Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Top 10 Films of the 50's/60's/70's

Back in November I posted lists of my Top 10 Films from the 80's, 90's and 00's - influenced by Sam Fragoso at his site Duke and the Movies, who collaborates the rankings his readers send in and compiles an ultimate Top 10 from each decade. We are now up to the 60's, but I thought I would recap my selections from the 70's and 60's and jump ahead to the 50's. In addition to my Top 10, I am also going to include five honourable mentions. Honestly, how tough is this?

So, here we go:


Honourable Mentions: Dirty Harry, Aguirre: The Wrath of God, Deliverance, Jaws and Manhattan.

10. McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971)
9. The Conversation (1974)
8. The Wicker Man (1973)
7. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
6. Chinatown (1974)
5. Star Wars (1977)
4. Taxi Driver (1976)
3. Life of Brian (1979)
2. The Godfather/The Godfather Part II (1972/4)
1. Apocalypse Now (1976)


Honourable Mentions: Midnight Cowboy, Masculin Feminin, Peeping Tom, The Apartment, Au Hasard Balthazar

10. La Dolce Vita (1960)
9. Dr Strangelove (1964)
8. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
7. Andrei Rublev (1960)
6. 8 1/2 (1963)
5. The Conformist (1969)
4. The Great Escape (1963)
3. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
2. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
1. The Graduate (1967)


Honourable Mentions: Rashomon, Sunset Blvd., Rear Window, Wild Strawberries, All About Eve

10. Mon Oncle (1958)
9. Pickpocket (1959)
8. The 400 Blows (1959)
7. The Seven Samurai (1954)
6. North By Northwest (1959)
5. Vertigo (1958)
4. Paths of Glory (1957)
3. Wages of Fear (1953)
2. 12 Angry Men (1957)
1. The Seventh Seal (1957)


  1. Hey, that's me!

    Nice group of films Andy.

    1. Yes it is. Cheers for setting up this cool collaboration - and thanks, its a bit of an insight into my 50's choices.

  2. So glad to see a Python film making the list :D And Mon Oncle for the 50's! Haven't seen that one yet, but Hulot is a brilliant character!

    1. I love Life of Brian. I love Hulot - haven't seen Playtime, but I enjoyed M. Hulot's Holiday.

  3. Awesome lists. The Seventh Seal for no. 1 of the '50s makes up for no Persona in the '60s :)

    1. Haha. You know I'm not the biggest fan of Persona. I would have had Through a Glass Darkly in my Honourable Mentions over Persona - but I do LOVE The Seventh Seal!

  4. Great list!!!

    But Rashomon needs to be in the top10 list :P

    Love your blog keep it up bro

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