1950s Political Movies

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Paths of Glory(1957)

| 1h 28min | Drama, War
4.2/5 (with 849 votes)

A commanding officer defends three scapegoats on trial for a failed offensive that occurred within the French Army in 1916.


3.8/5 (with 248 votes)

Japan is thrown into a panic after several ships explode and are sunk near Odo Island. An expedition to the island led by paleontologist Professor Kyohei Yemani soon discover something more devastating than imagined in the form of a 50 meter tall monster whom the natives call Gojira. Now the monster begins a rampage that threatens to destroy not only Japan, but the rest of the world as well.


1h 36min | Fantasy, Drama, Mystery
4.1/5 (with 146 votes)

In 16th century Japan, peasants Genjuro and Tobei sell their earthenware pots to a group of soldiers in a nearby village, in defiance of a local sage's warning against seeking to profit from warfare. Genjuro's pursuit of both riches and the mysterious Lady Wakasa, as well as Tobei's desire to become a samurai, run the risk of destroying both themselves and their wives, Miyagi and Ohama.

The Burmese Harp(1956)

1h 56min | Drama, Music, War
4.1/5 (with 37 votes)

In the War's closing days, when a conscience-driven Japanese soldier fails to get his countrymen to surrender to overwhelming force, he adopts the lifestyle of a Buddhist monk.

Fear and Desire(1953)

1h 2min | Drama, War
2.8/5 (with 141 votes)

After their airplane crashes behind enemy lines, four soldiers must survive and try to find a way back to their battalion. However, when they come across a local peasant girl the horrors of war quickly become apparent.

Directed by Stanley Kubrick - With Frank Silvera, Paul Mazursky, Virginia Leith, David Allen, Dave Allen

Friendly Persuasion(1956)

| 2h 17min | Drama, Western, War
3.2/5 (with 29 votes)

The story of a family of Quakers in Indiana in 1862. Their religious sect is strongly opposed to violence and war. It's not easy for them to meet the rules of their religion in everyday life but when Southern troops pass the area they are in real trouble. Should they fight, despite their peaceful attitude?

The Lawless(1950)

1h 23min | Drama
3.0/5 (with 4 votes)

A newspaper editor takes on the cause of oppressed migrant Mexican fruit pickers..

Portland Exposé(1957)

1h 12min | Crime, Drama
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

The owner of a tavern is pressured by the local mob to go into business with them, and figures it's better all around if he does that rather than cause trouble. However, when he starts to see what kind of place his nice little neighborhood bar is turning into, and when one of the mob's goons tries to rape his daughter, he decides to fight them.

Directed by Harold D. Schuster - With Edward Binns

Lost Children(1957)

1h 25min | War, Drama, History
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Lost Children (Czech: Ztracenci) is a Czechoslovak war film directed by Miloš Makovec. It was entered into the 1957 Cannes Film Festival.

Der Weg nach oben(1950)

1h 21min | Documentary

The economic and cultural improvements of the Soviet Occupied Sector are documented with scenes from the years 1945 to 1950. The film deals with the land reform, the founding of the Socialist Unity Party, the expropriation of war criminals, the founding of the GDR and the first Five Year Plan in July 1950. Special attention is dedicated to the setup of the steel industry. All this is shown in contrast to the new Federal Republic of Germany, where unemployment, slums and the West Berlin airlift prevail. The Cold War of those years is reflected in the film as well as a part of the development of post-war Germany.

Directed by Andrew Thorndike

Exalted Guest(1955)

1h 47min | Drama, Comedy

An impending visit from a VIP causes chaos and confusion in the small, isolated village of Sukaslamet. Things take a hilarious turn when the herbal medicine seller is mistaken for the exalted guest and is accorded a ceremonial welcome in the most elaborate Javanese style.

Directed by Usmar Ismail
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