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1. Lovers, Happy Lovers! (1954)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A philanderer fakes suicide with unexpected consequences.

Director: René Clément | Stars: Gérard Philipe, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood, Margaret Johnston

Votes: 424

2. Red Garters (1954)

Approved | 91 min | Action, Music, Romance

A man visits a frontier town seeking to avenge his brother's murder.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Rosemary Clooney, Jack Carson, Guy Mitchell, Pat Crowley

Votes: 378 | Gross: $1.30M

3. It Should Happen to You (1954)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

When a young woman with dreams of fame rents a billboard to advertise herself, her life changes overnight.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Holliday, Jack Lemmon, Peter Lawford, Michael O'Shea

Votes: 3,770 | Gross: $1.40M

4. Track of the Cat (1954)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Western

Around the turn of the 20th century, during a harsh northern California winter, members of a ranching family are squabbling among themselves while the two oldest sons go hunting for a panther that is killing their livestock.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Teresa Wright, Diana Lynn, Tab Hunter

Votes: 1,986

5. High and Dry (1954)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy

An American businessman in Scotland is conned into shipping a valuable load of cargo to a Scottish island via a coal powered boat.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Paul Douglas, Alex Mackenzie, James Copeland, Abe Barker

Votes: 1,266

6. Brigadoon (1954)

Passed | 108 min | Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Two Americans on a hunting trip in Scotland become lost. They encounter a small village, not on the map, called Brigadoon, in which people harbor a mysterious secret, and behave as if they were still living two hundred years in the past.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, Cyd Charisse, Elaine Stewart

Votes: 8,019

7. Flying Classroom (1954)

92 min | Drama, Comedy, Family

All is not really well between the boys of Gymnasium and the boys of the six-form High School: sparks fly when they get within 100m of each other! The continuous feud between the pupils is ... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Hoffmann | Stars: Paul Dahlke, Heliane Bei, Paul Klinger, Erich Ponto

Votes: 467

8. The Passing Stranger (1954)

84 min | Crime, Drama

The pretty owner of a 'greasy spoon' cafe helps a handsome customer involved in robbery and murder.

Director: John Arnold | Stars: Lee Patterson, Diane Cilento, Duncan Lamont, Olive Gregg

Votes: 110

10. Aldri annet enn bråk (1954)

77 min | Comedy, Drama

The Bråten family lives on the top floor in a sublet appartment in the suburbs of Oslo. The father, mother and 5 kids all share the space of this 1 room and a kitchen appartment. The father... See full summary »

Director: Edith Carlmar | Stars: Turid Haaland, Stig Egede-Nissen, Vigdis Røising, Sven Libaek

Votes: 129

11. The Last Summer (1954)

110 min | Action, Drama, Romance

A Nordic revolutionary's plans to murder the president go awry when he falls in love with the man's daughter.

Director: Harald Braun | Stars: Hardy Krüger, Liselotte Pulver, Mathias Wieman, Brigitte Horney

Votes: 30

12. Dragnet (1954)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Two homicide detectives investigate the brutal shotgun murder of a crime syndicate member.

Director: Jack Webb | Stars: Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, Richard Boone, Ann Robinson

Votes: 936

13. Cry Vengeance (1954)

Not Rated | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Violent ex-cop Vic Barron comes to Ketchikan, Alaska seeking revenge on an old enemy.

Director: Mark Stevens | Stars: Mark Stevens, Martha Hyer, Skip Homeier, Joan Vohs

Votes: 526

14. Jazz Dance (1954)

22 min | Documentary, Short, Music

Roger Tilton wrote (what little there is in this mostly unrehearsed short), directed and produced this short subject shot in the Central Plaza Dance Hall in New York City. It is a frenzied,... See full summary »

Director: Roger Tilton | Stars: Jimmy McPartland, Pee Wee Russell, Willie 'The Lion' Smith

Votes: 116

15. The River Girl (1954)

94 min | Drama

When peasant girl Nives is deserted by smuggler Gino Lodi, she betrays him to the police. Police officer Enzo Cinti, who loves Nives, traces her to the Po River cane-fields, where she is ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Soldati | Stars: Sophia Loren, Gérard Oury, Lise Bourdin, Rik Battaglia

Votes: 218

16. Drive a Crooked Road (1954)

Passed | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

An upright car mechanic falls in love with the girlfriend of a gangster. This forces him to participate in the criminal underworld.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Dianne Foster, Kevin McCarthy, Jack Kelly

Votes: 1,478

17. One Step to Eternity (1954)

95 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

Francois Roques, a power-and-money-mad editor of a Paris newspaper (who justifies his actions by calling attention to his poverty-stricken childhood), invites four women to a housewarming ... See full summary »

Director: Henri Decoin | Stars: Danielle Darrieux, Michel Auclair, Corinne Calvet, Gérard Buhr

Votes: 116

18. The Rainbow Jacket (1954)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Sport

A champion jockey is banned from racing so spends his time helping a young lad to become the next champion.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Robert Morley, Kay Walsh, Edward Underdown, Fella Edmonds

Votes: 125

19. The Anatomy of Love (1954)

134 min | Comedy

A five-part compilation film. In "The Baby," a poverty-ridden couple with children decides that their newborn is too much and decide to leave him in a church, but the mother can't go ... See full summary »

Directors: Alessandro Blasetti, Paul Paviot | Stars: Vittorio De Sica, Dany Robin, François Périer, Alba Arnova

Votes: 155

21. Sabrina (1954)

Passed | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

A playboy becomes interested in the daughter of his family's chauffeur, but it's his more serious brother who would be the better man for her.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, Walter Hampden

Votes: 61,977

23. Young at Heart (1954)

Approved | 117 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

The lives and romances of three sisters in a musical family; the youngest daughter's life is complicated by the subsequent arrival of a charming composer and a cynical music arranger.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Gig Young, Ethel Barrymore

Votes: 2,388

24. Beachhead (1954)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, War

In 1943, in the wake of the Allied amphibious landing on the Japanese-held Bougainville Island, four Marines are sent to scout the location of Japanese minefields.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Tony Curtis, Frank Lovejoy, Mary Murphy, Eduard Franz

Votes: 1,012 | Gross: $1.40M

25. Broken Lance (1954)

Approved | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

The saga of the Devereaux rancher family, set in 1880's Arizona.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Jean Peters, Richard Widmark

Votes: 3,651

26. Modern Virgin (1954)

101 min | Comedy, Drama

The young Claudia wants to escape from the gray life of the province and aims rich men but each time with unhappy results. Only the brother will eventually succeed in shaking her from this purpose.

Director: Marcello Pagliero | Stars: Vittorio De Sica, Gabriele Ferzetti, May Britt, Vittorio Sanipoli

Votes: 16

27. Court Martial (1954)

Approved | 105 min | Drama

A court-martial attempts to find out why, and if, an officer embezzled his unit's funds.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: David Niven, Margaret Leighton, Noelle Middleton, Allan Cuthbertson

Votes: 580

28. Touchez Pas au Grisbi (1954)

Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Drama

85 Metascore

An aging, world-weary gangster is double-crossed and forced out of retirement when his best friend is kidnapped and their stash of eight stolen gold bars demanded as ransom.

Director: Jacques Becker | Stars: Jean Gabin, René Dary, Dora Doll, Vittorio Sanipoli

Votes: 7,318 | Gross: $0.13M

29. Rear Window (1954)

PG | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller

100 Metascore

A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

Votes: 464,655 | Gross: $36.76M

30. Phffft (1954)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

While pursing new companions, a former married couple keep running into one another all over town.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Judy Holliday, Jack Lemmon, Jack Carson, Kim Novak

Votes: 1,582

31. Black Widow (1954)

Approved | 95 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

A young writer insinuates herself into the life of a Broadway producer.

Director: Nunnally Johnson | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Van Heflin, Gene Tierney, George Raft

Votes: 2,506

33. Mid-Century Loves (1954)

72 min | Drama, Romance

Anthology of tragic love. A noblewoman falls for a commoner. A doctor keeps quiet about his patients' infidelities. Expectant father is sent to fight in WWI. A 1920s fascist enjoys Rome's nightlife. WWII airman falls for a girl in Naples.

Directors: Mario Chiari, Pietro Germi, Glauco Pellegrini, Antonio Pietrangeli, Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Franco Interlenghi, Leonora Ruffo, Paola Borboni, Carlo Ninchi

Votes: 145

34. The Caine Mutiny (1954)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, War

63 Metascore

When a U.S. Naval captain shows signs of mental instability that jeopardizes the ship, the first officer relieves him of command and faces court martial for mutiny.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, José Ferrer, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray

Votes: 26,686 | Gross: $21.75M

35. Woman's World (1954)

Approved | 94 min | Drama

An executive plans to fill a high-ranking position by interviewing the candidates' wives.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Van Heflin, Lauren Bacall, Cornel Wilde, Clifton Webb

Votes: 999

36. Il seduttore (1954)

97 min | Comedy

Alberto is forced to face his wife and his two lovers at the same time.

Director: Franco Rossi | Stars: Alberto Sordi, Lea Padovani, Lia Amanda, Jacqueline Pierreux

Votes: 132

38. Adventure in the Hopfields (1954)

60 min | Adventure, Family

A little girl accidentally breaks her mother's favourite ornament and goes hop-picking to replace it.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Mandy Miller, Hilda Fenemore, Russell Waters, Harold Lang

Votes: 162

40. BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950–1959)
Episode: Nineteen Eighty-Four (1954)

120 min | Drama

In a totalitarian future society, Winston Smith, whose daily work is re-writing history, tries to rebel by falling in love.

Director: Rudolph Cartier | Stars: Peter Cushing, André Morell, Yvonne Mitchell, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 550

41. Time Is My Enemy (1954)

64 min | Crime, Drama

A happily-married woman is blackmailed by her first husband, who she wrongly believed was killed in the Blitz.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Dennis Price, Renée Asherson, Patrick Barr, Duncan Lamont

Votes: 170

42. Emil und die Detektive (1954)

90 min | Adventure, Family

Emil goes to Berlin to see his grandmother with a large amount of money and is offered sweets by a strange man that make him sleep. He wakes up at his stop with no money. It is up to him and a group of children to save the day.

Director: Robert A. Stemmle | Stars: Peter Finkbeiner, Heli Finkenzeller, Wolfgang Lukschy, Kurt Meisel

Votes: 322

43. The Scheming Women (1954)

96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Paul Rémi, the well-known theater director, was accused by his secretary, Andrieux, of having pushed his associate Bazine from a footbridge situated twelve meters above the stage. Advised ... See full summary »

Director: Henri Decoin | Stars: Raymond Rouleau, Jeanne Moreau, Raymond Pellegrin, Etchika Choureau

Votes: 153

44. The Last Bridge (1954)

102 min | Drama, War

A German nurse gets sent to the front because she gives medical aid to a wounded Serbian partisan during World War II.

Director: Helmut Käutner | Stars: Maria Schell, Bernhard Wicki, Barbara Rütting, Carl Möhner

Votes: 383

45. Night People (1954)

Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Crime, Mystery

During the Cold War, an American soldier is abducted in West Berlin, sparking a recovery effort led by Colonel Steve Van Dyke.

Director: Nunnally Johnson | Stars: Gregory Peck, Broderick Crawford, Anita Björk, Rita Gam

Votes: 1,157

46. Storm (1954)

100 min | Comedy, Drama