Greatest Movies Through 1960

Best Movies Compiled From Many Sources

* Critics: AFI Top 100 (American Film Institute)

Here is the list of the 100 Greatest Movies (filtered for movies released through 1960) compiled by the American Film Institute based on a jury of 1,500 film artists, critics and historians. This is their 2007 list (updated since their original 1997 list):

  1. Citizen Kane
  2. Casablanca
  3. Singin’ in the Rain
  4. Gone With the Wind
  5. Vertigo
  6. The Wizard of Oz
  7. City Lights
  8. The Searchers
  9. Psycho
  10. Sunset Boulevard

That was the TOP TEN movies through 1960 from their list. Here is the rest of the list filtered for movies released through 1960:

  1. The General
  2. On The Waterfront
  3. It’s A Wonderful Life
  4. Some Like It Hot
  5. The Grapes of Wrath
  6. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  7. High Noon
  8. All About Eve
  9. Double Indemnity
  10. The Maltese Falcon
  11. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  12. The Bridge on the River Kwai
  13. The Best Years of Our Lives
  14. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  15. King Kong
  16. The Philadelphia Story
  17. Shane
  18. It Happened One Night
  19. A Streetcar Named Desire
  20. Rear Window
  21. Intolerance
  22. North by Northwest
  23. The Gold Rush
  24. Duck Soup
  25. Sullivan’s Travels
  26. The African Queen
  27. Modern Times
  28. The Apartment
  29. Spartacus
  30. Sunrise
  31. A Night at the Opera
  32. 12 Angry Men
  33. Bringing Up Baby
  34. Swing Time
  35. Yankee Doodle Dandy
  36. Ben-Hur

This list is viewable online here: AFI Top 100

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