How the directors and critics voted

Amy Taubin

Top Ten

  1. La Règle du jeu (Renoir)
  2. Au hasard Balthazar (Bresson)
  3. Man with a Movie Camera (Vertov)
  4. The Rise to Power of Louis XIV (Rossellini)
  5. Two or Three Things I Know about Her (Godard)
  6. Vertigo (Hitchcock)
  7. Shoah (Lanzmann)
  8. Diaries, Notes & Sketches: Walden (Mekas)
  9. Jeanne Dielman... (Akerman)
  10. Spider (Cronenberg)


The only way I could limit myself to ten was by choosing exclusively US and European films (thus reinforcing a hegemony I claim to despise) and ruling out all comedy (pleasure at its most direct).

Last Updated: 03 Aug 2011