My Favorite 50 Movies of 1957by Girgisbond | created - 07 Jul 2013 | updated - 09 Jul 2013 | Public
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1. Omar Khayyam (1957)
Not Rated | 101 min | Adventure, Biography, Romance
During the 11th century, Persian poet Omar Khayyam's lover marries the Shah but the Shah, whose life is threatened by a sect of assassins, appoints Omar royal advisor.
2. The Big Land (1957)
Approved | 92 min | Romance, Western
Alan Ladd stars as a Kansas cattle rancher battling the elements and corrupt cattle buyers to build a railroad spur to the Rio Grande just after the United States' Civil War.
5. Tarzan and the Lost Safari (1957)
PG | 86 min | Action, Adventure
Tarzan leads five passengers from a downed airplane out of the jungle. En route white hunter Hawkins tries to sell them to the Oparian chief. Captured by the Oparians and nearly sacrificed ... See full summary »
Votes: 456 | Gross: $1.99M
6. Paths of Glory (1957)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, War
After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them.
7. Kiss Them for Me (1957)
Approved | 105 min | Comedy, Romance
In 1944, three Navy pilots stationed in Hawaii and a P.R. officer go on a 4-day leave to San Francisco where they party with a good crowd in the executive suite of a busy hotel.
9. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
PG | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War
After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.
Votes: 176,529 | Gross: $44.91M
11. The Cranes Are Flying (1957)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance, War
Veronica plans a rendezvous with her lover, Boris, at the bank of river, only for him to be drafted into World War II shortly thereafter.
13. 3:10 to Yuma (1957)
Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, Thriller, Western
Broke small-time rancher Dan Evans is hired by the stagecoach line to put big-time captured outlaw leader Ben Wade on the 3:10 train to Yuma but Wade's gang tries to free him.
14. The Guns of Fort Petticoat (1957)
Approved | 82 min | Action, Romance, War
Union Army deserter, Lt. Hewitt, trains a rag tag band of all-female homesteaders to defend themselves against a Comanche tribe on the warpath.
15. War Drums (1957)
Approved | 75 min | Action, Drama, Romance
The friendship between a white man and an Apache chief is tested when they fall in love with the same woman during a time of frontier conflict.
17. The Tall T (1957)
Approved | 78 min | Romance, Thriller, Western
An independent former ranch foreman is kidnapped along with an heiress, who is being held for ransom by trio of ruthless outlaws.
18. Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)
Approved | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A marine and a nun form an unlikely friendship. The marine is shipwrecked on a Pacific island and the nun has been left behind there; they find comfort in one another as the two wait out the war.
19. Love in the Afternoon (1957)
Not Rated | 130 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A middle-aged playboy becomes fascinated by the daughter of a private detective who has been hired to entrap him with the wife of a client.
20. Old Yeller (1957)
Approved | 83 min | Family, Drama, Adventure
A teenage boy grows to love a stray yellow dog while helping his mother and younger brother run their Texas homestead while their father is away on a cattle drive. First thought to be good-for-nothing mutt, Old Yeller is soon beloved by all.
Votes: 9,941 | Gross: $21.91M
22. The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)
Approved | 135 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
Charles 'Slim' Lindbergh struggles to finance and design an airplane that will make his New York to Paris flight the first solo transatlantic crossing.
23. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
Passed | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Western
Lawman Wyatt Earp and outlaw Doc Holliday form an unlikely alliance which culminates in their participation in the legendary Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
Votes: 11,719 | Gross: $11.75M
26. The Pride and the Passion (1957)
132 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
During the Napoleonic Wars, a British captain is sent to Spain to help prevent the French from stealing a powerful cannon.
Votes: 2,203 | Gross: $8.75M
28. Forty Guns (1957)
Approved | 80 min | Romance, Western
Showdown in Arizona between the Bonnell brothers, U.S.Marshals, and Jessica Drummond, the iron-fist rancher who controls the territory.
29. A Farewell to Arms (1957)
Approved | 152 min | Drama, Romance, War
An English nurse and an American soldier on the Italian front during World War I fall in love, but the horrors surrounding them test their romance to the limit.
Votes: 2,124 | Gross: $11.00M
30. Edge of the City (1957)
Approved | 85 min | Drama
Two New York City longshoremen Axel Nordmann, an Army deserter and Tommy Tyler, an easy-going freight car loader whose growing friendship is threatened by Charles Malik, a notably repellent punk.
31. Joe Dakota (1957)
Approved | 79 min | Romance, Western
A stranger rides into town and says he is looking for a local Indian. Told he left town, the truth everyone has been hiding comes out including the stranger's true identity.
34. Utah Blaine (1957)
Approved | 75 min | Romance, Western
Gunslinger Utah Blaine rescues rancher Joe Neal from lynching by vigilante land-grabbers and runs afoul of vigilante leader Russ Nevers' interests.
35. Man in the Shadow (I) (1957)
Approved | 80 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Virgil Renchler owns most of the town providing a thriving economy. When his men go too far and kill one of his migrant workmen, the sheriff goes after him even if it means his job and everyone else's.
37. Bitter Victory (1957)
Approved | 82 min | Drama, War
A commander receives a citation for an attack on Rommel's headquarters, which is actually undeserved as the commander is unfit for his job. On top of that, unbeknownst to him, his wife is having an affair with one of his officers.
38. Tip on a Dead Jockey (1957)
Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
During the 1950s Madrid, an American veteran pilot with a gambling problem is forced to accept a high-paying dangerous smuggling job.
Votes: 195 | Gross: $0.40M
39. Night Passage (1957)
Approved | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A fired railroad man is re-hired and trusted to carry a ten thousand dollar payroll in secret, even though he is suspected of being connected to outlaws.
44. Johnny Tremain (1957)
Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Family, History
Johnny Tremain is drawn into the Revolutionary War, and becomes a patriot fighting to free the colonies from England. Along the way he learns about life and about himself.
45. Band of Angels (1957)
Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, History, Romance
Mantha Starr grows up as a privileged southern Belle in the ante-bellum South but after her father dies broke, her world is destroyed when she discovers her mother was black.
46. The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)
PG | 115 min | Comedy, Romance
An American showgirl becomes entangled in political intrigue when the prince regent of a foreign country attempts to seduce her.
48. The True Story of Jesse James (1957)
Approved | 92 min | Action, Biography, Crime
Biopic loosely based on the last 18 years of Jesse James' life and focused on the relationship between brothers Jesse and Frank James.