Rankings: 1950-1959

1950:

1. All About Eve
2. Wagon Master
3. Rashomon
4. In a Lonely Place
5. Gun Crazy
6. Stromboli
7. Sunset Blvd.
8. Winchester ’73
9. Harvey
10. Devil’s Doorway
11. The Furies
12. Where the Sidewalk Ends
13. The Asphalt Jungle
14. Rio Grande
15. So Long at the Fair
16. Night and the City
17. Born Yesterday
18. Stage Fright
19. Father of the Bride
20. DOA
21. The Flame and the Arrow
22. No Man of Her Own
23. The Breaking Point
24. Where Danger Lives
25. The Baron of Arizona
26. September Affair
27. Summer Stock
28. The File on Thelma Jordan
29. Born to be Bad
30. Cinderella
31. 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. Alice in Wonderland
11. The Idiot
12. The African Queen
13. The Lavender Hill Mob
14. Strangers on a Train
15. The Prowler
16. Ginza Cosmetics
17. Flying Leathernecks
18. The Tales of Hoffman
19. His Kind of Woman
20. Fixed Bayonets!
21. The Tall Target
22. Anne of the Indies
23. Along the Great Divide
24. The Day the Earth Stood Still
25. Ace in the Hole
26. The Mating Season
27. A Streetcar Named Desire
28. Miss Julie
29. Royal Wedding
30. A Place in the Sun
31. Summer Interlude
32. Father’s Little Dividend
33. The House on Telegraph Hill
34. Show Boat
35. Mask of the Avenger
36. The Man from Planet X

1952:

1. Singin’ in the Rain
2. The Quiet Man
3. Ikiru
4. Bend of the River
5. Park Row
6. Limelight
7. On Dangerous Ground
8. Europa ’51
9. The Golden Coach
10. Ruby Gentry
11. Othello
12. The Lusty Men
13. Rancho Notorious
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. Ivanhoe

1953:

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

1954:

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

1955:

1. Night of the Hunter
2. All That Heaven Allows
3. Pather Panchali
4. Kiss Me Deadly
5. Mr. Arkadin
6. Rebel Without a Cause
7. Ordet
8. Lola Montes
9. The Phenix City Story
10. Bad Day at Black Rock
11. It’s Always Fair Weather
12. The Trouble with Harry
13. My Sister Eileen
14. Guys and Dolls
15. Floating Clouds
16. Rififi
17. Night and Fog
18. Jupiter’s Darling
19. The Ladykillers
20. Moonfleet
21. The Big Combo
22. The Man from Laramie
23. To Catch a Thief
24. The Cobweb
25. Wichita
26. Artists and Models
27. House of Bamboo
28. Yang Kwei-fei
29. Killer’s Kiss
30. Land of the Pharaohs
31. Run for Cover
32. Lady and the Tramp
33. Smiles of a Summer Night
34. East of Eden
35. Kismet
36. The Blackboard Jungle
37. Tight Spot
38. Mr. Roberts
39. Daddy Long Legs
40. Marty
41. Samurai II: Duel at Ichioji Temple
42. 5 Against the House
43. Love Me or Leave Me
44. The Quatermass Xperiment
45. Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier
46. The Big Knife
47. Record of a Living Being
48. The Seven-Year Itch
49. The Last Frontier
50. Oklahoma!
51. Bride of the Monster
52. 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. Toute la mémoire du monde
8. Aparajito
9. The Killing
10. On the Bowery
11. The Man Who Knew Too Much
12. A Man Escaped
13. Bigger than Life
14. Early Spring
15. The Girl Can’t Help It
16. Elena et les hommes
17. Invasion of the Body Snatchers
18. Bob le flambeur
19. While the City Sleeps
20. Street of Shame
21. The Ten Commandments
22. Los tallos amargos
23. Forbidden Planet
24. The Red Balloon
25. War and Peace
26. Lust for Life
27. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
28. Great Day in the Morning
29. Giant
30. Sunday in Peking
31. The King and I
32. Around the World in 80 Days
33. High Society
34. The Wrong Man
35. The Killer is Loose
36. Hot Blood
37. Moby Dick
38. Baby Doll

1957:
1957 Awards:

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

1958:

1. Vertigo
2. Touch of Evil
3. Some Came Running
4. Murder by Contract
5. Mon Oncle
6. The Music Room
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. Party Girl
18. Diao Chan
19. Equinox Flower
20. Ashes and Diamonds
21. The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
22. Horror of Dracula
23. Bell, Book and Candle
24. The Last Hurrah
25. The Quiet American
26. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
27. The Reluctant Debutante
28. The Left-Handed Gun
29. Two-Headed Spy
30. Indiscreet
31. The Vikings
32. Thunder Road
33. Separate Tables

1959:

1. North by Northwest
2. Rio Bravo
3. Hiroshima mon amour
4. Anatomy of a Murder
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. Some Like It Hot
13. The Indian Epic
14. Imitation of Life
15. Jazz on a Summer’s Day
16. The Horse Soldiers
17. Good Morning
18. Cat’s Cradle
19. A Bucket of Blood
20. Our Man in Havana
21. Darby O’Gill and the Little People
22. City of Fear
23. Never So Few
24. Pillow Talk
25. The House on Haunted Hill
26. The Diary of Anne Frank
27. Ben-Hur
28. Plan 9 from Outer Space
29. The Shaggy Dog