Cinerama South Seas Adventure(Francis D. Lyon/Walter Thompson & Basil Wrangell/Richard Goldstone & Carl Dudley)
The Colossus of New York(Eugene Lourie)
Cairo Station(Youssef Chahine)
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad(Nathan Juran)
The Space Children(Jack Arnold)
The Blob(Irvin S. Yeaworth, Jr.)
It! The Terror From Beyond Space(Edward L. Cahn)
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.
Bumped from Top 10:Bonjour Tristesse (Otto Preminger)
Mame (DaCosta); Big Deal on Madonna Street (Monicelli); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Brooks); The Defiant Ones (Kramer); The Fly (Neumann); Gigi (Minnelli); The Long, Hot Summer (Ritt); Look Back in Anger (Richardson); The Music Room (S. Ray)
As yet unseen:Giants and Toys
(Masumura); The Horse's Mouth (Neame); Ivan the Terrible, Part
2 (Eisenstein); Les Amants (Malle)