Best Action Movies of 1957

1.

The Enemy Below

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

The American destroyer escort, the USS Haynes commanded by Robert Mitchum, detects a German U-Boat, commanded by Curt Jürgens, resulting in a prolonged, deadly battle of wits.

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Curd Jürgens, David Hedison, Theodore Bikel, Russell Collins, Kurt Kreuger, Frank Albertson, Biff Elliot ..
Directed by: Dick Powell
Release date: 1957-12-25
2.

Hell Drivers

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

An ex-con trying to go clean ends up working for a crooked trucking company swindling money.

Starring: Stanley Baker, Herbert Lom, Peggy Cummins, Patrick McGoohan, William Hartnell, Wilfrid Lawson, Sid James, Jill Ireland, Alfie Bass, Gordon Jackson ..
Directed by: Cy Endfield
Release date: 1957-07-23
3.

The Spirit of St. Louis

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Charles 'Slim' Lindbergh struggles to finance and design an airplane that will make his New York to Paris flight the first solo transatlantic crossing.

Starring: James Stewart, Murray Hamilton, Patricia Smith, Bartlett Robinson, Marc Connelly, Arthur Space, Charles Watts ..
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Release date: 1957-04-19
Best Action Movies of 1957 : Men in War
4.

Men in War

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

In Korea, on 6 September 1950, Lieutenant Benson's platoon finds itself isolated in enemy-held territory after a retreat. Soon they are joined by Sergeant Montana, whose overriding concern is caring for his catatonic colonel. Benson and Montana can't stand each other, but together they must get the survivors to Hill 465, where they hope the division is waiting. It's a long, harrowing march, fraught with all the dangers the elusive enemy can summon.

Starring: Robert Ryan, Aldo Ray, Robert Keith, Phillip Pine, Nehemiah Persoff, Vic Morrow, James Edwards, L.Q. Jones, Scott Marlowe, Adam Kennedy ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1957-03-19
5.

Forty Guns

3.6
7.0/10 IMDB

An authoritarian rancher rules an Arizona county with her private posse of hired guns. When a new Marshall arrives to set things straight, the cattle queen finds herself falling for the avowedly non-violent lawman. Both have itchy-fingered brothers, a female gunman enters the picture, and things go desperately wrong.

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan, Dean Jagger, John Ericson, Gene Barry, Robert Dix, Jidge Carroll, Paul Dubov, Gerald Milton, Hank Worden ..
Directed by: Samuel Fuller
Release date: 1957-09-01
6.

Decision at Sundown

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

Bart Allison arrives in Sundown after a three year search for Tate Kimbrough. Although it is Kimbrough's wedding day, Allison makes it clear he blames him for the death of his wife and is out to kill him. A shoot-out in the church puts the wedding on hold and Allison and his trail-buddy hole up in the livery stable. But the reasons for his actions become increasingly unclear, while the town starts to wonder about the grip Kimbrough has over them.

Starring: Randolph Scott, John Carroll, Karen Steele, Valerie French, Noah Beery Jr., John Archer, Andrew Duggan, James Westerfield, John Litel, Ray Teal ..
Directed by: Budd Boetticher
Release date: 1957-11-10
7.

The Wings of Eagles

3.5
6.7/10 IMDB

The story of Frank W. "Spig" Wead - a Navy-flyer turned screenwriter.

Starring: John Wayne, Dan Dailey, Maureen O'Hara, Ward Bond, Ken Curtis, Edmund Lowe, Kenneth Tobey, James Todd, Barry Kelley, Sig Ruman ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1957-02-22
Best Action Movies of 1957 : Fire Down Below
8.

Fire Down Below

3.2
6.0/10 IMDB

Tony and Felix own a tramp boat, and sail around the Caribbean doing odd jobs and drinking a lot. They agree to ferry the beautiful but passportless Irena to another island. They both fall for her, leading to betrayal and a break-up of their partnership. Tony takes a job on a cargo ship. After a collision he finds himself trapped below deck with time running out (the ship is aflame), and only Felix, whom he hates and has sworn to kill, left to save him.

Starring: Rita Hayworth, Robert Mitchum, Jack Lemmon, Herbert Lom, Bernard Lee, Bonar Colleano, Edric Connor, Peter Illing, Joan Miller, Anthony Newley ..
Directed by: Robert Parrish
Release date: 1957-05-30
9.

The Pride and the Passion

3.1
5.7/10 IMDB

During the Napoleonic Wars, when the French have occupied Spain, some Spanish guerrilla soldiers are going to move a big cannon across Spain in order to help the British defeat the French. A British officer is there to accompany the Spanish and along the way, he falls in love with the leader's girl.

Starring: Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Sophia Loren, Theodore Bikel, John Wengraf, Jay Novello, José Nieto, Carlos Larrañaga, Philip Van Zandt, Paco El Laberinto ..
Directed by: Stanley Kramer
Release date: 1957-07-10
10.

Jet Pilot

3.0
5.8/10 IMDB

John Wayne stars as U.S. Air Force aviator Jim Shannon, who's tasked with escorting a Soviet pilot (Janet Leigh) claiming -- at the height of the Cold War -- that she wants to defect. After falling in love with and wedding the fetching flyer, Shannon learns from his superiors that she's a spy on a mission to extract military secrets. To save his new wife from prison and deportation, Shannon devises a risky plan in this 1957 drama.

Starring: John Wayne, Janet Leigh, Jay C. Flippen, Paul Fix, Richard Rober, Roland Winters, Hans Conried, Ivan Triesault, Joyce Compton, Denver Pyle ..
Directed by: Josef von Sternberg
Release date: 1957-10-11

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