Greatest Movies Through 1960

Best Movies Compiled From Many Sources

* Other: – The Greatest 100 Movies of All Time RANKED

This is an interesting top 100 list of movies chosen by (Tim Dirks) – but the RANKING of that list changes as people vote a movie UP or DOWN in the list!  For example, filtered for movies released through 1960, on June 9, 2012 the #2 movie was The Wizard of Oz – but on June 24, 2012 (just two weeks later), The Wizard of Oz was #4. I know the list changes dynamically as the public votes because I saw one movie move up one notch in the ranking after I voted it UP. As more people vote, perhaps the list will solidify.  Here is the list of movies released through 1960 as ranked on the list as of June 24, 2012:

  1. Casablanca
  2. Gone With The Wind
  3. It’s A Wonderful Life
  4. The Wizard of Oz
  5. Psycho
  6. Citizen Kane
  7. Rear Window
  8. Ben-Hur
  9. The Bridge on the River Kwai
  10. North by Northwest

That is the TOP TEN of the movies released through 1960 in the June 24, 2012 ranking. Here is the rest of the list filtered for just movies released through 1960:

  1. Vertigo
  2. The Maltese Falcon
  3. Singin’ in the Rain
  4. The African Queen
  5. King Kong
  6. The Grapes of Wrath
  7. High Noon
  8. Some Like It Hot
  9. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  10. The Searchers
  11. On the Waterfront
  12. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  13. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  14. Shane
  15. Fantasia
  16. The Quiet Man
  17. A Streetcar Named Desire
  18. All Quiet on the Western Front
  19. Stagecoach
  20. Rebel Without A Cause
  21. Sunset Boulevard
  22. Notorious
  23. The Adventures of Robin Hood
  24. Double Indemnity
  25. It Happened One Night
  26. The Third Man
  27. The Philadelphia Story
  28. Red River
  29. All About Eve
  30. Roman Holiday
  31. The Big Sleep
  32. Rebecca
  33. The Best Years of Our Lives
  34. Duck Soup
  35. The Night of the Hunter
  36. Touch of Evil
  37. Yankee Doodle Dandy
  38. Bringing Up Baby
  39. My Darling Clementine
  40. Modern Times
  41. Paths of Glory
  42. The Bride of Frankenstein
  43. City Lights
  44. His Girl Friday
  45. The General
  46. A Night at the Opera
  47. Wuthering Heights
  48. The Gold Rush
  49. Meet Me in St. Louis
  50. An American in Paris
  51. Top Hat
  52. The Birth of a Nation
  53. The Magnificent Ambersons
  54. Out of the Past
  55. 42nd Street
  56. The Lady Eve
  57. Sunrise
  58. Ninotchka
  59. Greed
  60. Trouble in Paradise
  61. Letter from an Unknown Woman
  62. Intolerance
  63. The Crowd
  64. A Star Is Born*

You can view the full list with it’s current rankings here: AMC Filmsite – The Greatest 100 Movies of All Time — or view the original list on’s website here: Filmsite’s 100 Greatest Films

* A Star Is Born is on the list on’s website, but is not on that same list as it is ranked by the public – instead, Touch of Evil is on that list.  So we put it at the end of the list to be sure it is included.