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What are the best movies in theaters 1951

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Alice in Wonderland

On a golden afternoon, young Alice follows a White Rabbit, who disappears down a nearby rabbit hole. Quickly following him, she tumbles into the burrow - and enters the merry, topsy-turvy world of Wonderland! Memorable songs and whimsical escapades highlight Alice's journey, which culminates in a madcap encounter with the Queen of Hearts - and her army of playing cards!

Release On: 28th - July - 1951

Vote Count: 4077
Vote Average: 7.1/10


The Day the Earth Stood Still

An alien and a robot land on Earth after World War II and tell mankind to be peaceful or face destruction.

Release On: 28th - September - 1951

Vote Count: 617
Vote Average: 7.5/10


Strangers on a Train

A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder—a theory that he plans to implement.

Release On: 27th - June - 1951

Vote Count: 902
Vote Average: 7.8/10


An American in Paris

Jerry Mulligan is an exuberant American expatriate in Paris trying to make a reputation as a painter. His friend Adam is a struggling concert pianist who's a long time associate of a famous French singer, Henri Baurel. A lonely society woman, Milo Roberts, takes Jerry under her wing and supports him, but is interested in more than his art.

Release On: 26th - September - 1951

Vote Count: 322
Vote Average: 7.1/10


A Streetcar Named Desire

Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her.

Release On: 18th - September - 1951

Vote Count: 750
Vote Average: 7.8/10


Ace in the Hole

A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to revitalize his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control media circus.

Release On: 29th - June - 1951

Vote Count: 313
Vote Average: 7.9/10


The Thing from Another World

Scientists and U.S. Air Force officials fend off a blood-thirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost.

Release On: 5th - April - 1951

Vote Count: 297
Vote Average: 6.8/10


Scrooge

Ebenezer Scrooge (Alastair Sim) malcontentedly shuffles through life as a cruel miserly businessman until one fateful Christmas Eve when he is visited by three spirits, sent show him how his unhappy childhood and maladaptive adult behavior over has let him a selfish, lonely, bitter old man. Released in the USA as "A Christmas Carol".

Release On: 28th - November - 1951

Vote Count: 152
Vote Average: 7.4/10


A Place in the Sun

An ambitious young man wins an heiress's heart but has to cope with his former girlfriend's pregnancy.

Release On: 12th - June - 1951

Vote Count: 195
Vote Average: 7.3/10


Quo Vadis

Set against the back drop of Rome in crisis, General Marcus Vinicius returns to the city from the battle fields and falls in love with a Christian woman, Lygia. Caught in the grip of insanity, Nero's atrocities become more extreme and he burns Rome, laying the blame on the Christians. Vinicius races to save Lygia from the wrath of Nero as the empire of Rome collapses around them.

Release On: 8th - November - 1951

Vote Count: 200
Vote Average: 6.9/10


The Lavender Hill Mob

A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipments of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country.

Release On: 28th - June - 1951

Vote Count: 111
Vote Average: 7.2/10


The Man in the White Suit

The unassuming, nebbishy inventor Sidney Stratton creates a miraculous fabric that will never be dirty or worn out. Clearly he can make a fortune selling clothes made of the material, but may cause a crisis in the process. After all, once someone buys one of his suits they won't ever have to fix them or buy another one, and the clothing industry will collapse overnight. Nevertheless, Sidney is determined to put his invention on the market, forcing the clothing factory bigwigs to resort to more desperate measures...

Release On: 7th - August - 1951

Vote Count: 90
Vote Average: 7/10


Journal d'un curé de campagne

An inexperienced, sickly priest shows up in the rural French community of Ambricourt, where he joins the community's clergy. But the locals don't take kindly to the priest, and his ascetic ways and unsociable demeanor make him an outcast. During Bible studies at the nearby girls school, he is continually mocked by his students. Then his attempt to intervene in a family feud backfires into a scandal. His failures, compounded with his declining health, begin to erode his faith.

Release On: 7th - February - 1951

Vote Count: 108
Vote Average: 7.7/10


Sommarlek

A jaded prima ballerina reminisces about her first love affair after she is unexpectedly sent her lover's old diary.

Release On: 1st - October - 1951

Vote Count: 68
Vote Average: 7.5/10


Detective Story

Tells the story of one day in the lives of the various people who populate a police detective squad. An embittered cop, Det. Jim McLeod (Douglas), leads a precinct of characters in their grim daily battle with the city's lowlife. The characters who pass through the precinct over the course of the day include a young petty embezzler, a pair of burglars, and a naive shoplifter.

Release On: 1st - November - 1951

Vote Count: 60
Vote Average: 7/10


On Dangerous Ground

A big-city cop is reassigned to the country after his superiors find him too angry to be an effective policeman. While on his temporary assignment he assists in a manhunt of a suspected murderer.

Release On: 13th - December - 1951

Vote Count: 53
Vote Average: 6.6/10


Pandora and the Flying Dutchman

Albert Lewin's interpretation of the legend of the Flying Dutchman. In a little spanish seaport named Esperanza, during the 30s, appears Hendrick van der Zee, the mysterious captain of a yacht (he is the only one aboard). Pandora is a beautiful woman (who men kill and die for). She's never really fallen in love with any man, but she feels very attracted by Hendrick... We are soon taught that Hendrick is the Flying Dutchman, this sailor of the 17th century that has been cursed by God to wander over the seas until the Doomsday... unless a woman is ready to die for him...

Release On: 1st - February - 1951

Vote Count: 49
Vote Average: 6.5/10


白痴

Kameda, who has been in an asylum on Okinawa, travels to Hokkaido. There he becomes involved with two women, Taeko and Ayako. Taeko comes to love Kameda, but is loved in turn by Akama. When Akama realizes that he will never have Taeko, his thoughts turn to murder, and great tragedy ensues.

Release On: 23rd - May - 1951

Vote Count: 50
Vote Average: 7.3/10


Othello

When a secret marriage is planned between Othello, a Moorish general, and Desdemona, the daughter of Senator Brabantio, her old suitor Roderigo takes it hard. He allies himself with Iago, who has his own grudge against Othello, and the two conspire to bring Othello down. When their first plan, to have him accused of witchcraft, fails, they plant evidence intended to make him believe Desdemona is unfaithful.

Release On: 27th - November - 1951

Vote Count: 99
Vote Average: 7.4/10


Rawhide

Not a Rowdy Yates in sight in this western set in a stop over for the California to St Louis mail stagecoach run. The two staff are warned that four dangerous outlaws are in the area, and together with a female stage passenger and her baby they wait patiently for the word to go round that these men have been caught. Can you guess where the outlaws decide to hide out while they plan a large gold robbery? What follows is a film that concentrates on small details (like attempts to slip a warning note to a passing stage, or to reach a hidden gun that the bad guys don't know about) as the captives try anything to get away from the outlaws.

Release On: 25th - March - 1951

Vote Count: 32
Vote Average: 6.5/10