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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 2,065 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 563 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
4.0/5 (with 527 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 514 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
4.0/5 (with 308 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)

3.6/5 (with 291 votes)

With his family away for their annual summer holiday, Richard Sherman decides he has the opportunity 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
3.6/5 (with 265 votes)

Trouble erupts in a small, quiet New England town when a man's body is found in the woods. The problem is that almost everyone in town thinks that they had something to do with his death.

East of Eden(1955)

PG
| 1h 55min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.8/5 (with 248 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.

Sissi(1955)

3.7/5 (with 178 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.

Killer's Kiss(1955)

1h 8min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 170 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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Rififi(1955)

1h 58min | Drama, Action, Crime
4.0/5 (with 161 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.

The Ladykillers(1955)

NR
| 1h 31min | Comedy, Crime
3.7/5 (with 150 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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Kiss Me Deadly(1955)

1h 46min | Mystery, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 120 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 117 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.

Bad Day at Black Rock(1955)

1h 21min | Western, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 116 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.

Pather Panchali(1955)

2h 5min | Drama
4.1/5 (with 115 votes)

Impoverished priest Harihar Ray, dreaming of a better life for himself and his family, leaves his rural Bengal village in search of work. Alone, his wife, Sarbojaya, looks after her rebellious daughter, Durga, and her young son, Apu, as well as Harihar's elderly aunt Indir. The children enjoy the small pleasures of their difficult life, while their parents suffer the daily indignities heaped upon them.

Ordet(1955)

2h 5min | Drama
4.0/5 (with 112 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.

All That Heaven Allows(1955)

NR
| 1h 29min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 94 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 83 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.

Smiles of a Summer Night(1955)

3.8/5 (with 80 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.

The Miracle of Marcelino(1955)

1h 31min | Drama, Comedy
3.5/5 (with 79 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.

Guys and Dolls(1955)

NR
| 2h 30min | Comedy, Crime, Romance / Love
3.4/5 (with 78 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.

Godzilla Raids Again(1955)

NR
| 1h 22min | Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
3.0/5 (with 76 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.

The Man From Laramie(1955)

NR
| 1h 44min | Drama, Western
3.6/5 (with 73 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.

The Man with the Golden Arm(1955)

NR
| 1h 59min | Drama
3.6/5 (with 69 votes)

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

This Island Earth(1955)

3.0/5 (with 65 votes)

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

Don Camillo's Last Round(1955)

1h 37min | Comedy, History
3.6/5 (with 62 votes)

Peppone, hardened mayor in Brescello, the small village on the Po river, aspires to become senator. Neither before or after WWII, where he fought against the Germans and fascists, he never went seriously to school, so he needs (at least) a diploma. Believe it or not, don Camillo helps Peppone to pass the examination (with the forecast of moving to Rome) prompting him the solution of geometry's problem. As implicit reward, Peppone writes a composition about "A man I'll never forget": obviously don Camillo, when Peppone was a resistant in WWII, and don Camillo the young military chaplain. Getting the diploma was the first step. The election campaign just started and the two big parties - Christian-democratic and Communist, forgetful of respective favors, settle down an electoral "war of the words", mean tricks (culminating with the famous horny Peppone/Lucifer) and easy propaganda.

The Court Jester(1955)

3.7/5 (with 62 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.

The Quatermass Xperiment(1955)

3.4/5 (with 61 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)

3.5/5 (with 59 votes)

Marshall Antonio Carotenuto comes back to native Sorrento to settle and take care of the local traffic police. Since his seafront house is rented by the beautiful widowed fishmonger Donna Sofia, Antonio arranges to rent a room at Donna Violante's house. Donna Violante secretly falls in love with Antonio. At the same time, Donna Sofia is not willing to vacate Antonio's house, and uses her charms to convince him to let her stay and make Nicolino, her love interest, jealous.

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