100 Greatest 1950-1959 Movies

by jordanhores | created - 26 Jan 2018 | updated - 37 minutes ago | Public

List of best films from 1950 to 1959 of USA. 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1. Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion (1950)

Passed | 80 min | Adventure, Comedy

Two Brooklyn wrestling promoters go to French Algeria in search of a famous Algerian wrestler but accidentally end-up in the French Foreign Legion.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Patricia Medina, Walter Slezak

Votes: 2,578

2. 711 Ocean Drive (1950)

Approved | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

An electronics expert creates a huge bookie broadcast system for his crime boss, and takes over operations when his boss is murdered. His greed leads him on a deadly destructive path.

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Joanne Dru, Otto Kruger, Barry Kelley

Votes: 1,009

3. The Admiral Was a Lady (1950)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Romance

Ex-WAVE encounters four fun-loving, work-hating men, all of whom want to marry her.

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Wanda Hendrix, Rudy Vallee, Johnny Sands

Votes: 268

4. All About Eve (1950)

Passed | 138 min | Drama

98 Metascore

An ingénue insinuates herself into the lives of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm

Votes: 111,727 | Gross: $0.01M

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5. Ambush (1950)

TV-PG | 90 min | Western

In 1878, Ward Kinsman, a prospector and Indian scout, has been persuaded by the US Cavalry to find Mary Carlyle, the daughter of a general, who has been taken by Apaches.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Robert Taylor, John Hodiak, Arlene Dahl, Don Taylor

Votes: 482

6. Annie Get Your Gun (1950)

Passed | 107 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical

77 Metascore

The story of the great sharpshooter Annie Oakley, who rose to fame while dealing with her love/professional rival, Frank Butler.

Directors: George Sidney, Busby Berkeley | Stars: Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, Louis Calhern, J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 4,066 | Gross: $8.00M

7. The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

Passed | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A major heist goes off as planned, until bad luck and double crosses cause everything to unravel.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore

Votes: 22,144

8. Backfire (1950)

Passed | 91 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

While recuperating from wartime back injuries at a hospital, veteran Bob Corey is visited on Christmas Eve by a beautiful stranger with an even stranger message.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Viveca Lindfors, Dane Clark, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien

Votes: 958

9. The Baron of Arizona (1950)

Approved | 97 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Master swindler James Reavis painstakingly spends years forging documents and land grants that will make his wife and him undisputed owners of the entire state of Arizona.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Vincent Price, Ellen Drew, Vladimir Sokoloff, Beulah Bondi

Votes: 1,751

10. The Big Lift (1950)

Approved | 120 min | Drama, War

Experiences of two Air Force sergeants during the 1948 Berlin Airlift.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Montgomery Clift, Paul Douglas, Cornell Borchers, Bruni Löbel

Votes: 1,270

11. The Black Rose (1950)

Approved | 120 min | Adventure, History, Romance

A disinherited 13th Century Saxon nobleman leaves Norman England with an archer friend to seek his fortune in the Far East.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Tyrone Power, Orson Welles, Cécile Aubry, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 1,662

12. Born to Be Bad (1950)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir

A woman's attempt to appear innocent and sweet clashes with her lover who sees through her act and the wealthy man she tries to trick into marrying her.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Mel Ferrer, Joan Fontaine, Robert Ryan, Zachary Scott

Votes: 1,799

13. Born Yesterday (1950)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A tycoon hires a tutor to teach his lover proper etiquette, with unexpected results.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Holliday, William Holden, Broderick Crawford, Howard St. John

Votes: 9,235

14. The Breaking Point (1950)

Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

An otherwise moral captain of a charter boat becomes financially strapped and is drawn into illegal activities in order to keep up payments on his boat.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: John Garfield, Patricia Neal, Phyllis Thaxter, Juano Hernandez

Votes: 2,277

15. Bright Leaf (1950)

Approved | 110 min | Drama, Romance

In 1894, Brant Royle shocks the aristocratic tobacco growers of Kingsmont by planning to mass-produce cigarettes.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Gary Cooper, Lauren Bacall, Patricia Neal, Jack Carson

Votes: 1,034

16. Broken Arrow (1950)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Romance, Western

Tom Jeffords tries to make peace between settlers and Apaches in Arizona territory.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: James Stewart, Jeff Chandler, Debra Paget, Basil Ruysdael

Votes: 6,946

17. Caged (1950)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A naive nineteen year old widow becomes coarsened and cynical when she is sent to a woman's prison and is exposed to hardened criminals and sadistic guards.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Eleanor Parker, Agnes Moorehead, Ellen Corby, Hope Emerson

Votes: 3,204

18. Champagne for Caesar (1950)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

In order to get even with the pompous president of a soap company, an eccentric genius goes on his quiz show in order to bankrupt his company.

Director: Richard Whorf | Stars: Ronald Colman, Celeste Holm, Vincent Price, Barbara Britton

Votes: 926

19. Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

"Cheaper By the Dozen", based on the real-life story of the Gilbreth family, follows them from Providence, Rhode Island to Montclair, New Jersey, and details the amusing anecdotes found in ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Clifton Webb, Myrna Loy, Jeanne Crain, Betty Lynn

Votes: 4,328

20. Comanche Territory (1950)

Approved | 76 min | Adventure, Romance, Western

White settlers plan to defy the agreement between the government and the Comanche in order to mine for silver on Comanche lands, while scout Jim Bowie tries to keep the peace in the territory.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Macdonald Carey, Will Geer, Charles Drake

Votes: 521

21. Convicted (1950)

Passed | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A D.A. becomes the prison warden where he tries to help an inmate he prosecuted, because he believes his sentence was excessive.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Glenn Ford, Broderick Crawford, Millard Mitchell, Dorothy Malone

Votes: 646

22. Crisis (1950)

Passed | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

While on vacation in a Latin American country, an American neurosurgeon and his wife become tangled in a revolutionary uprising against a tyrannical dictator.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Cary Grant, José Ferrer, Paula Raymond, Signe Hasso

Votes: 1,397

23. Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)

Not Rated | 113 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

The charismatic swordsman-poet helps another woo the woman he loves in this straightforward version of the play.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: José Ferrer, Mala Powers, William Prince, Morris Carnovsky

Votes: 3,381

24. Dallas (1950)

Approved | 94 min | Romance, Western

A former Confederate officer hunting for an outlaw who wronged him finds him in Dallas, but now as a wealthy, respectable citizen.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Gary Cooper, Ruth Roman, Steve Cochran, Raymond Massey

Votes: 1,115

25. The Damned Don't Cry (1950)

Approved | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A New York socialite climbs the ladder of success man by man until a life among rich gangsters gives her what she thought she always wanted.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Joan Crawford, David Brian, Steve Cochran, Kent Smith

Votes: 2,119 | Gross: $1.54M

26. Dark City (1950)

Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Gamblers who "took" an out-of-town sucker in a crooked poker game feel shadowy vengeance closing in on them.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Charlton Heston, Lizabeth Scott, Viveca Lindfors, Dean Jagger

Votes: 1,654

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27. The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady (1950)

Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Musical

Patricia O'Grady is the daughter of Irish Vaudeville performer, Rosie O'Grady, and is being raised along with her sisters by her father who believes the Vaudeville life contributed to his ... See full summary »

Director: David Butler | Stars: June Haver, Gordon MacRae, James Barton, S.Z. Sakall

Votes: 345

28. Devil's Doorway (1950)

Approved | 84 min | Romance, Western

After the Civil War, a highly decorated Shoshone Indian veteran plans to raise cattle in Wyoming but white farmers plan to grab fertile tribal lands by pitting the whites against the Indians.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Robert Taylor, Louis Calhern, Paula Raymond, Marshall Thompson

Votes: 1,202

29. The Eagle and the Hawk (1950)

Not Rated | 104 min | Western

1863. Texas Ranger Todd Croyden and Union spy Whitney Randolph cross into Mexico to investigate a growing struggle for power between the French-supported Maximilian and the native-born ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: John Payne, Rhonda Fleming, Dennis O'Keefe, Thomas Gomez

Votes: 187

30. Edge of Doom (1950)

99 min | Drama, Film-Noir

A mentally unbalanced young man kills a priest. One of the priest's colleagues sets out to find the killer.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Dana Andrews, Farley Granger, Joan Evans, Robert Keith

Votes: 417

31. Fancy Pants (1950)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Musical, Western

An American actor (Arthur Tyler) impersonating an English butler is hired by a nouveau riche woman (Effie Floud) from New Mexico to refine her husband and headstrong daughter (Aggie). The ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, Bruce Cabot, Jack Kirkwood

Votes: 1,053 | Gross: $2.60M

32. Father Is a Bachelor (1950)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Family

William Holden plays a drifter who comes to a small town and discovers a cabin in the forest where five kids: January, February, March, April, and May are living without parents. Their ... See full summary »

Directors: Abby Berlin, Norman Foster | Stars: William Holden, Coleen Gray, Mary Jane Saunders, Charles Winninger

Votes: 334

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33. Father of the Bride (1950)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

The father of a young woman deals with the emotional pain of her getting married, along with the financial and organizational trouble of arranging the wedding.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor, Don Taylor

Votes: 9,370

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34. The File on Thelma Jordon (1950)

Passed | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Assistant district attorney Cleve Marshall falls for the mysterious Thelma Jordon when she seeks help solving robberies of her aunt's estate.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey, Paul Kelly, Joan Tetzel

Votes: 1,788

35. The Flame and the Arrow (1950)

Passed | 88 min | Adventure, Drama, History

Dardo, a Robin Hood-like figure, and his loyal followers use a Roman ruin in Medieval Lombardy as their headquarters as they conduct an insurgency against their Hessian conquerors.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Virginia Mayo, Robert Douglas, Aline MacMahon

Votes: 3,138

36. For Heaven's Sake (1950)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

An angel disguises himself as a crusty old rancher in order to visit Earth and help an unborn child find suitable parents.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Clifton Webb, Joan Bennett, Robert Cummings, Edmund Gwenn

Votes: 309

37. Frenchie (1950)

Approved | 81 min | Romance, Western

Frenchie Fontaine sells her successful business in New Orleans to come West. Her reason? Find the men who killed her father, Frank Dawson. But she only knows one of the two who did and she's determined to find out the other.

Director: Louis King | Stars: Joel McCrea, Shelley Winters, Paul Kelly, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 302

38. The Fuller Brush Girl (1950)

Approved | 85 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Scatterbrained Sally Elliott tries to get a job as a Fuller brush girl and desperate for money she borrows her friend's kit without permission and her attempts at selling cosmetics ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Lucille Ball, Eddie Albert, Carl Benton Reid, Gale Robbins

Votes: 579

39. The Furies (1950)

Passed | 109 min | Drama, Romance, Western

A firebrand heiress clashes with her tyrannical father, a cattle rancher who fancies himself a Napoleon; but their relationship turns ugly only when he finds himself a new woman.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey, Walter Huston, Judith Anderson

Votes: 2,509

40. The Glass Menagerie (1950)

Approved | 107 min | Drama

Merchant marine officer Tom Wingfield reminisces about his life in St. Louis where he had lived with his nagging mother Amanda and crippled shy sister Laura.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Jane Wyman, Kirk Douglas, Gertrude Lawrence, Arthur Kennedy

Votes: 936

41. Guilty of Treason (1950)

Not Rated | 86 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.6