1950s movies – top 25

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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