Greatest Movies Through 1960

Best Movies Compiled From Many Sources

* Ref: 1,001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

Here are the movies released through 1960 listed in the book, 1,001 Movies You Must See Before You Die by Steven Jay Schneider:

  • 12 Angry Men
  • 39 Steps, The
  • 400 Blows, The
  • 42nd Street
  • A Nous la Liberte*
  • Ace in the Hole*
  • Adam’s Rib
  • Adventures of Robin Hood, The
  • Affair to Remember, An
  • African Queen, The
  • All About Eve
  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • All That Heaven Allows
  • American in Paris, An
  • Anatomy of a Murder
  • Angel Face*
  • Angels with Dirty Faces*
  • Animal Farm*
  • Aparajito
  • Apartment, The
  • Apu (World of)
  • Artists and Models*
  • Ashes and Diamonds
  • Asphalt Jungle, The*
  • Awful Truth, The
  • Babes in Arms*
  • Bad and the Beautiful, The*
  • Bad Day at Black Rock*
  • Baker’s Wife, The*
  • Band Wagon, The
  • Bank Dick, The
  • Barefoot Contessa, The*
  • Battleship Potemkin
  • Beat the Devil*
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Ben-Hur
  • Best Years of Our Lives, The
  • Bicycle Thieves
  • Big Heat, The*
  • Big Parade, The
  • Big Sky, The*
  • Big Sleep, The
  • Bigamist, The*
  • Bigger Than Life*
  • Birth of a Nation, The
  • Bitter Tea of General  Yen, The*
  • Black Cat, The*
  • Black Narcissus
  • Black Orpheus*
  • Black Sunday*
  • Blackmail*
  • Blue Angel, The
  • Bob le Flambeur*
  • Boudu Saved from Drowning*
  • Breathless
  • Bride of Frankenstein
  • Bridge on the River Kwai, The
  • Brief Encounter
  • Bringing Up Baby
  • Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl
  • Burmese Harp, The
  • Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The
  • Camille
  • Captain Blood*
  • Captains Courageous*
  • Carmen Jones*
  • Casablanca
  • Cat People*
  • Children of Paradise
  • Citizen Kane
  • City Lights
  • Cloud-Capped Star, The*
  • Cranes are Flying, The*
  • Crowd, The
  • Dance, Girl, Dance
  • Day the Earth Stood Still, The
  • Defiant Ones, The*
  • Destry Rides Again*
  • Detour
  • Diabolique
  • Diary of a Country Priest
  • Docks of New York, The*
  • Dodsworth
  • Double Indemnity
  • Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler*
  • Dracula
  • Duck Soup
  • Dumbo
  • Earrings of Madame de… , The
  • Earth
  • Eyes Without a Face*
  • Fantasia
  • Fires Were Started*
  • Floating Weeds*
  • Foolish Wives*
  • Footlight Parade*
  • Forbidden Games*
  • Forbidden Planet*
  • Force of Evil*
  • Frankenstein
  • Freaks*
  • From Here to Eternity
  • Gaslight
  • General, The
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes*
  • Ghost and Mrs. Muir, The*
  • Giant
  • Gigi
  • Gilda*
  • Giv’a 24 Eina Ona*
  • Gold Diggers of 1933*
  • Gold Rush, The
  • Golden Coach, The
  • Grand Illusion
  • Gone with the Wind
  • Grapes of Wrath, The
  • Great Expectations
  • Great Train Robbery, The*
  • Greatest Love, The*
  • Greed
  • Gun Crazy
  • Gunfight at the O.K. Corral*
  • Gunga Din
  • Guys and Dolls*
  • Heiress, The*
  • Henry V
  • High Noon
  • High Sierra*
  • High Society*
  • Hiroshima Mon Amour*
  • His Girl Friday
  • Horror of Dracula*
  • Housemaid, The*
  • How Green Was My Valley
  • I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang*
  • ‘I Know Where I’m Going!’*
  • I Walked with a Zombie*
  • Ikiru
  • In a Lonely Place
  • Incredible Shrinking Man, The*
  • Intolerance: Love’s Struggle Throughout the Ages
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • Iron Gate, The*
  • It Happened One Night
  • It’s a Gift
  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Ivan the Terrible, Part I
  • Jazz Singer, The
  • Jezebel*
  • Johnny Guitar*
  • Journey to Italy*
  • Judge Priest*
  • Kid Brother, The
  • Killers, The
  • Kind Hearts and Coronets
  • King Kong
  • Kiss Me Deadly*
  • La Chienne*
  • La Dolce Vita
  • La Roue*
  • La Strada
  • Lady Eve, The
  • Lady from Shanghai, The*
  • Ladykillers, The*
  • L’Age d’Or
  • Land Without Bread*
  • Last Laugh, The*
  • L’Atalante
  • Laura
  • Lavender Hill Mob, The*
  • L’Avventura
  • Le Jour se Leve
  • Le Million
  • Le Trou*
  • Les vampires
  • Letter from an Unknown Woman
  • Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, The
  • Life of Emile Zola, The
  • Little Caesar*
  • Lola Montes*
  • Lost Weekend, The
  • Louisiana Story
  • Love Me Tonight*
  • M
  • Mad Masters, The*
  • Magnificent Ambersons, The
  • Make Way for Tomorrow*
  • Maltese Falcon, The
  • Man Escaped, A
  • Man from Laramie, The*
  • Man in Grey, The*
  • Man of the West*
  • Man Who Knew Too Much, The*
  • Man with a Camera, The
  • Marty
  • Me and My Gal*
  • Meet Me in St. Louis
  • Meshes of the Afternoon*
  • Metropolis
  • Mildred Pierce
  • Modern Times
  • Mon Oncle*
  • Monsieur Verdoux
  • Mortal Storm, The*
  • Mother India*
  • Mr. Deeds Goes to Town*
  • Mr. Hulot’s Holiday
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • Murder, My Sweet*
  • Music Room, The*
  • Mutiny on the Bounty
  • My Darling Clementine
  • My Man Godfrey
  • Naked Spur, The*
  • Nanook of the North*
  • Napoleon
  • Night and Fog*
  • Night at the Opera, A
  • Night of the Hunter, The
  • Nights of Cabiria
  • Ninotchka
  • North by Northwest
  • Nosferatu
  • Notorious
  • Now, Voyager
  • October (Ten Days that Shook the World)
  • Odd Man Out*
  • Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations
  • On the Town*
  • On the Waterfront
  • Only Angels Have Wings*
  • Ordet
  • Orphans of the Storm*
  • Orpheus*
  • Ossessione*
  • Our Hospitality
  • Out of the Past
  • Ox-Bow Incident, The
  • Paisan
  • Paleface, The*
  • Palm Beach Story, The
  • Pandora and the Flying Dutchman*
  • Pandora’s Box
  • Partie de campagne*
  • Passion of Joan of Arc, The
  • Pather Panchali
  • Paths of Glory
  • Peeping Tom*
  • Pepe le Moko*
  • Phantom Carriage, The*
  • Phantom of the Opera, The*
  • Phenix City Story, The*
  • Philadelphia Story, The
  • Pickpocket
  • Pickup on South Street
  • Pinocchio
  • Place in the Sun, A
  • Postman Always Rings Twice, The*
  • Psycho
  • Public Enemy, The
  • Queen Christina*
  • Quiet Man, The
  • Rashomon
  • Rear Window
  • Rebecca
  • Rebel Without a Cause
  • Reckless Moment, The
  • Red River
  • Red Shoes, The
  • Ride Lonesome*
  • Rio Bravo
  • Rio Grande
  • Rocco and His Brothers*
  • Roman Holiday
  • Rome, Open City
  • Rope*
  • Rules of the Game, The
  • Sabotage*
  • Salt of the Earth*
  • San Pietro*
  • Sansho the Bailiff
  • Saturday Night and Sunday Morning
  • Searchers, The
  • Secret Beyond the Door…*
  • Senso*
  • Sergeant York
  • Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
  • Seven Chances*
  • Seven Samurai
  • Seventh Seal, The
  • Seventh Victim, The*
  • Shadow of a Doubt
  • Shadows*
  • Shane
  • Shanghai Express*
  • She Done Him Wrong*
  • Sherlock Jr.
  • Shoot the Piano Player*
  • Silver Lode*
  • Singin’ in the Rain
  • Smiles of a Summer Night
  • Smiling Madame Beudet, The*
  • Snake Pit, The*
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • Some Like It Hot
  • Song at Midnight*
  • Sons of the Desert
  • Spartacus
  • Spellbound*
  • Spring in a Small Town*
  • Stagecoach
  • Stairway to Heaven*
  • Star Is Born, A
  • Steamboat Bill, Jr.
  • Stella Dallas*
  • Storm Over Asia*
  • Story of a Cheat, The*
  • Story of the Last Chrysanthemum, The*
  • Stranger, The*
  • Strangers on a Train
  • Streetcar Named Desire, A
  • Strike*
  • Sullivan’s Travels
  • Sunrise
  • Sunset Blvd.
  • Sweet Smell of Success
  • Swing Time
  • Tabu: A Story of the South Seas*
  • Ten Commandments, The
  • Thief of Bagdad, The
  • Thin Man, The
  • Things to Come*
  • Third Man, The
  • Throne of Blood
  • To Be or Not to Be
  • To Have and Have Not
  • Tokyo Story
  • Top Hat
  • Touch of Evil
  • Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The
  • Trip to the Moon, A
  • Triumph of the Will*
  • Trouble in Paradise
  • Ugetsu
  • Umberto D.
  • Un Chien Andalou*
  • Unknown, The*
  • Vampyr
  • Vertigo
  • Wages of Fear, The
  • Way Down East
  • Whisky Galore*
  • White Heat
  • Wild Strawberries
  • Winchester ’73
  • Within Our Gates*
  • Wizard of Oz, The
  • Wolf Man, The*
  • Written on the Wind
  • Wrong Man, The*
  • Wuthering Heights
  • Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • Young and the Damned, The
  • Young One, The*
  • Zero de Conduite*

* movies not on our master chart

See the full list online here: 1,001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

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