MyFavorite movies of 1954

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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1.
Seven Samurai (1954)
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A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves. (207 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
2.
Rear Window (1954)
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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. (112 mins.)
 
3.
On the Waterfront (1954)
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An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses. (108 mins.)
Director: Elia Kazan
 
4.
The Caine Mutiny (1954)
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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. (124 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
 
5.
Hobson's Choice (1954)
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Henry Hobson is a successful bootmaker and tyrannical widower of three daughters. The girls each want to leave their father by getting married, but Henry refuses as marriage traditions require him to pay out settlements. (108 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
6.
Sabrina (1954)
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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. (113 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
7.
Senso (1954)
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A troubled and neurotic Italian Countess betrays her entire country for a self-destructive love affair with an Austrian Lieutenant. (123 mins.)
 
8.
White Christmas (1954)
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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. (120 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
9.
Crime Wave (1953)
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Reformed parolee Steve Lacey is caught in the middle when a wounded former cellmate seeks him out for shelter. (73 mins.)
Director: André De Toth
 
10.
Yankee Pasha (1954)
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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. (84 mins.)
Director: Joseph Pevney
 
11.
The Country Girl (1954)
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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. (104 mins.)
Director: George Seaton
 
12.
Johnny Guitar (1954)
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After helping a wounded gang member, a strong-willed female saloon owner is wrongly suspected of murder and bank robbery by a lynch mob. (110 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
13.
The Far Country (1954)
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A self-minded adventurer (Jeff Webster) locks horns with a crooked lawman (Mr. Gannon) while driving cattle to Dawson. (97 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
14.
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
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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. (102 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
 
15.
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
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A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo. (127 mins.)
 
16.
Human Desire (1954)
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A Korean War vet returns to his job as a railroad engineer and becomes involved in a sordid affair with a co-worker's wife and murder. (91 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
17.
The Glenn Miller Story (1954)
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Biography of bandleader Glenn Miller from his beginnings to his death over the English Channel in December 1944. (115 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
18.
Vera Cruz (1954)
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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. (94 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
19.
Magnificent Obsession (1954)
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When churlish, spoiled rich man Bob Merrick foolishly wrecks his speed boat, the rescue team resuscitates... (108 mins.)
Director: Douglas Sirk
 
20.
Robinson Crusoe (1954)
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The classic story of Robinson Crusoe, a man who is dragged to a desert island after a shipwreck (90 mins.)
Director: Luis Bunuel
 
21.
Broken Lance (1954)
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The saga of the Devereaux rancher family, set in 1880's Arizona. (96 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
 
22.
The Raid (1954)
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Van Heflin As Maj. Neal Benton (83 mins.)
Director: Hugo Fregonese
 
23.
Suddenly (1954)
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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. (75 mins.)
Director: Lewis Allen
 
24.
Pushover (1954)
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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. (88 mins.)
Director: Richard Quine
 
25.
The Naked Jungle (1954)
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The Leiningen South American cocoa plantation is threatened by a 2-mile-wide, 20-mile-long column of army ants. (95 mins.)
Director: Byron Haskin
 
26.
Tanganyika (1954)
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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. (81 mins.)
Director: Andre deToth
 
27.
Ride Clear of Diablo (1954)
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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. (80 mins.)
Director: Jesse Hibbs
 
28.
Garden of Evil (1954)
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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. (100 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
29.
Man with a Million (1954)
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Two rich British men offer a penniless American a loan, without telling him that the amount is £1,000,000, and this in the form of a single banknote. (90 mins.)
Director: Ronald Neame
“ AKA - The Million Pound Note ” - Girgisbond
 
30.
Black Widow (1954)
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A young writer insinuates herself into the life of a Broadway producer. (95 mins.)
 
31.
Casanova's Big Night (1954)
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A meek tailor thinks his wooing will be helped if he assumes the identity of the famous Casanova...who's deeply in debt. (86 mins.)
 
32.
Riding Shotgun (1954)
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When a stagecoach guard tries to warn a town of an imminent raid by a band of outlaws, the people mistake him for one of the gang (73 mins.)
Director: Andre de Toth
 
33.
Demetrius and the Gladiators (1954)
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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. (101 mins.)
Director: Delmer Daves
 
34.
Beau Brummell (1954)
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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. (113 mins.)
 
35.
Apache (1954)
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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. (91 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
36.
The Egyptian (1954)
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In eighteenth-dynasty Egypt, Sinuhe, a poor orphan, becomes a brilliant physician and with his friend... (139 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
37.
Drum Beat (1954)
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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. (111 mins.)
Director: Delmer Daves
 
38.
Destry (1954)
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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. (95 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
 
39.
Susan Slept Here (1954)
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On Christmas Eve, a struggling Hollywood scriptwriter receives a very unexpected present: juvenile delinquent Susan Landis. (98 mins.)
Director: Frank Tashlin
 
40.
The Black Shield of Falworth (1954)
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Technicolor and tights. In the days of King Henry IV, stalwart young Myles of Crisby Dale, and his sister Meg... (99 mins.)
Director: Rudolph Maté
 
41.
Saskatchewan (1954)
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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. (87 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
42.
Hell and High Water (1954)
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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. (103 mins.)
Director: Samuel Fuller
 
43.
Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)
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Three American woman 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. (102 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
 
44.
Prince Valiant (1954)
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A young Viking prince strives to become a knight in King Arthur's Court and restore his exiled father to his rightful throne. (100 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
45.
Dawn at Socorro (1954)
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Gunfighter Brett Wade, diagnosed with tuberculosis, tries to get out of his former life while helping a young woman. (80 mins.)
Director: George Sherman
 
46.
Désirée (1954)
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The rise and fall of Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France. (110 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
47.
The Outcast (1954)
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Jet Cosgrave returns home to claim the ranch that was stolen from him, after his father's death. (90 mins.)
Director: William Witney
 
48.
Sign of the Pagan (1954)
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With the Roman Empire divided, Attila the Hun hopes to conquer. In his way are a brave centurion, a beautiful princess...and Christianity. (92 mins.)
Director: Douglas Sirk
 
49.
Secret of the Incas (1954)
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An adventurer searchers for hidden treasure in the Peruvian jungles. (100 mins.)
Director: Jerry Hopper
 
50.
Elephant Walk (1954)
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The young bride of a rich planter finds herself the only white woman at Elephant Walk tea plantation, British Ceylon. (103 mins.)
 
51.
Princess of the Nile (1954)
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In 1249, an Egyptian princess allies herself with the son of the Caliph of Bagdad in order to rid Egypt of its Bedouin invaders. (71 mins.)
Director: Harmon Jones
 
52.
His Majesty O'Keefe (1954)
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A Yankee sea captain has adventures in paradise trying to become an entrepreneur in Micronesia. (91 mins.)
Director: Byron Haskin
 
53.
The Adventures of Hajji Baba (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
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... (94 mins.)
Director: Don Weis
 
54.
Drums Across the River (1954)
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When whites hunger after the gold on Ute Indian land, a bigoted young man finds himself forced into a peacekeeping role. (78 mins.)
Director: Nathan Juran
 
55.
Betrayed (1954)
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A Dutch intelligence officer recruits an allied woman to act as liaison with dashing Resistance leader 'The Scarf' for a British attack on Arnhem. (108 mins.)
 
56.
The Black Dakotas (1954)
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During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln sends an emissary with a peace treaty to the Sioux Indians... (65 mins.)
Director: Ray Nazarro
 
57.
Taza, Son of Cochise (1954)
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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. (79 mins.)
Director: Douglas Sirk
 
58.
Valley of the Kings (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
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. (86 mins.)
Director: Robert Pirosh
 
59.
Southwest Passage (1954)
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The U.S. Cavalry is ordered to test the feasability of camels in the deserts of the Southwest. (75 mins.)
Director: Ray Nazarro
 
60.
Arrow in the Dust (1954)
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A calvary deserter risks his life to warn and protect a wagon train from an impending Indian attack. (79 mins.)
Director: Lesley Selander
 
61.
The Black Knight (1954)
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As a blacksmith John can't hope to win the hand of Linet, daughter of the Earl of Yeonil. Off he goes to prove himself a noble knight... (85 mins.)
Director: Tay Garnett
 
62.
Bengal Brigade (1954)
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Set during British India 1857, Captain Clayboune (Rock Hudson) is faced with restoring his reputation after being harshly disciplined for disobeying orders. (87 mins.)
Director: Laslo Benedek
 
63.
Sitting Bull (1954)
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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. (105 mins.)
Director: Sidney Salkow
 
64.
King Richard and the Crusaders (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
While leading the Third Crusade, King Richard Lionheart battles treachery in his own camp as well as the Saracens and their charismatic leader Saladin. (109 mins.)
Director: David Butler
 
65.
Battle of Rogue River (1954)
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The Indians, under Chief Mike, have been defeating the Army in Oregon for years. The new commander, Major Archer... (71 mins.)
Director: William Castle
 
66.
The Law vs. Billy the Kid (1954)
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Billy the Kid is forced to kill for the woman he loves, and is ultimately brought to justice by his old friend Pat Garrett. (72 mins.)
Director: William Castle
 
67.
The Silver Chalice (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
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... (142 mins.)
Director: Victor Saville
 
68.
Malaga (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
Joanna Dane, a former O.S.S. operator (forerunner of the CIA), is sent to Tangier by the American authorities... (84 mins.)
Director: Richard Sale
“ AKA - Fire Over Africa ” - Girgisbond
 
69.
Charge of the Lancers (1954)
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The downward spiral of the quality of films Paulette Goddard appeared in in the 1950's would cause a... (73 mins.)
Director: William Castle
 
70.
Dial M for Murder (1954)
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An ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to murder his wife. When things go wrong, he improvises a brilliant plan B. (105 mins.)