How the directors and critics voted

Tom Gunning
University of Chicago

Top Ten

  1. Day of Wrath (Dreyer)
  2. Vertigo (Hitchcock)
  3. Sunrise (Murnau)
  4. Ugetsu Monogatari (Mizoguchi)
  5. The Searchers (Ford)
  6. Intolerance (Griffith)
  7. M (Lang)
  8. Ivan the Terrible (Eisenstein)
  9. Pierrot le fou (Godard)
  10. La Région centrale (Snow)


As a historian I think this is a good thing to do; not to indicate what the timeless masterpieces are, but to give a sense of history for our evaluations. Values are mutable, but that's the point. They change and have power to change.

Last Updated: 03 Aug 2011