Year 1955 movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant year 1955 movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspense, thought provoking, complex, realistic and psychotronic films and TV shows about / with flashback, husband wife relationship, death, storytelling, photograph, chase, brutality, dialogue, mentor and gun plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
year 1955
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year 1955 movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1955: The Rosa Parks Story (2002), The Shortcut (2009), Superman: Red Son (2020), The Old Man & the Gun (2018), OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006), Chattahoochee (1989), Goodfellas (1990), Spontaneous Combustion (1990), The Outsider (1961), Eunice (1982).

List of year 1955 movies

The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada, India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ten-year-old Lewis goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house that contains a mysterious ticktock noise. When Lewis accidentally awakens the dead, the town's sleepy facade magically springs to life with a secret world of witches and ...
Style: psychotronic, entertaining, humorous, fairy tale, exciting ...
Audience: horror for children, kids, family outing
Plot: haunted house, magician, spell, clock, uncle, secret passageway, orphan, friendship, back from the dead, halloween, demon, warlock ...
Time: year 1955, 1950s, 50s
Place: michigan
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The Rosa Parks Story (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The story of the civil rights heroine whose refusal to obey racial bus segregation was just one of her acts in her fight for justice.
Style: realistic, uplifting, thought provoking, serious, emotional
Plot: fighting the system, civil disobedience, racism, rebellion, social differences, injustice, human spirit, discrimination, life is a bitch, society, legal, social activism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1955, 1950s
Place: alabama, usa
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 5.1
 4K
The Shortcut (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Derek (AnDrew Seeley) moves to a new town and discovers a shortcut through the woods to his high school, he learns about a crazy old man who lives near its path: Legend has it that he abducted a group of teenagers years ago. Ignoring the ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban legend, psychopath, youth, amateur detective, chase, danger, deadly, small town life, in the woods, forest, murder, child in peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1950s, 1940s, 50s ...
Place: usa
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Der Boandlkramer und die ewige Liebe (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Death (in Bavarian: Boandlkramer) is supposed to get little Maxl, but he falls in love with Maxl's mother. Confused by the previously unknown feelings, he confides in the devil. The incarnate persuades him to start a business where the ...
Plot: horse carriage, hell, post war germany, single mother, heaven, two on a motorcycle, little boy, small town life, small town, talking to an animal, beer drinking, afterlife ...
Time: year 1955
Place: bavaria
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Superman: Red Son (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Set in the thick of the Cold War, Red Son introduces us to a Superman who landed in the USSR during the 1950s and grows up to become a Soviet symbol that fights for the preservation of Stalin’s brand of communism.
Style: suspense, heroic, serious, psychotronic, adult animation ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: violence, monster, super villain, alien, superhuman powers, revenge, superhero, artificial intelligence, humanoid alien, journalist, destruction, fictional city ...
Time: year 1961, 1950s, 1940s, 1960s, 50s ...
Place: russia, washington d.c., moscow russia, berlin germany, nevada ...
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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, humorous, tense, exciting ...
Plot: heist, prison escape, criminal, bank robber, secret, pursuit, widow, prison, lie, chase, evidence, old man ...
Time: 80s, year 1957, year 1958, year 1979, year 1963 ...
Place: texas, usa, san francisco, oklahoma, missouri ...
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OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Secret agent OSS 117 foils Nazis, beds local beauties, and brings peace to the Middle East.
Style: parody, humorous, not serious, light, suspense ...
Plot: espionage, french, spy, secret agents, farce, secret service, secret agent, russian, adventure, undercover, state affairs, political conspiracy ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1955
Place: france, egypt, cairo egypt, middle east, usa ...
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Chattahoochee (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In 1955 Florida, a Korean vet has a breakdown and is incarcerated in a "maximum security" mental health prison, where patients are abused.
Style: serious, disturbing, sincere, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: mental institution, courtroom drama, social decay, injustice, life is a bitch, price of justice, hospital, rebelliousness, crimes, fighting the system, rebellion, prodigy ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1955, year 1957, year 1952
Place: florida, usa, miami, korea
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 8.7
 1.1M
Goodfellas (1990)
Genre: Biography, 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: gangsters, mafia, organized crime, rise and fall, crimes, friends, mentor, court, fbi, criminal heroes, friendship, shooting ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1979 ...
Place: new york, florida, brooklyn new york city, usa, bronx new york city ...
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Spontaneous Combustion (1990)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young man finds out that his parents had been used in an atomic-weapons experiment shortly before he was born, and that the results have had some unexpected effects on him.
Style: suspenseful, rough, gothic, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: experiment gone awry, danger, supernatural ability, supernatural, deadly, government agency, secret past, scientist, top secret, burned alive, murder, conspiracy ...
Time: 50s, 80s, 90s, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: california
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 7.2
 796
The Outsider (1961)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Arizona Indian Ira Hayes' (Tony Curtis) life is a tragedy after he joins the Marines and helps raise the flag at Iwo Jima.
Style: based on true events
Plot: world war two, native american, killed in action, friendship, drought, volunteer, farming, indian reservation, parade, war hero, fistfight, american soldier ...
Time: year 1955, year 1945, 20th century
Place: arizona
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 8.2
 189
Eunice (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Moments in four different years in the lives of the Harper family beginning with 1955 as a hopeful Eunice prepares to go to a party, and her brother Phillip, a recent college graduate, departs for New York In 1963, a married Eunice and her husband ...
Plot: porch swing, loss of mother, mother daughter relationship, divorce, marriage, watching a movie
Time: 50s, 60s, year 1955, year 1978, 1960s ...
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 3.9
 542
The Alchemist (1983)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: A man seeks revenge on an evil magician who placed a curse on him.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: curse, demon, supernatural, premonition, alchemy, glass, forest, devil, possession, supernatural power, car, impalement ...
Time: year 1955
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 6.2
 261
Our Time (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Drama about students at a girls' school, their boyfriends, and an unexpected pregnancy.
Plot: christmas party, unrequited love, dance, young love, school nurse, teenage pregnancy, friendship between girls, death of friend, abortion, pregnant teenager, nostalgia, dancing ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1955
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September 30, 1955 (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rebel. Icon. Legend. James Dean’s untimely death on September 30, 1955, shocked the world and helped define an entire generation. This gripping drama chronicles the reactions of an Arkansas college town to the tragedy and focuses on Jimmy J., a ...
Plot: actor, suburbs, movie star, autumn, fandom, death
Time: 1950s, 50s, year 1955
Place: arkansas
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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, police, gay, intolerance, sex scandal, historical event, arrest, justice, gay parent ...
Time: 50s, year 1956, year 1955, 1950s
Place: idaho
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 7.1
 9K
Maigret (2016)
Genre: Mystery
Country: UK, Hungary
Duration: 87 min.
TV show
Story: A serial killer strikes in post-war France and it's up to Jules Maigret, a dedicated police commissioner, to hunt the murderer down.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, enigmatic, captivating
Plot: murder of a prostitute, police investigation, police detective, suspect, murder suspect, undercover, police inspector, serial killer, crime scene, false confession, prostitute, brunette ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1955
Place: paris france, france, europe
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The Most Hated Woman in America (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The true story of Madalyn Murray O'Hair -- iconoclast, opportunist, and outspoken atheist -- from her controversial rise to her untimely demise.
Style: disturbing, sincere, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: woman, investigation, atheist, single mother, activist, religion, reporter, dysfunctional family, society, life philosophy, mother son relationship, lifestyle ...
Time: year 1963, year 1955, year 1961, year 1991, year 1969 ...
Place: new zealand, baltimore, texas
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 6.8
 12K
Indignation (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, China, Brazil, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1951, Marcus Messner, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, attends a small Ohio college, where he struggles with anti-Semitism, sexual repression, and the ongoing Korean War.
Style: intellectual, exciting, stylized, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, jewish, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, atheist, romance, jews, existentialism, adolescence, student, war ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1955, year 1951
Place: ohio, new jersey, tokyo
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 6.8
 2K
Noble (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Vietnam
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Christina Noble overcomes the harsh difficulties of her childhood in Ireland to discover her destiny on the streets of Saigon. A true story.
Style: touching, uplifting, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: poverty, orphan, social activism, kids in trouble, destiny, youth, hopes, strong female lead, female protagonist, empowerment, social injustice, child abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1955
Place: vietnam, saigon, asia, ireland
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 6.5
 121K
Oculus (2013)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A woman tries to exonerate her brother's murder conviction by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, haunted house, siblings relations, family relations, danger, mirror, hallucination, artifact, insanity, paranormal activity, crimes, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002, 2000s, year 1955
Place: usa
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Revolutionary Road (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.
Style: bad ending, serious, bleak, heartbreaking, depressing ...
Plot: family problems, housewife, under the surface, suburbs, cold relationship, dysfunctional family, couple relations, death of wife, jealousy, abortion, destiny, adultery ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1955, 1940s ...
Place: connecticut, usa, paris france, new york, california
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Foreign Student (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, USA, France, Italy, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A French football playing exchange student falls in love.
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: college, interracial relations, love and romance, couples, culture clash, fall in love, self discovery, social differences, youth, romance, coming of age, opposites attract ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1955
Place: virginia, france, paris france, usa, europe ...
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 7.2
 90K
Beginners (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, emotional, sad ...
Plot: gay father, coming out, father son relationship, older man younger man relationship, gay, grief, terminal illness, secret, dying, cancer, self discovery, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, year 1953, 1950s ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new york
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Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Marty and Doc are at it again in this wacky sequel to the 1985 blockbuster as the time-traveling duo head to 2015 to nip some McFly family woes in the bud. But things go awry thanks to bully Biff Tannen and a pesky sports almanac. In a last-ditch ...
Style: futuristic, humorous, clever, entertaining, light ...
Audience: teens, date night, family outing, kids, teen comedy
Plot: time travel, time machine, changing the past or future, sent to the past, inventor, alternate reality, scientist, mad scientist, adventure, inventions and discoveries, disorder, chases and races ...
Time: future, 50s, 20th century, 2010s, 1950s ...
Place: california
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Back to the Future Part III (1990)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The final installment of the Back to the Future trilogy finds Marty digging the trusty DeLorean out of a mineshaft and looking for Doc in the Wild West of 1885. But when their time machine breaks down, the travelers are stranded in a land of spurs. ...
Style: exciting, humorous, not serious, sentimental, interesting ...
Audience: family outing, date night, teens, kids
Plot: time travel, mad scientist, changing the past or future, time machine, adventure, old west, sent to the past, time loop, alternate reality, inventor, small town, fish out of water ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 19th century, 1880s, 80s ...
Place: california
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Back to the Future (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Eighties teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents' first meeting and attracting his mother's romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by rekindling his ...
Style: feel good, exciting, light, humorous, clever ...
Audience: family outing, teens, date night, kids, teen comedy
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, mad scientist, adventure, time machine, scientist, destiny, time paradox, chases and races, inventor, sent to the past, fish out of water ...
Time: 80s, future, 50s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, california
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 7.3
 83K
Angel Heart (1987)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The down-and-out private detective Harry Angel is ordered, by a mysterious man named Louis Cyphre, to go on a mission to find a missing person. His routine failure soon leads to a bloody spar with himself as Harry Angel goes on a supernatural ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, surprise ending, twists and turns, scary ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: voodoo, incest, private detective, investigation, missing person, danger, devil, haunted by the past, amnesia, crimes, murder, neurosis ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1955, year 1918 ...
Place: new orleans, new york, southern usa, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
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 7.6
 97K
Philomena (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A woman searches for her adult son, who was taken away from her decades ago when she was forced to live in a convent.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, captivating, heartbreaking ...
Plot: nun, adoption, journalist, search, golden years, forgiveness, secret, loss of son, convent, self discovery, church, buried truth ...
Time: 50s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: ireland, england, usa, oxford university, washington d.c.
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 6.7
 13K
Howl (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: It's San Francisco in 1957, and an American masterpiece is put on trial. Howl, the film, recounts this dark moment using three interwoven threads: the tumultuous life events that led a young Allen Ginsberg to find his true voice as an artist, ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, sincere, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: poet, poetry, courtroom drama, literature, freedom, courtroom, writer's life, gay, society, counterculture, censorship, mental institution ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1920s, 20s, post world war two ...
Place: san francisco, california, new york, kansas, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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