How the directors and critics voted

Paul Morrissey

Top Ten

  1. Gone with the Wind (Fleming)
  2. Richard III (Olivier)
  3. On the Waterfront (Kazan)
  4. How Green Was My Valley (Ford)
  5. Tobacco Road (Ford)
  6. Shane (Stevens)
  7. The Heiress (Wyler)
  8. The Third Man (Reed)
  9. The Nun's Story (Zinnemann)
  10. La dolce vita (Fellini)


To be fair, films should only be measured against others in their own category: comedies, musicals, dramas, costume films, Italian films and so on. And maybe ten of each for each of the last seven decades.

Last Updated: 03 Aug 2011