Most Popular Cuban Missile Crisis Movies and TV Shows
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1. X-Men: First Class (2011)
PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In the 1960s, superpowered humans Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr work together to find others like them, but Erik's vengeful pursuit of an ambitious mutant who ruined his life causes a schism to divide them.
Votes: 617,153 | Gross: $146.41M
4. A Single Man (2009)
R | 99 min | Drama, Romance
An English professor, one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960s Los Angeles.
Votes: 100,406 | Gross: $9.17M
5. Jackie (V) (2016)
R | 100 min | Biography, Drama, History
Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.
Votes: 67,144 | Gross: $13.96M
9. Topaz (1969)
PG | 143 min | Drama, Thriller
A French Intelligence Agent becomes embroiled in the Cold War politics first with uncovering the events leading up to the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, and then back to France to break up an international Russian spy ring.
10. Ginger & Rosa (2012)
PG-13 | 90 min | Drama
A look at the lives of two teenage girls - inseparable friends Ginger and Rosa -- growing up in 1960s London as the Cuban Missile Crisis looms, and the pivotal event that comes to redefine their relationship.
Votes: 9,762 | Gross: $1.01M
12. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017)
88 min | Documentary, Biography, History
The life and career of the hailed Hollywood movie star and underappreciated genius inventor, Hedy Lamarr.
Votes: 2,566 | Gross: $0.82M
14. The UFO Incident (1975 TV Movie)
92 min | Biography, Drama, History
In the early 1960s, a married couple undergo hypnosis, which unlocks memories of a forgotten event on a lonely road. Soon they believe they were abducted by extraterrestrials.
16. An American Affair (2008)
R | 93 min | Drama
In 1963, during the swirl of glamour and intrigue that turned President John F. Kennedy's Washington into Camelot, a lonely 13-year-old Catholic school boy comes of age.
PG-13 | 107 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Votes: 21,905 | Gross: $4.20M
18. Call to Glory (1984–1985)
60 min | Drama
Colonel Raynor Sarnac has to balance his family and his duty as head of a flight group facing the political tensions of the early 60's. Actual historical events are part of various stories as are the activities of three active children.
19. Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)
Not Rated | 97 min | Drama
A Cuban man cycles through his repressed opinions and memories as the threat of foreign invasion intensifies and the rest of his family retreats to Miami.
Votes: 3,269 | Gross: $0.03M
22. Jackie, Ethel, Joan: The Women of Camelot (2001 TV Movie)
163 min | Biography, Drama
They were more than Washington wives. They were part of an American dream known as Camelot. With strength and cunning they upheld their public image by concealing their private truths. ... See full summary »
23. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (2010 Video Game)
T | Action, Sci-Fi, War
In 1974, Snake (a.k.a. Big Boss) is no longer part of the US special forces and has his own merc team. While on a mission in South America, they encounter a strange hostile merc unit with far superior equipment than their latest tech.
24. Octopus (2000 Video)
PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
During the Cuban Missle Crisis, a Russian sub is sunk while en route to Havana. As the sub goes down, the hold is breached and barrels full of some mysterious substance tumble out. Years ... See full summary »
25. Thud Pilots (2018)
90 min | Documentary
An edge-of-your-seat documentary that exposes the Vietnam Air War where an elite band of brothers known as Thud Pilots fought and died receiving neither the country's support nor glory.
26. Hope (1997 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama
During the early 1960s, Kate is faced with a dreary small-town existence, surrounded by her mother, who is a stroke victim, and her bigoted Uncle Ray, who owns a theatre. When a black ... See full summary »
27. The Steagle (1971)
R | 87 min | Comedy
In the midst of the Cuban missile crisis, a mild-mannered professor decides to live out all of his daydreams, travelling across the country and adopting a different persona in each city.
30. Of Moose and Men: The Rocky & Bullwinkle Story (1990 TV Movie)
Documentary, Animation, History
A retrospective look at the "Rocky and Bullwinkle" cartoon show, from the creative talent behind the scenes to the cast of animated characters and the cultural and historical influences behind the show's gags.
31. Lisanka (2010)
110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Lisanka's central plot revolves around a love triangle that later evolves into a love square involving three Cubans (two men and a woman) and a Soviet soldier. Set in a fictitious rural ... See full summary »
48 min | Documentary, History, War
A documentary history of the development and deployment of the Cold War's ultimate weapon: the nuclear missile submarine. Features interviews with Navy veterans and footage never-before-seen by the public.
33. Virtual JFK: Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived (2008)
Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary
VIRTUAL JFK investigates one of the most debated "what if" scenarios in the history of U.S. foreign policy: What would President John F. Kennedy have done in Vietnam if he had not been ... See full summary »
34. Holiday Beach (2011)
89 min | Drama
Drama based upon events that took place on a desolate Navy radio base on Kodiak Island, Alaska in 1962. It recounts the terror faced by young sailors at the hand of a fellow sailor and ... See full summary »
36. Roots of the Cuban Missile Crisis (2001 Video)
48 min | Documentary, History
This is a documentary about the historical context of the Cuban Missile Crisis, that is available on the DVD for the film, Thirteen Days (2000). Using archival footage and new interviews ... See full summary »
38. Battle History of the U. S. Coast Guard (2004– )
130 min | Documentary
This program chronicles the role of the Coast Guard in war and peace over its 200 years of service to the United States. The program details the Coast Guards critical roles in the Civil War... See full summary »
Star: Stan Watts
39. Battle History of the Air Force (2003– )
The United States Air Force grew out of the Army Air Corps to become a crucial branch of the American military. This program chronicles the challenges and blunders overcome the made it the world's unchallenged preeminent air force.
42. Three Men Go to War (2012 TV Movie)
Originally aired on PBS, its complete title is Cuban Missile Crisis: Three Men Go To War. It focuses on the roles played by Kennedy, Kruschev and Castro in the 1962 crisis and features interviews with key witnesses and experts.
48. Dominance and Terror: A Discussion with Noam Chomsky (2004 TV Short)
15 min | Documentary, Short, History
An illuminating window into the mind of American linguist, philosopher, political activist, author and the most cited scholar of our time. Director Roberto S. Oregel composes a provocative ... See full summary »
50. Dangerous World: The Kennedy Years (1997 TV Movie)
86 min | Documentary
President Kennedy served just three years in office, but they were three of the most difficult years of any presidency. The United States was locked in a global power struggle with the ... See full summary »