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After the World Wars to a Human Walking on the Moon (1946-1969)
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946, William Wyler, 170 min.)
Angel and the Badman (1947, James Edward Grant, 100 min.) 
Gentleman’s Agreement (1947, Elia Kazan, 118 min.)
Red River (1948, Howard Hawks, 133 min.)
All the King’s Men (1949, Robert Rossen, 109 min.)
Third Man (1949, Carol Reed, 104 min.)
All About Eve (1950, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 139 min.)
Sunset Boulevard (1950, Billy Wilder, 110 min.)
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951, Elia Kazan, 122 min.)
Singin’ in the Rain (1952, Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly, 103 min.)*
Shane (1953, George Stevens, 117 min.)
The Wild One (1953, László Benedek, 79 min.)
On the Waterfront (1954, Elia Kazan, 108 min.)[1]
Rear Window (1954, Alfred Hitchcock, 112 min.)
Salt of the Earth (1954, Herbert J. Biberman, 90 min.)[2]
East of Eden (1955, Elia Kazan, 105 min.)
The Night of the Hunter (1955, Charles Laughton, 93 min.)
Rebel Without a Cause (1955, Nicholas Ray, 111 min.)*
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956, Nunnally Johnson, 153 min.)
Moby Dick (1956, John Huston, 115 min.)
The Searchers (1956, John Ford, 119 min.)*
The Ten Commandments (1956, Cecil DeMille, 220 min.)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957, David Lean, 167 min.)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958, Richard Brooks, 108 min.)
The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958, Mark Robson, 158 min.)
Vertigo (1958, Alfred Hitchcock, 128 min.)
Some Like It Hot (1959, Billy Wilder, 122 min.)
Inherit the Wind (1960, Stanley Kramer, 128 min.)
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961, Stanley Kramer, 178 min.)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962, David Lean, 216 min.
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962, Robert Mulligan, 129 min.)
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962, John Ford, 123 min.)
Hud (1963, Martin Ritt, 111 min.)
Lord of the Flies (1963, Peter Brook, 90 min. [not the 1990 version directed by Harry Hook])
The Ugly American (1963, George Endlund, 121 min.) 
Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964, Stanley Kubrick, 96 min.)
A Fistful of Dollars (1964, Sergio Leone, 100 min.)
The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964, Pier Paolo Pasolini, 135 min. [not the colorized and/or abridged version])
The Sound of Music (1965, Robert Wise, 174 min.)
A Few Dollars More (1965, Sergio Leone, 132 min.)
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966, Sergio Leone, 177 min.)
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966, Mike Nichols, 127 min.)
The Graduate (1967, Mike Nichols, 105 min.)
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967, Stanley Kramer, 108 minutes)
Planet of the Apes (1968, Franklin J. Shaffner, 112 min.)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, Stanley Kubrick, 139 min.)
Easy Rider (1969, Dennis Hopper, 95 min.)

[Films marked with asterisks are used for assignments in course. Present students should select other films from the list.]

[1] On the Waterfront, among other things, might be considered an allegory of the HUAC hearings.
[2] The director and many of the actors of Salt of the Earth were “blacklisted” after this film’s release.

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