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50s movies The Best Movies of 1953  

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List of the best movies of 1953, with movie trailers when available. Action hero Steve McQueen made his first appearance on the big screen in 1953. These top movies of 1953 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 1953. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1953 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1953 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

List features movies like Shane, Peter Pan and more!

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1953?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1953?"

1953 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1953. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1953 aren't just one persons opinion.
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House of Wax Vincent Price, Charles Bronson, Carolyn Jones

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Torch Song Joan Crawford, Gig Young, Harry Morgan

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From Here to Eternity Frank Sinatra, Burt Lancaster, Ernest Borgnine

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Calamity Jane Doris Day, Howard Keel, Dick Wesson

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Shane Jack Palance, Jean Arthur, Alan Ladd

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Kiss Me Kate Ann Miller, Keenan Wynn, Kathryn Grayson

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H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum

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Knights of the Round Table Ava Gardner, Robert Taylor, Stanley Baker

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Abbott and Costello Go to Mars Anita Ekberg, Lou Costello, Harry Shearer

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Julius Caesar Marlon Brando, Deborah Kerr, John Gielgud

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Niagara Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters

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Titanic Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Wagner, Thelma Ritter

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The Blue Gardenia Nat King Cole, Anne Baxter, Raymond Burr

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Peter Pan June Foray, Bobby Driscoll, Heather Angel

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Kansas Pacific Sterling Hayden, Clayton Moore, Barton MacLane

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The Band Wagon Fred Astaire, Julie Newmar, Cyd Charisse

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It Came from Outer Space Russell Johnson, Richard Carlson, Dave Willock

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, Harry Carey

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I Confess Alfred Hitchcock, Montgomery Clift, Anne Baxter

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The Hitch-Hiker Edmond O'Brien, Frank Lovejoy, José Torvay

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The Actress Spencer Tracy, Anthony Perkins, Jean Simmons

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Folly to Be Wise Alastair Sim, Edward Chapman, Elizabeth Allan

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Island in the Sky John Wayne, James Arness, Fess Parker

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The Glenn Miller Story James Stewart, Louis Armstrong, Marion Ross

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Second Chance Robert Mitchum, Jack Palance, Linda Darnell

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Romeo and Juliet Aída Villadeamigo, Susana Campos, Domingo Márquez

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Thunder Bay James Stewart, Harry Morgan, Dan Duryea

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Adam and Eve Louis Miehe-Renard

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A Lion Is in the Streets James Cagney, Anne Francis, Barbara Hale

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Pony Express Charlton Heston, Rhonda Fleming, Forrest Tucker

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How to Marry a Millionaire Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall, Betty Grable

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The Wages of Fear Yves Montand, Darío Moreno, Peter van Eyck

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Young Bess Deborah Kerr, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton

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Invaders from Mars Milburn Stone, Hillary Brooke, Leif Erickson

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The Robe Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Harry Shearer

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Jeopardy Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan

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The Moon Is Blue David Niven, William Holden, Hardy Krüger

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Affair with a Stranger Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Dabbs Greer

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Battle Circus Humphrey Bogart, June Allyson, Keenan Wynn

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Spooks Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Shemp Howard

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The Long, Long Trailer Lucille Ball, Keenan Wynn, Desi Arnaz

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99 River Street Peggie Castle, Evelyn Keyes, Frank Faylen

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The Golden Blade Rock Hudson, Anita Ekberg, Piper Laurie

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The President's Lady Charlton Heston, Susan Hayward

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Man with a Million Gregory Peck, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Joyce Grenfell

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Time Bomb Glenn Ford, Maurice Denham, Anne Vernon

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The Heart of the Matter Denholm Elliott, Trevor Howard, Peter Finch