Filums!

02Aug12

This list via The Guardian, from The British Film Institute – The Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time

….and how many of these films have I seen?? Marked in red, mainly the American, English, Italian ones here. I am interested in this list as there do look like quite a few movies here that I would love to see, starting with Tokyo Story.

1. Vertigo  Alfred Hitchcock, 1958 (191 votes)

2. Citizen Kane Orson Welles, 1941 (157 votes)

3. Tokyo Story Ozu Yasujiro, 1953 (107 votes)

4. La Règle du jeu Jean Renoir, 1939 (100 votes)

5. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans FW Murnau, 1927 (93 votes)

6. 2001: A Space Odyssey Stanley Kubrick, 1968 (90 votes)

7. The Searchers John Ford, 1956 (78 votes)

8. Man with a Movie Camera Dziga Vertov, 1939 (68 votes)

9. The Passion of Joan of Arc Carl Dreyer, 1927 (65 votes)

10.  Federico Fellini, 1963 (64 votes)

11. Battleship Potemkin Sergei Eisenstein, 1925 (63 votes)

12. L’Atalante Jean Vigo, 1934 (58 votes)

13. Breathless Jean-Luc Godard, 1960 (57 votes)

14. Apocalypse Now Francis Ford Coppola, 1979 (53 votes)

15. Late Spring Ozu Yasujiro, 1949 (50 votes)

16. Au hasard Balthazar Robert Bresson, 1966 (49 votes)

17= Seven Samurai Kurosawa Akira, 1954 (48 votes)

17= Persona Ingmar Bergman, 1966 (48 votes)

19. Mirror Andrei Tarkovsky, 1974 (47 votes)

20. Singin’ in the Rain Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly, 1951 (46 votes)

21= L’avventura Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960 (43 votes)

21= Le Mépris Jean-Luc Godard, 1963 (43 votes)

21= The Godfather Francis Ford Coppola, 1972 (43 votes)

24= Ordet Carl Dreyer, 1955 (42 votes)

24= In the Mood for Love Wong Kar-Wai, 2000 (42 votes)

26= Rashomon Kurosawa Akira, 1950 (41 votes)

26= Andrei Rublev Andrei Tarkovsky, 1966 (41 votes)

28. Mulholland Dr. David Lynch, 2001 (40 votes)

29= Stalker Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979 (39 votes)

29= Shoah Claude Lanzmann, 1985 (39 votes)

31= The Godfather Part II Francis Ford Coppola, 1974 (38 votes)

31= Taxi Driver Martin Scorsese, 1976 (38 votes)

33. Bicycle Thieves Vittoria De Sica, 1948 (37 votes)

34. The General Buster Keaton & Clyde Bruckman, 1926 (35 votes)

35= Metropolis Fritz Lang, 1927 (34 votes)

35= Psycho Alfred Hitchcock, 1960 (34 votes)

35= Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles Chantal Akerman, 1975 (34 votes)

35= Sátántangó Béla Tarr, 1994 (34 votes)

39= The 400 Blows François Truffaut, 1959 (33 votes)

39= La dolce vita Federico Fellini, 1960 (33 votes)

41. Journey to Italy Roberto Rossellini, 1954 (32 votes)

42= Pather Panchali Satyajit Ray, 1955 (31 votes)

42= Some Like It Hot Billy Wilder, 1959 (31 votes)

42= Gertrud Carl Dreyer, 1964 (31 votes)

42= Pierrot le fou Jean-Luc Godard, 1965 (31 votes)

42= Play Time Jacques Tati, 1967 (31 votes)

42= Close-Up Abbas Kiarostami, 1990 (31 votes)

48= The Battle of Algiers Gillo Pontecorvo, 1966 (30 votes)

48= Histoire(s) du cinéma Jean-Luc Godard, 1998 (30 votes)

50= City Lights Charlie Chaplin, 1931 (29 votes)

50= Ugetsu monogatari Mizoguchi Kenji, 1953 (29 votes)

50= La Jetée  hris Marker, 1962 (29 votes)

So many filums yet to see!!

I have never been to it, but going to take a week off and see some films at the Canberra International Film Festival in early November.

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