Feature Film, Released between 1954-01-01 and 1954-12-31, Rating Count at least 300 (Sorted by IMDb Rating Descending)



1. 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: 310,774 | Gross: $0.27M

2. 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: 14,180

3. 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: 436,611 | Gross: $36.76M

4. 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: 155,159 | Gross: $0.01M

5. O scrisoare pierduta (1954)

135 min | Comedy

8.2
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The plot take place in 1883 in a small provincial town in Romania, where the corrupt establishment decide everything, including - of course - who will be the "elected" representative to the... See full summary »

Directors: Sica Alexandrescu, Victor Iliu | Stars: Nicky Atanasiu, Alexandru Giugaru, Marcel Anghelescu, Costache Antoniu

Votes: 314

6. On the Waterfront (1954)

Approved | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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91 Metascore

An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger

Votes: 139,841 | Gross: $9.60M

7. Boot Polish (1954)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.1
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Preteen brother and sister, abandoned by their father, to be taken care of, by an abusive prostitute aunt, survive life in an Indian squatters' camp, aided by a friendly cripple, by learning to shine shoes instead of begging.

Director: Prakash Arora | Stars: Kumari Naaz, Rattan Kumar, David Abraham, Chand Burke

Votes: 719

8. La Strada (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

8.0
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A care-free girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain along the way.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart, Aldo Silvani

Votes: 57,419

9. Twenty-Four Eyes (1954)

Not Rated | 156 min | Drama

8.0
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Schoolteacher Hisako Oishi forms an emotional bond with her pupils and teaches them various virtues, while at the same time worrying about their future.

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Hideki Gôko, Itsuo Watanabe, Makoto Miyagawa, Takeo Terashita

Votes: 2,184

10. A Story from Chikamatsu (1954)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.0
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Ishun is a wealthy, but unsympathetic, master printer who has wrongly accused his wife and best employee of being lovers. To escape punishment, the accused run away together, but Ishun is certain to be ruined if word gets out.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Kazuo Hasegawa, Kyôko Kagawa, Eitarô Shindô, Eitarô Ozawa

Votes: 3,654

11. Sound of the Mountain (1954)

Approved | 95 min | Drama

7.8
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An ingratiating bride develops warm ties to her father-in-law while her cold husband blithely slights her for another woman.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Setsuko Hara, Sô Yamamura, Ken Uehara, Yôko Sugi

Votes: 1,500

12. Touchez Pas au Grisbi (1954)

Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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85 Metascore

An aging, world-weary gangster is double-crossed and forced out of retirement when his best friend is kidnapped and their stash of eight stolen gold bars demanded as ransom.

Director: Jacques Becker | Stars: Jean Gabin, René Dary, Dora Doll, Vittorio Sanipoli

Votes: 6,624 | Gross: $0.13M

13. Sabrina (1954)

Passed | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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72 Metascore

A playboy becomes interested in the daughter of his family's chauffeur, but it's his more serious brother who would be the better man for her.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, Walter Hampden

Votes: 58,232

14. Miseria e nobiltà (1954)

60 min | Comedy

7.7
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"Miseria e Nobiltà" tells the story of the humble families of Felice Pasquale and his colleague who are hired by a Marquis who wants to marry the daughter of a rich but simple cook, So they pose as aristocrats.

Director: Mario Mattoli | Stars: Totò, Sophia Loren, Enzo Turco, Dolores Palumbo

Votes: 1,529

15. Johnny Guitar (1954)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Western

7.7
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83 Metascore

After helping a wounded gang member, a strong-willed female saloon owner is wrongly suspected of murder and bank robbery by a lynch mob.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge, Scott Brady

Votes: 15,351

16. Hobson's Choice (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Henry Hobson (Charles Laughton) is a successful bootmaker, a widower and a tyrannical father of three daughters. The girls each want to leave their father by getting married, but Henry refuses because marriage traditions require him to pay out settlements.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Charles Laughton, John Mills, Brenda de Banzie, Daphne Anderson

Votes: 6,437

17. The Caine Mutiny (1954)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, War

7.7
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63 Metascore

When a U.S. Naval captain shows signs of mental instability that jeopardizes the ship, the first officer relieves him of command and faces court martial for mutiny.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, José Ferrer, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray

Votes: 24,110 | Gross: $21.75M

18. White Christmas (1954)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.6
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A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen

Votes: 31,415 | Gross: $30.00M

19. True Friends (1954)

100 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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Alexander, Boris and Vasily are three old friends, who now rarely see each other as they are busy with their professional life. They embark on long-planned voyage on a raft down the Volga ... See full summary »

Director: Mikhail Kalatozov | Stars: Vasiliy Merkurev, Boris Chirkov, Aleksandr Borisov, Aleksey Gribov

Votes: 494

20. A Star Is Born (1954)

Passed | 154 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.6
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89 Metascore

A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford

Votes: 15,569 | Gross: $14.93M

21. Godzilla (1954)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.6
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78 Metascore

American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata, Akira Takarada, Momoko Kôchi

Votes: 28,466 | Gross: $2.42M

22. Windfall in Athens (1954)

95 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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On a lazy Athenian Sunday, a young and fresh saleswoman loses her soon-to-be winning lottery ticket, only to meet its handsome new owner. Of course, she wants it back; however, what if fortune and ardent Cupid are already on her doorstep?

Director: Michael Cacoyannis | Stars: Ellie Lambeti, Giorgos Pappas, Dimitris Horn, Tasso Kavadia

Votes: 535

23. The Woman of Rumour (1954)

83 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Hatsuko Umabuchi is a widow who runs a prosperous geisha house in present-day Kyoto. Her daughter Yukiko returns from Tokyo following a failed suicide attempt, after her lover found out ... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Tomoemon Otani, Yoshiko Kuga, Eitarô Shindô

Votes: 988

24. Senso (1954)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.5
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An Italian Countess is allied with Nationalists during the Italian-Austrian war of unification. However, she risks betraying their cause when she falls in love with an Austrian Lieutenant.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Farley Granger, Alida Valli, Massimo Girotti, Heinz Moog

Votes: 6,027 | Gross: $0.03M

25. Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (1954)

Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.5
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Depicts the early life of the legendary warrior Musashi Miyamoto; his years as an aspiring warrior, an outlaw and finally a true samurai.

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Mariko Okada, Rentarô Mikuni, Kurôemon Onoe

Votes: 7,557

26. An Inspector Calls (1954)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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When a young girl is found dead an inspector is sent to investigate a prosperous Yorkshire household. It emerges that each member of the family has a guilty secret - each one is partly responsible for her death.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Alastair Sim, Arthur Young, Olga Lindo, Brian Worth

Votes: 3,150

27. Chronicle of Poor Lovers (1954)

107 min | Drama

7.5
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In 1925 the young florentine typographer Mario moves to via del Corno to be near his girl-friend Bianca. Here he becomes friends with Maciste, his landlord, and Ugo, anti-fascists both of ... See full summary »

Director: Carlo Lizzani | Stars: Anna Maria Ferrero, Cosetta Greco, Antonella Lualdi, Marcello Mastroianni

Votes: 324

28. The Blazing Sun (1954)

105 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.5
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A rich landlord floods and destroys a village on purpose to prevent the people living there from making a profit off their crops. What he doesn't know is that his own daughter is in love with Ahmed, a young man from the village.

Director: Youssef Chahine | Stars: Faten Hamamah, Omar Sharif, Zaki Rustum, Farid Shawqi

Votes: 939

29. A Young Miss... Aged 39 (1954)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A man tries desperately to find a husband for his 39-years old sister who still lives with him. Only if his sister gets married will he be free to take the woman he's been loving for the past years.

Director: Alekos Sakellarios | Stars: Vasilis Logothetidis, Ilia Livykou, Smaro Stefanidou, Dina Stathatou

Votes: 383

30. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

Approved | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.4
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75 Metascore

In 1850 Oregon, when a backwoodsman brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide that they want to get married too.

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Jane Powell, Howard Keel, Jeff Richards, Russ Tamblyn

Votes: 20,948

31. Salt of the Earth (1954)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, History

7.4
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74 Metascore

Mexican workers at a Zinc mine call a general strike. It is only through the solidarity of the workers, and importantly the indomitable resolve of their wives, mothers and daughters, that they eventually triumph.

Director: Herbert J. Biberman | Stars: Juan Chacón, Rosaura Revueltas, Will Geer, David Bauer

Votes: 3,028

32. Executive Suite (1954)

Passed | 104 min | Drama

7.4
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When the head of a large manufacturing firm dies suddenly from a stroke, his vice presidents vie to see who will replace him.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: William Holden, Barbara Stanwyck, June Allyson, Fredric March

Votes: 3,560

33. Late Chrysanthemums (1954)

101 min | Drama

7.4
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What is the life of a Geisha like once her beauty has faded and she has retired? Kin has saved her money, and has become a wealthy money-lender, spending her days cold-heartedly collecting ... See full summary »

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Haruko Sugimura, Ken Uehara, Sadako Sawamura, Chikako Hosokawa

Votes: 898

34. Journey to Italy (1954)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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100 Metascore

An unhappily married couple attempts to find direction and insight while vacationing in Naples.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders, Maria Mauban, Anna Proclemer

Votes: 8,800

35. The Gold of Naples (1954)

Not Rated | 138 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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A portrait of the people, the defects and the peculiarities of Naples in six different vignettes.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Totò, Lianella Carell, Pasquale Cennamo, Agostino Salvietti

Votes: 1,491

36. The Last Bridge (1954)

102 min | Drama, War

7.3
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A German nurse gets sent to the front because she gives medical aid to a wounded Serbian partisan during World War II.

Director: Helmut Käutner | Stars: Maria Schell, Bernhard Wicki, Barbara Rütting, Carl Möhner

Votes: 339

37. The Glenn Miller Story (1954)

Approved | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.3
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Biography of bandleader Glenn Miller from his beginnings to his death over the English Channel in December 1944.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, June Allyson, Harry Morgan, Charles Drake

Votes: 7,876

38. The Country Girl (1954)

Unrated | 104 min | Drama, Music

7.3
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A director hires an alcoholic has-been and strikes up a stormy relationship with the actor's wife, who he believes is the cause of all the man's problems.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, William Holden, Anthony Ross

Votes: 5,361

39. The Beauty of Athens (1954)

80 min | Comedy

7.2
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A pampered president inherits a substantial legacy on the condition that he marries a woman of unconventional looks. To get off the hook, one of his unsuspecting and needy tenants needs to take his place; however, how easy can it be?

Director: Nikos Tsiforos | Stars: Mimis Fotopoulos, Georgia Vasileiadou, Nikos Stavridis, Sperantza Vrana

Votes: 354

40. The Far Country (1954)

Passed | 97 min | Action, Romance, Western

7.2
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A self-minded adventurer (Jeff Webster) locks horns with a crooked lawman (Mr. Gannon) while driving cattle to Dawson.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, Ruth Roman, Corinne Calvet, Walter Brennan

Votes: 6,650

41. Animal Farm (1954)

Approved | 72 min | Animation, Drama

7.2
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A successful farmyard revolution by the resident animals vs. the farmer goes horribly wrong as the victors create a new tyranny among themselves.

Directors: Joy Batchelor, John Halas | Stars: Gordon Heath, Maurice Denham

Votes: 15,192

42. Them! (1954)

Not Rated | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.2
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The earliest atomic tests in New Mexico cause common ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon, James Arness

Votes: 19,526

43. It Should Happen to You (1954)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

7.2
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When a young woman with dreams of fame rents a billboard to advertise herself, her life changes overnight.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Holliday, Jack Lemmon, Peter Lawford, Michael O'Shea

Votes: 3,269 | Gross: $1.40M

44. Flying Classroom (1954)

92 min | Drama, Comedy, Family

7.2
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All is not really well between the boys of Gymnasium and the boys of the six-form High School: sparks fly when they get within 100m of each other! The continuous feud between the pupils is ... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Hoffmann | Stars: Paul Dahlke, Heliane Bei, Paul Klinger, Erich Ponto

Votes: 394

45. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

G | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.2
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83 Metascore

A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre

Votes: 28,866 | Gross: $28.20M

46. Vera Cruz (1954)

Approved | 94 min | Adventure, Western

7.1
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During the Mexican Rebellion of 1866, an unsavory group of American adventurers are hired by the forces of Emporer Maximilian to escort a countess to Vera Cruz.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Gary Cooper, Burt Lancaster, Denise Darcel, Cesar Romero

Votes: 8,971

47. Pushover (1954)

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

7.1
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Undercover cop falls for the beautiful moll of a bank robber on the run and together they plan to double-cross the hood and the cops.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Kim Novak, Philip Carey, Dorothy Malone

Votes: 2,593

48. Magnificent Obsession (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A rich playboy whose recklessness inadvertently causes the death of a prominent doctor tries to make amends to his widow, and falls for her in the process.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Agnes Moorehead, Otto Kruger

Votes: 5,951

49. Ma and Pa Kettle at Home (1954)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy

7.1
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Elwin Kettle might win a scholarship to an agricultural college. Essay contest judges Mannering and Crosby decide to choose between the two finalists by spending a weekend at the home of ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Marjorie Main, Percy Kilbride, Alan Mowbray, Alice Kelley

Votes: 500

50. The Long, Long Trailer (1954)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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Nicky and Tacy are going to be married. Nicky wants to save up money for a house, but Tacy dreams of starting off with their own home on wheels--a trailer.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Marjorie Main, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 4,076


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