How the directors and critics voted

Ernest R. Dickerson

Top Ten

  1. Citizen Kane (Welles)
  2. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick)
  3. In the Mood for Love (Wong)
  4. Vertigo (Hitchcock)
  5. Brazil (Gilliam)
  6. Rashomon (Kurosawa)
  7. The Godfather and The Godfather Part II (Coppola)
  8. Malcolm X (Lee)
  9. Ikiru (Kurosawa)
  10. Blade Runner (Scott)


Citizen Kane (Welles)
One word can't explain a man's life. But the final two words in this film can: "No Trespassing."
2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick)
In the Mood for Love (Wong)
All true loves, whether or not they succeed, echo through eternity.
Vertigo (Hitchcock)
The crazy things that love sometimes makes us do.
Brazil (Gilliam)
That eternal struggle: daring to dream about something better while the status quo tries to keep you down.
Rashomon (Kurosawa)
Is my truth the same as your truth? What is truth, anyway?
The Godfather and The Godfather Part II (Coppola)
A mini-history of the American corporation system.
Malcolm X (Lee)
From an African-American standpoint: a great man's journey and evolution. Our Shining Prince.
Ikiru (Kurosawa)
Blade Runner (Scott)
In the future, the question What is human?' will become harder and harder to answer. Think: the future is where we will spend the rest of our lives.

Last Updated: 03 Aug 2011