A Matter of Life and Death(Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)
The Kid from Brooklyn(Norman Z. McLeod)
Additional 1946 Films By Rating
Cluny Brown(Ernst Lubitsch)
The Other Sister(Roberto Gavaldón)
The Stranger(Orson Welles)
Great Expectations(David Lean)
The Dark Corner(Henry Hathaway)
The Postman Always Rings Twice(Tay Garnett)
A Woman in Love(Emilio Fernández)
The Bamboo Blonde(Anthony Mann)
For archival purposes, I file everything by the year it had its world premiere. Many of these films will have been commercially released in the U.S. a year or two later, so my lists won’t always match up with other folks’ lists.
Films I haven’t yet rated on that scale are marked with if I currently think they belong in my top ten. These films are subject to being shifted around or yanked altogether at any moment, after I revisit them and they get a numeral. (Lists from prior to about 1988 are especially suspect, as I compiled them long ago from memories that were in many cases already pretty dusty.) If a film isn’t currently in my top ten, and I haven’t yet rated it, you’ll find it under Notable Omissions below or you won’t find it at all. There are a whole lot of the latter — if you’re wondering whether or not I’ve seen the masterpiece you can’t believe I omitted, check my master list.
Notable Omissions:Duel in the Sun
(Vidor); Green for Danger (Gilliat); Paisan (Rossellini)