Most Popular Year 1949 Movies and TV Shows
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2. The Post (2017)
PG-13 | 116 min | Biography, Drama, History
A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government.
Votes: 108,570 | Gross: $81.90M
3. The Death of Stalin (2017)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, History
Moscow, 1953. After being in power for nearly 30 years, Soviet dictator Josef Stalin takes ill and quickly dies. Now the members of the Council of Ministers scramble for power.
Votes: 63,573 | Gross: $8.04M
5. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
R | 152 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A journalist is aided by a young female hacker in his search for the killer of a woman who has been dead for forty years.
Votes: 198,131 | Gross: $10.10M
6. The Doors (1991)
R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The story of the famous and influential 1960s rock band The Doors and its lead singer and composer, Jim Morrison, from his days as a UCLA film student in Los Angeles, to his untimely death in Paris, France at age 27 in 1971.
Votes: 77,844 | Gross: $35.18M
7. Gangster Squad (2013)
R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama
It's 1949 Los Angeles, the city is run by gangsters and a malicious mobster, Mickey Cohen. Determined to end the corruption, John O'Mara assembles a team of cops, ready to take down the ruthless leader and restore peace to the city.
Votes: 195,723 | Gross: $46.00M
8. The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
PG | 107 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Intrepid reporter Tintin and Captain Haddock set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock's ancestor.
Votes: 202,681 | Gross: $77.59M
9. Big Eyes (I) (2014)
PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A drama about the awakening of painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.
Votes: 77,617 | Gross: $14.48M
10. On the Road (2012)
R | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly.
Votes: 37,910 | Gross: $0.72M
12. Ray (I) (2004)
PG-13 | 152 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.
Votes: 127,872 | Gross: $75.33M
13. Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)
R | 114 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Years before Father Lankester Merrin helped save Regan MacNeil's soul, he first encounters the demon Pazuzu in East Africa. This is the tale of Father Merrin's initial battle with Pazuzu and the rediscovery of his faith.
Votes: 31,678 | Gross: $41.82M
15. The Keeper (2018)
120 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The Keeper tells the extraordinary love story between a young English woman and a German PoW, who together overcome prejudice, public hostility, and personal tragedy. While visiting a PoW ... See full summary »
17. Phil Spector (2013 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 92 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A drama centered on the relationship between Phil Spector and defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden while the music business legend was on trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson.
18. As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me (2001)
TV-G | 158 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
At the end of WW2, a German POW doing hard labor in the Soviet Gulag escapes from his Siberian camp to return to Germany but he's pursued by a Soviet NKVD officer.
19. Finding Vivian Maier (2013)
Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Mystery
A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers.
Votes: 12,055 | Gross: $1.51M
20. Barbary Coast (1935)
Approved | 91 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Mary Rutledge arrives from the east, finds her fiance dead, and goes to work at the roulette wheel of Louis Charnalis' Bella Donna, a rowdy gambling house in San Francisco in the 1850s. She... See full summary »
21. Chinese Wine (2016)
100 min | Drama
The relationship of two maotai liquor-producing families, between 1915, when the drink first won international fame, and the end of the Chinese civil war, after which it was named China's official national liquor.
22. Casting By (2012)
TV-14 | 89 min | Documentary
The surprising, never-before-told tale of the indispensable yet unsung Casting Director - Iconoclasts whose keen eye, exquisite taste and gut instincts redefined Hollywood.
Votes: 1,361 | Gross: $0.01M
23. The Joke (1969)
80 min | Drama
In the 1950's, Ludvik Jahn was expelled from the Communist Party and the University by his fellow students, because of a politically incorrect note he sent to his girlfriend. Fifteen years ... See full summary »
24. The Rape of Europa (2006)
Unrated | 117 min | Documentary, History, War
The story of Nazi Germany's plundering of Europe's great works of art during World War II and Allied efforts to minimize the damage.
PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Biography
A look at the life and work of the great theatre, radio and film artist.
Votes: 790 | Gross: $0.02M
27. Eye Witness (1950)
Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
In 1949, when his former British war buddy is charged with murder, American lawyer Adam Hayward goes to England to see if he can help.
29. Happy New Year (1986)
125 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
The story of two brothers of different orientation and fate. The drama takes place in an atmosphere of tension and fear, during the conflict of Yugoslav Communist Party with the Stalinism, ... See full summary »
30. Came a Hot Friday (1985)
PG | 101 min | Comedy
Set in post-war (1949) rural New Zealand, this film traces the efforts of two con men to run a betting scam in a small town (Tainuea) already rife with illegal gambling corruption, and ... See full summary »
Votes: 173 | Gross: $0.01M
31. 3 Seasons in Hell (2009)
110 min | Drama, Romance
A 19 year old nonconformist poet living in 1947 Czechoslovakia is blind to the Communist behemoth looking over him, and instead lives a bohemian life with sexually liberated girls. There he... See full summary »
32. Philby, Burgess and Maclean (1977 TV Movie)
90 min | Drama
Recruited by the Russians during their days at Cambridge, three young Englishmen rise to become high-ranked MI5 agents until their exposure in 1949.
33. Where the Wind Settles (2015)
126 min | Drama, Romance
A company commander of KMT army leads two of his team members to sea port, picks up an orphan on the way, and helps two sisters. They get to Taiwan by ship and start new lives there.
34. The Haunted Boy: The Secret Diary of the Exorcist (2010 Video)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary
This is the untold story of The Exorcist, a chronicle of true events based on the priest's secret diary the world was not to see.
35. The Winter of Three Hairs (1949)
Not Rated | 74 min | Comedy, Drama
Three Hairs was the name of a popular comic character, a street urchin with a bald head save for three thin stalks sticking straight up towards the sky. After a night on the streets, Three ... See full summary »
36. Pure Life (2014)
93 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
1949, a French explorer goes on a solitary expedition in the Amazon forest. He leaves behind him a diary that reflects the meaning of Pure Life and his encounters but leaves the mystery of his own disappearance unsolved.
37. The Conception of My Younger Brother (2000)
Director's memoirs of his childhood in a lively tenement house, in particular one hot summer day in 1949 when all tenants gathered to celebrate the wedding of the landlord's daughter. Small... See full summary »
42. The Birth of New China (1989)
163 min | Drama, History
In the spring and summer of 1949, the People's Liberation Army launched an offensive under the orders of Mao Zedong and Zhu De, they crossed the Yangtze River and Nanjing was liberated on ... See full summary »
44. Inaugural Ceremonies for President Truman, 1949 (Air Force Version) (2007 Video)
Not Rated | 51 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Experience the American Journey through our country's visual heritage in this historical recording provided by the National Archives of the United States.Footage provided by the United ... See full summary »
Star: Harry S. Truman
I Am the Night (2019)
TV-MA | 50 min | Drama, Mystery
With an address in hand, Fauna (India Eisley) and Jay (Chris Pine) head to Hawaii to find Tamar. Fauna in the hope of finding some answers about who she is, Jay hoping to find answers about... See full summary »
American Playboy: The Hugh Hefner Story (2017– )
Before the Bunny: Marilyn Monroe
TV-MA | 40 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
The surprising story of how Marilyn Monroe became Playboy's first pin-up.
American Horror Story (2011– )
TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
Sister Mary Eunice is terrified to discover a dark angel has descended on Briarcliff. Kit makes a bold move to be reunited with Grace.