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1. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
G | 92 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.
2. Early Summer (1951)
Not Rated | 125 min | Drama
A family chooses a match for their daughter Noriko, but she, surprisingly, has her own plans.
3. The Browning Version (1951)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama
Forced to retire from an English public school, an unpopular professor must confront his failure as a teacher and husband.
4. Strangers on a Train (1951)
PG | 101 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
A psychotic socialite attempts to force a professional tennis star to prove a theory that two complete strangers can get away with murder.
Votes: 110,775 | Gross: $7.63M
5. Ace in the Hole (1951)
Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Film-Noir
A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to re-jump start his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control circus.
Votes: 23,273 | Gross: $3.97M
6. Death of a Salesman (1951)
115 min | Drama
An over-the-hill salesman faces a personal turning point when he loses his job and attempts to make peace with his family.
7. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
PG | 122 min | Drama
Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her.
Votes: 88,716 | Gross: $8.00M
8. An American in Paris (1951)
Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. Things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman.
Votes: 26,293 | Gross: $4.50M
9. A Christmas Carol (1951)
Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Fantasy
An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve...
10. A Place in the Sun (1951)
Passed | 122 min | Drama, Romance
A poor boy gets a job working for his rich uncle and ends up falling in love with two women.
11. Awaara (1951)
82 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Raju lives as a derelict as a result of being estranged from his bitter father, a district judge, who threw Raju's mother out of the house years ago. Raju shacks up with a Dacoit (... See full summary »
12. Meshi (1951)
97 min | Drama
Michiyo lives in the small place Osaka and is not happy with her marriage, all she does is cook and clean for her husband.
13. Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama
A young priest taking over the parish at Ambricourt tries to fulfill his duties even as he fights a mysterious stomach ailment.
14. The African Queen (1951)
PG | 105 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
In Africa during World War I, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.
Votes: 64,771 | Gross: $0.54M
15. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Crime
A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eiffel Towers.
16. Summer Interlude (1951)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Romance
A lonely woman recalls her first love thirteen years prior during a brief summer vacation.
17. The River (1951)
Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Romance
Three adolescent girls growing up in Bengal, India, learn their lessons in life after falling for an older American soldier.
18. Detective Story (1951)
Approved | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
On one day in the 21st Precinct squad room, assorted characters form a backdrop for the troubles of hard-nosed Detective Jim McLeod.
19. The Steel Helmet (1951)
Approved | 85 min | Action, Drama, War
A ragtag group of American stragglers battles against superior Communist troops in an abandoned Buddhist temple during the Korean War.
20. The Mating Season (1951)
Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Ellen McNulty loses her hamburger joint and goes to see her son, who marries a socialite at the same time. Due to her modest background and a case of mistaken identity, Ellen poses as the newlyweds' cook.
21. People Will Talk (1951)
Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Dr. Noah Praetorius falls in love with Debra, a student who finds out that she is pregnant by her old boyfriend.
22. Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. (1951)
Not Rated | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
During the Napoleonic wars, a British naval captain has adventures in Central American waters.
23. The Idiot (1951)
Not Rated | 166 min | Drama, Romance
A Japanese veteran, driven partially mad from the war, travels to the snowy island of Kameda where he soon enters a love triangle with his best friend and a disgraced woman.
24. On Dangerous Ground (1951)
Approved | 82 min | Drama, Film-Noir
Rough city cop Jim Wilson is disciplined by his captain and is sent upstate, to a snowy mountain town, to help the local sheriff solve a murder case.
25. Alice in Wonderland (1951)
G | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
Alice stumbles into the world of Wonderland. Will she get home? Not if the Queen of Hearts has her way.
26. The Man in the White Suit (1951)
Approved | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
An altruistic chemist invents a fabric which resists wear and stain as a boon to humanity, but both big business and labor realize it must be suppressed for economic reasons.
Votes: 7,611 | Gross: $0.01M
27. Miss Julie (1951)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance
A heiress begins to realize her attraction to one of her family's servants.
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28. Decision Before Dawn (1951)
Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, War
As the US Army approaches Nazi Germany, they recruit German prisoners to spy behind German lines.
29. The Enforcer (1951)
Approved | 87 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
A crusading district attorney finally gets a chance to prosecute the organizer and boss of Murder Inc.
30. Susana (1951)
Not Rated | 86 min | Drama
An unstable young woman escapes from a reformatory for very, very wayward girls and deceptively finds shelter in the kind home of a frighteningly nice and decent family. Little by little, ... See full summary »
31. Cry Danger (1951)
Passed | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Ex-con Rocky Mulloy seeks the real culprit in the crime he was framed for, in a night world of deceptive dames and double crosses.
32. The Well (1951)
Approved | 86 min | Drama, Thriller
A small, racially-mixed American town succumbs to violence and utter mayhem after a white man suspected of kidnapping a missing black girl is released by the white authority.
33. No Highway in the Sky (1951)
Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Thriller
An aeronautical engineer predicts that a new model of plane will fail catastrophically and in a novel manner after a specific number flying hours.
34. The Thing from Another World (1951)
Not Rated | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a bloodthirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost.
35. The Red Badge of Courage (1951)
Approved | 69 min | Drama, War
Truncated adaptation of Stephen Crane's novel about a Civil War Union soldier who stuggles to find the courage to fight in the heat of battle.
36. Adventures in the Red Sea (1951)
Approved | 67 min | Documentary
Excellent documentary film about diving to the bottom of the Red Sea.
37. The Prowler (1951)
Approved | 92 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
When Susan Gilvray reports a prowler outside her house police officer Webb Garwood investigates and sparks fly. If only her husband wasn't in the way.
38. Storm Warning (1951)
Approved | 93 min | Drama, Film-Noir
Marsha Mitchell, a traveling dress model, stops in a southern town to see her sister who has married a Ku Klux Klansman. Marsha sees the KKK commit a murder and helps District Attorney Burt Rainey in bringing the criminals to justice.
39. Quo Vadis (1951)
Not Rated | 171 min | Biography, Drama, History
A fierce Roman commander becomes infatuated with a beautiful Christian hostage and begins questioning the tyrannical leadership of the despot Emperor Nero.
Votes: 11,697 | Gross: $24.29M
40. Another Man's Poison (1951)
Approved | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
In an isolated house, mystery writer Janet Frobisher is involved in potentially murderous relationships.
41. Laughter in Paradise (1951)
Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy
When a millionaire practical joker dies, he divides his fortune among four heirs who must carry out his zany instructions to cash in.
42. His Kind of Woman (1951)
Approved | 120 min | Action, Crime, Film-Noir
A deported gangster's plan to re-enter the USA involves skulduggery at a Mexican resort, and gambler Dan Milner is caught in the middle.
43. The Model and the Marriage Broker (1951)
Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Romance
Marriage broker Mae Swasey, who somewhat cynically arranges her loser clients' affairs, meets model Kitty Bennett and can't resist meddling in her life, by disentangling her from a married ... See full summary »
44. Angels in the Outfield (1951)
Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
A young woman reporter blames the Pittsburgh Pirates' losing streak on the obscenely abusive manager. While she attempts to learn more about him for her column, he begins hearing the voice ... See full summary »
45. Fixed Bayonets! (1951)
Approved | 92 min | Action, Drama, War
The story of a platoon during the Korean War. One by one Corporal Denno's superiors are killed until it comes to the point where he must try to take command responsibility.
46. Ginza keshô (1951)
87 min | Drama
A few days in the life of a quiet geisha, single mother of a young, smart boy, in the lively Tokyo quarter of Ginza. A woman devoted to other people's needs, she will end by taking part ... See full summary »
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47. The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951)
Approved | 88 min | Biography, Drama, War
The story of the final years of the respected World War II German general, Erwin Rommel.
48. The House on Telegraph Hill (1951)
Approved | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Concentration camp survivor Victoria Kowelska finds herself involved in mystery, greed, and murder when she assumes the identity of a dead friend in order to gain passage to America.
49. The Girl on the Bridge (1951)
Not Rated | 76 min | Drama
An elderly watchmaker stops a beautiful young blonde from committing suicide by throwing herself off a bridge. They eventually marry, and things go well until a man from the woman's ... See full summary »
50. Show Boat (1951)
Approved | 108 min | Drama, Family, Musical