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. 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. Father’s Little Dividend
35. The House on Telegraph Hill
36. Show Boat
37. Mask of the Avenger
38. 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. Europa ’51
8. The Golden Coach
9. Ruby Gentry
10. The Lusty Men
11. Rancho Notorious
12. Monkey Business
13. Mother
14. The Bad and the Beautiful
15. Clash by Night
16. The Narrow Margin
17. The Life of Oharu
18. The Big Sky
19. Angel Face
20. Macao
21. The Crimson Pirate
22. Springfield Rifle
23. Blackbeard, the Pirate
24. Scandal Sheet
25. The Importance of Being Earnest
26. The Sniper
27. Lovely to Look At
28. The Marrying Kind
29. High Noon
30. The Greatest Show on Earth
31. Million Dollar Mermaid
32. Pat and Mike
33. 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. Touchez pas au grisbi
18. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
19. Track of the Cat
20. Vera Cruz
21. Sabrina
22. Late Chrysanthemums
23. La Strada
24. Dial M for Murder
25. Susan Slept Here
26. Chikamatsu monogatari
27. Executive Suite
28. Creature from the Black Lagoon
29. Them!
30. Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto
31. The Caine Mutiny
32. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
33. 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. 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. 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. Toute la mémoire du monde
10. Tokyo Twilight
11. The Incredible Shrinking Man
12. The Tall T
13. The Tarnished Angels
14. A Chairy Tale
15. Witness for the Prosecution
16. Nights of Cabiria
17. Mambo Girl
18. The Sweet Smell of Success
19. Show Biz Bugs
20. Decision at Sundown
21. Jet Pilot
22. Steal Wool
23. Curse of the Demon
24. Le notti bianche
25. Ali Baba Bunny
26. China Gate
27. Men in War
28. Kanal
29. The Lower Depths
30. An Affair to Remember
31. Forty Guns
32. The Three Little Bops
33. Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?
34. Band of Angels
35. 3:10 to Yuma
36. Nightfall
37. Saint Joan
38. Ill Met By Moonlight
39. Il Grido
40. I am Waiting
41. Wild Strawberries
42. The Truth About Mother Goose
43. The Curse of Frankenstein
44. Paths of Glory
45. Desk Set
46. Silk Stockings
47. The True Story of Jesse James
48. Bridge on the River Kwai
49. Go Fly a Kit
50. The Tin Star
51. Fire Down Below
52. The Rising of the Moon
53. Love in the Afternoon
54. Let’s All Go to the Lobby
55. The Edge of the City
56. Les Girls
57. The Enemy Below
58. Time Without Pity
59. Night Passage
60. The Wings of Eagles
61. Les Mistons
62. Peyton Place
63. 12 Angry Men
64. The Brothers Rico
65. The Pajama Game
66. Until They Sail
67. Ducking the Devil
68. A Face in the Crowd
69. NY, NY
70. Birds Anonymous
71. Designing Woman
72. Jailhouse Rock
73. The Three Faces of Eve
74. Tom’s Photo Finish
75. Zero Hour!
76. Pal Joey
77. The Man of 1000 Faces
78. 20 Million Miles to Earth
79. Sayonara
80. The Buster Keaton Story
81. The Comedian
82. 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