50th Anniversary Award for Best Film of 1959

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1. North by Northwest (dir. Alfred Hitchcock) [162 points / 25 votes]

2. The 400 Blows (François Truffaut) [141/21]
3. Rio Bravo (Howard Hawks) [117/17]
4. Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder) [102/17]
5. Pickpocket (Robert Bresson) [63/11]

6. Hiroshima, Mon Amour (Resnais) [49/8]
7. Shadows (Cassavetes) [37/7]
8. Anatomy of a Murder (Preminger) [37/6]
9. Fires on the Plain (Ichikawa) [33/5]
10. Floating Weeds (Ozu) [21/4]
11. Ben-Hur (Wyler) [20/4]
12. Black Orpheus (Camus) [18/3]
13. The World of Apu (S. Ray) [16/3]
14. Breathless (Godard) [15/3]
15. The House on Haunted Hill (Castle) [13/3]
16. Imitation of Life (Sirk) [12/2]
17. Sleeping Beauty (Geronimi/Clark/Jackson/Luske) [11/2]
18. Plan 9 From Outer Space (Wood) [8/2]

The following films received one vote apiece:
The Day of the Outlaw
The Diary of Anne Frank
Eyes Without a Face
Il Generale della Rovere
Good Morning
The Human Condition, Part I
The Indian Tomb
Jazz on a Summer’s Day
Nazarin
The Nun’s Story
Pillow Talk
Ride Lonesome
The Savage Innocents