Sunday, July 8, 2012

A List of 100 Films from 1950



Not necessarily in this order:

1. Seven Samurai - (1954, Akira Kurosawa) (Takashi Shimura, Yoshio Inaba, Toshiro Mifune)
2. On the Waterfront - (1954, Elia Kazan) (Marlon Brando, Carl Malden, Rod Steiger)
3. Vertigo - (1958, Alfred Hitchcock) (James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes)
4. The Bridge on the River Kwai - (1957, David Lean) (Alec Guinness, William Holden)
5. The Seventh Seal -(1957, Ingmar Bergman) (Max von Sydow, Bengt Ekerot)
6. Sunset Boulevard - (1950, Billy Wilder) (Gloria Swanson, William Holden)
7. Rear Window - (1954, Alfred Hitchcock) (James Stewart, Grace Kelly)
8. Rashomon - (1951, Akira Kurosawa) (Toshiro Mifune, Masayuki Mori, Machiko Kyo)
9. All About Eve - (1950, Joseph L. Mankiewicz) Bette Davis, Anne Baxter)
10. Singin' in the Rain - (1952, Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly) Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds)
11. Some Like It Hot - (1959, Billy Wilder) (Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe)
12. North by Northwest - (1959, Alfred Hitchcock) (Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint)
13. Tokyo Story - (1953, Yasujiro Ozu) Chishu Ryu, Chieko Higashiyama, So Yamamura)
14. Touch of Evil - (1958, Orson Welles) Charlton Heston, Orson Welles)
15. A Streetcar Named Desire - (1951, Elia Kazan) Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh)
16. Diabolique - (1954, Henri-Georges Clouzot) (Simone Signoret, Vera Clouzot)
17. Rebel Without a Cause - (1955, Nicholas Ray) (James Dean, Natalie Wood)
18. The African Queen - (1951, John Huston) (Catherine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart)
19. 12 Angry Men - (1957, Sidney Lumet) (Henry Fonda, E.G. Marshall)
20. La Strada - (1954, Federico Fellini) (Giulietta Masina, Anthony Quinn)
21. Ben-Hur - (1959, William Wyler) (Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd)
22. Wild Strawberries - (1957, Ingmar Bergman) (Ingrid Thulin, Bibi Andersson)
23. The Searchers - (1956, John Ford) (John Wayne, Natalie Wood, Jeffery Hunter)
24. High Noon - (1952, Fred Zinnemann) (Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Lloyd Bridges)
25. The Night of the Hunter - (1955, Charles Laughton) (Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters)
26. Shane - (1953, George Stevens) (Alan Ladd, Jack Palance, Jean Arthur)
27. The 400 Blows - (1959, François Truffaut) (Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claire Maurier)
28. The Ten Commandments - (1956, Cecil B. DeMille) (Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner)
29. Ikiru - (1952, Akira Kurosawa) (Takashi Shimura, Nobuo Kaneko)
30. Strangers on a Train - (1951, Alfred Hitchcock) (Farley Granger, Ruth Roman, Leo G. Carroll)
31. Kiss Me Deadly - (1955, Robert Aldrich) (Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Cloris Leachman)
32. From Here to Eternity - (1953, Fred Zinnemann) (Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr)
33. Mr. Hulot's Holiday - (1953, Jacques Tati) (Jacques Tati, Nathalie Pascaud)
34. Scrooge (aka A Christmas Carol) - (1951, Brian Desmond Hurst) (Alastair Sim, Meryvn Johns)
35. Rififi (aka Du rififi chez les hommes) - (1955, Jules Dassin) (Jean Sevais, Carl Mohner)
36. The Day the Earth Stood Still - (1951, Robert Wise) (Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Sam Jaffe)
37. Roman Holiday - (1953, William Wyler) (Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert)
38. Old Yeller - (1957, Robert Stevenson) (Fess Parker, Dorothy McGuire, Tommy Kirk)
39. Early Summer (aka Bakushû) - (1951, Yasujiro Ozu) (Setsuko Hara, Chishu Ryu)
40. Anatomy of a Murder - (1959, Otto Preminger) (James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara)
41. The Wages of Fear - (1953, Henri-Georges Clouzot) (Yves Montand, Charles Vanel)
42. The Hidden Fortress - (1958, Akira Kurosawa) (Toshirô Mifune, Misa Uehara)
43. A Man Escaped - (1956, Robert Bresson) (Francois Leterrier, Charles Le Clainche)
44. The World of Apu (aka Apur Sansar) - (1959, Satyajit Ray) (Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore)
45. Night and the City - (1950, Jules Dassin) (Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Hugh Marlowe)
46. The King and I - (1956, Walter Lang) (Yul Brynner, Deborah Kerr, Rita Moreno)
47. An American in Paris - (1951, Vincente Minnelli) (Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron)
48. Invasion of the Body Snatchers - (1956, Don Siegel) (Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter)
49. East of Eden - (1955, Elia Kazan) (James Dean, Julie Harris, Raymond Massey)
50. Orphee - (1950, Jean Cocteau) (Jean Marais, Francois Périer, Maria Casares)
51. Father of the Bride - (1950, Vincente Minnelli) (Spencer Tracy, Elizabeth Taylor)
52. Sweet Smell of Success - (1957, Alexander MacKendrick) (Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis)
53. The Asphalt Jungle - (1950, John Huston) (Sterling Hayden, Marilyn Monroe, James Whitmore)
54. The Big Heat - (1953, Fritz Lang) (Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Lee Marvin)
55. The Blackboard Jungle - (1955, Richard Brooks) (Glenn Ford, Anne Francis)
56. Sabrina - (1954, Billy Wilder) (Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden)
57. Panther Panchali - (1955, Satyajit Ray) (Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Bannerjee)
58. Mon Oncle - (1958, Jacques Tati) (Jacques Tati, Jean-Pierre Zola)
59. The Band Wagon - (1953, Vincente Minnelli) (Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse)
60. Giant - (1956, George Stevens) (Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean, Rock Hudson)
61. Marty - (1955, Delbert Mann) (Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair, Esther Minciotti)
62. Harvey - (1950, Henry Koster) (James Stewart, Josephine Hull, Peggy Dow)
63. Forbidden Planet - (1956, Fred Wilcox) (Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen)
64. Rio Bravo - (1959, Howard Hawks) (John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson)
65. The Thing - (1951, Christian Nyby) (James Arness, Margaret Sheridan, Kenneth Tobey)
66. Othello - (1952, Orson Welles) (Orson Welles, Suzanne Cloutier, Micheal MacLiammoir)
67. Sansho the Bailiff (aka Sanshô dayû) - (1954, Kenji Mizoguchi) (Kinuyo Tanaka)
68. Lola Montes - (1955, Max Ophüls) (Martine Carol, Peter Ustinov, Oskar Werner)
69. A Star is Born - (1954, George Cukor) (Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson)
70. The Life of Oharu - (1952, Kenji Mizoguchi) (Kinuyo Tanaka, Tsukie Matsuura)
71. Lady and the Tramp - (1955, Clyde Geronimi) (Animated voices: Barbara Luddy, Larry Roberts
72. Witness for the Prosecution - (1957, Billy Wilder) (Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich)
73. Popiol I Diament - (1958, Andrej Wajda) (Zbigniew Cybulski, Ewa Krzyzewska)
74. The Ladykillers - (1955, Alexander MacKendrick) (Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers)
75. The Wild One - (1953, László Benedek) (Marlon Brando, Lee Marvin, Robert Keith)
76. Throne of Blood - (1957, Akira Kurosawa) (Toshirô Mifune, Isuzu Yamada)
77. The Killing - (1956, Stanley Kubrick) (Sterling Hayden, Vince Edwards)
78. Nights of Cabiria - (1957, Federico Fellini) (Giulietta Masina, Francois Perier)
79. Big Deal on Madonna Street - (1958, Mario Monicelli) (Vittorio Gassman, Claudia Cardinale)
80. In a Lonely Place - (1950, Nicholas Ray) (Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame)
81. Umberto D. - (1952, Vittorio De Sica) (Carlo Battisti, Maria-Pia Casilio)
82. A Night to Remember - (1958, Roy Ward Baker) (Kenneth More, Ronald Allen)
83. Paths of Glory - (1957, Stanley Kubrick) (Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker)
84. Johnny Guitar - (1954, Nicholas Ray) (Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden)
85. I Want to Live! - (1958, Robert Wise) (Susan Hayward, Theodore Bikel)
86. Julius Ceasar - (1953, Joseph L. Mankiewicz) (Marlon Brando, James Mason, Louis Calhern)
87. Born Yesterday - (1950, George Cukor) (Judy Holliday, Broderick Crawford, William Holden)
88. Room at the Top - (1959, Jack Clayton) (Simone Signoret, Laurence Harvey)
89. Cinderella - (1950, Clyde Geronimi) (Animated, voices- Ilene Woods, Eleanor Audley)
90. Show Boat - (1951, George Sidney) (Ava Gardner, Howard Keel, Kathryn Grayson)
91. Hiroshima Mon Amour - (1959, Alain Resnais) (Emmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada)
92. The Seven Year Itch - (1955, Billy Wilder) (Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewel, Robert Strauss)
93. Around the World in 80 Days - (1956, Micheal Anderson) (David Niven, Cantinflas)
94. Stalag 17 - (1953, Billy Wilder) (William Holden, Otto Preminger, Robert Strauss)
95. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral - (1957, John Sturges) (Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas)
96. Gigi - (1958, Vincente Minnelli) (Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier , Louis Jourdan)
97. A Place in the Sun - (1951, George Stevens) (Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift)
98. The Cranes Are Flying (aka Letyat zhuravli) - (1957, Mikhail Kalatozov) (Tatyana Samojlova)
99. The Diary of a Country Priest - (1951, Robert Bresson) (Claude Laydu, Jean Riveyre)
100. Curse of the Demon - (1957, Jacques Tourneur) (Dana Andrews, Peggy Cummins)

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