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on 22 Oct 2011 04:29

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Favorite films of the '50s

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Herein you'll find what I consider to be the best movies of the 1950s that I have seen, arranged by both quality and how much I love each film. Most of these I've seen recently, while I haven't seen 12 Angry Men since I was in high school. Therefore, re-watching it may well alter the order of this list in the future. Anything missing is most likely due to my having not seen the film yet (and I'm still playing catch-up on 50s films).
People who added this item 1214  Average listal rating (762 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 8.6 
1. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
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People who added this item 1012  Average listal rating (643 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
2. Dial M for Murder (1954)
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People who added this item 1685  Average listal rating (935 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 8.8 
3. Seven Samurai (1954)
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People who added this item 2254  Average listal rating (1525 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.6 
4. Rear Window (1954)
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People who added this item 2102  Average listal rating (1271 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.4 
5. Peter Pan (1953)
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People who added this item 36  Average listal rating (21 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.6 
6. Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)
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People who added this item 981  Average listal rating (582 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.2 
7. The 400 Blows (1959)
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People who added this item 82  Average listal rating (43 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 6.8 
8. A Bucket of Blood (1959)
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People who added this item 519  Average listal rating (277 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.2 
9. Diabolique (1955)
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People who added this item 395  Average listal rating (246 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.5 
10. Godzilla (1954)
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People who added this item 197  Average listal rating (122 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.3 
11. Them! (1954)
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People who added this item 427  Average listal rating (252 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.5 
12. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
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People who added this item 698  Average listal rating (414 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.9 
13. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
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People who added this item 727  Average listal rating (424 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.1 
14. The Killing (1956)
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People who added this item 1627  Average listal rating (1030 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
15. Some Like It Hot (1959)
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People who added this item 1859  Average listal rating (1168 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 8.9 
16. 12 Angry Men (1957)
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People who added this item 358  Average listal rating (197 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 6.9 
17. House on Haunted Hill (1959)
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People who added this item 166  Average listal rating (97 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.2 
18. The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)
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People who added this item 1033  Average listal rating (608 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.4 
19. Rashomon (1950)
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People who added this item 61  Average listal rating (40 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.5 
20. Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)
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People who added this item 310  Average listal rating (210 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.1 
21. The Fly (1958)
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People who added this item 2350  Average listal rating (1428 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.4 
22. Vertigo (1958)
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Comments

Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Dec 14 1:04
Nice picks and thanks for the picture vote!
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Dec 14 2:40
Rear Window and Some Like it Hot are my favorites on your list - The horrorfest got me to see more 50's movies, glad I got to see Haunted Hill and The Fly - I'll be adding a regular horror section to my movie log in the new year. I liked Vertigo, but for some reason it is not as memorable for me as Rear Window was. I should watch the Disney Peter Pan again, if only to see if it's as good as I remember or am I being to hard on Hook.
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Dec 14 7:54
Vertigo, Dial M, and Rear Window seem to play musical chairs for my number 2 spot as far as Hitchcock favorites go. (Number 1 will likely always be held by Notorious). Still gotta see Bucket of Blood, The Fly, Day the Earth Stood Still and a few others. Nice selection!
Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Jan 7 4:28
Great list. I personally love 'A Bucket of Blood' and 'House on Haunted Hill' is what got me into Vincent Price 11 years ago and now I love the man.
Posted: 2 years, 3 months ago at May 1 2:32
Some really great movies on here. Seven Samurai and Vertigo are probably my favorites in your list.

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