What are the best real life movies set in the 50s?

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    #1Black Girl

    Black Girl
    Borom Sarret is a movie adaptation of Ousmane Sembène's short story and inspired by true events. The movie is about Diouana, a nanny in Dakar forced to leave after her employers relocate to Antibes. Unhappy with her new job, Diouana revolted.
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    Xu Chang
    Written on June 4, 2018
    "Black Girl is an amazing movie about life in the 1950s era. This is an impressive look into the life and times, complete with the celebration and challenges of the day. It is often difficult to imagine the hardships of the days, but this motion picture experience captures the feel and emotion very well. I felt a lot of emotion and empathy in this movie."
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    #2The Imitation Game

    The Imitation Game

    The Imitation Game is a movie directed by Morten Tyldum. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightly as the leads. Released in 2014, The Imitation Game follows the life of Alan Turing.

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    Jessica Gardner
    Written on June 12, 2018
    "If you know little about Turing’s accomplishments and life, this movie is a thought-provoking and helpful introduction to further reading. It is largely Hollywood drama, but in the Amazon version, some of the inaccurate Hollywood elements are noted and explained in comments in the margin of the screen. For more accuracy and coverage of his personal life, you need to watch a documentary. My 5/5 rating is for how well this movie meets a much more modest and realistic goal—showing people that they need to know Turing’s name and the significance of his work"
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    #3Malcolm X

    Malcolm X

    Malcolm X is a historical drama biography motion picture that stars Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, and Delroy Lindo. It was directed by Spike Lee and was based on the books of Alex Haley and Malcolm X. The film premiered in the USA.

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    Timothy Bailey
    Written on June 9, 2018
    "Malcolm X is a historical drama biography motion picture that stars Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, and Delroy Lindo. It was directed by Spike Lee and was based on the books of Alex Haley and Malcolm X. The film premiered in the USA. very nice "
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    #4Capote

    Capote

    Capote is a dramatic crime biography motion picture that features Philip Seymour Hoffman, Clifton Collins Jr., and Catherine Keener. It was directed by Bennett Miller and was written for the screen by Dan Futterman.

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    Emma West
    Written on June 10, 2018
    "For a movie that was set for a way back date, this is good and I do think most people should check it out and really give it a chance to like it. "
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    #5Walk the Line

    Walk the Line

    Walk the Line is a dramatic biography motion picture that stars Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, and Ginnifer Goodwin. It was directed by James Mangold and was based on Johnny Cash's books. The film premiered on September 4, 2005.

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    Scott Jordan
    Written on June 12, 2018
    "This is a great movie that is set in the 50s. It stars Joaquin Phoenix, and is based on Johnny Cash's book."
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    #6My Left Foot

    My Left Foot

    My Left Foot is a dramatic biography motion picture that features Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, and Alison Whelan. It was directed and written by Jim Sheridan and co-written for the screen by Shane Connaughton.

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    Danielle Little
    Written on June 8, 2018
    "While My Left Foot is an incredible film, it doesn't solely take place during the 1950s. Daniel Day Lewis is an ungodly actor who brings the character to life. But the time period spans the life of the man Lewis portrays, Christy Brown. If you're looking for a movie that's just about life in the 50's, this may not be for you. I'd still recommend it if you're looking for a really touching film, though."
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    #7Goodfellas

    Goodfellas

    Goodfellas is a 1990 American crime movie directed by Martin Scorsese based on the non-fiction book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi. It is about the mob in 1955 and stars Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Ray Liotta. 

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    Edward Banks
    Written on June 17, 2018
    "Goodfellas is not really set in the 50's. Part of it is set in the 50's but it is not like the many other period pieces available. That being said it is one of the greatest gangster/mob movies of all time."
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    #8A Beautiful Mind

    A Beautiful Mind

    A Beautiful Mind is a biographical drama film directed by Ron Howard. Released in 2001, the movie was based on the life of John Nash. It starred Russel Crowe, Jennifer Connely, Paul Bettany, Ed Harris, Christopher Plummer and Josh Lucas.

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Best What are the best real life movies set in the 50s
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Black GirlMovies 12 Paid
2The Imitation GameMovies 9 Paid
3Malcolm XMovies 7 Paid
4CapoteMovies 6 Paid
5Walk the LineMovies 5 Paid
6My Left FootMovies 4 Paid
7GoodfellasMovies 2 Paid
8A Beautiful MindMovies 1 Paid
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