Feature Film, Released between 1956-01-01 and 1956-12-31, Rating Count at least 300 (Sorted by IMDb Rating Descending)



1. 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: 459

2. Stay Alert (1956)

153 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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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: 850

3. 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: 11,246 | Gross: $0.17M

4. 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: 18,642

5. The Burmese Harp (1956)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, Music, War

8.1
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In the War's closing days, when a conscience-driven Japanese soldier fails to get his countrymen to surrender to overwhelming force, he adopts the lifestyle of a Buddhist monk.

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Shôji Yasui, Tatsuya Mihashi, Jun Hamamura

Votes: 5,331

6. The Ogre of Athens (1956)

103 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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A peaceful, frightened little man is mistakenly identified as "the dragon", a notorious criminal at large. He briefly and reluctantly rules the underworld until they realize their mistake.

Director: Nikos Koundouros | Stars: Dinos Iliopoulos, Margarita Papageorgiou, Giannis Argyris, Thanasis Vengos

Votes: 1,710

7. The Killing (1956)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.0
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91 Metascore

Crook Johnny Clay assembles a five man team to plan and execute a daring race-track robbery.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards, Jay C. Flippen

Votes: 80,252

8. The Ten Commandments (1956)

G | 220 min | Adventure, Drama

7.9
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Moses, an Egyptian Prince, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson

Votes: 62,686 | Gross: $93.74M

9. Early Spring (1956)

145 min | Drama

7.9
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A young man and his wife struggle within the confines of their passionless relationship while he has an extramarital romance.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Chikage Awashima, Ryô Ikebe, Teiji Takahashi, Keiko Kishi

Votes: 2,721

10. The Searchers (1956)

Passed | 119 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

7.9
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94 Metascore

An American Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from the Comanches.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond

Votes: 79,060

11. Man of Iron (1956)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

7.8
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The railroad engineer Andrea Marcocci has been working with his partner and friend Gigi Liverani for thirty years and feels happy and proud with his work, drinking wine after hours with his... See full summary »

Director: Pietro Germi | Stars: Pietro Germi, Luisa Della Noce, Sylva Koscina, Saro Urzì

Votes: 995

12. Chori Chori (1956)

Not Rated | 158 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.8
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A spoiled rich girl on the run travels with a reporter looking for a news scoop.

Director: Anant Thakur | Stars: Nargis, Raj Kapoor, Gope, Master Bhagwan

Votes: 456

13. Main Street (1956)

99 min | Drama

7.8
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A couple of friends decide to have a good time and play a trick on an unmarried woman. Therefore one of them has to pretend to fall in love with her.

Director: Juan Antonio Bardem | Stars: Betsy Blair, José Suárez, Yves Massard, Luis Peña

Votes: 1,253

14. Street of Shame (1956)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

7.8
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The personal tales of various prostitutes who occupy a brothel.

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Aiko Mimasu, Ayako Wakao, Michiyo Kogure

Votes: 3,736

15. Merry-Go-Round (1956)

90 min | Romance, Drama

7.8
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In a rural scenery in the throes of difficult changes lives a humble but promising young farmer girl called Mari Pataki. Her father forbids her from seeing the man she loves. The father, ... See full summary »

Director: Zoltán Fábri | Stars: Mari Töröcsik, Imre Soós, Ádám Szirtes, Béla Barsi

Votes: 1,214

16. Toto, Peppino, and the Hussy (1956)

106 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.7
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Two clumsy provincial uncles visit a metropolis to stop the relationship between their nephew and a woman of ill repute.

Director: Camillo Mastrocinque | Stars: Totò, Peppino De Filippo, Dorian Gray, Teddy Reno

Votes: 1,599

17. Patterns (1956)

Approved | 83 min | Drama

7.7
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When Fred Staples is recruited onto the board of a high-powered New York corporation, he finds his ethics and ambition at odds.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Van Heflin, Everett Sloane, Ed Begley, Beatrice Straight

Votes: 2,180

18. A Girl in Black (1956)

100 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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Against the backdrop of a cloudless summer, love's unforeseen complications will entwine an Athenian writer, a morosely beautiful daughter, and a scorned local suitor. And then, calamity strikes. Can love redeem the sad girl in black?

Director: Michael Cacoyannis | Stars: Ellie Lambeti, Dimitris Horn, Eleni Zafeiriou, Stephanos Stratigos

Votes: 876

19. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.7
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92 Metascore

A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates, King Donovan

Votes: 44,233

20. Maksim Perepelitsa (1956)

94 min | Comedy

7.7
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Maxim Perepelitsa is a cheerful, mischievous and resourceful young man from a Ukrainian village. He loves to make up stories and invent practical jokes. When he is drafted into the Russian Army, he doesn't stop his antics.

Director: Anatoliy Granik | Stars: Leonid Bykov, Nikolay Yakovchenko, Aleksandr Borisov, Georgiy Osipenko

Votes: 902

21. Bob le Flambeur (1956)

PG | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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80 Metascore

After losing big, an aging gambler decides to assemble a team to rob a casino.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Roger Duchesne, Isabelle Corey, Daniel Cauchy, Guy Decomble

Votes: 10,686 | Gross: $0.02M

22. The Twelve Months (1956)

55 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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A poor girl was given an impossible task by her stepmother: to gather snowdrops in a winter forest. Suddenly she stumbled across twelve brothers who happened to be the twelve months.

Directors: Ivan Ivanov-Vano, Mikhail Botov | Stars: Tatyana Barysheva, Yuliya Yulskaya, Lyudmila Kasatkina, Galina Novozhilova

Votes: 1,063

23. Deadlier Than the Male (1956)

113 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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André Chatelin is a restaurant owner in Les Halles in Paris. One morning, a girl named Catherine asks to see him. She happens to be the daughter of his estranged wife, Gabrielle, that André... See full summary »

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Jean Gabin, Danièle Delorme, Robert Arnoux, Liliane Bert

Votes: 1,184

24. Vesna na Zarechnoy ulitse (1956)

96 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A newly appointed Russian literature teacher develops a strong connection with one of her flagging students.

Directors: Marlen Khutsiev, Feliks Mironer | Stars: Nina Ivanova, Nikolay Rybnikov, Vladimir Gulyaev, Valentina Pugachyova

Votes: 1,268

25. Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (1956)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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Musashi Miyamoto is challenged to a duel by a confident swordsman Sasaki Kojiro. He agrees to fight him in a year's time.

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

Votes: 5,385

26. Flowing (1956)

117 min | Drama

7.6
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Otsuta is running the geisha house Tsuta in Tokyo. Her business is heavily in debt. Her daughter Katsuyo doesn't see any future in her mothers trade in the late days of Geisha. But Otsuta ... See full summary »

Director: Mikio Naruse | Stars: Kinuyo Tanaka, Isuzu Yamada, Hideko Takamine, Mariko Okada

Votes: 878

27. Professor Hannibal (1956)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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When a Latin teacher publishes an essay on the Carthaginian General Hannibal, he is quickly hailed as a celebrity genius, but in reality has become an unwitting pawn of far-right politicians.

Director: Zoltán Fábri | Stars: Ernö Szabó, Noémi Apor, Emmi Buttykay, Hilda Gobbi

Votes: 640

28. Giant (1956)

G | 201 min | Drama, Western

7.6
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84 Metascore

Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Carroll Baker

Votes: 33,490

29. Forbidden Planet (1956)

G | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.6
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A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has.

Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Warren Stevens

Votes: 44,703 | Gross: $3.00M

30. Bigger Than Life (1956)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

7.6
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A seriously ill schoolteacher becomes dependent on a "miracle" drug that begins to affect his sanity.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: James Mason, Barbara Rush, Walter Matthau, Robert F. Simon

Votes: 6,583

31. Written on the Wind (1956)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

7.5
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86 Metascore

Alcoholic playboy Kyle Hadley marries the woman secretly loved by his poor but hard-working best friend, who in turn is pursued by Kyle's nymphomaniac sister.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone

Votes: 10,079

32. The Forty-First (1956)

88 min | War, Drama, Romance

7.5
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An unexpected romance occurs for a female Red Army sniper and a White Army officer.

Director: Grigoriy Chukhray | Stars: Izolda Izvitskaya, Oleg Strizhenov, Nikolay Kryuchkov, Nikolai Dupak

Votes: 1,360

33. Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)

Passed | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.5
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Boxer Rocky Graziano's biopic, based on his autobiography, from childhood to his World Middleweight Championship title win at age 28 in 1947.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Paul Newman, Pier Angeli, Everett Sloane, Eileen Heckart

Votes: 7,242

34. Carnival in Moscow (1956)

Not Rated | 78 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.5
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A new chief of a "Culture House" is planning to hold a terribly boring New Year concert. A group of young amateur actors are doing their best to liven up the concert.

Director: Eldar Ryazanov | Stars: Igor Ilyinsky, Lyudmila Gurchenko, Yuri Belov, Georgiy Kulikov

Votes: 2,275

35. The Harder They Fall (1956)

Passed | 109 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Sport

7.5
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An ex-sportswriter is hired by a shady fight promoter to promote his latest find, an unknown but easily exploitable rising star from Argentina.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Rod Steiger, Jan Sterling, Mike Lane

Votes: 7,019

36. The Catered Affair (1956)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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When Jane tells her parents that she is getting married to Ralph Halloran, her mother Agnes, starts planning an elaborate wedding, even though Jane does not wish it.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Bette Davis, Ernest Borgnine, Debbie Reynolds, Barry Fitzgerald

Votes: 2,870

37. The Band of Honest Men (1956)

106 min | Comedy

7.5
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Three decent but clumsy men facing economic difficulties reluctantly start to fabricate counterfeit bills; the son of one of them is the cop who follows the case, ignoring his father's involvement.

Director: Camillo Mastrocinque | Stars: Totò, Peppino De Filippo, Giulia Rubini, Giacomo Furia

Votes: 1,188

38. The Bad Seed (1956)

Approved | 129 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.5
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51 Metascore

A housewife suspects that her seemingly perfect eight-year-old daughter is a heartless killer.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Gage Clarke, Jesse White

Votes: 12,601

39. Suzaki Paradise: Red Light District (1956)

81 min | Drama

7.4
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A couple stand indecisively on a bridge in Asakusa. Tsutae and Yoshiji have lost confidence and passion for their future as they get on the bus for Tsukishima and get off at Suzaki. Across ... See full summary »

Director: Yûzô Kawashima | Stars: Michiyo Aratama, Yukiko Todoroki, Seizaburô Kawazu, Tatsuya Mihashi

Votes: 644

40. The Wrong Man (1956)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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In 1953, an innocent man named Christopher Emmanuel "Manny" Balestrero is arrested after being mistaken for an armed robber.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle, Harold J. Stone

Votes: 25,098

41. Four Bags Full (1956)

80 min | Drama

7.4
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Two men carry at night four suitcases of contraband meat across German-occupied Paris during WWII. Their opposite personalities and strange encounters provoke different adventures - until they are arrested by the police.

Director: Claude Autant-Lara | Stars: Jean Gabin, Bourvil, Louis de Funès, Jeannette Batti

Votes: 3,445 | Gross: $0.02M

42. The Roof (1956)

91 min | Drama

7.4
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A married couple learns that it is possible to build an illegal house in the outskirts of Rome, as long as it is erected in one single night and has a roof.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Gabriella Pallotta, Giorgio Listuzzi, Gastone Renzelli, Angelo Bigioni

Votes: 571

43. The Solid Gold Cadillac (1956)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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A minority stockholder takes on the crooked board of directors at a billion dollar corporation.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Judy Holliday, John Williams, Paul Douglas, Fred Clark

Votes: 1,507

44. The Leech (1956)

126 min | Drama

7.4
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A young man from the country arrives in Cairo to finish his education. His landlady, a widow and successful businesswoman in the quarter of the Citadel, seduces him. Although she teaches ... See full summary »

Directors: Salah Abouseif, Ahmad El-Sabawi, Amin Yousseff Ghurab | Stars: Tahiyyah Karyuka, Shukri Sarhan, Shadia, Abdulwareth Asar

Votes: 402

45. 7 Men from Now (1956)

Approved | 78 min | Action, Western

7.4
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A former sheriff blames himself for his wife's death during a Wells Fargo robbery and vows to track down and kill the seven men responsible.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Randolph Scott, Gail Russell, Lee Marvin, Walter Reed

Votes: 4,576

46. My Son Don't Turn Round (1956)

111 min | Drama, War

7.4
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A partisan comes secretly to town to find about what happened to his little son who barely remembers him. He is horrified when he finds out that his son is raised in a colaborators' ... See full summary »

Director: Branko Bauer | Stars: Bert Sotlar, Lila Andres, Zlatko Lukman, Mladen Hanzlovsky

Votes: 338

47. The Man Who Never Was (1956)

Approved | 103 min | War, Drama

7.4
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True story of a British attempt to trick the enemy into weakening Sicily's defenses before the 1943 attack, using a dead man with faked papers.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Clifton Webb, Gloria Grahame, Robert Flemyng, Josephine Griffin

Votes: 4,420

48. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Thriller

7.4
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78 Metascore

A tale of innocent American tourists in Morocco whose son's kidnapping sets off a twisting plot of international intrigue.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda de Banzie, Bernard Miles

Votes: 57,195 | Gross: $10.25M

49. Lust for Life (1956)

Approved | 122 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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The life of brilliant but tortured artist Vincent van Gogh.

Directors: Vincente Minnelli, George Cukor | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, James Donald, Pamela Brown

Votes: 10,430

50. The King and I (1956)

G | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

7.4
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72 Metascore

A widow accepts a job as a live-in governess to the King of Siam's children.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson

Votes: 23,538 | Gross: $21.30M


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