IMDb's 1950s Top 50

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In the period following WWII when most of the films were idealized with conventional portrayals of men and women, young people wanted new and exciting symbols of rebellion. Hollywood responded to audience demands through the rise of the anti-hero and anti-heroines, with Marlon Brando, James Dean and Marilyn Monroe being the main stars. Studios tried to counter the rise of television through all sorts of (mostly failed) inventions like 3-D, Smell-O-Vision, and cinerama. Risks were taken with lavish, overstated, spectacular epics and musicals.

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  1. 12 -

    Witness for the Prosecution

    1957, in 9 top lists Check
  2. 16 -2

    North by Northwest

    1959, in 26 top lists Check
  3. 19 +1

    Los olvidados

    1950 — a.k.a. The Young and the Damned, in 23 top lists Check
  4. 24 -

    Some Like It Hot

    1959, in 33 top lists Check
  5. 25 +1

    Dial M for Murder

    1954, in 8 top lists Check
  6. 28 -

    Rashômon

    1950 — a.k.a. Rashomon, in 32 top lists Check
  7. 33 -

    Du rififi chez les hommes

    1955 — a.k.a. Rififi, in 17 top lists Check
  8. 42 -2

    On the Waterfront

    1954, in 28 top lists Check
  9. 43 -

    Les quatre cents coups

    1959 — a.k.a. The 400 Blows, in 25 top lists Check
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