Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Great Films: 1956, 1957

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.

1956
1. The Searchers
2. The Burmese Harp
3. The Ten Commandments
4. Lust for Life
5. All That Heaven Allows
6. Bob Le Flambeur
7. Invasion of the Body Snatchers
8. The King and I
9. Giant
10. Aparajito
11. Written on the Wind
12. Friendly Persuasion
13. The Court Jester
14. Anastasia
15. The Killing
16. Forbidden Planet
17. The Man Who Knew Too Much
18. Around the World in 80 Days
19. Moby Dick
20. Somebody Up There Likes Me
21. Baby Doll
22. Carousel
23. Attack!
24. Godzilla
25. Bus Stop

1957
1. The Bridge on the River Kwai
2. Twelve Angry Men
3. Paths of Glory
4. Witness for the Prosecution
5. Sweet Smell of Success
6. The Seventh Seal
7. Wild Strawberries
8. Nights of Cabiria
9. A Face in the Crowd
10. Throne of Blood
11. The Cranes Are Flying
12. Peyton Place
13. Kanal
14. Sayonara
15. The Three Faces of Eve
16. An Affair to Remember
17. 3:10 to Yuma
18. Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?
19. Old Yeller
20. The Pajama Game
21. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
22. A Hatful of Rain
23. The Tall T
24. The Incredible Shrinking Man
25. The Enemy Below

1 comment:

Ben Quick said...

Few films have fallen from grace as rapidly as "Sayonara." And I agree that it doesn't hold up. Everything about it is over-stated, especially Marlon Brando's affected Southern accent. The two main love stories never convinced me. As for the two Oscar winners, Red Button's award was just for his change of pace, and Miyoshi Umeki was better in television's "The Courtship of
Eddie's Father."