Friday, December 24, 2010

The Great Films: 1958,1959

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.

1958
1. Touch of Evil
2. Vertigo
3. Big Deal on Madonna Street
4. The Hidden Fortress
5. Gigi
6. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
7. Elevator to the Gallows
8. A Night To Remember
9. The Defiant Ones
10. Ashes and Diamonds
11. Auntie Mame
12. Horror of Dracula
13. Look Back in Anger
14. Mon Oncle
15. No Time for Sergeants
16. Desert Attack
17. I Want To Live
18. Separate Tables
19. The Big Country
20. Curse of the Demon
21. The Horse’s Mouth
22. Carve Her Name With Pride
23. South Pacific
24. The Long, Hot Summer
25. The Brothers Karamazov

1959
1. Ben-Hur
2. Some Like It Hot
3. North By Northwest
4. The Diary of Anne Frank
5. Room at the Top
6. The 400 Blows
7. Imitation of Life
8. The Nun’s Story
9. Suddenly, Last Summer
10. Porgy and Bess
11. Rio Bravo
12. Anatomy of a Murder
13. Hiroshima Mon Amour
14. Flame Over India
15. Pillow Talk
16. The Hound of the Baskervilles
17. Floating Weeds
18. Compulsion
19. The World of Apu
20. Tiger Bay
21. The Mating Game
22. Pork Chop Hill
23. Sapphire
24. I’m All Right, Jack
25. Odds Against Tomorrow

1 comment:

Elmer Sweeney said...

Surprised that you rate "Ben-Hur" over "Some Like It Hot" and "North by Northwest." You're usually not so fond of William Wyler. Anyway, "Ben-Hur" is his least typical film. But it's less campy (and maybe less enjoyable) than "The Ten Commandments."