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, suspense, suspenseful, melancholic and emotional films and TV shows about / with death, flashback, husband wife relationship, friendship, family relations, drinking, betrayal, cigarette smoking, drinking alcohol and mentor 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 Shortcut (2009), Mona Lisa Smile (2003), 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).

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, loss of child ...
Time: year 1953, 50s, 1950s
Place: london
Is relevant ?
 5.1
 3K
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: psychological, suspenseful, scary, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: urban legend, psychopath, youth, amateur detective, danger, deadly, in the woods, small town life, murder, child in peril, chase, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1940s, 1950s, 50s ...
Place: 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, dedicated educator, femininity, college, art history, gender, society, fighting the system, college life, bittersweet, idealism ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1953
Place: massachusetts, usa, california, yale university, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
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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, world war two, flashback, family relations, polish, violin, child prodigy, rabbi, disappearance, uncover truth ...
Time: year 1953, year 1952, year 1951, year 1943, 1950s ...
Place: london, poland, warsaw poland, new york, israel ...
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 5.8
 22K
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, realistic ...
Plot: survival, riddles and clues, ghost, supernatural, danger, on the road, paranoia, road accident, deadly, wilderness, out of the way, evil spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1953, 21st century, 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, biting, suspense ...
Plot: politics, friendship, communism, mccarthyism, writers, fighting the system, artists and showbiz, writer's life, society, dishonesty, actor's life, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1953, 70s ...
Place: new york, florence, usa, italy, europe
Is relevant ?
 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: realistic, serious, disturbing, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, police corruption, gangsters, society, crime, downfall, dishonesty, rivalry, crimes, gang, drug dealing, deadly ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972, year 1965, 1950s ...
Place: harlem, new york, 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: family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, monster, heroes, heroic mission, adventure, imaginary, superhuman powers, master villain, cold war, secret identity, cartoon violence, journalist ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1954, year 1959, 1960s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., tokyo
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 7.2
 33K
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, touching, factual, sincere
Plot: comedy duo, friendship, concert tour, comedian, heart attack, male friendship, colleague colleague relationship, performer's life, dispute, family relations, music hall, duo ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 50s, 1930s, year 1937 ...
Place: glasgow scotland, ireland, london, england
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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: josef stalin, political satire, socialism, military, death, chaos, repression, power struggle, funeral, dictator, satire, political intrigue ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1953, year 1956, 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, scary ...
Plot: haunted house, spirit, psychic, supernatural, kidnapped girl, supernatural horror, medium, ghost, ghosts, ghost child, hospital, supernatural power ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, year 1953, year 2010
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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, rivalry, contests and competitions, heir heiress, instructor, opponent, kung fu, fist fighting, vengeance, master warrior ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 50s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: china, japan, asia, hong kong, tokyo
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 6.2
 362
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: milk, paranoia, neo noir, extramarital affair, neo-noir, theft, neighbor, irony, art, murder, apartment, adultery ...
Time: year 1953
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 8.8
 285K
Dark (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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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 travel, time machine, time loop, missing child, investigation, disappearance, small town, corpse, mysterious past, deja vu, alternate dimension, family relations ...
Time: year 1986, 50s, 80s, contemporary, year 2019 ...
Place: germany, chernobyl
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 7.2
 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, disturbing, sincere
Plot: fencing, coach, sport, hiding, courage, fear, school, politics, rivalry, teacher, team, child ...
Time: 1950s, year 1952, year 1953, 50s
Place: soviet union, 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: realistic, serious, tense
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, school, family relations, celibacy, catholic school, mutual masturbation, altar boy, sexual abuse, teenage life, working class, college life ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 1950s, year 1953
Place: melbourne australia, 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: captivating, semi serious, realistic, humorous, based on true events
Plot: military life, military, soldier, boot camp, friends, disorder, wartime life, youth, buddies, war, bittersweet, training camp ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1953, year 1952
Place: england, europe
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 117K
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: lesbian, lgbt, lesbian romance, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, forbidden love, older woman younger woman relationship, impossible love, age difference, lesbian sex, gays and lesbians, lesbian kiss ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1953, year 1952
Place: new york, chicago illinois, usa, 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, infantrymen, army investigation, military, soldier, life is a bitch, friendship, wartime life, squad ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1953
Place: north korea, south korea, korea, asia
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 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, disturbing, realistic, serious, suspense
Plot: murder, leadership, paranoia, stroke, josef stalin, child molester, ruler, megalomaniac, state affairs, life is a bitch, corrupted ruler, politics ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 50s, 40s ...
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: serious, emotional, uplifting, realistic, compassionate ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, airplane, human spirit, friendship, adventure, friends, mountain, danger, escapades, hopes, stranded ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1953, 1950s
Place: canada
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 139K
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, african american, addiction, heroin, blues, civil rights, guilt, music, blindness ...
Time: 1930s, 60s, 70s, 50s, 30s ...
Place: usa, georgia, manhattan new york city, st. louis missouri, paris france ...
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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, semi serious, humorous, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, coming of age, road trip, parents and children, obsessive quest, starting over, teenage life, siblings relations, on the road, father son relationship, jazz, hopes ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1953
Place: usa, cleveland ohio, albuquerque new mexico, california, chicago illinois ...
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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, suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, murder mystery, investigation, murder, amateur detective, serial killer, movie star, crimes, unlikely criminals, haunted by the past, crime, actor's life ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1953, 1950s, 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: torture, arrest, jail, letter, black market, widow, politics, sacrifice, courage, false accusation, death of son, nazi ...
Time: year 1933, year 1956, year 1953
Place: poland
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 6.5
 66K
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, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1933 ...
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, lesbian romance, friendship, insanity, opposites attract, murderous pair, passion, love, crimes, crime ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1954, year 1953
Place: new zealand, australia
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 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, parents and children, against the odds, 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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 7.2
 88K
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: gay father, father son relationship, coming out, grief, terminal illness, gay, secret, dying, cancer, self discovery, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1953, 50s, year 1955 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new york
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 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, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time loop, afterlife, ghost, supernatural, haunted house, uncover truth, ghosts, rescue, danger, house, serial killer, teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s, year 1953, year 1983 ...
Place: usa, canada, california
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