Saturday, August 4, 2012

My Alternative Sight & Sound List

In light of the recent Sight & Sound poll, SlashFilm collected a handful of lists by notable Hollywood directors which listed their picks for the Top 10 greatest films ever made. Since I'm bored and haven't updated here in quite a while, here's my top 10 (in chronological order).

The first three selections on Sight & Sound's list are included in mine, perhaps because I don't feel any list of this sort could possibly afford to do without those three essential films. The rest of the choices on my list are a mixture of other common choices as well as movies that I just happen to love personally, even if I'm in the minority on them. Enjoy.

1. Citizen Kane (1941)

2. Tokyo Story (1953)

3. Vertigo (1958)

4. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

5. The Day of the Jackal (1973)

6. Barry Lyndon (1975)

7. Apocalypse Now (1979)

8. Raging Bull (1980)

9. Carlito's Way (1993)

10. Schindler's List (1993)


  1. Adam:

    Nice to see you include Barry Lyndon on your list. When I first saw this in the theater back in 1975, I was dazzled by the look of the film, but felt disappointed, as it seemed cold and distant - a common criticism of Kubrick's films.

    However I saw this again a few months ago and realized what a superb film this truly is.

  2. You got to see Barry Lyndon in '75, Tom? I'm jealous! I still haven't been able to experience it in a theater. Glad you've come around to liking it, too. One of these days I might write an appreciative piece on it. Not anytime soon, of course, but someday.


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