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The Ten Commandments

Escaping death, a Hebrew infant is raised in a royal household to become a prince. Upon discovery of his true heritage, Moses embarks on a personal quest to reclaim his destiny as the leader and liberator of the Hebrew people.

Release On: 5th - October - 1956

Vote Count: 1044
Vote Average: 7.7/10

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

A small-town doctor learns that the population of his community is being replaced by emotionless alien duplicates.

Release On: 5th - February - 1956

Vote Count: 709
Vote Average: 7.5/10

The Searchers

As a Civil War veteran spends years searching for a young niece captured by Indians, his motivation becomes increasingly questionable.

Release On: 7th - May - 1956

Vote Count: 974
Vote Average: 7.7/10

Sissi - Die junge Kaiserin

Sissi is now the empress of Austria and attempts to learn etiquette. While she is busy being empress she also has to deal with her difficult new mother-in-law, while the arch-duchess Sophie is trying to tell the emperor how to rule and also Sissi how to be a mother.

Release On: 1st - December - 1956

Vote Count: 260
Vote Average: 7.2/10

The Killing

Career criminal Johnny Clay recruits a sharpshooter, a crooked police officer, a bartender and a betting teller named George, among others, for one last job before he goes straight and gets married. But when George tells his restless wife about the scheme to steal millions from the racetrack where he works, she hatches a plot of her own.

Release On: 6th - June - 1956

Vote Count: 1048
Vote Average: 7.7/10

The King and I

Widowed Welsh mother Anna Loenowens becomes a governess and English tutor to the wives and many children of the stubborn King Mongkut of Siam. Anna and the King have a clash of personalities as she works to teach the royal family about the English language, customs and etiquette, and rushes to prepare a party for a group of European diplomats who must change their opinions about the King.

Release On: 29th - June - 1956

Vote Count: 281
Vote Average: 7.3/10

The Wrong Man

In 1953, an innocent man named Christopher Emmanuel "Manny" Balestrero is arrested after being mistaken for an armed robber.

Release On: 22nd - December - 1956

Vote Count: 340
Vote Average: 7.1/10

Around the World in Eighty Days

Based on the famous book by Jules Verne the movie follows Phileas Fogg on his journey around the world. Which has to be completed within 80 days, a very short period for those days.

Release On: 17th - October - 1956

Vote Count: 333
Vote Average: 6.7/10

Forbidden Planet

Starship C57D travels to planet Altair 4 in search of the crew of spaceship "Bellerophon," a scientific expedition that has been missing for 20 years, only to find themselves unwelcome by the expedition's lone survivor and warned of destruction by an invisible force if they don't turn back immediately.

Release On: 23rd - March - 1956

Vote Count: 634
Vote Average: 7.3/10

Et Dieu… créa la femme

Juliette Hardy is sexual dynamite, and has the men of a French coastal town panting. But Antoine, the only man who affects her likewise, wouldn't dream of settling down with a woman his friends consider the town tramp.

Release On: 28th - November - 1956

Vote Count: 154
Vote Average: 6.1/10

Moby Dick

In 1841, young Ishmael signs up for service abroad the Pequod, a whaler sailing out of New Bedford. The ship is under the command of Captain Ahab, a strict disciplinarian who exhorts his men to find Moby Dick, the great white whale. Ahab lost his his leg to that creature and is desperate for revenge. As the crew soon learns, he will stop at nothing to gain satisfaction.

Release On: 27th - June - 1956

Vote Count: 258
Vote Average: 7/10

Lust for Life

An intense and imaginative artist, revered Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh possesses undeniable talent, but he is plagued by mental problems and frustrations with failure. Supported by his brother, Theo, the tormented Van Gogh eventually leaves Holland for France, where he meets volatile fellow painter Paul Gauguin and struggles to find greater inspiration.

Release On: 15th - September - 1956

Vote Count: 141
Vote Average: 7.2/10

The Man Who Knew Too Much

A widescreen, Technicolor remake by Hitchcock of his 1934 film of the same title. A couple vacationing in Morocco with their young son accidentally stumble upon an assassination plot. When the child is kidnapped to ensure their silence, they have to take matters into their own hands to save him.

Release On: 16th - May - 1956

Vote Count: 979
Vote Average: 7.5/10

Un condamné à mort s'est échappé

A captured French Resistance fighter during World War II engineers a daunting escape from prison.

Release On: 11th - November - 1956

Vote Count: 326
Vote Average: 8/10

Nuit et brouillard

Filmmaker Alain Resnais documents the atrocities behind the walls of Hitler's concentration camps.

Release On: 29th - April - 1956

Vote Count: 310
Vote Average: 8.3/10

Friendly Persuasion

The story of a family of Quakers in Indiana in 1862. Their religious sect is strongly opposed to violence and war. It's not easy for them to meet the rules of their religion in everyday life but when Southern troops pass the area they are in real trouble. Should they fight, despite their peaceful attitude?

Release On: 25th - November - 1956

Vote Count: 79
Vote Average: 6.5/10

Godzilla, King of the Monsters!

During an assignment, foreign correspondent Steve Martin spends a layover in Tokyo and is caught amid the rampage of an unstoppable prehistoric monster the Japanese call 'Godzilla'. The only hope for both Japan and the world lies on a secret weapon, which may prove more destructive than the monster itself.

Release On: 27th - April - 1956

Vote Count: 163
Vote Average: 6.8/10

Bus Stop

Cowboys Beauregard Decker and Virgil Blessing attend a rodeo in Phoenix, where Decker falls in love with beautiful cafe singer Cherie. He wants to take Cherie back to his native Montana and marry her, but she dreams of traveling to Hollywood and becoming famous. When she resists his advances, Decker forces Cherie onto the bus back to Montana with him, but, when the bus makes an unscheduled stop due to bad weather, the tables are turned.

Release On: 31st - August - 1956

Vote Count: 155
Vote Average: 6.1/10

空の大怪獸 ラドン

Mining engineer Shigeru investigates the disappearance and death of his fellow coworkers when prehistoric nymphs are discovered emerging from the mines. After an attack on the local village, Shigeru heads deeper into the mines only to make a more horrifying discovery in the form a prehistoric flying creature. Soon a second monster appears as the two converge in Fukuoka.

Release On: 26th - December - 1956

Vote Count: 106
Vote Average: 6.6/10

Somebody Up There Likes Me

The story of boxer Rocky Graziano's rise from juvenile delinquent to world champ.

Release On: 4th - July - 1956

Vote Count: 109
Vote Average: 7.3/10