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MUBI Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time - 2012 Poll

by Scottie Ferguson
MUBI Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time - 2012 Poll by Scottie Ferguson
From June 27th throughout the end of August, MUBI users were asked to submit a list of the ten films that they feel are the greatest. There was no criteria other than that there could be no more or less than ten individual films. Voters could choose movies they felt were most important to the history of cinema, personal favorites, or a combination. The following list represents what rose to the top, after 156 user ballots were collected. The voting thread can be found below: MUBI Greatest Films Poll – 2012 Edition Ranking Breakdown: 31 Votes: #1 16 Votes: #2-3 15 Votes: #4-5 14 Votes: #6-8 13 Votes: #9-13 12 Votes: #14-15 11 Votes: #16 10… Read more

From June 27th throughout the end of August, MUBI users were asked to submit a list of the ten films that they feel are the greatest. There was no criteria other than that there could be no more or less than ten individual films. Voters could choose movies they felt were most important to the history of cinema, personal favorites, or a combination. The following list represents what rose to the top, after 156 user ballots were collected. The voting thread can be found below:

MUBI Greatest Films Poll – 2012 Edition

Ranking Breakdown:

31 Votes: #1
16 Votes: #2-3
15 Votes: #4-5
14 Votes: #6-8
13 Votes: #9-13
12 Votes: #14-15
11 Votes: #16
10 Votes: #17
9 Votes: #18-22
8 Votes: #23-26
7 Votes: #27-39
6 Votes: #40-51

1) 2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick, 1968)
2) The Passion of Joan of Arc (Dreyer, 1928)
2) Sunrise (Murnau, 1927)
4) 8 1/2 (Fellini, 1963)
4) Persona (Bergman, 1966)
6) Andrei Rublev (Tarkovsky, 1966)
6) Citizen Kane (Welles, 1941)
6) The Mirror (Tarkovsky, 1975)
9) The Godfather (Coppola, 1972)
9) The Godfather Part II (Coppola, 1974)
9) Mulholland Drive (Lynch, 2001)
9) The Tree of Life (Malick, 2011)
9) Vertigo (Hitchcock, 1958)

Top Ten Directors

1) Stanley Kubrick (54 Votes)
2) Andrei Tarkovsky (43 Votes)
3) Francis Ford Coppola (37 Votes)
3) Alfred Hitchcock (37 Votes)
5) Terrence Malick (32 Votes)
6) Martin Scorsese (31 Votes)
7) Ingmar Bergman (30 Votes)
8) Carl Theodor Dreyer (27 Votes)
8) Jean-Luc Godard (27 Votes)
10) Orson Welles (26 Votes)

Just Missed the Cut:

Here are all the films which received more than one mention but did not get enough to make the top fifty-

5 Votes:

L’Avventura, Berlin Alexanderplatz, Bicycle Thieves, Blow-Up, A Brighter Summer Day, Chinatown, Chungking Express, La Dolce Vita, Fanny and Alexander, Last Year at Marienbad, North by Northwest, Once Upon a Time in America, Ordet, Rear Window, Red Desert, Werckmeister Harmonies, Young Mr. Lincoln.

4 Votes:

Badlands, The Big Lebowski, The Cameraman, Celine and Julie go Boating, Dekalog, The Double Life of Veronique, The Earrings of Madame de…, Eyes Wide Shut, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Goodfellas, The Graduate, In a Lonely Place, The Leopard, The Lovers on the Bridge, The Magnificent Ambersons, Manhattan, Modern Times, Once Upon a Time in the West, Out of the Past, Pickpocket, Pierrot le Fou, The Searchers, The Seventh Seal, Spirit of the Beehive, The Terrorizers.

3 Votes:

An Inn at Osaka, Annie Hall, The Apartment, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Battleship Potemkin, Belfast, Maine, The Big Sleep, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, Blood Simple, Blow Out, Brazil, Children of Men, Children of Paradise, A Clockwork Orange, Close Up, The Conformist, Dr. Strangelove, Early Summer, The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, Goodbye, Dragon Inn, Grand Illusion, Ikiru, It’s a Wonderful Life, Jules et Jim, The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, Love in the Afternoon, Magnolia, A Matter of Life and Death, Metropolis, The Mother and the Whore, My Neighbor Totoro, Naked, Napoleon, Nashville, Notorious, Out 1, Pather Panchali, Rebel Without a Cause, Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom, Satantango, Scenes From a Marriage, Sherlock, Jr., The Shining, Singin’ in the Rain, Solaris, Touch of Evil, 12 Angry Men, Videodrome, We Won’t Grow Old Together, The Wild Bunch, Yi Yi.

2 Votes:

The Act of Seeing With One’s Own Eyes, Age of the Earth, American Graffiti, An Autumn Afternoon, As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Glimpses of Beauty, The Battle of Algiers, Beau Travail, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, The Big Heat, Black Narcissus, Bring me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, Beauty and the Beast, Casque d’or, Charulata, The Cloud-Capped Star, La Collectionneuse, The Cremator, Cria Cuervos, Crimes and Misdemeanors, Damnation, Dangerous Game, Dawn of the Dead, Day of Wrath, Days of Heaven, Dead Ringers, The Deer Hunter, Edvard Munch, The Empire Strikes Back, Eternity and a Day, Eureka, The Exterminating Angel, Fargo, Film Socialisme, Four Nights of a Dreamer, Funny Games, Gertrud, Gone with the Wind, The Green Ray, Gummo, Heat, Hidden, Hiroshima mon Amour, Hugo, The Hustler, I Am Cuba, Jeanne Dielman, Juvenile Court, Kings of the Road, Last Tango in Paris, Late Spring, Laura, Leon Morin, Priest, La Libertad, Life of Oharu, Lolita, Lost Highway, Love Streams, Maborosi, Make way for Tomorrow, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Marketa Lazarova, McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Mean Streets, Meet me in St. Louis, Mon Oncle, The Mouth Agape, My Ain Folk, Nights of Cabiria, No Country for Old Men, Nostalghia, Oldboy, Our Hitler: A Film from Germany, Pale Flower, The Passenger, Paths of Glory, The Phantom of Liberty, Pinocchio, Possession, Rashomon, Regular Lovers, Requiem for a Dream, Rio Bravo, Russian Ark, Safe, Showgirls, Some Like it Hot, Spirited Away, Straw Dogs, Stray Dog, The Taking of Power by Louis XIV, The Thing, Through a Glass Darkly, Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks, To Kill a Mockingbird, Tree of Wooden Clogs, The Trial, Unforgiven, Vagabond, Vampyr, The Wages of Fear, Weekend, The Whole Shootin’ Match, Wings of Desire, The Wizard of Oz, Woman in the Dunes, A Woman Under the Influence, Yeelen, Zodiac.

Thanks to everyone who participated!

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