BFI Sight and Sound Top Ten Poll   (1,084) Most Notable
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# 2728 31 In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni 1978 Debord, Guy France
# 2447 31 In Praise of Love 2001 Godard, Jean-Luc France / Switzerland Y
# 2122 31 In the Company of Men 1997 LaBute, Neil Canada / USA Y
# 2728 31 Inferno 1980 Argento, Dario Italy BD
# 2576 31 Ingeborg Holm 1913 Sjöström, Victor Sweden D
# 2728 31 The Insect Woman 1963 Imamura, Shohei Japan
# 973 31 Ivan the Terrible, Part Two 1958 Eisenstein, Sergei M. / Filimonova, M. Soviet Union D
# 2728 31 J'Accuse! 1938 Gance, Abel France Y
# 2162 31 Jacob's Ladder 1990 Lyne, Adrian USA BDS
# 1848 31 Jane Eyre 1944 Stevenson, Robert USA DS
# 2728 31 Je, tu, il, elle 1974 Akerman, Chantal France / Belgium D
# 625 31 Jerry Maguire 1996 Crowe, Cameron USA BY
# 2728 31 Jimmy Hollywood 1994 Levinson, Barry USA Y
# 2477 31 JLG/JLG 1995 Godard, Jean-Luc France Y
# 966 31 Jour de fête 1949 Tati, Jacques France BD
# 2728 31 Journey to the Lost City 1959 Lang, Fritz Italy / France / West Germany
# 2728 31 Journeys from Berlin/1971 1980 Rainer, Yvonne USA / UK / West Germany
# 1050 31 Ju Dou 1990 Zhang, Yimou / Yang, Fengliang Japan / China D
# 630 31 Juliet of the Spirits 1965 Fellini, Federico Italy / France / West Germany BYS
# 2520 31 Jungle Fever 1991 Lee, Spike USA BD
# 2726 29 Kaagaz Ke Phool 1959 Dutt, Guru India
# 2133 31 Kadosh 1999 Gitai, Amos Israel / France D
# 2728 31 Khal Nayak 1993 Ghai, Subhash India
# 1810 31 King Lear 1971 Brook, Peter UK / Denmark D
# 2670 31 King Size Canary 1947 Avery, Tex USA Y
# 1553 31 King Solomon's Mines 1950 Bennett, Compton / Marton, Andrew USA Y
# 866 31 The Knack... and How to Get It 1965 Lester, Richard UK BDS
# 2728 31 Kochiyama soshun 1936 Yamanaka, Sadao Japan
# 2728 31 Komal Gandhar 1961 Ghatak, Ritwik India
# 525 31 La Belle Noiseuse 1991 Rivette, Jacques France / Switzerland BY
# 1181 30 La Haine 1995 Kassovitz, Mathieu France BD
# 2670 31 La Nuit du carrefour 1932 Renoir, Jean France
# 809 31 La Ronde 1950 Ophüls, Max France D
# 2668 31 La Ronde 1964 Vadim, Roger France / Italy D
# 1042 31 La Roue 1923 Gance, Abel France D
# 507 30 Lacombe Lucien 1974 Malle, Louis France / West Germany / Italy D
# 648 30 The Lady Vanishes 1938 Hitchcock, Alfred UK BD
# 524 31 Lamerica 1994 Amelio, Gianni Italy / France DS
# 1622 30 Lancelot of the Lake 1974 Bresson, Robert France / Italy Y
# 2630 31 The Land Beyond the Sunset 1912 Shore, Dorothy G. USA Y
# 2728 31 Land of Silence and Darkness 1971 Herzog, Werner West Germany
# 2670 31 L'Argent 1928 L'Herbier, Marcel France B
# 243 31 Laura 1944 Preminger, Otto / Mamoulian, Rouben USA BD
# 2486 31 Le Deuxième souffle 1966 Melville, Jean-Pierre France D
# 260 31 Le Jour se lève 1939 Carné, Marcel France D
# 2728 31 Le Mélomane 1903 Méliès, Georges France Y
# 2728 31 Le Vent d'est 1970 Vertov, Groupe Dziga / Godard, Jean-Luc / Gorin, Jean-Pierre / Martin, Gérard France / Italy / West Germany
# 2727 30 L'Enfance nue 1968 Pialat, Maurice France D
# 2236 30 Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne 1945 Bresson, Robert France Y
# 2728 31 Let's Scare Jessica to Death 1971 Hancock, John D. USA BD
# 1996 31 Liebelei 1933 Ophüls, Max Germany Y
# 2667 30 Life and Nothing More... 1991 Kiarostami, Abbas Iran Y
# 2728 31 A Life for a Life 1916 Bauer, Yevgeni Russia V
# 2365 31 Light Sleeper 1992 Schrader, Paul USA Y
# 731 31 Local Hero 1983 Forsyth, Bill UK BD
# 1452 31 The Lodger 1927 Hitchcock, Alfred UK BD
# 511 31 Lolita 1962 Kubrick, Stanley USA / UK BD
# 2279 31 Lolita 1997 Lyne, Adrian USA / France YS
# 836 31 Lone Star 1996 Sayles, John USA D
# 2728 31 The Long Day's Dying 1968 Collinson, Peter UK
# 2728 31 A Long Goodbye 1987 Muratova, Kira Soviet Union
# 2728 31 Los Traidores 1972 Gleyzer, Raymundo Argentina
# 651 31 Love Affair 1939 McCarey, Leo USA D
# 1261 31 Love and Death 1975 Allen, Woody USA Y
# 1725 31 The Lovers on the Bridge 1991 Carax, Leos France Y
# 320 28 Loves of a Blonde 1965 Forman, Milos Czechoslovakia D
# 2728 31 Loving Couples 1964 Zetterling, Mai Sweden D
# 2576 31 The Lower Depths 1957 Kurosawa, Akira Japan Y
# 2361 31 Lucía 1969 Solás, Humberto Cuba
# 2727 30 Ludwig 1972 Visconti, Luchino France / Italy / West Germany D
# 1684 31 Mädchen in Uniform 1931 Sagan, Leontine Germany BD
# 957 31 The Magnificent Seven 1960 Sturges, John USA BDS
# 711 31 Malcolm X 1992 Lee, Spike USA BD
# 1282 31 Man Bites Dog 1992 Belvaux, Rémy / Bonzel, André / Poelvoorde, Benoît Belgium Y
# 2716 31 The Man by the Shore 1993 Peck, Raoul France / Canada
# 734 31 The Man in the White Suit 1951 Mackendrick, Alexander UK BD
# 1348 31 Man of the West 1958 Mann, Anthony USA BD
# 2728 31 Marcides 1993 Nasrallah, Yousry Egypt / France
# 476 31 Mary Poppins 1964 Stevenson, Robert USA BDS
# 1861 31 The Mattei Affair 1972 Rosi, Francesco Italy
# 189 30 Mean Streets 1973 Scorsese, Martin USA BD
# 2447 31 Meantime 1984 Leigh, Mike UK BD
# 2151 31 Méditerranée 1963 Pollet, Jean-Daniel / Schlöndorff, Volker France
# 125 31 Midnight Cowboy 1969 Schlesinger, John USA BDS
# 332 31 Mildred Pierce 1945 Curtiz, Michael USA BDS
# 1145 30 Miracle in Milan 1951 De Sica, Vittorio Italy Y
# 1251 31 The Misfits 1961 Huston, John USA BD
# 1489 31 Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters 1985 Schrader, Paul USA BD
# 2728 31 Miss Oyu 1951 Mizoguchi, Kenji Japan
# 414 31 Mon oncle 1958 Tati, Jacques Italy / France BD
# 2728 31 Mon père avait raison 1936 Guitry, Sacha France
# 1014 31 Monsoon Wedding 2001 Nair, Mira India / USA / France / Italy / Germany BDS
# 593 31 Monty Python's Life of Brian 1979 Jones, Terry UK BD
# 988 31 Mother India 1957 Khan, Mehboob India Y
# 2676 31 Mother Joan of the Angels 1961 Kawalerowicz, Jerzy Poland D
# 2728 31 The Mothering Heart 1913 Griffith, D.W. USA Y
# 407 31 Moulin Rouge! 2001 Luhrmann, Baz Australia / USA BDS
# 2575 31 Mughal-E-Azam 1960 Asif, K. India
# 2728 31 Muna Moto 1975 Dikongue-Pipa, Jean-Pierre Cameroon
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# 740 31 My Brilliant Career 1979 Armstrong, Gillian Australia BD
# 791 31 My Life as a Dog 1985 Hallström, Lasse Sweden BD
# 2728 31 My Love Has Been Burning 1949 Mizoguchi, Kenji Japan
# 380 31 My Man Godfrey 1936 La Cava, Gregory USA BD
# 2728 31 The Naked Dawn 1955 Ulmer, Edgar G. USA
# 919 30 The Navigator 1924 Keaton, Buster / Crisp, Donald USA BD
# 140 30 Network 1976 Lumet, Sidney USA BD
# 1740 31 Night and the City 1950 Dassin, Jules UK BDS
# 2728 31 Night Cries: A Rural Tragedy 1989 Moffatt, Tracey Australia
# 2728 31 Night of the Hunter 1991 Greene, David USA
# 582 31 Night of the Shooting Stars 1982 Taviani, Paolo / Taviani, Vittorio Italy BD
# 247 31 Ninotchka 1939 Lubitsch, Ernst USA D
# 2716 31 No End 1985 Kieslowski, Krzysztof Poland Y
# 2728 31 Not Wanted 1949 Clifton, Elmer / Lupino, Ida USA BY
# 304 31 Now, Voyager 1942 Rapper, Irving USA BDS
# 541 31 The Nun's Story 1959 Zinnemann, Fred USA DS
# 1056 31 O Lucky Man! 1973 Anderson, Lindsay UK / USA D
# 355 30 Odd Man Out 1947 Reed, Carol UK BD
# 2500 30 Oedipus Rex 1967 Pasolini, Pier Paolo Italy / Morocco Y
# 913 31 The Official Story 1985 Puenzo, Luis Argentina Y
# 2728 31 The Old Actor 1912 Griffith, D.W. USA
# 441 31 Olympia Part One:
Festival of the Nations
1938 Riefenstahl, Leni Germany D
# 2202 31 On His Own 1939 Donskoy, Mark Soviet Union
# 1324 31 One Two Three 1961 Wilder, Billy USA BD
# 2728 31 Opfergang 1944 Harlan, Veit Germany
# 1410 31 The Opposite of Sex 1998 Roos, Don USA Y
# 2656 31 The Organiser 1963 Monicelli, Mario Italy / France / Yugoslavia
# 2390 30 Orlando 1992 Potter, Sally UK / Russia / France / Italy / Netherlands Y
# 1975 31 Our Daily Bread 1934 Vidor, King USA Y
# 840 31 Our Hospitality 1923 Keaton, Buster / Blystone, John G. USA BD
# 927 31 The Outlaw Josey Wales 1976 Eastwood, Clint USA BD
# 2447 31 Outskirts 1933 Barnet, Boris Soviet Union Y
# 1892 31 Padre Padrone 1977 Taviani, Paolo / Taviani, Vittorio Italy BD
# 2522 30 Pakeezah 1971 Amrohi, Kamal India
# 330 29 The Palm Beach Story 1942 Sturges, Preston USA BD
# 769 31 The Parallax View 1974 Pakula, Alan J. USA BD
# 2670 31 Passionless Moments 1983 Campion, Jane / Lee, Gerard Australia
# 2728 31 The Pathfinder 1952 Salkow, Sidney USA
# 2728 31 Peel: An Exercise in Discipline 1982 Campion, Jane Australia
# 752 31 Pépé le Moko 1937 Duvivier, Julien France D
# 2670 31 Perceval 1978 Rohmer, Eric France / Italy / West Germany Y
# 2447 31 Peter Ibbetson 1935 Hathaway, Henry USA Y
# 241 31 The Philadelphia Story 1940 Cukor, George USA BDS
# 2286 31 The Pillow Book 1996 Greenaway, Peter France / UK / Netherlands BD
# 1930 31 The Pink Panther Strikes Again 1976 Edwards, Blake UK / USA DS
# 345 31 A Place in the Sun 1951 Stevens, George USA DS
# 244 31 The Player 1992 Altman, Robert USA BD
# 2728 31 Poetic Justice 1972 Frampton, Hollis USA BD
# 1445 31 Princess Yang Kwei Fei 1955 Mizoguchi, Kenji Japan / Hong Kong Y
# 154 31 The Producers 1967 Brooks, Mel USA BDS
# 2728 31 Purab Aur Pachhim 1970 Kumar, Manoj India
# 2447 31 Pursued 1947 Walsh, Raoul USA DS
# 1187 31 Quadrophenia 1979 Roddam, Franc UK BD
# 1934 31 Que viva Mexico! 1932 Eisenstein, Sergei M. / Aleksandrov, Grigori Soviet Union / USA / Mexico Y
# 1364 31 Rachel, Rachel 1968 Newman, Paul USA D
# 645 31 Rain Man 1988 Levinson, Barry USA BDS
# 2481 31 Raining Stones 1993 Loach, Ken UK Y
# 2674 31 Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! 1958 McCarey, Leo USA D
# 1202 31 Random Harvest 1942 LeRoy, Mervyn USA YS
# 201 31 Rebecca 1940 Hitchcock, Alfred USA BDS
# 1350 31 The Reckless Moment 1949 Ophüls, Max USA B
# 2728 31 Red Persimmon 1995 Wang, Tong Taiwan
# 729 31 Red Sorghum 1987 Zhang, Yimou China Y
# 235 31 Reds 1981 Beatty, Warren USA BD
# 806 30 The Remains of the Day 1993 Ivory, James UK / USA BD
# 1110 31 Requiem for a Dream 2000 Aronofsky, Darren USA BD
# 809 31 Richard III 1955 Olivier, Laurence UK BD
# 672 31 Ride the High Country 1962 Peckinpah, Sam USA BD
# 2283 30 Riff-Raff 1990 Loach, Ken UK Y
# 1665 31 Rio Grande 1950 Ford, John USA BD
# 254 31 Rocky 1976 Avildsen, John G. USA BDS
# 2728 31 Rolling Thunder 1977 Flynn, John USA Y
# 1684 31 Romeo + Juliet 1996 Luhrmann, Baz USA BD
# 1405 31 Rope 1948 Hitchcock, Alfred USA BD
# 1995 31 Rose Hobart 1936 Cornell, Joseph USA D
# 2575 31 The Runner 1985 Naderi, Amir Iran
# 1195 31 Salt of the Earth 1954 Biberman, Herbert J. USA BD
# 2576 31 Sant Tukaram 1936 Damle, Vishnupant Govind / Fattelal, Sheikh India
# 377 31 Saturday Night and Sunday Morning 1960 Reisz, Karel UK Y
# 1459 31 Sawdust and Tinsel 1953 Bergman, Ingmar Sweden D
# 2728 31 Sazen Tange and the Pot Worth a Million Ryo 1935 Yamanaka, Sadao Japan
# 736 30 The Scarlet Empress 1934 von Sternberg, Josef USA BD
# 2102 31 Scenes from under Childhood 1970 Brakhage, Stan USA BD
# 29 30 Schindler's List 1993 Spielberg, Steven USA BDS
# 2728 31 Screen Test (Series) 1965 Warhol, Andy USA
# 517 31 Senso 1954 Visconti, Luchino Italy BD
# 331 31 Shadow of a Doubt 1943 Hitchcock, Alfred USA BDS
# 143 30 Shane 1953 Stevens, George USA BD
# 776 30 She Wore a Yellow Ribbon 1949 Ford, John USA D
# 2575 31 Sholay 1975 Sippy, Ramesh India
# 2680 30 The Silences of the Palace 1994 Tlatli, Moufida France / Tunisia Y
# 2728 31 The Sin of Nora Moran 1933 Goldstone, Phil USA D
# 2728 31 Snatch 2000 Ritchie, Guy UK / USA BD
# 2728 31 Song of the Exile 1990 Hui, Ann Hong Kong / Taiwan Y
# 2728 31 Sound of the Mountain 1954 Naruse, Mikio Japan
# 216 29 Spartacus 1960 Kubrick, Stanley USA BDS
# 1995 31 Spider 2002 Cronenberg, David Canada / UK Y
# 820 31 The Spider's Stratagem 1970 Bertolucci, Bernardo Italy Y
# 2486 31 Spirits of the Dead: Toby Dammit 1968 Fellini, Federico France / Italy DS
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# 2727 30 Still Life 1974 Saless, Sohrab Shahid Iran
# 1955 31 The Story of a Cheat 1936 Guitry, Sacha France D
# 764 31 The Story of Qiu Ju 1992 Zhang, Yimou China / Hong Kong D
# 803 31 The Straight Story 1999 Lynch, David France / UK / USA Y
# 2728 31 The Straits of Love and Hate 1937 Mizoguchi, Kenji Japan
# 182 30 Strangers on a Train 1951 Hitchcock, Alfred USA BDS
# 658 31 Straw Dogs 1971 Peckinpah, Sam UK / USA BD
# 2261 31 Strawberry and Chocolate 1994 Alea, Tomás Gutiérrez / Tabío, Juan Carlos Cuba / Mexico / Spain Y
# 1725 30 Stray Dog 1949 Kurosawa, Akira Japan Y
# 2728 31 Street of Crocodiles 1986 Quay, Stephen / Quay, Timothy UK Y
# 404 30 Strike 1925 Eisenstein, Sergei M. Soviet Union BD
# 2728 31 Subete Ga Kurutteru 1960 Suzuki, Seijun Japan
# 2278 30 Sugar Cane Alley 1983 Palcy, Euzhan France Y
# 2486 31 Summer with Monika 1953 Bergman, Ingmar Sweden BD
# 718 31 Superman 1978 Donner, Richard UK BDS
# 2728 31 Surprise, Surprise 1991 Budgen, Frank UK
# 2728 31 Suzaki Paradise 1956 Kawashima, Yuzo Japan
# 2728 31 Sweet Dreams 1971 Avildsen, John G. USA
# 425 31 The Sweet Hereafter 1997 Egoyan, Atom Canada D
# 293 31 Swing Time 1936 Stevens, George USA BDS
# 2728 31 Sylvester 1924 Pick, Lupu Germany
# 2670 31 Taipei Story 1985 Yang, Edward Taiwan
# 1623 31 The Tales of Hoffmann 1951 Powell, Michael / Pressburger, Emeric UK D
# 2468 31 The Taste of Others 2000 Jaoui, Agnès France Y
# 843 31 Ten 2002 Kiarostami, Abbas France / Iran / USA Y
# 575 31 The Ten Commandments 1956 DeMille, Cecil B. USA BDS
# 454 31 The Terminator 1984 Cameron, James USA BD
# 213 31 Thelma & Louise 1991 Scott, Ridley USA BDS
# 2728 31 There's Always Tomorrow 1956 Sirk, Douglas USA BD
# 2728 31 They All Laughed 1981 Bogdanovich, Peter USA Y
# 1027 31 They Were Expendable 1945 Ford, John / Montgomery, Robert USA D
# 449 30 The Thief of Bagdad 1940 Berger, Ludwig / Powell, Michael / Whelan, Tim / Korda, Alexander / Korda, Zoltan / Menzies, William Cameron UK / USA D
# 2080 31 Thieves Like Us 1974 Altman, Robert USA D
# 964 30 The Thing from Another World 1951 Nyby, Christian / Hawks, Howard USA DS
# 251 31 The 39 Steps 1935 Hitchcock, Alfred UK BD
# 1255 31 Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould 1993 Girard, François Portugal / Canada / Finland / Netherlands D
# 2728 31 Three Crowns of the Sailor 1983 Ruiz, Raoul France
# 596 31 Three Kings 1999 Russell, David O. USA BD
# 1561 31 3:10 to Yuma 1957 Daves, Delmer USA BD
# 2653 31 Tih Minh 1918 Feuillade, Louis France
# 1572 31 A Time for Drunken Horses 2000 Ghobadi, Bahman Iran D
# 2213 30 Time of the Gypsies 1988 Kusturica, Emir UK / Italy / Yugoslavia Y
# 447 31 The Tin Drum 1979 Schlöndorff, Volker West Germany / France / Poland / Yugoslavia BDS
# 2569 30 The Tingler 1959 Castle, William USA Y
# 2678 31 Titicut Follies 1967 Wiseman, Frederick USA
# 952 31 To Live 1994 Zhang, Yimou Hong Kong / China D
# 1951 30 To Sleep with Anger 1990 Burnett, Charles USA BD
# 1898 31 Tobacco Road 1941 Ford, John USA
# 662 30 Topsy-Turvy 1999 Leigh, Mike UK BDS
# 543 31 Trainspotting 1996 Boyle, Danny UK BD
# 551 31 The Tree of Wooden Clogs 1978 Olmi, Ermanno Italy / France BD
# 1135 31 The Trial 1962 Welles, Orson France / Italy / West Germany / Yugoslavia Y
# 438 31 Triumph of the Will 1935 Riefenstahl, Leni Germany BD
# 1416 31 The Trouble with Harry 1955 Hitchcock, Alfred USA BDS
# 1560 31 Un Coeur en hiver 1992 Sautet, Claude France BY
# 2728 31 Uncut 1997 Greyson, John Canada
# 2728 31 The Unseen 1996 Janek, Miroslav Czech Republic
# 2728 31 Up the Junction 1965 Loach, Ken UK
# 323 31 The Usual Suspects 1995 Singer, Bryan USA / Germany BD
# 2631 31 Vaghe stelle dell'Orsa... 1965 Visconti, Luchino Italy
# 2728 31 Van Gogh 1991 Pialat, Maurice France D
# 1703 31 Vengeance Is Mine 1979 Imamura, Shohei Japan BD
# 538 31 The Verdict 1982 Lumet, Sidney USA D
# 2716 31 Waiting for Guffman 1996 Guest, Christopher USA BY
# 1023 31 War and Peace 1956 Vidor, King Italy / USA DS
# 1182 31 The War Game 1965 Watkins, Peter UK D
# 2579 31 Wedding in Galilee 1987 Khleifi, Michel Israel / France / Belgium Y
# 81 31 West Side Story 1961 Robbins, Jerome / Wise, Robert USA BDS
# 2447 31 When a Woman Ascends the Stairs 1960 Naruse, Mikio Japan D
# 434 31 When Harry Met Sally 1989 Reiner, Rob USA BD
# 2670 31 When It Rains 1995 Burnett, Charles USA
# 2222 31 While the City Sleeps 1956 Lang, Fritz USA BD
# 2670 31 Whispering Pages 1993 Sokurov, Aleksandr Russia / Germany BD
# 1715 31 Whistle Down the Wind 1961 Forbes, Bryan UK Y
# 500 28 White 1994 Kieslowski, Krzysztof France / Poland / Switzerland / UK BDS
# 227 30 White Heat 1949 Walsh, Raoul USA DS
# 2360 31 White Nights 1957 Visconti, Luchino Italy / France Y
# 2728 31 Who's Singing Over There? 1980 Sijan, Slobodan Yugoslavia
# 2728 31 The Witch's Curse 1962 Freda, Riccardo Italy Y
# 2728 31 Without Anesthesia 1978 Wajda, Andrzej Poland / France Y
# 2673 30 The Woman Next Door 1981 Truffaut, François France YS
# 294 31 Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown 1988 Almodóvar, Pedro Spain BD
# 2686 31 The Wonderful Lies of Nina Petrovna 1929 Schwarz, Hanns Germany
# 2575 31 Yellow Earth 1984 Chen, Kaige China Y
# 2728 31 You Are Weighed in the Balance But Are Found Wanting 1974 Brocka, Lino Philippines
# 2576 31 Zvenigora 1928 Dovzhenko, Aleksandr Soviet Union D
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D   DVD
V   VHS
Y   Yes (DVD or VHS, unspecified)
S   Soundtrack