Best award winning movies with perfectly balanced directing from 1956

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

1 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

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2 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

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3 Moby Dick (1956)

In 1841, young Ishmael signs up for service aboard the Pequod, a whaler sailing out of New Bedford. The ship is under the command of Captain Ahab, a strict disciplinarian who exhorts his men to find Moby Dick, the great white whale. Ahab lost his his leg to that creature and is desperate for revenge. As the crew soon learns, he will stop at nothing to gain satisfaction.

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1956-06-27 | Adventure / Drama

Cast

Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart

Rating

rating icon 6.997
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #11 for
    monomaniacal
  2. Ranked #153 for
    eschatological
  3. Ranked #193 for
    odd casting

Trailer

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4 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

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5 The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

A couple vacationing in Morocco with their young son accidentally stumble upon an assassination plot. When the child is kidnapped to ensure their silence, they have to take matters into their own hands to save him.

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1956-05-16 | Thriller / Mystery

Cast

James Stewart, Doris Day

Rating

rating icon 7.455
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #39 for
    matte shot
  2. Ranked #117 for
    sabbatical
  3. Ranked #263 for
    mysterious

Trailer

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6 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

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7 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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8 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

Trailer

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9 Carousel (1956)

Billy Bigelow has been dead for 15 years. Now outside the pearly gates, he long ago waived his right to go back to Earth for a day. He has heard that there is a problem with his family: namely with his wife Julie Bigelow, née Jordan, and his child he hasn't met. He would now like to head back to Earth to assist in rectifying the problem; but before he may go, he has to get permission from the gatekeeper by telling him his story. Adapted from the Rodgers and Hammerstein hit Broadway musical.

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1956-02-16 | Music / Romance

Cast

Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones

Rating

rating icon 5.3
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #23 for
    carny ride
  2. Ranked #64 for
    symphonic music
  3. Ranked #77 for
    memorable tune

Trailer

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10 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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