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Peter Pan

Leaving the safety of their nursery behind, Wendy, Michael and John follow Peter Pan to a magical world where childhood lasts forever. But while in Neverland, the kids must face Captain Hook and foil his attempts to get rid of Peter for good.

Release On: 5th - February - 1953

Vote Count: 4018
Vote Average: 7.2/10


Titanic

Unhappily married, Julia Sturges decides to go to America with her two children on the unsinkable Titanic. Her husband, Richard also arranges passage on the luxury liner so as to have custody of their two children. All this fades to insignificance once the ship hits an iceberg.

Release On: 11th - April - 1953

Vote Count: 74
Vote Average: 6.4/10


Roman Holiday

Overwhelmed by her suffocating schedule, touring European princess Ann takes off for a night while in Rome. When a sedative she took from her doctor kicks in, however, she falls asleep on a park bench and is found by an American reporter, Joe Bradley, who takes her back to his apartment for safety. At work the next morning, Joe finds out Ann's regal identity and bets his editor he can get exclusive interview with her, but romance soon gets in the way.

Release On: 26th - August - 1953

Vote Count: 1345
Vote Average: 7.9/10


Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Lorelei Lee is a beautiful showgirl engaged to be married to the wealthy Gus Esmond, much to the disapproval of Gus' rich father, Esmond Sr., who thinks that Lorelei is just after his money. When Lorelei goes on a cruise accompanied only by her best friend, Dorothy Shaw, Esmond Sr. hires Ernie Malone, a private detective, to follow her and report any questionable behavior that would disqualify her from the marriage.

Release On: 14th - July - 1953

Vote Count: 554
Vote Average: 7.3/10


Niagara

Rose Loomis and her older, gloomier husband, George, are vacationing at a cabin in Niagara Falls, N.Y. The couple befriend Polly and Ray Cutler, who are honeymooning in the area. Polly begins to suspect that something is amiss between Rose and George, and her suspicions grow when she sees Rose in the arms of another man. While Ray initially thinks Polly is overreacting, things between George and Rose soon take a shockingly dark turn.

Release On: 26th - January - 1953

Vote Count: 214
Vote Average: 6.8/10


Le Salaire de la peur

In the South American jungle, supplies of nitroglycerine are needed at a remote oil field. The oil company pays four men to deliver the supplies in two trucks. A tense rivalry develops between the two sets of drivers on the rough remote roads where the slightest jolt can result in death.

Release On: 22nd - April - 1953

Vote Count: 510
Vote Average: 8.1/10


From Here to Eternity

In 1941 Hawaii, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second in command are falling in love.

Release On: 28th - August - 1953

Vote Count: 392
Vote Average: 7.3/10


Stalag 17

It's a dreary Christmas 1944 for the American POWs in Stalag 17 and the men in Barracks 4, all sergeants, have to deal with a grave problem—there seems to be a security leak.

Release On: 29th - May - 1953

Vote Count: 358
Vote Average: 7.7/10


Shane

A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smouldering settler and rancher conflict forces him to act.

Release On: 23rd - April - 1953

Vote Count: 379
Vote Average: 7.4/10


How to Marry a Millionaire

Three women set out to find eligible millionaires to marry, but find true love in the process.

Release On: 29th - October - 1953

Vote Count: 327
Vote Average: 6.8/10


The Robe

Marcellus is a tribune in the time of Christ. He is in charge of the group that is assigned to crucify Jesus. Drunk, he wins Jesus' homespun robe after the crucifixion. He is tormented by nightmares and delusions after the event. Hoping to find a way to live with what he has done, and still not believing in Jesus, he returns to Palestine to try and learn what he can of the man he killed.

Release On: 16th - September - 1953

Vote Count: 144
Vote Average: 6.7/10


The War of the Worlds

The residents of a small town are excited when a flaming meteor lands in the hills, until they discover it is the first of many transport devices from Mars bringing an army of invaders invincible to any man-made weapon, even the atomic bomb.

Release On: 13th - August - 1953

Vote Count: 395
Vote Average: 6.9/10


The Big Heat

Tough cop Dave Bannion takes on a politically powerful crime syndicate.

Release On: 14th - October - 1953

Vote Count: 283
Vote Average: 7.7/10


東京物語

The elderly Shukishi and his wife, Tomi, take the long journey from their small seaside village to visit their adult children in Tokyo. Their elder son, Koichi, a doctor, and their daughter, Shige, a hairdresser, don't have much time to spend with their aged parents, and so it falls to Noriko, the widow of their younger son who was killed in the war, to keep her in-laws company.

Release On: 3rd - November - 1953

Vote Count: 612
Vote Average: 8.3/10


I Confess

Unable, due to the seal of the confessional, to be forthcoming with information that would serve to clear himself during a murder investigation, a priest becomes the prime suspect.

Release On: 28th - February - 1953

Vote Count: 242
Vote Average: 7.1/10


Fear and Desire

After their airplane crashes behind enemy lines, four soldiers must survive and try to find a way back to their battalion. However, when they come across a local peasant girl the horrors of war quickly become apparent.

Release On: 1st - April - 1953

Vote Count: 305
Vote Average: 5.6/10


The Hitch-Hiker

Ray and Gilbert's fishing trip takes a terrifying turn when the hitchhiker they pick up turns out to be a sociopath on the run from the law. He's killed before, and he lets the two know that as soon as they're no longer useful, he'll kill again. The two friends plot an escape, but the hitchhiker's peculiar physical affliction, an eye that never closes even when he sleeps, makes it impossible for them to tell when they can make a break for it.

Release On: 30th - March - 1953

Vote Count: 103
Vote Average: 6.8/10


雨月物語

In 16th century Japan, peasants Genjuro and Tobei sell their earthenware pots to a group of soldiers in a nearby village, in defiance of a local sage's warning against seeking to profit from warfare. Genjuro's pursuit of both riches and the mysterious Lady Wakasa, as well as Tobei's desire to become a samurai, run the risk of destroying both themselves and their wives, Miyagi and Ohama.

Release On: 26th - March - 1953

Vote Count: 315
Vote Average: 8.2/10


Pickup on South Street

In New York City, an insolent pickpocket, Skip McCoy, inadvertently sets off a chain of events when he targets ex-prostitute Candy and steals her wallet. Unaware that she has been making deliveries of highly classified information to the communists, Candy, who has been trailed by FBI agents for months in hopes of nabbing the spy ringleader, is sent by her ex-boyfriend, Joey, to find Skip and retrieve the valuable microfilm he now holds.

Release On: 27th - May - 1953

Vote Count: 162
Vote Average: 7.4/10


Invaders from Mars

In the early hours of the night, young David Maclean sees a flying saucer land and disappear into the sand dunes just beyond his house. Slowly, all of the adults, including his once loving parents, begin to act strangely.

Release On: 22nd - April - 1953

Vote Count: 109
Vote Average: 6.1/10