Most Popular Feature Films Released In 1948

1. The Red Shoes (1948) The Red Shoes (1948)
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A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina. Dir: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger With: Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer Drama | Music | Musical | Romance 134 mins.
2. Rope (1948) Rope (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock With: James Stewart, John Dall, Farley Granger Crime | Drama | Thriller 80 mins.
3. Words and Music (1948) Words and Music (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Fictionalized story of the songwriting partnership of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. Dir: Norman Taurog With: Mickey Rooney, Tom Drake, June Allyson Biography | Comedy | Musical 120 mins.
4. Bicycle Thieves (1948) Bicycle Thieves (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
In post-war Italy, a working-class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it. Dir: Vittorio De Sica With: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell Drama 89 mins.
5. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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. Dir: John Huston With: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt Adventure | Drama | Western 126 mins.
6. The Fallen Idol (1948) The Fallen Idol (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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. Dir: Carol Reed With: Ralph Richardson, Michèle Morgan, Sonia Dresdel Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery | Thriller 95 mins.
7. April Showers (1948) April Showers (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A married couple who have a song-and-dance act in vaudeville are in trouble. Their struggling act is going nowhere... Dir: James V. Kern With: Jack Carson, Ann Sothern, Robert Alda Musical 94 mins.
8. Key Largo (1948) Key Largo (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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. Dir: John Huston With: Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall Action | Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller 100 mins.
9. They Live by Night (1948) They Live by Night (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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. Dir: Nicholas Ray With: Cathy O'Donnell, Farley Granger, Howard Da Silva Crime | Film-Noir | Romance 95 mins.
10. Red River (1948) Red River (1948)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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. Dir: Howard Hawks, Arthur Rosson With: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru Action | Adventure | Romance | Western 133 mins.