Greatest Movies Through 1960

Best Movies Compiled From Many Sources

* Ref: New York Times Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made

Here are the movies in their list that were released through 1960:

  • 12 Angry Men (1957)
  • 39 Steps, The (1935)
  • 400 Blows, The (1959)
  • A Nous La Liberte (1931)*
  • Adam’s Rib (1949)
  • Adventures of Robin Hood, The (1938)
  • African Queen, The (1951)
  • Alexander Nevsky (1938)*
  • All About Eve (1950)
  • All Quiet On the Western Front (1930)
  • All That Heaven Allows (1955)
  • All the King’s Men (1949)
  • American In Paris, An (1951)
  • Anastasia (1956)*
  • Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
  • Angry Silence, The (1960)*
  • Anna and the King of Siam (1946)*
  • Anna Christie (1930)*
  • Apartment, The (1960)
  • Apu, The World of (1959)
  • Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
  • Asphalt Jungle, The (1950)*
  • Awful Truth, The (1937)
  • Baby Doll (1956)*
  • Bad and the Beautiful, The (1952)*
  • Bad Day At Black Rock (1955)*
  • Baker’s Wife, The (1938)*
  • Ball of Fire (1941)*
  • Bambi (1942)
  • Band Wagon, The (1953)
  • Bank Dick, The (1940)
  • Beauty and the Beast (1946)
  • Ben-Hur (1959)
  • Best Years of Our Lives, The (1946)
  • Bicycle Thief, The (1948)
  • Big Clock, The (1948)*
  • Big Deal On Madonna Street (1958)*
  • Big Heat, The (1953)*
  • Big Sky, The (1952)*
  • Big Sleep, The (1946)
  • Black Narcissus (1947)
  • Black Orpheus (1959)*
  • Bob le Flambeur (1956)*
  • Born Yesterday (1950)*
  • Bread, Love, and Dreams (1953)*
  • Breathless (1960)
  • Bridge On the River Kwai, The (1957)
  • Brief Encounter (1945)
  • Bringing Up Baby (1938)
  • Bus Stop (1956)*
  • Caine Mutiny, The (1954)
  • Camille (1936)
  • Captains Courageous (1937)*
  • Carmen Jones (1954)*
  • Casablanca (1942)
  • Cat On a Hot Tin Roof (1958)*
  • Cavalcade (1933)
  • Children of Paradise (1945)
  • Citadel, The (1938)*
  • Citizen Kane (1941)
  • Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)*
  • Conquest of Everest, The (1953)*
  • Count of Monte Cristo, The (1934)*
  • Country Girl, The (1954)*
  • Cranes Are Flying, The (1957)*
  • Crossfire (1947)*
  • Cry, the Beloved Country (1952)*
  • Damn Yankees! (1958)*
  • Dark Victory (1939)
  • David Copperfield (1935)*
  • Day the Earth Stood Still, The (1951)
  • Dead End (1937)*
  • Dead of Night (1945)*
  • Death of a Salesman (1951)*
  • Defiant Ones, The (1958)*
  • Destry Rides Again (1939)*
  • Diabolique (1955)
  • Dial M For Murder (1954)*
  • Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
  • Dinner At Eight (1933)*
  • Disraeli (1929)*
  • Dodsworth (1936)
  • Double Indemnity (1944)
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932)*
  • Dracula (1931)
  • Duck Soup (1933)
  • Dumbo (1941)
  • Earrings of Madame de… , The (1953)
  • East of Eden (1955)
  • Easy Living (1937)*
  • Elmer Gantry (1960)*
  • Entertainer , The (1960)
  • Face In the Crowd, A (1957)*
  • Fantasia (1940)
  • Father of the Bride (1950)*
  • Fly, The (1958)*
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)*
  • Forbidden Games (1952)*
  • Force of Evil (1948)*
  • Foreign Affair, A (1948)*
  • Frankenstein (1931)
  • Friendly Persuasion (1956)*
  • From Here To Eternity (1953)
  • Fugitive, The (1947)*
  • Funny Face (1957)
  • Fury (1936)*
  • Gaslight (1944)
  • Genevieve (1953)*
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)*
  • Giant (1956)
  • Gigi (1958)
  • Gion Bayashi (1953)*
  • Girl Can’t Help It, The (1956)*
  • Going My Way (1944)
  • Gone With the Wind (1939)
  • Good Earth, The (1937)*
  • Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)*
  • Grand Hotel (1932)
  • Grand Illusion (1937)
  • Grapes of Wrath, The (1940)
  • Great Dictator, The (1940)
  • Great Expectations (1946)
  • Great Man, The (1956)*
  • Great McGinty, The (1940)*
  • Greatest Show On Earth, The (1952)
  • Green For Danger (1946)*
  • Gunfighter, The (1950)
  • Gunga Din (1939)
  • Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)*
  • Hamlet (1948)
  • Hatful of Rain, A (1957)*
  • Heiress, The (1949)*
  • Henry V (1944)
  • Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)*
  • High and the Mighty, The (1954)*
  • High Noon (1952)
  • High Sierra (1941)*
  • Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)*
  • His Girl Friday (1940)
  • How Green Was My Valley (1941)
  • How To Marry a Millionaire (1953)*
  • I Know Where I’m Going! (1945)*
  • I Remember Mama (1948)
  • I Want To Live! (1958)*
  • Ikiru (1952)
  • Il Generale Della Rovere (1959)*
  • I’m All Right Jack (1959)*
  • Imitation of Life (1959)
  • Informer, The (1935)*
  • Inherit the Wind (1960)*
  • It Happened One Night (1934)
  • It’s a Gift (1934)
  • It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
  • Jailhouse Rock (1957)
  • Jazz Singer, The (1927)
  • Jigokumon (1953)*
  • Johnny Guitar (1954)*
  • Killers, The (1946)
  • Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
  • King and I, The (1956)*
  • King Kong (1933)
  • La Chienne (1931)*
  • La Dolce Vita (1960)
  • La Strada (1954)
  • La Terra Trema (1948)
  • Lady Eve, The (1941)
  • Lady Vanishes, The (1938)
  • L’Age D’Or (1930)
  • L’Atalante (1934)
  • Laura (1944)
  • Lavender Hill Mob, The (1951)*
  • L’Avventura (1960)
  • Les Cousins (1959)*
  • Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (1959)*
  • Les Miserables (1935)*
  • Letter To Three Wives, A (1949)*
  • Letter, The (1940)*
  • Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, The (1943)
  • Life of Emile Zola, The (1937)
  • Life With Father (1947)*
  • Lili (1953)*
  • Little Caesar (1931)*
  • Little Foxes, The (1941)*
  • Little Fugitive (1953)*
  • Little Kidnappers, The (1953)*
  • Little Women (1933)
  • Lives of a Bengal Lancer, The (1935)*
  • Lola Montes (1955)*
  • Long Voyage Home, The (1940)*
  • Look Back In Anger (1959)*
  • Los Olvidados (1950)
  • Lost Horizon (1937)
  • Lost Weekend, The (1945)
  • Love Affair (1939)*
  • Love In the Afternoon (1957)*
  • Lovers, The (1958)*
  • Lust For Life (1956)*
  • M (1931)
  • Major and the Minor, The (1942)*
  • Major Barbara (1941)*
  • Make Way For Tomorrow (1937)*
  • Maltese Falcon, The (1941)
  • Man Hunt (1941)*
  • Man Who Came To Dinner, The (1942)*
  • Man With the Golden Arm, The (1955)*
  • Marrying Kind, The (1952)*
  • Marty (1955)
  • Matter of Life and Death, A (1946)
  • Mayerling (1936)*
  • Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
  • Men, The (1950)*
  • Midnight (1939)*
  • Miracle of Morgan’s Creek, The (1944)
  • Miracle On 34th Street (1947)
  • Mister Roberts (1955)
  • Mon Oncle (1958)*
  • Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
  • More the Merrier, The (1943)*
  • Mortal Storm, The (1940)*
  • Moulin Rouge (1952)
  • Mouthpiece, The (1932)*
  • Mr. Deeds Goes To Town (1936)
  • Mr. Hulot’s Holiday (1953)
  • Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
  • Mrs. Miniver (1942)
  • Mutiny On the Bounty (1935)
  • My Darling Clementine (1946)
  • My Man Godfrey (1936)
  • National Velvet (1944)
  • Never On Sunday (1960)*
  • Night of the Hunter, The (1955)
  • Night To Remember, A (1958)*
  • Ninotchka (1939)
  • North By Northwest (1959)
  • Notorious (1946)
  • Now, Voyager (1942)
  • Nun’s Story, The (1959)*
  • Odd Man Out (1947)*
  • Of Mice and Men (1939)*
  • Oklahoma! (1955)
  • Oliver Twist (1948)*
  • On the Beach (1959)*
  • On the Town (1949)*
  • On the Waterfront (1954)
  • One Foot In Heaven (1941)*
  • One Hour With You (1932)*
  • One Night of Love (1934)*
  • Only Angels Have Wings (1939)*
  • Ossessione (1943)*
  • Othello (1952)*
  • Our Town (1940)*
  • Out of the Past (1947)
  • Overlanders, The (1946)*
  • Ox-Bow Incident, The (1943)
  • Paisan (1946)
  • Palm Beach Story, The (1942)
  • Pather Panchali (1955)
  • Paths of Glory (1957)
  • Philadelphia Story, The (1940)
  • Pickup On South Street (1953)
  • Pillow Talk (1959)*
  • Pinocchio (1940)
  • Place In the Sun, A (1951)
  • Postman Always Rings Twice, The (1946)*
  • Pride and Prejudice (1940)*
  • Pride of the Yankees, The (1942)*
  • Prisoner, The (1955)*
  • Private Life of Henry VIII, The (1933)*
  • Psycho (1960)
  • Public Enemy, The (1931)
  • Pygmalion (1938)*
  • Quiet Man, The (1952)
  • Rashomon (1950)
  • Rear Window (1954)
  • Rebecca (1940)
  • Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
  • Red Badge of Courage, The (1951)*
  • Red River (1948)
  • Red Shoes, The (1948)
  • Richard III (1955)*
  • Rififi (1955)*
  • Rocco and His Brothers (1960)*
  • Roman Holiday (1953)
  • Rome, Open City (1945)
  • Romeo and Juliet (1936)*
  • Room At the Top (1959)*
  • Rose Tattoo, The (1955)*
  • Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)*
  • Rules of the Game, The (1939)
  • Sahara (1943)*
  • Sansho the Bailiff (1954)
  • Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)
  • Sayonara (1957)*
  • Scoundrel, The (1935)*
  • Search, The (1948)*
  • Searchers, The (1956)
  • Sergeant York (1941)
  • Set-Up, The (1949)*
  • Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954)
  • Seven Days To Noon (1950)*
  • Seven Samurai, The (1954)
  • Seven Year Itch, The (1955)*
  • Seventh Seal, The (1957)
  • Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
  • Shane (1953)
  • She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)*
  • Shoe-Shine (1946)*
  • Shoot the Piano Player (1960)*
  • Shop Around the Corner, The (1940)
  • Silent World, The (1956)*
  • Silk Stockings (1957)*
  • Singin’ In the Rain (1952)
  • Sitting Pretty (1948)*
  • Slight Case of Murder, A (1938)*
  • Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)
  • Snake Pit, The (1948)*
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  • Some Like It Hot (1959)
  • South Pacific (1958)*
  • Spartacus (1960)
  • Spellbound (1945)*
  • Spiral Staircase, The (1945)*
  • Stage Door (1937)*
  • Stagecoach (1939)
  • Stalag 17 (1953)
  • Star Is Born, A (1937)
  • Stars Look Down, The (1940)*
  • State Fair (1933)*
  • Story of G.I. Joe (1945)*
  • Strangers On a Train (1951)
  • Streetcar Named Desire, A (1951)
  • Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)*
  • Sullivan’s Travels (1941)
  • Summertime (1955)*
  • Sunset Boulevard (1950)
  • Suspicion (1941)*
  • Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
  • Swing Time (1936)
  • Ten Commandments , The (1956)
  • Tender Trap, The (1955)*
  • The Women, The (1939)
  • These Three (1936)*
  • They Live By Night (1948)*
  • They Were Expendable (1945)*
  • They Won’t Forget (1937)*
  • Thief of Bagdad, The (1940)
  • Thin Man, The (1934)
  • Third Man, The (1949)
  • Three Comrades (1938)*
  • Throne of Blood (1957)
  • To Be Or Not To Be (1942)
  • To Catch a Thief (1955)*
  • To Have and Have Not (1944)
  • Tokyo Story (1953)
  • Top Hat (1935)
  • Touch of Evil (1958)
  • Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948)
  • Tree Grows In Brooklyn, A (1945)
  • Trouble In Paradise (1932)
  • Trouble With Harry, The (1955)*
  • Tunes of Glory (1960)*
  • Twelve O’Clock High (1949)*
  • Twentieth Century (1934)*
  • Two Women (1960)*
  • Ugetsu (1953)
  • Umberto D (1952)
  • Vertigo (1958)
  • Viva Zapata! (1952)*
  • Voice of the Turtle, The (1947)*
  • Wages of Fear, The (1953)
  • Walk In the Sun, A (1945)*
  • Watch On the Rhine (1943)*
  • Well-Digger’s Daughter, The (1940)*
  • Whisky Galore! (1949)*
  • White Heat (1949)
  • Wild Strawberries (1957)
  • Wilson (1944)*
  • Wizard of Oz, The (1939)
  • Woman of the Year (1942)*
  • Written On the Wind (1956)
  • Wuthering Heights (1939)
  • Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
  • You Only Live Once (1937)*
  • Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)*
  • Zero For Conduct (1933)*

* movies not on our master list

The full list is here: New York Times Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made

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