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The Best Movies of 1957

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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies of 1957
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    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    Alec Guinness, William Holden

    Released1957

    Directed byDavid Lean

    The Bridge on the River Kwai is a 1957 WWII epic film directed by David Lean, based on the... more on Wikipedia

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    12 Angry Men is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies of 1957
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    12 Angry Men

    Henry Fonda, Jack Klugman

    Released1957

    Directed bySidney Lumet

    12 Angry Men is a 1957 American drama film adapted from a teleplay of the same name by... more on Wikipedia

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    Wild Strawberries is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies of 1957
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    Wild Strawberries

    Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson

    Released1957

    Directed byIngmar Bergman

    Wild Strawberries is a 1957 Swedish film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman about an old... more on Wikipedia
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    Witness for the Prosecution is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies of 1957
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    Witness for the Prosecution

    Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton

    Released1957

    Directed byBilly Wilder

    Witness for the Prosecution is a 1957 American courtroom drama film set in the Old Bailey in... more on Wikipedia
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    Peyton Place is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies of 1957
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    Peyton Place

    Lana Turner, Arthur Kennedy

    Released1957

    Directed byMark Robson, Hal Herman

    Peyton Place is a 1957 American drama film directed by Mark Robson. The screenplay by John... more on Wikipedia
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    A Face in the Crowd is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies of 1957
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    A Face in the Crowd

    Andy Griffith, Walter Matthau

    Released1957

    Directed byElia Kazan

    A Face in the Crowd is a 1957 film starring Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal and Walter Matthau,... more on Wikipedia
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    Man of a Thousand Faces is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies of 1957
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    Man of a Thousand Faces

    James Cagney, Jim Backus

    Released1957

    Directed byJoseph Pevney

    Man of a Thousand Faces is a film detailing the life of silent movie actor Lon Chaney, in... more on Wikipedia
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    Nights of Cabiria is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies of 1957
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    Nights of Cabiria

    Giulietta Masina, François Périer

    Released1957

    Directed byFederico Fellini

    Nights of Cabiria is a 1957 Italian drama film directed by Federico Fellini and starring... more on Wikipedia
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    The Seventh Seal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies of 1957
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    The Seventh Seal

    Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson

    Released1957

    Directed byIngmar Bergman

    The Seventh Seal is a 1957 Swedish drama-fantasy film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman.... more on Wikipedia

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    3:10 to Yuma is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies of 1957
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    3:10 to Yuma

    Glenn Ford, Van Heflin

    Released1957

    Directed byDelmer Daves

    3:10 to Yuma is a 1957 American western film starring Glenn Ford and Van Heflin and directed... more on Wikipedia
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    The Joker Is Wild is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies of 1957
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    The Joker Is Wild

    Frank Sinatra, Jeanne Crain

    Released1957

    Directed byCharles Vidor

    The Joker Is Wild is a 1957 American musical drama film directed by Charles Vidor, starring... more on Wikipedia
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    Paths of Glory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies of 1957
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    Paths of Glory

    Kirk Douglas, Adolphe Menjou

    Released1957

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

    Paths of Glory is a 1957 American film by Stanley Kubrick based on the novel of the same name... more on Wikipedia

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    Funny Face is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies of 1957
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    Funny Face

    Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire

    Released1957

    Directed byStanley Donen

    Funny Face is a 1957 American musical romantic comedy film directed by Stanley Donen and... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Island in the Sun is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies of 1957
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    Island in the Sun

    Joan Collins, Dorothy Dandridge

    Released1957

    Directed byRobert Rossen

    Island in the Sun is a 1957 drama film produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and directed by Robert... more on Wikipedia
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    An Affair to Remember is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies of 1957
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    An Affair to Remember

    Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr

    Released1957

    Directed byLeo McCarey

    An Affair to Remember is a 1957 film starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr, and directed by Leo... more on Wikipedia

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    Sweet Smell of Success is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies of 1957
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    Sweet Smell of Success

    Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis

    Released1957

    Directed byAlexander Mackendrick

    Sweet Smell of Success is a 1957 American film noir/drama film made by Hill-Hecht-Lancaster... more on Wikipedia
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    The Crucible is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies of 1957
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    The Crucible

    Simone Signoret, Mylène Demongeot

    Released1957

    Directed byRaymond Rouleau

    The Crucible is a 1957 joint Franco-East German film production directed by Raymond Rouleau... more on Wikipedia
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    Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies of 1957
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    Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison

    Robert Mitchum, Deborah Kerr

    Released1957

    Directed byJohn Huston

    Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison is a 1957 CinemaScope film which tells the story of two people... more on Wikipedia
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    Crime of Passion is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies of 1957
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    Crime of Passion

    Barbara Stanwyck, Raymond Burr

    Released1957

    Directed byGerd Oswald

    Crime of Passion is a 1957 American crime film noir directed by Gerd Oswald and written by Jo... more on Wikipedia
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    Fear Strikes Out is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies of 1957
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    Fear Strikes Out

    Anthony Perkins, Karl Malden

    Released1957

    Directed byRobert Mulligan

    Fear Strikes Out is a dramatic feature film depicting the life and career of American baseball... more on Wikipedia
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    The Abominable Snowman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies of 1957
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    The Abominable Snowman

    Peter Cushing, Forrest Tucker

    Released1957

    Directed byVal Guest

    The Abominable Snowman is a 1957 British horror film directed by Val Guest. Made by Hammer... more on Wikipedia

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    China Gate is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies of 1957
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    China Gate

    Nat King Cole, Angie Dickinson

    Released1957

    Directed bySamuel Fuller

    China Gate is a 1957 Hollywood Cinemascope war film written, produced and directed by Samuel... more on Wikipedia
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    Desk Set is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies of 1957
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    Desk Set

    Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy

    Released1957

    Directed byWalter Lang

    Desk Set is a 1957 American romantic comedy film directed by Walter Lang and starring Spencer... more on Wikipedia
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    Il Grido is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies of 1957
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    Il Grido

    Alida Valli, Steve Cochran

    Released1957

    Directed byMichelangelo Antonioni

    A compelling romance bound in tragedy, IL GRIDO is a fascinating missing link in the career of... more on Wikipedia
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    Boy on a Dolphin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies of 1957
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    Boy on a Dolphin

    Sophia Loren, Alan Ladd

    Released1957

    Directed byJean Negulesco

    Boy on a Dolphin is a 1957 20th Century Fox romantic film set in Greece and shot in... more on Wikipedia
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