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The Best According to the Best

by Simon Hue
The Best According to the Best by Simon Hue
Here are the films that some of my favourite critics chose as the 10 greatest of all time (or the 10 films they love the most, or most likely some combination of the two). Lists taken from Sight & Sound’s 2002 International Poll. Richard Dyer 1 All That Heaven Allows (Sirk) 2 Il bidone (Fellini) 3 Day of the Dead (Romero) 4 Le Goût des autres (Jaoui) 5 India Song (Duras) 6 Loving Couples (Zetterling) 7 Maciste all’inferno (Freda) *not available on MUBI* 8 Pakeezah (Amrohi) 9 Senso (Visconti) 10 Sunrise (Murnau) Adrian Martin 1 Love Streams (Cassavetes) 2 Au hasard Balthazar (Bresson) 3 L’Enfant secret (Garrel) 4 … Read more

Here are the films that some of my favourite critics chose as the 10 greatest of all time (or the 10 films they love the most, or most likely some combination of the two). Lists taken from Sight & Sound’s 2002 International Poll.

Richard Dyer
1 All That Heaven Allows (Sirk)
2 Il bidone (Fellini)
3 Day of the Dead (Romero)
4 Le Goût des autres (Jaoui)
5 India Song (Duras)
6 Loving Couples (Zetterling)
7 Maciste all’inferno (Freda) *not available on MUBI*
8 Pakeezah (Amrohi)
9 Senso (Visconti)
10 Sunrise (Murnau)

Adrian Martin
1 Love Streams (Cassavetes)
2 Au hasard Balthazar (Bresson)
3 L’Enfant secret (Garrel)
4 Letter from an Unknown Woman (Ophuls)
5 Once upon a Time in America (Leone)
6 Peter Ibbetson (Hathaway)
7 The Awful Truth (McCarey)
8 By the Bluest of Seas (Barnet)
9 Badlands (Malick)
10 Artists and Models (Tashlin)

Jonathan Rosenbaum
1 Les Vampires (Feuillade)
2 M (Lang)
3 The Story of the Late Chrysanthemums (Mizoguchi)
4 Ivan the Terrible (Eisenstein)
5 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Hawks)
6 Last Year at Marienbad (Resnais)
7 The House Is Black (Farokhzad)
8 Gertrud (Dreyer)
9 Playtime (Tati)
10 When It Rains (Burnett)

Peter Wollen
1 L’Age d’or (Buñuel)
2 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Wiene)
3 Journeys from Berlin (Rainer) *not available on MUBI*
4 Modern Times (Chaplin)
5 Pakeezah (Amrohi)
6 La Règle du jeu (Renoir)
7 Singin’ in the Rain (Kelly, Donen)
8 Topsy-Turvy (Leigh)
9 Vertigo (Hitchcock)
10 Vivre sa vie (Godard)

Robin Wood
1 Rio Bravo (Hawks)
2 Les Demoiselles de Rochefort (Demy)
3 Heaven’s Gate (Cimino)
4 I Walked with a Zombie (Tourneur)
5 Late Spring (Ozu)
6 Marnie (Hitchcock)
7 Rally ’round the Flag, Boys! (McCarey)
8 The Reckless Moment (Ophuls)
9 La Règle du jeu (Renoir)
10 Ugetsu Monogatari (Mizoguchi)

(Note: There aren’t 50 films in the list below because 2 films aren’t available on MUBI, Ivan the Terrible are two separate film entries (Parts 1 and 2), and because some films appear on more than one of the critics’ list but MUBI only allows you to list a film once.)

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