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List of the best movies of 1956, with movie trailers when available. Movie legends Michael Caine and Leslie Nielsen made their debuts in 1956. These top movies of 1956 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 1956. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1956 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1956 movie isn't as high as it should be? Vote up your favorite so it will rise to the top.

Examples of movies on this list include The Searchers and The Ten Commandments.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1956?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1956?"

1956 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1956. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1956 aren't just one persons opinion.
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The Searchers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies of 1956
The Searchers John Wayne, Natalie Wood, Vera Miles

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The Killing Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers Dana Wynter, Sam Peckinpah, Carolyn Jones

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Forbidden Planet Leslie Nielsen, Anne Francis, Walter Pidgeon

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The Man Who Knew Too Much James Stewart, Doris Day, Alfred Hitchcock

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Written on the Wind Lauren Bacall, Rock Hudson, Robert Stack

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Giant Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean, Dennis Hopper

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The Burning Hills Natalie Wood, Tab Hunter, Earl Holliman

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The Ten Commandments Charlton Heston, Vincent Price, Yul Brynner

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Anastasia Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner, Helen Hayes

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Lust for Life Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Marion Ross

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The Wrong Man Henry Fonda, Alfred Hitchcock, Tuesday Weld

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The King and I Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno

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The Hunchback of Notre Dame Gina Lollobrigida, Anthony Quinn, Alain Cuny

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Gervaise Maria Schell, François Périer, Jany Holt

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Diane Roger Moore, Lana Turner, Cedric Hardwicke

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Bus Stop Marilyn Monroe, Hope Lange, Don Murray

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The Opposite Sex Joan Collins, Leslie Nielsen, Joan Blondell

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Baby Doll Eli Wallach, Rip Torn, Karl Malden

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Friendly Persuasion Gary Cooper, Anthony Perkins, Dorothy McGuire

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Moby Dick Orson Welles, Gregory Peck, John Huston

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The Maverick Queen Barbara Stanwyck, Jim Davis, Barry Sullivan

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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Joan Fontaine, Dana Andrews, Joyce Taylor

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The Rainmaker Katharine Hepburn, Burt Lancaster, Lloyd Bridges

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The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit Gregory Peck, Jennifer Jones, Lee J. Cobb

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Autumn Leaves Joan Crawford, Vera Miles, Cliff Robertson

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Serenade Vincent Price, Joan Fontaine, Mario Lanza

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The Eddy Duchin Story Kim Novak, Tyrone Power, James Whitmore

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Somebody Up There Likes Me Paul Newman, Robert Duvall, Steve McQueen

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The Harder They Fall Humphrey Bogart, Rod Steiger, Jersey Joe Walcott

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Alexander the Great Richard Burton, Peter Cushing, Stanley Baker

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The Swan Grace Kelly, Alec Guinness, Agnes Moorehead

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The Red Balloon Renaud Séchan, Georges Sellier, Vladimir Popov

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Attack Lee Marvin, Jack Palance, Eddie Albert

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1984 Donald Pleasence, Michael Redgrave, Edmond O'Brien

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High Society Frank Sinatra, Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby

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The Proud and Profane William Holden, Deborah Kerr, Marion Ross

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Bhowani Junction Ava Gardner, Stewart Granger, George Cukor

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The Revolt of Mamie Stover Jane Russell, Joan Leslie, Agnes Moorehead

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Helen of Troy Brigitte Bardot, Stanley Baker, Harry Andrews

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Carousel Shirley Jones, Cameron Mitchell, Gene Lockhart

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Rodan Akihiko Hirata, Yumi Shirakawa, Kenji Sahara

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Run Silent, Run Deep Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, Don Rickles

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Four Bags Full is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies of 1956
Four Bags Full Louis de Funès, Jean Gabin, Bourvil

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Sissi - The Young Empress Romy Schneider, Karlheinz Böhm, Magda Schneider

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Shadow Emil Karewicz, Bolesław Płotnicki, Bohdan Ejmont

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Julie Doris Day, Louis Jourdan

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Scandal in Sorrento Sophia Loren, Vittorio De Sica, Tina Pica

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The Battle of the River Plate Christopher Lee, Patrick Macnee, Peter Finch

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While the City Sleeps Vincent Price, George Sanders, Rhonda Fleming