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Reply #15 on: November 25, 2014, 02:45:17 AM
One big one you guys are missing is Bridge on the River Kwai. Another is Stalag 17, which, while maybe not quite as strong as Sunset Blvd, Some Like It Hot, Ace in the Hole, et al., should probably still be mentioned. A Place in the Sun is similarly eclipsed in its director's output of the decade, but holds up nicely nonetheless. Bad Day at Black Rock is really good too. Hobson's Choice.

If I was making a list not of movies I thought were best or ones I'd consider favourites, but movies I want to watch right now Forbidden Planet would rank high. As would Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Ben-Hur just because I haven't seen it in a while and remember it being awesome. Marty. Just good, easy drinkin'

But top ten? In no particular order...

Sweet Smell of Success
The Night of the Hunter
The Bridge on the River Kwai
All That Heaven Allows
Some Like It Hot
Some Came Running
The Lusty Men
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?
North By Northwest

Hurts to leave off Kazan but there you go.


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Reply #16 on: November 25, 2014, 05:23:53 AM
My knowledge of 50s films and earlier is kinda limited, but...

Seven Samurai
Sansho the Bailiff
Ugetsu Monogatari
The 400 Blows
Apu Trilogy (yes, cheating)
12 Angry Men
Paths of Glory
Sweet Smell of Success
Tokyo Story
Rear Window

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Reply #17 on: December 11, 2014, 07:13:36 PM
The Left Handed Gun
Night and the City
Smiles of a Summer Night
The Bandwagon
Johnny Guitar
Hiroshima Mon Amour
Sweet Smell of Success
On the Waterfront
Tokyo Story
The 400 Blows
Ace In the Hole
The Wages of Fear
North by Northwest
A Man Escaped
The Night and the Hunter
Pick up on South Street
Summer with Monika
Sawdust and Tinsel
Ashes and Diamonds
Paths of Glory
Crime wave
Rio Bravo
Black Orpheus


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Reply #18 on: May 25, 2019, 11:08:58 PM
Thread compiled here:

Xixax - 1950s

Xixax - 1950s - World Cinema

These were not on Letterboxd:

Apur Sansar
Do Aankhen Barah Haath
Do Bigha Zameen