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.
3. 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: 89,145 | Gross: $87.40M
4. 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 »
5. Scared Stiff (1953)
Unrated | 108 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical
Fleeing a murder charge, a singer and a busboy (Martin & Lewis) wind up on a spooky Carribean island inherited by heiress (Scott).
6. Return to Paradise (1953)
Approved | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
An American drifter comes to a remote Polynesian island controlled by a Puritanical missionary and turns the social life of the island upside-down.
7. 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.
8. 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: 28,215 | Gross: $9.00M
11. The Neanderthal Man (1953)
Not Rated | 78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Professor Groves, an expert in prehistoric life, proves his theories with an extract that'll regress a cat to a saber-tooth tiger and man to a Neanderthal.
13. 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.
15. Problem Girls (1953)
Approved | 71 min | Drama, Mystery
While awaiting his certificate to practice medicine, John Page takes a position the the secret reform school for rich girl-delinquents run by hard-bitten Miss Dixon. Page is forced to treat... See full summary »
16. 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.
17. 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: 11,816 | Gross: $23.75M
18. The Wages of Fear (1953)
Not Rated | 131 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
In a decrepit South American village, men are hired to transport an urgent nitroglycerine shipment without the equipment that would make it safe.
19. Loose in London (1953)
Approved | 62 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The Bowery Boys find themselves in London, in an old mansion complete with a dungeon, an ominous bell tower and the ghost of an old hangman.
21. 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.
29. Pony Express (1953)
Approved | 101 min | History, Romance, Western
Buffalo Bill and Wild Bill Hickock work to establish the Pony Express and fight Indians and California Separatists who seek to destroy it.
30. 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: 6,449 | Gross: $36.00M
32. 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 »
35. 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 »
37. 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.
38. 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...
40. Hay un camino a la derecha (1953)
96 min | Drama
Miguel, a quick-tempered sailor, is fired from his job and hardly finds another one to support his family as a harbor depot watchman. Unsatisfied, he will plan a robbery.
42. 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 »
45. 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: 4,875 | Gross: $5.00M
48. The Earrings of Madame de... (1953)
Approved | 105 min | Drama, Romance
In the Paris of the late 19th century, Louise, wife of a general, sells the earrings her husband gave her as a wedding gift: she needs money to cover her debts. The general secretly buys ... See full summary »
49. Malta Story (1953)
Approved | 97 min | Drama, History, War
In WW2, the island of Malta, strategically located and vital to supply lines in the Mediterranean Sea, is fiercely attacked by the Germans but staunchly defended by the British.