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Top 10 Films of 1961

10 films

RANKED. My favorite 1961 world premiere films.

Top 10: 1. El Cid (Anthony Mann) 2. The Ladies Man (Jerry Lewis)…

  • Psycho
  • Les Bonnes Femmes
  • L'Avventura
  • Peeping Tom
  • Strangers When We Meet

Top 10 Films of 1960

10 films

RANKED. My favorite 1960 world premiere films.

Top 10: 1. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock) 2. The Good Time Girls (Claude Chabrol)…

  • Day of the Outlaw
  • Ride Lonesome
  • Imitation of Life
  • Hiroshima Mon Amour
  • The 400 Blows

Top 10 Films of 1959

10 films

RANKED. My favorite 1959 world premiere films.

Top 10: 1. Day of the Outlaw (André De Toth) 2. Ride Lonesome

  • Murder by Contract
  • Vertigo
  • Some Came Running
  • Bonjour Tristesse
  • Elevator to the Gallows

Top 10 Films of 1958

10 films

RANKED. My favorite 1958 world premiere films.

Top 10: 1. Murder by Contract (Irving Lerner) 2. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock) 3.…

  • Sweet Smell of Success
  • Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?
  • Mister Cory
  • Funny Face
  • Throne of Blood

Top 10 Films of 1957

10 films

RANKED. My favorite 1957 world premiere films.

Top 10: 1. Sweet Smell of Success (Alexander Mackendrick) 2. Will Success Spoil…

  • Tea and Sympathy
  • Slightly Scarlet
  • Written on the Wind
  • The Searchers
  • Hold Back the Night

Top 10 Films of 1956

10 films

RANKED. My favorite 1956 world premiere films.

Top 10: 1. Tea and Sympathy (Vincente Minnelli) 2. Slightly Scarlet (Allan Dwan)…

  • The Phenix City Story
  • Ordet
  • French Cancan
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • All That Heaven Allows

Top 10 Films of 1955

10 films

RANKED. My favorite 1955 world premiere films.

Top 10: 1. The Phenix City Story (Phil Karlson) 2. The Word (Carl…

  • Sansho the Bailiff
  • Drive a Crooked Road
  • Rear Window
  • Johnny Guitar
  • Touchez Pas au Grisbi

Top 10 Films of 1954

10 films

RANKED. My favorite 1954 world premiere films I graded A.

Top 10: 1. Sansho the Bailiff (Kenji Mizoguchi) 2. Drive…

  • Anatahan
  • Glen or Glenda
  • Tokyo Story
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
  • Angel Face

Top 10 Films of 1953

10 films

RANKED. My favorite 1953 world premiere films.

Top 10: 1. Anatahan (Josef von Sternberg) 2. Glen or Glenda (Edward D.…

  • The Big Sky
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • Forbidden Games
  • No Room for the Groom
  • Umberto D.

Top 10 Films of 1952

10 films

RANKED. My favorite 1952 world premiere films.

Top 10: 1. The Big Sky (Howard Hawks) 2 Singin' in the Rain

  • Miss Julie
  • On Dangerous Ground
  • The Thing from Another World
  • Strangers on a Train
  • Diary of a Country Priest

Top 10 Films of 1951

10 films

RANKED. My favorite 1951 world premiere films.

Top 10: 1. Miss Julie (Alf Sjöberg) 2. On Dangerous Ground (Nicholas Ray)…

  • Gun Crazy
  • Orpheus
  • Rashomon
  • Wagon Master
  • Story of a Love Affair

Top 10 Films of 1950

10 films

RANKED. My favorite 1950 world premiere films.

Top 10: 1. Gun Crazy (Joseph H. Lewis) 2. Orpheus (Jean Cocteau) 3.…