BFI 1950sby mjrgarvey | created - 14 Apr 2018 | updated - 20 Apr 2018 | Public
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1. La Ronde (1950)
Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Romance
Vignettes revolving around a circle of interconnected love.
2. For Love and Others (1959)
80 min | Crime, Drama
3. La muraglia cinese (1958)
120 min | Documentary
4. The Importance of Being Earnest (1952)
Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama
When Algernon discovers that his friend, Ernest, has created a fictional brother for whenever he needs a reason to escape dull country life, Algernon poses as the brother, resulting in ever increasing confusion.
5. The Yellow Balloon (1953)
76 min | Drama
One of two young boys accidentally falls to his death when playing in a bombed-out London neighborhood. Frankie, the survivor feels guilty about his friend's death. Len, a petty thief who ... See full summary »
6. Pool of London (1951)
Approved | 85 min | Crime, Drama
When their ship docks the crew disembark as usual to pick up their lives in postwar London. For one of them his petty smuggling turns more serious when he finds himself caught up with a robbery in the City.
7. Ben-Hur (1959)
G | 212 min | Adventure, Drama, History
After a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.
Votes: 212,357 | Gross: $74.70M
8. The Angel with the Trumpet (1950)
98 min | Drama
In the nineteenth century, a young Austrian woman marries into a wealthy family and witnesses the country change through the course of four decades.
9. The Astonished Heart (1950)
Approved | 85 min | Drama, Romance
This movie begins with a scene in which Barbara (Celia Johnson) rings Leonora (Margaret Leighton) to tell her that something has happened to Chris (Noël Coward). At this point, we don't ... See full summary »
10. Madeleine (1950)
Approved | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The middle-class family of a young woman cannot understand why she delays in marrying a respectable young man. They know nothing about her long-standing affair with a Frenchman.
11. The Ways of Love (1950)
Anthology film by three directors, "A Day in the Country", "Jofroi" and "The Miracle".
12. Operation Disaster (1950)
Approved | 102 min | Drama, History, War
The crew of a submarine is trapped on the sea floor when it sinks. How can they be rescued before they run out of air?
13. Riding High (1950)
Passed | 112 min | Comedy
A horse trainer who has fallen on hard times looks to his horse, Broadway Bill, to finally win the big race.
14. Eye Witness (1950)
Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
In 1949, when his former British war buddy is charged with murder, American lawyer Adam Hayward goes to England to see if he can help.
15. Chain Lightning (1950)
Approved | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Matt Brennan runs into Jo Holloway, the Red Cross girl he romanced in Europe when he was a flyer in World War II, when he is offered a job by jet manufacturer Leland Willis as a test pilot.... See full summary »
16. Copper Canyon (1950)
Not Rated | 84 min | Western
Johnny Carter, performing sharpshooter, is asked to help a beleaguered group of copper miners.
17. Golden Salamander (1950)
Not Rated | 96 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
A man is torn between tackling a sinister crime syndicate or turning a blind eye to the suffering it creates.
18. Three Came Home (1950)
Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, War
During Word War II, American author Agnes Newton Keith is imprisoned by the Japanese in various POW camps in North Borneo and Sarawak.
19. Death in the Garden (1956)
Not Rated | 104 min | Adventure, Drama
Chark, an adventurer comes to small village in the near of a gold digger's camp. He is arrested by the local police, who accuse him of having comitted a bank robbery in a neighoured town. ... See full summary »
20. Diabolique (1955)
Not Rated | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
The wife and mistress of a loathed school principal plan to murder him with what they believe is the perfect alibi.
21. La Strada (1954)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama
A care-free girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain along the way.
22. Whirlpool (1949)
Approved | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A woman secretly suffering from kleptomania is hypnotized in an effort to cure her condition. Soon afterwards, she is found at the scene of a murder with no memory of how she got there and seemingly no way to prove her innocence.
23. Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)
Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Det. Sgt. Mark Dixon wants to be something his old man wasn't: a guy on the right side of the law. Will Dixon's vicious nature get the better of him?
24. Floating Weeds (1959)
Not Rated | 119 min | Drama
The head of a Japanese theatre troupe returns to a small coastal town where he left a son who thinks he is his uncle, and tries to make up for the lost time, but his current mistress grows jealous.
25. The Kentuckian (1955)
Passed | 104 min | Drama, Western
A Kentucky widower bound for 1820's Texas with his young son is thwarted in his efforts by a corrupt constable, a long-standing family feud, and a beautiful indentured servant.
26. Naked City (1958–1963)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
The cases of the N.Y.P.D.'s 65th Precinct.
27. Carmen Jones (1954)
Approved | 105 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Contemporary version of the Bizet opera, with new lyrics and an African-American cast.
28. The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
Approved | 80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A ferocious dinosaur awakened by an Arctic atomic test terrorizes the North Atlantic and, ultimately, New York City.
Votes: 6,628 | Gross: $5.00M