IMDb Polls

Poll: Best U.S. Movie Crime Dramas of the 1950s

The end of the Hollywood Studio System way of making movies was close at hand. But before that would start in full swing in the sixties, those big studios were cranking out new crime dramas weekly in the fifties. Well over 500 were made in the US alone in this period. Many are still loved by fans today.

From this list, which one is your favorite?

After voting, please discuss here.

Make Your Choice

  1. Vote!
     

    On the Waterfront (1954)

  2. Vote!
     

    Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

  3. Vote!
     

    Dial M for Murder (1954)

    Suggested by Rubyfruit76
  4. Vote!
     

    The Night of the Hunter (1955)

  5. Vote!
     

    The Killing (1956)

  6. Vote!
     

    Touch of Evil (1958)

  7. Vote!
     

    The Big Heat (1953)

    Suggested by Rubyfruit76
  8. Vote!
     

    Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

  9. Vote!
     

    Strangers on a Train (1951)

    Suggested by Rubyfruit76
  10. Vote!
     

    Rear Window (1954)

    Suggested by Rubyfruit76
  11. Vote!
     

    Detective Story (1951)

  12. Vote!
     

    The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

  13. Vote!
     

    The Defiant Ones (1958)

  14. Vote!
     

    Soldier of Fortune (1955)

  15. Vote!
     

    Night and the City (1950)

    Suggested by Rubyfruit76
  16. Vote!
     

    Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)

  17. Vote!
     

    Love in the Afternoon (1957)

  18. Vote!
     

    Beat the Devil (1953)

  19. Vote!
     

    Thunder Road (1958)

  20. Vote!
     

    The Barefoot Contessa (1954)

  21. Vote!
     

    The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)

  22. Vote!
     

    I Confess (1953)

  23. Vote!
     

    Blackboard Jungle (1955)

  24. Vote!
     

    I Want to Live! (1958)

  25. Vote!
     

    The Desperate Hours (1955)

  26. Vote!
     

    Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)

  27. Vote!
     

    Angel Face (1953)

  28. Vote!
     

    Panic in the Streets (1950)

  29. Vote!
     

    No Way Out (1950)

  30. Vote!
     

    Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)

  31. Vote!
     

    Big Jim McLain (1952)

  32. Vote!
     

    The FBI Story (1959)

  33. Vote!
     

    Please Murder Me! (1956)

  34. Vote!
     

    Al Capone (1959)

  35. Vote!
     

    Deadline - U.S.A. (1952)


Recently Viewed