Year 1953 movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant year 1953 movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, interesting, dramatic and clever films and TV shows about / with death, flashback, friendship, suspense, husband wife relationship, cigarette smoking, storytelling, mentor, post war and nude plots mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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year 1953 movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1953: Dark (2017), Churchill's Secret (2016), The Death of Stalin (2017), Stan & Ollie (2018), Insidious: The Last Key (2018), The Cold Summer of 1953 (1988), The Fencer (2015), Carol (2015), Hocus Pocus 2 (2022), Living (2022).

List of year 1953 movies

Dark (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A missing child causes four families to help each other for answers. What they could not imagine is that this mystery would be connected to innumerable other secrets of the small town.
Style: atmospheric, mind bending, suspenseful, mind blowing, mysterious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, investigation, time loop, time machine, mysterious past, cave, time portal, missing child, repeated event, changing the future, disappearance, small town ...
Time: year 1986, year 2019, year 1953, 50s, 80s
Place: germany, chernobyl
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Churchill's Secret (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill suffers from a stroke in the summer of 1953 that's kept a secret from the rest of the world.
Style: captivating, atmospheric, disturbing, emotional
Plot: winston churchill, stroke, nurse, secret, historical figure, rehabilitation, politician, family problems, parents and children, british politics, aging, british history ...
Time: year 1953, 50s
Place: united kingdom, london
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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, art house, surreal, clever ...
Plot: political satire, death, dictator, satire, power struggle, repression, chaos, funeral, military, world war two, politics, totalitarian regime ...
Time: year 1953, 50s, year 1949, year 1964, year 1956
Place: russia, ussr, siberia, moscow russia
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Justice League: The New Frontier (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: The human race is threatened by a powerful creature, and only the combined power of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter and The Flash can stop it. But can they overcome their differences to thwart this enemy using the ...
Style: stylized, light, exciting, serious, anime ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, justice league, heroes, monster, batman, superman character, heroic mission, master villain, cold war, cartoon violence, journalist, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1960, year 1954, year 1959 ...
Place: usa, tokyo, washington d.c.
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Stan & Ollie (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Family, History
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: With their golden era long behind them, comedy duo Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy embark on a variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. Despite the pressures of a hectic schedule, and with the support of their wives Lucille and Ida – a formidable ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, factual, funny
Plot: friendship, comedy duo, betrayal, husband wife relationship, film history, coworker relationship, performer's life, dispute, concert tour, family relations, couples, comedian ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, year 1953, 1930s, year 1937 ...
Place: england, ireland, london, united kingdom, glasgow scotland
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Insidious: The Last Key (2018)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Parapsychologist Elise Rainier and her team travel to Five Keys, N.M., to investigate a man's claim of a haunting. Terror soon strikes when Rainier realizes that the house he lives in was her family's old home.
Style: psychological, scary, suspenseful, psychotronic, disturbing ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, spirit, haunted house, medium, father daughter relationship, haunted, suspense, psychic, kidnapped girl, supernatural horror, basement ...
Time: year 1953, year 2010, 50s
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The Cold Summer of 1953 (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1953, the year Stalin died, many prisoners (some political, but mostly common criminals) were released from the Soviet Gulags. This is the story of a remote settlement which was under attack by a bunch of these recently-released blood-thirsty ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cold weather, village life, gang, injustice, village, fighting crime, life is a bitch, down on your luck, rivalry, ex convict, violence, mercilessness ...
Time: year 1953, 50s
Place: russia, siberia, ussr, moscow russia
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The Fencer (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Finland, Estonia, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Fleeing from the Russian secret police, a young Estonian fencer is forced to return to his homeland, where he becomes a physical education teacher at a local school. The past however catches up and puts him in front of a difficult choice.
Style: inspirational, captivating, sincere, disturbing
Plot: fencing, sport, coach, school, teacher, hiding, courage, fear, rivalry, politics, professor, world war one ...
Time: year 1953, year 1952, 50s
Place: estonia, ussr
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Carol (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.
Style: sexy, emotional, serious, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Audience: chick flick, adult
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, forbidden love, lesbian love, lesbian relationship, women, gays and lesbians, department store, lesbian romance, age difference, divorce, older woman younger woman relationship ...
Time: 50s, year 1952, year 1953, 20th century
Place: new york, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city, usa
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Hocus Pocus 2 (2022)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 29 years since the Black Flame Candle was last lit, the 17th-century Sanderson sisters are resurrected, and they are looking for revenge. Now it's up to three high school students to stop the ravenous witches from wreaking a new kind of havoc ...
Style: dark, enigmatic, captivating, dramatic, satirical
Audience: kids
Plot: witch, disney, magic, sister, spell, witchcraft, magical, village, power, curse, halloween, wizards ...
Time: 2020s, year 1993, 17th century, year 1953
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Living (2022)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Japan, Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A veteran civil servant and bureaucratic cog in the rebuilding of Britain post-WWII, Williams expertly pushes paperwork around a government office only to reckon with his existence when he’s diagnosed with a fatal illness.
Plot: terminal illness, office politics, new job, bureaucrat, first day on the job, strip club, government, movie theatre, husband wife relationship, city, seaside town, memory ...
Time: 50s, future, post world war two, 20th century, year 1953
Place: london
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Where the Crawdads Sing (2022)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Abandoned by her family, Kya raises herself all alone in the marshes outside of her small town. When her former boyfriend is found dead, Kya is instantly branded by the local townspeople and law enforcement as the prime suspect for his murder.
Style: dramatic, thrilling, feminist film, surprise ending, non-linear
Plot: murder mystery, suspense, coming of age, murder trial, swamp, plot twist, woman, lonely, twists and turns, survival, writers, apocalypse ...
Time: 60s, year 1968, year 1953, year 1962, year 1969 ...
Place: north carolina
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What the Day Owes the Night (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 162 min.
Story: Algeria, the 1930s. Younes is nine years old when he is put in his uncle's care in Oran. Rebaptized Jonas, he grows up among the Rio Salado youths, with whom he becomes friends. Emilie is one of the gang; everyone is in love with her. A great ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: young lovers, friendship, teenage love, youth, political unrest, revolution, love and romance, friends, love story, fall in love, cult, love ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 50s, 70s ...
Place: algeria
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The Right Stuff (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 193 min.
Story: A chronicle of the original Mercury astronauts in the formation of America's space program: Alan Shepherd, the first American in space; Gus Grissom, the benighted astronaut for whom nothing works out as planned; John Glenn, the straight-arrow ...
Style: exciting, epic, factual, inspirational, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cold war, astronaut, nasa, space, space travel, test pilot, u.s. air force, space exploration, politics, space program, aviation, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, year 1959 ...
Place: washington d.c., florida, houston texas, ussr, usa ...
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The Housemaid (2016)
Genre: Horror, Romance
Country: Vietnam, South Korea
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When an orphaned Vietnamese girl is hired to be a housemaid at a haunted rubber plantation in 1953 French Indochina, she unexpectedly falls in love with the French landowner and awakens the vengeful ghost of his dead wife... who is out for blood.
Style: enigmatic, serious, disturbing, tense, scary ...
Plot: orphan, chambermaid, vengeful ghost, revenge, police investigation, murder, servant, seduction, ghost story, ghost, female ghost, employer employee relationship ...
Time: 50s, year 1953
Place: indochina, vietnam
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As Time Goes By (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Two lovers are reunited after decades apart following a mutual misunderstanding.
Style: sitcom, humorous, satirical, uplifting, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: elderly, love, secretary, psychiatrist, korean war, second chance, misunderstanding, ex-lover, middle aged, couples, old love, power relations ...
Time: 90s, 2000s, 50s, year 1953, 20th century ...
Place: europe, england, los angeles, london, kenya
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Grantchester (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Drama series set in 1953, against the backdrop of the real hamlet of Grantchester. The drama focuses upon the life of Sidney Chambers, a charismatic, charming clergyman who turns investigative vicar when one of his parishioners dies in suspicious ...
Style: tense, serious, slasher, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, murder mystery, murder, priest, partners against crime, village, police detective, partners, whodunit, clergy, haunted by the past, amateur detective ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1953
Place: england, united kingdom, europe
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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: disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, psychological, light ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, suspense, killer, violent, death sentence, psychopath, british, court, death, true crime, runaway ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 50s, year 1949, 20th century ...
Place: london, england, california, europe, boston ...
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Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The story of Katherine Ann Watson, a feminist teacher who studied at UCLA graduate school and in 1953 left her boyfriend behind in Los Angeles, California to teach at Wellesley College, a conservative women's private liberal arts college in ...
Style: inspirational, touching, romantic, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: feminism, dedicated educator, teacher, art, college, women, teachers and students, coming of age, mentor, teenager, irreverence, gender ...
Time: 50s, post world war two, 20th century, year 1953
Place: massachusetts, california, new jersey, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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The Front (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A cashier poses as a writer for blacklisted talents to submit their work through, but the injustice around him pushes him to take a stand.
Style: thought provoking, clever, humorous, sexy, melancholic ...
Plot: writers, politics, friendship, communism, mccarthyism, fighting the system, lawyer, eccentricity, screwball, catastrophe, farce, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1953
Place: new york, usa, florence, italy, europe
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Union City (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A 1950s accountant (Dennis Lipscomb) with a restless wife (Deborah Harry) grows paranoid after hiding a milk thief's corpse next door.
Style: neo noir, cult film
Plot: paranoia, extramarital affair, jazz, weirdo, drifter, innovation, anger, obsession, murder, death, masturbation, impotence ...
Time: year 1953
Place: new jersey
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The Devil's Playground (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A powerful drama relating the intimate aspect of teenage boys and their priest/educators behind the walls of a religious institution where rigid discipline backfires natural feelings are deemed unnatural acts and human lives are controlled in the ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, adolescence, altar boy, gay, youth, lgbt, boy, male objectification, catholic school, boyhood, sensuality ...
Time: 50s, 70s, year 1953
Place: melbourne australia, australia
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Queen & Country (2014)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Ireland, France, UK, Romania
Duration: 114 min.
Story: An Englishman who grew up in London during World War II joins the military to fight in the Korean War.
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating, humorous, semi autobiographical
Plot: military life, military, soldier, youth, buddies, war, friends, disorder, boot camp, wartime life, training camp, bittersweet ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952, post world war two, year 1953
Place: england, europe
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The Front Line (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 133 min.
Story: In 1951 ceasefire is declared, but two remaining armies fought their final battle on the front line Towards the end of the Korean War, a South Korean battalion is fiercely battling over a hill on the front line border against the North in order to ...
Style: exciting, captivating, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: war, chinese army, battles, military, soldier, korean army, military life, infantrymen, korean war, friendship, wartime life, army investigation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1950, year 1953
Place: north korea, south korea, korea, asia
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Stalin (1992)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Russia, Hungary, USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: The life and career of the brutal Soviet dictator, Josef Stalin.
Style: political, serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, communism, intrigue, paranoia, fictional history, stroke, marxist, leadership, murder, evil man, cold war, political leader ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 50s, year 1953 ...
Place: ussr, russia
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The Snow Walker (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A bush pilot in nothern Canada who with the aid of modernity thinks he can handle it all & knows it all. After reluctantly agreeing to transport a local indian girl to a medical facility his light plane crashes & they have to survive whilst ...
Style: emotional, serious, sentimental, breathtaking, realistic ...
Plot: survival, nature, wilderness, friendship, arctic, airplane, human spirit, rescue, hunter, stranded, isolation, hopes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, post world war two, year 1953
Place: canada
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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: touching, sincere, inspirational, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: jazz, musician, african american, addiction, music, musician's life, blindness, pianist, heroin, blind character, disability, drugs ...
Time: 1930s, 60s, 50s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: new york, california, georgia, usa, los angeles ...
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My One and Only (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A mother takes her two sons on an unusual road trip from New York. Pittsburgh, St. Louis and eventually Hollywood in her quest to find a man to take care of them all.
Style: realistic, captivating, semi serious, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: road trip, family relations, coming of age, parents and children, obsessive quest, siblings relations, teenage life, starting over, father son relationship, teenager, writers, mother son relationship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1953
Place: usa, albuquerque new mexico, pittsburgh, kansas city, los angeles ...
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The Mirror Crack'd (1980)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jane Marple solves the mystery when a local woman is poisoned and a visiting movie star seems to have been the intended victim.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, sexy, dark ...
Plot: murder mystery, private detective, amateur detective, whodunit, investigation, murder, serial killer, movie star, unlikely criminals, haunted by the past, actor's life, death ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 20th century, year 1953
Place: scotland, england, europe, scotland yard
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The Mother of Kings (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Made in 1982, shelved for five years. Story opens with Lucja Krol's husband under the tram. She gives birth to her fourth son on the floor of their new apartment. Neighbor Wiktor, a communist intellectual, befriends the poverty-stricken family ...
Style: intellectual, pre war
Plot: world war two, communism, politics, death of father, jail, brother brother relationship, false accusation, neighbor, torture, sacrifice, death, single mother ...
Time: year 1956, year 1953, year 1933
Place: poland
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