Greatest Movies Through 1960

Best Movies Compiled From Many Sources

* Book: Entertainment Weekly – 100 Greatest Movies of All Time (1999 book)

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The 100 Greatest Movies of All Time by Entertainment Weekly is a much different book than their other book (The Entertainment Weekly Guide to the Greatest Movies Ever Made).  I think it is better too!  Lots of good sized photos along with the summary of each movie (not actually reviews, but summaries!).

Filtered for movies through 1960, here is their rankings of the ten greatest movies of all time through 1960:

  1. Citizen Kane 
  2. Casablanca
  3. La Dolce Vita
  4. Gone With The Wind
  5. Some Like It Hot
  6. Singin’ in the Rain
  7. Psycho
  8. Seven Samurai
  9. The Searchers
  10. The Gold Rush

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

  1. On the Waterfront
  2. Vertigo
  3. All About Eve
  4. The Bicycle Thief
  5. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  6. Bringing Up Baby
  7. Intolerance
  8. The Grapes of Wrath
  9. Sunset Boulevard
  10. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  11. The Maltese Falcon
  12. The Wizard of Oz
  13. Sherlock Jr
  14. The Philadelphia Story
  15. Swing Time
  16. Duck Soup
  17. North by Northwest
  18. The Seventh Seal
  19. The Bridge on the River Kwai
  20. King Kong
  21. Sweet Smell of Success
  22. Double Indemnity
  23. Children of Paradise
  24. Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  25. Touch of Evil
  26. It’s A Wonderful Life
  27. The Rules of the Game
  28. The Lady Eve
  29. The Adventures of Robin Hood
  30. Henry V
  31. Breathless (French)
  32. The Third Man
  33. Notorious
  34. The Bride of Frankenstein
  35. To Be or Not To Be
  36. M
  37. Great Expectations
  38. Funny Face
  39. Potemkin (Battleship Potemkin)
  40. White Heat
  41. It’s A Gift
  42. Nosferatu
  43. Diabolique
  44. The Best Years of Our Lives
  45. Rebel Without a Cause
  46. L’Age d’Or (French)
  47. Pickup on South Street
  48. Mildred Pierce
  49. Sunrise
  50. The Shop Around the Corner
  51. Tokyo Story

The full list of movies in this book in their ranking order can be viewed online here: Entertainment Weekly 100 Greatest Movies of All Time