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October 18, 2009

1950s – Best of Decade Top 100

Filed under: 1950s,Best of Decade — misterjiggy @ 6:48 pm

       

TOP 100 – FIFTIES

Submitted 2010 in response to a RTCD Refugees Best of Decade poll.  Number to the far right of titles in blue reflects the ultimate consensus placement in the poll results. Titles in purple did not make consensus list.  Disclaimer – my submission was subject to certain self imposed quotas on director, genre, etc.       

          

  1. WILD STRAWBERRIES (Smultronstället) [INGMAR BERGMAN] (1957) (# 30)
  2. REAR WINDOW [ALFRED HITCHCOCK] (1954) (# 1)
  3. NIGHTS OF CABIRIA (Le Notti di Cabiria) [FEDERICO FELLINI] (1957) (# 10)
  4. EAST OF EDEN [ELIA KAZAN] (1955) (# 91)
  5. IKIRU [AKIRA KUROSAWA] (1952) (# 47)
  6. ANATOMY OF A MURDER [OTTO PREMINGER] (1959) (# 24)
  7. THE SEARCHERS [JOHN FORD] (1956) (# 15)
  8. THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER [CHARLES LAUGHTON] (1955) (# 19)
  9. BIGGER THAN LIFE [NICHOLAS RAY] (1956) (# 49)
  10. ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS [DOUGLAS SIRK] (1955) (# 29)
  11. PATHER PANCHALI (Song of the Little Road) [SATYAJIT RAY] (1955) (# 53)
  12. SUNSET BOULEVARD [BILLY WILDER] (1950) (# 4)
  13. UGETSU MONOGATARI [KENJI MIZOGUCHI] (1953) (# 21)
  14. THE NAKED SPUR [ANTHONY MANN] (1953) (# 63)
  15. THE SEVENTH SEAL (Det Sjunde Inseglet) [INGMAR BERGMAN] (1957) (# 27)
  16. VERTIGO [ALFRED HITCHCOCK] (1958) (# 2)
  17. NIGHT AND THE CITY [JULES DASSIN] (1950) (# 79)
  18. RASHÔMON [AKIRA KUROSAWA] (1950) (# 34)
  19. ON THE WATERFRONT [ELIA KAZAN] (1954) (# 31)
  20. INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS [DON SIEGEL] (1956) (# 39)
  21. THE FOUR HUNDRED BLOWS [FRANÇOIS TRUFFAUT] (1959) (# 28)
  22. STRANGERS ON A TRAIN [ALFRED HITCHCOCK] (1951) (# 13)
  23. MOTHER (Okaasan) [MIKIO NARUSE] (1952) (# 92)
  24. PATHS OF GLORY [STANLEY KUBRICK] (1957) (# 12)
  25. THE CRANES ARE FLYING [MIKHAIL KALATOZOV] (1957) (# 64)
  26. SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT [INGMAR BERGMAN] (1955) (# 45)
  27. A FACE IN THE CROWD [ELIA KAZAN] (1957) 
  28. TOKYO STORY (Tokyo monogatari) [YASUJIRO OZU] (1953) (# 26)
  29. MISS JULIE (Fröken Julie) [ALF SJÖBERG] (1951) (# 76)
  30. SEVEN SAMURAI (Shichinin no samurai) [AKIRA KUROSAWA] (1953) (# 6)
  31. APUR SANSAR (The World of Apu) [SATYAJIT RAY] (1959) (# 68)
  32. THE BURMESE HARP (Biruma no tategoto) [KON ICHIKAWA] (1956) (# 58)
  33. STROMBOLI [ROBERTO ROSSELLINI] (1950) (# 90)
  34. FLOATING CLOUDS (Ukigumo) [MIKIO NARUSE] (1955) (# 54)
  35. SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS [ALEXANDER MACKENDRICK] (1957) (# 16)
  36. CASQUE D’OR (Golden Helmet) (Golden Marie) [JACQUES BECKER] (1953) (# 75)
  37. DIABOLIQUE (Les Diaboliques) [HENRI-GEORGES CLOUZOT] (1955) (# 35)
  38. SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN [GENE KELLY & STANLEY DONEN] (1952) (# 9)
  39. WHERE CHIMNEYS ARE SEEN [HEINOSUKE GOSHO] (1953) 
  40. ON DANGEROUS GROUND [NICHOLAS RAY] (1952) (# 46)
  41. SANSHO THE BAILIFF (Sanshô dayû) [KENJI MIZOGUCHI] (1954) (# 11)
  42. THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI [DAVID LEAN] (1957) (# 51)
  43. THE EARRINGS OF MADAME DE… (Madame de…) [MAX OPHÜLS] (1953) (# 14)
  44. THE KILLING [STANLEY KUBRICK] (1956) (# 37)
  45. PARK ROW [SAMUEL FULLER] (1952) (# 67)
  46. THE FAR COUNTRY [ANTHONY MANN] (1954) 
  47. UMBERTO D. [VITTORIO DE SICA] (1952) (# 22)
  48. NORTH BY NORTHWEST [ALFRED HITCHCOCK] (1959) (# 3)
  49. THE SUN LEGEND OF THE END OF THE TOKUGAWA ERA [YUZO KAWASHIMA] (1957)
  50. ORDET (The Word) [CARL THEODOR DREYER] (1955) (# 43)
  51. SHANE [GEORGE STEVENS] (1953)
  52. FIRES ON THE PLAIN (Nobi) [KON ICHIKAWA] (1959) (# 81)
  53. SOME LIKE IT HOT [BILLY WILDER] (1959) (# 55)
  54. 12 ANGRY MEN [SIDNEY LUMET] (1957) (# 66)
  55. ASHES AND DIAMONDS (Popiól I diament) [ANDRZEJ WAJDA] (1958)
  56. ORPHEUS (Orphée) [JEAN COCTEAU] (1950) (# 86)
  57. THE BROWNING VERSION [ANTHONY ASQUITH] (1951)
  58. TOUCH OF EVIL [ORSON WELLES] (1958) (# 5)
  59. SAWDUST AND TINSEL (aka The Naked Night) (Gycklarnas afton) [INGMAR BERGMAN] (1953)
  60. LOS OLVIDADOS [LUIS BUÑUEL] (1950) (# 38)
  61. DIARY OF A COUNTRY PRIEST [ROBERT BRESSON] (1951) (# 36)
  62. THE MAN FROM LARAMIE [ANTHONY MANN] (1955) (# 70)
  63. TWENTY FOUR EYES (Nijushi no hitomi) [KEISUKE KINOSHITA] (1954)
  64. VIVA ZAPATA! [ELIA KAZAN] (1952)
  65. THE HIDDEN FORTRESS [AKIRA KUROSAWA] (1958) (# 59)
  66. ROOM AT THE TOP [JACK CLAYTON] (1959)
  67. ALL ABOUT EVE [JOSEPH L. MANKIEWICZ] (1950) (# 18)
  68. IMITATION OF LIFE [DOUGLAS SIRK] (1958) (# 95)
  69. THE RIVER [JEAN RENOIR] (1951) (# 99)
  70. ACE IN THE HOLE (aka The Big Carnival) [BILLY WILDER] (1951)
  71. JOHNNY GUITAR [NICHOLAS RAY] (1954) (# 20)
  72. I VITELLONI [FEDERICO FELLINI] (1953) (# 69)
  73. WAGES OF FEAR (Le Salarie de la peur) [HENRI-GEORGES CLOUZOT] (1953) (# 33)
  74. PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET [SAMUEL FULLER] (1953) (# 25)
  75. MIRACLE IN MILAN (Miracolo a Milano) [VITTORIO DE SICA] (1951)
  76. FLOATING WEEDS (Ukigusa) [YASUJIRO OZU] (1959) (# 89)
  77. THE ASPHALT JUNGLE [JOHN HUSTON] (1950) (# 71)
  78. LITTLE FUGITIVE [RAY ASHLEY, MORRIS ENGEL & RUTH ORKIN] (1953) (# 94)
  79. RIDE LONESOME [BUDD BOETTICHER] (1959) (# 74)
  80. A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE [ELIA KAZAN] (1951) (# 65)
  81. 3:10 TO YUMA [DELMER DAVES] (1957)
  82. IL GENERALE DELLA ROVERE [ROBERTO ROSSELLINI] (1959)
  83. WESTWARD THE WOMEN [WILLIAM A. WELLMAN] (1951)
  84. MARTY [DELBERT MANN] (1955)
  85. SENSO (aka The Wanton Contessa) [LUCHINO VISCONTI] (1953)
  86. RIFIFI (Du rififi chez les homes) [JULES DASSIN] (1955) (# 40)
  87. HIGH NOON [FRED ZINNEMANN] (1952) (# 60)
  88. THE LOVERS (Les Amants) [LOUIS MALLE] (1958)
  89. WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS [OTTO PREMINGER] (1950)
  90. STARS IN MY CROWN [JACQUES TOURNEUR] (1950)
  91. THE MISTRESS (aka Wild Geese) (Gan) [SHIRÔ TOYODA] (1953)
  92. PICNIC [JOSHUA LOGAN] (1955)
  93. THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY [ALFRED HITCHCOCK] (1955)
  94. HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR [ALAIN RESNAIS] (1959) (# 78)
  95. LE NOTTI BIANCHE (White Nights) [LUCHINO VISCONTI] (1957)
  96. DAY OF THE OUTLAW [ANDRÉ DE TOTH] (1959) (# 56)
  97. LA STRADA [FEDERICO FELLINI] (1954)
  98. CARRIE [WILLIAM WYLER] (1952)
  99. MY SISTER EILEEN [RICHARD QUINE] (1955)
  100. KISS ME DEADLY [ROBERT ALDRICH] (1955) (# 42)

 

   


 

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