How the directors and critics voted

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Top Ten

  1. Les Vampires (Feuillade)
  2. M (Lang)
  3. The Story of the Late Chrysanthemums (Mizoguchi)
  4. Ivan the Terrible (Eisenstein)
  5. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Hawks)
  6. Last Year at Marienbad (Resnais)
  7. The House Is Black (Farokhzad)
  8. Gertrud (Dreyer)
  9. Playtime (Tati)
  10. When It Rains (Burnett)


I've included a serial, an unfinished trilogy and two shorts, but assume it's no longer necessary to mention Chaplin, Godard, Hitchcock, Ozu, Renoir or Welles.

Last Updated: 03 Aug 2011