Greatest Movies Through 1960

Best Movies Compiled From Many Sources

* Critics: Films101 – Top 100 Movies

They compiled a database of movies based on critics reviews which they update with new information periodically (so the list may change whenever they do an update). Since the list is based on a database, their website lets you change how you view it – you can sort it by YEAR or by COUNTRY, for example. Here are the movies released through 1960 from their June 24, 2012 ranked listing of the Top 100 Movies:

  1. Citizen Kane
  2. Bicycle Thieves
  3. Psycho
  4. The Rules of the Game
  5. Singin’ in the Rain
  6. The Searchers
  7. Casablanca
  8. Seven Samurai
  9. Rashomon
  10. The 400 Blows

That was their TOP TEN from the movies released through 1960. The rest of their top 100 movies follows:

  1. Breathless
  2. Vertigo
  3. Metropolis
  4. Some Like It Hot
  5. La Dolce Vita
  6. M
  7. On the Waterfront
  8. All About Eve
  9. Gone With The Wind
  10. The Wizard of Oz
  11. Tokyo Story
  12. Sunset Boulevard
  13. The World of Apu
  14. Double Indemnity
  15. L’Avventura
  16. It’s A Wonderful Life
  17. Ikiru
  18. The Maltese Falcon
  19. Grand Illusion
  20. Pather Panchali
  21. Nosferatu
  22. King Kong
  23. The Seventh Seal
  24. The Bridge on the River Kwai
  25. It Happened One Night
  26. North by Northwest
  27. Bringing Up Baby
  28. Children of Paradise
  29. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  30. Battleship Potemkin
  31. The Third Man
  32. Touch of Evil
  33. High Noon
  34. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  35. Rome Open City
  36. Ashes and Diamonds
  37. Ugetsu
  38. The Best Years of Our Lives
  39. A Streetcar Named Desire
  40. Beauty and the Beast (1946 not Disney)
  41. Duck Soup
  42. The Apartment
  43. Sunrise
  44. Stagecoach
  45. The Grapes of Wrath
  46. Top Hat

You can view the full list here: Films101 Top 100 Movies

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