50s movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant 50s movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, talky, touching, sentimental and dramatic films and TV shows about / with mentor, storytelling, friendship, love and romance, dialogue, runaway, catastrophe, death, culture clash and husband wife relationship plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
50s movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as 50s: Father Brown (2013), Pleasantville (1998), Goodfellas (1990), Brooklyn (2015), Carol (2015), The Godfather (1972), Dark (2017), Walk the Line (2005), Grantchester (2014), Hipsters (2008).

List of 50s movies

Father Brown (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Father Brown is based on G. K. Chesterton's detective stories about a Catholic priest who doubles as an amateur detective in order to try and solve mysteries.
Style: suspenseful, serious, intellectual, captivating, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, clergy, uncover truth, church, priest, who done it, riddles and clues, village life, murder, police investigation, danger ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
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Pleasantville (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Geeky teenager David and his popular twin sister, Jennifer, get sucked into the black-and-white world of a 1950s TV sitcom called "Pleasantville," and find a world where everything is peachy keen all the time. But when Jennifer's ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, light, talky ...
Audience: date night, teens, teen comedy
Plot: time travel, parallel world, small town life, utopia, alternate reality, small town, siblings relations, old love, coming of age, prejudice, fish out of water, american dream ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1990s, future
Place: paris france, france
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Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.
Style: rough, realistic, suspenseful, suspense, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, organized crime, crimes, friends, rise and fall, fbi, criminal heroes, friendship, shooting, life is a bitch, corruption ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, year 1963 ...
Place: florida, new york, usa, bronx new york city
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Brooklyn (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, Ireland, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1950s Ireland and New York, young Ellis Lacey has to choose between two men and two countries.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love triangle, working class, immigrants, love and romance, love affair, starting over, true love, community, marriage, boarding house, journey, homesickness ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: ireland, manhattan new york city, usa, europe, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
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Carol (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, enigmatic, gloomy ...
Plot: lesbian, forbidden love, lgbt, lesbian relationship, age difference, impossible love, gays and lesbians, women, gender, department store, romance, divorce ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Godfather (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, atmospheric, epic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, organized crime, pride and honor, gang war, crimes, gangsters, criminal heroes, lawyer, mob boss, greed, power struggle, family business ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1950s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, new york, sicily, usa ...
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Dark (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A missing child causes four families to help each other for answers. What they could not imagine is that this mystery would be connected to innumerable other secrets of the small town.
Style: atmospheric, suspense, mind bending, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: missing child, time travel, corpse, investigation, disappearance, time machine, school, small town, police station, cave, family relations, loss of father ...
Time: year 1986, 50s, 80s, contemporary
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Walk the Line (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, emotional, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, marriage, country music, music, accident, couple relations, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, musician, divorce, performer's life ...
Time: 1960s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 40s ...
Place: usa, germany, arkansas, memphis, tennessee ...
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Grantchester (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Drama series set in 1953, against the backdrop of the real hamlet of Grantchester. The drama focuses upon the life of Sidney Chambers, a charismatic, charming clergyman who turns investigative vicar when one of his parishioners dies in suspicious ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful, clever
Plot: amateur detective, priest, village life, investigation, murder, village, partners against crime, partners, haunted by the past, police detective, who done it, murder investigation ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
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Hipsters (2008)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In this hit Russian musical, a group of friends flaunts Soviet authority in 1950s Moscow by embracing jazz. When Communist Mels falls for Polly, a free-spirited jazz fan, he risks losing his party membership by associating with her rebellious crew.
Style: stylized, captivating, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: youth, politics, love and romance, counterculture, rebellion, rock, adoption, state affairs, subculture, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dance, communism ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: moscow russia, soviet union
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The Night Porter (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In this unsettling drama from Italian filmmaker Liliana Cavani, a concentration camp survivor discovers her former torturer and lover working as a porter at a hotel in postwar Vienna. When the couple attempt to re-create their sadomasochistic ...
Style: psychological, serious, sexual, erotic, bleak ...
Plot: s&m, war crime, dangerous attraction, post war, sexual abuse, lovers reunited, danger, destructive relationship, haunted by the past, hotel, guilt, concentration camp ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: vienna, europe, germany, hungary, frankfurt germany ...
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Cry-Baby (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A prim and proper schoolgirl goes against her mother's wishes when she dates a motorcycle-riding juvenile delinquent.
Style: humorous, feel good, sentimental, satirical, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: forbidden love, teenage love, gang, teenage life, rivalry, juvenile delinquent, love and romance, rock and roll, youth, juvenile delinquency, fall in love, dancing ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1954, 80s
Place: usa, baltimore
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The Thorn Birds (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 477 min.
Story: This mini series covers 60 years in the lives of the Cleary family, brought from New Zealand to Australia to run their aunt Mary Carson's ranch. The story centers on their daughter, Meggie, and her love for the family's priest, Father ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, family saga, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, couple relations, clergy, destiny, tragic love, love and romance, hopes, love affair, priest, fall in love, social differences, sex with a priest ...
Time: 50s, 30s, 40s, 20s, 20th century ...
Place: australia, mine
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The Mambo Kings (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Mambo Kings tells the story of César and Nestor Castillo, brothers and aspiring musicians who flee from Cuba to America in search of the American Dream.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, melancholic, emotional ...
Plot: latin, true love, ambition, music, musician's life, rising to stardom, romance, performer's life, family relations, rich and poor, rags to riches, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: cuba, new york, usa, latin america, havana cuba ...
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Elvis (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: celebrity culture, musician's life, elvis presley, music, desire for fame, music band, showbiz, ambition, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, performer's life, relationship vs career ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: mississippi
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The Cold Summer of 1953 (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1953, the year Stalin died, many prisoners (some political, but mostly common criminals) were released from the Soviet Gulags. This is the story of a remote settlement which was under attack by a bunch of these recently-released blood-thirsty ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, disturbing, rough, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, village life, injustice, village, political unrest, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, fighting crime, rivalry, danger, down on your luck, good versus evil ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: russia, moscow russia, siberia
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Fall Time (1995)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Three young men decide to plan a mock kidnapping, but everything goes wrong because a real bank robbery was already planned by two other guys.
Style: rough, serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robbery, disorder, unlikely criminals, prank, crime gone awry, deadly, partners, mind game, small town, chases and races, criminal heroes, heist ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, wisconsin
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The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Remember the good old days when anyone with a camera and a few thousand bucks could schlep up to Bronson canyon and quickly make a cheap sci-fi/horror B-movie? Well, they're back! The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra is an affectionate, meticulous ...
Style: humorous, not serious, talky, stylized, absurd ...
Audience: teens
Plot: monster, mad scientist, space travel, save the world, heroic mission, benign alien, goofy hero, anti heroes, danger, heroes, alien encounter, science ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
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October Sky (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes, and eventually became a NASA scientist.
Style: exciting, touching, realistic, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: date night, family outing, kids
Plot: follow your dream, teacher, generation gap, against the odds, small town, teenage life, friendship, satellite, nasa, cold war, ambition, young heroes ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1957, future
Place: west virginia, mine, usa, new jersey
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Ave, Caesar! (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Mystery
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Tells the comedic tale of Eddie Mannix, a fixer who worked for the Hollywood studios in the 1950s. The story finds him at work when a star mysteriously disappears in the middle of filming.
Style: dark humor, humorous, realistic, semi serious, satirical ...
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, kidnapping, ancient rome, movie star, ransom, journalist, uncover truth, filmmaking, actor's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Set during the Cold War, the Soviets – led by sword-wielding Irina Spalko – are in search of a crystal skull which has supernatural powers related to a mystical Lost City of Gold. After being captured and then escaping from them, Indy is coerced ...
Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, entertaining, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: archaeologist, adventure, treasure hunt, treasure, adventurer, chase, artifact, russian, whip, good versus evil, heroes, race against time ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1957, future
Place: latin america, peru, mexico city, mexico, usa ...
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The Man in the Moon (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Maureen Trant and her younger sibling Dani share a strong connection, but local boy Court Foster threatens to throw their bond off balance. Dani and Court meet first and have a flirtatious rapport -- but when he meets Maureen, he falls hard and they ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: coming of age, love triangle, small town, pregnancy, skinny dipping, first love, sister sister relationship, corporal punishment, romance, family relations, rainy, siblings relations ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: louisiana, usa, london
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The Passion of Ayn Rand (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The rather eccentric (especially in her thinking) author of "The Fountainhead" and "Atlas Shrugged" becomes involved with a much younger, and married man... to the dismay of those close to her.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: love triangle, older woman younger man relationship, prodigy, society, lifestyle, ego clash, love affair, couples, working class, friends, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment ...
Time: 50s, 1960s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2004)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: On his 83rd birthday, Eddie (Voight), a war vet and a maintenance worker at the Ruby Pier amusement park, dies while trying to save a girl who is sitting under a falling ride. When he awakens in the afterlife, he encounters five people with ties to ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, christian film
Plot: afterlife, birthday, heaven and hell, redemption, religious, innocence lost, danger, self discovery, golden years, hopes, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1950s ...
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As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 158 min.
Story: The German soldier Clemens Forel - determined to be reunited with his beloved family - makes a dramatic escape through bitter cold winters, desolate landscapes, and life threatening ventures from a Siberian labor camp after World War II. 8000 miles ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: fugitives, pow, captivity, survival, confined, gulag, danger, getting home, adventure, human spirit, wehrmacht, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 20th century, year 1937, year 1947 ...
Place: ussr, russia, soviet union, poland, mine ...
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Murmur of the Heart (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In the end of the first Indochina War, an open-minded teenage boy finds himself between the urge to discover love and the ever-present, dominating affection of his mother.
Style: sexy, touching, realistic, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: incest, mother son incest, coming of age, siblings relations, jazz, teenage life, parents and children, family relations, self discovery, mother son relationship, boy scout, adultery ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, year 1954
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
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Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: This film relates the story of a tightly connected Afro-American community informally called Colored Town where the inhabitants live and depend on each other in a world where racist oppression is everywhere, as told by a boy called Cliff who spent ...
Style: sentimental, serious, uplifting, realistic, dramatic ...
Plot: racism, small town, coming of age, americana, discrimination, african american, racial segregation, society, innocence lost, youth, social relations, power relations ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: mississippi, usa
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Circle of Friends (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 'Circle Of Friends' is set in 1950's Ireland. The movie focuses on Benny Hogan and her best friend, Eve Malone. The story centers around Benny and Eve as they enter student life at University College, Dublin. Here Benny and Eve ...
Style: humorous, sincere, realistic, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: coming of age, pregnancy, orphan, abortion, college, small town, college life, small town life, friendship, betrayal, romance, social relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: ireland, europe
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Under the Sun (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Olof lives alone on his family's farm after the death of his mother. Unable to read and write, he is dependent on his younger friend, Erik, who helps him in the afternoons. Once a sailor, Erik brags of having known hundreds of women. Out of the ...
Style: sincere, realistic, psychological, touching, serious
Plot: couples, fall in love, countryside, couple relations, society, friendship, friends, romance, love and romance, family relations, illiteracy, housekeeper ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: sweden
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M*A*S*H (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 25 min.
Story: The 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital is stuck in the middle of the Korean war. With little help from the circumstances they find themselves in, they are forced to make their own fun. Fond of practical jokes and revenge, the doctors, nurses, ...
Style: clever, humorous, cynical, realistic, witty ...
Plot: sitcom, doctors and patients, military hospital, military, friendship, surgery, military life, doctor, sergeant, u.s. army, anti war, nurse ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century
Place: korea
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