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0 Peter Pan (1953) Peter Pan genre Approved | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Family Peter Pan tell story about " Wendy and her brothers are whisked away to the magical world of Neverland with the hero of their stories, Peter Pan." Peter Pan directed by: Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Jack Kinney | Stars: Bobby Driscoll, Kathryn Beaumont, Hans Conried, Bill Thompson
1 Roman Holiday (1953) Roman Holiday genre Passed | 118 min | Comedy, Romance Roman Holiday tell story about " A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome." Roman Holiday directed by: Director: William Wyler | Stars: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power
2 Summer with Monika (1953) Summer with Monika genre R | 96 min | Drama, Romance Summer with Monika tell story about " A pair of teenagers meet one summer day, start a reckless affair and abandon their families to be with one another." Summer with Monika directed by: Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Harriet Andersson, Lars Ekborg, Dagmar Ebbesen, Åke Fridell
3 Shane (1953) Shane genre Approved | 118 min | Drama, Western Shane tell story about " A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act." Shane directed by: Director: George Stevens | Stars: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde
4 From Here to Eternity (1953) From Here to Eternity genre Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Romance, War From Here to Eternity tell story about " In Hawaii in 1941, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second-in-command are falling in love." From Here to Eternity directed by: Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed
5 The Wages of Fear (1953) The Wages of Fear genre Not Rated | 150 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller The Wages of Fear tell story about " In a decrepit South American village, four men are hired to transport an urgent nitroglycerine shipment without the equipment that would make it safe." The Wages of Fear directed by: Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot | Stars: Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter van Eyck, Folco Lulli
6 Hondo (1953) Hondo genre PG | 83 min | Drama, Romance, War Hondo tell story about " Army despatch rider Hondo Lane discovers a woman and young son living in the midst of warring Apaches and becomes their protector." Hondo directed by: Director: John Farrow | Stars: John Wayne, Geraldine Page, Ward Bond, Michael Pate
7 Tokyo Story (1953) Tokyo Story genre Not Rated | 136 min | Drama Tokyo Story tell story about " An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; but the children have little time for them." Tokyo Story directed by: Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Chishû Ryû, Chieko Higashiyama, Sô Yamamura, Setsuko Hara
8 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes genre Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance Gentlemen Prefer Blondes tell story about " Showgirls Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw travel to Paris, pursued by a private detective hired by the suspicious father of Lorelei's fiancé, as well as a rich, enamored old man and many other doting admirers." Gentlemen Prefer Blondes directed by: Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn, Elliott Reid
9 The 5 000 Fingers of Dr T (1953) The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. genre Approved | 89 min | Family, Fantasy, Music The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. tell story about " The bane of adolescent Bart Collins' existence is the piano lessons he is forced to take under the tutelage of Dr. Terwilliker, the only person he admits he detests because of his ... See full summary » " The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. directed by: Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Mary Healy, Hans Conried, Tommy Rettig, Peter Lind Hayes
10 House of Wax (1953) House of Wax genre Approved | 88 min | Horror House of Wax tell story about " An associate burns down a wax museum with the owner inside, but he survives only to become vengeful and murderous." House of Wax directed by: Director: André De Toth | Stars: Vincent Price, Frank Lovejoy, Phyllis Kirk, Carolyn Jones
11 The War of the Worlds (1953) The War of the Worlds genre Approved | 85 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller The War of the Worlds tell story about " A small town in California is attacked by Martians, beginning a worldwide invasion." The War of the Worlds directed by: Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne, Robert Cornthwaite
12 Stalag 17 (1953) Stalag 17 genre Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, War Stalag 17 tell story about " When two escaping American World War II prisoners are killed, the German P.O.W. camp barracks black marketeer, J.J. Sefton, is suspected of being an informer." Stalag 17 directed by: Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger, Robert Strauss
13 Gun Fury (1953) Gun Fury genre Approved | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Crime Gun Fury tell story about " In Arizona, Frank Slayton's gang robs a stagecoach and kidnaps Ben Warren's fiancée, prompting Warren to pursue Slayton." Gun Fury directed by: Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Rock Hudson, Donna Reed, Philip Carey, Roberta Haynes
14 Julius Caesar (1953) Julius Caesar genre Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History Julius Caesar tell story about " The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony." Julius Caesar directed by: Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Louis Calhern, Marlon Brando, James Mason, John Gielgud
15 The Big Heat (1953) The Big Heat genre Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller The Big Heat tell story about " Tough cop Dave Bannion takes on a politically powerful crime syndicate." The Big Heat directed by: Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Jocelyn Brando, Alexander Scourby
16 How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) How to Marry a Millionaire genre Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance How to Marry a Millionaire tell story about " Three women set out to find eligible millionaires to marry, but find true love in the process." How to Marry a Millionaire directed by: Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall, David Wayne
17 The Wild One (1953) The Wild One genre Approved | 79 min | Drama The Wild One tell story about " Two rival motorcycle gangs terrorize a small town after one of their leaders is thrown in jail." The Wild One directed by: Director: Laslo Benedek | Stars: Marlon Brando, Mary Murphy, Robert Keith, Lee Marvin
18 The Bigamist (1953) The Bigamist genre Approved | 80 min | Drama, Film-Noir The Bigamist tell story about " Harry and Eve Graham are trying to adopt a baby. The head of the agency senses Harry is keeping a secret and does some investigating. He soon discovers Harry has done an unusual amount of ... See full summary » " The Bigamist directed by: Director: Ida Lupino | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Ida Lupino, Edmund Gwenn, Edmond O'Brien
19 The Cruel Sea (1953) The Cruel Sea genre Approved | 126 min | Drama, War The Cruel Sea tell story about " The World War II adventures of a British convoy escort ship and its officers." The Cruel Sea directed by: Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Donald Sinden, John Stratton, Denholm Elliott
20 Niagara (1953) Niagara genre Approved | 92 min | Film-Noir, Thriller Niagara tell story about " As two couples are visiting Niagara Falls, tensions between one wife and her husband reach the level of murder." Niagara directed by: Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Max Showalter
21 Calamity Jane (1953) Calamity Jane genre Approved | 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance Calamity Jane tell story about " The story of Calamity Jane, her saloon, and her romance with Wild Bill Hickok." Calamity Jane directed by: Director: David Butler | Stars: Doris Day, Howard Keel, Allyn Ann McLerie, Philip Carey
22 The Stranger Wore a Gun (1953) The Stranger Wore a Gun genre Approved | 83 min | War, Western The Stranger Wore a Gun tell story about " A former spy moves to Arizona to join a gold robbery, but when he gets there decides that it's not for him and tries to change his life." The Stranger Wore a Gun directed by: Director: André De Toth | Stars: Randolph Scott, Claire Trevor, Joan Weldon, George Macready
23 It Came from Outer Space (1953) It Came from Outer Space genre Approved | 81 min | Horror, Sci-Fi It Came from Outer Space tell story about " A spaceship from another world crashes in the Arizona desert and only an amateur stargazer and a schoolteacher suspect alien influence when the local townsfolk begin to act strangely." It Came from Outer Space directed by: Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush, Charles Drake, Joe Sawyer
24 Glen or Glenda (1953) Glen or Glenda genre PG | 65 min | Drama Glen or Glenda tell story about " A psychiatrist tells two stories: one of a transvestite (Glen or Glenda), the other of a pseudohermaphrodite (Alan or Anne)." Glen or Glenda directed by: Director: Edward D. Wood Jr. | Stars: Edward D. Wood Jr., Bela Lugosi, Lyle Talbot, Timothy Farrell
25 Fear and Desire (1953) Fear and Desire genre Not Rated | 62 min | Drama, Thriller, War Fear and Desire tell story about " Four soldiers trapped behind enemy lines must confront their fears and desires." Fear and Desire directed by: Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Frank Silvera, Kenneth Harp, Paul Mazursky, Stephen Coit
26 Mogambo (1953) Mogambo genre Approved | 116 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance Mogambo tell story about " On a Kenyan safari, white hunter Victor Marswell has a love triangle with seductive American socialite Eloise Kelly and anthropologist Donald Nordley's cheating wife Linda." Mogambo directed by: Director: John Ford | Stars: Clark Gable, Grace Kelly, Ava Gardner, Donald Sinden
27 The Robe (1953) The Robe genre Unrated | 135 min | Drama, History The Robe tell story about " In the Roman province of Judea during the 1st century, Roman tribune Marcellus Gallio is ordered to crucify Jesus of Nazareth but is tormented by his guilty conscience afterwards." The Robe directed by: Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Michael Rennie
28 Split Second (1953) Split Second genre Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir Split Second tell story about " Two escaped killers take hostages and hide in a Nevada mining ghost town knowing that an atom bomb is scheduled to be tested there the next morning." Split Second directed by: Director: Dick Powell | Stars: Stephen McNally, Alexis Smith, Jan Sterling, Keith Andes
29 I Confess (1953) I Confess genre Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller I Confess tell story about " A priest who comes under suspicion for murder cannot clear his name without breaking the seal of the confessional." I Confess directed by: Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Montgomery Clift, Anne Baxter, Karl Malden, Brian Aherne
30 Titanic (1953) Titanic genre Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, History, Romance Titanic tell story about " An unhappily married couple struggle to deal with their problems while on board the ill-fated ship." Titanic directed by: Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Clifton Webb, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Wagner, Audrey Dalton
31 Invaders from Mars (1953) Invaders from Mars genre Approved | 78 min | Sci-Fi Invaders from Mars tell story about " A young boy learns that space aliens are taking over the minds of earthlings." Invaders from Mars directed by: Director: William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Helena Carter, Arthur Franz, Jimmy Hunt, Leif Erickson
32 Gunsmoke (1953) Gunsmoke genre Approved | 79 min | Romance, Western Gunsmoke tell story about " A young gun slinger tries to help a rancher and his daughter, save their land and cattle from an evil, wealthy land owner." Gunsmoke directed by: Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Audie Murphy, Susan Cabot, Paul Kelly, Charles Drake
33 Tumbleweed (1953) Tumbleweed genre Approved | 79 min | Western Tumbleweed tell story about " Jim Harvey is hired to guard a small wagon train as it makes its way west. The train is attacked by Indians and Harvey, hoping to persuade Aguila, the chief, to call off the attack due to ... See full summary » " Tumbleweed directed by: Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Audie Murphy, Lori Nelson, Chill Wills, Roy Roberts
34 Kiss Me Kate (1953) Kiss Me Kate genre Approved | 109 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance Kiss Me Kate tell story about " An ex-husband and wife team star in a musical version of 'The Taming of the Shrew'; off-stage, the production is troublesome with ex-lovers' quarrels and a gangster looking for some money owed to them." Kiss Me Kate directed by: Director: George Sidney | Stars: Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller, Keenan Wynn
35 Ugetsu (1953) Ugetsu genre Approved | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy, War Ugetsu tell story about " A tale of ambition, family, love, and war set in the midst of the Japanese Civil Wars of the sixteenth century." Ugetsu directed by: Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Masayuki Mori, Machiko Kyô, Kinuyo Tanaka, Mitsuko Mito
36 Beat the Devil (1953) Beat the Devil genre Approved | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy Beat the Devil tell story about " On their way to Africa are a group of rogues who hope to get rich there, and a seemingly innocent British couple. They meet and things happen..." Beat the Devil directed by: Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, Robert Morley
37 Monsieur Hulot s Holiday (1953) Monsieur Hulot's Holiday genre Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy Monsieur Hulot's Holiday tell story about " Monsieur Hulot comes to a beachside hotel for a vacation, where he accidentally (but good-naturedly) causes havoc." Monsieur Hulot's Holiday directed by: Director: Jacques Tati | Stars: Jacques Tati, Nathalie Pascaud, Micheline Rolla, Valentine Camax
38 The Man from the Alamo (1953) The Man from the Alamo genre Approved | 79 min | Western The Man from the Alamo tell story about " During the Alamo siege, John Stroud is sent to Ox Bow to protect the townsfolk but, following a massacre, he infiltrates Jess Wade's gang of turncoat renegades supporting the Mexicans." The Man from the Alamo directed by: Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Glenn Ford, Julie Adams, Chill Wills, Hugh O'Brian
39 The Band Wagon (1953) The Band Wagon genre Passed | 112 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance The Band Wagon tell story about " A pretentiously artistic director is hired for a new Broadway musical and changes it beyond recognition." The Band Wagon directed by: Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant, Nanette Fabray
40 Pickup on South Street (1953) Pickup on South Street genre Approved | 80 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller Pickup on South Street tell story about " A pickpocket unwittingly lifts a message destined for enemy agents and becomes a target for a Communist spy ring." Pickup on South Street directed by: Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter, Murvyn Vye
41 The Desert Rats (1953) The Desert Rats genre Approved | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Drama The Desert Rats tell story about " Richard Burton plays a Scottish Army officer put in charge of a disparate band of ANZAC troops on the perimeter of Tobruk with the German Army doing their best to dislodge them." The Desert Rats directed by: Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Richard Burton, James Mason, Robert Newton, Robert Douglas
42 I Vitelloni (1953) I Vitelloni genre Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama I Vitelloni tell story about " A character study of five young men at crucial turning points in their lives in a small town in Italy." I Vitelloni directed by: Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Franco Fabrizi, Franco Interlenghi, Leopoldo Trieste
43 The Lone Hand (1953) The Lone Hand genre Approved | 80 min | Western The Lone Hand tell story about " In 1870, widowed farmer Zachary Hallock secretly joins a group of outlaws as a solution to his money problems." The Lone Hand directed by: Director: George Sherman | Stars: Joel McCrea, Barbara Hale, Alex Nicol, Charles Drake
44 Destination Gobi (1953) Destination Gobi genre Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, War Destination Gobi tell story about " In 1944, US Navy specialists run a weather station in the Gobi desert where they are harassed by Japanese warplanes but aided by local Mongol nomads." Destination Gobi directed by: Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Richard Widmark, Don Taylor, Max Showalter, Murvyn Vye
45 The Beast from 20 000 Fathoms (1953) The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms genre Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms tell story about " A ferocious dinosaur awakened by an Arctic atomic test terrorizes the North Atlantic and, ultimately, New York City." The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms directed by: Director: Eugène Lourié | Stars: Paul Hubschmid, Paula Raymond, Cecil Kellaway, Kenneth Tobey
46 The Hitch Hiker (1953) The Hitch-Hiker genre Approved | 71 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller The Hitch-Hiker tell story about " Two fishermen pick up a psychotic escaped convict who tells them that he intends to murder them when the ride is over." The Hitch-Hiker directed by: Director: Ida Lupino | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Frank Lovejoy, William Talman, José Torvay
47 The Earrings of Madame de (1953) The Earrings of Madame de... genre Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance The Earrings of Madame de... tell story about " The diamond earrings of a French aristocrat, a wedding gift from her husband, cause a series of conflicts as they change hands repeatedly." The Earrings of Madame de... directed by: Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: Charles Boyer, Danielle Darrieux, Vittorio De Sica, Jean Debucourt
48 The Naked Spur (1953) The Naked Spur genre Passed | 91 min | Thriller, Western The Naked Spur tell story about " A bounty hunter trying to bring a murderer to justice is forced to accept the help of two less-than-trustworthy strangers." The Naked Spur directed by: Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, Janet Leigh, Robert Ryan, Ralph Meeker
49 Wicked Wife (1953) Wicked Wife genre 75 min | Crime, Thriller Wicked Wife tell story about " After race horse trainer Gerald Coates' horse wins the Grand National, his wife come home drunk, and the two of them have a violent argument, and she is accidentally killed. Coates insists ... See full summary » " Wicked Wife directed by: Director: Bob McNaught | Stars: Nigel Patrick, Moira Lister, Beatrice Campbell, Betty Ann Davies