Feature Film, Released between 1953-01-01 and 1953-12-31, Rating Count at least 300 (Sorted by IMDb Rating Descending)



1. 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: 1,737

2. 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: 20,416 | Gross: $0.01M

3. 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: 51,376

4. 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: 342

5. Vesna (1953)

96 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

8.1
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Three students try to pass their final exam by reluctant task of wooing their professor's daughter, but the unlucky winner, decided by a coin toss, will completely forget about studying once he meet her.

Director: Frantisek Cáp | Stars: Metka Gabrijelcic, Franek Trefalt, Jure Furlan, Janez Cuk

Votes: 538

6. Sharey Chuattar (1953)

98 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

8.1
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The owner of Annapurna boarding house faces trouble for letting a girl stay at the boys hostel.

Director: Nirmal Dey | Stars: Deben Bandopadhyay, Bhanu Bannerjee, Gurudas Bannerjee, Sital Bannerjee

Votes: 333

7. The Wages of Fear (1953)

Not Rated | 131 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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85 Metascore

In a decrepit South American village, four men are hired to transport an urgent nitroglycerine shipment without the equipment that would make it safe.

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot | Stars: Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter van Eyck, Folco Lulli

Votes: 53,494

8. Stalag 17 (1953)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.0
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84 Metascore

When two escaping American World War II prisoners are killed, the German P.O.W. camp barracks black marketeer, J.J. Sefton, is suspected of being an informer.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger, Robert Strauss

Votes: 50,560

9. Roman Holiday (1953)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Romance

8.0
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78 Metascore

A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power

Votes: 125,538

10. The Earrings of Madame De... (1953)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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When an aristocratic woman known only as "Madame de . . ." sells a pair of earrings given to her by her husband in order to pay some debts, she sets off a chain reaction of financial and carnal consequences that can end only in despair.

Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: Charles Boyer, Danielle Darrieux, Vittorio De Sica, Jean Debucourt

Votes: 8,702

11. The Big Heat (1953)

Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

8.0
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Tough cop Dave Bannion takes on a politically powerful crime syndicate.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Jocelyn Brando, Alexander Scourby

Votes: 23,126

12. Welcome Mr. Marshall! (1953)

78 min | Comedy

8.0
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After finding out that North American people are visiting the Spanish villages, the citizens of Villar del Río start preparing themselves to welcome them when they arrive.

Director: Luis García Berlanga | Stars: Lolita Sevilla, Manolo Morán, José Isbert, Alberto Romea

Votes: 3,682

13. El (1953)

Approved | 82 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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A husband's suave exterior unravels after his marriage, and he unleashes his paranoid and volatile temper on his wife, which escalates to more dangerous and unpredictable tantrums.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Arturo de Córdova, Delia Garcés, Aurora Walker, Carlos Martínez Baena

Votes: 5,203

14. Two Careful Fellows (1953)

TV-PG | 111 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

8.0
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Two best friends clash when one marries the girlfriend of the other.

Director: Ismael Rodríguez | Stars: Jorge Negrete, Pedro Infante, Carmelita González, Yolanda Varela

Votes: 761

15. I Vitelloni (1953)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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87 Metascore

A character study of five young men at crucial turning points in their lives in a small town in Italy.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Franco Fabrizi, Franco Interlenghi, Leopoldo Trieste

Votes: 15,581 | Gross: $0.10M

16. Skanderbeg (1953)

95 min | Action, Drama, History

7.9
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This is the true story of the National Hero of Albanians, George Kastrioti Scanderbeg, from his birth to his death. 1405-1468. Based mainly upon the monk writer Marin Barleti, the movie ... See full summary »

Director: Sergei Yutkevich | Stars: Akaki Khorava, Besa Imami, Adivie Alibali, Semyon Sokolovsky

Votes: 609

17. Pickup on South Street (1953)

Passed | 80 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.7
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A pickpocket unwittingly lifts a message destined for enemy agents and becomes a target for a Communist spy ring.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter, Murvyn Vye

Votes: 12,761

18. Shane (1953)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Western

7.6
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80 Metascore

A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde

Votes: 36,523 | Gross: $20.00M

19. A Geisha (1953)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

7.6
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A seasoned geisha and her apprentice maiko are forced to give in to their clients' sexual advances to survive.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Michiyo Kogure, Ayako Wakao, Seizaburô Kawazu, Saburô Date

Votes: 1,771

20. From Here to Eternity (1953)

Passed | 118 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.6
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85 Metascore

In Hawaii in 1941, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second-in-command are falling in love.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed

Votes: 42,701 | Gross: $30.50M

21. Monsieur Hulot's Holiday (1953)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy

7.5
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Monsieur Hulot comes to a beachside hotel for a vacation and accidentally, but good-naturedly, causes havoc.

Director: Jacques Tati | Stars: Jacques Tati, Nathalie Pascaud, Micheline Rolla, Valentine Camax

Votes: 16,532

22. Summer with Monika (1953)

R | 96 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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A pair of teenagers meet one summer day, start a reckless affair and abandon their families to be with one another.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Harriet Andersson, Lars Ekborg, Dagmar Ebbesen, Åke Fridell

Votes: 12,498

23. Little Fugitive (1953)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Family

7.5
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91 Metascore

A young boy fears that he shot his older brother, who is only faking. He then runs away to Coney Island, a crowded beach area, and gets money by returning soda bottles for their deposits.

Directors: Ray Ashley, Morris Engel, Ruth Orkin | Stars: Richard Brewster, Winifred Cushing, Jay Williams, Will Lee

Votes: 2,460 | Gross: $0.03M

24. Sawdust and Tinsel (1953)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

7.5
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The complicated relationships between a circus ringmaster, his estranged wife and his lover.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Åke Grönberg, Harriet Andersson, Hasse Ekman, Anders Ek

Votes: 5,931

25. The Cruel Sea (1953)

Approved | 126 min | Drama, War

7.5
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The World War II adventures of a British convoy escort ship and its officers.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, John Stratton, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 4,030

26. The Band Wagon (1953)

Passed | 112 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.5
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93 Metascore

A pretentiously artistic director is hired for a new Broadway musical and changes it beyond recognition.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant, Nanette Fabray

Votes: 9,823

27. Santa Chikita (1953)

92 min | Comedy

7.4
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A poor man accepts the money someone offers him to marry a foreign woman so that she can stay in Greece.

Director: Alekos Sakellarios | Stars: Vasilis Logothetidis, Ilia Livykou, Stephanos Stratigos, Dina Stathatou

Votes: 314

28. Crime Wave (1953)

Approved | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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Reformed parolee Steve Lacey is caught in the middle when a wounded former cellmate seeks him out for shelter.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Gene Nelson, Sterling Hayden, Phyllis Kirk, Ted de Corsia

Votes: 3,295

29. Lili (1953)

Passed | 81 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.4
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An orphaned young woman becomes part of a puppet act and forms a relationship with the anti-social puppeteer.

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Leslie Caron, Mel Ferrer, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Zsa Zsa Gabor

Votes: 3,225

30. Older Brother, Younger Sister (1953)

86 min | Drama

7.4
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In Older Brother, Younger Sister, director Mikio Naruse's adaptation of an oft-filmed popular novel by Saisei Murô, the eldest daughter (Machiko Kyô) of a rural family comes home pregnant, ... See full summary »

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Yoshiko Kuga, Yûji Hori

Votes: 331

31. 99 River Street (1953)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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A former boxer turned cab driver has to hide from the police when his badgering wife is murdered by the jewel thief she was having an affair with.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: John Payne, Evelyn Keyes, Brad Dexter, Frank Faylen

Votes: 2,541

32. Peter Pan (1953)

G | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.3
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76 Metascore

Wendy and her brothers are whisked away to the magical world of Neverland with the hero of their stories, Peter Pan.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Jack Kinney | Stars: Bobby Driscoll, Kathryn Beaumont, Hans Conried, Bill Thompson

Votes: 124,246 | Gross: $87.40M

33. The Proud and the Beautiful (1953)

103 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Life in a small Mexican village where joy and misery, hope and pain, passion and guilt, love and decay, life and death are mixed in the peasants life and two French citizens who end up stranded in there, during a typhoid epidemic.

Directors: Yves Allégret, Rafael E. Portas | Stars: Michèle Morgan, Gérard Philipe, Víctor Manuel Mendoza, Carlos López Moctezuma

Votes: 760

34. Julius Caesar (1953)

Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Louis Calhern, Marlon Brando, James Mason, John Gielgud

Votes: 10,240

35. I Confess (1953)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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A priest, who comes under suspicion for murder, cannot clear his name without breaking the seal of the confessional.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Montgomery Clift, Anne Baxter, Karl Malden, Brian Aherne

Votes: 18,804

36. Cangaceiro (1953)

Approved | 91 min | Action, Drama, History

7.3
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'Capitão', a bandit, terrorizes poor villages in the Northeast region of Brazil, looting and frequently killing with his armed gang, until he kidnaps and becomes attracted to a beautiful schoolteacher, creating discord in his group.

Director: Lima Barreto | Stars: Alberto Ruschel, Marisa Prado, Milton Ribeiro, Vanja Orico

Votes: 529

37. Calamity Jane (1953)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.3
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The story of Calamity Jane, her saloon, and her romance with Wild Bill Hickok.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Doris Day, Howard Keel, Allyn Ann McLerie, Philip Carey

Votes: 8,353

38. The Return of Don Camillo (1953)

115 min | Comedy

7.3
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Energetic priest Don Camillo returns to the town of Brescello for more political and personal duels with Communist mayor Peppone.

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Fernandel, Gino Cervi, Arturo Bragaglia, Édouard Delmont

Votes: 2,221

39. Pepe El Toro (1953)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama

7.3
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Pepe el Toro becomes a boxer and accidentally kills his best friend during a semi-final match. Channeling his anger and frustration, Pepe goes on to win the championship while beginning ... See full summary »

Director: Ismael Rodríguez | Stars: Pedro Infante, Evita Muñoz 'Chachita', Amanda del Llano, Irma Dorantes

Votes: 460

40. The Naked Spur (1953)

Passed | 91 min | Thriller, Western

7.3
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A bounty hunter trying to bring a murderer to justice is forced to accept the help of two less-than-trustworthy strangers.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, Janet Leigh, Robert Ryan, Ralph Meeker

Votes: 10,026

41. White Mane (1953)

Approved | 47 min | Drama, Family

7.3
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In the Camargue, France, a young boy bonds with a white haired horse that escaped from ranchers.

Director: Albert Lamorisse | Stars: Alain Emery, Laurent Roche, Clan-Clan, Pascal Lamorisse

Votes: 1,952

42. El bruto (1953)

Not Rated | 81 min | Drama

7.3
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A tough young man, who helps to kick poor people out of their houses, falls in love with a girl. She lives with her father in the building about to be demolished.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Pedro Armendáriz, Katy Jurado, Rosita Arenas, Andrés Soler

Votes: 1,751

43. Angel Face (1953)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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Ambulance driver Frank Jessup is ensnared in the schemes of the sensuous but dangerous Diane Tremayne.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons, Mona Freeman, Herbert Marshall

Votes: 6,748

44. Anatahan (1953)

PG | 91 min | Drama, War

7.2
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In June 1944, twelve Japanese seaman are stranded on an abandoned-and-forgotten island called An-ta-han for seven years.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Akemi Negishi, Tadashi Suganuma, Kisaburo Sawamura, Shôji Nakayama

Votes: 884 | Gross: $0.05M

45. The Adultress (1953)

Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A truckdriver kills the husband of the woman he loves, and becomes the object of blackmail.

Director: Marcel Carné | Stars: Simone Signoret, Raf Vallone, Jacques Duby, Maria Pia Casilio

Votes: 1,143

46. Gate of Hell (1953)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, History

7.2
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A samurai pursues a married lady-in-waiting.

Director: Teinosuke Kinugasa | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Kazuo Hasegawa, Isao Yamagata, Yatarô Kurokawa

Votes: 3,167

47. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.2
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Showgirls Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw travel to Paris, pursued by a private detective hired by the suspicious father of Lorelei's fiancé, as well as a rich, enamored old man and many other doting admirers.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn, Elliott Reid

Votes: 31,103 | Gross: $12.00M

48. The War of the Worlds (1953)

G | 85 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.1
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78 Metascore

A small town in California is attacked by Martians, beginning a worldwide invasion.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne, Robert Cornthwaite

Votes: 32,303 | Gross: $4.36M

49. The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy

7.1
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Volunteers take over their local passenger train service (against bus company resistance) when the government announces its closure.

Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Stanley Holloway, George Relph, Naunton Wayne, John Gregson

Votes: 2,513

50. The Lady Without Camelias (1953)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

7.1
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A new starlet is discovered and has ups and downs in Italian films.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Lucia Bosè, Gino Cervi, Andrea Checchi, Ivan Desny

Votes: 1,456


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