Best Movies 1915-1969

The Wizard of Oz (1939 film)

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Below is my list of the best movies of all-time.

**This list is still a work in progress.

1910’s

1915: The Birth of a Nation (1915)

1916: Intolerance (1916)

1919: Broken Blossoms (1919)

1920’s

1921: The Kid (1921)

1924: Greed (1924); Sherlock, Jr. (1924); The Thief of Bagdad (1924)

1925: The Gold Rush (1925); The Big Parade (1925); The Freshman (1925)

1927: The General (1927); Sunrise (1927); The Jazz Singer (1927); Seventh Heaven (1927); Metropolis (1927)

1928:  The Crowd (1928); The Wind (1928)

1930’s

1930: All Quiet on the Western Front (1930); Little Caesar (1930)

1931: City Lights (1931); Frankenstein (1931); The Public Enemy (1931); Dracula (1931)

1932: Grand Hotel (1932); Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932); Love Me Tonight (1932); Trouble in Paradise (1932); Scarface: The Shame of the Nation (1932); I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1932); Freaks (1932)

1933: King Kong (1933); Duck Soup (1933); 42nd Street (1933); Queen Christina (1933); Sons of the Desert (1933); Dinner at Eight (1933); Footlight Parade (1933); She Done Him Wrong (1933)

1934: It Happened One Night (1934); It’s a Gift (1934); The Scarlet Empress (1934); The Thin Man (1934)

1935: A Night at the Opera (1935); Mutiny on the Bounty (1935); Top Hat (1935); Bride of Frankenstein (1935); The Thirty-Nine Steps (1935)

1936: Modern Times (1936); Swing Time (1936); Camille (1936); Swing Time (1936); Dodsworth (1936); Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936); My Man Godfrey (1936)

1937: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937); The Awful Truth (1937); Way Out West (1937)

1938: Bringing Up Baby (1938); Jezebel (1938); The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938); Pygmalion (1938)

1939: Gone with the Wind (1939); The Wizard of Oz (1939); Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939); Stagecoach (1939); Wuthering Heights (1939); Ninotchka (1939); The Roaring Twenties (1939); The Women (1939); Dark Victory (1939); The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939); Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

 1940’s

1940: The Grapes of Wrath (1940); The Philadelphia Story (1940); Fantasia (1940); Rebecca (1940);The Shop Around the Corner (1940); His Girl Friday (1940); The Bank Dick (1940); The Great Dictator (1940); The Letter (1940); Pinocchio (1940)

1941: Citizen Kane (1941); The Maltese Falcon (1941); Sullivan’s Travels (1941); The Lady Eve (1941); How Green Was My Valley (1941); Blossoms in the Dust (1941)

1942: Casablanca (1942); Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942); Now, Voyager (1942); To Be or Not to Be (1942); The Magnificent Ambersons (1942); Bambi (1942); Cat People (1942); Kings Row (1942); The Palm Beach Story (1942); Mrs. Miniver (1942)

1943: The Ox-Bow Incident (1943); Cabin in the Sky (1943); Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

1944: Double Indemnity (1944); Meet Me In St. Louis (1944); The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (1944); Laura (1944); Arsenic and Old Lace (1944); Gaslight (1944); Henry V (1944); Murder, My Sweet (1944); To Have and Have Not (1944)

1945: Mildred Pierce (1945); Leave Her to Heaven (1945); The Lost Weekend (1945)

1946: It’s a Wonderful Life (1946); The Best Years of Our Lives (1946); Notorious (1946); The Big Sleep (1946); Brief Encounter (1946); The Killers (1946); My Darling Clementine (1946); The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946); Stairway To Heaven (1946)

1947: Out Of The Past (1947); Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

1948: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948); Red River (1948); Letter From an Unknown Woman (1948); Key Largo (1948); The Lady From Shanghai (1948); The Red Shoes (1948)

1949: The Third Man (1949); Adam’s Rib (1949); White Heat (1949); A Letter to Three Wives (1949); All the King’s Men (1949); The Heiress (1949)

1950’s

1950: Sunset Boulevard (1950); All About Eve (1950); Gun Crazy (1950); The Asphalt Jungle (1950); In a Lonely Place (1950); Winchester ’73 (1950)

1951: A Streetcar Named Desire (1951); The African Queen (1951); An American in Paris (1951); A Place in the Sun (1951); The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951); Strangers on a Train (1951); The Thing (From Another World) (1951)

1952: Singin’ in the Rain (1952); High Noon (1952); The Bad and the Beautiful (1952); The Quiet Man (1952)

1953: Shane (1953); From Here to Eternity (1953); Roman Holiday (1953); The Big Heat (1953)

1954: On the Waterfront (1954);  Rear Window (1954)A Star Is Born (1954); Sabrina (1954)

1955: Rebel Without a Cause (1955); The Night of the Hunter (1955); Bad Day at Black Rock (1955); East of Eden (1955); Kiss Me Deadly (1955); Marty (1955); Picnic (1955)

1956: The Searchers (1956); Giant (1956); The Ten Commandments (1956); Written on the Wind (1956); Baby Doll (1956); Bus Stop (1956); Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956); The Killing (1956)

1957: The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957); 12 Angry Men (1957); Paths of Glory (1957); Jailhouse Rock (1957); Sweet Smell of Success (1957); Witness For the Prosecution (1957); A Face In The Crowd (1957)

1958: Vertigo (1958); Touch Of Evil (1958), Separate Tables (1958)

1959: Some Like It Hot (1959); North By Northwest (1959); Ben-Hur (1959)

1960’s

1960: Psycho (1960); The Apartment (1960); Spartacus (1960); Inherit the Wind (1960)

1961: West Side Story (1961); The Hustler (1961); Splendor in the Grass (1961); Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

1962: Lawrence of Arabia (1962); To Kill A Mockingbird (1962); The Manchurian Candidate (1962); The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962); What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? (1962)

1963: The Birds (1963); Hud (1963)

1964: Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb  (1964); My Fair Lady (1964); A Hard Day’s Night (1964); Mary Poppins (1964); Zorba the Greek (1964); The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964); Goldfinger (1964); Zulu (1964; A Shot in the Dark (1964); A Fistful of Dollars (1964); The World Of Henry Orient (1964); Becket (1964); Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964); Hush … Hush Sweet Charlotte (1964); The PUmpkin Eater (1964); Seven Days in May (1964); The Tomb of Ligeia (1964); Dead Ringer (1964); The Last Man on Earth (1964); The Pawnbroker (1964); Father Goose (1964); The Organizer (1964); The Man from Rio (1964); One Potato, Two Potato (1964); The Chalk Garden (1964); The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964); Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (1964); The Pink Panther (1964)

1965: The Sound of Music (1965); Doctor Zhivago (1965); Repulsion (1965); The Flight of the Phoenix (1965); Thunderball (1965); The Ipcress File (1965); The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965); Bunny Lake is Missing (1965); Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965); Darling (1965); Ship of Fools (1965); A Thousand Clowns (1965); The Collector (1965); The Woman in the Dunes (1965); Cat Ballou (1965); Othello (1965); A Patch of Blue (1965); Inside Daisy Clover (1965)

1966: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966); Blow-Up (1966); The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966); A Man For All Seasons (1966)

1967: The Graduate (1967); Bonnie and Clyde (1967); In the Heat of the Night (1967); Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967); Cool Hand Luke (1967)

1968: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968); Rosemary’s Baby (1968); The Lion in Winter (1968); Night of the Living Dead (1968); Planet of the Apes (1968); The Producers (1968); Romeo and Juliet (1968)

1969: Midnight Cowboy (1969); Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969); The Wild Bunch (1969); Easy Rider (1969)

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