Top 1956 IMDb Rated Movies

[#1] A Man Escaped (1956)

A captured French Resistance fighter during World War II engineers a daunting escape from prison.

Genre: Drama, Thriller, War

Director:

Cast: Charles Le Clainche, Fran├žois Leterrier, Jacques Ertaud, Jacques Oerlemans,...

Country: France

Duration: 101 min

Release: 1956

Rated: Not Rated

IMDb: 8.3 (19,558 votes)

[#2] The Killing (1956)

Career criminal Johnny Clay recruits a sharpshooter, a crooked police officer, a bartender and a betting teller named George, among others, for one last job before he goes straight and gets married. But when George tells his restless wife about the scheme to steal millions from the racetrack where he works, she hatches a plot of her own.

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Director:

Cast: Coleen Gray, Dorothy Adams, Elisha Cook Jr., Herbert Ellis,...

Country: US

Duration: 85 min

Release: 1956

Rated: Approved

IMDb: 8.0 (81,387 votes)

[#3] The Searchers (1956)

As a Civil War veteran spends years searching for a young niece captured by Indians, his motivation becomes increasingly questionable.

Genre: Western

Director:

Cast: Antonio Moreno, Beulah Archuletta, Dorothy Jordan, Hank Worden,...

Country: US

Duration: 119 min

Release: 1956

Rated: Passed

IMDb: 7.9 (81,376 votes)

[#4] The Ten Commandments (1956)

Escaping death, a Hebrew infant is raised in a royal household to become a prince. Upon discovery of his true heritage, Moses embarks on a personal quest to reclaim his destiny as the leader and liberator of the Hebrew people.

Genre: Drama, History

Director:

Cast: Anne Baxter, Cedric Hardwicke, Charlton Heston, Debra Paget,...

Country: US

Duration: 220 min

Release: 1956

Rated: G

IMDb: 7.9 (64,200 votes)

[#5] Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.

Genre: Horror, Science Fiction

Director:

Cast: Beatrice Maude, Bobby Clark, Carolyn Jones, Dana Wynter,...

Country: US

Duration: 80 min

Release: 1956

Rated: Approved

IMDb: 7.7 (44,796 votes)

[#6] Forbidden Planet (1956)

Starship C57D travels to planet Altair 4 in search of the crew of spaceship "Bellerophon," a scientific expedition that has been missing for 20 years, only to find themselves unwelcome by the expedition's lone survivor and warned of destruction by an invisible force if they don't turn back immediately.

Genre: Science Fiction

Director:

Cast: Anne Francis, Earl Holliman, George Wallace, Harry Harvey Jr.,...

Country: US

Duration: 98 min

Release: 1956

Rated: G

IMDb: 7.6 (44,950 votes)

[#7] Giant (1956)

"Giant" is a movie of huge scale and grandeur in which three generations of land-rich Texans love, swagger, connive and clash in a saga of family strife, racial bigotry and conflict between cattle barons and newly rich oil tycoons.

Genre: Drama, Western

Director:

Cast: Alexander Scourby, Carroll Baker, Chill Wills, Dennis Hopper,...

Country: US

Duration: 201 min

Release: 1956

Rated: G

IMDb: 7.6 (35,334 votes)

[#8] The King and I (1956)

Widowed Welsh mother Anna Loenowens becomes a governess and English tutor to the wives and many children of the stubborn King Mongkut of Siam. Anna and the King have a clash of personalities as she works to teach the royal family about the English language, customs and etiquette, and rushes to prepare a party for a group of European diplomats who must change their opinions about the King.

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Music, Romance

Director:

Cast: Alan Mowbray, Carlos Rivas, Charles Irwin, Deborah Kerr,...

Country: US

Duration: 133 min

Release: 1956

Rated: G

IMDb: 7.4 (23,614 votes)

[#9] The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

A widescreen, Technicolor remake by Hitchcock of his 1934 film of the same title. A couple vacationing in Morocco with their young son accidentally stumble upon an assassination plot. When the child is kidnapped to ensure their silence, they have to take matters into their own hands to save him.

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Cast: Alan Mowbray, Alix Talton, Bernard Miles, Brenda De Banzie,...

Country: US

Duration: 120 min

Release: 1956

Rated: PG

IMDb: 7.4 (58,648 votes)

[#10] The Wrong Man (1956)

In 1953, an innocent man named Christopher Emmanuel "Manny" Balestrero is arrested after being mistaken for an armed robber.

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery

Director:

Cast: Anthony Quayle, Charles Cooper, Doreen Lang, Esther Minciotti,...

Country: US

Duration: 106 min

Release: 1956

Rated: Not Rated

IMDb: 7.4 (25,838 votes)