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Top 100 Classic Movies of the 1950’s

Decade:
RankTitleCastScore
1 . The Band Wagon (1953)Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant, Nanette Fabray9.67
2 . Some Like It Hot (1959)Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, George Raft9.52
3 . North by Northwest (1959)Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis9.19
4 . Alice in Wonderland (1951)Ed Wynn, Richard Haydn, Sterling Holloway, Jerry Colonna9.15
5 . Rear Window (1954)James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter8.96
6 . The African Queen (1951)Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn, Robert Morley, Peter Bull8.86
7 . All About Eve (1950)Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm8.72
8 . Ben-Hur (1959)Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Haya Harareet, Stephen Boyd8.57
9 . Born Yesterday (1950)Judy Holliday, Broderick Crawford, William Holden, Howard St. John8.42
10 . Anatomy of a Murder (1959)James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Arthur O'Connell8.04
11 . Funny Face (1957)Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Virginia Gibson, Ruta Lee8.04
12 . Vertigo (1958)James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore8.02
13 . The Barefoot Contessa (1954)Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Valentina Cortese7.49
14 . On the Waterfront (1954)Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger7.44
15 . Bell, Book and Candle (1958)James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon, Ernie Kovacs7.44
16 . Sunset Boulevard (1950)William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson7.41
17 . An Affair to Remember (1957)Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Richard Denning, Fortunio Bonanova7.35
18 . Singin' in the Rain (1952)Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen7.31
19 . Auntie Mame (1958)Rosalind Russell, Forrest Tucker, Coral Browne, Fred Clark7.19
20 . Bus Stop (1956)Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray, Arthur O'Connell, Betty Field7.18
21 . The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa7.16
22 . The Seven Year Itch (1955)Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewell, Evelyn Keyes, Sonny Tufts6.98
23 . Dial M for Murder (1954)Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, John Williams6.97
24 . Roman Holiday (1953)Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert, Hartley Power6.87
25 . Pillow Talk (1959)Rock Hudson, Doris Day, Tony Randall, Thelma Ritter6.85
26 . Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)Finlay Currie, Robert Morley, Ronald Squire, Basil Sydney6.84
27 . Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Charles Coburn, Elliott Reid6.80
28 . To Catch a Thief (1955)Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams6.67
29 . How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall, David Wayne6.63
30 . Harvey (1950)James Stewart, Josephine Hull, Peggy Dow, Charles Drake6.52
31 . An American in Paris (1951)Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Georges Guétary6.50
32 . Desk Set (1957)Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Gig Young, Joan Blondell6.30
33 . The Quiet Man (1952)John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond6.30
34 . Stalag 17 (1953)William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger, Robert Strauss6.30
35 . Mogambo (1953)Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly, Donald Sinden6.20
36 . Sabrina (1954)Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, Walter Hampden6.19
37 . The Asphalt Jungle (1950)Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore6.16
38 . Monkey Business (1952)Cary Grant, Ginger Rogers, Charles Coburn, Marilyn Monroe6.15
39 . Mister Roberts (1955)Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell, Jack Lemmon6.13
40 . White Christmas (1954)Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera- Ellen6.13
41 . The Searchers (1956)John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond6.11
42 . The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)James Stewart, Doris Day, Brenda De Banzie, Bernard Miles6.09
43 . Strangers on a Train (1951)Farley Granger, Ruth Roman, Robert Walker, Leo G. Carroll6.09
44 . Operation Petticoat (1959)Cary Grant, Tony Curtis, Joan O'Brien, Dina Merrill6.07
45 . Gigi (1958)Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier, Louis Jourdan, Hermione Gingold6.01
46 . Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)Howard Keel, Jane Powell, Jeff Richards, Tommy Rall5.97
47 . Ace in the Hole (1951)Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur, Porter Hall5.97
48 . People Will Talk (1951)Cary Grant, Jeanne Crain, Finlay Currie, Hume Cronyn5.97
49 . The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell5.93
50 . Cinderella (1950)Verna Felton, James MacDonald, Don Barclay, June Foray5.88
51 . The Pajama Game (1957)Doris Day, John Raitt5.88
52 . Houseboat (1958)Cary Grant, Sophia Loren, Martha Hyer, Harry Guardino5.84
53 . Calamity Jane (1953)Doris Day, Howard Keel, Philip Carey, Dick Wesson5.83
54 . The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe5.83
55 . Annie Get Your Gun (1950)Betty Hutton, Howard Keel, Louis Calhern, J. Carrol Naish5.79
56 . A Hole in the Head (1959)Frank Sinatra, Edward G. Robinson, Eleanor Parker, Carolyn Jones5.74
57 . Father of the Bride (1950)Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor, Don Taylor5.71
58 . Silk Stockings (1957)Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Peter Lorre, George Tobias5.69
59 . Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marie Windsor, Michael Ansara5.67
60 . Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Anne Francis, Dean Jagger5.66
61 . The Big Country (1958)Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston5.65
62 . By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953)Doris Day, Gordon MacRae, Leon Ames, Rosemary DeCamp5.61
63 . The King and I (1956)Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson5.61
64 . Royal Wedding (1951)Fred Astaire, Jane Powell, Peter Lawford, Keenan Wynn5.60
65 . High Noon (1952)Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Bridges5.45
66 . Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951)Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Nancy Guild, Arthur Franz5.42
67 . House on Haunted Hill (1959)Vincent Price, Richard Long, Alan Marshal, Elisha Cook Jr.5.40
68 . On the Beach (1959)Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire, Anthony Perkins5.37
69 . The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Ava Gardner, Hildegard Knef5.37
70 . Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)Richard Carlson, Richard Denning, Antonio Moreno, Nestor Paiva5.34
71 . Indiscreet (1958)Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Phyllis Calvert, Megs Jenkins5.34
72 . A Star is Born (1954)Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford5.34
73 . A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, Karl Malden5.34
74 . The Ten Commandments (1956)Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson5.34
75 . From Here to Eternity (1953)Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed5.32
76 . Damn Yankees (1958)Tab Hunter, Gwen Verdon, Ray Walston, Russ Brown5.29
77 . Father's Little Dividend (1951)Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor, Don Taylor5.29
78 . Anastasia (1956)Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner, Helen Hayes, Akim Tamiroff5.28
79 . Witness for the Prosecution (1957)Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester5.24
80 . Belles on their Toes (1952)Jeanne Crain, Myrna Loy, Debra Paget, Jeffrey Hunter5.19
81 . Show Boat (1951)Kathryn Grayson, Ava Gardner, Howard Keel, Joe E. Brown5.19
82 . Beat the Devil (1953)Humphrey Bogart, Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida, Robert Morley5.13
83 . In a Lonely Place (1950)Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy, Carl Benton Reid5.13
84 . Sleeping Beauty (1959)Verna Felton, Barbara Luddy, Barbara Jo Allen, Taylor Holmes5.13
85 . Above and Beyond (1952)Robert Taylor, Eleanor Parker, James Whitmore, Larry Keating5.12
86 . The Belle of New York (1952)Fred Astaire, Vera- Ellen, Marjorie Main, Keenan Wynn5.12
87 . The Big Heat (1953)Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Alexander Scourby, Lee Marvin5.12
88 . High Society (1956)Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Celeste Holm5.12
89 . Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates, King Donovan5.12
90 . No Man of Her Own (1950) (1950)Barbara Stanwyck, John Lund, Phyllis Thaxter, Lyle Bettger5.12
91 . The Long, Long Trailer (1953)Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Marjorie Main, Keenan Wynn5.08
92 . Pat and Mike (1952)Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Aldo Ray, George Mathews5.06
93 . Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff, Craig Stevens5.05
94 . Gidget (1959)Sandra Dee, James Darren, Cliff Robertson, Arthur O'Connell5.03
95 . Brigadoon (1954)Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, Cyd Charisse, Elaine Stewart5.00
96 . Ivanhoe (1952)Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders5.00
97 . Touch of Evil (1958)Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles, Joseph Calleia5.00
98 . The Bad Seed (1956)Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Henry Jones, Eileen Heckart4.97
99 . The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)Betty Hutton, Cornel Wilde, Charlton Heston, James Stewart4.94
100 . The Sun Also Rises (1957)Tyrone Power, Ava Gardner, Mel Ferrer, Errol Flynn4.94

This chart uses a weighted rating based on the average rating per film and the number of votes per film.