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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 including:  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 2019

 

1. The Souvenir, dir. Joanna Hogg, DVD 21290

2. Parasite, dir. Bong Joon-ho, DVD 21978HDDVD 839

3. The Irishman, dir. Martin Scorsese

4. Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood, dir. Quentin Tarantino, DVD 21254;

HDDVD 782

5. Portrait of a Lady on Fire, dir. Céline Sciamma 

6. Pain and Glory, dir. Pedro Almodóvar, DVD 21639; HDDVD 810

7. Atlantics, dir. Mati Diop 

8. Bait, dir. Mark Jenkin

9. Us, dir. Jordan Peele, eVideoDVD 21041; HDDVD 692

10. Vitalina Varela dir. Pedro Costa

11. High Life, dir. Claire Denis, DVD 21058HDDVD 712 

12. Uncut Gems, dirs. Joshua & Benny Safdie, DVD 22054; HDDVD 874

13. Monos, dir. Alejandro Landes

14. Marriage Story, dir. Noah Baumbach

15. For Sama, dirs. Waad Al-Kateab & Edward Watts-DVD 21654

16. Midsommar, dir. Ari Aster-DVD 21194; HDDVD 765

17. The Lighthouse, dir. Robert Eggers-DVD 21781; HDDVD 813

18. Happy as Lazzaro, dir. Alice Rohrwacher 

19. Hustlers, dir. Lorene Scafaria-DVD 21628; HDDVD 806

20. Martin Eden, dir. Pietro Marcello

21. Beanpole, dir. Kantemir Balagov

22. Border, dir. Ali Abbasi

23. Transit, dir. Christian Petzold, DVD 21280

24. A Hidden Life, dir. Terrence Malick, DVD 21995; HDDVD 859

25. The Farewell, dir. Lulu Wang, eVideo; DVD 21251; HDDVD 778

26. The Hottest August, dir. Brett Story

27. Ad Astra, dir. James Gray, DVD 21715; HDDVD 803

28. Varda by Agnès, dir. Agnès Varda

29. I Was at Home, But...., dir. Angela Schanelec

30. In Fabric, dir. Peter Strickland

31. Knives Out, dir. Rian Johnson, DVD 21793; HDDVD 838

32. Booksmart, dir. Olivia Wilde, DVD 21248HDDVD 751

33. Ash is Purest White, dir. Jia Zhangke, DVD 21124HDDVD 746

34. Synonyms, dir. Nadav Lapid, DVD 21821

35. Zombi Child, dir. Betrand Bonello

36. America, dir. Garrat Bradley

37. No Data Plan, dir. Miko Revereza

38. Eighth Grade, dir. Bo Burnham, eVideoDVD 19971; HDDVD 614

39. Joker, dir. Todd Phillips, eVideoDVD 21630; HDDVD 808

40. Ray & Liz, dir. Richard Billingham, DVD 21980 

41. Hale County This Morning, This Evening, dir. RaMell Ross, DVD 20556

42. I Lost My Body, dir. Jérémy Clapin

43. Holiday, dir. Isabella Eklöf

44. Honeyland, dirs.Tamara Kotevska & Ljubomir Stefanov, DVD 21752

45. Rocks, dir. Sarah Gavron

46. Rose Plays Julie, dirs. Christine Molloy & Joe Lawlor

47. If Beale Street Could Talk, dir. Barry Jenkins, eVideoDVD 20371;

HDDVD 613 

48. Just Don't Think I'll Scream, dir. Frank Beauvais

49. The Favourite, dir. Yorgos Lanthimos, DVD 20335HDDVD 617

50. The Mule, dir. Clint Eastwood, DVD 21122

The Best Films of 2017

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1. Get Out, dir. Jordan Peele, eVideoDVD 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, eVideo; DVD 19553;

HDDVD 559 (30 votes)

4. Zama, dir. Lucrecia Martel, DVD 19962 (27 votes)

5. Western, dir. Valeska Grisebach, DVD 20027 (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, eVideoHDDVD 594 (15 votes)

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

tie. The Florida Project, dir. Sean Baker, eVideoDVD 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, DVD 19689 (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, eVideoDVD 18748 (9 votes)

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

tie. Let the Sunshine In, dir. Claire Denis, DVD 21060 (9 votes)

tie. Moonlight, dir. Barry Jenkins, eVideoDVD 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 = Toivon tuolla puolen, dir. Aki Kaurismäki,

DVD 19592 (8 votes)

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

50 Greatest Movies of All Time

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

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

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

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

eVideoDVD 818; HDDVD 91

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

6. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), dir. Stanley Kubrick, eVideo

DVD 104; HDDVD 19

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

8. Man with a Movie Camera (1939), dir. Dziga VertovDVD 676

9. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1927), dir. Carl DreyerDVD 678

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

11. Battleship Potemkin (1925), dir. Sergei EisensteinDVD 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 CoppolaDVD 4116; HDDVD 51

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

16. Au hasard Balthazar (1966), dir. Robert BressonDVD 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 Tarkovsk, DVD 3545

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

eVideo; DVD 180; DVD 13196; HDDVD 248

21. L’avventura (1960), dir. Michelangelo AntonioniDVD 2535

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

tie  The Godfather (1972), dir. Francis Ford Coppola, eVideo

DVD 13282; HDDVD 83 

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

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

26. Rashomon (1950), dir. Kurosawa Akira, DVD 816HDDVD 359

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

28. Mulholland Dr. (2001), dir. David Lynch, eVideoDVD 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, eVideo

DVD 13282HDDVD 83

tie  Taxi Driver (1976), dir. Martin Scorsese, eVideoHDDVD 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 1387DVD 8393

tie  Psycho (1960), dir. Alfred Hitchcock, eVideoDVD 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, eVideo; DVD 132DVD 13469

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

41. Journey to Italy (1954), dir. Roberto RosselliniDVD 13025

42. Pather Panchali = Song of the little road

      (1955), dir. Satyajit Ray, DVD 9284

tie  Some Like It Hot (1959), dir. Billy Wilder, eVideo; DVD 407

HDDVD 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 3089HDDVD 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, eVideo; DVD 853

HDDVD 284

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

tie  La Jetée (1962), dir. Chris Marker, DVD 3299DVD 3620; 

HDDVD 119

   

The Best Films of 2018

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1. Roma, dir. Alfonso Cuarón, DVD 21808; HDDVD 842 (38 votes)

2. Phantom Thread, dir. Paul Thomas AndersonDVD 19583HDDVD 564 (30 votes)

3. Burning, dir. Lee Chang-dong, DVD 20663; HDDVD 633 (25 votes)

4. Cold War, dir. Paweł Pawlikowski, DVD 21411; HDDVD 788 (21 votes)

5. First Reformed, dir. Paul Schrader, DVD 19849 (20 votes)

6. Leave No Trace, dir. Debra Granik, DVD 19978 (17 votes)

7. The Favourite, dir. Yorgos Lanthimos, DVD 20335HDDVD 617 (16 votes)

tie. You Were Never Really Here, dir. Lynne Ramsay, eVideoDVD 19689 (16 votes)

9. Happy as Lazzaro, dir. Alice Rohrwacher (15 votes)

tie. Zamadir. Lucrecia Martel, DVD 19962 (15 votes)

11. The Image Book, dir. Jean-Luc Godard, DVD 21103 (14 votes)

12. If Beale Street Could Talk, dir. Barry Jenkins, eVideoDVD 20371;

HDDVD 613 (12 votes)

13. BlacKkKlansman, dir. Spike Lee, eVideoDVD 20034; HDDVD 635 (11 votes)

14. The Other Side of the Wind, dir. Orson Welles (10 votes)

tie. Shirkers, dir. Sandi Tan (11 votes)

tie. Shoplifters, dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda, DVD 20534 (10 votes)

17. Sorry to Bother You, dir. Boots Riley, DVD 19991 (9 votes)

18. Faces Places, dirs. Agnès Varda & J.R., DVD 19521 (9 votes)

tie. The Rider, dir. Chloé Zhao, eVideo; DVD 19878 (8 votes)

tie. Western, dir. Valeska Griesbach, DVD 20027 (8 votes)

21. BPM (Beats per Minute) dir. Robin Campillo, DVD 19585 (7 votes)

tie La Flor, dir. Mariano Llinás (7 votes)

tie. Hereditary, dir. Ari Aster, DVD 19929 (7 votes)

tie. High Life, dir. Claire Denis-DVD 21058; HDDVD 712 (7 votes)

tie. Isle of Dogs, dir. Wes Anderson-DVD 19734; HDDVD 579  (7 votes)

tie. Madeline's Madeline, dir. Josephine Decker​-DVD 20037; HDDVD 628 (7 votes)

tie. Transit, dir. Christian Petzold-DVD 21280 (7 votes)

28. Ash is Purest White, dir. Jia Zhangke-DVD 21124; HDDVD 746 (6 votes)

tie. Hale County This Morning, This Evening, dir. RaMell Ross-DVD 20556 (6 votes)

tie. Lady Bird, dir. Greta Gerwig, eVideoDVD 19548; HDDVD 560  (6 votes)

tie. Loveless, dir. Andrey Zvyagintsev, eVideoHDDVD 594 (6 votes)

tie. Ray & Liz, dir. Richard Billingham, DVD 21980 (6 votes)

tie. A Star is Born, dir. Bradley Cooper, DVD 20831; HDDVD 649 (6 votes)

tie. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, dir. Martin McDonagh, DVD 19539;

HDDVD 554 (6 votes)

tie. The Wild Pear Tree = Ahlat ağacı, dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan, DVD 21201 (6 votes)

35. Apostasy, dir. Daniel Kokotajlo, eVideo (5 votes)

tie. Climax, dir. Gaspar Noé, DVD 21053 (5 votes)

tie. Killing Eve, dirs. various, DVD 20379 (5 votes)

tie. Let the Sunshine In = Un beau soleil intérieur, dir. Claire Denis, DVD 21060

HDDVD 761 (5 votes)

tie. The Miseducation of Cameron Post, dir. Desiree Akhavan, DVD 20046 (5 votes)

tie. Widows, dir. Steve McQueen-DVD 20347; HDDVD 608 (5 votes)

The Best Films of 2016

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

2. Moonlight, dir. Barry Jenkins, eVideoDVD 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, eVideo; 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, eVideoDVD 18643 (11 votes)

tie Julieta, dir. Pedro Almodóvar, eVideoDVD 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, eVideoDVD 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, eVideoDVD 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, eVideoDVD 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

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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, eVideoDVD 16029 (18 votes)

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

5.   Under the Skin, dir. Jonathan Glazer, eVideoDVD 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, eVideoDVD 15086; HDDVD 398 (10 votes)

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

11.  Mr. Turner, dir. Mike Leigh, eVideoDVD 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, eVideoDVD 16559; HDDVD 421 (6 votes)

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

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

HDDVD 366 (6 votes)