Best Picture 1956

Films I've seen from best to worst
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1.
The Searchers (1956)
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A Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from an Indian tribe. (119 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
2.
Main Street (1956)
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A couple of friends decide to have a good time and play a trick on an unmarried woman. Therefore one of them has to pretend to fall in love with her. (99 mins.)
Director: J.A. Bardem
 
3.
Written on the Wind (1956)
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Alcoholic playboy Kyle Hadley marries the woman secretly loved by his poor but hard-working best friend, who in turn is pursued by Kyle's nymphomaniac sister. (99 mins.)
Director: Douglas Sirk
 
4.
The Red Balloon (1956 Short Film)
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A red balloon with a life of its own follows a little boy around the streets of Paris. (34 mins.)
 
5.
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
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A family vacationing in Morocco accidentally stumble on to an assassination plot and the conspirators are determined to prevent them from interfering. (120 mins.)
 
6.
The Catered Affair (1956)
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At breakfast, Jane announces that she and Ralph are getting married the next week. All Jane and Ralph... (94 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
7.
The Killing (1956)
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Crooks plan and execute a daring race-track robbery. (85 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
8.
Friendly Persuasion (1956)
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The pacifist attitude of a Quaker family is tested as a result of the American Civil War. (137 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
9.
The Wrong Man (1956)
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True story of an innocent man mistaken for a criminal. (105 mins.)
 
10.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
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A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates. (80 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
 
11.
A Town Like Alice (1956)
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A newly wealthy English woman returns to Malaya to build a well for the villagers who helped her during war. Thinking back, she recalls the Australian man who made a great sacrifice to aid her and her fellow prisoners of war. (117 mins.)
Director: Jack Lee
 
12.
The Solid Gold Cadillac (1956)
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A minority stockholder takes on the crooked board of directors at a billion dollar corporation. (99 mins.)
Director: Richard Quine
 
13.
Giant (1956)
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Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates. (201 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
14.
Bigger Than Life (1956)
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A seriously ill schoolteacher becomes dependent on a "miracle" drug that begins to affect his sanity. (95 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
15.
Bus Stop (1956)
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A naive but stubborn cowboy falls in love with a saloon singer and tries to take her away against her will to get married and live on his ranch in Montana. (96 mins.)
Director: Joshua Logan
 
16.
The Ten Commandments (1956)
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The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people. (220 mins.)
 
17.
Fedra, the Devil's Daughter (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Estrella, a wild young woman, is lusted after by every man and therefore hated by the female community. (100 mins.)
Director: Manuel Mur Oti
 
18.
The Rainmaker (1956)
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Lizzie Curry is on the verge of becoming a hopeless old maid. Her wit and intelligence and skills as... (121 mins.)
Director: Joseph Anthony
 
19.
Los tallos amargos (1956)
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The author of a perfect crime felt remorse. The protagonist, a journalist, make a business offer that will leave easy money scamming people by correspondence, at first everything seems to dream, but then begin suspicions.
Director: Fernando Ayala
 
20.
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956)
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An ex-soldier faces ethical questions as he tries to earn enough to support his wife and children well. (153 mins.)
 
21.
While the City Sleeps (1956)
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A serial killer has been killing beautiful women in New York, and the new owner of a media company offers a high ranking job to the 1st administrator who can get the earliest scoops on the case. (100 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
22.
The Bad Seed (1956)
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A housewife suspects that her seemingly perfect eight year-old daughter is a heartless killer. (129 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
23.
Forbidden Planet (1956)
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A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has. (98 mins.)
 
24.
Anastasia (1956)
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An opportunistic Russian businessman tries to pass a mysterious impostor as the Grand Duchess Anastasia. But she is so convincing in her performance that even the biggest skeptics believe her. (105 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
 
25.
The Man Who Never Was (1956)
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True story of a British attempt to trick the enemy into weakening Sicily's defenses before the 1943 attack, using a dead man with faked papers. (103 mins.)
Director: Ronald Neame
 
26.
23 Paces to Baker Street (1956)
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Famed American playwright Phillip Hannon is in London making revisions to his play currently running in the West End... (103 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
27.
Baby Doll (1956)
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A steamy tale of two Southern rivals and a sensuous nineteen-year-old virgin. (114 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
28.
A Kiss Before Dying (1956)
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A ruthless college student resorts to murder in a futile attempt to marry an heiress. (94 mins.)
Director: Gerd Oswald
 
29.
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A novelist aided by his future father-in-law conspires to frame himself in the murder of a stripper as part of an effort to ban capital punishment. (80 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
30.
Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)
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Boxer Rocky Graziano's biopic, based on his autobiography, from childhood to his World Middleweight Championship title win at age 28 in 1947. (113 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
31.
The King and I (1956)
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A widow accepts a job as a live-in governess to the King of Siam's children. (133 mins.)
Director: Walter Lang
 
32.
High Society (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
C.K. Dexter-Haven, a successful popular jazz musician, lives in a mansion near his ex-wife's Tracy Lord's family estate... (111 mins.)
Director: Charles Walters
 
33.
Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A Victorian Englishman bets that with the new steamships and railways he can do what the title says. (175 mins.)
 
34.
Julie (1956)
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A terrified wife tries to escape from her insanely jealous husband who is bent on killing her. (99 mins.)
Director: Andrew L. Stone
 
35.
Hot Blood (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Stephen Torino (Wilde), who is tricked by his brother Marco (Adler) into an arranged marriage with tempestuous Annie Caldash (Russell). Annie is willing to give the union a go, but Torino wants none of it. (85 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
36.
Serenade (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Damon Vincenti, a young vineyard worker, has a beautiful tenor voice and dreams of becoming a great opera singer... (121 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
37.
A Cry in the Night (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A deranged man kidnaps the nubile daughter of a police captain. (75 mins.)
Director: Frank Tuttle