1952 Top Ten List

  • Umberto D. (Vittorio De Sica)
  • Singin' in the Rain (Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly)
  • Forbidden Games (René Clément)
  • Angel Face (Otto Preminger)
  • Scandal Sheet (Phil Karlson)
  • The Narrow Margin (Richard Fleischer)
  • The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice (Orson Welles)
  • The Big Sky (Howard Hawks)
  • The Marrying Kind (George Cukor)
  • Park Row (Samuel Fuller)
  • Additional 1952 Films By Rating

  • Hans Christian Andersen (Charles Vidor)
  • Ikiru (Akira Kurosawa)
  • Carrie (William Wyler)
  • Bend of the River (Anthony Mann)
  • Son of Paleface (Frank Tashlin)
  • The Quiet Man (John Ford)
  • Kansas City Confidential (Phil Karlson)
  • High Noon (Fred Zinnemann)
  • Limelight (Charles Chaplin)
  • Casque d'Or (Jacques Becker)
  • The Life of Oharu (Kenji Mizoguchi)
  • Fanfan la Tulipe (Christian-Jaque)
  • The Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (Yasujiro Ozu)
  • Hoodlum Empire (Joseph Kane)
  • The Captive City (Robert Wise)
  • The White Sheik (Federico Fellini)
  • Le Plaisir (Max Ophüls)
  • Flat Top (Lesley Selander)
  • On Dangerous Ground (Nicholas Ray)
  • Stranger on the Prowl (Joseph Losey)
  • Europe '51 (Roberto Rossellini)
  • Mother (Mikio Naruse)
  • The Crimson Pirate (Robert Siodmak)
  • My Son John (Leo McCarey)
  • Denver & Rio Grande (Byron Haskin)