Most Popular Feature Films Released In 1953

1. The Band Wagon (1953) The Band Wagon (1953)
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A pretentiously artistic director is hired for a new Broadway musical and changes it beyond recognition. Dir: Vincente Minnelli With: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant Comedy | Musical | Romance 112 mins.
2. Roman Holiday (1953) Roman Holiday (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome. Dir: William Wyler With: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert Comedy | Romance 118 mins.
3. Peter Pan (1953) Peter Pan (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Wendy and her brothers are whisked away to the magical world of Neverland with the hero of their stories, Peter Pan. Dir: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson With: Bobby Driscoll, Kathryn Beaumont, Hans Conried Animation | Adventure | Family | Fantasy | Music 77 mins.
4. The Blue Gardenia (1953) The Blue Gardenia (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A telephone operator ends up drunk and at the mercy of a cad in his apartment. The next morning she wakes up with a hangover and the terrible fear she may be a murderess. Dir: Fritz Lang With: Anne Baxter, Richard Conte, Ann Sothern Crime | Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery | Thriller 85 mins.
5. I Confess (1953) I Confess (1953)
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A priest who comes under suspicion for murder cannot clear his name without breaking the seal of the confessional. Dir: Alfred Hitchcock With: Montgomery Clift, Anne Baxter, Karl Malden Crime | Film-Noir | Thriller 95 mins.
6. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Showgirls Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw travel to Paris, pursued by a private detective hired by the disapproving father of Lorelei's fiancé to keep an eye on her, as well as a rich, enamored old man and many other doting admirers. Dir: Howard Hawks With: Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn Comedy | Crime | Musical | Romance 91 mins.
7. From Here to Eternity (1953) From Here to Eternity (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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. Dir: Fred Zinnemann With: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr Drama | Romance | War 118 mins.
8. Tokyo Story (1953) Tokyo Story (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; but the children have little time for them. Dir: Yasujirô Ozu With: Chishû Ryû, Chieko Higashiyama, Sô Yamamura Drama 136 mins.
9. Shane (1953) Shane (1953)
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A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act. Dir: George Stevens With: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin Drama | Romance | Western 118 mins.
10. The Lone Hand (1953) The Lone Hand (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In 1870, widowed farmer Zachary Hallock secretly joins a group of outlaws as a solution to his money problems. Dir: George Sherman With: Joel McCrea, Barbara Hale, Alex Nicol Western 80 mins.