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The Best Movies From The 1950s

“What are the best 1950s Movies?” We looked at 212 of the top 1950s films, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 34 films, all appearing on 4 or more “Best 1950s” movie lists, are ranked below by how many times they appear. The remaining 175+ movies, as well as the sources we used, are in alphabetical order on the bottom of the page.

Happy Scrolling!



Top 34 Best 1950s Movies Ever Made



34 .) Cinderella (1950) directed by Clyde Geronimi

	Cinderella (1950)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Heywood Wakefield
  • IMDB
  • Paste Magazine
  • Thought Co.

Cinderella has faith her dreams of a better life will come true. With help from her loyal mice friends and a wave of her Fairy Godmother’s wand, Cinderella’s rags are magically turned into a glorious gown and off she goes to the Royal Ball. But when the clock strikes midnight, the spell is broken, leaving a single glass slipper… the only key to the ultimate fairy-tale ending!



33 .) From Here to Eternity (1953) directed by Fred Zinnemann

	From Here to Eternity (1953)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Heywood Wakefield
  • List Challenges
  • Paste Magazine
  • Ranker

In 1941 Hawaii, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit’s team, while his captain’s wife and second in command are falling in love.



32 .) Kiss Me Deadly (1955) directed by Robert Aldrich

	Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • Paste Magazine
  • Taste Of Cinema

One evening, Hammer gives a ride to Christina, an attractive hitchhiker on a lonely country road, who has escaped from the nearby lunatic asylum. Thugs waylay them and force his car to crash. When Hammer returns to semi-consciousness, he hears Christina being tortured until she dies. Hammer, both for vengeance and in hopes that “something big” is behind it all, decides to pursue the case.



31 .) Paths of Glory (1957) directed by Stanley Kubrick

	Paths of Glory (1957)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Heywood Wakefield
  • Paste Magazine
  • Ranker
  • Thought Co.

During World War I, commanding officer General Broulard orders his subordinate, General Mireau, to attack a German trench position, offering a promotion as an incentive. Though the mission is foolhardy to the point of suicide, Mireau commands his own subordinate, Colonel Dax, to plan the attack. When it ends in disaster, General Mireau demands the court-martial of three random soldiers in order to save face.



30 .) Shane (1953) directed by George Stevens

	Shane (1953)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Geeks
  • List Challenges
  • Paste Magazine
  • Ranker

A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smouldering settler and rancher conflict forces him to act.



29 .) The Big Heat (1953) directed by Fritz Lang

	The Big Heat (1953)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart
  • IMDB
  • Paste Magazine
  • Taste Of Cinema

Dave Bannion is an upright cop on the trail of a vicious gang he suspects holds power over the police force. Bannion is tipped off after a colleague’s suicide and his fellow officers’ suspicious silence lead him to believe that they are on the gangsters’ payroll. When a bomb meant for him kills his wife instead, Bannion becomes a furious force of vengeance and justice, aided along the way by the gangster’s spurned girlfriend Debbie. As Bannion and Debbie fall further and further into the Gangland’s insidious and brutal trap, they must use any means necessary (including murder) to get to the truth. ×



28 .) The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951) directed by Robert Wise

	The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Den Of Geek
  • Futurism
  • List Challenges
  • Paste Magazine

An alien and a robot land on earth after World War II and tell mankind to be peaceful or face destruction. A classic science fiction film from Robert Wise with an exceptional message.



27 .) The Night of the Hunter (1955) directed by Charles Laughton

	The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart
  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • Taste Of Cinema

In the Deep South, a serial-killing preacher hunts two young children who know the whereabouts of a stash of money.



26 .) The Ten Commandments (1956) directed by Cecil B. DeMille

	The Ten Commandments (1956)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Geeks
  • Heywood Wakefield
  • List Challenges
  • Paste Magazine

Escaping death, a Hebrew infant is raised in a royal household to become a prince. Upon discovery of his true heritage, Moses embarks on a personal quest to reclaim his destiny as the leader and liberator of the Hebrew people.



25 .) The War of the Worlds (1953) directed by Byron Haskin

	The War of the Worlds (1953)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Den Of Geek
  • Futurism
  • IMDB
  • Paste Magazine

The residents of a small town are excited when a flaming meteor lands in the hills, but their joy is short-lived when they discover it has passengers who are not very friendly.



24 .) Witness for the Prosecution (1957) directed by Billy Wilder

	Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart
  • IMDB
  • Paste Magazine
  • Ranker

When Leonard Vole is arrested for the sensational murder of a rich, middle-aged widow, the famous Sir Wilfrid Robarts agrees to appear on his behalf. Sir Wilfrid, recovering from a near-fatal heart attack, is supposed to be on a diet of bland, civil suits—but the lure of the criminal courts is too much for him, especially when the case is so difficult.



23 .) 12 Angry Men (1957) directed by Sidney Lumet

	12 Angry Men (1957)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Heywood Wakefield
  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • Ranker
  • Watch Mojo

The defense and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young Spanish-American is guilty or innocent of murdering his father. What begins as an open and shut case soon becomes a mini-drama of each of the jurors’ prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other.



22 .) Ben Hur (1959) directed by William Wyler

	Ben Hur (1959)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Geeks
  • Heywood Wakefield
  • List Challenges
  • Paste Magazine
  • Watch Mojo

Judah Ben-Hur, a Palestinian Jew, is battling the Roman empire at the time of Christ. His actions send him and his family into slavery, but an inspirational encounter with Jesus changes everything. He finally meets his rival in a justly famous chariot race and rescues his suffering family.



21 .) Forbidden Planet (1956) directed by Fred M. Wilcox

	Forbidden Planet (1956)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Den Of Geek
  • Futurism
  • IMDB
  • Paste Magazine
  • Ranker

Captain Adams and the crew of the Starship C57D travel to planet Altair 4 in search for the spaceship Bellerophon that has been missing for 20 years. To their surprise, they are being expected.



20 .) North by Northwest (1959) directed by Alfred Hitchcock

	North by Northwest (1959)

Lists It Appears On:

  • AMC
  • Geeks
  • List Challenges
  • Paste Magazine
  • Watch Mojo

Advertising man Roger Thornhill is mistaken for a spy, triggering a deadly cross-country chase.



19 .) Rebel Without a Cause (1955) directed by Nicholas Ray

	Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Heywood Wakefield
  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • Paste Magazine
  • Watch Mojo

After moving to a new town, troublemaking teen Jim Stark is supposed to have a clean slate, although being the new kid in town brings its own problems. While searching for some stability, Stark forms a bond with a disturbed classmate, Plato, and falls for local girl Judy. However, Judy is the girlfriend of neighborhood tough, Buzz. When Buzz violently confronts Jim and challenges him to a drag race, the new kid’s real troubles begin.



18 .) Rififi (1955) directed by Jules Dassin

	Rififi (1955)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart
  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • Paste Magazine
  • Ranker

Out of prison after a five-year stretch, jewel thief Tony turns down a quick job his friend Jo offers him, until he discovers that his old girlfriend Mado has become the lover of local gangster Pierre Grutter during Tony’s absence. Expanding a minor smash-and-grab into a full-scale jewel heist, Tony and his crew appear to get away clean, but their actions after the job is completed threaten the lives of everyone involved.



17 .) The Asphalt Jungle (1950) directed by John Huston

	The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart
  • IMDB
  • Paste Magazine
  • Ranker
  • Taste Of Cinema

Recently paroled from prison, legendary burglar “Doc” Riedenschneider, with funding from Alonzo Emmerich, a crooked lawyer, gathers a small group of veteran criminals together in the Midwest for a big jewel heist.



16 .) The Killing (1956) directed by Stanley Kubrick

	The Killing (1956)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart
  • IMDB
  • Paste Magazine
  • Ranker
  • Taste Of Cinema

Career criminal Johnny Clay recruits a sharpshooter, a crooked police officer, a bartender and a betting teller named George, among others, for one last job before he goes straight and gets married. But when George tells his restless wife about the scheme to steal millions from the racetrack where he works, she hatches a plot of her own.



15 .) The Searchers (1956) directed by John Ford

	The Searchers (1956)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Heywood Wakefield
  • List Challenges
  • Paste Magazine
  • Ranker
  • Thought Co.

As a Civil War veteran spends years searching for a young niece captured by Indians, his motivation becomes increasingly questionable.



14 .) Touch of Evil (1958) directed by Orson Welles

	Touch of Evil (1958)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart
  • List Challenges
  • Paste Magazine
  • Ranker
  • Taste Of Cinema

When a car bomb explodes on the American side of the U.S./Mexico border, Mexican drug enforcement agent Miguel Vargas begins his investigation, along with American police captain Hank Quinlan. When Vargas begins to suspect that Quinlan and his shady partner, Menzies, are planting evidence to frame an innocent man, his investigations into their possible corruption quickly put himself and his new bride, Susie, in jeopardy.



13 .) High Noon (1952) directed by Fred Zinnemann

	High Noon (1952)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Heywood Wakefield
  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • Paste Magazine
  • Ranker
  • Thought Co.

Will Kane, the sheriff of a small town in New Mexico, learns a notorious outlaw he put in jail has been freed, and will be arriving on the noon train. Knowing the outlaw and his gang are coming to kill him, Kane is determined to stand his ground, so he gathers a posse from among the local townspeople.



12 .) Some Like It Hot (1959) directed by Billy Wilder

	Some Like It Hot (1959)

Lists It Appears On:

  • AMC
  • Geeks
  • Heywood Wakefield
  • List Challenges
  • Paste Magazine
  • Thought Co.

Two musicians witness a mob hit and struggle to find a way out of the city before they are found by the gangsters. Their only opportunity is to join an all-girl band as they leave on a tour. To make their getaway they must first disguise themselves as women, then keep their identities secret and deal with the problems this brings – such as an attractive bandmate and a very determined suitor.



11 .) Strangers on a Train (1951) directed by Alfred Hitchcock

	Strangers on a Train (1951)

Lists It Appears On:

  • AMC
  • Flick Chart
  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • Paste Magazine
  • Ranker

A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder…a theory that he plans to implement.



10 .) The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) directed by David Lean

	The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Geeks
  • Heywood Wakefield
  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • Ranker
  • Watch Mojo

The classic story of English POWs in Burma forced to build a bridge to aid the war effort of their Japanese captors. British and American intelligence officers conspire to blow up the structure, but Col. Nicholson , the commander who supervised the bridge’s construction, has acquired a sense of pride in his creation and tries to foil their plans.



9 .) A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) directed by Elia Kazan

	A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Heywood Wakefield
  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • Paste Magazine
  • Ranker
  • Thought Co.
  • Watch Mojo

Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her.



8 .) On the Waterfront (1954) directed by Elia Kazan

	On the Waterfront (1954)

Lists It Appears On:

  • Flick Chart
  • Heywood Wakefield
  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • Paste Magazine
  • Ranker
  • Watch Mojo

Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of the dockers union. Terry witnesses a murder by two of Johnny’s thugs, and later meets the dead man’s sister and feels responsible for his death. She introduces him to Father Barry, who tries to force him to provide information for the courts that will smash the dock racketeers.



7 .) Seven Samurai (1956) directed by Akira Kurosawa

	Seven Samurai (1956)

Lists It Appears On:

  • AMC
  • Geeks
  • Heywood Wakefield
  • List Challenges
  • Paste Magazine
  • Ranker
  • Watch Mojo

A samurai answers a village’s request for protection after he falls on hard times. The town needs protection from bandits, so the samurai gathers six others to help him teach the people how to defend themselves, and the villagers provide the soldiers with food. A giant battle occurs when 40 bandits attack the village.



6 .) Vertigo (1958) directed by Alfred Hitchcock

	Vertigo (1958)

Lists It Appears On:

  • AMC
  • Geeks
  • Heywood Wakefield
  • List Challenges
  • Paste Magazine
  • Ranker
  • Thought Co.

A retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend’s wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.



5 .) All About Eve (1950) directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz

	All About Eve (1950)

Lists It Appears On:

  • AMC
  • Geeks
  • Heywood Wakefield
  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • Paste Magazine
  • Ranker
  • Thought Co.

From the moment she glimpses her idol at the stage door, Eve Harrington is determined to take the reins of power away from the great actress Margo Channing. Eve maneuvers her way into Margo’s Broadway role, becomes a sensation and even causes turmoil in the lives of Margo’s director boyfriend, her playwright and his wife. Only the cynical drama critic sees through Eve, admiring her audacity and perfect pattern of deceit.



4 .) Rashomon (1950) directed by Akira Kurosawa

	Rashomon (1950)

Lists It Appears On:

  • AMC
  • Film Site
  • Flick Chart
  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • Paste Magazine
  • Ranker
  • Thought Co.

Brimming with action while incisively examining the nature of truth, “Rashomon” is perhaps the finest film ever to investigate the philosophy of justice. Through an ingenious use of camera and flashbacks, Kurosawa reveals the complexities of human nature as four people recount different versions of the story of a man’s murder and the rape of his wife.



3 .) Rear Window (1954) directed by Alfred Hitchcock

	Rear Window (1954)

Lists It Appears On:

  • AMC
  • Geeks
  • Heywood Wakefield
  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • Paste Magazine
  • Ranker
  • Watch Mojo

Professional photographer L.B. “Jeff” Jeffries breaks his leg while getting an action shot at an auto race. Confined to his New York apartment, he spends his time looking out of the rear window observing the neighbors. He begins to suspect that a man across the courtyard may have murdered his wife. Jeff enlists the help of his high society fashion-consultant girlfriend Lisa Freemont and his visiting nurse Stella to investigate.



2 .) Singin’ in the Rain (1952) directed by Stanley Donen

	Singin' in the Rain (1952)

Lists It Appears On:

  • AMC
  • Geeks
  • Heywood Wakefield
  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • Paste Magazine
  • Thought Co.
  • Watch Mojo

In 1927 Hollywood, a silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.



1 .) Sunset Boulevard (1950) directed by Billy Wilder

	Sunset Boulevard (1950)

Lists It Appears On:

  • AMC
  • Heywood Wakefield
  • IMDB
  • List Challenges
  • Paste Magazine
  • Ranker
  • Taste Of Cinema
  • Thought Co.

A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.



 


The 175+ Additional Best 1950s Films



 

# Movies Directors Lists
35 Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) John Sturges Heywood Wakefield
IMDB
Ranker
36 Diabolique (1955) Henri-Georges Clouzot Flick Chart
IMDB
List Challenges
37 Dial M for Murder (1954) Alfred Hitchcock Flick Chart
IMDB
Paste Magazine
38 Godzilla (1954) Ishirô Honda IMDB
Paste Magazine
Thought Co.
39 In a Lonely Place (1950)   Flick Chart
Paste Magazine
Taste Of Cinema
40 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) Don Siegel Den Of Geek
Futurism
IMDB
41 La Strada (1954) Federico Fellini IMDB
List Challenges
Paste Magazine
42 Night and the City (1950) Jules Dassin Flick Chart
IMDB
Top 10 Films
43 Roman Holiday (1953)   Heywood Wakefield
List Challenges
Paste Magazine
44 The 400 Blows (1959)   AMC
List Challenges
Paste Magazine
45 The African Queen (1952)   List Challenges
Paste Magazine
Ranker
46 The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) Jack Arnold Den Of Geek
Futurism
IMDB
47 The Seventh Seal (1957)   List Challenges
Paste Magazine
Thought Co.
48 Them! (1954) Gordon Douglas Den Of Geek
Futurism
IMDB
49 To Catch a Thief (1955) Alfred Hitchcock Heywood Wakefield
IMDB
Paste Magazine
50 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) Richard Fleischer Futurism
IMDB
51 A Place in the Sun (1951) George Stevens Heywood Wakefield
IMDB
52 Ace in the Hole (1951) Billy Wilder IMDB
Paste Magazine
53 Anatomy of a Murder (1959)   List Challenges
Paste Magazine
54 Blackboard Jungle (1955) Richard Brooks IMDB
Paste Magazine
55 Father of the Bride (1950) Vincente Minnelli IMDB
Paste Magazine
56 Gun Crazy (1950)   Flick Chart
Taste Of Cinema
57 Marty (1955) Delbert Mann IMDB
Ranker
58 Sabrina (1954) Billy Wilder IMDB
Paste Magazine
59 The Browning Version (1951) Anthony Asquith IMDB
Paste Magazine
60 The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) Alfred Hitchcock IMDB
Paste Magazine
61 The Quiet Man (1952)   Geeks
Paste Magazine
62
The Thing From Another World (1951)
  Futurism
Paste Magazine
63 The Wages of Fear (1953) Henri-Georges Clouzot IMDB
Paste Magazine
64 The Wrong Man (1956) Alfred Hitchcock Flick Chart
IMDB
65 Tokyo Story (1953)   List Challenges
Paste Magazine
66 Wild Strawberries (1957)   List Challenges
Paste Magazine
67 1984 (1956) Michael Anderson IMDB
68 23 Paces to Baker Street (1956) Henry Hathaway IMDB
69 3:10 to Yuma (1957) Delmer Daves IMDB
70 5 Fingers (1952) Joseph L. Mankiewicz IMDB
71 A Christmas Carol   List Challenges
72 A Face in the Crowd (1957) Elia Kazan IMDB
73 A Kid for Two Farthings Carol Reed Top 10 Films
74 A Night To Remember (1958)   Paste Magazine
75 A Star is Born (1954)   Paste Magazine
76 Alice in Wonderland   Heywood Wakefield
77 All That Heaven Allows (1955) Douglas Sirk IMDB
78 An American in Paris (1955)   Paste Magazine
79 Angel Face (1952)   Taste Of Cinema
80 Attack (1956) Robert Aldrich IMDB
81 Beat the Devil (1953) John Huston IMDB
82 Black Orpheus (1959)   Paste Magazine
83 Bob le Flambeur   Flick Chart
84 Born Yesterday (1950)   Paste Magazine
85 Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)   Paste Magazine
86 Carrie (1952) William Wyler IMDB
87 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)   Paste Magazine
88 Come Back, Little Sheba (1952) Daniel Mann IMDB
89 Confidential Report (1955) Orson Welles IMDB
90 Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) Jack Arnold IMDB
91 Crime Wave (1953) André De Toth IMDB
92 Curse of Frankenstein (1957)   Paste Magazine
93 Curse of the Demon (1957) Jacques Tourneur IMDB
94 Curucu, Beast of the Amazon   Heywood Wakefield
95 D.O.A   Taste Of Cinema
96 Deadline – U.S.A Richard Brooks IMDB
97 Dementia (1955) John Parker IMDB
98 Desk Set (1957) Walter Lang IMDB
99 Destination Moon (1950)   Den Of Geek
100 Doctor in the House (1954) Ralph Thomas IMDB
101 Dunkirk   Heywood Wakefield
102 Early Summer (1951)   List Challenges
103 East Of Eden (1955)   Paste Magazine
104 Elevator to the Gallows   Flick Chart
105 Elevator to the Gallows (1955)   Paste Magazine
106 Free Cinema 6 Various Top 10 Films
107 Giant (1956)   Paste Magazine
108 Gone to Earth (1950) Michael Powell IMDB
109 Harvey (1950)   Paste Magazine
110 Hell Drivers Cy Endfield Top 10 Films
111 Hiroshima, Mon Amour (1959)   Paste Magazine
112 Horror of Dracula (1958)   Paste Magazine
113 Houdini (1953) George Marshall IMDB
114 House of Wax (1953)   Paste Magazine
115 Houseboat (1958)   Paste Magazine
116 I Vitelloni (1953)   Paste Magazine
117 Ikiru (1952)   List Challenges
118 Invaders From Mars (1953)   Den Of Geek
119
It Came From Outer Space (1953)
  Den Of Geek
120 Johnny Guitar (1954)   Paste Magazine
121
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
  Futurism
122 Julius Caesar (1953)   Paste Magazine
123 Kanal (1957)   Paste Magazine
124 Les Diaboliques (1955)   Paste Magazine
125 Les Enfants Terribles (1952)   Paste Magazine
126 Limelight (1952) Charles Chaplin IMDB
127 Lola Montes (1955)   Paste Magazine
128 Lonelyhearts   Heywood Wakefield
129
Los Olvidados (1950, Mex.) (aka The Forgotten Ones, or The Young and the Damned)
  Film Site
130 Madeleine (1950) David Lean IMDB
131 Mandy Alexander Mackendrick Top 10 Films
132 Mon Oncle (1958)   Paste Magazine
133 Mr. Hulot’s Holiday (1953)   List Challenges
134 Night and Fog (1956)   Paste Magazine
135 Night of the Hunter (1955)   Paste Magazine
136 Old Yeller (1957)   List Challenges
137 On Dangerous Ground (1951) Nicholas Ray IMDB
138 Ordet (1955)   Paste Magazine
139 Orphee (1950)   Paste Magazine
140 Othello (1951)   Paste Magazine
141 Outcast of the Islands (1951) Carol Reed IMDB
142 Panic in the Streets (1950) Elia Kazan IMDB
143 Park Row (1952) Samuel Fuller IMDB
144 Pather Panchali (1955)   Paste Magazine
145 Peter Pan   Heywood Wakefield
146 Peyton Place (1957) Mark Robson IMDB
147 Pickpocket   Flick Chart
148 Pickup on South Street (1953)   Taste Of Cinema
149 Picnic (1956)   Paste Magazine
150 Portrait of Ga Margaret Tait Top 10 Films
151 Richard III (1955)   Paste Magazine
152 Rio Bravo (1959)   Paste Magazine
153 Rio Grande (1950)   Film Site
154 Room for One More (1952) Norman Taurog IMDB
155 Sansho the Bailiff (1954)   Paste Magazine
156 Sawdust and Tinsel (1953) Ingmar Bergman IMDB
157 Scandal Sheet (1952) Phil Karlson IMDB
158 Skirts Ahoy   Heywood Wakefield
159 So Long at the Fair (1950) Antony Darnborough IMDB
160 Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956) Robert Wise IMDB
161 Stalag 17 (1953)   Paste Magazine
162 Sudden Fear (1952) David Miller IMDB
163 Suddenly, Last Summer   Heywood Wakefield
164 Sweet Smell of Success (1957)   Taste Of Cinema
165 Tea and Sympathy (1956) Vincente Minnelli IMDB
166 The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) Vincente Minnelli IMDB
167 The Band Wagon (1953)   Paste Magazine
168 The Barefoot Contesssa (1954)   Paste Magazine
169 The Big Sky (1952)   Paste Magazine
170 The Blob (1958)   Futurism
171 The Caine Mutiny (1954) Edward Dmytryk IMDB
172 The Court Jester (1955) Melvin Frank IMDB
173 The Cruel Sea Charles Frend Top 10 Films
174 The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)   Thought Co.
175 The Damned Don’t Cry (1950) Vincent Sherman IMDB
176 The Desperate Hours (1955) William Wyler IMDB
177 The Devil’s General (1955) Helmut Käutner IMDB
178 The Elephant Will Never Forget John Krish Top 10 Films
179 The Enemy Below (1957) Dick Powell IMDB
180 The Gunfighter (1950) Henry King IMDB
181 The Harder They Fall (1956) Mark Robson IMDB
182 The Hitchhiker (1953)   Taste Of Cinema
183 The King and I (1956) Walter Lang IMDB
184 The Ladykillers (1955)   Paste Magazine
185 The Lavender Hill Mob   Flick Chart
186 The Magician (1958)   Paste Magazine
187 The Man Between (1953) Carol Reed IMDB
188 The Mummy (1959)   Paste Magazine
189 The One That Got Away (1957) Roy Ward Baker IMDB
190 The Plot to Assassinate Hitler (1955) Falk Harnack IMDB
191 The Quatermass Xperiment Val Guest Top 10 Films
192
The Red Badge of Courage (1951)
  Paste Magazine
193 The Red Inn (1951) Claude Autant-Lara IMDB
194 The River (1951) Jean Renoir IMDB
195 The Robe (1953)   Thought Co.
196 The Sniper (1952) Edward Dmytryk IMDB
197 The Sound of Fury (1950) Cy Endfield IMDB
198 The Tall Target (1951) Anthony Mann IMDB
199 The Three Faces of Eve (1957) Nunnally Johnson IMDB
200 The Wild One (1952)   Paste Magazine
201 The Yellow Balloon J. Lee Thompson Top 10 Films
202 This Island Earth (1955)   Den Of Geek
203 Throne of Blood (1957)   Paste Magazine
204 Tomorrow Is Another Day (1951) Felix E. Feist IMDB
205 Treasure Island (1950) Byron Haskin IMDB
206 Twelve Angry Men (1957)   Paste Magazine
207 Umberto D   Paste Magazine
208 Voyage to Italy (1954)   Paste Magazine
209 Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950) Otto Preminger IMDB
210 While the City Sleeps (1956)   Taste Of Cinema
211 Winchester ’73 (1950)   Film Site
212 Written on the Wind (1956) Douglas Sirk IMDB

 


 


15 Best 1950s Film Sources/Lists



Source Article
AMC Blogs – The Top Ten Films of the 1950s
Den Of Geek The greatest sci-fi movies of the 1950s
Film Site Greatest Films of 1950
Flick Chart The Best Crime Movies of the 1950s
Futurism Top 10 Science Fiction Movies of the 1950s
Geeks Best Films of the 1950s Everyone Should Watch at Least Once
Heywood Wakefield 30 of the Most Popular Classic Movies from the 1950s
IMDB The Best Movies of the 1950s
List Challenges 100 Greatest Movies of the 1950s
Paste Magazine The 100 Best Movies of the 1950s
Ranker Best Movies of the 1950s
Taste Of Cinema The 15 Best Noir Films Of The 1950s
Thought Co. The Most Important Movies of the 1950s
Top 10 Films Top 10 British Films of the 1950s
Watch Mojo Top 10 Movies of the 1950s

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