Year 1951 movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant year 1951 movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking, weird, captivating and interesting films and TV shows about / with mentor, storytelling, flashback, love, runaway, catastrophe, cigarette smoking, dialogue, husband wife relationship and death plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
year 1951
year 1951 movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1951: Cold War (2018), The Keeper (2018), The Dressmaker (2015), Ruby (1977), On the Road (2012), Murder Most Foul (1964), The Last Picture Show (1971), Pawn Sacrifice (2014), Wish You Were Here (1987), The Guardian Angel (2018).

List of year 1951 movies

Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Part period melodrama, part film noir, part 50s road movie "JOSHUA TREE, 1951" is a portrait of screen legend and outsider icon James Dean as you have never seen him before. The film is written & directed by Matthew Mishory and ...
Style: sexy, experimental, psychological, unusual plot structure, captivating ...
Plot: gay relationship, hustler, african american man, college student, loneliness, roommate, teacher, couples, love and romance, gay interest, lgbt, youth ...
Time: year 1951, 1940s, 20th century, 50s
Place: usa
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Cold War (2018)
Genre: Drama, 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, thought provoking, art film, tragic ending ...
Plot: cold war, musician, audition, love, female singer, loveless marriage, communism, love story, suicide, tragic love, jazz, folklore ...
Time: 50s, 60s, year 1964, year 1949, year 1959 ...
Place: paris france, poland, east berlin, former yugoslavia, eastern europe ...
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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: motivational, realistic, inspirational, sincere, intense ...
Plot: world war two, football, sport, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, love and romance, human spirit, ambition, courage, rivalry, college, transformation ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 50s, year 1945, year 1949 ...
Place: germany, england, manchester
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The Dressmaker (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Western
Country: Australia
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In 1950s Australia, beautiful, talented dressmaker Tilly returns to her tiny hometown to right wrongs from her past. As she tries to reconcile with her mother, she starts to fall in love while transforming the fashion of the town.
Style: romantic, enigmatic, satirical, colourful, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: women, fashion, bullying, dressmaker, small town, mother daughter relationship, memory, illegitimate daughter, accidental death, seamstress, femme fatale, getting home ...
Time: 50s, year 1951
Place: australia, england, milan italy, france, melbourne australia ...
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Ruby (1977)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Strange killings occur at Ruby's drive-in theatre, sixteen years after the murder of her gangster boyfriend.
Style: slasher, scary, mind bending, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: exploitation, revenge, ghost, supernatural, gangsters, murder, family relations, supernatural ability, criminal heroes, gang, vengeance, mute or deaf ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, year 1951, year 1935
Place: florida
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On the Road (2012)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, UK, Mexico, Canada, 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, inspirational, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: road trip, writers, drugs, on the road, infidelity, adaptation, friendship, sex scene, marijuana, youth, hitchhiker, nude ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, year 1951, year 1949 ...
Place: nebraska, usa, alabama, virginia, mexico city ...
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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: world war two, survival, human spirit, gulag, pow, confined, getting home, captivity, wehrmacht, jail, fugitives, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, year 1937, year 1947, year 1949 ...
Place: ussr, germany, siberia, baltics, tehran iran ...
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Murder Most Foul (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A murderer is brought to court and only Miss Marple is unconvinced of his innocence. Once again she begins her own investigation. The third Miss Marple film starring Margaret Rutherford as the quirky amateur detective.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious, feminist film ...
Plot: amateur detective, whodunit, private detective, courtroom drama, murder, strangulation, murder mystery, false accusation, power relations, legal investigation, goofy hero, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 60s, year 1951, 50s
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The Last Picture Show (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The coming of age of a youth named Sonny in a small Texas town in the 1950s.
Style: realistic, sentimental, sexy, thought provoking, captivating ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, small town, older woman younger man relationship, friendship, teenager, high school, graduation, nostalgia, christmas, sexuality, high school prom, self discovery ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s, year 1952, year 1951
Place: texas, usa, california, austin texas, oklahoma ...
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Pawn Sacrifice (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: American chess champion Bobby Fischer prepares for a legendary match-up against Russian Boris Spassky.
Style: realistic, entertaining, factual, inspirational, captivating ...
Plot: chess, cold war, mental illness, sport, paranoia, obsession, genius, eccentricity, politics, russian, rivalry, ambition ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1951, year 1970, year 1971 ...
Place: new york, russia, iceland, reykjavik iceland, canada ...
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Wish You Were Here (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a staid English seaside town after the Second World War, young Lynda grows up with her widowed father and younger sister. Rebellious Lynda has been swearing constantly from an early age. At sixteen, she becomes more exhibitionist and seeks out ...
Style: humorous, sexy, witty, cynical, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: sex with teenager, coming of age, slut, pregnancy, older man young girl relationship, older man younger woman relationship, working class, sex, age difference, psychopath, nude, teen social issues ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, post world war two, year 1951
Place: england, tokyo, europe, brighton
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The Guardian Angel (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Finland, Denmark, Croatia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Criminal investigator Anders Olsen begins to solve a case in which a bank robber shoots two bank clerks and runs into the streets of Copenhagen with the money. When arrested, he claims to have committed the crime alone. Some eyewitnesses say the ...
Style: captivating, psychological, tense, psychological thriller
Plot: mind control, hypnotist, criminal, prisoner, police, past, suspense, twists and turns, society, investigation, yoga, mind ...
Time: 50s, year 1947, post world war two, year 1951
Place: denmark, copenhagen
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1950s movies
50s movies
Tune in Tomorrow... (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Martin works at the local radio station, which just hired a new scriptwriter with a reputation for great drama, Pedro Carmichael. Martin’s aunt Julia, not related by blood, returns home after many years away and Martin falls for her. Once Pedro ...
Style: witty, humorous, sexy, satirical, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: radio, fight scenes, justice, revolution, identity, con men, eccentricity, destiny, computer game, adaptation, adultery, betrayal ...
Time: 1920s, 80s, 50s, year 1951
Place: new orleans, england, latin america, usa
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MASH (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.
Style: satirical, humorous, talky, witty, funny ...
Plot: military, nurse, satire, camp, anti war, surgeon, sexism, american football, dark humor, war, korean war, surgery ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 20th century, year 1951
Place: korea, canada, north korea, vietnam, south korea
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I Am David (2003)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on Anne Holm's acclaimed young adult novel North to Freedom, I Am David chronicles the struggles of a 12-year-old boy (Ben Tibber) who manages to flee a Communist concentration camp on his own -- through sheer will and determination. All ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, uplifting, tense ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, kids
Plot: survival, self discovery, friendship, coming of age, rescue, children, hopes, human spirit, courage, boy, communism, youth ...
Time: year 1951, 50s, post world war two, year 1952
Place: switzerland, denmark, italy, europe, eastern europe ...
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The House on Carroll Street (1988)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Emily Crane is fired after refusing to give names to a 1951 House Un-American Activities Committee, and takes a part-time job as companion to an old lady. One day her attention is drawn to a noisy argument being conducted largely in German in a ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, sexy, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: mccarthyism, idealism, suspense, secrets, uncover truth, moral ambiguity, investigation, undercover, special agents, dishonesty, law enforcement, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1951
Place: new york, germany, usa
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Guilty by Suspicion (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This compelling story vividly recreates Hollywood's infamous 'Blacklist Era'. The witch-hunt has begun and director David Merrill can revive his stalled career by testifying against friends who are suspected communists. Merrill's ...
Style: political, realistic, serious, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: hollywood, filmmaking, mccarthyism, courtroom, american politics, lawyer, communism, intrigue, courtroom drama, city, politics, cold war ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1951
Place: washington d.c., france, usa, europe, california
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Saving Grace B. Jones (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In a 1950s-era Missouri town the life of a couple is thrown into chaos when the husband's sister is released from the local asylum and comes to live with the family.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, serious, suspenseful, feminist film ...
Plot: family in danger, redemption, family relations, domestic disturbance, homecoming, family problems, family in crisis, mentally unstable, hopes, estrangement, disorder, life turned upside down ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1951
Place: missouri, usa
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Brooklyn (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, Ireland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1950s Ireland and New York, young Ellis Lacey has to choose between two men and two countries.
Style: romantic, sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night
Plot: immigrants, starting over, love and romance, fashion, love triangle, friendship, female protagonist, irish, immigration, love, working class, true love ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1951, year 1952
Place: ireland, brooklyn new york city, new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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Hail, Caesar! (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, UK, Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Tells the comedic tale of Eddie Mannix, a fixer who worked for the Hollywood studios in the 1950s. The story finds him at work when a star mysteriously disappears in the middle of filming.
Style: humorous, talky, surreal, stylized, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, movie star, ransom, showbiz, kidnapping, actor, dark humor, journalist, screenwriter, film industry, suspense, uncover truth ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, biblical epic ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california, malibu california
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In Praise of Older Women (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Andras Varda grows up in a turbulent, war-torn Hungary, where he procures local girls for the occupying G.I.'s during World War II. Disappointed by girls of his age, he meets Maya, a married women in her thirties, who tutors him in the lessons ...
Style: erotic, serious, realistic, sexual, sexy
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, older woman teenage boy relationship, older woman younger man, love, age-gap relationship, older younger relationship, nude, world war two, first sexual experience, power relations, couples, unlikely couple ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, year 1959, year 1945 ...
Place: hungary, budapest, montreal, canada
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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A New York couple's relationship is tested after the loss of their child. This film is the wide-released combination of the original two :him and :her volumes that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
Style: meditative, psychological, surreal, sincere, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: obsession, couples, suicide attempt, philosophy, loneliness, family relations, love affair, life turned upside down, marriage, crumbling marriage, hopes, couple relations ...
Time: year 1951, 21st century
Place: new york, paris france, connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city
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The Grandmaster (2013)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ip Man's peaceful life in Foshan changes after Gong Yutian seeks an heir for his family in Southern China. Ip Man then meets Gong Er who challenges him for the sake of regaining her family's honor. After the Second Sino-Japanese War, Ip ...
Style: exciting, captivating, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu master, kung fu, wing chun, fight, vengeance, heroes, instructor, opponent, contests and competitions, rivalry, heir ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1936 ...
Place: china, japan, hong kong, tokyo, asia
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The Finest Hours (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, tense, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: survival, natural disaster, disaster, ocean, courage, shipwreck, forces of nature, storm at sea, coast guard, daring rescue, catastrophe, sinking ship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952, year 1951
Place: new england, massachusetts, england, usa
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The Imitation Game (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley ...
Style: inspirational, intellectual, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: world war two, genius, mathematics, inventor, inventions and discoveries, computer, prodigy, ambition, gay interest, invention, mathematician, gay ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1939, year 1951, 50s ...
Place: england, germany, poland, los angeles, europe ...
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Temple Grandin (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of top scientists in humane livestock handling.
Style: touching, sincere, inspirational, compassionate, feel good ...
Audience: kids
Plot: autism, human spirit, disability, scientist, teacher, female protagonist, against the odds, mother daughter relationship, inventor, psychology, ambition, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 70s, year 1951 ...
Place: new hampshire, boston, usa, arizona, harvard university
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The Majestic (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.
Style: feel good, sentimental, inspirational, emotional, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: small town, amnesia, mistaken identity, hollywood, writers, writer's life, justice, life philosophy, happy ending, lovers reunited, parents and children, starting over ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1951
Place: california, usa, canada
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Eva Peron: The True Story (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Argentina
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Drama based on the life of Eva Peron, an obscure actress, who rose to become wife of Argentine strong-man President Juan Peron and one of the most powerful figures in Argentina until her death in 1952 at age 33.
Plot: women, soldier, nurse, doctor, horse, photographer, little girl, anger, military, husband wife relationship, restaurant, radio ...
Time: year 1951, 50s, year 1945, year 1952
Place: south america, latin america
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Citizen Cohn (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: As lawyer and power broker Roy Cohn lies dying of AIDS in a private hospital room, ghosts from his past visit him as he reflects on his life and loves.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: aids, politics, hotshot lawyer, mccarthyism, lgbt, gay, intrigue, hospital, homosexual history, historical figure, unfulfillment, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1968, 60s, year 1951 ...
Place: new york, usa
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Reaching for the Moon (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1951 New York poet Elizabeth Bishop travels to Rio de Janeiro to visit Mary, a college friend. The shy Elizabeth is overwhelmed by Brazilian sensuality. She is the antithesis to Mary’s dashing partner, architect Lota de Macedo Soares. Although ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating, inspirational ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian couple, lesbian love, writer's life, love and romance, love, lgbt, american abroad, writers, lgbtq, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1951
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, new york
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