Best Adventure Movies of 1956

1.

The King and I

5.4
7.4/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Deborah Kerr, Yul Brynner, Rita Moreno, Martin Benson, Terry Saunders, Rex Thompson, Carlos Rivas, Patrick Adiarte, Alan Mowbray, Geoffrey Toone ..
Directed by: Walter Lang
Release date: 1956-06-29
2.

Moby Dick

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

In 1841, young Ishmael signs up for service abroad 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.

Starring: Gregory Peck, Richard Basehart, Leo Genn, James Robertson Justice, Harry Andrews, Bernard Miles, Friedrich von Ledebur, Mervyn Johns, Orson Welles, John Huston ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1956-06-27
3.

Around the World in Eighty Days

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: David Niven, Cantinflas, Finlay Currie, Robert Morley, Charles Boyer, Robert Newton, Gilbert Roland, Marlene Dietrich, Frank Sinatra, Buster Keaton ..
Directed by: Michael Anderson
Release date: 1956-10-17
4.

Seven Men from Now

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Aging lawman Ben Stride burns a trail of murderous revenge across a hardscrabble landscape searching for his wife's murderers.

Starring: Randolph Scott, Gail Russell, Lee Marvin, Walter Reed, John Larch, Don Barry, Stuart Whitman, Fred Graham, John Beradino, John Phillips ..
Directed by: Budd Boetticher
Release date: 1956-08-04
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5.

The Mountain

3.7
6.8/10 IMDB

Selfish Chris Teller pressures his older brother, a retired climber, to accompany him on a treacherous Alpine climb to loot the bodies of plane crash victims.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Claire Trevor, William Demarest, Barbara Darrow, Richard Arlen, E.G. Marshall, Anna Kashfi, Richard Garrick, Harry Townes ..
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Release date: 1956-11-14
6.

Bhowani Junction

3.5
6.4/10 IMDB

Anglo-Indian Victoria Jones seeks her true identity amid the chaos of the British withdrawal from India.

Starring: Ava Gardner, Stewart Granger, Bill Travers, Abraham Sofaer, Francis Matthews, Alan Tilvern, Marne Maitland, Peter Illing ..
Directed by: George Cukor
Release date: 1956-05-01
7.

Back from Eternity

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

A South American plane loaded with an assortment of characters crash lands in a remote jungle area in the middle of a storm. The passengers then discover they are in an area inhabited by vicious cannibals and must escape before they are found.

Starring: Robert Ryan, Anita Ekberg, Rod Steiger, Phyllis Kirk, Keith Andes, Gene Barry, Fred Clark, Beulah Bondi, Cameron Prud'Homme, Jesse White ..
Directed by: John Farrow
Release date: 1956-09-07
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8.

Beyond Mombasa

3.4
5.8/10 IMDB

An American travels to East Africa, where he tries to find out how his brother died.

Starring: Cornel Wilde, Donna Reed, Leo Genn, Ron Randell, Christopher Lee ..
Directed by: George Marshall
Release date: 1956-10-29
9.

Helen of Troy

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

Prince Paris of Troy, shipwrecked on a mission to the king of Sparta, meets and falls for Queen Helen before he knows who she is. Rudely received by the royal Greeks, he must flee...but fate and their mutual passions lead him to take Helen along. This gives the Greeks just the excuse they need for much-desired war.

Starring: Rossana Podestà, Cedric Hardwicke, Jacques Sernas, Stanley Baker, Niall MacGinnis, Nora Swinburne, Robert Douglas, Torin Thatcher, Harry Andrews, Janette Scott ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1956-01-26
10.

Alexander the Great

3.1
5.8/10 IMDB

He was a fierce military commander who led huge armies into battle without a single defeat; a magnificent warrior who many believed was part god - this was Alexander the Great (Richard Burton), the legendary Greek hero hailed by his countrymen as "The King of Kings". Born in 356 B.C. into a turbulent world of political unrest, educated by Aristotle (Barry Jones) and chosen to lead his people in the grand tradition of his powerful father (Fredric March), this glamorous world conqueror rose above all conflict to unite the continents of Europe and Asia to become one of the most celebrated rulers of all time! Written, produced and directed by Oscar - winner Robert Rossen and featuring the extraordinary Claire Bloom and a remarkable cast of thousands, this stunning portrait of one of history's most fascinating figures is colossal entertainment and an amazing spectacle.

Starring: Richard Burton, Fredric March, Claire Bloom, Barry Jones, Harry Andrews, Stanley Baker, Niall MacGinnis, Peter Cushing, Michael Hordern, Danielle Darrieux ..
Directed by: Robert Rossen
Release date: 1956-03-28

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