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12 Angry Men 1957

After hearing the evidence twelve jurors are closed in a room, where they will decide the fate of a young Latino suspected of killing his father. The verdict seems to be quite obvious, but only to eleven of the jurors...
DramaPsychological dramaCourtroom drama

12 Angry Men 1957 film review

Bridge on the River Kwai 1957

British prisoners in Malaya are forced to build the railway bridge, but their officer refuses to accept the ruthless approach of Colonel Saito towards his men.
Psychological dramaWar film

Bridge on the River Kwai 1957 film review

Sunset Blvd. 1950

Aspiring writer and an aging star of silent moviess can help each other, but everything in this life has a price.
Psychological dramaCrime storyHorror film

Sunset Blvd. 1950 film review

Rebel Without a Cause 1955

Rebellious teenager Jim, after moving to a new town becomes part of new generation - the young people who can’t find their place in the society. He becomes part of a gang.
Drama

Rebel Without a Cause 1955 film review


Night Train 1959

Long distance train leaves Lodz and heads towards the sea carrying on board wide range of colorful characters and possibly even the killer.
DramaPsychological drama

Night Train 1959 film review

Wild Strawberries 1957

Professor Borg sets out for Lund, where he will take part in the celebrations in his honor, but during this trip he will have to face his whole past.
Psychological drama

Wild Strawberries 1957 film review

The Life of Oharu 1952

Oharu, beautiful, ambitious and talented girl from a wealthy family could have hope for all the best in life, but in the realm of 17th century Japan, one event has decided about her whole future.
Drama

The Life of Oharu 1952 film review

I Confess 1953

The Catholic priest learns through a confession the truth about the murder that took place, but by coincidence he himself becomes the main suspect when he refuses to testify, because he would have to disclose the secret of the confessional.
Crime storyPsychological drama

I Confess 1953 film review

Diabolique 1955

Wife and mistress abused by despicable Michel decide to kill him and make it look like an accident. Everything goes according to plan, but the body suddenly disappears, and it’s just the beginning of surprises.
Crime story

Diabolique 1955 film review

The Big Country 1958

The two warring families for years have been trying to take control over the water sources that are in the desert worth a fortune. James McKay enters this world as an outsider and tries to find a peaceful way out of this situation.
Western film

The Big Country 1958 film review

Roman Holiday 1953

Young princess bored stiff with the official etiquette decides to see the world of ordinary people. American journalist shows her the joys of simple life.
Romantic comedy

Roman Holiday 1953 film review

The Wages of Fear 1953

Four drivers take well payed, but highly dangerous job - they have to transport the nitroglycerin through mountain roads using old trucks.
DramaPsychological dramaAdventure film

The Wages of Fear 1953 film review

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 1958

Brick and Maggie are coming to take part in the 65th birthday celebrations of Brick’s father, but their undergoing marriage crisis combined with a tension among the family leads to a confrontation.
Psychological drama

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 1958 film review

The Lavender Hill Mob 1951

Henry Holland, a bank clerk, after 20 years of dealing with the transport of gold bullion, decides to take one of the cargoes for himself and smuggle the gold into France. A brilliant plan goes well... almost to the end.
ComedyCrime story

The Lavender Hill Mob 1951 film review

The Young Lions 1958

During World War 2 one German officer and two American volunteers learn how different people are and how different their approach could be to the cruelty of the war.
Psychological dramaWar film

The Young Lions 1958 film review

Black Orpheus 1959

Orpheus, a driver in Rio de Janeiro, just before the start of the carnival, meets in his tram a girl that seems to be lost, Eurydice. She believes Death follows her.
MelodramaMusicalComedy-drama

Black Orpheus 1959 film review

Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday 1953

Monsieur Hulot comes to a seaside hotel for a week-long vacation, but his proneness to accidents causes havoc among the staff and other guests.
Comedy

Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday 1953 film review

The Cranes Are Flying 1957

War separates Veronica and Boris, he volunteers to join the army, she remains in Moscow and tries to survive, all the time waiting for the return of her beloved.
DramaWar filmRomance film

The Cranes Are Flying 1957 film review


The Seventh Seal 1957

Look on the true meaning of life through the eyes of Ingmar Bergman - Knight returning from Crusades meets Death and plays a game of chess where his life is at stake.
Historical dramaDramaPsychological drama

The Seventh Seal 1957 film review

Giant 1956

Young woman moves from Virginia to Texas and marries a farmer. Changing the environment is not easy for her, especially when she meets a handsome neighbor, Jett.
Historical dramaDramaWestern film

Giant 1956 film review

An American in Paris 1951

After World War 2 has ended American Jerry Mulligan stayed in Paris, where he tries to make living as painter. He meets the beautiful Lise and falls in love with her, but on the path to their happiness stands an event from her past.
Musical

An American in Paris 1951 film review

Lust for Life 1956

The film depicts the life of Vincent van Gogh starting with his childhood and youth in the Netherlands, until his mind began to slowly sink into the depths of madness.
Biography

Lust for Life 1956 film review

In Case of Adversity 1958

Famous lawyer Andre Gobillot accepts the case of a young, attractive girl accused of armed robbery. Women can not afford Gobillot’s fee, but offers him another form of payment...
DramaMelodramaCrime story

In Case of Adversity 1958 film review

La Strada 1954

Gelsomina is sold to a strongman Zampano, who takes her with him on tour. They give shows to a crowd in small towns, but even abused by Zampano she falls in love with him.
DramaPsychological drama

La Strada 1954 film review

...And God Created Woman 1956

Young Juliette did never complained to lack of interest from men, but she knows how to take full advantage of this interest.
Comedy

...And God Created Woman 1956 film review

The 400 Blows 1959

The fourteen year old Antoine is considered by the people around him to be a difficult child, often falling into conflict with the teachers. His parents have no idea how to reach him, so they send him to a borstal.
Crime storyDramaComedy

The 400 Blows 1959 film review

Pickpocket 1959

Michel decides to become a pickpocket and steal from people in the street. With a lot of effort he trains his hands and fingers to master his craft, but he does not realize that he is being watched.
Psychological drama

Pickpocket 1959 film review

Plan 9 From Outer Space 1959

Reports about flying saucers over Hollywood gain brand new dimension when one of them actually lands on the Earth surface, in the middle of the cemetery.
Horror filmSci fi film

Plan 9 From Outer Space 1959 film review