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Movies: Popular Movies of 1957

Movies in chronological context: 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1957th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 957th year of the 2nd millennium, the 57th year of the 20th century, and the 8th year of the 1950s decade. ()

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12 Angry Men(1957)

NR
| 1h 37min | Drama
4.3/5 (with 2,951 votes)

The defense and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young Spanish-American is guilty or innocent of murdering his father. What begins as an open and shut case soon becomes a mini-drama of each of the jurors' prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other.

The Seventh Seal(1957)

NR
| 1h 36min | Fantasy, Drama
4.1/5 (with 1,173 votes)

When disillusioned Swedish knight Antonius Block returns home from the Crusades to find his country in the grips of the Black Death, he challenges Death to a chess match for his life. Tormented by the belief that God does not exist, Block sets off on a journey, meeting up with traveling players Jof and his wife, Mia, and becoming determined to evade Death long enough to commit one redemptive act while he still lives.

Paths of Glory(1957)

NR
| 1h 28min | Drama, War
4.2/5 (with 1,105 votes)

A commanding officer defends three scapegoats on trial for a failed offensive that occurred within the French Army in 1916.

The Bridge on the River Kwai(1957)

PG
| 2h 41min | Drama, History, War
3.9/5 (with 795 votes)

The classic story of English POWs in Burma forced to build a bridge to aid the war effort of their Japanese captors. British and American intelligence officers conspire to blow up the structure, but Col. Nicholson , the commander who supervised the bridge's construction, has acquired a sense of pride in his creation and tries to foil their plans.

Wild Strawberries(1957)

1h 31min | Drama
4.1/5 (with 604 votes)

Crotchety retired doctor Isak Borg travels from Stockholm to Lund, Sweden, with his pregnant and unhappy daughter-in-law, Marianne, in order to receive an honorary degree from his alma mater. Along the way, they encounter a series of hitchhikers, each of whom causes the elderly doctor to muse upon the pleasures and failures of his own life. These include the vivacious young Sara, a dead ringer for the doctor's own first love.

Witness for the Prosecution(1957)

NR
| 1h 56min | Drama, Mystery, Crime
4.1/5 (with 493 votes)

When Leonard Vole is arrested for the sensational murder of a rich, middle-aged widow, the famous Sir Wilfrid Robarts agrees to appear on his behalf. Sir Wilfrid, recovering from a near-fatal heart attack, is supposed to be on a diet of bland, civil suits—but the lure of the criminal courts is too much for him, especially when the case is so difficult.

Throne of Blood(1957)

1h 48min | Drama, History
4.0/5 (with 285 votes)

Returning to their lord's castle, samurai warriors Washizu and Miki are waylaid by a spirit who predicts their futures. When the first part of the spirit's prophecy comes true, Washizu's scheming wife, Asaji, presses him to speed up the rest of the spirit's prophecy by murdering his lord and usurping his place. Director Akira Kurosawa's resetting of William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" in feudal Japan is one of his most acclaimed films.

Funny Face(1957)

NR
| 1h 43min | Music, Comedy, Romance / Love
3.5/5 (with 268 votes)

A shy Greenwich Village book clerk is discovered by a fashion photographer and whisked off to Paris where she becomes a reluctant model.

Nights of Cabiria(1957)

1h 50min | Drama
4.1/5 (with 268 votes)

Rome, 1957. A woman, Cabiria, is robbed and left to drown by her boyfriend, Giorgio. Rescued, she resumes her life and tries her best to find happiness in a cynical world. Even when she thinks her struggles are over and she has found happiness and contentment, things may not be what they seem.

An Affair to Remember(1957)

NR
| 1h 51min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 178 votes)

A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building - but will it happen?

The Incredible Shrinking Man(1957)

3.8/5 (with 163 votes)

While on a boating trip, Scott Carey is exposed to a radioactive cloud. Nothing seems amiss at first, but several months later Scott realizes that he's shrunk in height by several inches. He sees a doctor, who admits that he's baffled. As Scott continues to shrink, decreasing to three feet tall, he becomes bitter, and lashes out at his wife, Louise. He begins to fear a cure will never be found -- since even as he becomes a national sensation, he's still shrinking.

Sweet Smell of Success(1957)

1h 37min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 162 votes)

New York City newspaper writer J.J. Hunsecker holds considerable sway over public opinion with his Broadway column, but one thing that he can't control is his younger sister, Susan, who is in a relationship with aspiring jazz guitarist Steve Dallas. Hunsecker strongly disapproves of the romance and recruits publicist Sidney Falco to find a way to split the couple, no matter how ruthless the method.

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Sissi: The Fateful Years of an Empress(1957)

3.7/5 (with 133 votes)

After a wonderful time in Hungary Sissi falls extremely ill and must retreat to a Mediterranean climate to rest. The young empress’ mother takes her from Austria to recover in Madeira.

3:10 to Yuma(1957)

NR
| 1h 32min | Western, Drama, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 126 votes)

Dan Evans, a small time farmer, is hired to escort Ben Wade, a dangerous outlaw, to Yuma. As Evans and Wade wait for the 3:10 train to Yuma, Wade's gang is racing to free him.

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral(1957)

NR
| 2h 2min | Western
3.5/5 (with 121 votes)

Lawman Wyatt Earp and outlaw Doc Holliday form an unlikely alliance which culminates in their participation in the legendary Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

The Cranes Are Flying(1957)

1h 37min | Drama, Romance / Love, War
4.0/5 (with 116 votes)

Veronika and Boris come together in Moscow shortly before World War II. Walking along the river, they watch cranes fly overhead, and promise to rendezvous before Boris leaves to fight. Boris misses the meeting and is off to the front lines, while Veronika waits patiently, sending letters faithfully. After her house is bombed, Veronika moves in with Boris' family, into the company of a cousin with his own intentions.

Love in the Afternoon(1957)

NR
| 2h 10min | Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 111 votes)

Lovestruck conservatory student Ariane pretends to be just as much a cosmopolitan lover as the worldly mature Frank Flannagan hoping that l’amour will take hold.

Old Yeller(1957)

3.5/5 (with 101 votes)

Young Travis Coates is left to take care of the family ranch with his mother and younger brother while his father goes off on a cattle drive in the 1860s. When a yellow mongrel comes for an uninvited stay with the family, Travis reluctantly adopts the dog.

The Curse of Frankenstein(1957)

NR
| 1h 22min | Horror, Science Fiction
3.5/5 (with 99 votes)

Baron Victor Frankenstein has discovered life's secret and unleashed a blood-curdling chain of events resulting from his creation: a cursed creature with a horrid face — and a tendency to kill.

Night of the Demon(1957)

NR
| 1h 36min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
3.6/5 (with 81 votes)

American professor John Holden arrives in London for a conference on parapsychology only to discover that the colleague he was supposed to meet was killed in a freak accident the day before. It turns out that the deceased had been investigating a cult lead by Dr. Julian Karswell. Though a skeptic, Holden is suspicious of the devil-worshiping Karswell. Following a trail of mysterious manuscripts, Holden enters a world that makes him question his faith in science.

A Face in the Crowd(1957)

2h 5min | Drama
3.9/5 (with 81 votes)

The rise of a raucous hayseed named Lonesome Rhodes from itinerant Ozark guitar picker to local media rabble-rouser to TV superstar and political king-maker. Marcia Jeffries is the innocent Sarah Lawrence girl who discovers the great man in a back-country jail and is the first to fall under his spell.

The Joker Is Wild(1957)

2h 6min | Drama
4.1/5 (with 74 votes)

Prohibition-era nightclub crooner Joe E. Lewis (Frank Sinatra) has his career and nearly his life cut short when his throat is slashed as payback for leaving the employ of Chicago mob boss Georgie Parker (Ted de Corsia). A broken alcoholic, Joe is brought back from the abyss by his faithful piano player, Austin Mack (Eddie Albert), who helps turn the former singer into a successful stand-up comedian. But Joe's demons plague his romantic life even as he reaches new heights of success.

A King in New York(1957)

G
| 1h 50min | Comedy, Drama
3.5/5 (with 72 votes)

A recently-deposed "Estrovian" monarch seeks shelter in New York City, where he becomes an accidental television celebrity. Later, he's wrongly accused of being a Communist and gets caught up in subsequent HUAC hearings.

The Prince and the Showgirl(1957)

3.2/5 (with 70 votes)

A saucy American showgirl in London is wooed by a roving-eyed Duke, but his estranged son, the young King, interrupts their late supper with politics and angry accusations.

What's Opera, Doc?(1957)

3.8/5 (with 64 votes)

Bugs is in drag as the Valkyrie Brunhilde who sits on an overwieght horse. "She" is pursued by Elmer playing the demigod "Siegfried".

Directed by Chuck Jones

Le Notti Bianche(1957)

1h 41min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 61 votes)

A lonely city transplant and a sheltered girl, haunted by a lover’s promise, meet by chance on a canal bridge and begin a tentative romance that quickly entangles them in a web of longing and self-delusion.

The Enemy Below(1957)

NR
| 1h 37min | War
3.6/5 (with 59 votes)

The crew of the American destroyer escort, the USS Haynes, detects a German U-Boat—resulting in a prolonged, deadly battle of wits.

Jailhouse Rock(1957)

NR
| 1h 36min | Drama, Music, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 58 votes)

After serving time for manslaughter, young Vince Everett becomes a teenage rock star.

The Spirit of St. Louis(1957)

NR
| 2h 15min | Action, Adventure, Drama, History
3.4/5 (with 51 votes)

Charles 'Slim' Lindbergh struggles to finance and design an airplane that will make his New York to Paris flight the first solo transatlantic crossing.

20 Million Miles to Earth(1957)

NR
| 1h 22min | Science Fiction
3.1/5 (with 49 votes)

When the first manned flight to Venus returns to Earth, the rocket crash-lands in the Mediterranean near a small Italian fishing village. The locals manage to save one of the astronauts Colonel Calder, the mission commander. A young boy also recovers what turns out to be a specimen of an alien creature. Growing at a fantastic rate, it manages to escape and eventually threatens the city of Rome.

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