Movies of 1954

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1. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

Approved | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.2
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A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre

Votes: 24,070 | Gross: $28.20M

2. River of No Return (1954)

Approved | 91 min | Adventure, Romance, Western

6.7
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The titular river unites a farmer recently released from prison, his young son, and an ambitious saloon singer. In order to survive, each must be purged of anger, and each must learn to understand and care for the others.

Directors: Otto Preminger, Jean Negulesco | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Marilyn Monroe, Rory Calhoun, Tommy Rettig

Votes: 8,556

3. Sabrina (1954)

Unrated | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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72 Metascore

A playboy becomes interested in the daughter of his family's chauffeur, but it's his more serious brother who would be the better man for her.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, Walter Hampden

Votes: 48,841

4. Rear Window (1954)

PG | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.5
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A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

Votes: 354,952 | Gross: $36.76M

5. The Story of Vickie (1954)

108 min | Comedy, History, Romance

6.5
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England, the 19th century. Young Victoria is crowned to be the queen of England. She aims to do her best in order to help her country prosper. However, the family and her trustful advisor, ... See full summary »

Director: Ernst Marischka | Stars: Romy Schneider, Adrian Hoven, Magda Schneider, Karl Ludwig Diehl

Votes: 638

6. Ulysses (1954)

Not Rated | 94 min | Adventure, Fantasy, History

6.7
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A movie adaptation of Homer's second epic, that talks about Ulysses' efforts to return to his home after the end of ten years of war.

Director: Mario Camerini | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Silvana Mangano, Anthony Quinn, Rossana Podestà

Votes: 2,640

7. Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)

Approved | 101 min | Action, Drama, History

6.7
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In 1st century Rome, Christian slave Demetrius is sent to fight in the gladiatorial arena and Emperor Caligula seeks Jesus' robe for its supposedly magical powers.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Victor Mature, Susan Hayward, Michael Rennie, Debra Paget

Votes: 2,554 | Gross: $26.00M

8. The Barefoot Contessa (1954)

Approved | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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At Maria Vargas' funeral, several people recall who she was and the impact she had on them. Harry Dawes was a not very successful writer/director when he and movie producer Kirk Edwards ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Marius Goring

Votes: 7,861

9. Johnny Guitar (1954)

Passed | 110 min | Drama, Western

7.7
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83 Metascore

After helping a wounded gang member, a strong-willed female saloon owner is wrongly suspected of murder and bank robbery by a lynch mob.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge, Scott Brady

Votes: 12,445

10. Touchez Pas au Grisbi (1954)

Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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85 Metascore

An aging, world-weary gangster is double-crossed and forced out of retirement when his best friend is kidnapped and their stash of eight stolen gold bars demanded as ransom.

Director: Jacques Becker | Stars: Jean Gabin, René Dary, Dora Doll, Vittorio Sanipoli

Votes: 5,238 | Gross: $0.13M

11. The Caine Mutiny (1954)

Approved | 124 min | Drama, War

7.9
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When a U.S. Naval captain shows signs of mental instability that jeopardizes the ship, the first officer relieves him of command and faces court martial for mutiny.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, José Ferrer, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray

Votes: 21,314 | Gross: $21.75M

12. Frisky (1954)

97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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The relationships between a veteran marshal, his bride-to-be, a rookie and his fiancée are severely tested when the young carabiniere is temporarily sent to a distant town.

Director: Luigi Comencini | Stars: Vittorio De Sica, Gina Lollobrigida, Marisa Merlini, Roberto Risso

Votes: 408

13. A Star Is Born (1954)

Approved | 154 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.8
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A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford

Votes: 11,561 | Gross: $14.93M

14. Seven Samurai (1954)

Not Rated | 207 min | Adventure, Drama

8.7
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98 Metascore

A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki

Votes: 254,109 | Gross: $0.27M

15. The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.8
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Set during the Korean War, a Navy fighter pilot must come to terms with with his own ambivalence towards the war and the fear of having to bomb a set of highly defended bridges. The ending of this grim war drama is all tension.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: William Holden, Grace Kelly, Fredric March, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 4,493

16. There's No Business Like Show Business (1954)

Approved | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.5
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Molly and Terry Donahue, plus their three children, are The Five Donahues. Son Tim meets hat-check girl Vicky and the family act begins to fall apart.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Ethel Merman, Marilyn Monroe, Donald O'Connor, Dan Dailey

Votes: 4,553

17. Feuerwerk (1954)

97 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.9
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Director: Kurt Hoffmann | Stars: Lilli Palmer, Karl Schönböck, Romy Schneider, Claus Biederstaedt

Votes: 111

18. Huis-clos (1954)

95 min | Drama

7.0
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Director: Jacqueline Audry | Stars: Arletty, Frank Villard, Gaby Sylvia, Yves Deniaud

Votes: 184

19. Senso (1954)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.7
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A troubled and neurotic Italian Countess betrays her entire country for a self-destructive love affair with an Austrian Lieutenant.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Farley Granger, Alida Valli, Massimo Girotti, Heinz Moog

Votes: 4,762

20. French Cancan (1955)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.5
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This comedy drama from Jean Renoir chronicles the revival of Paris' most notorious dance as it tells the story of a theater producer who turns a humble washerwoman into a star at the Moulin Rouge.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean Gabin, Françoise Arnoul, María Félix, Anna Amendola

Votes: 3,004

21. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

G | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.4
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In 1850 Oregon, when a backwoodsman brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide that they want to get married too.

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Jane Powell, Howard Keel, Jeff Richards, Russ Tamblyn

Votes: 17,588

22. The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)

Approved | 116 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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Charles returns to Paris to reminisce about the life he led in Paris after it was liberated. He worked on "Stars and Stripes" when he met Marion and Helen. He would marry and be happy ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Van Johnson, Walter Pidgeon, Donna Reed

Votes: 2,771

23. L'air de Paris (1954)

110 min | Drama

6.7
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The story of Andre Menard, a promising young amateur boxer from an impoverished background who is mentored by former pro Victor Le Garrec, and whose career path takes a nosedive when he falls for the wealthy Corinne.

Director: Marcel Carné | Stars: Jean Gabin, Arletty, Roland Lesaffre, Marie Daëms

Votes: 317

24. Suddenly (1954)

Unrated | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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In the city of Suddenly, three gangsters trap the Benson family in their own house, on the top of a hill nearby the railroad station, with the intention of killing the president of the USA.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason, Nancy Gates

Votes: 4,804 | Gross: $1.40M

25. Stop! Look! And Hasten! (1954)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.7
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A Burmese tiger trap, a pop-up steel wall, a motorcycle, and a box of Acme-brand leg-building vitamins can't help the Coyote (Eatibus anythingus) catch the Road Runner (Hot Rodicus supersonicus).

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Paul Julian

Votes: 712

26. Drag-A-Long Droopy (1954)

Passed | 7 min | Family, Animation, Western

7.4
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Droopy is a shepherd. His sheep graze into cattle country, despite the warning sign. He gets in an argument with the cattle owner, but of course, nobody wins a battle against Droopy.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Bill Thompson, Daws Butler

Votes: 345

27. Billy Boy (1954)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.6
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A farmer is initially delighted to get a baby goat, but this soon turns to apprehension when he discovers that it eats literally anything (including, at one point, the animation artwork).

Director: Tex Avery | Star: Daws Butler

Votes: 286

28. Homesteader Droopy (1954)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Western, Animation

7.6
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Homesteaders are not popular in cattle country, so when the cows complain to the sheriff (The Wolf), the law makes it tough on the Droopy family.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Bill Thompson, Paul Frees

Votes: 332

29. The Farm of Tomorrow (1954)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.8
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The farm of tomorrow proves to be filled with wacky inventions and crazy cross-breeding.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Paul Frees, Daws Butler, June Foray

Votes: 232

30. The Flea Circus (1954)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

7.1
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The entire entourage of a flea circus runs away to join a dog.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Francoise Brun-Cottan, Daws Butler, Bill Thompson

Votes: 231

31. Dixieland Droopy (1954)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.7
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Don't be fooled by the title - Droopy looks like Droopy, but he's actually jazzman John Pettibone, with his performing flea combo, and the film shows how it came into being.

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Bill Thompson, John Brown

Votes: 390

32. Baby Buggy Bunny (1954)

Passed | 7 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.9
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Baby-faced Finster robs a bank, but the baby carriage with the money in it goes down Bugs' rabbit hole.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 914