Tag: 1950s

The Phenix City Story (1955) 7.2

The Phenix City Story (1955)

Storyline:In this semidocumentary, an Alabama town is run by a crime syndicate that's grown fat on prostitution and crooked gambling, directed at soldiers from Fort Benning across the river. Lawyer John Patterson, bac...

Alice Fades Away (2021) 3.3

Alice Fades Away (2021)

Storyline:A troubled woman in 1950s New England stumbles upon an isolated farmhouse and is taken in by its idealistic residents - until a murderous figure from her past arrives.User Reviews:

Summer with Monika (1953) 7.5

Summer with Monika (1953)

Storyline:Harry Lund is a nineteen-year-old man who meets Monika, a romantic, reckless and rebellious seventeen-year-old, and they fall in love. They leave their families and jobs in their small town, Harry gets his f...

Death in Small Doses (1957) 6.2

Death in Small Doses (1957)

Storyline:In Washington D.C., the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is concerned with the increasing number of reports about the use of illegal amphetamines among long-haul truck drivers. Such pills, known as 'bennys'...

Never Let Me Go (1953) 6.1

Never Let Me Go (1953)

Storyline:Philip Sutherland is an American news writer stationed in Moscow since the war; while there he falls for a Russian ballet dancer, Marya Lamarkins, who, he finds out, learned English because she fell in love ...

Sylvie’s Love (2020) 5.5

Sylvie’s Love (2020)

Storyline:A woman working at her father's record store in Harlem in the late 1950s meets an aspiring saxophone player.User Reviews: This is a beautifully wrought movie with incredible cinematography and acting. It tra...

Brecht (2019) 6.2

Brecht (2019)

Storyline:Bertolt Brecht, a theatre revolutionary, poet of the state, outsider, looks back on his life in 1956, the year of his death, in East Berlin: from provocations in the Augsburg of the First World War, to the e...

House of Dust (2013) 3.6

House of Dust (2013)

Storyline:College students exploring an abandoned mental asylum accidentally shatter canisters holding the cremains of former mental patients; inhaling the dusty ash filling the air, they're soon possessed by the soul...

Man of Marble (1977) 7.8

Man of Marble (1977)

Storyline:In 1976, a young woman in Krakow is making her diploma film, looking behind the scenes at the life of a 1950s bricklayer, Birkut, who was briefly a proletariat hero, at how that heroism was created, and what...

Among Wolves (2010) 6.7

Among Wolves (2010)

Storyline:A child who lived alone with wolves for 12 years.User Reviews: Great concept and deep thought, sparks imagination and hope it makes mankind consider its role and responsibility with the "wild" side...

Darkness in Tenement 45 (2020)

Storyline:Sixteen-year-old Joanna has been living with her overbearing Aunt Martha in a low-income NYC tenement building ever since a violent outburst left her fighting a feeling she can only describe as the "darkness...

Cry-Baby (1990) 6.5

Cry-Baby (1990)

Storyline:Allison is a "square" good girl who has decided she wants to be bad and falls hard for Cry-Baby Walker, a Greaser (or "Drape" in John Waters parlance). Spoofing Elvis movies and Juvenile Delinquency scare fi...

The Travelling Players (1975) 8

The Travelling Players (1975)

Storyline:A group of traveling players peregrinates through Greece attempting to perform the popular erotic drama Golfo The Shepherdess. In a first level the film focuses on the historical events between 1939 and 1952...

Beyond Mombasa (1956) 5.8

Beyond Mombasa (1956)

Storyline:During the 1950s, American adventurer Matt Campbell arrives in Kenya to join his brother George. George wrote to Matt and urged him to come to Kenya where a very lucrative business opportunity has arisen. Af...

The Seven Year Itch (1955) 7.1

The Seven Year Itch (1955)

Storyline:With his family away for their annual summer holiday, New Yorker Richard Sherman decides he has the opportunity to live a bachelor's life - to eat and drink what he wants and basically to enjoy life without ...

The Last Picture Show (1971) 8

The Last Picture Show (1971)

Storyline:In tiny Anarene, Texas, in the lull between World War Two and the Korean Conflict, Sonny and Duane are best friends. Enduring that awkward period of life between boyhood and manhood, the two pass their time ...

Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005) 7.4

Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)

Storyline:In the early 1950's, the threat of Communism created an air of paranoia in the United States and exploiting those fears was Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin. However, CBS reporter Edward R. Murrow and hi...

DAU. Degeneratsiya (2020) 6.4

DAU. Degeneratsiya (2020)

Storyline:A secret Soviet Institute conducts scientific and occult experiments on animals and human beings to create the perfect person. Azhippo, KGB general and his aides turn a blind eye to erotic adventures of the ...

DAU. Natasha (2020) 6.4

DAU. Natasha (2020)

Storyline:A tension-weary couple negotiate a path between defiance and compliance in a closed scientific Institute in Moscow at the beginning of the Cold War-during Stalin-era: Natasha runs the canteen of secret Sovie...

The One and Only (1978) 5.8

The One and Only (1978)

Storyline: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...

Thunder Road (1958) 6.7

Thunder Road (1958)

Storyline:A veteran comes home from the Korean War to the mountains and takes over the family moonshining business. He has to battle big-city gangsters who are trying to take over the business and the police who are t...

Hollywood Story (1951) 6.7

Hollywood Story (1951)

Storyline:Hollywood 1950: The successful producer Larry O'Brian arrives in Los Angeles to found a motion picture company. He buys an old studio which was unused since the days of silent movies. He's shown the office w...

The Confession (1970) 7.9

The Confession (1970)

Storyline:Anton Ludvik, aka Gerard, is vice-minister of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia. He realizes he is watched and followed. One day, he is arrested and put into jail, in solitary confinement. We are shown the m...

Accattone (1961) 7.8

Accattone (1961)

Storyline:In a seedy section of Rome, Vittorio Cataldi - "Accattone" ("beggar" in Italian) to those that know him - lives off the avails of prostitution, Maddalena being his one and only girl. He is married to Ascenza...