Thursday, December 29, 2011

Top Ranked Films of Douglas Sirk

Douglas Sirk
4 titles, 82nd in points with 10,048

Douglas Sirk made some well crafted films of what many would call soap opera, but if included in that class, then he made some of the best ones ever made during this era of the 50’s, dominated by Madison Avenue and a desire to conform.

These are all the films of American director Douglas Sirk that made the top 1000 in our 2011 update of the Top Ranked 1000 Films on the Net, all polls.

1. Written on the Wind (1956) #256
2. All That Heaven Allows (1955) #325
3. Imitation of Life (1959) #520
4. There's Always Tomorrow (1956) #929

Out of the top 1000
5. Tarnished Angels, The (1958) #1049
6. Time to Love and a Time to Die, A (1958) #2035

I’ve only seen the top two films here, Written on the Wind and All That Heaven Allows. Both were well done, and I should see more, but I'm not that interested in romance films from that era very often; Sirk’s are definitely a level above the normal films of that genre.

See the full list of top ranked 100 directors here: Top Ranked 100 Directors, 2011 Edition

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