Tag: 1950s

The Express (2008) 7.3

The Express (2008)

This biopic focuses on the relationship of Ernie Davis (1939-1963), a gifted African-American athlete, and his coach from 1958 to 1962 at Syracuse University, Ben Schwartzwalder (1909-1993). Schwartzwalder recruits Davis...

Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) 7.4

Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)

In the early 1950's, the threat of Communism created an air of paranoia in the United States and exploiting those fears was Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin. However, CBS reporter Edward R. Murrow and his producer Fr...

Blaze (1989) 6

Blaze (1989)

This movie tells the story of the latter years of Earl Long, a flamboyant governor of Louisiana. The aging Earl, an unapologetic habitue of strip joints, falls in love with young stripper Blaze Starr. When Earl and Blaze...

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) 7.4

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

The 1950s. Manhattan lavatory attendant, Tom Ripley, borrows a Princeton jacket to play piano at a garden party. When the wealthy father of a recent Princeton grad chats Tom up, Tom pretends to know the son and is soon o...

DAU. Degeneratsiya (2020) 6.4

DAU. Degeneratsiya (2020)

A secret Soviet Institute conducts scientific and occult experiments on animals and human beings to create the perfect person. Azhippo, KGB general and his aides turn a blind eye to erotic adventures of the director of t...

DAU. Natasha (2020) 6.4

DAU. Natasha (2020)

A tension-weary couple negotiate a path between defiance and compliance in a closed scientific Institute in Moscow at the beginning of the Cold War-during Stalin-era: Natasha runs the canteen of secret Soviet research in...

Shadows (1958) 7.3

Shadows (1958)

Benny's a hipster, moving in and out of Manhattan's beat scene, aimless, maybe close to trouble. His sister Lelia, who looks less African-American than White, is vulnerable and about to fall in love. Hugh, their older br...

“The Restaurant” (2017) 8.2

“The Restaurant” (2017)

In May 1945, peace is proclaimed all over Europe. The Löwander family runs their old fashioned restaurant in Stockholm, but the small amount of patrons worries them. The eldest son, Gustaf, is willing to resort to unconv...

A Place in the Sun (1951) 7.8

A Place in the Sun (1951)

The young and poor George Eastman (Montgomery Clift) leaves his religious mother and Chicago, Illinois and arrives in California expecting to find a better job in the business of his wealthy uncle Charles Eastman (Herber...

The One and Only (1978) 5.8

The One and Only (1978)

1951: Andy Schmidt is in his last year of college. Taking life easy and always a saucy joke on his lips, he manages to win fellow student Mary's heart, although she's already otherwise engaged. But getting a job after co...

Thunder Road (1958) 6.7

Thunder Road (1958)

A veteran comes home from the Korean War to the mountains and takes over the family moonshining business. He has to battle big-city gangsters who are trying to take over the business and the police who are trying to put ...

Hollywood Story (1951) 6.7

Hollywood Story (1951)

Hollywood 1950: The successful producer Larry O'Brian arrives in Los Angeles to found a motion picture company. He buys an old studio which was unused since the days of silent movies. He's shown the office where the famo...

Ray (2004) 7.7

Ray (2004)

The story of Ray Charles (played by Jamie Foxx), music legend. Told in his adult life with flashbacks to his youth we see his humble origins in Florida, his turbulent childhood, which included losing his brother and then...

Cunningham (2019) 6.4

Cunningham (2019)

Even for those who know little about dance, Merce Cunningham is a recognizable name - an iconic figure in his field. His mid-20th century collaborations with composer John Cage (his lifelong partner) and visual artist Ro...

In Pursuit of Honor (1995) (TV) 7.2

In Pursuit of Honor (1995) (TV)

A group of cavalry men defy orders to destroy hundreds of army horses. Having disobeyed a direct order, the men are pursued by the military, but now the bullets aren't just aimed at the horses....

Thunder on the Hill (1951) 6.8

Thunder on the Hill (1951)

Convicted murderess Valerie Carns (Ann Blyth) is being transported to Norwich to be executed when a flood strands her and her guards at a convent hospital. Nurse Sister Mary (Claudette Colbert) becomes convinced of her i...

A New York Heartbeat (2013) 5.9

A New York Heartbeat (2013)

New York, 1957. SPIDER, a 17-year-old gang leader looking to make a rep, gets in way over his head when he blunders into the gambling nest of a notorious gangster. On the run, he's found and taken in by a sheltered young...

The Confession (1970) 7.9

The Confession (1970)

Anton Ludvik, aka Gerard, is vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia. He realizes he is watched and followed. One day, he is arrested and put into jail, in solitary confinement. We are shown the mental torture...

L’Avventura (1960) 7.9

L’Avventura (1960)

A group of rich Italians head out on a yachting trip to a deserted volcanic island in the Mediterranean. When they are about to leave the island, they find Anna, the main character up to this point, has gone missing. San...

Accattone (1961) 7.8

Accattone (1961)

In a seedy section of Rome, Vittorio Cataldi - "Accattone" ("beggar" in Italian) to those that know him - lives off the avails of prostitution, Maddalena being his one and only girl. He is married to Ascenza with who he ...

My Darling Vivian (2020) -

My Darling Vivian (2020)

The story of Vivian Liberto, Johnny Cash's first wife and the mother of his four daughters....

Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct (2008) 7.5

Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct (2008)

Mesrine: Killer Instinct -- the first of two parts -- charts the outlaw odyssey of Jacques Mesrine (Vincent Cassel), the legendary French gangster of the 1960s and 1970s who came to be known as French Public Enemy No. 1 ...

Rumble on the Docks (1956) 5.7

Rumble on the Docks (1956)

In 1950s Brooklyn, 17-year old Jimmy Smigelski, son of hard-working, honest Polish immigrants, is at odds with his father, Pete Smigelski. His father tries to instill in Jimmy his values of hard work, respect for the law...

My Way Home-1978 7.5

My Way Home-1978

Jamie leaves the children's home to live with his paternal grandmother. After working in a mine and in a tailor's shop, he is conscripted into the RAF, and goes to Egypt, where he is befriended by Robert, whose undemandi...

Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War-2004 8.1

Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War-2004

In 1950, in South Korea, shoe-shiner Jin-tae Lee and his 18-year-old old student brother, Jin-seok Lee, form a poor but happy family with their mother, Jin-tae's fiancé Young-shin Kim, and her young sisters. Jin-tae and ...

Imagine: John Lennon-1988 7.9

Imagine: John Lennon-1988

This "biography" evolves around the nearly 240 hours of film and videotape fortuitously taken by Lennon of his life. The archive footage is transformed into a fascinating life story of one of the most complex and fascina...

Invisible Life-2019 8.1

Invisible Life-2019

Eurídice and Guida are two inseparable sisters living at home with their conservative parents in 1950's Rio de Janeiro. Although immersed in a traditional life, each one nourishes a dream: Eurídice of becoming a renowned...

Desire and Hell at Sunset Motel-1991 5.7

Desire and Hell at Sunset Motel-1991

Right after Disneyland opens in Anaheim, California, in 1955, a toy salesman in town for a convention brings his wife with him so they can both go to Disneyland. They stay at a rundown place called the Sunset Motel nearb...

Scandal-1989 6.5

Scandal-1989

An English bon-vivant osteopath is enchanted with a young exotic dancer and invites her to live with him. He serves as friend and mentor, and through his contacts and parties she and her friend meet and date members of t...

Battle for Incheon: Operation Chromite-2016 6.2

Battle for Incheon: Operation Chromite-2016

American General Douglas MacArthur (Liam Neeson) sends eight members of the Korean Liaison Office, led by a South Korean Navy Lieutenant (Lee Jung-Jae) on a secret mission far behind North Korean lines to carry out Opera...

Deuces Wild-2002 5.7

Deuces Wild-2002

Two brothers, Leon and Bobby are members of the street gang in Brooklyn known as the deuces. Their brother was killed by a drug overdose a few years earlier and the gang is determined to keep drugs off their block. Anoth...

The Lemon Drop Kid-1951 7.1

The Lemon Drop Kid-1951

When the Lemon Drop Kid accidentally steers Moose Moran's girl away from a winning bet, he is forced to come up with $10,000 to repay the angry gangster. Fortunately it's Christmas, a time when people can be persuaded to...

Honeydripper-2007 6.6

Honeydripper-2007

1950. Rural Alabama. Cotton harvest. It's a make-or-break weekend for the Honeydripper Lounge and its owner, piano player Tyrone "Pine Top" Purvis. Deep in debt to the liquor man, the chicken man, and the landlord, Tyron...

Godzilla Raids Again-1955 5.9

Godzilla Raids Again-1955

Koji Kobayashi, a spotter for a Japanese fishing fleet crash lands his plane on a barren island. His best friend, Shoichi Tsukioka, manages to find him and lands his plane next to his so he can be rescued. The two pilots...

Guilty by Suspicion-1991 6.6

Guilty by Suspicion-1991

David Merrill (Robert De Niro), a fictitious 1950s Hollywood Director, returns from filming abroad in France to find that his loyalty has been called into question by the House Committee on Un-American Activities, and he...

Pirate’s Passage-2015 6.7

Pirate’s Passage-2015

In 1950s Grey Rocks, Nova Scotia, a mysterious old seadog named Captain Charles Johnson comes to port and takes up residence in the inn of Kerstin Hawkins and her son, Jim. Once there, young Jim realizes that there is fa...

Heavenly Creatures-1994 7.3

Heavenly Creatures-1994

Based on the true story of Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker, two close friends who share a love of fantasy and literature, who conspire to kill Pauline's mother when she tries to end the girls' intense and obsessive relat...

Sylvia-2003 6.3

Sylvia-2003

In 1956, aspiring American poet Sylvia Plath (Gwyneth Paltrow) meets fellow poet Edward James "Ted" Hughes (Daniel Craig) at Cambridge, where she is studying. Enthralled with the genius of his writing, Sylvia falls in lo...

Stone of Destiny-2008 6.8

Stone of Destiny-2008

The Stone of Destiny retells the fascinating and true story of four young Glaswegian students who, in 1951, outwitted the British authorities in their successful attempt to take back the Stone of Scone - a beloved symbol...

The Fencer-2015 7.1

The Fencer-2015

Fleeing from the Russian secret police because of his controversial past, a young Estonian fencer named Endel is forced to return to his homeland, where he begins to train a group of young children in the art of fencing....