2003)

3.0/5 (with 70 votes)

A young drifter working on a river barge disrupts his employers' lives while hiding the fact that he knows more about a dead woman found in the river than he admits.

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