1956 - Top of the Pops

All movies from 1956 I have seen. The Top of the Pops Rules for the Ranking: my personal rating + the imdb rating x votes.
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1.
The Killing (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Crooks plan and execute a daring race-track robbery. (85 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ 639 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
2.
The Searchers (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from an Indian tribe. (119 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ 539 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
3.
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A family vacationing in Morocco accidentally stumble on to an assassination plot and the conspirators are determined to prevent them from interfering. (120 mins.)
“ 371 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
4.
The Ten Commandments (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people. (220 mins.)
“ 359 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
5.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates. (80 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
“ 279 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
6.
Giant (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates. (201 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
“ 240 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
7.
The Red Balloon (1956 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A red balloon with a life of its own follows a little boy around the streets of Paris. (34 mins.)
“ 192 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
8.
The Wrong Man (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
True story of an innocent man mistaken for a criminal. (105 mins.)
“ 156 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
9.
The King and I (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A widow accepts a job as a live-in governess to the King of Siam's children. (133 mins.)
Director: Walter Lang
“ 129 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
10.
Moby Dick (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick. (116 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ 109 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
11.
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.)
“ 105 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
12.
Aparajito (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Following his father's death, a boy leaves home to study in Calcutta, while his mother must face a life alone. (110 mins.)
Director: Satyajit Ray
“ 98,18 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
13.
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
“ 72,35 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
14.
Written on the Wind (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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
“ 66,76 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
15.
Lust for Life (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The life of brilliant but tortured artist Vincent van Gogh. (122 mins.)
“ 66,63 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
16.
The Burmese Harp (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In the War's closing days, when a conscience-driven Japanese soldier fails to get his countrymen to surrender to overwhelming force, he adopts the lifestyle of a Buddhist monk. (116 mins.)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
“ 61,69 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
17.
The Harder They Fall (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Down-on-his-luck ex-sportswriter Eddie Willis is hired by shady fight promoter Nick Benko to promote his latest find, an unknown but easily exploitable phenom from Argentina. (109 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
“ 58,08 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
18.
War and Peace (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Napoleon's tumultuous relations with Russia including his disastrous 1812 invasion serve as the backdrop for the tangled personal lives of two aristocratic families. (208 mins.)
Director: King Vidor
“ 50,85 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
19.
Baby Doll (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A steamy tale of two Southern rivals and a sensuous nineteen-year-old virgin. (114 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
“ 47,69 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
20.
Friendly Persuasion (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The pacifist attitude of a Quaker family is tested as a result of the American Civil War. (137 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
“ 44,83 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
21.
Anastasia (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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
“ 43,62 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
22.
Bigger Than Life (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A seriously ill schoolteacher becomes dependent on a "miracle" drug that begins to affect his sanity. (95 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
“ 42,42 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
23.
...And God Created Woman (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
In sunny St. Tropez, a young sexpot loves one brother but marries the other. (95 mins.)
Director: R. Vadim
“ 37,04 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
24.
Attack (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In 1945, an American Infantry company sets up an artillery observation post but tensions between captain Cooney and lieutenant Costa run high. (107 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
“ 36,00 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
25.
Four Bags Full (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Two men, a painter and a poor guy, have to cross over Paris by night during World War II and to deliver black market meat... (80 mins.)
“ 30,79 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
26.
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An ex-soldier faces ethical questions as he tries to earn enough to support his wife and children well. (153 mins.)
“ 29,43 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
27.
Street of Shame (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The personal tales of various prostitutes who occupy a Japanese brothel. (87 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
“ 28,50 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
28.
Sissi: The Young Empress (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The second in a trilogy of movies about Elisabeth "Sissi" of Austria, the film chronicles the married life of the young empress as she tries to adjust to formal and strict life in the palace and an overbearing mother-in-law. (107 mins.)
Director: Ernst Marischka
“ 23,71 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
29.
The Rainmaker (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Lizzie Curry is on the verge of becoming a hopeless old maid. Her wit and intelligence and skills as... (121 mins.)
Director: Joseph Anthony
“ 22,67 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
30.
Trapeze (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A crippled circus acrobat is torn emotionally between two ambitious young trapeze artists, one a talented young American and a less-gifted but beautiful Italian. (105 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
“ 21,87 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
31.
The Girl Can't Help It (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Gangster hires down-and-out press agent to make his blonde bimbo girlfriend a singing star. (99 mins.)
Director: Frank Tashlin
“ 19,01 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
32.
Patterns (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When Fred Staples is recruited onto the board of a high-powered New York corporation, he finds his ethics and ambition at odds. (83 mins.)
Director: Fielder Cook
“ 17,73 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
33.
The Ogre of Athens (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A peaceful, frightened little man is mistakenly identified as "the dragon", a notorious criminal at large. He briefly and reluctantly rules the underworld until they realize their mistake. (103 mins.)
“ 16,01 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
34.
Love Me Tender (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
At the end of the Civil War, a Confederate team is ordered to rob a Union payroll train but the war ends leaving these men with their Union loot, until the Feds come looking for it. (89 mins.)
Director: Robert D. Webb
“ 15,44 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
35.
Autumn Leaves (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Millicent Wetherby is a middle-aged woman whose life is devoid of love and affection. Millicent's solitary... (107 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
“ 15,33 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
36.
Alexander the Great (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
The life and military conquests of Alexander III of Macedon (20/21 July 356 - 10/11 June 323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great. (141 mins.)
Director: Robert Rossen
“ 14,85 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
37.
The Last Wagon (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
When a handful of settlers survive an Apache attack on their wagon train they must put their lives into the hands of Comanche Todd... (98 mins.)
Director: Delmer Daves
“ 13,66 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
38.
The Killer Is Loose (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
An unhinged, deceptively mild-mannered bank robber escapes prison, seeking revenge on the cop who accidentally killed his wife during a gun battle. (73 mins.)
Director: Budd Boetticher
“ 12,83 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
39.
Main Street (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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
“ 11,71 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
40.
Il ferroviere (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The railroad engineer Andrea Marcocci has been working with his partner and friend Gigi Liverani for... (118 mins.)
Director: Pietro Germi
“ 10,75 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
41.
Merry-Go-Round (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
(90 mins.)
Director: Zoltán Fábri
“ 10,59 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
42.
The Conqueror (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  
Mongol chief Temujin battles against Tartar armies and for the love of the Tartar princess Bortai. Temujin becomes the emperor Genghis Khan. (111 mins.)
Director: Dick Powell
“ 10,56 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
43.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The timeless tale of the seductive gypsy Esmeralda and the tortured hunchback Quasimodo. (115 mins.)
Director: Jean Delannoy
“ 9,44 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
44.
The Mountain (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Selfish Chris Teller pressures his older brother, a retired climber, to accompany him on a treacherous Alpine climb to loot the bodies of plane crash victims. (105 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
“ 8,64 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
45.
The Captain from Köpenick (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young shoemaker is arrested for stealing a small amount of money, and is released after being jailed for 15 years... (93 mins.)
Director: Helmut Käutner
“ 8,49 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
46.
The Forty-first (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An unexpected romance occurs for a female Red Army sniper and a White Army officer. (88 mins.)
“ 8,46 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
47.
Deadlier Than the Male (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
André Chatelin is a restaurant owner in Les Halles in Paris. One morning, a girl named Catherine asks to see him... (113 mins.)
Director: Julien Duvivier
“ 8,13 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
48.
Hollywood or Bust (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A singer who can't pay his bookie joins a nerdy, star-struck movie fan and his Great Dane in a cross-country convertible ride to Hollywood. (95 mins.)
Director: Frank Tashlin
“ 7,95 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
49.
Run for the Sun (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In Central America, an action-adventure novelist and a journalist for a magazine find themselves at the mercy of Nazi war criminals. (99 mins.)
Director: Roy Boulting
“ 5,96 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
50.
Nightmare (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A New Orleans musician has a nightmare about killing a man in a strange house but he suspects that it really happened. (89 mins.)
Director: Maxwell Shane
“ 4,98 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
51.
Invitation to the Dance (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
This is a movie where three entirely different stories are told though dancing. Words are not used and the style of dancing is different for each part... (93 mins.)
Director: Gene Kelly
“ 4,44 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
52.
People of No Importance (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
(101 mins.)
Director: Henri Verneuil
“ 4,06 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
53.
The Brave One (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A young Mexican boy tirelessly tries to save his pet bull from death at the hands of a celebrated matador. (100 mins.)
Director: Irving Rapper
“ 2,95 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
54.
Charley's Aunt (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
(89 mins.)
Director: Hans Quest
“ 1,90 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
55.
Liane, Jungle Goddess (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
An expedition discovers blonde 16 year-old Liane venerated by the native tribe in the African jungle... (88 mins.)
“ 1,68 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
56.
Teenage Wolfpack (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
"Think of a law, they've broken it. Think of a crime, they've committed it." A tense, tough story of teenage gangs committing acts of robbery... (97 mins.)
Director: Georg Tressler
“ 1,51 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
57.
Michael Strogoff (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
In 19th century Russia, a Tartar rebellion led by Feofar Khan separates Russia from Siberia where the Tsar's brother and his troops are making a last stand. The Tsar entrusts Captain Michel Strogoff to deliver a vital message to them. (111 mins.)
Director: Carmine Gallone
“ 1,49 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
58.
Hochzeit auf Immenhof (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
The story is set around 1956, two years later than the first movie. What was menacing then has become... (94 mins.)
“ 1,16 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
59.
Bambuti (1956 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
(79 mins.)
“ 0,93 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
60.
Das Bad auf der Tenne (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
(88 mins.)
Director: Paul Martin
“ 0,21 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
61.
Fuhrmann Henschel (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
(100 mins.)
Director: Josef von Báky
“ 0,06 points ” - dziwnytenswiat