Favorite Films of 1957

Updated: 7/9/2016

I have watched 29 films with a 1957 release date. I have listed them here ranked from best to worst (in my opinion).
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1.
12 Angry Men (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence. (96 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
2.
The Seventh Seal (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
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
 
3.
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
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
 
4.
An Affair to Remember (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building - but will it happen? (115 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
 
5.
Old Yeller (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A teenage boy grows to love a stray yellow dog while helping his mother and younger brother run their Texas homestead while their father is away on a cattle drive. First thought to be good-for-nothing mutt, Old Yeller is soon beloved by all. (83 mins.)
 
6.
The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
When Scott Carey begins to shrink because of exposure to a combination of radiation and insecticide, medical science is powerless to help him. (81 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
 
7.
The Undead (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
A beautiful woman is sent back in time via hypnosis to the Middle Ages where she finds she is suspected of being a witch, and subject to being executed. (71 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
8.
Curse of the Demon (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
American professor John Holden arrives in London for a parapsychology conference, only to find himself investigating the mysterious actions of Devil-worshiper Julian Karswell. (95 mins.)
 
9.
Jailhouse Rock (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
After serving time for manslaughter, young Vince Everett becomes a teenage rock star. (96 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
10.
A King in New York (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A recently-deposed European monarch seeks shelter in New York City, where he becomes an accidental television celebrity and is later wrongly accused of being a Communist. (110 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
 
11.
Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The life and career of vaudevillian and silent screen horror star Lon Chaney, his contentious relationship with his neurotic wife, and his premature death. (122 mins.)
Director: Joseph Pevney
 
12.
Johnny Tremain (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Johnny Tremain is drawn into the Revolutionary War, and becomes a patriot fighting to free the colonies from England. Along the way he learns about life and about himself. (80 mins.)
 
13.
The Abominable Snowman (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A kindly English botanist and a gruff American scientist lead an expedition to the Himalayas in search of the legendary Yeti. (91 mins.)
Director: Val Guest
 
14.
The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Victor Frankenstein builds a creature and brings it to life, but it behaves not as he intended. (82 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
15.
Loving You (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A musician and a publicist help a delivery man achieve stardom. (101 mins.)
Director: Hal Kanter
 
16.
Tammy and the Bachelor (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An unsophisticated young woman from the Mississippi swamps falls in love with an unconventional southern gentleman. (89 mins.)
Director: Joseph Pevney
 
17.
I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A hypnotherapist uses a temperamental teenager as guinea pig for a serum which transforms him into a vicious werewolf. (76 mins.)
Director: Gene Fowler Jr.
 
18.
The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  
A group of lonely Viking women build a ship and set off across the sea to locate their missing menfolk... (66 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
19.
20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The first U.S. spaceship to Venus crash-lands off the coast of Sicily on its return trip. A dangerous, lizard-like creature comes with it and quickly grows gigantic. (82 mins.)
Director: Nathan Juran
 
20.
I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Professor Frankenstein creates a hulking teenager from the body of an accident victim; his "creation" awakens and goes on a killing spree. (74 mins.)
 
21.
The Disembodied (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
A photographer on an expedition in the jungle runs afoul of a voodoo cult. (66 mins.)
Director: Walter Grauman
 
22.
The Sad Sack (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Private Meredith Bixby is so out of step in the Army that his six weeks of planned basic training has now stretched to 17 months... (98 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
 
23.
Voodoo Island (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
A wealthy industrialist hires the renowned hoax-buster Phillip Knight to prove that an island he plans to develop isn't voodoo cursed... (76 mins.)
Director: Reginald LeBorg
 
24.
Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Scientists become trapped on a shrinking island with intelligent, murderous giant crabs. (62 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
25.
The Unearthly (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  
Mad doctor uses patients at his isolated psychiatric institute as subjects in his attempts to create longevity by surgically installing an artificial gland in their skulls, with disastrous results. (73 mins.)
 
26.
Kronos (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Aliens from another world send a huge robotic accumulator to invade the Earth and absorb all energy it comes in contact with. (78 mins.)
Director: Kurt Neumann
 
27.
The Amazing Colossal Man (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Lt. Col. Glenn Manning is inadvertently exposed to a plutonium bomb blast at Camp Desert Rock. Though burned over 90% of his body... (80 mins.)
Director: Bert I. Gordon
 
28.
The Story of Mankind (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
The devil and the spirit of mankind argue as to whether or not humanity is ultimately good or evil. (100 mins.)
Director: Irwin Allen
 
29.
Beginning of the End (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
Audrey Ames, an enterprising journalist, tries to get the scoop on giant grasshoppers accidentally created at the Illinois State experimental farm... (76 mins.)
Director: Bert I. Gordon