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1. 12 Angry Men (1957)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama

96 Metascore

A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Votes: 543,554

2. 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)

Approved | 82 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi

The first U.S. spaceship to Venus crash-lands off the coast of Sicily on its return trip. A dangerous, lizard-like creature comes with it and quickly grows gigantic.

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: William Hopper, Joan Taylor, Thomas Browne Henry, Frank Puglia

Votes: 5,374

3. 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.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Glenn Ford, Van Heflin, Felicia Farr, Leora Dana

Votes: 15,823

4. 8 X 8: A Chess Sonata in 8 Movements (1957)

80 min | Music

It is a fairy tale for the subconscious based on the game of chess. Partly Sigmund Freud, partly Lewis Carroll.

Directors: Jean Cocteau, Hans Richter | Stars: Jean Arp, Paul Bowles, Ceal Bryson, Alexander Calder

Votes: 143

5. A Bomb for a Dictator (1957)

Not Rated | 73 min | Drama, Thriller

A revolution breaks out in a South American country while its cruel dictator is on a trip to France. The rebels have made careful plans to blow up the dictator's private plane as he returns... See full summary »

Director: Alex Joffé | Stars: Pierre Fresnay, Michel Auclair, Françoise Fabian, Betty Schneider

Votes: 23

6. A Face in the Crowd (1957)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Music

An Arkansas drifter becomes an overnight media sensation. As he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become?

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau

Votes: 11,243

7. 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.

Directors: Charles Vidor, John Huston | Stars: Rock Hudson, Jennifer Jones, Vittorio De Sica, Oskar Homolka

Votes: 2,109 | Gross: $11.00M

9. A Hatful of Rain (1957)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama

A Korean War veteran's morphine addiction wreaks havoc upon his family.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Don Murray, Eva Marie Saint, Anthony Franciosa, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 905

10. A King in New York (1957)

G | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

A recently-deposed European monarch seeks shelter in New York City, where he becomes an accidental television celebrity and is later wrongly accused of being a Communist.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Maxine Audley, Jerry Desmonde, Oliver Johnston

Votes: 6,152

11. A Kiss for a Killer (1957)

105 min | Drama

Betty Farnwell, a rich widow living in Nice, decides to marry Philippe, a good-looking but self-interested man. No sooner has he got married than he meets bewitching young Eve, Betty's ... See full summary »

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Henri Vidal, Mylène Demongeot, Isa Miranda, Jean-Loup Philippe

Votes: 100

12. A Novel Affair (1957)

97 min | Comedy

A chauffeur gets the wrong idea when he reads his lady boss's erotic novel.

Director: Muriel Box | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Margaret Leighton, Patricia Dainton, Carlo Giustini

Votes: 60

15. Abandon Ship (1957)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Ship's officer finds himself in command of a lifeboat full of survivors of a sunken luxury liner.

Director: Richard Sale | Stars: Tyrone Power, Mai Zetterling, Lloyd Nolan, Stephen Boyd

Votes: 1,250

16. Across the Bridge (1957)

103 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A wealthy businessman attempts to run to Mexico to escape capture for embezzlement. On the way, he switches identities for a visa but that only complicates matters.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Rod Steiger, David Knight, Bernard Lee, Noel Willman

Votes: 481

17. Action of the Tiger (1957)

Approved | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Carson is an American contraband runner approached by Tracy, a French woman who wants him to help rescue her brother from Albania where he is being held as a political prisoner.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Van Johnson, Martine Carol, Herbert Lom, Gustavo Rojo

Votes: 252

18. Affair in Havana (1957)

Not Rated | 77 min | Crime, Film-Noir

Songwriter falls in love with a crippled man's wife.

Director: Laslo Benedek | Stars: John Cassavetes, Raymond Burr, Sara Shane, Lilia Lazo

Votes: 120

19. Affair in Reno (1957)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

A female detective falls in love with a public relations man.

Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: John Lund, Doris Singleton, John Archer, Angela Greene

Votes: 59

20. After the Ball (1957)

89 min | Biography, Musical

The life and loves of Music hall singer Vesta Tilley, who married into the nobility.

Director: Compton Bennett | Stars: Pat Kirkwood, Laurence Harvey, Jerry Stovin, Jerry Verno

Votes: 35

21. All Mine to Give (1957)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Family, Romance

An immigrant family in 1850's Wisconsin prospers until tragedy strikes.

Director: Allen Reisner | Stars: Glynis Johns, Cameron Mitchell, Rex Thompson, Patty McCormack

Votes: 933

22. All at Sea (1957)

Unrated | 87 min | Comedy

A seasick sea captain commands an amusement pier despite local opposition.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Alec Guinness, Harry Locke, Frederick Piper, Fred Griffiths

Votes: 708

23. An Affair to Remember (1957)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Romance

A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building - but will it happen?

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Richard Denning, Neva Patterson

Votes: 24,447

25. An Eye for an Eye (1957)

113 min | Drama

In North Africa Dr. Walter (W) is a very skilled surgeon but lives at a distance from the hospital. In the evening a husband (H) and his sick wife come to his private home from far away. He... See full summary »

Director: André Cayatte | Stars: Curd Jürgens, Folco Lulli, Lea Padovani, Héléna Manson

Votes: 75

26. Quiet Flows the Don (1957)

PG | 330 min | Drama, War

A six-hour long epic (original director's cut) about the life of Don Cossacs in a village in southern Russia between 1912 and 1922. The leading character Grigori Melekhov is a rugged Cossac... See full summary »

Director: Sergey Gerasimov | Stars: Pyotr Glebov, Elina Bystritskaya, Zinaida Kirienko, Daniil Ilchenko

Votes: 823

28. Apache Warrior (1957)

Approved | 74 min | Western

This is the story of the Apache Kid; how he aided in the capture of Geronimo and his band, and later became a hunted renegade himself.

Director: Elmo Williams | Stars: Keith Larsen, Jim Davis, Rodolfo Acosta, John Miljan

Votes: 62

29. April Love (1957)

Unrated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

A young man visiting his relatives' farm in Kentucky falls in love with their neighbor.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Pat Boone, Shirley Jones, Dolores Michaels, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 515

30. A Man in the Storm (1957)

95 min | Action, Adventure

Judo expert Saburô Watari fights his judo master, Tsujido, while simultaneously in conflict with a karate expert.

Director: Senkichi Taniguchi | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Kyôko Kagawa, Akio Kobori, Jun Tazaki

31. Arrivano i dollari! (1957)

82 min | Comedy

A widow goes to Italy from South Africa to find out whether or not her late husband's five nephews are worthy of his inheritance. She poses as the lawyer who wrote the will and lets the ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Costa | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Nino Taranto, Isa Miranda, Mario Riva

Votes: 97

34. Attack of the Crab Monsters (1957)

Approved | 62 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Scientists become trapped on a shrinking island with intelligent, murderous giant crabs.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Richard Garland, Pamela Duncan, Russell Johnson, Leslie Bradley

Votes: 2,245

35. Baby Face Nelson (1957)

Approved | 85 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

George "Babyface" Nelson became one of the most important gangsters of 1930's Chicago by making brutal robberies. In order to compete with Al Capone, he allied himself with John Dillinger.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Carolyn Jones, Cedric Hardwicke, Leo Gordon

Votes: 459

36. Back from the Dead (1957)

79 min | Horror

A newly married young woman is possessed by the evil spirt of her husband's deceased first wife. The possession turns her into a scheming killer who will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

Director: Charles Marquis Warren | Stars: Peggie Castle, Arthur Franz, Marsha Hunt, Don Haggerty

Votes: 97

38. 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.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Clark Gable, Yvonne De Carlo, Sidney Poitier, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Votes: 1,706

39. Banktresor 713 (1957)

86 min | Crime, Drama

A tragedy set in post-war Germany. A man is unable to find a job. In his desperation, he plans to rob a bank together with a friend (Hardy Kruger as Klaus) who works in a petrol station and... See full summary »

Director: Werner Klingler | Stars: Martin Held, Hardy Krüger, Nadja Tiller, Hildegard Grethe

Votes: 70

40. Battle Hell (1957)

Approved | 113 min | Drama, History, War

In 1949, during the Chinese Civil War, British warship H.M.S. Amethyst sails up the Yangtse river but on the return trip finds its way blocked by a barrage fire from the Communist Chinese shore batteries.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Richard Todd, William Hartnell, Akim Tamiroff, Donald Houston

Votes: 428

41. Battle Hymn (1957)

Approved | 108 min | Biography, Drama, History

A remorseful bomber pilot-turned-minister rejoins for the Korean War.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Rock Hudson, Anna Kashfi, Dan Duryea, Don DeFore

Votes: 842

42. Beau James (1957)

105 min | Biography, Drama

Biopic of the political career of Jimmy Walker, flamboyant and somewhat corrupt Mayor of New York City from 1926-1932.

Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Bob Hope, Vera Miles, Paul Douglas, Alexis Smith

Votes: 313

44. Beginning of the End (1957)

Unrated | 76 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Audrey Ames, an enterprising journalist, tries to get the scoop on giant grasshoppers accidentally created at the Illinois State experimental farm. She endeavors to save Chicago, despite a ... See full summary »

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: Peter Graves, Peggie Castle, Morris Ankrum, Than Wyenn

Votes: 1,941

45. Bayou (1957)

83 min | Drama

A New York architect meets a Cajun beauty in a remote bayou village.

Director: Harold Daniels | Stars: Peter Graves, Lita Milan, Douglas Fowley, Jonathan Haze

Votes: 125

47. Bernardine (1957)

95 min | Comedy, Musical