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1. Kon-Tiki (1950)

Approved | 77 min | Documentary

A documentary about the Kon-Tiki expedition of the Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl.

Director: Thor Heyerdahl | Stars: Thor Heyerdahl, Herman Watzinger, Erik Hesselberg, Knut Haugland

Votes: 2,188

2. Julius Caesar (1950)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, History

The growing ambition of Julius Caesar is a source of major concern to his close friend Brutus. Cassius persuades him to participate in his plot to assassinate Caesar but they have both sorely underestimated Mark Antony.

Director: David Bradley | Stars: Charlton Heston, Grosvenor Glenn, Harold Tasker, David Bradley

Votes: 349

3. Sins of Pompeii (1950)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, History

In the town of Pompeii, 79 A.D., a few weeks before the volcanic eruption of Vesuvius, a Roman lady Hélène meets and falls in love with a young Greek man Lysias. He is betrothed to another ... See full summary »

Directors: Marcel L'Herbier, Paolo Moffa | Stars: Micheline Presle, Georges Marchal, Marcel Herrand, Jaque Catelain

Votes: 74

4. Heart of Stone (1950)

106 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance

Peter Munk, a poor charcoal burner, lives with his mother in The Black Forest. Poverty prevents him from marrying Lisbeth, the girl he loves. When he comes across the Little Glass Man, the ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Lutz Moik, Hanna Rucker, Paul Bildt, Paul Esser

Votes: 477

5. Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)

Not Rated | 113 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

The charismatic swordsman-poet helps another woo the woman he loves in this straightforward version of the play.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: José Ferrer, Mala Powers, William Prince, Morris Carnovsky

Votes: 3,419

6. Mussorgsky (1950)

120 min | Biography, Drama

Saint Petersburg, 1858. A group of composers known as The Five meet at Balakirev's. Young Modest Mussorgsky, both a civil servant and a musician, has become a fixture there. He tells about ... See full summary »

Director: Grigoriy Roshal | Stars: Aleksandr Borisov, Nikolay Cherkasov, Vladimir Balashov, Yuri Leonidov

Votes: 39

7. The Sundowners (1950)

Approved | 83 min | Western

Brother is pitted against brother in this tale of fueding ranchers in the old west.

Director: George Templeton | Stars: Robert Preston, Robert Sterling, Chill Wills, Cathy Downs

Votes: 377

8. High Lonesome (1950)

Approved | 81 min | Western

When a sudden spurt of murders occurs in Texas Big Bend country, suspicion immediately falls on a young drifter who just moved to the area.

Director: Alan Le May | Stars: John Drew Barrymore, Chill Wills, John Archer, Lois Butler

Votes: 172

9. The Showdown (1950)

Approved | 86 min | Mystery, Western

Shadrach Jones is convinced that his brother was robbed and killed by a Circle K Ranch cowhand and therefore he joins the outfit in order to find the murderer.

Directors: Dorrell McGowan, Stuart E. McGowan | Stars: Bill Elliott, Walter Brennan, Marie Windsor, Harry Morgan

Votes: 188

10. The Texan Meets Calamity Jane (1950)

Not Rated | 71 min | Western

This movie finds Calamity Jane learning that her ownership of the "Prairie Queen" saloon, bequeathed to her by the late unseen Frank Mullen, is going to be disputed by Frank's niece, ... See full summary »

Director: Ande Lamb | Stars: Evelyn Ankers, James Ellison, Lee 'Lasses' White, Ruth Whitney

Votes: 50

11. King Solomon's Mines (1950)

Passed | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

Adventurer Allan Quartermain leads an expedition into uncharted African territory in an attempt to locate an explorer who went missing during his search for the fabled diamond mines of King Solomon.

Directors: Compton Bennett, Andrew Marton | Stars: Deborah Kerr, Stewart Granger, Richard Carlson, Hugo Haas

Votes: 5,341

12. So Long at the Fair (1950)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Mystery

Vicky Barton visits Paris with her brother Johnny, only to discover the following morning he has gone missing, and the hotel staff have no recollection of his presence.

Directors: Antony Darnborough, Terence Fisher | Stars: Jean Simmons, Dirk Bogarde, David Tomlinson, Marcel Poncin

Votes: 1,425

13. The Wooden Horse (1950)

101 min | Drama, History, War

True story of three British POWs and their attempt to escape from Nazi Germany.

Directors: Jack Lee, Ian Dalrymple | Stars: Leo Genn, David Tomlinson, Anthony Steel, David Greene

Votes: 1,211

14. Justice Is Done (1950)

95 min | Drama

Known as "Justice Is Done" in 1953 when it was first shown in the USA, it opens with a short briefing in English on the French jury system and then reverts to French with English subtitles.... See full summary »

Director: André Cayatte | Stars: Michel Auclair, Antoine Balpêtré, Raymond Bussières, Jacques Castelot

Votes: 186

15. Orpheus (1950)

Not Rated | 95 min | Fantasy, Drama, Romance

A poet in love with Death follows his unhappy wife into the underworld.

Director: Jean Cocteau | Stars: Jean Marais, François Périer, María Casares, Marie Déa

Votes: 9,465

16. Aventurera (1950)

101 min | Drama, Musical

Left alone after her mother runs off with another man and her father kills himself, Elena attempts to make a new life for herself in a new city. Believing he's a friend, Elena goes to ... See full summary »

Director: Alberto Gout | Stars: Ninón Sevilla, Tito Junco, Andrea Palma, Rubén Rojo

Votes: 488

17. All About Eve (1950)

Passed | 138 min | Drama

98 Metascore

An ingénue insinuates herself into the lives of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm

Votes: 112,481 | Gross: $0.01M

18. The Strollers (1950)

100 min | Crime, Drama

Jean-Louis forgets to use the pedestrian crossing;Who could have believed then where it would lead the unfortunate guy to?

Director: Emil E. Reinert | Stars: Henri Vidal, Maria Mauban, Françoise Arnoul, Micheline Francey

Votes: 36

19. Sunset Blvd. (1950)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

A screenwriter develops a dangerous relationship with a faded film star determined to make a triumphant return.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson

Votes: 185,357

20. The Sun Sets at Dawn (1950)

Approved | 71 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A young man is wrongly convicted and sentenced to be executed. Reporters covering the execution relate the story, each from his own perspective.

Director: Paul Sloane | Stars: Sally Parr, Patrick Waltz, Walter Reed, Lee Frederick

Votes: 173

21. The Second Woman (1950)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

In flashback from a 'Rebecca'-style beginning: Ellen Foster, visiting her aunt on the California coast, meets neighbor Jeff Cohalan and his ultramodern clifftop house. Ellen is strongly ... See full summary »

Director: James V. Kern | Stars: Robert Young, Betsy Drake, John Sutton, Florence Bates

Votes: 900

22. Gun Crazy (1950)

Passed | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

74 Metascore

A well meaning crack shot husband is pressured by his beautiful marksman wife to go on an interstate robbery spree, where he finds out just how depraved and deadly she really is.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: John Dall, Peggy Cummins, Berry Kroeger, Morris Carnovsky

Votes: 10,448

23. The Killer That Stalked New York (1950)

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

Police seek a smuggler while doctors, unaware she's the same person, desperately comb unprotected New York for a smallpox carrier.

Director: Earl McEvoy | Stars: Evelyn Keyes, Charles Korvin, William Bishop, Dorothy Malone

Votes: 877

24. Dial 1119 (1950)

Passed | 75 min | Film-Noir, Thriller

An escaped mental patient causes havoc.

Director: Gerald Mayer | Stars: Marshall Thompson, Virginia Field, Andrea King, Sam Levene

Votes: 799

25. D.O.A. (1949)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

Frank Bigelow, told he's been poisoned and has only a few days to live, tries to find out who killed him and why.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Pamela Britton, Luther Adler, Beverly Garland

Votes: 9,967

26. Seven Days to Noon (1950)

Not Rated | 94 min | Thriller, Drama

An English scientist runs away from a research center with an atomic bomb. In a letter sent to the British Prime Minister he threatens to blow up the center of London if the Government ... See full summary »

Directors: John Boulting, Roy Boulting | Stars: Barry Jones, André Morell, Olive Sloane, Sheila Manahan

Votes: 1,296

28. The Flying Saucer (1950)

Approved | 69 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

Both the CIA and KGB investigate UFOs in Alaska: friend or foe?

Director: Mikel Conrad | Stars: Mikel Conrad, Pat Garrison, Hantz von Teuffen, Earle Lyon

Votes: 345

29. Frauenarzt Dr. Prätorius (1950)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

The friendly Dr. Prätorius is very popular among his patients and his students. His misanthropic colleague Speiter is determined to tarnish Prätorius' impeccable reputation.

Directors: Karl Peter Gillmann, Curt Goetz | Stars: Curt Goetz, Valerie von Martens, Erich Ponto, Bruno Hübner

Votes: 77

30. Last Holiday (1950)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

When a lonely, unappreciated farm equipment salesman discovers he has only a few weeks to live, he withdraws his savings for a final holiday at a "posh" resort.

Director: Henry Cass | Stars: Alec Guinness, Beatrice Campbell, Kay Walsh, Grégoire Aslan

Votes: 1,307

31. Harvey (1950)

Approved | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Due to his insistence that he has an invisible six foot-tall rabbit for a best friend, a whimsical middle-aged man is thought by his family to be insane - but he may be wiser than anyone knows.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: James Stewart, Wallace Ford, William H. Lynn, Victoria Horne

Votes: 50,789

32. The Big Hangover (1950)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy

A law school graduate is hired by a top law firm but hides from them a secret about a problem he has--he is so allergic to alcohol that one whiff of it and he passes out like a light.

Director: Norman Krasna | Stars: Van Johnson, Elizabeth Taylor, Percy Waram, Fay Holden

Votes: 350

33. Father Is a Bachelor (1950)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Family

William Holden plays a drifter who comes to a small town and discovers a cabin in the forest where five kids: January, February, March, April, and May are living without parents. Their ... See full summary »

Directors: Abby Berlin, Norman Foster | Stars: William Holden, Coleen Gray, Mary Jane Saunders, Charles Winninger

Votes: 336

34. The Goldbergs (1950)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy

The warm, human story of famous Bronx radio & TV family the Goldbergs, and their everyday problems.

Director: Walter Hart | Stars: Gertrude Berg, Philip Loeb, Eli Mintz, Eduard Franz

Votes: 73

35. The King of the Neighborhood (1950)

100 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

A small-time con artist gets more for what he bargained for when one of his would-be victims falls in love with him.

Director: Gilberto Martínez Solares | Stars: Germán Valdés, Silvia Pinal, Marcelo Chávez, Famie Kaufman

Votes: 360

36. Just Me (1950)

102 min | Comedy, Musical

Maurice Vallier, nicknamed "Ma Pomme"(which means "myself" in slang), is a cheerful man, well aware that money does not make happiness and who, of all things, prices freedom. Which is why ... See full summary »

Director: Marc-Gilbert Sauvajon | Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Sophie Desmarets, Odette Barencey, Jacques Baumer

Votes: 38

37. Champagne for Caesar (1950)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

In order to get even with the pompous president of a soap company, an eccentric genius goes on his quiz show in order to bankrupt his company.

Director: Richard Whorf | Stars: Ronald Colman, Celeste Holm, Vincent Price, Barbara Britton

Votes: 930

38. Un Chant D'Amour (1950)

Not Rated | 26 min | Short, Fantasy, Romance

Two prisoners in complete isolation, separated by the thick brick walls, and desperately in need of human contact, devise a most unusual kind of communication.

Director: Jean Genet | Stars: Bravo, Jean Genet, Java, Coco Le Martiniquais

Votes: 2,859



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