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View Poll Results: "Best" best picture winner of the 1950's
All About Eve
11.76%
An American in Paris
0
0%
The Greatest Show on Earth
0
0%
From Here to Eternity
1.96%
On the Waterfront
15.69%
Marty
1.96%
Around the World in Eighty Days
3.92%
The Bridge on the River Kwai
39.22%
Gigi
0
0%
Ben-Hur
25.49%
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"Best" best picture winner of the 1950's

Old 10-23-08, 12:38 AM
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"Best" best picture winner of the 1950's

What best picture winner of the 1950's would you consider the best?

The results thus far as voted by the members:

Best of 2000's: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Worst of 2000's: Crash

Best of 1990's: The Silence of the Lambs
Worst of 1990's: Shakespeare in Love

Best of 1980's: Platoon
Worst of 1980's: Driving Miss Daisy

Best of 1970's: The Godfather
Worst of 1970's: Kramer vs. Kramer

Best of 1960's: Lawrence of Arabia
Worst of 1960's: Oliver!
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Old 10-23-08, 01:59 AM
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Tough choice between Ben-Hur and Bridge. Ben Hur is flawed, but I have to give it the edge only for the chariot race....
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Old 10-23-08, 07:26 AM
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I voted for On The Waterfront. One of my favorite classics. I never saw Bridge Over River Kwai though.
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Old 10-23-08, 07:56 AM
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I don't think I can vote in this one. I've only seen On the Waterfront and Marty from that list.
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It was between Kwai and 80 days. I gave it to 80 days as that was a major event when I saw it with my family on TV in the 60s.
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Old 10-23-08, 09:14 AM
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For me, this is really a three-way race. All About Eve, On the Waterfront and River Kwai.

But I picked All About Eve. I just find it the most entertaining of the three.
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Tough choice between Eternity, Waterfront, Bridge and Ben.
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Old 10-23-08, 04:16 PM
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The Bridge on the River Kwai and Ben-Hur I love them to much to pick one over the other.
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Old 10-23-08, 04:31 PM
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On the Waterfront. All About Eve is a classic film, but Sunset Blvd should have won in 1950.
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Old 10-23-08, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by hasslein View Post
Tough choice between Ben-Hur and Bridge. Ben Hur is flawed, but I have to give it the edge only for the chariot race....
It was between those two for me.
But since it has Jesus I went with BEN-HUR.
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Old 10-23-08, 05:50 PM
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Judah Ben-Hur
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Old 10-23-08, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by wm lopez View Post
It was between those two for me.
But since it has Jesus I went with BEN-HUR.
But Jesus was never on camera...
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Old 10-23-08, 08:18 PM
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Usually I can find at least one great film out of ten Academy picks, but not for this decade. The only American film that makes my "best film of the year" list for the '50s is Ace in the Hole, 1951.
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