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

80. The Band Wagon


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Director – Vincente Minnelli
Cast – Fred Astire, Cyd Charisse

IMDB Rating – 7.6
Rotten Tomatoes – 100%

Box Office – $3 Million
Awards – None

Genre – Musical
Release Date – 7 August 1953

Plot – A new director changes the way broadway works.

79. Mon Oncle


best 50s movies

Director – Jacques Tati
Cast – Jacuqes Tati

IMDB Rating – 7.9
Rotten Tomatoes – 92%

Box Office – $2 Million
Awards – Academy Awards for Best Foreign Film

Genre – Comedy
Release Date – 10 May 1958

Pilot – An old man finds it hard to adjust in the new technological world of his sister in law.

78. Pather Panchali


best 50s movies

Director – Satyajit Ray
Cast – Subir Banerjee

IMDB Rating – 8.4
Rotten Tomatoes – 98%

Box Office – $10 K
Awards – None

Genre – Drama
Release Date – 26 August 1955

Pilot – It is the debut film of Satyajit Ray and first film of the highly acclaimed Apu trilogy.

77. Fires on the plain


best 50s movies

Director – Kon Ichikawa
Cast – Osamu Takizawa

IMDB Rating – 8
Rotten Tomatoes – 100%

Box Office – $15 K
Awards – None

Genre – War
Release Date – 3 November 1959

Plot – A Unit of Japanese army is left alone to starve to death in the final days of World War 2.

76. A Face in the crowd


best 50s movies

Director – Elia Kazan
Cast – Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Walter Matthau

IMDB Rating – 8.2
Rotten Tomatoes – 92%

Box Office – $198 K
Awards – None

Genre – Drama
Release Date – 28 May 1957

Plot – A man find it hard to handle all the fame he recieved recently.

75. The Hidden Fortress


best 50s movies

Director – Akira Kurosawa
Cast – Hideo Oguni

IMDB Rating – 8.1
Rotten Tomatoes – 100%

Box Office – $168 K
Awards – None

Genre – Adventure
Release Date – 28 December 1958

Plot – A Princess along with her general is escorted beyond enemy lines by two greedy man.

74. Old Yeller


best 50s movies

Director – Robert Stevenson
Cast – Dorothy Mcguire, Fess Parker

IMDB Rating – 7.3
Rotten Tomatoes – 100%

Box Office – $6 Million
Awards – None

Genre – Family, Drama
Release Date – 25 December 1957

Plot – A yellow stray dog is befirended by texas family.

73. Anatomy of a Murder


best 50s movies

Director – Otto Preminger
Cast – James Stewart

IMDB Rating – 8.1
Rotten Tomatoes – 100%

Box Office – $11 Million
Awards – None

Genre – Crime, Drama, Mystery
Release Date – 1 July 1959

Plot – A man is convicted for murdering the rapist of his wife.

72. A Christmas Carol


best 50s movies

Director – Brian Desmond Hurst
Cast – Jack Warner

IMDB Rating – 8.1
Rotten Tomatoes – 84%

Box Office – $190 K
Awards – None

Genre – Fantasy, Drama
Release Date – 31 October 1951

Plot – Motion picture adaption of the famous play by Charles Dickens.

71. Stalag 17


best 50s movies

Director – Billy Wilder
Cast – William Holden, Don Taylor

IMDB Rating – 8
Rotten Tomatoes – 97%

Box Office – $10 Million
Awards – William Holden Won academy award for best actor.

Genre – War, Comedy
Release Date – 1 July 1953

Plot – A Prisone of War is suspected to be an informer who helps custodians to escape prison.

70. The Cranes are Flying


best 50s movies

Director – Mikhail Kalatozov
Cast – Tatyana Samoylova

IMDB Rating – 8.3
Rotten Tomatoes – 95%

Box Office – $5 Million
Awards – None

Genre – War, Romance
Release Date – 1 July 1957

Plot – Two lovers are separated due to world war 2.

69. Dial M for Murder


best 50s movies

Director – Alfred Hitchcock
Cast – Ray Milland, Grace Kelly

IMDB Rating – 8.2
Rotten Tomatoes – 88%

Box Office – $6 Million
Awards – None

Genre – Film-Noir, Thriller
Release Date – 29 May 1954

Plot – A sportsman decide to murder his wife but his plan goes awfully wrong. However he have a brilliant plan B.

68. Mr. Hulot’s Holiday


best 50s movies

Director – Jacques Tati
Cast – Jacques Tati

IMDB Rating – 7.6
Rotten Tomatoes – 100%

Box Office – $5 Million
Awards – None

Genre – Comedy, Drama
Release Date – 25 February 1953

Plot – An old man tries to change the technologically advance world around him.

67. Cinderella


best 50s movies

Director – Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson
Cast – James Macdonald

IMDB Rating – 7.3
Rotten Tomatoes – 97%

Box Office – $263 Million
Awards – None

Genre – Aniamtion, Family
Release Date – 4 March 1950

Plot – Disney’s animated movie on classic story by Grimm’s brothers.

66. The World Of Apu


best 50s movies
Director – Satyajit ray
Cast – Sharmila Tagore

IMDB Rating – 8.3
Rotten Tomatoes – 100%

Box Office – $10 K
Awards – National Film Award (India)

Genre – Drama
Release Date – 1 May 1959

Plot – Thisis the final film in the Apu trilogy series.

65. The Killing


best 50s movies

Director – Stanley Kubrick
Cast – Sterling Hayden

IMDB Rating – 8
Rotten Tomatoes – 97%

Box Office – $40 K
Awards – None

Genre – Film-Noir
Release Date – 19 May 1956

Plot – Several people plans to rob a racetrack.

64. Ballad of Soldier


best 50s movies

Director – Grigori Chukhrai
Cast – Vladimir Ivaskhov

IMDB Rating – 8.1
Rotten Tomatoes – 100%

Box Office – $30 K
Awards – BAFTA Award for Best Picture

Genre – War, Romance
Release Date – 1 December 1959

Plot – A russian soldier learns the meaning of love in war time.

63. Kiss Me Deadly


best 50s movies

Director – Robert Aldrich
Cast – Ralph Meeker

IMDB Rating – 7.7
Rotten Tomatoes – 97%

Box Office – $726 K
Awards – None

Genre – Film-Noir
Release Date – 18 May 1955

Plot – A young detective decides to help a hitchhiker who has escaped mental institution.

62. The Ten Commandments


best 50s movies

Director – Cecil B. Demille
Cast – Charlton Heston

IMDB Rating – 7.9
Rotten Tomatoes – 94%

Box Office – $122 Million
Awards – Won Oscar

Genre – Drama, History
Release Date – 5 October 1956

Plot – Moses decides to help the poor victims of slavery.

61. Shane


best 50s movies

Director – George Stevens
Cast – Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur

IMDB Rating – 7.7
Rotten Tomatoes – 97%

Box Office – $20 Million
Awards – Won 1 Academy Award

Genre – Western
Release Date – 23 April 1953

Plot – A retired gunslinger is forced to fight by a local goon.