This list is taken from Digital Dream Door’s list of 100 best movies from the 1950s. These are only the first 25.

Here are my other top 25 lists:

Silent :: 1930s :: 1940s :: 1950s :: 1960s :: 1970s :: 1980s :: 1990s :: 2000s

Underlined means I’ve seen it. Blue text means I haven’t. A ♣ means I want to see it.

  1. Seven Samurai – (1954, Akira Kurosawa)

  2. On the Waterfront – (1954, Elia Kazan)

  3. Vertigo – (1958, Alfred Hitchcock)

  4. The Bridge on the River Kwai – (1957, David Lean)

  5. The Seventh Seal -(1957, Ingmar Bergman)

  6. Sunset Boulevard – (1950, Billy Wilder)

  7. Rear Window – (1954, Alfred Hitchcock)

  8. Rashomon – (1951, Akira Kurosawa)

  9. All About Eve – (1950, Joseph L. Mankiewicz)

  10. Singin’ in the Rain – (1952, Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly)

  11. Some Like It Hot – (1959, Billy Wilder)

  12. North by Northwest – (1959, Alfred Hitchcock)

  13. Tokyo Story – (1953, Yasujiro Ozu)

  14. Touch of Evil – (1958, Orson Welles)

  15. A Streetcar Named Desire – (1951, Elia Kazan)

  16. Diabolique – (1954, Henri-Georges Clouzot)

  17. Rebel Without a Cause – (1955, Nicholas Ray)

  18. The African Queen – (1951, John Huston)

  19. 12 Angry Men – (1957, Sidney Lumet)

  20. La Strada – (1954, Federico Fellini)

  21. Ben-Hur – (1959, William Wyler)

  22. Wild Strawberries – (1957, Ingmar Bergman)

  23. The Searchers – (1956, John Ford)

  24. High Noon – (1952, Fred Zinnemann)

  25. The Night of the Hunter – (1955, Charles Laughton)

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