Feature Film, Released between 1955-01-01 and 1955-12-31, Rating Count at least 300, English (Sorted by IMDb Rating Descending)



1. Rififi (1955)

Not Rated | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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97 Metascore

Four men plan a technically perfect crime, but the human element intervenes...

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Jean Servais, Carl Möhner, Robert Manuel, Janine Darcey

Votes: 27,276 | Gross: $0.06M

2. The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.0
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99 Metascore

A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid the $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery.

Director: Charles Laughton | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, James Gleason

Votes: 80,706 | Gross: $0.65M

3. Diabolique (1955)

Not Rated | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.0
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The wife and mistress of a loathed school principal plan to murder him with what they believe is the perfect alibi.

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot | Stars: Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse, Charles Vanel

Votes: 60,697

4. The Court Jester (1955)

Approved | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.9
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A hapless carnival performer masquerades as the court jester as part of a plot against an evil ruler who has overthrown the rightful King.

Directors: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama | Stars: Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 11,463

5. East of Eden (1955)

PG | 118 min | Drama

7.9
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72 Metascore

A wilful young man contends against his brother for the attention of their religious father while reconnecting with his estranged mother and falling for his brother's girlfriend.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: James Dean, Raymond Massey, Julie Harris, Burl Ives

Votes: 39,676

6. Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama

7.7
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89 Metascore

A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus

Votes: 82,129

7. Death of a Cyclist (1955)

Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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A couple having an affair strike a bicyclist with their car and do not offer aid out of fear of their relationship being exposed.

Director: Juan Antonio Bardem | Stars: Lucia Bosè, Alberto Closas, Bruna Corrà, Carlos Casaravilla

Votes: 3,233

8. Mister Roberts (1955)

Not Rated | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.7
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72 Metascore

In the waning days of World War II, the United States Navy cargo ship Reluctant and her crew are stationed in the "backwater" areas of the Pacific Ocean. Trouble ensues when the crew members are granted liberty.

Directors: John Ford, Mervyn LeRoy, Joshua Logan | Stars: Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell, Jack Lemmon

Votes: 15,127 | Gross: $21.20M

9. Marty (1955)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A middle-aged butcher and a school teacher who have given up on the idea of love meet at a dance and fall for each other.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair, Esther Minciotti, Augusta Ciolli

Votes: 21,107

10. The Ladykillers (1955)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Crime

7.7
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91 Metascore

Five oddball criminals planning a bank robbery rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom

Votes: 25,805

11. Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)

Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A one-armed stranger comes to a tiny town possessing a terrible past they want to keep secret, by violent means if necessary.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis, Dean Jagger

Votes: 18,935

12. Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

Not Rated | 106 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.6
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A doomed female hitchhiker pulls Mike Hammer into a deadly whirlpool of intrigue, revolving around a mysterious "great whatsit".

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart, Juano Hernandez

Votes: 18,123

13. All That Heaven Allows (1955)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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An upper-class widow falls in love with a much younger, down-to-earth nurseryman, much to the disapproval of her children and criticism of her country club peers.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Agnes Moorehead, Conrad Nagel

Votes: 13,080

14. There's Always Tomorrow (1955)

Approved | 84 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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When a toy manufacturer feels ignored and unappreciated by by his wife and children, he begins to rekindle a past love when a former employee comes back into his life.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Joan Bennett, William Reynolds

Votes: 2,524

15. We're No Angels (1955)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

7.5
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Three Devil's Island escapees hide out in the house of a kindly merchant and repay his kindness by helping him and his family out of several crises.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov, Aldo Ray, Joan Bennett

Votes: 7,875

16. The Desperate Hours (1955)

Approved | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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Three escaped convicts move in on and terrorize a suburban household.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Fredric March, Arthur Kennedy, Martha Scott

Votes: 8,684

17. Richard III (1955)

Not Rated | 161 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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88 Metascore

Shakespeare's powerful tale of the wicked deformed King and his conquests, both on the battlefield and in the boudoir.

Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Cedric Hardwicke, Nicholas Hannen, Ralph Richardson

Votes: 4,064

18. To Catch a Thief (1955)

PG | 106 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

7.4
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A retired jewel thief sets out to prove his innocence after being suspected of returning to his former occupation.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams

Votes: 63,558 | Gross: $8.75M

19. The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)

Passed | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.4
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A strung-out junkie deals with a demoralizing drug addiction while his crippled wife and card sharks pull him down.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, Eleanor Parker, Arnold Stang

Votes: 9,758

20. Blackboard Jungle (1955)

Approved | 101 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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67 Metascore

A new English teacher at a violent, unruly inner-city school is determined to do his job, despite resistance from both students and faculty.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Glenn Ford, Anne Francis, Louis Calhern, Margaret Hayes

Votes: 8,082

21. The Big Combo (1955)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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A police lt. is ordered to stop investigating deadly crime boss Mr. Brown, because he hasn't been able to get any hard evidence against him. He then goes after Brown's girlfriend who despises him, for information instead.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Richard Conte, Jean Wallace, Brian Donlevy

Votes: 6,442

22. The Dam Busters (1955)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, History, War

7.4
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The story of how the British attacked German dams in World War II by using an ingenious technique to drop bombs where they would be most effective.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Richard Todd, Michael Redgrave, Ursula Jeans, Basil Sydney

Votes: 9,450

23. Confidential Report (1955)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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An elusive billionaire hires an American smuggler to investigate his past, leading to a dizzying descent into a cold-war European landscape.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Peter van Eyck, Michael Redgrave, Patricia Medina

Votes: 7,506

24. The Man from Laramie (1955)

Not Rated | 103 min | Western

7.3
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Newcomer Will Lockhart defies the local cattle baron and his sadistic son by working for one of his oldest rivals.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Donald Crisp, Cathy O'Donnell

Votes: 9,346

25. Lola Montès (1955)

Not Rated | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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When she is reduced to appearing in a circus, a notorious beauty thinks back on her past loves.

Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: Martine Carol, Peter Ustinov, Anton Walbrook, Henri Guisol

Votes: 4,798 | Gross: $0.11M

26. Lady and the Tramp (1955)

G | 76 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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78 Metascore

The romantic tale of a sheltered uptown Cocker Spaniel dog and a streetwise downtown Mutt.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Jack Cutting | Stars: Barbara Luddy, Larry Roberts, Peggy Lee, Bill Thompson

Votes: 120,601 | Gross: $93.60M

27. To Hell and Back (1955)

Approved | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.2
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The true WWII story of Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier in U.S. history. Based on the autobiography of Audie Murphy who stars as himself in the film.

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Audie Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake, Jack Kelly

Votes: 4,802

28. The Phenix City Story (1955)

Approved | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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A crime-busting lawyer and his initially reluctant attorney father take on the forces that run gambling and prostitution in their small Southern town.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: John McIntire, Richard Kiley, Kathryn Grant, Edward Andrews

Votes: 2,309

29. The Long Gray Line (1955)

Approved | 138 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.2
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In 1898, Irish immigrant Martin Maher is hired as a civilian employee at West Point where, during a 50-year career, he rises to the rank of NCO and instructor.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara, Robert Francis, Donald Crisp

Votes: 2,450

30. I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955)

Passed | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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Deprived of a normal childhood by her ambitious mother, Katie, Lillian Roth becomes a star of Broadway and Hollywood before she is twenty. Shortly before her marriage to her childhood ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Susan Hayward, Richard Conte, Eddie Albert, Jo Van Fleet

Votes: 1,878

31. Guys and Dolls (1955)

Not Rated | 150 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

7.2
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In New York, a gambler is challenged to take a cold female missionary to Havana, but they fall for each other, and the bet has a hidden motive to finance a crap game.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Frank Sinatra, Vivian Blaine

Votes: 15,386 | Gross: $13.00M

32. The Trouble with Harry (1955)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Mystery

7.1
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74 Metascore

The trouble with Harry is that he is dead and, while no one really minds, everyone feels responsible. After Harry's body is found in the woods, several locals must determine not only how and why he was killed but what to do with the body.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: John Forsythe, Shirley MacLaine, Edmund Gwenn, Mildred Natwick

Votes: 33,066

33. Summertime (1955)

Not Rated | 100 min | Romance, Drama

7.1
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A lonely American woman unexpectedly finds romance in Venice, Italy.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Rossano Brazzi, Isa Miranda, Darren McGavin

Votes: 7,481

34. The Seven Year Itch (1955)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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When his family goes away for the summer, a hitherto faithful husband with an overactive imagination is tempted by a beautiful neighbor.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewell, Evelyn Keyes, Sonny Tufts

Votes: 33,596 | Gross: $12.00M

35. Picnic (1955)

Approved | 115 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Emotions are ignited amongst the complacent townsfolk when a handsome drifter arrives in a small Kansas community on the morning of the Labour Day picnic.

Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: William Holden, Kim Novak, Betty Field, Susan Strasberg

Votes: 7,814

36. New York Confidential (1955)

Approved | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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A top syndicate crime boss and his corrupt politicians, make multi-million deals and order murders , until the vicious pattern finally catches up to him.

Director: Russell Rouse | Stars: Broderick Crawford, Richard Conte, Anne Bancroft, Marilyn Maxwell

Votes: 566

37. A Man Called Peter (1955)

Approved | 119 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.1
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The rise of Peter Marshall, from modest Scottish upbringing, to New York seminary, time in Atlanta churches, his marriage, appointment as chaplain of the US Senate, and early death at 46. Based on real events.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Richard Todd, Jean Peters, Marjorie Rambeau, Jill Esmond

Votes: 926

38. Love Me or Leave Me (1955)

Passed | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.1
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A fictionalized account of the career of jazz singer Ruth Etting and her tempestuous marriage to gangster Marty Snyder, who helped propel her to stardom.

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Doris Day, James Cagney, Cameron Mitchell, Robert Keith

Votes: 3,650

39. Good Morning, Miss Dove (1955)

Approved | 107 min | Drama

7.1
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After her admission to the hospital, town-famous stern teacher Miss Dove nostalgically reminisces about her youth and about the pupils she taught over the years.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Robert Stack, Kipp Hamilton, Robert Douglas

Votes: 879

40. The Night My Number Came Up (1955)

Not Rated | 94 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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On a routine flight from Hong Kong to Japan, a British military transport aircraft's fate may or may not depend on a prophetic nightmare.

Director: Leslie Norman | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Sheila Sim, Alexander Knox, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 904

41. Cast a Dark Shadow (1955)

Approved | 82 min | Crime, Thriller

7.0
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A British fortune-hunter playboy is killing his rich wives in order to inherit their wealth.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Margaret Lockwood, Kay Walsh, Kathleen Harrison

Votes: 1,347

42. The Violent Men (1955)

Approved | 96 min | Western

7.0
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A bitter land dispute causes a Civil War veteran to take extreme action.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Glenn Ford, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Dianne Foster

Votes: 2,442

43. The Rose Tattoo (1955)

Unrated | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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A Louisiana seamstress who idolizes her husband must deal with several crises when locals gossip about his marital infidelity, when her husband dies in an accident and a new man enters her life and when her teenage daughter starts dating.

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Anna Magnani, Burt Lancaster, Marisa Pavan, Ben Cooper

Votes: 3,513

44. Oklahoma! (1955)

G | 145 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.0
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In Oklahoma, several farmers, cowboys and a traveling salesman compete for the romantic favors of various local ladies.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Gordon MacRae, Gloria Grahame, Gene Nelson, Charlotte Greenwood

Votes: 11,174

45. It's Always Fair Weather (1955)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.0
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Three soldiers meet ten years after their last meeting in New York, and find out that they have little in common now.

Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly | Stars: Gene Kelly, Dan Dailey, Cyd Charisse, Dolores Gray

Votes: 2,963

46. Illegal (1955)

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

7.0
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After an overly aggressive district attorney unknowingly sends an innocent man to the chair, he resigns, turns to drinking, and acquires a criminal clientèle.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Nina Foch, Hugh Marlowe, Jayne Mansfield

Votes: 1,707

47. Footsteps in the Fog (1955)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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In early 1900s England, a maid tries to blackmail her master into romancing her when she discovers he murdered his wife.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Stewart Granger, Jean Simmons, Bill Travers, Belinda Lee

Votes: 1,644

48. Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (1955)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.0
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American frontiersman Davy Crockett fights in the Creek Indian War, is elected to the U.S. Congress and fights for Texas at the Alamo.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Fess Parker, Buddy Ebsen, Basil Ruysdael, Hans Conried

Votes: 3,562

49. Crashout (1955)

Approved | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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The survivors of a prison break set out on an arduous journey to retrieve some loot.

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: William Bendix, Arthur Kennedy, Luther Adler, William Talman

Votes: 469

50. The Colditz Story (1955)

94 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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Allied prisoners of various nationalities pool their resources to plan numerous escapes from an "escape-proof" German P.O.W. camp housed in a Medieval castle.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: John Mills, Eric Portman, Christopher Rhodes, Lionel Jeffries

Votes: 2,228


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