Greatest Movies Through 1960

Best Movies Compiled From Many Sources

* Critics: Roger Ebert – Great Movies

Over the years, Roger Ebert has written a bi-weekly column, “Great Movies”. Here are the movies released through 1960 from his list of Great Movies to cross check our list (in alpha order as he did not rank them):

  • 12 Angry Men (1957)
  • The 400 Blows (1959)
  • Ace in the Hole (1951)*
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
  • All About Eve (1950)
  • The Apartment (1960)
  • The Apu Trilogy (1959)
  • The Band Wagon (1953)
  • The Bank Dick (1940)
  • The Battleship Potemkin (1925)
  • Beat the Devil (1954)*
  • Beauty and the Beast (1946)
  • The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
  • The Bicycle Thief / Bicycle Thieves (1949)
  • The Big Heat (1953)*
  • The Big Sleep (1946)
  • The Birth of a Nation (1915)
  • Bob le Flambeur (1955)*
  • Breathless (1960)
  • Bride of Frankenstein ()
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
  • Broken Blossoms (1919)
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
  • Cabiria (1914)*
  • Casablanca (1942)
  • Cat People (1942)*
  • Un Chien Andalou (1928)*
  • Children of Paradise (1945)
  • The Circus (1928)*
  • Citizen Kane (1941)
  • City Lights (1931)
  • Detour (1945)
  • Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
  • Diary of a Lost Girl (1929)*
  • Double Indemnity (1944)
  • Dracula (1931)
  • Duck Soup (1933)
  • The Earrings of Madame de… (1953)
  • The Fall of the House of Usher (1928)*
  • Faust (1926)*
  • Floating Weeds (1959)*
  • Forbidden Games (1952)*
  • French Cancan (1954)*
  • The General (1927)
  • Gone With the Wind (1939)
  • Grand Illusion (1937)
  • The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
  • The Great Dictator (1940)
  • Great Expectations (1946)
  • Greed (1925)
  • Ikiru (1952)
  • In a Lonely Place (1950)
  • Inherit the Wind (1960)*
  • It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
  • Ivan the Terrible, Parts I & II (1944/1958)
  • Johnny Guitar (1954)*
  • The Killing (1956)*
  • Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
  • King Kong (1933)
  • L’Atalante (1934)
  • L’Avventura (1960)
  • La Dolce Vita (1960)
  • The Lady Eve (1941)
  • The Last Laugh (1924)*
  • Laura (1944)
  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
  • M (1931)
  • Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)*
  • The Maltese Falcon (1941)
  • A Man Escaped (1956)
  • The Man Who Laughs (1928)*
  • Man With a Movie Camera (1929)
  • Metropolis (1926)
  • Metropolis [2010 Restoration] (1927)
  • Mon Oncle (1958)*
  • Mr. Hulot’s Holiday (1953)
  • The Music Room (1958)*
  • My Darling Clementine (1946)
  • My Man Godfrey (1936)
  • Nanook of the North (1922)*
  • The Night of the Hunter (1955)
  • Nights of Cabiria (1957)
  • Nosferatu (1922)
  • Notorious (1946)
  • On the Waterfront (1954)
  • The Only Son (1936)*
  • Ordet (1955)
  • Orpheus (1949)*
  • Out of the Past (1947)
  • Pandora’s Box (1928)
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
  • Paths of Glory (1957)
  • Peeping Tom (1960)*
  • The Phantom of the Opera (1925)*
  • Pickpocket (1959)
  • Pinocchio (1940)
  • Psycho (1960)
  • Rashomon (1950)
  • Rear Window (1954)
  • Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
  • Red River (1948)
  • The Red Shoes (1948)
  • Rififi (1954)*
  • Rio Bravo (1959)
  • The River (Le Fleuve) (1951)*
  • Rocco and His Brothers (1960)*
  • The Rules of the Game (1939)
  • Safety Last (1923)*
  • Sansho the Bailiff (1954)
  • The Scarlet Empress (1934)*
  • The Searchers (1956)
  • Senso (1954)*
  • The Seven Samurai (1954)
  • The Seventh Seal (1957)
  • Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
  • Shane (1953)
  • Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
  • Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  • Some Like It Hot (1959)
  • Souls For Sale (1923)*
  • Stagecoach (1939)
  • Strangers on a Train (1951)
  • Sunrise (1928)
  • Sunset Boulevard (1950)
  • The Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
  • Swing Time (1936)
  • The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
  • The Thin Man (1934)
  • The Third Man (1949)
  • Tokyo Story (1953)
  • Top Hat (1935)
  • Touch of Evil (1958)
  • Touchez Pas au Grisbi (1954)*
  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
  • Triumph of the Will (1935)*
  • Trouble in Paradise (1932)
  • Ugetsu (1953)
  • Umberto D (1952)
  • Vertigo (1958)
  • The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  • Written on the Wind (1956)
  • Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

His full list is available on his website here: Great Movies (full list) – * marks movies not on our list

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