Feature Film, Released between 1957-01-01 and 1957-12-31, Rating Count at least 300, English (Sorted by IMDb Rating Descending)



1. 12 Angry Men (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

8.9
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96 Metascore

A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Votes: 574,648 | Gross: $4.36M

2. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

Not Rated | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A veteran British barrister must defend his client in a murder trial that has surprise after surprise.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 88,369 | Gross: $8.18M

3. Paths of Glory (1957)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, War

8.4
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After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready

Votes: 151,709

4. Do Ankhen Barah Haath (1957)

143 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Progressive, reform-minded young warden gets permission to take six surly murderers from prison to dilapidated country farm, to rehabilitate it and themselves through hard work and kindly guidance.

Director: Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre | Stars: Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre, Sandhya, Ulhas, B.M. Vyas

Votes: 1,500

5. Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.2
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100 Metascore

Powerful but unethical Broadway columnist J.J. Hunsecker coerces unscrupulous press agent Sidney Falco into breaking up his sister's romance with a jazz musician.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison, Martin Milner

Votes: 23,760

6. A Face in the Crowd (1957)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Music

8.2
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An Arkansas drifter becomes an overnight media sensation. As he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become?

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Matthau

Votes: 11,678

7. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

PG | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.2
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87 Metascore

After settling his differences with a Japanese P.O.W. camp commander, a British Colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors, while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.

Director: David Lean | Stars: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa

Votes: 182,585 | Gross: $44.91M

8. The Snow Queen (1957)

Unrated | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.7
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When the Snow Queen, a lonely and powerful fairy, kidnaps the human boy Kay, his best friend Gerda must overcome many obstacles on her journey to rescue him.

Director: Lev Atamanov | Stars: Vladimir Gribkov, Yanina Zheymo, Anna Komolova, Mariya Babanova

Votes: 1,814

9. The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

Not Rated | 81 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.7
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When Scott Carey begins to shrink because of exposure to a combination of radiation and insecticide, medical science is powerless to help him.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Grant Williams, Randy Stuart, April Kent, Paul Langton

Votes: 13,978

10. Curse of the Demon (1957)

Not Rated | 95 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.6
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American professor John Holden arrives in London for a parapsychology conference, only to find himself investigating the mysterious actions of Devil-worshiper Julian Karswell.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins, Niall MacGinnis, Maurice Denham

Votes: 10,273

11. The Enemy Below (1957)

Approved | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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During World War II, an American destroyer meets a German U-Boat. Both captains are experts, and so begins a deadly game of cat-and-mouse.

Director: Dick Powell | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Curd Jürgens, David Hedison, Theodore Bikel

Votes: 8,767

12. An Affair to Remember (1957)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building - but will it happen?

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Richard Denning, Neva Patterson

Votes: 25,190

13. Seven Days from Now (1957)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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Ship's officer finds himself in command of a lifeboat full of survivors of a sunken luxury liner.

Director: Richard Sale | Stars: Tyrone Power, Mai Zetterling, Lloyd Nolan, Stephen Boyd

Votes: 1,320

14. 3:10 to Yuma (1957)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, Thriller, Western

7.6
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Broke small-time rancher Dan Evans is hired by the stagecoach line to put big-time captured outlaw leader Ben Wade on the 3:10 train to Yuma but Wade's gang tries to free him.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Glenn Ford, Van Heflin, Felicia Farr, Leora Dana

Votes: 16,270

15. The Tin Star (1957)

Approved | 93 min | Western

7.4
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A cynical former sheriff turned bounty hunter helps a young, recently appointed acting sheriff with his advice, his experience and his gun.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Henry Fonda, Anthony Perkins, Betsy Palmer, Michel Ray

Votes: 4,325

16. The Tall T (1957)

Approved | 78 min | Romance, Thriller, Western

7.4
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An independent former ranch foreman is kidnapped along with an heiress, who is being held for ransom by trio of ruthless outlaws.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Randolph Scott, Richard Boone, Maureen O'Sullivan, Arthur Hunnicutt

Votes: 3,763

17. Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)

Approved | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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A marine and a nun form an unlikely friendship. The marine is shipwrecked on a Pacific island and the nun has been left behind there; they find comfort in one another as the two wait out the war.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr

Votes: 7,106

18. The D.I. (1957)

106 min | Drama

7.4
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Gunnery Sergeant Jim Moore is one of the toughest Drill Instructors on Parris Island. But he's got a thorn in his side: Pvt. Owens, who always seems to foul up when the pressure's on. ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Webb | Stars: Jack Webb, Don Dubbins, Jackie Loughery, Lin McCarthy

Votes: 852

19. Black River (1957)

114 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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A love triangle develops between a benevolent student, his innocent girlfriend, and a cruel petty criminal, all as a point of diagnosis of a social disease that had Japan slowly succumbing to lawlessness during the post-War era.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Ineko Arima, Fumio Watanabe, Tatsuya Nakadai, Isuzu Yamada

Votes: 683

20. Woman in a Dressing Gown (1957)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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A married, middle-aged woman is shocked to discover that her husband, who she thought was content in their marriage, has become infatuated with a beautiful younger woman and is planning to leave his family for her.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Yvonne Mitchell, Anthony Quayle, Sylvia Syms, Andrew Ray

Votes: 352

21. Time Limit (1957)

Approved | 96 min | Drama, War

7.3
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During the Korean War former prisoner of war, Major Harry Cargill admits to having collaborated with the enemy but military investigator Colonel William Edwards wants the details.

Director: Karl Malden | Stars: Richard Widmark, Richard Basehart, Dolores Michaels, June Lockhart

Votes: 807

22. Old Yeller (1957)

Approved | 83 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.3
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A teenage boy grows to love a stray yellow dog while helping his mother and younger brother run their Texas homestead while their father is away on a cattle drive. First thought to be good-for-nothing mutt, Old Yeller is soon beloved by all.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, Fess Parker, Tommy Kirk, Jeff York

Votes: 10,277 | Gross: $21.91M

23. No Down Payment (1957)

Approved | 105 min | Drama

7.3
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The marital difficulties of four couples living in a southern California housing development become intertwined. Among the unhappy couples are ne'er-do-well Jerry Flagg and his ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Joanne Woodward, Sheree North, Tony Randall, Jeffrey Hunter

Votes: 771

24. Men in War (1957)

Approved | 102 min | Action, Drama, War

7.3
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During the Korean War, a battle-worn lieutenant and his platoon are behind enemy lines, and have orders to march to Hill 465 for possible relief.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Robert Ryan, Aldo Ray, Robert Keith, Phillip Pine

Votes: 2,119

25. Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)

Approved | 122 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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The life and career of vaudevillian and silent screen horror star Lon Chaney, including his contentious relationship with his neurotic wife and his premature death.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: James Cagney, Dorothy Malone, Jane Greer, Marjorie Rambeau

Votes: 2,037

26. Love in the Afternoon (1957)

Not Rated | 130 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.3
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A middle-aged playboy becomes fascinated by the daughter of a private detective who has been hired to entrap him with the wife of a client.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Gary Cooper, Audrey Hepburn, Maurice Chevalier, John McGiver

Votes: 12,134

27. Desk Set (1957)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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Two extremely strong personalities clash over the computerization of a television network's research department.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Gig Young, Joan Blondell

Votes: 6,970

28. Across the Bridge (1957)

103 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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A wealthy businessman attempts to run to Mexico to escape capture for embezzlement. On the way, he switches identities for a visa but that only complicates matters.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Rod Steiger, David Knight, Bernard Lee, Noel Willman

Votes: 529

29. Hell Drivers (1957)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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Ex-con trucker tries to expose his boss's rackets.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Stanley Baker, Herbert Lom, Peggy Cummins, Patrick McGoohan

Votes: 2,402

30. The Three Faces of Eve (1957)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, Mystery

7.2
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A doctor treats a woman suffering from Multiple Personality Disorder.

Director: Nunnally Johnson | Stars: Joanne Woodward, David Wayne, Lee J. Cobb, Edwin Jerome

Votes: 6,497

31. The Tarnished Angels (1957)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama

7.2
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Story of a friendship between an eccentric journalist and a daredevil barnstorming pilot.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Rock Hudson, Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone, Jack Carson

Votes: 2,697

32. The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)

Approved | 135 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.2
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Charles 'Slim' Lindbergh struggles to finance and design an airplane that will make his New York to Paris flight the first solo transatlantic crossing.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: James Stewart, Murray Hamilton, Patricia Smith, Bartlett Robinson

Votes: 6,589

33. Sayonara (1957)

Not Rated | 147 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A US Air Force major in Kobe confronts his own opposition to marriages between American servicemen and Japanese women when he falls for a beautiful performer.

Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Ricardo Montalban, Patricia Owens, James Garner

Votes: 5,223 | Gross: $26.30M

34. Peyton Place (1957)

Approved | 157 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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A peaceful New England town hides secrets and scandals.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Lana Turner, Lee Philips, Lloyd Nolan, Arthur Kennedy

Votes: 4,651 | Gross: $25.60M

35. The One That Got Away (1957)

Not Rated | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, War

7.2
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A cocky German flight officer is shot down over England and makes numerous attempts to escape to fight again.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Hardy Krüger, Colin Gordon, Michael Goodliffe, Terence Alexander

Votes: 1,604

36. A King in New York (1957)

G | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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A recently-deposed European monarch seeks shelter in New York City, where he becomes an accidental television celebrity and is later wrongly accused of being a Communist.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Maxine Audley, Jerry Desmonde, Oliver Johnston

Votes: 6,400

37. A Hatful of Rain (1957)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama

7.2
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A Korean War veteran's morphine addiction wreaks havoc upon his family.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Don Murray, Eva Marie Saint, Anthony Franciosa, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 944

38. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)

Passed | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Western

7.2
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Lawman Wyatt Earp and outlaw Doc Holliday form an unlikely alliance which culminates in their participation in the legendary Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming, Jo Van Fleet

Votes: 12,135 | Gross: $11.75M

39. Edge of the City (1957)

Approved | 85 min | Drama

7.2
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Two New York City longshoremen Axel Nordmann, an Army deserter and Tommy Tyler, an easy-going freight car loader whose growing friendship is threatened by Charles Malik, a notably repellent punk.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: John Cassavetes, Sidney Poitier, Jack Warden, Kathleen Maguire

Votes: 2,096

40. The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

Approved | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.2
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Victor Frankenstein builds a creature and brings it to life, but it behaves not as he intended.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Peter Cushing, Hazel Court, Robert Urquhart, Christopher Lee

Votes: 8,009 | Gross: $7.00M

41. All Mine to Give (1957)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.2
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An immigrant family in 1850's Wisconsin prospers until tragedy strikes.

Director: Allen Reisner | Stars: Glynis Johns, Cameron Mitchell, Rex Thompson, Patty McCormack

Votes: 1,013

42. Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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To save his career, a writer for television advertising wants a famous actress to endorse a lipstick. In return, he has to pretend to be her new lover.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Tony Randall, Jayne Mansfield, Betsy Drake, Joan Blondell

Votes: 2,719

43. Big Time Operators (1957)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy

7.1
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A young couple inherits a debt-ridden old movie theater, appropriately nicknamed "The Flea Pit," and the three eccentric senior citizens who work there.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Margaret Rutherford, Peter Sellers

Votes: 1,531

44. The Midnight Story (1957)

Approved | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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When a San Francisco priest is murdered, a policeman, who's a close friend, starts an investigation.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Tony Curtis, Marisa Pavan, Gilbert Roland, Jay C. Flippen

Votes: 430

45. The Joker Is Wild (1957)

Approved | 126 min | Drama, Musical

7.1
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Frank Sinatra plays Joe E. Lewis, a famous comedian of the 1930s-50s. When the movie opens, Lewis is a young, talented singer who performs in speakeasies. When he bolts one job for another,... See full summary »

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Mitzi Gaynor, Jeanne Crain, Eddie Albert

Votes: 1,023

46. Funny Face (1957)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.1
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An impromptu fashion shoot at a book store brings about a new fashion model discovery in the shop clerk.

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Kay Thompson, Michel Auclair

Votes: 23,124

47. Forty Guns (1957)

Not Rated | 80 min | Romance, Western

7.1
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Showdown in Arizona between the Bonnell brothers, U.S.Marshals, and Jessica Drummond, the iron-fist rancher who controls the territory.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan, Dean Jagger, John Ericson

Votes: 3,893

48. Paradise Lagoon (1957)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy

7.1
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In 1905, Lord Henry Loam, his family and his servants are shipwrecked on a deserted island where the survival of the fittest renders the rigid class system irrelevant.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Kenneth More, Diane Cilento, Cecil Parker, Sally Ann Howes

Votes: 1,086

49. Wild Is the Wind (1957)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama

7.0
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An immigrant Nevada rancher brings a woman from Italy to be his second wife but when he neglects her, she becomes involved with his trusted assistant. Nominated for 3 Academy Awards including Best Actor.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Anna Magnani, Anthony Franciosa, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 805

50. Tammy and the Bachelor (1957)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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An unsophisticated young woman from the Mississippi swamps falls in love with an unconventional southern gentleman.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Walter Brennan, Leslie Nielsen, Mala Powers

Votes: 1,949


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