Sijmen's List of Film Classics


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1959
Ben Hur (William Wyler)
The Four Hundred Blows (Francois Truffaut / France)
North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock)
Rio Bravo (Howard Hawks)
Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder)
Wild Strawberries (Ingmar Bergman / Sweden)


1958
Pather Panchali (Satyajit Ray / India)
The Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman / Sweden)
Touch of Evil (Orson Welles)
Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock)


1957
The Bridge on the River Kwai (David Lean / United Kingdom)
A Man Escaped (Robert Bresson / France)
Ordet (Carl Theodor Dreyer / Denmark)
Paths of Glory (Stanley Kubrick)
12 Angry Men (Sidney Lumet)


1956
Giant (George Stevens)
Ikiru (Akira Kurosawa / Japan)
La Strada (Federico Fellini / Italy)
The Searchers (John Ford)
The Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa / Japan)
Umberto D. (Vittorio De Sica / Italy)


1955
Diabolique (Henri-Georges Clouzot / France)
East of Eden (Elia Kazan)
Marty (Delbert Mann)
Mr. Hulot's Holiday (Jacques Tati / France)
The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton)
Rebel Without a Cause (Nicholas Ray)
Ugetsu (Kenji Mizoguchi / Japan)
The Wages of Fear (Henri-Georges Clouzot / France)


1954
The Earrings of Madame de... (Max Ophuls / France)
Forbidden Games (Rene Clement / France)
On the Waterfront (Elia Kazan)
Le Plaisir (Max Ophuls / France)
Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock)


1953
Roman Holliday (William Wyler)
Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu / Japan)


1952
The Bad and the Beautiful (Vincente Minnelli)
High Noon (Fred Zinnemann)
The Quiet Man (John Ford)
Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa / Japan)
Singin' in the Rain (Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly)


1951
The African Queen (John Huston)
La Ronde (Max Ophuls / France)
A Place in the Sun (George Stevens)
Strangers on a Train (Alfred Hitchcock)
A Streetcar Named Desire (Elia Kazan)


1950
All About Eve (Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
The Asphalt Jungle (John Huston)
Kind Hearts and Coronets (Robert Hamer / United Kingdom)
Sunset Blvd. (Billy Wilder)
The Third Man (Carol Reed / United Kingdom)



















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