Greatest Movies Through 1960

Best Movies Compiled From Many Sources

* Critics: They Shoot Pictures Don’t They – The 1,000 Greatest films

This is quite an ambitious website that not only lists the greatest movies, but lets you download their list in Excel spreadsheet format. They also offer a 440 page PDF document that contains every critic’s pick that contributed to their final ranked list. Here is a list of the movies released through 1960 that are in the TOP 100 of  their current 1,000 Greatest Films list (for 2011):

  1. Citizen Kane
  2. Vertigo
  3. The Rules of the Game
  4. The Seven Samurai
  5. The Searchers
  6. Singin’ in the Rain
  7. Battleship Potemkin
  8. Tokyo Story
  9. Sunrise
  10. Bicycle Thieves

That was the TOP TEN of the movies released through 1960. Here is the rest of the 100 best movies in their list (filtered for movies released through 1960):

  1. Casablanca
  2. L’Atalante
  3. Rashomon
  4. The Passion of Joan of Arc
  5. Touch of Evil
  6. Some Like It Hot
  7. La Doce Vita
  8. Grand Illusion
  9. City Lights
  10. The Third Man
  11. Psycho
  12. The General
  13. Breathless
  14. The Gold Rush
  15. Sunset Boulevard
  16. The 400 Blows
  17. Children of Paradise
  18. Ordet
  19. The Night of the Hunter
  20. L’Avventura
  21. It’s A Wonderful Life
  22. M
  23. Rear Window
  24. Ugetsu Monogatari
  25. The Magnificent Ambersons
  26. La Strada
  27. The Seventh Seal
  28. Modern Times
  29. Intolerance
  30. Wild Strawberries
  31. North by Northwest
  32. Rio Bravo
  33. The Apartment
  34. The Wizard of Oz
  35. Pather Panchali
  36. Gone With The Wind
  37. Greed
  38. All About Eve
  39. Metropolis
  40. To Be or Not To Be
  41. Notorious
  42. Stagecoach
  43. Ikiru
  44. Sansho the Bailiff
  45. Madame de…
  46. Double Indemnity
  47. On the Waterfront
  48. Voyage in Italy
  49. Pickpocket
  50. Letter from an Unknown Woman
  51. Bringing Up Baby
  52. My Darling Clementine
  53. The Man with a Movie Camera
  54. Rome, Open City

You can see their full list and get lots of other goodies here: They Shoot Pictures, Don’t They? The 1,000 Greatest Films – The Full List

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