How the directors and critics voted

Joel Schumacher

Top Ten

  1. Battleship Potemkin (Eisenstein)
  2. Lawrence of Arabia (Lean)
  3. The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (Greenaway)
  4. Bicycle Thieves (De Sica)
  5. Breaking the Waves (von Trier)
  6. A Clockwork Orange (Kubrick)
  7. The Conversation (Coppola)
  8. Sunset Blvd. (Wilder)
  9. Stalker (Tarkovsky)
  10. The Conformist (Bertolucci)


I'm guilt-ridden not to have included any Fellini, Bergman, Kurosawa; 81/2, The Seventh Seal, Raging Bull, The Deer Hunter, La Grande Illusion, The Battle of Algiers, War and Peace (Bondarchuk, 1968), Nights of Cabiria, Rashomon, A Short Film about Killing and on and on...

Last Updated: 03 Aug 2011