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100 Best Movies of the 1950s On Netflix (2020) Popular Classics

90. Born Yesterday


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Director – George Cukor
Cast – Judy Holiday, William Holden

IMDB Rating – 7.6
Rotten Tomatoes – 95%

Box Office – $4 Million
Awards – Best Actress Oscar

Genre – Romance, Comedy
Release Date – 26 December 1950

Plot – A rich man hires an ettiquette expert to teach his wife how to behave.

89. A Night to Remember


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Director – Roy Ward Baker
Cast – Kenneth More

IMDB Rating – 7.9
Rotten Tomatoes – 100%

Box Office – $1 Million
Awards – Golden Globe Award

Genre – Biography, Drama, History
Release Date – 3 July 1958

Plot – The tragic story of Titanic. This was the first film based on the tragedy of RMS Titanic.

88. I want to Live


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Director – Robert Wise
Cast – Susan Hayward, Simon oakland

IMDB Rating – 7.5
Rotten Tomatoes – 100%

Box Office – $5 Million
Awards – Susan Hayward won Academy Award for Best Actress for this film.

Genre – Biography, crime
Release Date – 18 November 1958

Plot – A pro$titute is wrongly framed for a murder. She tries everything to prove her innocence.

87. Harvey


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Director – Henry Koster
Cast – Mary Chase, Oscar Brodney

IMDB Rating – 8
Rotten Tomatoes – 84%

Box Office – $2.6 Million
Awards – Best Supporting Actress Oscar

Genre – Fantasy, Drama
Release Date – 4 December 1950

Plot – A Man befreinds a cartoon rabbit who is visible to him. However, he is made fun of for being dellusional.

86. Forbidden Planet


best 50s movies

Director – Fred Wilcox
Cast – Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis

IMDB Rating – 7.7
Rotten Tomatoes – 98%

Box Office – $2.7 million
Awards – None

Genre – Sci-Fi, Action
Release Date – 15 March 1956

Plot – A space crew find two people on a forbidden planet.

85. Rio Bravo


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Director – Howard Hawks
Cast – John Wayne, Dean Martin

IMDB Rating – 8
Rotten Tomatoes – 100%

Box Office – 18 March 1959
Awards – Golden Globe Award

Genre – Western
Release Date – $5.75 Million

Plot – A sherrif is tasked to protect a convict who is brother of local mafia.

84. Othello


best 50s movies

Director – Orson Welles
Cast – Orson Welles, Robert Coote

IMDB Rating – 7.7
Rotten Tomatoes – 92%

Box Office – $100 K
Awards – None

Genre – History, Romance
Release Date – 12 September 1955

Plot – Motion picture on famous Shakespearan play.

83. Lady and the Tramp


best 50s movies

Director – Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson
Cast – Peggy Lee, Barbara Luddy

IMDB Rating – 7.3
Rotten Tomatoes – 90%

Box Office – $187 Million
Awards – None

Genre – Animation, Romance
Release Date – 22 june 1955

Plot – A downtown mutt falls in love with a high class lady spaniel dog.

82. The Thing From Another World


best 50s movies

Director – Christian Nyby
Cast – Kenneth Tobey, Mararet Sheridan

IMDB Rating – 7.2
Rotten Tomatoes – 88%

Box Office – $1.95 million
Awards – None

Genre – Sci Fi
Release Date – 27 April 1951

Plot – A crew of scientist finds a humanoid alien under the arctic ice.

81. Mother India


best 50s movies

Director – Mehboob Khan
Cast – Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar, Nargis

IMDB Rating – 8.1
Rotten Tomatoes – 92%

Box Office – $10 K
Awards – NONE

Genre – Drama
Release Date – 25 October 1957

Plot – A corrupt business man take benefits of illiterate people to make money.