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Movies: Popular Movies of 1955

Movies in chronological context: 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1955th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 955th year of the 2nd millennium, the 55th year of the 20th century, and the 6th year of the 1950s decade. ()

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Lady and the Tramp(1955)

3.6/5 (with 2,380 votes)

Lady, a golden cocker spaniel, meets up with a mongrel dog who calls himself the Tramp. He is obviously from the wrong side of town, but happenings at Lady's home make her decide to travel with him for a while.

Rebel Without a Cause(1955)

PG-13
| 1h 51min | Drama
3.8/5 (with 680 votes)

After moving to a new town, troublemaking teen Jim Stark is supposed to have a clean slate, although being the new kid in town brings its own problems. While searching for some stability, Stark forms a bond with a disturbed classmate, Plato, and falls for local girl Judy. However, Judy is the girlfriend of neighborhood tough, Buzz. When Buzz violently confronts Jim and challenges him to a drag race, the new kid's real troubles begin.

The Night of the Hunter(1955)

NR
| 1h 33min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.9/5 (with 647 votes)

In the Deep South, a serial-killing preacher hunts two young children who know the whereabouts of a stash of money.

To Catch a Thief(1955)

3.7/5 (with 636 votes)

An ex-thief is accused of enacting a new crime spree, so to clear his name he sets off to catch the new thief, who’s imitating his signature style.

Diabolique(1955)

1h 57min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
3.9/5 (with 387 votes)

The cruel and abusive headmaster of a boarding school, Michel Delassalle, is murdered by an unlikely duo -- his meek wife and the mistress he brazenly flaunts. The women become increasingly unhinged by a series of odd occurrences after Delassalle's corpse mysteriously disappears.

The Seven Year Itch(1955)

3.5/5 (with 378 votes)

With his family away for their annual summer holiday, a publishing executive decides to live a bachelor's life. The beautiful but ditzy blonde from the apartment above catches his eye and they soon start spending time together—maybe a little too much time!

The Trouble with Harry(1955)

PG
| 1h 39min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
3.5/5 (with 359 votes)

When a local man's corpse appears on a nearby hillside, no one is quite sure what happened to him. Many of the town's residents secretly wonder if they are responsible, including the man's ex-wife, Jennifer, and Capt. Albert Wiles, a retired seaman who was hunting in the woods where the body was found. As the no-nonsense sheriff gets involved and local artist Sam Marlowe offers his help, the community slowly unravels the mystery.

East of Eden(1955)

PG
| 1h 55min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 311 votes)

In the Salinas Valley in and around World War I, Cal Trask feels he must compete against overwhelming odds with his brother for the love of their father. Cal is frustrated at every turn, from his reaction to the war, how to get ahead in business and in life, and how to relate to his estranged mother.

Rififi(1955)

1h 58min | Drama, Action, Crime
4.0/5 (with 228 votes)

Out of prison after a five-year stretch, jewel thief Tony turns down a quick job his friend Jo offers him, until he discovers that his old girlfriend Mado has become the lover of local gangster Pierre Grutter during Tony's absence. Expanding a minor smash-and-grab into a full-scale jewel heist, Tony and his crew appear to get away clean, but their actions after the job is completed threaten the lives of everyone involved.

Killer's Kiss(1955)

1h 8min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 226 votes)

The film revolves around Davey Gordon, a 29 year old welterweight New York boxer in the end of his career, and his relationship with a dancer and her violent employer.

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Sissi(1955)

3.7/5 (with 208 votes)

The young Bavarian princess Elisabeth, who all call Sissi, goes with her mother and older sister Néné to Austria where Néné will be wed to an emperor named Franz Joseph, Yet unexpectedly Franz runs into Sissi while out fishing and they fall in love.

The Ladykillers(1955)

NR
| 1h 31min | Comedy, Crime
3.6/5 (with 194 votes)

Five oddball criminals planning a bank robbery rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians.

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Pather Panchali(1955)

2h 5min | Drama, History
4.1/5 (with 158 votes)

Impoverished priest Harihar Ray, dreaming of a better life for himself and his family, leaves his rural Bengal village in search of work.

Kiss Me Deadly(1955)

1h 46min | Mystery, Thriller, Crime
3.6/5 (with 156 votes)

One evening, Hammer gives a ride to Christina, an attractive hitchhiker on a lonely country road, who has escaped from the nearby lunatic asylum. Thugs waylay them and force his car to crash. When Hammer returns to semi-consciousness, he hears Christina being tortured until she dies. Hammer, both for vengeance and in hopes that "something big" is behind it all, decides to pursue the case.

Marty(1955)

NR
| 1h 30min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 155 votes)

Marty, a butcher who lives in the Bronx with his mother is unmarried at 34. Good-natured but socially awkward he faces constant badgering from family and friends to get married but has reluctantly resigned himself to bachelorhood. Marty meets Clara, an unattractive school teacher, realising their emotional connection, he promises to call but family and friends try to convince him not to.

Ordet(1955)

2h 5min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 148 votes)

The three sons of devout Danish farmer Morten have widely disparate religious beliefs. Youngest son Anders shares his father's religion, but eldest son Mikkel has lost his faith, while middle child Johannes has become delusional and proclaims that he is Jesus Christ himself. When Mikkel's wife, Inger goes into a difficult childbirth, everyone's beliefs are put to the test.

Bad Day at Black Rock(1955)

1h 21min | Thriller, Drama, Crime
3.7/5 (with 147 votes)

One-armed war veteran John J. Macreedy steps off a train at the sleepy little town of Black Rock. Once there, he begins to unravel a web of lies, secrecy, and murder.

All That Heaven Allows(1955)

NR
| 1h 29min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 133 votes)

Two different social classes collide when Cary Scott, a wealthy upper-class widow, falls in love with her much younger and down-to-earth gardener, prompting disapproval and criticism from her children and country club friends.

Tarantula(1955)

3.2/5 (with 111 votes)

A lone-wolf scientist sequestered in a mansion near a small desert town arouses the suspicion of the town's doctor when his lab assistant is found dead from a case of acromegaly which took only four days to develop. As the doctor investigates, aided by the scientist's new, and very female, assistant, they discover that, far worse, something much larger and hungrier than it ever should be, is devouring local cattle - and humans - in increasingly large quantities.

The Miracle of Marcelino(1955)

PG
| 1h 31min | Drama, Comedy
3.6/5 (with 104 votes)

Left on the doorstep of a monastery as an infant, Marcelino was raised by the monks. He was well-cared for but lonely and missed having a mother. One day he found a special friend in the forbidden attic, hanging on a cross. A friend that would repay Marcelino's kindness by granting him one heart-felt wish.

The Man from Laramie(1955)

NR
| 1h 44min | Drama, Western
3.6/5 (with 104 votes)

Will Lockhart arrives in Coronado, an isolated town in New Mexico, in search of someone who sells rifles to the Apache tribe, finding himself unwillingly drawn into the convoluted life of a local ranching family whose members seem to have a lot to hide.

Smiles of a Summer Night(1955)

NR
| 1h 49min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 102 votes)

Early in the 20th century, middle-aged lawyer Fredrik Egerman and his young wife, Anne, have still not consummated their marriage, while Fredrik's son finds himself increasingly attracted to his new stepmother. To make matters worse, Fredrik's old flame Desiree makes a public bet that she can seduce him at a romantic weekend retreat where four couples convene, swapping partners and pairing off in unexpected ways.

Godzilla Raids Again(1955)

3.0/5 (with 100 votes)

Two fishing scout pilots make a horrifying discovery when they encounter a second Godzilla alongside a new monster named Anguirus. Without the weapon that killed the original, authorities attempt to lure Godzilla away from the mainland. But Anguirus soon arrives and the two monsters make their way towards Osaka as Japan braces for tragedy.

Guys and Dolls(1955)

NR
| 2h 30min | Comedy, Crime, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 96 votes)

Gambler Nathan Detroit has few options for the location of his big craps game. Needing $1,000 to pay a garage owner to host the game, Nathan bets Sky Masterson that Sky cannot get virtuous Sarah Brown out on a date. Despite some resistance, Sky negotiates a date with her in exchange for bringing people into her mission. Meanwhile, Nathan's longtime fiancée, Adelaide, wants him to go legit and marry her.

This Island Earth(1955)

NR
| 1h 27min | Science Fiction, Adventure, Horror
3.0/5 (with 95 votes)

Aliens have landed and are hiding on Earth, but need Earth’s scientists to help them fight an inter-planetary war.

The Man with the Golden Arm(1955)

NR
| 1h 59min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 91 votes)

A junkie must face his true self to kick his drug addiction.

The Swindle(1955)

NR
| 1h 31min | Drama, Crime, Comedy
3.7/5 (with 79 votes)

Aging small-time conman Augusto works with two younger men: Roberto, who desires to become the Italian Johnny Ray, and Bruno, nicknamed Picasso. Through a series of mishaps and personal entanglements, things go badly for Augusto.

The Quatermass Xperiment(1955)

3.4/5 (with 79 votes)

The first manned spacecraft, fired from an English launchpad, is first lost from radar, then roars back to Earth and crashes in a farmer's field, and is found to contain only one of the three men who took off in it; and he is unable to talk but appears to be undergoing a torturous physical and mental metamorphosis.

Scandal in Sorrento(1955)

NR
| 1h 46min | Romance / Love, Comedy
3.5/5 (with 78 votes)

Back to his hometown, a former marshal finds his house occupied by a young woman working as a fishwife.

The Court Jester(1955)

3.7/5 (with 78 votes)

A hapless carnival performer masquerades as the court jester as part of a plot against a usurper who has overthrown the rightful king of England.

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