Most Popular Feature Films Released 1956-01-01 to 1956-12-31
4. The Ten Commandments (1956)
G | 220 min | Adventure, Drama
The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people.
Votes: 55,280 | Gross: $93.74M
7. Forbidden Planet (1956)
G | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 39,678 | Gross: $3.00M
8. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
PG | 120 min | Drama, Thriller
An American physician and his wife take matters into their own hands after assassins planning to execute a foreign prime minister kidnap their son.
Votes: 49,545 | Gross: $10.25M
11. Moby Dick (1956)
Not Rated | 116 min | Adventure, Drama
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.
Votes: 15,109 | Gross: $10.40M
13. Carousel (1956)
Approved | 128 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical
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.
14. Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
G | 175 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A Victorian Englishman bets that with the new steamships and railways he can circumnavigate the globe in eighty days.
Votes: 21,169 | Gross: $42.00M
15. War and Peace (1956)
PG | 208 min | Drama, Romance, War
Napoleon's tumultuous relations with Russia including his disastrous 1812 invasion serve as the backdrop for the tangled personal lives of two aristocratic families.
Votes: 7,826 | Gross: $12.50M
16. High Society (1956)
Not Rated | 111 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A spoiled heiress must choose between three suitors: her jazz musician ex-husband, a stuffy businessman, and an undercover tabloid reporter.
Votes: 11,998 | Gross: $13.00M
18. Picnic (1956)
Approved | 115 min | Drama, Romance
Emotions are ignited amongst the complacent townsfolk when a handsome drifter arrives in a small Kansas community on the morning of the Labour Day picnic.
19. The Conqueror (1956)
Approved | 111 min | Adventure, Biography, History
Mongol chief Temujin battles against Tartar armies and for the love of the Tartar princess Bortai. Temujin becomes the emperor Genghis Khan.
Votes: 2,741 | Gross: $4.50M
21. The Last Wagon (1956)
Approved | 99 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
Wagon train survivors of an Apache attack entrust the sheriff's prisoner, scout Comanche Todd, with their lives despite his wanted-for-murder status.
22. Bus Stop (1956)
Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
25. The Swan (1956)
Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama
Princess Beatrice's days of enjoying the regal life are numbered unless her only daughter, Princess Alexandra, makes a good impression on a distant cousin when he pays a surprise visit to ... See full summary »
27. Written on the Wind (1956)
Not Rated | 99 min | Drama
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.
28. Three Men in a Boat (1956)
Approved | 84 min | Animation, Comedy, Romance
Three London gentlemen take vacation rowing down the Thames, encountering various mishaps and misadventures along the way.
30. Anastasia (1956)
Unrated | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History
An opportunistic Russian businessman tries to pass a mysterious impostor as the Grand Duchess Anastasia. But she is so convincing in her performance that even the biggest skeptics believe her.
32. The Power and the Prize (1956)
Approved | 98 min | Drama
Cliff Barton, an American business executive working in England, wants to marry European refugee Miriam Linka, but he is warned by his boss that such things just aren't done. Cliff digs in ... See full summary »
33. Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)
Passed | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Boxer Rocky Graziano's biopic, based on his autobiography, from childhood to his World Middleweight Championship title win at age 28 in 1947.
35. The Fastest Gun Alive (1956)
Approved | 89 min | Drama, Western
In the western frontier town of Cross Creek storekeeper George Temple is a polite and soft spoken man with a secret past.When three bank robbers on the lam stop in town to change horses George Temple's past comes back to haunt him.
36. While the City Sleeps (1956)
Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A serial killer has been killing beautiful women in New York, and the new owner of a media company offers a high ranking job to the 1st administrator who can get the earliest scoops on the case.
37. The Harder They Fall (1956)
Passed | 109 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Sport
Down-on-his-luck ex-sportswriter Eddie Willis is hired by shady fight promoter Nick Benko to promote his latest find, an unknown but easily exploitable phenom from Argentina.
42. It Conquered the World (1956)
Approved | 71 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
43. Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)
Unrated | 83 min | Action, Sci-Fi
Extraterrestrials traveling in high-tech flying saucers contact a scientist as part of a plan to enslave the inhabitants of Earth.
44. The Last Hunt (1956)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Western
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.
45. Trapeze (1956)
Approved | 105 min | Drama, Romance
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.
46. Love Me Tender (1956)
Approved | 89 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
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.
Votes: 3,101 | Gross: $4.50M
47. The Bottom of the Bottle (1956)
Approved | 88 min | Drama
In the border town of Nogales, Arizona, a wealthy attorney and rancher is solicited by his escaped convict brother in aiding him to cross the border into Mexico where his wife and children are living in poverty.
48. Pacific Destiny (1956)
Not Rated | 97 min | Drama
Life is strange and worrying for a cadet who arrives in the Pacific in the colonial service. And the testy resident commissioner, who had been expecting an experienced man, soon shows his disapproval.
50. The Man Who Never Was (1956)
Approved | 103 min | War, Drama
True story of a British attempt to trick the enemy into weakening Sicily's defenses before the 1943 attack, using a dead man with faked papers.