The  Bridge Over the River Kwai: One man stands up to their Japanese captors, while others plan an escape, 1957, AFI's 100 Best Films.  161 min.

East of Eden: Two brothers, one woman.  1955 Best actor, actress, and director

Rebel Without a Cause:  A teen moves to a new neighborhood and finds trouble.  1955, Actors: James Dean,  Natalie Wood.  AFI's 100 Best Films.  111 minutes

The Searchers: This Indian-hater pursues his niece and her kidnapper, unaware that the kidnapper is a White Indian. 1956, AFI's 100 Best Films.  119 minutes

12 Angry Men: In what seems a simple case, one man stirs tempers by not going along with the majority, 1957, 96 minutes

Old Yeller: After his father leaves him in charge of the farm, he must make peace with a thieving dog.  1957.  83 minutes

North by Northwest: After stumbling upon a spy ring, he must find someone who will believe him before they kill him. 1959, action.  Carey Grant.  AFI's 100 Best Films.  136 min.

Diary of Anne Frank: Two families feel cabin fever as for two years they hide from the Nazis in an attic.  1959, nom. for 8 Academy Awards, 180 minutes

The 400 Blows: An ordinary boy is thought to be a trouble-maker by his parents and teachers. 1959

Some Like It Hot: Two men dress as women to escape town  1959

Other Films: 1955-59
400 Blows  1959 
Aparijito 
1956
Breathless
1959
Blackboard Jungle, 1959
Floating Weeds
1959
Forbidden Planet
1959?
Giant 1956
Hiroshima 
1959
Lady and the Tramp
1955
Marty
1955
Mon Amour
1959
Nights of Cabiria
1957
Pather Panchali
1955
Paths of Glory
1957
Separate Tables
1958
Seventh Seal
1957
Smiles of a Summer Night
1955
Vertigo 
1958
Wild Strawberries
1957
Witness for the Prosecution
1958
Defiant Ones, The 1958