Best award winning movies with building suspense from 1954

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

1 Rear Window (1954)

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

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1954-08-01 | Thriller / Mystery

Cast

James Stewart, Grace Kelly

Rating

rating icon 8.353
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #203 for
    right out window
  2. Ranked #270 for
    bludgeoned to death
  3. Ranked #277 for
    voyeuristic

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Rear Window trailer
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2 Dial M for Murder (1954)

An ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to have his wealthy wife murdered after discovering she is having an affair, and assumes she will soon leave him for the other man anyway.

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1954-05-29 | Thriller / Crime

Cast

Ray Milland, Grace Kelly

Rating

rating icon 8.02
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #57 for
    haywire
  2. Ranked #69 for
    bludgeoned to death
  3. Ranked #92 for
    unfaithful partner

Trailer

Dial M for Murder trailer
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3 Them! (1954)

As a result of nuclear testing, gigantic, ferocious mutant ants appear in the American desert southwest, and a father-daughter team of entomologists join forces with the state police officer who first discovers their existence, an FBI agent and, eventually, the US Army to eradicate the menace, before it spreads across the continent — and the world.

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1954-06-16 | Science Fiction / Horror

Cast

James Whitmore, James Arness

Rating

rating icon 6.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #35 for
    Monster Movie
  2. Ranked #100 for
    cautionary tale
  3. Ranked #112 for
    bloodcurdling

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Them! trailer
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4 Godzilla (1954)

Japan is thrown into a panic after several ships are sunk near Odo Island. An expedition to the island led by Dr. Yemani soon discover something far more devastating than imagined in the form of a 50 meter tall monster whom the natives call Gojira. Now the monster begins a rampage that threatens to destroy not only Japan, but the rest of the world as well.

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1954-11-03 | Thriller / Horror

Cast

Akira Takarada, Momoko Kôchi

Rating

rating icon 7.607
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #22 for
    matte shot
  2. Ranked #40 for
    Disaster Movie
  3. Ranked #50 for
    naff

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Godzilla trailer
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5 On the Waterfront (1954)

A dim-witted yet kind-hearted boxer, Terry Malloy, who failed to succeed unintentionally lures a man to his death after being tricked by a criminal called Johnny Friendly whose men pick of every man who has the courage to speak up to their crimes. As he works on the waterfronts that Friendly owns, he is sent to a church meeting run by a good preacher about how to deal with the problem and runs into the dead man’s sister. Slowly, he falls in love with her and begins to feel guilt about his crime.

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1954-06-22 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Marlon Brando, Karl Malden

Rating

rating icon 7.932
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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
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6 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.

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1954-07-03 | Action / Adventure

Cast

John Wayne, Claire Trevor

Rating

rating icon 5.9
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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
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7 Seven Samurai (1954)

A samurai answers a village's request for protection after he falls on hard times. The town needs protection from bandits, so the samurai gathers six others to help him teach the people how to defend themselves, and the villagers provide the soldiers with food.

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1954-04-26 | Action / Drama

Cast

Toshirō Mifune, Takashi Shimura

Rating

rating icon 8.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #141 for
    chivalry
  2. Ranked #153 for
    lumberjack
  3. Ranked #190 for
    mythology extending

Trailer

Seven Samurai trailer
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8 Executive Suite (1954)

When the head of a large manufacturing firm dies suddenly from a stroke, his vice-presidents vie to see who will replace him.

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1954-04-30 | Drama

Cast

William Holden, June Allyson

Rating

rating icon 7.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #33 for
    backstabbing
  2. Ranked #56 for
    cutthroat
  3. Ranked #140 for
    sluttish character

Trailer

Executive Suite trailer
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9 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.

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1954-12-15 | Drama

Cast

Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly

Rating

rating icon 6.905
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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
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10 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
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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
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