Year 1954 movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant year 1954 movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, talky, interesting, atmospheric and melancholic films and TV shows about / with storytelling, flashback, husband wife relationship, drinking, kiss, father son relationship, murder, cigarette smoking, brutality and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, Canada, Italy and other countries.
year 1954
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year 1954 movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1954: Novitiate (2017), Shutter Island (2010), Ordeal by Innocence (2018), Far from Men (2014), Cry-Baby (1990), The Outsider (2018), The Battle of Algiers (1966), Marshall (2017), The Age of Adaline (2015), The Lost City of Z (2016).

List of year 1954 movies

 6.6
 3K
Novitiate (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In the early 1960s, during the Vatican II era, a young woman training to become a nun struggles with issues of faith, sexuality and the changing church.
Plot: nun, catholic church, vatican, sexual identity, monastery, coming of age, lesbian, catholicism, mother superior, flagellation, mother daughter relationship, female female kiss ...
Time: 1960s, year 1954, year 1964
Place: tennessee
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 8.1
 953K
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, tense, twist ending ...
Plot: mystery, investigation, mental institution, insanity, losing-it hero, uncover truth, paranoia, doctors and patients, island, plot twist, delusion, psychiatrist ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1954, 1940s ...
Place: boston
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Ordeal by Innocence (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Christmas 1954. Wealthy philanthropist Rachel Argyll is murdered at her family estate Sunny Point. Her adopted son Jack Argyll is arrested for her murder. He vehemently protests his innocence.
Plot: murder mystery, cold war, flashback, wedding, christmas, murder, prison, suspect, secretary, husband wife relationship, secret, bomb shelter ...
Time: year 1954, 1950s
Place: england
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 7.2
 5K
Far from Men (2014)
Genre: Drama, War, Western
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A French teacher in a small Algerian village during the Algerian War forms an unexpected bond with a dissident who is ordered to be turned in to the authorities.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: teacher, journey, school teacher, children, classroom, hostage, fire, rain, horse, rifle, school, misfit partners ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1954
Place: algeria, africa
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 6.5
 49K
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, juvenile delinquent, rivalry, rock and roll, love and romance, prison, friendship, youth, music ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1954, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
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 6.3
 15K
The Outsider (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A former American G.I. joins a yakuza family after his release from prison in post-World War II Osaka.
Plot: yakuza, finger cut off, tattoo, nipples, katana, organized crime, shower, pubic hair, bare breasts, female full frontal nudity, gun, blood ...
Time: 1950s, year 1954
Place: japan
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The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Algeria, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: realistic, bleak, disturbing, rough, serious ...
Plot: revolution, military, resistance, bomb, torture, rebellion, french, underground fighting, algerian, muslim, independence, government ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1957, 1950s, year 1954 ...
Place: algeria, africa, north africa, france, middle east
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 7.2
 13K
Marshall (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, China
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, battles through one of his career-defining cases.
Plot: lawyer, court, unreliable flashback, black family, glass of water, private club, rape accusation, consensual sex, hand bandage, 15 year old, bruise, poetry ...
Time: 1940s, year 1967, year 1954
Place: mississippi, manhattan new york city, connecticut, grand central station manhattan new york city
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The Age of Adaline (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After 29-year-old Adaline recovers from a nearly lethal accident, she inexplicably stops growing older. As the years stretch on and on, Adaline keeps her secret to herself until she meets a man who changes her life.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, romantic, dramatic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: immortality, love and romance, love story, miraculous event, loneliness, romance, love, impossible love, destiny, aging, couple relations, immortal ...
Time: 20th century, year 1981, year 1954, year 1937, future
Place: san francisco, california, arizona, oregon, england
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The Lost City of Z (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true-life drama in the 1920s, centering on British explorer Col. Percy Fawcett, who discovered evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilazation in the Amazon and disappeared whilst searching for it.
Style: ambiguous ending, absurd, meditative, breathtaking, melancholic ...
Plot: jungle, explorer, journey, tribe, snake, colonel, river, expedition, amazon, travel, sacrifice, destiny ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, year 1954, year 1916, 20th century ...
Place: south america, brazil, bolivia, ireland, england ...
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Born to Be Blue (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jazz legend Chet Baker finds love and redemption when he stars in a movie about his own troubled life to mount a comeback.
Plot: jazz, historical figure, farmhouse, boxer shorts, ex husband ex wife relationship, tunnel, mirror, piano, interracial romance, spider, drug addiction, actress ...
Time: year 1966, year 1954, 1960s
Place: california, oklahoma, manhattan new york city
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 5.4
 17
Man-eater (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Kazakhstan. 1954. Copper mines. Concentration camp. In the center of the plot - a revolt which prisoners raised in protest against the inhuman treatment.
Plot: riot, investigation, helicopter, cannibalism, terror, old man, lieutenant, suicide, son, desert, prisoner, sadism ...
Time: year 1954
Place: soviet union, kazakhstan
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Inches from the Ground (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A border post in Bulgaria, 1954. The mind of little Michael is full of kaleidoscopic panoramas of naïve Socialism, Balkan Stalinism and the Cold War. His father is a strong lieutenant having his ideas of duty and lofty heroism. His mother in her ...
Plot: communism, stalinism, military, cold war
Time: year 1954
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 7.4
 926
Common Ground (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This movie contains three short stories dealing with the theme of homosexuality. In "A Friend of Dorothy", a woman joins the Navy during the 1950's and discovers lesbianism. In "Mr. Roberts", a teacher in a 1970's ...
Style: sexual, semi serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: small town, coming out, navy, fall in love, best friends, suburbs, gays and lesbians, opposites attract, couple relations, looking for sex, sexual relations, suburban life ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 2000s, 1950s, year 1954 ...
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 8.1
 5K
Tito and Me (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Goran Markovic, known more for his dramatic work, achieved something that's eluded many great filmmakers - both smart and funny comedy. Based loosely on his own life as a kid growing up in Tito's communist Yugoslavia in the 1950s, the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: obsession, politics, political unrest, revolution, idol, coming of age, state affairs, contests and competitions, innocence lost, anti war, misfit, society ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1954
Place: yugoslavia, europe, former yugoslavia
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 6.9
 342
Four Minutes (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Story: Sir Roger Bannister's historic running of the sub-four-minute mile is celebrated in Four Minutes, an inspiring and respectably authentic TV movie about breaking the most famous barrier in the history of sports.
Plot: sport, pipe smoking, megaphone, river, bridge, piano, surgery, coach, watching a movie, movie theatre, theatre audience, classroom ...
Time: year 1947, year 1954, year 1946, year 1949, 1940s ...
Place: mount everest, helsinki finland, oxford university
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Seven Psychopaths (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.
Style: dark humor, witty, talky, clever, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, kidnapping, crime, crime gone awry, drugs/alcohol, screenwriter, suicide, murder, sex, party, dog, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1975, year 1947, year 1963 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, phoenix arizona
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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: touching, humorous, semi serious, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: incest, mother son incest, coming of age, self discovery, jazz, parents and children, siblings relations, family relations, boy scout, teenage life, sexuality, adultery ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1954
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo
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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, ...
Style: captivating, touching, clever, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: human spirit, prison, freedom, prison life, false accusation, life sentence, confined, hopes, survival, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, wrongful imprisonment ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, maine, mexico
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 7.7
 123K
Ray (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern ...
Style: sincere, epic, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, jazz, heroin, rags to riches, overdose, disability, pianist, addiction, recording studio, country music, music, infidelity ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: usa, georgia, harlem manhattan new york city, atlanta georgia, montreal quebec canada ...
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 6.2
 34K
Porky's (1981)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Set in 1954, a group of Florida high schoolers seek out to lose their virginity which leads them to seek revenge on a sleazy nightclub owner and his redneck sheriff brother for harassing them.
Style: humorous, sexy, not serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: virginity, teenager, high school, school, racism, virgin, peeping tom, voyeur, lust, teaching, loss of virginity, stripper ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1954, 80s
Place: florida, miami, usa
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Swedish thriller based on Stieg Larsson's novel about a male journalist and a young female hacker. In the opening of the movie, Mikael Blomkvist, a middle-aged publisher for the magazine Millennium, loses a libel case brought by corrupt Swedish ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, bleak, serious ...
Plot: rape, investigation, sexual abuse, hacker, journalist, mystery, crime, age difference, suspect, island, bondage, blow job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1949, year 1958, year 1954 ...
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, stockholm sweden, australia
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Liberty Heights (1999)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Anti-Semitism, race relations, coming of age, and fathers and sons: in Baltimore from fall, 1954, to fall, 1955.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, high school, anti semitism, racism, americana, opposites attract, culture clash, human nature, rebelliousness, self discovery, interracial relations, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, year 1955 ...
Place: baltimore, maryland, usa, atlantic city new jersey
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Heavenly Creatures (1994)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: 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 relationship.
Style: disturbing, surreal, stylized, serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, obsession, murder, friends, friendship, passion, secret, love, insanity, crime, opposites attract, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1954, 1950s
Place: new zealand, australia
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The Marriage of Maria Braun (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Near the end of World War II, Maria marries Hermann, who is immediately sent off to battle. When the war concludes, Maria believes that Hermann is dead. She starts working at an Allied bar, where she meets American soldier Bill. They start a ...
Style: emotional, surreal, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, soldier, materialism, post war, human nature, german, empowerment, penitentiary, black market, wartime life, romance ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1946, year 1954 ...
Place: germany, europe, west germany, canada
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 7.3
 34K
Dead Ringers (1988)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Elliot, a successful gynecologist, works at the same practice as his identical twin, Beverly. Elliot is attracted to many of his patients and has affairs with them. When he inevitably loses interest, he will give the woman over to Beverly, the ...
Style: atmospheric, disturbing, bleak, psychological, serious ...
Plot: twins, obsession, love triangle, losing-it hero, clinic, addiction, spectacle, sadism, murder, receptionist, medical profession, prostitution ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s, 1950s, year 1954
Place: canada, medical school, toronto ontario canada
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 7.3
 66K
Clue (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Clue finds six colorful dinner guests gathered at the mansion of their host, Mr. Boddy -- who turns up dead after his secret is exposed: He was blackmailing all of them. With the killer among them, the guests and Boddy's chatty butler must suss ...
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: mystery, investigation, murder, board game, mansion, crime, danger, mystery killer, mind game, riddles and clues, strangulation, cold war ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1954
Place: new england
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 7.2
 1K
Citizen Cohn (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: As lawyer and power broker Roy Cohn lies dying of AIDS in a private hospital room, ghosts from his past visit him as he reflects on his life and loves.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: politics, aids, hotshot lawyer, hospital, gays and lesbians, rise and fall, introspection, terminal illness, society, unfulfillment, gender, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1950s, year 1968 ...
Place: new york, usa
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The Dominici Affair (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: France, Italy, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In August 1952, a family of British tourists is found by the roadside in Haute Provence, brutally murdered. In the ensuing, very public, investigation a local landowner, 75 year old Gaston Dominici, is arrested for the murders, having been denounced ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: murder, police detective, crime, crimes, deadly, mystery, family in crisis, injustice, family life, dishonesty, law enforcement, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1954
Place: france, south of france
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 6.0
 1K
Savannah (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Savannah is the true story of Ward Allen, a romantic and bombastic character who rejects his plantation heritage for the freedom of life on a river. Ward navigates the change of early 20th century America on the wrong side of the law and society, ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, stylized
Plot: friendship, interracial relations, society, friends, fall in love, love and romance, animal death, dead animal, plantation, swamp, slavery, american south ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, year 1954, year 1918, year 1958
Place: usa, russia, oxford university
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