Best award winning movies with meaty role from Before 1970

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

1 All About Eve (1950)

From the moment she glimpses her idol at the stage door, Eve Harrington is determined to take the reins of power away from the great actress Margo Channing. Eve maneuvers her way into Margo's Broadway role, becomes a sensation and even causes turmoil in the lives of Margo's director boyfriend, her playwright and his wife. Only the cynical drama critic sees through Eve, admiring her audacity and perfect pattern of deceit.

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1950-11-09 | Drama

Cast

Bette Davis, Anne Baxter

Rating

rating icon 8.104
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #8 for
    critically acclaimed
  2. Ranked #9 for
    drama queen
  3. Ranked #12 for
    extraordinary

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2 The Defiant Ones (1958)

Two convicts—a white racist and an angry black man—escape while chained to each other.

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1958-08-14 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier

Rating

rating icon 7.146
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #70 for
    Oscar nomination deserving
  2. Ranked #84 for
    capturing the zeitgeist
  3. Ranked #100 for
    cat-and-mouse

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3 Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning and his defense attorney Hans Rolfe, but also from the widow of a Nazi general, an idealistic U.S. Army captain and reluctant witness Irene Wallner.

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1961-12-18 | Drama / War

Cast

Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster

Rating

rating icon 8.042
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #39 for
    sad
  2. Ranked #64 for
    Courtroom Drama
  3. Ranked #104 for
    Oscar nomination deserving

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4 Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

In the 1930s, bored waitress Bonnie Parker falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks.

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1967-08-14 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway

Rating

rating icon 7.502
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #80 for
    outside the laws
  2. Ranked #87 for
    break new ground
  3. Ranked #100 for
    reinventing the wheel

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5 Hud (1963)

Hud Bannon is a ruthless young man who tarnishes everything and everyone he touches. Hud represents the perfect embodiment of alienated youth, out for kicks with no regard for the consequences. There is bitter conflict between the callous Hud and his stern and highly principled father, Homer. Hud's nephew Lon admires Hud's cheating ways, though he soon becomes too aware of Hud's reckless amorality to bear him anymore. In the world of the takers and the taken, Hud is a winner. He's a cheat, but, he explains, "I always say the law was meant to be interpreted in a lenient manner."

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1963-05-28 | Drama / Western

Cast

Paul Newman, Melvyn Douglas

Rating

rating icon 7.242
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #25 for
    devil-may-care
  2. Ranked #30 for
    hubristic
  3. Ranked #54 for
    hard-nosed

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6 My Fair Lady (1964)

A snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.

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1964-10-21 | Music / Comedy

Cast

Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison

Rating

rating icon 7.512
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #19 for
    with cockney accent
  2. Ranked #29 for
    deservedly won awards
  3. Ranked #43 for
    great soundtrack

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7 Ben-Hur (1959)

In 25 AD, Judah Ben-Hur, a Jew in ancient Judea, opposes the occupying Roman empire. Falsely accused by a Roman childhood friend-turned-overlord of trying to kill the Roman governor, he is put into slavery and his mother and sister are taken away as prisoners.

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1959-11-18 | History / Drama

Cast

Charlton Heston, Haya Harareet

Rating

rating icon 7.889
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #17 for
    deservedly won awards
  2. Ranked #46 for
    with biblical reference
  3. Ranked #91 for
    remarkable

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8 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

A history professor and his wife entertain a young couple who are new to the university's faculty. As the drinks flow, secrets come to light, and the middle-aged couple unload onto their guests the full force of the bitterness, dysfunction, and animosity that defines their marriage.

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1966-06-22 | Drama

Cast

Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton

Rating

rating icon 7.7
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #27 for
    Oscar nomination deserving
  2. Ranked #36 for
    remarkable
  3. Ranked #67 for
    with marital problems

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9 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

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10 Becket (1964)

King Henry II of England has trouble with the Church. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, he has a brilliant idea. Rather than appoint another pious cleric loyal to Rome and the Church, he will appoint his old drinking and wenching buddy, Thomas Becket, technically a deacon of the church, to the post. Unfortunately, Becket takes the job seriously and provides abler opposition to Henry.

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1964-03-11 | Drama / History

Cast

Richard Burton, Peter O'Toole

Rating

rating icon 7.2
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #29 for
    Oscar nomination deserving
  2. Ranked #67 for
    Period Drama
  3. Ranked #77 for
    harsh sound

Trailer

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