Best award winning movies with building suspense from Before 1970

Check out today’s highest ranked movies with building suspense from Before 1970! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies with building suspense from Before 1970, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 High Noon (1952)

Will Kane, the sheriff of a small town in New Mexico, learns a notorious outlaw he put in jail has been freed, and will be arriving on the noon train. Knowing the outlaw and his gang are coming to kill him, Kane is determined to stand his ground, so he attempts to gather a posse from among the local townspeople.

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1952-06-09 | Western / Thriller

Cast

Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly

Rating

rating icon 7.677
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #68 for
    Spaghetti Western
  2. Ranked #100 for
    gun-for-hire
  3. Ranked #107 for
    horse opera

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High Noon trailer
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2 Rosemary's Baby (1968)

A young couple, Rosemary and Guy, moves into an infamous New York apartment building, known by frightening legends and mysterious events, with the purpose of starting a family.

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1968-06-12 | Drama / Horror

Cast

Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes

Rating

rating icon 7.828
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #6 for
    lovecraftian
  2. Ranked #45 for
    Occult
  3. Ranked #50 for
    poindexter

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3 Psycho (1960)

When larcenous real estate clerk Marion Crane goes on the lam with a wad of cash and hopes of starting a new life, she ends up at the notorious Bates Motel, where manager Norman Bates cares for his housebound mother.

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1960-06-22 | Horror / Thriller

Cast

Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh

Rating

rating icon 8.434
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #117 for
    like Cape Fear
  2. Ranked #145 for
    for Stephen King's fans
  3. Ranked #185 for
    spine-tingling

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4 In the Heat of the Night (1967)

African-American Philadelphia police detective Virgil Tibbs is arrested on suspicion of murder by Bill Gillespie, the racist police chief of tiny Sparta, Mississippi. After Tibbs proves not only his own innocence but that of another man, he joins forces with Gillespie to track down the real killer. Their investigation takes them through every social level of the town, with Tibbs making enemies as well as unlikely friends as he hunts for the truth.

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1967-08-02 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger

Rating

rating icon 7.635
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #56 for
    like Knives Out
  2. Ranked #57 for
    deservedly won awards
  3. Ranked #65 for
    remarkable

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5 The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

The classic story of English POWs in Burma forced to build a bridge to aid the war effort of their Japanese captors. British and American intelligence officers conspire to blow up the structure, but Col. Nicholson, the commander who supervised the bridge's construction, has acquired a sense of pride in his creation and tries to foil their plans.

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1957-10-11 | Drama / History

Cast

William Holden, Alec Guinness

Rating

rating icon 7.829
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #18 for
    remarkable
  2. Ranked #40 for
    with mercenaries
  3. Ranked #42 for
    deservedly won awards

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6 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 8.353
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #203 for
    right out window
  2. Ranked #270 for
    bludgeoned to death
  3. Ranked #276 for
    voyeuristic

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7 North by Northwest (1959)

Advertising man Roger Thornhill is mistaken for a spy, triggering a deadly cross-country chase.

Info

1959-07-08 | Mystery / Thriller

Cast

Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint

Rating

rating icon 7.987
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #55 for
    cat-and-mouse
  2. Ranked #83 for
    most thrilling
  3. Ranked #117 for
    like The Da Vinci Code

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8 12 Angry Men (1957)

The defense and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young Spanish-American is guilty or innocent of murdering his father. What begins as an open and shut case soon becomes a mini-drama of each of the jurors' prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other.

Info

1957-04-10 | Drama

Cast

Martin Balsam, John Fiedler

Rating

rating icon 8.544
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #52 for
    proof positive
  2. Ranked #76 for
    Courtroom Drama
  3. Ranked #137 for
    good

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9 I Want to Live! (1958)

Barbara Graham is a woman with dubious moral standards, often a guest in seedy bars. She has been sentenced for some petty crimes. Two men she knows murder an older woman. When they get caught they start to think that Barbara has helped the police arresting them. As a revenge they tell the police that Barbara is the murderer.

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1958-11-18 | Drama / Crime

Cast

Susan Hayward, Simon Oakland

Rating

rating icon 6.9
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #82 for
    innocent man
  2. Ranked #84 for
    miscarriage of justice
  3. Ranked #89 for
    gruesome killing

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I Want to Live! trailer
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10 Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)

One-armed war veteran John J. Macreedy steps off a train at the sleepy little town of Black Rock. Once there, he begins to unravel a web of lies, secrecy, and murder.

Info

1955-01-13 | Thriller / Mystery

Cast

Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan

Rating

rating icon 7.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #18 for
    bully
  2. Ranked #80 for
    lumberjack
  3. Ranked #106 for
    cautionary tale

Trailer

Bad Day at Black Rock trailer
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