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List of the best movies of 1951, with movie trailers when available. Famous actors and actresses like Jeff Bridges, William Shatner, Audrey Hepburn and James Dean made their big screen debuts in 1951. These top movies of 1951 are listed by popularity, so the movies with the most votes are at the top. This list consists of all different movie genres, but each film was released in 1951. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1951 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1951 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

The list you're viewing contains movies like Alice in Wonderland and The Day the Earth Stood Still.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1951?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1951?"

1951 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1951. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1951 aren't just one persons opinion.
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Alice in Wonderland Ed Wynn, Heather Angel, Sterling Holloway

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A Streetcar Named Desire Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Karl Malden

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Strangers on a Train Alfred Hitchcock, Farley Granger, Leo G. Carroll

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The Day the Earth Stood Still Patricia Neal, Michael Rennie, Frances Bavier

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The African Queen Katharine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Robert Morley

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Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, William Frawley

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Show Boat Ava Gardner, Kathryn Grayson, Agnes Moorehead

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The Great Caruso Mario Lanza, Ann Blyth, Alan Napier

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The Thing from Another World James Arness, Paul Frees, George Fenneman

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Vengeance Valley Burt Lancaster, Hugh O'Brian, John Ireland

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Scrooge Patrick Macnee, Alastair Sim, Jack Warner

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On the Riviera Gene Tierney, Danny Kaye, Gwen Verdon

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The Lavender Hill Mob Audrey Hepburn, Alec Guinness, Robert Shaw

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The Red Badge of Courage Audie Murphy, James Whitmore, Andy Devine

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Goodbye, My Fancy Joan Crawford, Eve Arden, Robert Young

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Pandora and the Flying Dutchman Ava Gardner, John Laurie, Nigel Patrick

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The Magic Box Laurence Olivier, Robert Donat, Margaret Rutherford

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David and Bathsheba Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Raymond Massey

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I Can Get It for You Wholesale Susan Hayward, George Sanders, Sam Jaffe

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The Man in the White Suit Alec Guinness, Michael Gough, Cecil Parker

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Fourteen Hours Grace Kelly, John Cassavetes, Agnes Moorehead

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Miracle in Milan Paolo Stoppa, Francesco Golisano, Arturo Bragaglia

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Ace in the Hole Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Iron Eyes Cody

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A Place in the Sun Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, Shelley Winters

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Quo Vadis Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Deborah Kerr

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The 13th Letter Charles Boyer, Linda Darnell, Michael Rennie

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As Young as You Feel Marilyn Monroe, Thelma Ritter, Jean Peters

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The Frogmen Robert Wagner, Richard Widmark, Jack Warden

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Appointment with Danger Alan Ladd, Harry Morgan, Jack Webb

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No Highway in the Sky James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Jack Hawkins

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Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell Clifton Webb, Zero Mostel, Joanne Dru

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Roadblock Charles McGraw, Joan Dixon

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Sirocco Humphrey Bogart, Lee J. Cobb, Zero Mostel

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The Enforcer Humphrey Bogart, Zero Mostel, Everett Sloane

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The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel Jessica Tandy, Cedric Hardwicke, Leo G. Carroll

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The Idiot Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Setsuko Hara

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Cops and Robbers Totò, Ave Ninchi, Aldo Fabrizi

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Government Agents vs. Phantom Legion George Meeker, Dick Curtis, Walter Reed

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Comin' Round the Mountain Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Margaret Hamilton

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Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. Christopher Lee, Stanley Baker, Virginia Mayo

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Rich, Young and Pretty Vic Damone, Jane Powell, Fernando Lamas

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The Tales of Hoffmann Pamela Brown, Frederick Ashton, Robert Helpmann

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Father's Little Dividend Elizabeth Taylor, Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett

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The Secret of Convict Lake Gene Tierney, Glenn Ford, Ethel Barrymore

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Death of a Salesman Fredric March, Kevin McCarthy, Cameron Mitchell

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Callaway Went Thataway Fred MacMurray, Esther Williams, Dorothy McGuire

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The Mating Season Gene Tierney, Thelma Ritter, Jan Sterling

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The Big Night John Drew Barrymore, Preston Foster, Joan Lorring

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People Will Talk Cary Grant, Jeanne Crain, Hume Cronyn