Monday, January 14, 2008

Best classics of 50s and my blog

Maybe not everyone of you know that, but imdb.com list best movies of each decade , place on that list is based on visitors rating, and if you look at the list of best movies of 50s and compare with my uploads, you can see something like that (bolded titles are movies already uploaded and listed on my blog, ranking, then average rating (1-10) and title)

1. 8.8 Shichinin no samurai (1954)
2. 8.8 12 Angry Men (1957)
3. 8.7 Rear Window (1954)
4. 8.6 Sunset Blvd. (1950)
5. 8.6 North by Northwest (1959)
6. 8.5 Paths of Glory (1957)

7. 8.5 Sanshô dayû (1954)
8. 8.5 Vertigo (1958)
9. 8.5 Salaire de la peur, Le (1953)
10. 8.4 Notti di Cabiria, Le (1957)
11. 8.4 The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
12. 8.4 Rashômon (1950)
13. 8.4 Ballada o soldate (1959)
14. 8.4 Sjunde inseglet, Det (1957)
15. 8.4 All About Eve (1950)
16. 8.4 Touch of Evil (1958)
17. 8.4 Singin' in the Rain (1952)
18. 8.4 On the Waterfront (1954)
19. 8.3 Some Like It Hot (1959)
20. 8.3 Umberto D. (1952)
21. 8.3 Strangers on a Train (1951)
22. 8.3 Olvidados, Los (1950)
23. 8.3 Diaboliques, Les (1955)
24. 8.3 Ace in the Hole (1951)
25. 8.3 High Noon (1952)
26. 8.3 Du rififi chez les hommes (1955)
27. 8.2 Ivan Groznyy II: Boyarsky zagovor
28. 8.2 The Killing (1956)
29. 8.2 Smultronstället (1957)
30. 8.2 Ugetsu monogatari (1953)
31. 8.2 Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
32. 8.2 Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
33. 8.2 Ben-Hur (1959)
34. 8.2 The Night of the Hunter (1955)
35. 8.1 Harvey (1950)
36. 8.1 Brücke, Die (1959)
37. 8.1 Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
38. 8.1 Apur Sansar (1959)
39. 8.1 The African Queen (1951)
40. 8.1 Kumonosu jô (1957)
41. 8.1 Ikiru (1952)
42. 8.1 Stalag 17 (1953)
43. 8.1 The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
44. 8.1 Strada, La (1954)
45. 8.1 A Face in the Crowd (1957)
46. 8.1 Kakushi-toride no san-akunin (1958)
47. 8.0 The Caine Mutiny (1954)
48. 8.0 Quatre cents coups, Les (1959)
49. 8.0 Jeux interdits (1952)
50. 8.0 Dial M for Murder (1954)

My dream is to have all these movies on my blog, but some of them are very hard to find, but patience is a virtue :)

I will also check other decades and let you know how it looks :)

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on offering so many choice titles from this 'Best of the 50's list'. I think 'Fire on the plains' belongs on there too. (Or is it? I don't recognize all the foreign titles.)

I saw 'La strada' as a child and hated it. I think I should give that one another try now. I'm not fond of Fellini, tho. 'Caine Mutiny' is hard to find online. I've only found a copy dubbed in Spanish.

I would love to see 'Wages of fear' some day.

I hope to watch all the films you offer soon. I'll try to watch them like Graham Greene wrote his novels, alternating between message-driven plot in one book and then diverting entertainment in the next. He claimed that 'Third man' was an entertainment.

Again, thanks very much for your efforts. I realize it isn't just a case of creating and releasing these files. There's also a maintenance issue.

Ever thought of trying some silent films?

- Fred

Just me :) said...

Fire on a plains?? I just checked for this title on IMDB and got no hits, "Wages of Fear" is to be uploaded in future and many others too :)

Anonymous said...

sorry, the correct title is "Fires on the plain" (1959). The Japanese title for this war movie is "Nobi". It gets an 8.4 on IMDb.

Searching IMDb used to be a lot easier. Right now you can't even find Jimmy Cagney. He is listed as James Cagney. I think Amazon had something to do with dumbing down the search features.

I'm excited to watch your progress on this blog.

Thanks again. - Fred

Anonymous said...

Great site and great movies.

Any chance of getting "Pasqualino Settebellezze aka Seven Beauties" with Giancarlo Giannini?

And also "Cleopatra" with Claudette Cobert 1934?

Ray Bondi

Just me :) said...

Ray Bondi, they were not on my queue, but I think they should be here some time in future, I dont know when, but you can be sure you will find them here

Anonymous said...

i want the movie "wait untill dark " as early as possible pls upload it for me thank you.

Just me :) said...

You will find links to wait until dark at this address (text file - rapidshare)

http://www.badongo.com/file/8159314

Enjoy

Anonymous said...

Thank you so very much for your wonderful work. It's hard to find these old gems but you've kept my hope alive.
Have you posted The Misfits before? I checked the archives but maybe they don't go back that far.
If you posted it, I'd be very grateful.

Thank you kindly and may your life be full of health and happiness!

J

Alex 1961 (LU5HER) said...

Excelent, great, big, blog.
I like these films, especially sci-fi and film-noir
I have any films of you list
- all about eve (1950)
- singing in the rain
- Some Like It Hot (1959)
- Umberto D. (1952)
- The African Queen (1951)

have any form the share with you?
the versions are dvdrip