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. The Elusive Pimpernel
32. 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. 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. 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. Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje
8. Ordet
9. Lola Montes
10. The Phenix City Story
11. Bad Day at Black Rock
12. It’s Always Fair Weather
13. The Trouble with Harry
14. My Sister Eileen
15. Guys and Dolls
16. Floating Clouds
17. Rififi
18. Night and Fog
19. Jupiter’s Darling
20. The Ladykillers
21. Moonfleet
22. The Big Combo
23. The Man from Laramie
24. To Catch a Thief
25. The Cobweb
26. Wichita
27. Artists and Models
28. House of Bamboo
29. Yang Kwei-fei
30. East of Eden
31. Killer’s Kiss
32. Land of the Pharaohs
33. Run for Cover
34. Lady and the Tramp
35. Smiles of a Summer Night
36. Kismet
37. The Blackboard Jungle
38. Tight Spot
39. Mr. Roberts
40. Daddy Long Legs
41. Marty
42. Samurai II: Duel at Ichioji Temple
43. 5 Against the House
44. Love Me or Leave Me
45. The Quatermass Xperiment
46. Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier
47. The Big Knife
48. Record of a Living Being
49. The Seven-Year Itch
50. The Last Frontier
51. Oklahoma!
52. Bride of the Monster
53. 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. 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. The Wings of Eagles
62. Les Mistons
63. Peyton Place
64. 12 Angry Men
65. The Brothers Rico
66. The Pajama Game
67. Until They Sail
68. Ducking the Devil
69. A Face in the Crowd
70. NY, NY
71. Birds Anonymous
72. Designing Woman
73. Jailhouse Rock
74. The Three Faces of Eve
75. Tom’s Photo Finish
76. Zero Hour!
77. Pal Joey
78. The Man of 1000 Faces
79. 20 Million Miles to Earth
80. Sayonara
81. The Buster Keaton Story
82. The Comedian
83. 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. 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. 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

5 thoughts on “Rankings: 1950-1959

    • That’s an interesting one. Looks like it played the shorts competition at Cannes that year, but all the other online sources have it as a 1956 film. Though they may all be reliant on the imdb.

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