1956

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1. Julie (1956)

Approved | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A terrified wife tries to escape from her insanely jealous husband who is bent on killing her.

Director: Andrew L. Stone | Stars: Doris Day, Louis Jourdan, Barry Sullivan, Frank Lovejoy

Votes: 1,096

2. Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956)

Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Romance, Musical

In 1950s Las Vegas, a gambling rancher and a ballerina discover that some people have luck at cards while others have luck at love.

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Dan Dailey, Cyd Charisse, Agnes Moorehead, Lili Darvas

Votes: 552

3. Her Bridal Night (1956)

95 min | Romance, Comedy

A country girl is discovered by a Paris magazine and becomes a top model

Director: Pierre Gaspard-Huit | Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Micheline Presle, Louis Jourdan, Marcel Amont

Votes: 137

4. The Unguarded Moment (1956)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A beautiful teacher is protective of a high school boy who sexually harassed her, and later he becomes a murder suspect.

Director: Harry Keller | Stars: Esther Williams, George Nader, John Saxon, Edward Andrews

Votes: 301

5. That Certain Feeling (1956)

103 min | Comedy

When Larry Larkin's comic strip needs some freshening up, he calls in ghost-writer Francis X. Dignan to help him with the strip. Things get complicated when Francis rekindles his love for ... See full summary »

Directors: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama | Stars: Bob Hope, Eva Marie Saint, George Sanders, Pearl Bailey

Votes: 238

8. Lo scapolo (1956)

90 min | Comedy

Paolo Anselmi is a happily single man. He lives in a flat with a friend but is forced to leave when the friend gets married. He then goes to a boarding house where he flirts with a girl but... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Pietrangeli | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Sandra Milo, Nino Manfredi, Madeleine Fischer

Votes: 165

9. The Best Things in Life Are Free (1956)

Approved | 104 min | Biography, Musical

Ray Henderson joins Buddy De Sylva and Lew Brown to form a successful 1920s musical show writing team. They soon have several hits on Broadway but De Sylva's personal ambition leads to ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Gordon MacRae, Dan Dailey, Ernest Borgnine, Sheree North

Votes: 250

10. Tiger in the Smoke (1956)

94 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

In wartime a young officer is killed during a raid to kill a German general at the house that used to belong to his grandmother. Before he dies he talks about a treasure that was hidden ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Donald Sinden, Muriel Pavlow, Tony Wright, Bernard Miles

Votes: 141

11. The Forty-First (1956)

88 min | War, Drama, Romance

An unexpected romance occurs for a female Red Army sniper and a White Army officer.

Director: Grigoriy Chukhray | Stars: Izolda Izvitskaya, Oleg Strizhenov, Nikolay Kryuchkov, Nikolai Dupak

Votes: 1,135

12. Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)

Passed | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

Boxer Rocky Graziano's biopic, based on his autobiography, from childhood to his World Middleweight Championship title win at age 28 in 1947.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Paul Newman, Pier Angeli, Everett Sloane, Eileen Heckart

Votes: 6,431

13. Full of Life (1956)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

Writer Nick and his wife Emily are expecting their first child. When a necessary home repair proves too costly to afford, Nick must swallow his pride and visit his father, a proud immigrant... See full summary »

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Judy Holliday, Richard Conte, Salvatore Baccaloni, Esther Minciotti

Votes: 339

14. Pursuit of the Graf Spee (1956)

Not Rated | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In the first major naval battle of the Second World War, the British Navy must find and destroy a powerful German warship.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: John Gregson, Anthony Quayle, Peter Finch, Ian Hunter

Votes: 3,284

16. The Solid Gold Cadillac (1956)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

A minority stockholder takes on the crooked board of directors at a billion dollar corporation.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Judy Holliday, John Williams, Paul Douglas, Fred Clark

Votes: 1,254

17. Loser Takes All (1956)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy

Bertrand is an accountant employed by a large London firm. When he uncovers an accounting error, his employer is so thrilled that he sends Bertrand and his new wife, to Monte Carlo. The trip, however, is not completely as it seems...

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Glynis Johns, Rossano Brazzi, Robert Morley, Tony Britton

Votes: 60

18. The Killing (1956)

Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Crooks plan and execute a daring race-track robbery.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards, Jay C. Flippen

Votes: 70,044

19. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates, King Donovan

Votes: 38,806

20. The Harder They Fall (1956)

Passed | 109 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Sport

Down-on-his-luck ex-sportswriter Eddie Willis is hired by shady fight promoter Nick Benko to promote his latest find, an unknown but easily exploitable phenom from Argentina.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Rod Steiger, Jan Sterling, Mike Lane

Votes: 5,773

21. Patterns (1956)

Approved | 83 min | Drama

When Fred Staples is recruited onto the board of a high-powered New York corporation, he finds his ethics and ambition at odds.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Van Heflin, Everett Sloane, Ed Begley, Beatrice Straight

Votes: 1,600

22. The Catered Affair (1956)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

At breakfast, Jane announces that she and Ralph are getting married the next week. All Jane and Ralph want is a small wedding with the immediate family and no reception, because Jane's ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Bette Davis, Ernest Borgnine, Debbie Reynolds, Barry Fitzgerald

Votes: 2,409

23. The Fastest Gun Alive (1956)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Western

In the western frontier town of Cross Creek storekeeper George Temple is a polite and soft spoken man with a secret past.When three bank robbers on the lam stop in town to change horses George Temple's past comes back to haunt him.

Director: Russell Rouse | Stars: Glenn Ford, Jeanne Crain, Broderick Crawford, Russ Tamblyn

Votes: 2,374

24. Giant (1956)

G | 201 min | Drama, Western

Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Carroll Baker

Votes: 29,733 | Gross: $35.00M

25. The Girl Can't Help It (1956)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Music

A gangster hires a down-and-out press agent to make his airheaded girlfriend a singing star.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Tom Ewell, Jayne Mansfield, Edmond O'Brien, Julie London

Votes: 2,651

26. The Third Key (1956)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Mystery

Police drama. The sleuths of Scotland Yard try to solve a series of burglaries.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Jack Hawkins, John Stratton, Dorothy Alison, Michael Brooke

Votes: 452

27. Rock, Pretty Baby (1956)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Music

Jimmy Daley and Angelo Barrato are teenage members of a band who learn of a contest that they believe will bring them fame. Jimmy must fight the opposition of his father and his feelings for the lovely Joan.

Director: Richard Bartlett | Stars: Sal Mineo, John Saxon, Luana Patten, Edward Platt

Votes: 68

28. Bigger Than Life (1956)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

A seriously ill schoolteacher becomes dependent on a "miracle" drug that begins to affect his sanity.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: James Mason, Barbara Rush, Walter Matthau, Robert F. Simon

Votes: 5,775

29. The Burmese Harp (1956)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, Music, War

In the War's closing days, when a conscience-driven Japanese soldier fails to get his countrymen to surrender to overwhelming force, he adopts the lifestyle of a Buddhist monk.

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Shôji Yasui, Tatsuya Mihashi, Jun Hamamura

Votes: 4,675

30. ...And God Created Woman (1956)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Romance

In sunny St. Tropez, a young sexpot loves one brother but marries the other.

Director: Roger Vadim | Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Curd Jürgens, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jane Marken

Votes: 6,327 | Gross: $2.00M

31. On the Bowery (1956)

Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary, Drama

At the time of this film, the Bowery was a neighborhood in New York City populated largely by the down and out, and largely by transients. Those that can work generally can only find short ... See full summary »

Director: Lionel Rogosin | Stars: Ray Salyer, Gorman Hendricks, Frank Matthews, George L. Bolton

Votes: 685 | Gross: $0.01M

32. Foreign Intrigue (1956)

Approved | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When a reclusive, enigmatic millionaire dies suddenly on the Riviera, his press agent begins to investigate his employer's shady past.

Director: Sheldon Reynolds | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Geneviève Page, Ingrid Thulin, Frédéric O'Brady

Votes: 693

33. A Cry in the Night (1956)

Approved | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A deranged man kidnaps the nubile daughter of a police captain.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Brian Donlevy, Natalie Wood, Raymond Burr

Votes: 583

34. Teenage Rebel (1956)

Approved | 94 min | Drama

Nancy Fallon gets custody of her teenage daughter Dodie back from her ex-husband when she remarries but she must win her love.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Michael Rennie, Mildred Natwick, Rusty Swope

Votes: 252

35. The Scarlet Hour (1956)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

An unhappy wife uses her powers of manipulation to draw an infatuated man into an ill-fated jewelry heist.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Carol Ohmart, Tom Tryon, Jody Lawrance, James Gregory

Votes: 247

36. Dany, bitte schreiben Sie (1956)

99 min | Comedy, Romance

The day before Danny Ruland wants to marry, she learns that her expected husband is a marriage impostor, and has left with all of her money. But she's lucky and finds by chance a job as ... See full summary »

Director: Eduard von Borsody | Stars: Sonja Ziemann, Rudolf Prack, Anneliese Uhlig, Fita Benkhoff

Votes: 45

38. Dort oben, wo die Alpen glühen (1956)

96 min | Drama

Andrea is vacationing in the mountains. She employs the young mountain guide Bertl to accompany her on a tour to a mountain top - and falls in love with him. Because of a storm they have to... See full summary »

Director: Otto Meyer | Stars: Rudolf Carl, Lotte Ledl, Albert Rueprecht, Erik Frey

Votes: 28

40. The Birds and the Bees (1956)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

On an ocean voyage, a card shark and her father cheat a naive man out of his money. Things take a twist when the girl falls in love with the man she's just fleeced.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: George Gobel, Mitzi Gaynor, David Niven, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 149

41. The Spanish Gardener (1956)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama

A rather undiplomatic British diplomat takes up his new post in Spain accompanied by his son Nicholas. The posting is something of a disappointment to the father, who was hoping for a ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Jon Whiteley, Michael Hordern, Cyril Cusack

Votes: 635

42. The Rack (1956)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, War

A decorated Korean War hero inexplicably collaborates with the enemy while interred in a POW camp and is court-martialed.

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Paul Newman, Wendell Corey, Walter Pidgeon, Edmond O'Brien

Votes: 960

43. The Lieutenant Wore Skirts (1956)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy

In this hilarious romp starring Tom Ewell, Sheree North and Rita Moreno, a middle-aged ex-serviceman who plans to re-enlist (Ewell) is shocked to learn that not only did he fail his medical... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Tom Ewell, Sheree North, Rita Moreno, Rick Jason

Votes: 156

44. Great Day in the Morning (1956)

Approved | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

After a card game Southerner Owen Pentecost finds himself the owner of a Denver hotel. Involved with two women - one who came with the hotel, and one newly arrived from the East to open a ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Virginia Mayo, Robert Stack, Ruth Roman, Alex Nicol

Votes: 555

45. The Wild Party (1956)

Not Rated | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A night of terror in a sleazy nightspot, when an over-the-hill football star holds a thrill-seeking couple captive.

Director: Harry Horner | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Carol Ohmart, Arthur Franz, Jay Robinson

Votes: 214

46. Deadlier Than the Male (1956)

113 min | Drama, Thriller

André Chatelin is a restaurant owner in Les Halles in Paris. One morning, a girl named Catherine asks to see him. She happens to be the daughter of his estranged wife, Gabrielle, that André... See full summary »

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Jean Gabin, Danièle Delorme, Robert Arnoux, Liliane Bert

Votes: 894

47. Toward the Unknown (1956)

Approved | 115 min | Drama, History, Romance

At the dawn of supersonic flight in the 1950s a group of Edwards Air Force Base experimental aircraft test pilots push themselves to the limit.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: William Holden, Lloyd Nolan, Virginia Leith, Charles McGraw

Votes: 465

49. A Kiss Before Dying (1956)

Approved | 94 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

A ruthless college student resorts to murder in a futile attempt to marry an heiress.

Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter, Virginia Leith, Joanne Woodward

Votes: 2,482

50. La adúltera (1956)

90 min | Crime, Drama

6.9