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1. Marty (1955)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

A middle-aged butcher and a school teacher who have given up on the idea of love meet at a dance and fall for each other.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair, Esther Minciotti, Augusta Ciolli

Votes: 19,565

2. My Sister Eileen (1955)

Approved | 108 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

After submitting a story of her beautiful sister, a woman assumes her identity to maintain the attention of a playboy publisher.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Janet Leigh, Jack Lemmon, Betty Garrett, Bob Fosse

Votes: 1,387

3. It's Always Fair Weather (1955)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Three soldiers meet ten years after their last meeting in New York, and find out that they have little in common now.

Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly | Stars: Gene Kelly, Dan Dailey, Cyd Charisse, Dolores Gray

Votes: 2,683

4. Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)

Not Rated | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A one-armed stranger comes to a tiny town possessing a terrible past they want to keep secret, by violent means if necessary.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis, Dean Jagger

Votes: 17,649

5. Il Bidone (1955)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

A trio of con-men lead by a lonesome swindler must deal with their job and family pressures.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Broderick Crawford, Richard Basehart, Giulietta Masina, Franco Fabrizi

Votes: 4,393

6. Ingrid - The Story of a Fashion Model (1955)

110 min | Comedy

Ingrid, a young and inexperienced girl, is elected "Miss Mannequin". The photojournalist Walter is happy because he is her friend, the journalist Robert, because he senses a good story.

Director: Géza von Radványi | Stars: Johanna Matz, Paul Hubschmid, Paul Edwin Roth, Erni Mangold

Votes: 14

7. Guys and Dolls (1955)

Not Rated | 150 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

In New York, a gambler is challenged to take a cold female missionary to Havana, but they fall for each other, and the bet has a hidden motive to finance a crap game.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, Vivian Blaine

Votes: 14,309 | Gross: $13.00M

8. Artists and Models (1955)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Rick Todd uses the dreams of his roommate Eugene as the basis for a successful comic book.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Shirley MacLaine, Dorothy Malone

Votes: 3,184 | Gross: $9.35M

9. The Big Combo (1955)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A police lt. is ordered to stop investigating deadly crime boss Mr. Brown, because he hasn't been able to get any hard evidence against him. He then goes after Brown's girlfriend who despises him, for information instead.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Richard Conte, Jean Wallace, Brian Donlevy

Votes: 5,844

10. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama

87 Metascore

A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus

Votes: 76,949

11. Simba (1955)

Not Rated | 99 min | Adventure, Drama

A European family in East Africa finds itself caught up in an uprising by local black Africans against their white colonial masters. Based on the Mau-Mau rebellion in Kenya in the early 1950s.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Virginia McKenna, Basil Sydney, Donald Sinden

Votes: 338

12. Oklahoma! (1955)

G | 145 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

In Oklahoma, several farmers, cowboys and a traveling salesman compete for the romantic favors of various local ladies.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Gordon MacRae, Gloria Grahame, Gene Nelson, Charlotte Greenwood

Votes: 10,449

13. The Kentuckian (1955)

Passed | 104 min | Drama, Western

41 Metascore

A Kentucky widower bound for 1820's Texas with his young son is thwarted in his efforts by a corrupt constable, a long-standing family feud, and a beautiful indentured servant.

Director: Burt Lancaster | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Diana Lynn, Dianne Foster, Walter Matthau

Votes: 2,214

14. The Ladykillers (1955)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Crime

91 Metascore

Five diverse oddball criminal types planning a bank robbery rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom

Votes: 24,414

15. As Long as They're Happy (1955)

74 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

A stockbroker's youngest daughter tricks an American singer into visiting her family at their suburban Wimbledon home. Her two sisters and their oddball husbands also visit and the ... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Jack Buchanan, Janette Scott, Jeannie Carson, Brenda de Banzie

Votes: 91

16. The Belle of Rome (1955)

99 min | Comedy

Nannina is engaged to a sleazy, unruly boxer who ends up in jail after a fight with a traffic policeman.

Director: Luigi Comencini | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Silvana Pampanini, Paolo Stoppa, Luisella Beghi

Votes: 100

18. Love Me or Leave Me (1955)

Passed | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Music

A fictionalized account of the career of jazz singer Ruth Etting and her tempestuous marriage to gangster Marty Snyder, who helped propel her to stardom.

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Doris Day, James Cagney, Cameron Mitchell, Robert Keith

Votes: 3,432

19. The Man from Laramie (1955)

Not Rated | 103 min | Western

A stranger, Will Lockhart, defies the local cattle baron and his sadistic son by working for one of his oldest rivals.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Donald Crisp, Cathy O'Donnell

Votes: 8,615

20. Strategic Air Command (1955)

Approved | 112 min | Action, Drama, War

An ex-pilot and current baseballer is recalled into the U.S. Air Force and assumes an increasingly important role in Cold War deterrence.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, June Allyson, Frank Lovejoy, Barry Sullivan

Votes: 2,841

21. The Case of the Red Monkey (1955)

Approved | 71 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Several murders of nuclear scientists, that baffles Scotland Yard, occur in London about the same time that Bill Locklin, a special officer from the United States State Department, arrives ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Richard Conte, Rona Anderson, Russell Napier, Sylva Langova

Votes: 75

22. Lucy Gallant (1955)

Approved | 104 min | Drama

The success story of a dressmaker who comes to run a group of fashion shops at the expense of her love life.

Director: Robert Parrish | Stars: Jane Wyman, Charlton Heston, Claire Trevor, Thelma Ritter

Votes: 454

23. All That Heaven Allows (1955)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Romance

An upper-class widow falls in love with a much younger, down-to-earth nurseryman, much to the disapproval of her children and criticism of her country club peers.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Agnes Moorehead, Conrad Nagel

Votes: 12,007

24. Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

Not Rated | 106 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

A doomed female hitchhiker pulls Mike Hammer into a deadly whirlpool of intrigue, revolving around a mysterious "great whatsit".

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart, Juano Hernandez

Votes: 17,000

25. Killer's Kiss (1955)

Not Rated | 67 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Ready to catch a train to his hometown, a washed up boxer tells us about the strange and twisty events that happened to him the past couple of days.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Frank Silvera, Irene Kane, Jamie Smith, Jerry Jarrett

Votes: 19,381

26. Le Amiche (1955)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Romance

A young woman returns to her hometown of Turin to set up a new fashion salon and gets involved with a troubled woman and her three wealthy friends.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Eleonora Rossi Drago, Gabriele Ferzetti, Franco Fabrizi, Valentina Cortese

Votes: 2,295 | Gross: $0.05M

27. Rififi (1955)

Not Rated | 118 min | Crime, Thriller

97 Metascore

Four men plan a technically perfect crime, but the human element intervenes...

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Jean Servais, Carl Möhner, Robert Manuel, Janine Darcey

Votes: 23,301 | Gross: $0.06M

28. The Night My Number Came Up (1955)

Not Rated | 94 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller

On a routine flight from Hong Kong to Japan, a British military transport aircraft's fate may or may not depend on a prophetic nightmare.

Director: Leslie Norman | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Sheila Sim, Alexander Knox, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 783

29. Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (1955)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Two Broadway showgirls, who are also sisters, are sick and tired of New York as well as not getting nowhere. Quitting Broadway, the sisters decided to travel to Paris to become famous.

Director: Richard Sale | Stars: Jane Russell, Jeanne Crain, Alan Young, Scott Brady

Votes: 446

30. Le signorine dello 04 (1955)

101 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

The lives times and loves of five Italian telephone operators. One is betrayed by her husband, one helps a student who wants to take his life, another changes her boy-friend every other day... See full summary »

Director: Gianni Franciolini | Stars: Giovanna Ralli, Antonella Lualdi, Franca Valeri, Marisa Merlini

Votes: 39

31. Io piaccio (1955)

92 min | Comedy

Roberto Maldi, a young scientist, is trying to find a serum capable of giving courage but he unwittingly invents a serum which transforms any man in a womanizer. His boss scents a good ... See full summary »

Director: Giorgio Bianchi | Stars: Walter Chiari, Aldo Fabrizi, Peppino De Filippo, Dorian Gray

Votes: 27

32. Foxfire (1955)

Approved | 92 min | Action, Drama, Romance

In Arizona, during the 1950s, privileged white girl Amanda Lawrence marries half-Apache mining engineer Jonathan Dartland who dreams of finding gold in an old abandoned Apache mine.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Jane Russell, Jeff Chandler, Dan Duryea, Mara Corday

Votes: 338

33. Man with the Gun (1955)

Passed | 84 min | Western

When a notorious tough 'town tamer' is hired by the citizenry to rid of the gunmen driving them off their land, he finds the local saloon madam to be an old friend.

Director: Richard Wilson | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jan Sterling, Karen Sharpe, Henry Hull

Votes: 1,275

34. The Trouble with Harry (1955)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Mystery

74 Metascore

The trouble with Harry is that he's dead, and everyone seems to have a different idea of what should be done with his body.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: John Forsythe, Shirley MacLaine, Edmund Gwenn, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 30,838

35. Hi-Jack Highway (1955)

92 min | Crime, Drama

After a spending the night with his girlfriend, trucker Jean encounters a dead body on the road home. He reports the incident to the police who suspect that Jean was responsible for the death.

Director: Gilles Grangier | Stars: Jean Gabin, Jeanne Moreau, Gaby Basset, Simone Berthier

Votes: 355

36. The Seven Year Itch (1955)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

When his family goes away for the summer, a hitherto faithful husband with an overactive imagination is tempted by a beautiful neighbor.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewell, Evelyn Keyes, Sonny Tufts

Votes: 31,298 | Gross: $12.00M

37. Il segno di Venere (1955)

97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Agnese has many men who woo her and live with her cousin Cesira Franca Valeri, who has the opposite problem with men and wishes she would also have men woo her.

Director: Dino Risi | Stars: Sophia Loren, Franca Valeri, Vittorio De Sica, Raf Vallone

Votes: 378

39. The Lovers of Lisbon (1954)

123 min | Drama, Romance

He is a French taxi driver in Lisbon carrying the scars of a wife's infidelity that ended in tragedy when he found her with his lover upon returning from the war. She is a French woman in ... See full summary »

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Daniel Gélin, Françoise Arnoul, Trevor Howard, Marcel Dalio

Votes: 106

40. Escapade (1955)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

This movie concerns a pacifist husband who is so involved in his "causes" he totally neglects his wife and two sons. The wife, ready to leave her husband, finds the schoolmaster knocking on... See full summary »

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: John Mills, Yvonne Mitchell, Alastair Sim, Jeremy Spenser

Votes: 126

42. To Catch a Thief (1955)

PG | 106 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

A retired jewel thief sets out to prove his innocence after being suspected of returning to his former occupation.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams

Votes: 57,530 | Gross: $8.75M

44. The Shrike (1955)

Approved | 88 min | Drama

A successful theatrical director is driven to failure by the machinations of his vengeful wife. Eventually, he lands in a mental hospital where both his wife and his new love, a young ... See full summary »

Director: José Ferrer | Stars: José Ferrer, June Allyson, Joy Page, Kendall Clark

Votes: 137

45. Der letzte Mann (1955)

105 min | Drama

Niddy is the paternal Niece of the deceased Owner of the Hotel Hovelmann, She lives in the Hotel and is watched over by Karl, a kindly, father figure, who is a long time Servant and friend ... See full summary »

Director: Harald Braun | Stars: Hans Albers, Romy Schneider, Rudolf Forster, Joachim Fuchsberger

Votes: 87

46. Crashout (1955)

Approved | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

The survivors of a prison break set out on an arduous journey to retrieve some loot.

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: William Bendix, Arthur Kennedy, Luther Adler, William Talman

Votes: 419

47. Summertime (1955)

Not Rated | 100 min | Romance, Drama

A lonely American woman unexpectedly finds romance in Venice, Italy.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Rossano Brazzi, Isa Miranda, Darren McGavin

Votes: 7,048

48. House of Bamboo (1955)

Approved | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Planted in a Tokyo crime syndicate, a U.S. Army Investigator attempts to probe the coinciding death of a fellow Army official.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Robert Ryan, Robert Stack, Shirley Yamaguchi, Cameron Mitchell

Votes: 2,601

49. Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)

Not Rated | 109 min | Comedy, Romance