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The Best of the Best

by Cliff Burns

These are the films that have stayed with me longest, most intimately. The reasons vary, the themes are diverse; excellence and originality the only criteria:

1) Citizen Kane
2) Brazil
3) Apocalypse Now
4) The Wild Bunch
5) 2001: A Space Odyssey
6) Eraserhead
7) Raging Bull & Taxi Driver
8) Delicatessan & City of Lost Children
9) City of God
10) Lord of War
11) Vampyr
12) Wages of Fear
13) Duck Soup
14) The Crowd (Dir. King Vidor)