How the directors and critics voted

Richard Lester

Top Ten

  1. Casablanca (Curtiz)
  2. Citizen Kane (Welles)
  3. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (Spielberg)
  4. The 400 Blows (Truffaut)
  5. The General (Keaton)
  6. The Godfather and The Godfather Part II (Coppola)
  7. Lawrence of Arabia (Lean)
  8. Nashville (Altman)
  9. Seven Samurai (Kurosawa)
  10. Les Vacances de M. Hulot (Tati)


I know this differs from my previous list for you and contains very much the usual suspects, but at my advanced age I used the concept of choosing the films for which I can say that, through having seen them many, many times, if the chance comes to look again at a few minutes, I find myself riveted by their power to entertain.

Last Updated: 03 Aug 2011