Sunday, 29 December 2013

Top 10 Films of 2013

I've already mentioned some of my favourites this year elsewhere online. Unfortunately there were a great deal of not-quite-top-ten-worthy films in 2013. Throughout the year title after title seemed to fall short of its potential or have unfortunate missteps. I would like to have included To the Wonder, Bullet to the Head and Brian De Palma's Passion in this roundup but they are technically 2012 films and have therefore been added to last year's annual review. As the year comes to an end and time is running short this isn't the definitive article but it will have to do for now.
Here are my ten favourite films of 2013, in alphabetical order:

Bastards  (Claire Denis)

Blue Jasmine (Woody Allen)

Camille Claudel 1915 (Bruno Dumont)

The Counsellor (Ridley Scott) 

 Garden of Words (Makoto Shinkai)

Only God Forgives (Nicolas Winding Refn)

The Strange Little Cat (Ramon Zurcher)

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya  (Isao Takahata)

A Touch of Sin (Jia Zhangke)
The Wind Rises (Hayao Miyazaki)

Honourable Mentions:
Before Midnight (Richard Linklater)

Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer)

Upstream Colour (Shane Carruth)

Gloria (Sebastian Lelio)

The Nun (Guillaume Nicloux)

The Future (Alicia Scherson)

Parker (Taylor Hackford)

Aningaaq (Jonas Cuaron) 

Behind the Candelabra (Steven Soderbergh)

All is Lost (J.C. Chandor)

Hummingbird (Steven Knight)

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Declan Lowney)

Standout Performances
Paulina Garcia in Gloria
Juliette Binoche in Camille Claudel 1915
Cate Blanchett & Sally Hawkins in Blue Jasmine
Pauline Etienne in The Nun
Vithaya Pansringarm & Kristin Scott Thomas in Only God Forgives
Patrick d'Assumcao in Stranger by the Lake
Agata Kulesza & Agata Trzebuchowska in Ida
Adele Exarchopoulos & Lea Seydoux in Blue is the Warmest Colour
Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Rob Lowe & Scott Bakula in Behind the Candelabra
Jean-Claude Van Damme in Enemies Closer
Pierrette Robitaille & Romane Bohringer in Vic + Flo Saw a Bear

Abysmal Performances
Shiloh Fernandez in Evil Dead
Byron Gibson in Only God Forgives
Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day & Robert Kazinsky in Pacific Rim
Tom Wisdom in Soulmate
Cameron Diaz & Toby Kebbell in The Counsellor
James Badge Dale in Iron Man 3
Russell Crowe in Man of Steel
James Franco in Homefront

Still Need to See:
The Seventh Code, 12 Years a Slave, The Punk Singer, Only Lovers Left Alive, At Berkeley, The Zero Theorem, Snowpiercer, The Unknown Known, The Past, The Grandmaster, Blind Detective, The Spirit of '45, Shield of Straw, Tip Top, Borgman, Dark Touch, The Three Disasters (from 3 x 3D), Exhibition, Abuse of Weakness, Story of my Death, The Wolf of Wall Street, Curse of Chucky, North, the End of History, We Went to War, Man Made Place, The Stuart Hall Project, The Congress, A Fuller Life, Stray Dogs, The Missing Picture, For Those in Peril, The Plague, Anatomy of a Paperclip, Rush, A Spell to Ward off the Darkness, The Last of the Unjust, The End of Time, Neighbouring Sounds, Wounded, Like Father, Like Son, A Highjacking and many others.

Films I'm looking forward to in 2014:
Maps to the Stars, Magic in the Moonlight, Godzilla, Voyage of Time & Knight of Cups, The Assassin, Welcome to New York, White Bird in a Blizzard, Mr. Turner, Fast & Furious 7, Exodus, Clouds of Sils Maria, Phoenix, The Duke of Burgundy, Farewell to Language, Winter Sleep, The Captive, Tracks in the Snowy Forest, Two Days, One Night, Pompeii, Ned Rifle, Maleficent, Big Eyes and many others.

Karen Black, Les Blank, Patrice Chereau, David Dewaele, Roger Ebert, Dennis Farina, Joan Fontaine, Bryan Forbes, Jess Franco, Stuart Freeborn, Richard Griffiths, Michael Grigsby, Gerry Hambling, Julie Harris, Ray Harryhausen, Stanley Kauffmann, Wojciech Kilar, Bernadette Lafont, Ed Lauter, Elmore Leonard, Bigas Luna, Richard Matheson, William Moody (aka Paul Bearer), Milo O'Shea, Nagisa Oshima, Peter O'Toole, Eleanor Parker, Ted Post, Lou Reed, Donald Richie, Otto Sander, Gilbert Taylor, Storm Thorgerson, Jack Vance, Paul Walker, Marcia Wallace, Christine White, Sheila Whitaker, Michael Winner, Vadim Yusov

"Thank you for going on this journey with me. I'll see you at the movies." - Roger Ebert 1942-2013

Further Thoughts
Inevitably one can't help doing comparisons with the previous year in these assessments and for me the last twelve months in cinema definitely fell short of the standards of 2012. So many titles got my interest but failed to deliver on their initial promise. Even after seeing the already published best of the year lists online I've ended 2013 with far more questions than at the start of the year. The questions I'm asking are things like: what the Hell happened? Did I miss something? Perhaps more importantly, as an active filmgoer, where did I go wrong? Things got off to a bad start when the first new release I caught at the cinema in 2013 was the utterly worthless Evil Dead remake. I watched it with some co-workers so at least I was being sociable. This year had fewer surprises and more disappointments, including a growing number of films that just seemed to pass the time.

Things started to look up in June with Before Midnight. Given the perfect open ended finish to its predecessor (2004's Before Sunset) it's remarkable that the film works at all. Like many others I was concerned it would ruin the legacy of a perfect duo of films but the growing pains, regrets and maturity of Celine and Jesse are still fascinating to watch. It's another delightful film that proves like Toy Story 3 did that films can return to the lives of much loved characters at certain intervals and remain fresh and vital. Only God Forgives drew a lot of scorn, unfairly in my view. As Refn's follow up feature to Drive it defied expectations, drew heavily on its unusual atmosphere and the anti-revenge storyline was actually a step away from the casual nihilism of so many modern features. Nobody does personal crisis quite like Woody Allen and Blue Jasmine finds him with his most compelling and challenging dramatic subject in a while, aided immeasurably by a phenomenal performance by Cate Blanchett. I'm very eager to revisit Upstream Colour, a fascinating puzzle of a film that confirms Shane Carruth's status as one of the most exciting talents in US cinema today. I only hope we don't have to wait nine years for his next feature. Together with Under the Skin it gives one hope for the future of thoughtful and ambitious big screen science fiction. 

The summer blockbuster season was almost a total washout. The Lone Ranger was one of the year's biggest flops but along with Fast & Furious 6 it was the only major popcorn movie I enjoyed in 2013. Following on from 2012's Rango, Verbinski's tribute to classic Westerns was surprisingly sincere. Although too long, way over budget and written off as a failure months before release it was an all too rare blockbuster movie with humour, charm and a real sense of adventure.
Shame on all those people who gave the film the rough treatment and embraced the likes of Iron Man 3, Thor 2: The Dark World, Star Trek Into Darkness, World War Z, Man of Steel and Oblivion. Pixar seem to be coasting with Monsters University and one can only hope they have something as ambitious as Wall-E up their sleeves again. With all the wit, character and imagination he bought to the two Hellboy films it's sad to see Guillermo Del Toro make something as empty, lifeless, bloated and generic as Pacific Rim. Later on in the year the world finally got a head to head Schwarzenegger and Stallone movie with Escape Plan and sadly it was a throwaway picture. The indifference that greeted it on release was depressing in itself. Too bad they didn't make an Arnie/Sly picture 20 years ago when it would have been a huge deal.

Admittedly I didn't see it in 3D but I found Gravity strangely uninvolving and underwhelming. Part of the blame for that i'm sure lies with the avalanche of hype that greeted it on release but I really wanted to like it more than I did. I almost feel like I should give it another chance to see what, if anything, I missed the first time around. Aningaaq, the short film made by Alfonso Cuaron's son Jonas as a 7 minute companion piece was far more human and engaging. I'm not a fan of Edgar Wright's pop culture demolition derbies but the satirical possibilites for The World's End were frustratingly unrealised. Has there been a better time than the present to do a Body Snatchers type of movie in Britain? A few jokes hit the mark but it lacks subtlety and when Pegg, Frost and co start doing ridiculously over the top fight scenes and celebrate the geek culture that spawned them it flounders horribly.

It came as a relief that there was some genuine substance to Blue is the Warmest Colour and despite certain reservations I felt that it at least justified some of the hype surrounding it. Other acclaimed film festival offerings such as Heli, The Selfish Giant and Nebraska failed to impress me. In November my Leeds film festival pass proved to be more of an excuse to see much cherished films of yesteryear such as Le Cercle Rouge and The Tenant on the big screen rather than making significant new discoveries. That said, All is Lost was a very worthwhile late addition to the programme and A Touch of Sin is a highly compelling study of personal and political corruption as well as a kind of satire of a society constantly teetering on the brink of violence. Stills from the film don't quite do it justice but Garden of Words is the most beautiful animated film in recent memory. Speaking of animation Hayao Miyazaki announced his retirement (for the third time in 17 years) and if he stays true to his word this time then The Wind Rises would be a fitting finale to a magnificent career. Ditto Isao Takahata with The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.

The year bought some welcome developments: Although female roles are frequently criticised as being insubstantial, underwritten or misogynist, nearly all of the best performances I saw over the last year were by women in lead parts, all of whom splendidly carried their respective films - perhaps best of all was Paulina Garcia in Gloria. A Field in England's multi-format release on the same day (cinema, DVD, TV showing, online viewing etc.) helped draw attention to the film and it would be nice if others were to follow its example. Films generally seemed to provoke much more discussion than usual this year. The likes of Gravity, Blue is the Warmest Colour and The Act of Killing sparked a lot of debate about their content and overall merits and not just among cinephiles. Other topics such as the the virtues of TV and acclaimed series such as 'Breaking Bad' and 'Top of the Lake' versus those of feature films were as lively as ever, no doubt spurred along by Steven Soderbergh's self imposed retirement from cinema after he had to turn to television to make Behind the Candelabra. Meanwhile the likes of Spike Lee, Zach Braff and Hal Hartley using Kickstarter to get funding for new features certainly raised a few eyebrows. With the deaths of Roger Ebert, Stanley Kauffmann and Donald Richie and the retirement of Philip French, the role of critics again came under scrutiny, something that Mark Kermode's 'Hatchet Job' book addressed. I still feel they can have enormous importance in film culture, far more significant than the lame twitter comments that now adorn film posters anyway.

Despite the bleak intro I haven't given up hope yet. If I sound a bit undernourished by what 2013 had to offer it's worth keeping in mind that there's an awful lot I still need to see, including many must-see titles that have been held back in the UK for an inordinate length of time like Snowpiercer, 12 Years a Slave and Only Lovers Left Alive. As a filmgoer it's good to stay hungry for a while I guess, hopeful that the next major discovery is just around the corner. Are there any future classics among my best of the year selection? Well, there's a handful here I'd make a case for but otherwise I have my doubts. I've been too conservative in my choice of viewing by focussing on fictional narrative feature films and neglecting documentaries, short films and animated fare. Rather than bemoaning the state of things I'd like to think I've just been looking in the wrong places. As 2014 is imminent I'll make a resolution to exercise better judgement in my choice of viewing over the next 12 months. Happy New Year!

Film Highlights of 2013

I'll post my top ten films of the year shortly. There was so much going on over the past 12 months that I thought I'd break it up a bit like I did last year and start things off by mentioning some personal highlights from the world of cinema in 2013.

- Two unforgettable screenings at Leeds Town Hall as part of the annual film festival in November: Once Upon a Time in the West, with a fantastic 45 minute introduction by Christopher Frayling, and F.W. Murnau's Faust with a live organ accompaniment.

- Mirumir Records released deluxe soundtrack reissues on vinyl of Edward Artemiev's 3 film scores for Andrei Tarkovsky - Solaris, Mirror and Stalker.

- An alternate cut was found of Buster Keaton's The Blacksmith. Hopefully more lost footage of Keaton's work will surface in the near future.

- A restored print of William Friedkin's misunderstood 1977 masterpiece Sorcerer was screened at the Venice Film Festival in August. Hopefully a DVD release will follow in 2014. The director also published a memoir, 'The Friedkin Connection' this year.

 - Best filmgoing experience: To the Wonder at Hyde Park Picturehouse (13/3/13). Terrence Malick's latest offering was a revelatory experience on the big screen. So much so in fact that I'm slightly anxious about the prospect of revisiting it on a smaller screen on DVD. An overwhelming, though provoking, frustrating and challenging film that, unlike Malick's previous effort The Tree of Life, ultimately won me over.

- On a related note, Terrence Malick named his top 5 films.

- Shane Carruth's Upstream Colour score.

- Hayao Miyazaki watercolours shown online.

- Peter Cushing: The Complete Memoirs edited by Marcus Hearn.

- A screenplay for Macbeth that Laurence Olivier had planned to make was discovered in the British Library in January.

- The personal letters and diaries of Alec Guinness were acquired by the British Library in February.

- Another piece of the Orson Welles puzzle Too Much Johnson, a never before screened short film made by Welles in 1938, received its premiere in October.

- La La Land Records released a 2 CD set of the soundtrack to George A. Romero's Day of the Dead.

- Re-release of the Year: The Epic of Everest (BFI)

- Making of The Day the Clown Cried footage surfaced on YouTube

- Hyde Park Picturehouse hosted an enjoyable book launch/author event for Mark Kermode. His latest book 'Hatchet Job: Love Movies, Hate Critics' is a very entertaining read.

- BFI's nationwide season 'Gothic: The Dark Heart of Film'. A celebration of gothic film and TV across the UK.

- Favourite UK DVDs of 2013:
  • Heaven's Gate (Second Sight)
  • Van Gogh (Eureka)
  • The Mummy (Hammer/Icon)
  • Ramrod (Simply Media)
  • The films of Atom Egoyan and Satyajit Ray (Artifical Eye)
  • The Long Gray Line (Colombia)
  • The Stone Tape (BFI/BBC)
  • Robin Redbreast (BFI)
  • Schalcken The Painter (BFI)
  • Cria Cuervos (BFI)
  • The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (BFI)
  • The Night of the Hunter (Arrow)
  • From Beyond (Second Sight)
  • Gaslight (BFI)
  • The Hot Rock (Spirit Entertainment Ltd)
  • The Murderer Lives at 21 (Eureka)
  • Le Pont du Nord (Eureka)
  • The Complete Humphrey Jennings (BFI)
  • The Long Riders (Second Sight - BluRay) 
  • The Whales of August (Acorn Media)
  • The Fall of the House of Usher (Arrow)
  • Lifeforce and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (Arrow) - Alas, still no UK disc of Tobe Hooper's Invaders from Mars remake.
  • Black Sunday, Black Sabbath, Baron Blood & Lisa and the Devil (Arrow)

- And finally, some awesome film posters:


Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Top 10 Films: Year by Year

This is an ongoing project to list my ten favourite films from each year in cinema history. So far my viewing habits and knowledge only allow me to go back as far as 1926 but I will update these lists and add further yearly top tens from the 1920s when I get the chance. 

1. Lover for a Day (Philippe Garrel)
2. Song to Song (Terrence Malick)
3. Blade of the Immortal (Takashi Miike)
4. Claire's Camera (Hong Sang-soo)
5. Let the Sunshine In (Claire Denis)
6. Ex Libris: New York Public Library (Frederick Wiseman)
7. Mary and the Witch's Flower (Hiromasa Yonebayashi)
8. Shock Wave (Herman Yau)
9. Okja (Bong Joon-ho)
10. The Merciless (Byun Sung-hyun)

Runners up: The Villainess (Jung Byung-gil), Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (Luc Besson), Wonder Wheel (Woody Allen), Wonderstruck (Todd Haynes), The Killing of a Sacred Deer (Yorgos Lanthimos), John Wick: Chapter Two (Chad Stahelski), Good Time (Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie), Happy End (Michael Haneke), A Ghost Story (David Lowery), The Post (Steven Spielberg), Coco (Lee Unkrich & Adrian Molina), My Cousin Rachel (Roger Michell), The House (Andrew Jay Cohen), The Beguiled (Sofia Coppola), Top of the Lake: China Girl (Jane Campion & Ariel Kleiman), The Night is Short, Walk on Girl (Masaaki Yuasa), Logan Lucky (Steven Soderbergh), Twin Peaks: The Return (David Lynch)

1. Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Love)
2. Elle (Paul Verhoeven)
3. In This Corner of the World (Sunao Katabuchi)
4. Shin Godzilla (Hideaki Anno & Shinji Higuchi)
5. Silence (Martin Scorsese)
6. Creepy (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
7. After the Storm (Hirokazu Koreeda)
8. The Nice Guys (Shane Black)
9. Rules Don't Apply (Warren Beatty)
10. Harmonium (Koji Fukada)

Runners up: Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt), The Handmaiden (Park Chan-wook), A Quiet Passion (Terence Davies), The Edge of Seventeen (Kelly Fremon Craig), Split (M. Night Shyamalan), Cafe Society (Woody Allen), Crisis in Six Scenes (Woody Allen), A Silent Voice (Naoko Yamada), Mascots (Christopher Guest), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Zack Snyder), The Unknown Girl (Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne), Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (Paul W.S. Anderson), Allied (Robert Zemeckis), Love & Friendship (Whit Stillman), Paterson (Jim Jarmusch), Sully (Clint Eastwood), Batman: The Killing Joke (Sam Liu), The Red Turtle (Michael Dudok de Wit), Godard in Fragments (Kogonada), Wiener-Dog (Todd Solondz), Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids (Jonathan Demme), Mike Nichols: An American Master (Elaine May), Piper (Alan Barillaro), HyperNormalisation (Adam Curtis), Blood Father (Jean-Francois Richet)

1. Journey to the Shore (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
2. Knight of Cups (Terrence Malick)
3. No Home Movie (Chantal Akerman)
4. Blackhat (Michael Mann)
5. Our Little Sister (Hirokazu Koreeda)
6. Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller)
7. Bone Tomahawk (S. Craig Zahler)
8. Creed (Ryan Coogler)
9. Cemetery of Splendor (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
10. Evolution (Lucile Hadzihalilovic)

Runners up: A Century of Energy (Manoel de Oliveira), Jupiter Ascending (The Wachowski siblings), De Palma (Noah Baumbach & Jake Paltrow), Manifesto (Julian Rosefeldt), Run All Night (Jaume Collet-Serra), World of Tomorrow (Don Hertzfeldt), Experimenter (Michael Almereyda), Irrational Man (Woody Allen), The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos), The Case of Hana & Alice (Shunji Iwai), Wild Card (Simon West), Frankenstein (Bernard Rose), Carol (Todd Haynes), Cinderella (Kenneth Branagh), Bridge of Spies (Steven Spielberg), Miss Hokusai (Keiichi Hara), April and the Extraordinary World (Christian Desmares & Franck Ekinci), Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (Christopher McQuarrie), Tomorrowland: A World Beyond (Brad Bird), Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (Stig Bjorkman), No No Sleep (Tsai Ming-liang), Inside Out (Pete Docter & Ronnie Del Carmen), Listen to Me Marlon (Stevan Riley), Hitchcock/Truffaut (Kent Jones), Crimson Peak (Guillermo del Toro), SPECTRE (Sam Mendes), Maggie (Henry Hobson), Taxi Tehran (Jafar Panahi)

1. Stations of the Cross (Dietrich Bruggemann)
2. Magic in the Moonlight (Woody Allen)
3. Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2 (Johnnie To)
4. Pasolini (Abel Ferrara)
5. Two Days, One Night (Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne)
6. The World of Kanako (Tetsuya Nakashima)
7. Over Your Dead Body (Takashi Miike)
8. When Marnie Was There (Hiromasa Yonebayashi)
9. Phoenix (Christian Petzold)
10. Jauja (Lisandro Alonso)

Runners up: Goodbye to Language (Jean-Luc Godard), John Wick (Chad Stahelski & David Leitch), A Girl at My Door (July Jung), Jersey Boys (Clint Eastwood), Clouds of Sils Maria (Olivier Assayas), Welcome to New York (Abel Ferrara), From Caligari to Hitler: German Cinema in the Age of the Masses (Rudiger Suchsland), Paddington (Paul King), Maps to the Stars (David Cronenberg), Listen Up Philip (Alex Ross Perry), She's Funny That Way (Peter Bogdanovich), Queen and Country (John Boorman), Pompeii (Paul W.S. Anderson), Dumb and Dumber To (Peter Farrelly & Bobby Farrelly), Hands of Bresson (Kogonada), Journey to the West (Tsai Ming-liang), Timbuktu (Abderrahmane Sissako), Batman: Assault on Arkham (Jay Oliva & Ethan Spaulding), Cross Road (Makoto Shinkai), The Creeping Garden (Tim Grabham & Jasper Sharp), A Walk Among the Tombstones (Scott Frank), The Salvation (Kristian Levring), A Mighty Nice Man (Jonathan Dee)

1. The Wind Rises (Hayao Miyazaki)
2. Seventh Code (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
3. Camille Claudel 1915 (Bruno Dumont)
4. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (Isao Takahata)
5. Stoker (Park Chan-wook) 
6. Blue Jasmine (Woody Allen)
7. Nobody's Daughter Haewon (Hong Sang-soo)
8. Jealousy (Philippe Garrel)
9. Bastards (Claire Denis)
10. Snowpiercer (Bong Joon-ho)

Runners up: Garden of Words (Makoto Shinkai), Djinn (Tobe Hooper), Upstream Colour (Shane Carruth), A Touch of Sin (Jia Zhangke), Hummingbird (Steven Knight), The Harvest (John McNaughton), Enemy (Denis Villeneuve), The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (Mami Sunada), Like Father, Like Son (Hirokazu Koreeda), Dark Touch (Marina de Van), Someone's Gaze (Makoto Shinkai), Venus in Fur (Roman Polanski), Gloria (Sebastian Lelio), The Canyons (Paul Schrader), The Strange Little Cat (Ramon Zurcher), Before Midnight (Richard Linklater), Only God Forgives (Nicolas Winding Refn), Only Lovers Left Alive (Jim Jarmusch), Parker (Taylor Hackford), Enemies Closer (Peter Hyams), The Nun (Guillaume Nicloux), Jug Face (Chad Crawford Kinkle), The World's End (Edgar Wright), Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (Declan Lowney), Suzanne (Katell Quillevere)

1. Romancing in Thin Air (Johnnie To)
2. To the Wonder (Terrence Malick)
3. Barbara (Christian Petzold)
4. Drug War (Johnnie To)
5. Dredd (Pete Travis)
6. Cosmopolis (David Cronenberg)
7. The Hunt (Thomas Vinterberg)
8. Passion (Brian De Palma)
9. Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (John Hyams)
10. Cloud Atlas (Tom Tykwer & The Wachowski siblings)

Runners up: Lesson of the Evil (Takashi Miike), Bullet to the Head (Walter Hill), John Carter (Andrew Stanton), The Life of Death (Marsha Onderstijn), Wolf Children (Mamoru Hosoda), Persistence of Vision (Kevin Schreck), Lore (Cate Shortland), John Dies at the End (Don Coscarelli), Zero Dark Thirty (Kathryn Bigelow), Me and Me Dad (Katrine Boorman), Dracula 3D (Dario Argento), Lincoln (Steven Spielberg), Post Tenebras Lux (Carlos Reygadas), Resident Evil: Retribution (Paul W.S. Anderson), Thursday Till Sunday (Dominga Sotomayor Castillo), In Another Country (Hong Sang-soo)

1. 4:44 Last Day on Earth (Abel Ferrara)
2. Sleeping Beauty (Julia Leigh)
3. Twixt (Francis Ford Coppola)
4. A Simple Life (Ann Hui)
5. Don't Go Breaking My Heart (Johnnie To)
6. A Dangerous Method (David Cronenberg)
7. Kotoko (Shinya Tsukamoto)
8. Melancholia (Lars Von Trier)
9. Alps (Giorgos Lanthimos)
10. The Deep Blue Sea (Terence Davies)

Runners up: A Separation (Asghar Farhadi), The Grey (Joe Carnahan), Unknown (Jaume Collet-Serra), J. Edgar (Clint Eastwood), The Mechanic (Simon West), Killer Joe (William Friedkin), A Letter to Momo (Hiroyuki Okiura), Damsels in Distress (Whit Stillman), Dark Horse (Todd Solondz), War Horse (Steven Spielberg), The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick), Night Fishing (Park Chan-wook & Park Chan-kyong), Margaret (Kenneth Lonergan),  Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (Brad Bird), The Rum Diary (Bruce Robinson), Drive (Nicolas Winding Refn), Fast & Furious 5 (Justin Lin), Carnage (Roman Polanski), I Wish (Hirokazu Koreeda), Mildred Pierce (Todd Haynes), Island (Elizabeth Mitchell & Brek Taylor)

1. Confessions (Tetsuya Nakashima)
2. Tron: Legacy (Joseph Kosinski)
3. 13 Assassins (Takashi Miike)
4. Arrietty (Hiromasa Yonebayashi)
5. Essential Killing (Jerzy Skolimowski)
6. Monsters (Gareth Edwards)
7. Toy Story 3 (Lee Unkrich)
8. Surviving Life (Theory and Practice) (Jan Svankmajer)
9. Unstoppable (Tony Scott)
10. Certified Copy (Abbas Kiarostami)

Runners up: My Soul to Take (Wes Craven), Attenberg (Athina Rachel Tsangari), Legends of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (Zack Snyder), Batman: Under the Red Hood (Brandon Vietti), The Ghost Writer (Roman Polanski), Let Me In (Matt Reeves), Super (James Gunn), Resident Evil: Afterlife (Paul W.S. Anderson), Tabloid (Errol Morris), The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec (Luc Besson), Another Year (Mike Leigh), Love Crime (Alain Corneau), O somma luce (Jean-Marie Straub), The Other Guys (Adam McKay), Hereafter (Clint Eastwood), We Are the Night (Dennis Gansel), Edge of Darkness (Martin Campbell)

1. Lourdes (Jessica Hausner)
2. Public Enemies (Michael Mann)
3. White Material (Claire Denis)
4. Thirst (Park Chan-wook)
5. Whatever Works (Woody Allen)
6. Vengeance (Johnnie To)
7. YatterMan (Takashi Miike)
8. The Unloved (Samantha Morton)
9. Mother (Bong Joon-ho)
10. Bright Star (Jane Campion)

Runners up: The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (Tony Scott), Father of My Children (Mia Hansen-Love), Survival of the Dead (George A. Romero), Mai Mai Miracle (Sunao Katabuchi), Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno (Serge Bromberg & Ruxandra Medrea), Dogtooth (Giorgos Lanthimos), Universal Soldier: Regeneration (John Hyams), The Hole (Joe Dante), Le streghe, femmes entre elles (Jean-Marie Straub), The Informant! (Steven Soderbergh), Life During Wartime (Todd Solondz), Tetro (Francis Ford Coppola), Leaving (Catherine Corsini), The White Ribbon (Michael Haneke), Land of the Lost (Brad Silberling)

1. Sparrow (Johnnie To)
2. Tokyo Sonata (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
3. Still Walking (Hirokazu Koreeda)
4. Gran Torino (Clint Eastwood)
5. Ponyo (Hayao Miyazaki)
6. Wendy and Lucy (Kelly Reichardt)
7. Artemis' Knee (Jean-Marie Straub)
8. The Wrestler (Darren Aronofsky)
9. Speed Racer (The Wachowski siblings)
10. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Steven Spielberg)

Runners up: Changeling (Clint Eastwood), Shaking Tokyo (Bong Joon-ho), Death Race (Paul W.S. Anderson), Everlasting Moments (Jan Troell), The Silence of Lorna (Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne), Taken (Pierre Morel), Cloverfield (Matt Reeves), The Chaser (Na Hong-jin), Revanche (Gotz Spielmann),The Bank Job (Roger Donaldson), Rachel Getting Married (Jonathan Demme), Summer Hours (Olivier Assayas), A Christmas Tale (Arnaud Desplechin), 100 Feet (Eric Red), Happy-Go-Lucky (Mike Leigh), Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Guillermo Del Toro), 35 Shots of Rum (Claire Denis), Ani*Kuri15: Good Morning (Satoshi Kon), I've Loved You So Long (Philippe Claudel), Wall-E (Andrew Stanton), Transporter 3 (Olivier Megaton), Eater (Stuart Gordon), Step Brothers (Adam McKay), Rambo (Sylvester Stallone)

1. The Duchess of Langeais (Jacques Rivette)
2. Boarding Gate (Olivier Assayas)
3. Go Go Tales (Abel Ferrara)
4. The Last Mistress (Catherine Breillat)
5. It is Fine! Everything is Fine! (David Brothers & Crispin Hellion Glover)
6. 5 Centimetres Per Second (Makoto Shinkai)
7. The Mist (Frank Darabont)
8. Yella (Christian Petzold)
9. Stuck (Stuart Gordon)
10. The Girl Cut in Two (Claude Chabrol)

Runners up: The Black Cat (Stuart Gordon), I Know Who Killed Me (Chris Sivertson), My Winnipeg (Guy Maddin), The Mourning Forest (Naomi Kawase), All in This Tea (Les Blank & Gina Leibrecht), Youth Without Youth (Francis Ford Coppola), Never Apologise (Mike Kaplan), Hot Fuzz (Edgar Wright), Paranoid Park (Gus Van Sant), Mad Detective (Johnnie To & Wai Ka Fai), Eastern Promises (David Cronenberg), Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (Sidney Lumet), Encounters at the End of the World (Werner Herzog), The Edge of Heaven (Fatih Akin), |REC| (Jame Balaguero & Paco Plaza), Blades of Glory (Josh Gordon & Will Speck)

1. Miami Vice (Michael Mann)
2. Lights in the Dusk (Aki Kaurismaki)
3. Election 2 (Johnnie To)
4. Paprika (Satoshi Kon)
5. Retribution (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
6. Black Book (Paul Verhoeven)
7. Letters from Iwo Jima (Clint Eastwood)
8. Bug (William Friedkin)
9. The Black Dahlia (Brian De Palma)
10. The Host (Bong Joon-ho)

Runners up: Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), Casino Royale (Martin Campbell), Memories of Matsuko (Tetsuya Nakashima), Everything Will Be Ok (Don Hertzfeldt), Syndromes and a Century (Apichatpong Weerasethakul), These Encounters of Theirs (Daniele Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub), Curse of the Golden Flower (Zhang Yimou), Comedy of Power (Claude Chabrol), The Water Diary (Jane Campion), Crank (Mark Neveldine & Brian Taylor), Old Joy (Kelly Reichardt), The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (Mamoru Hosoda), The Fountain (Darren Aronofsky), Apocalypto (Mel Gibson), 16 Blocks (Richard Donner), Deja Vu (Tony Scott), Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That! (Adam Yauch), Slither (James Gunn), 300 (Zack Snyder), The Lost (Chris Sivertson), Origin: Spirits of the Past (Keiichi Sugiyama)

1. The New World (Terrence Malick)
2. Election (Johnnie To)
3. Land of the Dead (George A. Romero)
4. Mary (Abel Ferrara)
5. Dreams in the Witch-House (Stuart Gordon)
6. War of the Worlds (Steven Spielberg)
7. Mortuary (Tobe Hooper)
8. Domino (Tony Scott)
9. Lady Vengeance (Park Chan-wook)
10. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Shane Black)

Runners up: Dance of the Dead (Tobe Hooper), Lunacy (Jan Svankmajer), Kingdom of Heaven: The Director's Cut (Ridley Scott), Red Eye (Wes Craven), Cursed (Wes Craven), Battle in Heaven (Carlos Reygadas), Broken Flowers (Jim Jarmusch), Dominion: Prequel to The Exorcist (Paul Schrader), Last Days (Gus Van Sant), Hidden (Michael Haneke), The Notorious Bettie Page (Mary Harron), The Wild Blue Yonder (Werner Herzog), Seven Swords (Tsui Hark), Me and You and Everyone We Know (Miranda July), Cigarette Burns (John Carpenter), Incident On and Off a Mountain Road (Don Coscarelli), Dear Wendy (Thomas Vinterberg), What Is It? (Crispin Hellion Glover), Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (Zhang Yimou & Yasuo Furuhata)

1. Tomorrow We Move (Chantal Akerman)
2. 20: 30: 40 (Sylvia Chang)
3. The Case of the Grinning Cat (Chris Marker)
4. Innocence (Lucile Hadzihalilovic)
5. The Holy Girl (Lucrecia Martel)
6. Throw Down (Johnnie To)
7. The Bridesmaid (Claude Chabrol)
8. Notre Musique (Jean-Luc Godard)
9. Primer (Shane Carruth)
10. Million Dollar Baby (Clint Eastwood)

Runners up: Collateral (Michael Mann), Breaking News (Johnnie To), Toolbox Murders (Tobe Hooper), Man on Fire (Tony Scott), Nobody Knows (Hirokazu Koreeda), The Aviator (Martin Scorsese), Hellboy (Guillermo Del Toro), Saving Face (Alice Wu), Clean (Olivier Assayas), The Village (M. Night Shyamalan), House of Flying Daggers (Zhang Yimou), Une visite au Louvre (Daniele Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub), Kamikaze Girls (Tetsuya Nakashima) Kings and Queen (Arnaud Desplechin), Before Sunset (Richard Linklater), Palindromes (Todd Solondz), Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (Mamoru Oshii), Vera Drake (Mike Leigh), Mean Girls (Mark Waters), 5 x 2 (Francois Ozon), Box (Takashi Miike), The Card Player (Dario Argento), Ginger Snaps 2: Unleashed (Brett Sullivan), Dawn of the Dead (Zack Snyder), The Place Promised in Our Early Days (Makoto Shinkai)

1. Memories of Murder (Bong Joon-ho)
2. Anything Else (Woody Allen)
3. Saraband (Ingmar Bergman)
4. Turn Left, Turn Right (Johnnie To & Wai Ka Fai)
5. The Brown Bunny (Vincent Gallo)
6. The Story of Marie and Julien (Jacques Rivette)
7. Time of the Wolf (Michael Haneke)
8. PTU (Johnnie To)
9. Open Range (Kevin Costner)
10. Gozu (Takashi Miike)

Runners up: The Shape of Things (Neil LaBute), King of the Ants (Stuart Gordon), Basic (John McTiernan), Slitch (Dianne Bellino), A Mighty Wind (Christopher Guest), The Matrix Reloaded (The Wachowski siblings), The Matrix Revolutions (The Wachowski siblings), Oldboy (Park Chan-wook), Matchstick Men (Ridley Scott), The Year of the Rat (Julie Ng), Wheel of Time (Werner Herzog), The Saddest Music in the World (Guy Maddin), Zatoichi (Takeshi Kitano), Willard (Glen Morgan), Elf (Jon Favreau), Freddy vs. Jason (Ronny Yu), The Fog of War (Errol Morris), Looney Tunes: Back in Action (Joe Dante), In the Cut (Jane Campion), Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman (Curt Geda & Tim Maltby)

1. The Man Without a Past (Aki Kaurismaki)
2. In My Skin (Marina de Van)
3. Femme Fatale (Brian De Palma)
4. Sabu (Takashi Miike)
5. Far from Heaven (Todd Haynes)
6. Deadly Outlaw: Rekka (Takashi Miike)
7. Undisputed (Walter Hill)
8. Friday Night (Claire Denis)
9. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (Park Chan-wook)
10. The Cat Returns (Hiroyuki Morita)

Runners up: In the Darkness of Time (Jean-Luc Godard), Liberte et patrie (Jean-Luc Godard & Anne-Marie Mieville), The Bourne Identity (Doug Liman), Morvern Callar (Lynne Ramsay), Minority Report (Steven Spielberg), Dogs Have No Hell (Aki Kaurismaki), Waiting for Happiness (Abderrahmane Sissako), Spider (David Cronenberg), Bubba Ho-Tep (Don Coscarelli), Catch Me if You Can (Steven Spielberg), Dark Water (Hideo Nakata), Ju-on: The Grudge (Takashi Shimizu), All or Nothing (Mike Leigh), Hero (Zhang Yimou), Blood Work (Clint Eastwood), Resident Evil (Paul W.S. Anderson), K-19: The Widowmaker (Kathryn Bigelow), Rollerball (John McTiernan)

1. Pulse (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
2. Trouble Every Day (Claire Denis)
3. Ghosts of Mars (John Carpenter)
4. Dagon (Stuart Gordon)
5. Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki)
6. The Piano Teacher (Michael Haneke)
7. Eloge de l'amour (Jean-Luc Godard)
8. La Cienaga (Lucrecia Martel)
9. Mulholland Drive (David Lynch)
10. What Time is it There? (Tsai Ming-liang)

Runners up: Take Care of My Cat (Jeong Jae-eun), A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Steven Spielberg), Va Savoir (Jacques Rivette), Remembrance of Things to Come (Yannick Bellon & Chris Marker), Spy Game (Tony Scott), Sleepless (Dario Argento), Warm Water Under a Red Bridge (Shohei Imamura), Agitator (Takashi Miike), Town & Country (Peter Chelsom), Honey Bunny (Vincent Gallo), Millennium Actress (Satoshi Kon), The Beginning: 'Making Episode I' (Jon Shenk), Ghost World (Terry Zwigoff), Storytelling (Todd Solondz), The Cat's Meow (Peter Bogdanovich), Ali (Michael Mann), Fulltime Killer (Johnnie To & Wai Ka Fai), A Ma Soeur! (Catherine Breillat), Protection (John Flynn), Lotte Reiniger: Homage to the Inventor of the Silhouette Film (Katja Raganelli), Bartleby (Jonathan Parker), The Tailor of Panama (John Boorman), Jason X (James Isaac), Visitor Q (Takashi Miike), Ichi the Killer (Takashi Miike)

1. Battle Royale (Kinji Fukasaku)
2. Yi Yi (Edward Yang)
3. The Captive (Chantal Akerman)
4. Needing You... (Johnnie To & Wai Ka Fai)
5. In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai)
6. Seance (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
7. Ivans XTC (Bernard Rose)
8. The Gleaners and I (Agnes Varda)
9. Dead or Alive 2: Birds (Takashi Miike)
10. Platform (Jia Zhangke)

Runners up: Unbreakable (M. Night Shyamalan), Ginger Snaps (John Fawcett), Mission to Mars (Brian De Palma), One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevich (Chris Marker), Best in Show (Christopher Guest), You Can Count on Me (Kenneth Lonergan), Small Time Crooks (Woody Allen), Time and Tide (Tsui Hark), Code Unknown (Michael Haneke), The Claim (Michael Winterbottom), Bruiser (George A. Romero), JSA: Joint Security Area (Park Chan-wook), The House of Mirth (Terence Davies), Comedy of Innocence (Raul Ruiz), Merci Pour Le Chocolat (Claude Chabrol), The Circle (Jafar Panahi), Little Otik (Jan Svankmajer), Werckmeister Harmonies (Bela Tarr & Agnes Hranitzky), Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (Curt Geda), Wings of Hope (Werner Herzog), Suspicious River (Lynne Stopkewich), Rejected (Don Hertzfeldt)

1. Audition (Takashi Miike)
2. The Matrix (The Wachowski siblings)
3. Gohatto (Nagisa Oshima)
4. Rosetta (Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne)
5. Night Wind (Philippe Garrel)
6. Sweet and Lowdown (Woody Allen)
7. Dead or Alive (Takashi Miike)
8. The Mission (Johnnie To)
9. The Straight Story (David Lynch)
10. Kikujiro (Takeshi Kitano)

Runners up: The Thomas Crown Affair (John McTiernan), Beau Travail (Claire Denis), Barren Illusion (Kiyoshi Kurosawa), Judgement (Park Chan-wook), The Insider (Michael Mann), The Ninth Gate (Roman Polanski), eXistenZ (David Cronenberg), The Iron Giant (Brad Bird), Sicilia! (Daniele Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub), The Talented Mr. Ripley (Anthony Minghella), Ratcatcher (Lynne Ramsay), The Colour of Lies (Claude Chabrol), The Muse (Albert Brooks), Absence of the Good (John Flynn), My Neighbours the Yamadas (Isao Takahata), Confessions of a Trickbaby (Matthew Bright), Office Space (Mike Judge), Running Out of Time (Johnnie To), South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (Trey Parker), Superstar (Bruce McCulloch), Toy Story 2 (John Lasseter, Ash Brannon & Lee Unkrich), Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred Leuchter, Jr. (Errol Morris)

1. New Rose Hotel (Abel Ferrara)
2. A Hero Never Dies (Johnnie To)
3. The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (Stuart Gordon)
4. Buffalo '66 (Vincent Gallo)
5. Festen (Thomas Vinterberg)
6. Celebrity (Woody Allen)
7. An Autumn Tale (Eric Rohmer)
8. The Mighty (Peter Chelsom)
9. Last Night (Don McKellar)
10. After Life (Hirokazu Koreeda)

Runners up: Your Friends & Neighbours (Neil LaBute), The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick), Snake Eyes (Brian De Palma), The Phantom of the Opera (Dario Argento), The Apple (Samira Makhmalbaf), Dr. Akagi (Shohei Imamura), Psycho (Gus Van Sant), Eyes of the Spider (Kiyoshi Kurosawa), Serpent's Path (Kiyoshi Kurosawa), A Simple Plan (Sam Raimi), Vampires (John Carpenter), Bulworth (Warren Beatty), Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows (Paul Jay), Place Vendome (Nicole Garcia), Soldier (Paul W.S. Anderson), Small Soldiers (Joe Dante), Antz (Eric Darnell & Tim Johnson), A Bug's Life (John Lasseter & Andrew Stanton), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Terry Gilliam), Knock Off (Tsui Hark), Deep Rising (Stephen Sommers), Wild Things (John McNaughton), Gods and Monsters (Bill Condon), Slums of Beverly Hills (Tamara Jenkins), Croupier (Mike Hodges), Pecker (John Waters), Alice and Martin (Andre Techine)

1. Perfect Blue (Satoshi Kon)
2. Deconstructing Harry (Woody Allen)
3. Hana-Bi (Takeshi Kitano)
4. Rainy Dog (Takashi Miike)
5. Cure (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
6. Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki)
7. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (Steven Spielberg)
8. See the Sea (Francois Ozon)
9. Alien: Resurrection (Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
10. In the Company of Men (Neil LaBute)

Runners up: Henry Fool (Hal Hartley), Kundun (Martin Scorsese), The Fifth Element (Luc Besson), City of Industry (John Irvin), Rien Ne Va Plus (Claude Chabrol), The Blackout (Abel Ferrara), Starship Troopers (Paul Verhoeven), Young Thugs: Innocent Blood (Takashi Miike), Breakdown (Jonathan Mostow), Donnie Brasco (Mike Newell), Lost Highway (David Lynch), Grosse Pointe Blank (George Armitage), Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion (David Mirkin), Jackie Brown (Quentin Tarantino), The Game (David Fincher), Event Horizon (Paul W.S. Anderson), Men (Zoe Clarke-Williams), The Sweet Hereafter (Atom Egoyan), Fast, Cheap and Out of Control (Errol Morris), Lifeline (Johnnie To), Uncle Sam (William Lustig), Immer Zu (Janie Geiser), The Rocking Horse Winner (Michael Almereyda), Career Girls (Mike Leigh), U Turn (Oliver Stone), Under the Skin (Carine Adler)

1. Kissed (Lynne Stopkewich)
2. Crash (David Cronenberg)
3. Nenette et Boni (Claire Denis)
4. The Stendhal Syndrome (Dario Argento)
5. Drifting Clouds (Aki Kaurismaki)
6. Fudoh: The New Generation (Takashi Miike)
7. The Long Kiss Goodnight (Renny Harlin)
8. Last Man Standing (Walter Hill)
9. The Portrait of a Lady (Jane Campion)
10. Bound (The Wachowski siblings)

Runners up: The Funeral (Abel Ferrara), Mission: Impossible (Brian De Palma), Escape from L.A. (John Carpenter), A Couch in New York (Chantal Akerman), Waiting for Guffman (Christopher Guest), Irma Vep (Olivier Assayas), Conspirators of Pleasure (Jan Svankmajer), Undertow (Eric Red), Freeway (Matthew Bright), Fargo (Joel Coen), The Crucible (Nicholas Hytner), The Frighteners (Peter Jackson), The Cable Guy (Ben Stiller), Mars Attacks! (Tim Burton), Kids Return (Takeshi Kitano), Blood and Wine (Bob Rafelson), Space Truckers (Stuart Gordon)

1. Heat (Michael Mann)
2. Whisper of the Heart (Yoshifumi Kondo)
3. La Ceremonie (Claude Chabrol)
4. Showgirls (Paul Verhoeven)
5. Die Hard: With A Vengeance (John McTiernan)
6. Safe (Todd Haynes)
7. Toy Story (John Lasseter)
8. Shinjuku Triad Society (Takashi Miike)
9. Casino (Martin Scorsese)
10. Ghost in the Shell (Mamoru Oshii)

Runners up: The Addiction (Abel Ferrara), Village of the Damned (John Carpenter), Welcome to the Dollhouse (Todd Solondz), Strange Days (Kathryn Bigelow), Rendezvous in Paris (Eric Rohmer), The Blade (Tsui Hark), Palookaville (Alan Taylor), The Quick and the Dead (Sam Raimi), Orson Welles: The One Man Band (Vassili Silovic & Oja Kodar), Forgotten Silver (Peter Jackson & Costa Botes), Apollo 13 (Ron Howard), At Sundance (Michael Almereyda & Amy Hobby), The Mangler (Tobe Hooper), Twelve Monkeys (Terry Gilliam), Before Sunrise (Richard Linklater), GoldenEye (Martin Campbell), Jade (William Friedkin), Wild Bill (Walter Hill), Mortal Kombat (Paul W.S. Anderson), Crimson Tide (Tony Scott), To Die For (Gus Van Sant)

1. Portrait of a Young Girl at the End of the 1960s in Brussels (Chantal Akerman)
2. In the Mouth of Madness (John Carpenter)
3. Chungking Express (Wong Kar-wai)
4. I Can't Sleep (Claire Denis)
5. To Live (Zhang Yimou)
6. Spanking the Monkey (David O. Russell)
7. Lothringen! (Daniele Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub)
8. Bullets Over Broadway (Woody Allen)
9. 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (Michael Haneke)
10. Ed Wood (Tim Burton)

Runners up: U.S. Go Home (Claire Denis), Wes Craven's New Nightmare (Wes Craven), Leon (Luc Besson), Death and the Maiden (Roman Polanski), Take Care of Your Scarf Tatiana (Aki Kaurismaki), Nadja (Michael Almereyda), Amateur (Hal Hartley), Fever (Carine Adler), La Reine Margot (Patrice Chereau), Pom Poko (Isao Takahata), Joan the Maid I: The Battles (Jacques Rivette), Joan the Maid II: The Prisons (Jacques Rivette), Heavenly Creatures (Peter Jackson), Serial Mom (John Waters), Three Colours White (Krzysztof Kieslowski) & Three Colours Red (Krzysztof Kielsowski), Faust (Jan Svankmajer), Reality Bites (Ben Stiller), Crumb (Terry Zwigoff), Speed (Jan De Bont), Bodyguard Kiba: Apocalypse of Carnage (Takashi Miike), Shopping (Paul W.S. Anderson), On Deadly Ground (Steven Seagal), Quiz Show (Robert Redford)

1. Green Snake (Tsui Hark)
2. The Age of Innocence (Martin Scorsese)
3. Ocean Waves (Tomomi Mochizuki)
4. Carlito's Way (Brian De Palma)
5. Jurassic Park (Steven Spielberg)
6. Sonatine (Takeshi Kitano)
7. Body Snatchers (Abel Ferrara)
8. A Perfect World (Clint Eastwood)
9. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis)
10. Trauma (Dario Argento)

Runners up: The Young Girls Turn 25 (Agnes Varda), Boiling Point (James B. Harris), Last Action Hero (John McTiernan), Matinee (Joe Dante), Manhattan Murder Mystery (Woody Allen), The Piano (Jane Campion), Dottie Gets Spanked (Todd Haynes), The Nightmare Before Christmas (Henry Selick), Three Colours Blue (Krzysztof Kieslowski), The Fugitive (Andrew Davis), Hard Target (John Woo), Sliver (Philip Noyce), Cliffhanger (Renny Harlin), Demolition Man (Marco Brambilla), Falling Down (Joel Schumacher), Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (Bruce Timm & Eric Radomski), Last Round (Thomas Vinterberg), Dangerous Game (Abel Ferrara), The Thief and the Cobbler: Recobbled Cut /Workprint (Richard Williams), The Thing Called Love (Peter Bogdanovich), What's Eating Gilbert Grape (Lasse Halstrom), Mad Dog and Glory (John McNaughton), It's All True (Bill Krohn, Myron Meisel, Orson Welles, Richard Wilson & Norman Foster), Aliens (Michael Almereyda), The Dark Half (George A. Romero), The Halloween Tree (Mario Piluso), Body Bags (John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper & Larry Sulkis)

1. Batman Returns (Tim Burton)
2. The Long Day Closes (Terence Davies)
3. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (David Lynch)
4. Porco Rosso (Hayao Miyazaki)
5. The Quince Tree Sun (Victor Erice)
6. Basic Instinct (Paul Verhoeven)
7. Bram Stoker's Dracula (Francis Ford Coppola)
8. Raising Cain (Brian De Palma)
9. One False Move (Carl Franklin)
10. Bad Lieutenant (Abel Ferrara)

Runners up: Is That All There Is? (Lindsay Anderson), The Last of the Mohicans (Michael Mann), Bitter Moon (Roman Polanski), Simple Men (Hal Hartley), Love Crimes (Lizzie Borden), Damage (Louis Malle), Betty (Claude Chabrol), Baraka (Ron Fricke), Army of Darkness (Sam Raimi), Gas Food Lodging (Allison Anders), Lessons of Darkness (Werner Herzog), Light  Sleeper (Paul Schrader), Orlando (Sally Potter), Man Trouble (Bob Rafelson), Malcolm X (Spike Lee), Noises Off... (Peter Bogdanovich), 1492: Conquest of Paradise (Ridley Scott), Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood), Candyman (Bernard Rose)

1. Only Yesterday (Isao Takahata)
2. A Brighter Summer Day (Edward Yang)
3. Van Gogh (Maurice Pialat)
4. The Last Boy Scout (Tony Scott)
5. La Belle Noiseuse (Jacques Rivette)
6. Out for Justice (John Flynn)
7. Point Break (Kathryn Bigelow)
8. Terminator 2: Judgement Day (James Cameron)
9. Shadows and Fog (Woody Allen)
10. Naked Lunch (David Cronenberg)

Runners up: Poison (Todd Haynes), Flirting (John Duigan), The Rapture (Michael Tolkin), The People Under the Stairs (Wes Craven), A Kiss Before Dying (James Dearden), Defending Your Life (Albert Brooks), Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (Fax Bahr & George Hickenlooper), Thelma & Louise (Ridley Scott), Once Upon a Time in China (Tsui Hark), My Own Private Idaho (Gus Van Sant), The Fisher King (Terry Gilliam), Night on Earth (Jim Jarmusch), Slacker (Richard Linklater), I Dreamt I Woke Up (John Boorman)

1. An Angel at My Table (Jane Campion)
2. Spontaneous Combustion (Tobe Hooper)
3. The Match Factory Girl (Aki Kaurismaki)
4. Total Recall (Paul Verhoeven)
5. The Exorcist III (William Peter Blatty)
6. Metropolitan (Whit Stillman)
7. The Grifters (Stephen Frears)
8. Days of Being Wild (Wong Kar-wai)
9. Miami Blues (George Armitage)
10. Gremlins 2: The New Batch (Joe Dante)

Runners up: Blue Steel (Kathryn Bigelow), Darkman (Sam Raimi), I'm Dangerous Tonight (Tobe Hooper), A Tale of Springtime (Eric Rohmer), Black Sin (Daniele Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub), White Hunter Black Heart (Clint Eastwood), The Reflecting Skin (Philip Ridley), Bullet in the Head (John Woo), I Hired a Contract Killer (Aki Kaurismaki), Nikita (Luc Besson), Edward Scissorhands (Tim Burton), Death in Brunswick (John Ruane), Texasville (Peter Bogdanovich), Alice (Woody Allen), Life is Sweet (Mike Leigh), Trust (Hal Hartley),  Cry-Baby (John Waters), Frankenhooker (Frank Henenlotter), Tremors (Ron Underwood), Misery (Rob Reiner), Night of the Living Dead (Tom Savini), Desperate Hours (Michael Cimino), Troll 2 (Claudio Fragasso), Back to the Future Part III (Robert Zemeckis), Class of 1999 (Mark L. Lester), Predator 2 (Stephen Hopkins), Die Hard 2 (Renny Harlin), Dick Tracy (Warren Beatty), The Two Jakes (Jack Nicholson), Revenge (Tony Scott), Two Evil Eyes (George A. Romero & Dario Argento)

1. Violent Cop (Takeshi Kitano)
2. Kiki's Delivery Service (Hayao Miyazaki)
3. The 'Burbs (Joe Dante)
4. The Seventh Continent (Michael Haneke)
5. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Steven Spielberg)
6. Black Rain (Shohei Imamura)
7. Sweetie (Jane Campion)
8. The Unbelievable Truth (Hal Hartley)
9. Society (Brian Yuzna)
10. The Killer (John Woo)

Special mention: The Decalogue (Krzysztof Kieslowski)

Runners up: Elephant (Alan Clarke), Batman (Tim Burton), Breaking In (Bill Forsyth), Licence to Kill (John Glen), Drugstore Cowboy (Gus Van Sant), Back to the Future Part II (Robert Zemeckis), The Church (Michele Soavi), Shocker (Wes Craven), New York Stories (Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola & Woody Allen), Santa Sangre (Alejandro Jodorowsky), Fear, Anxiety & Depression (Todd Solondz), Always (Steven Spielberg), Cat Chaser (Abel Ferrara), Johnny Handsome (Walter Hill), Lock Up (John Flynn), Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (J. Lee Thompson), Meet the Feebles (Peter Jackson), I, Madman (Tibor Takacs), Dead Calm (Philip Noyce), Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee), L.A. Takedown (Michael Mann)

1. They Live (John Carpenter)
2. My Neighbour Totoro (Hayao Miyazaki)
3. Alice (Jan Svankmajer)
4. A Short Film About Love (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
5. The Last Temptation of Christ (Martin Scorsese)
6. Miracle Mile (Steve De Jarnatt)
7. Dead Ringers (David Cronenberg)
8. Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (Todd Haynes)
9. Frantic (Roman Polanski)
10. Cop (James B. Harris)

Runners up: Licence to Drive (Greg Beeman), Another Woman (Woody Allen), Tucker: The Man and His Dream (Francis Ford Coppola), Heathers (Michael Lehmann), Beetlejuice (Tim Burton), Ariel (Aki Kaurismaki),  Illegally Yours (Peter Bogdanovich), Die Hard (John McTiernan), Cohen and Tate (Eric Red), A Story of Women (Claude Chabrol), The Boost (Harold Becker), Married to the Mob (Jonathan Demme), Bird (Clint Eastwood), Brain Damage (Frank Henenlotter), Chocolat (Claire Denis), The Vanishing (George Sluzier), Maniac Cop (William Lustig), Red Heat (Walter Hill), Nico (Andrew Davis), Damnation (Bela Tarr), Paperhouse (Bernard Rose), Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (Dwight H. Little), Powaqqatsi (Godfrey Reggio), Cane Toads: An Unnatural History (Mark Lewis), The Thin Blue Line (Errol Morris)

1. Housekeeping (Bill Forsyth)
2. Near Dark (Kathryn Bigelow)
3. Predator (John McTiernan)
4. RoboCop (Paul Verhoeven)
5. My Girlfriend's Boyfriend (Eric Rohmer)
6. Radio Days (Woody Allen)
7. Prince of Darkness (John Carpenter)
8. Opera (Dario Argento)
9. The Whales of August (Lindsay Anderson)
10. The Stepfather (Joesph Ruben)

Runners up: Lethal Weapon (Richard Donner), The Untouchables (Brian De Palma), Empire of the Sun (Steven Spielberg), The Man Who Planted Trees (Frederic Back), Cobra Verde (Werner Herzog), Hope and Glory (John Boorman), Ishtar (Elaine May), Black Widow (Bob Rafelson), Christine (Alan Clarke), Red Sorghum (Zhang Yimou), The Sicilian (Michael Cimino), Swimming to Cambodia (Jonathan Demme), The Living Daylights (John Glen), Au Revoir Les Enfants (Louis Malle), Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (J. Lee Thompson), Full Metal Jacket (Stanley Kubrick), Hamlet Goes Business (Aki Kaurismaki), Best Seller (John Flynn), Hellraiser (Clive Barker), Road (Alan Clarke), The Dead (John Huston), Broadcast News (James L. Brooks), Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (Chuck Russell), It's Alive III: Island of the Alive (Larry Cohen), The Running Man (Paul Michael Glaser), The Serpent and the Rainbow (Wes Craven), Evil Dead II (Sam Raimi), Masks (Claude Chabrol), StageFright: Aquarius (Michele Soavi)

1. The Terrorizers (Edward Yang)
2. Manhunter (Michael Mann)
3. The Green Ray (Eric Rohmer)
4. Blue Velvet (David Lynch)
5. Shadows in Paradise (Aki Kaurismaki)
6. Big Trouble in Little China (John Carpenter)
7. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (Tobe Hooper)
8. Aliens (James Cameron)
9. Hannah and Her Sisters (Woody Allen)
10. True Stories (David Byrne)

Runners up: Invaders from Mars (Tobe Hooper), From Beyond (Stuart Gordon), Peggy Sue Got Married (Francis Ford Coppola), Something Wild (Jonathan Demme), The Hitcher (Robert Harmon), River's Edge (Tim Hunter), The Sacrifice (Andrei Tarkovsky), Golden Eighties (Chantal Akerman), Laputa: Castle in the Sky (Hayao Miyazaki), Down by Law (Jim Jamusch), Labyrinth (Jim Henson), The Colour of Money (Martin Scorsese), Jean de Florette (Claude Berri), Manon des Sources (Claude Berri), Plunging on Alone: Monte Hellman's Life in a Day (Paul Joyce), Murphy's Law (J. Lee Thompson), Mala Noche (Gus Van Sant), Lucas (David Seltzer), Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (John McNaughton)

1. Taipei Story (Edward Yang)
2. The Purple Rose of Cairo (Woody Allen)
3. Hail Mary (Jean-Luc Godard)
4. To Live and Die in L.A. (William Friedkin)
5. Pale Rider (Clint Eastwood)
6. Ran (Akira Kurosawa)
7. Phenomena (Dario Argento)
8. Day of the Dead (George A. Romero)
9. The Emerald Forest (John Boorman)
10. No End (Krzysztof Kieslowski)

Runners up: After Hours (Martin Scorsese), Pee-Wee's Big Adventure (Tim Burton), Crimewave (Sam Raimi), Lifeforce (Tobe Hooper), Angel's Egg (Mamoru Oshii), Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis), Lost in America (Albert Brooks), Re-Animator (Stuart Gordon), A.K. (Chris Marker), Subway (Luc Besson), Legend: The Director's Cut (Ridley Scott), Flesh + Blood (Paul Verhoeven), Louie Bluie (Terry Zwigoff), Year of the Dragon (Michael Cimino), Contact (Alan Clarke), Vagabond (Agnes Varda), Rocky IV (Sylvester Stallone), The Orkly Kid (Trent Harris), The Stuff (Larry Cohen), Return of the Living Dead (Dan O'Bannon), Static (Mark Romanek), Explorers (Joe Dante), Seven Minutes in Heaven (Linda Feferman), Brazil (Terry Gilliam), Ladyhawke (Richard Donner), Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (George Miller & George Ogilvie), Chronos (Ron Fricke)

1. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (Hayao Miyazaki)
2. There Will Come Soft Rains (Nazim Tulyakhodzayev)
3. Body Double (Brian De Palma)
4. Full Moon in Paris (Eric Rohmer)
5. Blood Simple (Joel Coen)
6. The Terminator (James Cameron)
7. Stop Making Sense (Jonathan Demme)
8. Gremlins (Joe Dante)
9. The Company of Wolves (Neil Jordan)
10. Comfort and Joy (Bill Forsyth)

Runners up: Broadway Danny Rose (Woody Allen), Dune (David Lynch), Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Steven Spielberg), Starman (John Carpenter), I'm Hungry, I'm Cold (Chantal Akerman), Stranger than Paradise (Jim Jarmusch), 2084 (Chris Marker), Ghostbusters (Ivan Reitman), After the Rehearsal (Ingmar Bergman), Karin's Face (Ingmar Bergman), A Nightmare on Elm Street (Wes Craven), This is Spinal Tap (Rob Reiner), After Hours (Jane Campion), A Girl's Own Story (Jane Campion), Class Relations (Daniele Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub), Blind Alley (Larry Cohen), Special Effects (Larry Cohen)

1. Sans Soleil (Chris Marker)
2. Rumble Fish (Francis Ford Coppola)
3. L'Argent (Robert Bresson)
4. Videodrome (David Cronenberg)
5. Sudden Impact (Clint Eastwood)
6. The Hunger (Tony Scott)
7. Risky Business (Paul Brickman)
8. The Keep (Michael Mann)
9. The Dead Zone (David Cronenberg)
10. The Fourth Man (Paul Verhoeven)

Runners up: It's a Good Life (Joe Dante), Nostalghia (Andrei Tarkovsky), The King of Comedy (Martin Scorsese), Return of the Jedi (Richard Marquand), The Eighties (Chantal Akerman), Pauline at the Beach (Eric Rohmer), Finally, Sunday! (Francois Truffaut), Zu: Warriors from the Magic Mountain (Tsui Hark), Staying Alive (Sylvester Stallone), A Nos Amours (Maurice Pialat), First Name: Carmen (Jean-Luc Godard), Eureka (Nicolas Roeg), Down to the Cellar (Jan Svankmajer), Making 'Dune' (Sean Young), The Last Battle (Luc Besson), Zelig (Woody Allen), Vigilante (William Lustig), Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (Terry Jones & Terry Gilliam), The Outsiders (Francis Ford Coppola), Psycho II (Richard Franklin)

1. Tron (Steven Lisberger)
2. Toute une nuit (Chantal Akerman)
3. The Thing (John Carpenter)
4. Poltergeist (Tobe Hooper)
5. Veronika Voss (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
6. Blade Runner (Ridley Scott)
7. Fanny and Alexander (Ingmar Bergman)
8. E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (Steven Spielberg)
9. Who Am I This Time? (Jonathan Demme)
10. Halloween III: Season of the Witch (Tommy Lee Wallace)

Special Mention: Arena: The Orson Welles Story 

Runners up: Honkytonk Man (Clint Eastwood), Querelle (Rainer Werner Fassbinder), Passion (Jean-Luc Godard), Q: The Winged Serpent (Larry Cohen), Tenebre (Dario Argento), Creepshow (George A. Romero), My Favourite Year (Richard Benjamin), Cat People (Paul Schrader), En Rachachant (Daniele Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub), Vincent (Tim Burton), Burden of Dreams (Les Blank), Room 666 (Wim Wenders), First Blood (Ted Kotcheff), Rocky III (Sylvester Stallone), The Beastmaster (Don Coscarelli)

1. The Aviator's Wife (Eric Rohmer)
2. Thief (Michael Mann)
3. Coup De Torchon (Bertrand Tavernier)
4. Possession (Andrzej Zulawski)
5. Excalibur (John Boorman)
6. Lola (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
7. One from the Heart (Francis Ford Coppola)
8. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (George Miller)
9. Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg)
10. Southern Comfort (Walter Hill)

Runners Up: Deep Water (Michel Deville), Cutter's Way (Ivan Passer), Ms. 45 (Abel Ferrara), For Your Eyes Only (John Glen), The Beyond (Lucio Fulci), Blow Out (Brian De Palma), The Funhouse (Tobe Hooper), They All Laughed (Peter Bogdanovich), The Evil Dead (Sam Raimi), The Loveless (Kathryn Bigelow & Monty Montgomery), Filming 'The Trial' (Orson Welles), Escape from New York (John Carpenter), The Woman Next Door (Francois Truffaut), Le Pont du Nord (Jacques Rivette), Feherlofia (Marcell Jankovics), Vernon, Florida (Errol Morris), Pennies from Heaven (Herbert Ross), Junkopia (Chris Marker, Frank Simeone & John Chapman), The House by the Cemetery (Lucio Fulci), An American Werewolf in London (John Landis), The Howling (Joe Dante), Knightriders (George A. Romero), Halloween II (Rick Rosenthal)

1. Inferno (Dario Argento)
2. The Shining (Stanley Kubrick)
3. Slow Motion (Jean-Luc Godard)
4. From the Life of the Marionettes (Ingmar Bergman)
5. Somewhere in Time (Jeannot Szwarc)
6. Melvin and Howard (Jonathan Demme)
7. The Fog (John Carpenter)
8. Bronco Billy (Clint Eastwood)
9. Cruising (William Friedkin)
10. Kagemusha (Akira Kurosawa)

Runners up: Stardust Memories (Woody Allen), The Ninth Configuration (William Peter Blatty), Bad Timing (Nicolas Roeg), The Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kershner), Dressed to Kill (Brian De Palma), The Elephant Man (David Lynch), Spetters (Paul Verhoeven), Heaven's Gate (Michael Cimino), Berlin Alexanderplatz (Rainer Werner Fassbinder), Death Watch (Bertrand Tavernier), Tell Me (Chantal Akerman), The Last Metro (Francois Truffaut), Making 'The Shining' (Vivian Kubrick), Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (Les Blank), City of the Living Dead (Lucio Fulci), Superman II (Richard Lester & Richard Donner)

1. Vengeance is Mine (Shohei Imamura)
2. Salem's Lot (Tobe Hooper)
3. Legend of the Mountain (King Hu)
4. Nosferatu, Phantom Der Nacht (Werner Herzog)
5. Escape from Alcatraz (Don Siegel)
6. Camera Buff (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
7. Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky)
8. Alien (Ridley Scott)
9. The Third Generation (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
10. Tess (Roman Polanski)

Runners up: Wise Blood (Jhon Huston), The Marriage of Maria Braun (Rainer Werner Fassbinder), From the Clouds to the Resistance (Danielle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub), Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola), The Brood (David Cronenberg), Woyzeck (Werner Herzog), Hardcore (Paul Schrader), That Sinking Feeling (Bill Forsyth), Saint Jack (Peter Bogdanovich), Elvis (John Carpenter), Real Life (Albert Brooks), Mad Max (George Miller), Rocky II (Sylvester Stallone), Provincial Actors (Agnieszka Holland), Being There (Hal Ashby), Monty Python's Life of Brian (Terry Jones), Last Embrace (Jonathan Demme), All That Jazz (Bob Fosse), Zombie Flesh Eaters (Lucio Fulci), Phantasm (Don Coscarelli), Moonraker (Lewis Gilbert), The Evictors (Charles B. Pierce)

1. In a Year with 13 Moons (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
2. Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick)
3. Autumn Sonata (Ingmar Bergman)
4. Martin (George A. Romero)
5. The Meetings of Anna (Chantal Akerman)
6. Dawn of the Dead (George A. Romero)
7. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Philip Kaufman)
8. The Driver (Walter Hill)
9. Despair (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
10. Filming 'Othello' (Orson Welles)

Runners up: The Fury (Brian De Palma), Straight Time (Ulu Grosbard), Paradise Alley (Sylvester Stallone), Piranha (Joe Dante), Violette (Claude Chabrol), China 9, Liberty 37 (Monte Hellman & Tony Brandt), Gates of Heaven (Errol Morris), My Way Home (Bill Douglas), The Green Room (Francois Truffaut), Superman (Richard Donner), Interiors (Woody Allen), Fedora (Billy Wilder), I Spit on Your Grave (Meir Zarchi), Within the Woods (Sam Raimi)

1. News from Home (Chantal Akerman)
2. Annie Hall (Woody Allen)
3. The Stationmaster's Wife (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
4. Sorcerer (William Friedkin)
5. Suspiria (Dario Argento)
6. Exorcist II: The Heretic (John Boorman)
7. Soldier of Orange (Paul Verhoeven)
8. Peppermint Soda (Diane Kurys)
9. That Obscure Object of Desire (Luis Bunuel)
10. Eraserhead (David Lynch)

Runners up: Rolling Thunder (John Flynn), Stroszek (Werner Herzog), Shock (Mario Bava), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Spielberg), Every Revolution is a Throw of the Dice (Daniele Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub), La Soufriere (Werner Herzog), The American Friend (Wim Wenders), Providence (Alain Resnais), Opening Night (John Cassavetes), The Rescuers (Wolfgang Reitherman, Art Stevens & John Lounsbery), Star Wars (George Lucas), The Duellists (Ridley Scott), 3 Women (Robert Altman), Desperate Living (John Waters), The Spy Who Loved Me (Lewis Gilbert), The Gauntlet (Clint Eastwood)

1. The Tenant (Roman Polanski)
2. Mr. Klein (Joseph Losey)
3. I Only Want You to Love Me (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
4. The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (John Cassavetes)
5. The Marquise of O (Eric Rohmer)
6. The Man Who Fell to Earth (Nicolas Roeg)
7. Carrie (Brian De Palma)
8. The Outlaw Josey Wales (Clint Eastwood)
9. Cria Cuervos (Carlos Saura)
10. Yakuza Graveyard (Kinji Fukasaku)

Runners up: Mikey and Nicky (Elaine May), Obsession (Brian De Palma), Eaten Alive (Tobe Hooper), Rocky (John G. Avildsen), The Missouri Breaks (Arthur Penn), Assault on Precinct 13 (John Carpenter), Chinese Roulette (Rainer Werner Fassbinder), The Shootist (Don Siegel), Family Plot (Alfred Hitchcock), The Signalman (Lawrence Gordon Clark), The Bad News Bears (Michael Ritchie), Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese), Robin and Marian (Richard Lester), The Scar (Krzysztof Kieslowski), To the Devil a Daughter (Peter Sykes), Satan's Brew (Rainer Werner Fassbinder), God Told Me To (Larry Cohen), The Enforcer (James Fargo)

1. Mirror (Andrei Tarkovsky)
2. Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom (Pier Paolo Pasolini)
3. Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Chantal Akerman)
4. Fox and His Friends (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
5. Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick)
6. The Story of Adele H. (Francois Truffaut)
7. The Passenger (Michelangelo Antonioni)
8. Dersu Uzala (Akira Kurosawa)
9. Jaws (Steven Spielberg)
10. The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum (Volker Schlondorff & Margarethe von Trotta)

Runners up: Shivers (David Cronenberg), Hustle (Robert Aldrich), Farewell, My Lovely (Dick Richards), Picnic at Hanging Rock (Peter Weir), Hard Times (Walter Hill), Fear of Fear (Rainer Werner Fassbinder), Deep Red (Dario Argento), Grey Gardens (Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Ellen Hovde & Muffie Meyer), The Fortune (Mike Nichols), Diane (Alan Clarke), Love and Death (Woody Allen), Dog Day Afternoon (Sidney Lumet), The Promised Land (Andrzej Wajda), Mother Kusters Goes to Heaven (Rainer Werner Fassbinder), Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Terry Jones & Terry Gilliam)

1. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Tobe Hooper)
2. Je Tu Il Elle (Chantal Akerman)
3. Edvard Munch (Peter Watkins)
4. Martha (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
5. Lancelot du Lac (Robert Bresson)
6. The Night Porter (Liliana Cavani)
7. Fear Eats the Soul (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
8. Chinatown (Roman Polanski)
9. Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (Terence Fisher)
10. Zardoz (John Boorman)

Runners up: The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (Joseph Sargent), Effi Briest (Rainer Werner Fassbinder), Mr. Majestyk (Richard Fleischer), Black Christmas (Bob Clark), Death Wish (Michael Winner), Captain Kronos, Vampire Hunter (Brian Clemens), Alice in the Cities (Wim Wenders), The Sugarland Express (Steven Spielberg), Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (Sam Peckinpah), The Phantom of Liberty (Luis Bunuel), Phantom of the Paradise (Brian De Palma), Cockfighter (Monte Hellman), Dark Star (John Carpenter), Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (Michael Cimino), Arabian Nights (Pier Paolo Pasolini), Rabid Dogs (Mario Bava), The Man with the Golden Gun (Guy Hamilton), From Beyond the Grave (Kevin Connor), The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue (Jorge Grau)

1. Lady Snowblood (Toshiya Fujita)
2. The Spirit of the Beehive (Victor Erice)
3. Badlands (Terrence Malick)
4. The Long Goodbye (Robert Altman)
5. Charley Varrick (Don Siegel)
5. Scenes from a Marriage (Ingmar Bergman)
7. The Crazies (George A. Romero)
8. Breezy (Clint Eastwood)
9. American Graffiti (George Lucas)
10. Turkish Delight (Paul Verhoeven)

Runners up: O Lucky Man! (Lindsay Anderson), F for Fake (Orson Welles), The Outfit (John Flynn), Sisters (Brian De Palma), The Friends of Eddie Coyle (Peter Yates), Day for Night (Francois Truffaut), Mutations (Lillian F. Schwartz), Embassy (Chris Marker), Illumination (Krzysztof Zanussi), Lisa and the Devil (Mario Bava), High Plains Drifter (Clint Eastwood), My Ain Folk (Bill Douglas), Paper Moon (Peter Bogdanovich), World on a Wire (Rainer Werner Fassbinder), Robin Hood (Wolfgang Reitherman), Wedding in Blood (Claude Chabrol), Live and Let Die (Guy Hamilton), Soylent Green (Richard Fleischer), Amarcord (Federico Fellini), Papillon (Franklin J. Schaffner), Sleeper (Woody Allen), Magnum Force (Ted Post)

1. Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky)
2. Cries and Whispers (Ingmar Bergman)
3. Un Flic (Jean-Pierre Melville)
4. Love in the Afternoon (Eric Rohmer)
5. Fat City (John Huston)
6. Deliverance (John Boorman)
7. Three Cheers for the Whale (Chris Marker & Mario Ruspoli)
8. Vampire Circus (Robert Young)
9. Play it Again, Sam (Herbert Ross)
10. The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)

Runners up: The Heartbreak Kid (Elaine May), The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Luis Bunuel), My Childhood (Bill Douglas), A Warning to the Curious (Lawrence Gordon Clark), Roma (Federico Fellini), Baron Blood (Mario Bava), Tales from the Crypt (Freddie Francis), The Mechanic (Michael Winner), Chato's Land (Michael Winner), Ludwig (Luchino Visconti), Savage Messiah (Ken Russell), Junior Bonner (Sam Peckinpah), The Getaway (Sam Peckinpah), Islands of the West (Bill Forsyth), Hotel Monterey (Chantal Akerman), Aguirre, The Wrath of God (Werner Herzog), The Goalkeeper's Fear of the Penalty Kick (Wim Wenders), The Canterbury Tales (Pier Paolo Pasolini), The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (Philip Kaufman), Don't Torture a Duckling (Lucio Fulci), Season of the Witch (George A. Romero), Frenzy (Alfred Hitchcock)

1. Let's Scare Jessica to Death (John Hancock)
2. Socrates (Roberto Rossellini)
3. A New Leaf (Elaine May)
4. The Merchant of Four Seasons (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
5. Duel (Steven Spielberg)
6. The Beguiled (Don Siegel)
7. The Devils (Ken Russell)
8. Doctor Jekyll and Sister Hyde (Roy Ward Baker)
9. Beware of a Holy Whore (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
10. THX 1138 (George Lucas)

Runners up: Dirty Harry (Don Siegel), Daughters of Darkness (Harry Kumel), Straw Dogs (Sam Peckinpah), Macbeth (Roman Polanski), Just Before Nightfall (Claude Chabrol), Walkabout (Nicolas Roeg), Cat O Nine Tails (Dario Argento), Four Flies on Grey Velvet (Dario Argento), Loving Memory (Tony Scott), See No Evil (Richard Flesicher), 10 Rillington Place (Richard Fleischer), The Hired Hand (Peter Fonda), McCabe & Mrs Miller (Robert Altman), Bay of Blood (Mario Bava), Uncle Vanya (Andrei Konchalovsky), Murmur of the Heart (Louis Malle), The Stalls of Barchester (Lawrence Gordon Clark), Death in Venice (Luchino Visconti), Play Misty for Me (Clint Eastwood), The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (Stan Brakhage), Minnie and Moskowitz (John Cassavetes), The Decameron (Pier Paolo Pasolini), Bleak Moments (Mike Leigh), The Third Part of the Night (Andrzej Zulawski), Fata Morgana (Werner Herzog), The Omega Man (Boris Sagal)

1. Le Cercle Rouge (Jean-Pierre Melville)
2. Tristana (Luis Bunuel)
3. Ryan's Daughter (David Lean)
4. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (Dario Argento)
5. Le Boucher (Claude Chabrol)
6. Dodes'ka-den (Akira Kurosawa)
7. Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? (Rainer Werner Fassbinder & Michael Fengler)
8. The Wild Child (Francois Truffaut)
9. The Little Theatre of Jean Renoir (Jean Renoir)
10. Zabriskie Point (Michelangelo Antonioni)

Runners up: Five Easy Pieces (Bob Rafelson), The Railway Children (Lionel Jeffries), The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins (Les Blank), Horton Hears a Who! (Chuck Jones & Ben Washam), Othon (Daniele Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub), The Conformist (Bernardo Bertolucci), The Music Lovers (Ken Russell), Trash (Paul Morrissey), Even Dwarfs Started Small (Werner Herzog), Five Dolls for an August Moon (Mario Bava), The Art of Lotte Reiniger (John Isaacs), The Aristocats (Wolfgang Reitherman)

1. Army of Shadows (Jean-Pierre Melville)
2. The Rain People (Francis Ford Coppola)
3. The Passion of Anna (Ingmar Bergman)
4. Mississippi Mermaid (Francois Truffaut)
5. Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (Terence Fisher)
6. The Milky Way (Luis Bunuel)
7. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Peter Hunt)
8. My Night at Maud's (Eric Rohmer)
9. Katzelmacher (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
10. Take the Money and Run (Woody Allen)

Runners up: Kes (Ken Loach), One of the Missing (Tony Scott), Death of a Gunfighter (Robert Totten & Don Siegel), Medea (Pier Paolo Pasolini), Porcile (Pier Paolo Pasolini), La Femme Infidele (Claude Chabrol), A Nest of Gentlefolk (Andrei Konchalovsky), Topaz (Alfred Hitchcock), The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah), Love is Colder than Death (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)

1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick)
2. The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (Daniele Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub)
3. Night of the Living Dead (George A. Romero)
4. Hour of the Wolf (Ingmar Bergman)
5. Theorem (Pier Paolo Pasolini)
6. Rosemary's Baby (Roman Polanski)
7. Pretty Poison (Noel Black)
8. Planet of the Apes (Franklin J. Schaffner)
9. If... (Lindsay Anderson)
10. Shame (Ingmar Bergman)

Runners up: Targets (Peter Bogdanovich), The Immortal Story (Orson Welles), Song of Summer (Ken Russell), Whistle and I'll Come to You (Jonathan Miller), Salesman (Albert Maysles, David Maysles & Charlotte Zwerin), Les Biches (Claude Chabrol), The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (Robert Ellis Miller), Head (Bob Rafelson), The Bride Wore Black (Francois Truffaut), Filmmaker (George Lucas), Will Penny (Tom Gries), Hell in the Pacific (John Boorman), Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava), Saute ma ville (Chantal Akerman), Profound Desires of the Gods (Shohei Imamura)

1. Le Samourai (Jean-Pierre Melville)
2. Dragon Inn (King Hu)
3. Point Blank (John Boorman)
4. Two or Three Things I Know About Her (Jean-Luc Godard)
5. Quatermass and the Pit (Roy Ward Baker)
6. Belle De Jour (Luis Bunuel)
7. The Young Girls of Rochefort (Jacques Demy)
8. Weekend (Jean-Luc Godard)
9. Stranger on the Run (Don Siegel)
10. Frankenstein Created Woman (Terence Fisher)

Runners up: The White Bus (Lindsay Anderson), 6.18.67 (George Lucas), Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB (George Lucas), Playtime (Jacques Tati), Mouchette (Robert Bresson), Hour of the Gun (John Sturges), Accident (Joseph Losey), Samurai Rebellion (Masaki Kobayashi), Oedipus Rex (Pier Paolo Pasolini), Wait Until Dark (Terence Young), The Fearless Vampire Killers (Roman Polanski), The Fireman's Ball (Milos Forman), Branded to Kill (Seijun Suzuki), The Jungle Book (Wolfgang Reitherman), A Countess from Hong Kong (Charles Chaplin), Enter Laughing (Carl Reiner), You Only Live Twice (Lewis Gilbert), Torture Garden (Freddie Francis)

1. Red Angel (Yasuzo Masumura)
2. Persona (Ingmar Bergman)
3. Le Deuxieme Souffle (Jean-Pierre Melville)
4. Andrei Rublev (Andrei Tarkovsky)
5. Ride in the Whirlwind (Monte Hellman)
6. Cul-De-Sac (Roman Polanski)
7. The Plague of the Zombies (John Gilling)
8. Irezumi (Yasuzo Masumura)
9. El Dorado (Howard Hawks)
10. Made in U.S.A (Jean-Luc Godard)

Runners up: 7 Women (John Ford), Kill, Baby...Kill! (Mario Bava), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Chuck Jones & Ben Washam), The Shooting (Monte Hellman), The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Sergio Leone), Asya's Happiness (Andrei Konchalovsky), Django (Sergio Corbucci), Alice in Wonderland (Jonathan Miller), Masculin Feminin (Jean-Luc Godard), Hawks and Sparrows (Pier Paolo Pasolini), Seconds (John Frankenheimer), Au Hasard Balthazar (Robert Bresson), Fighting Elegy (Seijun Suzuki), Tokyo Drifter (Seijun Suzuki), Knives of the Avenger (Mario Bava)

1. Repulsion (Roman Polanski)
2. Pierrot Le Fou (Jean-Luc Godard)
3. Le Bonheur (Agnes Varda)
4. Planet of the Vampires (Mario Bava)
5. Chimes at Midnight (Orson Welles)
6. It Happened Here (Kevin Brownlow & Andrew Mollo)
7. For a Few Dollars More (Sergio Leone)
8. Juliet of the Spirits (Federico Fellini)
9. Alphaville (Jean-Luc Godard)
10. Red Beard (Akira Kurosawa)

Runners up: Loves of a Blonde (Milos Forman), Not Reconciled (Jean-Marie Straub), Always on Sunday (Ken Russell), Simon of the Desert (Luis Bunuel), The First Teacher (Andrei Konchalovsky), Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (Freddie Francis), The Nanny (Seth Holt)

1. The Gospel According to St. Matthew (Pier Paolo Pasolini)
2. Gertrud (Carl Theodor Dreyer)
3. Dr. Strangelove (Stanley Kubrick)
4. Marnie (Alfred Hitchcock)
5. Red Desert (Michelangelo Antonioni)
6. The Gorgon (Terence Fisher)
7. Diary of a Chambermaid (Luis Bunuel)
8. A Married Woman (Jean-Luc Godard)
9. The Killers (Don Siegel)
10. Man's Favourite Sport? (Howard Hawks)

Runners up: A Fistful of Dollars (Sergio Leone), The Road to Fort Alamo (Mario Bava), Blood and Black Lace (Mario Bava), Nadja in Paris (Eric Rohmer), 21-87 (Arthur Lipsett), The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Jacques Demy), Band of Outsiders (Jean-Luc Godard), Kwaidan (Masaki Kobayashi), Love Meetings (Pier Paolo Pasolini), The Tomb of Ligeia (Roger Corman), Back Door to Hell (Monte Hellman), Flight to Fury (Monte Hellman), Lilith (Robert Rossen), Cheyenne Autumn (John Ford), The Last Man on Earth (Ubaldo Ragona & Sidney Salkow), The Soft Skin (Francois Truffaut), Bullet for a Badman (R.G. Springsteen), Apache Rifles (William Witney)

1. High and Low (Akira Kurosawa)
2. The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock)
3. Winter Light (Ingmar Bergman) 
4. The Insect Woman (Shohei Imamura)
5. The Haunting (Robert Wise)
6. Black Sabbath (Mario Bava)
7. The Sword in the Stone (Wolfgang Reitherman)
8. From Russia with Love (Terence Young)
9. 8 1/2 (Federico Fellini)
10. The Fire Within (Louis Malle)

Runners up: The Girl Who Knew Too Much (Mario Bava), Donovan's Reef (John Ford), The Servant (Joseph Losey), The Silence (Ingmar Bergman), This Sporting Life (Lindsay Anderson), The Kiss of the Vampire (Don Sharp), Dementia 13 (Francis Ford Coppola), The Nose (Alexander Alexeieff & Claire Parker), Gunfight at Comanche Creek (Frank McDonald), The Leopard (Luchino Visconti)

1. Carnival of Souls (Herk Harvey)
2. An Autumn Afternoon (Yasujiro Ozu)
3. La Jetee (Chris Marker)
4. Knife in the Water (Roman Polanski)
5. The Trial (Orson Welles)
6. Vivre Sa Vie (Jean-Luc Godard)
7. Lolita (Stanley Kubrick)
8. The Trial of Joan of Arc (Robert Bresson)
9. Ride the High Country (Sam Peckinpah)
10. An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (Robert Enrico)

Runners up: The Exterminating Angel (Luis Bunuel), Chickamauga (Robert Enrico), Mockingbird (Robert Enrico), Elgar (Ken Russell), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (John Ford), Ivan's Childhood (Andrei Tarkovsky), L'Eclisse (Michelangelo Antonioni), Sanjuro (Akira Kurosawa), Night of the Eagle (Sidney Hayers), The Awful Dr. Orlof (Jesus Franco), Cleo from 5 to 7 (Agnes Varda), Jean Cocteau Addresses the Year 2000 (Jean Cocteau), How the West Was Won (Henry Hathaway, John Ford, George Marshall & Richard Thorpe), Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean), Harakiri (Masaki Kobayashi), The Manchurian Candidate (John Frankenheimer), Tales of Terror (Roger Corman), Antoine and Colette (Francois Truffaut), Jules and Jim (Francois Truffaut), Cape Fear (J. Lee Thompson)

1. Through a Glass Darkly (Ingmar Bergman)
2. Leon Morin, Priest (Jean-Pierre Melville)
3. Two Rode Together (John Ford)
4. La Notte (Michelangelo Antonioni)
5. One-Eyed Jacks (Marlon Brando)
6. Posse from Hell (Herbert Coleman)
7. Victim (Basil Dearden)
8. The Pit and the Pendulum (Roger Corman)
9. Viridiana (Luis Bunuel)
10. Accattone (Pier Paolo Pasolini)

Runners up: Pigs and Battleships (Shohei Imamura), Erik the Conqueror (Mario Bava), Taste of Fear (Seth Holt), Lola (Jacques Demy), The End of Summer (Yasujiro Ozu), The Hustler (Robert Rossen), The Last Sunset (Robert Aldrich), The Innocents (Jack Clayton), Last Year at Marienbad (Alain Resnais), The Day the Earth Caught Fire (Val Guest), Yojimbo (Akira Kurosawa), A Woman is a Woman (Jean-Luc Godard)

1. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock)
2. Le Trou (Jacques Becker)
3. Comanche Station (Budd Boetticher)
4. Black Sunday (Mario Bava)
5. The Testament of Orpheus (Jean Cocteau)
6. Eyes Without a Face (Georges Franju)
7. The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse (Fritz Lang)
8. The Virgin Spring (Ingmar Bergman)
9. When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (Mikio Naruse)
10. L'Avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni)

Runners up: Late Autumn (Yasujiro Ozu), The Bad Sleep Well (Akira Kurosawa), Classe Tous Risques (Claude Sautet), Hell Bent for Leather (George Sherman), The Brides of Dracula (Terence Fisher), House of Usher (Roger Corman), Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard), Shoot the Piano Player (Francois Truffaut), The Naked Island (Kaneto Shindo), The Young One (Luis Bunuel), Escape by Night (Roberto Rossellini), Shelagh Delaney's Salford (Ken Russell), Tunes of Glory (Ronald Neame), Plein Soleil (Rene Clement), Spartacus (Stanley Kubrick), Peeping Tom (Michael Powell)

1. Pickpocket (Robert Bresson)
2. The Hanging Tree (Delmer Daves)
3. Day of the Outlaw (Andre De Toth)
4. North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock)
5. Sleeping Beauty (Clyde Geronimi, Wolfgang Reitherman, Les Clark & Eric Larson)
6. Picnic on the Grass (Jean Renoir)
7. No Name on the Bullet (Jack Arnold)
8. The Gunfight at Dodge City (Joseph M. Newman)
9. Nazarin (Luis Bunuel)
10. Our Man in Havana (Carol Reed)

Runners up: The Mouse that Roared (Jack Arnold), Ride Lonesome (Budd Boetticher), The Tiger of Eschnapur (Fritz Lang), The Indian Tomb (Fritz Lang), When Angels Fall (Roman Polanski), Bridges-Go-Round (Shirley Clarke), The 400 Blows (Francois Truffaut), Odds Against Tomorrow (Robert Wise), Last Train from Gun Hill (John Sturges), Shadows (John Cassavetes), Westbound (Budd Boetticher), The Horse Soldiers (John Ford), Good Morning (Yasujiro Ozu), Floating Weeds (Yasujiro Ozu), The Nun's Story (Fred Zinnemann), Imitation of Life (Douglas Sirk), Anatomy of a Murder (Otto Preminger), Il Generale Della Rovere (Roberto Rossellini), Rio Bravo (Howard Hawks)

1. Lift to the Scaffold (Louis Malle)
2. Brink of Life (Ingmar Bergman)
3. The Proud Rebel (Michael Curtiz)
4. The Last Day of Summer (Tadeusz Konwicki)
5. Touch of Evil (Orson Welles)
6. The Bravados (Henry King)
7. Bonjour Tristesse (Otto Preminger)
8. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock)
9. The Magician (Ingmar Bergman)
10. The Horse's Mouth (Ronald Neame)

Runners up: Eroica (Andrzej Munk), Ashes and Diamonds (Andrzej Wajda), Equinox Flower (Yasujiro Ozu), Man of the West (Anthony Mann), The Revenge of Frankenstein (Terence Fisher), The Hidden Fortress (Akira Kurosawa), Gideon's Day (John Ford), Buchanan Rides Alone (Budd Boetticher), Ride a Crooked Trail (Jesse Hibbs), The Space Children (Jack Arnold), Mon Oncle (Jacques Tati), The Fountain of Youth (Orson Welles), Les Amants (Louis Malle), Le Beau Serge (Claude Chabrol), King Creole (Michael Curtiz)

1. The Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman)
2. Night of the Demon (Jacques Tourneur)
3. Wild Strawberries (Ingmar Bergman)
4. The Incredible Shrinking Man (Jack Arnold)
5. The Tall T (Budd Boetticher)
6. Bitter Victory (Nicholas Ray)
7. Quatermass II (Val Guest)
8. The Abominable Snowman (Val Guest)
9. The Curse of Frankenstein (Terence Fisher)
10. Letter from Siberia (Chris Marker)

Runners up: Tokyo Twilight (Yasujiro Ozu), Kanal (Andrzej Wajda), I Vampiri (Riccardo Freda & Mario Bava), Men in War (Anthony Mann), The Bridge on the River Kwai (David Lean), Glimpse of the Garden (Marie Menken), Decision at Sundown (Budd Boetticher), An Affair to Remember (Leo McCarey), What's Opera Doc? (Chuck Jones), Throne of Blood (Akira Kurosawa), The Tin Star (Anthony Mann), The Tarnished Angels (Douglas Sirk), A King in New York (Charles Chaplin), The Nights of Cabiria (Federico Fellini), Funny Face (Stanley Donen), Witness for the Prosecution (Billy Wilder), Paths of Glory (Stanley Kubrick), The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (John Sturges), 3:10 to Yuma (Delmer Daves), Every Day Except Christmas (Lindsay Anderson), Barnacle Bill (Charles Frend), The Smallest Show on Earth (Basil Dearden), The Tattered Dress (Jack Arnold), Ill Met by Moonlight (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)

1. The Wrong Man (Alfred Hitchcock)
2. Early Spring (Yasujiro Ozu)
3. A Man Escaped (Robert Bresson)
4. Great Day in the Morning (Jacques Tourneur)
5. Bob Le Flambeur (Jean-Pierre Melville)
6. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Don Siegel)
7. Seven Men from Now (Budd Boetticher)
8. The Killing (Stanley Kubrick)
9. Elena et Les Hommes (Jean Renoir)
10. Nightfall (Jacques Tourneur)

Runners up: Flowing (Mikio Naruse), Backlash (John Sturges), While the City Sleeps (Fritz Lang), Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (Fritz Lang), The Last Wagon (Delmer Daves), Street of Shame (Kenji Mizoguchi), All the World's a Memory (Alain Resnais), There's Always Tomorrow (Douglas Sirk), Moby Dick (John Huston), Forbidden Planet (Fred M. Wilcox), Death in the Garden (Luis Bunuel), Red Sundown (Jack Arnold), Sunday in Peking (Chris Marker), Written on the Wind (Douglas Sirk), Jubal (Delmer Daves)

1. Lola Montes (Max Ophuls)
2. Wichita (Jacques Tourneur)
3. The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton)
4. Stranger on Horseback (Jacques Tourneur)
5. All That Heaven Allows (Douglas Sirk)
6. Dreams (Ingmar Bergman)
7. Violent Saturday (Richard Fleischer)
8. A Generation (Andrzej Wajda)
9. The Man from Laramie (Anthony Mann)
10. I Live in Fear (Akira Kurosawa)

Runners up: Summertime (David Lean), Floating Clouds (Mikio Naruse), The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (Luis Bunuel), The Ladykillers (Alexander Mackendrick), Les Diaboliques (Henri-Georges Clouzot), Ordet (Carl Theodor Dreyer), Smiles of a Summer Night (Ingmar Bergman), The Trouble with Harry (Alfred Hitchcock), To Catch a Thief (Alfred Hitchcock), The Indian Fighter (Andre De Toth), The Man Without a Star (King Vidor), The Last Frontier (Anthony Mann), The Quatermass Experiment (Val Guest), The Long Gray Line (John Ford), Hansel and Gretel (Lotte Reiniger), Jack and the Beanstalk (Lotte Reiniger), Yokihi (Kenji Mizoguchi),  The Man from Bitter Ridge (Jack Arnold), Richard III (Laurence Olivier), Orson Welles' Sketch Book (Orson Welles), Rififi (Jules Dassin), Kiss Me Deadly (Robert Aldrich), Run for Cover (Nicholas Ray), The Naked Dawn (Edgar G. Ulmer), A Man Alone (Ray Milland)

1. Sound of the Mountain (Mikio Naruse)
2. Touchez Pas au Grisbi (Jacques Becker)
3. Godzilla (Ishiro Honda)
4. The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (Luis Bunuel)
5. Human Desire (Fritz Lang)
6. French Cancan (Jean Renoir)
7. Journey to Italy (Roberto Rossellini)
8. Private Hell 36 (Don Siegel)
9. The Far Country (Anthony Mann)
10. The Creature from the Black Lagoon (Jack Arnold)

Runners up: Ride Clear of Diablo (Jesse Hibbs), Late Chrysanthemums (Mikio Naruse), The Crucified Lovers (Kenji Mizoguchi), The Woman in the Rumor (Kenji Mizoguchi), Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock), Fear (Roberto Rossellini), The Bounty Hunter (Andre De Toth), Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa), Illusion Travels by Streetcar (Luis Bunuel), Sabrina (Billy Wilder), Drum Beat (Delmer Daves), Silver Lode (Allan Dwan), Riding Shotgun (Andre De Toth), River of No Return (Otto Preminger), La Strada (Federico Fellini), Dial M for Murder (Alfred Hitchcock), Thumbelina (Lotte Reiniger), The Grasshopper and the Ant (Lotte Reiniger), Border River (George Sherman), Magnificent Obsession (Douglas Sirk)

1. Summer with Monika (Ingmar Bergman)
2. I Confess (Alfred Hitchcock)
3. Appointment in Honduras (Jacques Tourneur)
4. The Big Heat (Fritz Lang)
5. Sawdust and Tinsel (Ingmar Bergman)
6. I Vitelloni (Federico Fellini)
7. The Naked Spur (Anthony Mann)
8. It Came from Outer Space (Jack Arnold)
9. The Blue Gardenia (Fritz Lang)
10. The Man from the Alamo (Budd Boetticher)

Runners up: Ugetsu monogatari (Kenji Mizoguchi), Blowing Wild (Hugo Fregonese), Pickup on South Street (Samuel Fuller), Crime Wave (Andre De Toth), Old Czech Legends (Jiri Trnka), El (Luis Bunuel), The Man Between (Carol Reed), A Geisha (Kenji Mizoguchi), Madame De... (Max Ophuls), The Hitch-Hiker (Ida Lupino), The Wages of Fear (Henri-Georges Clouzot), Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu), Shane (George Stevens), Thunder Over the Plains (Andre De Toth), Gun Fury (Raoul Walsh), Roman Holiday (William Wyler), Mogambo (John Ford), The Captain's Paradise (Anthony Kimmins), Peter Pan (Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson & Hamilton Luske), All I Desire (Douglas Sirk), Beat the Devil (John Huston)

1. The Life of Oharu (Kenji Mizoguchi)
2. Limelight (Charles Chaplin)
3. Way of a Gaucho (Jacques Tourneur)
4. Umberto D. (Vittorio De Sica)
5. The Narrow Margin (Richard Fleischer)
6. Bend of the River (Anthony Mann)
7. Flavour of Green Tea Over Rice (Yasujiro Ozu)
8. The Golden Coach (Jean Renoir)
9. Hangman's Knot (Roy Huggins)
10. Ascent to Heaven (Luis Bunuel)

Runners up: Secret People (Thorold Dickinson), La villa Santo Sospir (Jean Cocteau), The Duel at Silver Creek (Don Siegel), Untamed Frontier (Hugo Fregonese), Le Plaisir (Max Ophuls), High Noon (Fred Zinnemann), The Cimarron Kid (Budd Boetticher), Casque d'Or (Jacques Becker), Ikiru (Akira Kurosawa), Monkey Business (Howard Hawks), Europe '51 (Roberto Rossellini), The Card (Ronald Neame), Waiting Women (Ingmar Bergman), O. Henry's Full House (Henry Hathaway, Howard Hawks, Henry King, Henry Koster & Jean Negulesco)

1. Repast (Mikio Naruse)
2. Summer Interlude (Ingmar Bergman)
3. The Tales of Hoffmann (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)
4. Othello (Orson Welles)
5. The Thing from Another World (Christian Nyby)
6. Strangers on a Train (Alfred Hitchcock)
7. Susana (Luis Bunuel)
8. On Dangerous Ground (Nicholas Ray)
9. The River (Jean Renoir)
10. The Lavender Hill Mob (Charles Crichton)

Runners up: The Man in the White Suit (Alexander Mackendrick), Apache Drums (Hugo Fregonese), Circle of Danger (Jacques Tourneur), Outcast of the Islands (Carol Reed), Colette (Yannick Bellon), Diary of a Country Priest (Robert Bresson), Man in the Saddle (Andre De Toth), Early Summer (Yasujiro Ozu), The Prowler (Joseph Losey), Ace in the Hole (Billy Wilder), Tomahawk (George Sherman), The Day the Earth Stood Still (Robert Wise), A Streetcar Named Desire (Elia Kazan), Gerald McBoing-Boing (Robert Cannon), The Red Badge of Courage (John Huston), The African Queen (John Huston), A Place in the Sun (George Stevens), The Big Night (Joseph Losey), Alice in Wonderland (Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson & Hamilton Luske)

1. In a Lonely Place (Nicholas Ray)
2. La Ronde (Max Ophuls)
3. Outrage (Ida Lupino)
4. The Asphalt Jungle (John Huston)
5. The Flowers of St. Francis (Roberto Rossellini) & Stromboli (Roberto Rossellini)
6. Orpheus (Jean Cocteau)
7. Les Enfants Terribles (Jean-Pierre Melville)
8. Where the Sidewalk Ends (Otto Preminger)
9. Armoured Car Robbery (Richard Fleischer)
10. Night and the City (Jules Dassin)

Runners up: Stars in My Crown (Jacques Tourneur), Panic in the Streets (Elia Kazan), Winchester '73 (Anthony Mann), Born to Be Bad (Nicholas Ray), Un Chant D'Amour (Jean Genet), House by the River (Fritz Lang), American Guerrilla in the Philippines (Fritz Lang), Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa), Gone to Earth (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger), Last Holiday (Henry Cass), So Long at the Fair (Antony Darnborough & Terence Fisher), Wagon Master (John Ford), Rio Grande (John Ford), The Gunfighter (Henry King), Gun Crazy (Joseph H. Lewis), Rabbit's Moon (Kenneth Anger), Cinderella (Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson & Hamilton Luske), Sunset Boulevard (Billy Wilder)

1. Stray Dog (Akira Kurosawa)
2. Late Spring (Yasujiro Ozu)
3. The Reckless Moment (Max Ophuls)
4. Not Wanted (Elmer Clifton & Ida Lupino)
5. Kind Hearts and Coronets (Robert Hamer)
6. Colorado Territory (Raoul Walsh)
7. Under Capricorn (Alfred Hitchcock)
8. The Queen of Spades (Thorold Dickinson)
9. The Third Man (Carol Reed)
10. The Heiress (William Wyler)

Runners up: Champion (Mark Robson), She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (John Ford), Long-Haired Hare (Chuck Jones), Caught (Max Ophuls), Never Fear (Ida Lupino), Whirlpool (Otto Preminger), Le Silence De La Mer (Jean-Pierre Melville), The Set-Up (Robert Wise), The Small Back Room (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger), The Passionate Friends (David Lean), The Big Steal (Don Siegel), White Heat (Raoul Walsh), A Run for Your Money (Charles Frend), The Window (Ted Tetzlaff)

1. Spring in a Small Town (Fei Mu)
2. Drunken Angel (Akira Kurosawa)
3. Letter from an Unknown Woman (Max Ophuls)
4. The Red Shoes (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)
5. A Hen in the Wind (Yasujiro Ozu)
6. Moonrise (Frank Borzage)
7. They Live By Night (Nicholas Ray)
8. Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica)
9. Louisiana Story (Robert J. Flaherty)
10. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (John Huston)

Runners up: 3 Godfathers (John Ford), Fort Apache (John Ford), Music in Darkness (Ingmar Bergman), Unfaithfully Yours (Preston Sturges), He Walked By Night (Alfred L. Werker & Anthony Mann), Cry of the City (Robert Siodmak), Oliver Twist (David Lean), Pitfall (Andre De Toth), Red River (Howard Hawks), Berlin Express (Jacques Tourneur), Blood on the Moon (Robert Wise), Whispering Smith (Leslie Fenton), Yellow Sky (William Wellman), Raw Deal (Anthony Mann), Force of Evil (Abraham Polonsky), Road House (Jean Negulesco), Portrait of Jennie (William Dieterle), The Snake Pit (Anatole Litvak), The Big Clock (John  Farrow), Rope (Alfred Hitchcock), Key Largo (John Huston)

1. Black Narcissus (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)
2. Monsieur Verdoux (Charles Chaplin)
3. Record of a Tenement Gentleman (Yasujiro Ozu)
4. The Woman on the Beach (Jean Renoir)
5. The Lady from Shanghai (Orson Welles)
6. The Fugitive (John Ford)
7. The Ghost and Mrs Muir (Joseph L. Mankiewicz)
8. Nightmare Alley (Edmund Goulding)
9. Quai des Orfevres (Henri-Georges Clouzot)
10. A Ship Bound for India (Ingmar Bergman)

Runners up: Spalicek (Jiri Trnka), The Brasher Doubloon (John Brahm), Body and Soul (Robert Rossen), Odd Man Out (Carol Reed), They Made Me a Fugitive (Cavalcanti), T-Men (Anthony Mann), Railroaded! (Anthony Mann), Ramrod (Andre De Toth), Pursued (Raoul Walsh), Out of the Past (Jacques Tourneur), Born to Kill (Robert Wise), Kiss of Death (Henry Hathaway), Angel and the Badman (James Edward Grant)

1. La Belle et La Bete (Jean Cocteau)
2. My Darling Clementine (John Ford)
3. Canyon Passage (Jacques Tourneur)
4. Great Expectations (David Lean)
5. Paisan (Roberto Rossellini)
6. Strange Impersonation (Anthony Mann)
7. It Rains on Our Love (Ingmar Bergman)
8. The Big Sleep (Howard Hawks)
9. The Dark Mirror (Robert Siodmak)
10. The Blue Dahlia (George Marshall)

Runners up: Utamaro and His Five Women (Kenji Mizoguchi), The Diary of a Chambermaid (Jean Renoir), Bedlam (Mark Robson), The Postman Always Rings Twice (Tay Garnett), The Stranger (Orson Welles), Shoeshine (Vittorio De Sica), The Dark Corner (Henry Hathaway), The Jolson Story (Alfred E. Green), Gilda (Charles Vidor)

1. Detour (Edgar G. Ulmer)
2. Scarlet Street (Fritz Lang)
3. Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne (Robert Bresson)
4. Isle of the Dead (Mark Robson)
5. Dead of Night (Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Robert Hamer & Basil Dearden)
6. Mildred Pierce (Michael Curtiz)
7. Brief Encounter (David Lean)
8. Leave Her to Heaven (John M. Stahl)
9. Blithe Spirit (David Lean)
10. The Spiral Staircase (Robert Siodmak)

Runners up: Fallen Angel (Otto Preminger), Les Enfants du Paradis (Marcel Carne), They Were Expendable (John Ford & Robert Montgomery), Spellbound (Alfred Hitchcock), The Southerner (Jean Renoir), The Body Snatcher (Robert Wise)

1. The Curse of the Cat People (Gunter von Fritsch & Robert Wise)
2. Hail the Conquering Hero (Preston Sturges)
3. Murder, My Sweet (Edward Dmytryk)
4. Laura (Otto Preminger)
5. A Canterbury Tale (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)
6. Henry V (Laurence Olivier)
7. The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (Preston Sturges)
8. Phantom Lady (Robert Siodmak)
9. The Woman in the Window (Fritz Lang)
10. The Uninvited (Lewis Allen)

Runners up: At Land (Maya Deren), Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder), Lifeboat (Alfred Hitchcock), The Golden Goose (Lotte Reiniger), The Private Life of a Cat (Alexander Hammid), And Now Tomorrow (Irving Pichel), To Have and Have Not (Howard Hawks), Going My Way (Leo McCarey), Ministry of Fear (Fritz Lang), Experiment Perilous (Jacques Tourneur), Days of Glory (Jacques Tourneur), This Happy Breed (David Lean)

1. Day of Wrath (Carl Theodor Dreyer)
2. I Walked with a Zombie (Jacques Tourneur)
3. The Seventh Victim (Mark Robson)
4. Shadow of a Doubt (Alfred Hitchcock)
5. Le Corbeau (Henri-Georges Clouzot)
6. The Leopard Man (Jacques Tourneur)
7. Heaven Can Wait (Ernst Lubitsch)
8. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)
9. Meshes in the Afternoon (Maya Deren & Alexander Hammid)
10. Journey into Fear (Norman Foster)

Runners up: China (John Farrow), The Ox-Bow Incident (William A. Wellman), The Ghost Ship (Mark Robson), Hangmen Also Die (Fritz Lang), This Land is Mine (Jean Renoir), Jane Eyre (Robert Stevenson)

1. There Was a Father (Yasujiro Ozu)
2. Cat People (Jacques Tourneur)
3. The Magnificent Ambersons (Orson Welles)
4. The Palm Beach Story (Preston Sturges)
5. This Gun for Hire (Frank Tuttle)
6. Bambi (James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, David Hand, Graham Heid, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield & Norman Wright)
7. The Glass Key (Stuart Heisler)
8. Went the Day Well? (Alberto Cavalcanti)
9. I Married a Witch (Rene Clair)
10. Moods of the Sea (John Hoffman & Slavko Vorkapich)

Runners up: Saboteur (Alfred Hitchcock), Casablanca (Michael Curtiz), To Be or Not to Be (Ernst Lubitsch), Listen to Britain (Humphrey Jennings & Stewart McAllister), The Falcon Takes Over (Irving Reis), Time to Kill (Herbert I. Leeds), Yankee Doodle Dandy (Michael Curtiz), In Which We Serve (Noel Coward & David Lean), The Land (Robert J. Flaherty)

1. Sullivan's Travels (Preston Sturges)
2. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles)
3. Hideko the Bus Conductress (Mikio Naruse)
4. The Maltese Falcon (John Huston)
5. High Sierra (Raoul Walsh)
6. How Green Was My Valley (John Ford)
7. The Strawberry Blonde (Raoul Walsh)
8. The Brothers and Sisters of the Toda Family (Yasujiro Ozu)
9. Hellzapoppin' (H.C. Potter)
10. Man Hunt (Fritz Lang)

Runners up: The Lady Eve (Preston Sturges), Swamp Water (Jean Renoir), Dumbo (Samuel Armstrong, Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Bill Roberts & Ben Sharpsteen), They Died with Their Boots On (Raoul Walsh), I Wake Up Screaming (Bruce Humberstone), Western Union (Fritz Lang), Suspicion (Alfred Hitchcock), Mr. and Mrs. Smith (Alfred Hitchcock)

1. Fantasia (James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, Ford Beebe, Norman Ferguson, Jim Handley, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Paul Satterfield & Ben Sharpsteen)
2. The Great Dictator (Charles Chaplin)
3. Christmas in July (Preston Sturges) 
4. The Thief of Baghdad (Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, Tim Whelan, Alexander Korda, Zoltan Korda & William Cameron Menzies)
5. The Return of Frank James (Fritz Lang)
6. Pinocchio (Hamilton Luske & Ben Sharpsteen)
7. Remember the Night (Mitchell Leisen)
8. Travelling Actors (Mikio Naruse)
9. Gaslight (Thorold Dickinson)
10.The Long Voyage Home (John Ford)

Runners up: The Great McGinty (Preston Sturges), Rebecca (Alfred Hitchcock), They Drive By Night (Raoul Walsh), Foreign Correspondent (Alfred Hitchcock), The Shop Around the Corner (Ernst Lubitsch), His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks), Northwest Passage (King Vidor), The Grapes of Wrath (John Ford), Santa Fe Trail (Michael Curtiz), The Philadelphia Story (George Cukor)

1. Young Mr. Lincoln (John Ford)
2. The Whole Family Works (Mikio Naruse)
3. The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums (Kenji Mizoguchi)
4. Midnight (Mitchell Leisen)
5. The Rules of the Game (Jean Renoir)
6. Stagecoach (John Ford)
7. The Roaring Twenties (Raoul Walsh)
8. The Spy in Black (Michael Powell)
9. Dodge City (Michael Curtiz)
10. Jesse James (Henry King)

Runners up: Only Angels Have Wings (Howard Hawks), Love Affair (Leo McCarey), You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (George Marshall & Edward F. Cline), The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (H.C. Potter), Miracles for Sale (Tod Browning), The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Alfred L. Werker), Ninotchka (Ernst Lubitsch), The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming & King Vidor), Son of Frankenstein (Rowland V. Lee), Gone with the Wind (Victor Fleming, George Cukor & Sam Wood), Drums Along the Mohawk (John Ford)

1. Alexander Nevsky (Sergei Eisenstein & Dmitri Vasilyev)
2. The Adventures of Robin Hood (Michael Curtiz & William Keighley)
3. Bringing Up Baby (Howard Hawks)
4. La Bete Humaine (Jean Renoir)
5. Pygmalion (Anthony Asquith & Leslie Howard)
6. The Lady Vanishes (Alfred Hitchcock)
7. Sinners in Paradise (James Whale)
8. Port of Shadows (Marcel Carne)
9. The Novel of Werther (Max Ophuls)
10. You and Me (Fritz Lang)

Runners up: Carefree (Mark Sandrich), Holiday (George Cukor), Wives Under Suspicion (James Whale), Angels with Dirty Faces (Michael Curtiz), La Marseillaise (Jean Renoir)

1. Make Way for Tomorrow (Leo McCarey)
2. You Only Live Once (Fritz Lang)
3. Easy Living (Mitchell Leisen)
4. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (David Hand)
5. What Did the Lady Forget? (Yasujiro Ozu)
6. The Edge of the World (Michael Powell)
7. The Rainbow Pass (Jacques Tourneur)
8. Nothing Sacred (William A. Wellman)
9. Pepe le Moko (Julien Duvivier)
10. A Day at the Races (Sam Wood)

Runners up: Grand Illusion (Jean Renoir), Elephant Boy (Robert J. Flaherty & Zoltan Korda)

1. The Only Son (Yasujiro Ozu)
2. A Day in the Country (Jean Renoir)
3. Modern Times (Charles Chaplin)
4. Rembrandt (Alexander Korda)
5. Sabotage (Alfred Hitchcock)
6. Sisters of the Gion (Kenji Mizoguchi)
7. My Man Godfrey (Gregory La Cava)
8. Osaka Elegy (Kenji Mizoguchi)
9. Show Boat (James Whale)
10. The Devil-Doll (Tod Browning)

Runners up: The Milky Way (Leo McCarey), Things to Come (William Cameron Menzies), Dracula's Daughter (Lambert Hillyer), Swing Time (George Stevens), Follow the Fleet (Mark Sandrich), The Prisoner of Shark Island (John Ford), Secret Agent (Alfred Hitchcock)

1. The Bride of Frankenstein (James Whale)
2. The Girl in the Rumour (Mikio Naruse)
3. An Inn in Tokyo (Yasujiro Ozu)
4. Top Hat (Mark Sandrich)
5. The 39 Steps (Alfred Hitchcock)
6. The Glass Key (Frank Tuttle)
7. Toni (Jean Renoir)
8. Mark of the Vampire (Tod Browning)
9. A Night at the Opera (Sam Wood)
10. Ruggles of Red Gap (Leo McCarey)

Runners up: Remember Last Night? (James Whale), Steamboat Round the Bend (John Ford), Captain Blood (Michael Curtiz), The Ghost Goes West (Rene Clair), A Midsummer Night's Dream (William Dieterle & Max Reinhardt), Gold Diggers of 1935 (Busby Berkeley), Barbary Coast (Howard Hawks), Mad Love (Karl Freund), Mutiny on the Bounty (Frank Lloyd)

1. It Happened One Night (Frank Capra)
2. La Signora di Tutti (Max Ophuls)
3. Man of Aran (Robert Flaherty)
4. L'Atalante (Jean Vigo)
5. The Man Who Knew Too Much (Alfred Hitchcock)
6. Dames (Ray Enright & Busby Berkeley)
7. It's a Gift (Norman Z. McLeod)
8. Twentieth Century (Howard Hawks)
9. A Story of Floating Weeds (Yasujiro Ozu)
10. The Black Cat (Edgar G. Ulmer)

Runners up: The Gay Divorcee (Mark Sandrich), Cleopatra (Cecil B. DeMille), Six of a Kind (Leo McCarey), Judge Priest (John Ford), The Lost Patrol (John Ford), Woman in the Dark (Phil Rosen)

1. Zero for Conduct (Jean Vigo)
2. Gold Diggers of 1933 (Mervyn LeRoy & Busby Berkeley)
3. The Invisible Man (James Whale)
4. Footlight Parade (Lloyd Bacon, William Keighley & Busby Berkeley)

5. King Kong (Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack)
6. 42nd Street (Lloyd Bacon & Busby Berkeley)
7. Duck Soup (Leo McCarey)
8. Japanese Girls at the Harbor (Hiroshi Shimizu)
9. Christopher Strong (Dorothy Arzner)
10. The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (Fritz Lang)

Runners up: Night on Bald Mountain (Alexander Alexeieff & Claire Parker), The Bowery (Raoul Walsh), The Power and the Glory (William K. Howard), The Kiss Before the Mirror (James Whale)

1. Freaks (Tod Browning)
2. Boudu Saved from Drowning (Jean Renoir)
3. I Was Born, But... (Yasujiro Ozu)
4. The Old Dark House (James Whale)
5. Vampyr (Carl Theodor Dreyer)
6. The Blood of a Poet (Jean Cocteau)
7. Horse Feathers (Norman Z. McLeod)
8. The Island of Lost Souls (Erle C. Kenton)
9. The Company's in Love (Max Ophuls)
10. Scarface (Howard Hawks)

Runners up: Trouble in Paradise (Ernst Lubitsch), I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (Mervyn LeRoy), Where Now Are the Dreams of Youth (Yasujiro Ozu), The Mask of Fu Manchu (Charles Brabin & Charles Vidor)

1. Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (F.W. Murnau)
2. Frankenstein (James Whale)
3. City Lights (Charles Chaplin)
4. Madchen in Uniform (Leontine Sagan & Carl Froelich)
5. M (Fritz Lang)
6. Tokyo Chorus (Yasujiro Ozu)
7. A Nous La Liberte (Rene Clair)
8. Dracula (Tod Browning)
9. Monkey Business (Norman Z. McLeod)
10. The Public Enemy (William Wellman)

1. Earth (Aleksandr Dovzhenko)
2. People on Sunday (Curt Siodmak, Robert Siodmak, Edgar G. Ulmer, Fred Zinnemann & Rochus Gliese)
3. City Girl (F.W. Murnau)
4. L'Age D'Or (Luis Bunuel)
5. The Blue Angel (Josef Von Sternberg)
6. A Propos de Nice (Jean Vigo)
7. That Night's Wife (Yasujiro Ozu)
8. Journey's End (James Whale)
9. Animal Crackers (Victor Heerman)
10. The Big Trail (Raoul Walsh)

Runners up: Hell's Angels (Howard Hughes, James Whale, Edmund Goulding, Marshall Neilan & Luther Reed)

1. Autumn Mists (Dimitri Kirsanoff)
2. Pandora's Box (G.W. Pabst)
3. Woman in the Moon (Fritz Lang)
4. Diary of a Lost Girl (G.W. Pabst)
5. Lucky Star (Frank Borzage)
6. Man with a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov)
7. Un Chien Andalou (Luis Bunuel)
8. The Skeleton Dance (Walt Disney)
9. Big Business (James W. Horne & Leo McCarey)
10. The Thirteenth Chair (Tod Browning)

Runners up: A Cottage on Dartmoor (Anthony Asquith), Days of Youth (Yasujiro Ozu)

1. The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer)
2. The Circus (Charles Chaplin)
3. The Fall of the House of Usher (Jean Epstein)
4. Steamboat Bill, Jr. (Charles Reisner & Buster Keaton)
5. The Wind (Victor Sjostrom)
6. Spies (Fritz Lang)
7. West of Zanzibar (Tod Browning)
8. The Cameraman (Edward Sedgwick & Buster Keaton)
9. Street Angel (Frank Borzage)
10. Zvenigora (Aleksandr Dovzhenko)

Runners up: Steamboat Willie (Ub Iwerks & Walt Disney), White Shadows in the South Seas (W.S. Van Dyke & Robert J. Flaherty)

1. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (F.W. Murnau)
2. The Unknown (Tod Browning)
3. Berlin: Symphony of a Great City (Walter Ruttmann)
4. The Lodger (Alfred Hitchcock)
5. 7th Heaven (Frank Borzage)
6. Metropolis (Fritz Lang)
7. College (James W. Horne & Buster Keaton)
8. Twenty Four Dollar Island (Robert J. Flaherty)
9. It (Clarence G. Badger)
10. Underworld (Josef Von Sternberg)

1. Menilmontant (Dimitri Kirsanoff)
2. The Adventures of Prince Achmed (Lotte Reiniger & Carl Koch)
3. Faust (F.W. Murnau)
4. The Scarlet Letter (Victor Sjostrom)
5. A Page of Madness (Teinosuke Kinugasa)
6. The General (Clyde Bruckman & Buster Keaton)
7. Nothing But Time (Alberto Cavalcanti)
8. The Holy Mountain (Arnold Fanck)
9. Moana (Robert J. Flaherty)
10. Battling Butler (Buster Keaton)

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