Cold War movies and TV

These pages contain summaries of notable Cold War movies – motion pictures, short films and television shows with Cold War ideas and tensions as a central focus. Summaries are written by Alpha History authors. All clips are hosted on Youtube and the copyright of this material remains with the original creators and/or content owners. If you would like to suggest a movie for inclusion here, please contact Alpha History.

I Married a Communist (1949)

The Third Man (1949)

Invasion USA (1952)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

On the Beach (1959)

Red Nightmare (1962)

Dr Strangelove (1964)

Fail Safe (1964)

The Man from UNCLE (1964)

Get Smart (1965)

The Missiles of October (1974)

World War III (1982)

The Day After (1983)

WarGames (1983)

Threads (1984)

Red Dawn (1984)

Rocky IV (1985)

Amerika (1987)

By Dawn’s Early Light (1990)

Thirteen Days (2000)

Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)