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2. The Young and the Damned (1950)

Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama

A group of juvenile delinquents live a violent and crime-filled life in the festering slums of Mexico City, and the morals of young Pedro are gradually corrupted and destroyed by the others.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Alfonso Mejía, Roberto Cobo, Estela Inda, Miguel Inclán

Votes: 16,419

3. Treasure Island (1950)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Family

The treasure seeking adventures of young Jim Hawkins and pirate captain Long John Silver.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Bobby Driscoll, Robert Newton, Basil Sydney, Walter Fitzgerald

Votes: 6,119

4. The Axe of Wandsbek (1951)

110 min | Drama

After a crime is committed during the Nazi era in the Reeperbahn area of Hamburg,the aspiring local leader,a ship owner,needs to find an executioner to kill the perpetrators(the crime is ... See full summary »

Director: Falk Harnack | Stars: Erwin Geschonneck, Käthe Braun, Gefion Helmke, Willy A. Kleinau

Votes: 136

6. Blue Bandanas in the Summer Wind (1952)

52 min | Documentary

A documentary of the Young Pioneers in the 1950's. Including segments: Young Pioneers build a glider at a summer camp on the Baltic; a trip on the sailboat school Wilhelm Pieck; a ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Ballmann | Star: Ernst Kahler

8. Vater braucht eine Frau (1952)

98 min | Comedy, Family

Once again, Hans Neumeister, a widowed man with four spirited children, is looking for a new maid. He advertises the position in the local paper. His children have other ideas. They don't ... See full summary »

Director: Harald Braun | Stars: Dieter Borsche, Ruth Leuwerik, Bruni Löbel, Günther Lüders

Votes: 46

9. Forbidden Games (1952)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, War

A young French girl orphaned in a Nazi air attack is befriended by the son of a poor farmer, and together they try to come to terms with the realities of death.

Director: René Clément | Stars: Georges Poujouly, Brigitte Fossey, Amédée, Laurence Badie

Votes: 10,126 | Gross: $0.01M

10. High Noon (1952)

PG | 85 min | Drama, Thriller, Western

89 Metascore

A town Marshal, despite the disagreements of his newlywed bride and the townspeople around him, must face a gang of deadly killers alone at high noon when the gang leader, an outlaw he sent up years ago, arrives on the noon train.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges

Votes: 91,490 | Gross: $9.45M

12. Monsieur Hulot's Holiday (1953)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy

Monsieur Hulot comes to a beachside hotel for a vacation, where he accidentally (but good-naturedly) causes havoc.

Director: Jacques Tati | Stars: Jacques Tati, Nathalie Pascaud, Micheline Rolla, Valentine Camax

Votes: 15,311

13. Kaisermanöver (1954)

102 min | Drama, Romance

In Franz Joseph I's Vienna, captain Eichfeld publishes a witty satire on imperial Austrian army abuses, using the Spectator pseudonym. It's popular, but Eichfled dares not reveal his ... See full summary »

Director: Franz Antel | Stars: Rudolf Prack, Winnie Markus, Hans Moser, Hannelore Bollmann

Votes: 49

14. Flying Classroom (1954)

92 min | Drama, Comedy, Family

All is not really well between the boys of Gymnasium and the boys of the six-form High School: sparks fly when they get within 100m of each other! The continuous feud between the pupils is ... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Hoffmann | Stars: Paul Dahlke, Heliane Bei, Paul Klinger, Erich Ponto

Votes: 355

15. Emil und die Detektive (1954)

90 min | Adventure, Family

Emil goes to Berlin to see his grandmother with a large amount of money and is offered sweets by a strange man that make him sleep. He wakes up at his stop with no money. It is up to him and a group of children to save the day.

Director: Robert A. Stemmle | Stars: Peter Finkbeiner, Heli Finkenzeller, Wolfgang Lukschy, Kurt Meisel

Votes: 239

17. Three Men in the Snow (1955)

93 min | Comedy

A rich man wins a vacation at a hotel but takes it in the disguise of a poor man under the supervision of his butler. The hotel manager gets tipped off about the plot, but misidentifies a money-less doctor as the eccentric.

Director: Kurt Hoffmann | Stars: Paul Dahlke, Günther Lüders, Claus Biederstaedt, Nicole Heesters

Votes: 625

18. Wenn der Vater mit dem Sohne (1955)

95 min | Drama, Comedy

After Clown Teddy lost his son, he lost his gift for laughter. He opened a joke shop and lives above the shop. His landlady has had a foster son since birth, and Teddy decides to raise the ... See full summary »

Director: Hans Quest | Stars: Heinz Rühmann, Oliver Grimm, Waltraut Haas, Robert Freitag

Votes: 352

19. The Miracle of Marcelino (1955)

G | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

Marcelino is an orphan who grows up in a monastery. One day when he eats his small meal in a room full of old things he gives a piece of his bread to an old wooden Jesus figure - and indeed... See full summary »

Director: Ladislao Vajda | Stars: Rafael Rivelles, Antonio Vico, Juan Calvo, José Marco Davó

Votes: 1,896

20. The Golden Falcon (1955)

98 min | Adventure

Rivalry between two powerful Italian families becomes more intense when plans go wrong over an arranged marriage to end the fighting.

Director: Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia | Stars: Anna Maria Ferrero, Massimo Serato, Nadia Gray, Frank Latimore

Votes: 19

22. The Captain from Köpenick (1956)

93 min | Comedy, Drama

A young shoemaker is arrested for stealing a small amount of money, and is released after being jailed for 15 years. He wants to have a pass to get a job and start anew, but without a job ... See full summary »

Director: Helmut Käutner | Stars: Heinz Rühmann, Martin Held, Hannelore Schroth, Willy A. Kleinau

Votes: 1,392

26. 1984 (1956)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

In a totalitarian future society, Winston Smith (Edmond O'Brien), whose daily work is re-writing history, tries to rebel by falling in love.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Michael Redgrave, Jan Sterling, David Kossoff

Votes: 2,827

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: 2,611

30. Berlin - Ecke Schönhauser (1957)

81 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

The story of a group of rebellious teens in East Berlin.

Director: Gerhard Klein | Stars: Harry Engel, Siegfried Weiß, Ingeborg Beeske, Ekkehard Schall

Votes: 293

31. The Glass Tower (1957)

104 min | Drama

Marital problems of a couple lead to a mysterious death.

Director: Harald Braun | Stars: Lilli Palmer, O.E. Hasse, Peter van Eyck, Brigitte Horney

Votes: 54

32. Kindermädchen für Papa gesucht (1957)

88 min | Comedy

Ladykiller Peter hires a pretty nanny to present to his unlucky in love nephew Kurt. Then they go out to find a child she can look after.

Director: Hans Quest | Stars: Claus Biederstaedt, Susanne Cramer, Gunther Philipp, Carla Hagen

Votes: 41

34. 12 Angry Men (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

96 Metascore

A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Votes: 609,063 | Gross: $4.36M

35. Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

Approved | 96 min | Drama, Film-Noir

100 Metascore

Powerful but unethical Broadway columnist J.J. Hunsecker coerces unscrupulous press agent Sidney Falco into breaking up his sister's romance with a jazz musician.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison, Martin Milner

Votes: 24,831

36. The Invisible Boy (1957)

Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A ten-year-old boy and Robby the Robot team up to prevent a Super Computer from controlling the Earth from a satellite.

Director: Herman Hoffman | Stars: Richard Eyer, Philip Abbott, Diane Brewster, Harold J. Stone

Votes: 1,146

37. Trees Are Blooming in Vienna (1958)

95 min | Drama, Romance

While visiting Vienna's famed Prater, Archduke Peter Ferdinand meets Lixie, the daughter of a government official. He falls in love with her--creating a complicated situation for Lixie, who... See full summary »

Director: Hans Wolff | Stars: Johanna Matz, Gerhard Riedmann, Nina Sandt, Theo Lingen

Votes: 30

38. Mon Oncle (1958)

Not Rated | 116 min | Comedy

Monsieur Hulot visits the technology-driven world of his sister, brother-in-law, and nephew, but he can't quite fit into the surroundings.

Director: Jacques Tati | Stars: Jacques Tati, Jean-Pierre Zola, Adrienne Servantie, Lucien Frégis

Votes: 17,017

39. Houseboat (1958)

Unrated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A widower, his three young children, and a bombshell nanny get to know each other better when circumstances have them living together aboard a badly neglected houseboat.

Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Cary Grant, Sophia Loren, Martha Hyer, Harry Guardino

Votes: 6,913

40. Das Feuerzeug (1959)

83 min | Drama, Fantasy

A young soldier discovers three chests of copper, silver and gold and an old tinder-box in the hollow of an old oak tree. He is now rich. But he squanders the money until it is all gone. ... See full summary »

Director: Siegfried Hartmann | Stars: Rolf Ludwig, Heinz Schubert, Rolf Defrank, Hannes Fischer

Votes: 182

41. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

Not Rated | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A veteran British barrister must defend his client in a murder trial that has surprise after surprise.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 95,021 | Gross: $8.18M

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