Most Popular Cold War Era Movies and TV Shows
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PG | 95 min | Comedy
An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a War Room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.
Votes: 423,738 | Gross: $0.28M
3. The Hunt for Red October (1990)
PG | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
In November 1984, the Soviet Union's best submarine Captain in their newest sub violates orders and heads for the U.S. Is he trying to defect or to start a war?
Votes: 167,461 | Gross: $122.01M
4. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
PG | 115 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
When seeds drift to earth from space, mysterious pods begin to grow and invade a small town, replicating the residents one body at a time.
Votes: 47,921 | Gross: $24.95M
5. Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
R | 102 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.
Votes: 102,500 | Gross: $66.66M
6. Red Dawn (1984)
PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Drama
It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers band together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.
Votes: 48,225 | Gross: $38.38M
9. Miracle (2004)
PG | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History
The true story of Herb Brooks, the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad.
Votes: 44,075 | Gross: $64.38M
10. October Sky (1999)
PG | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Family
The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes.
Votes: 76,947 | Gross: $32.48M
12. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964–1968)
50 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
The two top Agents of the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement (U.N.C.L.E.) fight the enemies of peace, particularly the forces of T.H.R.U.S.H.
13. Reds (1981)
PG | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History
A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia, and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.
Votes: 19,403 | Gross: $40.38M
23. White Nights (1985)
PG-13 | 136 min | Drama, Music
An expatriate Russian dancer is on a plane forced to land on Soviet territory. He is taken to an apartment in which a black American who has married a Russian woman lives with her. He is to... See full summary »
Votes: 6,281 | Gross: $42.16M
24. The Silent Revolution (2018)
PG | 111 min | Drama, History
A group of twelfth-grade pupils decide to show their solidarity with the victims of the 1956 Hungarian uprising by staging two minutes of silence during lessons.
25. Cold Case Hammarskjöld (2019)
Not Rated | 128 min | Documentary, Animation, History
Danish director Mads Brügger and Swedish private investigator Göran Björkdahl are trying to solve the mysterious death of Dag Hammarskjöld. As their investigation closes in, they discover a... See full summary »
Votes: 989 | Gross: $0.09M
Unrated | 126 min | Comedy, War
Without hostile intent, a Soviet submarine runs aground off New England. Men are sent for a boat, but many villagers go into a tizzy, risking bloodshed.
Votes: 7,328 | Gross: $21.69M
27. The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)
R | 150 min | Action, Biography, Crime
A look at Germany's terrorist group, The Red Army Faction (RAF), which organized bombings, robberies, kidnappings and assassinations in the late 1960s and '70s.
Votes: 33,992 | Gross: $0.48M
28. OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006)
Not Rated | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Secret agent OSS 117 foils Nazis, beds local beauties, and brings peace to the Middle East.
Votes: 17,045 | Gross: $0.30M
29. Jumpin' Jack Flash (1986)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller
A computer wiz woman/W.Goldberg works at a computer terminal in a NYC bank. One day she gets a strange message and breaks the code. Suddenly, she finds herself in the middle of dangerous spy business.
Votes: 17,196 | Gross: $25.59M
30. The Fountainhead (1949)
Approved | 114 min | Drama, Romance
An uncompromising, visionary architect struggles to maintain his integrity and individualism despite personal, professional and economic pressures to conform to popular standards.
32. Seven Days in May (1964)
Approved | 118 min | Drama, Thriller
United States military leaders plot to overthrow the President because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty and they fear a Soviet sneak attack.
34. Il Divo (2008)
Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Italian politician Giulio Andreotti, who has served as Prime Minister of Italy seven times since the restoration of democracy in 1946.
Votes: 14,766 | Gross: $0.24M
35. Animal Farm (1999 TV Movie)
PG | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
The animals of a farm successfully revolt against its human owner, only to slide into a more brutal tyranny amongst themselves.
36. Guilty by Suspicion (1991)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama
David Merrill (Robert De Niro), a fictitious 1950s Hollywood Director, returns from filming abroad in France to find that his loyalty has been called into question by the House Committee on... See full summary »
Votes: 7,285 | Gross: $9.48M
37. Lola (1981)
R | 115 min | Drama, Romance
In post-war West Germany, the charming Von Bohm is appointed a city's new Building Commissioner. His morality is tested when he unknowingly falls in love with a brothel worker, Lola, the paid mistress of a corrupt property developer.
38. Sun Alley (1999)
101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A group of kids grow up on the short, wrong (east) side of the Sonnenallee in Berlin, right next to one of the few border crossings between East and West reserved for German citizens. The ... See full summary »
39. The Glass Bottom Boat (1966)
Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Romance
After a series of misunderstandings, the head of an aerospace research laboratory begins to suspect his new girlfriend is a Russian spy.
41. Houston, We Have a Problem! (2016)
88 min | Documentary, Drama
Explores the myth of the secret multi-billion-dollar deal behind America's purchase of Yugoslavia's clandestine space program in the early 1960s.
43. The Tunnel (2001)
150 min | Drama, History, Thriller
During the Cold War, Germany was divided into two states - East and West. This epic story tells about their dramatic connections.
Votes: 5,814 | Gross: $0.01M
44. Scorpio (1973)
PG | 114 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
During the Cold War, the CIA orders free-lance operative Scorpio to assassinate his former CIA mentor Cross and a deadly cat-and-mouse game ensues.
47. Tunnel 28 (1962)
Approved | 94 min | Drama, History, Thriller
In 1962, a group of East Berliners escapes to West Berlin through a tunnel dug from the basement of a house located near the Berlin Wall.
49. Celia (1989)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
An imaginative and somewhat disturbed young girl fantasizes about evil creatures and other oddities to mask her insecurities while growing up in rural Australia.
50. The Ear (1970)
94 min | Drama, Thriller
After coming home from a Party gathering one night, a Czechoslovakian official becomes convinced that he is about to be the subject of a political purge and tries to do damage control, while also dealing with his turbulent marriage.