Sight and Sound’s Greatest Films of All Time Poll – Full List as New Winner Puts Vertigo in Second Place

The results of Picture and soundThe ten-yearly poll for the greatest film of all time is here.

Every 10 years, the magazine asks film experts, including critics, researchers, distributors, writers, curators, archivists and programmers, to submit their personal top 10 favorite films.

In 2012, the winner was Alfred Hitchcock dizzinesswhich was relegated to second place.

The 2022 poll, which garnered almost twice as many responses as a decade ago, was topped by Chantal Akerman’s minimalist Belgian drama Jeanne Dielman23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Brussels (1975).

Akerman is the first director in her 70-year history to have a film top the poll. In the 2012 list, the film landed at number 36.

The three-hour, 21-minute film, directed by Akerman when he was 25, chronicles the everyday life of a widow (Delphine Seyrig) over three days.

Rounding out the top 5 is Orson Welles’ former number one Citizen Kane (1941), which is in third place, and Yasujirō Ozu’s Tokyo story (1953) Fourth.

There are three newcomers to the top 10: Wong Kar Wai’s 2000 film In the mood for love (fifth), Claire Denis’ 1999 release Beau Travail (seventh) and David Lynchs Mulholland Drive (Eighth) from 2001.

Jeanne Dielman was named the best Sight and Sound film of all time


Stanley Kubricks 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) came sixth with the silent film by Dziga Vertov Man with a film camera (1929) and the musical by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen sing in the rain (1952) in ninth and tenth place.

The Top 100 includes nine films from the past two decades, with Celine Sciamma among the most recent entries Portrait of a lady on fire (2019) at 30, Barry Jenkins moonlight (2016) at 60 and Bong Joon Hos parasite (2019) at 90.

Jordan Peeles Go out (2017) was ranked the 95th greatest film of all time.

“Get Out” appeared in the Sight and Sound Greatest Films of All Time poll.

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Movies that dropped out of the top 100 include Orson Welles movies The great Ambersons (1942) and touch of evil (1958), David Lean Epic Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Roman Polanskis Chinatown (1974), Francis Ford Coppola’s gangster sequel The Godfather Part II (1974) and Martin Scorsese film wild bull (1980).

The first godfather Film released in 1972 ranked 12th, with the highest scoring Scorsese film listed as 1976 taxi driverwhich landed at number 29.

Find the top 20 below:

1. Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Brussels (Chantal Akerman, 1975)

2. dizziness (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959)

3. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)

4. Tokyo story (Ozu Yasujiro, 1953)

5. In the mood for love (Wong Kar Wai, 2001)

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

7. Beau Travail (Claire Denis, 1998)

8th. Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001)

9. Man with a film camera (Dziga Vertov, 1929)

10 sing in the rain (Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly, 1951)

11. Sunrise: A song of two people (FW Murnau, 1927)

12. The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)

13. La Règle du jeu (Jean Renoir, 1939)

14 Cleo from 5 to 7 (Agnes Varda, 1962)

fifteen. The Seekers (John Ford, 1956)

16 stitches of the afternoon (Maya Deren & Alexander Hammid, 1943)

17 closeup (Abbas Kiarostami, 1989)

18 persona (Ingmar Bergmann, 1966)

19 apocalypse now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)

20 Seven samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954) Sight and Sound’s Greatest Films of All Time Poll – Full List as New Winner Puts Vertigo in Second Place


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