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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 | Thriller, Mystery
4.2/5 (with 2,807 votes)

A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.

Seven Samurai(1954)

NR
| 3h 27min | Action, Drama
4.3/5 (with 1,498 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.

Dial M for Murder(1954)

PG
| 1h 45min | Crime, Thriller
4.0/5 (with 1,096 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
4.0/5 (with 659 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 527 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 goes away to Paris for two years, and returns to capture David's attention, while falling in love with Linus.

La Strada(1954)

NR
| 1h 55min | Drama
4.0/5 (with 480 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)

NR
| 1h 36min | Thriller, Horror, Science Fiction
3.8/5 (with 386 votes)

Japan is thrown into a panic after several ships are sunk near Odo Island. An expedition to the island led by Dr. Yemani soon discover something far more devastating than imagined in the form of a 50 meter 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 379 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)

3.5/5 (with 329 votes)

When scientists exploring the Amazon River stumble on a “missing link” connecting humans and fish, they plan to capture it for later study. But the Creature has plans of his own, and has set his sights on the lead scientist's beautiful fiancée, Kay.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers(1954)

G
| 1h 42min | Comedy, Drama, Western
3.6/5 (with 239 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.

White Christmas(1954)

3.6/5 (with 225 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 197 votes)

A successful farmyard revolution by the resident animals vs. the farmer goes horribly wrong when corrupt pigs hijack it for their personal gain. Based on the socialist George Orwell’s novel “Animal Farm”, a critique of Stalinist authoritarianism.

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River of No Return(1954)

NR
| 1h 31min | Adventure, Western
3.4/5 (with 192 votes)

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

Them!(1954)

3.4/5 (with 171 votes)

As a result of nuclear testing, gigantic, ferocious mutant ants appear in the American desert southwest, and a father-daughter team of entomologists join forces with the state police officer who first discovers their existence, an FBI agent and, eventually, the US Army to eradicate the menace, before it spreads across the continent, and the world.

Johnny Guitar(1954)

NR
| 1h 50min | Drama, Western, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 169 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.

Sansho the Bailiff(1954)

2h 4min | Drama
4.1/5 (with 152 votes)

In medieval Japan, a woman and his children journey to find the family's patriarch, who was exiled years before.

The Caine Mutiny(1954)

NR
| 2h 4min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 132 votes)

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

Poverty and Nobility(1954)

1h 35min | Comedy
4.0/5 (with 129 votes)

Eugene, a young nobleman, asks two penniless idlers to impersonate his noble relatives to help him marry Gemma, the daughter of an enriched cook.

A Star Is Born(1954)

PG
| 2h 56min | Drama, Music, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 125 votes)

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

Journey to Italy(1954)

1h 25min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 116 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.

An American in Rome(1954)

1h 34min | Comedy
3.6/5 (with 104 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.

Senso(1954)

NR
| 2h 3min | Romance / Love, Drama, War
3.6/5 (with 95 votes)

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

Touchez Pas au Grisbi(1954)

NR
| 1h 35min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 92 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.

The Barefoot Contessa(1954)

NR
| 2h 8min | Drama
3.5/5 (with 88 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.

Vera Cruz(1954)

NR
| 1h 34min | Action, Western, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 87 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.

Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto(1954)

1h 33min | Drama, Action, Adventure
3.6/5 (with 66 votes)

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

Ulysses(1954)

1h 40min | Adventure, Fantasy
3.2/5 (with 66 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 Far Country(1954)

NR
| 1h 37min | Western, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 63 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.

The Glenn Miller Story(1954)

G
| 1h 55min | Drama, Music, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 62 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)

G
| 1h 48min | Fantasy, Music, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 59 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.

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