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, touching, suspense, thought provoking and dramatic films and TV shows about / with mentor, flashback, runaway, catastrophe, storytelling, husband wife relationship, friendship, dialogue, death and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
year 1951
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year 1951 movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1951: Those Lips, Those Eyes (1980), 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).

List of year 1951 movies

Those Lips, Those Eyes (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A small-town star helps a young apprentice land the girl of his dreams.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, small town life, innocence lost, reincarnation, profanity, wizards and magicians, desire for fame, youth, twins, love and romance, ambition ...
Time: 50s, year 1951
Place: ohio, usa, cleveland ohio
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The Guardian Angel (2018)
Genre: 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, suspense, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: bank robbery, hypnosis, criminal, mind control, hypnotist, meditation, past, prisoner, police, prison, crimes, post war ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1951
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: touching, rough, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violinist, holocaust, musician, flashback, world war two, disappearance, family relations, child prodigy, violin, polish, uncover truth, haunted by the past ...
Time: year 1943, year 1952, year 1953, year 1951
Place: israel, london, new york, warsaw poland, poland ...
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 7.5
 75K
Trumbo (2015)
Genre: Biography, 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, mccarthyism, justice, movie business, politics, communist, parent child relationship, writers, jail, political persecution, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 1950s, 70s, year 1950 ...
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: suspense, exciting, captivating, sincere, based on true events
Plot: painter, nazism, love, father daughter relationship, ss, manipulation, truth, pregnant woman, childhood memory, portrait painting, pregnant, holocaust ...
Time: year 1937, 60s, year 1951, 50s, year 1948 ...
Place: germany, east germany, west berlin west germany, west germany, german democratic republic ...
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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, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: showbiz, actor's life, ego clash, desire for fame, love and romance, ambition, couples, midlife crisis, relationship vs career, college, down on your luck, couple relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1951, 1950s
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, semi serious, realistic, talky ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: romance, writer's life, dishonesty, manipulations, opposites attract, artists and showbiz, love and romance, 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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 7.4
 66K
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, dark humor, talky, witty, captivating ...
Plot: anti war, military, cheating, nurse, camp, buddies, soldier, doctors and patients, sanity, conflict, satire, golf ...
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, escape, family relations, artist ...
Time: contemporary, 1950s, year 1952, year 1951, 50s ...
Place: switzerland, denmark, italy, 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, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: uncover truth, undercover, investigation, idealism, special agents, dishonesty, law enforcement, state affairs, political thriller, mccarthyism, old woman, secrets ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1951, 1950s
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, filmmaking, injustice, testimony, gangsters, legal, legal action, state affairs, fighting the system, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1951
Place: california, europe, france, usa, washington d.c.
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 7.5
 128K
Brooklyn (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, Ireland, USA
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, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: immigrants, love triangle, love and romance, working class, starting over, brooklyn new york city, homesickness, true love, love affair, community, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1951, year 1952
Place: ireland, new york, coney island brooklyn new york city, usa, manhattan new york city ...
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 6.3
 122K
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, dark humor, humorous, talky, stylized ...
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, kidnapping, movie star, ransom, journalist, uncover truth, missing person, filmmaking, actor's life, disappearance, film within a film ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, hollywood star, year 1951 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, malibu california
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 7.6
 46K
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: sad, romantic, tragic ending, melancholic
Plot: loveless marriage, cold war, tragic love, musician, female singer, suicide, folklore, audition, folk music, defector, song, communism ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1960s, 60s, year 1951 ...
Place: paris france, east berlin, former yugoslavia, east berlin east germany, yugoslavia ...
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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: world war two, nudity (full frontal - brief), older woman younger man relationship, destructive relationship, sexual relations, political unrest, obsession, love and romance, youth, unlikely couple, romance, womanizer ...
Time: 20th century, year 1951, 50s, 60s, year 1963 ...
Place: hungary, canada, montreal, budapest, montreal quebec canada ...
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 7.1
 52K
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: enigmatic, romantic, melancholic, colourful, baroque ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: women, dressmaker, fashion, accidental death, seamstress, memory, mother daughter relationship, accused of murder, exile, betrayal, cross dressing, bullying ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1951
Place: australia, england
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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: sincere, touching, meditative, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: couples, family relations, adultery, love affair, obsession, life turned upside down, romance, hopes, crumbling marriage, couple relations, parents and children, breakup ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1951
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city, paris france
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 4.9
 3K
Hellbound (1994)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two Chicago police officers are sent to investigate the brutal murder of a rabbi. As the investigation begins, Shatter and Jackson are summoned to Israel for questioning. Upon arrival they realize that they are, in fact, pursuing a supernatural ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, investigation, good versus evil, police detective, rabbi, danger, police investigation, fighting crime, partners against crime, buddies, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 90s, year 1951, 50s, 1950s, 1990s ...
Place: israel, chicago illinois, usa, jerusalem
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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, opponent, instructor, heir heiress, vengeance, kung fu, master warrior, starvation ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 50s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: china, japan, asia, hong kong, tokyo
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 6.7
 11K
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, stylized, exciting, melancholic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, student, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, jewish, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, atheist, romance, jews, existentialism, adolescence, war ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, year 1955, year 1951
Place: ohio, new jersey, tokyo
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 7.0
 677
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, artists and showbiz, contests and competitions, journalism, state affairs, media, politics, siblings relations, city life, tv news, news reporter, filmmaker ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1940s, year 1951, year 1949
Place: australia
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 4.6
 769
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: mind bending, scary, suspenseful, serious, psychotronic
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, ghost, gangsters, slasher, supernatural, revenge, deadly, criminal heroes, gang, supernatural ability, crime, crimes ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, year 1935, year 1951, 1950s
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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
Plot: teacher, roommate, male underwear, undressing someone, anal sex, hustler, gay sex, loneliness, camera shot of bare feet, barefoot male, briefs, acting class ...
Time: 1950s, 1940s, year 1951, 50s
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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, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: survival, natural disaster, adventure, storm at sea, courage, sinking ship, ocean, rescue mission, daring rescue, coast guard, forces of nature, catastrophe ...
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: intellectual, inspirational, factual, captivating, serious ...
Plot: prodigy, ambition, inventions and discoveries, world war two, code breaking, genius, social misfits, code, mathematician, inventor, homosexuality, gay lead character ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: england, europe, london, britain, germany ...
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 6.1
 39K
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, atmospheric, inspirational, melancholic, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: on the road, friendship, road trip, writers, lifestyle, self discovery, adventure, escapades, society, americana, introspection, youth ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1950, 1950s ...
Place: usa, mexico, mexico city, arizona, harlem manhattan new york city ...
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 8.3
 27K
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, inspirational, sincere, emotional, 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 1975, year 1970, year 1981, year 1966 ...
Place: new hampshire, boston, usa, harvard university, arizona
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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: terminal illness, homosexual, parade, corpse, actor, photographer, speech, doctor, camera, actress, lingerie, sea ...
Time: year 1952, 1950s, year 1945, year 1951, 50s
Place: south america, latin america
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 7.1
 1K
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: realistic, serious, contemplative, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: politics, hospital, aids, hotshot lawyer, injustice, political corruption, terminal illness, americana, introspection, society, rebellion, unfulfillment ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1968, year 1954, 60s ...
Place: new york, usa
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Reaching for the Moon (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, 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, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: lesbian, lesbian couple, writer's life, love and romance, love triangle, love, american abroad, artists and showbiz, couple relations, couples, jealous spouse, brazilian ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1951, 1950s ...
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, new york
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