The best movies from the year 1952

List of the 10 best movies of the year 1952, order based on the average from the IMDB, TMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings
Bellissima
10

Bellissima

B

ellissima is a satire of the film industry, and centers around a mother and daughter after the latter attends an audition.

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Limelight
9

Limelight

C

haplin's final American film tells the story of a fading music hall comedian's effort to help a despondent ballet dancer learn both to walk and feel confident about life again. The highlight of the film is the classic duet with Chaplin's only real artistic film comedy rival, Buster Keaton.

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The Pickwick Papers
8

The Pickwick Papers

T

he Pickwick Club sends Mr. Pickwick and a group of friends to travel across England and to report back on the interesting things they find...

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Park Row
7

Park Row

I

n New York's 1880's newspaper district a dedicated journalist manages to set up his own paper. It is an immediate success but attracts increasing opposition from one of the bigger papers and its newspaper heiress owner.

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The African Queen
6

The African Queen

A

t the start of the first World War, in the middle of Africa’s nowhere, a gin soaked riverboat captain is persuaded by a strong-willed missionary to go down river and face-off a German warship.

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The Quiet Man
5

The Quiet Man

A

disgraced American boxer retires to Ireland, where he finds love.

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The Lusty Men
4

The Lusty Men

F

ormer rodeo star Jeff McCloud (Mitchum), disabled by a series of accidents, hobbles back to his Oklahoma hometown in hopes of replenishing his bank account. Aspiring bronco-buster Wes Merritt (Kennedy) hires Jeff to train him for an upcoming rodeo, promising that they'll split the winnings. Jeff soon falls hard for Wes' wife, Louise (Susan Hayward). After a falling out, he quits his job and enters the rodeo himself, hoping to win the prize from the arrogant Merritt. He proves he still has what it takes, but does so at low price.

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High Noon
3

High Noon

H

igh Noon is about a recently freed leader of a gang of bandits in the desert who is looking to get revenge on the Sheriff who put him in jail. A legendary western film from the Austrian director Fred Zinnemann.

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The Citizen (Nagarik)
2

The Citizen (Nagarik)

N

/A

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Singin' in the Rain
1

Singin' in the Rain

I

n 1927, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a famous on-screen romantic pair. Lina, however, mistakes the on-screen romance for real love. Don has worked hard to get where he is today, with his former partner Cosmo. When Don and Lina's latest film is transformed into a musical, Don has the perfect voice for the songs. But Lina - well, even with the best efforts of a diction coach, they still decide to dub over her voice. Kathy Selden is brought in, an aspiring actress, and while she is working on the movie, Don falls in love with her. Will Kathy continue to "aspire", or will she get the break she deserves?

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