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

40. Sabrina


best 50s movies
Director – Billy Wilder
Cast – Humphery Bogart, Audrey Hepburn

IMDB Rating – 7.7
Rotten Tomatoes – 91%

Box Office – $4 Million
Awards – Academy Award for Best Costume

Genre – Comedy, Romance
Release Date – 15 October 1954

Plot – Two brothers fall for the same girl but one just want to use her.

39. Tokyo Story


best 50s movies
Director – Yasujiro Ozu
Cast – Chishu Ryu

IMDB Rating – 8.2
Rotten Tomatoes – 100%

Box Office – $100 K
Awards – None

Genre – Drama
Release Date – 3 November 1953

Plot – An old couple find it hard to live when their kids do not find time for them.

38. Diabolique


best 50s movies
Director – Henri Georges Clouzot
Cast – Simone Signoret

IMDB Rating – 8.1
Rotten Tomatoes – 95%

Box Office – $1 Million
Awards – None

Genre – Horror, Crime
Release Date – 21 November 1955

Plot – A wife plans to murder her husband along with his mistress. However, things turn upside down when his dead body disappears.

37. Porgy and Bess


best 50s movies
Director – Samuel Goldwyn
Cast – Sidney Poitier, Dorothy Dandridge

IMDB Rating – 7.2
Rotten Tomatoes – 83%

Box Office – $7 Million
Awards – Oscar for Best Score

Genre – Musical, Romance
Release Date – 24 June 1959

Plot – A man can only win love of a woman only if everyone agrees so.

36. The Caine Mutiny


best 50s movies
Director – Edward Dmytryk
Cast – Humphery Bogart, Jose ferrer

IMDB Rating – 7.8
Rotten Tomatoes – 92%

Box Office – $21.8 Million
Awards – None

Genre – Drama, War
Release Date – 24 June 1954

Plot – First officer of a naval ship faces mutiny when he discharges the captain of the ship.

35. Sansho the Bailiff


best 50s movies
Director – Kenji Mizoguchi
Cast – Fuji Yahiro

IMDB Rating – 8.4
Rotten Tomatoes – 100%

Box Office – $100 K
Awards – None

Genre – Drama
Release Date – 31 March 1954

Plot – A general is sent to exile by his king. His family tries to overcome this tragedy.

34. Touch of Evil


best 50s movies
Director – Orson Welles
Cast – Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh

IMDB Rating – 8.1
Rotten Tomatoes – 96%

Box Office – $2.2 Million
Awards – None

Genre – Film Noir
Release Date – 21 May 1958

Plot – The film explores a small mexico town where a murder and kidnapping takes place.

33. Gigi


best 50s movies
Director – Vincente Minneli
Cast – Leslie Caron, Eva Gabor

IMDB Rating – 6.8
Rotten Tomatoes – 77%

Box Office – $13. Million
Awards – 9 Oscars (Best picture, director, screenplay, art direction, cinematography, costume, film editing, score, song)

Genre – Romance, Musical
Release Date – 15 may 1958

Plot – Story of unique friendship between a boy and a girl with unique personalities.

32. Lust For Life


best 50s movies
Director – Vincente Minneli
Cast – Anthony Quinn, Kirk Douglas

IMDB Rating – 7.4
Rotten Tomatoes – 100%

Box Office – $29 K
Awards – Best Supporting actor Oscar

Genre – Biography, Drama
Release Date – 17 September 1956

Plot – Story of Vincent Van gogh.

31. The Seventh Seal


best 50s movies
Director – Ingmar Bergman
Cast – Gunnar Bjornstrand, Bengpt Ekerot

IMDB Rating – 8.2
Rotten Tomatoes – 93%

Box Office – $150 K
Awards – None

Genre – Fantasy
Release Date – 16 February 1957

Plot – A man plays chess against death while trying to uncover the meaning of life.

30. Ikiru


best 50s movies
Director – Akira Kurosawa
Cast – Takashi shimura

IMDB Rating – 8.3
Rotten Tomatoes – 100%

Box Office – $10 K
Awards – None

Genre – Drama
Release Date – 9 October 1952

Plot – A man suffering from terminal cancer tries to find the meaning of life.

29. A Place in the sun


best 50s movies
Director – George Stevens
Cast – Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor

IMDB Rating – 7.8
Rotten Tomatoes – 75%

Box Office – $7 million
Awards – 6 Oscars (best cinematography, best costume, best director, film editing, original score, screenplay)

Genre – Romance, Drama
Release Date – 14 august 1951

Plot – A poor boy falls in love with two rich women.

28. High Noon


best 50s movies
Director – Fred Zinnermann
Cast – Gary cooper, Thomas mitchell

IMDB Rating – 8
Rotten Tomatoes – 89%

Box Office – $12 million
Awards – 4 Oscars (Best actor, best film editing, best music, best song)

Genre – Action, Drama, Thriller
Release Date – 24 July 1952

Plot – An outlaw takes revenge against the sherrif who sent him jail years ago.

27. Wild Strawberries


best 50s movies
Director – Ingmar Bergman
Cast – Victor sjorstorm, Bibi Andresson

IMDB Rating – 8.2
Rotten Tomatoes – 95%

Box Office – $1 Million
Awards – None

Genre – Drama, Romance
Release Date – 26 december 1957

Plot – A dying professor tries to find the meaning of his life.

26. The Wages of Fear


best 50s movies
Director – Henri-Georges Clouzot
Cast – Yves Montand, Charles Vanel

IMDB Rating – 8.1
Rotten Tomatoes – 100%

Box Office – $1 million
Awards – none

Genre – Adventure, thriller
Release Date – 22 April 1953

Plot – 4 men are given the task to transport a deadly chemical without the equipment that can keep it protected.

25. From Here to Eternity


best 50s movies
Director – Fred Zinnerman
Cast – Burt Lancaster, Montgomery clift

IMDB Rating – 7.7
Rotten Tomatoes – 92%

Box Office – $30 Million
Awards –

Genre – Romance, War
Release Date – 5 august 1953

Plot – A drama set in hawaii during world war 2.

24. To Catch a Thief


best 50s movies
Director – Alfred Hitchcock
Cast – Cary Grant, Grace Kelly

IMDB Rating – 7.5
Rotten Tomatoes – 95%

Box Office – $8 million
Awards – Academy Award for best cinematography

Genre – Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Release Date – 3 august 1955

Plot – An ex-convict tries to prove his innocence in a robbery by turning in the real culprit.

23. Witness for the prosecution


best 50s movies
Director – Billy Wilder
Cast – Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich

IMDB Rating – 8.4
Rotten Tomatoes – 100%

Box Office – $9 million
Awards – None

Genre – Crime, Drama, Mystery
Release Date – 17 december 1957

Plot – A british barrister tries to save his client in a murder prosecution.

22. Rashomon


best 50s movies
Director – Akira Kurosawa
Cast – Toshiro Milune

IMDB Rating – 8.3
Rotten Tomatoes – 98%

Box Office – $100 K
Awards – None

Genre – Crime, Drama, Mystery
Release Date – 26 December 1951

Plot – Different people tells a story from their point of view.

21. An American In Paris


best 50s movies
Director – Vincent Minnelli
Cast – Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron

IMDB Rating – 7.2
Rotten Tomatoes – 95%

Box Office – $7 million
Awards – 6 Oscars including Best picture, art, cinematography, costume design, music, writing.

Genre – Drama, Romance, Musical
Release Date – 11 November 1951

Plot – Two friends fall for same woman in paris.