Best Thriller 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.

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
3.

Cry Danger

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

After serving five years of a life sentence, Rocky Mulloy hopes to clear his friend who's still in prison for the same crime.

Starring: Dick Powell, Rhonda Fleming, Richard Erdman, William Conrad, Regis Toomey, Jean Porter, Joan Banks, Jay Adler, Renny McEvoy, Lou Lubin ..
Directed by: Robert Parrish
Release date: 1951-02-23
4.

The Tall Target

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

A detective tries to prevent the assassination of President-elect Abraham Lincoln during a train ride in 1861.

Starring: Dick Powell, Paula Raymond, Adolphe Menjou, Marshall Thompson, Ruby Dee, Richard Rober, Leif Erickson, Will Geer, Florence Bates, Leslie Kimmell ..
Directed by: Anthony Mann
Release date: 1951-08-17
5.

The Prowler

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

A policeman investigating a peeping Tom becomes obsessed with the married victim.

Starring: Van Heflin, Evelyn Keyes, John Maxwell, Katherine Warren, Emerson Treacy, Madge Blake, Wheaton Chambers, Robert Osterloh, Sherry Hall, Louise Lorimer ..
Directed by: Joseph Losey
Release date: 1951-05-25
6.

Decision Before Dawn

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

WWII is entering its last phase: Germany is in ruins, but does not yield. The US army lacks crucial knowledge about the German units operating on the opposite side of the Rhine, and decides to send two German prisoners to gather information. The scheme is risky: the Gestapo retains a terribly efficient network to identify and capture spies and deserters. Moreover, it is not clear that "Tiger", who does not mind any dirty work as long as the price is right, and war-weary "Happy", who might be easily betrayed by his feelings, are dependable agents. After Tiger and another American agent are successfully infiltrated, Happy is parachuted in Bavaria. His duty: find out the whereabouts of a powerful German armored unit moving towards the western front.

Starring: Richard Basehart, Gary Merrill, Oskar Werner, Hildegard Knef, Dominique Blanchar, O.E. Hasse, Wilfried Seyferth, Hans Christian Blech, Helene Thimig, George Tyne ..
Directed by: Anatole Litvak
Release date: 1951-12-21
7.

Fourteen Hours

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

A young man, morally destroyed by his parents not loving him and by the fear of being not capable to make his girlfriend happy, rises on the ledge of a building with the intention of committing suicide. A policeman makes every effort to argue him out of it.

Starring: Paul Douglas, Richard Basehart, Barbara Bel Geddes, Debra Paget, Agnes Moorehead, Robert Keith, Howard Da Silva, Jeffrey Hunter, Martin Gabel, Grace Kelly ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1951-04-01
8.

His Kind of Woman

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Nick Ferraro, deported crime boss, needs to re-enter the USA. His plan involves "honest" gambler Dan Milner, who's subjected to a series of "misfortunes," then bribed to take a trip to Mexico. En route, Dan meets chanteuse Lenore Brent, truly his kind of woman. But on arrival at posh Morros Lodge in Baja California, Dan finds the ostensibly rich, carefree guests all playing roles...except, possibly, ham actor Mark Cardigan. What does Ferraro want with him? Can he trust anyone?

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, Vincent Price, Tim Holt, Charles McGraw, Marjorie Reynolds, Raymond Burr, Leslie Banning, Jim Backus, Philip Van Zandt ..
Directed by: John Farrow, Richard Fleischer
Release date: 1951-08-15
9.

Another Man's Poison

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Novelist Janet Frobisher, lives in an isolated house, having been separated for years from her criminal husband. She has fallen in love with her secretary's fiancé and when her estranged husband unexpectedly appears, Janet poisons him, but just as she's about to dispose of the body, one of her husband's criminal cohorts also shows up.

Starring: Bette Davis, Gary Merrill, Emlyn Williams, Anthony Steel, Barbara Murray, Reginald Beckwith, Edna Morris ..
Directed by: Irving Rapper
Release date: 1951-11-20
10.

The House on Telegraph Hill

3.5
7.0/10 IMDB

Concentration camp survivor Victoria Kowelska finds herself involved in mystery, greed, and murder when she assumes the identity of a dead friend in order to gain passage to America.

Starring: Richard Basehart, Valentina Cortese, William Lundigan, Fay Baker, Gordon Gebert, Steven Geray, Herbert Butterfield, Kei Thin Chung, John Burton, Katherine Meskill ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1951-05-12

Also check Best thriller movies of 1952.

Check out our top containing the Best Thriller Movies of 1951 - PickTheMovie.com. This top was obtained with our unique algorithm ordered by our unique ranking system.

tmdb