Year 1956 movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant year 1956 movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, realistic, serious, tense, sexy and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with husband wife relationship, family relations, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, flashback, doctor, betrayal, telephone call and escape plots mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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year 1956 movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1956: Travelling Salesman (2012), The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021), The History of Time Travel (2014), Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff (1979), The Turncoat (2020), Brooklyn Bridge (1991), Black Book (2006), The Old Man & the Gun (2018), The Wife (2017), Heart & Soul (1985).

List of year 1956 movies

Travelling Salesman (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Four mathematicians are gathered and meet with a top official of the United States Department of Defense. After some discussion, the group agrees that they must be wary with whom to trust and control their solution. The official offers them a reward ...
Style: tense, unusual plot structure, suspense, contemplative
Plot: mathematics, conspiracy, genius, mathematician, fictional war, government, mysterious man, hacking, espionage, science, paranoia, professor ...
Time: year 1956
Place: china
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The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: In the 1970s and ’80s, Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker rose from humble beginnings to create the world’s largest religious broadcasting network and a theme park, and were revered for their message of love, acceptance, and prosperity.
Style: christmas special
Plot: rise and fall, televangelist, religion, feces, cat, crucifix, marital infidelity, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, reporter, father daughter relationship, sleeping pill, newborn baby ...
Time: year 1994, 80s, year 1960, year 1980, year 1975 ...
Place: minnesota, palm springs california, minneapolis minnesota
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Ku'damm 56 – Rebel With a Cause (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: Ku’damm 56 is a German television trilogy about the 50s youth generation in the period between the end of World War II and the German Wirtschaftswunder.
Style: captivating, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: dance school, post war germany, rock and roll, musician, mother daughter relationship, sister sister relationship, dancing, family relations, overprotective parent, lifestyle, women, relationship problems ...
Time: 50s, year 1956
Place: germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany
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The History of Time Travel (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A fictional documentary about the creation of the world's first time machine, the men who created it, and the unintended ramifications it has on world events.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: time travel, murder of parents, espionage, wedding, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, death of wife, hiding place, death of mother, world war two, scientist, journal ...
Time: 80s, 1940s, year 1944, 50s, year 1996 ...
Place: hiroshima japan
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Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An abusive sexual relationship between a white spinster schoolteacher and a young black janitor in 1956 Kansas complicates her struggle to come to grips with her sexuality and emotions.
Plot: interracial sex, exploring sexuality, janitor, female orgasm, gynecological exam, estranged mother, physical exam, racist, childhood trauma, latin, male objectification, first sex ...
Time: year 1954, year 1955, year 1956, 50s
Place: kansas
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 6.8
 2K
The Turncoat (2020)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Directed by Academy Award-winner Florian Gallenberger from Sigefried Lenz's international bestseller, "Der Überläufer" is set in the summer of 1944. German soldier Walter Proska is about to return to the Eastern Front when his train ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, unusual plot structure, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, partisan, nazi germany, german soldier, pow, eastern front, soldier, defector, male objectification, abuse, brother brother relationship, loyalty ...
Time: year 1945, year 1944, post world war two, 1940s, year 1956
Place: berlin germany, east berlin, hamburg germany
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Brooklyn Bridge (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Brooklyn Bridge is an American television program which aired on CBS between 1991 and 1993. It is about a Jewish American family living in Brooklyn in the middle 1950s. The premise was partially based on the childhood of executive producer and ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, touching
Plot: family relations, coming of age, jewish family, family life, friends, social differences, social misfits, society, social relations, misfit, youth, polish ...
Time: 50s, year 1956
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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 7.7
 76K
Black Book (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Netherlands, Germany, UK, Belgium
Duration: 145 min.
Story: In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.
Style: tense, twists and turns, psychological, epic, emotional ...
Plot: jewish, world war two, holocaust, nazism, atrocity, espionage, occupation, singer, spy, life is a bitch, betrayal, escape ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 60s, year 1956 ...
Place: holland, netherlands, europe, israel, belgium ...
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The Old Man & the Gun (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The true story of Forrest Tucker, from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are a detective, who becomes ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, exciting, humorous, tense ...
Plot: prison escape, heist, criminal, investigation, evidence, old man, widow, prison, chase, lie, secret, fbi ...
Time: 80s, year 1979, year 1945, year 1955, year 1966 ...
Place: texas, usa, missouri, dallas texas, montana ...
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 7.2
 39K
The Wife (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Sweden, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Style: thought provoking, sincere, lyrical, twists and turns
Plot: nobel prize, novelist, writers, infidelity, professor, aspiring writer, sexism, extramarital affair, husband wife relationship, marriage, revelation, adulterous husband ...
Time: 90s, 60s, year 1958, year 1968, year 1960 ...
Place: stockholm sweden, connecticut, eastern europe, new york, manhattan new york city ...
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 6.5
 6K
Heart & Soul (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 1956: The shy Jonathan's luck with girls changes when he wins the rebellious Gene as a friend in his last year of high school. Gene is adored by many girls and manages to teach Jonathan a few lessons. Gene himself would rather just be with one ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, feel good, touching, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: high school, coming of age, small town, friendship, first love, youth, friends, social relations, power relations, couples, buddies, romance ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1956
Place: ohio
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 7.9
 36K
Masters of Sex (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: William Masters and Virginia Johnson are real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality. Their research touched off the sexual revolution and took them from a midwestern teaching hospital to the cover of Time magazine and multiple appearances ...
Style: sexual, sexy, captivating, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: strong sexual content, sexual exploration, sexuality, sex, sexual relations, couple relations, masturbation, infidelity, sexual dysfunction, determination, workplace, sexual identity ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1956, 70s
Place: usa, missouri
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The Death of Stalin (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Belgium, Canada, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin dies in 1953, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to become the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweebish Georgy Malenkov, the wily Nikita Khrushchev and Lavrenti Beria ...
Style: satirical, parody, banned film, political comedy
Plot: political satire, socialism, josef stalin, repression, military, death, dictator, chaos, power struggle, funeral, satire, political intrigue ...
Time: 50s, year 1964, year 1949, year 1956, year 1953
Place: ussr, russia, siberia, moscow russia
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On the Basis of Sex (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, China, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg teams with her husband Marty to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination.
Style: clever, inspirational, surprise ending, captivating, thought provoking
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: female lawyer, husband wife relationship, women's rights, supreme court, equality, human rights, u.s. constitution, marriage, female protagonist, courtroom, feminism, lecture ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 60s, year 1956, year 1963 ...
Place: usa, new york, denver colorado
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The Unburied Man (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Hungary, Slovakia, Poland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: One of the doyennes of Hungarian film deals with a dark period of national history: the Soviet regime in Hungary. She portrays it through the fate of the former prime minister and national hero, Imre Nagy. The script is based on the diary written by ...
Plot: crime against humanity, josef stalin, war for independence, brutality, skeleton, grave, dictatorship, execution, adolescence, hanging, revolution, rat ...
Time: 20th century, year 1956, 50s
Place: ussr, romania, italy, hungary, central europe ...
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The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Algeria
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, french algerian war, resistance, military, french, freedom, torture, chaos, protest, oppression ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1957, year 1962, year 1956 ...
Place: algeria, africa, north africa, france, paris france ...
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 7.2
 5K
The Keeper (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: TRAUTMANN tells the story of a man whose love for football, for England and for the love of his life, Margaret saw him rise from Nazi 'villain' to British hero. Bert Trautmann the German goalkeeper won over even his harshest opponents by ...
Style: inspirational, realistic, intense, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, football, world war two, father daughter relationship, german soldier, goalkeeper, love and romance, sport, soccer match, courage, human spirit, rivalry ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1951, year 1956, year 1948 ...
Place: manchester
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The Silent Revolution (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: It's 1956. During a visit to a cinema in West Berlin, East German high school pupils Theo and Kurt see disturbing newsreel footage of the uprising in Budapest. Back in Stalinstadt, one of the GDR’s flagship workers’ settlements, they have ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, thought provoking, twists and turns, captivating
Plot: high school, cold war, solidarity, friendship, learning the truth, teenager, betrayal, border crossing, father son relationship, cold war era, friendship between boys, police station ...
Time: 50s, year 1956
Place: east germany, west berlin west germany, east berlin, german democratic republic
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A Boy Ten Feet Tall (1963)
Genre: Adventure
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: After he is orphaned by an air raid on Port Said during the Suez Crisis, a young boy attempts to go by himself from the Suez Canal to Durban in South Africa where his nearest relative, Aunt Jane, lives. On the way he meets a variety of different ...
Plot: journey, child protagonist, american, mountain, blinded, vaccination, aunt, orphan, syrian, hunting, jet plane, ruins ...
Time: year 1956, year 1957
Place: africa, sudan, egypt, south africa
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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: romantic, touching, emotional, dramatic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, immortality, romance, love, love story, immortal, loneliness, impossible love, miraculous event, supernatural romance, life & death, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, year 1981, year 1954, year 1952, year 1937 ...
Place: san francisco, california, oregon, arizona, england
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 8.2
 346K
Raging Bull (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he's a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he's a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment. Though LaMotta wants his ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, rough, bloody, intense ...
Plot: rise and fall, paranoia, character study, domestic violence, redemption, self destructing, boxer, career, boxing, sport, jealousy, loneliness ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1941 ...
Place: bronx new york city, new york, usa, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.1
 424
Whooping Cough (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story of 10-year-old boy and his family against the backdrop of the bloody events of 1956, in Budapest. Children do not yet understand what is going on, but they're happy because the schools are closed. But gradually, to adults and children ...
Plot: family relations, grandmother, children, parents, revolution, child's point of view, communism
Time: year 1956, 50s
Place: hungary, europe
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Flesh of Your Flesh (1983)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Colombia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Takes place in 1956 under a militant dictatorship, but an uncontrollable crisis is about to take place in part of the country as buildings are blown up, people exterminated and a hidden evil force is unleashed. The supernatural force released ...
Plot: brother sister incest, incest, death, family relations, terror, half brother half sister relationship, bourgeoisie, vampirism, wealth, last will and testament, coming of age, teenage sexuality ...
Time: 50s, year 1956
Place: colombia, south america
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The Secret Ways (1961)
Genre: Adventure, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Vienna, 1956. After Soviet tanks crush the Hungarian uprising, soldier-of-fortune Mike Reynolds is hired to help a threatened Hungarian scientist (Prof. Jansci) escape from Budapest. He and Julia, the professor's daughter, cross the boulder ...
Plot: soviet soldier, martial law, communism, secret mission, secret police, resistance fighter, scientist, cold war, spy, self sacrifice, father daughter relationship, male female relationship ...
Time: 60s, year 1960, year 1956, 50s
Place: vienna, hungary, ussr, austria, switzerland ...
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The Mother of Kings (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Made in 1982, shelved for five years. Story opens with Lucja Krol's husband under the tram. She gives birth to her fourth son on the floor of their new apartment. Neighbor Wiktor, a communist intellectual, befriends the poverty-stricken family ...
Style: intellectual, pre war
Plot: communist, nazi occupation, false confession, torture, childbirth, arrest, black market, suffering, nazi, courage, jail, poverty ...
Time: year 1956, year 1933, year 1953
Place: poland
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 5.5
 713
Che Guevara (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When he is captured in Bolivia, the "Che" is conducted to prission, when he remembers his life facts, the revolution and the women.
Style: captivating, uplifting, realistic, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: leadership, rebellion, revolution, politics, injustice, folk hero, fighting the system, righting the wronged, hopes, state affairs, escapades, working class ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1956, year 1959 ...
Place: bolivia, havana cuba, latin america, cuba, guatemala ...
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An American Rhapsody (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Hungarian family forced to flee the Communist country for the United States, must leave a young daughter behind. Six years later the family arranges to bring the absent daughter to the United States where she has trouble adjusting. The daughter ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: cold war, family relations, friendship, family, immigrants, love and romance, self discovery, on the run, siblings relations, parents and children, human nature, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1958, year 1965 ...
Place: hungary, europe, california, czechoslovakia, austria ...
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 7.3
 851
WPC 56 (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Drama following WPC Gina Dawson, the first Woman Police Constable to join Brinford Constabulary, a fictional police force in the West Midlands, in 1956. The show focuses on WPC Gina Dawson's struggle to gain acceptance in the male-dominated ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: police investigation, policewoman, police station, police detective, workplace, crimes, gender, law enforcement, workplace situations, murder, police sergeant, female friendship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1956
Place: england
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 5.8
 442
Stella Days (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, Norway, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A priest stationed in Tipperary, Ireland, is eager to return to Rome. Told he cannot do so until he has raised enough money for the building of a new church, he decides to open a cinema in the local town.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, sincere, intellectual
Plot: small town, confession, social relations, religions or cults, clergy, small town life, idealism, society, hopes, priest, belief in god, religion ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1956
Place: ireland
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Baby Needs a New Pair of Shoes (1974)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An epic battle rages lawn on the streets of Harlem between Italian mobsters and black gangsters. The battles are intense, the more each side tries to oust another. Both groups use their best killers. Since it is a brutal gangster transvestites to be ...
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, transvestism, urban ghetto, injustice, psychopath, police corruption, gangsters, gang, criminal's revenge, crimes, law enforcement, babies and infants ...
Time: 70s, year 1956
Place: new york, ohio, harlem
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