Greatest Movies Through 1960

Best Movies Compiled From Many Sources

* Book: Ultimate Ranked List of the 101 Best Films of All Time! (2011 2nd edition)

After looking at many books about great movies that we purchased or checked out from the public library, this book by Gail Kinn and Jim Piazza stands out as our FAVORITE:

Greatest Movies Ever: The Ultimate Ranked List of the 101 Best Films of All Time! (2011 book – second edition)
aka Four Star Movies: the 101 Greatest Films of  All Time

Here are their Top 10 movies (filtered through 1960):

  1. Citizen Kane
  2. Casablanca
  3. Sunset Boulevard
  4. North by Northwest
  5. Wizard of Oz
  6. Singin’ In The Rain
  7. Some Like It Hot
  8. All About Eve
  9. Psycho
  10. On The Waterfront

And here are the rest of the movies in their ranked list filtered for movies released through 1960:

  1. Gone With The Wind
  2. The Searchers
  3. Double Indemnity
  4. Vertigo
  5. Funny Face
  6. A Streetcar Named Desire
  7. Strangers on a Train
  8. It Happened One Night
  9. It’s A Wonderful Life
  10. The Best Years of Our Lives
  11. The African Queen
  12. City Lights
  13. Top Hat
  14. Rules of the Game
  15. King Kong
  16. The 400 Blows
  17. A Night at the Opera
  18. Night of the Hunter
  19. The Third Man
  20. Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  21. Pinocchio
  22. Shadow of a Doubt
  23. The Grapes of Wrath
  24. Wild Strawberries
  25. The Bicycle Thief
  26. Bringing Up Baby
  27. Paths of Glory
  28. The Maltese Falcon
  29. Pather Panchali
  30. The Lady Eve
  31. Rashomon
  32. A Place in the Sun
  33. Red River
  34. Grand Illusion
  35. Imitation of Life
  36. Spartacus
  37. The Seven Samurai

Gail Kinn and Jim Piazza also co-authored the book, The Academy Awards: The Complete Unofficial History.