Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Lists: Must See Movies, 1950-1959

Vertigo. Image courtesy of Paramount Pictures.

Boldfaced titles with asterisk (*) indicate top 10 of the decade

All About Eve (1950, Joseph Mankiewicz) *
Born Yesterday (1950, George Cukor)
The Gunfighter (1950, Henry King)
In a Lonely Place (1950, Nicholas Ray)
La Ronde (1950, Max Ophuls)
Los Olvidados (1950, Luis Bunuel)
Orpheus (1950, Jean Cocteau)
Rashomon (1950, Akira Kurosawa)
Sunset Boulevard (1950, Billy Wilder) *
Un Chant D'Amour (1950, Jean Genet)
Winchester '73 (1950, Anthony Mann)
Ace in the Hole (1951, Billy Wilder)
The African Queen (1951, John Huston)
An American in Paris (1951, Vincente Minnelli)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951, Robert Wise)
Diary of a Country Priest (1951, Robert Bresson)
A Place in the Sun (1951, George Stevens)
The River (1951, Jean Renoir)
Strangers on a Train (1951, Alfred Hitchcock)
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951, Elia Kazan)
Forbidden Games (1952, Rene Clement)
High Noon (1952, Fred Zinnemann)
Ikiru (1952, Akira Kurosawa) *
The Life of Oharu (1952, Kenji Mizoguchi)
The Quiet Man (1952, John Ford)
Singin' in the Rain (1952, Stanley Donen)
Umberto D. (1952, Vittorio De Sica)
The Bad and the Beautiful (1953, Vincente Minnelli)
The Big Heat (1953, Fritz Lang)
The Earrings of Madame De... (1953, Max Ophuls)
From Here to Eternity (1953, Fred Zinnemann)
Gate of Hell (Teinosuke Kinugasa)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953, Howard Hawks)
I Vitelloni (1953, Federico Fellini)
The Naked Spur (1953, Anthony Mann)
Roman Holiday (1953, William Wyler)
Shane (1953, George Stevens)
Stalag 17 (1953, Billy Wilder)
Tokyo Story (1953, Yasujiro Ozu)
Ugetsu Monogatari (1953, Kenji Mizoguchi)
Voyage in Italy (1953, Roberto Rossellini)
The Wages of Fear (1953, Henri-Georges Clouzot)
The Wild One (1953, Laslo Benedek)
Diabolique (1954, Henri-Georges Clouzot)
Johnny Guitar (1954, Nicholas Ray)
La Strada (1954, Federico Fellini)
On the Waterfront (1954, Elia Kazan) *
Rear Window (1954, Alfred Hitchcock) *
Salt of the Earth (1954, Herbert J. Biberman)
Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (1954, Hiroshi Inagaki)
Sansho the Bailiff (1954, Kenji Mizoguchi)
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954, Stanley Donen)
The Seven Samurai (1954, Akira Kurosawa) *
Touchez Pas Au Grisbi (Hands Off the Loot) (1954, Jacques Becker)
Bad Day at Black Rock (1955, John Sturges)
The Blackboard Jungle (1955, Richard Brooks)
Bob Le Flambeur (1955, Jean-Pierre Melville)
East of Eden (1955, Elia Kazan)
Kiss Me Deadly (1955, Robert Aldrich)
Lola Montes (1955, Max Ophuls)
The Man with the Golden Arm (1955, Otto Preminger)
Marty (1955, Delbert Mann)
Night and Fog (1955, Alain Resnais)
The Night of the Hunter (1955, Charles Laughton)
Ordet (1955, Carl Theodor Dreyer)
Pather Panchali (1955, Satyajit Ray)
Rebel Without a Cause (1955, Nicholas Ray)
Rififi (1955, Jules Dassin)
Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple (1955, Hiroshi Inagaki)
Smiles of a Summer Night (1955, Ingmar Bergman)
Aparajito (1956, Satyajit Ray)
The Burmese Harp (1956, Kon Ichikawa)
Giant (1956, George Stevens)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956, Don Siegel)
A Man Escaped (1956, Robert Bresson)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956, Alfred Hitchcock)
Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (1956, Hiroshi Inagaki)
The Searchers (1956, John Ford) *
Seven Men from Now (1956, Budd Boetticher)
12 Angry Men (1957, Sidney Lumet)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957, David Lean)
Elevator to the Gallows (1957, Louis Malle)
A Face in the Crowd (1957, Elia Kazan)
Love in the Afternoon (1957, Billy Wilder)
Nights of Cabiria (1957, Federico Fellini)
Paths of Glory (1957, Stanley Kubrick)
The Seventh Seal (1957, Ingmar Bergman) *
Sweet Smell of Success (1957, Alexander Mackendrick)
Throne of Blood (1957, Akira Kurosawa)
Wild Strawberries (1957, Ingmar Bergman) *
Ashes and Diamonds (1958, Andrzej Wajda)
Cairo Station (1958, Youssef Chahine)
Curse of the Demon (1958, Jacques Tourneur)
The Defiant Ones (1958, Stanley Kramer)
The Hidden Fortress (1958, Akira Kurosawa)
Imitation of Life (1958, Douglas Sirk)
Man of the West (1958, Anthony Mann)
Mon Oncle (1958, Jacques Tati)
The Music Room (1958, Satyajit Ray)
Some Came Running (1958, Vincente Minnelli)
Touch of Evil (1958, Orson Welles)
Vertigo (1958, Alfred Hitchcock) *
The 400 Blows (Francois Truffaut)
Anatomy of a Murder (1959, Otto Preminger)
Ben Hur (1959, William Wyler)
Black Orpheus (1959, Marcel Camus)
Floating Weeds (Yasujiro Ozu)
Hiroshima, Mon Amour (1959, Alain Resnais)
The Letter Never Sent (1959, Mikhail Kalatozov)
North by Northwest (1959, Alfred Hitchcock)
Pickpocket (1959, Robert Bresson)
Rio Bravo (1959, Howard Hawks)
Shadows (1959, John Cassavetes)
Some Like It Hot (1959, Billy Wilder) *
The World of Apu (1959, Satyajit Ray)

No comments:

Post a Comment