Most Popular Feature Films Released 1953-01-01 to 1953-12-31
1. From Here to Eternity (1953)
Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Romance, War
In Hawaii in 1941, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second-in-command are falling in love.
2. Peter Pan (1953)
Approved | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
Wendy and her brothers are whisked away to the magical world of Neverland with the hero of their stories, Peter Pan.
Votes: 92,215 | Gross: $87.40M
4. Stalag 17 (1953)
Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, War
When two escaping American World War II prisoners are killed, the German POW camp barracks black marketeer, J.J. Sefton, is suspected of being an informer.
5. Half a Hero (1953)
Approved | 71 min | Comedy, Music
Audiences always roared with delight when Red Skelton went one-on-one with post-war life in The Yellow Cab Man, The Fuller Brush Man and other films. In Half a Hero, the legendary comic ... See full summary »
6. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical
Showgirls Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw travel to Paris, pursued by a private detective hired by the suspicious father of Lorelei's fiancé, as well as a rich, enamored old man and many other doting admirers.
7. Shane (1953)
Approved | 118 min | Drama, Romance, Western
A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act.
Votes: 28,760 | Gross: $9.00M
10. House of Wax (1953)
Approved | 88 min | Crime, Fantasy, Horror
An associate burns down a wax museum with the owner inside, but he survives only to become vengeful and murderous.
Votes: 12,206 | Gross: $23.75M
11. The Wages of Fear (1953)
Not Rated | 131 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
In a decrepit South American village, four men are hired to transport an urgent nitroglycerine shipment without the equipment that would make it safe.
15. Julius Caesar (1953)
Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, History
The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony.
17. Beat the Devil (1953)
Approved | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
On their way to Africa are a group of rogues who hope to get rich there, and a seemingly innocent British couple. They meet and things happen...
18. The Robe (1953)
Unrated | 135 min | Drama, History
In the Roman province of Judea during the 1st century, Roman tribune Marcellus Gallio is ordered to crucify Jesus of Nazareth but is tormented by his guilty conscience afterwards.
Votes: 6,670 | Gross: $36.00M
21. It Came from Outer Space (1953)
Approved | 81 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A spaceship from another world crashes in the Arizona desert, and only an amateur stargazer and a schoolteacher suspect alien influence when the local townsfolk begin to act strange.
24. Kiss Me Kate (1953)
Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Fred and Lilly are a divorced pair of actors who are brought together by Cole Porter who has written a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew. Of course, the couple seem to act a great ... See full summary »
29. Mogambo (1953)
Approved | 116 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
On a Kenyan safari, white hunter Victor Marswell has a love triangle with seductive American socialite Eloise Kelly and anthropologist Donald Nordley's cheating wife Linda.
30. Summer with Monika (1953)
R | 96 min | Drama, Romance
Harry Lund is a nineteen-year-old man who meets Monika, a romantic, reckless and rebellious seventeen-year-old, and they fall in love. They leave their families and jobs in their small town... See full summary »
31. Island in the Sky (1953)
Approved | 109 min | Adventure, Drama
A C-47 transport plane, named the Corsair, makes a forced landing in the frozen wastes of Labrador, and the plane's pilot, Captain Dooley, must keep his men alive in deadly conditions while waiting for rescue.
32. I Love Melvin (1953)
Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Melvin Hoover, a budding photographer for Look magazine, accidentally bumps into a young actress named Judy LeRoy in the park. They start to talk and Melvin soon offers to do a photo spread... See full summary »
34. The Man Between (1953)
100 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
In the Post-World War II, the British Susanne Mallison travels to Berlin to visit her older brother Martin Mallison, a military that has married the German Bettina Mallison. The naive ... See full summary »
36. The Long, Long Trailer (1953)
Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Romance
Nicky and Tacy are going to be married. Nicky wants to save up money for a house, but Tacy dreams of starting off with their own home on wheels--a trailer. After the two are hitched, they ... See full summary »
37. The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953)
Approved | 89 min | Family, Fantasy, Music
The bane of adolescent Bart Collins' existence is the piano lessons he is forced to take under the tutelage of Dr. Terwilliker, the only person he admits he detests because of his ... See full summary »
39. The Master of Ballantrae (1953)
Approved | 90 min | Action, Adventure, History
Two noble Scottish brothers deliberately take opposite sides when Bonnie Prince Charlie returns to claim the throne of Scotland in order to preserve the family fortune.
41. The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
A ferocious dinosaur awakened by an Arctic atomic test terrorizes the North Atlantic and, ultimately, New York City.
Votes: 5,010 | Gross: $5.00M
43. The Man from the Alamo (1953)
Approved | 79 min | Western
During the war for Texas independence, one man leaves the Alamo before the end (chosen by lot to help others' families) but is too late to accomplish his mission, and is branded a coward. ... See full summary »
44. Give a Girl a Break (1953)
Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
The star of an upcoming Broadway production, Janet Hallson, walks out during rehersals. The producers of the show, Ted Sturgis, Leo Belney and Bob Dowdy begin to search a replacement. After... See full summary »
46. The Affairs of Dobie Gillis (1953)
Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy, Musical
Grainbelt University has one attraction for Dobie Gillis - women, especially Pansy Hammer. Pansy's father, even though and maybe because she says she's in dreamville, does not share her ... See full summary »
47. Genevieve (1953)
Approved | 86 min | Comedy
It's time for the annual London to Brighton antique car rally, and Alan McKim and Ambrose Claverhouse are not going to let their friendship stop them from trying to humiliate each other. ... See full summary »
49. Salome (1953)
Approved | 103 min | Drama, History
In the reign of emperor Tiberius, Gallilean prophet John the Baptist preaches against King Herod and Queen Herodias. The latter wants John dead, but Herod fears to harm him due to a ... See full summary »
50. The Desert Rats (1953)
Approved | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Richard Burton plays a Scottish Army officer put in charge of a disparate band of ANZAC troops on the perimeter of Tobruk with the German Army doing their best to dislodge them.