Favorite Films of 1953

Updated: 1/14/2017

I have watched 26 films with a 1953 release date. I have listed them here ranked from best to worst (in my opinion).
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1.
Ugetsu (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A tale of ambition, family, love, and war set in the midst of the Japanese Civil Wars of the sixteenth century. (96 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
2.
Peter Pan (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Wendy and her brothers are whisked away to the magical world of Neverland with the hero of their stories, Peter Pan. (77 mins.)
 
3.
Stalag 17 (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When two escaping American World War II prisoners are killed, the German P.O.W. camp barracks black marketeer, J.J. Sefton, is suspected of being an informer. (120 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
4.
Thunder Bay (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Shrimpers and oilmen clash when an ambitious wildcatter begins constructing an off-shore oilrig. (103 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
5.
Bear Country (1953 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The lives of black bears in Yellowstone National Park. (33 mins.)
Director: James Algar
 
6.
The Living Desert (1953 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Documentary of the live of flora and fauna in a desert in the US. (69 mins.)
Director: James Algar
 
7.
Scared Stiff (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Fleeing a murder charge, a busboy and a nightclub singer wind up on a spooky Caribbean island inherited by an heiress. (108 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
 
8.
Prowlers of the Everglades (1953 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
(32 mins.)
Director: James Algar
 
9.
The Robe (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In the Roman province of Judea during the 1st century, Roman tribune Marcellus Gallio is ordered to crucify Jesus of Nazareth but is tormented by his guilty conscience afterwards. (135 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
10.
From Here to Eternity (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In Hawaii in 1941, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second-in-command are falling in love. (118 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
 
11.
The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A ferocious dinosaur awakened by an Arctic atomic test terrorizes the North Atlantic and, ultimately, New York City. (80 mins.)
Director: Eugène Lourié
 
12.
Rob Roy: The Highland Rogue (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The wartime adventures of Scotish highland leader Rob Roy MacGregor during the reign of King George I in the 18th century. (81 mins.)
Director: Harold French
 
13.
The War of the Worlds (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A small town in California is attacked by Martians, beginning a worldwide invasion. (85 mins.)
Director: Byron Haskin
 
14.
Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Two bumbling American cops hunt for the mysterious Mr. Hyde in London, England. (76 mins.)
Director: Charles Lamont
 
15.
Private Eyes (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
After being punched in the nose, Sach finds out that he has the ability to read minds. Slip and the gang start up a detective agency try to cash in on Sach's new powers. (64 mins.)
Director: Edward Bernds
 
16.
Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Lester and Orville accidentally launch a rocket which is supposed to fly to Mars. Instead it goes to New Orleans for Mardi Gras... (77 mins.)
Director: Charles Lamont
 
17.
The Long, Long Trailer (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Nicky and Tacy are going to be married. Nicky wants to save up money for a house, but Tacy dreams of... (96 mins.)
 
18.
It Came from Outer Space (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A spaceship from another world crashes in the Arizona desert and only an amateur stargazer and a schoolteacher suspect alien influence when the local townsfolk begin to act strangely. (81 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
 
19.
Invaders from Mars (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A young boy learns that space aliens are taking over the minds of earthlings. (78 mins.)
 
20.
Jennifer (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Agnes Langsley gets a job, through Jim Hollis, as caretaker of an old and vacated estate. The owner's cousin... (73 mins.)
Director: Joel Newton
 
21.
Donovan's Brain (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Yet another version of Curt Siodmak's novel about an honest scientist who keeps the brain of a ruthless dead millionaire (Donovan) alive in a tank... (84 mins.)
Director: Felix Feist
 
22.
House of Wax (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An associate burns down a wax museum with the owner inside, but he survives only to become vengeful and murderous. (88 mins.)
Director: Andre de Toth
 
23.
Glen or Glenda (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
A psychiatrist tells two stories: one of a transvestite (Glen or Glenda), the other of a pseudohermaphrodite (Alan or Anne). (65 mins.)
 
24.
The Maze (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A Scotsman abruptly breaks off his engagement to pretty Kitty and moves to his uncle's castle in the Scottish highlands... (80 mins.)
 
25.
Kansas Pacific (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
With the Civil War about to begin, Southern saboteurs attack frontier railroad construction. (73 mins.)
Director: Ray Nazarro
 
26.
Robot Monster (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  
The monstrous Ro-Man attempts to annihilate the last family alive on Earth, but finds himself falling for their beautiful daughter. (66 mins.)
Director: Phil Tucker