Year Best

Year Best: 1960s

1960

  1. La Dolce Vita (Federico Fellini // Italy)
  2. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock // USA)
  3. L’Avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni // Italy)
  4. Rocco and His Brothers (Luchino Visconti // Italy)
  5. The Naked Island (Kaneto Shindo // Japan)
  6. Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard // France)
  7. Peeping Tom (Michael Powell // UK)
  8. Le Trou (Jacques Becker // France)
  9. The Cloud-Capped Star (Ritwik Ghatak // India)
  10. The Virgin Spring (Ingmar Bergman // Sweden)
  11. When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (Mikio Naruse // Japan)
  12. Eyes Without a Face (Georges Franju // France)
  13. Late Autumn (Yasujiro Ozu // Japan)
  14. Night and Fog in Japan (Nagisa Oshima // Japan)
  15. The Apartment (Billy Wilder // USA)
  16. The Bad Sleep Well (Akira Kurosawa // Japan)
  17. Letter Never Sent (Mikhail Kalatozov // Soviet Union)
  18. The Housemaid (Kim Ki-young // South Korea)
  19. The White Dove (František Vláčil // Czech)
  20. The Testament of Orpheus (Jean Cocteau // France)
  21. Shoot the Piano Player (François Truffaut // France)
  22. Cruel Story of Youth (Nagisa Oshima // Japan)
  23. Spartacus (Stanley Kubrick // USA)
  24. The Young One (Luis Buñuel // Mexico)
  25. Her Brother (Kon Ichikawa // Japan)
  26. The League of Gentlemen (Basil Dearden // UK)
  27. Daughters, Wives and a Mother (Mikio Naruse // Japan)
  28. The Entertainer (Tony Richardson // UK)

Honorable Mention:

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (Karel Reisz); Two Women (Vittorio De Sica)

1961

  1. Last Year at Marienbad (Alain Resnais // France)
  2. Viridiana (Luis Buñuel // Spain)
  3. Through a Glass Darkly (Ingmar Bergman // Sweden)
  4. La Notte (Michelangelo Antonioni // Italy)
  5. One, Two, Three (Billy Wilder // USA)
  6. Yojimbo (Akira Kurosawa // Japan)
  7. The Human Condition Part III (Masaki Kobayashi // Japan)
  8. Plácido (Luis García Berlanga // Spain)
  9. The Innocents (Jack Clayton // USA, UK)
  10. Pigs and Battleships (Shohei Imamura // Japan)
  11. Splendor in the Grass (Elia Kazan // USA)
  12. Il Posto (Ermanno Olmi // Italy)
  13. Divorce Italian Style (Pietro Germi // Italy)
  14. A Woman Is a Woman (Jean-Luc Godard // France)
  15. Lola (Jacques Demy // France)
  16. Victim (Basil Dearden // UK)
  17. Accattone (Pier Paolo Pasolini // Italy)
  18. The End of Summer (Yasujiro Ozu // Japan)
  19. The Steamroller and the Violin (Andrei Tarkovsky // Soviet Union)
  20. West Side Story (Robert Wise // USA)
  21. Chronicle of a Summer (Edgar Morin, Jean Rouch // France)
  22. L’assassino (Elio Petri // Italy)
  23. The Hustler (Robert Rossen // USA)
  24. The Ladies Man (Jerry Lewis // USA)

Honorable Mention:

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Blake Edwards); The Catch (Nagisa Oshima); Paris Belongs to Us (Jacques Rivette)Something Wild (Jack Garfein)A Taste of Honey (Tony Richardson)

1962

  1. L’Eclisse (Michelangelo Antonioni // Italy)
  2. The Exterminating Angel (Luis Buñuel // Mexico)
  3. La Jetée (Chris Marker // France)
  4. Ivan’s Childhood (Andrei Tarkovsky // Soviet Union)
  5. Harakiri (Masaki Kobayashi // Japan)
  6. Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean // UK, USA)
  7. Cléo from 5 to 7 (Agnès Varda // France)
  8. Vivre sa vie (Jean-Luc Godard // France)
  9. An Autumn Afternoon (Yasujiro Ozu // Japan)
  10. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (John Ford // USA)
  11. Sundays and Cybèle (Serge Bourguignon // France)
  12. Jules and Jim (François Truffaut // France)
  13. Il Sorpasso (Dino Risi // Italy)
  14. Salvatore Giuliano (Francesco Rosi // Italy)
  15. The Trial (Orson Welles // France, West Germany, Italy)
  16. To Kill a Mockingbird (Robert Mulligan // USA)
  17. Pitfall (Hiroshi Teshigahara // Japan)
  18. Knife in the Water (Roman Polanski // Poland)
  19. The Manchurian Candidate (John Frankenheimer // USA)
  20. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (Tony Richardson // UK)
  21. Mamma Roma (Pier Paolo Pasolini // Italy)
  22. The L-Shaped Room (Bryan Forbes // UK)
  23. Sanjuro (Akira Kurosawa // Japan)
  24. Dog Star Man (Stan Brakhage // USA)

Honorable Mention:

All Night Long (Basil Dearden); Carnival of Souls (Herk Harvey); The Inheritance (Masaki Kobayashi); Lolita (Stanley Kubrick);  Ride the High Country (Sam Peckinpah);  The Trial of Joan of Arc (Robert Bresson)

1963

  1. 8½ (Federico Fellini // Italy)
  2. Winter Light (Ingmar Bergman // Sweden)
  3. Contempt (Jean-Luc Godard // France)
  4. The Leopard (Luchino Visconti // Italy)
  5. High and Low (Akira Kurosawa // Japan)
  6. The Silence (Ingmar Bergman // Sweden)
  7. The House Is Black (Forugh Farrokhzad // Iran)
  8. El verdugo (Luis García Berlanga // Spain)
  9. Mothlight (Stan Brakhage // USA)
  10. The Sun in a Net (Štefan Uher // Czech)
  11. The Insect Woman (Shohei Imamura // Japan)
  12. Shock Corridor (Samuel Fuller // USA)
  13. Icarus XB 1 (Jindřich Polák // Cezch)
  14. The Organizer (Mario Monicelli // Italy)
  15. Charade (Stanley Donen // USA)
  16. Dry Summer (Metin Erksan // Turkey)
  17. The Haunting (Robert Wise // USA)
  18. The Big City (Satyajit Ray // India)
  19. The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock // USA)
  20. The Fire Within (Louis Malle // France)
  21. Suzanne’s Career (Eric Rohmer // France)
  22. Barren Lives (Nelson Pereira dos Santos // Brazil)
  23. The Servant (Joseph Losey // UK)
  24. Youth of the Beast (Seijun Suzuki // Japan)
  25. Passenger (Andrzej Munk // Poland)
  26. America America (Elia Kazan // USA)
  27. Bay of Angels (Jacques Demy // France)
  28. The Bakery Girl of Monceau (Eric Rohmer // France)
  29. Scorpio Rising (Kenneth Anger // USA)

Honorable Mention:

Borom sarret (Osumane Sembene); From Russia With Love (Terence Young); The Great Escape (John Sturges); This Sporting Life (Lindsay Anderson); Transport From Paradise (Zbynek Brynych)

1964

  1. Woman in the Dunes (Hiroshi Teshigahara // Japan)
  2. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Jacques Demy // France)
  3. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Stanley Kubrick // USA, UK)
  4. Yearning (Mikio Naruse // Japan)
  5. Red Desert (Michelangelo Antonioni // Italy)
  6. Intentions of Murder (Shohei Imamura // Japan)
  7. I Am Cuba (Mikhail Kalatozov // Cuba, Soviet Union)
  8. Band of Outsiders (Jean-Luc Godard // France)
  9. The Gospel According to St. Matthew (Pier Paolo Pasolini // Italy)
  10. Hamlet (Grigori Kozintsev // Soviet Union)
  11. Kwaidan (Masaki Kobayashi // Japan)
  12. Diamonds of the Night (Jan Němec // Cezch)
  13. Gertrud (Carl Th. Dreyer // Denmark)
  14. Charulata (Satyajit Ray // India)
  15. Onibaba (Kaneto Shindo // Japan)
  16. Black God, White Devil (Glauber Rocha // Brazil)
  17. A Hard Day’s Night (Richard Lester // UK)
  18. The Naked Kiss (Samuel Fuller // USA)
  19. Seven Days in May (John Frankenheimer // USA)
  20. A Fistful of Dollars (Sergio Leone // Italy, Spain, West Germany)
  21. The Train (John Frankenheimer // USA, France)
  22. Mary Poppins (Robert Stevenson // USA)
  23. The Soft Skin (François Truffaut // France)

Honorable Mention:

Goldfinger (Guy Hamilton); Lemonade Joe (Oldřich Lipský); Marnie (Alfred Hitchcock);  Renaissance (Walerian Borowczyk); Sangam (Raj Kapoor); Three Outlaw Samurai (Hideo Gosha); Une Femme Mariée (Jean-Luc Godard)

1965

  1. Pierrot le fou (Jean-Luc Godard // France)
  2. Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (Sergei Parajanov // Soviet Union)
  3. Tokyo Olympiad (Kon Ichikawa // Japan)
  4. Red Beard (Akira Kurosawa // Japan)
  5. The Shop on Main Street (Ján Kadár, Elmar Klos // Slovakia)
  6. Alphaville (Jean-Luc Godard // France)
  7. I Knew Her Well (Antonio Pietrangeli // Italy)
  8. Doctor Zhivago (David Lean // USA)
  9. For a Few Dollars More (Sergio Leone // Italy)
  10. Loves of a Blonde (Miloš Forman // Czech)
  11. Simon of the Desert (Luis Buñuel // Mexico)
  12. Repulsion (Roman Polanski // France)
  13. Chimes at Midnight (Orson Welles // France)
  14. The Golden Thread (Ritwik Ghatak // India)
  15. Not Reconciled (Jean-Marie Straub // Germany)
  16. The Sound of music (Robert Wise // USA)
  17. Diary of Yunbogi (Nagisa Oshima // Japan)

Honorable Mention:

The Ashes (Andrzej Wajda); Le bonheur (Agnès Varda); Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (Russ Meyer); Intimate Lighting (Ivan Passer); Juliet of the Spirits (Federico Fellini)The Naked Prey (Cornel Wilde)Pleasures of the Flesh (Nagisa Oshima); Sandra (Luchino Visconti)

1966

  1. Au Hasard Balthazar (Robert Bresson // France)
  2. Andrei Rublev (Andrei Tarkovsky // Soviet Union)
  3. Persona (Ingmar Bergman // Sweden)
  4. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Sergio Leone // Italy)
  5. The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo // Italy, Algeria)
  6. Blow-Up (Michelangelo Antonioni // Italy)
  7. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Mike Nichols // USA)
  8. Daisies (Věra Chytilová // Czech)
  9. The Face of Another (Hiroshi Teshigahara // Japan)
  10. Closely Watched Trains (Jiří Menzel // Czech)
  11. War and Peace (Sergey Bondarchuk // Soviet Union)
  12. The Round-Up (by Miklós Jancsó // Hungary)
  13. Silence Has No Wings (Kazuo Kuroki // Japan)
  14. The Pornographers (Shohei Imamura // Japan)
  15. Tokyo Drifter (Seijun Suzuki // Japan)
  16. Seconds (John Frankenheimer // USA)
  17. Father (István Szabó // Hungary)
  18. Chromophobia (Raoul Servais // Belgium)
  19. Le Deuxième Souffle (Jean-Pierre Melville // France)
  20. Wings (Larisa Shepitko // Soviet Union)
  21. Masculin Féminin (Jean-Luc Godard // France)
  22. Hunger (Henning Carlsen // Denmark)
  23. Hawks and Sparrows (Pier Paolo Pasolini // Italy)
  24. Black Girl (Ousmane Sembene // France, Senegal)
  25. Red Angel (Yasuzo Masumura // Japan)
  26. Come Drink with Me 大醉俠 (King Hu // Hong Kong)
  27. Patriotism (Yukio Mishima // Japan)
  28. Young Törless (Volker Schlöndorff // Germany)
  29. A Report on the Party and Guests (Jan Němec // Czech)
  30. The Sword of Doom (Kihachi Okamoto // Japan)
  31. Violence at Noon (Nagisa Oshima // Japan)
  32. Irezumi (Yasuzo Masumura // Japan)
  33. El Dorado (Howard Hawks // USA)

Honorable Mention:

Cul-de-Sac (Roman Polanski); Fahrenheit 451 (François Truffaut); Fighting Elegy (Seijun Suzuki)Made in U.S.A (Jean-Luc Godard); A Man And a Woman (Claude Lelouch); Paddle to the Sea (Bill Mason); Ride in the Whirlwind (Monte Hellman); The Sand Pebbles (Robert Wise); The Shooting (Monte Hellman)

1967

  1. Playtime (Jacques Tati // France)
  2. Le Samouraï (Jean-Pierre Melville // France)
  3. Marketa Lazarová (František Vláčil // Czech)
  4. The Young Girls of Rochefort (Jacques Demy // France)
  5. Belle de Jour (Luis Buñuel // France)
  6. The Firemen’s Ball (Miloš Forman // Czech)
  7. Weekend (Jean-Luc Godard // France)
  8. Dragon Inn (King Hu // Taiwan)
  9. A Man Vanishes (Shohei Imamura // Japan)
  10. Scattered Clouds (Mikio Naruse // Japan)
  11. Mouchette (Robert Bresson // France)
  12. Samurai Rebellion (Masaki Kobayashi // Japan)
  13. Bonnie and Clyde (Arthur Penn // USA)
  14. Entranced Earth (Glauber Rocha // Brazil)
  15. 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (Jean-Luc Godard // France)
  16. Branded to Kill (Seijun Suzuki // Japan)
  17. In Cold Blood (Richard Brooks // USA)
  18. The Graduate (Mike Nichols // USA)
  19. The Producers (Mel Brooks // USA)
  20. Cool Hand Luke (Stuart Rosenberg // USA)
  21. Titicut Follies (Frederick Wiseman // USA)
  22. La collectionneuse (Eric Rohmer // France)
  23. Bob Dylan: Dont Look Back (D.A. Pennebaker // USA)
  24. Oedipus Rex (Pier Paolo Pasolini // Italy)
  25. Japan’s Longest Day (Kihachi Okamoto // Japan)
  26. The Fearless Vampire Killers (Roman Polanski // USA, UK)

Honorable Mention:

Japanese Summer: Double Suicide (Nagisa Oshima); Point Blank (John Boorman); Sing a Song of Sex (Nagisa Oshima); Two for the Road (Stanley Donen); We Still Kill the Old Way (Elio Petri); The Whisperers (Bryan Forbes)

1968

  1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick // USA, UK)
  2. Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone // Italy, USA, Spain)
  3. Memories of Underdevelopment (Tomás Gutiérrez Alea // Cuba)
  4. The Hour of the Furnaces (Octavio Getino, Fernando E. Solanas // Argentina)
  5. Shame (Ingmar Bergman // Sweden)
  6. Rosemary’s Baby (Roman Polanski // USA)
  7. Faces (John Cassavetes // USA)
  8. Profound Desires of the Gods (Shohei Imamura // Japan)
  9. If…. (Lindsay Anderson // UK)
  10. Death by Hanging (Nagisa Oshima // Japan)
  11. Hour of the Wolf (Ingmar Bergman // Sweden)
  12. Theorem (Pier Paolo Pasolini // Italy)
  13. Naked Childhood (Maurice Pialat // France)
  14. The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub // West Germany, Italy)
  15. Stolen Kisses (François Truffaut // France)
  16. Kuroneko (Kaneto Shindo // Japan)
  17. Monterey Pop (D. A. Pennebaker// USA)
  18. Planet of the Apes (Franklin J. Schaffner // USA)
  19. Lucía (Humberto Solás // Cuba)
  20. Yellow Submarine (George Dunning // UK)
  21. The Valley of the Bees (František Vláčil // Czech)
  22. The Blues Accordin’ to Lightnin’ Hopkins (Les Blank // USA)

Honorable Mention:

The Bride Wore Black (François Truffaut); Capricious Summer (Jiří Menzel); Je t’aime, je t’aime (Alain Resnais); Night of the Living Dead (George A. Romero); Up the Junction (Peter Collinson)

 

1969

  1. Z (Costa-Gavras // France, Algeria)
  2. Kes (Ken Loach // UK)
  3. The Damned (Luchino Visconti // Italy, West Germany)
  4. Boy (Nagisa Oshima // Japan)
  5. Army of Shadows (Jean-Pierre Melville // France)
  6. The Color of Pomegranates (Sergei Parajanov // Soviet Union)
  7. Easy Rider (Dennis Hopper // USA)
  8. The Cremator (Juraj Herz // Czech)
  9. My Night at Maud’s (Eric Rohmer // France)
  10. Midnight Cowboy (John Schlesinger // USA)
  11. The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah // USA)
  12. The Beast Must Die (Claude Chabrol // France)
  13. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill // USA)
  14. The Sorrow and the Pity (Marcel Ophüls // France)
  15. Salesman (David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin, Albert Maysles // USA)
  16. The Land (Youssef Chahine // Egypt)
  17. The Sicilian Clan (Henri Verneuil // France)
  18. The Joke (Jaromil Jireš // Czech)
Honorable Mention:
Antonio das Mortes (Glauber Rocha); Everything for Sale (Andrzej Wajda); The Milky Way (Luis Buñuel); The Unfaithful Wife (Claude Chabrol)
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