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, suspenseful, suspense, captivating and melancholic films and TV shows about / with death, flashback, husband wife relationship, cigarette smoking, friendship, family relations, drinking, brutality, betrayal and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Biography and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
year 1953
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year 1953 movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as year 1953: Churchill's Secret (2016), The Song of Names (2019), Wind Chill (2007), The Front (1976), Black Caesar (1973), Stan & Ollie (2018), The Death of Stalin (2017), Insidious: Chapter 4 (2018), Prick Up Your Ears (1987), The Cold Summer of 1953 (1988).

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: disturbing, captivating, atmospheric, emotional
Plot: winston churchill, stroke, historical figure, nurse, politician, husband wife relationship, secret, rehabilitation, family problems, british politics, parents and children, family home ...
Time: year 1953, 50s, 1950s
Place: london
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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, touching, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: violinist, holocaust, musician, family relations, child prodigy, disappearance, flashback, world war two, polish, violin, tragedy, haunted by the past ...
Time: year 1953, year 1951, year 1943, year 1952
Place: poland, england, israel, warsaw poland, new york ...
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 5.8
 21K
Wind Chill (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two college students share a ride home for the holidays. When they break down on a deserted stretch of road, they're preyed upon by the ghosts of people who have died there.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, suspense, serious ...
Plot: survival, riddles and clues, ghost, supernatural, on the road, danger, paranoia, road accident, deadly, out of the way, wilderness, evil spirit ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 21st century, 1950s, 2000s ...
Place: pennsylvania
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 7.3
 8K
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, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: politics, friendship, communism, mccarthyism, writers, fighting the system, actor's life, society, cons and scams, young at heart, political corruption, dishonesty ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1953, 70s ...
Place: new york, europe, florence, usa, italy
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 6.5
 3K
Black Caesar (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Tommy Gibbs is a tough kid, raised in the ghetto, who aspires to be a kingpin criminal. As a young boy, his leg is broken by a bad cop on the take, during a payoff gone bad. Nursing his vengeance, he rises to power in Harlem, New York. Angry at the ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, gangsters, police corruption, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, gang, vengeance, drug dealing, crime, violence spree, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1953, 1950s, 50s ...
Place: new york, harlem, usa, manhattan new york city, california ...
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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, exciting, serious, light, intense ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: superhero, monster, heroes, heroic mission, adventure, imaginary, superhuman powers, master villain, cold war, secret identity, cartoon violence, journalist ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1953, year 1959, year 1954 ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., tokyo
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 7.2
 30K
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: based on true events, emotional, sincere, touching, factual
Plot: comedy duo, friendship, concert tour, male friendship, comedian, heart attack, colleague colleague relationship, performer's life, dispute, family relations, friendship between men, music hall ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 50s, 1930s, year 1953 ...
Place: london, ireland, glasgow scotland
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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: banned film, satirical, political comedy
Plot: socialism, political satire, military, death, chaos, repression, power struggle, funeral, parody, josef stalin, dictator, satire ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1956, year 1953, year 1949 ...
Place: soviet union, ussr, russia, siberia, moscow russia
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Insidious: Chapter 4 (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, suspenseful, suspense, psychotronic
Plot: haunted house, spirit, supernatural, psychic, haunted, hospital, dead mother, ghost child, ghost hunter, father daughter relationship, brother sister relationship, hypnosis ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, year 1953, year 2010
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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, serious, clever, tense ...
Plot: murder, playwright, gay, gender, unfulfillment, writer's life, couples, deadly, prodigy, unsuccessful, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1953 ...
Place: england, europe, london, britain, morocco ...
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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: disturbing, rough, bleak, suspenseful, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, cold weather, good versus evil, injustice, village life, village, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, fighting crime, danger, rivalry, down on your luck ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1953
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia, siberia
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 6.5
 5K
Archangel (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 124 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: murder, prostitute, obsession, uncover truth, investigation, soldier, missing person, politics, intrigue, state affairs, mystery, life is a bitch ...
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, atmospheric, captivating, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, kung fu master, heir heiress, instructor, rivalry, contests and competitions, opponent, vengeance, kung fu, master warrior, starvation ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: china, japan, asia, hong kong, tokyo
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Captain Johnno (1988)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: "Captain Johnno" is a deaf boy who befriends an Italian fisherman in this Australian made-for-TV family film.
Plot: italian abroad, door, bespectacled male, opening a door, blonde child, coast, looking in a window, tv, beard, bare chested boy, man and woman share a bed, deaf child ...
Time: 1950s, year 1953, 50s
Place: australia, south australia
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 6.2
 355
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: cult film
Plot: extramarital affair, businessman, apartment building, drifter, apartment, theft, jazz music, obsession, death, frustration, jazz, masturbation ...
Time: year 1953
Is relevant ?
 8.8
 222K
Dark (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, suspense, bleak
Plot: time machine, time travel, disappearance, missing child, investigation, corpse, time loop, small town, school, deja vu, alternate dimension, family relations ...
Time: year 1986, 50s, 80s, contemporary, year 2019 ...
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 4K
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, sincere, disturbing, inspirational
Plot: fencing, coach, sport, hiding, courage, fear, politics, rivalry, school, team, teacher, teaching ...
Time: 1950s, year 1952, year 1953, 50s
Place: estonia, soviet union
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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: serious, tense, realistic
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, celibacy, family relations, school, catholic school, mutual masturbation, altar boy, hopes, siblings relations, teachers and students, society ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 1950s, year 1953
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
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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: realistic, captivating, semi serious, humorous, based on true events
Plot: military life, military, soldier, buddies, wartime life, youth, bittersweet, training camp, class differences, male friendship, male bonding, love ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1953, year 1952
Place: england, europe
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 111K
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, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, lesbian romance, lesbian love, forbidden love, lesbian relationship, age difference, impossible love, gays and lesbians, lesbian sex, divorce, lesbian kiss ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1952, year 1953
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city
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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, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: battles, war, battle, military life, soldier, friendship, military, squad, army investigation, battle zone, superior officer, friends ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1953, 1950s
Place: korea, asia, south korea, north korea
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 2K
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: captivating, serious, realistic, disturbing, suspense
Plot: murder, leadership, stroke, paranoia, politics, kgb, dictatorship, totalitarianism, society, head of state, life is a bitch, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 20s ...
Place: russia, soviet union
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The Snow Walker (2003)
Genre: Adventure, 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, uplifting, compassionate, touching, serious ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, airplane, human spirit, friendship, adventure, danger, stranded, forces of nature, isolation, rescue, eskimo indian ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1953
Place: canada
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 136K
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: captivating, sincere, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, jazz, musician, pianist, addiction, heroin, blues, civil rights, guilt, african american, music, rags to riches ...
Time: 1930s, 50s, 70s, 60s, 30s ...
Place: usa, georgia, los angeles, san francisco, harlem ...
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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, humorous, captivating, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, road trip, obsessive quest, parents and children, teenage life, siblings relations, starting over, on the road, father son relationship, youth, hopes ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1953
Place: usa, cleveland ohio, albuquerque new mexico, boston, st. louis missouri ...
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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, clever, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, murder, amateur detective, serial killer, movie star, murder mystery, haunted by the past, unlikely criminals, crime, crimes, actor's life ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1953, 1930s
Place: england, scotland, 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: bombing, bravery, jail, widow, letter, false accusation, torture, post war, collaborator, sacrifice, poverty, suffering ...
Time: year 1956, year 1953
Place: poland
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 64K
Child 44 (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, 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: suspenseful, tense, serious, intense, factual ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, child murder, police investigation, uncover truth, crimes, stalinism, against the rules, lone hero, investigation, serial murder, murder investigation ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: russia, soviet union, moscow russia, ukraine, berlin germany
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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, emotional, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: lesbian, obsession, murder, friendship, insanity, opposites attract, lesbian romance, murderous pair, destructive relationship, passion, love, crimes ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1954, year 1953
Place: new zealand, australia
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 6K
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, family problems, against the odds, parents and children, separated, fighting the system, court, convent school, mercy, custody, priest, church ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1953
Place: ireland, europe, sydney australia, scotland, australia ...
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