This is the fourth of a series of posts looking at the best movies of the past 50 years, focusing on movies released between 1951 and 2016.
In addition to the five films listed above, the list also includes films that never made it onto the list, films that made it to the final cut, and the movies that made their way into the film pantheon but were never released on home video.
The list includes films made by independent studios, Hollywood studio-backed studios, foreign studios, and mainstream studios.
While the best and worst movies are always there for those of us who don’t have access to them, the rest of us can enjoy the movies and the memories of them.
The first 50 years of movies are where we find out what made the most of the genre, and how we can learn from that.
The next 50 years are where the movies really start to shine, as the next generation gets their chance to experience the best of cinema.