The Top 50 Movies of the 1950s

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Seven Samurai 1954, 207 min.

Akira Kurosawa     Starring: Toshirô MifuneMinoru ChiakiTakashi Shimura

Action    Drama    Ensemble Film

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North by Northwest 1959, 136 min.

Alfred Hitchcock     Starring: Cary GrantEva Marie SaintJames Mason

Chase Movie    Mystery    Romance

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Touch of Evil 1958, 95 min.

Orson Welles     Starring: Charlton HestonJanet LeighOrson Welles

Crime    Film Noir    Mystery

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Sunset Blvd. 1950, 110 min.

Billy Wilder     Starring: William HoldenGloria SwansonNancy Olson

Drama    Femme Fatale    Film Noir

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On the Waterfront 1954, 108 min.

Elia Kazan     Starring: Marlon BrandoKarl MaldenLee J. Cobb

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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Ace in the Hole 1951, 111 min.

Billy Wilder     Starring: Kirk DouglasRobert ArthurJan Sterling

Black Comedy    Comedy Drama    Drama

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The Searchers 1956, 119 min.

John Ford     Starring: John WayneJeffery HunterVera Miles

Epic    Revisionist Western    Western

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Rio Bravo 1959, 141 min.

Howard Hawks     Starring: John WayneAngie DickinsonDean Martin

Buddy Film    Traditional Western    Western

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In a Lonely Place 1950, 94 min.

Nicholas Ray     Starring: Humphrey BogartGloria GrahameFrank Lovejoy

Crime Drama    Crime    Drama

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Rififi 1955, 122 min.

Jules Dassin     Starring: Jean ServaisCarl MohnerRobert Manuel

Caper    Crime Thriller    Crime

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Stalag 17 1953, 120 min.

Billy Wilder     Starring: Robert StraussHarvey LembeckOtto Preminger

Comedy Drama    Drama    Ensemble Film

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Roman Holiday 1953, 118 min.

William Wyler     Starring: Audrey HepburnGregory PeckEddie Albert

Comedy    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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Ugetsu 1953, 94 min.

Kenji Mizoguchi     Starring: Masayuki MoriMachiko KyôKinuyo Tanaka

Costume Romance    Drama    Fantasy

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Harvey 1950, 104 min.

Henry Koster     Starring: James StewartJosephine HullPeggy Dow

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Comedy of Manners

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Rebel Without a Cause 1955, 111 min.

Nicholas Ray     Starring: James DeanNatalie WoodSal Mineo

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Family Drama

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A Face in the Crowd 1957, 125 min.

Elia Kazan     Starring: Andy GriffithAnthony FranciosaPatricia Neal

Drama    Media Satire    Satire

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The Big Heat 1953, 89 min.

Fritz Lang     Starring: Alexander ScourbyLee MarvinGlenn Ford

Crime Drama    Crime Thriller    Crime

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