The Best Movies of 1951   (83) Most Notable
Sorted by Rank
 RATING   TITLE   YEAR   DIRECTOR  COUNTRY MEDIA
# 1 for 1951, # 94 Overall A Streetcar Named Desire 1951 Kazan, Elia USA BDS
# 2 for 1951, # 119 Overall Diary of a Country Priest 1951 Bresson, Robert France D
# 3 for 1951, # 185 Overall An American in Paris 1951 Minnelli, Vincente USA BDS
# 4 for 1951, # 212 Overall The African Queen 1951 Huston, John UK / USA BD
# 5 for 1951, # 215 Overall Strangers on a Train 1951 Hitchcock, Alfred USA BDS
# 6 for 1951, # 306 Overall The Lavender Hill Mob 1951 Crichton, Charles UK D
# 7 for 1951, # 346 Overall A Place in the Sun 1951 Stevens, George USA DS
# 8 for 1951, # 458 Overall Ace in the Hole 1951 Wilder, Billy USA BD
# 9 for 1951, # 537 Overall The Day the Earth Stood Still 1951 Wise, Robert USA BDS
# 10 for 1951, # 696 Overall The River 1951 Renoir, Jean France / India / USA BD
# 11 for 1951, # 715 Overall Death of a Salesman 1951 Benedek, László USA
# 12 for 1951, # 736 Overall The Man in the White Suit 1951 Mackendrick, Alexander UK D
# 13 for 1951, # 957 Overall The Thing from Another World 1951 Nyby, Christian / Hawks, Howard USA DS
# 14 for 1951, # 1066 Overall Detective Story 1951 Wyler, William USA D
# 15 for 1951, # 1084 Overall The Red Badge of Courage 1951 Huston, John USA Y
# 16 for 1951, # 1134 Overall Miracle in Milan 1951 De Sica, Vittorio Italy Y
# 17 for 1951, # 1538 Overall Quo Vadis 1951 LeRoy, Mervyn USA BDS
# 18 for 1951, # 1592 Overall Fourteen Hours 1951 Hathaway, Henry USA D
# 19 for 1951, # 1594 Overall The Tales of Hoffmann 1951 Powell, Michael / Pressburger, Emeric UK D
# 20 for 1951, # 1645 Overall A Christmas Carol 1951 Hurst, Brian Desmond UK BD
# 21 for 1951, # 1654 Overall The Browning Version 1951 Asquith, Anthony UK Y
# 22 for 1951, # 1698 Overall Early Summer 1951 Ozu, Yasujiro Japan D
# 23 for 1951, # 1716 Overall Cry, the Beloved Country 1951 Korda, Zoltan UK / South Africa Y
# 24 for 1951, # 1759 Overall The Steel Helmet 1951 Fuller, Samuel USA D
# 25 for 1951, # 1761 Overall Pandora and the Flying Dutchman 1951 Lewin, Albert UK BD
# 26 for 1951, # 1825 Overall The Magic Box 1951 Boulting, John UK
# 27 for 1951, # 1853 Overall Decision Before Dawn 1951 Litvak, Anatole USA D
# 28 for 1951, # 1991 Overall Royal Wedding 1951 Donen, Stanley USA D
# 29 for 1951, # 2076 Overall Gerald McBoing Boing 1951 Cannon, Robert USA Y
# 30 for 1951, # 2080 Overall Miss Julie 1951 Sjöberg, Alf Sweden D
# 31 for 1951, # 2082 Overall People Will Talk 1951 Mankiewicz, Joseph L. USA D
# 32 for 1951, # 2099 Overall Alice in Wonderland 1951 Geronimi, Clyde / Jackson, Wilfred / Luske, Hamilton USA BD
# 33 for 1951, # 2152 Overall Bright Victory 1951 Robson, Mark USA
# 34 for 1951, # 2167 Overall The Great Caruso 1951 Thorpe, Richard USA
# 35 for 1951, # 2189 Overall The Enforcer 1951 Windust, Bretaigne / Walsh, Raoul USA BD
# 36 for 1951, # 2214 Overall The Prowler 1951 Losey, Joseph USA
# 37 for 1951, # 2332 Overall Bellissima 1951 Visconti, Luchino Italy D
# 38 for 1951, # 2337 Overall David and Bathsheba 1951 King, Henry USA D
# 38 for 1951, # 2337 Overall Show Boat 1951 Sidney, George USA DS
# 39 for 1951, # 2353 Overall Captain Horatio Hornblower 1951 Walsh, Raoul UK / USA D
# 39 for 1951, # 2353 Overall I Was a Communist for the FBI 1951 Douglas, Gordon USA
# 40 for 1951, # 2355 Overall The Racket 1951 Cromwell, John / Ray, Nicholas / Ferrer, Mel USA D
# 41 for 1951, # 2387 Overall Der Verlorene 1951 Lorre, Peter West Germany
# 41 for 1951, # 2387 Overall M 1951 Losey, Joseph USA
# 42 for 1951, # 2428 Overall Bullfighter and the Lady 1951 Boetticher, Budd USA BD
# 42 for 1951, # 2428 Overall The Mating Season 1951 Leisen, Mitchell USA
# 42 for 1951, # 2428 Overall Tom Brown's Schooldays 1951 Parry, Gordon UK
# 43 for 1951, # 2472 Overall I'll See You in My Dreams 1951 Curtiz, Michael USA YS
# 44 for 1951, # 2488 Overall The Idiot 1951 Kurosawa, Akira Japan D
# 45 for 1951, # 2516 Overall Bedtime for Bonzo 1951 De Cordova, Frederick USA D
# 45 for 1951, # 2516 Overall Deedar 1951 Bose, Nitin India
# 45 for 1951, # 2516 Overall The Desert Fox 1951 Hathaway, Henry USA D
# 45 for 1951, # 2516 Overall Esa pareja feliz 1951 Bardem, Juan Antonio / Berlanga, Luis García Spain
# 45 for 1951, # 2516 Overall Sailor Beware 1951 Walker, Hal USA D
# 46 for 1951, # 2566 Overall Duck and Cover 1951 Rizzo, Anthony USA Y
# 46 for 1951, # 2566 Overall Notes on the Port of St. Francis 1951 Stauffacher, Frank USA
# 47 for 1951, # 2589 Overall La Nuit est mon royaume 1951 Lacombe, Georges France
# 47 for 1951, # 2589 Overall Teresa 1951 Zinnemann, Fred USA
# 48 for 1951, # 2591 Overall Ivory Hunter 1951 Watt, Harry UK
# 49 for 1951, # 2592 Overall The Medium 1951 Menotti, Gian Carlo Italy / USA D
# 49 for 1951, # 2592 Overall The Small Miracle 1951 Cloche, Maurice / Smart, Ralph UK
# 49 for 1951, # 2592 Overall White Corridors 1951 Jackson, Pat UK
# 50 for 1951, # 2602 Overall The Tall Target 1951 Mann, Anthony USA
# 50 for 1951, # 2602 Overall The Well 1951 Popkin, Leo C. / Rouse, Russell USA YS
# 51 for 1951, # 2608 Overall Father's Little Dividend 1951 Minnelli, Vincente USA D
# 52 for 1951, # 2617 Overall Corky of Gasoline Alley 1951 Bernds, Edward USA D
# 52 for 1951, # 2617 Overall Cry Danger 1951 Parrish, Robert USA D
# 52 for 1951, # 2617 Overall Double Crossbones 1951 Barton, Charles USA D
# 52 for 1951, # 2617 Overall 5ive 1951 Oboler, Arch USA D
# 52 for 1951, # 2617 Overall Gasoline Alley 1951 Bernds, Edward USA D
# 52 for 1951, # 2617 Overall His Kind of Woman 1951 Farrow, John / Fleischer, Richard USA D
# 52 for 1951, # 2617 Overall Life with Buster Keaton 1951 Cline, Edward F. / Hilton, Arthur USA
# 52 for 1951, # 2617 Overall On Moonlight Bay 1951 Del Ruth, Roy USA D
# 52 for 1951, # 2617 Overall Plutopia 1951 Nichols, Charles A. USA D
# 52 for 1951, # 2617 Overall Rawhide 1951 Hathaway, Henry USA BD
# 52 for 1951, # 2617 Overall Rhubarb 1951 Lubin, Arthur USA D
# 52 for 1951, # 2617 Overall Rooty Toot Toot 1951 Hubley, John USA Y
# 52 for 1951, # 2617 Overall Sirocco 1951 Bernhardt, Curtis USA D
# 52 for 1951, # 2617 Overall Storm Warning 1951 Heisler, Stuart USA D
# 52 for 1951, # 2617 Overall The Two Mouseketeers 1951 Barbera, Joseph / Hanna, William USA D
# 52 for 1951, # 2617 Overall Two of a Kind 1951 Levin, Henry USA D
# 53 for 1951, # 2654 Overall Awara 1951 Kapoor, Raj India
# 53 for 1951, # 2654 Overall Miss Oyu 1951 Mizoguchi, Kenji Japan
 RATING   TITLE   YEAR   DIRECTOR  COUNTRY MEDIA
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Media Availability Codes (Amazon.com)
T   Theaters (US)
B   Blu-ray Disc
D   DVD
V   VHS
Y   Yes (DVD or VHS, unspecified)
S   Soundtrack