Rankings: 1950-1959

1950:

1. All About Eve
2. Wagon Master
3. Rashomon
4. In a Lonely Place
5. Gun Crazy
6. Stromboli
7. Harvey
8. Rabbit of Seville
9. Sunset Blvd.
10. The Furies
11. Devil’s Doorway
12. The Asphalt Jungle
13. Winchester ’73
14. Where the Sidewalk Ends
15. The Gunfighter
16. So Long at the Fair
17. Night and the City
18. Rio Grande
19. Born Yesterday
20. Stage Fright
21. Father of the Bride
22. DOA
23. The Flame and the Arrow
24. No Man of Her Own
25. The Breaking Point
26. Where Danger Lives
27. The Baron of Arizona
28. September Affair
29. Summer Stock
30. The File on Thelma Jordan
31. Born to be Bad
32. Cinderella
33. The Elusive Pimpernel
34. Annie Get Your Gun

1951:

1. Early Summer
2. An American in Paris
3. Awaara
4. The Steel Helmet
5. The River
6. Repast
7. The Thing from Another World
8. Pandora and the Flying Dutchman
9. Diary of a Country Priest
10. On Dangerous Ground
11. Alice in Wonderland
12. Othello
13. The Idiot
14. The African Queen
15. The Lavender Hill Mob
16. Strangers on a Train
17. The Prowler
18. Ginza Cosmetics
19. Flying Leathernecks
20. The Tales of Hoffman
21. His Kind of Woman
22. Fixed Bayonets!
23. The Tall Target
24. Anne of the Indies
25. Along the Great Divide
26. The Day the Earth Stood Still
27. Ace in the Hole
28. The Mating Season
29. A Streetcar Named Desire
30. Miss Julie
31. Royal Wedding
32. A Place in the Sun
33. Summer Interlude
34. The Fair Haired Hare
35. Father’s Little Dividend
36. The House on Telegraph Hill
37. Show Boat
38. Mask of the Avenger
39. The Man from Planet X

1952:

1. Singin’ in the Rain
2. The Quiet Man
3. Ikiru
4. Park Row
5. Limelight
6. Bend of the River
7. Europa ’51
8. The Golden Coach
9. Ruby Gentry
10. Rabbit Seasoning
11. The Lusty Men
12. Rancho Notorious
13. Feed the Kitty
14. Monkey Business
15. Mother
16. The Bad and the Beautiful
17. Clash by Night
18. The Narrow Margin
19. The Life of Oharu
20. The Big Sky
21. Angel Face
22. Macao
23. The Crimson Pirate
24. Springfield Rifle
25. Blackbeard, the Pirate
26. Scandal Sheet
27. The Importance of Being Earnest
28. The Sniper
29. Lovely to Look At
30. The Marrying Kind
31. High Noon
32. The Greatest Show on Earth
33. Million Dollar Mermaid
34. Pat and Mike
35. The Super Snooper
36. Ivanhoe

1953:

1. Kiss Me Kate
2. Ugetsu
3. The Band Wagon
4. M. Hulot’s Holiday
5. Duck Amuck
6. Tokyo Story
7. The Big Heat
8. The Sun Shines Bright
9. The Naked Spur
10. Madame de. . .
11. Mogambo
12. Pickup on South Street
13. Give a Girl a Break
14. The Saga of Anatahan
15. The Hitch-hiker
16. The Affairs of Dobie Gillis
17. Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century
18. The Wages of Fear
19. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
20. Wife
21. I Love Melvin
22. The Moon is Blue
23. War of the Worlds
24. Roman Holiday
25. Glen or Glenda
26. The Actress
27. The Blue Gardenia
28. Shane
29. I Confess
30. How to Marry a Millionaire
31. The Wild One
32. The Long, Long, Trailer
33. The Bigamist
34. Zipping Along
35. From Here to Eternity
36. Niagara
37. Julius Caesar
38. Plunder of the Sun
39. The Tell-Tale Heart
40. Young Bess
41. Never Let Me Go
42. Peter Pan

1954:

1. Seven Samurai
2. Rear Window
3. Voyage in Italy
4. Johnny Guitar
5. French Cancan
6. Sansho the Bailiff
7. The Sound of the Mountain
8. On the Waterfront
9. Godzilla
10. Brigadoon
11. A Star is Born
12. The Barefoot Contessa
13. Magnificent Obsession
14. The Far Country
15. Senso
16. It Should Happen to You
17. Touchez pas au grisbi
18. Ulysses
19. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
20. Track of the Cat
21. Vera Cruz
22. Sabrina
23. Late Chrysanthemums
24. La Strada
25. Dial M for Murder
26. Susan Slept Here
27. Chikamatsu monogatari
28. Executive Suite
29. Creature from the Black Lagoon
30. Them!
31. Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto
32. The Caine Mutiny
33. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
34. Dragnet

1955:

1. Night of the Hunter
2. All That Heaven Allows
3. One Froggy Evening
4. Rebel Without a Cause
5. Mr. Arkadin
6. Pather Panchali
7. Kiss Me Deadly
8. Bad Day at Black Rock
9. It’s Always Fair Weather
10. Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje
11. Ordet
12. Lola Montes
13. The Phenix City Story
14. Floating Clouds
15. Rififi
16. Hare Brush
17. Jupiter’s Darling
18. The Trouble with Harry
19. My Sister Eileen
20. Moonfleet
21. Guys and Dolls
22. Night and Fog
23. The Ladykillers
24. The Big Combo
25. The Man from Laramie
26. To Catch a Thief
27. The Cobweb
28. Wichita
29. Artists and Models
30. House of Bamboo
31. Yang Kwei-fei
32. East of Eden
33. Killer’s Kiss
34. Land of the Pharaohs
35. Run for Cover
36. Lady and the Tramp
37. Smiles of a Summer Night
38. Kismet
39. The Blackboard Jungle
40. Tight Spot
41. Mr. Roberts
42. Daddy Long Legs
43. Marty
44. Samurai II: Duel at Ichioji Temple
45. 5 Against the House
46. Love Me or Leave Me
47. The Quatermass Xperiment
48. Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier
49. The Big Knife
50. Record of a Living Being
51. The Seven-Year Itch
52. The Last Frontier
53. Oklahoma!
54. Bride of the Monster
55. The Far Horizons

1956:

1. The Searchers
2. Tea and Sympathy
3. There’s Always Tomorrow
4. Written on the Wind
5. Flowing
6. Seven Men from Now
7. Aparajito
8. The Killing
9. On the Bowery
10. The Man Who Knew Too Much
11. A Man Escaped
12. Bigger than Life
13. Early Spring
14. The Girl Can’t Help It
15. Elena et les hommes
16. Invasion of the Body Snatchers
17. Bob le flambeur
18. While the City Sleeps
19. Street of Shame
20. The Ten Commandments
21. Los tallos amargos
22. Forbidden Planet
23. The Red Balloon
24. War and Peace
25. Lust for Life
26. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
27. Great Day in the Morning
28. Giant
29. Sunday in Peking
30. The King and I
31. Around the World in 80 Days
32. High Society
33. The Wrong Man
34. The Killer is Loose
35. Hot Blood
36. Moby Dick
37. Stupor Duck
38. Deduce You Say
39. Baby Doll

1957:
1957 Awards:

1. Funny Face
2. Throne of Blood
3. What’s Opera, Doc?
4. Pyaasa
5. The Seventh Seal
6. Mother India
7. Cranes are Flying
8. Bitter Victory
9. Run of the Arrow
10. Toute la mémoire du monde
11. Tokyo Twilight
12. The Incredible Shrinking Man
13. The Tall T
14. The Tarnished Angels
15. A Chairy Tale
16. Witness for the Prosecution
17. Nights of Cabiria
18. Mambo Girl
19. The Sweet Smell of Success
20. Show Biz Bugs
21. Decision at Sundown
22. Jet Pilot
23. Steal Wool
24. Curse of the Demon
25. Le notti bianche
26. Ali Baba Bunny
27. China Gate
28. Men in War
29. Kanal
30. The Lower Depths
31. An Affair to Remember
32. Forty Guns
33. The Three Little Bops
34. Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?
35. Band of Angels
36. 3:10 to Yuma
37. Nightfall
38. Saint Joan
39. Ill Met By Moonlight
40. Il Grido
41. I am Waiting
42. Wild Strawberries
43. The Truth About Mother Goose
44. The Curse of Frankenstein
45. Paths of Glory
46. Desk Set
47. Silk Stockings
48. The True Story of Jesse James
49. Bridge on the River Kwai
50. Go Fly a Kit
51. The Tin Star
52. Fire Down Below
53. The Rising of the Moon
54. Love in the Afternoon
55. Let’s All Go to the Lobby
56. The Edge of the City
57. Les Girls
58. The Enemy Below
59. Time Without Pity
60. Night Passage
61. Bedevilled Rabbit
62. The Wings of Eagles
63. Les Mistons
64. Peyton Place
65. 12 Angry Men
66. The Brothers Rico
67. The Pajama Game
68. Until They Sail
69. Ducking the Devil
70. A Face in the Crowd
71. NY, NY
72. Birds Anonymous
73. Designing Woman
74. Jailhouse Rock
75. The Three Faces of Eve
76. Tom’s Photo Finish
77. Zero Hour!
78. Pal Joey
79. The Man of 1000 Faces
80. 20 Million Miles to Earth
81. Sayonara
82. The Buster Keaton Story
83. The Comedian
84. Old Yeller

1958:

1. Vertigo
2. Touch of Evil
3. Some Came Running
4. The Music Room
5. Murder by Contract
6. Mon Oncle
7. Ivan the Terrible Part 2
8. The Hidden Fortress
9. The Lineup
10. Bonjour tristesse
11. Man of the West
12. The Wind Across the Everglades
13. Elevator to the Gallows
14. A Night to Remember
15. A Time to Love and a Time to Die
16. Gigi
17. Hare-way to the Stars
18. Diao Chan
19. Equinox Flower
20. Ashes and Diamonds
21. Robin Hood Daffy
22. The Last Hurrah
23. Bell, Book and Candle
24. Party Girl
25. The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
26. Horror of Dracula
27. Hercules
28. The Quiet American
29. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
30. The Reluctant Debutante
31. Knighty Knight Bugs
32. The Left-Handed Gun
33. Two-Headed Spy
34. Indiscreet
35. The Vikings
36. Thunder Road
37. Separate Tables

1959:

1. Rio Bravo
2. Anatomy of a Murder
3. North by Northwest
4. Hiroshima mon amour
5. Window Water Baby Moving
6. Sleeping Beauty
7. The 400 Blows
8. Ride Lonesome
9. The World of Apu
10. Pickpocket
11. Floating Weeds
12. Jazz on a Summer’s Day
13. Some Like It Hot
14. The Indian Epic
15. Imitation of Life
16. Hercules Unchained
17. The Horse Soldiers
18. Good Morning
19. Cat’s Cradle
20. A Bucket of Blood
21. Our Man in Havana
22. Darby O’Gill and the Little People
23. City of Fear
24. Never So Few
25. Pillow Talk
26. The House on Haunted Hill
27. The Diary of Anne Frank
28. Ben-Hur
29. Plan 9 from Outer Space
30. The Shaggy Dog