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The Best Movies of 1954

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List of the best movies of 1954, with movie trailers when available. Film legends Paul Newman and Jack Lemmon made their big screen debuts in 1954. These top movies of 1954 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 1954. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1954 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1954 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

This is a list that features movies like Rear Window and On the Waterfront.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1954?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1954?"

1954 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1954. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1954 aren't just one persons opinion.
  • 1

    Rear Window

    Grace Kelly, James Stewart
    Rear Window is a 1954 American mystery thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and written...  more

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    On the Waterfront

    Marlon Brando, Eva Marie Saint
    On the Waterfront is a 1954 American drama film about union violence and corruption amongst...  more

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  • 3

    White Christmas

    Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye
    White Christmas is a 1954 American musical romantic comedy film directed by Michael Curtiz and...  more

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  • 4

    Dial M for Murder

    Grace Kelly, Alfred Hitchcock
    This film is a 1954 3-D American thriller film in Warnercolor directed by Alfred Hitchcock,...  more

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  • 5

    Creature from the Black Lagoon

    Richard Carlson, Richard Denning
    Creature from the Black Lagoon is a 1954 monster horror 3-D film in black-and-white, directed...  more

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  • 6

    Seven Samurai

    Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura
    Seven Samurai is a 1954 Japanese Jidaigeki adventure film co-written, edited, and directed by...  more

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  • 7

    The Country Girl

    Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby
    The Country Girl is a 1954 American drama film directed by George Seaton and starring Bing...  more

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  • 8

    A Star Is Born

    Judy Garland, Amanda Blake
    A Star Is Born is a 1954 American musical film written by Moss Hart, starring Judy Garland and...  more
  • 9

    The High and the Mighty

    John Wayne, Robert Stack
    The High and the Mighty is a 1954 American "disaster" film directed by William A. Wellman and...  more
  • 10

    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

    Kirk Douglas, Peter Lorre
    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a 1954 American Technicolor adventure film starring Kirk...  more

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    The Caine Mutiny

    Humphrey Bogart, Lee Marvin
    The Caine Mutiny is a 1954 American drama film set during World War II, directed by Edward...  more

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  • 12


    Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart
    Sabrina is a 1954 American romantic comedy film directed by Billy Wilder, adapted for the...  more

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    Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

    Julie Newmar, Jane Powell
    Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, is a musical film, photographed in Ansco Color in the...  more

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  • 14

    River of No Return

    Marilyn Monroe, Robert Mitchum
    River of No Return is a 1954 American Western film directed by Otto Preminger and starring...  more
  • 15

    The Naked Jungle

    Charlton Heston, Eleanor Parker
    The Naked Jungle is a 1954 film directed by Byron Haskin, and starring Charlton Heston and...  more
  • 16

    Vera Cruz

    Gary Cooper, Burt Lancaster
    Vera Cruz is a 1954 American Western theatrical film starring Gary Cooper and Burt Lancaster,...  more

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  • 17

    Felices pascuas

    Felices pascuas is a film directed by Juan Antonio Bardem released on December 13, 1954....
  • 18


    Ricardo Montalbán, Jorge Martínez de Hoyos
    Sombra verde is a 1954 Mexican film written by Luis Alcoriza....  more
  • 19


    Gemini Ganesan, Vyjayanthimala
    Penn is a 1954 Tamil romantic comedy film written by Ra. Venkatachalam and directed by M. V....  more
  • 20

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    Gefährliche Fracht is an East German film. It was released in 1954....  more
  • 21

    Robinson Crusoe

    Dan O'Herlihy, Jaime Fernández
    Robinson Crusoe is a 1954 Mexican film by director Luis Buñuel, based on the novel Robinson...  more
  • 22

    The Bridges at Toko-Ri

    Grace Kelly, Mickey Rooney
    The Bridges at Toko-Ri is a film from 1954 that was directed by Mark Robson and was based on...  more

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    Three Coins in the Fountain

    Louis Jourdan, Clifton Webb
    Three Coins in the Fountain is a 1954 American romantic comedy film directed by Jean Negulesco...  more

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  • 24

    Johnny Guitar

    Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden
    Johnny Guitar is a 1954 American Republic Pictures western drama film starring Joan Crawford,...  more

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    Broken Lance

    Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner
    Broken Lance is a 1954 Western film made by Twentieth Century-Fox, directed by Edward Dmytryk...  more