Feature Film, Released between 1952-01-01 and 1952-12-31, Rating Count at least 300 (Sorted by IMDb Rating Descending)



1. 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: 215,111 | Gross: $8.82M

2. 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: 66,550 | Gross: $0.06M

3. 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: 22,507 | Gross: $0.07M

4. The Life of Oharu (1952)

Not Rated | 133 min | Drama

8.1
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Follows a woman's fight and survival amid the vicissitudes of life and the cruelty of the society.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Tsukie Matsuura, Ichirô Sugai, Toshirô Mifune

Votes: 6,050

5. Limelight (1952)

G | 137 min | Drama, Music, Romance

8.1
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A fading comedian and a suicidally despondent ballet dancer must look to each other to find purpose and hope in their lives.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Claire Bloom, Nigel Bruce, Buster Keaton

Votes: 17,856 | Gross: $1.00M

6. The Emperor and the Golem (1952)

110 min | Comedy, Fantasy

8.1
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Rudolph II, the Holy Roman Emperor, does not have a simple life. And yet he manages to complicate it even more with his frequent outbursts of anger. While he searches for a mythical Golem, ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Fric | Stars: Jan Werich, Marie Vásová, Natasa Gollová, Bohus Záhorský

Votes: 1,181

7. Forbidden Games (1952)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.0
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A young French girl orphaned in a Nazi air attack is befriended by the son of a poor farmer, and together they try to come to terms with the realities of death.

Director: René Clément | Stars: Georges Poujouly, Brigitte Fossey, Amédée, Laurence Badie

Votes: 10,976 | Gross: $0.01M

8. 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: 96,018 | Gross: $9.45M

9. Pod igoto (1952)

118 min | Drama

7.8
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Follows the Bulgarian people's struggle for national independence in the period from 1875 to the Liberation from Otoman bondage.

Director: Dako Dakovski | Stars: Miroslav Mindov, Lili Popivanova, Petko Karlukovsky, Vasil Kirkov

Votes: 330

10. Rome 11:00 (1952)

107 min | Drama

7.8
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Based on an actual incident, this is the story of five girls (told in a slow beginning) who are among the 200 women who answer a want ad for a modest secretarial position one rainy morning ... See full summary »

Director: Giuseppe De Santis | Stars: Lucia Bosè, Carla Del Poggio, Maria Grazia Francia, Lea Padovani

Votes: 543

11. The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)

Passed | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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An unscrupulous movie producer uses an actress, a director and a writer to achieve success.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell

Votes: 13,056

12. Ena votsalo sti limni... (1952)

102 min | Comedy

7.7
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A nice comedy about a miserly man who cheats on his wife one night. A series of misunderstandings make him change his life forever.

Director: Alekos Sakellarios | Stars: Vasilis Logothetidis, Ilia Livykou, Mary Lalopoulou, Vagelis Protopapas

Votes: 334

13. The Quiet Man (1952)

Passed | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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A retired American boxer returns to the village of his birth in Ireland, where he falls for a spirited redhead whose brother is contemptuous of their union.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond

Votes: 34,067 | Gross: $10.55M

14. Le Plaisir (1952)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Three separate stories about the same thing: le plaisir (pleasure).

Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: Jean Gabin, Danielle Darrieux, Simone Simon, Claude Dauphin

Votes: 4,180

15. The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (1952)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama

7.7
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A childless middle-aged couple faces a marital crisis.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Shin Saburi, Michiyo Kogure, Kôji Tsuruta, Chishû Ryû

Votes: 2,371

16. The Narrow Margin (1952)

Approved | 71 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.7
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A woman planning to testify against the mob must be protected against their assassins on the train trip from Chicago to Los Angeles.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Charles McGraw, Marie Windsor, Jacqueline White, Queenie Leonard

Votes: 6,889

17. Children of Hiroshima (1952)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, War

7.7
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86 Metascore

Post war Hiroshima: It's been four years since the last time she visited her hometown. Takako faces the after effects of the A-bomb when she travels around the city to call on old friends.

Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Osamu Takizawa, Masao Shimizu, Jûkichi Uno

Votes: 1,066

18. The Overcoat (1952)

Approved | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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Based on Nikolai Gogol's story with the location changed from Russia to Italy and the time changed to the present (1952), the story is about a poor city-hall clerk (Renato Rascel) whose ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto Lattuada | Stars: Renato Rascel, Yvonne Sanson, Giulio Stival, Ettore Mattia

Votes: 527

19. 5 Fingers (1952)

Approved | 108 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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During WWII the valet to the British Ambassador to Ankara sells British secrets to the Germans while trying to romance a refugee Polish countess.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: James Mason, Danielle Darrieux, Michael Rennie, Walter Hampden

Votes: 4,192

20. The Little World of Don Camillo (1952)

107 min | Comedy

7.7
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A determined priest and a Communist mayor develop a grudging friendship in spite of their official rivalry.

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Fernandel, Gino Cervi, Vera Talchi, Franco Interlenghi

Votes: 3,933

21. Casque d'Or (1952)

Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Three gangsters and an ex-con carpenter all fall for the same beautiful, golden-haired woman in Belle Époque France.

Director: Jacques Becker | Stars: Simone Signoret, Serge Reggiani, Claude Dauphin, Raymond Bussières

Votes: 4,997

22. Mother (1952)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama

7.6
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A teenaged girl witnesses her widowed mother's attempt to sustain her family.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Kyôko Kagawa, Eiji Okada, Akihiko Katayama

Votes: 591

23. The Proud Princess (1952)

94 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.5
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Director: Borivoj Zeman | Stars: Alena Vránová, Vladimír Ráz, Stanislav Neumann, Mária Sýkorová

Votes: 696

24. Sudden Fear (1952)

Approved | 110 min | Film-Noir, Thriller

7.5
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After an ambitious actor insinuates himself into the life of a wealthy middle-aged playwright and marries her, he plots with his mistress to murder her.

Director: David Miller | Stars: Joan Crawford, Jack Palance, Gloria Grahame, Bruce Bennett

Votes: 5,079

25. Scaramouche (1952)

Approved | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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In France during the late 18th Century, a man sets out to avenge the death of his friend at the hands of a master swordsman.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Stewart Granger, Janet Leigh, Eleanor Parker, Mel Ferrer

Votes: 5,491

26. Manon of the Spring (1952)

200 min | Drama

7.5
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To revenge her father's death, Manon blocks the source from which the village gets water.

Director: Marcel Pagnol | Stars: Edmond Ardisson, Henri Arius, Charles Blavette, Jean-Marie Bon

Votes: 302

27. Inazuma (1952)

87 min | Drama

7.5
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Poor, pathetic mother Ose (Kumeko Urabe) has four children, three daughters and a son, by four different men.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Mitsuko Miura, Kyôko Kagawa, Chieko Murata

Votes: 522

28. The Importance of Being Earnest (1952)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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When Algernon discovers that his friend, Ernest, has created a fictional brother for whenever he needs a reason to escape dull country life, Algernon poses as the brother, resulting in ever increasing confusion.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Richard Wattis, Michael Denison, Walter Hudd

Votes: 5,088

29. The Holly and the Ivy (1952)

Approved | 80 min | Drama

7.5
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A heartwarming tale of an English minister and his family reunited at Christmas time. Their story includes a remembrance of their World War II trials.

Director: George More O'Ferrall | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Celia Johnson, Margaret Leighton, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 992

30. Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)

Approved | 99 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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An emotionally remote recovering alcoholic and his dowdy, unambitious wife face a personal crisis when they take in an attractive lodger.

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Shirley Booth, Terry Moore, Richard Jaeckel

Votes: 4,441

31. Europe '51 (1952)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama

7.5
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A wealthy woman becomes obsessed with humanitarianism when her young son dies after committing suicide.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Alexander Knox, Ettore Giannini, Giulietta Masina

Votes: 3,344

32. Crash of Silence (1952)

Approved | 93 min | Drama

7.4
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Mandy Garland was born deaf and has been mute for all of her life. Her parents believe she is able to speak if she can only be taught and enroll her with a special teacher.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Phyllis Calvert, Jack Hawkins, Terence Morgan, Godfrey Tearle

Votes: 691

33. Viva Zapata! (1952)

Approved | 113 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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The story of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, who led a rebellion against the corrupt, oppressive dictatorship of president Porfirio Díaz in the early 20th century.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Jean Peters, Anthony Quinn, Joseph Wiseman

Votes: 10,203

34. The Stranger in Between (1952)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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A violent fugitive and a mistreated small boy team up to flee from authority.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Jon Whiteley, Elizabeth Sellars, Kay Walsh

Votes: 892

35. Scandal Sheet (1952)

Passed | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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The editor of an exploitation newspaper commits a murder and assigns his protégé to investigate hoping to divert attention away from himself.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: John Derek, Donna Reed, Broderick Crawford, Rosemary DeCamp

Votes: 2,005

36. The Lusty Men (1952)

Passed | 113 min | Action, Drama, Sport

7.4
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Retired rodeo champion Jeff McCloud agrees to mentor novice rodeo contestant Wes Merritt against the wishes of Merritt's wife who fears the dangers of this rough sport.

Directors: Nicholas Ray, Robert Parrish | Stars: Susan Hayward, Robert Mitchum, Arthur Kennedy, Arthur Hunnicutt

Votes: 2,426

37. Kansas City Confidential (1952)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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An ex-con trying to go straight is framed for a million dollar armored car robbery and must go to Mexico in order to unmask the real culprits.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: John Payne, Coleen Gray, Preston Foster, Neville Brand

Votes: 6,011

38. Baiju Bawra (1952)

165 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.4
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A young singer, in the time of Emperor Akbar the Great, sets out to avenge his father, killed in a disturbance near the house of a member of the Court.

Director: Vijay Bhatt | Stars: Meena Kumari, Bharat Bhushan, Surendra, Kuldip Kaur

Votes: 324

39. Si yo fuera diputado (1952)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Tired of the same politicians, who never do anything to improve their welfare, people from a poor neighborhood decide to support the local barber boy (Cantinflas) for public office.

Director: Miguel M. Delgado | Stars: Cantinflas, Gloria Mange, Andrés Soler, Emperatriz Carvajal

Votes: 332

40. Fanfan la Tulipe (1952)

Not Rated | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

7.3
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69 Metascore

Swashbuckling adventures of young army recruit Fanfan la Tulipe during the reign of King Louis XV in 18th Century France.

Director: Christian-Jaque | Stars: Gérard Philipe, Gina Lollobrigida, Marcel Herrand, Olivier Hussenot

Votes: 2,603

41. The Crimson Pirate (1952)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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During the 1700s, pirate Captain Vallo seizes a British warship and gets involved in various money-making schemes involving Caribbean rebels led by El Libre, British envoy Baron Jose Gruda, and a beautiful courtesan named Consuelo.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Nick Cravat, Eva Bartok, Torin Thatcher

Votes: 5,681

42. Carrie (1952)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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A young girl from a provincial town learns the bitter reality of a big city and great love.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jennifer Jones, Miriam Hopkins, Eddie Albert

Votes: 2,094

43. Bend of the River (1952)

Approved | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.3
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When a town boss confiscates homesteader's supplies after gold is discovered nearby, a tough cowboy risks his life to try and get it to them.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, Rock Hudson, Arthur Kennedy, Julie Adams

Votes: 7,628

44. El bombero atómico (1952)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Cantinflas is a clumsy fireman, who one day receives the visit of his little goddaughter, whose mother recently died in the jungle. After having work in a few fires, Cantinflas decided to ... See full summary »

Director: Miguel M. Delgado | Stars: Cantinflas, Roberto Soto, Gilberto González, Elisa Quintanilla

Votes: 355

45. Stars and Stripes Forever (1952)

Unrated | 90 min | Biography, Comedy, Music

7.2
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A film biography of the composer John Philip Sousa, from his early days in the Marine Corps Band through the Spanish-American War in 1898.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Clifton Webb, Robert Wagner, Debra Paget, Ruth Hussey

Votes: 753

46. The Sniper (1952)

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

7.2
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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: 2,815

47. Room for One More (1952)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy

7.2
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A fairly well-to-do family takes in two troubled orphans.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Cary Grant, Betsy Drake, Lurene Tuttle, Randy Stuart

Votes: 1,941

48. Park Row (1952)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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The Globe is a small, but visionary newspaper started by Phineas Mitchell, an editor recently fired by The Star. The two newspapers become enemies, and the Star's ruthless heiress Charity Hackett decides to eliminate the competition.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Gene Evans, Mary Welch, Bela Kovacs, Herbert Heyes

Votes: 1,468

49. O. Henry's Full House (1952)

Approved | 117 min | Drama

7.2
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John Steinbeck introduces a quintet of five of O. Henry's most celebrated stories from his New York Period (1902-1910) in this anthology film.

Directors: Henry Hathaway, Howard Hawks, Henry King, Henry Koster, Jean Negulesco | Stars: Fred Allen, Anne Baxter, Jeanne Crain, Farley Granger

Votes: 2,153

50. Two Cents Worth of Hope (1952)

110 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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A love story between a poor fellow and a daughter of respected workshop owner set in an Italian post-war village.

Director: Renato Castellani | Stars: Maria Fiore, Vincenzo Musolino, Filomena Russo, Luigi Astarita

Votes: 488


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