50s Rock n Roll Movies

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1.
American Graffiti (1973)
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A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college. (110 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
 
2.
American Hot Wax (1978)
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This is the story loosely based on Cleveland disc jockey Alan Freed, who introduced rock'n'roll to teenage American radio audiences in the 1950's... (91 mins.)
Director: Floyd Mutrux
 
3.
Cry-Baby (1990)
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In 1950s Baltimore, a bad-boy with a heart of gold wins the love of a good-girl, whose boyfriend sets out for revenge. (85 mins.)
Director: John Waters
 
4.
The Buddy Holly Story (1978)
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The story of the life and career of the early rock and roll singer, from his meteoric rise to stardom, to his marriage and untimely death. (114 mins.)
Director: Steve Rash
 
5.
Mischief (1985)
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1956: The shy Jonathan's luck with girls changes when he wins the rebellious Gene as a friend in his last year of high school... (93 mins.)
Director: Mel Damski
 
6.
Flipped (2010)
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Two eighth-graders start to have feelings for each other despite being total opposites. (90 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
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Liberty Heights (1999)
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Anti-Semitism, race relations, coming of age, and fathers and sons: in Baltimore from fall, 1954, to fall... (127 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
8.
Stand by Me (1986)
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After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy. (89 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
9.
La Bamba (1987)
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Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of early rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens who died at age 17 in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper. (108 mins.)
Director: Luis Valdez
 
10.
Great Balls of Fire! (1989)
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The life and career of wildly controversial rock 'n' roll star Jerry Lee Lewis. (108 mins.)
Director: Jim McBride
 
11.
Shag (1989)
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Summer of 1963. Carson is getting married to her boyfriend so her friends Melaina, Pudge and Luanne... (98 mins.)
Director: Zelda Barron
 
12.
Book of Love (1990)
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A friend delivers John Twiller greetings from a long gone high school girlfriend. This makes him open his school's yearbook... (82 mins.)
Director: Robert Shaye
 
13.
The Lords of Flatbush (1974)
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A group of kids in Brooklyn form a gang. From this moment on they do everything together. This makes... (86 mins.)
 
14.
The Wanderers (1979)
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Set against the urban jungle of 1963 New York's gangland subculture, this coming of age teenage movie is set around the Italian gang the Wanderers... (112 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
 
15.
Crazy Mama (1975)
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Jonathan Demme directs this joyous relentlessly kitschy celebration of 50's America: opportunity, rock'n'roll... (83 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
16.
Diner (1982)
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A group of college-age buddies struggle with their imminent passage into adulthood in 1959 Baltimore. (110 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
17.
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
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Peggy Sue faints at a high school reunion. When she wakes up, she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school. (103 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola
 
18.
Macon County Line (1974)
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A vengeful Southern sheriff is out for blood after his wife is brutally killed by a pair of drifters... (89 mins.)
Director: Richard Compton
 
19.
There Goes My Baby (1994)
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Graduates of a Los Angeles high school in 1965 see America's culture and politics gradually change. (99 mins.)
Director: Floyd Mutrux
 
20.
That Night (1992)
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In 1961 Long Island Alice is just that bit younger than her playmates. She doesn't quite understand yet about some grownup things and is teased a lot... (89 mins.)
Director: Craig Bolotin
 
21.
The Help (2011)
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An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis. (146 mins.)
Director: Tate Taylor
 
22.
Nowhere Boy (2009)
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A chronicle of John Lennon's first years, focused mainly in his adolescence and his relationship with his stern aunt Mimi, who raised him, and his absentee mother Julia, who re-entered his life at a crucial moment in his young life. (98 mins.)
Director: Sam Taylor-Wood
 
23.
This Boy's Life (1993)
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The story about the relationship between a rebellious 50s teenager and his abusive father, based on the memoirs of writer and literature professor Tobias Wolff. (115 mins.)
 
24.
Sweet Dreams (1985)
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Jessica Lange stunningly portrays Patsy Cline, the velvet-voiced country music singer who died in a tragic plane crash at the height of her fame. (115 mins.)
Director: Karel Reisz
 
25.
Deuces Wild (2002)
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Bobby (one of the deuces gang) and the sister of a rival gang member fall in love. (96 mins.)
Director: Scott Kalvert
 
26.
That Thing You Do! (1996)
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A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with lots of help from its manager. (108 mins.)
Director: Tom Hanks
 
27.
October Sky (1999)
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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. (108 mins.)
Director: Joe Johnston
 
28.
Walk the Line (2005)
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A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. (136 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
 
29.
The Flamingo Kid (1984)
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Jeffrey Willis has just finished high school and isn't quite sure what the future holds. His parents... (100 mins.)
Director: Garry Marshall
 
30.
Coupe de Ville (1990)
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Three brothers, a sergeant, a troublemaker and a dreamer meet for the first time in five years. They... (99 mins.)
Director: Joe Roth
 
31.
Hairspray (1988)
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A 'pleasantly plump' teenager teaches 1962 Baltimore a thing or two about integration after landing a spot on a local TV dance show. (92 mins.)
Director: John Waters
 
32.
Matinee (1993)
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A small-time film promoter releases a kitschy horror film during the Cuban Missile Crisis. (99 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
 
33.
Tin Men (1987)
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A minor car accident drives two rival aluminum-siding salesmen to the ridiculous extremes of man versus man in 1963 Baltimore. (112 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
34.
Dogfight (1991)
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In 1963, the night before the 18 years old "Birdlace" Eddie and his friends are shipped to Vietnam.... (94 mins.)
Director: Nancy Savoca