Special Report

The Best Classic Movie Released Every Year Since 1950

Source: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

1950: Sunset Blvd.
> Average IMDb rating: 8.4 (212,730)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 95%
> Tomatometer: 98%
> Starring: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson

Source: Courtesy of New Yorker Films

1951: Early Summer
> Average IMDb rating: 8.2 (8,150)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 92%
> Tomatometer: 100%
> Starring: Setsuko Hara, Chishû Ryû, Chikage Awashima, Kuniko Miyake

Source: Courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

1952: Singin’ in the Rain
> Average IMDb rating: 8.3 (230,407)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 95%
> Tomatometer: 100%
> Starring: Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen

Source: Courtesy of Distributors Corporation of America

1953: The Wages of Fear
> Average IMDb rating: 8.1 (58,646)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 95%
> Tomatometer: 100%
> Starring: Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Peter van Eyck, Folco Lulli

Source: Courtesy of Kingsley-International Pictures

1954: Seven Samurai
> Average IMDb rating: 8.6 (331,314)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 97%
> Tomatometer: 100%
> Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki

Source: Courtesy of Edward Harrison

1955: Pather Panchali
> Average IMDb rating: 8.4 (29,303)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 94%
> Tomatometer: 97%
> Starring: Kanu Bannerjee, Karuna Bannerjee, Subir Banerjee, Chunibala Devi

Source: Courtesy of Continental Distributing

1956: A Man Escaped
> Average IMDb rating: 8.3 (20,864)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 93%
> Tomatometer: 100%
> Starring: François Leterrier, Charles Le Clainche, Maurice Beerblock, Roland Monod

Source: Courtesy of United Artists

1957: Witness for the Prosecution
> Average IMDb rating: 8.4 (117,674)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 95%
> Tomatometer: 100%
> Starring: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester

Source: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

1958: Vertigo
> Average IMDb rating: 8.3 (385,249)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 93%
> Tomatometer: 94%
> Starring: James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore

Source: Courtesy of Edward Harrison

1959: The World of Apu
> Average IMDb rating: 8.5 (13,739)
> Rotten Tomatoes audience score: 95%
> Tomatometer: 96%
> Starring: Soumitra Chatterjee, Sharmila Tagore, Alok Chakravarty, Swapan Mukherjee