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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 1224  Average listal rating (768 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 8.6 
1. Sunset Boulevard (1950)
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People who added this item 1024  Average listal rating (650 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
2. Dial M for Murder (1954)
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People who added this item 1696  Average listal rating (941 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 8.8 
3. Seven Samurai (1954)
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People who added this item 2271  Average listal rating (1531 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.6 
4. Rear Window (1954)
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People who added this item 2112  Average listal rating (1277 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.4 
5. Peter Pan (1953)
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People who added this item 37  Average listal rating (22 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.6 
6. Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)
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People who added this item 995  Average listal rating (587 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.2 
7. The 400 Blows (1959)
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People who added this item 83  Average listal rating (43 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 6.8 
8. A Bucket of Blood (1959)
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People who added this item 523  Average listal rating (281 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.2 
9. Diabolique (1955)
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People who added this item 400  Average listal rating (248 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.5 
10. Godzilla (1954)
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People who added this item 198  Average listal rating (121 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.3 
11. Them! (1954)
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People who added this item 433  Average listal rating (259 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.5 
12. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
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People who added this item 708  Average listal rating (419 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.9 
13. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
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People who added this item 736  Average listal rating (426 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.1 
14. The Killing (1956)
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People who added this item 1638  Average listal rating (1036 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
15. Some Like It Hot (1959)
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People who added this item 1878  Average listal rating (1173 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 167  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 1045  Average listal rating (612 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.4 
19. Rashomon (1950)
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People who added this item 63  Average listal rating (42 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 (211 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.1 
21. The Fly (1958)
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People who added this item 2363  Average listal rating (1434 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.4 
22. Vertigo (1958)
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Comments

Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Dec 14 1:04
Nice picks and thanks for the picture vote!
Posted: 2 years, 8 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, 8 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, 7 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, 4 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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