101 Films: 1957by bkrauser-81-311064 | created - 06 Jul 2015 | updated - 15 Sep 2017 | Public
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1. The Seventh Seal (1957)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy
A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague.
2. Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
Approved | 96 min | Drama, Film-Noir
Powerful but unethical Broadway columnist J.J. Hunsecker coerces unscrupulous press agent Sidney Falco into breaking up his sister's romance with a jazz musician.
5. Paths of Glory (1957)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, War
After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them.
9. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
PG | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War
After settling his differences with a Japanese P.O.W. camp commander, a British Colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors, while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.
Votes: 189,400 | Gross: $44.91M
10. The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)
PG | 115 min | Comedy, Romance
An American showgirl becomes entangled in political intrigue when the Prince Regent of a foreign country attempts to seduce her.
11. Les Girls (1957)
Not Rated | 114 min | Comedy, Musical
After writing a tell-all book about her days in the dance troupe "Barry Nichols and Les Girls", Sybil Wren (Kay Kendall) is sued for libeling her fellow dancer Angele (Taina Elg). A Rashomon... See full summary »
12. A King in New York (1957)
G | 105 min | Comedy, Drama
A recently-deposed European monarch seeks shelter in New York City, where he becomes an accidental television celebrity and is later wrongly accused of being a Communist.
13. Man in the Shadow (I) (1957)
Approved | 80 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Virgil Renchler owns most of the town providing a thriving economy. When his men go too far and kill one of his migrant workmen, the sheriff goes after him even if it means his job and everyone else's.
14. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
Not Rated | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A veteran British barrister must defend his client in a murder trial that has surprise after surprise.
Votes: 95,797 | Gross: $8.18M
15. The Cranes Are Flying (1957)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance, War
Veronica plans a rendezvous with her lover, Boris, at the bank of river, only for him to be drafted into World War II shortly thereafter.
Votes: 13,241 | Gross: $0.02M
16. The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)
Approved | 135 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
Charles 'Slim' Lindbergh struggles to finance and design an airplane that will make his New York to Paris flight the first solo transatlantic crossing.
17. The Pajama Game (1957)
Approved | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
An Iowa pajama factory worker falls in love with an affable superintendent who had been hired by the factory's boss to help oppose the workers' demand for a pay raise.
18. Mother India (1957)
Not Rated | 172 min | Drama, Musical, Family
In this melodrama, a poverty-stricken woman raises her sons through many trials and tribulations. But no matter the struggles, always sticks to her own moral code.
21. A Face in the Crowd (1957)
Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Music
An Arkansas drifter becomes an overnight media sensation. As he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become?
22. Throne of Blood (1957)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, History
A war-hardened general, egged on by his ambitious wife, works to fulfill a prophecy that he would become lord of Spider's Web Castle.
23. China Gate (1957)
Not Rated | 97 min | Action, Drama, War
In 1954, during the French Indochina War, an Eurasian female smuggler and a group of French Foreign Legion mercenaries, infiltrate the enemy territory in order to destroy an arms depot.
24. The Joker Is Wild (1957)
Approved | 126 min | Biography, Drama, Musical
Frank Sinatra plays Joe E. Lewis, a famous comedian of the 1930s-50s. When the movie opens, Lewis is a young, talented singer who performs in speakeasies. When he bolts one job for another,... See full summary »
25. Decision at Sundown (1957)
Approved | 77 min | Western
Bart Allison and sidekick Sam arrive in the town of Sundown on the wedding day of town boss Tate Kimbrough, whom Allison blames for his wife's death years earlier.
26. Don Kikhot (1957)
PG | 110 min | Drama
Senor Quexana has read so many books on chivalry that he believes that he is the knight Don Quixote de la Mancha. So Don Quixote sets off on his horse, accompanied by his squire Sancho ... See full summary »
27. The Lower Depths (1957)
Not Rated | 137 min | Drama
In a Japanese slum, various residents play out their lives, dreaming of better things or settling for their lot. Among them is a man who pines for a young woman but is stymied by her deceptive family.
30. Forty Guns (1957)
Not Rated | 80 min | Romance, Western
Showdown in Arizona between the Bonnell brothers, U.S.Marshals, and Jessica Drummond, the iron-fist rancher who controls the territory.
32. Saturday Night (1957)
91 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
The first omnibus film made in Yugoslavia, tells the three stories set in Belgrade by night - a loving couple, a desperate boxing handler, and troubles of contemporary youth.
34. Kiss Them for Me (1957)
Approved | 105 min | Comedy, Romance
In 1944, three Navy pilots stationed in Hawaii and a P.R. officer go on a 4-day leave to San Francisco where they party with a good crowd in the executive suite of a busy hotel.
35. Not of This Earth (1957)
Approved | 67 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
An alien agent from the distant planet Davana is sent to Earth via a high-tech matter transporter. There, he terrorizes Southern California in an attempt to acquire blood for his dying race, the result of a devastating nuclear war.
36. Love in the Afternoon (1957)
Not Rated | 130 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A middle-aged playboy becomes fascinated by the daughter of a private detective who has been hired to entrap him with the wife of a client.
37. 3:10 to Yuma (1957)
Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, Thriller, Western
Broke small-time rancher Dan Evans is hired by the stagecoach line to put big-time captured outlaw leader Ben Wade on the 3:10 train to Yuma but Wade's gang tries to free him.
38. The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
Approved | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Victor Frankenstein builds a creature and brings it to life, but it behaves not as he intended.
Votes: 8,505 | Gross: $17.44M
39. Le mystère de l'atelier quinze (1957)
18 min | Short
A documentary film about occupational diseases shot in 1957 at the Francolor factory in Oissel. It takes the form of a scientific investigation to discover the origin of a mysterious illness that has infected a worker at the factory.
40. Nightfall (1956)
78 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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.
41. Men in War (1957)
Approved | 102 min | Action, Drama, War
During the Korean War, a battle-worn lieutenant and his platoon are behind enemy lines, and have orders to march to Hill 465 for possible relief.
42. He Who Must Die (1957)
Not Rated | 122 min | Drama
Greece, in the 1920's, is occupied by the Turks. The country is in turmoil with entire villages uprooted. The site of the movie is a Greek village that conducts a passion play each year. ... See full summary »
43. The Devil Strikes at Night (1957)
97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A serial killer strikes again during WWII in Germany. The wrong man is arrested and a detective hunts down the real killer. But justice in Nazi Germany is not so easily administered.
45. Silk Stockings (1957)
Approved | 117 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A musical remake of Ninotchka: After three bumbling Soviet agents fail in their mission to retrieve a straying Soviet composer from Paris, the beautiful, ultra-serious Ninotchka is sent to ... See full summary »
46. Raquel's Shoeshiner (1957)
101 min | Comedy, Drama
The film tells an episode of the life of a kindly hearted bootblack who becomes accidentally the tutor of an orphan but nevertheless spends all his time and effort for the sake of the boy.
47. Bitter Victory (1957)
Approved | 82 min | Drama, War
A Commander receives a citation for an attack on General Erwin Rommel's headquarters, which is actually undeserved, as the Commander is unfit for his job. On top of that, unbeknownst to him, his wife is having an affair with one of his officers.
49. Woman in a Dressing Gown (1957)
Approved | 93 min | Drama, Romance