1956

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1. Julie (1956)

Approved | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A terrified wife tries to escape from her insanely jealous husband who is bent on killing her.

Director: Andrew L. Stone | Stars: Doris Day, Louis Jourdan, Barry Sullivan, Frank Lovejoy

Votes: 1,392

2. Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956)

Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Romance, Musical

In 1950s Las Vegas, a gambling rancher and a ballerina discover that some people have luck at cards while others have luck at love.

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Dan Dailey, Cyd Charisse, Agnes Moorehead, Lili Darvas

Votes: 650

3. Lovers and Lollipops (1956)

82 min | Romance, Drama

Ann, an attractive widowed New York model, lives in an apartment with her daughter Peggy. The courtship of Ann by visiting engineer Larry, and accompanying misadventures, are seen ... See full summary »

Directors: Morris Engel, Ruth Orkin | Stars: Lori March, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Cathy Dunn, Bill Ward

Votes: 244

4. Her Bridal Night (1956)

95 min | Romance, Comedy

A country girl is discovered by a Paris magazine and becomes a top model

Director: Pierre Gaspard-Huit | Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Micheline Presle, Louis Jourdan, Marcel Amont

Votes: 146

5. The Unguarded Moment (1956)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A beautiful teacher is protective of a high school boy who sexually harassed her, and later he becomes a murder suspect.

Director: Harry Keller | Stars: Esther Williams, George Nader, John Saxon, Edward Andrews

Votes: 332

6. That Certain Feeling (1956)

103 min | Comedy

Divorced comic strip cartoonist Francis X. Dignan is hired as a ghost-writer by pompous client Larry Larkin who happens to be the fiancé of Dignan's ex-wife.

Directors: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama | Stars: Bob Hope, Eva Marie Saint, George Sanders, Pearl Bailey

Votes: 276

7. Donatella (1956)

96 min | Comedy

Donatella is a simple and honest Roman girl, daughter of a bookbinder and girlfriend of Guido, a gas station owner.

Director: Mario Monicelli | Stars: Elsa Martinelli, Gabriele Ferzetti, Walter Chiari, Aldo Fabrizi

Votes: 100

9. The Bachelor (1955)

90 min | Comedy

Paolo Anselmi is a happily single man. He lives in a flat with a friend but is forced to leave when the friend gets married. He then goes to a boarding house where he flirts with a girl but... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Pietrangeli | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Sandra Milo, Nino Manfredi, Madeleine Fischer

Votes: 266

10. The Best Things in Life Are Free (1956)

Approved | 104 min | Biography, Musical

Ray joins Buddy and Lew to form a successful 1920s musical show writing team. Soon, they've got several hits on Broadway, but Buddy's ambition leads to friction among the group, as the other 2 feel increasingly left out.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Gordon MacRae, Dan Dailey, Ernest Borgnine, Sheree North

Votes: 285

11. Tiger in the Smoke (1956)

94 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

In wartime a young officer is killed during a raid to kill a German general at the house that used to belong to his grandmother. Before he dies he talks about a treasure that was hidden ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Donald Sinden, Muriel Pavlow, Tony Wright, Bernard Miles

Votes: 201

12. The Forty-First (1956)

88 min | War, Drama, Romance

An unexpected romance occurs for a female Red Army sniper and a White Army officer.

Director: Grigoriy Chukhray | Stars: Izolda Izvitskaya, Oleg Strizhenov, Nikolay Kryuchkov, Nikolai Dupak

Votes: 1,332

13. Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)

Passed | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

Boxer Rocky Graziano's biopic, based on his autobiography, from childhood to his World Middleweight Championship title win at age 28 in 1947.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Paul Newman, Pier Angeli, Everett Sloane, Eileen Heckart

Votes: 7,075

14. Full of Life (1956)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

Writer Nick and his wife Emily are expecting their first child. When a necessary home repair proves too costly to afford, Nick must swallow his pride and visit his father, a proud immigrant... See full summary »

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Judy Holliday, Richard Conte, Salvatore Baccaloni, Esther Minciotti

Votes: 378

15. Pursuit of the Graf Spee (1956)

Not Rated | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In the first major naval battle of World War II, the British Navy must find and destroy a powerful German warship.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: John Gregson, Anthony Quayle, Ian Hunter, Jack Gwillim

Votes: 3,729

17. The Solid Gold Cadillac (1956)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

A minority stockholder takes on the crooked board of directors at a billion dollar corporation.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Judy Holliday, John Williams, Paul Douglas, Fred Clark

Votes: 1,472

18. Loser Takes All (1956)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy

Bertrand is an accountant employed by a large London firm. When he uncovers an accounting error, his employer is so thrilled that he sends Bertrand and his new wife, to Monte Carlo. The trip, however, is not completely as it seems...

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Glynis Johns, Rossano Brazzi, Robert Morley, Tony Britton

Votes: 108

19. The Killing (1956)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Crook Johnny Clay assembles a five man team to plan and execute a daring race-track robbery.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards, Jay C. Flippen

Votes: 78,368

20. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

92 Metascore

A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates, King Donovan

Votes: 43,283

21. Now and Forever (1956)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

A rich young society girl falls in love with a car mechanic. Her family is appalled and stops her seeing him. The girl attempts to commit suicide and then decides to elope.

Director: Mario Zampi | Stars: Janette Scott, Vernon Gray, Kay Walsh, Jack Warner

Votes: 77

22. The Harder They Fall (1956)

Passed | 109 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Sport

An ex-sportswriter is hired by a shady fight promoter to promote his latest find, an unknown but easily exploitable rising star from Argentina.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Rod Steiger, Jan Sterling, Mike Lane

Votes: 6,799

23. Patterns (1956)

Approved | 83 min | Drama

When Fred Staples is recruited onto the board of a high-powered New York corporation, he finds his ethics and ambition at odds.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Van Heflin, Everett Sloane, Ed Begley, Beatrice Straight

Votes: 2,070

24. The Catered Affair (1956)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

At breakfast, Jane announces that she and Ralph are getting married the next week. All Jane and Ralph want is a small wedding with the immediate family and no reception, because Jane's ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Bette Davis, Ernest Borgnine, Debbie Reynolds, Barry Fitzgerald

Votes: 2,750

25. Ein Herz kehrt heim (1956)

90 min | Drama, Musical

A talented young musician for the first time meets his real father, a famous orchestra conductor, and finds he will have to make a decision where his future lies: in the business of his ... See full summary »

Director: Eugen York | Stars: Hans Nielsen, Erni Mangold, Maria Holst, Maximilian Schell

Votes: 17

26. The Girl He Left Behind (1956)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Drama

Privileged college student Andy Shaeffer is a mama's boy who flunks out of school and is drafted by the army where he becomes a real man, to the astonishment of everyone.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Tab Hunter, Natalie Wood, Jessie Royce Landis, Jim Backus

Votes: 352

27. The Fastest Gun Alive (1956)

Passed | 89 min | Drama, Western

In the western frontier town of Cross Creek storekeeper George Temple is a polite and soft spoken man with a secret past.When three bank robbers on the lam stop in town to change horses George Temple's past comes back to haunt him.

Director: Russell Rouse | Stars: Glenn Ford, Jeanne Crain, Broderick Crawford, Russ Tamblyn

Votes: 2,719

28. Giant (1956)

Passed | 201 min | Drama, Western

84 Metascore

Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Carroll Baker

Votes: 32,819 | Gross: $35.00M

29. The Girl Can't Help It (1956)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Music

A gangster hires a down-and-out press agent to make his airheaded girlfriend a singing star.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Tom Ewell, Jayne Mansfield, Edmond O'Brien, Julie London

Votes: 2,931

30. It's Never Too Late (1956)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy

To Laura Hammond's large family, she is simply the mother who makes all their lives run more smoothly. But although they don't know it, she is a very successful novelist.

Director: Michael McCarthy | Stars: Phyllis Calvert, Patrick Barr, Susan Stephen, Guy Rolfe

Votes: 36

31. The Third Key (1956)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Mystery

Police drama. The sleuths of Scotland Yard try to solve a series of burglaries.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Jack Hawkins, John Stratton, Dorothy Alison, Michael Brooke

Votes: 591

32. Rock, Pretty Baby! (1956)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Music

Jimmy Daley and Angelo Barrato are teenage members of a band who learn of a contest that they believe will bring them fame. Jimmy must fight the opposition of his father and his feelings for the lovely Joan.

Director: Richard Bartlett | Stars: Sal Mineo, John Saxon, Luana Patten, Edward Platt

Votes: 90

33. Bigger Than Life (1956)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

A seriously ill schoolteacher becomes dependent on a "miracle" drug that begins to affect his sanity.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: James Mason, Barbara Rush, Walter Matthau, Robert F. Simon

Votes: 6,448

34. The Burmese Harp (1956)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, Music, War

In the War's closing days, when a conscience-driven Japanese soldier fails to get his countrymen to surrender to overwhelming force, he adopts the lifestyle of a Buddhist monk.

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Shôji Yasui, Tatsuya Mihashi, Jun Hamamura

Votes: 5,200

35. ...And God Created Woman (1956)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Romance

In sunny St. Tropez, a young sexpot loves one brother but marries the other.

Director: Roger Vadim | Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Curd Jürgens, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jane Marken

Votes: 7,172 | Gross: $2.00M

36. On the Bowery (1956)

Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary, Drama

At the time of this film, the Bowery was a neighborhood in New York City populated largely by the down and out, and largely by transients. Those that can work generally can only find short ... See full summary »

Director: Lionel Rogosin | Stars: Ray Salyer, Gorman Hendricks, Frank Matthews, George L. Bolton

Votes: 792 | Gross: $0.01M

37. Foreign Intrigue (1956)

Approved | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When a reclusive, enigmatic millionaire dies suddenly on the Riviera, his press agent begins to investigate his employer's shady past.

Director: Sheldon Reynolds | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Geneviève Page, Ingrid Thulin, Frédéric O'Brady

Votes: 846

38. A Cry in the Night (1956)

Approved | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A deranged man kidnaps the nubile daughter of a police captain.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Brian Donlevy, Natalie Wood, Raymond Burr

Votes: 785

39. Teenage Rebel (1956)

Approved | 94 min | Drama

Nancy Fallon gets custody of her teenage daughter Dodie back from her ex-husband when she remarries but she must win her love.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Michael Rennie, Mildred Natwick, Rusty Swope

Votes: 293

40. The Scarlet Hour (1956)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

An unhappy wife uses her powers of manipulation to draw an infatuated man into an ill-fated jewelry heist.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Carol Ohmart, Tom Tryon, Jody Lawrance, James Gregory

Votes: 333

41. Dany, bitte schreiben Sie (1956)

99 min | Comedy, Romance

The day before Danny Ruland wants to marry, she learns that her expected husband is a marriage impostor, and has left with all of her money. But she's lucky and finds by chance a job as ... See full summary »

Director: Eduard von Borsody | Stars: Sonja Ziemann, Rudolf Prack, Anneliese Uhlig, Fita Benkhoff

Votes: 48

42. Bonjour Kathrin (1956)

96 min | Musical

Three young penniless musicians travel to San Remo to work as hotel clerks and to get a chance to show their talent on the San Remo festival.

Director: Karl Anton | Stars: Caterina Valente, Peter Alexander, Silvio Francesco, Dietmar Schönherr

Votes: 57

44. Dort oben, wo die Alpen glühen (1956)

96 min | Drama

Andrea is vacationing in the mountains. She employs the young mountain guide Bertl to accompany her on a tour to a mountain top - and falls in love with him. Because of a storm they have to... See full summary »

Director: Otto Meyer | Stars: Rudolf Carl, Lotte Ledl, Albert Rueprecht, Erik Frey

Votes: 30