1951: A Streetcar Named Desire


Warner Bros.

– Director: Elia Kazan

– Stacker score: 92.2

– Metascore: 97

– IMDb user rating: 8

– Runtime: 122 minutes

This adaptation of a famous play depicts the hostile relationship between Blanche DuBois, played by Vivien Leigh, and her brother-in-law Stanley Kowalski, played by Marlon Brando. Their ongoing battle lays bare a number of domestic struggles and hypermasculine themes. It’s one of just two films in history to win three Academy Awards for acting.