Most Popular Feature Films/TV Series Released 1948-01-01 to 1948-12-31
1. 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.
3. Rope (1948)
Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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.
4. 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.
5. Key Largo (1948)
Unrated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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.
6. A Southern Yankee (1948)
90 min | Comedy, History, War
A hapless bellboy in a St. Louis hotel near the end of the Civil War is recruited by the Union secret service to impersonate a notorious Confederate spy.
8. Red River (1948)
Approved | 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. Oliver Twist (1948)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama
Based on the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist is about an orphan boy who runs away from a workhouse and meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. Oliver is taken in by the pickpocket ... See full summary »
12. Fort Apache (1948)
Approved | 125 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.
13. Rachel and the Stranger (1948)
Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Western
During the pioneer days in Ohio, a widowed farmer marries an indentured servant in order to have a woman around the house and a mother for his young son but these conveniences eventually turn into real love.
17. Macbeth (1948)
Passed | 92 min | Drama, History, War
In fog-dripping, barren and sometimes macabre settings, 11th-century Scottish nobleman Macbeth is led by an evil prophecy and his ruthless yet desirable wife to the treasonous act that ... See full summary »
18. 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.
21. 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: 6,515 | Gross: $6.80M
25. The Naked City (1948)
Approved | 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.
26. Joan of Arc (1948)
Unrated | 145 min | Biography, Drama, History
In the Fifteenth Century, France is a defeated and ruined nation after the One Hundred Years War against England. The fourteen years old farm girl Joan of Arc claims to hear voices from ... See full summary »
27. 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: 3,293 | Gross: $2.96M
28. Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)
Not Rated | 86 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.
29. 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: 5,619 | Gross: $0.06M
31. Superman (1948)
Approved | 244 min | Sci-Fi
Superman comes to Earth as a child and grows up to be his home's first superhero with his first major challenge being to oppose The Spider Lady.
33. They Live by Night (1948)
Approved | 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.
34. The Man from Colorado (1948)
Approved | 100 min | Romance, Western
Two friends return home after their discharge from the army after the Civil War. However, one of them has had deep-rooted psychological damage due to his experiences during the war, and as ... See full summary »
39. 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.
41. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)
60 min | Drama
A pinnacle of the Golden Age of Television, "Studio One" presented a wide range of memorable dramas and received 18-Emmy nominations and five wins during its prestigious nine-year-run on ... See full summary »
42. All My Sons (1948)
Approved | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir
During WW2, industrialist Joe Keller commits a crime and frames his business partner Herbert Deever but years later his sin comes back to haunt him when Joe's son plans to marry Deever's daughter.
43. 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.
45. 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.
46. Wake of the Red Witch (1948)
Approved | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
During the 1860s in the South Pacific, Capt. Ralls, skipper of the Red Witch, has a series of adventures involving sunken gold bullion, pearls, natives, an unscrupulous ship owner and a giant octopus.
48. On an Island with You (1948)
Passed | 107 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
While shooting on location in the South Pacific, a movie star is pursued by a handsome Naval officer who is convinced she is the girl for him.
49. My Dear Secretary (1948)
Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Romance
Owen Waterbury, bestselling novelist, recruits aspiring writer Stephanie 'Steve' Gaylord as his latest of many secretaries. The stars in her eyes fade when she finds she is to work in his ... See full summary »
50. 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.