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Top Films by Year (1960-1962)

**—Won Academy Award for Best Picture.
*—Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.

1960

Rank Title Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Psycho Alfred Hitchcock 5
2 Breathless Jean-Luc Godard 61
3 The Apartment** Billy Wilder 65
4 La Dolce Vita Federico Fellini 100
5 L'Avventura Michelangelo Antonioni 186
6 Peeping Tom Michael Powell 222
7 Spartacus Stanley Kubrick 254
8 The Magnificent Seven John Sturges 306
9 Eyes without a Face Georges Franju 389
10 Shoot the Piano Player François Truffaut 756
11 Rocco and His Brothers Luchino Visconti 790
12 Saturday Night and Sunday Morning Karel Reisz 804
13 Black Sunday Mario Bava 929
14 The Virgin Spring Ingmar Bergman 938
15 The Time Machine George Pal 1008
16 Le Trou Jacques Becker 1259
17 Village of the Damned Wolf Rilla 1293
18 Inherit the Wind Stanley Kramer 1367
19 Purple Noon René Clément 1517
20 Primary Robert Drew 1789
21 Two Women Vittorio De Sica 1830
22 The Cloud-Capped Star Ritwik Ghatak 1995
23 When a Woman Ascends the Stairs Mikio Naruse 2333

1961

Rank Title Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 West Side Story** Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise 101
2 Breakfast at Tiffany's Blake Edwards 238
3 The Hustler* Robert Rossen 272
4 Viridiana Luis Buñuel 291
5 Last Year at Marienbad Alain Resnais 328
6 Yojimbo Akira Kurosawa 361
7 The Innocents Jack Clayton 441
8 Splendor in the Grass Elia Kazan 866
9 One Hundred and One Dalmatians Clyde Geronimi, Hamilton Luske, and Wolfgang Reitherman 901
10 La Notte Michelangelo Antonioni 1104
11 Judgment at Nuremberg* Stanley Kramer 1127
12 The Guns of Navarone* J. Lee Thompson 1203
13 Accattone Pier Paolo Pasolini 1370
14 Chronicle of a Summer Edgar Morin and Jean Rouch 1391
15 Through a Glass Darkly Ingmar Bergman 1419
16 The Misfits John Huston 1470
17 One, Two, Three Billy Wilder 1524
18 One-Eyed Jacks Marlon Brando 1579
19 Il Posto Ermanno Olmi 1874
20 El Cid Anthony Mann 1993
21 The Human Condition: A Soldier's Prayer Masaki Kobayashi 2047
22 A Raisin in the Sun Daniel Petrie 2089
23 Lola Jacques Demy 2157
24 Victim Basil Dearden 2320
25 The Day the Earth Caught Fire Val Guest 2406

1962

Rank Title Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Lawrence of Arabia** David Lean 16
2 To Kill a Mockingbird* Robert Mulligan 70
3 Jules and Jim François Truffaut 167
4 The Manchurian Candidate John Frankenheimer 179
5 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance John Ford 226
6 La Jetée Chris Marker 370
7 What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? Robert Aldrich 415
8 The Exterminating Angel Luis Buñuel 515
9 My Life to Live Jean-Luc Godard 607
10 L'Eclisse Michelangelo Antonioni 640
11 Cleo from 5 to 7 Agnès Varda 642
12 Knife in the Water Roman Polanski 740
13 The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner Tony Richardson 763
14 Dr. No Terence Young 770
15 Lolita Stanley Kubrick 813
16 Ivan's Childhood Andrei Tarkovsky 852
17 Ride the High Country Sam Peckinpah 881
18 The Longest Day* Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, and Bernhard Wicki 913
19 Harakiri Masaki Kobayashi 985
20 Carnival of Souls Herk Harvey 998
21 An Autumn Afternoon Yasujirô Ozu 1019
22 Cape Fear J. Lee Thompson 1225
23 The Music Man* Morton DaCosta 1239
24 The Miracle Worker Arthur Penn 1332
25 Salvatore Giuliano Francesco Rosi 1454
26 The Trial Orson Welles 1510
27 How the West Was Won* John Ford, Henry Hathaway, and George Marshall 1765
28 Le Doulos Jean-Pierre Melville 1832
29 Sanjuro Akira Kurosawa 1884
30 Advise & Consent Otto Preminger 1962
31 Long Day's Journey into Night Sidney Lumet 1975
32 Il Sorpasso Dino Risi 2216
33 Prelude: Dog Star Man Stan Brakhage 2243
34 Requiem for a Heavyweight Ralph Nelson 2324
35 Birdman of Alcatraz John Frankenheimer 2342
36 Lonely Are the Brave David Miller 2401

**—Won Academy Award for Best Picture.
*—Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.

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