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1. The Cowboy (1954)

69 min | Documentary

A one-family documentary from Elmo Williams and his wife Lorraine. The former, who won an Academy Award for his editing of "High Noon", co-produced, directed, edited and photographed (... See full summary »

Director: Elmo Williams | Stars: Tex Ritter, William Conrad, John Dehner, Lawrence Dobkin

Votes: 13

2. Ulysses (1954)

Not Rated | 94 min | Adventure, Fantasy, History

A movie adaptation of Homer's second epic, that talks about Ulysses' efforts to return to his home after the end of ten years of war.

Director: Mario Camerini | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Silvana Mangano, Anthony Quinn, Rossana Podestà

Votes: 3,104

3. The Silver Chalice (1954)

Approved | 142 min | Drama, Romance

A Greek artisan is commissioned to cast the cup of Christ in silver, and sculpt around its rim, the faces of the disciples and Jesus. He travels to Jerusalem and eventually to Rome to ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,307

4. Seven Samurai (1954)

Not Rated | 207 min | Adventure, Drama

98 Metascore

A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki

Votes: 288,204 | Gross: $0.27M

5. Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (1954)

Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

Depicts the early life of the legendary warrior Musashi Miyamoto; his years as an aspiring warrior, an outlaw and finally a true samurai.

Director: Hiroshi Inagaki | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Mariko Okada, Rentarô Mikuni, Kurôemon Onoe

Votes: 6,935

6. Sabaka (1954)

Approved | 77 min | Adventure

In India, a young elephant trainer vows revenge against the cult that killed his family and, when the local Maharajah refuses to help, sets out alone to battle his enemy.

Director: Frank Ferrin | Stars: Nino Marcel, Boris Karloff, Lou Krugman, Reginald Denny

Votes: 126

7. Deadly Decision (1954)

92 min | Biography, Drama, War

Brief biopic of Wilhelm Canaris, army intelligence (Abwehr) chief of Nazi Germany from 1935 to 1944.

Director: Alfred Weidenmann | Stars: O.E. Hasse, Barbara Rütting, Adrian Hoven, Martin Held

Votes: 236

8. Salt of the Earth (1954)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, History

74 Metascore

Mexican workers at a Zinc mine call a general strike. It is only through the solidarity of the workers, and importantly the indomitable resolve of their wives, mothers and daughters, that they eventually triumph.

Director: Herbert J. Biberman | Stars: Juan Chacón, Rosaura Revueltas, Will Geer, David Wolfe

Votes: 2,691

9. Twenty-Four Eyes (1954)

Not Rated | 156 min | Drama

Schoolteacher Hisako Oishi forms an emotional bond with her pupils and teaches them various virtues, while at the same time worrying about their future.

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Hideki Gôko, Itsuo Watanabe, Makoto Miyagawa, Takeo Terashita

Votes: 2,005

10. La Strada (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

A care-free girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain along the way.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina, Richard Basehart, Aldo Silvani

Votes: 53,630

11. Human Cargo (1954)

88 min | Drama

When Mario, a bad boy, is released from prison, he plans to live honestly with his wife Geneviève. But the latter has not waited for him and Mario, out of spite, accepts to work as a tout ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Chevalier | Stars: Micheline Presle, Raymond Pellegrin, Dora Doll, René Sarvil

Votes: 28

12. Dragon's Gold (1954)

70 min | Crime, Drama

A bonding company sends an investigator to China to find out if one of its clients actually stole $7,000,000 worth of gold as claimed by the supposed owner. He is soon involved in a series ... See full summary »

Directors: Jack Pollexfen, Aubrey Wisberg | Stars: John Archer, Hillary Brooke, Noel Cravat, Philip Van Zandt

Votes: 5

13. The Big Chase (1954)

Approved | 60 min | Crime, Drama

An LAPD rookie tangles with state prison paroled convicts who plan to rob an armored payroll truck in Los Angeles.

Directors: Arthur Hilton, Robert L. Lippert Jr. | Stars: Glenn Langan, Adele Jergens, Lon Chaney Jr., Jim Davis

Votes: 53

14. A Life at Stake (1955)

Not Rated | 78 min | Drama, Film-Noir

An out-of-work architect meets a married woman who has a business proposition for him. The architect begins to suspect the woman's interest in him is not just financial and may actually be deadly.

Director: Paul Guilfoyle | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Keith Andes, Douglass Dumbrille, Claudia Barrett

Votes: 454

15. Cry Vengeance (1954)

Not Rated | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Violent ex-cop Vic Barron comes to Ketchikan, Alaska seeking revenge on an old enemy.

Director: Mark Stevens | Stars: Mark Stevens, Martha Hyer, Skip Homeier, Joan Vohs

Votes: 390

16. Dragnet (1954)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Two homicide detectives investigate the brutal shotgun murder of a crime syndicate member.

Director: Jack Webb | Stars: Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, Richard Boone, Ann Robinson

Votes: 735

17. Target Earth (1954)

Approved | 75 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Giant robots from Venus invade Chicago. Stranded in the deserted city are strangers Frank and Nora.

Director: Sherman A. Rose | Stars: Richard Denning, Kathleen Crowley, Virginia Grey, Richard Reeves

Votes: 917

18. 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: 18,194

19. Monster from the Ocean Floor (1954)

Approved | 64 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Julie, an American on vacation in Mexico, spots a giant, one-eyed amoeba rising from the ocean, but when she tries to tell the authorities, no one believes her. She finally teams up with a marine biologist in an attempt to destroy it.

Director: Wyott Ordung | Stars: Anne Kimbell, Stuart Wade, Dick Pinner, Wyott Ordung

Votes: 467 | Gross: $0.12M

20. Godzilla (1954)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

78 Metascore

American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Akihiko Hirata, Akira Takarada, Momoko Kôchi

Votes: 25,838 | Gross: $2.42M

21. Doctor in the House (1954)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy

Simon Sparrow (Sir Dirk Bogarde) is a newly arrived medical student at St. Swithin's hospital in London, England. Falling in with three longer-serving hopefuls, he is soon immersed in the ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Muriel Pavlow, Kenneth More, Donald Sinden

Votes: 1,155

22. New Faces (1954)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Musical

A filmed performance (in CinemaScope) of the highly popular Broadway hit that was basically a collection of skits, sketches, songs and dances built around a flimsy plot to meld them all ... See full summary »

Directors: Harry Horner, John Beal | Stars: Ronny Graham, Eartha Kitt, Robert Clary, Alice Ghostley

Votes: 112

23. Animal Farm (1954)

Approved | 72 min | Animation, Drama

A successful farmyard revolution by the resident animals vs. the farmer goes horribly wrong as the victors create a new tyranny among themselves.

Directors: Joy Batchelor, John Halas | Stars: Gordon Heath, Maurice Denham

Votes: 13,557

24. Hansel and Gretel (1954)

Approved | 72 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

An "electronic puppet" version of the Humperdinck opera, adapted for children and using spoken dialogue as well as Humperdinck's music.

Director: John Paul | Stars: Anna Russell, Mildred Dunnock, Frank Rogier, Delbert Anderson

Votes: 189



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