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Annabelle: Creation(2017)

R
| 1h 49min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 2,202 votes)

Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a doll maker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the doll maker's possessed creation—Annabelle.

Back to the Future(1985)

4.2/5 (with 7,677 votes)

Eighties teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents' first meeting and attracting his mother's romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by rekindling his parents' romance and - with the help of his eccentric inventor friend Doc Brown - return to 1985.

Forrest Gump(1994)

PG-13
| 2h 22min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
4.3/5 (with 10,500 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.

Justice League: The New Frontier(2008)

3.5/5 (with 181 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?

Back to the Future Part III(1990)

PG
| 1h 59min | Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction
3.7/5 (with 3,959 votes)

The final installment of the Back to the Future trilogy finds Marty digging the trusty DeLorean out of a mineshaft and looking for Doc in the Wild West of 1885. But when their time machine breaks down, the travelers are stranded in a land of spurs. More problems arise when Doc falls for pretty schoolteacher Clara Clayton, and Marty tangles with Buford Tannen.

Back to the Future Part II(1989)

3.9/5 (with 4,901 votes)

Marty and Doc are at it again in this wacky sequel to the 1985 blockbuster as the time-traveling duo head to 2015 to nip some McFly family woes in the bud. But things go awry thanks to bully Biff Tannen and a pesky sports almanac. In a last-ditch attempt to set things straight, Marty finds himself bound for 1955 and face to face with his teenage parents -- again.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army(2008)

3.4/5 (with 1,972 votes)

Hellboy must stop an elven prince from locating an ancient force that can destroy humanity: the all-powerful Golden Army.

The House with a Clock in Its Walls(2018)

PG
| 1h 45min | Fantasy, Kids & Family, Comedy
3.1/5 (with 819 votes)

When ten-year-old Lewis is suddenly orphaned, he is sent to live with his Uncle Jonathan in a creaky (and creepy) old mansion with a mysterious ticking noise that emanates from the walls. Upon discovering that his uncle is a warlock, Lewis begins learning magic, but when he rebelliously resurrects an evil warlock he must find the secret of the house and save the world from destruction.

Leatherface(2017)

R
| 1h 28min | Horror, Thriller, Mystery
2.8/5 (with 434 votes)

A young nurse is kidnapped by a group of violent teens who escape from a mental hospital and take her on the road trip from hell. Pursued by an equally deranged lawman out for revenge, one of the teens is destined for tragedy and horrors that will destroy his mind, moulding him into a monster named Leatherface.

Directed by Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury - With Sam Strike, Lili Taylor, Stephen Dorff, Finn Jones, Christopher Adamson

Blow(2001)

R
| 2h 4min | Crime, Drama
3.7/5 (with 1,675 votes)

A boy named George Jung grows up in a struggling family in the 1950's. His mother nags at her husband as he is trying to make a living for the family. It is finally revealed that George's father cannot make a living and the family goes bankrupt. George does not want the same thing to happen to him, and his friend Tuna, in the 1960's, suggests that he deal marijuana. He is a big hit in California in the 1960's, yet he goes to jail, where he finds out about the wonders of cocaine. As a result, when released, he gets rich by bringing cocaine to America. However, he soon pays the price.

Phantom Thread(2017)

R
| 2h 10min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 1,315 votes)

Renowned British dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock comes across Alma, a young, strong-willed woman, who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover.

Revolutionary Road(2008)

R
| 1h 59min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 1,456 votes)

A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.

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The Banker(2020)

PG-13
| 2h | Drama
3.8/5 (with 235 votes)

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

Last Vegas(2013)

PG-13
| 1h 45min | Comedy
3.2/5 (with 852 votes)

Three sixty-something friends take a break from their day-to-day lives to throw a bachelor party in Las Vegas for their last remaining single pal.

OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies(2006)

NR
| 1h 39min | Crime, Action, Adventure, Comedy
3.7/5 (with 588 votes)

Secret agent OSS 117 foils Nazis, beds local beauties, and brings peace to the Middle East.

Angel Heart(1987)

R
| 1h 53min | Horror, Mystery
3.6/5 (with 493 votes)

Down-and-out private detective Harry Angel is ordered by the mysterious Louis Cyphre to go on a mission to find a missing person. His routine failure soon leads to a bloody spar with himself, as he goes on a supernatural journey into his own soul.

Get on Up(2014)

PG-13
| 2h 19min | Drama, Music
3.4/5 (with 195 votes)

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

Scrooged(1988)

PG-13
| 1h 41min | Fantasy, Comedy, Drama
3.4/5 (with 509 votes)

Frank Cross is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life. But after firing staff member Eliot Loudermilk on Christmas Eve, Frank is visited by a series of ghosts who give him a chance to re-evaluate his actions and right the wrongs of his past.

The Notorious Bettie Page(2005)

R
| 1h 31min | Comedy, Drama
3.2/5 (with 54 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.

Marty(1955)

NR
| 1h 30min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 117 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.

Howl(2010)

R
| 1h 24min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 72 votes)

It's San Francisco in 1957, and an American masterpiece is put on trial. Howl, the film, recounts this dark moment using three interwoven threads: the tumultuous life events that led a young Allen Ginsberg to find his true voice as an artist, society's reaction (the obscenity trial), and mind-expanding animation that echoes the startling originality of the poem itself. All three coalesce in a genre-bending hybrid that brilliantly captures a pivotal moment-the birth of a counterculture.

James Dean(2001)

PG
| 1h 30min | Drama, TV Movie
3.6/5 (with 40 votes)

The man behind the legend and a knowing look at the 1950's Hollywood are revealed in this dynamic bioepic of the meteoric star whose troubled life echoed his gut-grabbing performances in East of Eden, Rebel Without A Cause and Giant.

Directed by Mark Rydell - With James Franco

The White Crow(2018)

2h 7min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 79 votes)

The story of Rudolf Nureyev, whose escape to the West stunned the world at the height of the Cold War. With his magnetic presence, Nureyev emerged as ballet’s most famous star, a wild and beautiful dancer limited by the world of 1950s Leningrad. His flirtation with Western artists and ideas led him into a high-stakes game of cat and mouse with the KGB.

Eros(2005)

1h 44min | Drama, Romance / Love
2.9/5 (with 32 votes)

A three-part anthology film about love and sexuality: a menage-a-trois between a couple and a young woman on the coast of Tuscany; an advertising executive under enormous pressure at work, who, during visits to his psychiatrist, is pulled to delve into the possible reasons why his stress seems to manifest itself in a recurring erotic dream; and a story of unrequited love about a beautiful, 1960s high-end call girl in an impossible affair with her young tailor.

Life(2015)

R
| 1h 52min | Drama
3.1/5 (with 148 votes)

In 1955, young photographer Dennis Stock develops a close bond with actor James Dean while shooting pictures of the rising Hollywood star.

Tales from the Hood 2(2018)

1h 50min | Horror
2.3/5 (with 17 votes)

Mr. Simms returns to tell more eerie, unsettling tales involving dolls, psychics, possession and ghosts.

Directed by Rusty Cundieff

Castello Cavalcanti(2013)

8min | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 99 votes)

Taking place in 1955 in Italy, “Castello Cavalcanti” follows Jason Schwartzman as race car driver Jed Cavalcanti who suffers a mishap during the Molte Miglia rally and finds himself in a small town with a few familial surprises.

Veronika Voss(1982)

1h 45min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 37 votes)

In Munich 1955, German film star Veronika Voss becomes a drug addict at the mercy of corrupt Dr. Marianne Katz, who keeps her supplied with morphine. After meeting sports writer Robert Krohn, Veronika begins to dream of a return to stardom. As the couple's relationship escalates in intensity, Veronika begins seriously planning her return to the screen -- only to realize how debilitated she has become through her drug habit.

Ed Gein(2000)

1h 29min | Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
2.8/5 (with 37 votes)

The true story of Edward Gein, the farmer whose horrific crimes inspired Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Silence of the Lambs. This is the first film to Gein's tormented upbringing, his adored but domineering mother, and the 1957 arrest uncovered the most bizarre series of murders America has ever seen.

Directed by Chuck Parello - With Steve Railsback, Carrie Snodgress, Carol Mansell, Steve Blackwood, Danny Keogh, Pat Skipper, ...

The Long Walk Home(1990)

PG
| 1h 37min | Drama, History
3.7/5 (with 31 votes)

Two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott led by Martin Luther King.

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