Friday, February 10, 2012

Top 5 Movies of the Year: Part I (1950-1959)

Because I haven't made an enormous set of lists in a while, here is Part I of my top 5 best movies of each year list. Couldn't fill out any other decade before this, so I've decided to start here...

PART I: The 1950s



1950


1. Rashomon
Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

2. Sunset Boulevard
Directed by: Billy Wilder

3. All About Eve
Directed by: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

4. Los Olvidados
Directed by: Luis Bunuel

5. Father Of The Bride
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli





1951


1. Ace In The Hole
Directed by: Billy Wilder

2. The African Queen
Directed by: John Huston

3. Death Of A Salesman
Directed by: Laszlo Benedek

4. A Place In The Sun
Directed by: George Stevens

5. The Day The Earth Stood Still
Directed by: Robert Wise





1952


1. Ikiru
Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

2. Singin' In The Rain
Directed by: Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen

3. High Noon
Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

4. The Bad And The Beautiful
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

5. The Quiet Man
Directed by: John Ford





1953


1. Stalag 17
Directed by: Billy Wilder

2. Roman Holiday
Directed by: William Wyler

3. El
Directed by: Luis Bunuel

4. From Here To Eternity
Directed by: Fred Zinnemann

5. I Vitelloni
Directed by: Federico Fellini





1954


1. Seven Samurai
Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

2. On The Waterfront
Directed by: Elia Kazan

3. Rear Window
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

4. La Strada
Directed by: Federico Fellini

5. Dial 'M' For Murder
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock





1955


1. The Night Of The Hunter
Directed by: Charles Laughton

2. Ordet
Directed by: Carl Theodore Dreyer

3. Marty
Directed by: Delbert Mann

4. Mister Roberts
Directed by: John Ford & Mervyn LeRoy

5. Rififi
Directed by: Jules Dassin





1956


1. A Man Escaped
Directed by: Robert Bresson

2. Lust For Life
Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

3. The Searchers
Directed by: John Ford

4. The Killing
Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

5. Bob Le Flambeur
Directed by: Jean-Pierre Melville





1957


1. Paths Of Glory
Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

2. Wild Strawberries
Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

3. The Seventh Seal
Directed by: Ingmar Bergman

4. The Bridge On The River Kwai
Directed by: David Lean

5. 12 Angry Men
Directed by: Sidney Lumet





1958


1. Vertigo
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

2. Separate Tables
Directed by: Delbert Mann

3. Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
Directed by: Richard Brooks

4. The Hidden Fortress
Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

5. Touch Of Evil
Directed by: Orson Welles





1959


1. The 400 Blows
Directed by: Francois Truffaut

2. Some Like It Hot
Directed by: Billy Wilder

3. North By Northwest
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

4. Ben-Hur
Directed by: William Wyler

5. Pickpocket
Directed by: Robert Bresson

2 comments:

FilmMaster said...

Wow, there are so many films here that I have not seen. Counting, I have only seen 7. I will be watching some Kurosowa soon though. Interesting list!

Anonymous said...

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