How the directors and critics voted

Mary Harron

Top Ten

  1. Alexander Nevsky (Eisenstein)
  2. Citizen Kane (Welles)
  3. La dolce vita (Fellini)
  4. Dr. Strangelove (Kubrick)
  5. Les Enfants du paradis (Carné)
  6. The Exterminating Angel (Buñuel)
  7. His Girl Friday (Hawks)
  8. The Passion of Joan of Arc (Dreyer)
  9. Raging Bull (Scorsese)
  10. World of Apu (S. Ray)


This was brutal. At various points the list also included La Règle du jeu, Seven Samurai, À bout de souffle, Some Like It Hot and A Hard Day's Night (Lester, 1964). The films that affected me most deeply were ones I saw when I was a teenager - that may explain why there's almost nothing contemporary on my list.

Last Updated: 03 Aug 2011