Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Great Films: 1954, 1955

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.


1954
1. Seven Samurai
2. On the Waterfront
3. Rear Window
4. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
5. Sansho the Bailiff
6. La Strada
7. A Star Is Born
8. The Caine Mutiny
9. Touchez Pas au Grisbi
10. Voyage to Italy
11. Sabrina
12. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
13. The Country Girl
14. Magnificent Obsession
15. Hobson’s Choice
16. White Christmas
17. Dial M for Murder
18. Salt of the Earth
19. The Dam Busters
20. Carmen Jones
21. Them!
22. Creature From the Black Lagoon
23. Johnny Guitar
24. The Detective
25. The Belles of St. Trinian’s

1955
1. Rebel Without a Cause
2. Diabolique
3. Rififi
4. Mister Roberts
5. East of Eden
6. The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz
7. Pather Panchali
8. Picnic
9. Ordet
10. Richard III
11. Marty
12. The Night of the Hunter
13. Smiles of a Summer Night
14. The Rose Tattoo
15. The Ladykillers
16. Bad Day at Black Rock
17. The Man From Laramie
18. Oklahoma!
19. The Night My Number Came Up
20. An Inspector Calls
21. Blackboard Jungle
22. I’ll Cry Tomorrow
23. The Seven Year Itch
24. Kiss Me Deadly
25. The Desperate Hours

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