ByAbby Droeger, writer at

I have decided to write a series on the greatest movies through the decades, starting with the 50s. These are some of, in my opinion, the most iconic, well-acted, wonderful movies from the 50s, and maybe even of all time.

1. A Streetcar Named Desire:

Actors/Actresses: Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter, and Karl Malden

A Streetcar Named Desire follows the story of a woman, a public teacher, that moves in with her sister and brother in-law in New Orleans. The relationship between the sister and her husband is weak, and when the woman moves in she begins to cause issues. It was the starting point of Marlon Brando's rising fame in the film industry, and an absolutely wonderful motion picture; a masterpiece in the entertainment business.

2. Singin' In The Rain

Actors/Actresses: Gene Kelly, Donald O'connor, and Debbie Reynolds

It describes what it was like in the late 1920s when the movies started to have sound, and the competition in the movie business increased. It is a wonderful, iconic film, and it is incredibly fun to sing, dance, and laugh along with.

3. Funny Face

Actors/Actresses: Audrey Hepburn, Fred Austaire

A wonderful story, Funny Face follows the life of a fashion photographer that falls for a bookstore employee, whom he believes has the possibility of making it huge as a model. He brings her to France, and they go on quite an adventure, taking pictures wherever they can. It is a beautiful story of style and glamour, and a lovely image of Paris, France. It is Audrey Hepburn's first musical as well, and she does a wonderful job (as usual) dancing and singing through the film.


Which of these 50s films is your favorite?


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