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Movies: Popular Movies of 1954

Movies in chronological context: 1954 (MCMLIV)was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1954th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 954th year of the 2nd millennium, the 54th year of the 20th century, and the 5th year of the 1950s decade. ()

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Rear Window(1954)

1h 52min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
4.2/5 (with 1,342 votes)

Professional photographer L.B. "Jeff" Jeffries breaks his leg while getting an action shot at an auto race. Confined to his New York apartment, he spends his time looking out of the rear window observing the neighbors. He begins to suspect that a man across the courtyard may have murdered his wife. Jeff enlists the help of his high society fashion-consultant girlfriend Lisa Freemont and his visiting nurse Stella to investigate.

Seven Samurai(1954)

NR
| 3h 27min | Action, Drama
4.2/5 (with 688 votes)

A samurai answers a village's request for protection after he falls on hard times. The town needs protection from bandits, so the samurai gathers six others to help him teach the people how to defend themselves, and the villagers provide the soldiers with food. A giant battle occurs when 40 bandits attack the village.

Dial M for Murder(1954)

PG
| 1h 45min | Crime, Thriller, Drama, Mystery
4.0/5 (with 477 votes)

An ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to have his wife murdered after discovering she is having an affair, and assumes she will soon leave him for the other man anyway. When things go wrong, he improvises a new plan—to frame her for murder instead.

On the Waterfront(1954)

NR
| 1h 48min | Crime, Drama
4.1/5 (with 306 votes)

Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of the dockers union. Terry witnesses a murder by two of Johnny's thugs, and later meets the dead man's sister and feels responsible for his death. She introduces him to Father Barry, who tries to force him to provide information for the courts that will smash the dock racketeers.

Sabrina(1954)

3.8/5 (with 254 votes)

Linus and David Larrabee are the two sons of a very wealthy family. Linus is all work -- busily running the family corporate empire, he has no time for a wife and family. David is all play -- technically he is employed by the family business, but never shows up for work, spends all his time entertaining, and has been married and divorced three times. Meanwhile, Sabrina Fairchild is the young, shy, and awkward daughter of the household chauffeur, who has been infatuated with David all her life, but David hardly notices her -- "doesn't even know I exist" -- until she goes away to Paris for two years, and returns an elegant, sophisticated, beautiful woman. Suddenly, she finds that she has captured David's attention, but just as she does so, she finds herself falling in love with Linus, and she finds that Linus is also falling in love with her.

La Strada(1954)

1h 55min | Drama
4.0/5 (with 176 votes)

When Gelsomina, a naïve young woman, is purchased from her impoverished mother by brutish circus strongman Zampanò to be his wife and partner, she loyally endures her husband's coldness and abuse as they travel the Italian countryside performing together. Soon Zampanò must deal with his jealousy and conflicted feelings about Gelsomina when she finds a kindred spirit in Il Matto, the carefree circus fool, and contemplates leaving Zampanò.

Godzilla(1954)

3.6/5 (with 147 votes)

Japan is thrown into a panic after several ships explode and are sunk near Odo Island. An expedition to the island led by paleontologist Professor Kyohei Yemani soon discover something more devastating than imagined in the form of a 164 foot tall monster whom the natives call Gojira. Now the monster begins a rampage that threatens to destroy not only Japan, but the rest of the world as well.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea(1954)

3.5/5 (with 146 votes)

A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.

Creature from the Black Lagoon(1954)

1h 19min | Adventure, Horror
3.4/5 (with 138 votes)

A scientific expedition searching for fossils along the Amazon River discover a prehistoric Gill-Man in the legendary Black Lagoon. The explorers capture the mysterious creature, but it breaks free. The Gill-Man returns to kidnap the lovely Kay, fiancée of one of the expedition, with whom it has fallen in love.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers(1954)

G
| 1h 42min | Comedy, Drama, Western, Music
3.7/5 (with 114 votes)

In 1850 Oregon, when a backwoodsman brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide that they want to get married too.

Directed by Stanley Donen - With Howard Keel, Ruta Lee, Jeff Richards, Russ Tamblyn, Jacques d'Amboise, Howard Petrie, ...

White Christmas(1954)

3.7/5 (with 102 votes)

Two talented song-and-dance men team up after the war to become one of the hottest acts in show business. In time they befriend and become romantically involved with the beautiful Haynes sisters who comprise a sister act.

Animal Farm(1954)

G
| 1h 12min | Animation, Drama
3.5/5 (with 82 votes)

A successful farmyard revolution by the resident animals vs. the farmer goes horribly wrong when corrupt pigs hijack it for their personal gain.

Directed by John Halas, Joy Batchelor

Them!(1954)

3.4/5 (with 80 votes)

Nuclear tests in the desert result in the growth of gigantic mutant ants who menace cities in the American south-west as a team of investigators and the army search for a way to control their spread in this Cold War-era monster film.

Johnny Guitar(1954)

1h 50min | Drama, Western
3.9/5 (with 67 votes)

On the outskirts of town, the hard-nosed Vienna owns a saloon frequented by the undesirables of the region, including Dancin' Kid and his gang. Another patron of Vienna's establishment is Johnny Guitar, a former gunslinger and her lover. When a heist is pulled in town that results in a man's death, Emma Small, Vienna's rival, rallies the townsfolk to take revenge on Vienna's saloon – even without proof of her wrongdoing.

The Caine Mutiny(1954)

NR
| 2h 4min | Drama, War
3.7/5 (with 59 votes)

When a US Naval captain shows signs of mental instability that jeopardizes the ship, the first officer relieves him of command and faces court martial for mutiny.

Sansho the Bailiff(1954)

2h 4min | Drama
4.2/5 (with 58 votes)

In medieval Japan a compassionate governor is sent into exile. His wife and children try to join him, but are separated, and the children grow up amid suffering and oppression.

A Star Is Born(1954)

PG
| 2h 56min | Drama, Music, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 52 votes)

A movie star helps a young singer/actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

River of No Return(1954)

1h 31min | Adventure, Western
3.3/5 (with 50 votes)

The itinerant farmer and his young son help a heart-of-gold saloon singer search for her estranged husband.

Poverty and Nobility(1954)

1h 35min | Comedy
4.2/5 (with 49 votes)

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Directed by Mario Mattoli - With Totò, Dolores Palumbo, Enzo Turco, Valeria Moriconi, Franca Faldini, Franco Sportelli, ...

Journey to Italy(1954)

1h 25min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 42 votes)

This deceptively simple tale of a bored English couple travelling to Italy to find a buyer for a house inherited from an uncle is transformed by Roberto Rossellini into a passionate story of cruelty and cynicism as their marriage disintegrates around them.

Directed by Roberto Rossellini - With Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders, Anna Proclemer, Lyla Rocco, Paul Müller, Maria Mauban, ...

An American in Rome(1954)

1h 34min | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 40 votes)

Nando Moriconi is a young Italian living in the early '50s Roma. He is completely crazy for everything that comes from the States. He tries to speak American-English (the most funny ever), to wear like he thinks Americans do, to walk like John Wayne (!), trying to eat cornflakes with ketchup... His life is a complete parody of the real American way of life, which he couldn't ever get. Nando's, not so secret, dream is to go to the USA. To get it he goes to the Coliseum and threats to suicide if American Embassy don't give him the visa. But at this point Nando is very well known as a 'crazy-for-USA' boy and the troubles he provoked in the past, couldn't help him.

Directed by Stefano Vanzina - With Alberto Sordi, Maria Pia Casilio, Giulio Calì, Anita Durante, Vincenzo Talarico, Carlo Mazzarella, ...

The Barefoot Contessa(1954)

2h 8min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 37 votes)

Has-been director Harry Dawes gets a new lease on his career when independently wealthy Kirk Edwards hires him to write and direct a film. They go to Madrid to find Maria Vargas, a dancer who will star in the film. Millionaire Alberto Bravano takes Maria from Kirk. Count Vincenzo Torlato-Favrini takes Maria from Alberto.

Touchez Pas au Grisbi(1954)

1h 35min | Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 34 votes)

Gentleman gangster Max and his partner, Riton, pull off their last, most successful heist and find themselves comfortable enough to retire in the style they enjoy. However, Max confides the details of the theft to his younger mistress, Josey -- who has secretly taken up with ambitious young rival gangster Angelo. Angelo then has Riton kidnapped and demands the stash of gold as ransom, which threatens Max's dreams of the perfect retirement.

Senso(1954)

3.6/5 (with 32 votes)

A troubled and neurotic Italian Countess betrays her entire country for a self-destructive love affair with an Austrian Lieutenant.

Vera Cruz(1954)

3.5/5 (with 31 votes)

After the American Civil War, mercenaries travel to Mexico to fight in their revolution for money. The former soldier and gentleman Benjamin Trane meets the gunman and killer Joe Erin and his men, and together they are hired by the Emperor Maximillian and the Marquis Henri de Labordere to escort the Countess Marie Duvarre to the harbor of Vera Cruz.

Ulysses(1954)

1h 40min | Adventure, Fantasy
3.2/5 (with 30 votes)

A movie adaptation of Homer's second epic, that talks about Ulysses' efforts to return to his home after the end of ten years of war.

The Glenn Miller Story(1954)

PG
| 1h 55min | History, Drama, Music
3.4/5 (with 29 votes)

A vibrant tribute to one of America's legendary bandleaders, charting Glenn Miller's rise from obscurity and poverty to fame and wealth in the early 1940s.

Brigadoon(1954)

3.3/5 (with 27 votes)

Americans Jeff and Tommy, hunting in Scotland, stumble upon a village - Brigadoon. They soon learn that the town appears once every 100 years in order to preserve its peace and special beauty. The citizens go to bed at night and when they wake up, it's 100 years later. Tommy falls in love with a beautiful young woman, Fiona, and is torn between staying or going back to his hectic life in New York.

Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto(1954)

1h 33min | Drama, Action, Adventure
3.8/5 (with 25 votes)

Struggling to elevate himself from his low caste in 17th century Japan, Miyamoto trains to become a mighty samurai warrior.

The Far Country(1954)

3.5/5 (with 24 votes)

In 1896, Jeff Webster sees the start of the Klondike gold rush as a golden opportunity to make a fortune in beef...and woe betide anyone standing in his way! He drives a cattle herd from Wyoming to Seattle, by ship to Skagway, and (after a delay caused by larcenous town boss Gannon) through the mountains to Dawson. There, he and his partner Ben Tatum get into the gold business themselves. Two lovely women fall for misanthropic Jeff, but he believes in every-man-for-himself, turning his back on growing lawlessness...until it finally strikes home.

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