Greatest Movies Through 1960

Best Movies Compiled From Many Sources

* Critics: Rolling Stone 1,000 Best Movies on DVD

Peter Travers, movie critic for Rolling Stone, chose 1,000 Best Movies on DVD.  Here are the movies he chose that were released through 1960 (unranked, in alpha order):

  • …And God Created Woman
  • 20000 Leagues Under the Sea
  • 39 Steps, The
  • 400 Blows, The
  • 42nd Street
  • 7th Voyage of Sinbad, The
  • Adventures of Robin Hood, The
  • Alexander Nevsky
  • All About Eve
  • All That Heaven Allows
  • All the King’s Men
  • Anatomy of a Murder
  • Apartment, The
  • Asphalt Jungle, The
  • Bad Day at Black Rock
  • Band Wagon, The
  • Battleship Potemkin
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Ben-Hur
  • Bicycle Thieves
  • Big Sleep, The
  • Birth of a Nation, The
  • Black Narcissus
  • Black Orpheus
  • Blob, The
  • Breathless
  • Bride of Frankenstein
  • Bridge on the River Kwai, The
  • Bridges at Toko-Ri, The
  • Bringing Up Baby
  • Caine Mutiny, The
  • Carousel
  • Casablanca
  • Cat People
  • Children of Paradise
  • Citizen Kane
  • City Lights
  • Day the Earth Stood Still, The
  • Double Indemnity
  • Dracula
  • Duck Soup
  • Duel in the Sun
  • East of Eden
  • Face in the Crowd, A
  • Fantasia
  • Fly, The
  • Forbidden Planet
  • Forty Guns
  • Frankenstein
  • Freaks
  • From Here to Eternity
  • Funny Face
  • General, The
  • Gentleman’s Agreement
  • Giant
  • Gilda
  • Gold Rush, The
  • Gone with the Wind
  • Grapes of Wrath, The
  • High and the Mighty, The
  • High Noon
  • His Girl Friday
  • House of Usher
  • House of Wax
  • Imitation of Life
  • In a Lonely Place
  • Intolerance: Love’s Struggle Throughout the Ages
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Kind Hearts and Coronets
  • King Creole
  • King Kong
  • La Dolce Vita
  • La Grande Illusion
  • La Strada
  • Lady Eve, The
  • Lady from Shanghai, The
  • Lady Vanishes, The
  • Laura
  • L’Avventura
  • Leave Her to Heaven
  • Long, Hot Summer, The
  • Love Me or Leave Me
  • M
  • Magnificent Seven, The
  • Maltese Falcon, The
  • Man Who Knew Too Much, The
  • Meet Me in St. Louis
  • Metropolis
  • Mildred Pierce
  • Mister Roberts
  • Modern Times
  • Mutiny on the Bounty
  • My Darling Clementine
  • My Little Chickadee
  • Naked City, The
  • Night of the Hunter, The
  • Night to Remember, A
  • North by Northwest
  • Nosferatu
  • Notorious
  • On the Waterfront
  • Out of the Past
  • Pal Joey
  • Paths of Glory
  • Peyton Place
  • Philadelphia Story, The
  • Pickup on South Street
  • Picnic
  • Pillow Talk
  • Pinocchio
  • Place in the Sun, A
  • Psycho
  • Rashomon
  • Rear Window
  • Rebecca
  • Rebel Without a Cause
  • Red River
  • Red Shoes, The
  • Rio Bravo
  • River, The
  • Room at the Top
  • Rules of the Game, The
  • Sabrina
  • Scrooge
  • Searchers, The
  • Seven Samurai
  • Seventh Seal, The
  • Shadow of a Doubt
  • Shadows
  • Shane
  • Singin’ in the Rain
  • Slightly Scarlet
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • Some Like It Hot
  • Spartacus
  • Stagecoach
  • Star Is Born, A
  • Strangers on a Train
  • Streetcar Named Desire, A
  • Sullivan’s Travels
  • Sunrise
  • Sunset Blvd.
  • Sweet Smell of Success
  • Swing Time
  • Ten Commandments, The
  • Them!
  • Thief of Bagdad, The
  • Thing from Another World, The
  • Third Man, The
  • To Catch a Thief
  • To Have and Have Not
  • Touch of Evil
  • Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The
  • Triumph of the Will
  • Vertigo
  • Village of the Damned
  • Wages of Fear, The
  • Where the Boys Are
  • White Heat
  • Winchester ’73
  • Wizard of Oz, The
  • Wolf Man, The
  • Written on the Wind
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Yankee Doodle Dandy

His full list is viewable here: 1,000 Best Movies on DVD

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