How the directors and critics voted

Richard Linklater

Top Ten

  1. Some Came Running (Minnelli)
  2. Pickpocket (Bresson)
  3. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick)
  4. GoodFellas (Scorsese)
  5. La Maman et la putain (Eustache)
  6. Los Olvidados (Buñuel)
  7. In a Year with Thirteen Moons (Fassbinder)
  8. Citizen Kane (Welles)
  9. Fanny and Alexander (Bergman)
  10. Carmen Jones (Preminger)


Now that cinema is in its third century, can we have, at the very least, a top 20? Ten is too severe a limitation - too many great films and directors excluded, too much anxiety. This has to stop.

Last Updated: 03 Aug 2011