Best award winning movies with a societal issue from 1951

Check out today’s highest ranked movies with a societal issue from 1951! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies with a societal issue from 1951, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 A Place in the Sun (1951)

A young social climber wins the heart of a beautiful heiress but his former girlfriend's pregnancy stands in the way of his ambition.

Info

1951-06-12 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #38 for
    deservedly won awards
  2. Ranked #103 for
    harsh sound
  3. Ranked #111 for
    blue-collar

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2 A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

A fading southern belle moves in with her sister in New Orleans where her ferocious brother-in-law takes stabs at her sanity.

Info

1951-09-19 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando

Rating

rating icon 7.634
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #27 for
    extraordinary
  2. Ranked #46 for
    Oscar nomination deserving
  3. Ranked #126 for
    game changer

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3 David and Bathsheba (1951)

King David enters into an adulterous affair with the beautiful Bathsheba, which has tragic consequences for his family and Israel.

Info

1951-08-10 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward

Rating

rating icon 5.871
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #105 for
    titan
  2. Ranked #241 for
    deservedly won Oscars
  3. Ranked #313 for
    juicy atmosphere

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4 Detective Story (1951)

Tells the story of one day in the lives of the various people who populate a police detective squad. An embittered cop, Det. Jim McLeod, leads a precinct of characters in their grim daily battle with the city's lowlife. The characters who pass through the precinct over the course of the day include a young petty embezzler, a pair of burglars, and a naive shoplifter.

Info

1951-11-01 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker

Rating

rating icon 7.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #12 for
    hard-nosed
  2. Ranked #81 for
    hardboiled style
  3. Ranked #153 for
    outside the laws

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5 The Steel Helmet (1951)

A ragtag group of American stragglers battles against superior Communist troops in an abandoned Buddhist temple during the Korean War.

Info

1951-01-24 | Action / Drama

Cast

Gene Evans, Robert Hutton

Rating

rating icon 7.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #79 for
    Aerial Combat
  2. Ranked #79 for
    life and limb story
  3. Ranked #95 for
    jingoistic

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6 Quo Vadis (1951)

After fierce Roman commander Marcus Vinicius becomes infatuated with beautiful Christian hostage Lygia, he begins to question the tyrannical leadership of the despotic emperor Nero.

Info

1951-11-08 | Drama / History

Cast

Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr

Rating

rating icon 7.089
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #54 for
    decadent
  2. Ranked #93 for
    eschatological
  3. Ranked #106 for
    gorgeous technicolor

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7 An American in Paris (1951)

Jerry Mulligan is an exuberant American expatriate in Paris trying to make a reputation as a painter. His friend Adam is a struggling concert pianist who's a long time associate of a famous French singer, Henri Baurel. A lonely society woman, Milo Roberts, takes Jerry under her wing and supports him, but is interested in more than his art.

Info

1951-09-26 | Music / Romance

Cast

Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron

Rating

rating icon 7.031
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #43 for
    deservedly won awards
  2. Ranked #69 for
    impressionistic
  3. Ranked #73 for
    symphonic music

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8 Ace in the Hole (1951)

An arrogant reporter exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to revitalize his career.

Info

1951-06-29 | Drama

Cast

Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling

Rating

rating icon 7.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #18 for
    freak show
  2. Ranked #22 for
    carny ride
  3. Ranked #43 for
    hubristic

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9 The Man in the White Suit (1951)

The unassuming, nebbishy inventor Sidney Stratton creates a miraculous fabric that will never be dirty or worn out. Clearly he can make a fortune selling clothes made of the material, but may cause a crisis in the process. After all, once someone buys one of his suits they won't ever have to fix them or buy another one, and the clothing industry will collapse overnight. Nevertheless, Sidney is determined to put his invention on the market, forcing the clothing factory bigwigs to resort to more desperate measures...

Info

1951-08-07 | Comedy / Science Fiction

Cast

Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood

Rating

rating icon 6.814
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #88 for
    barn-burner
  2. Ranked #165 for
    sly
  3. Ranked #165 for
    scientific genius

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10 The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

An alien and a robot land on Earth after World War II and tell mankind to be peaceful or face destruction.

Info

1951-09-28 | Science Fiction / Thriller

Cast

Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal

Rating

rating icon 7.458
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #19 for
    interplanetary
  2. Ranked #100 for
    cyborg
  3. Ranked #107 for
    Space Opera

Trailer

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