1959 Top Ten List

  • North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock)
  • Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder)
  • Rio Bravo (Howard Hawks)
  • Anatomy of a Murder (Otto Preminger)
  • Compulsion (Richard Fleischer)
  • The Cousins (Claude Chabrol)
  • Room at the Top (Jack Clayton)
  • Shadows (John Cassavetes)
  • Pickpocket (Robert Bresson)
  • The Human Condition, Part I: No Greater Love (Masaki Kobayashi)
  • Additional 1959 Films By Rating

  • Good Morning (Yasujiro Ozu)
  • The Four Hundred Blows (François Truffaut)
  • General Della Rovere (Roberto Rossellini)
  • Fires on the Plain (Kon Ichikawa)
  • Hiroshima mon amour (Alain Resnais)
  • Our Man in Havana (Carol Reed)
  • The Bridge (Bernhard Wicki)
  • Nazarín (Luis Buñuel)
  • The Jayhawkers! (Melvin Frank)
  • A Bucket of Blood (Roger Corman)
  • The Beat Generation (Charles Haas)
  • Black Orpheus (Marcel Camus)
  • The Human Condition, Part II: The Road to Eternity (Masaki Kobayashi)
  • Floating Weeds (Yasujiro Ozu)
  • The Diary of Anne Frank (George Stevens)
  • Ghost Story of Yotsuya (Nobuo Nakagawa)
  • The Trap (Norman Panama)