Best award winning movies with a seedy underworld from 1955

Check out today’s highest ranked movies with a seedy underworld from 1955! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies with a seedy underworld from 1955, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 Guys and Dolls (1955)

Gambler Nathan Detroit has few options for the location of his big craps game. Needing $1,000 to pay a garage owner to host the game, Nathan bets Sky Masterson that Sky cannot get virtuous Sarah Brown out on a date. Despite some resistance, Sky negotiates a date with her in exchange for bringing people into her mission. Meanwhile, Nathan's longtime fiancée, Adelaide, wants him to go legit and marry her.

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1955-12-23 | Comedy / Crime

Cast

Marlon Brando, Jean Simmons

Rating

rating icon 6.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #87 for
    odd casting
  2. Ranked #88 for
    jukebox musical
  3. Ranked #159 for
    great soundtrack

Trailer

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2 The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)

A junkie must face his true self to kick his drug addiction.

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1955-12-26 | Drama / Crime

Cast

Frank Sinatra, Eleanor Parker

Rating

rating icon 7.112
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #77 for
    scuzzy
  2. Ranked #99 for
    dated
  3. Ranked #114 for
    break new ground

Trailer

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3 The Phenix City Story (1955)

A crime-busting lawyer and his initially reluctant attorney father take on the forces that run gambling and prostitution in their small Southern town.

Info

1955-07-19 | Crime

Cast

John McIntire, Richard Kiley

Rating

rating icon 6.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #54 for
    like Scarface
  2. Ranked #86 for
    cutthroat
  3. Ranked #131 for
    cinema verite

Trailer

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4 Picnic (1955)

Labor Day in a small Kansas farm town. Hal, a burly and resolute drifter, jumps off a dusty freight train car with the purpose of visiting Alan, a former college classmate and son of the richest man in town.

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1955-11-18 | Drama / Romance

Cast

William Holden, Kim Novak

Rating

rating icon 6.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #51 for
    wallflower
  2. Ranked #129 for
    naturalist
  3. Ranked #150 for
    machismo

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5 Marty (1955)

Marty, a butcher who lives in the Bronx with his mother is unmarried at 34. Good-natured but socially awkward he faces constant badgering from family and friends to get married but has reluctantly resigned himself to bachelorhood. Marty meets Clara, an unattractive school teacher, realising their emotional connection, he promises to call but family and friends try to convince him not to.

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1955-04-11 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair

Rating

rating icon 7.4
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #46 for
    critically acclaimed
  2. Ranked #61 for
    wallflower
  3. Ranked #62 for
    plain

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6 Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

One evening, Hammer gives a ride to Christina, an attractive hitchhiker on a lonely country road, who has escaped from the nearby lunatic asylum. Thugs waylay them and force his car to crash. When Hammer returns to semi-consciousness, he hears Christina being tortured until she dies. Hammer, both for vengeance and in hopes that "something big" is behind it all, decides to pursue the case.

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1955-04-28 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker

Rating

rating icon 7.192
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #5 for
    grease monkey
  2. Ranked #10 for
    hard-nosed
  3. Ranked #15 for
    hardboiled style

Trailer

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7 East of Eden (1955)

In the Salinas Valley in and around World War I, Cal Trask feels he must compete against overwhelming odds with his brother for the love of their father. Cal is frustrated at every turn, from his reaction to the war, how to get ahead in business and in life, and how to relate to his estranged mother.

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1955-04-10 | Drama

Cast

James Dean, Julie Harris

Rating

rating icon 7.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #48 for
    wayward
  2. Ranked #85 for
    with biblical reference
  3. Ranked #105 for
    foster father

Trailer

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8 The Ladykillers (1955)

Five oddball criminals planning a bank robbery rent rooms on a cul-de-sac from an octogenarian widow under the pretext that they are classical musicians.

Info

1955-12-08 | Comedy / Crime

Cast

Alec Guinness, Cecil Parker

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #104 for
    seriocomedy
  2. Ranked #110 for
    Black Comedy
  3. Ranked #114 for
    haywire

Trailer

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9 The Rose Tattoo (1955)

A grieving widow embarks on a new romance when she discovers her late husband had been cheating on her.

Info

1955-12-12 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Anna Magnani, Burt Lancaster

Rating

rating icon 6.904
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #46 for
    flirtatious
  2. Ranked #63 for
    flattering light
  3. Ranked #71 for
    grease monkey

Trailer

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10 Blackboard Jungle (1955)

Richard Dadier is a teacher at North Manual High School, an inner-city school where many of the pupils frequently engage in anti-social behavior. Dadier makes various attempts to engage the students' interest in education, challenging both the school staff and the pupils. He is subjected to violence as well as duplicitous schemes.

Info

1955-03-25 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Glenn Ford, Anne Francis

Rating

rating icon 6.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #37 for
    rambunctious
  2. Ranked #37 for
    wayward
  3. Ranked #112 for
    capturing the zeitgeist

Trailer

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