Special Award: Best Film of the 1950s

Rules and Regulations


1. Vertigo (dir. Alfred Hitchcock) [221/19]

2. Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock) [181.5 / 17]
3. The Searchers (John Ford) [140/14]
4. The 400 Blows (Francois Truffaut) [128/11]
5. Touch of Evil (Orson Welles) [121/12]
6. The Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa) [114/10]
7. Sunset Boulevard (Billy Wilder) [110.5/11]
8. Singin’ in the Rain (Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen) [94/10]
9. Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa) [93/8]
10. The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton) [91.5/9]

11. North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock) [85/9]
12. Ikiru (Akira Kurosawa) [65/6]
13. Sansho the Bailiff (Kenji Mizoguchi) [55.5/6]
14. Sweet Smell of Success (Alexander Mackendrick) [55/6]
15. Rio Bravo (Howard Hawks) [53.5/7]
16. Paths of Glory (Stanley Kubrick) [50/6]
17. A Man Escaped (Robert Bresson) [49.5/5]
18. Ace in the Hole (Billy Wilder) [46/5]
19. Wild Strawberries (Ingmar Bergman) [45/5]
20. Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu) [43.5/5]
21. The Wages of Fear (Henri-Georges Clouzot) [43/5]
22. The Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman) [42/5]
23. On the Waterfront (Elia Kazan) [42/4]
24. All That Heaven Allows (Douglas Sirk) [39.5/4]
25. Rebel Without a Cause (Nicholas Ray) [39/4]
26. M. Hulot’s Holiday (Jacques Tati) [34.5/3]
27. The Earrings of Madame De… (Max Ophüls) [34/4]
28. 12 Angry Men (Sidney Lumet) [33/4]
29. A Streetcar Named Desire (Elia Kazan) [32/4]
30. Ordet (Carl Th. Dreyer) [32/3]
31 (tie). Fires on the Plain (Kon Ichikawa) [30/3]
Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder) [30/3]
33. Orpheus (Jean Cocteau) [27/2]
34 (tie). The Killing (Stanley Kubrick) [25/3]
Nights of Cabiria (Federico Fellini) [25/3]
36. Les Diaboliques (Henri-Georges Clouzot) [24/3]
37. Pather Panchali (Satyajit Ray) [24/2]
38. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Don Siegel) [23/3]
39 (tie). The African Queen (John Huston) [22/2]
Hiroshima, Mon Amour (Alain Resnais) [22/2]
Imitation of Life (Douglas Sirk) [22/2]
42. In a Lonely Place (Nicholas Ray) [21/3]
43. Lola Montes (Max Ophüls) [21/2]
44. All About Eve (Joseph L. Mankiewicz) [20/2]
45 (tie). The Steel Helmet (Sam Fuller) [19/2]
Winchester ’73 (Anthony Mann) [19/2]
46. Pickpocket (Robert Bresson) [18/2]
48 (tie). Curse of the Demon (Jacques Tourneur) [16/2]
Umberto D. (Vittorio De Sica) [16/2]
50 (tie). Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Howard Hawks) [14/2]
A Place in the Sun (George Stevens) [14/2]
52. Les Enfants Terribles (Jean-Pierre Melville) [14/1]
53 (tie). Kiss Me Deadly (Robert Aldrich) [13/2]
Pickup on South Street (Sam Fuller) [13/2]
55. Man of the West (Anthony Mann) [13/1]
56. The Bridge on the River Kwai (David Lean) [12/2]

The following films received one vote apiece:

The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T
Anatomy of a Murder
Auntie Mame
Bend of the River
The Big Heat
Bigger Than Life
Black Orpheus
Bob le Flambeur
Bonjour Tristesse
Born Yesterday
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Day of the Outlaw
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Early Spring
East of Eden
Fanfan la Tulipe
Floating Weeds
From Here to Eternity
Give a Girl a Break
High Noon
I Vitelloni
The Incredible Shrinking Man
It’s Always Fair Weather
Johnny Guitar
The Naked Spur
Los Olvidados
Park Row
The River
Scrooge / A Christmas Carol
Seven Man From Now
The Seven Year Itch
Smiles of a Summer Night
Star in My Crown
La Strada
The Tall T
Throne of Blood
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?
The World of Apu
Written on the Wind