Feature Film, Released between 1956-01-01 and 1956-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. 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: 33,188

2. The Opposite Sex (1956)

Not Rated | 117 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.1
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Shortly after their tenth wedding anniversary, New York City Theater Producer Steven Hilliard (Leslie Nielsen) and his wife, former popular radio singer Kay Ashley Hilliard (June Allyson), ... See full summary »

Director: David Miller | Stars: June Allyson, Joan Collins, Dolores Gray, Ann Sheridan

Votes: 1,340 | Gross: $6.02M

3. Written on the Wind (1956)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

7.5
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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: 9,878

4. Crime of Passion (1956)

Not Rated | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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Kathy leaves the newspaper business to marry homicide detective Bill but is frustrated by his lack of ambition and the banality of life in the suburbs. Her drive to advance Bill's career soon takes her down a dangerous path.

Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Sterling Hayden, Raymond Burr, Fay Wray

Votes: 1,889

5. The Ten Commandments (1956)

G | 220 min | Adventure, Drama

7.8
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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: 62,219 | Gross: $93.74M

6. 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: 44,291 | Gross: $3.00M

7. 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: 78,191

8. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Thriller

7.5
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78 Metascore

An American physician and his wife take matters into their own hands after assassins planning to execute a foreign Prime Minister kidnap their son.

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

Votes: 56,497 | Gross: $10.25M

9. 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: 79,379

10. Moby Dick (1956)

Not Rated | 116 min | Adventure, Drama

7.3
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The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, Leo Genn, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 16,528 | Gross: $10.40M

11. The Great American Pastime (1956)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Sport

5.8
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Bruce Hallerton becomes coach of the Panthers, a little league baseball team. The fact that an attractive widow has her son in the team causes problems with his wife.

Director: Herman Hoffman | Stars: Tom Ewell, Anne Francis, Ann Miller, Dean Jones

Votes: 191

12. High Society (1956)

Not Rated | 111 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.0
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A spoiled heiress must choose among three suitors: her jazz musician ex-husband, a stuffy businessman, and an undercover tabloid reporter.

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Celeste Holm

Votes: 13,437 | Gross: $13.00M

13. Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

G | 175 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.8
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A Victorian Englishman bets that with the new steamships and railways he can circumnavigate the globe in eighty days.

Directors: Michael Anderson, John Farrow | Stars: David Niven, Cantinflas, Shirley MacLaine, Robert Newton

Votes: 23,953 | Gross: $42.00M

14. 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: 43,751

15. ...And God Created Woman (1956)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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In sunny St. Tropez, a young sexpot loves one brother but marries the other.

Director: Roger Vadim | Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Curd Jürgens, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jane Marken

Votes: 7,315 | Gross: $2.00M

16. 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: 23,361 | Gross: $21.30M

17. Bus Stop (1956)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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A naive but stubborn cowboy falls in love with a saloon singer and tries to take her away against her will to get married and live on his ranch in Montana.

Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray, Arthur O'Connell, Betty Field

Votes: 10,533

18. Baby Doll (1956)

Approved | 114 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A steamy tale of two Southern rivals and a sensuous nineteen-year-old virgin.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Karl Malden, Carroll Baker, Eli Wallach, Mildred Dunnock

Votes: 6,612

19. War and Peace (1956)

PG | 208 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.8
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Napoleon's (Herbert Lom's) tumultuous relations with Russia including his disastrous 1812 invasion serve as the backdrop for the tangled personal lives of two aristocratic families.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Mel Ferrer, Vittorio Gassman

Votes: 8,838 | Gross: $12.50M

20. The Conqueror (1956)

Approved | 111 min | Adventure, Biography, History

3.7
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Mongol chief Temujin battles against Tartar armies and for the love of the Tartar princess Bortai. Temujin becomes the emperor Genghis Khan.

Director: Dick Powell | Stars: John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Pedro Armendáriz, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 2,982 | Gross: $4.50M

21. 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, Henry Jones, Eileen Heckart

Votes: 12,352

22. 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: 10,332

23. The Proud Ones (1956)

Approved | 94 min | Western

7.0
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Marshal Cass Silver has to deal with his old nemesis, a corrupt gambler, and his hired guns come to town as well as recurring bouts of blindness.

Director: Robert D. Webb | Stars: Robert Ryan, Virginia Mayo, Jeffrey Hunter, Robert Middleton

Votes: 1,081

24. Over-Exposed (1956)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.2
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Sexy blonde dance club girl learns the photography trade and moves to New York in pursuit of a new career.

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Cleo Moore, Richard Crenna, Isobel Elsom, Raymond Greenleaf

Votes: 303

25. 1984 (1956)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.0
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In a totalitarian future society, Winston Smith, whose daily work is re-writing history, tries to rebel by falling in love.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Michael Redgrave, Jan Sterling, David Kossoff

Votes: 3,060

26. 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: 24,695

27. The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)

Approved | 78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.8
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A scientist captures the Creature and turns him into an air-breather, only for him to escape and start killing.

Director: John Sherwood | Stars: Jeff Morrow, Rex Reason, Leigh Snowden, Gregg Palmer

Votes: 2,999

28. 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: 18,251

29. The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956)

Approved | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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In post-WWII Japan, an American captain is brought in to help build a school, but the locals want a teahouse instead.

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Marlon Brando, Glenn Ford, Machiko Kyô, Eddie Albert

Votes: 3,079

30. A Town Like Alice (1956)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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A newly wealthy English woman returns to Malaya to build a well for the villagers who helped her during war. Thinking back, she recalls the Australian man who made a great sacrifice to aid her and her fellow prisoners of war.

Director: Jack Lee | Stars: Virginia McKenna, Peter Finch, Kenji Takaki, Tran Van Khe

Votes: 1,383

31. 7th Cavalry (1956)

Approved | 75 min | Western

5.8
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An officer accused of cowardice volunteers to bring back General Custers's body after Little Big Horn.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Randolph Scott, Barbara Hale, Jay C. Flippen, Frank Faylen

Votes: 1,014

32. Anastasia (1956)

Unrated | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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An opportunistic businessman tries to pass off a mysterious impostor as the Grand Duchess Anastasia, and she is so convincing that even the biggest skeptics believe her.

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner, Helen Hayes, Akim Tamiroff

Votes: 7,355

33. Carousel (1956)

Approved | 128 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

6.6
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Fifteen years after his death, a carousel barker is granted permission to return to Earth for one day to make amends to his widow and their daughter.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Cameron Mitchell, Barbara Ruick

Votes: 5,615

34. Rodan (1956)

Unrated | 74 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

6.3
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A large mining accident sets loose prehistoric Insects and giant pterosaur's on Japan.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Kenji Sahara, Yumi Shirakawa, Akihiko Hirata, Akio Kobori

Votes: 4,357 | Gross: $0.50M

35. 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: 10,991 | Gross: $0.17M

36. 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: 6,941

37. Alexander the Great (1956)

Not Rated | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.8
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The life and military conquests of Alexander III of Macedon (July 20/21, 356 - June 10/11, 323 B.C.), commonly known as Alexander the Great.

Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: Richard Burton, Fredric March, Claire Bloom, Barry Jones

Votes: 3,250

38. Gervaise (1956)

116 min | Drama

7.4
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A poor laundrywoman tries to cope with a depressing burden of society.

Director: René Clément | Stars: Maria Schell, François Périer, Jany Holt, Mathilde Casadesus

Votes: 1,204

39. It Conquered the World (1956)

Approved | 71 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.0
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A well meaning scientist guides an alien monster to Earth from Venus, so that he can rid mankind of feelings and emotions - but only death and sorrow results.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Peter Graves, Beverly Garland, Lee Van Cleef, Sally Fraser

Votes: 2,069

40. Love Me Tender (1956)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.2
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At the end of the Civil War, a Confederate team is ordered to rob a Union payroll train but the war ends leaving these men with their Union loot, until the Feds come looking for it.

Director: Robert D. Webb | Stars: Richard Egan, Debra Paget, Elvis Presley, Robert Middleton

Votes: 3,533 | Gross: $4.50M

41. 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: 10,533 | Gross: $0.02M

42. The Rainmaker (1956)

Approved | 121 min | Romance, Western

7.0
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During the Depression, a con-man promises rain to a desperate drought-ridden Kansas town and marriage to a local desperate spinster.

Director: Joseph Anthony | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Katharine Hepburn, Wendell Corey, Lloyd Bridges

Votes: 3,423

43. Attack (1956)

Approved | 107 min | Action, Drama, War

7.4
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In 1945, an American Infantry company sets up an artillery observation post, but tensions between Captain Cooney and Lieutenant Costa run high.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Jack Palance, Lee Marvin, Eddie Albert, Robert Strauss

Votes: 4,578

44. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1956)

PG | 104 min | Drama, History

6.7
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The timeless tale of the seductive gypsy Esmeralda and the tortured hunchback Quasimodo.

Director: Jean Delannoy | Stars: Gina Lollobrigida, Anthony Quinn, Jean Danet, Alain Cuny

Votes: 2,375

45. World Without End (1956)

Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi

5.9
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Astronauts returning from a voyage to Mars are caught in a time warp and are propelled into a post-Apocalyptic Earth populated by mutants.

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Hugh Marlowe, Nancy Gates, Nelson Leigh, Rod Taylor

Votes: 1,805

46. 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: 7,152

47. A Kiss Before Dying (1956)

Approved | 94 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.7
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A ruthless college student resorts to murder in an attempt to marry an heiress.

Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter, Virginia Leith, Joanne Woodward

Votes: 3,183

48. Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)

Unrated | 83 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.4
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Extraterrestrials traveling in high-tech flying saucers contact a scientist as part of a plan to enslave the inhabitants of Earth.

Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: Hugh Marlowe, Joan Taylor, Donald Curtis, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 6,873

49. Godzilla: King of the Monsters! (1956)

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

6.5
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60 Metascore

A 400-foot (122-meter) dinosaur-like beast, awoken from undersea hibernation off the Japanese coast by atomic-bomb testing, attacks Tokyo.

Directors: Ishirô Honda, Terry O. Morse | Stars: Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura, Momoko Kôchi, Akira Takarada

Votes: 6,863

50. Great Day in the Morning (1956)

Approved | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.4
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A Confederate drifter wins a hotel-saloon at poker in Denver but two rival female admirers, local Union sympathizers, Southern gold miners and an orphaned boy complicate his life.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Virginia Mayo, Robert Stack, Ruth Roman, Alex Nicol

Votes: 737


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