Best award winning movies with building suspense from 1953

Check out today’s highest ranked movies with building suspense from 1953! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies with building suspense from 1953, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 The Wages of Fear (1953)

In a run-down South American town, four men are paid to drive trucks loaded with nitroglycerin into the jungle through to the oil field. Friendships are tested and rivalries develop as they embark upon the perilous journey.

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1953-04-22 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Yves Montand, Charles Vanel

Rating

rating icon 8.045
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #86 for
    machismo
  2. Ranked #130 for
    most thrilling
  3. Ranked #134 for
    grease monkey

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2 The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

Roy and Gilbert's fishing trip takes a terrifying turn when the hitchhiker they pick up turns out to be a sociopath on the run from the law. He's killed before, and he lets the two know that as soon as they're no longer useful, he'll kill again. The two friends plot an escape, but the hitchhiker's peculiar physical affliction, an eye that never closes even when he sleeps, makes it impossible for them to tell when they can make a break for it.

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1953-03-30 | Thriller / Crime

Cast

Edmond O'Brien, Frank Lovejoy

Rating

rating icon 6.802
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #38 for
    hardboiled style
  2. Ranked #50 for
    like Cape Fear
  3. Ranked #68 for
    neo-noir

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3 The Naked Spur (1953)

A bounty hunter trying to bring a murderer to justice is forced to accept the help of two less-than-trustworthy strangers.

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1953-01-30 | Western

Cast

James Stewart, Janet Leigh

Rating

rating icon 6.86
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #56 for
    locking horns
  2. Ranked #84 for
    Spaghetti Western
  3. Ranked #93 for
    lumberjack

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4 Ugetsu (1953)

In 16th century Japan, peasants Genjuro and Tobei sell their earthenware pots to a group of soldiers in a nearby village, in defiance of a local sage's warning against seeking to profit from warfare. Genjuro's pursuit of both riches and the mysterious Lady Wakasa, as well as Tobei's desire to become a samurai, run the risk of destroying both themselves and their wives, Miyagi and Ohama.

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1953-03-26 | Fantasy / Drama

Cast

Machiko Kyō, Mitsuko Mito

Rating

rating icon 8.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #46 for
    reverse shot
  2. Ranked #72 for
    cautionary tale
  3. Ranked #127 for
    oneiric

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5 From Here to Eternity (1953)

In 1941 Hawaii, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second in command are falling in love.

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1953-08-28 | War / Romance

Cast

Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift

Rating

rating icon 7.31
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #14 for
    dialed down acting
  2. Ranked #17 for
    critically acclaimed
  3. Ranked #22 for
    deservedly won awards

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6 Shane (1953)

A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smouldering settler and rancher conflict forces him to act.

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1953-04-23 | Drama / Western

Cast

Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur

Rating

rating icon 7.411
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #12 for
    gun-for-hire
  2. Ranked #44 for
    horse opera
  3. Ranked #49 for
    lumberjack

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7 Stalag 17 (1953)

It's a dreary Christmas 1944 for the American POWs in Stalag 17 and the men in Barracks 4, all sergeants, have to deal with a grave problem—there seems to be a security leak.

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1953-05-29 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

William Holden, Don Taylor

Rating

rating icon 7.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #169 for
    gung-ho
  2. Ranked #196 for
    vaudevillian
  3. Ranked #213 for
    third wheel

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8 The War of the Worlds (1953)

The residents of a small town are excited when a flaming meteor lands in the hills, until they discover it is the first of many transport devices from Mars bringing an army of invaders invincible to any man-made weapon, even the atomic bomb.

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1953-08-13 | Science Fiction / Action

Cast

Gene Barry, Ann Robinson

Rating

rating icon 6.824
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #50 for
    Alien Invasion
  2. Ranked #52 for
    matte shot
  3. Ranked #89 for
    antiquated

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9 Roman Holiday (1953)

Overwhelmed by her suffocating schedule, touring European princess Ann takes off for a night while in Rome. When a sedative she took from her doctor kicks in, however, she falls asleep on a park bench and is found by an American reporter, Joe Bradley, who takes her back to his apartment for safety. At work the next morning, Joe finds out Ann's regal identity and bets his editor he can get exclusive interview with her, but romance soon gets in the way.

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1953-08-26 | Romance / Comedy

Cast

Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck

Rating

rating icon 7.886
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #120 for
    Oscar nomination deserving
  2. Ranked #148 for
    deservedly won awards
  3. Ranked #149 for
    romantically involved

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10 It Came from Outer Space (1953)

Author & amateur astronomer John Putnam and schoolteacher Ellen Fields witness an enormous meteorite come down near a small town in Arizona, but Putnam becomes a local object of scorn when, after examining the object up close, he announces that it is a spacecraft, and that it is inhabited...

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1953-06-05 | Horror / Science Fiction

Cast

Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush

Rating

rating icon 6.306
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #61 for
    interplanetary
  2. Ranked #65 for
    Alien Invasion
  3. Ranked #105 for
    gorgeous technicolor

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