Sight & Sound 2012 Critics Poll

Results of the Sight & Sound 2012 Critics Poll, as voted on by 846 critics, programmers, academics and distributors, and as announced August 1, 2012.


Note: Corresponding Directors Poll results are here.


Note 2: #49 (actually a tie for #48) is Jean-Luc Godard's collected work Histoire(s) du cinéma.

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  • Vertigo

    1

  • Citizen Kane

    2

  • Tokyo Story

    3

  • The Rules of the Game

    4

  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    5

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    6

  • The Searchers

    7

  • Man with a Movie Camera

    8

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

    9

  • 8½

    10

  • Battleship Potemkin

    11

  • L'Atalante

    12

  • Breathless

    13

  • Apocalypse Now

    14

  • Late Spring

    15

  • Au Hasard Balthazar

    16

  • Seven Samurai

    17

  • Persona

    18

  • Mirror

    19

  • Singin' in the Rain

    20

  • L'Avventura

    21

  • Contempt

    22

  • The Godfather

    23

  • Ordet

    24

  • In the Mood for Love

    25

  • Rashomon

    26

  • Andrei Rublev

    27

  • Mulholland Drive

    28

  • Stalker

    29

  • Shoah

    30

  • The Godfather: Part II

    31

  • Taxi Driver

    32

  • Bicycle Thieves

    33

  • The General

    34

  • Metropolis

    35

  • Psycho

    36

  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

    37

  • Satantango

    38

  • The 400 Blows

    39

  • La Dolce Vita

    40

  • Journey to Italy

    41

  • Pather Panchali

    42

  • Some Like It Hot

    43

  • Gertrud

    44

  • Pierrot le Fou

    45

  • PlayTime

    46

  • Close-Up

    47

  • The Battle of Algiers

    48

  • Histoire(s) du cinéma

    49

  • City Lights

    50

  • Ugetsu

    51

  • La Jetée

    52

  • Rear Window

    53

  • North by Northwest

    54

  • Raging Bull

    55

  • M

    56

  • Touch of Evil

    57

  • The Leopard

    58

  • Sherlock, Jr.

    59

  • Sansho the Bailiff

    60

  • The Mother and the Whore

    61

  • Barry Lyndon

    62

  • Modern Times

    63

  • Sunset Boulevard

    64

  • The Night of the Hunter

    65

  • Wild Strawberries

    66

  • Rio Bravo

    67

  • Pickpocket

    68

  • A Man Escaped

    69

  • Blade Runner

    70

  • Sans Soleil

    71

  • Blue Velvet

    72

  • Grand Illusion

    73

  • Children of Paradise

    74

  • The Third Man

    75

  • L'Eclisse

    76

  • Nashville

    77

  • Once Upon a Time in the West

    78

  • Chinatown

    79

  • Beau Travail

    80

  • The Magnificent Ambersons

    81

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    82

  • The Spirit of the Beehive

    83

  • Greed

    84

  • Casablanca

    85

  • The Color of Pomegranates

    86

  • The Wild Bunch

    87

  • Fanny and Alexander

    88

  • A Brighter Summer Day

    89

  • A Day in the Country

    90

  • A Matter of Life and Death

    91

  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God

    92

  • Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages

    93

  • Un Chien Andalou

    94

  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

    95

  • The Earrings of Madame de...

    96

  • The Seventh Seal

    97

  • Imitation of Life

    98

  • Touki Bouki

    99

  • Yi Yi

    100