Best Picture 1957

Films I've seen from best to worst
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1.
The Seventh Seal (1957)
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A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague. (96 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
2.
A Face in the Crowd (1957)
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An Arkansas drifter becomes an overnight media sensation. As he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become? (126 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
3.
Wild Strawberries (1957)
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After living a life marked by coldness, an aging professor is forced to confront the emptiness of his existence. (91 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
4.
The Devil Strikes at Night (1957)
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A serial killer strikes again during WWII in Germany. The wrong man is arrested and a detective hunts down the real killer. But justice in Nazi Germany is not so easily administered. (105 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
 
5.
Nights of Cabiria (1957)
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A waifish prostitute wanders the streets of Rome looking for true love but finds only heartbreak. (110 mins.)
 
6.
Le Notti Bianche (1957)
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A humble clerk courts a woman who night after night awaits for the return of her lover. (107 mins.)
 
7.
Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
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Powerful but unethical Broadway columnist J.J. Hunsecker coerces unscrupulous press agent Sidney Falco into breaking up his sister's romance with a jazz musician. (96 mins.)
 
8.
The Lower Depths (1957)
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In a Japanese slum, various residents play out their lives, dreaming of better things or settling for their lot. Among them is a man who pines for a young woman but is stymied by her deceptive family. (137 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
9.
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
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After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it. (161 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
10.
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)
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A marine and a nun form an unlikely friendship. The marine is shipwrecked on a Pacific island and the nun has been left behind there; they find comfort in one another as the two wait out the war. (108 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
11.
An Affair to Remember (1957)
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A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building - but will it happen? (119 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
 
12.
What's Opera, Doc? (1957 Short Film)
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Elmer Fudd is again hunting rabbits - only this time it's an opera. Wagner's Siegfried with Elmer as the titular hero and Bugs as Brunnhilde. They sing, they dance, they eat the scenery. (7 mins.)
Director: Chuck Jones
 
13.
Lust of the Vampire (1957)
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A mad scientist captures young women and drains their blood, in order to keep alive an ancient, evil duchess. (85 mins.)
Director: Riccardo Freda
 
14.
12 Angry Men (1957)
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A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence. (96 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
15.
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
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Lawman Wyatt Earp and outlaw Doc Holliday form an unlikely alliance which culminates in their participation in the legendary Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. (122 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
 
16.
Curse of the Demon (1957)
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Dr. John Holden ventures to London to attend a paranormal psychology symposium with the intention to expose devil cult leader Julian Karswell... (95 mins.)
 
17.
Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
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A veteran British barrister must defend his client in a murder trial that has surprise after surprise. (116 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
18.
The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
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Victor Frankenstein builds a creature and brings it to life, but it behaves not as he intended. (82 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
19.
The Three Faces of Eve (1957)
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A doctor treats a woman suffering from Multiple Personality Disorder. (91 mins.)
 
20.
Designing Woman (1957)
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A sportswriter and a fashion-designer marry after a whirlwind romance, and discover they have little in common. (118 mins.)
 
21.
Miracles of Thursday (1957)
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In the village of Fuentecilla, there is a medicinal spa which was very popular in the past but that now has been forgotten by the public... (84 mins.)
 
22.
Woman in a Dressing Gown (1957)
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A married, middle-aged woman is shocked to discover that her husband, who she thought was content in their marriage, has become infatuated with a beautiful younger woman and is planning to leave his family for her. (93 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
23.
The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)
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An American showgirl becomes entangled in political intrigue when the prince regent of a foreign country attempts to seduce her. (115 mins.)
 
24.
Peyton Place (1957)
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A peaceful New England town hides secrets and scandals. (157 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
 
25.
Wild Is the Wind (1957)
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An immigrant Nevada rancher brings a woman from Italy to be his second wife but when he neglects her, she becomes involved with his trusted assistant. Nominated for 3 Academy Awards including Best Actor. (114 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
26.
Sayonara (1957)
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A US air force major in Kobe confronts his own opposition to marriages between American servicemen and Japanese women when he falls for a beautiful performer. (147 mins.)
Director: Joshua Logan
 
27.
A Farewell to Arms (1957)
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An English nurse and an American soldier on the Italian front during World War I fall in love, but the horrors surrounding them test their romance to the limit. (152 mins.)
Director: Charles Vidor
 
28.
The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1957)
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Elizabeth Barrett's tyrannical father has forbidden any of his family to marry. Nevertheless, Elizabeth falls in love with the poet Robert Browning. (105 mins.)
Director: Sidney Franklin
 
29.
Raintree County (1957)
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A graduating poet/teacher falls in love with a Southern woman, and then the Civil War and her past create problems. (160 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
 
30.
The Helen Morgan Story (1957)
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Torch singer Helen Morgan rises from sordid beginnings to fame and fortune only to lose it all to alcohol and poor personal choices. (118 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
31.
Lizzie (1957)
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During the 1950s, a Los Angeles psychiatrist uses hypnosis to treat a 25 year old woman who's suffering from multiple personality disorder. (81 mins.)
Director: Hugo Haas
 
32.
Zero Hour! (1957)
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A routine flight turns into a major emergency as passengers and crew succumb to food poisoning - is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane... (81 mins.)
Director: Hall Bartlett
 
33.
Sorority Girl (1957)
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A poor-little-rich-girl feels alienated by her mother and enacts a string of revenges on her fellow pupils at a girls' boarding school. However, she is outcast when one of her stunts nearly drives a girl to suicide. (61 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
34.
The Bachelor Party (1957)
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Five office friends meet up for a night on the town to celebrate the forthcoming marriage of one of them... (92 mins.)
Director: Delbert Mann
 
35.
Until They Sail (1957)
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During WW2, husband-less New Zealand women meet and marry American soldiers who are fighting in the Pacific theater. (94 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
36.
Island in the Sun (1957)
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Set on a fictitious island in the Carribean during colonial British rule, it focuses on the life of... (119 mins.)
Director: Robert Rossen
 
37.
Boy on a Dolphin (1957)
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Phaedra is a poor sponge diver on the lovely Greek isle of Hydra. While diving, she discovers an ancient... (111 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
 
38.
Zombies of Mora Tau (1957)
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Zombie-like, dead crewmen of a sunken ship have always prevented salvagers from claiming the wreck's legendary box of diamonds, but will a new group of treasure hunters succeed? (70 mins.)
Director: Edward L. Cahn
 
39.
Kiss Them for Me (1957)
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Three decorated Navy pilots finagle a four day leave in San Francisco. They procure a posh suite at the hotel and Commander Crewson... (105 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen