The Best Movies of 1953   (105) Most Notable
Sorted by Rank
 RATING   TITLE   YEAR   DIRECTOR  COUNTRY MEDIA
# 1 for 1953, # 20 Overall Tokyo Story 1953 Ozu, Yasujiro Japan BD
# 2 for 1953, # 86 Overall Ugetsu 1953 Mizoguchi, Kenji Japan BD
# 3 for 1953, # 147 Overall Monsieur Hulot's Holiday 1953 Tati, Jacques France BDS
# 4 for 1953, # 150 Overall The Wages of Fear 1953 Clouzot, Henri-Georges France / Italy BD
# 5 for 1953, # 154 Overall Shane 1953 Stevens, George USA BD
# 6 for 1953, # 235 Overall From Here to Eternity 1953 Zinnemann, Fred USA D
# 7 for 1953, # 289 Overall The Earrings of Madame de... 1953 Ophüls, Max France / Italy BD
# 8 for 1953, # 353 Overall The Band Wagon 1953 Minnelli, Vincente USA DS
# 9 for 1953, # 368 Overall Roman Holiday 1953 Wyler, William USA D
# 10 for 1953, # 389 Overall The Big Heat 1953 Lang, Fritz USA D
# 11 for 1953, # 483 Overall The Golden Coach 1953 Renoir, Jean France / Italy Y
# 12 for 1953, # 485 Overall Pickup on South Street 1953 Fuller, Samuel USA Y
# 13 for 1953, # 819 Overall Genevieve 1953 Cornelius, Henry UK BD
# 14 for 1953, # 862 Overall Julius Caesar 1953 Mankiewicz, Joseph L. USA DS
# 15 for 1953, # 892 Overall Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 1953 Hawks, Howard USA BDS
# 16 for 1953, # 898 Overall Beat the Devil 1953 Huston, John UK / USA / Italy BD
# 17 for 1953, # 925 Overall Gate of Hell 1953 Kinugasa, Teinosuke Japan BD
# 18 for 1953, # 999 Overall Stalag 17 1953 Wilder, Billy USA D
# 19 for 1953, # 1018 Overall Journey to Italy 1953 Rossellini, Roberto Italy / France Y
# 20 for 1953, # 1087 Overall Lili 1953 Walters, Charles USA YS
# 21 for 1953, # 1169 Overall Naked Spur 1953 Mann, Anthony USA D
# 22 for 1953, # 1172 Overall I Vitelloni 1953 Fellini, Federico France / Italy YS
# 23 for 1953, # 1311 Overall The Glenn Miller Story 1953 Mann, Anthony USA DS
# 24 for 1953, # 1417 Overall Mogambo 1953 Ford, John USA D
# 25 for 1953, # 1436 Overall Sawdust and Tinsel 1953 Bergman, Ingmar Sweden D
# 26 for 1953, # 1451 Overall The Cruel Sea 1953 Frend, Charles / McCowen, Alec UK D
# 27 for 1953, # 1495 Overall The Robe 1953 Koster, Henry USA BDS
# 28 for 1953, # 1503 Overall Niagara 1953 Hathaway, Henry USA D
# 29 for 1953, # 1597 Overall The Little Kidnappers 1953 Leacock, Philip UK
# 30 for 1953, # 1688 Overall Call Me Madam 1953 Lang, Walter USA D
# 31 for 1953, # 1746 Overall The Little Fugitive 1953 Engel, Morris / Ashley, Ray / Orkin, Ruth USA BD
# 32 for 1953, # 1756 Overall The Wild One 1953 Benedek, László USA D
# 33 for 1953, # 1828 Overall Thérèse Raquin 1953 Carné, Marcel France / Italy
# 34 for 1953, # 1848 Overall How to Marry a Millionaire 1953 Negulesco, Jean USA BDS
# 35 for 1953, # 1894 Overall Kiss Me Kate 1953 Sidney, George USA DS
# 36 for 1953, # 1932 Overall The Sun Shines Bright 1953 Ford, John USA BD
# 37 for 1953, # 1979 Overall Duck Amuck 1953 Jones, Chuck USA D
# 38 for 1953, # 1981 Overall Bread, Love, and Dreams 1953 Comencini, Luigi Italy Y
# 39 for 1953, # 1991 Overall Peter Pan 1953 Geronimi, Clyde / Jackson, Wilfred / Luske, Hamilton USA BDS
# 40 for 1953, # 2030 Overall The Great Adventure 1953 Sucksdorff, Arne Sweden
# 41 for 1953, # 2048 Overall War of the Worlds 1953 Haskin, Byron USA D
# 42 for 1953, # 2076 Overall House of Wax 1953 De Toth, André USA D
# 43 for 1953, # 2099 Overall The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. 1953 Rowland, Roy USA D
# 44 for 1953, # 2127 Overall The Moon Is Blue 1953 Preminger, Otto USA
# 45 for 1953, # 2202 Overall Conquest of Everest 1953 Lowe, George UK Y
# 46 for 1953, # 2203 Overall The Titfield Thunderbolt 1953 Crichton, Charles UK D
# 47 for 1953, # 2250 Overall The Living Desert 1953 Algar, James USA D
# 48 for 1953, # 2308 Overall The Bigamist 1953 Lupino, Ida USA D
# 49 for 1953, # 2353 Overall It Came from Outer Space 1953 Arnold, Jack USA BD
# 50 for 1953, # 2402 Overall A Geisha 1953 Mizoguchi, Kenji Japan Y
# 51 for 1953, # 2422 Overall Glen or Glenda? 1953 Wood, Edward D. Jr. USA D
# 52 for 1953, # 2423 Overall Summer with Monika 1953 Bergman, Ingmar Sweden BD
# 53 for 1953, # 2425 Overall The Tell-Tale Heart 1953 Babbitt, Art / Parmelee, Ted USA Y
# 54 for 1953, # 2428 Overall Island in the Sky 1953 Wellman, William A. USA D
# 54 for 1953, # 2428 Overall The Proud Ones 1953 Allégret, Yves / Portas, Rafael E. France / Mexico
# 54 for 1953, # 2428 Overall The Sword and the Rose 1953 Annakin, Ken USA
# 55 for 1953, # 2431 Overall The Heart of the Matter 1953 O'Ferrall, George More UK
# 56 for 1953, # 2516 Overall The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms 1953 Lourié, Eugène USA D
# 56 for 1953, # 2516 Overall The Beggar's Opera 1953 Brook, Peter UK V
# 56 for 1953, # 2516 Overall Calamity Jane 1953 Butler, David USA DS
# 56 for 1953, # 2516 Overall Hiroshima 1953 Sekigawa, Hideo Japan
# 56 for 1953, # 2516 Overall Miss Sadie Thompson 1953 Bernhardt, Curtis USA D
# 56 for 1953, # 2516 Overall O Cangaceiro 1953 Barreto, Lima Brazil
# 56 for 1953, # 2516 Overall Wild Geese 1953 Toyoda, Shirô Japan
# 57 for 1953, # 2566 Overall All My Babies 1953 Stoney, George C. USA
# 57 for 1953, # 2566 Overall Eaux d'Artifice 1953 Anger, Kenneth USA D
# 57 for 1953, # 2566 Overall The Hitch-Hiker 1953 Lupino, Ida USA D
# 58 for 1953, # 2570 Overall A Queen Is Crowned 1953 unknown UK
# 59 for 1953, # 2579 Overall No Way Back 1953 Vicas, Victor / von Mollo, Beate West Germany
# 60 for 1953, # 2589 Overall La Guerra de Dios 1953 Gil, Rafael Spain
# 60 for 1953, # 2589 Overall Le Bon Dieu sans confession 1953 Autant-Lara, Claude France
# 60 for 1953, # 2589 Overall Sadko 1953 Ptushko, Aleksandr Soviet Union Y
# 61 for 1953, # 2591 Overall Martin Luther 1953 Pichel, Irving USA / West Germany Y
# 62 for 1953, # 2592 Overall Angels One Five 1953 O'Ferrall, George More UK
# 63 for 1953, # 2602 Overall Dangerous When Wet 1953 Walters, Charles USA D
# 63 for 1953, # 2602 Overall I Love Melvin 1953 Weis, Don USA Y
# 63 for 1953, # 2602 Overall The Lady Without Camelias 1953 Antonioni, Michelangelo Italy / France
# 63 for 1953, # 2602 Overall Les Statues meurent aussi 1953 Marker, Chris / Resnais, Alain France
# 63 for 1953, # 2602 Overall 99 River Street 1953 Karlson, Phil USA BD
# 63 for 1953, # 2602 Overall The Story of Three Loves 1953 Minnelli, Vincente / Reinhardt, Gottfried USA S
# 64 for 1953, # 2608 Overall King of the Khyber Rifles 1953 King, Henry USA S
# 64 for 1953, # 2608 Overall Titanic 1953 Negulesco, Jean USA DS
# 64 for 1953, # 2608 Overall Young Bess 1953 Sidney, George USA
# 65 for 1953, # 2610 Overall Do Bigha Zamin 1953 Roy, Bimal India
# 65 for 1953, # 2610 Overall Velikiy voin Albanii Skanderbeg 1953 Yutkevich, Sergei Albania / Soviet Union
# 66 for 1953, # 2617 Overall The Abbott & Costello Show: 100th Anniversary Collection Season 1 1953 Yarbrough, Jean USA D
# 66 for 1953, # 2617 Overall The Abbott & Costello Show: 100th Anniversary Collection Season 2 1953 Yarbrough, Jean USA D
# 66 for 1953, # 2617 Overall The Black Prophet 1953 Mulligan, Robert USA D
# 66 for 1953, # 2617 Overall By the Light of the Silvery Moon 1953 Butler, David USA D
# 66 for 1953, # 2617 Overall From A to Z-Z-Z-Z 1953 Jones, Chuck USA D
# 66 for 1953, # 2617 Overall The Girl Next Door 1953 Sale, Richard USA D
# 66 for 1953, # 2617 Overall Hondo 1953 Farrow, John USA BD
# 66 for 1953, # 2617 Overall Houdini 1953 Marshall, George USA BD
# 66 for 1953, # 2617 Overall Hypnotic Hick 1953 Patterson, Don USA
# 66 for 1953, # 2617 Overall I Love Lucy: The Movie 1953 Daniels, Marc / Sedgwick, Edward USA D
# 66 for 1953, # 2617 Overall Inferno 1953 Baker, Roy Ward USA D
# 66 for 1953, # 2617 Overall Invaders from Mars 1953 Menzies, William Cameron USA D
# 66 for 1953, # 2617 Overall Pardon My Backfire 1953 White, Jules USA D
# 66 for 1953, # 2617 Overall Plunder of the Sun 1953 Farrow, John USA D
# 66 for 1953, # 2617 Overall Spooks! 1953 White, Jules USA D
# 66 for 1953, # 2617 Overall Those Redheads from Seattle 1953 Foster, Lewis R. USA
# 66 for 1953, # 2617 Overall Thunder Bay 1953 Mann, Anthony USA D
# 66 for 1953, # 2617 Overall The Unicorn in the Garden 1953 Hurtz, William T. USA Y
# 67 for 1953, # 2627 Overall Little Boy Lost 1953 Seaton, George USA
NR The Man Between 1953 Reed, Carol UK
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T   Theaters (US)
B   Blu-ray Disc
D   DVD
V   VHS
Y   Yes (DVD or VHS, unspecified)
S   Soundtrack