12 Angry Men
“12 Angry Men” is a gripping courtroom drama released in 1957. Set in the jury room, the movie follows the intense deliberations of twelve jurors as they decide the fate of a young Spanish-American accused of murdering his father. With a stellar cast including Martin Balsam, Lee J. Cobb, and Henry Fonda, this thought-provoking film explores the jurors’ biases and preconceptions, making it one of the best voted movies of that year.
Paths of Glory
“Paths of Glory” is a gripping war drama released in 1957. Starring Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, and Adolphe Menjou, the movie tells the story of a commanding officer who bravely defends three soldiers accused of a failed offensive during World War I. Set within the French Army in 1916, this intense film explores themes of justice, sacrifice, and the harsh realities of war.
Witness for the Prosecution
“Witness for the Prosecution” is a gripping courtroom drama released in 1957. The story revolves around Leonard Vole, who is accused of a sensational murder, and the famous lawyer Sir Wilfrid Robarts who takes on his case. With a star-studded cast including Charles Laughton, Tyrone Power, and Marlene Dietrich, this movie is a must-watch for anyone who enjoys intense legal thrillers.
The Seventh Seal
“The Seventh Seal” is a thought-provoking movie that takes place during the Black Death in Sweden. It follows a disillusioned knight, Antonius Block, as he returns from the Crusades and challenges Death to a chess match for his life. Along his journey, Block meets a variety of intriguing characters, including traveling players Jof and his wife Mia, and becomes determined to elude Death long enough to perform an act of redemption before his time runs out. Starring Max von Sydow and Bengt Ekerot, this classic film was released on February 16, 1957, and is often counted as one of the top voted movies of that year.
“Wild Strawberries” is a captivating Swedish film from 1957 that follows the journey of a grumpy retired doctor named Isak Borg. Accompanied by his pregnant daughter-in-law, they embark on a road trip to Lund, encountering various hitchhikers along the way. As Isak reflects on his own life, memories of his first love resurface, making this heartfelt movie a nostalgic exploration of love, regrets, and self-discovery. Starring Victor Sjöström, Bibi Andersson, Ingrid Thulin, and other talented actors, this cinematic gem is a must-watch for anyone seeking a thought-provoking and emotionally rich experience.
The Joker Is Wild
“The Joker Is Wild” is a captivating movie set during the Prohibition era, following the life of Joe E. Lewis, a nightclub crooner whose career takes a dark turn when he crosses paths with a Chicago mob boss. With the help of his loyal piano player, Joe transforms himself into a successful stand-up comedian, but his personal demons continue to haunt him. Starring Frank Sinatra, Mitzi Gaynor, and Jeanne Crain, this film offers a gripping story of redemption and success amidst a backdrop of danger and romance. Released on September 26, 1957, it’s definitely one of the best movies of that year.
Nights of Cabiria
“Nights of Cabiria” is a captivating Italian film released in 1957. Set in Rome, it tells the story of Cabiria, a woman who faces betrayal and hardship when her boyfriend robs her and leaves her to drown. Despite the challenges, Cabiria perseveres, searching for happiness in a cynical world. With a talented cast including Giulietta Masina and François Périer, this movie offers a thought-provoking exploration of resilience and the complexities of finding contentment.
The Cranes Are Flying
“The Cranes Are Flying” is a heartwarming and poignant film set in Moscow during World War II. It follows the story of Veronika and Boris, who make a promise to meet before Boris goes off to fight. However, when Boris fails to show up, Veronika patiently waits for him, sending him letters while facing the challenges of war. The movie beautifully captures their love and resilience amidst the chaos of war, making it one of the best voted movies of 1957.
Throne of Blood
“Throne of Blood” is a captivating Japanese film directed by Akira Kurosawa. Set in feudal Japan, it tells the story of samurai warriors Washizu and Miki, who encounter a spirit that predicts their futures. As Washizu’s wife urges him to fulfill the prophecy by committing a heinous act, the film explores themes of ambition, betrayal, and the consequences of one’s actions. With a stellar cast led by Toshirō Mifune and Isuzu Yamada, this acclaimed adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” offers a unique and mesmerizing take on the classic tale. Released in 1957, it remains a must-watch for cinema enthusiasts.
The Bridge on the River Kwai
“The Bridge on the River Kwai” is a captivating war film released in 1957. Set in Burma during World War II, it tells the story of English prisoners of war who are forced to construct a bridge for their Japanese captors. As tensions rise, British and American intelligence officers hatch a plan to destroy the bridge, but their efforts are challenged by Colonel Nicholson, the proud commander who oversaw its construction. With a stellar cast including William Holden and Alec Guinness, this movie offers a thrilling and thought-provoking tale of loyalty, pride, and the complexities of war.
Sweet Smell of Success
“Sweet Smell of Success” is a captivating 1957 movie set in New York City. It follows the story of J.J. Hunsecker, a powerful newspaper writer who tries to break up his sister’s relationship with a jazz guitarist. With a stellar cast including Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis, this film delves into the ruthless world of media manipulation and the lengths some people will go to control others. Released on July 4th, 1957, it’s definitely one of the best movies of that year.
A Face in the Crowd
“A Face in the Crowd” is a captivating movie released in 1957 that tells the story of Lonesome Rhodes, a charismatic and rowdy musician from the Ozarks who rises to fame as a media sensation and influential political figure. The film follows the journey of Marcia Jeffries, a young woman who becomes infatuated with Lonesome after discovering him in a small-town jail. With a stellar cast including Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, and Walter Matthau, this movie is a must-watch for its intriguing plot and brilliant performances.
Le Notti Bianche
“Le Notti Bianche” is a captivating movie released in 1957 that tells the story of a middle-aged man who crosses paths with a young woman waiting on a canal bridge for her lover’s return. Starring Maria Schell, Marcello Mastroianni, and Jean Marais, this film beautifully explores the complexities of love and longing. With its release date on November 14th, it’s no wonder this movie made it to the list of the 20 Best Voted Movies of 1957.
The Incredible Shrinking Man
“The Incredible Shrinking Man” is a captivating sci-fi film from 1957 that tells the story of Scott Carey, a man who starts shrinking due to a dangerous combination of radiation and insecticide. As he gradually becomes only a few inches tall, Scott must navigate his own home, now transformed into a treacherous wilderness filled with spiders and other unexpected challenges. With a talented cast including Grant Williams and Randy Stuart, this movie takes you on a thrilling adventure as Scott fights to survive in his miniature world.
An Affair to Remember
“An Affair to Remember” is a captivating romantic movie released in 1957, starring the talented actors Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. The story revolves around a couple who fall deeply in love and make a promise to reunite at the Empire State Building after six months. Filled with anticipation and uncertainty, the movie explores whether their heartfelt meeting will actually take place.
3:10 to Yuma
“3:10 to Yuma” is a thrilling Western film released in 1957. It follows Dan Evans, a small-time farmer, who is tasked with escorting the dangerous outlaw Ben Wade to Yuma. As they anxiously await the 3:10 train, Wade’s gang races against time to set him free. Starring Glenn Ford and Van Heflin, this action-packed movie is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat!”
Sissi: The Fateful Years of an Empress
“Sissi: The Fateful Years of an Empress” is a captivating movie from 1957 that follows the story of Sissi, a young empress who falls seriously ill after a delightful time in Hungary. To recover, her mother takes her to the beautiful island of Madeira, where Sissi’s journey of healing and self-discovery unfolds. With a talented cast including Romy Schneider and Karlheinz Böhm, this film promises a compelling tale set against the backdrop of a Mediterranean paradise.
Love in the Afternoon
“Love in the Afternoon” is a charming romantic comedy released in 1957. Starring the talented Audrey Hepburn and the dashing Gary Cooper, the movie follows a young music student named Ariane who pretends to be a sophisticated lover to catch the attention of the worldly Frank Flannagan. Filled with love, laughter, and a touch of deception, this film is a delightful choice for a cozy movie night.
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
“Gunfight at the O.K. Corral” is a thrilling Western film released in 1957. Starring Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas, it tells the captivating story of lawman Wyatt Earp and outlaw Doc Holliday, who unexpectedly join forces. Their unlikely alliance leads them to become key players in the legendary Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. With a stellar cast and an intriguing plot, this movie is a must-watch for fans of action-packed Westerns.
The Enemy Below
“The Enemy Below” is a thrilling war movie released in 1957. Starring Robert Mitchum and Curd Jürgens, it tells the gripping story of the crew aboard the USS Haynes, who engage in a deadly battle of wits with a German U-Boat during World War II. With a talented cast and intense action sequences, this film is definitely one of the best voted movies of 1957.
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