Greatest Movies Through 1960

Best Movies Compiled From Many Sources

* Critics: MRQE’s 100 Best Ranked Films!

Movie Review Query Engine (MRQE) tracks the reviews of movies and links to each review.  But it also indexes if each review is a positive review or not and for many of the movies it provides a metric score with 100 being the highest possible.  They have compiled a list of the all time best scoring movies in their database. Here is the list that they have posted as of June 2012 (filtered for only movies released through 1960) along with their scores:

  1. Modern Times (97)
  2. Citizen Kane (97)
  3. Rear Window (97)
  4. Casablanca (95)
  5. Sunset Boulevard (95)
  6. Seven Samurai (95)
  7. Paths of Glory (94)
  8. Singin’ in the Rain (94)
  9. The 400 Blows (94)
  10. All About Eve (94)
  11. City Lights (94)

That was their TOP TEN movies through 1960 (with 5 movies having the same score of 94). Here is the rest of their list filtered for movies through 1960:

  1. The General (93)
  2. The Wizard of Oz (93)
  3. The Adventures of Robin Hood (93)
  4. M (93)
  5. The Maltese Falcon (93)
  6. Rashomon (93)
  7. Metropolis (93)
  8. La Dolce vita (92) (release in US was 1961)
  9. The Big Sleep (92)
  10. Gone With The Wind (92)
  11. High Noon (92)
  12. My Man Godfrey (92)
  13. The Third Man (91)
  14. Tokyo Story (91)
  15. The Bridge on the River Kwai (91)
  16. Children of Paradise (91)
  17. Frankenstein (91)
  18. On The Waterfront (91)
  19. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (91)
  20. Vampyr (91)
  21. North by Northwest (91)
  22. Double Indemnity (91)
  23. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (90)
  24. Vertigo (90)
  25. Psycho (90)
  26. Sullivan’s Travels (90)
  27. Sweet Smell of Success (90)
  28. Mr. Hulot’s Holiday (90)
  29. Beauty and the Beast (89) (NOT Disney)
  30. Bambi (88)
  31. His Girl Friday (88)
  32. King Kong (88)
  33. Throne of Blood (88)

MRQE has many more “top” lists available on their website, such as Best Political Movies, Best Baseball Movies and Best Dance Movies.

The list can be viewed on their website here: MRQE’s 100 Best Ranked Films