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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: 4304
Vote Average: 7.2/10


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: 1483
Vote Average: 7.9/10


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: 78
Vote Average: 6.4/10


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: 161
Vote Average: 6.8/10


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: 428
Vote Average: 7.5/10


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: 581
Vote Average: 8.1/10


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: 439
Vote Average: 6.9/10


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: 408
Vote Average: 7.8/10


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: 366
Vote Average: 6.9/10


Les vacances de Monsieur Hulot

Monsieur Hulot, Jacques Tati’s endearing clown, takes a holiday at a seaside resort, where his presence provokes one catastrophe after another. Tati’s masterpiece of gentle slapstick is a series of effortlessly well-choreographed sight gags involving dogs, boats, and firecrackers; it was the first entry in the Hulot series and the film that launched its maker to international stardom.

Release On: 25th - February - 1953

Vote Count: 292
Vote Average: 7/10


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: 278
Vote Average: 7.1/10


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: 628
Vote Average: 7.3/10


Sommaren med Monika

Monika from Stockholm falls in love with Harry, a young man on holiday. When she becomes pregnant they are forced into a marriage, which begins to fall apart soon after they take up residence in a cramped little flat.

Release On: 9th - February - 1953

Vote Count: 230
Vote Average: 7.4/10


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: 449
Vote Average: 7.4/10


The Big Heat

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

Release On: 14th - October - 1953

Vote Count: 338
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: 703
Vote Average: 8.3/10


The Wild One

The Black Rebels Motorcycle Club ride into the small California town of Wrightsville, eager to raise hell. Brooding gang leader Johnny Strabler takes a liking to Kathie, the daughter of the local lawman, as another club rolls into town.

Release On: 30th - December - 1953

Vote Count: 203
Vote Average: 6.7/10


Madame de…

In France of the late 19th century, the wife of a wealthy general, the Countess Louise, sells the earrings her husband gave her on their wedding day to pay off debts; she claims to have lost them. Her husband quickly learns of the deceit, which is the beginning of many tragic misunderstandings, all involving the earrings, the general, the countess, & her new lover, the Italian Baron Donati.

Release On: 16th - September - 1953

Vote Count: 149
Vote Average: 7.8/10


I vitelloni

Five young men dream of success as they drift lazily through life in a small Italian village. Fausto, the group's leader, is a womanizer; Riccardo craves fame; Alberto is a hopeless dreamer; Moraldo fantasizes about life in the city; and Leopoldo is an aspiring playwright. As Fausto chases a string of women, to the horror of his pregnant wife, the other four blunder their way from one uneventful experience to the next.

Release On: 26th - August - 1953

Vote Count: 486
Vote Average: 7.7/10


The Band Wagon

A Broadway artiste turns a faded film star's comeback vehicle into an artsy flop.

Release On: 7th - August - 1953

Vote Count: 146
Vote Average: 7.2/10