1951

Quo Vadis

Quo Vadis

Quo Vadis

IMDb: 6.8
1951
171min

Set against the back drop of Rome in crisis, General Marcus Vinicius returns to the city from the battle fields and falls in love with a Christian woman, Lygia. Caught in the grip of insanity, Nero’s atrocities become more extreme and he burns Rome, laying the blame on the Christians. Vinicius races to save Lygia from the wrath of Nero as the empire of Rome collapses around them.

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Sirocco

Sirocco

Sirocco

IMDb: 6.3
1951
98min

A mysterious American gets mixed up with gunrunners in Syria.

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I Love Lucy

I Love Lucy

I Love Lucy

IMDb: 7.7
1951
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I Love Lucy is an American television sitcom starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley. The black-and-white series originally ran from October 15, 1951, to May 6, 1957, on the Columbia Broadcasting System. After the series ended in 1957, however, a modified version continued for three more seasons with 13 one-hour specials, running from 1957 to 1960, known first as The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show and later in reruns as The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour.

I Love Lucy was the most watched show in the United States in four of its six seasons, and was the first to end its run at the top of the Nielsen ratings. I Love Lucy is still syndicated in dozens of languages across the world.

The show was the first scripted television program to be shot on 35 mm film in front of a studio audience, and won five Emmy Awards and received numerous nominations. In 2002, it ranked second on TV Guide’s list of television’s greatest shows, behind Seinfeld and ahead of The Honeymooners. In 2007, it was listed as one of Time magazine’s “100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME.” I Love Lucy remains popular, with an American audience of 40 million each year.

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On the Riviera

On the Riviera

On the Riviera

IMDb: 6.5
1951
89min

In this fast-paced remake of the Muarice Chavlier vehicle Folies Bergere, talented Danny Kaye plays both a performer and a heroic French military pilot.

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Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland

IMDb: 7.4
1951
75min

On a golden afternoon, young Alice follows a White Rabbit, who disappears down a nearby rabbit hole. Quickly following him, she tumbles into the burrow – and enters the merry, topsy-turvy world of Wonderland! Memorable songs and whimsical escapades highlight Alice’s journey, which culminates in a madcap encounter with the Queen of Hearts – and her army of playing cards!

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Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train

IMDb: 8.0
1951
101min

A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder…a theory that he plans to implement.

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The African Queen

The African Queen

The African Queen

IMDb: 7.9
1951
105min

At the start of the first World War, in the middle of Africa’s nowhere, a gin soaked riverboat captain is persuaded by a strong-willed missionary to go down river and face-off a German warship.

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An American in Paris

An American in Paris

An American in Paris

IMDb: 7.2
1951
113min

Jerry Mulligan is an exuberant American expatriate in Paris trying to make a reputation as a painter. His friend Adam is a struggling concert pianist who’s a long time associate of a famous French singer, Henri Baurel. A lonely society woman, Milo Roberts, takes Jerry under her wing and supports him, but is interested in more than his art.

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Othello

Othello

Othello

IMDb: 7.7
1951
90min

Desdemona, daughter of a Venetian aristocrat, elopes with Moorish military hero Othello, to the great resentment of Othello’s envious underling Iago. Alas, Iago knows Othello’s weakness, and with chilling malice works on him with but too good effect…

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A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

IMDb: 8.0
1951
125min

Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her.

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A Place in the Sun

A Place in the Sun

A Place in the Sun

IMDb: 7.8
1951
122min

An ambitious young man wins an heiress’s heart but has to cope with his former girlfriend’s pregnancy.

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Angels in the Outfield

Angels in the Outfield

Angels in the Outfield

IMDb: 7.1
1951
99min

Paul Douglas, stars with Janet Leigh, as the hot-tempered Pittsburgh Pirates manager whose hard-luck team goes on a wining streak thanks to some heavenly intervention.

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Ace in the Hole

Ace in the Hole

Ace in the Hole

IMDb: 8.2
1951
111min

A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to revitalize his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control media circus.

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The Day the Earth Stood Still

The Day the Earth Stood Still

The Day the Earth Stood Still

IMDb: 7.8
1951
92min

An alien and a robot land on earth after World War II and tell mankind to be peaceful or face destruction. A classic science fiction film from Robert Wise with an exceptional message.

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The Tales of Hoffmann

The Tales of Hoffmann

The Tales of Hoffmann

IMDb: 7.4
1951
128min

Hoffmann is a lovelorn young man in Nuremberg who is watching his latest love, Stella, dance in the ballet. In the interval he goes to the tavern where he tells his friends the tales of the three major loves of his life. Each story forms a separate act of this filmic version of the Offenbach opera.

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Scrooge

Scrooge

Scrooge

IMDb: 8.1
1951
86min

Ebeneezer Scrooge (Alastair Sim) contentedly meanders through his life as a cruel miser until one fateful Christmas Eve when he is visited by three ghosts. The spirits show him how his behavior over the years has made him a lonely, bitter old man, and how his heart has grown colder. Using events from Scrooge’s idealistic past, dreary present and dismal future, the apparitions try their best to melt his steely soul. Tightfisted Ebeneezer Scrooge learns the error of his ways through the intervention of the ghost of his former partner and of the three spirits and, just in time for the holidays, manages to make everyone’s lives a little brighter, his included!

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Distant Drums

Distant Drums

Distant Drums

IMDb: 6.5
1951
101min

After destroying a Seminole fort, American soldiers and their rescued companions must face the dangerous Everglades and hostile Indians in order to reach safety

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Fixed Bayonets!

Fixed Bayonets!

Fixed Bayonets!

IMDb: 7.0
1951
92min

The story of a platoon during the Korean War. One by one, Corporal Denno’s superiors are killed until it comes to the point where he must try to take command responsibility.

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Mystery Junction

Mystery Junction

Mystery Junction

IMDb: 5.9
1951
65min

In this crime drama, an escaped convict is recaptured and charged with killing two people in a lonely waystation during a snowstorm. Fortunately, a novelist is around to prove him innocent.

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No Highway in the Sky

No Highway in the Sky

No Highway in the Sky

IMDb: 7.3
1951
98min

James Stewart plays aeronautical engineer Theodore Honey, the quintessential absent-minded professor: eccentric, forgetful, but brilliant. His studies show that the aircraft being manufactured by his employer has a subtle but deadly design flaw that manifests itself only after the aircraft has flown a certain number of hours. En route to a crash site to prove his theory, Honey discovers that he is aboard a plane rapidly approaching his predicted deadline.

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Detective Story

Detective Story

Detective Story

IMDb: 7.6
1951
103min

Tells the story of one day in the lives of the various people who populate a police detective squad. An embittered cop, Det. Jim McLeod (Douglas), leads a precinct of characters in their grim daily battle with the city’s lowlife. The characters who pass through the precinct over the course of the day include a young petty embezzler, a pair of burglars, and a naive shoplifter.

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The Thing from Another World

The Thing from Another World

The Thing from Another World

IMDb: 7.2
1951
87min

Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a blood-thirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost.

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Rawhide

Rawhide

Rawhide

IMDb: 7.2
1951
89min

Not a Rowdy Yates in sight in this western set in a stop over for the California to St Louis mail stagecoach run. The two staff are warned that four dangerous outlaws are in the area, and together with a female stage passenger and her baby they wait patiently for the word to go round that these men have been caught. Can you guess where the outlaws decide to hide out while they plan a large gold robbery? What follows is a film that concentrates on small details (like attempts to slip a warning note to a passing stage, or to reach a hidden gun that the bad guys don’t know about) as the captives try anything to get away from the outlaws.

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The Lemon Drop Kid

The Lemon Drop Kid

The Lemon Drop Kid

IMDb: 7.2
1951
91min

When the Lemon Drop Kid accidentally cheats gangster Moose Moran (Fred Clark) out of his track winnings, the Kid promises to repay Moose the money by Christmas. Creating a fake charity for “Apple Annie” Nellie Thursday, the Kid tricks his gang into donning Santa suits and “collecting dough for old dolls” like Nellie who have nowhere to live. Radio personality Marilyn Maxwell assists as the Kid’s girlfriend, while William Frawley and Jay C. Flippen play the lovable, gruff crooks that fall for the Kid’s Santa scam.

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Royal Wedding

Royal Wedding

Royal Wedding

IMDb: 6.7
1951
93min

Fred Astaire (Tom) and Jane Powell (Ellen) are asked to perform as a dance team in England at the time of Princess Elizabeth’s wedding. As brother and sister, each develops a British love interest, Ellen with Lord John Brindale (Peter Lawford) and Tom with dancer Anne Ashmond (Sarah Churchill–Winston’s daughter).

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The Man from Planet X

The Man from Planet X

The Man from Planet X

IMDb: 5.7
1951
70min

While watching for a planet that may collide with earth, scientists stationed in Scotland are approached by a visitor from outer space.

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