Feature Film, Released between 1948-01-01 and 1948-12-31 (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. On an Island with You (1948)

Passed | 107 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.0
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While shooting on location in the South Pacific, a movie star is pursued by a handsome Naval officer who is convinced she is the girl for him.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Esther Williams, Peter Lawford, Ricardo Montalban, Jimmy Durante

Votes: 811

2. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

Passed | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

8.2
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98 Metascore

Two Americans searching for work in Mexico convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Bruce Bennett

Votes: 116,044 | Gross: $5.01M

3. Bicycle Thieves (1948)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama

8.3
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In post-war Italy, a working-class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Elena Altieri

Votes: 149,674 | Gross: $0.33M

4. Rope (1948)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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73 Metascore

Two men attempt to prove they committed the perfect crime by hosting a dinner party after strangling their former classmate to death.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, John Dall, Farley Granger, Dick Hogan

Votes: 131,942

5. Key Largo (1948)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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A man visits his war buddy's family hotel and finds a gangster running things. As a hurricane approaches, the two end up confronting each other.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 37,515

6. Red River (1948)

Passed | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.8
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Dunson leads a cattle drive, the culmination of over 14 years of work, to its destination in Missouri. But his tyrannical behavior along the way causes a mutiny, led by his adopted son.

Directors: Howard Hawks, Arthur Rosson | Stars: John Wayne, Montgomery Clift, Joanne Dru, Walter Brennan

Votes: 28,687

7. The Red Shoes (1948)

Not Rated | 135 min | Drama, Music, Romance

8.1
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A young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her pursuit to become a prima ballerina.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Anton Walbrook, Marius Goring, Moira Shearer, Robert Helpmann

Votes: 31,643 | Gross: $10.90M

8. Oliver Twist (1948)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

7.8
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84 Metascore

In Charles Dickens' classic tale, an orphan wends his way from cruel apprenticeship to den of thieves in search of a true home.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Robert Newton, Alec Guinness, Kay Walsh, Francis L. Sullivan

Votes: 11,559

9. The Three Musketeers (1948)

Not Rated | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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D'Artagnan (Gene Kelly) and his Musketeer comrades thwart the plans of Cardinal Richelieu (Vincent Price) to usurp King Louis XIII's (Frank Morgan's) power.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Lana Turner, Gene Kelly, June Allyson, Van Heflin

Votes: 5,759

10. Fort Apache (1948)

Passed | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Western

7.5
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At Fort Apache, an honorable and veteran war captain finds conflict when his regime is placed under the command of a young, glory hungry lieutenant colonel with no respect for the local Indian tribe.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Pedro Armendáriz

Votes: 16,667

11. Hamlet (1948)

Approved | 154 min | Drama

7.6
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82 Metascore

Prince Hamlet struggles over whether or not he should kill his uncle, whom he suspects has murdered his father, the former king.

Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, John Laurie, Esmond Knight

Votes: 15,594

12. I Love Trouble (1948)

Passed | 93 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.8
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A wealthy man hires a detective to investigate his wife's past. The detective (Franchot Tone) discovers that the wife had been a dancer and left her home town with an actor. The latter is ... See full summary »

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Franchot Tone, Janet Blair, Janis Carter, Adele Jergens

Votes: 485

13. I Remember Mama (1948)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, Family

7.9
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The ups and downs of a Norwegian immigrant family, circa 1910.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Irene Dunne, Barbara Bel Geddes, Oskar Homolka, Philip Dorn

Votes: 5,086

14. Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.4
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While on the telephone, an invalid woman overhears what she thinks is a murder plot and attempts to prevent it.

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, Ann Richards, Wendell Corey

Votes: 10,109

15. The Search (1948)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, War

7.9
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In post-war Berlin, an American private helps a lost Czech boy find his mother.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Montgomery Clift, Ivan Jandl, Aline MacMahon, Wendell Corey

Votes: 3,944

16. Unfaithfully Yours (1948)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.6
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A man dreams of revenge when he suspects his wife is unfaithful.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell, Rudy Vallee, Barbara Lawrence

Votes: 4,791

17. The Naked City (1948)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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74 Metascore

A step-by-step look at a murder investigation on the streets of New York.

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart, Don Taylor

Votes: 12,406

18. All My Sons (1948)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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During WW2, industrialist Joe Keller commits a crime and frames his business partner Herbert Deever but years later his sin comes back to haunt him when Joe's son plans to marry Deever's daughter.

Director: Irving Reis | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Burt Lancaster, Mady Christians, Louisa Horton

Votes: 1,719

19. He Walked by Night (1948)

Approved | 79 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.1
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This film-noir piece, told in semi-documentary style, follows police on the hunt for a resourceful criminal who shoots and kills a cop.

Directors: Alfred L. Werker, Anthony Mann | Stars: Richard Basehart, Scott Brady, Roy Roberts, Whit Bissell

Votes: 5,258

20. Easter Parade (1948)

Approved | 103 min | Musical, Romance

7.4
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A nightclub performer hires a naive chorus girl to become his new dance partner to make his former partner jealous and to prove he can make any partner a star.

Director: Charles Walters | Stars: Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Peter Lawford, Ann Miller

Votes: 8,963 | Gross: $9.03M

21. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

7.4
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The Wolf Man tries to warn a dimwitted porter that Dracula wants his brain for Frankenstein monster's body.

Directors: Charles Barton, Walter Lantz | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi

Votes: 15,016 | Gross: $4.80M

22. Johnny Belinda (1948)

Unrated | 102 min | Drama

7.8
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A kind doctor volunteers to tutor a deaf-mute woman, but scandal starts to swirl when his pupil is raped and falls pregnant.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Jane Wyman, Lew Ayres, Charles Bickford, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 4,348

23. Macbeth (1948)

Passed | 107 min | Drama, History, War

7.5
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Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Jeanette Nolan, Dan O'Herlihy, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 6,495

24. 3 Godfathers (1948)

Passed | 106 min | Drama, Western

7.1
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82 Metascore

Three outlaws on the run risk their freedom and their lives to return a newborn to civilization.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Pedro Armendáriz, Harry Carey Jr., Ward Bond

Votes: 8,614

25. They Live by Night (1948)

Passed | 95 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Romance

7.5
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82 Metascore

An escaped convict, injured during a robbery, falls in love with the woman who nurses him back to health, but their relationship seems doomed from the beginning.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Cathy O'Donnell, Farley Granger, Howard Da Silva, Jay C. Flippen

Votes: 7,400

26. Joan of Arc (1948)

Approved | 145 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.4
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The abbreviated life of the 15th Century French heroine.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, José Ferrer, Selena Royle, Robert Barrat

Votes: 2,948

27. State of the Union (1948)

Approved | 124 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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An industrialist is urged to run for President, but this requires uncomfortable compromises on both political and marital levels.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Van Johnson, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 3,542

28. Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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A pianist about to flee from a duel receives a letter from a woman he cannot remember, who may hold the key to his downfall.

Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan, Mady Christians, Marcel Journet

Votes: 11,245

29. Germany Year Zero (1948)

Not Rated | 78 min | Drama, War

7.9
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A young German boy faces the problems of the tough life in the immediate post WWII Berlin.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Edmund Moeschke, Ernst Pittschau, Ingetraud Hinze, Franz-Otto Krüger

Votes: 11,035

30. Yellow Sky (1948)

Approved | 98 min | Crime, Western

7.4
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A pistol-packing tomboy and her grandfather discover a band of bank robbing bandits taking refuge in the neighboring ghost town.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Gregory Peck, Anne Baxter, Richard Widmark, Robert Arthur

Votes: 4,535

31. The Pirate (1948)

Approved | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

7.0
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A girl is engaged to the local rich man, but meanwhile she has dreams about the legendary pirate Macoco. A traveling singer falls in love with her and to impress her he poses as the pirate.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Walter Slezak, Gladys Cooper

Votes: 4,479 | Gross: $2.96M

32. Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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A man and his wife decide they can afford to have a house in the country built to their specifications. It's a lot more trouble than they think.

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas, Reginald Denny

Votes: 10,528

33. Drunken Angel (1948)

Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.7
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A drunken doctor with a hot temper and a violence-prone gangster with tuberculosis form a quicksilver bond.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Toshirô Mifune, Reizaburô Yamamoto, Michiyo Kogure

Votes: 10,791

34. Each to His Own Way (1948)

109 min | Drama

6.0
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A drama about a doctor and his wife. She used to be an actress, but became a housewife when she married. When she resumes her acting career the marriage crashes.

Director: Hasse Ekman | Stars: Gunn Wållgren, Hasse Ekman, Uno Henning, Marianne Aminoff

Votes: 35

35. A Song Is Born (1948)

Approved | 113 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

6.9
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With her gangster boyfriend under investigation by the police, a nightclub singer hides out in a musical research institution staffed by bachelor professors - one of whom begins to fall for her.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey

Votes: 2,212

36. Brighton Rock (1948)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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In Brighton in 1935, small-time gang leader Pinkie Brown murders a journalist and later desperately tries to cover his tracks but runs into trouble with the police, a few witnesses and a rival gang.

Director: John Boulting | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Hermione Baddeley, William Hartnell, Harcourt Williams

Votes: 5,349 | Gross: $0.22M

37. Till the Doors of Hell (1948)

98 min | Drama

5.2
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Professor Barring is awarded the Nobel Prize in physics. According to Barring the scientist's sole duty is to seek the truth, even if this leads to the "gates of hell".

Director: Göran Gentele | Stars: Lars Hanson, Gunnel Broström, Olof Bergström, Nils Dahlgren

Votes: 21

38. The Fallen Idol (1948)

Approved | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.7
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88 Metascore

A butler working in a foreign embassy in London falls under suspicion when his wife accidentally falls to her death, the only witness being an impressionable young boy.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Michèle Morgan, Sonia Dresdel, Bobby Henrey

Votes: 7,978 | Gross: $0.34M

39. Portrait of Jennie (1948)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.7
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A mysterious girl inspires a struggling artist.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore, Lillian Gish

Votes: 6,307

40. Melody Time (1948)

Approved | 75 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.3
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69 Metascore

An anthology of animated vignettes set to contemporary music.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dennis Day, The Andrews Sisters

Votes: 5,291

41. The Snake Pit (1948)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Mystery

7.6
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A detailed chronicle of a woman during her stay in a mental institution.

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Mark Stevens, Leo Genn, Celeste Holm

Votes: 6,999 | Gross: $10.00M

42. A Foreign Affair (1948)

Approved | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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75 Metascore

In occupied Berlin, an army captain is torn between an ex-Nazi café singer and the U.S. congresswoman investigating her.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Jean Arthur, Marlene Dietrich, John Lund, Millard Mitchell

Votes: 6,988

43. Force of Evil (1948)

Passed | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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89 Metascore

An unethical lawyer, with an older brother he wants to help, becomes a partner with a client in the numbers racket.

Director: Abraham Polonsky | Stars: John Garfield, Thomas Gomez, Marie Windsor, Howland Chamberlain

Votes: 6,038

44. Superman (1948)

Approved | 244 min | Sci-Fi

7.0
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Superman comes to Earth as a child and grows up to be his home's first superhero with his first major challenge being to oppose The Spider Lady.

Directors: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Thomas Carr | Stars: Kirk Alyn, Noel Neill, Tommy Bond, Carol Forman

Votes: 968

45. Act of Violence (1948)

Passed | 82 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.5
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An embittered, vengeful POW stalks his former commanding officer who betrayed his men's planned escape attempt from a Nazi prison camp.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Van Heflin, Robert Ryan, Janet Leigh, Mary Astor

Votes: 4,546

46. The Big Clock (1948)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.7
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A magazine tycoon commits a murder and pins it on an innocent man, who then tries to solve the murder himself.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Ray Milland, Maureen O'Sullivan, Charles Laughton, George Macready

Votes: 7,921

47. Bond Street (1948)

109 min | Drama

6.7
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A young British woman is getting married, and as she goes through her trousseau we see the stories behind four of the items that were bought on Bond Street in London.

Director: Gordon Parry | Stars: Jean Kent, Roland Young, Kathleen Harrison, Derek Farr

Votes: 92

48. The Boy with Green Hair (1948)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.7
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This parable looks at public reaction when the hair of an American war orphan mysteriously turns green.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Robert Ryan, Barbara Hale, Dean Stockwell

Votes: 2,669

49. Anna Karenina (1948)

Approved | 139 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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A married woman's affair with a dashing young officer has tragic results.

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Ralph Richardson, Kieron Moore, Hugh Dempster

Votes: 2,481

50. Raw Deal (1948)

Not Rated | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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Joe Sullivan has taken the rap for Rick who double-crosses him with a flawed escape plan and other means intended to get rid of him.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Claire Trevor, Marsha Hunt, John Ireland

Votes: 4,288


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