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THE 52 BEST FILMS OF ALL TIME by fapweb  |  Posted in Articles  |  on Mon, Sep 24, 2012

The British Film Institute, through its Sight and Sound magazine, polled 846 movie experts in 2012 to come up with the 250 best films of all time.

The poll on various critics, academics, distributors, writers and programmers started in 1932 and has since been held every decade. The 2012 poll is the seventh such poll conducted by the BFI.

Partial results listed the more than 50 best films of all time:

1. Vertigo (US) Alfred Hitchcock (1958)

2. Citizen Kane (US) Orson Welles (1941)

3. Tokyo Story (Japan) Yasujiro Ozu (1953)

4. The Rules of the Game/La regle de jeu (France) Jean Renoir (1939)

5. Sunrise: A Song for Two Humans (US) F. W. Murnau (1927)

6. 2001: ASpace dyssey (Great Britain) Stanley Kurbrick (1968)

7. The Searchers (US) John Ford (1956)

8. Man with a Movie Camera (USSR) Dziga Vertov (1929)

9. The Passion of Joan of Arc (France) Carl Theodor Dreyer (1927)

10. 8 ½ (Italy) Federico Fellini (1963)

11. Battleship Potemkin (USSR) Sergei Eisenstein/Grigori
Aleksandrov (1925)

12. L’Atalante (France) Jean Vigo (1934)

13. Breathless (France) Jean-Luc Godard (1960)

14. Apocalypse Now (US) Francis Ford Coppola (1979)

15. Late Spring (Japan) Yasujiro Ozu (1949 )

16. Au hasard Balthazar (France/Sweden) Robert Bresson (1966)

17-18 (tie)
Seven Samurai (Japan) Akira Kurosawa (1954)
Persona (Sweden)Ingmar Bergman (1966)

19. Mirror (USSR) Andrei Tarkovsky (1974)

20. Singin’ in the Rain (US) Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly (1951)

21/22/23 (tie)
L’avventura (Italy/France) Michelangelo Antonioni (1960)
Le Mépris (Contempt) France/Italy Jean-Luc Godard (1963)
The Godfather (US) Francis Ford Coppola (1972)

24/25 (tie)
Ordet (Denmark) Carl Dreyer (1955)
In the Mood for Love (France/Hongkong) Wong Kar-Wai (2000)

26/27 (tie)
Rashomon (Japan) Akira Kurosawa (1950)
Andrei Rublev (USSR) Andrei Tarkovsky (1966)

28. Mulholland Dr. (US/France) David Lynch (2001)

29/30 (tie)
Stalker (West Germany/Soviet Union) Andrei Tarkovsky (1979)
Shoah (France) Claude Lanzmann (1985)

31/32 (tie)
The Godfather Part II (US) Francis Ford Coppola (1974)
Taxi Driver (US) Martin Scorsese (1976)

33. Bicycle Thieves (Italy) Vittorio De Sica (1948)

34. The General (US) Buster Keaton & Clyde Bruckman (1926)

35/36/37/38 (tie)
Metropolis (Germany) Fritz Lang (1927)
Psycho (US) Alfred Hitchcock (1960)
Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles (Belgium/France) Chantal Akerman (1975)
Sátántangó Hungary/Germany/Switzerland) Béla Tarr (1994)

39/40 (tie)
The 400 Blows (France) François Truffaut (1959)
La dolce vita (Italy/France) Federico Fellini (1960)

41. Journey to Italy (France/Italy) Roberto Rossellini (1954)

42/43/44/45/46/47 (tie)
Pather Panchali (India) Satyajit Ray (1955)
Some Like It Hot (US) Billy Wilder (1959)
Gertrud (Denmark) Carl Dreyer (1964)
Pierrot le fou/Pierrot Goes Wild (France/Italy) Jean-Luc Godard (1965)
Play Time (France/Italy) Jacques Tati (1967)
Close-Up (Iran) Abbas Kiarostami (1990)

48/49 (tie)
The Battle of Algiers (Algeria/Italy) Gillo Pontecorvo (1966)
Histoire(s) du cinéma (France) Jean-Luc Godard (1998)

50/51/52 (tie)
City Lights (US) Charlie Chaplin (1931)
Ugetsu monogatari/Tales of Ugetsu (Japan)Kenji Mizoguchi (1953)
La Jetée (The Pier) France Chris Marker (1962)


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