MyFavorite movies of 1954by Girgisbond | created - 11 Jul 2013 | updated - 11 Jul 2013 | Public
1955 was a great year with many amazing movies but 1954 has so many movies I love that it was hard to narrow the list down to just 70.
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2. Rear Window (1954)
PG | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller
A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.
Votes: 354,991 | Gross: $36.76M
4. The Caine Mutiny (1954)
Approved | 124 min | Drama, War
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.
Votes: 21,318 | Gross: $21.75M
5. Hobson's Choice (1954)
Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Henry Hobson is a successful bootmaker, a widower and a tyrannical father of three daughters. The girls each want to leave their father by getting married, but Henry refuses because marriage traditions require him to pay out settlements.
6. Sabrina (1954)
Unrated | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
8. White Christmas (1954)
Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.
Votes: 24,037 | Gross: $30.00M
10. Yankee Pasha (1954)
Approved | 84 min | Adventure, Romance
In 1800, trapper Jason Starbuck falls for Massachusetts girl Roxana but has to rescue her from slavery when sea pirates capture Roxana and sell her to a Moroccan harem.
Votes: 135 | Gross: $1.25M
11. The Country Girl (1954)
Unrated | 104 min | Drama, Music
A director hires an alcoholic has-been and strikes up a stormy relationship with the actor's wife, who he believes is the cause of all the man's problems.
12. Johnny Guitar (1954)
Passed | 110 min | Drama, Western
After helping a wounded gang member, a strong-willed female saloon owner is wrongly suspected of murder and bank robbery by a lynch mob.
14. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
G | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
In 1850 Oregon, when a backwoodsman brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide that they want to get married too.
15. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
Approved | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.
Votes: 24,071 | Gross: $28.20M
16. Human Desire (1954)
Approved | 91 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance
A Korean War vet returns to his job as a railroad engineer and becomes involved in an affair with a co-worker's wife following a murder on a train where they meet.
18. Vera Cruz (1954)
Approved | 94 min | Adventure, Western
During the Mexican Rebellion of 1866, an unsavory group of American adventurers are hired by the forces of Emporer Maximilian to escort a countess to Vera Cruz.
19. Magnificent Obsession (1954)
Approved | 108 min | Drama, Romance
A selfish playboy enamored by a woman he seems to hurt more than he intends begins to understand a deeper meaning to their relationship.
23. Suddenly (1954)
Unrated | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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.
Votes: 4,807 | Gross: $1.40M
24. Pushover (1954)
Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A larcenous undercover cop falls for the beautiful moll of a bank robber on the run and together they double-cross the hood nd the cops.
26. Tanganyika (1954)
Approved | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In Kenya, in 1903, when escaped murderer Abel McCracken instigates the Nukumbi tribe to raid white settlements, colonist John Gale organizes a human hunt to capture McCracken.
Votes: 125 | Gross: $1.30M
27. Ride Clear of Diablo (1954)
Approved | 81 min | Western
When his father and brother are murdered by a corrupt lawyer and sheriff duo, railroad surveyor Clay O'Mara plans his revenge and is aided by former outlaw Whitey Kincade.
28. Garden of Evil (1954)
Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A trio of American adventurers marooned in rural Mexico are recruited by a beautiful woman to rescue her husband trapped in a cave in Apache territory.
29. Man with a Million (1954)
Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Romance
As part of a bet, two aristocrats offer a penniless American a loan, without telling him that the amount is £1,000,000 in the form of a single banknote.
AKA - The Million Pound Note
31. Casanova's Big Night (1954)
Not Rated | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical
A meek tailor thinks his wooing will be helped if he assumes the identity of the famous Casanova...who's deeply in debt.
Votes: 786 | Gross: $3.50M
33. Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)
Approved | 101 min | Action, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 2,556 | Gross: $26.00M
34. Beau Brummell (1954)
Approved | 113 min | Biography, Drama, History
In 1796, Captain George Brummell of the 10th Royal Hussars Regiment offends the Prince of Wales with his straightforward outspokenness and gets fired from the army but is chosen as the Prince's personal advisor.
35. Apache (1954)
Not Rated | 91 min | Western
Refusing to let himself be re-settled on a Florida reservation, Massai, an Apache warrior, escapes his captors and returns to his homeland to become a peaceful farmer.
Votes: 3,174 | Gross: $6.00M
36. The Egyptian (1954)
Approved | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History
In ancient Egypt, a poor orphan becomes a genial physician and is eventually appointed at the Pharaoh's court where he witnesses palace intrigues and learns dangerous royal secrets.
37. Drum Beat (1954)
Not Rated | 111 min | Adventure, Western
In 1872, Indian fighter Johnny MacKay is appointed peace commissioner for the California and Oregon territory but he faces tough opposition from the renegade Modocs led by their brutal chief Captain Jack.
38. Destry (1954)
Approved | 95 min | Western
In his desire to control a frontier town, ruthless town boss Decker appoints the town drunk as sheriff who, in return, hires gunfighter Destry as his deputy.
40. The Black Shield of Falworth (1954)
Approved | 99 min | Adventure, History, Romance
Peasant Myles Falworth is trained for knighthood and is groomed by various nobles to defeat the evil Earl of Alban who's plotting to usurp King Henry IV's throne.
41. Saskatchewan (1954)
Approved | 87 min | Adventure, Western
In 1877 Western Canada, a police inspector revolts against his inept commander, taking a safer route to the U.S. border in order to stop invading hostile Indians.
42. Hell and High Water (1954)
Approved | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
During the Cold War, a scientific team refits a Japanese submarine and hires an ex-Navy officer to find a secret Chinese atomic island base and prevent a Communist plot against America that could trigger WW3.
43. Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)
Unrated | 102 min | Drama
Three American women working in Rome, Italy, share a spacious apartment and the desire to find love and marriage, each experiencing a few bumps in their journeys to romance.
48. Sign of the Pagan (1954)
Approved | 92 min | Biography, Drama, History
With the Roman Empire divided, Attila the Hun hopes to conquer. In his way are a brave centurion, a beautiful princess...and Christianity.
51. Princess of the Nile (1954)
Approved | 71 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance
In 1249, an Egyptian princess allies herself with the son of the Caliph of Bagdad in order to rid Egypt of its Bedouin invaders.
53. The Adventures of Hajji Baba (1954)
Approved | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
In Ispahan, Persia, Hajji Baba is leaving his father's shop to seek a greater fortune, while the Princess Fawzia is trying to talk her father, the Caliph into giving her in marriage to ... See full summary »
55. Betrayed (1954)
Approved | 108 min | Drama, History, Romance
A Dutch intelligence officer recruits an allied woman to act as liaison with dashing Resistance leader 'The Scarf' for a British attack on Arnhem.
Votes: 873 | Gross: $1.97M
56. The Black Dakotas (1954)
Approved | 65 min | Action, War, Western
During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln sends an emissary with a peace treaty to the Sioux Indians. He also sends a gift of $130,000 in gold. This attracts the attention of Brock ... See full summary »
57. Taza, Son of Cochise (1954)
Approved | 79 min | Action, Drama, Romance
When peacemaking Apache chief Cochise dies, the Chiricahua Apaches are torn between following Cochise's peace loving son Taza and following the warlike renegade Apache warrior Geronimo.
58. Valley of the Kings (1954)
Approved | 86 min | Adventure
In 1900, in Egypt, archaeologist Mark Brandon is asked by Ann Mercedes to find the tomb of Ra-Hotep but their quest is marred by intrigue, betrayal, murder and danger.
62. Bengal Brigade (1954)
Approved | 87 min | Adventure, History, War
Set during British India 1857, Captain Clayboune (Rock Hudson) is faced with restoring his reputation after being harshly disciplined for disobeying orders.
63. Sitting Bull (1954)
Approved | 105 min | Western
A cavalry officer sympathetic to the wronged Sioux fixes a meeting between Chief Sitting Bull and President Grant but a dishonest Indian Agent and a hateful General Custer test the Sioux's patience, threatening to derail the peace-talks.
Votes: 456 | Gross: $1.50M
64. King Richard and the Crusaders (1954)
Approved | 114 min | Adventure, History, Romance
While leading the Third Crusade, King Richard Lionheart battles treachery in his own camp as well as the Saracens and their charismatic leader Saladin.
Votes: 536 | Gross: $2.10M
65. Battle of Rogue River (1954)
Approved | 71 min | Western
In Oregon, the Army is ordered to negotiate peace with the Indians but unscrupulous businessmen, who profiteered during the conflict, secretly sabotage the peace process.
66. The Law vs. Billy the Kid (1954)
Approved | 72 min | Romance, Western
Billy the Kid is forced to kill for the woman he loves, and is ultimately brought to justice by his old friend Pat Garrett.
67. The Silver Chalice (1954)
Approved | 142 min | Drama, Romance
A Greek artisan is commissioned to cast the cup of Christ in silver and sculpt around its rim the faces of the disciples and Jesus himself. He travels to Jerusalem and eventually to Rome to... See full summary »
68. Malaga (1954)
Approved | 84 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
Joanna Dane, a former O.S.S. operator (forerunner of the CIA), is sent to Tangier by the American authorities to find out who is behind a powerful ring of smugglers that does a booming ... See full summary »
AKA - Fire Over Africa
69. Charge of the Lancers (1954)
Approved | 73 min | Action, Drama
The downward spiral of the quality of films Paulette Goddard appeared in in the 1950's would cause a gravitational blackout to anyone viewing them in a single day, but with some of the ... See full summary »
70. Dial M for Murder (1954)
PG | 105 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
An ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to murder his wife. When things go wrong, he improvises a brilliant plan B.
Votes: 122,040 | Gross: $0.01M