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Sight & Sound

 

 

Published by the British Film Institute (BFI), who maintains the world's largest film archive, Sight & Sound magazine reviews films monthly including those with a limited release. International film professionals, including filmmakers and critics, routinely vote for their favorite films.  Please scroll down for the following lists:  The Best Films of 2016The Best Films of 2015The Best Films of 2014, 50 Greatest Movies (2012), Filmmakers' Greatest Documentaries (2014), The Best Films of 2013, and Ten Greatest Films of All Time-Directors' Poll (2012).

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The Best Films of 2017

 

1. Get Out, dir. Jordan Peele-DVD 18780; HDDVD 522 (37 votes)

2. Twin Peaks: The Return, creators Mark Frost and

David Lynch-DVD 19302 (31 votes)

3. Call Me by Your Name, dir. Luca Guadagnino-DVD 19553; HDDVD 559 (30 votes)

4. Zama, dir. Lucrecia Martel (27 votes)

5. Western, dir. Valeska Grisebach (25 votes)

6. Faces Places = Visages Villages, dirs. Agnès Varda & JR-DVD 19521 (17 votes)

7. Good Time, dirs. Josh and Benny Safdie-DVD 19423 (16 votes)

8. Loveless, dir. Andrey Zvyagintsev (15 votes)

9. Dunkirk, dir. Christopher Nolan-DVD 19223HDDVD 549  (14 votes)

tie. The Florida Project, dir. Sean Baker-DVD 19523 (14 votes)

11. A Ghost Story, dir. David Lowery-DVD 19065 (11 votes)

12. Lady Macbeth, dir. William Oldroyd-DVD 19473 (12 votes)

tie. 120 BPM, dir. Robin Campillo-DVD 19585 (12 votes)

tie. You Were Never Really Here, dir. Lynne Ramsay (12 votes)

15. God's Own Country, dir. Francis Lee-DVD 19264 (11 votes)

16. Personal Shopper, dir. Olivier Assayas-DVD 19139 (10 votes)

tie. The Shape of Water, dir. Guillermo del Toro-DVD 19558; HDDVD 562 (10 votes)

tie. Strong Island, dir. Yance Ford (10 votes)

19. I Am Not Your Negro, dir. Raoul Peck-DVD 18748 (9 votes)

tie. Lady Bird, dir. Greta Gerwig-DVD 19548; HDDVD 560 (9 votes)

tie. Let the Sunshine In, dir. Claire Denis (9 votes)

tie. Moonlight, dir. Barry Jenkins-DVD 18538HDDVD 483 (9 votes)

tie. Mother!, dir. Darren Aronofsky-DVD 19433 (9 votes)

tie. Mudbound, dir. Dee Rees (9 votes)

25. The Other Side of Hope, dir. Aki Kaurismäki (8 votes)

tie. Silence, dir. Martin Scorsese-DVD 18753 (8 votes)

50 Greatest Movies of All Time

 

1. Vertigo (1958), dir. Alfred Hitchcock-DVD 6553; DVD 10704

2. Citizen Kane (1941), dir. Orson Welles-DVD 430; HDDVD 76

3. Tokyo Story (1953), dir. Ozu Yasujiro-DVD 925;HDDVD 368

4. La Règle du jeu = The Rules of the Game (1939), dir. Jean Renoir

-DVD 818; HDDVD 91

5. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927), dir. FW Murnau-DVD 797; DVD 6142

6. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), dir. Stanley Kubrick-DVD 104; HDDVD 19

7. The Searchers (1956), dir. John Ford-DVD 20; HDDVD 68

8. Man with a Movie Camera (1939), dir. Dziga Vertov-DVD 676

9. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1927), dir. Carl Dreyer-DVD 678

10. 8 ½ (1963), dir. Federico Fellini-DVD 493HDDVD 345

11. Battleship Potemkin (1925), dir. Sergei Eisenstein-DVD 103

12. L’Atalante (1934), dir. Jean Vigo-DVD 848; DVD 10411

13. Breathless (1950), dir. Jean-Luc Godard-DVD 829; HDDVD 150 

14. Apocalypse Now (1979), dir. Francis Ford Coppola-DVD 4116; HDDVD 51

15. Late Spring (1949), dir. Ozu Yasujiro-DVD 4276

16. Au hasard Balthazar (1966), dir. Robert Bresson-DVD 1842

17. Seven Samurai (1954), dir. Kurosawa Akira-DVD 662; DVD 8277

tie Persona (1966), dir. Ingmar Bergman-DVD 1844; HDDVD 329

19. Mirror (1974), dir. Andrei Tarkovsky-DVD 3545

20. Singin’ in the Rain (1951), dir. Stanley Donen &

     Gene Kelly-DVD 180; DVD 13196; HDDVD 248

21. L’avventura (1960), dir. Michelangelo Antonioni-DVD 2535

tie  Le Mépris (1963), dir. Jean-Luc Godard-DVD 1471

tie  The Godfather (1972), dir. Francis Ford Coppola-DVD 13282;

HDDVD 83 

24. Ordet (1955), dir. Carl Dreyer-DVD 3815

tie  In the Mood for Love (2000), dir. Wong Kar-wai-DVD 4415

26. Rashomon (1950), dir. Kurosawa Akira-DVD 816;

      HDDVD 359

tie  Andrei Rublev (1966), dir. Andrei Tarkovsky-DVD 3010

28. Mulholland Dr. (2001), dir. David Lynch-DVD 810

29. Stalker (1979), dir. Andrei Tarkovsky-DVD 3442

tie  Shoah (1985), dir. Claude Lanzmann-DVD 13198

31. The Godfather Part II (1974), dir. Francis Ford

      Coppola-DVD 13282HDDVD 83

tie  Taxi Driver (1976), dir. Martin Scorsese-HDDVD 132

33. Bicycle Thieves (1948), dir. Vittoria De Sica-DVD 814

34. The General (1926), dirs. Buster Keaton &

      Clyde Bruckman-DVD 193; DVD 3861DVD 6302

35. Metropolis (1927), dir. Fritz Lang-DVD 1387;

      DVD 8393

tie  Psycho (1960), dir. Alfred Hitchcock-DVD 3;

      HDDVD 148

tie Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce 1080

     Bruxelles (1975), dir. Chantal Akerman-DVD 7782

tie  Sátántangó (1994), dir. Béla Tarr-DVD 11073

39. The 400 Blows = Les quatre cents coups (1959),

dir. François Truffaut-DVD 132DVD 13469

tie  La dolce vita (1960), dir. Federico Fellini-DVD 1315

41. Journey to Italy (1954), dir. Roberto Rossellini-

       DVD 13025

42. Pather Panchali = Song of the little road

      (1955), dir. Satyajit Ray-DVD 9284

tie  Some Like It Hot (1959), dir. Billy Wilder-

      DVD 407HDDVD 255

tie  Gertrud (1964), dir. Carl Dreyer-DVD 3814

tie  Pierrot le fou (1965), dir. Jean-Luc Godard-DVD 4609

tie  Play Time (1967), dir. Jacques Tati-DVD 3089;

      HDDVD 38

tie  Close-Up = Klūzāp (1990), dir. Abbas Kiarostami-DVD 3512

48. The Battle of Algiers (1966), dir. Gillo Pontecorvo-

      DVD 1313HDDVD 344

tie Histoire(s) du cinema (1998), dir. Jean-Luc Godard-

     DVD 11078

50. City Lights (1931), dir. Charlie Chaplin-DVD 853;

      HDDVD 284

tie  Ugetsu monogatari (1953), dir. Mizoguchi Kenji-DVD 2161

tie  La Jetée (1962), dir. Chris Marker-DVD 3299;

      DVD 3620; HDDVD 119

   

The Best Films of 2016

 

1. Toni Erdmann, dir. Maren Ade-DVD 18752 (49 votes)

2. Moonlight, dir. Barry Jenkins-DVD 18538HDDVD 483 (34 votes)

3. Elle, dir. Paul Verhoeven-DVD 18608 (33 votes)

4. Certain Women, dir. Kelly Reichardt-DVD 19013 (25 votes)

5. American Honey, dir. Andrea Arnold-DVD 18311 (20 votes)

6. I, Daniel Blake, dir. Ken Loach-DVD 19453 (17 votes)

7. Manchester by the Sea, dir. Kenneth Lonergan-DVD 18517;

HDDVD 481 (16 votes)

8. Things to Come = L'Avenir, dir.Mia Hansen-Løve-DVD 18751  (15 votes)

9. Paterson, dir. Jim Jarmusch-DVD 18730 (14 votes)

10. The Death of Louis XIV, dir. Albert Serra-DVD 19580 (13 votes)

11. Personal Shopper, dir. Olivier Assayas-DVD 19139 (12 votes)

tie Sieranevada, dir. Cristi Puiu (12 votes)

13. Fire at Sea =Fuocoammare, dir. Gianfranco Rosi-DVD 18643 (11 votes)

tie Julieta, dir. Pedro Almodóvar-DVD 18749 (11 votes)

tie. Nocturama, dir. Bertrand Bonello-DVD 19579 (11 votes)

16. Cameraperson, dir. Kirsten Johnson-DVD 18478 (10 votes)

tie La La Land, dir. Damien Chazelle-DVD 18746; HDDVD 495 (10 votes)

18. Love & Friendship, dir. Whit Stillman-DVD 17876 (9 votes)

19. Aquarius, dir. Kleber Mendonça Filho-DVD 19554 (8 votes)

tie Victoria, dir. Sebastian Schipper-DVD 17667 (8 votes)

21. Embrace of the Serpent, dir. Ciro Guerra-DVD 17613 (7 votes)

tie Everybody Wants Some!!, dir. Richard Linklater-DVD 17658 (7 votes)

tie. Evolution, dir. Lucile Hadzihalilovic-HDDVD 567 (7 votes)

tie. Hell or High Water, dir. David Mackenzie-DVD 18265 (7 votes)

tie O.J.: Made in America, dir. Ezra Edelman-DVD 17963 (7 votes)

26. Lemonade, dirs. Beyoncé Knowles Carter and Kahlil Joseph with Jonas

Åkerlund, Melina Matsoukas, Dikayl Rimmasch, Mark Romanek and

Tod Tourso-DVD 17674 (6 votes)

tie Nocturnal Animals, dir. Tom Ford-DVD 18529 (6 votes)

tie The Ornithologist = O Ornitólogo, dir. João Pedro Rodrigues-DVD 19578 (6 votes)

tie Raw = Grave, dir. Julia Ducournau-DVD 19066 (6 votes)

tie Neruda dir. Pablo Larraín-DVD 19039 (6 votes)

The Best Films of 2014

 

1.  Boyhood, dir. Richard Linklater-DVD 15297; HDDVD 369 (42 votes)

2.  Goodbye to Language 3D = Adieu la langage-DVD 17172, dir. Jean-Luc

Godard (21 votes)

3.  Leviathan, dir. Andrey Zvyagintsev-DVD 16029 (18 votes)

tie  Horse Money = Cavalo Dinheiro, dir. Pedro Costa-DVD 17559  (18 votes)

5.   Under the Skin, dir. Jonathan Glazer
-DVD 14938; HDDVD 356 (16 votes)

6.   The Grand Budapest Hotel, dir. Wes Anderson-DVD 14618

HDDVD 333 (15 votes)

7.   Winter Sleep = Kis uykusu, dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan-DVD 16477 (13 votes)

8.   The Tribe = Plemya, dir. Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy-DVD 17346 (12 votes)

9.   Ida, dir. Pawel Pawlikowski-DVD 15086; HDDVD 398 (10 votes)

tie   Jauja, dir. Lisandro Alonso-DVD 16722 (10 votes)

11.  Mr. Turner, dir. Mike Leigh-DVD 15975; HDDVD 414 (9 votes)

tie.  National Gallery, dir. Frederick Wiseman (9 votes)

tie.  The Wolf of Wall Street, dir. Martin Scorsese-DVD 14360;

HDDVD 306 (9 votes)

tie.  Whiplash, dir. Damien Chazelle-DVD 15571; HDDVD 384 (9 votes)

15.  The Duke of Burgundy, dir. Peter Strickland-HDDVD 429  (8 votes)

16.  Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), dir. Alejandro

González Iñárritu-DVD 15492; HDDVD 401 (7 votes)

tie.  Two Days, One Night, = Deux jours, une nuit, dirs. Jean-Pierre Dardenne &

Luc Dardenne-DVD 16563 (7 votes)

18.  Citizenfour, dir. Laura Poitras-DVD 16559; HDDVD 421 (6 votes)

tie.  The Look of Silence, dir. Joshua Oppenheimer-DVD 17121 (6 votes)

tie.  The Wind Rises = Kaze tachinu, dir. Miyazaki Hayao-DVD 15223;

HDDVD 366 (6 votes)

Filmmakers' Greatest Documentaries of All Time

 

1.  Man with a Movie Camera (1939), dir. Dziga Vertov-DVD 676

2.  Sans Soleil (1982), dir. Chris Marker-DVD 3299; HDDVD 119 

3.  The Thin Blue Line (1989), dir. Errol Morris- DVD 1843

4.  Shoah (1985), dir. Claude Lanzmann-DVD 13198

tie  Night and Fog = Nuit et brouillard (1955), dir. Alain Resnais-DVD 1035

6.  Salesman (1968), dir. Albert and David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin-DVD 4578

tie  Titicut Follies (1967) dir. Frederick Wiseman-VHS 2431

8.  Dont Look Back (1967), dir. D. A. Pennebaker-DVD 9735

tie  Man of Aran (1934) dir. Robert Flaherty-VHS 4292

tie  Nanook of the North (1922), dir. Robert Flaherty-DVD 249

tie  Belovy (1944), dir. Viktor Kossakovsky

tie  Chronicle of a Summer = Chronique d'un été (1961), dirs. Jean Rouch &

Edgar Morin-DVD 12894

tie  Grey Gardens (1975), dirs. Albert and David

      Maysles, Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer-DVD 3202

14. Burden of Dreams (1982), dir. Les Blank-DVD 4669

tie  Darwin's Nightmare (2004), dir. Huber Sauper-DVD 3776

tie  Hoop Dreams (1994), dir. Steve James-DVD 1729

tie  Le Sang des bêtes =The Blood of the Beasts (1948), dir.

Georges Franju-DVD 4787

tie  Seasons (1975), dir. Artavazd Peleshyan

19. The Battle of Chile = La batalla de Chile (1975-1978), 

dir. Patricio Guzméan-DVD 7028

tie The Gleaners and I = Les glaneurs et la glaneuse (2000),

dir. Agnès Varda-DVD 3991

tie  Grizzly Man (2005), dir. Werner Herzog-DVD 2354

tie  Koyaanisqatsi (1983), dir. Godfrey Reggio-DVD 5126; HDDVD 199

tie Roger & Me (1989), dir. Michael Moore-DVD 1175

tie Sherman's March (1985), dir. Ross McElwee-DVD 1265

tie Triumph of the Will =Triumph des Willens (1935),dir. Leni Riefenstahl-DVD 336

tie. Welfare (1975), dir. Frederick Wiseman

tie  When We Were Kings (1996), dir. Leon Gast-DVD 13680

28. The Act of Killing (2012), dir. Joshua Oppenheimer-DVD 13976

tie  Gimme Shelter (1970), dirs. Albert and David Maysles and

Charlotte Zwerin-DVD 342

tie  Harlan County U.S.A. (1976), dir. Barbara Kopple-DVD 2639

tie  Land without Bread = Las Hurdes (1933),dir. Luis Buñuel-VHS 2770

tie  Leviathan (2012), dirs.Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel-DVD 13077

tie  Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997), dir. Werner Herzog-DVD 4568HDDVD 354

tie The Sorrow and the Pity = Le chagrin et la pitié (1969),

dir. Marcel Ophüls-DVD 1605

tie  West of the Tracks (2002), dir. Wang Bing-eVideo