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List of the best movies of 1957, with movie trailers when available. Though cinematic legend Humphrey Bogart died in 1957, a new era dawned with the big screen debuts of Alan Arkin and Sean Connery. These top movies of 1957 are listed by popularity, so the movies with the most votes are at the top. This list consists of all different movie genres - from The Seventh Seal to Old Yeller - but each film was released in 1957. You can filter this list of films that came out in 1957 for various bits of information, such as who directed the movie and what genre it is. Think the best 1957 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 is made up of a variety of different movies, including The Bridge on the River Kwai and 12 Angry Men.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best movies from 1957?" and "What are the most popular movies of 1957?"

1957 was a great year for movies, since a lot of classic films were released in 1957. This is a crowd sourced list that has been voted on by many people, so these top films of 1957 aren't just one persons opinion.

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The Bridge on the River Kwai Alec Guinness, William Holden, Jack Hawkins The Bridge on the River Kwai is a 1957 World War II epic film directed by David Lean, based on the novel Le Pont de la Rivière Kwai by Pierre Boulle. The film is a work of fiction but ...more

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12 Angry Men Henry Fonda, Jack Klugman, Lee J. Cobb 12 Angry Men is a 1957 American drama film adapted from a teleplay of the same name by Reginald Rose. Written and co-produced by Rose himself and directed by Sidney Lumet, this trial film tells ...more

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Witness for the Prosecution Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Tyrone Power Witness for the Prosecution is a 1957 American courtroom drama film set in the Old Bailey in London. The film, based on a short story by Agatha Christie, deals with the trial of a man accused of ...more

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Old Yeller is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies of 1957
Old Yeller Chuck Connors, Fess Parker, Dorothy McGuire Old Yeller is a 1957 American family tragedy film produced by Walt Disney. It stars Tommy Kirk, Dorothy McGuire and Beverly Washburn. It is about a boy and a stray dog in post-Civil War Texas. ...more

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The Seventh Seal Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Gunnar Björnstrand The Seventh Seal is a 1957 Swedish drama-fantasy film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman. Set in Denmark during the Black Death, it tells of the journey of a medieval knight and a game of ...more

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An Affair to Remember Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Richard Denning An Affair to Remember is a 1957 film starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr, and directed by Leo McCarey. It was distributed by 20th Century Fox. The film is considered one of the most romantic ...more

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Paths of Glory Kirk Douglas, Adolphe Menjou, Richard Anderson Paths of Glory is a 1957 American anti-war film by Stanley Kubrick based on the novel of the same name by Humphrey Cobb. Set during World War I, the film stars Kirk Douglas as Colonel Dax, the ...more

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3:10 to Yuma Glenn Ford, Van Heflin, Richard Jaeckel 3:10 to Yuma is a 1957 American western film starring Glenn Ford and Van Heflin and directed by Delmer Daves. The film was based on a 1953 short story by Elmore Leonard. In 2012, the film was ...more

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Sweet Smell of Success Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Nick Adams Sweet Smell of Success is a 1957 American film noir/drama film made by Hill-Hecht-Lancaster Productions and released by United Artists. It was directed by Alexander Mackendrick and stars Burt ...more

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The Tin Star Henry Fonda, Anthony Perkins, Lee Van Cleef The Tin Star was first a short story then a 1957 American western film directed by Anthony Mann and starring Henry Fonda and Anthony Perkins, in one of Perkins' first roles. The film became one ...more

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Throne of Blood Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Isuzu Yamada Throne of Blood is a 1957 Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa. The film transposes the plot of William Shakespeare's play Macbeth to feudal Japan, with stylistic elements drawn from Noh

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Gunfight at the O.K. Corral Kirk Douglas, Dennis Hopper, Burt Lancaster Gunfight at the O.K. Corral is a 1957 American film starring Burt Lancaster as Wyatt Earp and Kirk Douglas as Doc Holliday, based on a real event which took place on October 26, 1881. The ...more

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The Spirit of St. Louis James Stewart, Murray Hamilton, Marc Connelly The Spirit of St. Louis is a 1957 biographical film directed by Billy Wilder and starring James Stewart as Charles Lindbergh. The screenplay was adapted by Charles Lederer, Wendell Mayes, and ...more

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Peyton Place Lana Turner, Arthur Kennedy, Lorne Greene ... Marshall Cole Peyton Place is a 1957 American drama film directed by Mark Robson. The screenplay by John Michael Hayes is based on the bestselling 1956 novel of the same name by Grace Metalious. Peyton Place ...more

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A Face in the Crowd Andy Griffith, Walter Matthau, Lee Remick A Face in the Crowd is a 1957 film starring Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal and Walter Matthau, directed by Elia Kazan. The screenplay was written by Budd Schulberg, based on his short story ...more

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Wild Strawberries Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, Ingrid Thulin Wild Strawberries is a 1957 Swedish film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman about an old man recalling his past. The original Swedish title is Smultronstället, which literally means ...more

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Raintree County Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift, Lee Marvin Raintree County is a 1957 American Technicolor melodramatic film set during the American Civil War, directed by Edward Dmytryk. It stars Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Eva Marie Saint, and ...more

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Funny Face Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, Suzy Parker Funny Face is a 1957 American musical film directed by Stanley Donen, containing assorted songs by George and Ira Gershwin. Although having the same title as the 1927 Broadway musical Funny Face ...more

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Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley, Dean Jones, Gloria Pall Jailhouse Rock is a 1957 American musical drama film directed by Richard Thorpe and starring Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, and Mickey Shaughnessy. Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and dramatized ...more

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Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison is a 1957 CinemaScope film which tells the story of two people stranded on a Japanese-occupied island in the Pacific Ocean during World War II. The movie was adapted by ...more

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The Enemy Below Clint Eastwood, Robert Mitchum, Doug McClure The Enemy Below is a 1957 war film which tells the story of the battle between the captain of an American destroyer escort and the commander of a German U-boat during World War II. The movie ...more

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Desk Set Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Joan Blondell Desk Set is a 1957 American romantic comedy film directed by Walter Lang and starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. The screenplay was written by Phoebe Ephron and Henry Ephron from the ...more

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Sayonara Marlon Brando, James Garner, Red Buttons Sayonara is a 1957 color American film starring Marlon Brando. The picture tells the story of an American Air Force flier who was an ace fighter pilot during the Korean War. Sayonara won four ...more

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Man of a Thousand Faces James Cagney, Jim Backus, Jane Greer Man of a Thousand Faces is a film detailing the life of silent movie actor Lon Chaney, in which the title role is played by James Cagney. Directed by Joseph Pevney, the film's cast included ...more

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Nights of Cabiria Giulietta Masina, François Périer, Aldo Silvani Nights of Cabiria is a 1957 Italian drama film directed by Federico Fellini and starring Giulietta Masina, François Périer, and Amedeo Nazzari. Based on a story by Fellini, the ...more

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The Three Faces of Eve Joanne Woodward, Lee J. Cobb, Nancy Kulp The Three Faces of Eve is a 1957 American CinemaScope film adaptation based on a book by psychiatrists Corbett H. Thigpen and Hervey M. Cleckley, who also helped write the screenplay. It was ...more

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Love in the Afternoon Audrey Hepburn, Gary Cooper, Maurice Chevalier Love in the Afternoon is a 1957 American romantic comedy film produced and directed by Billy Wilder which stars Audrey Hepburn and Gary Cooper. The screenplay by Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond is ...more

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The Sun Also Rises Ava Gardner, Errol Flynn, Tyrone Power The Sun Also Rises is a 1957 film adaptation of the Ernest Hemingway novel of the same name directed by Henry King. The screenplay was written by Peter Viertel and it starred Tyrone Power, Ava ...more

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A Hatful of Rain Eva Marie Saint, Don Murray, Henry Silva A Hatful of Rain is a 1957 dramatic film. The movie was a rarity for its time, in its frank depiction of the effects of morphine addiction. It is a medically and sociologically accurate account ...more

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Designing Woman Lauren Bacall, Gregory Peck, Chuck Connors Designing Woman is a 1957 romantic comedy about fashion. Vincente Minnelli directed stars Lauren Bacall and Gregory Peck. George Wells won an Academy Award for the screenplay.

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Pal Joey Frank Sinatra, Rita Hayworth, Kim Novak Pal Joey is a 1957 American Technicolor musical film, loosely adapted from the musical play of the same name, and starring Rita Hayworth, Frank Sinatra, and Kim Novak. Jo Ann Greer sang for ...more

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Island in the Sun Joan Collins, Dorothy Dandridge, Joan Fontaine Island in the Sun is a 1957 drama film produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and directed by Robert Rossen. It features an ensemble cast including James Mason, Harry Belafonte, Joan Fontaine, Joan ...more

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Nightfall Anne Bancroft, Brian Keith, Aldo Ray Nightfall is a 1957 film noir directed by Jacques Tourneur. It features Aldo Ray, Brian Keith, and Anne Bancroft. The low-budget film is remembered today for camera work by cinematographer ...more

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Les Girls Gene Kelly, Leslie Phillips, Patrick Macnee Les Girls, also known as Cole Porter's Les Girls, is a 1957 musical comedy film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was directed by George Cukor, produced by Sol C. Siegel with Saul Chaplin as ...more

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The Incredible Shrinking Man William Schallert, Paul Langton, Billy Curtis The Incredible Shrinking Man is a 1957 science fiction film directed by Jack Arnold and adapted for the screen by Richard Matheson from his novel The Shrinking Man. The film stars Grant Williams ...more

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The Wings of Eagles John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ward Bond The Wings of Eagles is a 1957 Metrocolor film starring John Wayne, based on the true story of Frank "Spig" Wead and the history of U.S. Naval aviation from its inception through World ...more

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Night Passage James Stewart, Audie Murphy, Jack Elam Night Passage is a 1957 Western film starring James Stewart and Audie Murphy.

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Jeanne Eagels Kim Novak, Agnes Moorehead, Jeff Chandler Jeanne Eagels is a 1957 American biographical film loosely based on the life of stage star Jeanne Eagels. Distributed by Columbia Pictures, the film was produced and directed by George Sidney ...more

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Raintree County Raintree County is a novel by Ross Lockridge, Jr. published in 1948. It tells the story of a small-town Midwestern teacher and poet named John Shawnessy, who, in his younger days before his ...more

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Around the World in 80 Days Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Marlene Dietrich Around the World in 80 Days is a 1956 Technicolor epic action adventure comedy film starring David Niven and Cantinflas, produced by the Michael Todd Company and released by United Artists. The ...more

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Night of the Demon Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins, Niall MacGinnis Night of the Demon is a 1957 British horror film directed by Jacques Tourneur, starring Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins and Niall MacGinnis. An adaptation of the M. R. James story "Casting the ...more

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The Tall T Maureen O'Sullivan, Randolph Scott, Richard Boone The Tall T is a 1957 American Western film directed by Budd Boetticher and starring Randolph Scott, Richard Boone, and Maureen O'Sullivan. Adapted by Burt Kennedy from the short story "The ...more

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The Pride and the Passion Sophia Loren, Frank Sinatra, Cary Grant The Pride and the Passion is a 1957 war film produced and directed by Stanley Kramer and starring Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra and Sophia Loren. Set in the Napoleonic era, it is the story of a ...more

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Crime of Passion Barbara Stanwyck, Raymond Burr, Fay Wray Crime of Passion is a 1957 American crime film noir directed by Gerd Oswald and written by Jo Eisinger. The drama features Barbara Stanwyck, Sterling Hayden and Raymond Burr.

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I Was a Teenage Werewolf Michael Landon, Guy Williams, Dawn Richard I Was a Teenage Werewolf is a 1957 horror film starring Michael Landon as a troubled teenager and Whit Bissell as the primary adult. It was co-written and produced by cult film producer Herman ...more

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The Curse of Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies of 1957
The Curse of Frankenstein Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Hazel Court The Curse of Frankenstein is a 1957 British horror film by Hammer Film Productions, loosely based on the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. It was Hammer's first colour horror film, and the ...more

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My Man Godfrey David Niven, Eva Gabor, June Allyson My Man Godfrey is a 1957 comedy film starring June Allyson and David Niven. It is a color remake of Gregory La Cava's 1936 screwball comedy of the same name. Allyson played the role created by ...more

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The Cranes Are Flying Aleksey Batalov, Vasili Merkuryev, Tatiana Samoilova The Cranes Are Flying is a Soviet film about World War II. It depicts the cruelty of war and the damage suffered to the Soviet psyche as a result of World War II. It was directed at Mosfilm by ...more

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The Joker Is Wild Frank Sinatra, Jeanne Crain, Eddie Albert The Joker Is Wild is a 1957 American musical drama film directed by Charles Vidor, starring Frank Sinatra, Mitzi Gaynor, Jeanne Crain, and Eddie Albert, and released by Paramount Pictures. The ...more

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Fear Strikes Out Anthony Perkins, Karl Malden, Adam Williams Fear Strikes Out is a dramatic feature film depicting the life and career of American baseball player Jimmy Piersall. It is based on Piersall's biography Fear Strikes Out: The Jim Piersall ...more