Feature Film, Released between 1952-01-01 and 1952-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



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: 214,923 | Gross: $8.82M

2. 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: 95,975 | Gross: $9.45M

3. 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: 66,466 | Gross: $0.06M

4. 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: 34,044 | Gross: $10.55M

5. The Pickwick Papers (1952)

Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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The Pickwick Club sends Mr. Pickwick and a group of friends to travel across England and to report back on the interesting things they find. In the course of their travels, they repeatedly ... See full summary »

Director: Noel Langley | Stars: James Hayter, James Donald, Nigel Patrick, Joyce Grenfell

Votes: 456

6. The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)

Passed | 152 min | Drama, Family, Romance

6.6
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The dramatic lives of trapeze artists, a clown, and an elephant trainer are told against a background of circus spectacle.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: James Stewart, Charlton Heston, Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde

Votes: 12,674 | Gross: $36.00M

7. 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: 17,848 | Gross: $1.00M

8. 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: 13,051

9. Time, Gentlemen, Please! (1952)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy

6.6
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Because of its high productivity and "almost" 100 per cent employment, the village of Little Hayhoe, England is expecting a visit from the Prime Minister. The "almost" is because of Dan ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Eddie Byrne, Jane Barrett, Robert Brown, Raymond Lovell

Votes: 239

10. 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: 22,484 | Gross: $0.07M

11. Wagons West (1952)

Passed | 70 min | Western

6.2
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Jeff Curtis (Rod Cameron), a wagon-master on his way to accept the job of leading a pioneer train from Joplin, Missouri to the Oregon territory, picks up Ben Wilkins (Michael Chapin), a ... See full summary »

Director: Ford Beebe | Stars: Rod Cameron, Noah Beery Jr., Peggie Castle, Michael Chapin

Votes: 72

12. The Duel at Silver Creek (1952)

Approved | 77 min | Western

6.4
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Marshal Tyrone and the Silver Kid form an uneasy alliance against a gang of claim jumpers.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Audie Murphy, Faith Domergue, Stephen McNally, Susan Cabot

Votes: 1,371

13. 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: 5,078

14. The Half-Breed (1952)

Approved | 81 min | Western

5.1
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There is a fortune in gold on Apache land, and Archer, a dirty politician, intends to have it. Things reach the boiling point, but Young, a slick gambler, comes along and saves the day.

Directors: Stuart Gilmore, Edward Ludwig | Stars: Robert Young, Janis Carter, Jack Buetel, Barton MacLane

Votes: 198

15. Carson City (1952)

Approved | 87 min | Western

6.4
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When a banker finds his stagecoach shipments of gold from Carson City are vulnerable to holdups, he commissions the building of a railroad through the mountains.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Randolph Scott, Lucille Norman, Raymond Massey, Richard Webb

Votes: 881

16. 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: 6,010

17. Monkey Business (1952)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.0
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A chemist finds his personal and professional life turned upside down when one of his chimpanzees finds the fountain of youth.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn

Votes: 12,723

18. 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: 10,201

19. Ivanhoe (1952)

Approved | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.8
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A knight seeks to free the captive King Richard (Norman Wooland) and put him back on the throne.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders

Votes: 7,959

20. The Promoter (1952)

Approved | 85 min | Comedy

7.1
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In Edwardian Staffordshire, charming rogue Edward "Denry" Machin (Alec Guinness), the son of a washerwoman, believes he must give destiny a hand to rise in the world.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Alec Guinness, Glynis Johns, Valerie Hobson, Petula Clark

Votes: 1,310

21. 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: 7,627

22. Moulin Rouge (1952)

Not Rated | 119 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.1
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Fictional account of French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

Director: John Huston | Stars: José Ferrer, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Suzanne Flon, Claude Nollier

Votes: 4,853 | Gross: $11.81M

23. The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)

Approved | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.2
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Writer Harry Street reflects on his life as he lies dying from an infection while on safari in the shadow of Mount Kilamanjaro.

Directors: Henry King, Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Ava Gardner, Hildegard Knef

Votes: 4,580 | Gross: $18.05M

24. 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: 5,678

25. Hans Christian Andersen (1952)

Approved | 112 min | Biography, Family, Musical

6.9
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The opening scene of the movie describes it best: "Once upon a time there lived in Denmark a great storyteller named Hans Christian Andersen. This is not the story of his life, but a fairy tale about the great spinner of fairy tales."

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Danny Kaye, Farley Granger, Zizi Jeanmaire, Joseph Walsh

Votes: 3,398

26. Clash by Night (1952)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

7.1
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Mae Doyle comes back to her hometown a cynical woman. Her brother Joe fears that his love, fish cannery worker Peggy, may wind up like Mae. Mae marries Jerry and has a baby; she is happy but restless, drawn to Jerry's friend Earl.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan, Paul Douglas, Marilyn Monroe

Votes: 5,583

27. 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: 5,089

28. Don't Bother to Knock (1952)

Passed | 76 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.9
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After being dumped by his girlfriend, an airline pilot pursues a babysitter in his hotel and gradually realizes she's dangerous.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Richard Widmark, Marilyn Monroe, Anne Bancroft, Donna Corcoran

Votes: 5,887

29. 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: 2,157

30. The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima (1952)

Approved | 102 min | Drama

6.8
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In 1917, three shepherd children living just outside Fatima, Portugal have visions of a lovely lady in a cloud. The anticlerical government wishes to squelch the Church; reports of ... See full summary »

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Gilbert Roland, Angela Clarke, Frank Silvera, Jay Novello

Votes: 1,011

31. 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: 5,492

32. Springfield Rifle (1952)

Approved | 93 min | War, Western

6.7
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Major Lex Kearney becomes the North's first counterespionage agent as he tries to discover who's behind the theft of Union cavalry horses in Colorado during the Civil War.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Gary Cooper, Phyllis Thaxter, David Brian, Paul Kelly

Votes: 1,740

33. 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: 4,440

34. 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: 10,975 | Gross: $0.01M

35. The Big Sky (1952)

Approved | 140 min | Drama, Western

7.0
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The success of the journey focuses on keeping the Indian girl alive as well as themselves to complete trade with the Blackfeet.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Dewey Martin, Elizabeth Threatt, Arthur Hunnicutt

Votes: 3,838

36. Horizons West (1952)

Approved | 81 min | Western

6.2
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Two brothers end up on opposite sides of the law in post-Civil War Texas.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Robert Ryan, Julie Adams, Rock Hudson, Judith Braun

Votes: 790

37. Pat and Mike (1952)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

7.0
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79 Metascore

Pat is a women's sports sensation unless her fiancé is around. Her new shady manager Mike keeps them apart and develops feelings for her.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Aldo Ray, William Ching

Votes: 5,046

38. Jack and the Beanstalk (1952)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.0
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Abbott & Costello's version of the famous fairy tale, about a young boy who trades the family cow for magic beans.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Buddy Baer, Dorothy Ford

Votes: 2,783

39. 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: 6,048

40. My Cousin Rachel (1952)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.1
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A young man plots revenge against the woman he believes murdered his cousin, but his plans are shaken when he comes face to face with the enigmatic beauty.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Richard Burton, Audrey Dalton, Ronald Squire

Votes: 2,415

41. The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952)

Approved | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Family

6.7
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64 Metascore

With King Richard away at the crusades, Prince John rules England with an iron fist and tasks the Sheriff of Nottingham with the collection of high taxes and the capture of outlaw Robin Hood.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Richard Todd, Joan Rice, Peter Finch, James Hayter

Votes: 1,474 | Gross: $4.58M

42. 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: 3,345

43. Vampire Over London (1952)

Not Rated | 74 min | Comedy, Horror

3.8
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The mysterious figure known as the Vampire comes to England to complete experiments in his mad bid to gain control of the world. When the radar-controlled Robot which he had ordered shipped... See full summary »

Director: John Gilling | Stars: Arthur Lucan, Bela Lugosi, Dora Bryan, Philip Leaver

Votes: 696

44. Deadline - U.S.A. (1952)

Passed | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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With his newspaper about to be sold, crusading editor Ed Hutcheson tries to complete an exposé on gangster Rienzi.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ethel Barrymore, Kim Hunter, Ed Begley

Votes: 3,020

45. Ghost Ship (1952)

Approved | 74 min | Horror

5.5
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A luxury ship is haunted by the ghosts of a crew that had disappeared off the ship years before.

Director: Vernon Sewell | Stars: Dermot Walsh, Hazel Court, Hugh Burden, John Robinson

Votes: 422

46. Blackbeard, the Pirate (1952)

Approved | 99 min | Adventure, Romance

6.1
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Honest Edward Maynard finds himself serving as ship's surgeon under the infamous pirate Blackbeard.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Robert Newton, Linda Darnell, William Bendix, Keith Andes

Votes: 1,336

47. Road to Bali (1952)

Approved | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

6.5
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Two unemployed show-biz pals accept treasure-diving work in Bali for a local princess and they find treasure, love and trouble.

Director: Hal Walker | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Murvyn Vye

Votes: 4,429

48. Against All Flags (1952)

Approved | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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Brian Hawke of the Royal Navy versus the pirates of Madagascar.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Errol Flynn, Maureen O'Hara, Anthony Quinn, Alice Kelley

Votes: 2,326

49. The White Sheik (1952)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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During a day in their honeymoon, a couple is separated by the city's lust and the desires it produces.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Giulietta Masina, Brunella Bovo, Leopoldo Trieste

Votes: 5,181

50. The Black Castle (1952)

Passed | 82 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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Man investigates the disappearance of two of his friends who were the guests of a sinister Austrian count.

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Richard Greene, Boris Karloff, Stephen McNally, Rita Corday

Votes: 1,107


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