How the directors and critics voted

Andrew Bergman

Top Ten

  1. 8 1/2 (Fellini)
  2. Jules et Jim (Truffaut)
  3. Citizen Kane (Welles)
  4. City Lights (Chaplin)
  5. The Godfather and The Godfather Part II (Coppola)
  6. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Huston)
  7. Brief Encounter (Lean)
  8. Jaws (Spielberg)
  9. Rear Window (Hitchcock)
  10. It Happened One Night (Capra)
  11. Dr. Strangelove (Kubrick)
  12. Some Like It Hot (Wilder)
  13. Double Indemnity (Wilder)


My basic standard is, do I want to sit through the movie again? These all pass with flying colours. And in memory of Billy Wilder, I've added Some Like It Hot and Double Indemnity, to be placed anywhere in the list.

Last Updated: 03 Aug 2011