Hollywood and the Reds: Cold War in the 1980iesby Max_in_Vienna | created - 15 Feb 2015 | updated - 01 Apr 2015 | Public
This list is part of a series (see below), work in progress.
- Hollywood and the Reds: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls076599723/Post-WW II
- http://www.imdb.com/list/ls003041186/Cold War Movies
- http://www.imdb.com/list/ls009156355/The 20 best films on cold war
- http://www.imdb.com/list/ls003517553/Cold War in films
- Wikipedia: http://goo.gl/XAoM9m
- Harvard Film Archive - "Cold War Paranoia": http://goo.gl/uACQSw
- Illinois.edu - "The Hollywood Blacklist": http://goo.gl/XNU3Ph
- Washington.edu - "The All-Powers Project" : http://goo.gl/fDkGFW
- "Victims of Hollywood's Blacklist": http://goo.gl/mPME2b
- "The Hollywood Ten" (1950): http://goo.gl/7Ls0uL
- "The Hollywood Blacklist: 1947-1960": http://goo.gl/WieTa3
- "Committee On Un-American Activities": http://goo.gl/an3DSw
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1. 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: 19,413 | Gross: $40.38M
4. Murrow (1986 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 114 min | Biography, Drama
Follow legendary news reporter/commentator from his radio broadcasts from the rooftops of London during the Blitz to his TV documentary series "See It Now" and his confrontations with the ... See full summary »
6. WarGames (1983)
PG | 114 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
A young man finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III.
Votes: 85,132 | Gross: $79.57M
8. 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: 48,243 | Gross: $38.38M
9. Threads (1984 TV Movie)
112 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, War
The effects of a nuclear holocaust on the working class city of Sheffield, England and the eventual long-term effects of nuclear war on civilization.
10. Top Gun (1986)
PG | 110 min | Action, Drama
As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.
Votes: 269,807 | Gross: $179.80M
12. World War III (1982)
200 min | Drama, Thriller
In 1987, Soviet paratroopers drop into Alaska to sabotage the oil pipeline in retaliation against a United States grain embargo. A skirmish occurs at a pumping station, lightly defended by ... See full summary »
13. Orion's Belt (1985)
PG | 87 min | Action, Thriller
A group of seamen from Norway find a Soviet listening station and they become targets for both America and Russia. Another cold war takes place.
14. The Package (1989)
R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Experienced Green Beret sergeant Johnny Gallagher is escorting a prisoner, Airborne Ranger Thomas Boyette, back to the US, but Boyette escapes and Gallagher must risk life and limb to catch him.
Votes: 8,037 | Gross: $10.65M
15. Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
John Rambo is released from prison by the government for a top-secret covert mission to the last place on Earth he'd want to return - the jungles of Vietnam.
Votes: 143,888 | Gross: $150.42M
16. Rambo III (1988)
R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Rambo mounts a one-man mission to rescue his friend Colonel Trautman from the clutches of the formidable invading Soviet forces in Afghanistan.
Votes: 113,884 | Gross: $53.72M
17. Rocky IV (1985)
PG | 91 min | Drama, Sport
Rocky Balboa proudly holds the world heavyweight boxing championship, but a new challenger has stepped forward: Drago, a six-foot-four, 261-pound fighter who has the backing of the Soviet Union.
Votes: 174,384 | Gross: $127.87M
19. The Falcon and the Snowman (1985)
R | 131 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The true story of a disillusioned military contractor employee and his drug pusher childhood friend who became walk-in spies for the Soviet Union.
Votes: 9,818 | Gross: $17.10M
20. The Fourth Protocol (1987)
R | 119 min | Thriller
John Preston is a British Agent with the task of preventing the Russians detonating a nuclear explosion next to an American base in the UK. The Russians are hoping this will shatter the "special relationship" between the two countries.
Votes: 8,312 | Gross: $12.42M
22. Gorky Park (1983)
R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A Moscow police officer investigates a vicious triple homicide and stumbles upon a high-level international political conspiracy.
Votes: 11,565 | Gross: $15.90M
23. A Perfect Spy (1987)
374 min | Thriller
This is the story of Magnus Pym, from his childhood to the end of his career in middle age. As a young man, there is little doubt that his father Rick was the most influential character in ... See full summary »
24. Scandal (1989)
R | 106 min | Drama, History
Based on the Profumo Scandal of 1963, an affair between an exotic dancer and the Minister of War shakes up the British government.
Votes: 4,306 | Gross: $8.80M
25. The Whistle Blower (1986)
PG | 100 min | Thriller
A war veteran tries to investigate the murder of his son who was working as a Russian translator for the British intelligence service during the Cold War. He meets a web of deception and paranoia that seems to be impenetrable.
Votes: 1,843 | Gross: $1.50M
27. The Manhattan Project (1986)
PG-13 | 117 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
A high school prodigy builds an atomic bomb with stolen plutonium to win the 45th National Science Fair and expose a nuclear weapons lab posing as nuclear medicine in Ithaca NY.
Votes: 5,133 | Gross: $3.90M
29. Heartbreak Ridge (1986)
R | 130 min | Drama, War
Hard-nosed, hard-living Marine Gunnery Sergeant Tom Highway (Clint Eastwood) clashes with his superiors and his ex-wife as he takes command of a spoiled recon platoon with a bad attitude.
Votes: 37,037 | Gross: $42.72M
30. The Odessa File (1974)
PG | 130 min | Drama, Thriller
Following the suicide of an elderly Jewish man, a journalist in possession of the man's diary investigates the alleged sighting of a former S.S. Captain, who commanded a concentration camp during World War II.
31. Smiley's People (1982)
360 min | Drama, Mystery
The murder of a Soviet defector forces his old handler, British spymaster George Smiley, out of retirement. His investigation leads to an old nemesis, the Soviet spymaster known only as Karla. This will be their final dance.
32. The Osterman Weekend (1983)
R | 103 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
During the Cold War, a controversial television journalist is asked by the C.I.A. to persuade certain acquaintances, who are Soviet Agents of the Omega network, to defect.
Votes: 7,555 | Gross: $6.49M
33. Singing the Blues in Red (1986)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Music
A singer swaps the political intimidation of working in East Germany for the equally controlling capitalist music industry in the West.
34. 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: 6,282 | Gross: $42.16M
35. The Man on the Wall (1982)
105 min | Drama
An East German man finds a way to cross the border between East and West Berlin. But when he succeeds in bringing his wife out as well, things are not quite as expected.