Best of 1957

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1. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

PG | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.2
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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.

Director: David Lean | Stars: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa

Votes: 166,537 | Gross: $44.91M

BEST PICTURE

Nominees: Throne of Blood 12 Angry Men The Seventh Seal Sayonara

2. The Seventh Seal (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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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.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe

Votes: 125,753

BEST DIRECTOR - Ingmar Bergman

Nominees: Akira Kurosawa - Throne of Blood Sidney Lumet - 12 Angry Men David Lean - The Bridge on the River Kwai Joshua Logan - Sayonara

3. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

PG | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.2
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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.

Director: David Lean | Stars: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa

Votes: 166,537 | Gross: $44.91M

BEST ACTOR - Alec Guinness

Nominees: Henry Fonda - 12 Angry Men Toshirô Mifune - Throne of Blood Max von Sydow - The Seventh Seal Marlon Brando - Sayonara

4. The Three Faces of Eve (1957)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, Mystery

7.2
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A doctor treats a woman suffering from Multiple Personality Disorder.

Director: Nunnally Johnson | Stars: Joanne Woodward, David Wayne, Lee J. Cobb, Edwin Jerome

Votes: 6,062

BEST ACTRESS - Joanne Woodward

Nominees: Deborah Kerr - Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison Lana Turner - Peyton Place Elizabeth Taylor - Raintree County Kay Kendall - Les Girls

5. 12 Angry Men (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama

8.9
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96 Metascore

A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Votes: 518,202

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR - Lee J. Cobb

Nominees: Red Buttons - Sayonara Sessue Hayakawa - The Bridge on the River Kwai Bengt Ekerot - The Seventh Seal Jack Hawkins - The Bridge on the River Kwai

6. Throne of Blood (1957)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

8.1
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A war-hardened general, egged on by his ambitious wife, works to fulfill a prophecy that he would become lord of Spider's Web Castle.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Minoru Chiaki, Isuzu Yamada, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 35,650

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS - Isuzu Yamada

Nominees: Miyoshi Umeki - Sayonara Elsa Lanchester - Witness for the Prosecution Hope Lange - Peyton Place Mildred Dunnock - Peyton Place

7. Sayonara (1957)

Unrated | 147 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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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.

Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Ricardo Montalban, Patricia Owens, James Garner

Votes: 4,760 | Gross: $26.30M

BEST CASTING

Nominees: Peyton Place The Bridge on the River Kwai Witness for the Prosecution 12 Angry Men

8. Funny Face (1957)

Unrated | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.1
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An impromptu fashion shoot at a book store brings about a new fashion model discovery in the shop clerk.

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson, Michel Auclair

Votes: 21,417

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Nominees: Designing Woman Wild Strawberries An Affair to Remember Man of a Thousand Faces

9. 12 Angry Men (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama

8.9
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96 Metascore

A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Votes: 518,202

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Nominees: The Bridge on the River Kwai The Seventh Seal Throne of Blood Sayonara

10. Funny Face (1957)

Unrated | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.1
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An impromptu fashion shoot at a book store brings about a new fashion model discovery in the shop clerk.

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson, Michel Auclair

Votes: 21,417

BEST TITLES/CREDITS DESIGN

Nominees: Les Girls Sayonara Pal Joey Throne of Blood

11. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

PG | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.2
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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.

Director: David Lean | Stars: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa

Votes: 166,537 | Gross: $44.91M

BEST EDITING

Nominees: Sayonara Pal Joey Throne of Blood Witness for the Prosecution

12. The Seventh Seal (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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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.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe

Votes: 125,753

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Nominees: Throne of Blood 12 Angry Men The Bridge on the River Kwai Sayonara

13. Les Girls (1957)

Not Rated | 114 min | Comedy, Musical

6.7
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After writing a tell-all book about her days in the dance troupe "Barry Nichols and Les Girls", Sybil Wren (Kay Kendall) is sued for libeling her fellow dancer Angele (Taina Elg). A Rash&... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Gene Kelly, Mitzi Gaynor, Kay Kendall, Taina Elg

Votes: 2,011

BEST ART DIRECTION

Nominees: Pal Joey Sayonara Funny Face Throne of Blood

14. Funny Face (1957)

Unrated | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.1
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An impromptu fashion shoot at a book store brings about a new fashion model discovery in the shop clerk.

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson, Michel Auclair

Votes: 21,417

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Nominees: Les Girls Pal Joey Throne of Blood The Seventh Seal

15. Throne of Blood (1957)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

8.1
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A war-hardened general, egged on by his ambitious wife, works to fulfill a prophecy that he would become lord of Spider's Web Castle.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Minoru Chiaki, Isuzu Yamada, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 35,650

BEST MAKE-UP & HAIR

Nominees: The Bridge on the River Kwai The Seventh Seal Les Girls Funny Face

16. The Enemy Below (1957)

Approved | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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During World War II, an American destroyer meets a German U-Boat. Both captains are experts, and so begins a deadly game of cat-and-mouse.

Director: Dick Powell | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Curd Jürgens, David Hedison, Theodore Bikel

Votes: 8,207

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Nominees: Sayonara The Bridge on the River Kwai

17. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

PG | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.2
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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.

Director: David Lean | Stars: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa

Votes: 166,537 | Gross: $44.91M

BEST SCORE

Nominees: Sayonara An Affair to Remember Peyton Place Throne of Blood

18. Pal Joey (1957)

Approved | 111 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.8
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Joey Evans is charming, handsome, funny, talented, and a first class, A-number-one heel. When Joey meets the former chorus girl ("She used to be 'Vera...with the Vanishing Veils'") and now ... See full summary »

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, Barbara Nichols

Votes: 3,821

BEST SOUNDTRACK/ADAPTED SCORE

Nominees: Funny Face The Pajama Game

19. Jailhouse Rock (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.5
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After serving time for manslaughter, young Vince Everett becomes a teenage rock star.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Mickey Shaughnessy, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 6,520 | Gross: $4.00M

BEST SONG - "Jailhouse Rock"

Nominees: The Joker Is Wild - "All the Way" Tammy and the Bachelor - "Tammy" Wild is the Wind - "Wild is the Wind" An Affair to Remember - "An Affair to Remember"

20. Les Girls (1957)

Not Rated | 114 min | Comedy, Musical

6.7
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After writing a tell-all book about her days in the dance troupe "Barry Nichols and Les Girls", Sybil Wren (Kay Kendall) is sued for libeling her fellow dancer Angele (Taina Elg). A Rash&... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Gene Kelly, Mitzi Gaynor, Kay Kendall, Taina Elg

Votes: 2,011

BEST DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY

Nominees: Jailhouse Rock Pal Joey Funny Face The Pajama Game

21. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

PG | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.2
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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.

Director: David Lean | Stars: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa

Votes: 166,537 | Gross: $44.91M

BEST SOUND

Nominees: Sayonara Pal Joey Les Girls Throne of Blood

22. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

PG | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.2
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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.

Director: David Lean | Stars: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa

Votes: 166,537 | Gross: $44.91M

BEST SOUND EDITING

Nominees: Throne of Blood The Enemy Below Sayonara Perri

23. Throne of Blood (1957)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

8.1
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A war-hardened general, egged on by his ambitious wife, works to fulfill a prophecy that he would become lord of Spider's Web Castle.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Minoru Chiaki, Isuzu Yamada, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 35,650

BEST STUNTS

Nominees: The Bridge on the River Kwai The Enemy Below

24. The Seventh Seal (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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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.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe

Votes: 125,753

BEST FOREIGN FILM

Nominees: Throne of Blood Nights of Cabiria