1950 Movies

Explore a treasure trove of classic movies from the 1950s with our easy-to-use Plex database. Whether you're a fan of romance, action, drama, or comedy, this resource has got you covered. With a vast collection of films from the early half of the 20th century, you're sure to find something that will transport you back in time and provide endless hours of entertainment.
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Top 4 Movies of 1950

King Solomon's Mines

"King Solomon's Mines," directed by Compton Bennett and Andrew Marton, is an adventure film that takes viewers into the heart of Africa. Starring Deborah Kerr, Stewart Granger, and Richard Carlson, the film follows a safari led by Allan Quatermain in search of a client's missing husband and the fabled mines.

Annie Get Your Gun

Directed by George Sidney, "Annie Get Your Gun" is a musical based on the life of sharpshooter Annie Oakley. Portrayed by Betty Hutton, with Howard Keel as Frank E. Butler, the film showcases Oakley's rise in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show and her romantic entanglements. Known for its catchy songs and performances, the film remains a beloved classic in the musical genre.

Cheaper by the Dozen

Walter Lang's "Cheaper by the Dozen" is based on the real-life story of the Gilbreth family. Starring Clifton Webb, Myrna Loy, and Jeanne Crain, the film humorously depicts the life of a family with twelve children, whose parents are both efficiency experts. This heartwarming comedy provides insights into family life and the challenges of managing a large household.


Disney's "Cinderella," directed by Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, and Hamilton Luske, is an animated adaptation of the classic fairy tale. The film tells the story of Cinderella, a young woman who, with the help of her Fairy Godmother, attends the royal ball and finds love with the prince. Voiced by Ilene Woods, James MacDonald, and Eleanor Audley, this enchanting film has become a timeless piece in Disney's repertoire.

Industry Highlights and Notable Moments from 1950

  • Competition from Television: The rapid rise of television broadcasting posed a major challenge to the film industry, as it became a dominant medium for entertainment in the United States. This shift prompted movie makers to explore new strategies to attract audiences back to cinemas.

  • Paramount Decree Impact: The Paramount anti-trust consent decree, which required separate ownership for production companies and theaters, reshaped the industry. It broke the vertical integration of the studios, leading to a more open and competitive market.

  • Opportunities for Columbia and United Artists: The changes in the industry allowed companies like Columbia and United Artists to seize opportunities to compete for space in first-run theaters. This period led to the production of some of the most prestigious and successful films of the decade.

  • Influence of the Korean War: The onset of the Korean War in 1950 had a profound impact globally, including on the film industry. The war's events and its toll on human life influenced the themes and narratives explored in cinema during this period.

  • Rise of Iconic Stars: The 1950s saw the emergence of some of the most remarkable stars in Hollywood, including Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando, and Grace Kelly. Their iconic status and performances contributed significantly to the allure and evolution of cinema during this era.

  • Audience Preferences and Complex Characters: The 1950s marked a shift in audience preferences towards more complex antihero characters. This change reflected a desire for more subtle and realistic portrayals in cinema, influenced partly by the competition from television.