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Top Films of the 1950s (#101-239)

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
101 Harvey 1950 Henry Koster 885
102 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 1954 Stanley Donen 890
103 Voyage in Italy 1954 Roberto Rossellini 898
104 The King and I 1956 Walter Lang 925
105 A Face in the Crowd 1957 Elia Kazan 950
106 Marty 1955 Delbert Mann 952
107 The Cranes are Flying 1957 Mikheil Kalatozishvili 954
108 Ballad of a Soldier 1959 Grigoriy Chukhray 957
109 Lola Montès 1955 Max Ophüls 964
110 Elevator to the Gallows 1958 Louis Malle 981
111 The Red Balloon 1956 Albert Lamorisse 984
112 The River 1951 Jean Renoir 989
113 Cinderella 1950 Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, and Hamilton Luske 996
114 Dial M for Murder 1954 Alfred Hitchcock 999
115 Night and the City 1950 Jules Dassin 1000
116 Funny Face 1957 Stanley Donen 1030
117 Ivan the Terrible, Part II 1958 Sergei M. Eisenstein and M. Filimonova 1038
118 Them! 1954 Gordon Douglas 1044
119 Limelight 1952 Charles Chaplin 1052
120 I Vitelloni 1953 Federico Fellini 1055
121 Born Yesterday 1950 George Cukor 1056
122 The Court Jester 1955 Melvin Frank and Norman Panama 1098
123 Sleeping Beauty 1959 Clyde Geronimi 1103
124 The Music Room 1958 Satyajit Ray 1110
125 The Naked Spur 1953 Anthony Mann 1119
126 Oklahoma! 1955 Fred Zinnemann 1123
127 Sabrina 1954 Billy Wilder 1153
128 The Hidden Fortress 1958 Akira Kurosawa 1174
129 The Bad and the Beautiful 1952 Vincente Minnelli 1184
130 The Caine Mutiny 1954 Edward Dmytryk 1240
131 The Man in the White Suit 1951 Alexander Mackendrick 1254
132 Casque d'Or 1952 Jacques Becker 1260
133 Kanal 1957 Andrzej Wajda 1268
134 Senso 1954 Luchino Visconti 1272
135 The Seven Year Itch 1955 Billy Wilder 1296
136 The Big Country 1958 William Wyler 1314
137 Seven Men from Now 1956 Budd Boetticher 1318
138 Bob le Flambeur 1956 Jean-Pierre Melville 1331
139 Bigger than Life 1956 Nicholas Ray 1342
140 Scrooge 1951 Brian Desmond Hurst 1343
141 The Man with the Golden Arm 1955 Otto Preminger 1347
142 The Lavender Hill Mob 1951 Charles Crichton 1356
143 Peter Pan 1953 Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, and Hamilton Luske 1364
144 High Society 1956 Charles Walters 1374
145 Room at the Top 1959 Jack Clayton 1383
146 La Ronde 1950 Max Ophüls 1392
147 Guys and Dolls 1955 Joseph L. Mankiewicz 1400
148 Duck Amuck 1953 Chuck Jones 1439
149 Black Orpheus 1959 Marcel Camus 1443
150 Pillow Talk 1959 Michael Gordon 1448
151 Early Summer 1951 Yasujirô Ozu 1455
152 The Gunfighter 1950 Henry King 1488
153 Creature from the Black Lagoon 1954 Jack Arnold 1494
154 The Dam Busters 1955 Michael Anderson 1498
155 The 7th Voyage of Sinbad 1958 Nathan Juran 1523
156 The Man Who Knew Too Much 1956 Alfred Hitchcock 1544
157 The Defiant Ones 1958 Stanley Kramer 1566
158 Damn Yankees! 1958 George Abbott and Stanley Donen 1570
159 Floating Weeds 1959 Yasujirô Ozu 1574
160 Le Plaisir 1952 Max Ophüls 1603
161 Nazarín 1959 Luis Buñuel 1609
162 The Burmese Harp 1956 Kon Ichikawa 1623
163 Mister Roberts 1955 John Ford and Mervyn LeRoy 1634
164 Forty Guns 1957 Samuel Fuller 1639
165 D.O.A. 1950 Rudolph Maté 1651
166 Plan 9 from Outer Space 1959 Edward D. Wood Jr. 1661
167 Blackboard Jungle 1955 Richard Brooks 1678
168 Big Deal on Madonna Street 1958 Mario Monicelli 1680
169 Alice in Wonderland 1951 Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, and Hamilton Luske 1684
170 Carmen Jones 1954 Otto Preminger 1702
171 Some Came Running 1958 Vincente Minnelli 1721
172 Pat and Mike 1952 George Cukor 1757
173 El 1953 Luis Buñuel 1759
174 The Tall T 1957 Budd Boetticher 1787
175 To Catch a Thief 1955 Alfred Hitchcock 1794
176 The Crucified Lovers 1954 Kenji Mizoguchi 1797
177 Old Yeller 1957 Robert Stevenson 1799
178 The Wild One 1953 László Benedek 1809
179 The Man from Laramie 1955 Anthony Mann 1823
180 House of Wax 1953 André De Toth 1829
181 Man of the West 1958 Anthony Mann 1849
182 The Steel Helmet 1951 Samuel Fuller 1854
183 Miracle in Milan 1951 Vittorio De Sica 1861
184 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 1958 Richard Brooks 1871
185 The Robe 1953 Henry Koster 1872
186 Good Morning 1959 Yasujirô Ozu 1885
187 Wagon Master 1950 John Ford 1886
188 3:10 to Yuma 1957 Delmer Daves 1889
189 Ride Lonesome 1959 Budd Boetticher 1915
190 The Barefoot Contessa 1954 Joseph L. Mankiewicz 1937
191 Stromboli 1950 Roberto Rossellini 1946
192 The Girl Can't Help It 1956 Frank Tashlin 1974
193 The Cruel Sea 1953 Charles Frend 1985
194 Carousel 1956 Henry King 1991
195 Fires on the Plain 1959 Kon Ichikawa 2001
196 The Blob 1958 Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr. 2002
197 The Wrong Man 1956 Alfred Hitchcock 2012
198 Around the World in Eighty Days 1956 Michael Anderson 2023
199 When Worlds Collide 1951 Rudolph Maté 2031
200 Ice-Cold in Alex 1958 J. Lee Thompson 2033
201 Invaders from Mars 1953 William Cameron Menzies 2039
202 Destination Moon 1950 Irving Pichel 2050
203 South Pacific 1958 Joshua Logan 2061
204 White Christmas 1954 Michael Curtiz 2072
205 Un chant d'amour 1950 Jean Genet 2075
206 Rio Grande 1950 John Ford 2090
207 Rancho Notorious 1952 Fritz Lang 2107
208 Lust for Life 1956 Vincente Minnelli 2112
209 A Movie 1958 Bruce Conner 2116
210 Les Maîtres fous 1955 Jean Rouch 2135
211 Picnic 1955 Joshua Logan 2137
212 The Fly 1958 Kurt Neumann 2141
213 Baby Doll 1956 Elia Kazan 2148
214 Mother India 1957 Mehboob Khan 2155
215 The Big Combo 1955 Joseph H. Lewis 2160
216 Salt of the Earth 1954 Herbert J. Biberman 2177
217 The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T 1953 Roy Rowland 2194
218 Touchez pas au grisbi 1954 Jacques Becker 2211
219 A Night to Remember 1958 Roy Ward Baker 2213
220 Othello 1952 Orson Welles 2217
221 French Cancan 1954 Jean Renoir 2223
222 Auntie Mame 1958 Morton DaCosta 2225
223 Run Silent Run Deep 1958 Robert Wise 2228
224 Somebody Up There Likes Me 1956 Robert Wise 2233
225 On the Beach 1959 Stanley Kramer 2239
226 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral 1957 John Sturges 2255
227 The Lusty Men 1952 Nicholas Ray 2256
228 Kiss Me Kate 1953 George Sidney 2276
229 The Red Badge of Courage 1951 John Huston 2286
230 Calamity Jane 1953 David Butler 2288
231 Porgy and Bess 1959 Otto Preminger 2293
232 The Human Condition: No Greater Love 1959 Masaki Kobayashi 2304
233 The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms 1953 Eugène Lourié 2343
234 The Diary of Anne Frank 1959 George Stevens 2356
235 I'm All Right Jack 1959 John Boulting 2358
236 It Came from Outer Space 1953 Jack Arnold 2360
237 Floating Clouds 1955 Mikio Naruse 2372
238 Broken Arrow 1950 Delmer Daves 2396
239 Welcome, Mr. Marshall 1953 Luis García Berlanga 2417
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