The Top 100 Movies of 1956

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1

The Searchers

1956    John Ford    Not Rated

Epic    Revisionist Western    Western

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The Killing

1956    Stanley Kubrick    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Thriller    Femme Fatale

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Forbidden Planet

1956    Fred M. Wilcox    Rated G

Action    Adventure    Based-on-Shakespeare

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6

Giant

1956    George Stevens    Not Rated

Americana    Drama    Romance

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7

A Man Escaped

1956    Robert Bresson    Not Rated

Docudrama    Drama    Escape Film

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8

The Ten Commandments

1956    Cecil B. DeMille    Rated G

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Drama

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9

Bob le Flambeur

1956    Jean-Pierre Melville    Rated PG

Caper    Crime    Crime Drama

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10

The Wrong Man

1956    Alfred Hitchcock    Not Rated

Based-on-a-True-Story    Crime    Crime Drama

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11

The Red Balloon

1956    Albert Lamorisse    Not Rated

Adventure    Family    Family-Oriented Adventure

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12

The Court Jester

1956    Melvin Frank, Norman Panama    Not Rated

Adventure    Adventure Comedy    Comedy

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13

The King and I

1956    Walter Lang    Rated G

Based-on-Theatre    Drama    Musical

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14

Bigger Than Life

1956    NIcholas Ray    Not Rated

Drama    Family Drama    Medical Drama

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15

Moby Dick

1956    John Huston    Not Rated

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Based-on-19th-Century-Literature

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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16

The Bad Seed

1956    Mervyn LeRoy    Not Rated

Drama    Horror    Mystery

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17

Written on the Wind

1956    Douglas Sirk    Not Rated

Drama    Family Drama    Melodrama

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18

High Society

1956    Charles Walters    Not Rated

Comedy    Musical    Musical Comedy

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20

The Burmese Harp

1956    Kon Ichikawa    Not Rated

Drama    Foreign Language Film    War

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22

Aparajito

1956    Satyajit Ray    Not Rated

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Family Drama

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23

Bus Stop

1956    Joshua Logan    Not Rated

Comedy    Drama    Melodrama

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24

Somebody Up There Likes Me

1956    Robert Wise    Not Rated

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Docudrama

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25

Baby Doll

1956    Elia Kazan    Rated R

Based-on-Theatre    Black Comedy    Comedy Drama

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26

Lust for Life

1956    Vincente Minnelli    Not Rated

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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28

Anastasia

1956    Anatole Litvak    Not Rated

Drama    Period Film

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29

Friendly Persuasion

1956    William Wyler    Not Rated

Americana    Drama    Family Drama

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30

Carousel

1956    Henry King    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Fantasy    Heaven-Can-Wait Fantasies

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31

The Harder They Fall

1956    Mark Robson    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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32

War and Peace

1956    King Vidor    Rated PG

Based-on-19th-Century-Literature    Drama    Epic

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33

Rodan

1956    Ishirô Honda    Not Rated

Action    Foreign Language Film    Horror

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34

Earth vs. the Flying Saucers

1956    Fred F. Sears    Not Rated

Alien Invasion Films    Fantasy    Horror

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35

Attack

1956    Robert Aldrich    Not Rated

War    Combat Films    War Drama

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36

While the City Sleeps

1956    Fritz Lang    Not Rated

Drama    Film Noir    Psychological Thriller

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37

Seven Men from Now

1956    Budd Boetticher    Not Rated

Traditional Western    Western

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38

Early Spring

1956    Yasujirô Ozu    Not Rated

Drama    Family Drama    Foreign Language Film

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39

Broom-Stick Bunny

1956    Chuck Jones    Not Rated

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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40

Street of Shame

1956    Kenji Mizoguchi    Not Rated

Drama    Ensemble Film    Foreign Language Film

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41

The Girl Can't Help It

1956    Frank Tashlin    Not Rated

Comedy    Crime    Crime Comedy

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42

Deduce, You Say

1956    Chuck Jones    Not Rated

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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43

1984

1956    Michael Anderson    Not Rated

Drama    Dystopian Film    Psychological Sci-Fi

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44

Love Me Tender

1956    Robert D. Webb    Not Rated

Musical    Rock Musical    Western

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45

There's Always Tomorrow

1956    Douglas Sirk    Not Rated

Drama    Melodrama

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46

Crazed Fruit

1956    Kô Nakahira    Not Rated

Drama    Erotic Drama    Erotic Thriller

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47

Gee Whiz-z-z-z-z-z-z

1956    Chuck Jones    Not Rated

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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49

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

1956    Fritz Lang    Not Rated

Courtroom Drama    Crime    Crime Drama

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50

...And God Created Woman

1956    Roger Vadim    Rated PG

Drama    Erotic Drama    Foreign Language Film

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51

The Man Who Never Was

1956    Ronald Neame    Not Rated

Drama    Spy Film    Unglamorized Spy Film

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52

The Rainmaker

1956    Joseph Anthony    Not Rated

Comedy    Comedy Western    Romance

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53

The Fastest Gun Alive

1956    Russell Rouse    Not Rated

Traditional Western    Western

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54

Ransom

1956    Alex Segal    Not Rated

Drama    Crime    Psychological Thriller

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55

Napoleon Bunny-Part

1956    Friz Freleng    Not Rated

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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56

Bugs' Bonnets

1956    Chuck Jones    Not Rated

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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57

Jubal

1956    Delmer Daves    Rated PG

Drama    Ensemble Film    Western

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58

Stupor Duck

1956    Robert McKimson    Not Rated

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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59

There They Go-Go-Go!

1956    Chuck Jones    Not Rated

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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60

The Killer Is Loose

1956    Budd Boetticher    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

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61

Davy Crockett and the River Pirates

1956    Norman Foster    Rated G

Action    Action Comedy    Adventure

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62

A Kiss Before Dying

1956    Gerd Oswald    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Thriller    Film Noir

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63

X: The Unknown

1956    Leslie Norman    Not Rated

Horror    Monster Film    Mystery

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64

To Hare Is Human

1956    Chuck Jones    Not Rated

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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65

Gervaise

1956    René Clément    Not Rated

Addiction Drama    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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66

The Mole People

1956    Virgil W. Vogel    Not Rated

Fantasy    Horror    Science Fiction

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67

Elena and Her Men

1956    Jean Renoir    Not Rated

Comedy Drama    Costume Romance    Drama

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68

Slightly Scarlet

1956    Allan Dwan    Not Rated

Crime    Film Noir    Mystery

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70

Meet Me in Las Vegas

1956    Roy Rowland    Not Rated

Musical    Musical Romance    Romance

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71

Bundle of Joy

1956    Norman Taurog    Not Rated

Comedy    Musical    Musical Comedy

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72

Flowing

1956    Mikio Naruse    Not Rated

Drama    Foreign Language Film

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73

Rocket Squad

1956    Chuck Jones    Not Rated

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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74

The Creature Walks Among Us

1956    John Sherwood    Not Rated

Horror    Monster Film    Science Fiction

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75

The Rack

1956    Arnold Laven    Not Rated

Drama    War    War Drama

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77

Toute la mémoire du monde

1956    Alain Resnais    Not Rated

Documentary    Foreign Language Film    Short Film

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78

The Swan

1956    Charles Vidor    Not Rated

Comedy    Comedy of Manners    Drama

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79

The Werewolf

1956    Fred F. Sears    Not Rated

Horror    Monster Film    Science Fiction

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80

Heaven Scent

1956    Chuck Jones    Not Rated

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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81

Accused of Murder

1956    Joseph Kane    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Thriller    Detective Film

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82

The Great Locomotive Chase

1956    Francis D. Lyon    Not Rated

Adventure    Costume Adventure    Family

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83

The Teahouse of the August Moon

1956    Daniel Mann    Not Rated

Comedy    Comedy of Manners    Satire

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84

Trapeze

1956    Carol Reed    Not Rated

Drama    Showbiz Drama

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85

A Star Is Bored

1956    Friz Freleng    Not Rated

Animation    Comedy    Short Film

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86

The Solid Gold Cadillac

1956    Richard Quine    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Comedy    Satire

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87

Hollywood or Bust

1956    Frank Tashlin    Not Rated

Comedy    Odd Couple Film    Road Movie

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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88

World Without End

1956    Edward Bernds    Not Rated

Adventure    Post-Apocalyptic Film    Romance

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89

Alexander the Great

1956    Robert Rossen    Not Rated

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Epic

Up by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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90

Tea and Sympathy

1956    Vincente Minnelli    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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91

Barbary-Coast Bunny

1956    Chuck Jones    Not Rated

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

Down by 18 in the past 45 days 18

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92

23 Paces to Baker Street

1956    Henry Hathaway    Not Rated

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

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93

Invitation to the Dance

1956    Gene Kelly    Not Rated

Animated Musical    Animation    Dance Film

Up by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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94

Weasel Stop

1956    Robert McKimson    Not Rated

Animation    Cartoon    Comedy

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95

The Catered Affair

1956    Richard Brooks    Not Rated

Drama    Family Drama    Urban Drama

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96

Death in the Garden

1956    Luis Buñuel    Not Rated

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Drama

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97

The Captain from Köpenick

1956    Helmut Käutner    Not Rated

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy Drama

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98

Plucking the Daisy

1956    Marc Allégret    Not Rated

Comedy    Comedy of Errors    Farce

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99

It Conquered the World

1956    Roger Corman    Not Rated

Alien Invasion Films    Drama    Horror

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Sissi: The Young Empress

1956    Ernst Marischka    Not Rated

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Period Film

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