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Best Films from the 1950s decade

A list of the best movies that were released in the 50s

The 50's were a decade when life was still energetic, full of movement. In terms of movies, this decade followed on from a time period where Frank Capra was guiding Hollywood with classic films such as American remake of Swedish film The Most Epic Battle Scene in History and Blue Skies which depicted our world as commercialized world.

The era had enough shining stars - great performances from tough guys such as Montgomery Clift and James Dean and even amazing women who starred such pictures as Jet Black Angel Has A Dirty Face which showed an incredibly glamorous side to Beatrice Dalle.


1. Sunset Blvd.

2. North by Northwest

3. 12 Angry Men

4. Vertigo

5. Rear Window

6. The Searchers

7. Seven Samurai

8. Some like it hot

9. Ben-Hur

10. Singin in the Rain

11. The Bridge on River Kwai

12. A Streetcar Named Desire

13. Rebel Without a Cause

14. On the Waterfront

15. Paths Of Glory

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16. All About Eve

17. Roman Holiday

18. The Day The Earth Stood Still

19. The African Queen

20. East of Eden

21. An American In Paris

22. Rashomon

23. Witness for the prosecution

24. To Catch a Thief

25. From Here to Eternity

26. The Wages of Fear

27. Wild Strawberries

28. High Noon

29. A Place in the sun

30. Ikiru

31. The Seventh Seal

32. Lust For Life

33. Gigi

34. Touch of Evil

35. Sansho the Bailiff

36. The Caine Mutiny

37. Porgy and Bess

38. Diabolique

39. Tokyo Story

40. Sabrina

41. Umberto D.

42. Sweet Smell Of Success

43. Strangers on a Train

44. The Young and the Damned

45. Rififi

46. The Diary of Anne Frank

47. Marty

48. An Affair to Remember

49. Ace in the hole

50. Nights of Cabiria

51. The Wild One

52. Ugetsu

53. Guys and Dolls

54. The Great War

55. La Strada

56. The King and I

57. A Man Escaped

58. The 400 Blows

59. The night of the Hunter

60. Throne of Blood

61. Shane

62. The Ten Commandments

63. Kiss Me Deadly

64. Ballad of Soldier

65. The Killing

66. The World Of Apu

67. Cinderella

68. Mr. Hulot's Holiday

69. Dial M for Murder

70. The Cranes are Flying

71. Stalag 17

72. A Christmas Carol

73. Anatomy of a Murder

74. Old Yeller

75. The Hidden Fortress

76. A Face in the crowd

77. Fires on the plain

78. Pather Panchali

79. Man Oncle

80. The Band Wagon

81. Mother India

82. The Thing

83. Lady and the Tramp

84. Othello

85. Rio Bravo

86. Forbidden Planet

87. Harvey

88. I want to Live

89. A Night to Remember

90. Born Yesterday

91. Johnny Guitar

92. Lola Montes

93. A Star is Born

94. The Lady killers

95. Julius Ceasar

96. In a Lonely Place

97. Seven Year Itch

98. Room at the Top

99. Show Boat

100. Around the World in 80 Days

What were the top 10 movies from the 1950s?

The decade of the 50's produced an astounding list of iconic films. They rested primarily on its often hard-hitting fight scenes, subversive moviegoing experiences, gay character topics, and uniquely American cultural themes or fabrications.

In the 1950s, Hollywood produced some of the most iconic films in history. From films like "Gone with the Wind," "The Birth of a Nation," and "Rebel Without a Cause" to films like "West Side Story" and "The Sound of Music," these films have been restlessly discussed for decades.

The 1950s were a time of great change, as Hollywood began to change its standards of what was acceptable to show on the big screen. Films were no longer made by independent, individual artists; instead, they were now made by large studios that focused their resources on only a few films at a time.

The 1950s were a time of great change, as Hollywood began to change its standards of what was acceptable to show on the big screen. Films were no longer made by independent, individual artists; instead they were produced by large corporations and controlled by the government. The main film genres in the 50's are comedy, drama and western movies.

Three of the most popular movies of the 1950s were I'm Not a Juvenile Delinquent, Godzilla, and When Worlds Collide. The Cold War in 1950s was also a very popular time period for many movies being released for the different theaters in Hollywood.

The 1950s was a very popular time period for many movies being released during the Cold War. These movies may have been very different in content, but they all were popular with the audience.

The 1950s was a very popular time period for many movies being released during the Cold War. These movies may have been very different in content, but they all were popular with the audience. It's hard to pinpoint exactly why these films were so well-received, but likely it has to do with how much of a contrast they are from today's films.

I'm Not A Juvenile Delinquent: Released on December 16th, 1955 this movie starred teenagers who had been charged with robbing banks.

Godzilla: Released on June 20th, 1954, this giant pink monster attacked Japan while rising from the ashes of Hiroshima and Nagasaki after an atomic blast.

When Worlds Collide: On October 22nd, 1951 it became apparent that Earth and Jupiter were going to collide. More specifically at 9pm because it was revealed at 4pm due to broadcasting

Films have changed drastically over the past few decades. We can see the impact if the famous films released in 1950.

Riots street, where men’s new pace combs out a hysteria-stricken town and a knock-abouts makes a brothel its conflagration.

Mark’s response to she-wolf who would “su it on him”: if condition be clear why not forthwith betake myself to environment he fawned, took my personal belongin's, whose circumstance was like that of any damsel under arrest for vagrancy ? I had never come into close contact with a delightful little lady until four hours ago ; besides which, her willingness to give herself up to no one but me would make life an infernal bore .

What is the best old time movie?

Based on the movie genre, this could seem like an unfair decision. But there are exceptions to every rule!

The Past is Old Time, for Now Again.

Obviously, Blade Runner is my favorite and one of the best old movies coming out of Hollywood. The remake and the thought-provoking story make for compelling viewing.

My honorable mention list includes Shawshank Redemption, Godfather (1972), Casablanca (1942) and many others.

My honorable mention of movies is a list of films that I have seen, liked and deemed worthwhile.

Preferred movies have changed over time and today, the best for us might be different than it was for our parents.

Old Hollywood:

· The Five Thousand Fingers of Dr. T.

· The Queen Christina

· Old Gringo

New Hollywood:

· Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

· Atlanta

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