Voted in the critics poll
|Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, The||1943||Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger|
|Man in the White Suit||1951||Alexander Mackendrick|
|Rear Window||1954||Alfred Hitchcock|
|Rosemary's Baby||1968||Roman Polanski|
|Toy Story||1995||John Lasseter|
|Usual Suspects, The||1995||Bryan Singer|
The films in my list are the ones I return to with most relish; they may not be exquisite masterpieces but they are magnificently entertaining. I’ve steered away from films I adore mainly as kitsch (so no Sirk), as I have the ones I admire only for their virtuosity (no Welles), and the ones that were influential without being much fun to watch any more (no Blade Runner). The list is perhaps a bit middlebrow as a result, and certainly it’s a very personal one. There are some egregious omissions (my shortlist was 24 films long) but the lack of recent films is deliberate.