Feature Film, Released between 1956-01-01 and 1956-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Werewolf (1956)

Approved | 79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.0
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Two scientists come across an auto accident and find an unconscious man in the wreck. They take him back to their lab and inject him with a serum they have been working with. Unfortunately,... See full summary »

Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: Don Megowan, Joyce Holden, Eleanore Tanin, Kim Charney

Votes: 1,104

2. Pursuit of the Graf Spee (1956)

Not Rated | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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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, Peter Finch, Ian Hunter

Votes: 3,545

3. The Searchers (1956)

Passed | 119 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

7.9
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94 Metascore

An American Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from the Comanches.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond

Votes: 74,136

4. The Ten Commandments (1956)

G | 220 min | Adventure, Drama

7.8
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The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson

Votes: 58,206 | Gross: $93.74M

5. Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

G | 175 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.8
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A Victorian Englishman bets that with the new steamships and railways he can circumnavigate the globe in eighty days.

Directors: Michael Anderson, John Farrow | Stars: David Niven, Cantinflas, Shirley MacLaine, Robert Newton

Votes: 22,499 | Gross: $42.00M

6. Forbidden Planet (1956)

G | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.6
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A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has.

Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Warren Stevens

Votes: 41,903 | Gross: $3.00M

7. The Killing (1956)

Not Rated | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.0
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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: 74,702

8. Giant (1956)

G | 201 min | Drama, Western

7.7
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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: 31,580 | Gross: $35.00M

9. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

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

7.7
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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: 41,412

10. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Thriller

7.5
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78 Metascore

An American physician and his wife take matters into their own hands after assassins planning to execute a foreign Prime Minister kidnap their son.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda de Banzie, Bernard Miles

Votes: 52,660 | Gross: $10.25M

11. Moby Dick (1956)

Not Rated | 116 min | Adventure, Drama

7.3
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The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, Leo Genn, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 15,814 | Gross: $10.40M

12. The Bad Seed (1956)

Approved | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.5
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51 Metascore

A housewife suspects that her seemingly perfect eight-year-old daughter is a heartless killer.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Henry Jones, Eileen Heckart

Votes: 11,816

13. The King and I (1956)

G | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

7.4
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72 Metascore

A widow accepts a job as a live-in governess to the King of Siam's children.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson

Votes: 22,404 | Gross: $21.30M

14. War and Peace (1956)

PG | 208 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.8
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Napoleon's (Herbert Lom's) tumultuous relations with Russia including his disastrous 1812 invasion serve as the backdrop for the tangled personal lives of two aristocratic families.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Mel Ferrer, Vittorio Gassman

Votes: 8,303 | Gross: $12.50M

15. A Kiss Before Dying (1956)

Approved | 94 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.7
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A ruthless college student resorts to murder in an attempt to marry an heiress.

Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter, Virginia Leith, Joanne Woodward

Votes: 2,830

16. Baby Doll (1956)

Approved | 114 min | Drama

7.4
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A steamy tale of two Southern rivals and a sensuous nineteen-year-old virgin.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Karl Malden, Carroll Baker, Eli Wallach, Mildred Dunnock

Votes: 6,236

17. High Society (1956)

Not Rated | 111 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.0
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A spoiled heiress must choose among three suitors: her jazz musician ex-husband, a stuffy businessman, and an undercover tabloid reporter.

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Celeste Holm

Votes: 12,741 | Gross: $13.00M

18. Showdown at Abilene (1956)

Approved | 80 min | Romance, Western

6.2
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After the Civil War, Confederate Jim Trask returns to his native Abilene to find his sweetheart engaged to his old friend Dave Mosely who's leading the cattlemen in a feud against the farmers.

Director: Charles F. Haas | Stars: Jock Mahoney, Martha Hyer, Lyle Bettger, David Janssen

Votes: 200

19. Lust for Life (1956)

Approved | 122 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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The life of brilliant but tortured artist Vincent van Gogh.

Directors: Vincente Minnelli, George Cukor | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, James Donald, Pamela Brown

Votes: 9,615

20. The Harder They Fall (1956)

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

7.5
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Down-on-his-luck ex-sportswriter Eddie Willis is hired by shady fight promoter Nick Benko to promote his latest find, an unknown but easily exploitable phenom from Argentina.

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

Votes: 6,290

21. Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956)

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

6.5
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60 Metascore

A 400-foot (122-meter) dinosaur-like beast, awoken from undersea hibernation off the Japanese coast by atomic-bomb testing, attacks Tokyo.

Directors: Ishirô Honda, Terry O. Morse | Stars: Raymond Burr, Takashi Shimura, Momoko Kôchi, Akira Takarada

Votes: 6,432

22. Picnic (1956)

Approved | 115 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Emotions are ignited amongst the complacent townsfolk when a handsome drifter arrives in a small Kansas community on the morning of the Labour Day picnic.

Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: William Holden, Kim Novak, Betty Field, Susan Strasberg

Votes: 7,384

23. The Last Wagon (1956)

Approved | 99 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

7.0
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Wagon train survivors of an Apache attack entrust the sheriff's prisoner, scout Comanche Todd, with their lives despite his wanted-for-murder status.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Richard Widmark, Felicia Farr, Susan Kohner, Tommy Rettig

Votes: 2,548

24. The Wrong Man (1956)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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In 1953, an innocent man named Christopher Emmanuel "Manny" Balestrero is arrested after being mistaken for an armed robber.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle, Harold J. Stone

Votes: 23,318

25. The Conqueror (1956)

Approved | 111 min | Adventure, Biography, History

3.6
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Mongol chief Temujin battles against Tartar armies and for the love of the Tartar princess Bortai. Temujin becomes the emperor Genghis Khan.

Director: Dick Powell | Stars: John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Pedro Armendáriz, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 2,861 | Gross: $4.50M

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

PG | 90 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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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: 6,810 | Gross: $2.00M

27. Forever, Darling (1956)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.4
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Susan and Lorenzo have been married for over five years and they are starting to drift apart. So into her life comes an angel, which only Susan can see, to tell her that there will be ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, James Mason, Louis Calhern

Votes: 790

28. Bus Stop (1956)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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A naive but stubborn cowboy falls in love with a saloon singer and tries to take her away against her will to get married and live on his ranch in Montana.

Director: Joshua Logan | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray, Arthur O'Connell, Betty Field

Votes: 9,978

29. Anastasia (1956)

Unrated | 105 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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An opportunistic Russian businessman tries to pass a mysterious impostor as the Grand Duchess Anastasia. But she is so convincing in her performance that even the biggest skeptics believe her.

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner, Helen Hayes, Akim Tamiroff

Votes: 7,018

30. Attack (1956)

Approved | 107 min | Action, Drama, War

7.4
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In 1945, an American Infantry company sets up an artillery observation post but tensions between Captain Cooney and Lieutenant Costa run high.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Jack Palance, Lee Marvin, Eddie Albert, Robert Strauss

Votes: 4,326

31. The Man Who Never Was (1956)

Approved | 103 min | War, Drama

7.4
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True story of a British attempt to trick the enemy into weakening Sicily's defenses before the 1943 attack, using a dead man with faked papers.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Clifton Webb, Gloria Grahame, Robert Flemyng, Josephine Griffin

Votes: 3,892

32. The Opposite Sex (1956)

Not Rated | 117 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.1
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Shortly after their tenth wedding anniversary, New York theater producer Steven Hilliard and his wife, former popular radio singer Kay Hilliard née Ashley, are getting a Kay-initiated Reno ... See full summary »

Director: David Miller | Stars: June Allyson, Joan Collins, Dolores Gray, Ann Sheridan

Votes: 1,220 | Gross: $6.02M

33. A Man Escaped (1956)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

8.3
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A captured French Resistance fighter during WWII engineers a daunting escape from a Nazi prison in France.

Director: Robert Bresson | Stars: François Leterrier, Charles Le Clainche, Maurice Beerblock, Roland Monod

Votes: 16,354

34. 1984 (1956)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.0
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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

35. Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)

Unrated | 83 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.4
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Extraterrestrials traveling in high-tech flying saucers contact a scientist as part of a plan to enslave the inhabitants of Earth.

Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: Hugh Marlowe, Joan Taylor, Donald Curtis, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 6,437

36. Carousel (1956)

Approved | 128 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

6.6
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Fifteen years after his death, a carousel barker is granted permission to return to Earth for one day to make amends to his widow and their daughter.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones, Cameron Mitchell, Barbara Ruick

Votes: 5,373

37. Friendly Persuasion (1956)

Passed | 137 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.4
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The pacifist attitude of a Quaker family is tested as a result of the American Civil War.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins, Richard Eyer

Votes: 5,899

38. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)

Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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A novelist aided by his future father-in-law conspires to frame himself for the murder of a burlesque dancer as part of an effort to ban capital punishment.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Dana Andrews, Joan Fontaine, Sidney Blackmer, Arthur Franz

Votes: 4,136

39. The Green Man (1956)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy

7.3
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Work has been going with a bang for freelance assassin Hawkins but a job in England is a different matter. His apparently easy target, a pompous government minister, is off for some ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Day, Basil Dearden | Stars: Alastair Sim, George Cole, Terry-Thomas, Jill Adams

Votes: 1,197

40. Good-bye, My Lady (1956)

Passed | 94 min | Drama

7.2
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An old man and a young boy who live in the southeastern Mississippi swamps are brought together by the love of a dog.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Walter Brennan, Phil Harris, Brandon De Wilde, Sidney Poitier

Votes: 661

41. Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)

Passed | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.5
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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: 6,843

42. The Rainmaker (1956)

Approved | 121 min | Romance, Western

7.0
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During the Depression, a con-man promises rain to a desperate drought-ridden Kansas town and marriage to a local desperate spinster.

Director: Joseph Anthony | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Katharine Hepburn, Wendell Corey, Lloyd Bridges

Votes: 3,187

43. Dakota Incident (1956)

Approved | 88 min | Western

6.0
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Indians attack a stagecoach, and a disparate band of passengers must band together to fight them off.

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Linda Darnell, Dale Robertson, John Lund, Ward Bond

Votes: 415

44. Written on the Wind (1956)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

7.4
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Alcoholic playboy Kyle Hadley marries the woman secretly loved by his poor but hard-working best friend, who in turn is pursued by Kyle's nymphomaniac sister.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone

Votes: 9,203

45. Nightfall (1956)

78 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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Through a series of bizarre coincidences, an artist finds himself falsely accused of bank robbery and murder and is pursued by the authorities and the real killers.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Aldo Ray, Anne Bancroft, Brian Keith, Jocelyn Brando

Votes: 2,774

46. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1956)

PG | 104 min | Drama, History

6.7
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The timeless tale of the seductive gypsy Esmeralda and the tortured hunchback Quasimodo.

Director: Jean Delannoy | Stars: Gina Lollobrigida, Anthony Quinn, Jean Danet, Alain Cuny

Votes: 2,248

47. Up in the World (1956)

87 min | Comedy

6.7
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A friendly window cleaner works at an English country estate where he saves the owner's son from kidnappers.

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Norman Wisdom, Maureen Swanson, Jerry Desmonde, Michael Caridia

Votes: 555

48. The Swan (1956)

Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

6.5
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Princess Beatrice's days of enjoying the regal life are numbered unless her only daughter, Princess Alexandra, makes a good impression on a distant cousin when he pays a surprise visit to ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Grace Kelly, Alec Guinness, Louis Jourdan, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 2,115

49. While the City Sleeps (1956)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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A serial killer has been killing beautiful women in New York and the new owner of a media company offers a high ranking job to the first of his senior executives who can get the earliest scoops on the case.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Dana Andrews, Rhonda Fleming, George Sanders, Howard Duff

Votes: 4,956

50. Alexander the Great (1956)

Not Rated | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.8
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The life and military conquests of Alexander III of Macedon (July 20/21, 356 - June 10/11, 323 B.C.), commonly known as Alexander the Great.

Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: Richard Burton, Fredric March, Claire Bloom, Barry Jones

Votes: 3,105


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