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



1. The Ten Commandments (1956)

G | 220 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.9
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Moses, raised as a prince of Egypt in the Pharaoh's household, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people from slavery.

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

Votes: 72,094 | Gross: $93.74M

2. World Without End (1956)

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

5.8
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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: 2,249

3. 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 years-long journey to rescue his niece from the Comanches after the rest of his brother's family is massacred in a raid on their Texas farm.

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

Votes: 91,031

4. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1956)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Horror

6.6
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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: 2,941

5. Forbidden Planet (1956)

G | 98 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.5
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80 Metascore

A starship crew in the 23rd century goes to investigate the silence of a distant planet's colony, only to find just two survivors, a powerful robot, and the deadly secret of a lost civilization.

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

Votes: 50,395 | Gross: $3.00M

6. Tribute to a Bad Man (1956)

Passed | 95 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.6
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With no law within 200 miles horse rancher Jeremy Rodak runs his spread with an iron hand and deals with rustlers even more ruthlessly.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: James Cagney, Don Dubbins, Stephen McNally, Irene Papas

Votes: 1,600

7. The Green Man (1956)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy, Crime

7.1
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An assassin is annoyed by a vacuum cleaner salesman determined to stop him.

Directors: Robert Day, Basil Dearden | Stars: Alastair Sim, George Cole, Terry-Thomas, Jill Adams

Votes: 2,062

8. 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: 39,946

9. Gun the Man Down (1956)

Passed | 76 min | Western

6.3
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Two bank robbers abandon their wounded partner to the posse and run with the loot but their partner, after serving time in prison, seeks revenge.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: James Arness, Angie Dickinson, Robert J. Wilke, Emile Meyer

Votes: 666

10. Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

G | 175 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.7
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69 Metascore

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, Finlay Currie, Robert Morley

Votes: 28,075 | Gross: $42.00M

11. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Approved | 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: 51,284

12. 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: 26,726 | Gross: $21.30M

13. 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 racetrack robbery.

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

Votes: 91,264

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

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

6.3
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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: 8,162

15. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Thriller

7.4
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76 Metascore

An American doctor and his wife, a former singing star, witness a murder while vacationing in Morocco, and are drawn into a twisting plot of international intrigue when their young son is kidnapped.

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

Votes: 65,877 | Gross: $10.25M

16. 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: 20,515 | Gross: $10.40M

17. The Bad Seed (1956)

Approved | 129 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.4
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51 Metascore

Rhoda Penmark seems like your average, sweet eight-year-old girl. When her rival at school dies in mysterious circumstances at the school picnic her mother starts to suspect that Rhoda was responsible.

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

Votes: 14,693

18. 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: 4,350 | Gross: $4.50M

19. ...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: 8,726 | Gross: $2.00M

20. High Society (1956)

Not Rated | 111 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.9
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65 Metascore

With socialite Tracy Lord about to remarry, her ex-husband - with the help of a sympathetic reporter - has 48 hours to convince her that she really still loves him.

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

Votes: 16,403 | Gross: $13.00M

21. The Man Who Never Was (1956)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, War

7.4
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In order to fool the Germans into thinking the Allied invasion of Sicily will take place elsewhere, British Military Intelligence comes up with a cunning ruse.

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

Votes: 5,417

22. Trapeze (1956)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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A crippled circus acrobat is torn emotionally between two ambitious young trapeze artists, one a talented young American and a less-gifted but beautiful Italian.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Gina Lollobrigida, Katy Jurado

Votes: 4,867

23. 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: 3,664 | Gross: $4.50M

24. Jubal (1956)

Passed | 100 min | Drama, Romance, Western

7.1
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A new foreman rejects the sexual advances of a frustrated rancher's wife, which leads to conflicts that could get him killed.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Glenn Ford, Ernest Borgnine, Rod Steiger, Valerie French

Votes: 4,083

25. The Wrong Man (1956)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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83 Metascore

In 1953, an innocent man named Christopher Emanuel "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: 29,267

26. War and Peace (1956)

PG | 208 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.7
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Napoleon'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: 10,273 | Gross: $12.50M

27. Baby Doll (1956)

Approved | 114 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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83 Metascore

An immature child bride holds her anxious husband at bay while flirting with an amorous Sicilian farmer.

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

Votes: 7,848

28. Lust for Life (1956)

Approved | 122 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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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: 11,936

29. A Man Escaped (1956)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Thriller, War

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: 23,012

30. 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: 4,033

31. 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: 6,499

32. 1984 (1956)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.9
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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: 3,853

33. 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: 3,839

34. Written on the Wind (1956)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

7.4
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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: 12,086

35. Bus Stop (1956)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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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: 12,087

36. The Proud Ones (1956)

Approved | 94 min | Western

6.9
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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: 1,457

37. Bob le Flambeur (1956)

PG | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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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: 12,625 | Gross: $0.02M

38. Pursuit of the Graf Spee (1956)

Not Rated | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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In the first major naval battle of World War II, the British Navy must find and destroy a powerful German warship.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: John Gregson, Anthony Quayle, Peter Finch, Ian Hunter

Votes: 4,569

39. 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: 8,440

40. Never Say Goodbye (1956)

Approved | 96 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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In 1945 Vienna, an American doctor marries an Austrian girl, who later disappears in the Soviet Control Zone during a visit there, forcing everyone to presume her dead.

Directors: Jerry Hopper, Douglas Sirk | Stars: Rock Hudson, Cornell Borchers, George Sanders, Shelley Fabares

Votes: 657

41. 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: 8,460

42. Between Heaven and Hell (1956)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, War

6.5
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The spoiled rich son of a wealthy Southerner is changed by his experiences in the Pacific during World War II.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Robert Wagner, Terry Moore, Broderick Crawford, Buddy Ebsen

Votes: 1,349

43. 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: 8,764

44. Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)

Unrated | 83 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.3
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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: 8,383

45. Sissi - Die junge Kaiserin (1956)

107 min | Drama, History

6.6
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The second in a trilogy of movies about Elisabeth "Sissi" of Austria, the film chronicles the married life of the young empress as she tries to adjust to formal and strict life in the palace and an overbearing mother-in-law.

Director: Ernst Marischka | Stars: Romy Schneider, Karlheinz Böhm, Magda Schneider, Gustav Knuth

Votes: 6,904

46. The Opposite Sex (1956)

Not Rated | 117 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.1
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Shortly after their 10th 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: 1,731 | Gross: $6.02M

47. The Beast of Hollow Mountain (1956)

Approved | 79 min | Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi

4.1
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An American cowboy living in Mexico discovers his cattle are being eaten by a giant prehistoric dinosaur.

Directors: Edward Nassour, Ismael Rodríguez | Stars: Guy Madison, Patricia Medina, Carlos Rivas, Mario Navarro

Votes: 1,766

48. The Last Hunt (1956)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Western

6.9
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In 1883 South Dakota, two buffalo hunters start a personal feud over a captured squaw and a stand-off with a Dakota raiding party over some stolen horses.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Robert Taylor, Stewart Granger, Lloyd Nolan, Debra Paget

Votes: 1,630

49. It's a Wonderful World (1956)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Musical

5.3
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Two struggling songwriters have an unexpected hit on their hands after they discover a unique way of composing.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Terence Morgan, George Cole, Kathleen Harrison, Mylène Demongeot

Votes: 119

50. The Rainmaker (1956)

Approved | 121 min | Romance, Western

6.9
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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: 4,071


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