THE TOP TEN FILMS IN THE HISTORY OF CINEMA ( 1920 – 2012 )


While there is no general agreement upon the greatest film, many publications and organizations have tried to determine the films considered the best. Many of these sources focus on American films or were polls of English-speaking film goers, but those considered the greatest within their respective countries are also included here. They are often influenced by vote stacking or they survey a population with skewed demographics. Internet-based surveys have a self-selecting audience of unknown participants. The methodology of some surveys may be questionable. Sometimes (as in the case of the American Film Institute) voters were asked to select films from a limited list of entries.  However, here bellow we offer you a top ten list of the movies we considera s best from 1920 to 2012. Just read it, make your considerationa and feel free to send us your suggestions.


2012

  1. MOONRISE KINGDOM (Wes Anderson)

  2. THE MASTER (Paul Thomas Anderson)

  3. LOOPER (Rian Johnson)

  4. THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (Christopher Nolan)

  5. LAWLESS (John Hillcoat)

  6. COSMOPOLIS (David Cronenberg)

  7. PROMETHEUS (Ridley Scott)

  8. MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS (Joss Whedon)

  9. 21 JUMP STREET (Phil Lord & Chris Miller)

10. LOCKOUT (James Mather & Stephen St. Leger)


2011

1. DRIVE (Nicholas Winding Refn)

2. A SEPARATION (Asghar Farhadi)

3. THE TREE OF LIFE (Terrence Malick)

4. THE LONELIEST PLANET (Julia Loktev)

5. MARGARET (Kenneth Lonergan)

6. MONEYBALL (Bennett Miller)

7. MELANCHOLIA (Lars Von Trier)

8. THE DEEP BLUE SEA (Terence Davies)

9. HOUSE OF TOLERANCE (Bertrand Bonello)

10. THE KID WITH A BIKE (Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne)


2010

1. BLACK SWAN (Darren Aronofsky)

2. THE SOCIAL NETWORK (David Fincher)

3. SHUTTER ISLAND (Martin Scorsese)

4. 13 ASSASSINS (Takashi Miike)

5. HOW DO YOU KNOW (James L. Brooks)

6. THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT (Lisa Cholodenko)

7. TUESDAY, AFTER CHRISTMAS (Radu Muntean)

8. GREENBERG (Noah Baumbach)

9. BEGINNERS (Mike Mills)

10. COLD WEATHER (Aaron Katz)


2009

1. INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS (Quentin Tarantino)

2. WILD GRASS (Alain Resnais)

3. ANTICHRIST (Lars Von Trier)

4. FANTASTIC MR. FOX (Wes Anderson)

5. DISORDER (Weikai Huang)

6. ENTER THE VOID (Gaspar Noé)

7. ADVENTURELAND (Greg Mottola)

8. THE EXPLODING GIRL (Bradley Rust Gray)

9. POLICE, ADJECTIVE (Corneliu Porumboiu)

10. TETRO (Francis Ford Coppola)


2008

1. A CHRISTMAS TALE (Arnaud Desplechin)

2. HUNGER (Steve McQueen)

3. VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA (Woody Allen)

4. JULIA (Erick Zonca)

5. BURN AFTER READING (Joel & Ethan Coen)

6. WENDY AND LUCY (Kelly Reichardt)

7. TWO LOVERS (James Gray)

8. GRAN TORINO (Clint Eastwood)

9. STELLA (Sylvie Verheyde)

10. SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK (Charlie Kaufman)


2007

1. THERE WILL BE BLOOD (Paul Thomas Anderson)

2. DEATH PROOF (Quentin Tarantino)

3. NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (Joel and Ethan Coen)

4. IN THE CITY OF SYLVIA (José Luis Guerín)

5. ZODIAC (David Fincher)

6. I’M NOT THERE (Todd Haynes)

7. FUNNY GAMES (Michael Haneke)

8. STUCK (Stuart Gordon)

9. ALL IS FORGIVEN (Mia Hansen-Løve)

10. [REC] (Jaume Balagueró & Paco Plaza)


2006

1. THE DEPARTED (Martin Scorsese)

2. PRIVATE FEARS IN PUBLIC PLACES (Alain Resnais)

3. PERFUME: THE STORY OF A MURDERER (Tom Tykwer)

4. THE RIGHT OF THE WEAKEST (Lucas Belvaux)

5. OFFSIDE (Jafar Panahi)

6. A SCANNER DARKLY (Richard Linklater)

7. PRIVATE PROPERTY (Joachim Lafosse)

8. BUG (William Friedkin)

9. HALF NELSON (Ryan Fleck)

10. THE MAN OF MY LIFE (Zabou Breitman)


2005

1. THE NEW WORLD (Terrence Malick)

2. A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE (David Cronenberg)

3. CACHE (Michael Haneke)

4. BRICK (Rian Johnson)

5. I AM A SEX ADDICT (Caveh Zahedi)

6. MATCH POINT (Woody Allen)

7. GRIZZLY MAN (Werner Herzog)

8. THE CHILD (Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne)

9. KISS KISS, BANG BANG (Shane Black)

10. THE SQUID AND THE WHALE (Noah Baumbach)


2004

1. KINGS & QUEEN (Arnaud Desplechin)

2. BEFORE SUNSET (Richard Linklater)

3. TRIPLE AGENT (Eric Rohmer)

4. KEANE (Lodge Kerrigan)

5. MILLION DOLLAR BABY (Clint Eastwood)

6. KILL BILL, VOL 2 (Quentin Tarantino)

7. ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (Michel Gondry)

8. 2046 (Wong Kar-wai)

9. RED LIGHTS (Cedric Kahn)

10. VERA DRAKE (Mike Leigh)


2003

1. DOGVILLE (Lars Von Trier)

2. KILL BILL: VOLUME 1 (Quentin Tarantino)

3. ALL THE REAL GIRLS (David Gordon Green)

4. GOZU (Takashi Miike)

5. SARABAND (Ingmar Bergman)

6. THE FIVE OBSTRUCTIONS (Jorgen Leth and Lars Von Trier)

7. THE COMPANY (Robert Altman)

8. DOWN WITH LOVE (Peyton Reed)

9. COWARDS BEND THE KNEE (Guy Maddin)

10. TIME OF THE WOLF (Michael Haneke)


2002

1. PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE (Paul Thomas Anderson)

2. ADAPTATION (Spike Jonze)

3. 25TH HOUR (Spike Lee)

4. GERRY (Gus Van Sant)

5. TRILOGY: ON THE RUN / AN AMAZING COUPLE / AFTER LIFE (Lucas Belvaux)

6. DRACULA: PAGES FROM A VIRGIN’S DIARY (Guy Maddin)

7. SPIDER-MAN (Sam Raimi)

8. FAR FROM HEAVEN (Todd Haynes)

9. KEN PARK (Larry Clark)

10. ANA AND THE OTHERS (Celina Murga)


2001

1. WAKING LIFE (Richard Linklater)

2. MULHOLLAND DRIVE (David Lynch)

3. IN THE BEDROOM (Todd Field)

4. LATE MARRIAGE (Dover Kosashvili)

5. Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN (Alfonso Cuaron)

6. AMELIE (Jean-Pierre Jeunet)

7. ROBERTO SUCCO (Cedric Kahn)

8. THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS (Wes Anderson)

9. FAT GIRL (Catherine Breillat)

10. GHOST WORLD (Terry Zwigoff)


2000

1. YOU CAN COUNT ON ME (Kenneth Longeran)

2. WERCKMEISTER HARMONIES (Béla Tarr)

3. MEMENTO (Christopher Nolan)

4. UNTITLED (ALMOST FAMOUS) (Cameron Crowe)

5. HIGH FIDELITY (Stephen Frears)

6. IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (Wong Kar Wai)

7. TRAFFIC (Steven Soderbergh)

8. DANCER IN THE DARK (Lars von Trier)

9. SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR (Roy Andersson)

10. GEORGE WASHINGTON (David Gordon Green)


1999

1. MAGNOLIA (Paul Thomas Anderson)

2. THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY (Anthony Minghella)

3. EYES WIDE SHUT (Stanley Kubrick)

4. AUDITION (Takashi Miike)

5. AMERICAN BEAUTY (Sam Mendes)

6. FIGHT CLUB (David Fincher)

7. BEING JOHN MALKOVICH (Spike Jonze)

8. THE INSIDER (Michael Mann)

9. BOYS DON’T CRY (Kimberly Pierce)

10. GO (Doug Liman)


1998

1. RUSHMORE (Wes Anderson)

2. OUT OF SIGHT (Steven Soderbergh)

3. THE THIN RED LINE (Terrence Malick)

4. A SIMPLE PLAN (Sam Raimi)

5. RUN LOLA RUN (Tom Tykwer)

6. THE BIG LEBOWSKI (Joel Coen)

7. ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE (Larry Clark)

8. THE CELEBRATION (Thomas Vinterberg)

9. HAPPINESS (Todd Solondz)

10. THE DREAMLIFE OF ANGELS (Erick Zonca)


1997

1. JACKIE BROWN (Quentin Tarantino)

2. BOOGIE NIGHTS (Paul Thomas Anderson)

3. FUNNY GAMES (Michael Haneke)

4. LA CONFIDENTIAL (Curtis Hanson)

5. THE GAME (David Fincher)

6. GOOD WILL HUNTING (Gus Van Sant)

7. CHASING AMY (Kevin Smith)

8. THE SPANISH PRISONER (David Mamet)

9. THE SWEET HEREAFTER (Atom Egoyan)

10. FAST, CHEAP AND OUT OF CONTROL (Errol Morris)


1996

1. MY SEX LIFE… OR HOW I GOT INTO AN ARGUMENT (Arnaud Desplechin)

2. FARGO (Joel Coen)

3. BOUND (The Wachowski Brothers)

4. PARADISE LOST : THE CHILD MURDERS AT ROBIN HOOD HILLS (Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky)

5. BREAKING THE WAVES (Lars Von Trier)

6. IRMA VEP (Oliver Assayas)

7. FREEWAY (Matthew Bright)

8. SYDNEY (Paul Thomas Anderson)

9. A SUMMER’S TALE (Eric Rohmer)

10. SCREAM (Wes Craven)


1995

1. SE7EN (David Fincher)

2. HEAT (Michael Mann)

3. CASINO (Martin Scorsese)

4. BEFORE SUNRISE (Richard Linklater)

5. BEFORE THE RAIN (Milcho Manchevski)

6. THE WHITE BALLOON (Jafar Panahi)

7. DEAD MAN WALKING (Tim Robbins)

8. UP/DOWN/FRAGILE (Jacques Rivette)

9. NIXON (Oliver Stone)

10. THE USUAL SUSPECTS (Bryan Singer)


1994

1. PULP FICTION (Quentin Tarantino)

2. RED (Krzysztof Kieslowski)

3. THE LAST SEDUCTION (John Dahl)

4. FRESH (Boaz Yakin)

5. NOBODY’S FOOL (Robert Benton)

6. HEAVENLY CREATURES (Peter Jackson)

7. CRUMB (Terry Zwigoff)

8. QUIZ SHOW (Robert Redford)

9. THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (Frank Darabont)

10. ONCE WERE WARRIORS (Lee Tamahori)


1993

1. SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER (Steve Zaillian)

2. AGE OF INNOCENCE (Martin Scorsese)

3. WHAT’S EATING GILBERT GRAPE (Lasse Hallstrom)

4. GROUNDHOG DAY (Harold Ramis)

5. MAD DOG AND GLORY (John McNaughton)

6. NAKED (Mike Leigh)

7. CARLITO’S WAY (Brian De Palma)

8. IN THE LINE OF FIRE (Wolfgang Petersen)

9. THE FUGITIVE (Andrew Davis)

10. KING OF THE HILL (Steven Soderbergh)


1992

1. UNFORGIVEN (Clint Eastwood)

2. RESERVOIR DOGS (Quentin Tarantino)

3. HARD-BOILED (John Woo)

4. THE CRYING GAME (Neil Jordan)

5. THE PLAYER (Robert Altman)

6. GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS (James Foley)

7. CAREFUL (Guy Maddin)

8. UNDER SIEGE (Andrew Davis)

9. A TALE OF WINTER (Eric Rohmer)

10. RAISING CAIN (Brian De Palma)


1991

1. FLIRTING (John Duigan)

2. JFK (Oliver Stone)

3. LES AMANTS DU PONT-NEUF (Leos Carax)

4. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (Jonathan Demme)

5. RAISE THE RED LANTERN (Zhang Yimou)

6. TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (James Cameron)

7. POINT BREAK (Katherine Bigelow)

8. LA BELLE NOISEUSE (Jacques Rivette)

9. DEFENDING YOUR LIFE (Albert Brooks)

10. BARTON FINK (Joel Coen)


1990

1. GOODFELLAS (Martin Scorsese)

2. METROPOLITAN (Whit Stillman)

3. MILLER’S CROSSING (Joel Coen)

4. THE GRIFTERS (Stephen Frears)

5. LIFE IS SWEET (Mike Leigh)

6. GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCH (Joe Dante)

7. BULLET IN THE HEAD (John Woo)

8. TRUST (Hal Hartley)

9. TOTAL RECALL (Paul Verhoeven)

10. REVERSAL OF FORTUNE (Barbet Schroeder)


1989

1. SAY ANYTHING… (Cameron Crowe)

2. THE KILLER (John Woo)

3. CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS (Woody Allen)

4. MONSIEUR HIRE (Patrice Leconte)

5. SEX, LIES AND VIDEOTAPE (Steven Soderbergh)

6. ROGER AND ME (Michael Moore)

7. DRUGSTORE COWBOY (Gus Van Sant)

8. SANTA SANGRE (Alejandro Jodorowsky)

9. THE SEVENTH CONTINENT (Michael Haneke)

10. DO THE RIGHT THING (Spike Lee)


1988

1. THE DECALOGUE (Krzysztof Kieslowski)

2. GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES (Isao Takahata)

3. DANGEROUS LIAISONS (Stephen Frears)

4. MIDNIGHT RUN (Martin Brest)

5. TALK RADIO (Oliver Stone)

6. THEY LIVE (John Carpenter)

7. WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT (Robert Zemeckis )

8. CAMILLE CLAUDEL (Bruno Nuytten)

9. THE NAKED GUN: FROM THE FILES OF POLICE SQUAD! (David Zucker)

10. A FISH CALLED WANDA (Charles Crichton)


1987

1. BROADCAST NEWS (James L. Brooks)

2. HOUSEKEEPING (Bill Forsyth)

3. PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES (John Hughes)

4. AU REVOIR, LES ENFANTS (Louis Malle)

5. HOUSE OF GAMES (David Mamet)

6. SUPERSTAR: THE KAREN CARPENTER STORY (Todd Haynes)

7. ANGEL HEART (Alan Parker)

8. RAISING ARIZONA (Joel Coen)

9. THE DEAD (John Huston)

10. LETHAL WEAPON (Richard Donner)


1986

1. HANNAH AND HER SISTERS (Woody Allen)

2. THE FLY (David Cronenberg)

3. ALIENS (James Cameron)

4. LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Frank Oz)

5. PLATOON (Oliver Stone)

6. LUCAS (David Seltzer)

7. AT CLOSE RANGE (James Foley)

8. BLUE VELVET (David Lynch)

9. SID AND NANCY (Alex Cox)

10. BIG TROUBLE (John Cassavetes)


1985

1. AFTER HOURS (Martin Scorsese)

2. TROUBLE IN MIND (Alan Rudolph)

3. RAN (Akira Kurosawa)

4. RE-ANIMATOR (Stuart Gordon)

5. PEE-WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE (Tim Burton)

6. PRIZZI’S HONOR (John Huston)

7. COME AND SEE (Elem Klimov)

8. BRAZIL (Terry Gilliam)

9. THE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO (Woody Allen)

10. TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A. (William Friedkin)


1984

1. PARIS, TEXAS (Wim Wenders)

2. LOVE STREAMS (John Cassavetes)

3. CHOOSE ME (Alan Rudolph)

4. L’AMOUR À MORT (Alain Resnais)

5. THE COTTON CLUB (Francis Ford Coppola)

6. STOP MAKING SENSE (Jonathan Demme)

7. BLOOD SIMPLE (Joel Coen)

8. FULL MOON IN PARIS (Eric Rohmer)

9. GHOSTBUSTERS (Ivan Reitman)

10. TOP SECRET! (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker)


1983

1. TERMS OF ENDEARMENT (James L. Brooks)

2. THE FOURTH MAN (Paul Verhoeven)

3. RETURN OF THE JEDI (Richard Marquand)

4. THE DEAD ZONE (David Cronenberg)

5. L’ARGENT (Robert Bresson)

6. PAULINE AT THE BEACH (Eric Rohmer)

7. CONFIDENTIALLY YOURS (Francois Truffaut)

8. THE KING OF COMEDY (Martin Scorsese)

9. EL SUR (Victor Erice)

10. EIGHT DIAGRAM POLE FIGHTER (Liu Chia-Liang)


1982

1. FANNY AND ALEXANDER (Ingmar Bergman)

2. 48 HRS. (Walter Hill)

3. THE THING (John Carpenter)

4. TENEBRE (Dario Argento)

5. MADE IN BRITAIN (Alan Clarke)

6. MOONLIGHTING (Jerzy Skolimowski)

7. AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN (Taylor Hackford)

8. BURDEN OF DREAMS (Les Blank)

9. DINER (Barry Levinson)

10. CAT PEOPLE (Paul Schrader)


1981

1. MAD MAX 2: THE ROAD WARRIOR (George Miller)

2. CUTTER’S WAY (Ivan Passer)

3. BODY HEAT (Lawrence Kasden)

4. THIEF (Michael Mann)

5. BLOW OUT (Brian De Palma)

6. MS. 45 (Abel Ferrara)

7. SOUTHERN COMFORT (Walter Hill)

8. SCANNERS (David Cronenberg)

9. DAS BOOT (Wolfgang Peterson)

10. THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR (Francois Truffaut)


1980

1. KAGEMUSHA (Akira Kurosawa)

2. THE STUNT MAN (Richard Rush)

3. THE SHINING (Stanley Kubrick)

4. MON ONCLE D’AMÉRIQUE (Alain Resnais)

5. RAGING BULL (Martin Scorsese)

6. THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (Irvin Kershner)

7. DRESSED TO KILL (Brian De Palma)

8. THE AVIATOR’S WIFE (Eric Rohmer)

9. ORDINARY PEOPLE (Robert Redford)

10. THE CHANGELING (Peter Medak)


1979

1. MANHATTAN (Woody Allen)

2. APOCALYPSE NOW (Francis Ford Coppola)

3. THE ONION FIELD (Harold Becker)

4. ALIEN (Ridley Scott)

5. BEING THERE (Hal Ashby)

6. ALL THAT JAZZ (Bob Fosse)

7. THE CHINA SYNDROME (James Bridges)

8. HARDCORE (Paul Schrader)

9. THE IN-LAWS (Arthur Hiller)

10. STALKER (Andrei Tarkovsky)


1978

1. DAWN OF THE DEAD (George Romero)

2. DAYS OF HEAVEN (Terrence Malick)

3. THE DEER HUNTER (Michael Cimino)

4. HALLOWEEN (John Carpenter)

5. BLUE COLLAR (Paul Schrader)

6. THE GREEN ROOM (François Truffaut)

7. THE 36TH CHAMBER OF SHAOLIN (Liu Chia-Liang)

8. FINGERS (James Toback)

9. AUTUMN SONATA (Ingmar Bergman)

10. THE DRIVER (Walter Hill)


1977

1. ANNIE HALL (Woody Allen)

2. 3 WOMEN (Robert Altman)

3. STAR WARS (George Lucas)

4. STROSZEK (Werner Herzog)

5. PROVIDENCE (Alain Resnais)

6. THE DEVIL, PROBABLY (Robert Bresson)

7. INGLORIOUS BASTARDS (Enzo G. Castellari)

8. MARTIN (George A. Romero)

9. THE AMERICAN FRIEND (Wim Wenders)

10. HITCH-HIKE (Pasquale Festa Campanile)


1976

1. TAXI DRIVER (Martin Scorsese)

2. CARRIE (Brian De Palma)

3. ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 (John Carpenter)

4. NETWORK (Sidney Lumet)

5. HARLAN COUNTY U.S.A. (Barbara Kopple)

6. ILLUSTRIOUS CORPSES (Francesco Rosi)

7. SEVEN BEAUTIES (Lina Wertmuller)

8. SMALL CHANGE (François Truffaut)

9. MIKEY AND NICKY (Elaine May)

10. THE MARQUISE OF O (Eric Rohmer)


1975

1. JAWS (Steven Spielberg)

2. F FOR FAKE (Orson Welles)

3. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST (Milos Foreman)

4. BARRY LYNDON (Stanley Kubrick)

5. NASHVILLE (Robert Altman)

6. HARD TIMES (Walter Hill)

7. THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING (John Huston)

8. FRENCH CONNECTION II (John Frankenheimer)

9. JEANNE DIELMAN, 23 QUAI DU COMMERCE, 1080 BRUXELLES (Chantal Akerman)

10. DEEP RED (Dario Argento)


1974

1. THE GODFATHER: PART II (Francis Ford Coppola)

2. DERSU UZALA (Akira Kurosawa)

3. THE CONVERSATION (Francis Ford Coppola)

4. CHINATOWN (Roman Polanski)

5. CALIFORNIA SPLIT (Robert Altman)

6. ALICE DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE (Martin Scorsese)

7. HEARTS AND MINDS (Peter Davis)

8. JUGGERNAUT (Richard Lester)

9. THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (Tobe Hooper)

10. THUNDERBOLT AND LIGHTFOOT (Michael Cimino)


1973

1. THE LONG GOODBYE (Robert Altman)

2. MEAN STREETS (Martin Scorsese)

3. BADLANDS (Terrence Malick)

4. SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE (Ingmar Bergman)

5. THE MOTHER AND THE WHORE (Jean Eustache)

6. DON’T LOOK NOW (Nicholas Roeg)

7. THE WICKER MAN (Robin Hardy)

8. DAY FOR NIGHT (François Truffaut)

9. THE EXORCIST (William Friedkin)

10. TORSO (Sergio Martino)


1972

1. LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON (Eric Rohmer)

2. THE GODFATHER (Francis Ford Coppola)

3. THE RULING CLASS (Peter Medak)

4. THE HEARTBREACK KID (Elaine May)

5. DELIVERANCE (John Boorman)

6. FRENZY (Alfred Hitchcock)

7. SOLARIS (Andrei Tarkovsky)

8. ULZANA’S RAID (Robert Aldrich)

9. SLEUTH (Joseph L. Mankiewicz)

10. FAT CITY (John Huston)


1971

1. MCCABE AND MRS MILLER (Robert Altman)

2. WALKABOUT (Nicholas Roeg)

3. STRAW DOGS (Sam Pekinpah)

4. A NEW LEAF (Elaine May)

5. MURMUR OF THE HEART (Louis Malle)

6. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (Stanley Kubrick)

7. WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (Mel Stuart)

8. THE FRENCH CONNECTION (William Friedkin)

9. TWO LANE BLACKTOP (Monte Hellman)

10. SHORT NIGHT OF THE GLASS DOLLS (Aldo Lado)


1970

1. CLAIRE’S KNEE (Eric Rohmer)

2. THE CONFORMIST (Bernardo Bertolucci)

3. M.A.S.H. (Robert Altman)

4. DEEP END (Jerzy Skolimowski)

5. THE PRIVATE LIFE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES (Billy Wilder)

6. BED AND BOARD (François Truffaut)

7. TWO MULES FOR SISTER SARA (Don Siegel)

8. I NEVER SANG FOR MY FATHER (Gilbert Cates)

9. PATTON (Franklin Schaffner)

10. CATCH 22 (Mike Nichols)


1969

1. THE WILD CHILD (François Truffaut)

2. MY NIGHT AT MAUD’S (Eric Rohmer)

3. MIDNIGHT COWBOY (John Schlsinger)

4. THE WILD BUNCH (Sam Pekinpah)

5. ARMY OF SHADOWS (Jean-Pierre Melville)

6. THIS MAN MUST DIE (Claude Chabrol)

7. DILLINGER IS DEAD (Marco Ferreri)

8. BOY (Nagisa Oshima)

9. ANDREI RUBLEV (Andrei Tarkovsky)

10. THE PASSION OF ANNA (Ingmar Bergman)


1968

1. STOLEN KISSES (François Truffaut)

2. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (Stanley Kubrick)

3. IF… (Lindsay Anderson)

4. ROSEMARY’S BABY (Roman Polanski)

5. NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (George Romero)

6. L’ENFANCE NUE (Maurice Pialat)

7. PETULIA (Richard Lester)

8. JE T’AIME, JE T’AIME (Alain Resnais)

9. SHAME (Ingmar Bergman)

10. THE MERCENARY (Sergio Corbucci)


1967

1. THE YOUNG GIRLS OF ROCHEFORT (Jacques Demy)

2. LE SAMOURAI (Jean-Pierre Melville)

3. THE SHOOTING (Monte Hellman)

4. COOL HAND LUKE (Stuart Rosenberg)

5. BONNIE AND CLYDE (Arthur Penn)

6. EL DORADO (Howard Hawks)

7. BELLE DE JOUR (Luis Buñuel)

8. WEEKEND (Jean Luc Godard)

9. POINT BLANK (John Boorman)

10. PLAYTIME (Jacques Tati)


1966

1. PERSONA (Ingmar Bergman)

2. A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS (Fred Zinnemann)

3. KILL, BABY … KILL (Mario Bava)

4. FAHRENHEIT 451 (Francois Truffaut)

5. AU HASARD BALTHAZAR (Robert Bresson)

6. BLOW UP (Michelangelo Antonioni)

7. THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (Sergio Leone)

8. THE NAKED PREY (Cornel Wilde)

9. MARAT/SADE (PERSECUTION AND ASSASSINATION OF JEAN-PAUL MARAT AS PERFORMED BY THE INMATES OF THE ASYLUM AT THE CHARENTON UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE MARQUIS DE SADE) (Peter Brook)

10. TOKYO DRIFTER (Seijun Suzuki)


1965

1. THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD (Martin Ritt)

2. REPULSION (Roman Polanski)

3. RIDE IN THE WHIRLWIND (Monte Hellman)

4. THE KNACK AND HOW TO GET IT (Richard Lester)

5. THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS (Gillo Pontecorvo)

6. FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE (Sergio Leone)

7. PIERROT LE FOU (Jean-Luc Godard)

8. THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Robert Wise)

9. DARLING (John Schlesinger)

10. FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL! (Russ Meyer)


1964

1. THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG (Jacques Demy)

2. DR STRANGELOVE, OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB (Stanley Kubrick)

3. THE TRAIN (John Frankenheimer)

4. SÉANCE ON A WET AFTERNOON (Bryan Forbes)

5. FAIL-SAFE (Sidney Lumet)

6. WOMAN IN THE DUNES (Hiroshi Teshigahara)

7. BAND OF OUTSIDERS (Jean-luc Godard)

8. A HARD DAY’S NIGHT (Richard Lester)

9. GOLDFINGER (Guy Hamilton)

10. BLOOD AND BLACK LACE (Mario Bava)


1963

1. THE LEOPARD (Luchino Visconti)

2. HIGH AND LOW (Akira Kurosawa)

3. BILLY LIAR (John Schlesinger)

4. CONTEMPT (Jean-Luc Godard)

5. 8 ½ (Frederico Fellini)

6. THE BIG CITY (Satyajit Ray)

7. THE BIRDS (Alfred Hitchcock)

8. HUD (Marin Ritt)

9, MURIEL (Alain Resnais)

10. BAY OF ANGELS (Jacques Demy)


1962

1. JULES AND JIM (François Truffaut)

2. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (David Lean)

3. LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER (Tony Richardson)

4. HARAKARI (Masaki Kobayashi)

5. HATARI! (Howard Hawks)

6. LE DOULOS (Jean-Pierre Melville)

7. ADVISE AND CONSENT (Otto Preminger)

8. RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY (Sam Peckinpah)

9. THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (John Frankenheimer)

10. SANJURO (Akira Kurosawa)


1961

1. THE HUSTLER (Robert Rossen)

2. THE INNOCENTS (Jack Clayton)

3. YOJIMBO (Akira Kurosawa)

4. LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD (Alain Resnais)

5. A WOMAN IS A WOMAN (Jean-luc Godard)

6. VIRIDIANA (Luis Buñuel)

7. TWO RODE TOGETHER (John Ford)

8. THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY (Ingmar Bergman)

9. LOLA (Jacques Demy)

10. ONE, TWO, THREE (Billy Wilder)


1960

1. ROCCO AND HIS BROTHERS (Luchino Visconti)

2. PSYCHO (Alfred Hitchcock)

3. BREATHLESS (Jean-luc Godard)

4. LA DOLCE VITA (Frederico Fellini)

5. PEEPING TOM (Michael Powell)

6. LES BONNES FEMMES (Claude Chabrol)

7. STRANGERS WHEN WE MEET (Richard Quine)

8. THE RISE AND FALL OF LEGS DIAMOND (Budd Boetticher)

9. THE VIRGIN SPRING (Ingmar Bergman)

10. SHOOT THE PIANO PLAYER (François Truffaut)


1959

1. THE 400 BLOWS (François Truffaut)

2. ANATOMY OF A MURDER (Otto Preminger)

3. RIO BRAVO (Howard Hawks)

4. NORTH BY NORTHWEST (Alfred Hitchcock)

5. DAY OF THE OUTLAW (Andrè De Toth)

6. RIDE LONESOME (Budd Boetticher)

7. SOME LIKE IT HOT (Billy Wilder)

8. ROOM AT THE TOP (Jack Clayton)

9. HIROSHIMA, MON AMOUR (Alain Resnais)

10. PICKPOCKET (Robert Bresson)


1958

1. VERTIGO (Alfred Hitchcock)

2. TOUCH OF EVIL (Orson Welles)

3. HIDDEN FORTRESS (Akira Kurosawa)

4. MAN OF THE WEST (Anthony Mann)

5. MURDER BY CONTRACT (Irving Lerner)

6. BUCHANAN RIDES ALONE (Budd Boetticher)

7. THE MUSIC ROOM (Satyajit Ray)

8. TERROR IN A TEXAS TOWN (Joseph H. Lewis)

9. PARTY GIRL (Nicholas Ray)

10. THE VIKINGS (Richard Fleischer)


1957

1. SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS (Alexander Mackendrick)

2. PATHS OF GLORY (Stanley Kubrick)

3. THE TALL T (Budd Boetticher)

4. THRONE OF BLOOD (Akira Kurosawa)

5. BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (David Lean)

6. THE SEVENTH SEAL (Ingmar Bergman)

7. THE CRANES ARE FLYING (Mikhail Kalatozov)

8. A FACE IN THE CROWD (Elia Kazan)

9.12 ANGRY MEN (Sidney Lumet)

10. WILL SUCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER? (Frank Tashlin)


1956

1. A MAN ESCAPED (Robert Bresson)

2. THE SEARCHERS (John Ford)

3. THE MYSTERY OF PICASSO (Henri-Georges Clouzot)

4. SEVEN MEN FROM NOW (Budd Boetticher)

5. THE COURT JESTER (Melvin Frank and Norman Panama)

6. THE WRONG MAN (Alfred Hitchcock)

7. BIGGER THAN LIFE (Nicholas Ray)

8. THE GIRL CAN’T HELP IT (Frank Tashlin)

9. FRIENDLY PERSUASION (William Wyler)

10. APARAJITO (Satyajit Ray)


1955

1. REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (Nicholas Ray)

2. BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK (John Sturges)

3. THE MAN FROM LARAMIE (Anthony Mann)

4. THE FAR COUNTRY (Anthony Mann)

5. ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS (Douglas Sirk)

6. LOLA MONTES (Max Ophüls)

7. RUN FOR COVER (Nicholas Ray)

8. DIABOLIQUE (Henri-Georges Clouzot)

9. TO CATCH A THIEF (Alfred Hitchcock)

10. BOB LE FLAMBEUR (Jean-Pierre Melville)


1954

1. THE SEVEN SAMURAI (Akira Kurosawa)

2. REAR WINDOW (Alfred Hitchcock)

3. ON THE WATERFRONT (Elia Kazan)

4. JOHNNY GUITAR (Nicholas Ray)

5. THE RAID (Hugo Fregonese)

6. RIOT IN CELL BLOCK 11 (Don Siegel)

7. DRIVE A CROOKED ROAD (Richard Quine)

8. TRACK OF THE CAT (William A. Wellman)

9. A STAR IS BORN (George Cukor)

10. CRIME WAVE (Andre De Toth)


1953

1. PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET (Samuel Fuller)

2. WAGES OF FEAR (Henri-Georges Clouzot)

3. THE BIG HEAT (Fritz Lang)

4. THE NAKED SPUR (Anthony Mann)

5. BLOWING WILD (Hugo Fregonese)

6. THE BAND WAGON (Vincente Minnelli)

7. MADAME DE… (Max Ophuls)

8. GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (Howard Hawks)

9. STALAG 17 (Billy WIlder)

10. THE MAN BETWEEN (Carol Reed)


1952

1. IKIRU (Akira Kurosawa)

2. SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (Stanely Donen and Gene Kelly)

3. THE NARROW MARGIN (Richard Fleischer)

4. UMBERTO D. (Vittorio de Sica)

5. BEND OF THE RIVER (Anthony Mann)

6. THE LUSTY MEN (Nicholas Ray)

7. THE CRIMSON PIRATE (Robert Siodmak)

8. MOULIN ROUGE (John Huston)

9. THE BIG SKY (Howard Hawks)

10. RANCHO NOTORIOUS (Fritz Lang)


1951

1. STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (Alfred Hitchcock)

2. SUSANA (Luis Buñuel)

3. ACE IN THE HOLE (Billy Wilder)

4. THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD (Christian Nimby & Howard Hawks)

5. THE LAVENDER HILL MOB (Charles Chricton)

6. ALICE IN WONDERLAND (Clyde Geronimi)

7. THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT (Alexander Mackindrick)

8. THE TALL TARGET (Anthony Mann)

9. FIXED BAYONETS! (Samuel Fuller)

10. PEOPLE WILL TALK (Joesph L. Maniewicz)


1950

1. SUNSET BOULEVARD (Billy Wilder)

2. IN A LONELY PLACE (Nicholas Ray)

3. STARS IN MY CROWN (Jaques Tourneur)

4. THE FURIES (Anthony Mann)

5. NIGHT AND THE CITY (Jules Dassin)

6. RASHOMON (Akira Kurosawa)

7. ALL ABOUT EVE (Joesph L. Maniewicz)

8. PANIC IN THE STREETS (Elia Kazan)

9. THE GUNFIGHTER (Henry King)

10. LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES (John-Pierre Melville)


1949

1. THE THIRD MAN (Carol Reed)

2. THE SET-UP (Robert Wise)

3. STRAY DOG (Akira Kurosawa)

4. WHITE HEAT (Raoul Walsh)

5. GUN CRAZY (Joseph H. Lewis)

6. I SHOT JESSE JAMES (Samuel Fuller)

7. INTRUDER IN THE DUST (Clarence Brown)

8. THE WINDOW (Ted Tetzlaff)

9. THIEVES’ HIGHWAY (Jules Dassin)

10. KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS (Robert Hamer)


1948

1. THE TREASURE OF SIERRA MADRE (John Huston)

2. THE RED SHOES (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger)

3. ROPE (Alfred Hitchcock)

4. THE BICYCLE THIEF (Vittorio de Sica)

5. LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN (Max Ophuls)

6. THE FALLEN IDOL (Carol Reed)

7. FORCE OF EVIL (Abraham Polonsky)

8. THE SCAR (Steve Sekely)

9. HE WALKED BY NIGHT (Alfred Werker and Anthony Mann)

10. LA TERRA TREMA (Luchino Visconti)


1947

1. ODD MAN OUT (Carol Reed)

2. QUAI DES ORFEVRES (Henri-Georges Clouzot)

3. OUT OF THE PAST (Jacques Tourneur)

4. BLACK NARCISSUS (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger)

5. THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR (Joesph L. Mankiewicz)

6. BODY AND SOUL (Robert Rossen)

7. MONSIEUR VERDOUX (Charles Chaplin)

8. T-MEN (Anthony Mann)

9. NIGHTMARE ALLEY (Edmund Goulding)

10. BRUTE FORCE (Jules Dassin)


1946

1. THE BIG SLEEP (Howard Hawks)

2. BRIEF ENCOUNTER (David Lean)

3. A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger)

4. NOTORIOUS (Alfred Hitchcock)

5. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Jean Cocteau)

6. MY DARLING CLEMENTINE (John Ford)

7. THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE (Tay Garnett)

8. IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (Frank Capra)

9. THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES (William Wyler)

10. TO EACH HIS OWN (Mitchell Leisen)


1945

1. AND THEN THERE WERE NONE (René Clair)

2. CHILDREN OF PARADISE (Marcel Carné)

3. DETOUR (Edgar G. Ulmer)

4. A WALK IN THE SUN (Lewis Milestone)

5. OBJECTIVE, BURMA! (Raoul Walsh)

6. I KNOW WHERE I’M GOING (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger)

7. LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN (John M. Stahl)

8. ISLE OF THE DEAD (Mark Robson)

9. SCARLET STREET (Fritz Lang)

10. DEAD OF NIGHT (Cavalcanti/Charles Crichton/Basil Dearden/Robert Hamer)


1944

1. DOUBLE INDEMNITY (Billy Wilder)

2. MURDER MY SWEET (Edward Dmytryk)

3. MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (Vincente Minnelli)

4. EXPERIMENT PERILOUS (Jacques Tourneur)

5. TO HAVE OR HAVE NOT (Howard Hawks)

6. LAURA (Otto Preminger)

7. A CANTERBURY TALE (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger)

8. LIFEBOAT (Alfred Hitchcock)

9. THE UNINVITED (Lewis Allen)

10. IMMORTAL BATTALION (Carol Reed)


1943

1. THE LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger)

2. HEAVEN CAN WAIT (Ernst Lubitsch)

3. SHADOW OF A DOUBT (Alfred Hitchcock)

4. LE CORBEAU (Henri-Georges Clouzot)

5. FIVE GRAVES TO CAIRO (Billy Wilder)

6. I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE (Jacques Tourneur)

7. DAY OF WRATH (Carl Theodore Dreyer)

8. CABIN IN THE SKY (Vincente Minnelli)

9. THE OX-BOW INCIDENT (William A. Wellman)

10. AIR FORCE (Howard Hawks)


1942

1. CASABLANCA (Michael Curtiz)

2. THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS (Orson Welles)

3. CAT PEOPLE (Jacques Tourneur)

4. OSSESSIONE (Luchino Visconti)

5. TO BE OR NOT TO BE (Ernst Lubitsch)

6. THE PALM BEACH STORY (Preston Sturges)

7. PRIDE OF THE YANKEES (Sam Wood)

8. SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS (Preston Sturges)

9. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (Michael Curtiz)

10. SABOTEUR (Alfred Hitchcock)


1941

1. CITIZEN KANE (Orson Welles)

2. 49th PARALLEL (Michael Powell)

3. THE DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER (William Dieterle)

4. THE MALTESE FALCON (John Huston)

5. BALL OF FIRE (Howard Hawks)

6. DUMBO (Ben Sharpsteen)

7. THAT UNCERTAIN FEELING (Ernst Lubitsch)

8. THE LADY EVE (Preston Sturges)

9. HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY (John Ford)

10. HOLD BACK THE DAWN (Mitchell Leisen)


1940

1. THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER (Ernst Lubitsch)

2. THE GRAPES OF WRATH (John Ford)

3. HIS GIRL FRIDAY (Howard Hawks)

4. FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT (Alfred Hitchcock)

5. REBECCA (Alfred Hitchcock)

6. THE MORTAL STORM (Frank Borzage)

7. FANTASIA (Ben Sharpsteen)

8. PINNOCHIO (Ben Sharpsteen and Hamilton Luske)

9. THE GREAT DICTATOR (Charles Chaplin)

10. THE GREAT MCGINTY (Preston Sturges)


1939

1. DESTRY RIDES AGAIN (George Marshall)

2. MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (Frank Capra)

3. RULES OF THE GAME (Jean Renoir)

4. THE SPY IN BLACK (Michael Powell)

5. YOUNG MR. LINCOLN (John Ford)

6. THE WIZARD OF OZ (Victor Fleming)

7. ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS (Howard Hawks)

8. NINOTICKA (Ernst Lubitsch)

9. STAGECOACH (John Ford)

10. GONE WITH THE WIND (Victor Fleming)


1938

1. THE LADY VANISHES (Alfred Hitchcock)

2. BRINGING UP BABY (Howard Hawks)

3. HOLIDAY (George Cukor)

4. THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD (Michael Curtiz & William Keighley)

5. THREE COMRADES (Frank Borzage)

6. ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES (Michael Curtiz)

7. YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU (Frank Capra)

8. THE DRUM (Zoltan Korda)


1937

1. GRAND ILLUSION (Jean Renoir)

2. MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW (Leo McCarey)

3. ANGEL (Ernst Lubitsch)

4. THE AWFUL TRUTH (Leo McCarey)

5. NOTHING SACRED (William Wellman)

6. SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (David Hand)

7. PEPE LE MOKO (Julien Duvivier)

8. YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE (Fritz Lang)

9. HISTORY IS MADE AT NIGHT (Frank Borzage)

10. THE HURRICANE (John Ford)


1936

1. DODSWORTH (William Wyler)

2. FURY (Fritz Lang)

3. SWING TIME (George Stevens)

4. MR. DEEDS GOES TO TOWN (Frank Capra)

5. MODERN TIMES (Charles Chaplin)

6. AFTER THE THIN MAN (W.S. Van Dyke)

7. THE CRIME OF MONSIEUR LANGE (Jean Renoir)

1935

1. TOP HAT (Mark Sandrich)

2. MAD LOVE (Karl Freund)

3. RUGGLES OF RED GAP (Leo McCarey)

4. A NIGHT AT THE OPERA (Sam Wood)

5. THE 39 STEPS (Alfred Hitchcock)

6. THE WHOLE TOWN’S TALKING (John Ford)


1934

1. TWENTIETH CENTURY (Howard Hawks)

2. IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (Frank Capra)

3. THE BLACK CAT (Edgar Ulmer)

4. THE THIN MAN (W.S. Van Dyke)

5. L’ATALANTE (Jean Vigo)

6. THE GAY DIVORCEE (Mark Sandrich)

7. IT’S A GIFT (Norman Z. McLeod)


1933

1. THE BITTER TEA OF GENERAL YEN (Frank Capra)

2. THE TESTAMENT OF DR. MABUSE (Fritz Lang)

3. DUCK SOUP (Leo McCarey)

4. GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933 (Mervyn LeRoy)

5. HALLELUJAH I’M A BUM (Lewis Milestone)

6. KING KONG (Merian Cooper & Ernest Schoedsack)

7. ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (Erle C. Kenton)

8. HEROES FOR SALE (William A. Wellman)

9. 42ND STREET (Lloyd Bacon)

10. ZERO FOR CONDUCT (Jean Vigo)


1932

1. TROUBLE IN PARADISE (Ernst Lubitsch)

2. SCARFACE (Howard Hawks)

3. ONE HOUR WITH YOU (Ernst Lubitsch)

4. VAMPYR (Carl Theodore Dreyer)

5. LOVE ME TONIGHT (Rouben Mamoulian)

6. THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME (Irving Pichel & Ernest B. Schoedsack)

7. FREAKS (Tod Browning)

8. RED DUST (Victor Fleming)

9. BLONDE VENUS (Josef von Sternberg)

10. KONGO (William J. Cowen)


1931

1. CITY LIGHTS (Charles Chaplin)

2. THE SMILING LIEUTENANT (Ernst Lubitsch)

3. M (Fritz Lang)

4. THE PUBLIC ENEMY (William Wellman)

5. MADCEHN IN UNIFORM (Leontine Sagan)

6. THE FRONT PAGE (Lewis Milestone)


1930

1. MOROCCO (Josef von Sternberg)

2. MONTE CARLO (Ernst Lubitsch)

3. L’AGE D’OR (Luis Buñuel)

4. LITTLE CAESAR (Mervyn LeRoy)

5. ANIMAL CRACKERS (Victor Heerman)


1929

1. THE GENERAL LINE (Sergei Eisenstein)

2. DIARY OF A LOST GIRL (G.W. Pabst)


1928

1. THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC (Carl Theodor Dreyer)

2. STEAMBOAT BILL JR (Buster Keaton & Charles Reisner)


1927

1. THE GENERAL (Buster Keaton & Clyde Bruckman)

2. SUNRISE: A SONG OF TWO HUMANS (F.W. Murnau)

3. METROPOLIS (Fritz Lang)


1926 -None


1925

1. THE GOLD RUSH (Charles Chaplin)

2. SEVEN CHANCES (Buster Keaton)


1924

1. SHERLOCK, JR. (Buster Keaton)

2. THE LAST LAUGH (F.W. Murnau)


1923 – None


1922

1. NOSFERATU THE VAMPIRE (F.W. Murnau)


1921

1. THE KID (Charles Chaplin)