Elia Kazan

The Last Tycoon
6.2

The Last Tycoon

Monroe Stahr, a successful movie producer, pursues a beautiful and elusive young woman — all the while working himself to death.
Splendor in the Grass
7.7

Splendor in the Grass

A fragile Kansas girl's unrequited and forbidden love for a handsome young man from the town's most powerful family drives her to heartbreak and madness.
Wild River
7.5

Wild River

1960

Wild River

A young field administrator for the TVA comes to rural Tennessee to oversee the building of a dam on the Tennessee River. He encounters opposition from the local people, in particular a farmer who objects to his employment (with pay) of local black laborers. Much of the plot revolves around the eviction of an elderly woman from her home on ...
East of Eden
7.8

East of Eden

In the Salinas Valley in and around World War I, Cal Trask feels he must compete against overwhelming odds with his brother for the love of their father. Cal is frustrated at every turn, from his reaction to the war, how to get ahead in business and in life, and how to relate to his estranged mother.
On the Waterfront
8.1

On the Waterfront

Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of the dockers union. Terry witnesses a murder by two of Johnny's thugs, and later meets the dead man's sister and feels responsible for his death. She introduces him to Father Barry, who tries to force ...
A Streetcar Named Desire
7.9

A Streetcar Named Desire

A fading southern belle tries to build a new life with her sister in New Orleans.