Definitions for "1950s nostalgia films"
Cycle of films taking place during the 1950s (or occasionally the early 1960s) that was started by American Graffiti (1973), continued by Grease (1978) and lasted throughout the 1980s. Some of these films do not take place in the historical 1950s but rather involve one or several archetypes of the decade (such as the greaser) or use pastiche techniques to create a hybrid 1980s/1950s universe.