Top Tens

2017

  1. On A Beach At Night Alone (Hong Sang-soo)
  2. Highview (Simon Liu)
  3. Electro-Pythagorus (Luke Fowler)
  4. Rubber Coated Steel (Lawrence Abu Hamdan)
  5. Life Imitation (Zhou Chen)
  6. Tonsler Park (Kevin Jerome Everson)
  7. Strong Island (Yance Ford)
  8. On Generation and Corruption (Takashi Makino)
  9. Common Carrier (James N. Kienitz Wilkins)
  10. Rabbit Hunt (Patrick Bresnan)

2016

  1. The Death of Louis XIV (Albert Serra)
  2. Cameraperson (Kirsten Johnson)
  3. 025 Sunset Red (Laida Lertxundi)
  4. Bangkok Nites (Tomita Katsuya)
  5. The Illinois Parables (Deborah Stratman)
  6. Sieranevada (Cristi Puiu)
  7. The Graduation (Claire Simon)
  8. Rat Film (Theo Anthony)
  9. Tempestad (Tatiana Huezo)
  10. By The Time It Gets Dark (Anocha Suwichakornpong)

2015

  1. Cemetery of Splendour (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  2. Happy Hour (Ryusuke Hamaguchi)
  3. Homeland (Iraq Year Zero) (Abbas Fahdel)
  4. In Jackson Heights (Frederick Wiseman)
  5. 88:88 (Isiah Medina)
  6. Engram of Returning (Daichi Saito)
  7. Sound of a Million Insects, Light of a Thousand Stars (Tomonari Nishikawa)
  8. Carol (Todd Haynes)
  9. Sixty Six (Lewis Khlar)
  10. Space Noise (Takashi Makino)

2014

  1. Horse Money (Pedro Costa)
  2. 0.5mm (Momoko Ando)
  3. Winter Sleep (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
  4. Goodbye to Language 3D (Jean-Luc Godard)
  5. December (Nathaniel Dorsky)
  6. From What is Before (Lav Diaz)
  7. National Gallery (Frederick Wiseman)
  8. The Look of Silence (Joshua Oppenheimer)
  9. For The Plasma (Bingham Bryant, Kyle Molzan)
  10. Field Niggas (Khalik Allah)

2013

  1. Stray Dogs (Tsai Ming-liang)
  2. Hard To Be a God (Aleksei German)
  3. Story of my Death (Albert Serra)
  4. The Wind Rises (Hayao Miyazaki)
  5. Let Your Light Shine (Jodie Mack)
  6. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (Isao Takahata)
  7. Bastards (Claire Denis)
  8. Stemple Pass (James Benning)
  9. The Strange Little Cat (Ramon Zurcher)
  10. A Touch of Sin (Jia Zhangke)

2012

  1. Three Sisters (Wang Bing)
  2. It's Such a Beautiful Day (Don Hertzfeldt)
  3. Leviathan (Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Verena Paravel)
  4. The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer)
  5. The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson)
  6. Drug War (Johnnie To)
  7. Like Someone in Love (Abbas Kiarostami)
  8. Tabu (Miguel Gomes)
  9. Post Tenebras Lux (Carlos Reygadas)
  10. Museum Hours (Jem Cohen)

2011

  1. The Day He Arrives (Hong Sang-soo)
  2. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
  3. Two Years at Sea (Ben Rivers)
  4. The Turin Horse (Bela Tarr)
  5. The Tree of Life (Terence Malick)
  6. Margaret (Kenneth Lonergan)
  7. Century of Birthing (Lav Diaz)
  8. The Deep Blue Sea (Terence Davies)
  9. Oslo, August 31st (Joachim Trier)
  10. I Wish (Hirokazu Koreeda)

2010

  1. Uncle Boonmie Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  2. Certified Copy (Abbas Kiarostami)
  3. Nostalgia for the Light (Patricio Guzman)
  4. Robinson in Ruins (Patrick Keiller)
  5. Film Socialisme (Jean-Luc Godard)
  6. Archipelago (Joanna Hogg)
  7. The Social Network (David Fincher)
  8. Poetry (Lee Chang-dong)
  9. Carlos (Olivier Assayas)
  10. Slow Action (Ben Rivers)

2009

  1. Compline (Nathaniel Dorsky)
  2. Petition (Zhao Liang)
  3. White Material (Claire Denis)
  4. My Tears Are Dry (Laida Lertxundi)
  5. sleep furiously (Gideon Koppel)
  6. Universal Soldier: Regeneration (John Hyams)
  7. Fish Tank (Andrea Arnold)
  8. Alamar (Pedro Gonzales-Rubio)
  9. The Limits of Control (Jim Jarmusch)
  10. The Girlfriend Experience (Steven Soderbergh)

2008

  1. Sarabande (Nathaniel Dorsky)
  2. Sparrow (Johnnie To)
  3. Night and Day (Hong Sang-soo)
  4. Love Exposure (Sion Sono)
  5. Of Time and the City (Terence Davies)
  6. Tokyo Sonata (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
  7. 35 Shots of Rum (Claire Denis)
  8. Hunger (Steve McQueen)
  9. Liverpool (Lisandro Alonso)
  10. Wendy and Lucy (Kelly Reichardt)

2007

  1. Footnotes to a House of Love (Laida Lertxundi)
  2. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson)
  3. Zodiak (David Fincher)
  4. At Sea (Peter Hutton)
  5. 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu)
  6. Eastern Promises (David Cronenberg)
  7. No Country For Old Men (Joel & Ethan Coen)
  8. My Winnipeg (Guy Madden)
  9. Stellar Licht (Carlos Reygadas)
  10. Paranoid Park (Gus Van Sant)

2006

  1. Syndromes and a Century (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  2. I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (Tsai Ming-liang)
  3. Still Life (Jia Zhangke)
  4. Deja Vu (Tony Scott)
  5. Brand Upon the Brain (Guy Maddin)
  6. Woman on the Beach (Hong Sang-soo)
  7. Paprika (Satoshi Kon)
  8. Miami Vice (Michael Mann)
  9. Inland Empire (David Lynch)
  10. Children of Men (Alfonso Cuaron)

2005

  1. Election (Johnnie To)
  2. Oxhide (Liu Jiayin)
  3. A History of Violence (David Cronenberg)
  4. The Child (Luc & Jean-Pierre Dardenne)
  5. The New World (Terence Malick)
  6. Three Times (Hou Hsiao Hsien)
  7. The Wayward Cloud (Tsai Ming-liang)
  8. Cache (Michael Haneke)
  9. The Meaning of Life (Don Hertzfeldt)
  10. Mutual Appreciation (Andrew Bujalski)

2004

  1. The Intruder (Claire Denis)
  2. Tropical Malady (Apitchapong Weerasethakul)
  3. Nobody Knows (Hirokazu Koreeda)
  4. Throw Down (Johnnie To)
  5. Notre Musique (Jean-Luc Godard)
  6. Collateral (Michael Mann)
  7. Before Sunset (Richard Linklater)
  8. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry)
  9. Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright)
  10. Tony Takitani (Jun Ichikawa)

2003

  1. Goodbye Dragon Inn (Tsai Ming Liang)
  2. Los Angeles Plays Itself (Thom Anderson)
  3. Memories of Murder (Bong Joon-ho)
  4. Cafe Lumiere (Hou Hsiao Hsien)
  5. Bright Future (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
  6. Shara (Noami Kawase)
  7. Elephant (Gus Van Sant)
  8. The Fog of War (Errol Morris)
  9. Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman (Takashi Miike)
  10. American Splendour (Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini)

2002

  1. Punch Drunk Love (Paul Thomas Anderson)
  2. On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate (Hong Sang-soo)
  3. Blissfully Yours (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  4. Camel(s) (Park Ki-young)
  5. The Son (Luc & Jean Pierre Dardenne)
  6. Far From Heaven (Todd Haynes)
  7. Minority Report (Steven Speilberg)
  8. Internal Affairs (Andrew Lau & Alan Mak)
  9. Friday Night (Claire Denis)

2001

  1. What Time Is It There? (Tsai Ming-liang)
  2. Millenium Mambo (Hou Hsiao Hsien)
  3. In Praise of Love (Jean-Luc Godard)
  4. Mullholland Drive (David Lynch)
  5. Where Does Your Hidden Smile Lie? (Pedro Costa)
  6. Pulse (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
  7. Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki)
  8. AI: Artificial Intelligence (Steven Speilberg)
  9. All About Lily Chou Chou (Shunji Iwai)
  10. Take Care Of My Cat (Jeong Jae-eun)

2000

  1. Yi Yi (Edward Yang)
  2. In the Mood For Love (Wong Kar Wai)
  3. As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty (Jonas Mekas)
  4. Werckmeister Harmonies (Bela Tarr)
  5. Platform (Jia Zhangke)
  6. Virgin Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors (Hong Sang-soo)
  7. Eureka (Shinji Aoyama)
  8. The Heart of the World (Guy Maddin)
  9. Dark Days (Mark Singer)
  10. Songs from the Second Floor (Roy Anderson)

1999

  1. Beau Travail (Claire Denis)
  2. M/Other (Nobuhiro Suwa)
  3. The Insider (Michael Mann)
  4. The Wind Will Carry Us (Abbas Kiarostami)
  5. Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick)
  6. Fiorucci Made Us Hardcore (Mark Leckey)
  7. Audition (Takashi Miike)
  8. One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenavich (Chris Marker)
  9. Man on the Moon (Milos Forman)
  10. The Matrix (Lana & Andy Wachowski)

1998

  1. New Rose Hotel (Abel Ferrara)
  2. Flowers of Shanghai (Hou Hsiao Hsien)
  3. The Thin Red Line (Terence Malick)
  4. Pony Glass (Lewis Khlar)
  5. The Celebration (Thomas Vinterberg)
  6. Ringu (Hideo Nakata)
  7. Last Days of Disco (Whit Stillman)
  8. Happiness (Todd Solonz)
  9. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Terry Gilliam)
  10. Rushmore (Wes Anderson)

1997

  1. Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki)
  2. Cure (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
  3. Gummo (Harmony Korine)
  4. Fireworks (Takeshi Kitano)
  5. End of Evangelion (Hideaki Anno)
  6. Frost (Fred Kelemen)
  7. Happy Together (Wong Kar Wai)
  8. Taste of Cherry (Abbas Kiarostami)
  9. Robinson In Space (Patrick Keiller)
  10. Perfect Blue (Satoshi Kon)

1996

  1. Mahjong (Edward Yang)
  2. Crash (David Cronenberg)
  3. A Moment of Innocence (Mohsen Makmalhbaf)
  4. Goodbye South, Goodbye (Hou Hsiao Hsien)
  5. Secrets & Lies (Mike Leigh)
  6. Fargo (Joel & Ethan Coen)
  7. Hard Eight (Paul Thomas Anderson)
  8. Scream (Wes Craven)
  9. Irma Vep (Olivier Assayas)
  10. Space Jam (Joe Pytka)

1995

  1. A Borrowed Life (Nien-Jen Wu)
  2. Maborosi (Hirokazu Koreeda)
  3. Heat (Michael Mann)
  4. Fallen Angels (Wong Kar Wai)
  5. Showgirls (Paul Verhoeven)
  6. Ghost in the Shell (Mamoru Oshii)
  7. Safe (Todd Haynes)
  8. Whisper of the Heart (Yoshifumi Kondô)
  9. Dead Man (Jim Jarmusch)
  10. Toy Story (John Lassater)

1994

  1. Chungking Express (Wong Kar Wai)
  2. Satantango (Bela Tarr)
  3. London (Patrick Keiller)
  4. Hoop Dreams (Steve James)
  5. Through the Olive Trees (Abbas Kiarostami)
  6. U.S. Go Home (Claire Denis)
  7. Vive L'Amour (Tsai Ming Liang)
  8. New Nightmare (Wes Craven)
  9. Black Ice (Stan Brakhage)
  10. In The Mouth of Madness (John Carpenter)

1993

  1. The Puppetmaster (Hou Hsiao Hsien)
  2. Moving (Shinji Somai)
  3. Je Vous Salue, Sarejevo (Jean-Luc Godard)
  4. Blue (Derek Jarman)
  5. From the East (Chantal Akerman)
  6. Green Snake (Tsui Hark)
  7. Short Cuts (Robert Altman)
  8. Dazed and Confused (Richard Linklater)
  9. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis)
  10. Autumnal (Stan Brakhage)

1992

  1. Life, and Nothing More (Abbas Kiarostami)
  2. Hard Boiled (John Woo)
  3. Lessons of Darkness (Werner Herzog)
  4. Hyenas (Djibril Diop Mambety)
  5. Malcolm X (Spike Lee)
  6. Bad Lieutenant (Abel Ferrara)
  7. The Last of the Mohicans (Michael Mann)
  8. Porco Rosso (Hayao Miyazaki)
  9. Husbands And Wives (Woody Allen)
  10. A Sense of History (Mike Leigh)

1991

  1. A Brighter Summer Day (Edward Yang)
  2. A Scene at the Sea (Takeshi Kitano)
  3. The Road to the Racetrack (Jang Sun-woo)
  4. March Comes In Like a Lion (Hitoshi Yazaki)
  5. Only Yesterday (Isao Takahata)
  6. Naked Lunch (David Cronenberg)
  7. Van Gogh (Maurice Pialat)
  8. My Own Private Idaho (Gus Van Sant)
  9. Night and Day (Chantal Akerman)
  10. Daughters of the Dust (Julie Dash)

1990

  1. Close-Up (Abbas Kiarostami)
  2. To Sleep With Anger (Charles Burnett)
  3. Tokyo Heaven (Shinji Somai)
  4. Metropolitan (Whit Stillman)
  5. Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese)
  6. Home Alone (Chris Columbus)

1989

  1. A City of Sadness (Hou Hsiao Hsien)
  2. Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee)
  3. Tetsuo, The Iron Man (Shinya Tsukamoto)
  4. Tongues Untied (Marlon Riggs)
  5. Images of the World and the Inscription of War (Haroun Farocki)
  6. Crimes and Misdemeanours (Woody Allen)
  7. Mystery Train (Jim Jarmusch)
  8. Darkness/Light/Darkness (Jan Švankmajer)
  9. Sex, Lies & Videotape (Steven Soderbergh)
  10. The Killer (John Woo)

1988

  1. Histoire(s) Du Cinema (Jean-Luc Godard)
  2. My Neighbour Totoro (Hayao Miyazaki)
  3. Grave of the Fireflies (Isao Takahata)
  4. Akira (Katsuhiro Otomo)
  5. Die Hard (John McTiernan)
  6. Dead Ringers (David Cronenberg)
  7. Damnation (Bela Tarr)
  8. Distant Voices, Still Lives (Terence Davies)
  9. The Thin Blue Line (Errol Morris)
  10. They Live (John Carpenter)

1987

  1. Landscape Suicide (James Benning)
  2. The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On (Kazuo Hara)
  3. Magino Village: A Tale (Shinsuke Ogawa)
  4. The Dante Quarter (Stan Brakhage)
  5. Handsworth Songs (John Akomfrah)
  6. King Lear (Jean-Luc Godard)
  7. Dust in the Wind (Hou Hsiao Hsien)
  8. Withnail & I (Bruce Robinson)
  9. Evil Dead 2 (Sam Raimi)
  10. Robocop (Paul Verhoeven)

1986

  1. The Terrorizers (Edward Yang)
  2. Blue Velvet (David Lynch)
  3. The Sacrifice (Andrei Tarkovsky)
  4. Night Music (Stan Brakhage)
  5. Hannah and Her Sisters (Woody Allen)
  6. Aliens (James Cameron)
  7. The Fly (David Cronenberg)
  8. Mauvais Sang (Leo Carax)
  9. The Green Ray (Eric Rohmer)
  10. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (John Hughes)

1985

  1. A Time to Live and a Time to Die (Hou Hsiao Hsien)
  2. Taipei Story (Edward Yang)
  3. Ran (Akira Kurosawa)
  4. Hail Mary (Jean-Luc Godard)
  5. After Hours (Martin Scorsese)
  6. A.K (Chris Marker)
  7. Brazil (Terry Gilliam)
  8. Police Story (Jackie Chan)
  9. Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis)
  10. The Breakfast Club (John Hughes)

1984

  1. Love Streams (John Cassavetes)
  2. A Summer at Grandpas (Hou Hsiao Hsien)
  3. Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders)
  4. Bless Their Little Hearts (Billy Woodberry)
  5. Spacy (Takashi Ito)
  6. Stop Making Sense (Jonathan Demme)
  7. Once Upon a Time In America (Sergio Leone)
  8. Stranger Than Paradise (Jim Jarmusch)
  9. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (Hayao Miyazaki)
  10. Gremlins (Joe Dante)
  11. The Pit, The Pendulum and Hope (Jan Švankmajer)

1983

  1. Sans Soleil (Chris Marker)
  2. Videodrome (David Cronenberg)
  3. Nostalghia (Andrei Tarkovsky)
  4. Dimensions of Dialogue (Jan Švankmajer)
  5. Reassemblage (Trinh T. Minh-ha)
  6. The Boys From Fengkuei (Hou Hsiao Hsien)
  7. The Sky On Location (Babette Mangolte)
  8. L'Argent (Robert Bresson)
  9. Christine (John Carpenter)
  10. A Nos Amours (Maurice Pialat)

1982

  1. One From The Heart (Francis Ford Coppola)
  2. The Thing (John Carpenter)
  3. Five Year Diary (Anne Charlotte Robinson)
  4. Blade Runner (Ridley Scott)
  5. Thunder (Takashi Ito)
  6. The King of Comedy (Martin Scorsese)
  7. Fitzcarraldo (Werner Herzog)
  8. Boat People (Ann Hui)
  9. Passion (Jean-Luc Godard)
  10. E.T The Extra-Terrestrial (Steven Spielberg)

1981

  1. The Garden of Earthly Delights (Stan Brakhage)
  2. Thief (Michael Mann)
  3. Possession (Andrzej Zulawski)
  4. Blow Out (Brian De Palma)
  5. Modern Romance (Albert Brooks)
  6. Spacy (Takashi Ito)
  7. Junkopia (Chris Marker)
  8. Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg)
  9. The Evil Dead (Sam Raimi)

1980

  1. The Shining (Stanley Kubrick)
  2. Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese)
  3. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (George Lucas)
  4. Free, White & 21 (Howardena Pindell)
  5. Airplane (Jim Abrahams, David & Jerry Zucker)
  6. Stardust Memories (Woody Allen)
  7. The Elephant Man (David Lynch)
  8. The Blues Brothers (John Landis)

1979

  1. Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola)
  2. Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky)
  3. Bush Mama (Haile Gerima)
  4. Manhattan (Woody Allen)
  5. Alien (Ridley Scott)
  6. Two Space (Larry Cuba)
  7. Life of Brian (Terry Jones)
  8. Zombi II (Lucio Fulci)

1978

  1. Halloween (John Carpenter)
  2. Killer of Sheep (Charles Burnett)
  3. The Deer Hunter (Michael Cimino)
  4. Days of Heaven (Terence Malick)
  5. The Meetings of Anna (Chantal Akerman)
  6. Dawn of the Dead (George A. Romero)
  7. The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (Liu Chia-liang)
  8. Burial Path (Stan Brakhage)

1977

  1. A Grin Without a Cat (Chris Marker)
  2. 3 Women (Robert Altman
  3. News From Home (Chantal Akerman)
  4. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Speilberg)
  5. Suspiria (Dario Argento)
  6. Annie Hall (Woody Allen)
  7. Opening Night (John Cassavetes)
  8. Eraserhead (David Lynch)
  9. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (George Lucas)

1976

  1. I, You, He, She (Chantal Akerman)
  2. The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (John Cassavetes)
  3. Duelle (Jacques Rivette)
  4. Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese)
  5. Nuts in May (Mike Leigh)

1975

  1. Mirror (Andrei Tarkovsky)
  2. Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai de Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Chantal Akerman)
  3. The Passenger (Michelangelo Antonioni)
  4. Nashville (Robert Altman)
  5. 31/75: Asylum (Kurt Kren)
  6. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Milos Forman)
  7. Jaws (Steven Spielberg)
  8. Manila in the Claws of Light (Lino Brocka)
  9. Numero Deux (Jean-Luc Godard)
  10. Picnic at Hanging Rock (Peter Weir)

1974

  1. Chinatown (Roman Polanski)
  2. The Conversation (Francis Ford Coppola)
  3. Pastoral: To Die in the Country (Shuji Terayama)
  4. A Woman Under the Influence (John Cassavetes)
  5. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Tobe Hooper)
  6. Olivia's Place (Thom Andersen)
  7. Ali: Fear Eats The Soul (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
  8. Hearts and Minds (Peter Davis)
  9. California Split (Robert Altman)
  10. Celine and Julie Go Boating (Jacques Rivette)

1973

  1. The Long Goodbye (Robert Altman)
  2. Badlands (Terence Malick)
  3. Dresden Dynamo (Lis Rhodes)
  4. The Wicker Man (Robin Hardy)
  5. Don't Look Now (Nicolas Roeg)
  6. The Exorcist (William Freidkin)
  7. Enter the Dragon (Robert Clouse)
  8. Touki Bouki (Djibril Diop Mambety)
  9. Sulphur (Derek Jarman)
  10. Paper Moon (Peter Bogdanovich)

1972

  1. Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky)
  2. The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola)
  3. Hotel Monteray (Chantal Akerman)
  4. Aguirre: The Wrath of God (Werner Herzog)
  5. Lucifer Rising (Kenneth Anger)
  6. Chakra (Jordan Belson)

1971

  1. Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets (Shuji Terayama)
  2. A Touch of Zen (King Hu)
  3. The French Connection (William Friedkin)
  4. Out 1 (Jacques Rivette)
  5. La Region Centrale (Michael Snow)
  6. Two Lane Blacktop (Monte Hellman)
  7. The Act of Seeing With One's OWn Eyes (Stan Brakhage)
  8. Walkabout (Nicolas Roeg)
  9. (Nostalgia) Hollis Frampton)
  10. Klute (Alan J. Pakula)

1970

  1. Hospital (Frederick Wiseman)
  2. Husbands (John Cassavetes)
  3. M.A.S.H (Robert Altman)
  4. Performance (Nicolas Roeg & Donald Cammell)
  5. Spectator (Franz Zwartjes)

1969

  1. Diaries, Notes & Sketches (Jonas Mekas)
  2. Boy (Nagisa Oshima)
  3. Easy Rider (Dennis Hopper)
  4. The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah)
  5. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (George Roy Hill)
  6. Kes (Ken Loach)

1968

  1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick)
  2. Death by Hanging (Nagisa Oshima)
  3. 17/68 Grün-Rot (Kurt Kren)
  4. The Sixth Face of the Pentagon (Chris Marker)
  5. Salesman (David & Albert Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin)
  6. Faces (John Cassavetes)
  7. Rosemary's Baby (Roman Polanski)
  8. Night of the Living Dead (George A. Romero)

1967

  1. Marketa Lazarova (Frantisek Vlacil)
  2. Scattered Clouds (Mikio Naruse)
  3. Playtime (Jacques Tati)
  4. Bliss (Gregory J Markopolous)
  5. The Samurai (Jean Pierre Melville)
  6. Mouchette (Robert Bresson)
  7. Point Blank (John Boorman)
  8. Weekend (Jean Luc-Godard)
  9. Standard Time (Michael Snow)
  10. The Jungle Book (Wolfgang Reitherman)

1966

  1. Au Hasard Balthasar (Robert Bresson)
  2. 7 Women (John Ford)
  3. The Face of Another (Hiroshi Teshigahara)
  4. Andrei Rublev (Andrei Tarkovsky)
  5. 2 or 3 Things I Know About You (Jean-Luc Godard)
  6. Red Angel (Yasuzo Masamura)
  7. Persona (Ingmar Bergman)
  8. Blow Up (Michelangelo Antonioni)
  9. Tokyo Drifter (Seijun Suzuki)
  10. Word Movie (Paul Sharits)

1965

  1. Pierrot Le Fou (Jean-Luc Godard)
  2. Screen Tests (Andy Warhol)
  3. Ako (Hiroshi Teshigahara)
  4. The Koumiko Mystery (Chris Marker)
  5. The War Game (Peter Watkins)

1964

  1. Woman in the Dunes (Hiroshi Teshigahara)
  2. Dr. Strangelove, Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Stanley Kubrick)
  3. Dog Star Man (Stan Brakhage)
  4. The Gospel According to St. Matthew (Pier Paolo Pasolini)
  5. Scorpio Rising (Kenneth Anger)
  6. Goldfinger (Guy Hamilton)

1963

  1. High and Low (Akira Kurosawa)
  2. Contempt (Jean Luc Godard)
  3. Mothlight (Stan Brakhage)
  4. The House is Black (Forugh Farrokhzad)
  5. 8 1/2 (Federico Fellini)
  6. Shock Corridor (Samuel Fuller)
  7. The Insect Woman (Shohei Imamura)
  8. Le Joli Mai (Chris Marker)
  9. Mahanagar (Satyajit Ray)
  10. The Leopard (Luchino Visconti)

1962

  1. Harakiri (Masaki Kobayashi)
  2. An Autumn Afternoon (Yasujro Ozu)
  3. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (John Ford)
  4. Laurence of Arabia (David Lean)
  5. La Jetee (Chris Marker)
  6. Vivre Se Vie (Jean-Luc Godard)
  7. L'Eclisse (Michelangelo Antonioni)
  8. Ivan's Chidlhood (Andrei Tarkovsky)
  9. Lolita (Stanley Kubrick)
  10. Jules and Jim (Francois Truffaut)

1961

  1. Last Year at Marienbad (Alain Resnais)
  2. Yojimbo (Akira Kurosawa)
  3. Allures (Jordan Belson)
  4. The Exiles (Kent Mackenzie)

1960

  1. L'Avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni)
  2. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock)
  3. The Apartment (Billy Wilder)
  4. La Dolce Vita (Federico Fellini)
  5. The Bad Sleep Well (Akira Kurosawa)
  6. Breathless (Jean Luc-Godard)
  7. Jazz on a Summer's Day (Bert Stern)
  8. The Young One (Luis Bunuel)

1959

  1. Hiroshima Mon Amour (Alain Resnais)
  2. Rio Bravo (Howard Hawks)
  3. Imitation of Life (Douglas Sirk)
  4. Good Morning (Yasujiro Ozu)
  5. North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock)
  6. Pickpocket (Robert Bresson)
  7. Floating Weeds (Yasujiro Ozu)
  8. The 400 Blows (Francois Truffaut)
  9. Shadows (John Cassavetes)
  10. Black Orpheus (Marcel Camus)

1958

  1. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock)
  2. Touch of Evil (Orson Welles)
  3. Giants and Toys (Yasuzo Masumuro)
  4. The Hidden Fortress (Akira Kurosawa)

1957

  1. Wild Strawberries (Ingmar Bergman)
  2. Throne of Blood (Akira Kurosawa)
  3. The Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman)

1956

  1. The Searchers (John Ford)
  2. Bigger Than Ray (Nicholas Ray)

1955

  1. Floating Clouds (Mikio Naruse)
  2. Rebel Without a Cause (Nicholas Ray)
  3. Allow That Heaven Allows (Douglas Sirk)
  4. Night and Fog (Alain Resnais)
  5. The Wonder Ring (Stan Brakhage)
  6. The Night of the Hunter (Charles Laughton)

1954

  1. Sansho the Bailiff (Kenji Mizoguchi)
  2. Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa)
  3. Brigadoon (Vincente Minnelli)
  4. Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock)

1953

  1. Ugetsu (Kenji Mizoguchi)
  2. Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu)
  3. Duck Amuck (Chuck Jones)
  4. Pickup on South Street (Samuel Fuller)
  5. Statues Also Die (Chris Marker)
  6. El (Luis Bunuel)

1952

  1. Ikiru (Akira Kurosawa)
  2. Singin' in the Rain (Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly)
  3. The Bad and the Beautiful (Vincente Minelli)

1951

  1. Early Summer (Yasujiro Ozu)
  2. A Streetcar Named Desire (Elia Kazan)
  3. The River (Jean Renoir)

1950

  1. In a Lonely Place (Nicholas Ray)
  2. Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa)
  3. Sunset Boulevard (Billy Wilder)

1949

  1. Late Spring (Yasujiro Ozu)
  2. The Third Man (Carol Reed)
  3. Stray Dog (Akira Kurosawa)

1948

  1. Spring in a Small Town (Fei Mu)
  2. They Live By Night (Nicholas Ray)
  3. Psyche (Gregory J Markapolous)
  4. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (John Huston)
  5. Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio de Sica)

1947

1946

  1. My Darling Clementine (John Ford)
  2. Notorious (Alfred Hitchcock)
  3. Beauty and the Beast (Jean Cocteau)
  4. The Big Sleep (Howard Hawks)
  5. A Matter of Life and Death (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)

1945

  1. Brief Encounter (David Lean)
  2. Rome, Open City (Roberto Rossellini)

1944

  1. Witch's Cradle (Maya Deren)
  2. Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder)
  3. Jammin The Blues (Gjon Mili)

1943

  1. Meshes of the Afternoon (Maya Deren)
  2. Fires Were Started (Humphrey Jennings)

1942

  1. Bambi (James Algar)
  2. Casablanca (Michael Curtiz)
  3. The Magnificent Ambersons (Orson Welles)

1941

  1. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles)
  2. Dumbo (Ben Sharpsteen)
  3. The Maltese Falcon (John Huston)

1940

  1. Fantasia (Norman Ferguson)
  2. His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks)
  3. The Great Dictator (Charlie Chaplin)
  4. London Can Take It (Humphrey Jennings)

1939

  1. Only Angels Have Wings (Howard Hawks)
  2. Stagecoach (John Ford)
  3. The Rules of the Game (Jean Renoir)
  4. Drums Along The Mohawk (John Ford)

1938

  1. Bringing Up Baby (Howard Hawks)

1937

  1. Humanity and Paper Balloons (Sadao Yamanaka)
  2. Snow White (David Hand)

1936

  1. Modern Times (Charlie Chaplin)
  2. Priest of Darkness (Sadao Yamanaka)

1935

  1. Sazen Tange and the Pot Worth Seven Million Ryo (Sadao Yamanaka)

1934

  1. L'Atalante (Jean Vigo)

1933

1932

1931

1930

  1. The Blue Angel (Josef Von Sternberg)

1929

  1. The Man With a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov)
  2. Un Chien Andelou (Luis Bunuel)

1928

  1. The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer)
  2. October (Sergei Eisenstein)

1927

  1. Napoleon (Abel Gance)
  2. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (F.W. Murnau)

1926

1925

1924

  1. Sherlock Jr (Buster Keaton)

1923

1922

  1. Our Hospitality (Buster Keaton)

1920

1919

1918

1917

1916

  1. Intolerance (D.W. Griffiths)