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The 1950's:

(In chronological order)


John Huston: The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
Henry King: The Gunfighter (1950)
Akira Kurosawa: Rashomon (1950)
Billy Wilder: Sunset Boulevard (1950)
Alfred Hitchcock: Stage Fright (1950)
Joseph Mankiewicz: All About Eve (1950)
Jules Dassin: Night and the City (1950)
Nicholas Ray: In A Lonely Place (1950)
Luis Bunuel: Los Olvidados/ The Young and the Damned (1950)
Joseph Lewis: Gun Crazy (1950)
Michelangelo Antonioni: Cronache di Un Amore/ Story of a Love Affair (1950)
John Ford: Rio Grande(1950)
Yasujiro Ozu: Bakushu/ Early Summer (1951)
Raj Kapoor: Awaara (1951)
Charles Crichton: Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
Anthony Mann: Winchester '73 (1951)
Alexander Mackendrick: The Man In White Suit (1951)
Christian Nyby: The Thing From Another World (1951)
Joseph Mankiewicz: People Will Talk (1951)
Mario Monicelli: Guardie e Ladri/ Cops and Robbers (1951)
Robert Wise: The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Vincente Minnelli: An American In Paris (1951)
Alfred Hitchcock: Strangers on a Train/ Delitto per DElitto (1951)
John Huston: The African Queen (1951)
Vittorio DeSica: Miracolo a Milano/ Miracle in Milan (1951)
Jean Renoir: The River (1951)
Billy Wilder: The Big Carnival/ Asso nella Manica (1951)
Charles Lamont: Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951)
Robert Bresson: Journal d'un Cure de Campagne/ Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
Kenji Mizoguchi: Saikaku Ichidai Onna/ Life of Oharu (1952)
Akira Kurosawa: Ikiru/To live (1952)
Charles Chaplin: Limelight (1952)
Fred Zinnemann: High Noon (1952)
Elia Kazan: Viva Zapata (1952)
Howard Hawks: Monkey Business (1952)
Henry Hathaway: Diplomatic Courier (1952)
Richard Fleischer: Narrow Margin (1952)
Anthony Mann: Naked Spur (1952)
John Ford: The Quiet Man (1952)
Stanley Donen: Singin' In The Rain (1952)
Jacques Becker: Casque d'Or (1952)
Luis Bunuel: El(1952)
Rene` Clement: Jeux Interdits (1952)
Fritz Lang: Rancho Notorious (1952)
Ingmar Bergman: Sommarem med Monika/ Summer with Monica (1952)
Henri Clouzot: Le Salaire de la Peur/ Wages of Fear (1953)
Chuck Jones: Duck Amuck (1953)
Bimal Roy: Do Bigha Zamin (1953)
Howard Hawks: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Henry Hathaway: Niagara (1953)
Jack Arnold: It Came from Outer Space (1953)
Ida Lupino: The Hitch-hiker (1953)
Ingmar Bergman: Gycklarnas Afton/ Sawdust and Tinsel/ Una Vampata d'Amore (1953)
Kenji Mizoguchi: Ugetsu Monogatari/ Racconti della Luna Pallida d'Agosto (1953)
Vincente Minnelli: The Bandwagon (1953)
Yasujiro Ozu: Tokyo Monogatari (1953)
Fritz Lang: The Big Heat (1953)
Fred Zinnemann: From Here to Eternity (1953)
George Stevens: Shane (1953)
William Wyler: Roman Holiday (1953)
Sam Fuller: Pickup on South Street (1953)
Vincente Minnelli: The Bad and the Beautiful (1954)
Kenji Mizoguchi: Chikamatsu Monogatari/ Crucified Lovers (1954)
Elia Kazan: On The Waterfront (1954)
Teinosuke Kinugasa: Jigokumen/ Gate of Hell (1954)
Laszlo Benedek: The Wild One (1954)
Robert Aldrich: Vera Cruz (1954)
Jacques Becker: Touchez Pas au Grisbi/ Grisbi (1954)
George Cukor: A Star Is Born (1954)
George Cukor: It Should Happen to You (1954)
Akira Kurosawa: Shichinin No Samurai/ The Seven Samurai (1954)
Nicholas Ray: Johnny Guitar (1954)
Elia Kazan: East of Eden (1954)
Alfred Hitchcock: Rear Window/ La FInestra Sul Cortile (1954)
Federico Fellini: La Strada (1954)
Jack Arnold: Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
Alfred Hitchcock: Dial M for Murder/ Delitto Perfetto (1954)
Jules Dassin: Rififi (1954)
Kenji Mizoguchi: Sansho Dayu/ Sansho the Bailiff (1954)
Vincente Minnelli: Brigadoon (1954)
Luchino Visconti: Senso (1954)
Ishiro Honda: Gojira/ Godzilla (1954)
Alfred Hitchcock: To Catch A Thief/ Caccia al Ladro (1955)
William Wyler: Desperate Hours (1955)
Gordon Douglas: Them (1955)
King Vidor: Man Without a Star (1955)
Alexander Mackendrick: The Ladykillers (1955)
Billy Wilder: The Seven Year Itch (1955)
Anthony Mann: The Man From Laramie (1955)
Carl Theodor Dreyer: Ordet (1955)
Fritz Lang: Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1955)
Ingmar Bergman: Sommarnattens Leende/ Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)
Max Ophuls: Lola Montez (1955)
Orson Welles: Mr Arkadin/ Rapporto Confidenziale (1955)
Satyajit Ray: Pather Panchali (1955)
Robert Aldrich: Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
Delbert Mann: Marty (1955)
Charles Laughton: The Night of the Hunter (1955)
Nicholas Ray: Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
Vittorio DeSica: Umberto D (1955)
Mervyn LeRoy: Mister Roberts (1955)
Kenji Mizoguchi: Shin Heike Monogatari/ New Tales of the Tara Clan (1955)
Fred Wilcox: Forbidden Planet (1956)
Jacques Tourneur: Nightfall (1956)
John Ford: The Searchers (1956)
Val Guest: Quatermass Experiment (1956)
Robert Aldrich: Attack (1956)
Claude Autant-Lara: La Traverse` de Paris/ Four Bags Full (1956)
Douglas Sirk: Written on the Wind (1956)
Stanley Kubrick: The Killing/ Rapina a Mano Armata (1956)
Don Siegel: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Frank Tashlin: The Girl Can't Help It (1956)
George Stevens: Giant (1956)
Ingmar Bergman: Det Sjunde Inseglet/ Seventh Seal (1956)
Alfred Hitchcock: Wrong Man/ Il Ladro (1956)
Andzej Wajda: Kanal/ Dannati di Varsavia (1956)
Fritz Lang: While the City Sleeps (1956)
Henri Clouzot: Les Diaboliques (1956)
Kon Ichikawa: Burmese Harp/ Biruma no Tategoto (1956)
Robert Bresson: Un Condamne` a morte s'est echappe'/ A Man Escaped (1956)
Satyajit Ray: Aparajito (1956)
Frank Tashlin: Hollywood or Bust(1956)
Frank Tashlin: Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter(1957)
Yasujiro Ozu: Tokyo Boshoku/ Tokyo Twilight (1957),
Lev Atamanov: Snezhnaya Koroleva/ The Snow Queen (1957)
Bert Gordon: Beginning of the End (1957)
Mehboob Khan: Mother India (1957)
Luchino Visconti: Le Notti Bianche (1957)
Guru Dutt: Pyaasa/ Thirst(1957)
Akira Kurosawa: Kumonosu-jo/Throne of Blood (1957)
Roger Vadim: Et Dieu Crea la Femme/ And God Created Woman (1957)
Budd Boetticher: The Tall T (1957)
Delmer Daves: 3:10 to Yuma (1957)
Ingmar Bergman: Smultronstallet/ Wild Strawberries (1957)
Ingmar Bergman: Ansiktet/ Magician/ Volto (1957)
Michail Kalatozov: Letjat Zuravli/ Cranes are Flying (1957)
David Lean: The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957)
Stanley Kubrick: Paths of Glory (1957)
Elia Kazan: A Face in the Crowd (1957)
Alexander Mackendrick: Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
Sidney Lumet: Twelve Angry Men (1957)
Federico Fellini: Nights of Cabiria (1957)
Jack Arnold: The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
John Sturges: Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
Vincente Minnelli: Gigi (1958)
Satyajit Ray: Jalsaghar/ Music Room (1958)
Bimal Roy: Madhumati (1958)
Richard Quine: Bell Book and Candle/ Una Strega in Paradiso (1958)
Orson Welles: Touch Of Evil (1958)
Stanley Kramer: Defiant Ones (1958)
Alfred Hitchcock: Vertigo/ La Donna che Visse due Volte (1958)
Akira Kurosawa: Kakushi Toride no San-akunin/Hidden Fortress (1958)
Andrzej Munk: Eroica (1958)
Jacques Tati: Mon Oncle (1958)
Jacques Tourneur: Curse of the Demon (1958)
Kurt Neumann: The Fly (1958)
Mario Monicelli: I Soliti Ignoti/ Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958)
Youssef Chahine: Bab al-Hadid/ Cairo Station (1958)
Louis Malle: Ascenseur pour l'Echafaud (1958)
Andzej Wajda: Popiol i Diament/ Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
Shui Hua: Linjia Puzi/ Lin Family (1959)
Roberto Rossellini: Generale Della Rovere (1959)
Budd Boetticher: Ride Lonesome (1959)
Richard Quine: It Happened to Jane (1959)
Guru Dutt: Kaagaz Ke Phool/ Paper Flowers (1959)
Alain Resnais: Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)
Otto Preminger: Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
Grigorij Chukrai: Ballada o soldate (1959)
Ingmar Bergman: Jungfrukallan/ Virgin Spring (1959)
Jean-Luc Godard: A Bout de Souffle/ Breathless (1959)
John Cassavetes: Shadows (1959)
Mario Monicelli: La Grande Guerra/ Great War (1959)
Masaki Kobayashi: Ningen no Joken/ Human Condition (1959)
Michelangelo Antonioni: L'Avventura/ Adventure (1959)
Robert Bresson: Pickpocket (1959)
William Wyler: Ben-Hur (1959)
Alfred Hitchcock: North By Northwest/ Intrigo Internazionale (1959)
Howard Hawks: Rio Bravo (1959)
Billy Wilder: Some Like It Hot (1959)
Francois Truffaut: Les Quatrecents Coups/ The 400 Blows (1959)
Georges Franju: Les Yeaux Sans Visage/ Horror Chamber of Dr Faustus/ Eyes Without a Face (1959)

The Best of the Decade
  1. Orson Welles: Touch Of Evil
  2. Alfred Hitchcock: North By Northwest/ Intrigo Internazionale
  3. Akira Kurosawa: Ikiru/To live (1952)
  4. Charles Chaplin: Limelight
  5. George Stevens: Giant
  6. Billy Wilder: Sunset Boulevard
  7. Fritz Lang: The Big Heat
  8. Alfred Hitchcock: Vertigo
  9. Ingmar Bergman: Det Sjunde Inseglet/ Seventh Seal
  10. Orson Welles: Mr Arkadin/ Rapporto Confidenziale
  11. Elia Kazan: On The Waterfront
  12. Vittorio DeSica: Miracolo a Milano/ Miracle in Milan
  13. Alfred Hitchcock: Rear Window
  14. Federico Fellini: La Strada
  15. Ingmar Bergman: Smultronstallet/ Wild Strawberries
  16. Elia Kazan: A Face in the Crowd
  17. Akira Kurosawa: Shichinin No Samurai/ The Seven Samurai
  18. Alfred Hitchcock: To Catch A Thief
  19. Carl Theodor Dreyer: Ordet
  20. Vittorio DeSica: Umberto D
  21. Federico Fellini: Nights of Cabiria
  22. Ingmar Bergman: Ansiktet/ Magician/ Volto
  23. Yasujiro Ozu: Bakushu/ Early Summer (1951)
  24. Akira Kurosawa: Rashomon
  25. Joseph Mankiewicz: All About Eve
  26. Don Siegel: Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  27. Fritz Lang: While the City Sleeps
  28. Richard Quine: Bell Book and Candle/ Una Strega in Paradiso
  29. Mario Monicelli: I Soliti Ignoti/ Big Deal on Madonna Street
  30. Mario Monicelli: La Grande Guerra/ Great War (1959)
  31. Billy Wilder: Some Like It Hot (1959)
  32. Alain Resnais: Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)
  33. Jean-Luc Godard: A Bout de Souffle/ Breathless (1959)
  34. Guru Dutt: Kaagaz/ Paper Flowers (1959)
  35. Richard Quine: It Happened to Jane (1959)
  36. John Cassavetes: Shadows (1959)
  37. Satyajit Ray: Pather Panchali
  38. Akira Kurosawa: Kakushi Toride no San-akunin/Hidden Fortress
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The Best of 1950
  1. Billy Wilder: Sunset Boulevard
  2. Akira Kurosawa: Rashomon
  3. Joseph Mankiewicz: All About Eve
  4. John Huston: The Asphalt Jungle
  5. Alfred Hitchcock: Stage Fright
The Best of 1951
  1. Billy Wilder: The Big Carnival/ Asso nella Manica
  2. Vittorio DeSica: Miracolo a Milano/ Miracle in Milan
  3. Yasujiro Ozu: Bakushu/ Early Summer
  4. John Huston: The African Queen
  5. Mario Monicelli: Guardie e Ladri/ Cops and Robbers
  6. Anthony Mann: Winchester '73
The Best of 1952
  1. Akira Kurosawa: Ikiru/To live
  2. Charles Chaplin: Limelight
  3. Fred Zinnemann: High Noon
  4. Kenji Mizoguchi: Saikaku Ichidai Onna/ Life of Oharu
  5. Jacques Becker: Casque d'Or
  6. Fritz Lang: Rancho Notorious
  7. Ingmar Bergman: Sommarem med Monika/ Summer with Monica
The Best of 1953
  1. Fritz Lang: The Big Heat
  2. George Stevens: Shane
  3. Ingmar Bergman: Glycklarnas Afton/ Sawdust and Tinsel/ Una Vampata d'Amore
  4. Henri Clouzot: Le Salaire de la Peur/ Wages of Fear
  5. Yasujiro Ozu: Tokyo Monogatari
The Best of 1954
  1. Elia Kazan: On The Waterfront
  2. Alfred Hitchcock: Rear Window
  3. Federico Fellini: La Strada
  4. Akira Kurosawa: Shichinin No Samurai/ The Seven Samurai
  5. Kenji Mizoguchi: Sansho Dayu/ Sansho the Bailiff
  6. Alfred Hitchcock: Dial M for Murder
  7. Kenji Mizoguchi: Chikamatsu Monogatari/ Crucified Lovers
The Best of 1955
  1. Orson Welles: Mr Arkadin
  2. Alfred Hitchcock: To Catch A Thief
  3. Carl Theodor Dreyer: Ordet
  4. Vittorio DeSica: Umberto D
  5. Ingmar Bergman: Sommarnattens Leende/ Smiles of a Summer Night
  6. Satyajit Ray: Pather Panchali
  7. Robert Aldrich: Kiss Me Deadly
  8. William Wyler: Desperate Hours
The Best of 1956
  1. George Stevens: Giant
  2. Ingmar Bergman: Det Sjunde Inseglet/ Seventh Seal
  3. Don Siegel: Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  4. Fritz Lang: While the City Sleeps
  5. John Ford: The Searchers
  6. Jacques Tourneur: Nightfall
The Best of 1957
  1. Ingmar Bergman: Smultronstallet/ Wild Strawberries
  2. Elia Kazan: A Face in the Crowd
  3. Federico Fellini: Nights of Cabiria
  4. Ingmar Bergman: Ansiktet/ Magician/ Volto
  5. Stanley Kubrick: Paths of Glory
  6. Yasujiro Ozu: Tokyo Boshoku/ Tokyo Twilight
The Best of 1958
  1. Orson Welles: Touch Of Evil
  2. Alfred Hitchcock: Vertigo
  3. Richard Quine: Bell Book and Candle/ Una Strega in Paradiso
  4. Mario Monicelli: I Soliti Ignoti/ Big Deal on Madonna Street
  5. Akira Kurosawa: Kakushi Toride no San-akunin/Hidden Fortress
  6. Satyajit Ray: Jalsaghar/ Music Room
The Best of 1959
  1. Alfred Hitchcock: North By Northwest/ Intrigo Internazionale
  2. Mario Monicelli: La Grande Guerra/ Great War
  3. Billy Wilder: Some Like It Hot
  4. Alain Resnais: Hiroshima Mon Amour
  5. Jean-Luc Godard: A Bout de Souffle/ Breathless
  6. Guru Dutt: Kaagaz/ Paper Flowers
  7. Richard Quine: It Happened to Jane
  8. John Cassavetes: Shadows
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