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, suspense, dramatic, touching and thought provoking films and TV shows about / with mentor, husband wife relationship, friendship, storytelling, dialogue, catastrophe, runaway, father son relationship, cigarette smoking and love plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1951: The Guardian Angel (2018), The Song of Names (2019), Trumbo (2015), Never Look Away (2018), The One and Only (1978), Tune in Tomorrow... (1990), MASH (1970), I Am David (2003), The House on Carroll Street (1987), Guilty by Suspicion (1991).

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: experimental, psychological, contemplative, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: gay relationship, teacher, roommate, loneliness, african american man, hustler, bisexual, college student, love and romance, couples, romance, society ...
Time: year 1951, 50s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s
Place: usa
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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, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: bank robbery, hypnosis, hypnotist, mind control, criminal, police, prisoner, meditation, past, prison, yoga, crimes ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, year 1951, post world war two
Place: denmark, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
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The Song of Names (2019)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, War
Country: Canada, Hungary, UK, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A man searching for his childhood best friend — a Polish violin prodigy orphaned in the Holocaust — who vanished decades before on the night of his first public performance.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, rough, touching
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violinist, holocaust, musician, world war two, flashback, family relations, violin, polish, child prodigy, orthodox jew, rabbi, disappearance ...
Time: year 1952, year 1951, year 1953, year 1943, 80s ...
Place: new york, warsaw poland, israel, poland, london ...
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 7.5
 78K
Trumbo (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The career of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is halted by a witch hunt in the late 1940s when he defies the anti-communist HUAC committee and is blacklisted.
Style: talky, factual, intense, inspirational, touching ...
Plot: communism, hollywood, movie business, mccarthyism, communist, justice, politics, parent child relationship, political persecution, jail, release from prison, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 1950s, 70s, year 1957 ...
Place: usa
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Never Look Away (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 189 min.
Story: Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, film tells the story of Kurt, a young art student who falls in love with fellow student, Ellie. Ellie’s father, Professor Seeband, a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter’s ...
Style: exciting, suspense, captivating, sincere, based on true events
Plot: painter, nazism, love, father daughter relationship, ss, third reich, manipulation, truth, portrait painting, pregnant woman, pregnant, childhood memory ...
Time: year 1937, year 1945, 50s, 60s, year 1951 ...
Place: germany, west berlin west germany, berlin germany, german democratic republic, east germany ...
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The One and Only (1978)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: 1951: Andy Schmidt is in his last year of college. Taking life easy and always a saucy joke on his lips, he manages to win fellow student Mary's heart, although she's already otherwise engaged. But getting a job after college turns out ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, sentimental, humorous ...
Plot: actor's life, showbiz, down on your luck, college, ego clash, ambition, battle of the sexes, love and romance, crumbling marriage, romance, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1951
Place: new york
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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: humorous, witty, talky, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: romance, opposites attract, manipulations, dishonesty, love and romance, artists and showbiz, writer's life, couples, infidelity, family life, parents and children, love affair ...
Time: 80s, 1950s, 50s, year 1951, 1920s
Place: new orleans, usa, latin america, england
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 7.5
 68K
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: humorous, talky, witty, captivating, satirical ...
Plot: anti war, military, cheating, nurse, camp, dark humor, soldier, buddies, doctors and patients, sanity, conflict, satire ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1951, 70s
Place: korea, vietnam, south korea
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 7.2
 7K
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: touching, sentimental, emotional, uplifting, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: rescue, reunion, survival, hopes, human spirit, self discovery, friendship, danger, politics, stowaway, family relations, artist ...
Time: contemporary, post world war two, 1950s, year 1952, 50s ...
Place: switzerland, italy, denmark, bulgaria, europe ...
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The House on Carroll Street (1987)
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, political thriller, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: uncover truth, investigation, undercover, idealism, dishonesty, special agents, law enforcement, state affairs, mccarthyism, old woman, secrets, moral ambiguity ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1951
Place: new york, usa, germany
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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: serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak, sincere ...
Plot: politics, cold war, injustice, graphic violence, profanity, dishonesty, legal, gangsters, legal action, unfulfillment, state affairs, fighting the system ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1951
Place: california, europe, usa, france, washington d.c.
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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: emotional, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: redemption, family in danger, couples, disorder, family in crisis, domestic disturbance, family problems, life turned upside down, hopes, homecoming, estrangement, family relations ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1951
Place: missouri, usa
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 7.5
 134K
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: sentimental, touching, romantic, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: immigrants, starting over, love triangle, love and romance, working class, homesickness, love affair, true love, community, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship, fall in love ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 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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 6.3
 126K
Ave, Caesar! (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, 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: semi serious, humorous, talky, stylized, witty ...
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, kidnapping, movie star, ransom, journalist, uncover truth, missing person, dark humor, actor's life, filmmaking, disappearance ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1951, 1930s ...
Place: los angeles, usa, california, malibu california
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 7.6
 51K
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, tragic ending, melancholic
Plot: loveless marriage, cold war, tragic love, female singer, musician, defector, suicide, prison, jazz, audition, folklore, folk music ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1960s, 60s, year 1951 ...
Place: paris france, east berlin, former yugoslavia, east berlin east germany, poland ...
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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: husband wife relationship, football, soccer match, world war two, father daughter relationship, german soldier, sport, love and romance, human spirit, ambition, rivalry, courage ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1950s, post world war two, year 1944 ...
Place: manchester, manchester england
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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: sexual, erotic, serious, realistic, sexy
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, world war two, nudity (full frontal - brief), older woman teenage boy relationship, coming of age, society, womanizer, romance, unlikely couple, couples, power relations, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1951, 50s, year 1963 ...
Place: hungary, canada, montreal, montreal quebec canada, budapest ...
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 7.1
 55K
The Dressmaker (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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, melancholic, colourful, baroque ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dressmaker, women, fashion, accidental death, seamstress, memory, mother daughter relationship, exile, accused of murder, betrayal, murder mystery, cross dressing ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1951
Place: australia, paris france, spain, france, melbourne australia ...
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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, atmospheric, suspenseful, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, kung fu master, contests and competitions, rivalry, heir heiress, opponent, instructor, kung fu, fist fighting, vengeance, master warrior ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 50s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: china, japan, asia, hong kong, tokyo
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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, student, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, jewish, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, atheist, romance, jews, existentialism, adolescence, war ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1955, year 1951, 20th century
Place: ohio, new jersey, tokyo
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 7.0
 736
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: serious, realistic
Plot: brother brother relationship, siblings relations, city life, artists and showbiz, media, journalism, contests and competitions, state affairs, politics, news reporter, boss, movie camera ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1940s, year 1949, year 1951
Place: australia
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 4.6
 812
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, serious, suspenseful, mind bending, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, gangsters, supernatural, ghost, revenge, mute or deaf, gang, crime, deadly, danger, mentally unstable, crimes ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 1950s, year 1951, year 1935
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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, stylized, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: survival, natural disaster, storm at sea, adventure, ocean, forces of nature, rescue mission, courage, coast guard, daring rescue, danger, sinking ship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1951, year 1952
Place: new england, usa, massachusetts, england
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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, factual, captivating, serious ...
Plot: world war two, prodigy, ambition, inventions and discoveries, genius, inventor, code breaking, code, mathematician, social misfits, invention, male homosexuality ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1951, 50s ...
Place: england, europe, britain, london, united kingdom ...
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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, hitchhiker, post war, marijuana, lifestyle, self discovery, adventure, leaving home, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, post world war two, 1950s ...
Place: usa, colorado, san francisco, arizona, north carolina ...
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 8.3
 28K
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, emotional, inspirational, compassionate ...
Plot: autism, against the odds, human spirit, female protagonist, scientist, mother daughter relationship, disability, ambition, panic attack, teacher, mentally challenged, genius ...
Time: 20th century, year 1970, year 1975, 1950s, year 1966 ...
Place: boston, new hampshire, usa, arizona, harvard university
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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, pow, survival, captivity, getting home, confined, fugitives, human spirit, wehrmacht, danger ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1951 ...
Place: ussr, russia, iran, tehran iran, siberia ...
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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, mind bending
Plot: amateur detective, miss marple, agatha christie, courtroom drama, murder, strangulation, mystery, false accusation, murder mystery, legal investigation, crime, life is a bitch ...
Time: 60s, 1950s, 1960s, 50s, year 1951
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 6.9
 53K
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, touching, serious, emotional ...
Plot: mistaken identity, hollywood, small town, amnesia, writer's life, memory loss, romance, parents and children, lovers reunited, getting home, starting over, americana ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1951
Place: california, usa
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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, captivating, sentimental, thought provoking, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: graduation, coming of age, friendship, small town, jealousy, american dream, self discovery, high school prom, older woman younger man relationship, christmas, youth, high school graduation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1952, year 1951 ...
Place: texas, usa, oklahoma, mexico, california
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