Sight and Sound Greatest Films of All Time

The latest once a decade list is out:

https://www.bfi.org.uk/sight-and-sound/greatest-films-all-time

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Not having that that winner has lept up the list to the point of it being number one without some real considered bloc voting/match fixing

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(Also, not keen on films from the last 5 years being on there)

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:belgium: :belgium: :belgium:
:musical_note: Sight & Sound’s greatest film of all time as voted for by 1,639 participating critics, programmers, curators, archivists and academics, you’ll never sing that! :musical_note:

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I think 5 years is okay to me, but nothing 3 or under

And at the lower end of the list, not if it’s suddenly number 7 or something

I’ve actually never even heard of number 1 lol

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I have heard of it vaguely and would like to see it for sure, though then I saw the runtime (3hrs 20 mins)

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Sounds like two correct length films smushed together to me!

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Yeah, the rest of the top 10 is largely stable but this has leapt up from no. 34 last time? Seems weird. But it’s a good list on the whole, though the Director’s list is a bit better.

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Brb, just need to update the “films that don’t exist” thread

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I’ve seen some of these films but I sure as shit ain’t seen all of em

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Think they should only allow one reboot per film tbh

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Very surprised Jeanne Dielman won - though I don’t think it’s about block voting, more that there’s been a big change in certain critical tastes over the past decade. S&S also massively expanded the number of voters, from 800 last time to about twice that this year.

Lot of people are going to watch it and be nonplussed. But it’s an incredible film that does great things with the medium.

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I wonder what would be on my Sight and Sound top-10 ballot

I’ve had it sitting on my computer for about four years and never found the will to devote a full 3.5 hours. Maybe this christmas break is the time.




Really great list imo

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terrible website. can someone who can get it to load post the list pls

Amityville In The Hood
Amityville Clownhouse
Amityville Vibrator
Amityville Sharkhouse
Amityville Karen
Citizen Kane
Killer Poop 2: Amityville Poo
Amityville Leprechaun
Amityville Scarecrow II
Amityville: A New Generation

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The Critics’ Top 100 Greatest Films of All Time

  1. “Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxel” (Chantal Akerman, 1975)
  2. “Vertigo” (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)
  3. “Citizen Kane” (Orson Welles, 1941)
  4. “Tokyo Story” (Ozu Yasujiro, 1953)
  5. “In the Mood for Love, Wong Kar-wai, 2001)
  6. “2001: A Space Odyssey” (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
  7. “Beau travail” (Claire Denis, 1998)
  8. “Mulholland Dr.” (David Lynch, 2001)
  9. “Man with a Movie Camera” (Dziga Vertov, 1929)
  10. “Singin’ in the Rain” (Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly, 1951)
  11. “Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans” (F.W. Murnau, 1927)
  12. “The Godfather” (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)
  13. “La Règle du Jeu” (Jean Renoir, 1939)
  14. “Cléo from 5 to 7” (Agnès Varda, 1962)
  15. “The Searchers” (John Ford, 1956)
  16. “Meshes of the Afternoon” (Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid, 1943)
  17. “Close-Up” (Abbas Kiarostami, 1989)
  18. “Persona” (Ingmar Bergman, 1966)
  19. “Apocalypse Now” (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)
  20. “Seven Samurai” (Akira Kurosawa, 1954)
  21. (TIE) “The Passion of Joan of Arc” (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1927)
  22. (TIE) “Late Spring” (Ozu Yasujiro, 1949)
  23. “Playtime” (Jacques Tati, 1967)
  24. “Do the Right Thing” (Spike Lee, 1989)
  25. “Au Hasard Balthazar” (Robert Bresson, 1966)
  26. The Night of the Hunter” (Charles Laughton, 1955)
  27. “Shoah” (Claude Lanzmann, 1985)
  28. “Daisies” (Věra Chytilová, 1966)
  29. “Taxi Driver” (Martin Scorsese, 1976)
  30. “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” (Céline Sciamma, 2019)
  31. “Mirror” (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1975)
  32. “8½” (Federico Fellini, 1963)
  33. “Psycho” (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960)
  34. “L’Atalante” (Jean Vigo, 1934)
  35. “Pather Panchali” (Satyajit Ray, 1955)
  36. “City Lights” (Charlie Chaplin, 1931)
  37. “M” (Fritz Lang, 1931)
  38. “À bout de souffle” (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960)
  39. “Some Like It Hot” (Billy Wilder, 1959)
  40. “Rear Window” (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954)
  41. “Bicycle Thieves” (Vittorio De Sica, 1948)
  42. “Rashomon” (Akira Kurosawa, 1950)
  43. “Stalker” (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979)
  44. “Killer of Sheep” (Charles Burnett, 1977)
  45. “North by Northwest” (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959)
  46. “The Battle of Algiers” (Gillo Pontecorvo, 1966)
  47. “Barry Lyndon” (Stanley Kubrick, 1975)
  48. “Wanda” (Barbara Loden, 1970)
  49. “Ordet” (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1955)
  50. “The 400 Blows” (François Truffaut, 1959)
  51. “The Piano” (Jane Campion, 1992)
  52. “News from Home” (Chantal Akerman, 1976)
  53. “Fear Eats the Soul” (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1974)
  54. “The Apartment” (Billy Wilder, 1960)
  55. “Battleship Potemkin” (Sergei Eisenstein, 1925)
  56. “Sherlock Jr.” (Buster Keaton, 1924)
  57. “Le Mépris” (Jean-Luc Godard 1963)
  58. “Blade Runner” (Ridley Scott 1982)
  59. “Sans soleil” (Chris Marker 1982)
  60. “Daughters of the Dust” (Julie Dash 1991)
  61. “La dolce vita” (Federico Fellini 1960)
  62. “Moonlight” (Barry Jenkins 2016)
  63. “Casablanca” (Michael Curtiz 1942)
  64. “GoodFellas” (Martin Scorsese 1990)
  65. “The Third Man” (Carol Reed 1949)
  66. “Touki Bouki (Djibril Diop Mambéty 1973)
  67. “The Gleaners and I” (Agnès Varda 2000)
  68. “Metropolis” (Fritz Lang 1927)
  69. “Andrei Rublev” (Andrei Tarkovsky 1966)
  70. “The Red Shoes” (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger 1948)
  71. “La Jetée” (Chris Marker 1962)
  72. “My Neighbour Totoro” (Miyazaki Hayao 1988)
  73. “Journey to Italy” (Roberto Rossellini 1954)
  74. “L’avventura” (Michelangelo Antonioni 1960)
  75. “Imitation of Life” (Douglas Sirk 1959)
  76. “Sansho the Bailiff” (Mizoguchi Kenji 1954)
  77. “Spirited Away” (Miyazaki Hayao 2001)
  78. “A Brighter Summer Day” (Edward Yang 1991)
  79. “Sátántangó” (Béla Tarr 1994)
  80. “Céline and Julie Go Boating” (Jacques Rivette 1974)
  81. “Modern Times “(Charlie Chaplin 1936)
  82. “Sunset Blvd.” (Billy Wilder 1950)
  83. “A Matter of Life and Death” (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger 1946)
  84. “Blue Velvet” (David Lynch 1986)
  85. “Pierrot le fou” (Jean-Luc Godard 1965)
  86. “Histoire(s) du cinéma” (Jean-Luc Godard 1988-1998)
  87. “The Spirit of the Beehive” (Victor Erice, 1973)
  88. “The Shining” (Stanley Kubrick, 1980)
  89. “Chungking Express” (Wong Kar Wai, 1994)
  90. “Madame de…” (Max Ophüls, 1953)
  91. “The Leopard” (Luchino Visconti, 1962)
  92. “Ugetsu” (Mizoguchi Kenji, 1953)
  93. “Parasite” (Bong Joon Ho, 2019)
  94. “Yi Yi” (Edward Yang, 1999)
  95. “A Man Escaped” (Robert Bresson, 1956)
  96. “The General” (Buster Keaton, 1926)
  97. “Once upon a Time in the West” (Sergio Leone, 1968)
  98. “Get Out” (Jordan Peele, 2017)
  99. “Black Girl” (Ousmane Sembène, 1965)
  100. “Tropical Malady” (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2004)
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