Movie Cycles: Cold War Films of the 1950s

American movies in which the Cold War is either in the text, or more often, in the subtext:

Quo Vadis (1951)

The Thing (from Another World) (1951)

High Noon (1952)

Viva Zapata! (1952)

The Robe (1953)

Salt of the Earth (1954)

On the Waterfront (1954)

Them! (1954)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Ben-Hur (1959)

Spartacus (1960)