I’m sure this has been done before, but I’d like to start a new poll to see exactly what the most respected films of all time are here on MUBI. This is a simple format; list your ten favorite films right in this thread within a month, and I’ll tally up the results to determine the winners. No weighted votes, so don’t bother ranking the films as all ten that you vote for are counted equally. This closes on July 27th.
Hopefully this will go well?? I’ve never attempted anything like this before so feedback is greatly appreciated if you find it necessary.
And it was a long time in the making.
and I see you’ve commented on the list. did you forget?
Mubi users love multi-stage, months-long contests with serpentine voting rules, Scottie. Listing’s great, too, but the potential for forming strategic voting alliances will draw more people in.
Also, the more opportunities for heated canon-v.-non-canon-style arguments to explode in bile, the better.
That previous list seemed extremely esoteric but I’m sure that was the point. I’ve always argued that a top 10 is essentially worthless, but I might be game.
Oh come on, be nice. The result of RUS’s poll a year or two ago were really interesting.
The Mirror (Tarkovsky)
Children of Men (Cuaron)
Taxi Driver (Scorcese)
Werckmeister Harmonies (Tarr)
A idade da terra (Rocha)
Bicycle Thieves (De Sica)
The Good, The Bad and the Ugly (Leone)
Chimes At Midnight (Welles)
Esoteric? Sure. But how many more damn lists do we need that are littered with Hitchcocks, Kubricks and the like. It’s getting real boring.
I’d do it, as I didn’t really have a top 20 the last time we did a poll. Let’s do it with a multi-stage elimination round the way Polaris did, though, so this time I can get banned from the forums for trolling noobs. ;)
Give him some support.
City Lights (Chaplin)
2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick)
Goodbye, Dragon Inn (Tsai)
Sansho the Bailiff (Mizoguchi)
Andrei Rublev (Tarkovsky)
Landscape in the Mist (Angelopoulos)
La Notte (Antonioni)
Les enfants du paradis (1945, Carné)The Third Man (1949, Reed)Triumph des Willens (1935, Riefenstahl)Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949, Hamer)La ronde (1950, Ophüls)The Ladykillers (1955, Mackendrick)Casablanca (1942, Curtiz)Der blaue Engel (1930, von Sternberg)The Maltese Falcon (1941, Huston)Zorba the Greek (1964, Kakogiannis)
I’ve seen the older list, I just figured it would be interesting to see what would happen if we did a simple, “strategy-free” poll- I thought it would be a more pure display of MUBI tastes.
Okay, why not. My list changes not only every day, but every five minutes, so this is NO way official.
The Godfather Part II(Coppola)2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick)Happiness (Solondz)Pulp Fiction (Tarantino)Taxi Driver (Scorsese)La Dolce Vita (Fellini)City Lights (Chaplin)The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (Dominik)Crimes and Misdemeanors (Allen)L’Avventura (Antonioni)
1. Last Tango in Paris (Bertolucci, 1972)
2. Casablanca (Curtiz, 1942)
3. Star Wars (Lucas, 1977)
4. The Tree of Life (Malick, 2011)
5. Out 1 (Rivette, 1971)
6. Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom (Pasolini, 1975)
7. The Whole Shootin’ Match (Pennell, 1978)
8. Le Samourai (Melville, 1967)
9. Brazil (Gilliam, 1985)
10. Scorpio Rising (Anger, 1964)
The 400 Blows — 1959, Truffaut8½ — 1963, FelliniAguirre, the Wrath of God — 1972, HerzogCría cuervos — 1976, SauraFarewell, Home Sweet Home! — 1999, IosselianiKanal — 1957, WajdaMemories of Underdevelopment — 1968, Gutiérrez AleaPersona — 1966, BergmanSans Soleil — 1982, MarkerVertigo — 1958, Hitchcock
I’ll be kicking myself later for the ones I left off…It Happened One Night (1934) Frank CapraThe Wizard of Oz (1939) Victor FlemingNotorious (1946) Alfred HitchcockThe Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) John HustonUnfaithfully Yours (1948) Preston SturgesMadame de… / The Earings of Madame de… (1953) Max OphulsLe salaire de la peur / The Wages of Fear (1953) Henri-GeorgesClouzotThe Godfather (1972) Francis Ford CoppolaThe Godfather Part II (1974) Francis Ford CoppolaNashville (1975) Robert Altman
1) Nashville – 1975 (Robert Altman)
2) Taxi Driver – 1976 (Martin Scorsese)
3) 2001: A Space Odyssey – 1968 (Stanley Kubrick)
4) Citizen Kane – 1941 (Orson Welles)
5) Psycho – 1960 (Alfred Hitchcock)
6) Raiders of the Lost Ark – 1981 (Steven Spielberg)
7) The Empire Strikes Back – 1980 (Irvin Kershner)
8) Pulp Fiction – 1994 (Quentin Tarantino)
9) Star Wars – 1977 (George Lucas)
10) Apocalypse Now – 1979 (Francis Ford Coppola)
i remember hatin’ on ‘Pierrot’ Godard’s like mad on that voting lol, maybe because of me it didn’t make the top20/30.
This is about your fav films or the ones you think are the greatest?
I’m thinkin’ “Greatest”. Faves would have included The Way We Were, Roman Holiday and The Fury!
ok dammit let me see.
these films as good as any others for me:
mirror tarkovskyout of the past tourneurnotorious hitchcocksullivan’s travels sturgesspirit of the beehive ericethe cameraman keatonM langlife of oharu mizoguchitokyo story ozuyearning naruse
Criteria is the same as Sight and Sound voting. Feel free to vote for either favorites or films you think are the greatest, or even a combination of the two.
I will go for a combination.
Gone with the wind
The world of Apu
Au hasard Balthazar
Once Upon a Time in the West
The Godfather 2
In the mood for love
I’ve done a top ten for Grey, so I decided to make a completely new one considering some discoveries and favorites left behind previously.
Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)Scattered Clouds (Naruse Mikio, 1967)The Cremator (Juraj Herz, 1969)Zigeunerweisen (Suzuki Seijun, 1980)The Terrorizers (Edward Yang, 1986)Distant Voices, Still Lives (Terence Davies, 1988)What Happened Was… (Tom Noonan, 1994)Cardiogram (Darezhan Omirbaev, 1995)Safe (Todd Haynes, 1995)Private Fears in Public Places (Alain Resnais, 2006)
The Big Sleep- Hawks
Grand Illusion- Renoir
Fanny and Alexander- Bergman
Seven Samurai- Kurosawa
Short Cuts- Altman
Aguirre, the Wrath of God- Herzog
Fallen Angels- Wong Kar Wai
Spirited Away- Miyazaki
North by Northwest- Hitchcock
And sad to be leaving Le Samorai (Melville) behind at position 11.
Chungking Express – Wong Kar-wai
Eureka – Shinji Aoyama
L’Atalante – Jean Vigo
Last Year at Marienbad – Alain Resnais
Paris, Texas – Wim Wenders
Scenes from a Marriage – Ingmar Bergman
The Green Ray – Eric Rohmer
The Mirror – Andrei Tarkovsky
The Passion of Joan of Arc – Carl Theodor Dreyer
The Red Shoes – Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
I’m surprised nobody seems to remember that Rich Uncle Skeleton ran this exact poll in one of his better moments.
Once the results are in we should compare.
01. Charles Bukowski Tapes (barbet schroder)
02. Bulworth (warren beatty)
03. Once Before I Die (john derek)
04. The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (woody allen)
05. Bathory (juraj jabukisko)
06. Follow Me Quietly (richard fleischer)
07. Gone With the Wind (victor fleming)
08. American Graffitti (george lucas)
09. Picnic (josh logan)
10. I, A Man (andy warhol)
Can I cheat and put two (or three) films together such as:
The Godfather 1 and 2
Star Wars/Empire Strikes Back/Return of the Jedi
Because on my own personal list I’ve always just gone ahead and done this but I see Brad separated his Star Wars films.
1) The Terminator (James Cameron)
2) Blue Velvet (David Lynch)
3) Avatar (James Cameron)
4) Cinema Paradiso (Giuseppe Tornatore)
5) Lolita (Stanley Kubrick)
6) 8 1/2 (Federico Fellini)
7) 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick)
8) Citizen Kane (Orson Welles)
9) Mulholland Drive (David Lynch)
10) Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Blake Edwards)
Good question. I intend to make a list of the results when this is all over, so for the sake of listmaking I think they ought to be split up rather than combined. Because then there would be some people voting for ‘the Star Wars trilogy’, others voting for one or the other, etc., and it would get very complicated.
1) Dawn of the Dead (George A. Romero)
Before Sunrise (Richard Linklater)Before Sunset (Richard Linklater)Hard Boiled (John Woo)Le Samourai (Jean Pierre Melville)The Wages of Fear (Henri Georges Clouzot)The Steel Helmet (Samuel Fuller)Airplane! (ZAZ)The Rules of the Game (Jean Renoir)Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock)The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah)