Top 1954 IMDb Rated Movies

[#1] Seven Samurai (1954)

A samurai answers a village's request for protection after he falls on hard times. The town needs protection from bandits, so the samurai gathers six others to help him teach the people how to defend themselves, and the villagers provide the soldiers with food.

Genre: Action, Drama

Director:

Cast: Bokuzen Hidari, Daisuke Katō, Eijirō Tōno, Isao Kimura,...

Country: Japan

Duration: 207 min

Release: 1954

Rated: Not Rated

IMDb: 8.6 (313,785 votes)

[#2] Rear Window (1954)

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

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Cast: Frank Cady, Georgine Darcy, Grace Kelly, Havis Davenport,...

Country: US

Duration: 112 min

Release: 1954

Rated: PG

IMDb: 8.5 (443,501 votes)

[#3] Dial M for Murder (1954)

An ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to have his wife murdered after discovering she is having an affair, and assumes she will soon leave him for the other man anyway. When things go wrong, he improvises a new plan—to frame her for murder instead.

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Director:

Cast: Anthony Dawson, Bess Flowers, George Alderson, George Leigh,...

Country: US

Duration: 105 min

Release: 1954

Rated: PG

IMDb: 8.2 (158,440 votes)

[#4] On the Waterfront (1954)

Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of the dockers union. Terry witnesses a murder by two of Johnny's thugs, and later meets the dead man's sister and feels responsible for his death. She introduces him to Father Barry, who tries to force him to provide information for the courts that will smash the dock racketeers.

Genre: Crime, Drama

Director:

Cast: Arthur Keegan, Don Blackman, Eva Marie Saint, James Westerfield,...

Country: US

Duration: 108 min

Release: 1954

Rated: Approved

IMDb: 8.1 (141,376 votes)

[#5] La Strada (1954)

When Gelsomina, a naïve young woman, is purchased from her impoverished mother by brutish circus strongman Zampanò to be his wife and partner, she loyally endures her husband's coldness and abuse as they travel the Italian countryside performing together. Soon Zampanò must deal with his jealousy and conflicted feelings about Gelsomina when she finds a kindred spirit in Il Matto, the carefree circus fool, and contemplates leaving Zampanò.

Genre: Drama

Director:

Cast: Aldo Silvani, Anna Primula, Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina,...

Country: Italy

Duration: 115 min

Release: 1954

Rated: Not Rated

IMDb: 8.0 (57,978 votes)

[#6] Sabrina (1954)

Linus and David Larrabee are the two sons of a very wealthy family. Linus is all work – busily running the family corporate empire, he has no time for a wife and family. David is all play – technically he is employed by the family business, but never shows up for work, spends all his time entertaining, and has been married and divorced three times. Meanwhile, Sabrina Fairchild is the young, shy, and awkward daughter of the household chauffeur, who goes away to Paris for two years, and...

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director:

Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Ellen Corby, Emory Parnell, Francis X. Bushman,...

Country: US

Duration: 113 min

Release: 1954

Rated: Passed

IMDb: 7.7 (59,208 votes)

[#7] The Caine Mutiny (1954)

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

Genre: War

Director:

Cast: Arthur Franz, Claude Akins, E.G. Marshall, Fred MacMurray,...

Country: US

Duration: 124 min

Release: 1954

Rated: Not Rated

IMDb: 7.7 (25,505 votes)

[#8] White Christmas (1954)

Two talented song-and-dance men team up after the war to become one of the hottest acts in show business. In time they befriend and become romantically involved with the beautiful Haynes sisters who comprise a sister act.

Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance

Director:

Cast: Anne Whitfield, Barrie Chase, Bea Allen, Bing Crosby,...

Country: US

Duration: 120 min

Release: 1954

Rated: Not Rated

IMDb: 7.6 (35,021 votes)

[#9] Godzilla (1954)

Japan is thrown into a panic after several ships are sunk near Odo Island. An expedition to the island led by Dr. Yemani soon discover something far more devastating than imagined in the form of a 50 meter tall monster whom the natives call Gojira. Now the monster begins a rampage that threatens to destroy not only Japan, but the rest of the world as well.

Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller

Director:

Cast: Akihiko Hirata, Akira Takarada, Fuyuki Murakami, Hiroshi Hayashi,...

Country: Japan

Duration: 96 min

Release: 1954

Rated: Not Rated

IMDb: 7.6 (30,163 votes)

[#10] Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

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

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Western

Director:

Cast: Betty Carr, Howard Keel, Howard Petrie, Jacques d'Amboise,...

Country: US

Duration: 102 min

Release: 1954

Rated: Approved

IMDb: 7.4 (22,449 votes)