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The Greatest, Part 3: Top 50 of the '50s

twaintrain

Active member
It took forever but I've finally finished watching the movies that are widely considered 'the greatest' of the 1950s. I used information from the American Film Institute, IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes, etc. to pick what movies I watched. This list is a mix of what I consider the best made movies and personal favorites.

Narrowing down the top 12 was extremely hard and, honestly, I change my mind every time I look at it. But this is what I'm sticking with! lol

If you want to discuss any movies on this or other movies in the 1950s, feel free to discuss it here. Let me know what your favorites are.

1.


12 Angry Men

2.


Rear Window

3.


North by Northwest

4.


The Searchers

5.


Singin' in the Rain

6.


High Noon

7.


Harvey

8.


All About Eve

9.


Some Like It Hot

10.


Vertigo

11.


Ben-Hur

12.


The Bridge on the River Kwai

13.


Sunset Blvd.

14.


Anatomy of a Murder

15.


Dial M for Murder

16.


Shane

17.


Sabrina

18.


Witness for the Prosecution

19.



Roman Holiday

20.


A Star Is Born

21.


The Ten Commandments

22.


Rebel Without a Cause

23.


Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

24.


Strangers on a Train

25.


Rio Bravo

26.


On the Waterfront

27.


The Narrow Margin

28.


The Nun's Story

29.


The African Queen

30.


The Day the Earth Stood Still

31.


Elevator to the Gallows

32.


Marty

33.


The Quiet Man

34.


A Place in the Sun

35.


East of Eden

36.


From Here to Eternity

37.


Invasion of the Body Snatchers

38.



White Christmas

39.


An Affair to Remember

40.


Cinderella

41.


Old Yeller

42.


Lady and the Tramp

43.


The Seven Year Itch

44.


The Caine Mutiny

45.


Giant

46.


An American in Paris

47.


Pillow Talk

48.


Born Yesterday

49.


A Streetcar Named Desire

50.


The Band Wagon
 

lizcarlo

Active member
From this list I like these the most. As you can see I really like a lot :)

The Quiet Man
Harvey
Singing In The Rain
Marty
A Streetcar Named Desire
Strangers on a Train
The Band Wagon
North By Northwest
White Christmas
Pillow Talk
12 Angry Men
Rear Window
Anatomy of a Murder
Dial M for Murder
Sunset Blvd.
Ben-Hur
On The Waterfront
The 10 Commandments
Some Like It Hot
All About Eve
 

lizcarlo

Active member
Father of the Bride 1950 is good version if you like classics. Also like Summer Stock. One of my favorite dancing scenes in the movie.


Gene Kelly and Judy Garland was so talented.
 

twaintrain

Active member
^I agree. Of course, I love Judy Garland from "The Wizard of Oz" (1939) but discovered Gene Kelly through his fifties' movies. My favorite of his performances is in "Singin' In The Rain". It's definitely my favorite musical (aside from "The Wizard Of Oz") from classic Hollywood.

My favorite old Hollywood actor and actress are James Stewart and Audrey Hepburn. That can probably be seen from my list. My absolute favorite performance of the whole decade was James Stewart in "Harvey". I could not believe such an off-the-wall themed movie could bring a tear to my eye but his performance was just perfect. Not to mention his monumental performances in Hitchcock's "Rear Window" and "Vertigo". Audrey Hepburn was just the epitome of elegance and a true movie star. She just had that something that made her such a joy to watch.
 

lizcarlo

Active member
^I agree. Of course, I love Judy Garland from "The Wizard of Oz" (1939) but discovered Gene Kelly through his fifties' movies. My favorite of his performances is in "Singin' In The Rain". It's definitely my favorite musical (aside from "The Wizard Of Oz") from classic Hollywood.

My favorite old Hollywood actor and actress are James Stewart and Audrey Hepburn. That can probably be seen from my list. My absolute favorite performance of the whole decade was James Stewart in "Harvey". I could not believe such an off-the-wall themed movie could bring a tear to my eye but his performance was just perfect. Not to mention his monumental performances in Hitchcock's "Rear Window" and "Vertigo". Audrey Hepburn was just the epitome of elegance and a true movie star. She just had that something that made her such a joy to watch.

I agree.. Audrey Hepburn is true classic Hollywood star. Harvey is such good movie. Jimmy Stewart is one of my favorite actors. I also like Grace Kelly actress and Hitchcock movies.
 
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