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 realistic, captivating, serious, tense, intense and sexy films and TV shows about / with husband wife relationship, doctor, family relations, betrayal, flashback, death, father son relationship, arrest, violence and jail plots mostly in Drama, History and War 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), Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff (1979), The Turncoat (2020), Brooklyn Bridge (1991), Black Book (2006), The Wife (2017), Heart & Soul (1985), Masters of Sex (2013), The Death of Stalin (2017), On the Basis of Sex (2018).

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, contemplative, suspense
Plot: mathematics, conspiracy, genius, mathematician, top secret, fictional war, mysterious man, paranoia, government, science, espionage, professor ...
Time: year 1956
Place: china
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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: janitor, radiator, exploring sexuality, christmas tree, outburst, director, pill, paranoia, female teacher, recluse, female star appears nude, depression ...
Time: 50s, year 1956, year 1955, year 1954, 1950s
Place: kansas
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 6.8
 1K
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, exciting, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Plot: nazi germany, world war two, german soldier, partisan, pow, soldier, defector, beating, brother brother relationship, loyalty, male objectification, eastern front ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s, year 1945, year 1956
Place: berlin germany, 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, touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious
Plot: coming of age, family relations, jewish family, society, misfit, social relations, social misfits, friends, social differences, youth, family life, jewish ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1956
Place: new york, usa
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 7.7
 73K
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, psychological, epic, twists and turns, emotional ...
Plot: jewish, world war two, nazism, holocaust, atrocity, singer, espionage, spy, life is a bitch, occupation, betrayal, escape ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: holland, netherlands, europe, israel, belgium ...
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 7.2
 36K
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, twists and turns, lyrical
Plot: novelist, writers, nobel prize, professor, infidelity, sexism, extramarital affair, wife husband relationship, husband wife relationship, marriage, revelation, adulterous husband ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 1960s, 1990s, year 1960 ...
Place: stockholm sweden, connecticut, eastern europe, new york, manhattan new york city ...
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 6.6
 6K
Heart & Soul (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: high school, friendship, small town, coming of age, teenager, first love, youth, opposites attract, buddies, lifestyle, social relations, power relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1956
Place: ohio
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 7.9
 35K
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, realistic, captivating, stylized ...
Plot: strong sexual content, sexuality, sexual exploration, sex, sexual relations, masturbation, couple relations, sexual identity, sexual dysfunction, infidelity, determination, unconventional method ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s ...
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: banned film, satirical, political comedy
Plot: josef stalin, political satire, socialism, military, death, chaos, repression, power struggle, funeral, dictator, satire, political intrigue ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1953, year 1956, year 1949 ...
Place: soviet union, 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, women's rights, supreme court, husband wife relationship, equality, human rights, marriage, courtroom, u.s. constitution, female protagonist, feminism, law student ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 70s, 60s, 1960s ...
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: female director, doctor, disease, hanging, gallows, stalinism, rat, torture, atrocity, interrogation, execution, josef stalin ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, year 1956, 50s
Place: budapest hungary, romania, budapest, hungary, italy ...
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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, military, resistance, french, freedom, torture, rebel, oppression, capture, chaos ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1957, year 1956, year 1962 ...
Place: algeria, africa, north africa, france, paris france ...
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 7.3
 3K
Trautmann (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, sincere, motivational, captivating ...
Plot: football, husband wife relationship, soccer match, world war two, father daughter relationship, german soldier, sport, love and romance, human spirit, ambition, rivalry, courage ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1950s, year 1945, year 1944 ...
Place: manchester, manchester england
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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: classroom, high school, learning the truth, solidarity, friendship, betrayal, teenager, father son relationship, cold war, border crossing, cold war era, friendship between boys ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1956
Place: east germany, east berlin, east berlin east germany, west berlin west germany
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A Boy Ten Feet Tall (1963)
Genre: Adventure
Country: UK
Duration: 128 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, muslim, explosion, truck, taxi, whiskey, alcohol, pilgrim, toys, ruins, barbed wire ...
Time: year 1957, year 1956
Place: south africa, sudan, egypt, 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, dramatic, emotional, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: love and romance, romance, immortality, love, love story, loneliness, impossible love, immortal, miraculous event, destiny, supernatural romance, life & death ...
Time: 20th century, year 2014, year 1956, year 1933, year 1929 ...
Place: san francisco, california, oregon, arizona, england
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 8.2
 323K
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, intense, atmospheric, rough, bloody ...
Plot: rise and fall, paranoia, domestic violence, redemption, self destructing, boxer, career, character study, boxing, sport, jealousy, bad temper ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: bronx new york city, usa, new york, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.0
 374
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: child's point of view, parents, communism, children, revolution, grandmother, family relations
Time: 1950s, 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, vampirism, politics, half brother half sister relationship, teenage sexuality, death, terrorism, matriarch, vampire, military dictatorship, family relations ...
Time: 1950s, year 1956, 50s
Place: colombia, south america
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The Fall of '55 (2006)
Genre: Documentary, Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In late 1955 and early 1956, the citizens of Boise, Idaho believed there was a menace in their midst. On Halloween, investigators arrested three men on charges of having sex with teenage boys. The investigators claimed the arrests were just the tip ...
Plot: gay slur, witch hunt, pedophilia, lgbt, bigotry, homosexuality, closeted homosexual, homosexual history, scandal, gay, justice, interview ...
Time: year 1955, 1950s, year 1956, 50s
Place: idaho
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 6.9
 3K
Dalida (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Based on the true story of acclaimed music icon "Dalida" born in Cairo, who gained celebrity in the 50s, singing in French, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew, German, Italian, playing in awarded Youssef Chahine's picture "Le Sixième ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, realistic, sentimental, non-linear
Plot: female singer, singing, husband wife relationship, suicide, musician's life, music, anorexia, female director, lgbt, dog, pregnant woman, arrest ...
Time: 50s, year 1933, 1950s, 1960s, 1930s ...
Place: new york, egypt, italy, india, montmartre paris ...
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The Impossible Picture (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Vienna, the 1950s. A childhood captured on 8mm film, documented by thirteen-year-old Johanna.
Plot: family relations, menstrual blood, fish, bare breasts
Time: 50s, year 1956, 1950s
Place: austria, vienna, europe
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Sunday Too Far Away (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Friday night he's too tired. Saturday night too drunk.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, homoerotic
Plot: pub, australian outback, strike, sheep, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, workplace, new wave, workplace situations, down on your luck, ambition, society ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1956
Place: australia, south australia
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Children of Glory (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Sport, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Children of Glory will commemorate Hungary's heroic Revolution of 1956, and takes place in Budapest and at the Melbourne Olympic Games in October and November of that year. While Soviet tanks were destroying Hungary, the Hungarian water polo ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: politics, revolution, resistance, wartime life, human spirit, rebellion, rivalry, ambition, life is a bitch, sport team, political unrest, idealism ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1956
Place: hungary, europe, australia, melbourne australia, budapest ...
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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: secret police, iron curtain, espionage, disguise, betrayal, escape, cold war, scientist, spy, soviet soldier, torture, fake identity ...
Time: year 1956, 50s, 1950s
Place: vienna, budapest, austria, switzerland, europe ...
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 7.0
 73
The Question (1977)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: 1957. For several months, Henri Charlègue, the ex-director of the newspaper "Alger democratic", banned, has been living in hiding. Suspected of belonging to the FLN, he is actively sought by paratroopers.
Plot: prison, journalist, lawyer, violence, wanted, french algerian war, electric torture, writing a book, archive footage, torture, wanted man, independence ...
Time: year 1957, year 1956, 50s, 60s, 1950s ...
Place: algeria
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 7.7
 139K
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, african american, addiction, heroin, blues, civil rights, guilt, music, blindness ...
Time: 1930s, 60s, 70s, 50s, 30s ...
Place: usa, georgia, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri, paris france ...
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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: torture, arrest, jail, letter, black market, widow, politics, sacrifice, courage, false accusation, death of son, nazi ...
Time: year 1933, year 1956, year 1953
Place: poland
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 5.6
 448
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: realistic, disturbing, uplifting, captivating, serious ...
Plot: leadership, revolution, rebellion, politics, injustice, righting the wronged, fighting the system, folk hero, hopes, escapades, state affairs, social decay ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1959 ...
Place: bolivia, havana cuba, latin america, guatemala, argentina ...
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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: realistic, serious, exciting, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, police corruption, transvestism, gory, injustice, psychopath, urban ghetto, hitman, gang, deadly, dishonesty, drug dealing ...
Time: 70s, year 1956
Place: ohio, new york, harlem
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