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Movies Set in 1960

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The Courier(2021)

PG-13
| 1h 52min | Thriller, Drama, History
3.5/5 (with 132 votes)

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

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?

Psycho(1960)

R
| 1h 49min | Horror, Drama, Thriller
4.2/5 (with 3,739 votes)

When larcenous real estate clerk Marion Crane goes on the lam with a wad of cash and hopes of starting a new life, she ends up at the notorious Bates Motel, where manager Norman Bates cares for his housebound mother.

Bridge of Spies(2015)

PG-13
| 2h 21min | Thriller, Drama
3.6/5 (with 2,781 votes)

During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers' only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan, recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate his release. Donovan boards a plane to Berlin, hoping to win the young man's freedom through a prisoner exchange. If all goes well, the Russians would get Rudolf Abel, the convicted spy who Donovan defended in court.

Arthur and the Invisibles(2006)

3.2/5 (with 1,124 votes)

Arthur is a spirited ten-year old whose parents are away looking for work, whose eccentric grandfather has been missing for several years, and who lives with his grandmother in a country house that, in two days, will be repossessed, torn down, and turned into a block of flats unless Arthur's grandfather returns to sign some papers and pay off the family debt. Arthur discovers that the key to success lies in his own descent into the land of the Minimoys, creatures no larger than a tooth, whom his grandfather helped relocate to their garden. Somewhere among them is hidden a pile of rubies, too. Can Arthur be of stout heart and save the day? Romance beckons as well, and a villain lurks.

A Bronx Tale(1993)

R
| 2h 1min | Drama, Crime
3.9/5 (with 708 votes)

Set in the Bronx during the tumultuous 1960s, an adolescent boy is torn between his honest, working-class father and a violent yet charismatic crime boss. Complicating matters is the youngster's growing attraction - forbidden in his neighborhood - for a beautiful black girl.

The Butler(2013)

PG-13
| 2h 12min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 1,191 votes)

A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.

Trumbo(2015)

R
| 2h 4min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 612 votes)

The career of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is halted by a witch hunt in the late 1940s when he defies the anti-communist HUAC committee and is blacklisted.

Days of Being Wild(1990)

3.7/5 (with 128 votes)

Yuddy, a Hong Kong playboy known for breaking girls' hearts, tries to find solace and the truth after discovering the woman who raised him isn't his mother.

The Wife(2018)

R
| 1h 40min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 415 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.

Flawless(2007)

PG-13
| 1h 48min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 163 votes)

A female executive and a night janitor conspire to commit a daring diamond heist from their mutual employer, The London Diamond Corporation.

Wildlife(2018)

PG-13
| 1h 45min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 239 votes)

14-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry — a housewife and a golf pro — in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job (and his sense of purpose) he decides to join the cause of fighting the fire, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves.

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Operation Finale(2018)

PG-13
| 2h 4min | Drama, History, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 323 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.

What's Love Got To Do With It(1993)

R
| 1h 58min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 90 votes)

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Hearts in Atlantis(2001)

PG-13
| 1h 41min | Drama, Mystery
3.3/5 (with 165 votes)

A widowed mother and her son change when a mysterious stranger enters their lives.

A Brighter Summer Day(1991)

NR
| 3h 57min | Crime, Drama, Romance / Love
4.2/5 (with 77 votes)

A boy experiences first love, friendships and injustices growing up in 1960s Taiwan.

Directed by Edward Yang - With Chang Chen, Elaine Jin, Chen Yi Wen, Chang Kuo-Chu, Zhang Han, ...

The Battle of Algiers(1966)

2h 1min | Drama, War, History
4.0/5 (with 230 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.

Grease Live(2016)

2h 10min | TV Movie, Music
3.6/5 (with 129 votes)

After enjoying a holiday romance, high school students Danny and Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High, where she must contend with cynical Rizzo and the Pink Ladies.

Directed by Thomas Kail, Alex Rudzinski - With Julianne Hough, Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Hudgens

Hitchcock(2012)

PG-13
| 1h 38min | Drama
3.3/5 (with 581 votes)

HITCHCOCK follows the relationship between director Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the making of his most famous horror-thriller film, PSYCHO, and the trials and tribulations the director faced from Hollywood censorships.

The Rum Diary(2011)

R
| 2h | Comedy, Drama
3.0/5 (with 442 votes)

Tired of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, itinerant journalist Paul Kemp travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local San Juan newspaper run by the downtrodden editor Lotterman. Adopting the rum-soaked lifestyle of the late ‘50s version of Hemingway’s 'The Lost Generation', Paul soon becomes entangled with a very attractive American woman and her fiancée, a businessman involved in shady property development deals. It is within this world that Kemp ultimately discovers his true voice as a writer and integrity as a man.

Ladies in Black(2018)

1h 49min | Comedy, Drama
3.5/5 (with 49 votes)

Adapted from the bestselling novel by Madeleine St John, Ladies in Black is an alluring and tender-hearted comedy drama about the lives of a group of department store employees in 1959 Sydney.

Peggy Sue Got Married(1986)

PG-13
| 1h 43min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 182 votes)

Peggy Sue faints at a high school reunion. When she wakes up she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school.

Grace of Monaco(2014)

PG-13
| 1h 43min | Romance / Love, Drama
3.0/5 (with 231 votes)

The story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly's crisis of marriage and identity, during a political dispute between Monaco's Prince Rainier III and France's Charles De Gaulle, and a looming French invasion of Monaco in the early 1960s.

Shoot the Piano Player(1960)

NR
| 1h 25min | Drama, Thriller, Crime
3.6/5 (with 127 votes)

Charlie is a former classical pianist who has changed his name and now plays jazz in a grimy Paris bar. When Charlie's brothers, Richard and Chico, surface and ask for Charlie's help while on the run from gangsters they have scammed, he aids their escape. Soon Charlie and Lena, a waitress at the same bar, face trouble when the gangsters arrive, looking for his brothers.

The German Doctor(2013)

PG-13
| 1h 30min | Drama, Thriller
3.3/5 (with 52 votes)

Patagonia, 1960. A German physician meets an Argentinian family and follows them on the long desert road to Bariloche where Eva, Enzo and their three children are going to open a lodging house by the Nahuel Huapi lake. Unaware of his true identity, they accept him as their first guest.

Cobb(1994)

R
| 2h 8min | Drama
3.1/5 (with 30 votes)

Al Stump is a famous sports-writer chosen by Ty Cobb to co-write his official, authorized 'autobiography' before his death. Cobb, widely feared and despised, feels misunderstood and wants to set the record straight about 'the greatest ball-player ever,' in his words.

The Audrey Hepburn Story(2000)

2h 13min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 14 votes)

The film spans from Hepburn's early childhood to the 1950s which details her life as a Dutch ballerina, coming to grips with her parents' divorce, and enduring life in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II. She then settles in the U.S. where she succeeds in making it big as a movie actress, in such movies as Breakfast at Tiffany's.

King Dinosaur(1955)

1h 3min | Science Fiction
0.8/5 (with 8 votes)

In 1960, four American scientists travel to a planet that has just entered Earth's solar system to see if it's able to support an Earth colony. They find an oxygen atmosphere, a lush earth-like forest, and earth-like animals living around a potable fresh-water lake.

Directed by Bert Ira Gordon - With William Bryant

Bloody New Year(1987)

1h 30min | Horror
2.9/5 (with 18 votes)

Six shipwrecked English teenagers take refuge in an island hotel that is decorated for New Years. The problem is, it's early summer, and soon enough, even the walls themselves are striking out against them….

Directed by Norman J. Warren - With Suzy Aitchison

The Northerners(1992)

1h 48min | Comedy
3.5/5 (with 15 votes)

A black comedy set in the 1960s in a small Netherlands community, populated by a cast of eccentrics, all of whom hold a range of sexual obsessions and frustrated desires.

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