Favorite Films of 1957by bertramsharp | created - 10 Jul 2011 | updated - 5 months ago | Public
I have watched 30 films with a 1957 release date. I have listed them here ranked from best to worst (in my opinion).
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2. The Seventh Seal (1957)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy
A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague.
3. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
PG | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War
After settling his differences with a Japanese P.O.W. camp commander, a British Colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors, while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.
Votes: 189,290 | Gross: $44.91M
5. Old Yeller (1957)
Approved | 83 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
A teenage boy grows to love a stray yellow dog while helping his mother and younger brother run their Texas homestead while their father is away on a cattle drive. First thought to be good-for-nothing mutt, Old Yeller is soon beloved by all.
Votes: 10,721 | Gross: $21.91M
6. The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
Not Rated | 81 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
When Scott Carey begins to shrink because of exposure to a combination of radiation and insecticide, medical science is powerless to help him.
7. The Undead (1957)
Unrated | 71 min | Fantasy, Horror
A beautiful woman is sent back in time via hypnosis to the Middle Ages where she finds she is suspected of being a witch, and subject to being executed.
8. Curse of the Demon (1957)
Not Rated | 95 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
American professor John Holden arrives in London for a parapsychology conference, only to find himself investigating the mysterious actions of Devil-worshiper Julian Karswell.
10. A King in New York (1957)
G | 105 min | Comedy, Drama
A recently-deposed European monarch seeks shelter in New York City, where he becomes an accidental television celebrity and is later wrongly accused of being a Communist.
11. Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)
Approved | 122 min | Biography, Drama
The life and career of vaudevillian and silent screen horror star Lon Chaney, including his contentious relationship with his neurotic wife and his premature death.
12. Johnny Tremain (1957)
Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Family, History
Johnny Tremain is drawn into the Revolutionary War, and becomes a patriot fighting to free the colonies from England. Along the way he learns about life and about himself.
14. The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
Approved | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Victor Frankenstein builds a creature and brings it to life, but it behaves not as he intended.
Votes: 8,493 | Gross: $17.44M
17. I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957)
Approved | 76 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A hypnotherapist uses a temperamental teenager as guinea pig for a serum which transforms him into a vicious werewolf.
Votes: 2,175 | Gross: $2.00M
Not Rated | 66 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A group of lonely Viking women build a ship and set off across the sea to locate their missing menfolk, only to fall into the clutches of the barbarians that also hold their men captive. ... See full summary »
19. 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)
Not Rated | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The first U.S. spaceship to Venus crash-lands off the coast of Sicily on its return trip. A dangerous, lizard-like creature comes with it and quickly grows gigantic.
20. I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (1957)
Unrated | 74 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Professor Frankenstein creates a hulking teenager from the body of an accident victim; his "creation" awakens and goes on a killing spree.
22. The Sad Sack (1957)
Passed | 98 min | Comedy
Private Meredith Bixby is so out of step in the Army that his six weeks of planned basic training has now stretched to 17 months. After he loses a tank, WAC Major Shelton, a psychologist, ... See full summary »
23. Voodoo Island (1957)
Approved | 76 min | Horror
A wealthy industrialist hires the renowned hoax-buster Phillip Knight to prove that an island he plans to develop isn't voodoo cursed. However, arriving on the island, Knight soon realizes ... See full summary »
25. The Unearthly (1957)
Approved | 73 min | Sci-Fi, Horror
Mad doctor uses patients at his isolated psychiatric institute as subjects in his attempts to create longevity by surgically installing an artificial gland in their skulls, with disastrous results.
28. Monster from Green Hell (1957)
Approved | 71 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A scientific expedition in Africa investigates wasps that have been exposed to radiation and mutated into giant, killing monsters.
30. Beginning of the End (1957)
Approved | 76 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Audrey Ames, an enterprising journalist, tries to get the scoop on giant grasshoppers accidentally created at the Illinois State experimental farm. She endeavors to save Chicago, despite a ... See full summary »