Best Picture 1950

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1.
All About Eve (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
An ingenue insinuates herself into the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends. (138 mins.)
 
2.
Rashomon (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view. (88 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
3.
Deadly Is the Female (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A well meaning crack shot husband is pressured by his beautiful marksman wife to go on an interstate robbery spree, where he finds out just how depraved and deadly she really is. (86 mins.)
Director: Joseph H. Lewis
 
4.
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity. (110 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
5.
The Furies (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A firebrand heiress clashes with her tyrannical father, a cattle rancher who fancies himself a Napoleon; but their relationship turns ugly only when he finds himself a new woman. (109 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
6.
Girl with Hyacinths (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The young Dagmar Brink commits suicide. Her belongings are inherited by the resident caretaker in the house she lived in... (89 mins.)
Director: Hasse Ekman
 
7.
Orpheus (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A poet in love with Death follows his unhappy wife into the underworld. (95 mins.)
Director: Jean Cocteau
 
8.
In a Lonely Place (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A potentially violent screenwriter is a murder suspect until his lovely neighbor clears him. But she begins to have doubts... (94 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
9.
La Ronde (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An all-knowing interlocutor guides us through a series of affairs in Vienna, 1900. A soldier meets an eager young lady of the evening... (93 mins.)
Director: Max Ophüls
 
10.
Gone to Earth (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A beautiful, superstitious, animal-loving Gypsy is hotly desired by a fox-hunting squire...even after she marries a clergyman. (110 mins.)
 
11.
No Man of Her Own (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A pregnant woman adopts the identity of a railroad crash victim and starts a new life with the woman's wealthy in-laws, but is soon blackmailed by her devious ex. (98 mins.)
Director: Mitchell Leisen
 
12.
Les Enfants Terribles (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In a snowball fight between schoolboys the handsome Dargelos hits the chest of Paul, who drops unconscious to the ground... (105 mins.)
 
13.
The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A major heist goes off as planned, until bad luck and double crosses cause everything to unravel. (112 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
14.
Last Holiday (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
When a lonely, unappreciated farm equipment salesman discovers he has only weeks to live, he withdraws his savings for a final holiday at a 'posh' resort. (88 mins.)
Director: Henry Cass
 
15.
Cinderella (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When Cinderella's cruel stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from the lovable mice Gus and Jaq, and from her Fairy Godmother. (74 mins.)
 
16.
The Flowers of St. Francis (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The film dramatizes about a dozen vignettes from the life of St. Francis and his early followers - starting... (85 mins.)
 
17.
The Path of Hope (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The story of a group of Sicilian miners and their families decide to illegally cross the border to France and their hardships. (105 mins.)
Director: Pietro Germi
 
18.
Harvey (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Due to his insistence that he has an invisible six foot-tall rabbit for a best friend, a whimsical middle-aged man is thought by his family to be insane - but he may be wiser than anyone knows. (104 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
19.
Winchester '73 (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The journey of a prized rifle from one ill-fated owner to another parallels a cowboy's search for a murderous fugitive. (92 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
20.
Heart of Stone (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Peter Munk, a poor charcoal burner, lives with his mother in The Black Forest. Poverty prevents him from marrying Lisbeth... (106 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
 
21.
A Song of Love (1954 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two prisoners in complete isolation, separated by the thick brick walls, and desperately in need of human contact, devise a most unusual kind of communication. (26 mins.)
Director: Jean Genet
 
22.
Night and the City (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A small-time grifter and nightclub tout takes advantage of some fortuitous circumstances and tries to become a big-time player as a wrestling promoter. (101 mins.)
Director: Jules Dassin
 
23.
The Gunfighter (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Notorious gunfighter Jimmy Ringo rides into town to find his true love, who doesn't want to see him. He hasn't come looking for trouble, but trouble finds him around every corner. (85 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
24.
No Way Out (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A black doctor is assigned to treat two racist White, robbery suspects who are brothers, and when one dies, it causes tension that could start a race riot. (106 mins.)
 
25.
The Breaking Point (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An otherwise moral captain of a charter boat becomes financially strapped and is drawn into illegal activities in order to keep up payments on his boat. (97 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
26.
Born Yesterday (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A tycoon hires a tutor to teach his lover proper etiquette. (103 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
27.
Variety Lights (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A beautiful but ambitious young woman joins a traveling troupe of third-rate vaudevillians and inadvertently causes jealousy and emotional crises. (93 mins.)
 
28.
The Glass Castle (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Evlyne, a judge's young wife, falls in love with Remy, that lives in Paris, during Holidays. After following him in the lovers city... (99 mins.)
Director: René Clément
 
29.
Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Det. Sgt. Mark Dixon wants to be something his old man wasn't: a guy on the right side of the law. But Dixon's vicious nature will get the better of him. (95 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
30.
The Munekata Sisters (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Setsuko is unhappily to Mimura, an engineer with no job and a bad drinking habit. She had always been... (112 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
31.
The Young and the Damned (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A group of juvenile delinquents live a violent and crime-filled life in the festering slums of Mexico City... (85 mins.)
Director: Luis Buñuel
 
32.
House by the River (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A deranged writer murders a maid after she resists his advances. The writer engages his brother's help in hiding the body, and then watches as the brother becomes the prime suspect. (88 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
33.
Rabbit of Seville (1950 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Bugs and Elmer supply new lyrics to Rossini's opera. (7 mins.)
 
34.
Five Angles on Murder (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A woman is murdered, but she is seen in different ways by different people. (88 mins.)
Director: Anthony Asquith
 
35.
The File on Thelma Jordon (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The Assistant DA falls for mysterious Thelma when she seeks help solving robberies of her aunt's estate. He is suspicious of her, but weakened as he is love-stuck. (100 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
 
36.
Trio (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Three short stories by W. Somerset Maugham, "The Verger," "Mr. Know-All," and "The Sanatorium," are introduced by the author. (91 mins.)
 
37.
Panic in the Streets (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A doctor and a policeman in New Orleans have only 48 hours to locate a killer infected with pneumonic plague. (96 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
38.
Bright Leaf (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In 1894, Brant Royle shocks the aristocratic tobacco growers of Kingsmont by planning to mass-produce cigarettes. (110 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
39.
Caged (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A naive nineteen year old widow becomes coarsened and cynical when she is sent to a woman's prison and is exposed to hardened criminals and sadistic guards. (96 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
 
40.
King Solomon's Mines (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Adventurer Allan Quartermain leads an expedition into uncharted African territory in an attempt to locate an explorer who went missing during his search for the fabled diamond mines of King Solomon. (103 mins.)
 
41.
D.O.A. (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Frank Bigelow, told he's been poisoned and has only a few days to live, tries to find out who killed him and why. (83 mins.)
Director: Rudolph Maté
 
42.
September Affair (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An industrialist (Joseph Cotton) and a pianist (Joan Fontaine) meet on a trip and fall in love. Through a quirk of fate... (104 mins.)
 
43.
Mystery Street (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A small town policeman is assisted by a Harvard professor when the skeletal remains of a pregnant prostitute turn up on a Massachusetts beach. (93 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
 
44.
Annie Get Your Gun (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The story of the great sharpshooter Annie Oakley, who rose to fame while dealing with her love/professional rival, Frank Butler. (107 mins.)
Director: George Sidney
 
45.
Mister 880 (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Gentle romantic comedy about a Secret Service Agent trying to catch a cold case counterfeiter and a United Nations translator. (90 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
 
46.
Stage Fright (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A struggling actress tries to help a friend prove his innocence when he's accused of murdering the husband of a high society entertainer. (110 mins.)
 
47.
Three Secrets (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A five-year-old boy is the sole survivor of a devastating plane crash in the mountains of California... (98 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
48.
Born to Be Bad (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Christabel fools everyone with her sweet exterior including her cousin Donna and Donna's wealthy fiancée Curtis... (94 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
49.
The Clouded Yellow (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
When Secret Service agent David Somers is fired, he takes a quiet job with the Fentons at their country estate - cataloging butterflies... (95 mins.)
Director: Ralph Thomas
 
50.
So Long at the Fair (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A young woman visits Paris with her brother only to discover the following morning he has gone missing and the hotel staff have no recollection of his presence. (86 mins.)
 
51.
Texas Tom (1950 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Toots arrives at the ranch where Tom is tormenting Jerry, and Tom puts on all his best moves, though Jerry does his best to sabotage Tom. (7 mins.)
 
52.
The Killer That Stalked New York (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Police seek a smuggler while doctors, unaware she's the same person, desperately comb unprotected New York for a smallpox carrier. (79 mins.)
Director: Earl McEvoy
 
53.
The Men (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Paralized war vet tries to adjust to the world without the use of his limbs. (85 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
 
54.
Outrage (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A young woman who has just become engaged has her life completely shattered when she is raped while on her way home from work. (75 mins.)
Director: Ida Lupino
 
55.
Wagon Master (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Two young drifters guide a Mormon wagon train to the San Juan Valley and encounter cutthroats, Indians, geography, and moral challenges on the journey. (86 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
56.
Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
"Cheaper By the Dozen", based on the real-life story of the Gilbreth family, follows them from Providence... (86 mins.)
Director: Walter Lang
 
57.
Father of the Bride (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The father of a young woman deals with the emotional pain of her getting married, along with the financial and organizational trouble of arranging the wedding. (92 mins.)
 
58.
Union Station (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A sharp-eyed woman spots a man with a gun on a train and her alert to the railroad police lead to the kidnapping of a blind heiress by a ruthless thug. (81 mins.)
Director: Rudolph Maté
 
59.
Tea for Two (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A socialite with aspirations of a career in show business bets her wealthy uncle $25,000 that she can say "no" to everything for two days straight, hoping winning will help her fulfill her dreams. (98 mins.)
Director: David Butler
 
60.
Woman on the Run (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Frank Johnson flees police after becoming an eyewitness to murder. He is pursued around scenic San Francisco by his wife, a reporter, the police, and... the real murderer. (77 mins.)
Director: Norman Foster
 
61.
Mi adorado Juan (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The strange disappearance of the dogs of his neighbors leads Juan to investigate the case on his own... (91 mins.)
 
62.
American Guerrilla in the Philippines (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
American soldiers stranded in the Philippines after the Japanese invasion form guerrilla bands to fight back. (105 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang