The Best Movies of 1956   (97) Most Notable
Sorted by Rank
 RATING   TITLE   YEAR   DIRECTOR  COUNTRY MEDIA
# 1 for 1956, # 10 Overall The Searchers 1956 Ford, John USA BDS
# 2 for 1956, # 157 Overall Invasion of the Body Snatchers 1956 Siegel, Don USA BD
# 3 for 1956, # 299 Overall Written on the Wind 1956 Sirk, Douglas USA Y
# 4 for 1956, # 430 Overall Giant 1956 Stevens, George USA BDS
# 5 for 1956, # 459 Overall A Man Escaped 1956 Bresson, Robert France BD
# 6 for 1956, # 518 Overall The Burmese Harp 1956 Ichikawa, Kon Japan D
# 7 for 1956, # 571 Overall The Ten Commandments 1956 DeMille, Cecil B. USA BDS
# 8 for 1956, # 609 Overall The Killing 1956 Kubrick, Stanley USA BD
# 9 for 1956, # 713 Overall Lust for Life 1956 Minnelli, Vincente / Cukor, George USA DS
# 10 for 1956, # 747 Overall Around the World in 80 Days 1956 Anderson, Michael USA Y
# 11 for 1956, # 776 Overall Friendly Persuasion 1956 Wyler, William USA DS
# 12 for 1956, # 790 Overall Forbidden Planet 1956 Wilcox, Fred M. USA BD
# 13 for 1956, # 813 Overall Baby Doll 1956 Kazan, Elia USA D
# 14 for 1956, # 832 Overall The King and I 1956 Lang, Walter USA BDS
# 15 for 1956, # 870 Overall Bus Stop 1956 Logan, Joshua USA Y
# 16 for 1956, # 932 Overall The Wrong Man 1956 Hitchcock, Alfred USA BDS
# 17 for 1956, # 1008 Overall War and Peace 1956 Vidor, King Italy / USA YS
# 18 for 1956, # 1109 Overall Anastasia 1956 Litvak, Anatole USA DS
# 19 for 1956, # 1250 Overall Carousel 1956 King, Henry USA DS
# 20 for 1956, # 1254 Overall The Girl Can't Help It 1956 Tashlin, Frank USA D
# 21 for 1956, # 1258 Overall Patterns 1956 Cook, Fielder USA D
# 22 for 1956, # 1352 Overall Bigger Than Life 1956 Ray, Nicholas USA BD
# 23 for 1956, # 1431 Overall The Teahouse of the August Moon 1956 Mann, Daniel USA D
# 24 for 1956, # 1476 Overall The Court Jester 1956 Frank, Melvin / Panama, Norman USA Y
# 24 for 1956, # 1476 Overall The Man Who Knew Too Much 1956 Hitchcock, Alfred USA BD
# 25 for 1956, # 1496 Overall The Great Man 1956 Ferrer, José USA
# 26 for 1956, # 1504 Overall Moby Dick 1956 Huston, John UK BD
# 27 for 1956, # 1694 Overall Somebody Up There Likes Me 1956 Wise, Robert USA D
# 28 for 1956, # 1706 Overall Gervaise 1956 Clément, René France / Italy D
# 29 for 1956, # 1742 Overall The Harder They Fall 1956 Robson, Mark USA D
# 30 for 1956, # 1870 Overall High Society 1956 Walters, Charles USA DS
# 31 for 1956, # 1886 Overall The Silent World 1956 Cousteau, Jacques-Yves / Malle, Louis Italy / France
# 32 for 1956, # 1949 Overall The Solid Gold Cadillac 1956 Quine, Richard USA D
# 33 for 1956, # 2011 Overall The Bad Seed 1956 LeRoy, Mervyn USA BD
# 34 for 1956, # 2128 Overall Private's Progress 1956 Boulting, John UK
# 35 for 1956, # 2148 Overall While the City Sleeps 1956 Lang, Fritz USA
# 36 for 1956, # 2149 Overall Attack 1956 Aldrich, Robert USA Y
# 37 for 1956, # 2177 Overall Bhowani Junction 1956 Cukor, George USA / UK YS
# 38 for 1956, # 2185 Overall Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island 1956 Inagaki, Hiroshi Japan BD
# 39 for 1956, # 2207 Overall Street of Shame 1956 Mizoguchi, Kenji Japan V
# 40 for 1956, # 2233 Overall The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit 1956 Johnson, Nunnally USA DS
# 41 for 1956, # 2236 Overall The Mystery of Picasso 1956 Clouzot, Henri-Georges France D
# 42 for 1956, # 2284 Overall Calle Mayor 1956 Bardem, Juan Antonio Spain / France
# 43 for 1956, # 2291 Overall The Catered Affair 1956 Brooks, Richard USA Y
# 44 for 1956, # 2316 Overall Trapeze 1956 Reed, Carol USA D
# 45 for 1956, # 2332 Overall Seven Men from Now 1956 Boetticher, Budd USA D
# 46 for 1956, # 2342 Overall Tea and Sympathy 1956 Minnelli, Vincente USA V
# 47 for 1956, # 2402 Overall Flowing 1956 Naruse, Mikio Japan
# 48 for 1956, # 2407 Overall Torero 1956 Velo, Carlos Mexico
# 49 for 1956, # 2411 Overall The Man Who Never Was 1956 Neame, Ronald UK Y
# 50 for 1956, # 2457 Overall The Eddy Duchin Story 1956 Sidney, George USA Y
# 51 for 1956, # 2495 Overall ...And God Created Woman 1956 Vadim, Roger France / Italy D
# 51 for 1956, # 2495 Overall The Brave One 1956 Rapper, Irving USA BD
# 51 for 1956, # 2495 Overall Love Me Tender 1956 Webb, Robert D. USA D
# 51 for 1956, # 2495 Overall Rodan 1956 Honda, Ishirô Japan D
# 51 for 1956, # 2495 Overall Seven Wonders of the World 1956 Garnett, Tay / Mantz, Paul / Marton, Andrew / Tetzlaff, Ted / Thompson, Walter USA
# 51 for 1956, # 2495 Overall World Without End 1956 Bernds, Edward USA D
# 52 for 1956, # 2497 Overall The Green Man 1956 Day, Robert / Dearden, Basil UK
# 53 for 1956, # 2541 Overall The Captain from Köpenick 1956 Käutner, Helmut West Germany
# 53 for 1956, # 2541 Overall Qivitoq 1956 Balling, Erik Denmark
# 54 for 1956, # 2546 Overall Disneyland Dream 1956 Barstow, Robbins / Barstow, Meg USA
# 54 for 1956, # 2546 Overall Early Abstractions #1-5,7,10 1956 Smith, Harry USA V
# 54 for 1956, # 2546 Overall Modesta 1956 Doniger, Benjamin USA
# 55 for 1956, # 2558 Overall Before Sundown 1956 Reinhardt, Gottfried West Germany
# 55 for 1956, # 2558 Overall Eyes of Children 1956 Kawazu, Yoshiro Japan
# 55 for 1956, # 2558 Overall A Girl in Black 1956 Cacoyannis, Michael Greece Y
# 55 for 1956, # 2558 Overall Roses on the Arm 1956 Kinoshita, Keisuke Japan
# 56 for 1956, # 2568 Overall Calabuch 1956 Berlanga, Luis García Spain / Italy
# 56 for 1956, # 2568 Overall La Traversée de Paris 1956 Autant-Lara, Claude France / Italy
# 56 for 1956, # 2568 Overall Malva 1956 Braun, Vladimir Soviet Union
# 57 for 1956, # 2570 Overall The Red Balloon 1956 Lamorisse, Albert France D
# 57 for 1956, # 2570 Overall The Roof 1956 De Sica, Vittorio Italy / France
# 58 for 1956, # 2571 Overall The Battle of the River Plate 1956 Powell, Michael / Pressburger, Emeric UK
# 58 for 1956, # 2571 Overall Reach for the Sky 1956 Gilbert, Lewis UK D
# 58 for 1956, # 2571 Overall The Shadow 1956 Kawalerowicz, Jerzy Poland D
# 58 for 1956, # 2571 Overall A Town Like Alice 1956 Lee, Jack UK D
# 58 for 1956, # 2571 Overall Yield to the Night 1956 Thompson, J. Lee UK
# 59 for 1956, # 2579 Overall The Opposite Sex 1956 Miller, David USA Y
# 59 for 1956, # 2579 Overall The Rainmaker 1956 Anthony, Joseph USA DS
# 60 for 1956, # 2582 Overall Elena and Her Men 1956 Renoir, Jean Italy / France Y
# 60 for 1956, # 2582 Overall Toute la mémoire du monde 1956 Resnais, Alain France
# 61 for 1956, # 2588 Overall Alexander the Great 1956 Rossen, Robert USA / Spain DS
# 61 for 1956, # 2588 Overall Meet Me in Las Vegas 1956 Rowland, Roy USA V
# 62 for 1956, # 2590 Overall Sorok pervyy 1956 Chukhraj, Grigori Soviet Union
# 63 for 1956, # 2597 Overall Davy Crockett and the River Pirates 1956 Foster, Norman USA D
# 63 for 1956, # 2597 Overall Disneyland: Where Do the Stories Come From? 1956 Hannah, Jack USA D
# 63 for 1956, # 2597 Overall Elvis: The Ed Sullivan Shows 1956 unknown USA D
# 63 for 1956, # 2597 Overall Hollywood or Bust 1956 Tashlin, Frank USA D
# 63 for 1956, # 2597 Overall Jubal 1956 Daves, Delmer USA BD
# 63 for 1956, # 2597 Overall Pardners 1956 Taurog, Norman USA D
# 63 for 1956, # 2597 Overall The Plausible Impossible 1956 Beaudine, William / Jackson, Wilfred USA D
# 63 for 1956, # 2597 Overall The Plausible Impossible 1956 Beaudine, William / Jackson, Wilfred USA D
# 63 for 1956, # 2597 Overall 7 Men From Now 1956 Boetticher, Budd USA D
# 63 for 1956, # 2597 Overall Walt Disney Treasures - The Chronological Donald, Volume Four (1951 - 1961) 1956 Hannah, Jack USA D
# 64 for 1956, # 2635 Overall Beyond a Reasonable Doubt 1956 Lang, Fritz USA
# 64 for 1956, # 2635 Overall Suzaki Paradise 1956 Kawashima, Yuzo Japan
# 64 for 1956, # 2635 Overall There's Always Tomorrow 1956 Sirk, Douglas USA D
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Media Availability Codes (Amazon.com)
T   Theaters (US)
B   Blu-ray Disc
D   DVD
V   VHS
Y   Yes (DVD or VHS, unspecified)
S   Soundtrack