With Stanley Kramer Productions (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. High Noon (1952)

PG | 85 min | Drama, Thriller, Western

7.9
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89 Metascore

A town Marshal, despite the disagreements of his newlywed bride and the townspeople around him, must face a gang of deadly killers alone at high noon when the gang leader, an outlaw he sent up years ago, arrives on the noon train.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges

Votes: 92,274 | Gross: $9.45M

2. On the Beach (1959)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.2
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55 Metascore

After a global nuclear war, the residents of Australia must come to terms with the fact that all life will be destroyed in a matter of months.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins

Votes: 11,200 | Gross: $11.00M

3. The Wild One (1953)

Not Rated | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Two rival motorcycle gangs terrorize a small town after one of their leaders is thrown in jail.

Director: Laslo Benedek | Stars: Marlon Brando, Mary Murphy, Robert Keith, Lee Marvin

Votes: 13,680

4. The Defiant Ones (1958)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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69 Metascore

Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Charles McGraw

Votes: 12,352

5. Inherit the Wind (1960)

Passed | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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75 Metascore

Based on a real-life case in 1925, two great lawyers argue the case for and against a science teacher accused of the crime of teaching evolution.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, Gene Kelly, Dick York

Votes: 25,349

6. Ship of Fools (1965)

Not Rated | 149 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.1
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A varied group of passengers boarding a ship bound for pre-WWII Germany represents a microcosm of early 1930s society.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Simone Signoret, José Ferrer, Lee Marvin

Votes: 4,790

7. The Men (1950)

Passed | 85 min | Drama

7.1
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A paralyzed war vet tries to adjust to the world without the use of his limbs.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Marlon Brando, Teresa Wright, Everett Sloane, Jack Webb

Votes: 3,945 | Gross: $7.10M

8. Bless the Beasts & Children (1971)

GP | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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A group of social misfits at a summer camp for boys run away to save penned-in buffaloes from a rifle club's slaughter.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Bill Mumy, Barry Robins, Miles Chapin, Darel Glaser

Votes: 1,200

9. The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (1953)

G | 89 min | Family, Fantasy, Music

6.8
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A young boy travels to an imaginary world where, assisted by his family's plumber, he must save other piano playing kids like himself from the dungeons of his dictatorial piano teacher who also mind-controls his mother.

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Peter Lind Hayes, Mary Healy, Hans Conried, Tommy Rettig

Votes: 3,518

10. The Pride and the Passion (1957)

132 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.7
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During the Napoleonic Wars, a British captain is sent to Spain to help prevent the French from stealing a powerful cannon.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Sophia Loren, Theodore Bikel

Votes: 2,387 | Gross: $8.75M

11. A Child Is Waiting (1963)

Approved | 102 min | Drama

7.2
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Psychologist Dr. Matthew Clark is the head of the Crawthorne State Training Institute, one of the first boarding schools for developmentally challenged children. Dr. Clark is sympathetic ... See full summary »

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Judy Garland, Gena Rowlands, Steven Hill

Votes: 2,312

12. Invitation to a Gunfighter (1964)

Not Rated | 92 min | Romance, Western

6.3
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In New Mexico, a Confederate veteran returns home to find his fiancée married to a Union soldier, his Yankee neighbors rallied against him and his property sold by the local banker who then hires a gunman to kill him.

Director: Richard Wilson | Stars: Yul Brynner, Janice Rule, George Segal, Alfred Ryder

Votes: 1,603

13. Not as a Stranger (1955)

Approved | 135 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

6.7
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55 Metascore

An ego-driven, aspiring physician, intolerant of the weaknesses of others, especially those closest to him, comes to grips with his own imperfections.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Frank Sinatra, Robert Mitchum, Gloria Grahame

Votes: 1,573

14. Death of a Salesman (1951)

115 min | Drama

7.2
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An over-the-hill salesman faces a personal turning point when he loses his job and attempts to make peace with his family.

Director: Laslo Benedek | Stars: Fredric March, Mildred Dunnock, Kevin McCarthy, Cameron Mitchell

Votes: 810

15. Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)

Not Rated | 113 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.5
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The charismatic swordsman-poet helps another woo the woman he loves in this straightforward version of the play.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: José Ferrer, Mala Powers, William Prince, Morris Carnovsky

Votes: 3,419

16. Champion (1949)

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

7.4
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Boxer Midge Kelly rises to fame...mainly by stepping on other people.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Arthur Kennedy, Marilyn Maxwell, Paul Stewart

Votes: 3,325

17. The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1969)

PG-13 | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.4
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During WWII in Italy, a wine producing village hide a million bottles from the Germans

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Anna Magnani, Virna Lisi, Hardy Krüger

Votes: 2,908 | Gross: $0.03M

18. The Member of the Wedding (1952)

TV-G | 93 min | Drama

6.8
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A young tomboy named Frankie is forced to face her own immaturity as a result her older brother's wedding.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Ethel Waters, Julie Harris, Brandon De Wilde, Arthur Franz

Votes: 1,212

19. Oklahoma Crude (1973)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Western

6.4
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In 1913, in Oklahoma, oil derrick owner Lena Doyle (Faye Dunaway), aided by her father (Sir John Mills) and a hobo (George C. Scott), is stubbornly drilling for oil despite the pressure from major oil companies to sell her land.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: George C. Scott, Faye Dunaway, John Mills, Jack Palance

Votes: 955

20. R.P.M. (1970)

R | 92 min | Drama

5.2
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R.P.M. stands for (political) revolutions per minute. Anthony Quinn plays a liberal college professor at a west coast college during the heady days of campus activism in the late 1960's. ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Ann-Margret, Gary Lockwood, Paul Winfield

Votes: 459

21. The Sniper (1952)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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A sniper kills young brunettes as the police attempt to grapple with the psychology of the unknown assailant.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Arthur Franz, Adolphe Menjou, Gerald Mohr, Marie Windsor

Votes: 2,462

22. Pressure Point (1962)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama

7.1
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A black prison psychiatrist is assigned the distasteful task of helping a paranoid American Nazi charged with sedition.

Directors: Hubert Cornfield, Stanley Kramer | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Bobby Darin, Peter Falk, Carl Benton Reid

Votes: 1,161

23. The Juggler (1953)

Passed | 84 min | Drama, History, War

6.5
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In 1949, former concentration camp inmate and Berlin native Hans Muller, immigrates to Israel where, due to psychological problems, he can't adjust to peacetime life.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Milly Vitale, Paul Stewart, Joseph Walsh

Votes: 437

24. Eight Iron Men (1952)

Approved | 80 min | Drama, War

6.6
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During WW2 in Italy, Sergeant Joe Mooney is leading his small squad on the front-lines but is ordered to avoid rescuing a soldier trapped in no man's land.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Bonar Colleano, Arthur Franz, Lee Marvin, Richard Kiley

Votes: 469

25. Home of the Brave (1949)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, War

6.9
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During WW2, a reconnaissance platoon is sent to map out a Japanese-held island but racial tensions arise between the white soldiers and the only black member of the group.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Jeff Corey, James Edwards, Lloyd Bridges, Douglas Dick

Votes: 511

26. Judgment: The Court Martial of Lieutenant William Calley (1975 TV Movie)

101 min | Drama

6.1
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The trial and conviction of William "Rusty" Calley, an unknown 27-year-old lieutenant charged with the murder of 102 men, women, and children in the tiny Vietnamese village of My Lai, ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Tony Musante, Richard Basehart, Bo Hopkins, G.D. Spradlin

Votes: 104

27. The Happy Time (1952)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy

6.9
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Spring inspires lessons in love and life for a French family in 1920s Ottawa, especially for teenage Robert, who's blind to the attentions of an American neighbor girl, because he's ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Charles Boyer, Louis Jourdan, Marsha Hunt, Bobby Driscoll

Votes: 439

28. So This Is New York (1948)

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy

6.5
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A small town man inherits a significant fortune and takes his family to New York City. Urban culture shock takes the form of strange ways and oddball characters Based on Ring Lardner's novel "The Big Town."

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Henry Morgan, Rudy Vallee, Bill Goodwin, Hugh Herbert

Votes: 210

29. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1975 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

5.9
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Two families are thrown into turmoil when a white woman marries a black man.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Leslie Charleson, Bill Overton, Richard Dysart, Rosetta LeNoire

Votes: 28

30. My Six Convicts (1952)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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A psychologist pioneers a research study at a prison. He seeks the help of six savvy inmates including a safe-cracker, a mobster, a pair of armed robber and psychopath. Could he trust them? What's in it for them?

Director: Hugo Fregonese | Stars: Millard Mitchell, Gilbert Roland, John Beal, Marshall Thompson

Votes: 185

31. The Four Poster (1952)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.6
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Adapted from the prize-winning Broadway play that featured two people and a four-poster bed, in which the couple enacts their marriage, from its day in 1897, until he dies, some time after ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Reis | Stars: Rex Harrison, Lilli Palmer

Votes: 130

32. Judgment: The Trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (1974 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

6.1
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Julius and friends try to feed the poor during the depression and rellish the idea of a new communist state who they want to survive. After WWII Russia is no longer our ally so their political activity becomes treason.

Directors: Lee Bernhardi, Stanley Kramer | Stars: Allan Arbus, Herschel Bernardi, Barbara Colby, George Cooper

Votes: 17

33. Judgment: The Court Martial of the Tiger of Malaya - General Yamashita (1974 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, History, War

6.0
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Dramatization of the trial of General Yamashita when he was tried for his actions in the Philippines during World War 2 that resulted in the death of thousands of civilians. And of how the lawyers assigned to defend him tried to.

Directors: Lee Bernhardi, Stanley Kramer | Stars: Philip Ahn, Philip Bruns, William Devane, John Fujioka

Votes: 16

34. Ship of Fools World Premiere Party (1965 TV Movie)

90 min

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Stars: Michael Dunn, Stanley Kramer, Ann Power, Oskar Werner


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