Most Popular Feature Films Released 1948-01-01 to 1948-12-31
1. Rope (1948)
Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Two young men strangle their "inferior" classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the "perfection" of their crime.
3. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
Not Rated | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
Fred Dobbs and Bob Curtin, two Americans searching for work in Mexico, convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains.
Votes: 88,288 | Gross: $5.01M
6. Key Largo (1948)
Unrated | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A man visits his old friend's hotel and finds a gangster running things. As a hurricane approaches, the two end up confronting each other.
7. The Red Shoes (1948)
Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina.
Votes: 22,096 | Gross: $10.90M
8. Red River (1948)
Not Rated | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
Dunson leads a cattle drive, the culmination of over 14 years of work, to its destination in Missouri. But his tyrannical behavior along the way causes a mutiny, led by his adopted son.
9. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
Passed | 83 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man.
10. Oliver Twist (1948)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama
An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.
12. They Live by Night (1948)
Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Romance
An escaped convict, injured during a robbery, falls in love with the woman who nurses him back to health, but their relationship seems doomed from the beginning.
13. Fort Apache (1948)
Approved | 128 min | Western
At Fort Apache, an honorable and veteran war captain finds conflict when his regime is placed under the command of a young, glory hungry lieutenant colonel with no respect for the local Indian tribe.
15. The Babe Ruth Story (1948)
Approved | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The famed slugger is played by Bendix, who resembles Ruth slightly in looks and not at all in baseball ability. The film traces the "life and times" of Ruth, including his famous "called ... See full summary »
17. Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)
Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Romance
A pianist about to flee from a duel receives a letter from a woman he cannot remember, who may hold the key to his downfall.
21. The Naked City (1948)
Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
New York City film noir about two detectives investigating the death of an attractive young woman. The apparent suicide turns out to be murder.
22. The Paleface (1948)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Western
Calamity Jane is despatched to find out who's smuggling rifles to the Indians, and winds up married to a hapless correspondence school dentist as part of her cover.
24. Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Romance
A man and his wife decide they can afford to have a house in the country built to their specifications. It's a lot more trouble than they think.
27. Easter Parade (1948)
Approved | 107 min | Musical, Romance
A nightclub performer hires a naive chorus girl to become his new dance partner to make his former partner jealous and to prove he can make any partner a star.
Votes: 7,029 | Gross: $6.80M
28. He Walked by Night (1948)
Approved | 79 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
This film-noir piece, told in semi-documentary style, follows police on the hunt for a resourceful criminal who shoots and kills a cop.
29. Macbeth (1948)
Passed | 92 min | Drama, History, War
In 11th century Scotland, nobleman Macbeth and his wife plot to murder the king and usurp the throne in order to fulfill an evil prophecy made by three witches.
34. The Big Clock (1948)
Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
When powerful publishing tycoon Earl Janoth commits an act of murder at the height of passion, he cleverly begins to cover his tracks and frame an innocent man whose identity he doesn't ... See full summary »
36. The Fallen Idol (1948)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
A butler working in a foreign embassy in London falls under suspicion when his wife accidentally falls to her death, the only witness being an impressionable young boy.
Votes: 6,174 | Gross: $0.06M
37. Romance on the High Seas (1948)
Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Romantic misunderstandings abound when spouses suspect each other of being unfaithful, and a nightclub singer takes a cruise under a false identity.
38. Johnny Belinda (1948)
Unrated | 102 min | Drama
In post-war Cape Breton, a doctor's efforts to tutor a deaf/mute woman are undermined when she is raped, and the resulting pregnancy causes scandal to swirl.
39. Ladies of the Chorus (1948)
Approved | 61 min | Musical, Romance
A faded burlesque queen passes on a chance to return to the spotlight so her chorus-girl daughter can have a shot at the headliner spot. But she grows concerned when her daughter's new fame attracts the attention of a wealthy society man.
42. The Pirate (1948)
Approved | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical
A girl is engaged to the local richman, but meanwhile she has dreams about the legendary pirate Macoco. A traveling singer falls in love with her and to impress her he poses as the pirate.
Votes: 3,579 | Gross: $2.96M
43. Whispering Smith (1948)
Passed | 88 min | Western
Legendary railroad detective Whispering Smith becomes convinced that old friend and colleague Murray Sinclair has joined a criminal band to loot the railroad.
44. State of the Union (1948)
Approved | 124 min | Comedy, Drama
An industrialist is urged to run for President, but this requires uncomfortable compromises on both political and marital levels.
48. Pitfall (1948)
Not Rated | 86 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
Insurance executive John Forbes falls for femme fatale Mona Stevens while her boyfriend is in jail and he suffers serious consequences as a result.