Best Drama Movies of 1951

1.

Strangers on a Train

5.7
7.9/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Farley Granger, Robert Walker, Ruth Roman, Patricia Hitchcock, Kasey Rogers, Leo G. Carroll, Marion Lorne, Jonathan Hale, Robert Gist, Howard St. John ..
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock
Release date: 1951-06-27
2.

Scrooge

5.6
8.1/10 IMDB

Ebenezer Scrooge (Alastair Sim) malcontentedly shuffles through life as a cruel miserly businessman until one fateful Christmas Eve when he is visited by three spirits, sent show him how his unhappy childhood and maladaptive adult behavior over has let him a selfish, lonely, bitter old man. Released in the USA as "A Christmas Carol".

Starring: Alastair Sim, George Cole, Rona Anderson, Mervyn Johns, Hermione Baddeley, Glyn Dearman, Brian Worth, Michael Hordern, Michael Dolan, Francis de Wolff ..
Directed by: Brian Desmond Hurst
Release date: 1951-11-28
3.

A Place in the Sun

5.4
7.8/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters, Anne Revere, Keefe Brasselle, Fred Clark, Raymond Burr, Herbert Heyes, Shepperd Strudwick, Frieda Inescort ..
Directed by: George Stevens
Release date: 1951-06-12
4.

The Day the Earth Stood Still

5.4
7.7/10 IMDB

An alien and a robot land on Earth after World War II and tell mankind to be peaceful or face destruction.

Starring: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Billy Gray, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe, Lock Martin, Edith Evanson, Freeman Lusk, Frank Conroy, Frances Bavier ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1951-09-28
5.

An American in Paris

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Georges Guétary, Nina Foch, Anna Q. Nilsson, John Eldredge, Hayden Rorke, Dudley Field Malone, Ann Codee ..
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli
Release date: 1951-09-26
6.

Quo Vadis

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr, Leo Genn, Peter Ustinov, Patricia Laffan, Finlay Currie, Abraham Sofaer, Marina Berti, Buddy Baer, Felix Aylmer ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy, Anthony Mann
Release date: 1951-11-08
7.

Othello

4.6
7.6/10 IMDB

When a secret marriage is planned between Othello, a Moorish general, and Desdemona, the daughter of Senator Brabantio, her old suitor Roderigo takes it hard. He allies himself with Iago, who has his own grudge against Othello, and the two conspire to bring Othello down. When their first plan, to have him accused of witchcraft, fails, they plant evidence intended to make him believe Desdemona is unfaithful.

Starring: Orson Welles, Micheál MacLiammóir, Robert Coote, Suzanne Cloutier, Hilton Edwards, Nicholas Bruce, Michael Laurence, Fay Compton, Doris Dowling, Joan Fontaine ..
Directed by: Orson Welles
Release date: 1951-11-27
Best Drama Movies of 1951 : The Browning Version
8.

The Browning Version

4.2
8.2/10 IMDB

Andrew Crocker-Harris has been forced from his position as the classics master at an English public school due to poor health. As he winds up his final term, he discovers not only that his wife, Millie, has been unfaithful to him with one of his fellow schoolmasters, but that the school's students and faculty have long disdained him. However, an unexpected act of kindness causes Crocker-Harris to re-evaluate his life's work.

Starring: Michael Redgrave, Jean Kent, Nigel Patrick, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Bill Travers, Ronald Howard, Paul Medland, Ivan Samson, Josephine Middleton, Peter Jones ..
Directed by: Anthony Asquith
Release date: 1951-04-06
9.

The Enforcer

4.0
7.3/10 IMDB

After years of investigation, Assistant District Attorney Martin Ferguson has managed to build a solid case against an elusive gangster whose top lieutenant is about to testify…

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Zero Mostel, Ted de Corsia, Everett Sloane, Roy Roberts, Michael Tolan, King Donovan, Bob Steele, Adelaide Klein, Don Beddoe ..
Directed by: Bretaigne Windust, Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1951-02-24
10.

The River

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

Director Jean Renoir’s entrancing first color feature—shot entirely on location in India—is a visual tour de force. Based on the novel by Rumer Godden, the film eloquently contrasts the growing pains of three young women with the immutability of the Bengal river around which their daily lives unfold. Enriched by Renoir’s subtle understanding and appreciation for India and its people, The River gracefully explores the fragile connections between transitory emotions and everlasting creation.

Starring: Nora Swinburne, Esmond Knight, Arthur Shields, Suprova Mukerjee, Thomas E. Breen, Patricia Walters, Radha, Adrienne Corri ..
Directed by: Jean Renoir
Release date: 1951-09-10

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