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

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: 65,559 | Gross: $93.74M

2. 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: 81,664

3. 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: 7,461

4. 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: 45,841 | Gross: $3.00M

5. 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: 34,686

6. 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: 59,645 | Gross: $10.25M

7. 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: 24,026 | Gross: $21.30M

8. 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, Finlay Currie, Robert Morley

Votes: 25,227 | Gross: $42.00M

9. High Society (1956)

Not Rated | 111 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.0
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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: 14,415 | Gross: $13.00M

10. 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: 82,898

11. 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: 17,243 | Gross: $10.40M

12. The Girl Can't Help It (1956)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Music

6.8
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A gangster hires a down-and-out press agent to make his airheaded girlfriend a singing star.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Tom Ewell, Jayne Mansfield, Edmond O'Brien, Julie London

Votes: 3,083

13. 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: 45,525

14. The Bad Seed (1956)

Approved | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

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: 13,162

15. Baby Doll (1956)

Approved | 114 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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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: 7,021

16. War and Peace (1956)

PG | 208 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.8
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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: 9,286 | Gross: $12.50M

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

PG | 90 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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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: 7,744 | Gross: $2.00M

18. 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: 7,263

19. The Wrong Man (1956)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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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: 26,165

20. 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: 10,831

21. Breakaway (1956)

Not Rated | 72 min | Crime, Drama

5.5
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Suave, if a trifle elderly, private eye Duke Martin is on the trail of a secret formula and a kidnapped girl.

Director: Henry Cass | Stars: Tom Conway, Michael Balfour, Honor Blackman, Brian Worth

Votes: 101

22. 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: 19,775

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: 3,145 | Gross: $4.50M

24. Reprisal! (1956)

Passed | 74 min | Drama, Western

6.6
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Half-breed Frank Madden claims he's White, in order to own land, but violent racial clashes in town force him to abandon his neutrality and chose a side.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Guy Madison, Felicia Farr, Kathryn Grant, Michael Pate

Votes: 342

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: 3,315

26. 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: 4,615

27. 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: 5,751

28. 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: 12,048 | Gross: $0.17M

29. 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: 10,492

30. Friendly Persuasion (1956)

Passed | 137 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.3
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The pacifist attitude of a Quaker family is tested as a result of the American Civil War.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins, Richard Eyer

Votes: 6,509

31. 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: 1,417 | Gross: $6.02M

32. Hell in Korea (1956)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, History, War

6.2
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During the Korean War retreat in 1951, a small British recon group is surrounded by Chinese troops and holds out in a lonely temple atop a hill.

Director: Julian Amyes | Stars: Stephen Boyd, Ronald Lewis, George Baker, Harry Andrews

Votes: 497

33. Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956)

Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Romance, Musical

6.1
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In 1950s Las Vegas, a gambling rancher and a ballerina discover that some people have luck at cards while others have luck at love.

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Dan Dailey, Cyd Charisse, Agnes Moorehead, Lili Darvas

Votes: 702

34. 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: 7,681

35. 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: 10,846

36. Trapeze (1956)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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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: 4,268

37. Rodan (1956)

Unrated | 74 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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A large mining accident sets loose prehistoric insects and giant pterosaurs on Japan.

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

Votes: 4,715 | Gross: $0.50M

38. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1956)

PG | 104 min | Drama, History, Horror

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: 2,492

39. Teenage Bad Girl (1956)

100 min | Drama

5.9
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Poor Valerie just can't seem to 'straighten out' her delinquent teenage daughter Janet, whose sleazy boyfriend is leading her down a rebellious path of crime and moral turpitude that could ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wilcox | Stars: Anna Neagle, Sylvia Syms, Norman Wooland, Wilfrid Hyde-White

Votes: 94

40. 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: 7,203

41. 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: 4,786

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: 3,549

43. The Last Wagon (1956)

Approved | 99 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

7.0
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Wagon train survivors of an Apache attack entrust the sheriff's prisoner, scout Comanche Todd, with their lives despite his wanted-for-murder status.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Richard Widmark, Felicia Farr, Susan Kohner, Tommy Rettig

Votes: 2,883

44. 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: 7,141

45. 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: 3,374

46. 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: 11,054 | Gross: $0.02M

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: 3,337

48. The Swan (1956)

Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

6.5
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When a crown prince visits, the princess's mother tries to push the prince into marrying her daughter by presenting a "rival" at the ball - her children's handsome tutor.

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Grace Kelly, Alec Guinness, Louis Jourdan, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 2,372

49. Bundle of Joy (1956)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.2
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After finding a baby outside an orphanage, a salesgirl receives sympathy from those around her, including her boss' son, as they all assume the baby is hers.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Eddie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Adolphe Menjou, Tommy Noonan

Votes: 1,069

50. Pillars of the Sky (1956)

Approved | 95 min | Action, Western

6.3
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In 1868 Oregon, when the Army violates the treaty by building a road across the reservation, several tribal chiefs decide to unite their forces against the trespassing whites.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Jeff Chandler, Dorothy Malone, Ward Bond, Keith Andes

Votes: 566


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