Best award winning movies with good art directing from 1956

Check out today’s highest ranked movies with good art directing from 1956! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies with good art directing from 1956, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 Giant (1956)

Wealthy rancher Bick Benedict and dirt-poor cowboy Jett Rink both woo Leslie Lynnton, a beautiful young woman from Maryland who is new to Texas. She marries Benedict, but she is shocked by the racial bigotry of the White Texans against the local people of Mexican descent. Rink discovers oil on a small plot of land, and while he uses his vast, new wealth to buy all the land surrounding the Benedict ranch, the Benedict's disagreement over prejudice fuels conflict that runs across generations.

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1956-11-08 | Drama / Western

Cast

Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson

Rating

rating icon 7.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #103 for
    Oscar nomination deserving
  2. Ranked #104 for
    titan
  3. Ranked #171 for
    lumberjack

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2 Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)

Based on the famous book by Jules Verne the movie follows Phileas Fogg on his journey around the world. Which has to be completed within 80 days, a very short period for those days.

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1956-10-17 | Adventure / Comedy

Cast

David Niven, Cantinflas

Rating

rating icon 6.642
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #8 for
    travelogue
  2. Ranked #40 for
    bloated
  3. Ranked #55 for
    deservedly won awards

Trailer

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3 The King and I (1956)

Widowed Welsh mother Anna Loenowens becomes a governess and English tutor to the wives and many children of the stubborn King Mongkut of Siam. Anna and the King have a clash of personalities as she works to teach the royal family about the English language, customs and etiquette, and rushes to prepare a party for a group of European diplomats who must change their opinions about the King.

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1956-06-29 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner

Rating

rating icon 7.069
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #53 for
    resonant vocal
  2. Ranked #54 for
    great soundtrack
  3. Ranked #68 for
    deservedly won awards

Trailer

The King and I trailer
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4 Baby Doll (1956)

Archie Lee Meighan is a failing cotton gin owner who is married to Baby Doll, a 19-year old childlike beauty whose father arranged the marriage for financial reasons. As Archie awaits the arrival of Baby Doll's 20th birthday, the day that they are supposed to consummate their marriage, he faces interference from business rival Silva Vacarro, who plots to seduce Baby Doll away from Meighan.

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1956-12-29 | Drama

Cast

Karl Malden, Carroll Baker

Rating

rating icon 7.09
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #20 for
    ramshackle house
  2. Ranked #69 for
    desperately hoping
  3. Ranked #85 for
    scandalous

Trailer

Baby Doll trailer
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5 Anastasia (1956)

Russian exiles in Paris plot to collect ten million pounds from the Bank of England by grooming a destitute, suicidal girl to pose as heir to the Russian throne. While Bounin is coaching her, he comes to believe that she is really Anastasia. In the end, the Empress must decide her claim.

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1956-12-13 | Drama / Romance

Cast

Ingrid Bergman, Yul Brynner

Rating

rating icon 6.804
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #87 for
    stoic
  2. Ranked #95 for
    welcome return
  3. Ranked #160 for
    harridan

Trailer

Anastasia trailer
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6 Bus Stop (1956)

Cowboys Beauregard Decker and Virgil Blessing attend a rodeo in Phoenix, where Decker falls in love with beautiful cafe singer Cherie. He wants to take Cherie back to his native Montana and marry her, but she dreams of traveling to Hollywood and becoming famous. When she resists his advances, Decker forces Cherie onto the bus back to Montana with him, but, when the bus makes an unscheduled stop due to bad weather, the tables are turned.

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1956-08-31 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray

Rating

rating icon 6.107
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #49 for
    brash
  2. Ranked #60 for
    pin-up girl
  3. Ranked #63 for
    lumberjack

Trailer

Bus Stop trailer
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7 The Rainmaker (1956)

Lizzie Curry is on the verge of becoming a hopeless old maid. Her wit and intelligence and skills as a homemaker can't make up for the fact that she's just plain plain! Even the town sheriff, File, for whom she harbors a secrect yen, won't take a chance --- until the town suffers a drought and into the lives of Lizzie and her brothers and father comes one Bill Starbuck ... profession: Rainmaker!

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1956-12-13 | Romance / Western

Cast

Burt Lancaster, Katharine Hepburn

Rating

rating icon 6.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #28 for
    wallflower
  2. Ranked #115 for
    odd casting
  3. Ranked #165 for
    smooth talker

Trailer

The Rainmaker trailer
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8 Lust for Life (1956)

An intense and imaginative artist, revered Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh possesses undeniable talent, but he is plagued by mental problems and frustrations with failure. Supported by his brother, Theo, the tormented Van Gogh eventually leaves Holland for France, where he meets volatile fellow painter Paul Gauguin and struggles to find greater inspiration.

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1956-09-15 | Drama / History

Cast

Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn

Rating

rating icon 7.139
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #49 for
    impressionistic
  2. Ranked #51 for
    monomaniacal
  3. Ranked #57 for
    diorama

Trailer

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9 Friendly Persuasion (1956)

The story of a family of Quakers in Indiana in 1862. Their religious sect is strongly opposed to violence and war. It's not easy for them to meet the rules of their religion in everyday life but when Southern troops pass the area they are in real trouble. Should they fight, despite their peaceful attitude?

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1956-11-25 | Drama / War

Cast

Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire

Rating

rating icon 6.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #63 for
    Family Drama
  2. Ranked #73 for
    waggish
  3. Ranked #178 for
    critically acclaimed

Trailer

Friendly Persuasion trailer
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10 The Bad Seed (1956)

Air Force Colonel Kenneth Penmark and his wife, Christine, adore their daughter Rhoda, despite her secret tendency for selfishness. Christine keeps her knowledge of her daughter's darker side to herself, but when a schoolmate of Rhoda's dies mysteriously, her self-deception unravels.

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1956-09-12 | Thriller / Drama

Cast

Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack

Rating

rating icon 7.1
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #87 for
    cold hearted
  2. Ranked #101 for
    implacable
  3. Ranked #106 for
    like Cape Fear

Trailer

The Bad Seed trailer
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