Keyword: 1950s

Beautiful Mind

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 134 minutes Release date: 12/20/2001
From the heights of notoriety to the depths of depravity, John Forbes Nash, Jr. experiences it all. A mathematical genius, he made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink of international acclaim. But the handsome and arrogant Nash soon found himself on a painful and harrowing journey of self-discovery once he was diagnosed with schizophrenia. After many years of...
Godfather

The Godfather (1972)

Rated: R Runtime: 175 minutes Release date: 03/14/1972
Epic tale of a 1940s New York Mafia family and their struggle to protect their empire from rival families as the leadership switches from the father to his youngest son.
Reader

The Reader (2008)

Rated: R Runtime: 123 minutes Release date: 12/09/2008
When he falls ill on his way home from school, 15 year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. The two begin an unexpected and passionate affair only for Hanna to suddenly and inexplicably disappear. Eight years later, Michael, now a young law student observing Nazi war trials, meets his former lover again, under very different circumstances. Hanna is on trial for a hideous...
Walk to Remember

A Walk to Remember (2002)

Rated: PG Runtime: 101 minutes Release date: 01/24/2002
Each spring in the little port town of Beaufort, North Carolina, when the wind smells of pine and salt and the sea, Landon Carter remembers his senior year at Beaufort High and Jamie Sullivan, the girl who changed his life... Serious and conservative, Jamie is the daughter of the town's Baptist minister and not afraid of letting people know that her faith is the most important part of her life...
Master

The Master (2012)

Rated: R Runtime: 137 minutes Release date: 09/13/2012
World War II vet Freddie Quell is searching for meaning when he stumbles onto Lancaster Dodd, the leader of a movement he calls the Cause. As Freddie gets deeper and deeper into Dodd's system, he begins to wonder if the guru is a genius or a con man.
Shutter Island

Shutter Island (2010)

Rated: R Runtime: 138 minutes Release date: 02/18/2010
In 1954, on a fortress-like island housing a hospital for the criminally insane at the height of the Cold War, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels and his new partner, Chuck Aule, are summoned to Shutter Island to investigate the implausible disappearance of a brilliant multiple murderess from a locked room within the impenetrable Ashecliffe Hospital. Surrounded by probing psychiatrists and dangerously...
Walk the Line

Walk the Line (2005)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 135 minutes Release date: 11/17/2005
In 1955, a tough, skinny guitar-slinger who called himself J.R. Cash walked into the soon-to-be-famous Sun Studios in Memphis. It was a moment that would have an indelible effect on American culture. With his driving freight-train chords, steel-eyed intensity and a voice as deep and black as night, Cash sang blistering songs of heartache and survival that were gutsy, full of real life and unlike...
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 123 minutes Release date: 05/21/2008
Set in the desert Southwest in 1957--at the height of the Cold War--Indy and his sidekick Mac have barely escaped a close scrape with nefarious Soviet agents on a remote airfield.Now, Professor Jones has returned home to Marshall College--only to find things have gone from bad to worse. His close friend and dean of the college explains that Indy's recent activities have made him the object of...
Grease

Grease (1978)

Rated: PG Runtime: 110 minutes Release date: 06/06/1978
A rock 'n' roll celebration of growing up and falling in love.
Asylum

Asylum (2005)

Rated: R Runtime: 93 minutes Release date: 08/11/2005
In 1950s England, Stella Raphael, a restless, beautiful woman, desperately desires to find in romantic love the one thing that will change everything. When her husband Max, an ambitious forensic psychiatrist, is appointed Deputy Superintendent at a high-security psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane, Stella and her young son come with him to live on the grounds. Being in proximity of...
Driving Miss Daisy

Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

Rated: PG Runtime: 99 minutes Release date: 12/12/1989
The relationship between a 70-year-old Southern woman and her black chauffeur, spanning 20 years.
Grandmaster

The Grandmaster (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 123 minutes Release date: 08/22/2013
The life and times of legendary kung fu master Ip Man are the inspiration for this epic tale of the turbulent Republican era that followed the fall of the last dynasty in China and became the Golden Age of martial arts.
Infamous

Infamous (2006)

Rated: R Runtime: 118 minutes Release date: 10/12/2006
What starts out as the irreverent journey of the openly gay writer Truman Capote to the middle-class world of 1950's Kansas, where he goes--with his childhood friend Harper Lee--to research the murder of the Clutter family, turns to something altogether darker when Capote forms an intense and complex relationship with one of the murderers. In doing so, he produced his greatest work, "In Cold Blood...
Howl

Howl (2010)

Rated: None Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 09/23/2010
The story of the obscenity trial launched to censor Allen Ginsberg's "Howl," the groundbreaking poem of the Beat Generation in 1957.
Vera Drake

Vera Drake (2004)

Rated: R Runtime: 125 minutes Release date: 10/09/2004
Vera Drake is a selfless woman who is completely devoted to, and loved by, her working class family. She spends her days doting on them and caring for her sick neighbor and elderly mother. However, she also secretly visits women and helps them induce miscarriages for unwanted pregnancies. While the practice itself was illegal in 1950s England, Vera sees herself as simply helping women in need, and...
Last Picture Show

The Last Picture Show (1971)

Rated: R Runtime: 125 minutes Release date: 10/02/1971
In a bleak and sleepy '50s Texas town, two high-school seniors, stars on a losing football team, ponder their futures, carry on love affairs with the town sweetheart and and an older, married woman respectively, and look to fatherly advice from the ex-cowboy owner of the town's pool hall/cafe and moviehouse. But when the moviehouse closes for good it not only forces the youths to reeaxmine what...
Child 44

Child 44 (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 04/16/2015

The Finest Hours (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 10/08/2015
The story of a daring Coast Guard rescue that followed two oil tankers being split in half by rough waves during a nor'easter in 1952. Rescuers embarked in old, wooden lifeboats that were far from durable against frozen gale winds and seas in an effort to save the 84 men who were clinging to life on the the wrecked and rapidly sinking tankers.
Last of Robin Hood

The Last of Robin Hood (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 90 minutes Release date: 08/28/2014
Errol Flynn, the swashbuckling Hollywood star and notorious ladies' man, flouted convention all his life, but never more brazenly than in his last years when, swimming in vodka and unwilling to face his mortality, he undertook a liaison with an aspiring actress, Beverly Aadland. The two had a high-flying affair that spanned the globe and was enabled by the girl's fame-obsessed mother, Florence. It...
When Did You Last See Your Father?

When Did You Last See Your Father? (2008)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 92 minutes Release date: 06/05/2008
Blake Morrison deals with his father Arthur's terminal illness and imminent death. Blake's memories of everything funny, embarrassing and upsetting about his childhood and teens are interspersed with the present, as he struggles to come to terms with his father, and their history of conflict, and learns to accept that one's parents are not always accountable to their children.
Absolute Beginners

Absolute Beginners (1986)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 108 minutes Release date: 04/17/1986
An adman corrupts a photographer who loves a fashion designer in riotous 1958 Soho London.

Trumbo (2015)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 01/29/2015
Dalton Trumbo, a prolific screenwriter in 1940s Hollywood, is summoned by the House of Un-American Activities Committee to reveal his Communist sympathies and cronies. Trumbo remains silent and convinces his friends to do the same to protect their rights as American citizens. He is held in contempt of Congress and sentenced to prison. Upon his release, he finds that he and his friends have been...
Dead Poets Society

Dead Poets Society (1989)

Rated: PG Runtime: 128 minutes Release date: 06/01/1989
Set in an exclusive boys preparatory school in 1959, a newly appointed English teacher uses unconventional techniques to inspire his students in classic poetry.
Nowhere Boy

Nowhere Boy (2010)

Rated: R Runtime: 95 minutes Release date: 10/07/2010
Imagine...John Lennon's childhood. Liverpool, 1955: a smart and troubled fifteen-year-old is hungry for experience. In a family full of secrets, two incredible women clash over John: Mimi, the buttoned-up aunt who raised him, and Julia, the prodigal mother. Yearning for a normal family, John escapes into the new and exciting world of rock 'n' roll where his fledgling genius finds a kindred spirit...
My Week With Marilyn

My Week With Marilyn (2011)

Rated: R Runtime: 99 minutes Release date: 11/22/2011
Early in the summer of 1956, American film star Marilyn Monroe set foot on British soil for the first time. On honeymoon with her husband, the celebrated playwright Arthur Miller, Monroe came to England to shoot "The Prince and the Showgirl." That same summer, 23-year-old Colin Clark set foot on a film set for the first time in his life. Newly graduated from Oxford, Clark aspired to be a filmmaker...