The Top 100 Movies of 1956

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1

The Searchers 1956, 119 min.

John Ford     Starring: John WayneJeffery HunterVera Miles

Epic    Revisionist Western    Western

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Giant 1956, 201 min.

George Stevens     Starring: Elizabeth TaylorRock HudsonJames Dean

Americana    Drama    Romance

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The King and I 1956, 133 min.

Walter Lang     Starring: Deborah KerrYul BrynnerRita Moreno

Based-on-Theatre    Drama    Musical Romance

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Bigger Than Life 1956, 95 min.

NIcholas Ray     Starring: James MasonBarbara RushWalter Matthau

Drama    Family Drama    Medical Drama

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The Bad Seed 1956, 129 min.

Mervyn LeRoy     Starring: Nancy KellyPatty McCormackHenry Jones

Drama    Horror    Mystery

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Aparajito 1956, 110 min.

Satyajit Ray     Starring: Kanu BannerjeeKaruna BannerjeePinaki Sengupta

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Family Drama

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The Burmese Harp 1956, 116 min.

Kon Ichikawa     Starring: Jun HamamuraRentaro MikuniShôji Yasui

Drama    Foreign Language Film    War

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High Society 1956, 111 min.

Charles Walters     Starring: Frank SinatraBing CrosbyCeleste Holm

Comedy    Musical    Musical Comedy

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Written on the Wind 1956, 99 min.

Douglas Sirk     Starring: Rock HudsonLauren BacallRobert Stack

Drama    Family Drama    Melodrama

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Bus Stop 1956, 96 min.

Joshua Logan     Starring: Marilyn MonroeDon MurrayArthur O'Connell

Comedy    Drama    Melodrama

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Baby Doll 1956, 114 min.

Elia Kazan     Starring: Karl MaldenCarroll BakerEli Wallach

Based-on-Theatre    Black Comedy    Comedy Drama

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Anastasia 1956, 105 min.

Anatole Litvak     Starring: Ingrid BergmanHelen HayesAkim Tamiroff

Drama    Period Film

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The Harder They Fall 1956, 109 min.

Mark Robson     Starring: Humphrey BogartRod SteigerJan Sterling

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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Rodan 1956, 82 min.

Ishirô Honda     Starring: Kenji SaharaYumi ShirakawaAkihiko Hirata

Action    Foreign Language Film    Horror

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Attack 1956, 107 min.

Robert Aldrich     Starring: Eddie AlbertLee MarvinRobert Strauss

War    Combat Films    War Drama

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Broom-Stick Bunny 1956, 7 min.

Chuck Jones

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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Love Me Tender 1956, 89 min.

Robert D. Webb     Starring: William CampbellBruce BennettJames Drury

Musical    Rock Musical    Western

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Deduce, You Say 1956, 7 min.

Chuck Jones

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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Jubal 1956, 100 min.

Delmer Daves     Starring: Glenn FordErnest BorgnineRod Steiger

Drama    Ensemble Film    Western

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Gee Whiz-z-z-z-z-z-z 1956, 7 min.

Chuck Jones

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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Napoleon Bunny-Part 1956, 7 min.

Friz Freleng

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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Bugs' Bonnets 1956, 7 min.

Chuck Jones

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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Ransom 1956, 109 min.

Alex Segal     Starring: Glenn FordLeslie NielsenJuano Hernandez

Drama    Crime    Psychological Thriller

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X: The Unknown 1956, 81 min.

Leslie Norman     Starring: Dean JaggerEdward ChapmanLeo McKern

Horror    Monster Film    Mystery

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To Hare Is Human 1956, 7 min.

Chuck Jones

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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There They Go-Go-Go! 1956, 7 min.

Chuck Jones

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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Elena and Her Men 1956, 98 min.

Jean Renoir     Starring: Ingrid BergmanJean MaraisMel Ferrer

Comedy Drama    Costume Romance    Drama

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Stupor Duck 1956, 7 min.

Robert McKimson

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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The Mole People 1956, 77 min.

Virgil W. Vogel     Starring: John AgarCynthia PatrickHugh Beaumont

Fantasy    Horror    Science Fiction

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Slightly Scarlet 1956, 99 min.

Allan Dwan     Starring: Arlene DahlTed de CorsiaLance Fuller

Crime    Film Noir    Mystery

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Heaven Scent 1956, 7 min.

Chuck Jones

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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The Swan 1956, 104 min.

Charles Vidor     Starring: Grace KellyAlec GuinnessLouis Jourdan

Comedy    Comedy of Manners    Drama

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Trapeze 1956, 105 min.

Carol Reed     Starring: Burt LancasterTony CurtisGina Lollobrigida

Drama    Showbiz Drama

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Rocket Squad 1956, 7 min.

Chuck Jones

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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Bundle of Joy 1956, 98 min.

Norman Taurog     Starring: Eddie FisherTommy NoonanNita Talbot

Comedy    Musical    Musical Comedy

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The Rack 1956, 100 min.

Arnold Laven     Starring: Paul NewmanWendell CoreyWalter Pidgeon

Drama    War    War Drama

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The Werewolf 1956, 76 min.

Fred F. Sears     Starring: Steven RitchDon MegowanJoyce Holden

Horror    Monster Film    Science Fiction

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Barbary-Coast Bunny 1956, 7 min.

Chuck Jones

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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Hollywood or Bust 1956, 95 min.

Frank Tashlin     Starring: Dean MartinJerry LewisPat Crowley

Comedy    Odd Couple Film    Road Movie

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A Star Is Bored 1956, 7 min.

Friz Freleng

Animation    Comedy    Short Film

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Yankee Dood It 1956, 8 min.

Friz Freleng

Animation    Cartoon    Short Film

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In the Bag 1956, 7 min.

Jack Hannah     Starring: James MacDonaldBill ThompsonJackson Weaver

Animation    Cartoon    Short Film

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