Greatest Movies Through 1960

Best Movies Compiled From Many Sources

* Critics: Mr. Showbiz’s Critics Picks: The 100 Best Movies of All Time

This list was limited to English language movies with sound (the “talkies”). Here are the results filtered by movies released through 1960:

  1. Casablanca
  2. North by Northwest
  3. Citizen Kane
  4. Gone With The Wind
  5. City Lights
  6. Sunset Boulevard
  7. The Philadelphia Story
  8. To Have and Have Not
  9. The Maltese Falcon
  10. It’s A Wonderful Life

That was their TOP TEN. The rest of their list filtered for movies released through 1960 follows:

  1. Vertigo
  2. Singin’ in the Rain
  3. The Palm Beach Story
  4. Double Indemnity
  5. All About Eve
  6. The Searchers
  7. Rear Window
  8. Ninotchka
  9. The Wizard of Oz
  10. Bringing Up Baby
  11. The Bridge on the River Kwai
  12. Some Like It Hot
  13. On the Waterfront
  14. Touch of Evil
  15. The Big Sleep
  16. Gunga Din
  17. The Third Man
  18. Modern Times
  19. Red River
  20. Hamlet (1948)
  21. Notorious
  22. A Streetcar Named Desire
  23. Sweet Smell of Success
  24. Out of the Past
  25. Top Hat
  26. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  27. The Grapes of Wrath
  28. The Apartment
  29. Psycho
  30. Stagecoach
  31. The Quiet Man
  32. Rebel Without a Cause
  33. From Here to Eternity
  34. Adam’s Rib
  35. It Happened One Night
  36. The Thin Man

The full list is viewable online here: Mr. Showbiz’s Critics’ Picks: The 100 Best Movies of All Time

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