Best Movies of 1951

RTITLELL%Lists By Year
1A Place in the Sun38573%1951 (385)
2A Streetcar Named Desire36268%1951 (362)
3An American in Paris34164%1951 (341)
4The African Queen20160%1952 (201)
5Detective Story29856%1951 (298)
6Born Yesterday25748%1951 (257)
7Decision Before Dawn19943%1951 (150) | 1952 (49)
8The Lavender Hill Mob17043%1951 (72) | 1952 (98)
9Cyrano de Bergerac (1951)22142%1951 (221)
10The River (1951)17841%1951 (113) | 1952 (65)
11David and Bathsheba16739%1951 (102) | 1952 (65)
12Death of a Salesman18835%1951 (188)
13Quo Vadis?18134%1951 (181)
14Bright Victory16431%1951 (164)
15The Great Caruso15930%1951 (159)
16The Blue Veil15629%1951 (156)
17Show Boat (1951)14227%1951 (142)
18The Red Badge of Courage13525%1951 (135)
19Harvey9318%1951 (93)
20Samson and Delilah9217%1951 (92)
21Oliver Twist8917%1951 (89)
22People Will Talk8215%1951 (82)
23Strangers on a Train7614%1951 (76)
24Fourteen Hours6913%1951 (69)
25The Well (1951)6312%1951 (63)
26Here Comes the Groom6111%1951 (61)
27The Big Carnival5711%1951 (57)
28Tales of Hoffmann5210%1951 (52)
29Go for Broke5110%1951 (51)
29The Brave Bulls5110%1951 (51)
31Kon-Tiki509%1951 (50)
32The Day the Earth Stood Still469%1951 (46)

Lists Included 531 (estimated)

L Total number of lists where the film was selected as one of the top 10 films of the year
L%
Percentage of total lists where the film was selected as one of the top 10 films of the year
Lists By Year
Number of votes in annual Film Daily poll

The Results of this poll are directly from The Film Daily annual poll that asked newspapers around the nation to submit a top 10 list.  Films have been recategorized to U.S. release dates, as the poll often took place prior to year-end.

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