Oscar Nominated Movies from 1954

by mtatzgern | created - 11 Dec 2019 | updated - 11 Dec 2019 | Public

Feature films nominated for the 27th Academy Awards

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1. On the Waterfront (1954)

Approved | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

91 Metascore

An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger

Votes: 143,818 | Gross: $9.60M

2. 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: 24,612 | Gross: $21.75M

3. The Country Girl (1954)

Unrated | 104 min | Drama, Music

A director hires an alcoholic has-been and strikes up a stormy relationship with the actor's wife, who he believes is the cause of all the man's problems.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, William Holden, Anthony Ross

Votes: 5,484

4. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

Approved | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

75 Metascore

In 1850 Oregon, when a backwoodsman brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide that they want to get married too.

Director: Stanley Donen | Stars: Jane Powell, Howard Keel, Jeff Richards, Russ Tamblyn

Votes: 21,557 | Gross: $9.40M

5. Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance

Three American women working in Rome, Italy, share a spacious apartment and the desire to find love and marriage, each experiencing a few bumps in their journeys to romance.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters, Louis Jourdan

Votes: 3,134

6. A Star Is Born (1954)

Passed | 154 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

89 Metascore

A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford

Votes: 16,203 | Gross: $14.93M

7. Robinson Crusoe (1954)

Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Drama

The classic story of Robinson Crusoe, a man who is dragged to a desert island after a shipwreck.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Dan O'Herlihy, Jaime Fernández, Felipe de Alba, Chel López

Votes: 3,651

8. Carmen Jones (1954)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

65 Metascore

Contemporary version of the Bizet opera, with new lyrics and an African-American cast.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Dorothy Dandridge, Pearl Bailey, Olga James

Votes: 4,690

9. 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: 60,134

10. Magnificent Obsession (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Romance

A rich playboy whose recklessness inadvertently causes the death of a prominent doctor tries to make amends to his widow, and falls for her in the process.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Jane Wyman, Rock Hudson, Agnes Moorehead, Otto Kruger

Votes: 6,167

11. The Barefoot Contessa (1954)

Not Rated | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

This is the life of a Hollywood movie star named Maria, as told by writer/director Harry et al, from being discovered in Madrid, Spain, until her funeral in Italy.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Marius Goring

Votes: 9,934

12. Executive Suite (1954)

Passed | 104 min | Drama

When the head of a large manufacturing firm dies suddenly from a stroke, his vice presidents vie to see who will replace him.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: William Holden, Barbara Stanwyck, June Allyson, Fredric March

Votes: 3,677

13. 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: 3,477

14. The High and the Mighty (1954)

Not Rated | 147 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

When a commercial airliner develops engine problems on a trans-Pacific flight and the pilot loses his nerve, it is up to the washed-up co-pilot Dan Roman to bring the plane in safely.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Laraine Day, Robert Stack

Votes: 5,416

15. 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: 449,515 | Gross: $36.76M

16. Bread, Love and Dreams (1953)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

When a veteran marshal is sent to a small town, he quickly falls for two women: a midwife and an earthy young woman nicknamed "Frisky".

Director: Luigi Comencini | Stars: Vittorio De Sica, Gina Lollobrigida, Marisa Merlini, Virgilio Riento

Votes: 1,350

17. Forbidden Games (1952)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, War

A young French girl orphaned in a Nazi air attack is befriended by the son of a poor farmer, and together they try to come to terms with the realities of death.

Director: René Clément | Stars: Georges Poujouly, Brigitte Fossey, Amédée, Laurence Badie

Votes: 11,276 | Gross: $0.01M

18. 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: 1,053

19. There's No Business Like Show Business (1954)

Approved | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Molly and Terry Donahue, plus their three children, are The Five Donahues. Son Tim meets hat-check girl Vicky and the family act begins to fall apart.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Ethel Merman, Marilyn Monroe, Donald O'Connor, Dan Dailey

Votes: 5,500

20. Genevieve (1953)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy

Two British couples pit their vintage automobiles against each other in an exciting cross-country race.

Director: Henry Cornelius | Stars: Dinah Sheridan, John Gregson, Kay Kendall, Kenneth More

Votes: 2,836

21. The Glenn Miller Story (1954)

Approved | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music

Biography of bandleader Glenn Miller from his beginnings to his death over the English Channel in December 1944.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, June Allyson, Harry Morgan, Charles Drake

Votes: 8,089

22. Knock on Wood (1954)

Passed | 103 min | Comedy

Discovering that a ventriloquist is travelling to Zurich, a spy ring hides secret plans in his dummies' heads. When a second spy ring learns of the plans, they descend upon the ventriloquist, causing city-wide pandemonium.

Directors: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama | Stars: Danny Kaye, Mai Zetterling, Torin Thatcher, David Burns

Votes: 943

23. The Egyptian (1954)

Approved | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

In ancient Egypt, a poor orphan becomes a genial physician and is eventually appointed at the Pharaoh's court where he witnesses palace intrigues and learns dangerous royal secrets.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Gene Tierney, Michael Wilding

Votes: 3,611

24. The Silver Chalice (1954)

Approved | 142 min | Drama, Romance

Paul Newman - in his screen debut - plays a 1st-century Greek sculptor who is sold into slavery.

Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Virginia Mayo, Pier Angeli, Jack Palance, Paul Newman

Votes: 1,428

25. Rogue Cop (1954)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

After witnessing a murder, honest cop Eddie Kelvaney is silenced by gangster Dan Beaumonte, prompting Eddie's brother, Detective Chris Kelvaney, to search for the killer.

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Robert Taylor, Janet Leigh, George Raft, Steve Forrest

Votes: 840

26. Le Plaisir (1952)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Three separate stories about the same thing: le plaisir (pleasure).

Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: Jean Gabin, Danielle Darrieux, Simone Simon, Claude Dauphin

Votes: 4,331

27. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

G | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

83 Metascore

A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas, Peter Lorre

Votes: 29,869 | Gross: $28.20M

28. Désirée (1954)

Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

The rise and fall of Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons, Merle Oberon, Michael Rennie

Votes: 2,719

29. 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: 7,676

30. 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: 332 | Gross: $1.30M

31. The Earrings of Madame De... (1953)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

When an aristocratic woman known only as "Madame de . . ." sells a pair of earrings given to her by her husband in order to pay some debts, she sets off a chain reaction of financial and carnal consequences that can end only in despair.

Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: Charles Boyer, Danielle Darrieux, Vittorio De Sica, Jean Debucourt

Votes: 9,001

32. Indiscretion of an American Wife (1953)

Not Rated | 63 min | Drama, Romance

Prior to leaving by train for Paris, a married American woman tries to break off her affair with a young Italian in Rome's Stazione Termini.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Montgomery Clift, Gino Cervi, Richard Beymer

Votes: 2,551

33. 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: 3,457 | Gross: $1.40M

34. Gate of Hell (1953)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, History

A samurai pursues a married lady-in-waiting.

Director: Teinosuke Kinugasa | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Kazuo Hasegawa, Isao Yamagata, Yatarô Kurokawa

Votes: 3,301

35. Susan Slept Here (1954)

Approved | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

A Hollywood screenwriter takes in a runaway girl who's more woman than he can handle.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Dick Powell, Debbie Reynolds, Anne Francis, Glenda Farrell

Votes: 1,601

36. Hell and High Water (1954)

Approved | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

During the Cold War, a scientific team refits a Japanese submarine and hires an ex-Navy officer to find a secret Chinese atomic island base and prevent a Communist plot against America that could trigger WW3.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Richard Widmark, Bella Darvi, Victor Francen, Cameron Mitchell

Votes: 1,625

37. Them! (1954)

Not Rated | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

The earliest atomic tests in New Mexico cause common ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon, James Arness

Votes: 20,149

38. White Christmas (1954)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

56 Metascore

A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen

Votes: 34,664 | Gross: $30.00M

39. The Little Kidnappers (1953)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Family, Romance

A Scotsman, Jim MacKenzie, living on a primitive homestead in Nova Scotia, is raising his two grandsons, Harry and Davy, following the death of their father in the Boer War. His son's death... See full summary »

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Jon Whiteley, Vincent Winter, Adrienne Corri, Duncan Macrae

Votes: 457



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