Voted in the critics poll
|2001: A Space Odyssey||1968||Stanley Kubrick|
|Battleship Potemkin||1925||Sergei M Eisenstein|
|Double Life of Veronique, The||1991||Krzysztof Kieslowski|
|Godfather: Part II, The||1974||Francis Ford Coppola|
|Raging Bull||1980||Martin Scorsese|
|Tokyo Story||1953||Ozu Yasujirô|
|Tree of Life, The||2010||Terrence Malick|
Please note: while the majority of Top Ten submissions specified no order of ranking, for technical reasons it has been temporarily necessary to alphabetise all lists, overriding any other designated ordering. Apologies for any upset caused!
Each and every one of these films changed the way that we watch movies, be it because of their technique, their themes or their treatment of a genre. They also represent a departure, began trends and embody many other films: the Double Life of Veronique, for instance, represents not just the whole Kieslowsky’s Dekalog and the Three Colours Trilogy but also all of Eastern Europe Cinema. All of these films are framed in a specific place and time yet are universal and timeless. Tokyo Story could be Mexico City Story, while Viridiana could take place in any location where religion is deeply rooted in everyday life.