Photo: Freebase/Fair use

50s movies The Best Movies of 1953  

Ranker Film
4.0k votes 65 voters 1.9k views 788 items Embed
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.
list ordered by

1
19 6
Ranker Video
Torch Song Joan Crawford, Gig Young, Harry Morgan

The Best '50s Thriller Movies The Best Netflix Original Drama Movies

2
21 9
Ranker Video
House of Wax Vincent Price, Charles Bronson, Carolyn Jones

3
19 8
Ranker Video
Calamity Jane Doris Day, Howard Keel, Dick Wesson

4
20 9
Ranker Video
From Here to Eternity Frank Sinatra, Burt Lancaster, Ernest Borgnine

5
18 8
Ranker Video
Kiss Me Kate Ann Miller, Keenan Wynn, Kathryn Grayson

6
21 11
Ranker Video
Shane Jack Palance, Jean Arthur, Alan Ladd

7
15 7
Ranker Video
Knights of the Round Table Ava Gardner, Robert Taylor, Stanley Baker

8
14 7
Ranker Video
Abbott and Costello Go to Mars Anita Ekberg, Lou Costello, Harry Shearer

9
15 8
Ranker Video
Julius Caesar Marlon Brando, Deborah Kerr, John Gielgud

10
15 8
Ranker Video
H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum

11
13 7
Ranker Video
Niagara Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters

12
12 7
Ranker Video
It Came from Outer Space Russell Johnson, Richard Carlson, Dave Willock

13
13 8
Ranker Video

14
11 6
Ranker Video
The Glenn Miller Story James Stewart, Louis Armstrong, Marion Ross

15
8 3
Ranker Video
Adam and Eve Louis Miehe-Renard

The Best 14A Drama Movies These Disney Princess Were Absolutely Terrible Role Models

16
13 8
Ranker Video
Titanic Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Wagner, Thelma Ritter

17
10 5
Ranker Video
The Blue Gardenia Nat King Cole, Anne Baxter, Raymond Burr

18
11 6
Ranker Video
The Band Wagon Fred Astaire, Julie Newmar, Cyd Charisse

19
11 6
Ranker Video
Kansas Pacific Sterling Hayden, Clayton Moore, Barton MacLane

20
12 7
Ranker Video
Peter Pan June Foray, Bobby Driscoll, Heather Angel

21
14 10
Ranker Video
I Confess Alfred Hitchcock, Montgomery Clift, Anne Baxter

22
11 7
Ranker Video
The Hitch-Hiker Edmond O'Brien, Frank Lovejoy, José Torvay

23
10 6
Ranker Video
The Moon Is Blue David Niven, William Holden, Hardy Krüger

24
10 6
Ranker Video
Folly to Be Wise Alastair Sim, Edward Chapman, Elizabeth Allan

25
10 6
Ranker Video
The Actress Spencer Tracy, Anthony Perkins, Jean Simmons

26
10 6
Ranker Video
Island in the Sky John Wayne, James Arness, Fess Parker

27
9 5
Ranker Video
Second Chance Robert Mitchum, Jack Palance, Linda Darnell

28
9 5
Ranker Video

29
7 3
Ranker Video
A Lion Is in the Streets James Cagney, Anne Francis, Barbara Hale

Movies Directed By Jeff Bleckner Things You Should Stop Apologizing For

30
7 3
Ranker Video
Thunder Bay James Stewart, Harry Morgan, Dan Duryea

31
7 3
Ranker Video
Pony Express Charlton Heston, Rhonda Fleming, Forrest Tucker

32
5 1
Ranker Video
Sunflower Girl

33
16 13
Ranker Video
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, Harry Carey

34
12 9
Ranker Video
The Wages of Fear Yves Montand, Darío Moreno, Peter van Eyck

35
10 7
Ranker Video
Young Bess Deborah Kerr, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton

36
9 6
Ranker Video
The Robe Richard Burton, Jean Simmons, Harry Shearer

37
9 6
Ranker Video
Invaders from Mars Milburn Stone, Hillary Brooke, Leif Erickson

38
8 5
Ranker Video
Romeo and Juliet Aída Villadeamigo, Susana Campos, Domingo Márquez

39
8 5
Ranker Video
Battle Circus Humphrey Bogart, June Allyson, Keenan Wynn

40
7 4
Ranker Video
The Long, Long Trailer Lucille Ball, Keenan Wynn, Desi Arnaz

41
7 4
Ranker Video
99 River Street Peggie Castle, Evelyn Keyes, Frank Faylen

42
7 4
Ranker Video
Spooks Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Shemp Howard

43
6 3
Ranker Video
Man with a Million Gregory Peck, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Joyce Grenfell

The Best '50s Space Movies The Best Almond Milk Brands

44
6 3
Ranker Video
The Golden Blade Rock Hudson, Anita Ekberg, Piper Laurie

45
6 3
Ranker Video
Time Bomb Glenn Ford, Maurice Denham, Anne Vernon

46
6 3
Ranker Video
The President's Lady Charlton Heston, Susan Hayward

47
5 2
Ranker Video
Man in the Attic Jack Palance, Frances Bavier, Isabel Jewell

48
5 2
Ranker Video
The Heart of the Matter Denholm Elliott, Trevor Howard, Peter Finch

49
4 1
Small Town Story is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies of 1953
Small Town Story Donald Houston, Susan Shaw, Alan Wheatley

50
12 10
Ranker Video
How to Marry a Millionaire Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall, Betty Grable