Greatest Movies Through 1960

Best Movies Compiled From Many Sources

* Critics: Village Voice – 100 Best Films of the 20th Century

The Village Voice newspaper asked over 50 distinguished film critics to select their TEN best films of the 20th Century and the results were published in the January 4, 2000 edition of the paper.  Here is how they ranked the movies, filtered for movies released through 1960:

  1. Citizen Kane
  2. The Rules of the Game
  3. Vertigo
  4. The Searchers
  5. The Man With a Movie Camera
  6. Sunrise
  7. L’Atalante
  8. The Passion of Joan of Arc
  9. Rashomon
  10. Pather Panchali

That was their TOP TEN of movies released through 1960. The rest of the movies in their list follow:

  1. The Birth of a Nation
  2. The Wizard of Oz
  3. It’s a Wonderful Life
  4. Ordet
  5. Intolerance
  6. Psycho
  7. M
  8. Seven Samurai
  9. The Earrings of Madame de…
  10. The Magnificent Ambersons
  11. A Man Escaped
  12. Broken Blossoms
  13. Greed
  14. Ugetsu
  15. The Third Man
  16. The General
  17. The Seventh Seal
  18. The Night of the Hunter
  19. Tokyo Story
  20. The Bicycle Thief
  21. City Lights
  22. King Kong
  23. Metropolis
  24. Sherlock Jr.
  25. Duck Soup
  26. Sunset Boulevard
  27. The 400 Blows
  28. Steamboat Bill, Jr
  29. The Gold Rush
  30. North by Northwest
  31. The Apu Trilogy
  32. Touch of Evil
  33. The Lady Eve
  34. The Palm Beach Story
  35. Pickpocket
  36. Modern Times
  37. October (1928)
  38. Los Olvidados
  39. Paisan
  40. Singin’ in the Rain
  41. Umberto D
  42. Les Vampires
  43. All About Eve
  44. All That Heaven Allows
  45. Battleship Potemkin
  46. Notorious
  47. A Trip to the Moon
  48. Ashes and Diamonds
  49. The Golden Coach
  50. Nosferatu
  51. Bride of Frankenstein
  52. Shadow of a Doubt

The full list is online here: Village Voice Critics’ Poll – 100 Best Films of the 20th Century

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