Feature Film, Released between 1950-01-01 and 1959-12-31, Rating Count at least 300 (Sorted by IMDb Rating Descending)



1. Maya Bazaar (1957)

Not Rated | 192 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

9.1
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Balarama promises Subhadra to get his daughter married to her son. But when the Pandavas loses their kingdom to the Kaurava's, Balarama breaks his promise.

Director: Kadiri Venkata Reddy | Stars: Taraka Rama Rao Nandamuri, S.V. Ranga Rao, Savitri, Gemini Ganesan

Votes: 3,946

2. 12 Angry Men (1957)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama

9.0
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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: 679,815 | Gross: $4.36M

3. The Counterfeit Coin (1955)

127 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.6
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Pivoting around a shiny counterfeit gold sovereign freshly milled from the clandestine workshop of an otherwise honest goldsmith, four brief vignettes of human imperfection; seduction; fate; desire, and devotion inextricably interweave.

Director: Yorgos Tzavellas | Stars: Vasilis Logothetidis, Ilia Livykou, Mimis Fotopoulos, Sperantza Vrana

Votes: 2,461

4. Pather Panchali (1955)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

8.6
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Impoverished priest Harihar Ray, dreaming of a better life for himself and his family, leaves his rural Bengal village in search of work.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Bannerjee, Subir Banerjee, Chunibala Devi

Votes: 22,991 | Gross: $0.54M

5. Seven Samurai (1954)

Not Rated | 207 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.6
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98 Metascore

A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki

Votes: 312,272 | Gross: $0.27M

6. O Olmasin, Bu Olsun (1956)

87 min | Comedy

8.5
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Popularly known by the name of the main character, "Mashadi Ibad" was based on a musical comedy by composer Uzeyir Hajibeyov and written in the early 1900s. The story is based on the age ... See full summary »

Director: Huseyn Seyidzadeh | Stars: Aliagha Aghayev, Ahmad Ahmadov, Arif Mirzaquliyev, Tamara Gozalova

Votes: 485

7. Missamma (1955)

181 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.5
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Two unemployed college graduates from Madras, Rao and Mary act as if they are a married couple to get a job as school teachers in a small village called Appapuram. The story unfolds into an... See full summary »

Director: L.V. Prasad | Stars: Taraka Rama Rao Nandamuri, Savitri, Akkineni Nageshwara Rao, S.V. Ranga Rao

Votes: 833

8. The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (II) (1959)

Not Rated | 181 min | Drama, History, War

8.5
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As a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist struggles to maintain his determination to keep his ideals.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Kokinji Katsura, Jun Tatara

Votes: 5,124

9. The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (I) (1959)

Not Rated | 208 min | Drama, History, War

8.5
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A Japanese pacifist, unable to face the dire consequences of conscientious objection, is transformed by his attempts to compromise with the demands of war-time Japan.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Chikage Awashima, Ineko Arima

Votes: 6,412

10. The World of Apu (1959)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

8.5
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This final installment in Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy follows Apu's life as an orphaned adult aspiring to be a writer.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Alok Chakravarty, Swapan Mukherjee

Votes: 11,781 | Gross: $0.02M

11. Pyaasa (1957)

Not Rated | 146 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

8.5
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A talented but indigent poet Vijay struggles for love and recognition in this selfish world.

Director: Guru Dutt | Stars: Guru Dutt, Waheeda Rehman, Mala Sinha, Rehman

Votes: 5,418

12. Pathala Bhairavi (1951)

192 min | Action, Adventure, Family

8.5
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A poor man, in love with a princess, is persuaded by an evil sorcerer to help him get the blessing of a Goddess.

Director: Kadiri Venkata Reddy | Stars: Taraka Rama Rao Nandamuri, S.V. Ranga Rao, Malathi K., Seeta Rama Anjaneyulu Chilakalapudi

Votes: 613

13. H-8... (1958)

105 min | Drama, Thriller

8.4
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A bus and a truck are destined to collide with each other on a highway. Their passengers go on about their lives without knowing what will happen.

Director: Nikola Tanhofer | Stars: Boris Buzancic, Djurdja Ivezic, Antun Vrdoljak, Vanja Drach

Votes: 1,267

14. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

Approved | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A veteran British barrister must defend his client in a murder trial that has surprise after surprise.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 107,112 | Gross: $8.18M

15. Paths of Glory (1957)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, War

8.4
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90 Metascore

After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready

Votes: 175,724

16. Do Ankhen Barah Haath (1957)

143 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Progressive, reform-minded young warden gets permission to take six surly murderers from prison to dilapidated country farm, to rehabilitate it and themselves through hard work and kindly guidance.

Director: Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre | Stars: Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre, Sandhya, Ulhas, B.M. Vyas

Votes: 1,643

17. Aparajito (1956)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

8.4
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Following his father's death, a boy leaves home to study in Calcutta, while his mother must face a life alone.

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Pinaki Sengupta, Smaran Ghosal, Kamala Adhikari, Lalchand Banerjee

Votes: 11,390 | Gross: $0.17M

18. Sansho the Bailiff (1954)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama

8.4
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In medieval Japan, a compassionate governor is sent into exile. His wife and children try to join him, but are separated, and the children grow up amid suffering and oppression.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Yoshiaki Hanayagi, Kyôko Kagawa, Eitarô Shindô

Votes: 14,302

19. Rear Window (1954)

PG | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.4
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100 Metascore

A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

Votes: 438,866 | Gross: $36.76M

20. Do Bigha Zamin (1953)

131 min | Drama

8.4
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In the hope of earning enough money to pay off his debts and save his land, a poor farmer becomes a rickshaw puller in the Calcutta and faces many difficulties.

Director: Bimal Roy | Stars: Balraj Sahni, Nirupa Roy, Rattan Kumar, Murad

Votes: 1,741

21. Sunset Blvd. (1950)

Passed | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.4
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A screenwriter develops a dangerous relationship with a faded film star determined to make a triumphant return.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson

Votes: 199,170

22. North by Northwest (1959)

Approved | 136 min | Adventure, Mystery, Thriller

8.3
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98 Metascore

A New York City advertising executive goes on the run after being mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis

Votes: 295,860 | Gross: $13.28M

23. Vertigo (1958)

PG | 128 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

8.3
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100 Metascore

A former police detective juggles wrestling with his personal demons and becoming obsessed with a hauntingly beautiful woman.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore

Votes: 359,666 | Gross: $3.20M

24. We Only Live Once (1958)

111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.3
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A bank teller discovers an accounting error and becomes rich.

Director: Yorgos Tzavellas | Stars: Yvonne Sanson, Dimitris Horn, Vasilis Avlonitis, Hristos Tsaganeas

Votes: 1,490

25. The Cranes Are Flying (1957)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.3
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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.

Director: Mikhail Kalatozov | Stars: Tatyana Samoylova, Aleksey Batalov, Vasiliy Merkurev, Aleksandr Shvorin

Votes: 14,795 | Gross: $0.02M

26. A Man Escaped (1956)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

8.3
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A captured French Resistance fighter during WWII engineers a daunting escape from a Nazi prison in France.

Director: Robert Bresson | Stars: François Leterrier, Charles Le Clainche, Maurice Beerblock, Roland Monod

Votes: 18,823

27. Stay Alert (1956)

153 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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An innocent guy who has arrived from a village to Kolkata gets himself involved into trouble in search of water after he gets thirsty in the middle of the night.

Directors: Amit Mitra, Sombhu Mitra | Stars: Pradeep Kumar, Sumitra Devi, Smriti Biswas, Pahadi Sanyal

Votes: 852

28. Ordet (1955)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama

8.3
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Follows the lives of the Borgen family, as they deal with inner conflict, as well as religious conflict with each other, and the rest of the town.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Henrik Malberg, Emil Hass Christensen, Preben Lerdorff Rye, Hanne Aagesen

Votes: 13,852

29. Ugetsu (1953)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy, War

8.3
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A tale of ambition, family, love, and war set in the midst of the Japanese Civil Wars of the sixteenth century.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Masayuki Mori, Machiko Kyô, Kinuyo Tanaka, Mitsuko Mito

Votes: 20,579 | Gross: $0.01M

30. Singin' in the Rain (1952)

G | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

8.3
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99 Metascore

A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly | Stars: Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen

Votes: 216,119 | Gross: $8.82M

31. Ikiru (1952)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama

8.3
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A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko, Shin'ichi Himori, Haruo Tanaka

Votes: 67,169 | Gross: $0.06M

32. Los Olvidados (1950)

Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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A group of juvenile delinquents live a violent and crime-filled life in the festering slums of Mexico City, and the morals of young Pedro are gradually corrupted and destroyed by the others.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Alfonso Mejía, Roberto Cobo, Estela Inda, Miguel Inclán

Votes: 18,208

33. Some Like It Hot (1959)

Passed | 121 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

8.2
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98 Metascore

After two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft

Votes: 241,109 | Gross: $25.00M

34. The Great War (1959)

Not Rated | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.2
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The Italian Army fought against the Austrians during World War I.

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Vittorio Gassman, Bernard Blier, Folco Lulli

Votes: 3,744

35. Ballad of a Soldier (1959)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.2
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Young Russian soldier Alyosha earns a medal, but asks to visit his mother instead. His journey recounts various kinds of love during wartime.

Director: Grigoriy Chukhray | Stars: Vladimir Ivashov, Zhanna Prokhorenko, Antonina Maksimova, Nikolay Kryuchkov

Votes: 9,406

36. Wild Strawberries (1957)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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88 Metascore

After living a life marked by coldness, an aging professor is forced to confront the emptiness of his existence.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Victor Sjöström, Bibi Andersson, Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand

Votes: 94,701

37. The Seventh Seal (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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88 Metascore

A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe

Votes: 162,286

38. A Face in the Crowd (1957)

Approved | 126 min | Drama, Music

8.2
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72 Metascore

A female radio reporter turns a folk-singing drifter into a powerful media star.

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

Votes: 13,749

39. Doua lozuri (1957)

58 min | Comedy

8.2
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Directors: Aurel Miheles, Gheorghe Naghi | Stars: Grigore Vasiliu-Birlic, Dorina Done, Marcel Anghelescu, Alexandru Giugaru

Votes: 404

40. 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: 27,811 | Gross: $0.06M

41. Dial M for Murder (1954)

PG | 105 min | Crime, Thriller

8.2
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75 Metascore

A former tennis player tries to arrange his wife's murder after learning of her affair.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, John Williams

Votes: 156,163 | Gross: $0.01M

42. Tokyo Story (1953)

Not Rated | 136 min | Drama

8.2
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An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city, but receive little attention.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Chishû Ryû, Chieko Higashiyama, Sô Yamamura, Setsuko Hara

Votes: 52,004

43. Umberto D. (1952)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

8.2
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92 Metascore

An elderly man and his dog struggle to survive on his government pension in Rome.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Carlo Battisti, Maria Pia Casilio, Lina Gennari, Ileana Simova

Votes: 22,672 | Gross: $0.07M

44. The Browning Version (1951)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

8.2
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Forced to retire from an English public school, an unpopular professor must confront his failure as a teacher and husband.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Jean Kent, Nigel Patrick, Wilfrid Hyde-White

Votes: 4,339

45. Early Summer (1951)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

8.2
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A family chooses a match for their daughter Noriko, but she, surprisingly, has her own plans.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Chishû Ryû, Chikage Awashima, Kuniko Miyake

Votes: 7,211

46. Rashomon (1950)

Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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98 Metascore

The rape of a bride and the murder of her samurai husband are recalled from the perspectives of a bandit, the bride, the samurai's ghost and a woodcutter.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura

Votes: 150,614 | Gross: $0.10M

47. All About Eve (1950)

Passed | 138 min | Drama

8.2
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98 Metascore

A seemingly timid but secretly ruthless ingénue insinuates herself into the lives of an aging Broadway star and her circle of theater friends.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm

Votes: 119,373 | Gross: $0.01M

48. I Love Lucy (1953)

80 min | Comedy

8.1
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Desi Arnaz greets the "I Love Lucy" studio audience and invites them to watch Lucille Ball and the cast film a special extended episode.

Directors: Marc Daniels, Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, William Frawley

Votes: 346

49. Foster-mother (1958)

82 min | Drama

8.1
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The film is about the stepmother who tried to be a real mother of a boy. But she could be a real mother only after some difficult events for her and child

Director: Hebib Ismayilov | Stars: S. Axundova, F. Bakixanov, Elesger Elekberov, A. Ezimova

Votes: 417

50. Lyubimetz 13 (1958)

89 min | Comedy

8.1
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The main heroes are twin brothers. The first is responsible young fellow and excellent footballer. The second one is an undependable gambler. The police are after him. A pretty girl stands ... See full summary »

Director: Vladimir Yanchev | Stars: Apostol Karamitev, Ginka Stancheva, Lyubomir Bobchevski, Elena Hranova

Votes: 512


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