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. 1 -

    12 Angry Men

    1957, in 28 top lists Check
  2. 6 +1

    Pyaasa

    1957, in 8 top lists Check
  3. 8 +1

    Paths of Glory

    1957, in 25 top lists Check
  4. 10 -

    Witness for the Prosecution

    1957, in 9 top lists Check
  5. 19 -1

    Letyat zhuravli

    1957 — a.k.a. The Cranes Are Flying, in 16 top lists Check
  6. 22 +8

    A Face in the Crowd

    1957, in 13 top lists Check
  7. 24 -

    Det sjunde inseglet

    1957 — a.k.a. The Seventh Seal, in 24 top lists Check
  8. 26 -3

    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    1957, in 29 top lists Check
  9. 28 -1

    Smultronstället

    1957 — a.k.a. Wild Strawberries, in 22 top lists Check
  10. 39 +1

    Tôkyô boshoku

    1957 — a.k.a. Tokyo Twilight, in 4 top lists Check
  11. 48 -1

    Kumonosu-jô

    1957 — a.k.a. Throne of Blood, in 17 top lists Check
  12. 49 new

    Le notti di Cabiria

    1957 — a.k.a. Nights of Cabiria, in 19 top lists Check
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