Friday, December 17, 2010

The Best Films: 1948, 1949

It's getting to be that time of year again when I begin to compile my list of the 25 best movies of the year. As a prelude I revisit the Top 25 from past years. Click on the titles to learn more about the films.

1948
1. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
2. The Bicycle Thief
3. Hamlet
4. The Red Shoes
5. Oliver Twist
6. Red River
7. Easter Parade
8. Key Largo
9. The Fallen Idol
10. Fort Apache
11. Johnny Belinda
12. The Winslow Boy
13. Letter From an Unknown Woman
14. Portrait of Jennie
15. I Remember Mama
16. Unfaithfully Yours
17. Sorry, Wrong Number
18. The Snake Pit
19. The Search
20. Macbeth
21. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein
22. The Naked City
23. Call Northside 777
24. The Lady From Shanghai
25. The Big Clock

1949
1. The Third Man
2. All the King’s Men
3. A Letter to Three Wives
4. On the Town
5. Stray Dog
6. Twelve O’Clock High
7. White Heat
8. The Heiress
9. The Set-Up
10 Kind Hearts and Coronets
11. Jour de FĂȘte
12. The Queen of Spades
13. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
14. Champion
15. Battleground
16. Thieves Highway
17. They Live By Night
18. Sands of Iwo Jima
19. Home of the Brave
20. The Glass Mountain
21. Tight Little Island
22. The Secret Garden
23. Criss Cross
24. Christ in Concrete
25. The Hidden Room

1 comment:

Uncle Phil-Phil said...

I am glad you got over your Olivia Complex, at least enough to include "The Heiress" on your '49 list. It's my favorite William Wyler movie and one of my all-time favs as well. The characters are so well-developed, with even the smallest gestures becoming meaningful and revealing.