1956

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1. The Ten Commandments (1956)

G | 220 min | Adventure, Drama

Moses (Charlton Heston), an Egyptian Prince, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson

Votes: 59,628 | Gross: $93.74M

2. Jhansi Ki Rani (1953)

Not Rated | 97 min | Biography, Drama, History

Rajguru (Sohrab Modi) decides that Jhansi should get its proper recognition in history. He comes across a young girl Manu (the young Rani Lakshmibai) played by Baby Shikha. Her father has ... See full summary »

Director: Sohrab Modi | Stars: Mehtab, Sohrab Modi, Mubarak, Ulhas

Votes: 75

3. The King and I (1956)

G | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

72 Metascore

A widow accepts a job as a live-in governess to the King of Siam's children.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson

Votes: 22,929 | Gross: $21.30M

4. The Searchers (1956)

Passed | 119 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

94 Metascore

An American Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from the Comanches.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond

Votes: 76,222

5. The Proud Ones (1956)

Approved | 94 min | Western

Marshal Cass Silver has to deal with his old nemesis, a corrupt gambler, and his hired guns come to town as well as recurring bouts of blindness.

Director: Robert D. Webb | Stars: Robert Ryan, Virginia Mayo, Jeffrey Hunter, Robert Middleton

Votes: 1,027

6. The Rainmaker (1956)

Approved | 121 min | Romance, Western

During the Depression, a con-man promises rain to a desperate drought-ridden Kansas town and marriage to a local desperate spinster.

Director: Joseph Anthony | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Katharine Hepburn, Wendell Corey, Lloyd Bridges

Votes: 3,305

7. Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

G | 175 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A Victorian Englishman bets that with the new steamships and railways he can circumnavigate the globe in eighty days.

Directors: Michael Anderson, John Farrow | Stars: David Niven, Cantinflas, Shirley MacLaine, Robert Newton

Votes: 23,302 | Gross: $42.00M

8. The Burmese Harp (1956)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, Music, War

In the War's closing days, when a conscience-driven Japanese soldier fails to get his countrymen to surrender to overwhelming force, he adopts the lifestyle of a Buddhist monk.

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Shôji Yasui, Tatsuya Mihashi, Jun Hamamura

Votes: 5,114

9. Hell in Korea (1956)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, History, War

During the Korean War retreat in 1951, a small British recon group is surrounded by Chinese troops and holds out in a lonely temple atop a hill.

Director: Julian Amyes | Stars: Stephen Boyd, Ronald Lewis, George Baker, Harry Andrews

Votes: 457

10. Storm Center (1956)

Approved | 85 min | Drama

During the 1950s, a small-town librarian is shunned by the locals after she refuses the City Council's request to remove a book on Communism from the library's shelves.

Director: Daniel Taradash | Stars: Bette Davis, Brian Keith, Kim Hunter, Paul Kelly

Votes: 1,104

11. Patterns (1956)

Approved | 83 min | Drama

When Fred Staples is recruited onto the board of a high-powered New York corporation, he finds his ethics and ambition at odds.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Van Heflin, Everett Sloane, Ed Begley, Beatrice Straight

Votes: 2,020

12. Crazed Fruit (1956)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Romance

Spending their summer on an exotic beach, two brothers fall for the same beautiful girl, whose charm and looks may hide more than they they bargained for.

Director: Kô Nakahira | Stars: Yûjirô Ishihara, Masahiko Tsugawa, Mie Kitahara, Shinsuke Ashida

Votes: 1,668

13. Come Next Spring (1956)

Approved | 92 min | Drama

In 1920s Arkansas, after a 12 year absence, reformed alcoholic Matt Ballot returns to his abandoned family but has to win them back and regain his hometown's respect too.

Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: Ann Sheridan, Steve Cochran, Walter Brennan, Sherry Jackson

Votes: 313

14. ...And God Created Woman (1956)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Romance

In sunny St. Tropez, a young sexpot loves one brother but marries the other.

Director: Roger Vadim | Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Curd Jürgens, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jane Marken

Votes: 7,052 | Gross: $2.00M

15. Death of a Scoundrel (1956)

Approved | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

The New York police investigates the murder of a Czech immigrant whose rags-to-riches story is told by his secretary to homicide detectives.

Director: Charles Martin | Stars: George Sanders, Yvonne De Carlo, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Victor Jory

Votes: 761

16. A Kiss Before Dying (1956)

Approved | 94 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

A ruthless college student resorts to murder in an attempt to marry an heiress.

Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter, Virginia Leith, Joanne Woodward

Votes: 2,934

17. The Price of Fear (1956)

Approved | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

The co-owner of a dog track is framed for two crimes: the shotgun killing of his ex-partner and the hit-and-run death of an elderly man.

Director: Abner Biberman | Stars: Merle Oberon, Lex Barker, Charles Drake, Gia Scala

Votes: 258

18. The Violent Years (1956)

Not Rated | 65 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

Paula Parkins is the teenage daughter of wealthy parents who don't seem to make time for her, so she looks for thrills as the leader of her all girl gang who steal, rob, and rape young men.

Director: William Morgan | Stars: Jean Moorhead, Barbara Weeks, Art Millan, Theresa Hancock

Votes: 1,237

19. C.I.D. (1956)

Not Rated | 146 min | Action, Crime, Musical

A newspaper editor, Shrivastav, is killed when he was about to expose the underworld links of a very rich and influential person. C.I.D. Inspector Shekhar is assigned to this case, an ... See full summary »

Director: Raj Khosla | Stars: Dev Anand, Shakila, Johnny Walker, K.N. Singh

Votes: 574

20. Foreign Intrigue (1956)

Approved | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When a reclusive, enigmatic millionaire dies suddenly on the Riviera, his press agent begins to investigate his employer's shady past.

Director: Sheldon Reynolds | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Geneviève Page, Ingrid Thulin, Frédéric O'Brady

Votes: 814

21. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

92 Metascore

A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates, King Donovan

Votes: 42,787

22. Indestructible Man (1956)

Approved | 72 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

Charles "The Butcher" Benton, a brutal death row inmate gets double-crossed by his crooked lawyer. He gets his chance for revenge when, after he's been executed, a bizarre experiment brings him back to life and more deadly than ever.

Director: Jack Pollexfen | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Max Showalter, Marian Carr, Ross Elliott

Votes: 2,080

23. Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)

Unrated | 83 min | Horror

Extraterrestrials traveling in high-tech flying saucers contact a scientist as part of a plan to enslave the inhabitants of Earth.

Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: Hugh Marlowe, Joan Taylor, Donald Curtis, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 6,631

24. World Without End (1956)

Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi

Astronauts returning from a voyage to Mars are caught in a time warp and are propelled into a post-Apocalyptic Earth populated by mutants.

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Hugh Marlowe, Nancy Gates, Nelson Leigh, Rod Taylor

Votes: 1,755

25. Forbidden Planet (1956)

G | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has.

Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Warren Stevens

Votes: 43,359 | Gross: $3.00M

26. The Silken Affair (1956)

Approved | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

Spoiler: Roger Tweakham, a married accountant leading a hum-drum life gets involved with a motivating model, 'tweaks' the books of a stocking-factory whose owner he likes so it will show a ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Kellino | Stars: David Niven, Geneviève Page, Ronald Squire, Beatrice Straight

Votes: 10

27. The Green Man (1956)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy

Work has been going with a bang for freelance assassin Hawkins but a job in England is a different matter. His apparently easy target, a pompous government minister, is off for some ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Day, Basil Dearden | Stars: Alastair Sim, George Cole, Terry-Thomas, Jill Adams

Votes: 1,267

28. The Montecarlo Story (1956)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A gambler very much in debt, sets his cap for a beautiful woman, not knowing that she is also penniless.

Director: Samuel A. Taylor | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Vittorio De Sica, Arthur O'Connell, Jane Rose

Votes: 327

29. Our Miss Brooks (1956)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy

Miss Brooks teaches English at Madison High, rents a room from Mrs. Davis, gets rides to school with student Walter, fights with Principal Conklin, and tries to snag shy biology teacher ... See full summary »

Director: Al Lewis | Stars: Eve Arden, Gale Gordon, Don Porter, Robert Rockwell

Votes: 509

30. Plucking the Daisy (1956)

98 min | Comedy

A Paris schoolgirl unwittingly ignites hellfire in the minds of men from Seine to Sorbonne.

Director: Marc Allégret | Stars: Daniel Gélin, Brigitte Bardot, Robert Hirsch, Jacques Dumesnil

Votes: 473

31. Anything Goes (1956)

106 min | Musical

Bill Benson and Ted Adams are to appear in a Broadway show together and, while in Paris, each 'discovers' the perfect leading lady for the plum female role. Each promises the prize role to ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Lewis | Stars: Bing Crosby, Donald O'Connor, Zizi Jeanmaire, Mitzi Gaynor

Votes: 817

32. The Red Balloon (1956)

Not Rated | 34 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A red balloon with a life of its own follows a little boy around the streets of Paris.

Director: Albert Lamorisse | Stars: Pascal Lamorisse, Sabine Lamorisse, Georges Sellier, Vladimir Popov

Votes: 15,635



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