Greatest Movies Through 1960

Best Movies Compiled From Many Sources

* Critics: Time Out Film Guide – Top 100 Films (Centenary)

Time Out compiled this list in 1995. They polled critics, directors, producers, actors and programmers who submitted their TOP TEN best movies. Here is the results filtered for movies released through 1960:

  1. Citizen Kane
  2. The Rules of the Game
  3. Vertigo
  4. Seven Samurai
  5. Touch of Evil
  6. Tokyo Story
  7. L’Atalante
  8. The Night of the Hunter
  9. Children of Paradise
  10. A Matter of Life and Death (aka Stairway to Heaven)

That was the TOP TEN of movies released through 1960. The rest of the list follows:

  1. The Magnificent Ambersons
  2. North by Northwest
  3. La Doce Vita
  4. The Searchers
  5. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
  6. Some Like It Hot
  7. Napoleon
  8. Rear Window
  9. Battleship Potemkin
  10. It’s A Wonderful Life
  11. The General
  12. Breathless
  13. Rio Bravo
  14. All About Eve
  15. My Darling Clementine
  16. Bringing Up Baby
  17. The 400 Blows
  18. Gone With The Wind
  19. The Lady Eve
  20. Letter From an Unknown Woman
  21. The Gold Rush
  22. Grand Illusion
  23. Une Partie de Campagne
  24. The Philadelphia Story
  25. Pickpocket
  26. The Third Man
  27. The Reckless Moment
  28. Singin’ in the Rain
  29. Pather Panchali
  30. Sweet Smell of Success
  31. Greed
  32. The Passion of Joan of Arc
  33. Rashomon
  34. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  35. All That Heaven Allows
  36. Black Narcissus
  37. Double Indemnity
  38. Intolerance
  39. Notorious
  40. Out of the Past
  41. The Red Shoes
  42. Sunset Boulevard
  43. Casablanca
  44. City Lights
  45. Sunrise
  46. Ordet
  47. L’Avventura
  48. The Bridge on the River Kwai
  49. Earth
  50. Kind Hearts and Coronets
  51. Pandora’s Box
  52. The Quiet Man
  53. Sansho Dayu (Sansho the Bailiff)
  54. The Seventh Seal
  55. Ugetsu Monogatari

See the full list online here: Top 100 Films (Centenary) from Time Out

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