Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Great Films: 1962, 1963

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.

1962
1. Lawrence of Arabia
2. To Kill a Mockingbird
3. The Miracle Worker
4. The Manchurian Candidate
5. The Longest Day
6. Days of Wine and Roses
7. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
8. The Music Man
9. The Trial
10. The Exterminating Angel
11. Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?
12. Cape Fear
13. Advise and Consent
14. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
15. Ride the High Country
16. Long Day’s Journey Into Night
17. Lolita
18. Jules and Jim
19. Birdman of Alcatraz
20. How the West Was Won
21. Mutiny on the Bounty
22. Billy Budd
23. Requiem for Heavyweight
24. Sweet Bird of Youth
25. Lonely Are the Brave

1963
1. Tom Jones
2. Hud
3.
4. The Great Escape
5. The Servant
6. Lilies of the Field
7. It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
8. The Birds
9. The Silence
10. This Sporting Life
11. Billy Liar
12. Charade
13. America, America
14. Winter Light
15. Shock Corridor
16. The Haunting
17. The Pumpkin Eater
18. From Russia With Love
19. Contempt
20. Jason and the Argonauts
21. Irma La Douce
22. The Nuttty Professor
23. The Pink Panther
24. Love With the Proper Stranger
25. Murder at the Gallop

1 comment:

Melanie Hamilton said...

What's the matter with you, Oppel?
"Lolita" and "Jules and Jim" should be waaaay up there -- and not on the mid-level of your list.