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What were the 10 best films of the 1950s? Please rank your list and briefly (2 to 4 sentences per choice) justify why they make the list.



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by ChrisJarmick

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Jul 22, 2004 Great 50s Films the hidden gems : A Project 300 essay
Yes, there were many great 50s films. Here are the slightly lesser known ones. Comments welcome.... read full review
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by Stephen_Murray

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Oct 6, 2011 1959 was a very good year for world cinema (and Hollywood, too)
some transcendant masterpieces and some very funny movies... read full review
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by bilbopooh

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Sep 2, 2009 My Top Ten Movies of the '50s
Hip-hip-hooray for Danny Kaye!  And Rodgers and Hammerstein too!... read full review
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by d_fienberg
Aug 13, 2002 Stuck between WW2 and the Counterculture: The Best American Films of the 1950s
Great filmmakers making great films. That's what the 1950s was. It was also a time of major change in both cinema and the world and this list shows the beginning...... read full review
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by mrkstvns
Feb 22, 2009 10 Best Movie Classics from the 1950s
The BEST films of the 1950s. Biggest Box-Office Hits of the 1950s.  Hollywood's most popular stars of the 1950s. Top movies. Top talent. Read all about 'em!... read full review
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by WilliamJones
Feb 3, 2002 Aliens, Devil-Worshipping Cults, No-good Preachers, and Nazi Horror: the Best Movies of the 50's
I'd love to hear from you re the list; please leave a comment, okay?... read full review
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by Howard_Creech
Sep 28, 2000 Top Ten Sci-Fi Flicks of the Fifties
Classic films from the "Golden Age" of Science Fiction movies... read full review
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by metalluk
Aug 24, 2004 TOP-TEN NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILMS OF THE FIFTIES
Continuing my series of Top Non-English Language Films by decade, here's a Top-Ten for the Fifties as well as additional four- and five-star films.... read full review
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by macresarf1
Jul 5, 2006 TEN BEST MOVIES OF THE 1950's: End of One America, Beginning of Another.
The 1950's was the decade when America first felt fear in the Heartland, writhed in the first of a string of dubious "wars," began doubting its institutions. Movies were there.... read full review
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by bradywahl
Jul 27, 2001 The fifties were great!
The fifties produced some of the greatest movies ever.... read full review
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by carl_lazarevic
Jul 23, 2003 A Generation of films that didn't need sex and violence to be adult.
The best films of the 50's are films that have probably had an influence over most of the movies you will have seen since.... read full review
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by janesbit1
Sep 2, 2000 Epics and other Classy 1950's Films
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by 4stars
Jan 10, 2003 Gonna Rock...Around..The Clock Tonight...
For me the 50's was the final decade of where special effects were used to support the acting, and directing of a movie.Of course today it's the opposite.... read full review
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by BARNZ
Jul 7, 2001 1950 I Can Bearly Believe
I could not believe all the great films produced in the 1950's and I think there will be some surprises for you all as well.... read full review
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by truckturner
Jul 22, 2003 You Ain't Gonna Find No Rear Window here, folks
No one is going to whole-heartedly agree with my rather oddball selections here, but I hope you find it interesting and even useful at some point.... read full review
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by undonegirl
Mar 4, 2006 My Bid for the Top 10 of the 1950's
Some are too brilliant to not see and some are too humorous not to see. Hollywood's best classic actors and directors make these worth the watch.... read full review
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by seidswipe
Jun 29, 2001 Bigger-Faster-Stronger! The movies of the 1950s
Movie makers in the 1950s were after an edge. These movies represent the best films of that decade in their respective genres.... read full review
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by JAPrufrock
Sep 10, 2000 Existential Daze
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by ShadowDogH
Aug 1, 2001 My Favorites from the 1950's
An increase in depth from the 1940's hints at a bright future for movies. Alfred Hitchcock and James Stewart collaborated on two of my top four. ... read full review
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by A2Q
Jul 27, 2001 Movies seen at Drive-ins were the Best in the 50's ..
'FROM HERE TO ETERNITY' isn't on the List of the 10 Best here, but it's my recommendation, and particularly interesting THIS year, in contrast and comparison to 'PEARL HARBOR'... read full review
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