How the directors and critics voted

Charles Barr
University of East Anglia

Top Ten

  1. The Old Actor (Griffith)
  2. Ingeborg Holm (Sjöström)
  3. The Wind (Sjöström)
  4. Le Crime de Monsieur Lange (Renoir)
  5. The Lady Vanishes (Hitchcock)
  6. Random Harvest (LeRoy)
  7. A Canterbury Tale (Powell, Pressburger)
  8. My Love Has Been Burning (Mizoguchi)
  9. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (Ford)
  10. King Lear (Brook)


The Old Actor stands not just for itself but for a body of films: the amazing block of more than 400 short narratives made by D.W. Griffith at Biograph between 1908 and 1913.

Last Updated: 03 Aug 2011