92% of People Can't Guess These Movies From the '50s and '60s From Just One Image! Can You?

By: Jaclyn

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Spaghetti Westerns, psychological thrillers, musicals and romantic comedies - the absolute best movies from the '50s and '60s will send you on a roller coaster of emotion. If you love film, then you should be able to identify the following 50 films from one of the most important eras in Hollywood's history, the '50s, and '60s. Can you figure out which movie title corresponds to each image? Find out with this quiz!

The Alfred Hitchcock thriller "Rear Window" came out in 1954. Adapted from a short story written by Cornell Woolrich, this film in spine-tingling good. Many fans and critics claim that it is one of Hitchcock's finest film.

"Sunset Boulevard" is a 1950 black-and-white film that follows a screenwriter hired by an aging silent film actress. The film was a box-office hit and went on to win three Oscars. Starring Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond and William Holden as Joe Gillis, "Sunset Boulevard" is not only one of the best movies from the 1950s, but also one of the best of all time.

An epic historical drama, "Lawrence of Arabia" is one of the best films ever made. Peter O'Toole stars in the film based on the life of T. E. Lawrence. The film was nominated for an outstanding ten Oscars in 1963 and went on to win seven!

Marlon Brando is the stuff Hollywood dreams are made of! Brando plays dockworker Terry Malloy in the 1954 classic "On the Waterfront." The film was nominated for 12 Oscars and won 8, including Best Motion Picture.

Clint Eastwood plays the classic cowboy in this 1966 Spaghetti Western film. With character names like Angel Eyes and Blondie, "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" is a true Western adventure. Back in 1966, however, critical reception of the film was mixed. Over time the film gained critical acclaim. It is now considered one of the greatest Western films ever made.

"Rebel Without a Cause" perfectly captures the spirit of adolescence in post-WWII America. The 1955 film starred two Hollywood greats, James Dean and Natalie Wood. Sadly, Dean died that same year in a car accident.

"North by Northwest" is a 1959 suspense film, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring the handsome and talented Gary Grant. Grant plays New York City ad executive Roger O. Thornhill. Starring opposite Grant is James Mason as ruthless spy Phillip Vandamm and the beautiful Eve Marie Saint as Eve Kendall.

"Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb," written, directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick, is one of the greatest political comedies ever made. The film came out in 1964 and won four Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor. TV Guide ranked the film #32 on the list of 50 Greatest Movies on TV and Video.

Straight out of MGM's golden years of musicals, "Singin' in the Rain" is one of the most beloved and well-known films of its time. The legendary Gene Kelly stars in this movie alongside Hollywood greats Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor. People have been singing along to this film for generations!

"The Apartment" is a multi-award winning film from 1960. Jack Lemmon starred alongside Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray and Jack Kruschen. The film won for Best Picture at the 33rd Academy Awards. Lemmon was nominated for Best Actor, but lost. However, Kevin Spacey dedicated his 1999 Oscar for "American Beauty" to Lemmon's performance in this film.

"The Searchers" came out in 1956 and is one of the best Western films ever made. John Wayne stars in the movie, playing Ethan Edwards, a Civil War Vet searching for his abducted niece, played by the glamorous and talented Natalie Wood. A must-see film for any Western movie enthusiast!

1965 brought us one of the most memorable musical adventures of all time. "The Sound of Music" stars the woman with the voice of an angel, Julie Andrews, and follows the true story of the Von Trapp family. No childhood is complete without at least one viewing of this iconic film.

"The Bridge on the River Kwai" is a 1957 historical drama filmed in Sri Lanka. It is based on the construction of the Burma Railway in 1942-1943. The film won a staggering 30 awards, including an Academy Award for Best Picture.

"West Side Story" was the "Romeo and Juliet" of its time. Starring the "it" girl of Hollywood, Natalie Wood, the film follows two New York gangs. Thanks to its numerous iterations on Broadway, "West Side Story" is beloved across generations.

In 1950, it was all about Eve! Starring the original screen queen, Bette Davis, "All About Eve" received 14 Academy Award nominations. It is one of three films ever to receive that many nominations.

"I am Spartacus!" "Spartacus" is a 1950 film directed by Stanley Kubrick. The film is set in the Roman Republic, circa the 1st Century B.C. Kirk Douglas stars in the film as Spartacus, a man sentenced to fight as a gladiator. The story of Spartacus is popular to this day and has been told through various TV series and film adaptations.

Seven Samurai is not only one of the best movies to come out of the 1950s, but it is also considered to be one of the best films ever made. The 1954 Japanese Samurai movie takes place during the Sengoku Period in 1586 Japan. At three hours, twenty-seven minutes, "Seven Samurai" is a long two-part film, but as one of the best films ever made, it is well worth sitting through!

"The Graduate" is so iconic that it has been remade and reworked for the stage numerous times. This 1967 American comedy classic stars a young Dustin Hoffman as Benjamin Braddock, who enters into an affair with Mrs. Robinson, whose daughter he soon begins to date. It's American comedy at its best!

Gary Cooper stars in this 1952 American Western film. The leading lady was none other than Princess Grace Kelly. "High Noon" was nominated for seven Academy Awards for which it won four.

"Easy Rider" is the 1969 counterculture film that influenced a new era of filmmaking in the 1970s. Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper play two bikers traveling through the American Southwest after a drug deal. "Easy Rider" is best known for its opening scene in which the two stars are seen motorcycling on the open road, to the song "Born to be Wild."

"12 Angry Men" is a 1957 American courtroom drama. This film is a national treasure! Despite its status today, when the movie was first released it was a box office dud. Some blame the fact that it was one of the only black-and-white films in theaters at the time. Color or no color, this movie is a true classic.

"Once Upon a Time in the West" is yet another classic Spaghetti Western film from the 1960s. Henry Fonda plays the villain, Charles Bronson plays his nemesis, and Claudia Cardinale plays a beautiful widowed homesteader. Sergio Leone produced this film, despite retiring from the genre after "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly."

"The Man Who Knew Too Much" is yet another great Alfred Hitchcock movie to come out of the '50s and '60s. Released in 1956, the film was a box office success. Perhaps the most memorable thing about the movie is the song "Que Sera, Sera," sung by Doris Day.

"Midnight Cowboy" is an Academy Award-winning film that was released in 1969. The dramatic film stars Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman. The film made history as it was the first gay-related Best Picture winner. It has been placed on the American Film Institute's list of the 100 Greatest American films of all time.

"The 400 Blows" is a 1959 French drama film and is considered one of the defining films of the French New Wave. The film follows a rebellious adolescent in Paris. It is the winner of the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best direction and the OCIC Award.

"Mary Poppins" is the ultimate family film! Starring the ever so-talented Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, this 1964 movie was nominated for 13 Academy Awards! "A Spoonful of Sugar" makes this one of the best movies from the 1960s!

Film noir at its finest, "Ace in the Hole" examines the relationship between the press, the news it reports, and the public. Kirk Douglas stars in the film as Chuck Tatum, an ambitious reporter. Billy Wilder wrote, produced, and directed it.

"8 1/2" is an Italian dramedy directed by Federico Fellini. The film was titled "8 1/2" because Fellini had directed eight and a half films prior to this one. The film is semi-autobiographical because it follows a director as he struggles to direct a science fiction film. This black-and-white film won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Costume Design.

Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift and Frank Sinatra star in the 1953 film "From Here to Eternity." The actors portray three U.S. Army soldiers stationed in Hawaii, right before the attack on Pearl Harbor. The film won an incredible eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

"The Wild Bunch" is yet another wonderful American Western film. Released in 1969, the film followed a gang of outlaws on the Texas-Mexico border. The 1950s and 1960s produced some of the best Westerns of all time, and "The Wild Bunch" is no exception.

Based on the book by John Steinbeck, "East of Eden" was released in 1955. The film stars James Dean in his first major role, Julie Harris, and Raymond Massey. The story is based on the relationship between Cain and Abel but set in 20th-century Monterey. With four Academy Award nominations and one win, this 1950s film is a classic!

"Cool Hand Luke" is an Oscar-winning prison drama film, released in 1967. Starring Paul Newman and George Kennedy, the film takes place in a Florida prison in the early 1950s. Newman was nominated for an Academy Award for best actor but lost. Kennedy, on the other hand, won for Best Supporting Actor.

Audrey Hepburn stars in "Roman Holiday," a 1953 film about a princess who escapes from her guards and falls in love with an American in the city of Rome. Hepburn won an Academy Award for Best Actress. At the start of the film, Hepburn was a newcomer to the Hollywood scene. After it was released, she would become one of the greatest actresses in the history of Hollywood.

"In the Heat of the Night" is a 1967 mystery drama, based on the novel of the same name. The film follows Virgil Tibbs, a black police detective in Philadelphia. Actor Sidney Poitier plays Virgil. The film won the Oscar for Best Picture.

"Tokyo Story" is an award-winning 1953 Japanese drama film. It tells the story of a married couple who travel to Tokyo to visit their adult children. The film was not immediately popular internationally but has recently been voted one the best films of all time!

No list of great movies from the 1950s and 1960s list is complete with a James Bond movie! "Goldfinger" was released in 1964 and was the third film in the James Bond series, as well as the third time Sean Connery played Agent Bond. "Goldfinger" was a box-office hit and is an integral story in the Bond cannon.

Academy Award-Winning "A Place in the Sun" was released in 1951. The story follows a young man juggling two very different women. Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, and Shelley Winters star in the film.

"Rosemary's Baby" is one of, if not the best, horror movies ever made. The 1968 film was written and directed by Roman Polanski. Starring the beautiful and talented Mia Farrow, "Rosemary's Baby" is the original psychological thriller. A film so spine-tingling good, it is just as popular today as it was in 1968!

Released in 1955, "To Catch a Thief" is a romantic thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Starring Cary Grant as a retired cat burglar, the story follows Grant's character as he tries to catch a new thief in the French Riviera. Grace Kelly also stars in the film.

"To Kill a Mockingbird" is based on the novel by Harper Lee. Students are still watching this 1962 film in the classroom. Gregory Peck plays Atticus Finch, and the rest of the cast is superb. The story has stood the test of time, remaining relevant even today.

American courtroom dramas have always been popular, including the 1957 film, "Witness for the Prosecution." The film was based on the play by Agatha Christie and deals with a man on trial for murder. The movie has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, so you know it's good!

Scaring children everywhere, "The Birds" is another Hitchcock film worthy of being on this list. Who knew birds could be so terrifying? This 1963 thriller stars Tippi Hedren and Rod Taylor. Catch it for free every October, wherever there is a TV!

"The Ten Commandments" is a 1956 biblical film that is really, really, really, long. The film follows Moses, played by Charlton Heston, as he seeks to lead the Hebrews out of Egypt. The movie was filmed on location in Egypt, Mount Sinai and the Sinai Peninsula - along with scenes in Arizona and California.

The iconic science fiction horror film, "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," was released in 1956. Aliens invade a town in California, reproducing duplicate replacement of humans, better known as "pod people." This film tops every horror movie list but transcends its genre. It's just a good solid movie that will have you sleeping with the lights on!

"Breakfast at Tiffany's" is probably one of the most well-known films on this list. Released in 1961, the film follows Holly Golightly, played by Audrey Hepburn, a social climbing young woman living in Manhattan. Based on the novella by Truman Capote, "Breakfast at Tiffany's" is an iconic Hepburn film.

"Night of the Living Dead" is continually number one on the best horror movies of all time lists, but it is also one of the best movies to come out of the 1960s. Directed by George A. Romero and starring Duane Jones and Judith O'Dea, this is the original zombie movie.

"Doctor Zhivago" is a 1965 epic romantic drama. Set in Russia between World War I and the Russian Civil War, the story follows the affair between Yuri Zhivago, played by Omar Sharif, and Lara Antipova, played by Julie Christie. The film is three hours long, which critics originally complained about. However, it still went on to win five Academy Awards.

The 1960s was the decade of the Western, and "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" is one of the absolute bests. The film was released in 1969 and stars Paul Newman as Butch Cassidy and Robert Redford as the Sundance Kid. The film won four Academy Awards and numerous British Academy Film Awards.

"Strangers on a Train" is another amazing thriller from Alfred Hitchcock. The film was released in 1951 and stars Farley Granger, Ruth Roman, and Robert Walker. The story follows a tennis player who meets a psychopath on a train.

A World War II film, based on the escape by British Commonwealth prisoner from a German POW camp, "The Great Escape" is a fantastic film. The movie was released in 1963 and stars Steve McQueen, James Garner, and Richard Attenborough.

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