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1950 - 1959

by Black Irish
This list represents my very favorite films of the decade, possibly to be cut-off at a certain number at some point in the future, though the inclusions will still be subject to change. With various films I’m particularly interested in seeing, and in certain cases don’t want to lose track of, listed below and will be removed once I have [whether they’re added or not.] If anyone has leads or information on any of the harder to find or less readily available films, please let me know. Most Anticipated: - American Guerrilla in the Philippines (Fritz Lang, 1950) - Armored Car Robbery (Richard Fleischer, 1950) - The Asphalt Jungle (John Huston,… Read more

This list represents my very favorite films of the decade, possibly to be cut-off at a certain number at some point in the future, though the inclusions will still be subject to change. With various films I’m particularly interested in seeing, and in certain cases don’t want to lose track of, listed below and will be removed once I have [whether they’re added or not.]

If anyone has leads or information on any of the harder to find or less readily available films, please let me know.

Most Anticipated:
- American Guerrilla in the Philippines (Fritz Lang, 1950)
- Armored Car Robbery (Richard Fleischer, 1950)
- The Asphalt Jungle (John Huston, 1950)
- La Beauté du Diable (René Clair, 1950)
- The Breaking Point (Michael Curtiz, 1950)
- Devil’s Doorway (Anthony Mann, 1950)
- The File on Thelma Jordon (Robert Siodmak, 1950)
- The Flame and the Arrow (Jacques Tourneur, 1950)
- The Furies (Anthony Mann, 1950)
- Gone to Earth (Powellburger, 1950)
- Gun Crazy (Joseph H. Lewis, 1950)
- The Gunslinger (Henry King, 1950)
- Mounting Tension (Rudy Burckhardt, 1950)
- Los Olivados (Luis Buñuel, 1950)
- Rio Grande (John Ford, 1950)
- Stars in My Crown (Jacques Tourneur, 1950)
- Swain (Gregory J. Markopoulos, 1950)
- When Willie Comes Marching Home (John Ford, 1950)
- Bountiful Summer (Boris Barnet, 1951)
- Circle of Danger (Jacques Tourneur, 1951)
- Distant Drums (Raoul Walsh, 1951)
- Drums in the Deep South (William Cameron Menzies, 1951)
- Flying Leathernecks (Nicholas Ray, 1951)
- La Hija del Engaño (Luis Buñuel, 1951)
- Miss Oyu (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1951)
- Native Son (Pierre Chenal, 1951)
- La Poison (Sacha Guitry, 1951)
- The Red Badge of Courage (John Huston, 1951)
- Abenteuer in Wien (Emil E. Reinert, 1952)
- Avec André Gide (Marc Allégret, 1952)
- Les Belles de Nuit (René Clair, 1952)
- The Big Sky (Howard Hawks, 1952)
- Il Cappotto (Alberto Lattuada, 1952)
- Le Divertissement (Jacques Rivette, 1952)
- Europa ‘51 (Roberto Rossellini, 1952)
- The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice (Yasujiro Ozu, 1952)
- Le Grand Méliès (Georges Franju, 1952)
- Hôtel des Invalides (Georges Franju, 1952)
- Il est Minuit, Docteur Schweitzer (André Haguet, 1952)
- Janek’s Feeder (Wojciech Has, 1952)
- La Macchina Ammazzacattivi (Roberto Rossellini, 1952)
- Monkey Business (Howard Hawks, 1952)
- My Son John (Leo McCarey, 1952)
- On Dangerous Ground (Nicholas Ray, 1952)
- Rancho Notorious (Fritz Lang, 1952)
- Ruby Gentry (King Vidor, 1952)
- Subida al Cielo (Luis Buñuel, 1952)
- Valkoinen Peura (Erik Blomberg, 1952)
- Waiting Women (Ingmar Bergman, 1952)
- Way of a Gaucho (Jacques Tourneur, 1952)
- What Price Glory (John Ford, 1952)
- All I Desire (Douglas Sirk, 1953)
- Anatahan (Josef von Sternberg, 1953)
- Appointment in Honduras (Jacques Tourneur, 1953)
- The Blue Gardenia (Fritz Lang, 1953)
- El Bruto (Luis Buñuel, 1953)
- Cry of the Hunted (Joseph H. Lewis, 1953)
- Él (Luis Buñuel, 1953)
- Fear and Desire (Stanley Kubrick, 1953)
- The Long Memory (Robert Hamer, 1953)
- Mogambo (John Ford, 1953)
- The Naked Spur (Anthony Mann, 1953)
- Quand Tu Liras Cette Lettre (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1953)
- Le Rideau Cramoisi (Alexandre Astruc, 1953)
- Le Salaire de la Peur (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1953)
- La Signora Senza Camelie (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1953)
- Summer with Monika (Ingmar Bergman, 1953)
- The Sun Shines Bright (John Ford, 1953)
- Thérèse Raquin (Marcel Carné, 1953)
- The Thick-Walled Room (Masaki Kobayashi, 1953)
- The Vanquished (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1953)
- Vida en Sombras (Lorenzo Llobet Gracia, 1953)
- La Vie d’un Honnête Homme (Sacha Guitry, 1953)
- Abismos de Pasión (Luis Buñuel, 1954)
- Crime Wave (André De Toth, 1954)
- Father Brown (Robert Hamer, 1954)
- Human Desire (Fritz Lang, 1954)
- Jan Hus (Otakar Vávra, 1954)
- La Ilusión Viaja en Tranvía (Luis Buñuel, 1954)
- A Lesson in Love (Ingmar Bergman, 1954)
- La Paura (Roberto Rossellini, 1954)
- Secret of the Incas (Jerry Hopper, 1954)
- Si Versailles M’était Conté (Sacha Guitry, 1954)
- Touchez Pas au Grisbi (Jacques Becker, 1954)
- Track of the Cat (William A. Wellman, 1954)
- Le Amiche (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1955)
- Les Carnets du Major Thompson (Preston Sturges, 1955)
- Centuries of June (Cornell/Brakhage, 1955)
- Death of a Cyclist (Juan Antonio Bardem, 1955)
- Dreams (Ingmar Bergman, 1955)
- Du Rififi Chez les Hommes (Jules Dassin, 1955)
- Ensayo de un Crimen (Luis Buñuel, 1955)
- Es Geschah am 20. Juli (G. W. Pabst, 1955)
- Les Grandes Manoeuvres (René Clair, 1955)
- The Indian Fighter (André De Toth, 1955)
- A Lawless Street (Joseph H. Lewis, 1955)
- Der Letzte Akt (G. W. Pabst, 1955)
- Man Without a Star (King Vidor, 1955)
- Les Mauvaises Rencontres (Alexandre Astruc, 1955)
- The Mill of Good Luck (Victor Iliu, 1955)
- Mozart (Karl Hartl, 1955)
- Napoléon (Sacha Guitry, 1955)
- Oh… Rosalinda!! (Powellburger, 1955)
- Pather Panchali (Satyajit Ray, 1955)
- El Río y la Muerte (Luis Buñuel, 1955)
- Run for Cover (Nicholas Ray, 1955)
- She Was Like a Wild Chrysanthemum (Keisuke Kinoshita, 1955)
- La Tierra del Fuego Se Apaga (Emilio Fernández, 1955)
- La Tour de Nesle (Abel Gance, 1955)
- Violent Saturday (Richard Fleischer, 1955)
- Wichita (Jacques Tourneur, 1955)
- Yôkihi (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1955)
- Aparajito (Satyajit Ray, 1956)
- Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (Fritz Lang, 1956)
- Bigger Than Life (Nicholas Ray, 1956)
- Cela S’appelle l’Aurore (Luis Buñuel, 1956)
- Fountainhead (Masaki Kobayashi, 1956)
- The Fountain of Youth (Orson Welles, 1956)
- Great Day in the Morning (Jacques Tourneur, 1956)
- I Will Buy You (Masaki Kobayashi, 1956)
- La Pointe Courte (Agnès Varda, 1956)
- Le Sabotier du Val de Loire (Jacques Demy, 1956)
- The Searchers (John Ford, 1956)
- Si Paris Nous était Conté (Sacha Guitry, 1956)
- Sudden Rain (Mikio Naruse, 1956)
- There’s Always Tomorrow (Douglas Sirk, 1956)
- The Thick-Walled Room (Masaki Kobayashi, 1956)
- War and Peace (King Vidor, 1956)
- The Wrong Man (Alfred Hitchcock, 1956)
- Les 3 Font la Paire (Sacha Guitry, 1957)
- Anders als Du und Ich (Veit Harlan, 1957)
- Les Aventures d’Arsène Lupin (Jacques Becker, 1957)
- Le Bel Indifférent (Jacques Demy, 1957)
- Bitter Victory (Nicholas Ray, 1957)
- City of Gold (Low/Koenig, 1957)
- Le Corbusier, l’Architecte du Bonheur (Pierre Kast, 1957)
- Les Espions (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1957)
- Ill Met by Moonlight (Powellburger, 1957)
- Kisses (Yasuzo Masumura, 1957)
- Lettre de Sibérie (Chris Marker, 1957)
- Man in the Shadow (Jack Arnold, 1957)
- Nachts, Wenn der Teufel Kamm (Robert Siodmak, 1957)
- Night of the Demon (Jacques Tourneur, 1957)
- Le Notti Bianche (Luchino Visconti, 1957)
- Les Oeufs de l’Autruche (Denys de La Patellière, 1957)
- On the Bowery (Lionel Rogosin, 1957)
- Porte des Lilas (René Clair, 1957)
- Run of the Arrow (Samuel Fuller, 1957)
- The Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman, 1957)
- Les Sorcières de Salem (Raymond Rouleau, 1957)
- Souls in the Moonlight (Tomu Uchida, 1957)
- The Spirit of St. Louis (Billy Wilder, 1957)
- Sweet Smell of Success (Alexander Mackendrick, 1957)
- Time Without Pity (Joseph Losey, 1957)
- The Wings of Eagles (John Ford, 1957)
- Les Amants (Louis Malle, 1958)
- The Bells Have Gone to Rome (Miklós Jancsó, 1958)
- The Black Battalion (Vladimír Čech, 1958)
- Colors Are Dreaming (Dušan Makavejev, 1958)
- Endless Desire (Shôhei Imamura, 1958)
- Es Geschah am Hellichten Tag (Ladislao Vajda, 1958)
- Farewells (Wojciech Has, 1958)
- The Fearmakers (Jacques Tourneur, 1958)
- The Last Hurrah (John Ford, 1958)
- Machine-Gun Kelly (Roger Corman, 1958)
- The Music Room (Satyajit Ray, 1958)
- The Naked and the Dead (Raoul Walsh, 1958)
- Nishi Ginza Station (Shohei Imamura, 1958)
- The Noose (Wojciech Has, 1958)
- Party Girl (Nicholas Ray, 1958)
- La Première Nuit (Georges Franju, 1958)
- Les Raquetteurs (Brault/Groulx, 1958)
- The Roots of Heaven (John Huston, 1958)
- Rosaura a las 10 (Mario Soffici, 1958)
- Some Came Running (Vincente Minnelli, 1958)
- Stolen Desire (Shôhei Imamura, 1958)
- Tamango (John Berry, 1958)
- The Tarnished Angels (Douglas Sirk, 1958)
- Terror in a Texas Town (Joseph H. Lewis, 1958)
- Une Vie (Alexandre Astruc, 1958)
- À Double Tour (Claude Chabrol, 1959)
- Apur Sansar (Satyajit Ray, 1959)
- Ars (Jacques Demy, 1959)
- The Back-Breaking Leaf (Terrence McCartney Filgate, 1959)
- Die Brücke (Bernhard Wicki, 1959)
- Come Back, Africa (Lionel Rogosin, 1959)
- Compulsion (Richard Fleischer, 1959)
- Le Déjeuner sur l’Herbe (Jean Renoir, 1959)
- The Diary of an Unknown Soldier (Peter Watkins, 1959)
- La Fièvre Monte à El Pao (Luis Buñuel, 1959)
- Il Generale della Rovere (Roberto Rossellini, 1959)
- The Horse Soldiers (John Ford, 1959)
- The Human Condition (Masaki Kobayashi, 1959-61)
- India: Matri Bhumi (Roberto Rossellini, 1959)
- Das Indische Grabmal (Fritz Lang, 1959)
- Letter Never Sent (Mikhail Kalatozov, 1959)
- My Second Brother (Shôhei Imamura, 1959)
- Nazarín (Luis Buñuel, 1959)
- Of Things Supernatural (Krejčík/Mach/Makovec, 1959)
- La Tête Contre les Murs (Georges Franju, 1959)
- Der Tiger von Eschnapur (Fritz Lang, 1959)
- Timbuktu (Jacques Tourneur, 1959)

Added:

- Nuit et Brouillard (Alain Resnais, 1956)

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