The Best Films Ever Made - 1956by dziwnytenswiat | created - 18 Nov 2017 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
The rules: My rating x 3, 6 male/female rating ( 18, 30, 45), 1000 voters rating, US- and Non-US voters rating. Only films with a better rating than 7,00
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1. The Burmese Harp (1956)
Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, Music, War
In the War's closing days, when a conscience-driven Japanese soldier fails to get his countrymen to surrender to overwhelming force, he adopts the lifestyle of a Buddhist monk.
2. The Killing (1956)
Not Rated | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Crook Johnny Clay assembles a five man team to plan and execute a daring race-track robbery.
3. The Forty-First (1956)
88 min | War, Drama, Romance
An unexpected romance occurs for a female Red Army sniper and a White Army officer.
4. The Ogre of Athens (1956)
103 min | Crime, Drama
A peaceful, frightened little man is mistakenly identified as "the dragon", a notorious criminal at large. He briefly and reluctantly rules the underworld until they realize their mistake.
5. The Red Balloon (1956)
Not Rated | 34 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
A red balloon with a life of its own follows a little boy around the streets of Paris.
6. Man of Iron (1956)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama
The railroad engineer Andrea Marcocci has been working with his partner and friend Gigi Liverani for thirty years and feels happy and proud with his work, drinking wine after hours with his... See full summary »
7. The Catered Affair (1956)
Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
At breakfast, Jane announces that she and Ralph are getting married the next week. All Jane and Ralph want is a small wedding with the immediate family and no reception, because Jane's ... See full summary »
8. A Man Escaped (1956)
Not Rated | 101 min | Drama
A captured French Resistance fighter during WWII engineers a daunting escape from a Nazi prison in France.
9. Street of Shame (1956)
Not Rated | 87 min | Drama
The personal tales of various prostitutes who occupy a brothel.
10. The Harder They Fall (1956)
Passed | 109 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Sport
An ex-sportswriter is hired by a shady fight promoter to promote his latest find, an unknown but easily exploitable rising star from Argentina.
11. Bigger Than Life (1956)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama
A seriously ill schoolteacher becomes dependent on a "miracle" drug that begins to affect his sanity.
12. Baby Doll (1956)
Approved | 114 min | Drama
A steamy tale of two Southern rivals and a sensuous nineteen-year-old virgin.
13. Bob le Flambeur (1956)
PG | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After losing big, an aging gambler decides to assemble a team to rob a casino.
Votes: 9,777 | Gross: $0.02M
14. Attack (1956)
Approved | 107 min | Action, Drama, War
In 1945, an American Infantry company sets up an artillery observation post, but tensions between Captain Cooney and Lieutenant Costa run high.
15. Patterns (1956)
Approved | 83 min | Drama
When Fred Staples is recruited onto the board of a high-powered New York corporation, he finds his ethics and ambition at odds.
16. Aparajito (1956)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama
Following his father's death, a boy leaves home to study in Calcutta, while his mother must face a life alone.
Votes: 10,098 | Gross: $0.17M
17. The Solid Gold Cadillac (1956)
Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Romance
A minority stockholder takes on the crooked board of directors at a billion dollar corporation.
18. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
PG | 120 min | Drama, Thriller
An American physician and his wife take matters into their own hands after assassins planning to execute a foreign Prime Minister kidnap their son.
Votes: 53,748 | Gross: $10.25M
19. Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)
Passed | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Boxer Rocky Graziano's biopic, based on his autobiography, from childhood to his World Middleweight Championship title win at age 28 in 1947.
20. Merry-Go-Round (1956)
90 min | Romance, Drama
In a rural scenery in the throes of difficult changes lives a humble but promising young farmer girl called Mari Pataki. Her father forbids her from seeing the man she loves. The father, ... See full summary »
21. People of No Importance (1956)
101 min | Drama
Mid-aged married truck driver falls in love with a young waitress he meets while making a break on a long trip. They try to make it work, but she can't get a decent job or place to stay in ... See full summary »
22. The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956)
Approved | 153 min | Drama, Romance, War
An ex-soldier faces ethical questions as he tries to earn enough to support his wife and children well.
Votes: 3,082 | Gross: $10.88M
23. Main Street (1956)
99 min | Drama
A couple of friends decide to have a good time and play a trick on an unmarried woman. Therefore one of them has to pretend to fall in love with her.
24. Lust for Life (1956)
Approved | 122 min | Biography, Drama
The life of brilliant but tortured artist Vincent van Gogh.
25. Bambuti (1956)
79 min | Documentary
26. Giant (1956)
G | 201 min | Drama, Western
Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates.
Votes: 32,099 | Gross: $35.00M
27. Nightfall (1956)
78 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Through a series of bizarre coincidences, an artist finds himself falsely accused of bank robbery and murder and is pursued by the authorities and the real killers.
28. Vesna na Zarechnoy ulitse (1956)
96 min | Drama, Romance
A newly appointed Russian literature teacher develops a strong connection with one of her flagging students.
29. The Bad Seed (1956)
Approved | 129 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A housewife suspects that her seemingly perfect eight-year-old daughter is a heartless killer.
30. The Wrong Man (1956)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Film-Noir
In 1953, an innocent man named Christopher Emmanuel "Manny" Balestrero is arrested after being mistaken for an armed robber.
31. Friendly Persuasion (1956)
Passed | 137 min | Drama, Romance, War
The pacifist attitude of a Quaker family is tested as a result of the American Civil War.
32. 7 Men from Now (1956)
Approved | 78 min | Action, Western
A former sheriff blames himself for his wife's death during a Wells Fargo robbery and vows to track down and kill the seven men responsible.
33. The Searchers (1956)
Passed | 119 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
An American Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from the Comanches.
34. Picnic (1955)
Approved | 115 min | Drama, Romance
Emotions are ignited amongst the complacent townsfolk when a handsome drifter arrives in a small Kansas community on the morning of the Labour Day picnic.
35. Written on the Wind (1956)
Not Rated | 99 min | Drama
Alcoholic playboy Kyle Hadley marries the woman secretly loved by his poor but hard-working best friend, who in turn is pursued by Kyle's nymphomaniac sister.
36. Deadlier Than the Male (1956)
113 min | Drama, Thriller
André Chatelin is a restaurant owner in Les Halles in Paris. One morning, a girl named Catherine asks to see him. She happens to be the daughter of his estranged wife, Gabrielle, that André... See full summary »
37. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.
38. The Rocket from Calabuch (1956)
93 min | Comedy
Professor Jorge Serra Hamilton, an American scientist specialist in the atomic bomb, flees from their transcendental duties, in order to take shelter incognito and for a time in the idyllic... See full summary »
39. While the City Sleeps (1956)
Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A serial killer has been killing beautiful women in New York and the new owner of a media company offers a high ranking job to the first of his senior executives who can get the earliest scoops on the case.
40. The Man Who Never Was (1956)
Approved | 103 min | War, Drama
True story of a British attempt to trick the enemy into weakening Sicily's defenses before the 1943 attack, using a dead man with faked papers.
41. Four Bags Full (1956)
80 min | Comedy
Two men, a painter and a poor guy, have to cross over Paris by night during World War II and to deliver black market meat. As they walk along dark Parisian streets, they encounter various ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,223 | Gross: $0.02M
42. Death of a Scoundrel (1956)
Approved | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
The New York police investigates the murder of a Czech immigrant whose rags-to-riches story is told by his secretary to homicide detectives.
43. The Ten Commandments (1956)
G | 220 min | Adventure, Drama
Moses, an Egyptian prince, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people.
Votes: 59,163 | Gross: $93.74M
44. The Killer Is Loose (1956)
Approved | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
An unhinged, deceptively mild-mannered bank robber escapes prison, seeking revenge on the cop who accidentally killed his wife during a gun battle.
45. The Fastest Gun Alive (1956)
Passed | 89 min | Drama, Western
In the western frontier town of Cross Creek storekeeper George Temple is a polite and soft spoken man with a secret past.When three bank robbers on the lam stop in town to change horses George Temple's past comes back to haunt him.
46. 23 Paces to Baker Street (1956)
Approved | 103 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller