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 serious, realistic, melancholic, suspenseful, suspense and tense films and TV shows about / with death, friendship, murder, family relations, flashback, storytelling, runaway, deadly, mentor and husband wife relationship plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
year 1953
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year 1953 movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1953: Churchill's Secret (2016), The Housemaid (2016), Naked Lunch (1991), War Hunt (1962), As Time Goes By (1992), The Shortcut (2009), Grantchester (2014), 10 Rillington Place (1971), Mona Lisa Smile (2003), The Death of Stalin (2017).

List of year 1953 movies

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, disturbing, atmospheric, emotional
Plot: winston churchill, stroke, historical figure, nurse, politician, secret, husband wife relationship, rehabilitation, family problems, british politics, parents and children, british prime minister ...
Time: year 1953, 50s
Place: united kingdom, london
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 5.7
 816
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: serious, enigmatic, suspense, scary, disturbing ...
Plot: orphan, chambermaid, plantation, vengeful ghost, revenge, seduction, murder, servant, ghost story, police investigation, ghost, employer employee relationship ...
Time: year 1953
Place: indochina, vietnam
Is relevant ?
 6.9
 51K
Naked Lunch (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in an Islamic port town in Africa.
Style: psychedelic, disturbing, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: hallucination, murder, exterminator, addiction, drug abuse, seduction, life is a bitch, crimes, delusion, strong sexual content, dishonesty, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1953
Place: usa, new york, north africa
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 985
War Hunt (1962)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Recruits head to the front lines towards the close of the Korean War. The interaction between two of the soldiers...an idealistic newcomer and a psychotic who goes on one-man patrols slitting enemy throats under cover of night...and the orphan boy ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: psychopath, battles, orphan, military, lone wolves, buddies, soldier, army investigation, war, heroes, stalking, basic training ...
Time: 50s, year 1953
Place: korea, asia
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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, semi serious, realistic, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: elderly, psychiatrist, secretary, old love, couples, power relations, lovers reunited, fall in love, couple relations, love affair, boss and employee, workplace romance ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 2000s, 20th century, year 1953 ...
Place: england, europe, kenya, los angeles, london
Is relevant ?
 5.0
 4K
The Shortcut (2009)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Derek (AnDrew Seeley) moves to a new town and discovers a shortcut through the woods to his high school, he learns about a crazy old man who lives near its path: Legend has it that he abducted a group of teenagers years ago. Ignoring the ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: forest, urban legend, youth, chase, psychopath, murder, child in peril, friendship, high school, amateur detective, trespassing, small town life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1953, year 1945, year 1955 ...
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 13K
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: serious, tense, suspenseful, clever, realistic
Plot: murder mystery, investigation, priest, murder, police detective, partners, who done it, village, partners against crime, haunted by the past, amateur detective, village life ...
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: suspenseful, bleak, realistic, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, death sentence, injustice, hanging, mistaken identity, pregnancy, abortion, crimes, cure, post war, couples ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, year 1944, year 1953 ...
Place: england, london, europe, boston, usa ...
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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: sentimental, touching, intellectual, romantic, inspirational ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: feminism, teachers and students, femininity, dedicated educator, college, art, art school, art history, gender, irreverence, society, fighting the system ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1953
Place: massachusetts, usa, california, manhattan new york city, philadelphia ...
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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, banned film, political comedy
Plot: political satire, socialism, josef stalin, repression, military, death, dictator, chaos, power struggle, funeral, satire, political intrigue ...
Time: 50s, year 1964, year 1949, year 1956, year 1953
Place: ussr, russia, siberia, moscow russia
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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: psychotronic, psychological, suspenseful, suspense, scary ...
Plot: haunted house, spirit, supernatural, kidnapped girl, haunted, ghost, supernatural horror, medium, psychic, ghost child, hypnosis, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 50s, year 2010, year 1953
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Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Stephen Frears directs this biographical drama focusing on controversial British playwright Joe Orton, revealed in flashback after his murder by lover Kenneth Halliwell. Born in 1933 in Leicester, in the English Midlands, John 'Joe' Orton ...
Style: witty, gloomy, tense, clever, serious ...
Plot: murder, gay, playwright, couples, unsuccessful, graphic violence, sexual content, love and romance, prodigy, gays and lesbians, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1967, year 1964, year 1953 ...
Place: england, europe, london, britain, australia ...
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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, disturbing, bleak, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, cold weather, village life, injustice, village, good versus evil, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, fighting crime, down on your luck, rivalry, political unrest ...
Time: 50s, year 1953
Place: russia, ussr, moscow russia, siberia
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 6K
Archangel (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set in contemporary Moscow and the frozen northern town of Archangel, the drama revisits the stark landscape of Communist Russia and takes place over four days in the life of academic Fluke Kelso. His fateful meeting with a former Stalinist ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: josef stalin, murder, prostitute, uncover truth, investigation, obsession, state affairs, politics, intrigue, soldier, mystery, missing person ...
Time: contemporary, year 1953
Place: russia, moscow russia
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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, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, kung fu master, heroes, kung fu, rivalry, contests and competitions, heir, opponent, instructor, vengeance, master warrior, loss of daughter ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1953 ...
Place: china, japan, asia, hong kong, tokyo
Is relevant ?
 6.0
 414
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, drifter, death, anger, obsession, neighbor, husband wife relationship, weirdo, innovation, thief ...
Time: year 1953
Is relevant ?
 8.8
 352K
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: mind bending, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: time loop, time machine, time travel, missing child, investigation, disappearance, small town, corpse, mysterious past, deja vu, cave, time portal ...
Time: year 1986, 50s, 80s, contemporary, year 1953 ...
Place: chernobyl, germany
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 5K
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: captivating, inspirational, sincere, disturbing
Plot: fencing, coach, sport, hiding, courage, fear, school, politics, rivalry, teacher, team, schoolboy ...
Time: 50s, year 1953, year 1952
Place: ussr, estonia
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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, realistic, serious
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, celibacy, altar boy, family relations, school, catholic school, youth, gays and lesbians, clergy, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 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: captivating, humorous, semi serious, realistic, semi autobiographical
Plot: military life, military, soldier, disorder, boot camp, friends, youth, buddies, war, wartime life, bittersweet, training camp ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1953, year 1952, post world war two
Place: england, europe
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 127K
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: emotional, serious, realistic, sexy, enigmatic ...
Plot: lgbt, lesbian, lesbian romance, lesbian relationship, older woman younger woman relationship, forbidden love, lesbian love, impossible love, lesbian sex, gays and lesbians, age difference, road trip ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952, year 1953
Place: new york, chicago illinois, usa, manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
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, rough, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: war, battles, chinese army, military life, infantrymen, wartime life, friendship, soldier, army investigation, life is a bitch, military, korean army ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1953
Place: north korea, south korea, korea, asia
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 3K
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: realistic, serious, disturbing, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: leadership, murder, josef stalin, stroke, paranoia, child molester, state affairs, corrupted ruler, life is a bitch, head of state, politics, society ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 50s, year 1932 ...
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: serious, emotional, uplifting, realistic, breathtaking ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, airplane, human spirit, nature, friendship, adventure, rescue, arctic, escapades, hopes, friends ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, post world war two, year 1953
Place: canada
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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: communist, nazi occupation, false confession, torture, childbirth, arrest, black market, suffering, nazi, courage, jail, poverty ...
Time: year 1956, year 1933, year 1953
Place: poland
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 71K
Child 44 (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Czech Republic, UK, USA, Russia
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Set in Stalin-era Soviet Union, a disgraced MGB agent is dispatched to investigate a series of child murders -- a case that begins to connect with the very top of party leadership.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, intense, factual ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, child murder, police investigation, stalinism, uncover truth, crimes, investigation, lone hero, serial murder, murder investigation, against the rules ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1945, 1940s ...
Place: russia, ussr, moscow russia, berlin germany, ukraine
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Heavenly Creatures (1994)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker, two close friends who share a love of fantasy and literature, who conspire to kill Pauline's mother when she tries to end the girls' intense and obsessive relationship.
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, tense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: lesbian, lesbian romance, obsession, murder, friendship, insanity, lesbian sex, opposites attract, murderous pair, love, crimes, lesbianism ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1954, year 1953, post world war two
Place: new zealand, australia
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 7K
Evelyn (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Germany, Ireland, UK, Netherlands
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the children, Evelyn, Dermot and Maurice, make it clear to the authorities that ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, sincere, touching, intense ...
Plot: unemployment, mercy, family problems, against the odds, parents and children, fighting the system, court, convent school, custody, priest, church, drunkenness ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1953
Place: ireland, europe, scotland, sydney australia, dublin ireland ...
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 92K
Beginners (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional, sad ...
Plot: coming out, father son relationship, gay father, gay, grief, terminal illness, dying, older man younger man relationship, cancer, self discovery, starting over, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, year 1953, year 1965 ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new york
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 17K
Haunter (2013)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A teenager is stuck in a time loop that is not quite the same each time. She must uncover the truth but her actions have consequences for herself and others.
Style: scary, suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: ghost, time loop, haunted house, afterlife, supernatural, rescue, house, uncover truth, youth, trapped, murder, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1953, 80s, year 1983 ...
Place: usa, canada, california
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