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



1. 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: 2,447

2. 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: 22,609 | Gross: $0.54M

3. 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: 820

4. 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: 13,728

5. 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: 27,275 | Gross: $0.06M

6. There Was Once a King... (1955)

107 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.1
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A selfish self-centered widowed ruler, barely tolerated by his subjects and called appropriately enough, 'King Myself, First' asks his three daughters to name the measure of their love for ... See full summary »

Director: Borivoj Zeman | Stars: Jan Werich, Vlasta Burian, Irena Kacírková, Stella Májová

Votes: 1,085

7. The Unknown Soldier (1955)

177 min | Drama, War

8.0
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The tale of a platoon of soldiers during the Continuation War. Based on Väinö Linna's book of the same name.

Director: Edvin Laine | Stars: Kosti Klemelä, Heikki Savolainen, Reino Tolvanen, Veikko Sinisalo

Votes: 6,965

8. Stella (1955)

90 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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Proud and independent, Stella, an unconventional Rebetico singer who cherishes her freedom, finds herself in an intense whirlwind romance. Everything points to a tragic ending, and in the aftermath of passion, there can be no winners.

Director: Michael Cacoyannis | Stars: Melina Mercouri, Giorgos Foundas, Alekos Alexandrakis, Hristina Kalogerikou

Votes: 2,399

9. Shree 420 (1955)

168 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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When a young man from a small town decides to make it big in a city, he faces several challenges.

Director: Raj Kapoor | Stars: Nargis, Raj Kapoor, Nadira, Nemo

Votes: 2,469

10. 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

11. Devdas (1955)

159 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

8.0
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The scion of a wealthy landowner family turns to alcohol and self-pity and slowly self-destructs after class differences force him to break off his relationship with his childhood sweetheart.

Director: Bimal Roy | Stars: Dilip Kumar, Suchitra Sen, Vyjayanthimala, Motilal

Votes: 1,658

12. School for Tramps (1955)

99 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Alberto Medina is a very famous composer and is on a field trip when his car runs out of gas and goes downhill. While looking for help, he finds the Valverdes' house and is welcome by ... See full summary »

Director: Rogelio A. González | Stars: Pedro Infante, Miroslava, Blanca de Castejón, Óscar Pulido

Votes: 582

13. 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: 60,696

14. 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: 11,462

15. 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: 39,675

16. Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)

Not Rated | 109 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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In Sweden at the turn of the century, members of the upper class and their servants find themselves in a romantic tangle that they try to work out amidst jealousy and heartbreak.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Ulla Jacobsson, Eva Dahlbeck, Harriet Andersson, Margit Carlqvist

Votes: 12,147

17. The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (1955)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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The delirious journey of a mental disordered man, who is obsessed in making the perfect crime.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Ernesto Alonso, Miroslava, Rita Macedo, Ariadne Welter

Votes: 4,667

18. Floating Clouds (1955)

123 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A tragic social drama set in post war Japan and concerns a lonely woman trying to find purpose and stability in a devastated Tokyo.

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Hideko Takamine, Masayuki Mori, Mariko Okada, Isao Yamagata

Votes: 2,309

19. 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: 82,128

20. 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

21. 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

22. 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

23. 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

24. Three Men in the Snow (1955)

93 min | Comedy

7.7
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A rich man wins a vacation at a hotel but takes it in the disguise of a poor man under the supervision of his butler. The hotel manager gets tipped off about the plot, but misidentifies a money-less doctor as the eccentric.

Director: Kurt Hoffmann | Stars: Paul Dahlke, Günther Lüders, Claus Biederstaedt, Nicole Heesters

Votes: 680

25. 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

26. Magdana's Donkey (1955)

50 min | Drama

7.6
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Small Georgian village (ca. 1890) Magdana a widow lives in a shack with her 3 children and ekes out a living selling yogurt. When the children find a donkey lying by the road and nurse it to health, it seems the family's troubles are over.

Directors: Tengiz Abuladze, Rezo Chkheidze | Stars: Dudukhana Tserodze, Liana Moistsrapishvili, Mikho Borashvili, Nani Chikvinidze

Votes: 451

27. 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

28. 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

29. Barrel Piano, Poverty and Earnestness (1955)

91 min | Comedy, Musical

7.5
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Instead of success in the Greek province, two poor portable barrel piano players stumble upon an affluent but desperate runaway girl, intent on escaping a much-despised arranged marriage. Will they forsake their beliefs for money's sake?

Director: Alekos Sakellarios | Stars: Mimis Fotopoulos, Vasilis Avlonitis, Jenny Karezi, Alekos Alexandrakis

Votes: 1,018

30. 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

31. 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

32. 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

33. Il Bidone (1955)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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A trio of con-men led by a lonesome swindler must deal with their job and family pressures.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Broderick Crawford, Richard Basehart, Giulietta Masina, Franco Fabrizi

Votes: 4,956

34. Liliomfi (1955)

109 min | Comedy

7.5
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Mariska and Liliomfi fall in love without suspecting that Mariska's foster father is also Liliomfi's uncle. Soon the couple must contend with the professor's plan to make Liliomfi give up his "unrespectable" profession of acting.

Director: Károly Makk | Stars: Iván Darvas, Marianne Krencsey, Margit Dajka, Samu Balázs

Votes: 482

35. Oute Gata, Oute Zimia (1955)

84 min | Comedy

7.4
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A married couple and their lovers who end up in the same train station, try to pass themselves off as perfect strangers; nevertheless, who are they kidding? Will they manage to get out of the tight spot?

Director: Alekos Sakellarios | Stars: Vasilis Logothetidis, Mimis Fotopoulos, Ilia Livykou, Labros Konstadaras

Votes: 325

36. 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

37. 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: 63,556 | Gross: $8.75M

38. Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple (1955)

Not Rated | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.4
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Musashi Miyamoto returns to Kyoto after years of absence. After a series of fights against the Yoshioka School, he challenges its master to a duel.

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Mariko Okada, Kôji Tsuruta, Kaoru Yachigusa

Votes: 5,523

39. Rio, 40 Degrees (1955)

100 min | Drama

7.4
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A semi-documentary on the people of Rio de Janeiro. The camera follows boys from a hillside shanty town who sell peanuts at Copacabana, Sugar Loaf Mountain, and a soccer game. Various ... See full summary »

Director: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | Stars: Modesto De Souza, Roberto Bataglin, Jece Valadão, Ana Beatriz

Votes: 532

40. 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

41. The Heart (1955)

120 min | Drama

7.4
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At the end of Meiji era a young student befriend an older man who as a proof of trust but also as a kind of exorcism entrust him his secret, a story about jealousy, betrayal, shame and guilt.

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Masayuki Mori, Michiyo Aratama, Tatsuya Mihashi, Shôji Yasui

Votes: 360

42. Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji (1955)

Not Rated | 94 min | Adventure, Drama

7.4
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A samurai travels to Edo with his two servants. On their way, they meet many people and encounter great injustice.

Director: Tomu Uchida | Stars: Chiezô Kataoka, Ryûnosuke Tsukigata, Chizuru Kitagawa, Yuriko Tashiro

Votes: 635

43. A Journey to the Beginning of Time (1955)

Not Rated | 83 min | Adventure, Animation, Family

7.4
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One day a young boy finds a fossil of trilobite. Together with his three friends they set off on an adventurous journey through prehistory, up to the beginning of time.

Director: Karel Zeman | Stars: Vladimír Bejval, Petr Herrman, Zdenek Hustak, Josef Lukás

Votes: 1,577

44. 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

45. 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

46. French Cancan (1955)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.4
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This comedy drama from Jean Renoir chronicles the revival of Paris' most notorious dance as it tells the story of a theater producer who turns a humble washerwoman into a star at the Moulin Rouge.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean Gabin, Françoise Arnoul, María Félix, Anna Amendola

Votes: 3,690

47. 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

48. 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

49. 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

50. 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


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