Top Ten Best Movies of the 1950s

MatrixGuy
1950's: Ben-Hur came out the first movie with 11 oscars, Some Like It Hot is remaining one of the greatest comedies ever and Vertigo is shocking today too...

The Top Ten

1 Vertigo

One of Hitchock's greatest thriller with a mind-blowing end - MatrixGuy

What is vertigo?

2 12 Angry Men

Even if you made the movie today, not much would be different. Except for air conditioning, all electronics would be seized. This would be in my top 5 favorites of all-time. - westofohio

I have to agree with Matrixguy, this movie is great, just talking, but so interesting. - booklover1

3 Rear Window
4 Seven Samurai

What an amazing epic samurai movie by Akira Kurosawa

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5 Sunset Boulevard

This fantastic film is definitely deserving of being in the top 3. It really takes a look into the deep, dark visions and thoughts in the physchy. I thought it was just going to be a charming Hollywood film noir, well, placed in Hollywood. But it was the opposite. This movie isn't charming. It's cruel. Dark. Stomach curling. Eye swelling. Head scratching. Gah, this film has everything. It's such a classic.

6 Ben-Hur

The first 11oscar winning movie a superb story - MatrixGuy

7 On the Waterfront

This isn't in the top 10? - naFrovivuS

8 Cinderella
9 Some Like It Hot
10 Rebel Without a Cause

The Contenders

11 Sleeping Beauty

This is a great Disney movie.
I saw it with my sister - Ajkloth

Higher

12 North By Northwest
13 Singin' in the Rain
14 Peter Pan

My favorite!

15 The Ten Commandments
16 Alice In Wonderland
17 Lady and the Tramp
18 Ikiru
19 The Seventh Seal
20 Giant
21 Rashomon
22 The Bridge on the River Kwai
23 Tokyo Story
24 Paths of Glory
25 Godzilla
26 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
27 Dial M for Murder
28 The Life of Oharu
29 The Man Who Knew Too Much
30 Ugetsu
31 Touch of Evil
32 A Streetcar Named Desire
33 East of Eden
34 Around the World in 80 Days
35 The Searchers
36 Niagara
37 All About Eve
38 This is Cinerama
39 Imitation of Life
40 South Pacific
41 Tokyo Twilight
42 Old Yeller
43 Wild Strawberries
44 Sansho the Bailiff
45 The Robe
46 Early Summer
47 All That Heaven Allows
48 The African Queen
49 Sweet Smell of Success
50 Strangers on a Train
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