Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Great Films: 1952, 1953

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.

1952
1. Singin’ in the Rain
2. Ikiru
3. High Noon
4. Umberto D
5. The Quiet Man
6. Forbidden Games
7. Le Plasir
8. Come Back Little Sheba
9. The Bad and the Beautiful
10. Five Fingers
11. Othello
12, The Crimson Pirate
13. The Greatest Show on Earth
14. Scaramouche
15. Monkey Business
16. Viva Zapata
17. Moulin Rouge
18. The Member of the Wedding
19. The Importance of Being Earnest
20. With a Song in My Heart
21. Pat and Mike
22. On Dangerous Ground
23. Breaking the Sound Barrier
24. Son of Paleface
25. Ivanhoe

1953
1. The Wages of Fear
2. Tokyo Story
3. Shane
4. Ugetsu
5. I Vitelloni
6. The Earrings of Madame de…
7. From Here to Eternity
8. Stalag 17
9. Sawdust and Tinsel
10. Roman Holiday
11. Mr. Hulot’s Holiday
12. Summer With Monika
13. The Band Wagon
14. The Big Heat
15. Pickup on South Street
16. Little Fugitive
17. The War of the Worlds
18. Julius Caesar
19. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
20. Peter Pan
21. The Cruel Sea
22. The Naked Spur
23. The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.
24. The Robe
25. Invaders From Mars

1 comment:

PW said...

I'd rank "Moulin Rouge" and "Viva Zapata" higher but am so glad you included "The Earrings of Madame de..." It's a beautiful, classical film. All in all, these are highly respectable lists, with room for every type of film.