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 tense films and TV shows about / with husband wife relationship, storytelling, death, father son relationship, mentor, vengeance, runaway, adaptation, justice and corruption plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1949: Mano Po (2002), 10 Rillington Place (1971), Hannibal Rising (2007), 100 Million BC (2008), The Odyssey (2016), The Death of Stalin (2017), Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993), Trautmann (2018), The Post (2017), Phil Spector (2013).

List of year 1949 movies

 6.3
 71
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, interracial romance, marriage engagement, wealthy family, chinatown, rebellious daughter, rebelliousness, sister sister relationship, patriarch, biracial, flashback, pregnancy ...
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, serious, realistic, cult film ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, death sentence, pregnancy, mistaken identity, abortion, hanging, injustice, crimes, crime, social differences, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: england, london, europe, usa, boston ...
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 6.2
 104K
Hannibal Rising (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, Czech Republic, 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: tense, suspenseful, scary, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, cannibalism, murder, dehumanization, injury, vengeance, danger, gory, drowning, haunted by the past, strong violent content ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 40s, year 1941 ...
Place: europe, paris france, russia, france, lithuania ...
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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, offbeat, psychotronic
Plot: time travel, tyrannosaurus rex, dinosaur, experiment gone awry, rescue, chaos and mayhem, heroes, adventure, imaginary, fish out of water, technology gone awry, rescue mission ...
Time: prehistory, 21st century, 40s, contemporary, 1940s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 6.6
 5K
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, thought provoking, exciting, captivating, disturbing
Plot: explorer, environmental, diver, flashback, sea, underwater scene, ship, love, unfaithful husband, frenchman abroad, environmental activist, adventure ...
Time: 20th century, year 1949, 1960s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: paris france, antarctica, france, 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: 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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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, serious, realistic, captivating, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, bruce lee, master warrior, hollywood, filmmaking, american dream, kung fu, training, rising to stardom, prodigy, follow your dream, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: hong kong, california, los angeles, asia, usa ...
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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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 7.2
 137K
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: based on true events, thought provoking, exciting, factual, disturbing ...
Plot: cover up, journalism, vietnam war, political thriller, expose, politics, lie, truth, journalist, wartime, newspaper story, newspaper article ...
Time: 70s, year 1965, 20th century, year 1949, year 1971 ...
Place: washington d.c., vietnam, usa
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 6.2
 7K
Phil Spector (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A drama centered on the relationship between Phil Spector and defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden while the music business legend was on trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, controversial, based on true events
Plot: showbiz, legal, courtroom, courtroom drama, lawyers and clients, artists and showbiz, scandal, murder, prosecution, violence against women, husband wife relationship, suicide ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1949, year 2003, year 1963 ...
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 7.5
 220
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: wrongful imprisonment, love triangle, release from prison, suicide, historical event, gangster, false accusation, forgery, brother brother relationship, communism, new year, gangsters ...
Time: 1940s, year 1949
Place: macedonia, former yugoslavia, 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: spy, stuttering, double agent, traitor, cambridge university, undercover agent, treason, press conference, espionage
Time: year 1949, year 1948, 1940s
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 6.4
 129
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: unwanted pregnancy, orphan, communist party, sun, post war, prostitution, geiger counter, bar brawl, forced labor, ss officer, trumpet, soviet army ...
Time: 1940s, year 1949
Place: east germany, berlin germany
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 6.4
 50
Pure Life (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: France, French Guiana, Brazil
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 1949, a French explorer goes on a solitary expedition in the Amazon forest. He leaves behind him a diary that reflects the meaning of Pure Life and his encounters but leaves the mystery of his own disappearance unsolved.
Plot: hungry, dog, rifle, missing son, poker game, river, gun, poker, hunger, explorer, killing a dog
Time: year 1949
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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, psychological, captivating, unusual plot structure, contemplative ...
Plot: writers, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, employer employee relationship, student, teenage boy, communism, male objectification, friendship between men, false name, artist, typewriter, youth ...
Time: year 1947, 1940s, year 1948, year 1949
Place: prague, central europe, prague czechoslovakia, prague czech republic
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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: unusual plot structure, suspense, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: family relations, historical event, soldier, self sacrifice, fiance fiancee relationship, arranged marriage, brother brother relationship, ambush, father son relationship, chinese, civil war, liquor ...
Time: year 1915, year 1949
Place: china
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 7.0
 726
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, contests and competitions, state affairs, politics, media, artists and showbiz, journalism, siblings relations, city life, tv news, news reporter, barbecue ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1940s, year 1951, year 1949
Place: australia
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 6.8
 352
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: jitterbug, medical student, double decker bus, medical profession, rowing, teenage boy, umbrella, olympics, jazz music, runner, track and field, cambridge university ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, year 1947, year 1952, year 1954 ...
Place: mount everest, helsinki finland, oxford university
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 7.0
 86K
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, plagiarism, painter, creativity, painting, court case, ambition, unsupportive spouse, couple relations, greed, marriage, courtroom ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s, 20th century ...
Place: hawaii, san francisco, california, honolulu hawaii, usa ...
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 6.1
 40K
On the Road (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, UK, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Netherlands, Argentina
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Dean and Sal are the portrait of the Beat Generation. Their search for "It" results in a fast paced, energetic roller coaster ride with highs and lows throughout the U.S.
Style: road movie, sexy, atmospheric, inspirational, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, friendship, road trip, writers, post war, hitchhiker, marijuana, self discovery, lifestyle, adventure, americana, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1949, year 1947 ...
Place: usa, mexico, alabama, harlem manhattan new york city, virginia ...
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 6.7
 207K
Gangster Squad (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and — if he has his way — every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it ...
Style: rough, serious, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mob boss, gangsters, organized crime, tough law enforcer, crimes, corruption, police detective, mafia, police brutality, fighting crime, partners against crime, partners ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 50s, year 1949 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 7.2
 1K
The Joke (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In the 1950s, Ludvik Jahn was expelled from the Communist Party and the University by his fellow students, because of a politically incorrect note he sent to his girlfriend. Fifteen years later, he tries to get his revenge by seducing Helena, the ...
Style: emotional, disturbing, rough, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: politics, pickaxe, postcard, communist party, revenge, restaurant, adultery, hard labor, memory, exile, fighting the system, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1940s, year 1949
Place: prague, czech republic, central europe, prague czechoslovakia
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 7.5
 98K
Ip Man 2 (2010)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Having defeated the best fighters of the Imperial Japanese army in occupied Shanghai, Ip Man and his family settle in post-war Hong Kong.Struggling to make a living, Master Ip opens a kung fu school to bring his celebrated art of Wing Chun to the ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, master warrior, fist fighting, pride and honor, martial artist, warrior, contests and competitions, courage, hopes, heroes, fistfight, translator ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, year 1949, 1950s ...
Place: hong kong, asia, china, tokyo, japan ...
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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, tense, suspenseful, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: adventure, gulag, world war two, survival, pow, captivity, getting home, confined, fugitives, human spirit, wehrmacht, danger ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1949 ...
Place: ussr, russia, iran, tehran iran, siberia ...
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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: clever, captivating, touching, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, prison escape, false accusation, freedom, prison life, plot twist, life is a bitch, life sentence, stephen king, criminal heroes, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: usa, mexico, maine, pacific ocean
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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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 7.0
 27K
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: based on true events, emotional, inspirational, intellectual, atmospheric ...
Plot: painter, artist, painting, alcohol abuse, art, bohemian life, supportive spouse, rise and fall, addiction, lifestyle, self destructing, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 40s, 1950s ...
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, suspenseful, twists and turns, captivating, rough ...
Plot: rape, investigation, sexual abuse, blow job, crime, hacker, journalist, uncover truth, amateur detective, unlikely relationship, peril, suspicion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1966, 2000s, year 1958 ...
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, scandinavia, australia ...
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 7.2
 84K
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: atmospheric, realistic, serious, factual, surreal ...
Plot: music band, singer, hallucination, drug abuse, lsd, musician, fame, star, mentally unstable, party, nervous breakdown, hippie ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1966, year 1949 ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles, britain, paris france ...
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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, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, adventure, adventurer, riddles and clues, escapades, young heroes, amateur detective, journey, reporter, ship captain, captain ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s, year 1949, 1940s ...
Place: morocco, europe, north africa
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