Year 1949 movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant year 1949 movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, intense, captivating, interesting and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with storytelling, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, mentor, adaptation, death, life philosophy, chase, runaway and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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year 1949 movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1949: Avalon (1990), Mirror for a Hero (1987), Lonely Hearts (2006), Mano Po (2002), 10 Rillington Place (1971), Married Life (2007), Hannibal Rising (2007), 100 Million BC (2008), The Odyssey (2016), The Death of Stalin (2017).

List of year 1949 movies

 7.2
 6K
Avalon (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Avalon is the third in Levinson's semi-autobiographical series of four "Baltimore Films": Diner (1982), Tin Men (1987), Avalon (1990), and Liberty Heights (1999). The film is set in Baltimore in the early 1950s and explores the themes ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, semi serious, atmospheric, semi autobiographical ...
Plot: immigrants, family relations, thanksgiving, nostalgia, culture clash, small town, parents and children, friendship, family life, store, siblings relations, americana ...
Time: 1910s, 1940s, 20th century, 50s, year 1948 ...
Place: baltimore, usa, poland, russia
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Mirror for a Hero (1987)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Two not quite similar men, our contemporaries, Sergey Pshenichny and Andrew Nemchinov, are walking in the street in their native mining town and found themselves in 1949. It's a common knowledge that real miracles happen without technical ...
Style: social, surreal, philosophical
Plot: time travel, repeated event, communism, trapped, father son relationship, alternate reality, time loop, war hero, mining town, deja vu, adultery, robbery ...
Time: 1940s, 80s, year 1949
Place: ussr
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 6.4
 21K
Lonely Hearts (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: In the late 1940's, Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez were America's notorious "Lonely Hearts Killers". Their lethal scam was simple; they would swindle and then viciously murder lovelorn war widows who would answer their ...
Style: neo noir, rough, bleak, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, murderous pair, police investigation, loneliness, femme fatale, attempted murder, obsession, seduction, cons and scams, sexual attraction, gangsters ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1949, year 1951, 50s ...
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
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 6.4
 88
Mano Po (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 110 min.
Story: During the Chinese Revolution in 1949, young Chinese copra trader named Fong-Huan marries Elisa, a young and pretty Filipina. The couples children, Daniel and Linda, were raised in a mixture of Chinese and Filipino-Hispanic tradition. These richly ...
Plot: chinese, flashback, kidnapping, biracial, interracial romance, patriarch, rebelliousness, sister sister relationship, pregnancy, funeral, birthday, rebellious daughter ...
Time: year 1949
Place: the philippines
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10 Rillington Place (1971)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of British serial killer John Christie, who committed most or all of his crimes in the titular terraced house, and the miscarriage of justice involving Timothy Evans.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, death sentence, injustice, hanging, mistaken identity, pregnancy, abortion, crimes, cure, post war, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1953 ...
Place: england, london, europe, boston, usa ...
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 6.2
 9K
Married Life (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The late 1940s. Richard Langley, a bachelor playboy, narrates a story that starts when his best friend, Harry Allen, invites him to lunch to tell Richard he's in love. Trouble is, Harry's already married to Pat; he worries Pat would be ...
Style: serious, realistic, neo noir, stylized, melancholic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, murder, romance, jealousy, crumbling marriage, love and romance, friendship, love affair, fall in love, husband wife relationship, couple relations ...
Time: 1940s, year 1947, year 1949, year 1931, 70s
Place: california
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 6.1
 109K
Hannibal Rising (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France, Italy, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: The story of the early, murderous roots of the cannibalistic killer, Hannibal Lecter – from his hard-scrabble Lithuanian childhood, where he witnesses the repulsive lengths to which hungry soldiers will go to satiate themselves, through his ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, cannibalism, murder, dehumanization, loss of sibling, vengeance, drowning, haunted by the past, serial murder, cannibal, mind game ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, year 1949, year 1941
Place: paris france, europe, russia, lithuania, france ...
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100 Million BC (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A scientist from the failed Philadelphia Experiment leads a team of Navy SEALs back in time to the Cretaceous Period to rescue the first team he sent back during the 1940s. Things go wildly awry though, when on his return he accidentally brings a ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, tense, psychotronic, offbeat
Plot: tyrannosaurus rex, time travel, dinosaur, experiment gone awry, rescue, adventure, heroes, chaos and mayhem, fish out of water, technology gone awry, rescue mission, expedition ...
Time: 1940s, prehistory, contemporary, 21st century, year 1950 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 6.6
 6K
The Odyssey (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Biopic of the great French ocean-going adventurer and filmmaker
Style: factual, exciting, thought provoking, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: explorer, environmental, flashback, sea, diver, ocean, ship, love, unfaithful husband, environmental activist, adventure, autobiography ...
Time: 20th century, year 1972, 1940s, year 1949, 70s ...
Place: paris france, france, antarctica, new york
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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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 7.5
 56K
Cold War (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, Romance
Country: Poland, UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A Cold War-era love story follows the passionate love affair between a mismatched couple.
Style: romantic, sad, melancholic, tragic ending, sincere ...
Plot: loveless marriage, cold war, tragic love, musician, female singer, jazz, defector, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, audition, suicide, prison, love story ...
Time: 50s, 60s, year 1951, 1940s, year 1954 ...
Place: paris france, former yugoslavia, east berlin, poland, german democratic republic ...
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Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This film is a glimpse into the life, love and the unconquerable spirit of the legendary Bruce Lee. From a childhod of rigorous martial arts training, Lee realizes his dream of opening his own kung-fu school in America. Before long, he is discovered ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, serious, realistic, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, bruce lee, hollywood, filmmaking, american dream, kung fu, training, rising to stardom, prodigy, follow your dream, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 50s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: hong kong, california, los angeles, usa, asia ...
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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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 7.2
 148K
The Post (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events.
Style: thought provoking, exciting, factual, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: cover up, journalism, newspaper reporter, vietnam war, expose, politics, lie, truth, jail, newspaper office, war violence, national security ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1965, year 1966 ...
Place: washington d.c., vietnam, usa
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 7.8
 250
Happy New '49 (1986)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of two brothers of different orientation and fate. The drama takes place in an atmosphere of tension and fear, during the conflict of Yugoslav Communist Party with the Stalinism, during the Cominform. Older brother Dragoslav, a returnee ...
Style: dark
Plot: police, brother brother relationship, soldier, father son relationship, love, black market, forgery, prison, communism, arrest, jail, historical event ...
Time: post world war two, year 1949, 1940s
Place: macedonia, former yugoslavia, russia
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Philby, Burgess and Maclean (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Recruited by the Russians during their days at Cambridge, three young Englishmen rise to become high-ranked MI5 agents until their exposure in 1949.
Style: microfilm
Plot: treason, stuttering, spy, traitor, undercover agent, press conference, cambridge university, double agent, espionage
Time: year 1949, year 1948, 1940s
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 6.4
 147
Sun Seekers (1958)
Genre: Drama
Country: East Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A socialist story of "atoms for peace" and compulsory labor in an East German uranium mine under Soviet control.
Style: light
Plot: uranium, soviet army, mine, ex nazi, labor leader, soviet soldier, russian, drunkenness, communist party, forced labor, unwanted pregnancy, prostitution ...
Time: 1940s, year 1949
Place: east germany, berlin germany
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3 Seasons in Hell (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A 19 year old nonconformist poet living in 1947 Czechoslovakia is blind to the Communist behemoth looking over him, and instead lives a bohemian life with sexually liberated girls.
Style: intellectual, captivating, psychological, disturbing, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: boyfriend girlfriend relationship, writers, teenage boy, communism, male objectification, friendship between men, student, employer employee relationship, society, youth, writer's life, love and romance ...
Time: year 1947, 1940s, year 1948, year 1949
Place: prague, central europe
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Chinese Wine (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The relationship of two maotai liquor-producing families, between 1915, when the drink first won international fame, and the end of the Chinese civil war, after which it was named China's official national liquor.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, contemplative
Plot: family relations, historical event, soldier, father son relationship, arranged marriage, brother brother relationship, chinese, fiance fiancee relationship, self sacrifice, ambush, civil war, alcohol ...
Time: year 1915, year 1949
Place: china
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 6.9
 820
Newsfront (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Surprisingly adventurous saga of an intrepid group of cinematographers and reporters who risk life and limb to capture footage of breaking news for the movie-going public.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: brother brother relationship, journalism, media, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz, state affairs, politics, city life, siblings relations, news reporter, movie theatre, cemetery ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, year 1951, year 1949
Place: australia, sydney australia
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 6.8
 370
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: cambridge university, medical student, medical profession, track and field, medicine, doctor, student, teacher, father son relationship, roommate, nurse, dancing ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, year 1946, year 1949, year 1952 ...
Place: mount everest, oxford university, helsinki finland
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 7.0
 92K
Big Eyes (2014)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the awakening of the painter, Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, serious, sentimental, suspense ...
Plot: art, painter, painting, plagiarism, ambition, court case, unsupportive spouse, couple relations, creativity, greed, marriage, couples ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1949, year 1964 ...
Place: hawaii, san francisco, california, usa, new york ...
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As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 158 min.
Story: The German soldier Clemens Forel - determined to be reunited with his beloved family - makes a dramatic escape through bitter cold winters, desolate landscapes, and life threatening ventures from a Siberian labor camp after World War II. 8000 miles ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: gulag, adventure, pow, captivity, world war two, getting home, survival, confined, human spirit, wehrmacht, fugitives, hopes ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1944 ...
Place: ussr, siberia, poland, russia, alaska ...
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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, clever, touching, inspirational, realistic ...
Plot: prison, prison escape, human spirit, false accusation, freedom, hopes, prison life, powerful ending, existentialism, life is a bitch, justice, life sentence ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, year 1957 ...
Place: usa, maine, pacific ocean, mexico
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 7.7
 146K
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, artists and showbiz, guilt, music ...
Time: 1930s, 60s, 50s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, georgia, paris france, florida, tokyo ...
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 7.0
 28K
Pollock (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: "Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" The film is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has ...
Style: emotional, inspirational, intellectual, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: painter, artist, alcohol abuse, painting, art, bohemian life, supportive spouse, rise and fall, addiction, self destructing, lifestyle, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, year 1949, year 1950 ...
Place: new york, usa, long island, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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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, twists and turns, suspenseful, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: rape, investigation, sexual abuse, perversion, hacker, journalist, unlikely relationship, uncover truth, peril, amateur detective, suspicion, age difference ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1954, year 1958, year 1965 ...
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, australia, eastern europe ...
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Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Having lived through traumatizing events during WWII, Father Lankester Merrin takes a sabbatical from the Church to conduct archaeological excavations in British-administered East Africa. Merrin unearths an ancient Byzantine church believed have ...
Style: scary, psychological, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: devil, exorcism, demonic possession, good versus evil, priest, archaeologist, supernatural, clergy, religions or cults, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, child in peril ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1949
Place: kenya, africa, cairo egypt, iraq, egypt
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 7.2
 91K
The Doors (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The story of the famous and influential 1960's rock band and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, factual, surreal ...
Plot: music band, singer, hallucination, drug abuse, lsd, rock and roll, musician, hippie, fame, mentally unstable, nervous breakdown, party ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1971, year 1969, year 1965 ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york, britain ...
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The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Mystery
Country: USA, New Zealand, UK, France, Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Intrepid young reporter, Tintin, and his loyal dog, Snowy, are thrust into a world of high adventure when they discover a ship carrying an explosive secret. As Tintin is drawn into a centuries-old mystery, Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine suspects him of ...
Style: exciting, stylized, colourful, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, adventure, adventurer, riddles and clues, young heroes, amateur detective, escapades, journey, reporter, captain, treasure map ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1949, 1940s, 1930s
Place: morocco, europe, north africa
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