Monday, August 08, 2016
      ( 4:50 PM ) posted by Setsuled  

And here's the rest of the list. I hadn't seen enough movies from the 1910s and 1920s to make proper top ten lists for every year so I've done lists for groupings of years.

A lot of years were really tough to narrow down to a list of ten. Some years, particularly in the late 50s and early 60s, had an uncanny number of great films. Anyway, here's the list:

1914 - 1920

10. Tillie's Punctured Romance (1914) 9. Mickey (1918)
8. Intolerance (1916)
7. Shoulder Arms (1918)
6. The Mark of Zorro (1920)
5. Gertie the Dinosaur (1914)
4. The Rink (1916)
3. Sunnyside (1919)
2. The Golem (1915)
1. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

Honourable mention: The Tramp

1921 - 1925

10. A Woman of Paris (1923)
9. Ben-Hur (1925)
8. Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (1924)
7. The Idle Class (1921)
6. Phantom of the Opera (1925)
5. The Gold Rush (1925)
4. Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922)
3. Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache (1924)
2. The Battleship Potemkin (1925)
1. The Kid (1921)

Honourable mention: The Love Light (1921)

1926 - 1929

10. Diary of a Lost Girl (1929)
9. The Circus (1928)
8. The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)
7. Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928)
6. Woman in the Moon (1929)
5. The Man Who Laughs (1928)
4. The General (1926)
3. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
2. Pandora's Box (1929)
1. Metropolis (1927)

Honourable mentions: Un Chien Andalou (1929), Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927), The Black Pirate (1926)

1930

10. Sunny
9. Paid
8. Hell's Angels
7. Anna Christie
6. Feet First
5. Animal Crackers
4. L'Age d'Or
3. The Blue Angel
2. The Blood of a Poet
1. Morocco

1931

10. Dance, Fools, Dance
9. Night Nurse
8. Mata Hari
7. The Public Enemy
6. Dracula 5. Little Caesar
4. The Smiling Lieutenant
3. Frankenstein
2. M
1. City Lights

Honourable mention: The Sin of Madelon Claudet, Safe in Hell

1932

10. Blonde Venus
9. The Sign of the Cross
8. I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
7. Million Dollar Legs
6. Island of Lost Souls
5. Grand Hotel
4. Trouble in Paradise
3. Scarface
2. Shanghai Express
1. Vampyr

Honourable mentions: Freaks, The Mummy, White Zombie

1933

10. Alice in Wonderland
9. The Private Life of Henry VIII
8. Apart From You
7. Baby Face
6. Dancing Lady
5. Queen Christina
4. She Done Him Wrong
3. Design for Living
2. Duck Soup
1. King Kong

Honourably mentioned for Hedy Lamarr's nude scene and historic first non-pornographic on screen orgasm: Ecstasy

1934

10. Zouzou
9. Twentieth Century
8. We're Not Dressing
7. The Gay Divorcee
6. The Black Cat
5. The Thin Man
4. A Story of Floating Weeds
3. The Scarlet Empress
2. Crime Without Passion
1. It Happened One Night

Honourable mentions: Cleopatra, Gambling Lady

1935

10. Naughty Marietta
9. Roberta
8. Princess Tam Tam
7. Werewolf of London
6. The Ghost Goes West
5. Captain Blood
4. A Night at the Opera
3. Bride of Frankenstein
2. Top Hat
1. The 39 Steps

1936

10. Follow the Fleet
9. Camille
8. Osaka Elegy
7. Mary of Scotland
6. Dodsworth
5. The Charge of the Light Brigade
4. Dracula's Daughter
3. My Man Godfrey
2. Swing Time
1. Modern Times

Honourable mention: Rembrandt

1937

10. Nothing Sacred
9. Conquest
8. Kid Galahad
7. Marked Woman
6. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
5. Dead End
4. The Old Mill
3. A Day at the Races
2. Lost Horizon
1. Shall We Dance?

Honourable mention: Stella Dallas

1938

10. Four Daughters
9. Angels with Dirty Faces
8. Carefree
7. The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse
6. Room Service
5. Jezebel
4. Holiday
3. The Lady Vanishes
2. The Adventures of Robin Hood
1. Bringing up Baby

1939

10. Ninotchka
9. Gone with the Wind
8. Five Came Back
7. Only Angels Have Wings
6. Stagecoach
5. Gunga Din
4. Jamaica Inn
3. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
2. The Wizard of Oz
1. The Rules of the Game

Honourable mentions: The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums, Each Dawn I Die, Destry Rides Again, Beau Geste

1940

10. Rebecca
9. They Drive by Night
8. The Shop Around the Corner
7. The Sea Hawk
6. Fantasia
5. The Grapes of Wrath
4. The Thief of Bagdad
3. The Great Dictator
2. His Girl Friday
1. The Philadelphia Story

Honourable mentions: The Mark of Zorro, Strange Cargo

1941

10. Dumbo
9. Sullivan's Travels
8. How Green Was My Valley
7. Cottage to Let
6. High Sierra
5. Suspicion
4. Ball of Fire
3. The Maltese Falcon
2. The Lady Eve
1. Citizen Kane

Honourable mentions: Genroku chushingura, You'll Never Get Rich, 49th Parallel

1942 10. To Be or Not to Be
9. Yankee Doodle Dandy
8. Bambi
7. The Black Swan
6. Johnny Eager
5. The Male Animal
4. Saboteur
3. The Magnificent Ambersons
2. Cat People
1. Casablanca

Honourable mentions: In This Our Life, Son of Fury

1943

10. The Outlaw
9. Background to Danger
8. Watch on the Rhine
7. Sanshiro Sugata
6. The Leopard Man
5. I Walked with a Zombie
4. Ossessione
3. Day of Wrath
2. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
1. Shadow of a Doubt

1944

10. A Canterbury Tale
9. The Woman in the Window
8. Gaslight
7. The Uninvited
6. Ivan the Terrible, Part One
5. Meet Me in St. Louis
4. Phantom Lady
3. Laura
2. Arsenic and Old Lace
1. Double Indemnity

Honourable mentions: The Curse of the Cat People, The Three Caballeros, The Most Beautiful

1945 10. The Men who Tread on the Tiger's Tail
9. The Lost Weekend
8. Brief Encounter
7. The Picture of Dorian Gray
6. Isle of the Dead
5. Spellbound
4. I Know Where I'm Going!
3. The Body Snatcher
2. Dead of Night
1. Detour

Honourable mention: Rome, Open City

1946

10. No Regrets for Our Youth
9. My Darling Clementine
8. The Big Sleep
7. Black Angel
6. Paisan
5. Gilda
4. Green for Danger
3. The Stranger
2. Beauty and the Beast
1. Notorious

Honourable mentions: A Matter of Life and Death, Duel in the Sun

1947

10. Smash-Up, the Story of a Woman
9. Brighton Rock
8. Hue and Cry
7. Body and Soul
6. Nightmare Alley
5. Monsieur Verdoux
4. Kiss of Death
3. The Lady from Shanghai
2. Out of the Past
1. Black Narcissus

Honourable mentions: The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Possessed

1948

10. Spring in a Small Town
9. The Woman in White
8. London Belongs to Me
7. Fort Apache
6. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
5. Macbeth
4. Key Largo
3. Drunken Angel
2. Bicycle Thieves
1. The Red Shoes

Honourable mentions: They Live By Night, Portrait of Jennie, Rope, Kiss the Blood off My Hands, The Naked City, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

1949

10. Gun Crazy
9. The Heiress
8. On the Town
7. Le Silence de la mer
6. Bitter Rice
5. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
4. Kind Hearts and Coronets
3. Stray Dog
2. The Third Man
1. Late Spring

Honourable mentions: White Heat, Samson and Delilah

1950 10. Treasure Island
9. In a Lonely Place
8. Harvey
7. Orphée
6. Night and the City
5. All About Eve
4. The Asphalt Jungle
3. Sunset Boulevard
2. Stage Fright
1. Rashomon

Honourable mention: King Solomon's Mines, Caged, Stromboli, The Furies

1951 10. On Dangerous Ground
9. Laughter in Paradise
8. The Thing from Another World
7. Ace in the Hole
6. Strangers on a Train
5. An American in Paris
4. The African Queen
3. The Day the Earth Stood Still
2. The Tales of Hoffmann
1. Meshi

Honourable mentions: Pandora and the Flying Dutchman, Anne of the Indies, David and Bathsheba, Susana, Alice in Wonderland

1952

10. The Lusty Men
9. Moulin Rouge
8. Pat and Mike
7. Monkey Business
6. Subida al cielo
5. The Life of Oharu
4. High Noon
3. Singin' in the Rain
2. The Quiet Man
1. Ikiru

Honourable mentions: Clash by Night, Lightning, Don't Bother to Knock, The Holly and the Ivy

1953

10. The Naked Spur
9. The Big Heat
8. The Bigamist
7. Gate of Hell
6. The Wild One
5. Pickup on South Street
4. Ugetsu Monogatari
3. Roman Holiday
2. Summer with Monika
1. Tokyo Story

Honourable mentions: Older Brother, Younger Sister, Niagara, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

1954

10. The Belles of St Trinian's
9. Johnny Guitar
8. Rear Window
7. Late Chrysanthemums
6. Robinson Crusoe
5. Secret of the Incas
4. On the Waterfront
3. Dial M for Murder
2. Sabrina
1. Seven Samurai

Honourable mentions: Journey to Italy, Sound of the Mountain, Gojira, Sansho the Bailiff, Naked Alibi, French Cancan

1955

10. It Came from Beneath the Sea
9. The Trouble with Harry
8. Rebel Without a Cause
7. Taira Clan Saga
6. Kiss Me Deadly
5. Death of a Cyclist
4. Floating Clouds
3. The Night of the Hunter
2. Les Diaboliques
1. To Catch a Thief

Honourable mentions: Lola Montes, I Live in Fear

1956

10. Street of Shame
9. The Wrong Man
8. Lust for Life
7. Baby Doll
6. Invasion of the Body Snatchers
5. Yield to the Night
4. The Man Who Knew Too Much
3. Forbidden Planet
2. The Killing
1. The Searchers

Honourable mentions: War and Peace, Giant, Back from Eternity, The Green Man

1957

10. Funny Face
9. Wild Strawberries
8. The Bridge on the River Kwai
7. Night of the Demon
6. The Long Haul
5. Nights of Cabiria
4. Love in the Afternoon
3. Throne of Blood
2. The Lower Depths
1. The Seventh Seal

Honourable mentions: Paths of Glory, Witness for the Prosecution, The Prince and the Showgirl

1958

10. Gigi
9. Tread Softly Stranger
8. The Ballad of Narayama
7. Passport to Shame
6. En cas de malheur
5. Ivan the Terrible, Part Two
4. Touch of Evil
3. Ashes and Diamonds
2. The Hidden Fortress
1. Vertigo

Honourable mentions: King Creole, Equinox Flower, Bell, Book, and Candle

1959

10. Rio Bravo
9. Floating Weeds
8. Too Many Crooks
7. Sleeping Beauty
6. Darby O'Gill and the Little People
5. Suddenly, Last Summer
4. Pickpocket
3. Some Like It Hot
2. The 400 Blows
1. North by Northwest

Honourable mentions: The Nun's Story, Ben-Hur, Anatomy of a Murder

1960

10. Jigoku
9. The Apartment
8. Eyes Without a Face
7. The Naked Island
6. The Bad Sleep Well
5. When a Woman Ascends the Stairs
4. L'Avventura
3. Breathless
2. La Dolce Vita
1. Psycho

Honourable mentions: Ocean's 11, Peeping Tom, Spartacus, Daughters, Wives, and a Mother, Black Sunday, Little Shop of Horrors, Testament of Orpheus

1961

10. West Side Story
9. A Woman is a Woman
8. La Notte
7. Last Year at Marienbad
6. Mother Joan of the Angels
5. Viridiana
4. Through a Glass Darkly
3. Breakfast at Tiffany's
2. Yojimbo
1. The Misfits

Honourable mentions: Accattone, The Children's Hour, Taste of Fear

1962

10. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
9. Sanjuro
8. Eclipse
7. Winter Light
6. Lawrence of Arabia
5. Lolita
4. Vivre sa vie
3. The Exterminating Angel
2. Carnival of Souls
1. Jules and Jim

Honourable mentions: The L-Shaped Room, Ride the High Country, Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam

1963

10. Youth of the Beast
9. The Haunting
8. Billy Liar
7. The Pink Panther
6. Charade
5. Nippon konchūki
4. Contempt
3. 8 and a Half
2. The Birds
1. High and Low

Honourable mentions: The Sword in the Stone, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

1964

10. A Hard Day's Night
9. Diary of a Chambermaid
8. Kwaidan
7. Onibaba
6. Band of Outsiders
5. Daydream
4. Pale Flower
3. Gate of Flesh
2. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
1. Mary Poppins

Honourable mentions: The Woman in the Dunes, Cheyenne Autumn

1965

10. Cat Ballou
9. Red Line 7000
8. She
7. Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
6. Alphaville
5. Doctor Zhivago
4. I Knew Her Well
3. Repulsion
2. Pierrot le Fou
1. Red Beard

1966

10. Spur der Stein
9. Django
8. Black Girl
7. The Stranger Within a Woman
6. Blowup
5. Tokyo Drifter
4. The Face of Another
3. Chimes at Midnight
2. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
1. Persona

Honourable mentions: Alice in Wonderland, How To Steal a Million, Georgy Girl, 7 Women

1967

10. Two or Three Things I Know About Her
9. Bonnie and Clyde
8. Frankenstein Created Woman
7. In Cold Blood
6. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
5. Two for the Road
4. Branded to Kill
3. Cool Hand Luke
2. The Fearless Vampire Killers
1. Le Samourai

Honourable mentions: Wait Until Dark, Commissar, Belle de jour

1968

10. The Lion in Winter
9. Rosemary's Baby
8. The Odd Couple
7. A Midsummer Night's Dream
6. Kuroneko
5. Night of the Living Dead
4. The Great Silence
3. Bullitt
2. Once Upon a Time in the West
1. 2001: A Space Odyssey

Honourable mentions: Barbarella, The Devil Rides Out, Witchfinder General

1969

10. The Magic Christian
9. Audmi Aur Insaan
8. Love Is Colder Than Death
7. The Oblong Box
6. Do Raaste
5. Midnight Cowboy
4. La Piscine
3. Take the Money and Run
2. Age of Consent
1. Kes

Honourable mention: The Cow

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