I have now watched 92 films that were released in 1957. They can be found here.
1957 was a year full of riches. The films proved to be impossible for me to rank so the numbers should be ignored.
Worthy favorites that did not make my list are: Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison; The Lower Depths; The Pajama Game; Curse of the Demon; Le Notti Bianche; 3:10 to Yuma; Tokyo Twilight; and The Incredible Shrinking Man.
10. Kanal – directed by Andrezej Wadja
9. Throne of Blood – directed by Akira Kurosawa
8. 12 Angry Men – directed by Sidney Lumet
7. The Bridge on the River Kwai – directed by David Lean
6. A Face in the Crowd – directed by Elia Kazan
5. Wild Strawberries – directed by Ingmar Bergman
4. Paths of Glory – directed by Stanley Kubrick
3. Sweet Smell of Success – directed by Alexander MacKendrick
2. Nights of Cabiria – directed by Federico Fellini
- The Seventh Seal – directed by Ingmar Bergman