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Movies: Popular Movies of 1950

Movies in chronological context: 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1950th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 950th year of the 2nd millennium, the 50th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1950s decade. ()

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Cinderella(1950)

3.5/5 (with 2,358 votes)

Cinderella has faith her dreams of a better life will come true. With help from her loyal mice friends and a wave of her Fairy Godmother's wand, Cinderella's rags are magically turned into a glorious gown and off she goes to the Royal Ball. But when the clock strikes midnight, the spell is broken, leaving a single glass slipper... the only key to the ultimate fairy-tale ending!

Sunset Boulevard(1950)

PG
| 1h 50min | Drama
4.2/5 (with 747 votes)

A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.

Rashomon(1950)

NR
| 1h 28min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
4.1/5 (with 610 votes)

Brimming with action while incisively examining the nature of truth, "Rashomon" is perhaps the finest film ever to investigate the philosophy of justice. Through an ingenious use of camera and flashbacks, Kurosawa reveals the complexities of human nature as four people recount different versions of the story of a man's murder and the rape of his wife.

All About Eve(1950)

2h 19min | Drama
4.1/5 (with 469 votes)

From the moment she glimpses her idol at the stage door, Eve Harrington is determined to take the reins of power away from the great actress Margo Channing. Eve maneuvers her way into Margo's Broadway role, becomes a sensation and even causes turmoil in the lives of Margo's director boyfriend, her playwright and his wife. Only the cynical drama critic sees through Eve, admiring her audacity and perfect pattern of deceit.

Harvey(1950)

1h 44min | Comedy, Fantasy
3.9/5 (with 178 votes)

The story of Elwood P. Dowd who makes friends with a spirit taking the form of a human-sized rabbit named Harvey that only he sees (and a few privileged others on occasion also.) After his sister tries to commit him to a mental institution, a comedy of errors ensues. Elwood and Harvey become the catalysts for a family mending its wounds and for romance blossoming in unexpected places.

In a Lonely Place(1950)

NR
| 1h 34min | Mystery, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 143 votes)

An aspiring actress begins to suspect that her temperamental boyfriend is a murderer.

The Asphalt Jungle(1950)

NR
| 1h 52min | Crime, Drama
3.8/5 (with 125 votes)

Recently paroled from prison, legendary burglar "Doc" Riedenschneider, with funding from Alonzo Emmerich, a crooked lawyer, gathers a small group of veteran criminals together in the Midwest for a big jewel heist.

The Young and the Damned(1950)

1h 25min | Crime, Drama
4.1/5 (with 117 votes)

A group of juvenile delinquents lives a criminal, violent life in the festering slums of Mexico City, among them the young Pedro, whose morality is gradually corrupted and destroyed by the others.

Winchester '73(1950)

1h 32min | Action, Drama, Western
3.7/5 (with 85 votes)

Lin McAdam rides into town on the trail of Dutch Henry Brown, only to find himself in a shooting competition against him. McAdam wins the prize, a one-in-a-thousand Winchester rifle, but Dutch steals it and leaves town. McAdam follows, intent on settling his old quarrel, while the rifle keeps changing hands and touching a number of lives.

Rio Grande(1950)

1h 45min | Western
3.4/5 (with 84 votes)

Lt. Col. Kirby Yorke is posted on the Texas frontier to defend settlers against depredations of marauding Apaches. Col. Yorke is under considerable stress by a serious shortage of troops of his command. Tension is added when Yorke's son (whom he hasn't seen in fifteen years), Trooper Jeff Yorke, is one of 18 recruits sent to the regiment.

Stage Fright(1950)

1h 50min | Thriller
3.4/5 (with 77 votes)

A struggling actress tries to help a friend prove his innocence when he's accused of murdering the husband of a high society entertainer.

Gun Crazy(1950)

NR
| 1h 26min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 72 votes)

Bart Tare is an ex-Army man who has a lifelong fixation with guns, he meets a kindred spirit in sharpshooter Annie Starr and goes to work at a carnival. After upsetting the carnival owner who lusts after Starr, they both get fired. Soon, on Starr's behest, they embark on a crime spree for cash.

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Night and the City(1950)

NR
| 1h 35min | Drama, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 63 votes)

Londoner Harry Fabian is a second-rate con man looking for an angle. After years of putting up with Harry's schemes, his girlfriend, Mary, becomes fed up when he taps her for yet another loan. His latest ploy, promoting an aging Greek wrestler, goes awry when the wrestler dies and everyone points the finger at Harry. Hiding out in a riverfront barge, Harry sees his grand ambitions spiral into a nightmare of fear and desperation as the underworld closes in.

Father of the Bride(1950)

3.5/5 (with 57 votes)

Proud father Stanley Banks remembers the day his daughter, Kay, got married. Starting when she announces her engagement through to the wedding itself, we learn of all the surprises and disasters along the way.

Orpheus(1950)

NR
| 1h 36min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance / Love
3.9/5 (with 56 votes)

At the Café des Poètes in Paris, a fight breaks out between the poet Orphée and a group of resentful upstarts. A rival poet, Cègeste, is killed, and a mysterious princess insists on taking Orpheus and the body away in her Rolls-Royce. Orphée soon finds himself in the underworld, where the Princess announces that she is, in fact, Death. Orpheus escapes in the car back to the land of the living, only to become obsessed with the car radio. This film is the central part of Cocteau's Orphic Trilogy, which consists of The Blood of a Poet (1930), Orpheus (1950) and Testament of Orpheus (1960).

Rabbit of Seville(1950)

3.7/5 (with 53 votes)

Behind the Hollywood Bowl stage which is playing the opera, The Barber of Seville, Bugs Bunny flees into the backstage area with Elmer Fudd in close pursuit. Seeing his opportunity to fight on his terms, Bugs raises the curtain on Elmer, trapping him on stage. As the orchestra begins playing, Bugs comes into play as the barber who is going to make sure that Elmer is going to get a grooming he will never forget.

Directed by Chuck Jones

Treasure Island(1950)

3.3/5 (with 48 votes)

Enchanted by the idea of locating treasure buried by Captain Flint, Squire Trelawney, Dr. Livesey and Jim Hawkins charter a sailing voyage to a Caribbean island. Unfortunately, a large number of Flint's old pirate crew are aboard the ship, including Long John Silver.

Broken Arrow(1950)

NR
| 1h 33min | Western
3.4/5 (with 46 votes)

Indian scout Tom Jeffords (James Stewart) is sent out to stem the war between the Whites and Apaches in the late 1870s. He learns (through an uncomfortably close encounter) that the Indians kill only to protect themselves, or out of retaliation for white atrocities.

D.O.A.(1950)

1h 23min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
3.5/5 (with 44 votes)

Frank Bigelow is about to die, and he knows it. The accountant has been poisoned and has only 24 hours before the lethal concoction kills him. Determined to find out who his murderer is, Frank, with the help of his assistant and girlfriend, Paula, begins to trace back over his last steps. As he frantically tries to unravel the mystery behind his own impending demise, his sleuthing leads him to a group of crooked businessmen and another murder.

Born Yesterday(1950)

PG
| 1h 43min | Comedy, Romance / Love, Drama
3.6/5 (with 43 votes)

Uncouth, loud-mouth junkyard tycoon Harry Brock descends upon Washington D.C. to buy himself a congressman or two, bringing with him his mistress, ex-showgirl Billie Dawn.

Stromboli(1950)

NR
| 1h 45min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 43 votes)

After the end of World War II Karen, a young displaced woman from Lithuania, marries Italian fisherman Antonio to get away from her internment camp. But the life on Antonio's island, Stromboli, threatened by its volcano, is a tough one and Karen cannot get used to it.

The Gunfighter(1950)

NR
| 1h 25min | Western
3.6/5 (with 40 votes)

The fastest gun in the West tries to escape his reputation.

Where the Sidewalk Ends(1950)

NR
| 1h 35min | Crime, Drama
3.6/5 (with 39 votes)

A police detective's violent nature keeps him from being a good cop.

Wagon Master(1950)

1h 26min | Adventure, Western
3.4/5 (with 33 votes)

Two young drifters guide a Mormon wagon train to the San Juan Valley and encounter cutthroats, Indians, geography, and moral challenges on the journey.

Panic in the Streets(1950)

1h 36min | Drama, Thriller, Crime
3.5/5 (with 33 votes)

One night in the New Orleans slums, vicious hoodlum Blackie and his friends kill an illegal immigrant who won too much in a card game. Next morning, Dr. Clint Reed of the Public Health Service confirms the dead man had pneumonic plague. To prevent a catastrophic epidemic, Clint must find and inoculate the killers and their associates, with the reluctant aid of police captain Tom Warren, despite official skepticism, and in total secrecy, lest panic empty the city. Can a doctor turn detective? He has 48 hours to try...

Song of Love(1950)

3.7/5 (with 32 votes)

Two prisoners in complete isolation, separated by the thick brick walls, and desperately in need of human contact, devise a most unusual kind of communication.

Directed by Jean Genet - With André Reybaz

La Ronde(1950)

1h 35min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 30 votes)

An all-knowing interlocutor guides us through a series of affairs in Vienna, 1900. A soldier meets an eager young lady of the evening. Later he has an affair with a young lady, who becomes a maid and does similarly with the young man of the house. The young man seduces a married woman. On and on, spinning on the gay carousel of life.

King Solomon's Mines(1950)

1h 43min | Adventure
3.3/5 (with 29 votes)

Adventurer Allan Quartermain leads an expedition into uncharted African territory in an attempt to locate an explorer who went missing during his search for the fabled diamond mines of King Solomon.

Les Enfants Terribles(1950)

1h 45min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 27 votes)

Elisabeth and her brother Paul live isolated from much of the world after Paul is injured in a snowball fight. As a coping mechanism, the two conjure up a hermetic dream of their own making. Their relationship, however, isn't exactly wholesome. Jealousy and a malevolent undercurrent intrude on their fantasy when Elisabeth invites the strange Agathe to stay with them -- and Paul is immediately attracted to her.

Cheaper by the Dozen(1950)

G
| 1h 25min | Comedy, Drama, Kids & Family
3.2/5 (with 26 votes)

"Cheaper by the Dozen", based on the real-life story of the Gilbreth family, follows them from Providence, Rhode Island, to Montclair, New Jersey, and details the amusing anecdotes found in large families.

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