Best award winning movies with a compelling portrayal from 1954

Check out today’s highest ranked movies with a compelling portrayal from 1954! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies with a compelling portrayal from 1954, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 On the Waterfront (1954)

Terry Malloy is a kindhearted dockworker, and former boxer, who is tricked by his corrupt bosses into leading his friend to death. After falling in love, he tries to leave the waterfront and expose his employers.

Info

1954-06-22 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Marlon Brando, Karl Malden

Rating

rating icon 7.935
More Info

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #11 for
    extraordinary
  2. Ranked #21 for
    deservedly won awards
  3. Ranked #32 for
    blue-collar

Trailer

On the Waterfront trailer
play button

2 The Country Girl (1954)

An ex-theater actor is given one more chance to star in a musical yet his alcoholism may prevent it from happening.

Info

1954-12-15 | Drama

Cast

Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly

Rating

rating icon 6.9
More Info

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #43 for
    wallflower
  2. Ranked #101 for
    Oscar-worthy performance
  3. Ranked #112 for
    prissy

Trailer

The Country Girl trailer
play button

3 The Caine Mutiny (1954)

When a US Naval captain shows signs of mental instability that jeopardize his ship, the first officer relieves him of command and faces court martial for mutiny.

Info

1954-06-24 | Drama / War

Cast

Humphrey Bogart, Robert Francis

Rating

rating icon 7.2
More Info

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #80 for
    Courtroom Drama
  2. Ranked #111 for
    hard-nosed
  3. Ranked #144 for
    shoo in

Trailer

The Caine Mutiny trailer
play button

4 Broken Lance (1954)

Cattle baron Matt Devereaux raids a copper smelter that is polluting his water, then divides his property among his sons. Son Joe takes responsibility for the raid and gets three years in prison. Matt dies from a stroke partly caused by his rebellious sons and when Joe gets out he plans revenge.

Info

1954-09-25 | Western

Cast

Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner

Rating

rating icon 6.36
More Info

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #48 for
    westernized
  2. Ranked #89 for
    Spaghetti Western
  3. Ranked #172 for
    horse opera

Trailer

Broken Lance trailer
play button
download maimovie
Download
Maimovie Now

to discover other
263 similar movies

5 The Barefoot Contessa (1954)

Has-been director Harry Dawes gets a new lease on his career when the independently wealthy tycoon Kirk Edwards hires him to write and direct a film. They go to Madrid to find Maria Vargas, a dancer who will star in the film.

Info

1954-09-29 | Drama

Cast

Humphrey Bogart, Ava Gardner

Rating

rating icon 6.795
More Info

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #44 for
    pin-up girl
  2. Ranked #56 for
    bloated
  3. Ranked #58 for
    decadent

Trailer

The Barefoot Contessa trailer
play button

6 Thursday's Children (1954)

Won the Academy Award for the Best Documentary Short of 1954. The subject deals with the children at The Royal School for the Deaf in Margate, Kent. The hearing-handicapped children are shown painstakingly learning what words are through exercises and games, practicing lip-reading and finally speech. Richard Burton's calm and sometimes-poetic narration adds to the heartwarming cheerfulness and courage of the children.

Info

1954-05-01 | Documentary

Cast

Richard Burton

Rating

rating icon 6.6
More Info

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #332 for
    altruistic
  2. Ranked #351 for
    asthmatic
  3. Ranked #501 for
    self-improvement

Trailer

youtube Watch Trailer on Youtube

7 A Star Is Born (1954)

A movie star helps a young singer-actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.

Info

1954-10-01 | Drama / Music

Cast

Judy Garland, James Mason

Rating

rating icon 7.1
More Info

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #54 for
    immensely talented
  2. Ranked #75 for
    great soundtrack
  3. Ranked #78 for
    downward spiral

Trailer

A Star Is Born trailer
play button

8 La Strada (1954)

When Gelsomina, a naïve young woman, is purchased from her impoverished mother by brutish circus strongman Zampanò to be his wife and partner, she loyally endures her husband's coldness and abuse as they travel the Italian countryside performing together. Soon Zampanò must deal with his jealousy and conflicted feelings about Gelsomina when she finds a kindred spirit in Il Matto, the carefree circus fool, and contemplates leaving Zampanò.

Info

1954-09-23 | Drama

Cast

Anthony Quinn, Giulietta Masina

Rating

rating icon 7.921
More Info

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #21 for
    freak show
  2. Ranked #30 for
    carny ride
  3. Ranked #30 for
    neo-realism

Trailer

La Strada trailer
play button

9 The High and the Mighty (1954)

Dan Roman is a veteran pilot haunted by a tragic past. Now relegated to second-in-command cockpit assignments he finds himself on a routine Honolulu-to-San Francisco flight - one that takes a terrifying suspense-building turn when disaster strikes high above the Pacific Ocean at the point of no return.

Info

1954-07-03 | Action / Adventure

Cast

John Wayne, Claire Trevor

Rating

rating icon 5.9
More Info

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #62 for
    Disaster Movie
  2. Ranked #168 for
    bloated
  3. Ranked #170 for
    flaws and gaps

Trailer

The High and the Mighty trailer
play button

10 Rear Window (1954)

A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.

Info

1954-08-01 | Thriller / Mystery

Cast

James Stewart, Grace Kelly

Rating

rating icon 8.4
More Info

People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #204 for
    right out window
  2. Ranked #271 for
    bludgeoned to death
  3. Ranked #283 for
    voyeuristic

Trailer

Rear Window trailer
play button

FAQ

According to the review analysis on Maimovie, movies in Best award winning movies with a compelling portrayal from 1954 list are rated as extraordinary, critically acclaimed, vaudevillian, shoo in, good supporting actor, hard-nosed, Oscar nomination deserving, good editing, flashback sequence, bloated.
We collect all existing reviews on the web for all movies and proceed machine learning to calculate the A.I. ranking. It ranks the movies while automatically updating new information every week.
Using Taste search, Maimovie provides a unique system which helps you search for specific results through phrases that are collected from movie reviews and information from various movie databases. You can look for movies with phrases such as “adrenaline pumping movies” or “unexpected plot twist of all time.” The Maimovie application’s database covers movie information from all 540K+ movies and connects you to all 74+ available streaming services.