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Filmsite's Greatest Films of the 50's 

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Greatest films of the 1950's. These are only the best movies from the 50s. For the full article go to: http://www.filmsite.org/300films.html
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All About Eve is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Filmsite's Greatest Films of the 50's
Dir. by Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1950), starring Marilyn Monroe, Bette Davis & Anne Baxter

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The Asphalt Jungle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Filmsite's Greatest Films of the 50's
Dir. by John Huston (1950), starring Marilyn Monroe, Jack Warden & James Whitmore
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Gun Crazy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Filmsite's Greatest Films of the 50's
Dir. by Joseph H. Lewis (1950), starring Russ Tamblyn, Peggy Cummins & Trevor Bardette

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In a Lonely Place is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Filmsite's Greatest Films of the 50's
Dir. by Nicholas Ray (1950), starring Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame & Frank Lovejoy

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Sunset Boulevard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Filmsite's Greatest Films of the 50's
Dir. by Billy Wilder (1950), starring William Holden, Buster Keaton & Gloria Swanson

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#114 of 133 Movies That Should Never Be Remade #9 of 232 The Best Black and White Movies Ever Madelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Winchester '73 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Filmsite's Greatest Films of the 50's
Dir. by Anthony Mann (1950), starring James Stewart, Rock Hudson & Tony Curtis

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The African Queen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Filmsite's Greatest Films of the 50's
Dir. by John Huston (1951), starring Katharine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart & Robert Morley

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An American in Paris is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Filmsite's Greatest Films of the 50's
Dir. by Vincente Minnelli (1951), starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron & Nina Foch

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A Place in the Sun is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Filmsite's Greatest Films of the 50's
Dir. by George Stevens (1951), starring Elizabeth Taylor, Montgomery Clift & Shelley Winters

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The Day the Earth Stood ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Filmsite's Greatest Films of the 50's
Dir. by Robert Wise (1951), starring Patricia Neal, Michael Rennie & Frances Bavier

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#103 of 133 Movies That Should Never Be Remade #63 of 405 The Greatest Disaster Movies of All Time #45 of 181 The Best Alien Movies Ever Made

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Strangers on a Train is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Filmsite's Greatest Films of the 50's
Dir. by Alfred Hitchcock (1951), starring Alfred Hitchcock, Farley Granger & Leo G. Carroll

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A Streetcar Named Desire... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Filmsite's Greatest Films of the 50's
Dir. by Elia Kazan (1951), starring Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh & Karl Malden

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The Thing from Another W... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Filmsite's Greatest Films of the 50's
Dir. by Howard Hawks and Christian Nyby (1951), starring James Arness, Paul Frees & George Fenneman

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The Bad and the Beautifu... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Filmsite's Greatest Films of the 50's
Dir. by Vincente Minnelli (1952), starring Kirk Douglas, Lana Turner & Walter Pidgeon

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High Noon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Filmsite's Greatest Films of the 50's
Dir. by Fred Zinnemann (1952), starring Grace Kelly, Gary Cooper & Lee Van Cleef

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#12 of 399 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #217 of 481 The Greatest Movies for Guyslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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The Quiet Man is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Filmsite's Greatest Films of the 50's
Dir. by John Ford (1952), starring John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara & Barry Fitzgerald

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#998 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #117 of 133 Movies That Should Never Be Remadelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Singin' in the Rain is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Filmsite's Greatest Films of the 50's
Dir. by Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly (1952), starring Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly & Rita Moreno

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The Big Heat is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Filmsite's Greatest Films of the 50's
Dir. by Fritz Lang (1953), starring Lee Marvin, Glenn Ford & Carolyn Jones

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#74 of 109 The Best Mafia Films #15 of 36 The Greatest Classic Noir Movies, Ranked #26 of 142 The Best Film Noir Movies

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From Here to Eternity is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Filmsite's Greatest Films of the 50's
Dir. by Fred Zinnemann (1953), starring Frank Sinatra, Burt Lancaster & Ernest Borgnine

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#76 of 377 The 50+ Best War Movies Ever Made, Ranked #43 of 214 The Greatest World War II Movies of All Timelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Roman Holiday is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Filmsite's Greatest Films of the 50's
Dir. by William Wyler (1953), starring Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck & Eddie Albert

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Shane is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Filmsite's Greatest Films of the 50's
Dir. by George Stevens (1953), starring Jack Palance, Jean Arthur & Alan Ladd

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#16 of 399 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #890 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movieslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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On the Waterfront is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Filmsite's Greatest Films of the 50's
Dir. by Elia Kazan (1954), starring Marlon Brando, Eva Marie Saint & Rod Steiger

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Rear Window is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Filmsite's Greatest Films of the 50's
Dir. by Alfred Hitchcock (1954), starring Grace Kelly, James Stewart & Alfred Hitchcock

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#21 of 240 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time #601 of 1,646 The Most Rewatchable Movies #261 of 693 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made

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A Star Is Born is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Filmsite's Greatest Films of the 50's
Dir. by Frank Pierson (1976), starring Barbra Streisand, Gary Busey & Kris Kristofferson

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#115 of 124 The Most Rewatchable Movie Musicals #145 of 299 The Greatest Soundtracks of All Timelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Bad Day at Black Rock is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Filmsite's Greatest Films of the 50's
Dir. by John Sturges (1955), starring Spencer Tracy, Ernest Borgnine & Lee Marvin

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