Movies of 1953

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1. Peter Pan (1953)

G | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

76 Metascore

Wendy and her brothers are whisked away to the magical world of Neverland with the hero of their stories, Peter Pan.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Jack Kinney | Stars: Bobby Driscoll, Kathryn Beaumont, Hans Conried, Bill Thompson

Votes: 114,135 | Gross: $87.40M

2. The Robe (1953)

Unrated | 135 min | Drama, History

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.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Michael Rennie

Votes: 8,361 | Gross: $36.00M

3. From Here to Eternity (1953)

Passed | 118 min | Drama, Romance, War

85 Metascore

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.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed

Votes: 39,790 | Gross: $30.50M

4. Shane (1953)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Western

80 Metascore

A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde

Votes: 33,850 | Gross: $20.00M

5. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

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.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn, Elliott Reid

Votes: 28,415 | Gross: $12.00M

6. Titanic (1953)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, History, Romance

An unhappily married couple struggle to deal with their problems while on board the ill-fated ship.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Clifton Webb, Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Wagner, Audrey Dalton

Votes: 5,891 | Gross: $4.91M

7. How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Three women set out to find eligible millionaires to marry, but find true love in the process.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall, David Wayne

Votes: 18,952

8. Roman Holiday (1953)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Romance

76 Metascore

A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power

Votes: 118,487

9. Niagara (1953)

Not Rated | 92 min | Film-Noir, Thriller

As two couples are visiting Niagara Falls, tensions between one wife and her husband reach the level of murder.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Max Showalter

Votes: 13,487

10. Mogambo (1953)

Approved | 116 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

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.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Clark Gable, Grace Kelly, Ava Gardner, Donald Sinden

Votes: 6,903

11. The Desert Rats (1953)

Approved | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Richard Burton, James Mason, Robert Newton, Robert Douglas

Votes: 4,286

12. Beat the Devil (1953)

Approved | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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...

Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, Robert Morley

Votes: 7,495

13. When the White Lilacs Bloom Again (1953)

95 min | Drama

Married couple Willy and Therese go separate ways. Willy leaves town and returns years later as a famous singer. But Therese is about to marry her best friend Peter. Little does Willy know that he and Therese have a now teen-aged daughter.

Director: Hans Deppe | Stars: Willy Fritsch, Magda Schneider, Romy Schneider, Hertha Feiler

Votes: 229

14. The Return of Don Camillo (1953)

115 min | Comedy

Energetic priest Don Camillo returns to the town of Brescello for more political and personal duels with Communist mayor Peppone.

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Fernandel, Gino Cervi, Arturo Bragaglia, Édouard Delmont

Votes: 2,090

15. Stalag 17 (1953)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, War

84 Metascore

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.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger, Robert Strauss

Votes: 48,329

16. Hondo (1953)

PG | 83 min | Drama, Romance, War

Army despatch rider Hondo Lane discovers a woman and young son living in the midst of warring Apaches and becomes their protector.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: John Wayne, Geraldine Page, Ward Bond, Michael Pate

Votes: 8,485

17. Bread, Love and Dreams (1953)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

When a veteran marshal is sent to a small town, he quickly falls for two women: a midwife and an earthy young woman nicknamed "Frisky".

Director: Luigi Comencini | Stars: Vittorio De Sica, Gina Lollobrigida, Marisa Merlini, Virgilio Riento

Votes: 1,159

18. Gun Fury (1953)

Approved | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

In Arizona, Frank Slayton's gang robs a stagecoach and kidnaps Ben Warren's fiancée, prompting Warren to pursue Slayton.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Rock Hudson, Donna Reed, Philip Carey, Roberta Haynes

Votes: 1,162

19. 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: 15,245

20. Tokyo Story (1953)

Not Rated | 136 min | Drama

An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; but the children have little time for them.

Director: Yasujirô Ozu | Stars: Chishû Ryû, Chieko Higashiyama, Sô Yamamura, Setsuko Hara

Votes: 44,629

21. Bully for Bugs (1953)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

Bugs Bunny takes a wrong turn at Albuquerque and winds up in a Mexican bullring fighting one heck of a big bullying bull.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 2,191

22. Zipping Along (1953)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Hypnosis doesn't help the Coyote catch the Road Runner, nor do a clutch of string-controlled rifles or dozens of mousetraps, but they all manage to backfire on him, naturally.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Paul Julian

Votes: 760

23. Snow Business (1953)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Sylvester Cat and Tweety Bird are snowbound in a mountain cabin, and though Tweety has lots of bird seed, Sylvester will starve unless he can cook the unsuspecting Tweety. Meanwhile, a ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet

Votes: 463

24. Little Johnny Jet (1953)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Short, Comedy

Virtually identical in plot terms to 'One Cab's Family' (1952), but this time round it concerns a family of aeroplanes and the problems Mom and Pop have with Junior, whose obsession with ... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: June Foray, Daws Butler

Votes: 345

25. T.V. of Tomorrow (1953)

7 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

A variety of fanciful innovations in "future" T.V. sets, including a model with a built-in stove, and a number of highly interactive models. And of course, even with dozens of channels, ... See full summary »

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Paul Frees, Joi Lansing, Dave O'Brien

Votes: 359

26. The Three Little Pups (1953)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Family, Short

A variation on the age-old 'Three Little Pigs' theme, with Droopy and pals being the target of one of the most laid-back wolves you'll ever see...

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Daws Butler, Bill Thompson

Votes: 418

28. Calamity Jane (1953)

Passed | 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

The story of Calamity Jane, her saloon, and her romance with Wild Bill Hickok.

Director: David Butler | Stars: Doris Day, Howard Keel, Allyn Ann McLerie, Philip Carey

Votes: 7,813



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