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1. Singin' in the Rain (1952) Singin' in the Rain (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound. Dir: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly With: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds Comedy | Musical | Romance 103 mins.
2. 12 Angry Men (1957) 12 Angry Men (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
A dissenting juror in a murder trial slowly manages to convince the others that the case is not as obviously clear as it seemed in court. Dir: Sidney Lumet With: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam Drama 96 mins.
3. Vertigo (1958) Vertigo (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock With: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes Mystery | Romance | Thriller 128 mins.
4. A Place in the Sun (1951) A Place in the Sun (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A poor boy gets a job working for his rich uncle and ends up falling in love with two women. Dir: George Stevens With: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters Drama | Romance 122 mins.
5. Seven Samurai (1954) Seven Samurai (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves. Dir: Akira Kurosawa With: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima Drama 207 mins.
6. Rear Window (1954) Rear Window (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A wheelchair bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock With: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey Mystery | Thriller 112 mins.
7. Some Like It Hot (1959) Some Like It Hot (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all female band disguised as women, but further complications set in. Dir: Billy Wilder With: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon Comedy 120 mins.
8. Sleeping Beauty (1959) Sleeping Beauty (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After being snubbed by the royal family, a malevolent fairy places a curse on a princess which only a prince can break, along with the help of three good fairies. Dir: Clyde Geronimi With: Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Eleanor Audley Animation | Family | Fantasy | Musical | Romance 75 mins.
9. The Horse Soldiers (1959) The Horse Soldiers (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A Union Cavalry outfit is sent behind confederate lines in strength to destroy a rail/supply center... Dir: John Ford With: John Wayne, William Holden, Constance Towers Adventure | War | Western 115 mins.
10. North by Northwest (1959) North by Northwest (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock With: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason Action | Adventure | Mystery | Thriller 136 mins.
11. Ben-Hur (1959) Ben-Hur (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge. Dir: William Wyler With: Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd Adventure | Drama 212 mins.
12. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her. Dir: Elia Kazan With: Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter Drama 122 mins.
13. The Defiant Ones (1958) The Defiant Ones (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture. Dir: Stanley Kramer With: Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel Crime | Drama | Thriller 96 mins.
14. The King and Four Queens (1956) The King and Four Queens (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Opportunistic con man Dan Kehoe ingratiates himself with the cantankerous mother of four outlaws and their beautiful widows in order to find their hidden gold. Dir: Raoul Walsh With: Clark Gable, Eleanor Parker, Jean Willes Adventure | Comedy | Mystery | Western 86 mins.
15. Sunset Blvd. (1950) Sunset Blvd. (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity. Dir: Billy Wilder With: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim Drama | Film-Noir 110 mins.
16. All About Eve (1950) All About Eve (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
An ingenue insinuates herself in to the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends. Dir: Joseph L. Mankiewicz With: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders Drama 138 mins.
17. Cinderella (1950) Cinderella (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When Cinderella's cruel stepmother prevents her from attending the Royal Ball, she gets some unexpected help from the lovable mice Gus and Jaq, and from her Fairy Godmother. Dir: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson With: Ilene Woods, James MacDonald, Eleanor Audley Animation | Family | Fantasy | Musical | Romance 74 mins.
18. Peter Pan (1953) Peter Pan (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Wendy and her brothers are whisked away to the magical world of Neverland with the hero of their stories, Peter Pan. Dir: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson With: Bobby Driscoll, Kathryn Beaumont, Hans Conried Animation | Adventure | Family | Fantasy | Music 77 mins.
19. Roman Holiday (1953) Roman Holiday (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome. Dir: William Wyler With: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert Comedy | Drama | Romance 118 mins.
20. The Catered Affair (1956) The Catered Affair (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
At breakfast, Jane announces that she and Ralph are getting married the next week. All Jane and Ralph... Dir: Richard Brooks With: Bette Davis, Ernest Borgnine, Debbie Reynolds Comedy | Drama | Romance 92 mins.
21. The Quiet Man (1952) The Quiet Man (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A retired American boxer returns to the village where he was born in Ireland, where he finds love. Dir: John Ford With: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald Comedy | Drama | Romance 129 mins.
22. Paths of Glory (1957) Paths of Glory (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
When soldiers in World War I refuse to continue with an impossible attack, their superior officers decide to make an example of them. Dir: Stanley Kubrick With: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou Drama | War 88 mins.
23. The Ten Commandments (1956) 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. Dir: Cecil B. DeMille With: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter Adventure | Drama 220 mins.
24. The Seventh Seal (1957) The Seventh Seal (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 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. Dir: Ingmar Bergman With: Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot Drama | Fantasy 96 mins.
25. Sabrina (1954) Sabrina (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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. Dir: Billy Wilder With: Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden Comedy | Drama | Romance 113 mins.
26. Giant (1956) 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. Dir: George Stevens With: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean Drama | Romance 201 mins.
27. Rebel Without a Cause (1955) Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies. Dir: Nicholas Ray With: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo Drama 111 mins.
28. The African Queen (1951) The African Queen (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In Africa during WWI, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship. Dir: John Huston With: Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley Adventure | Romance | War 105 mins.
29. Funny Face (1957) Funny Face (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An impromptu fashion shoot at a book store brings about a new fashion model discovery in the shop clerk. Dir: Stanley Donen With: Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson Comedy | Musical | Romance 103 mins.
30. Alice in Wonderland (1951) Alice in Wonderland (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Alice stumbles into the world of Wonderland. Will she get home? Not if the Queen of Hearts has her way. Dir: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson With: Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn, Richard Haydn Animation | Adventure | Family | Fantasy | Musical 75 mins.
31. On the Waterfront (1954) On the Waterfront (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses. Dir: Elia Kazan With: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb Crime | Drama 108 mins.
32. The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An unscrupulous movie producer uses an actress, a director and a writer to achieve success. Dir: Vincente Minnelli With: Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon Drama | Romance 118 mins.
33. The Searchers (1956) 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. Dir: John Ford With: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles Adventure | Drama | Western 119 mins.
34. The Wages of Fear (1953) The Wages of Fear (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In a decrepit South American village, men are hired to transport an urgent nitroglycerine shipment without the equipment that would make it safe. Dir: Henri-Georges Clouzot With: Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter van Eyck Adventure | Drama | Thriller 131 mins.
35. Strangers on a Train (1951) Strangers on a Train (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder...a theory that he plans to implement. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock With: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman Crime | Film-Noir | Thriller 101 mins.
36. Broken Lance (1954) Broken Lance (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Cattle baron Matt Devereaux raids a copper smelter that is polluting his water, then divides his property among his sons... Dir: Edward Dmytryk With: Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Jean Peters Western 96 mins.
37. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 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. Dir: David Lean With: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins Adventure | Drama | War 161 mins.
38. A Face in the Crowd (1957) A Face in the Crowd (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
An Arkansas hobo becomes an overnight media sensation. But as he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become? Dir: Elia Kazan With: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa Drama 126 mins.
39. Dial M for Murder (1954) Dial M for Murder (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
An ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to murder his wife. When things go wrong, he improvises a brilliant plan B. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock With: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings Crime | Thriller 105 mins.
40. Lady and the Tramp (1955) Lady and the Tramp (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The romantic tale of a sheltered uptown Cocker Spaniel dog and a streetwise downtown Mutt. Dir: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson With: Barbara Luddy, Larry Roberts, Peggy Lee Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Romance 76 mins.
41. The World, the Flesh and the Devil (1959) The World, the Flesh and the Devil (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Ralph Burton is a miner who is trapped for several days as a result of a cave-in. When he finally manages to dig himself out... Dir: Ranald MacDougall With: Harry Belafonte, Inger Stevens, Mel Ferrer Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi 95 mins.
42. Rio Bravo (1959) Rio Bravo (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A small-town sheriff in the American West enlists the help of a cripple, a drunk, and a young gunfighter in his efforts to hold in jail the brother of the local bad guy. Dir: Howard Hawks With: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson Western 141 mins.
43. Rashomon (1950) Rashomon (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view. Dir: Akira Kurosawa With: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori Crime | Drama | Mystery 88 mins.
44. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets. Dir: Robert Wise With: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe Sci-Fi 92 mins.
45. Forbidden Planet (1956) Forbidden Planet (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has. Dir: Fred M. Wilcox With: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen Action | Adventure | Family | Sci-Fi 98 mins.
46. Old Yeller (1957) Old Yeller (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A boy brings a yellow dog home. The dog loves the family as much as they love him, but can the love last ? Dir: Robert Stevenson With: Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, Tommy Kirk Family | Drama | Adventure | Western 83 mins.
47. The War of the Worlds (1953) The War of the Worlds (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The film adaptation of the H.G.Wells story told on radio of the invasion of Earth by Martians. Dir: Byron Haskin With: Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne Action | Sci-Fi 85 mins.
48. To Catch a Thief (1955) To Catch a Thief (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
When a reformed jewel thief is suspected of returning to his former occupation, he must ferret out the real thief in order to prove his innocence. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock With: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis Mystery | Romance 106 mins.
49. East of Eden (1955) East of Eden (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
In the Salinas Valley, in and around World War I, Cal Trask feels he must compete against overwhelming... Dir: Elia Kazan With: James Dean, Raymond Massey, Julie Harris Drama 115 mins.
50. The Night of the Hunter (1955) The Night of the Hunter (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery. Dir: Charles Laughton With: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish Crime | Film-Noir | Thriller 92 mins.
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