How the directors and critics voted

David Robinson

Top Ten

  1. The Kid (Chaplin)
  2. Napoléon (Gance)
  3. L'Age d'or (Buñuel)
  4. Stagecoach (Ford)
  5. La Règle du jeu (Renoir)
  6. Les Enfants du paradis (Carné)
  7. Citizen Kane (Welles)
  8. Tokyo Story (Ozu)
  9. Pather Panchali (S. Ray)
  10. Farewell My Concubine (Chen)


This is an awful game. My ten best finish up desperately and terminally square, just because these are the ones I have to have, out of pure love. But I would have liked to have Zéro de conduite, L'Atalante and from the more modern ones L'Enfant sauvage, The Purple Rose of Cairo, Edward Scissorhands, Brazil and The Road Home. I'd also have liked space for a few more silents, including A Trip to the Moon, Speedy, Greed, Seventh Heaven, Sunrise, Foolish Wives and Our Hospitality, naturally.

Last Updated: 03 Aug 2011