Best Picture 1955

by logandarko | created - 20 Mar 2011 | updated - 3 months ago | Public

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1. The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.0
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99 Metascore

A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery.

Director: Charles Laughton | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, James Gleason

Votes: 70,423

2. Ordet (1955)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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Follows the lives of the Borgen family, as they deal with inner conflict, as well as religious conflict with each other, and the rest of the town.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Henrik Malberg, Emil Hass Christensen, Preben Lerdorff Rye, Hanne Aagesen

Votes: 11,059

3. Lola Montès (1955)

Not Rated | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.4
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The film tells the tragic story of Lola Montès, a great adventurer who becomes the main attraction of a circus after being the lover of various important European men.

Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: Martine Carol, Peter Ustinov, Anton Walbrook, Henri Guisol

Votes: 4,015 | Gross: $0.11M

4. All That Heaven Allows (1955)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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An upper-class widow falls in love with a much younger, down-to-earth nurseryman, much to the disapproval of her children and criticism of her country club peers.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Agnes Moorehead, Conrad Nagel

Votes: 10,509

5. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama

7.8
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87 Metascore

A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus

Votes: 70,371

6. East of Eden (1955)

PG | 118 min | Drama

8.0
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A wilful young man contends against his brother for the attention of their religious father while reconnecting with his estranged mother and falling for his brother's girlfriend.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: James Dean, Raymond Massey, Julie Harris, Burl Ives

Votes: 33,598

7. Diabolique (1955)

Not Rated | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.1
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The wife and mistress of a cruel headmaster conspire to kill him; after the murder is committed, his corpse disappears, and strange events begin to plague the two women.

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot | Stars: Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse, Charles Vanel

Votes: 48,278

8. Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)

Not Rated | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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A one-armed stranger comes to a tiny town possessing a terrible past they want to keep secret, by violent means if necessary.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis, Dean Jagger

Votes: 16,000

9. Moonfleet (1955)

Approved | 87 min | Adventure, Drama

6.8
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Moonfleet is set in Dorset, England. The Fleet refers to the land just west of Portland, Southern England.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Stewart Granger, George Sanders, Joan Greenwood, Viveca Lindfors

Votes: 2,724

10. The Ladykillers (1955)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Crime

7.8
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Five diverse oddball criminal types planning a bank robbery rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom

Votes: 22,487

11. The End of the Affair (1955)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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In wartorn London Maurice Bendrix falls in love with neighbor Sarah Miles. They begin an illicit romance behind Sarah's husband's back. While war does not last forever, neither does love in... See full summary »

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Van Johnson, John Mills, Peter Cushing

Votes: 879

12. Picnic (1955)

Approved | 115 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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Emotions are ignited amongst the complacent townsfolk when a handsome drifter arrives in a small Kansas community on the morning of the Labour Day picnic.

Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: William Holden, Kim Novak, Betty Field, Susan Strasberg

Votes: 6,784

13. Summertime (1955)

Not Rated | 100 min | Romance, Drama

7.4
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A lonely American woman unexpectedly finds romance in Venice, Italy.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Rossano Brazzi, Isa Miranda, Darren McGavin

Votes: 6,367

14. The Seven Year Itch (1955)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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When his family goes away for the summer, a so far faithful husband is tempted by a beautiful neighbor.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewell, Evelyn Keyes, Sonny Tufts

Votes: 28,375 | Gross: $12.00M

15. One Froggy Evening (1955)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.5
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A man futilely struggles to make his fortune with a frog that sings and dances, but only when it is alone with the owner.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: William Roberts

Votes: 4,567

16. The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (1955)

89 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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The delirious journey of a mental disordered man, who is obsessed in making the perfect crime.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Ernesto Alonso, Miroslava, Rita Macedo, Ariadna Welter

Votes: 3,771

17. Killer's Kiss (1955)

Not Rated | 67 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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Ready to catch a train to his hometown, a washed up boxer tells us about the strange and twisty events that happened to him the past couple of days.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Frank Silvera, Irene Kane, Jamie Smith, Jerry Jarrett

Votes: 17,383

18. The Big Knife (1955)

Not Rated | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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Hollywood actor Charles Castle is pressured by his studio boss into a criminal cover-up to protect his valuable career.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Jack Palance, Ida Lupino, Wendell Corey, Jean Hagen

Votes: 2,604

19. The Trouble with Harry (1955)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Mystery

7.2
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The trouble with Harry is that he's dead, and everyone seems to have a different idea of what should be done with his body.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: John Forsythe, Shirley MacLaine, Edmund Gwenn, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 27,826

20. Stella (1955)

90 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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The story of a young, wild woman who doesn't want to compromise and settle down. Stella is a restless, rebellious Greek woman who plays with men and enjoys her life as much as she can. But ... See full summary »

Director: Mihalis Kakogiannis | Stars: Melina Mercouri, Giorgos Foundas, Alekos Alexandrakis, Hristina Kalogerikou

Votes: 1,974

21. Aguaespejo granadino (1955)

21 min | Documentary, Short

7.2
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As stated in the film, Jose Val del Omar presents a brief audiovisual essay of lyrical plastic art.

Director: José Val del Omar

Votes: 190

22. Marty (1955)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A middle-aged butcher and a school teacher who have given up on the idea of love meet at a dance and fall for each other.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair, Esther Minciotti, Augusta Ciolli

Votes: 17,374

23. Death of a Cyclist (1955)

Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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A couple having an affair strike a bicyclist with their car and do not offer aid out of fear of their relationship being exposed.

Director: Juan Antonio Bardem | Stars: Lucia Bosé, Alberto Closas, Bruna Corrà, Carlos Casaravilla

Votes: 2,486

24. I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955)

Passed | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.4
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Deprived of a normal childhood by her ambitious mother, Katie, Lillian Roth becomes a star of Broadway and Hollywood before she is twenty. Shortly before her marriage to her childhood ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Susan Hayward, Richard Conte, Eddie Albert, Jo Van Fleet

Votes: 1,565

25. Love Me or Leave Me (1955)

Passed | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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A fictionalized account of the career of jazz singer Ruth Etting and her tempestuous marriage to gangster Marty Snyder, who helped propel her to stardom.

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Doris Day, James Cagney, Cameron Mitchell, Robert Keith

Votes: 3,011

26. Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)

Unrated | 102 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.6
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A widowed doctor of both Chinese and European descent falls in love with a married American correspondent in Hong Kong during China's Communist revolution.

Directors: Henry King, Otto Lang | Stars: William Holden, Jennifer Jones, Torin Thatcher, Isobel Elsom

Votes: 3,713

27. Lady and the Tramp (1955)

G | 76 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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The romantic tale of a sheltered uptown Cocker Spaniel dog and a streetwise downtown Mutt.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske | Stars: Barbara Luddy, Larry Roberts, Peggy Lee, Bill Thompson

Votes: 97,672 | Gross: $93.60M

28. To Catch a Thief (1955)

PG | 106 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

7.5
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When a reformed jewel thief is suspected of returning to his former occupation, he must ferret out the real thief in order to prove his innocence.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams

Votes: 51,446 | Gross: $8.75M

29. Interrupted Melody (1955)

Passed | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.9
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The film chronicles Australian-born opera star Marjorie Lawrence's success, her battle with polio, and her eventual career comeback.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Glenn Ford, Eleanor Parker, Roger Moore, Cecil Kellaway

Votes: 744

30. Blackboard Jungle (1955)

Approved | 101 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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A new English teacher at a violent, unruly inner-city school is determined to do his job, despite resistance from both students and faculty.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Louis Calhern, Margaret Hayes

Votes: 6,868

31. Three Cases of Murder (1955)

99 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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Three stories of murder and the supernatural. In the first, a museum worker is introduced to a world behind the pictures he sees every day. Second, when two lifelong friends fall in love ... See full summary »

Directors: David Eady, George More O'Ferrall, Wendy Toye, Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, John Gregson, Elizabeth Sellars, Emrys Jones

Votes: 543

32. Land of the Pharaohs (1955)

Approved | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.7
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A captured architect designs an ingenious plan to ensure the impregnability of tomb of a self-absorbed Pharaoh, obsessed with the security of his next life.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Joan Collins, Dewey Martin, Alexis Minotis

Votes: 3,033 | Gross: $1.50M

33. Historias de la radio (1955)

95 min | Comedy

7.3
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Three different stories whose central axis are radio listeners: several contestants have to get to a radio station studio dressed as Eskimo, a thief answering a call in the house which is ... See full summary »

Director: José Luis Sáenz de Heredia | Stars: Francisco Rabal, Margarita Andrey, José Isbert, Ángel de Andrés

Votes: 366

34. The Rains of Ranchipur (1955)

Approved | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

5.9
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Despite marital problems, English Lord Albert Esketh and his rich American socialite wife Lady Edwina Esketh travel to India to buy a prize horse from the ruler of Ranchipur.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Lana Turner, Richard Burton, Fred MacMurray, Joan Caulfield

Votes: 739

35. Not as a Stranger (1955)

Not Rated | 135 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

6.8
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55 Metascore

An ego-driven, aspiring physician, intolerant of the weaknesses of others, especially those closest to him, comes to grips with his own imperfections.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Frank Sinatra, Robert Mitchum, Gloria Grahame

Votes: 1,425

36. Good Morning, Miss Dove (1955)

Approved | 107 min | Drama

7.0
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Miss Dove is a strict disciplinary, plus a well respected teacher, who has inspired her students to individual greatness. One day during class, Miss Dove experiences great pain in her back,... See full summary »

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Robert Stack, Kipp Hamilton, Robert Douglas

Votes: 701

37. The Rose Tattoo (1955)

Unrated | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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An Italian-American neighborhood in Louisiana is disturbed when truck driver Rosario Delle Rose is killed by police while smuggling. His buxom widow Serafina miscarries, then over a period ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Anna Magnani, Burt Lancaster, Marisa Pavan, Ben Cooper

Votes: 2,887

38. Lady Godiva of Coventry (1955)

89 min | Drama, History

5.9
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Fictionalized account of events leading up the famous nude ride (alas, her hair covers everything) of the militant Saxon lady.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Maureen O'Hara, George Nader, Victor McLaglen, Rex Reason

Votes: 361

39. Queen Bee (1955)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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A young woman arrives at the home of her socialite cousin, and soon finds herself sucked into the woman's complex web of deceit.

Director: Ranald MacDougall | Stars: Joan Crawford, Barry Sullivan, Betsy Palmer, John Ireland

Votes: 1,422

40. To Hell and Back (1955)

Approved | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.4
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The true WWII story of Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier in U.S. history. Based on the autobiography of Audie Murphy who stars as himself in the film.

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Audie Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake, Jack Kelly

Votes: 4,097

41. The Cobweb (1955)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama

6.4
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At an exclusive psychiatric clinic, the doctors and staff are about as crazy as the patients. The clinic head, Dr. Stewart McIver, thinks that it would be good therapy for his patients to ... See full summary »

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Richard Widmark, Lauren Bacall, Charles Boyer, Gloria Grahame

Votes: 1,138

42. Footsteps in the Fog (1955)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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In early 1900s England, a maid tries to blackmail her master into romancing her when she discovers he murdered his wife.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Stewart Granger, Jean Simmons, Bill Travers, Belinda Lee

Votes: 1,217

43. Marcelino pan y vino (1955)

G | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Marcelino is an orphan who grows up in a monastery. One day when he eats his small meal in a room full of old things he gives a piece of his bread to an old wooden Jesus figure - and indeed... See full summary »

Director: Ladislao Vajda | Stars: Rafael Rivelles, Antonio Vico, Juan Calvo, José Marco Davó

Votes: 1,671

44. Tarantula (1955)

Approved | 80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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A spider escapes from an isolated desert laboratory experimenting in giantism and grows to tremendous size as it wreaks havoc on the local inhabitants.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: John Agar, Mara Corday, Leo G. Carroll, Nestor Paiva

Votes: 7,115 | Gross: $1.10M

45. Pete Kelly's Blues (1955)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Music

6.5
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In 1927, a Kansas City, Missouri cornet player and his band perform nightly at a seedy speakeasy until a racketeer tries to extort them in exchange for protection.

Director: Jack Webb | Stars: Jack Webb, Janet Leigh, Edmond O'Brien, Peggy Lee

Votes: 899

46. Mister Roberts (1955)

Unrated | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.8
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In the waning days of World War II, the United States Navy cargo ship Reluctant and her crew are stationed in the "backwater" areas of the Pacific Ocean. Trouble ensues when the crew members are granted liberty.

Directors: John Ford, Mervyn LeRoy, Joshua Logan | Stars: Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell, Jack Lemmon

Votes: 13,609 | Gross: $21.20M

47. La hermana alegría (1955)

83 min | Comedy

4.8
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Director: Luis Lucia | Stars: Margarita Andrey, Rafael Bardem, Susana Canales, Milagros Carrión

Votes: 9