Alice in Wonderland(Clyde Geronimi & Hamilton Luske & Wilfred Jackson)
An American in Paris(Vincente Minnelli)
The Man in the White Suit(Alexander Mackendrick)
My Favorite Spy(Norman Z. McLeod)
I Was a Communist for the F.B.I.(Gordon Douglas)
The Man From Planet X(Edgar G. Ulmer)
The River(Jean Renoir)
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:The Browning Version (Asquith); A Christmas Carol (Hurst); Detective Story (Wyler); Diary of a Country Priest (Bresson); Miracle in Milan (De Sica); The Tall Target (Mann); The Thing From Another World (Nyby)
As yet unseen:Early Summer (Ozu); Fixed Bayonets (Fuller); His Kind of Woman (Farrow); Royal
Wedding (Donen); The Tales of Hoffmann (Powell & Pressburger)