Cold War movies during the 60's By: Ellis alexander


There were many movies during the 60's about the cold war. there were mostly cold war thrillers at the time. It was filled to the very top with action. They all included spy's and undercover agents. These were used to tell the people the truth of the cold war. The movies. I have looked at some of the movie trailers like: Dr. Strangelove or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb, and Fail-Safe. Both these movies were in the thriller category and the trailers were trying to get you on he edge of your seat.

This is Dr. Strangelove


Dr. Strangelove or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb- U.S. Air Force General Jack Ripper goes completely insane, and sends his bomber wing to destroy the U.S.S.R. (google)

Fail Safe- a cold war thriller that portrays a fictional account of a nuclear crisis. (google)

The spy who came in from the cold- The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is a 1965 British Cold War spy film (

The Ipcress File- Tasked with investigating the kidnappings and brainwashed reappearances of top scientists, including Dr. Radcliffe, the insubordinate British spy Harry Palmer navigates his way through criminals, secret agents, and his superiors (google)

The Manchurian Candidate- Near the end of the Korean War, a platoon of U.S. soldiers is captured by communists and brainwashed. Following the war, the platoon is returned home, and Sergeant Raymond Shaw is lauded as a hero by the rest of his platoon. However, the platoon commander, Captain Bennett Marco, finds himself plagued by strange nightmares and, together with fellow soldier Allen Melvin, races to uncover a terrible plot. (

Tom Curtain- Torn Curtain is a 1966 American political thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock(

Seven Days In May- Torn Curtain is a 1966 American political thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock(

Funeral in Berlin- British spy Harry Palmer (Michael Caine) must help a Soviet defector, disguised as a corpse, cross the Berlin Wall.(

The Bedford Incident- Reporter Ben Munceford is aboard a U.S. Navy ship sailing near the Arctic Circle, on assignment to write a profile of Capt. Eric Finlander, a hardened anti-communist. Despite the concerns of Munceford, medical officer Chester Potter and others on the ship, Finlander is shadowing a Soviet submarine on patrol in the same area, hoping to make it to surface. The cat-and-mouse game, however, turns deadly serious.(


These movies were all thrillers made in the 60's about the cold war. They all have trailers on youtube you can go watch to get a glimpse of what it is about. These were all found at and There are thousands of cold war movies in the 60's, 70's, 80's and so forth, but the 60's were the best ones cause it was a perfect mix of thriller spy movies and die hard comedies.

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