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, thought provoking, captivating, talky and suspense films and TV shows about / with storytelling, cigarette smoking, mentor, dancing, husband wife relationship, brutality, flashback, runaway, death and violence plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Thriller genres shot in USA, Italy, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1954: The Banker (2020), The Founder (2016), Trumbo (2015), Welcome to Marwen (2018), Operation Finale (2018), The Outsider (2018), The Battle of Algiers (1966), Ordeal by Innocence (2018), Novitiate (2017), The Lost City of Z (2016).

List of year 1954 movies

 7.3
 14K
The Banker (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the 1960s, two entrepreneurs hatch an ingenious business plan to fight for housing integration—and equal access to the American Dream.
Style: captivating, uplifting, touching, sincere
Plot: banker, money, racism, african american, injustice, new house, personal assistant, friendship between men, real estate agent, real estate, friendship, racist ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s, year 1939 ...
Place: los angeles, america, washington d.c.
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 7.2
 118K
The Founder (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise ...
Style: motivational, based on true events, inspirational, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: business, salesman, fast food, businessman, mcdonald's restaurant, family business, ambition, rags to riches, greed, destiny, betrayal, twists & turns ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1984, year 1954, year 1967 ...
Place: usa, america, california, minneapolis minnesota, phoenix arizona ...
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 7.5
 75K
Trumbo (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: 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.
Style: talky, factual, intense, inspirational, touching ...
Plot: communism, hollywood, mccarthyism, justice, movie business, politics, communist, parent child relationship, writers, jail, political persecution, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 1950s, 70s, year 1950 ...
Place: usa
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Welcome to Marwen (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A man copes with life after an assault by constructing a miniature replica version of a World War II era town in his backyard. Adapted from the 2010 documentary "Marwencol."
Style: uplifting, funny, psychological, sad, sincere ...
Plot: rehabilitation, fictional war, toy soldier, photographer, fall in love, fear, friendship, unrequited love, court, marriage proposal, falling in love, beating ...
Time: 21st century, 1960s, year 1944, year 2000, year 1954 ...
Place: belgium, new york
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Operation Finale (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: 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.
Style: based on true events, ambiguous ending, tense, cerebral, thought provoking ...
Plot: war criminal, mossad, nazi, manhunt, chase, runaway, secret agents, jewish, mission, life risking, period piece, secret mission ...
Time: 60s, year 2005, year 1954, year 1939, year 1945 ...
Place: argentina, israel, tel aviv israel, austria, germany ...
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Justice League: The New Frontier (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, light, intense ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, monster, heroes, heroic mission, adventure, imaginary, superhuman powers, master villain, cold war, secret identity, cartoon violence, alien ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1960s, year 1960 ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., tokyo
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 6.3
 20K
The Outsider (2018)
Genre: Action, 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.
Style: realistic, suspense, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: yakuza, organized crime, prison, rivalry, danger, rise and fall, dishonesty, crimes, mob boss, anti-hero, anti hero, smuggling ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, year 1954
Place: japan, osaka 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: bleak, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: revolution, rebellion, bomb, military, resistance, french, freedom, torture, chaos, rebel, capture, oppression ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1957, year 1956 ...
Place: algeria, africa, north africa, france, paris france ...
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Ordeal by Innocence (2018)
Genre: Crime, 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.
Style: enigmatic, tense, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: murder mystery, whodunit, murder, alibi, adopted son, secret, adoptive mother, country house, suspect, husband wife relationship, prison, siblings ...
Time: 1950s, year 1954, 50s
Place: england
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 6.6
 4K
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.
Style: disturbing, captivating, thought provoking, suspenseful
Plot: nun, monastery, catholic church, flagellation, coming of age, catholicism, mother daughter relationship, vatican, crucifix, reform, priest, archbishop ...
Time: year 1964, 1960s, 60s, year 1954
Place: tennessee
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The Lost City of Z (2016)
Genre: 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: meditative, suspense, inspirational, exciting, factual ...
Plot: archaeology, expedition, tribe, explorer, journey, jungle, amazon, travel, destiny, mission, colonel, river ...
Time: 1920s, year 1912, 18th century, 1910s, 1900s ...
Place: south america, england, london, ireland, brazil ...
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 5.8
 24
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: rebellion, suicide, son, cannibalism, investigation, helicopter, riot, desert, political prisoner, atrocity, camp, escape ...
Time: year 1954
Place: kazakhstan, soviet union
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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 ...
Style: grotesque
Plot: military, stalinism, communism, cold war
Time: year 1954
Place: balkan
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 7.1
 967
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: semi serious, realistic, sincere, anthology, captivating ...
Plot: coming out, small town, navy, lifestyle, couple relations, fall in love, teenage life, couples, love and romance, society, opposites attract, best friends ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 1950s, 2000s, year 1974 ...
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 8.0
 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, realistic, semi serious, captivating
Plot: obsession, satire, politics, ruler, anti war, innocence lost, political unrest, distopia, revolution, dictatorship, state affairs, contests and competitions ...
Time: 50s, year 1954, 1950s
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia, europe
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 6.8
 351
Four Minutes (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
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: male female relationship, jazz combo, cambridge university, track and field, runner, jazz music, olympics, boy, suitcase, listening to music, drinking, airplane ...
Time: year 1949, year 1947, year 1952, year 1954, year 1946 ...
Place: mount everest, helsinki finland, oxford university
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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, sentimental, disturbing, semi serious ...
Plot: mother son incest, incest, mother son relationship, sexual initiation, teenage life, self discovery, parents and children, family relations, coming of age, siblings relations, sexuality, love ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1954, 70s
Place: france, europe, indochina, paris france, tokyo
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 8.2
 1.1M
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, surprise ending, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, mystery, insanity, plot twist, paranoia, investigation, mental illness, losing-it hero, uncover truth, island, psychology, confined ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1954 ...
Place: boston
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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: touching, clever, captivating, uplifting, inspirational ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, false accusation, prison escape, freedom, prison life, life is a bitch, life sentence, plot twist, criminal heroes, hopes, confined ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: usa, mexico, pacific ocean, maine
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 7.2
 7K
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, realistic, captivating, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: hostage, journey, teacher, danger, on the run, misfit partners, political unrest, on the road, mountain, survival, rebellion, forced into action ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1954
Place: algeria, africa
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 7.7
 136K
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: captivating, sincere, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, jazz, musician, pianist, addiction, heroin, blues, civil rights, guilt, african american, music, rags to riches ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 70s, 60s, 30s ...
Place: usa, georgia, st. louis missouri, rome italy, harlem manhattan new york city ...
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 6.2
 37K
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: sexy, humorous, sex comedy, not serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: virginity, loss of virginity, teenager, looking for sex, high school, first sex, virgin, school, stripper, prank, masturbation, redneck ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1954, 80s
Place: florida, usa, miami
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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, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: rape, investigation, sexual abuse, crime, hacker, journalist, uncover truth, peril, unlikely relationship, amateur detective, suspicion, age difference ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1950, year 1966, 2000s ...
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: emotional, sentimental, realistic, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: coming of age, anti semitism, jewish, family relations, high school, interracial relations, racism, americana, semi autobiographical, culture clash, race issues, youth ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 60s, year 1954 ...
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, psychological, serious, emotional, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: lesbian, obsession, murder, friendship, insanity, opposites attract, lesbian romance, murderous pair, passion, love, crimes, crime ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1953, year 1954
Place: new zealand, australia
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The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
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, psychological, touching, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, world war two, love triangle, post war, lovers reunited, rise to the top, romance, couples, life is a bitch, danger, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1946, year 1954 ...
Place: germany, europe, west germany, berlin germany, canada
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 6.5
 54K
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: sentimental, humorous, feel good, satirical, light ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: forbidden love, rock and roll, teenage love, gang, teenage life, rivalry, juvenile delinquent, love and romance, fall in love, juvenile delinquency, youth, parody ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1954, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa
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 7.3
 79K
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: twists and turns, humorous, enigmatic, witty, captivating ...
Plot: mystery, multiple suspects, investigation, mansion, butler, murder, danger, maid, dark and stormy night, board game, amateur detective, parody ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1954, 80s
Place: new england
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 7.1
 1K
Citizen Cohn (1992)
Genre: Biography, 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: realistic, serious, contemplative, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: politics, hospital, aids, hotshot lawyer, injustice, political corruption, terminal illness, americana, introspection, society, rebellion, unfulfillment ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1954, 60s ...
Place: new york, usa
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The Dominici Affair (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: France, Italy
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: tense, sincere, serious, realistic, factual
Plot: murder, police detective, false witness, murder witness, crime and punishment, family relations, injustice, family in crisis, family life, family problems, mystery, deadly ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1952, year 1954
Place: france, south of france
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