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The Best Films of the Year (1960 - Present)
  • Updated 3-22-17. Added 1960-1963 and a tentative 2016.

2016

  1. Nocturnal Animals (Tom Ford)
  2. La La Land (Damien Chazelle)
  3. Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)
  4. Cemetery of Splendor (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  5. Silence (Martin Scorsese)
  6. Everybody Wants Some!! (Richard Linklater)
  7. Rams (Grímur Hákonarson)
  8. The Nice Guys (Shane Black)
  9. Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan)
  10. Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (Werner Herzog)

2015

  1. Inside Out (Pete Docter and Ronnie Del Carmen)
  2. It Follows (David Robert Mitchell)
  3. Sicario (Denis Villeneuve)
  4. The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos)
  5. The Duke of Burgundy (Peter Strickland)
  6. Welcome to New York (Abel Ferrara)
  7. Timbuktu (Abderrahmane Sissako)
  8. Phoenix (Christian Petzold)
  9. Room (Lenny Abrahamson)
  10. Tangerine (Sean Baker)

2014

  1. The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson)
  2. Nymphomaniac Vol. I & II (Lars von Trier)
  3. We Are the Best! (Lukas Moodysson)
  4. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (Alejandro González Iñárritu)
  5. Jodorowsky's Dune (Frank Pavich)
  6. Boyhood (Richard Linklater)
  7. The Missing Picture (Rithy Panh)
  8. Mr. Turner (Mike Leigh)
  9. Ernest & Celestine (Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar and Benjamin Renner)
  10. Whiplash (Damien Chazelle)

2013

  1. Before Midnight (Richard Linklater)
  2. The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Cynn and Anonymous)
  3. Beyond the Hills (Cristian Mungiu)
  4. Blue Is the Warmest Color (Abdellatif Kechiche)
  5. The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese)
  6. Museum Hours (Jem Cohen)
  7. The Past (Asghar Farhadi)
  8. To the Wonder (Terrence Malick)
  9. Laurence Anyways (Xavier Dolan)
  10. The Place Beyond the Pines (Derek Cianfrance)

2012

  1. Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson)
  2. Holy Motors (Léos Carax)
  3. Amour (Michael Haneke)
  4. Life of Pi (Ang Lee)
  5. The Imposter (Bart Layton)
  6. Django Unchained (Quentin Tarantino)
  7. Bernie (Richard Linklater)
  8. The Deep Blue Sea (Terence Davies)
  9. Ted (Seth MacFarlane)
  10. Frankenweenie (Tim Burton)

2011

  1. The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick)
  2. Melancholia (Lars von Trier)
  3. A Separation (Asghar Farhadi)
  4. House of Tolerance (Bertrand Bonello)
  5. Le Quattro Volte (Michelangelo Frammartino)
  6. Tuesday, After Christmas (Radu Muntean)
  7. The Skin I Live In (Pedro Almodóvar)
  8. The Kid With a Bike (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne)
  9. The Secret World of Arrietty (Hiromasa Yonebayashi)
  10. A Dangerous Method (David Cronenberg)

2010

  1. Father of My Children (Mia Hansen-Løve)
  2. How to Train Your Dragon (Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders)
  3. Enter the Void (Gaspar Noé)
  4. Dogtooth (Yorgos Lanthimos)
  5. Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg)
  6. Carlos (Olivier Assayas)
  7. A Prophet (Jacques Audiard)
  8. True Grit (Joel and Ethan Coen)
  9. The Ghost Writer (Roman Polanski)
  10. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)

2009

  1. Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino)
  2. Bright Star (Jane Campion)
  3. Two Lovers (James Gray)
  4. Capitalism: A Love Story (Michael Moore)
  5. Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (Hayao Miyazaki)
  6. Fantastic Mr. Fox (Wes Anderson)
  7. Up in the Air (Jason Reitman)
  8. Up (Pete Docter and Bob Peterson)
  9. Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight (Wendy Keys)
  10. Valentino: The Last Emperor (Matt Tyrnauer)

2008

  1. WALL•E (Andrew Stanton)
  2. Happy-Go-Lucky (Mike Leigh)
  3. A Christmas Tale (Arnaud Desplechin)
  4. In the City of Sylvia (José Luis Guerín)
  5. Synecdoche, New York (Charlie Kaufman)
  6. Gran Torino (Clint Eastwood)
  7. Before I Forget (Jacques Nolot)
  8. The Class (Laurent Cantet)
  9. The Headless Woman (Lucrecia Martel)
  10. Summer Hours (Olivier Assayas)

2007

  1. Time (Kim Ki-Duk)
  2. Ratatouille (Brad Bird)
  3. I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (Tsai Ming-Liang)
  4. Grindhouse (Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino, Rob Zombie, Edgar Wright and Eli Roth)
  5. Day Night Day Night (Julia Loktev)
  6. Sicko (Michael Moore)
  7. Flanders (Bruno Dumont)
  8. Black Book (Paul Verhoeven)
  9. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Tim Burton)
  10. Gone Baby Gone (Ben Affleck)

2006

  1. The Departed (Martin Scorsese)
  2. An Inconvenient Truth (Davis Guggenheim)
  3. Inside Man (Spike Lee)
  4. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (Tom Tykwer)
  5. Jackass Number Two (Jeff Tremaine)
  6. The Child (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne)
  7. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (Larry Charles)
  8. Half Nelson (Ryan Fleck)
  9. Marie Antoinette (Sofia Coppola)
  10. Casino Royale (Martin Campbell)

2005

  1. Grizzly Man (Werner Herzog)
  2. Howl's Moving Castle (Hayao Miyazaki)
  3. 3-Iron (Kim Ki-Duk)
  4. Good Night, and Good Luck. (George Clooney)
  5. Tropical Malady (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  6. The Wayward Cloud (Tsai Ming-Liang)
  7. Munich (Steven Spielberg)
  8. Into Great Silence (Philip Gröning)
  9. A hole in my heart (Lukas Moodysson)
  10. Match Point (Woody Allen)

2004

  1. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter … and Spring (Kim Ki-Duk)
  2. Before Sunset (Richard Linklater)
  3. Napoleon Dynamite (Jared Hess)
  4. Fahrenheit 9/11 (Michael Moore)
  5. The Five Obstructions (Jørgen Leth and Lars von Trier)
  6. Touching the Void (Kevin Macdonald)
  7. The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (Stephen Hillenburg)
  8. Sideways (Alexander Payne)
  9. Notre Musique (Jean-Luc Godard)
  10. Control Room (Jehane Noujaim)

2003

  1. Irréversible (Gaspar Noé)
  2. Capturing the Friedmans (Andrew Jarecki)
  3. Dogville (Lars von Trier)
  4. Cowards Bend the Knee (Guy Maddin)
  5. Kill Bill, Volume One (Quentin Tarantino)
  6. Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola)
  7. Bad Santa (Terry Zwigoff)
  8. Los Angeles Plays Itself (Thom Andersen)
  9. School of Rock (Richard Linklater)
  10. Phone Booth (Joel Schumacher)

2002

  1. What Time Is It There? (Tsai Ming-Liang)
  2. Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki)
  3. Minority Report (Steven Spielberg)
  4. The Piano Teacher (Michael Haneke)
  5. 24 Hour Party People (Michael Winterbottom)
  6. Ichi the Killer (Takashi Miike)
  7. Visitor Q (Takashi Miike)
  8. Catch Me If You Can (Steven Spielberg)
  9. Frailty (Bill Paxton)
  10. Time Out (Laurent Cantet)

2001

  1. Audition (Takashi Miike)
  2. Ghost World (Terry Zwigoff)
  3. Mulholland Drive (David Lynch)
  4. Under the Sand (François Ozon)
  5. Monsters, Inc. (Pete Docter)
  6. In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-Wai)
  7. The Man Who Wasn't There (Joel Coen)
  8. Va Savoir (Jacques Rivette)
  9. Battle Royale (Kinji Fukasaku)
  10. I'm Going Home (Manoel de Oliveira)

2000

  1. Kikujiro (Takeshi Kitano)
  2. Cast Away (Robert Zemeckis)
  3. Taboo (Nagisa Oshima)
  4. Esther Kahn (Arnaud Desplechin)
  5. Almost Famous (Cameron Crowe)
  6. American Psycho (Mary Harron)
  7. Quills (Philip Kaufman)
  8. You Can Count on Me (Kenneth Lonergan)
  9. Chopper (Andrew Dominik)
  10. Human Resources (Laurent Cantet)

1999

  1. Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick)
  2. Fight Club (David Fincher)
  3. Magnolia (Paul Thomas Anderson)
  4. Toy Story 2 (John Lasseter)
  5. The Sixth Sense (M. Night Shyamalan)
  6. Rosetta (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne)
  7. Titus (Julie Taymor)
  8. L'Humanite (Bruno Dumont)
  9. After Life (Hirokazu Kore-eda)
  10. Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (Errol Morris)

1998

  1. Rushmore (Wes Anderson)
  2. The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick)
  3. The Celebration (Thomas Vinterberg)
  4. Your Friends & Neighbors (Neil LaBute)
  5. Fireworks (Takeshi Kitano)
  6. Henry Fool (Hal Hartley)
  7. Saving Private Ryan (Steven Spielberg)
  8. Gods and Monsters (Bill Condon)
  9. Dark City (Alex Proyas)
  10. The Spanish Prisoner (David Mamet)

1997

  1. In the Company of Men (Neil LaBute)
  2. Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson)
  3. The Game (David Fincher)
  4. As Good As It Gets (James L. Brooks)
  5. Love and Death on Long Island (Richard Kwietniowski)
  6. The Wings of the Dove (Iain Softley)
  7. L.A. Confidential (Curtis Hanson)
  8. The Apostle (Robert Duvall)
  9. Happy Together (Wong Kar-Wai)
  10. Titanic (James Cameron)

1996

  1. Fargo (Joel Coen)
  2. Breaking the Waves (Lars von Trier)
  3. Secrets & Lies (Mike Leigh)
  4. The English Patient (Anthony Minghella)
  5. Shall We Dance? (Masayuki Suo)
  6. Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky)
  7. Conspirators of Pleasure (Jan Svankmajer)
  8. Trainspotting (Danny Boyle)
  9. La Promesse (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne)
  10. Everyone Says I Love You (Woody Allen)

1995

  1. Heat (Michael Mann)
  2. Seven (David Fincher)
  3. Before Sunrise (Richard Linklater)
  4. Strange Days (Kathryn Bigelow)
  5. Nixon (Oliver Stone)
  6. Fallen Angels (Wong Kar-Wai)
  7. Leaving Las Vegas (Mike Figgis)
  8. Smoke (Wayne Wang)
  9. Kicking and Screaming (Noah Baumbach)
  10. Sense and Sensibility (Ang Lee)

1994

  1. Chungking Express (Wong Kar-Wai)
  2. The Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont)
  3. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino)
  4. Exotica (Atom Egoyan)
  5. Crumb (Terry Zwigoff)
  6. Red (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
  7. Heavenly Creatures (Peter Jackson)
  8. Nobody's Fool (Robert Benton)
  9. Sátántangó (Béla Tarr)
  10. Vive L’Amour (Tsai Ming-Liang)

1993

  1. Naked (Mike Leigh)
  2. Schindler’s List (Steven Spielberg)
  3. Carlito’s Way (Brian De Palma)
  4. A Perfect World (Clint Eastwood)
  5. The Piano (Jane Campion)
  6. Short Cuts (Robert Altman)
  7. White (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
  8. Wittgenstein (Derek Jarman)
  9. Six Degrees of Separation (Fred Schepisi)
  10. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (Francois Girard)

1992

  1. Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood)
  2. Glengarry Glen Ross (James Foley)
  3. Man Bites Dog (Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel and Benôt Poelvoorde)
  4. Husbands and Wives (Woody Allen)
  5. Bad Lieutenant (Abel Ferrara)
  6. Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (Peter Wintonick and Mark Achbar)
  7. The Crying Game (Neil Jordan)
  8. Rebels of the Neon God (Tsai Ming-Liang)
  9. The Long Day Closes (Terence Davies)
  10. The Cement Garden (Andrew Birkin)

1991

  1. Raise the Red Lantern (Zhang Yimou)
  2. The Lovers on the Bridge (Léos Carax)
  3. The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme)
  4. The Hours and Times (Christopher Münch)
  5. Barton Fink (Joel Coen)
  6. Slacker (Richard Linklater)
  7. Proof (Jocelyn Moorhouse)
  8. La Belle Noiseuse (Jacques Rivette)
  9. Van Gogh (Maurice Pialat)
  10. The Double Life of Veronique (Krzysztof Kieslowski)

1990

  1. GoodFellas (Martin Scorsese)
  2. Reversal of Fortune (Barbet Schroeder)
  3. La Femme Nikita (Luc Besson)
  4. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (John McNaughton)
  5. Trust (Hal Hartley)
  6. Awakenings (Penny Marshall)
  7. An Angel at My Table (Jane Campion)
  8. The King of New York (Abel Ferrara)
  9. Wild at Heart (David Lynch)
  10. Dances With Wolves (Kevin Costner)

1989

  1. The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (Peter Greenaway)
  2. Born on the Fourth of July (Oliver Stone)
  3. Drugstore Cowboy (Gus Van Sant)
  4. Crimes and Misdemeanors (Woody Allen)
  5. Say Anything ... (Cameron Crowe)
  6. Jesus of Montreal (Denys Arcand)
  7. The Killer (John Woo)
  8. sex, lies and videotape (Steven Soderbergh)
  9. Kiki’s Delivery Service (Hayao Miyazaki)
  10. My Left Foot (Jim Sheridan)

1988

  1. Dead Ringers (David Cronenberg)
  2. My Neighbor Totoro (Hayao Miyazaki)
  3. Wings of Desire (Wim Wenders)
  4. Cinema Paradiso (Giuseppe Tornatore)
  5. Talk Radio (Oliver Stone)
  6. Things Change (David Mamet)
  7. Pelle the Conqueror (Bille August)
  8. Akira (Katsuhiro Otomo)
  9. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Frank Oz)
  10. The Moderns (Alan Rudolph)

1987

  1. The Last Emperor (Bernardo Bertolucci)
  2. Moonstruck (Norman Jewison)
  3. Radio Days (Woody Allen)
  4. The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On (Kazuo Hara)
  5. Au Revoir les Enfants (Louis Malle)
  6. Withnail & I (Bruce Robinson)
  7. House of Games (David Mamet)
  8. Full Metal Jacket (Stanley Kubrick)
  9. Housekeeping (Bill Forsyth)
  10. Yeelen (Souleymane Cissé)

1986

  1. Hannah and Her Sisters (Woody Allen)
  2. Aliens (James Cameron)
  3. Tampopo (Juzo Itami)
  4. Jean de Florette and Manon of the Spring (Claude Berri)
  5. The Decline of the American Empire (Denys Arcand)
  6. Mona Lisa (Neil Jordan)
  7. Blue Velvet (David Lynch)
  8. The Sacrifice (Andrei Tarkovsky)
  9. Ruthless People (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker)
  10. Laputa: Castle in the Sky (Hayao Miyazaki)

1985

  1. Come and See (Elem Klimov)
  2. Kiss of the Spider Woman (Hector Babenco)
  3. Ran (Akira Kurosawa)
  4. Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (Paul Schrader)
  5. Vagabond (Agnés Varda)
  6. A Zed & Two Noughts (Peter Greenaway)
  7. After Hours (Martin Scorsese)
  8. Lost in America (Albert Brooks)
  9. The Purple Rose of Cairo (Woody Allen)
  10. Runaway Train (Andrei Konchalovsky)

1984

  1. Once Upon a Time in America (Sergio Leone)
  2. Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders)
  3. Amadeus (Milos Forman)
  4. Broadway Danny Rose (Woody Allen)
  5. Body Double (Brian De Palma)
  6. What Have I Done to Deserve This? (Pedro Almodóvar)
  7. The Times of Harvey Milk (Robert Epstein)
  8. Phenomena (Dario Argento)
  9. Choose Me (Alan Rudolph)
  10. Repo Man (Alex Cox)

1983

  1. Scarface (Brian De Palma)
  2. L'Argent (Robert Bresson)
  3. El Norte (Gregory Nava)
  4. Star 80 (Bob Fosse)
  5. Sans soleil (Chris Marker)
  6. The Dead Zone (David Cronenberg)
  7. Risky Business (Paul Brickman)
  8. Terms of Endearment (James L. Brooks)
  9. Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (Terry Jones)
  10. Pauline at the Beach (Eric Rohmer)

1982

  1. Fanny and Alexander (Ingmar Bergman)
  2. Fitzcarraldo (Werner Herzog)
  3. The Verdict (Sidney Lumet)
  4. The Atomic Café (Kevin Rafferty, Jayne Loader and Pierce Rafferty)
  5. My Favorite Year (Richard Benjamin)
  6. Diner (Barry Levinson)
  7. Blade Runner (Ridley Scott)
  8. Hammett (Wim Wenders)
  9. White Dog (Samuel Fuller)
  10. Moonlighting (Jerzy Skolimowski)

1981

  1. Possession (Andrezj Zulawski)
  2. Das Boot (Wolfgang Petersen)
  3. Coup de Torchon (Bertrand Tavernier)
  4. Beau Père (Bertrand Blier)
  5. Chariots of Fire (Hugh Hudson)
  6. Tales of Ordinary Madness (Marco Ferreri)
  7. Body Heat (Lawrence Kasdan)
  8. The Beyond (Lucio Fulci)
  9. My Dinner With André (Louis Malle)
  10. History of the World – Part I (Mel Brooks)

1980

  1. The Elephant Man (David Lynch)
  2. Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese)
  3. Atlantic City (Louis Malle)
  4. Ordinary People (Robert Redford)
  5. The Big Red One (Samuel Fuller)
  6. Mon Oncle d'Amérique (Alain Resnais)
  7. The Shining (Stanley Kubrick)
  8. The Long Good Friday (John Mackenzie)
  9. Kagemusha (Akira Kurosawa)
  10. Heaven's Gate (Michael Cimino)

1979

  1. Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola)
  2. Manhattan (Woody Allen)
  3. The Marriage of Maria Braun (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
  4. Alien (Ridley Scott)
  5. Vengeance Is Mine (Shohei Imamura)
  6. Kramer vs. Kramer (Robert Benton)
  7. Saint Jack (Peter Bogdanovich)
  8. The Tempest (Derek Jarman)
  9. Real Life (Albert Brooks)
  10. Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky)

1978

  1. Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick)
  2. Dawn of the Dead (George A. Romero)
  3. In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni (Guy Debord)
  4. The Driver (Walter Hill)
  5. Genesis of a Meal (Luc Moullet)
  6. Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (Bertrand Blier)
  7. Les Rendez-vous d'Anna (Chantal Akerman)
  8. In a Year of 13 Moons (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
  9. The Shout (Jerzy Skolimowski)
  10. Autumn Sonata (Ingmar Bergman)

1977

  1. That Obscure Object of Desire (Luis Buñuel)
  2. Hitler, A Film From Germany (Hans-Jürgen Syberberg)
  3. Stroszek (Werner Herzog)
  4. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Spielberg)
  5. Annie Hall (Woody Allen)
  6. Rabid (David Cronenberg)
  7. Providence (Alain Resnais)
  8. Cross of Iron (Sam Peckinpah)
  9. Opening Night (John Cassavetes)
  10. The Kentucky Fried Movie (John Landis)

1976

  1. The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (John Cassavetes)
  2. Small Change (François Truffaut)
  3. Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese)
  4. Harlan County, U.S.A. (Barbara Kopple)
  5. All the President's Men (Alan J. Pakula)
  6. The Innocent (Luchino Visconti)
  7. Kings of the Road (Wim Wenders)
  8. Bound for Glory (Hal Ashby)
  9. Carrie (Brian De Palma)
  10. Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (Bruno Barreto)

1975

  1. Saló, or The 120 Days of Sodom (Pier Paolo Pasolini)
  2. Mandingo (Richard Fleischer)
  3. Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Chantal Akerman)
  4. Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick)
  5. Dog Day Afternoon (Sidney Lumet)
  6. Shivers (David Cronenberg)
  7. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones)
  8. The Man Who Would Be King (John Huston)
  9. Love and Death (Woody Allen)
  10. Dersu Uzala (Akira Kurosawa)

1974

  1. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (Sam Peckinpah)
  2. The Phantom of Liberty (Luis Buñuel)
  3. A Woman Under the Influence (John Cassavetes)
  4. Hearts and Minds (Peter Davis)
  5. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Tobe Hooper)
  6. General Idi Amin Dada: A Self-Portrait (Barbet Schroeder)
  7. Chinatown (Roman Polanski)
  8. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
  9. The Night Porter (Liliana Cavani)
  10. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (Martin Scorsese)

1973

  1. The Long Goodbye (Robert Altman)
  2. Amarcord (Federico Fellini)
  3. The Mother and the Whore (Jean Eustache)
  4. Sleeper (Woody Allen)
  5. The Holy Mountain (Alejandro Jodorowsky)
  6. The Last Detail (Hal Ashby)
  7. American Graffiti (George Lucas)
  8. F for Fake (Orson Welles)
  9. Badlands (Terrence Malick)
  10. The Exorcist (William Friedkin)

1972

  1. The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola)
  2. Cabaret (Bob Fosse)
  3. Cries and Whispers (Ingmar Bergman)
  4. Last Tango in Paris (Bernardo Bertolucci)
  5. Deliverance (John Boorman)
  6. The Ruling Class (Peter Medak)
  7. Aguirre: The Wrath of God (Werner Herzog)
  8. The Heartbreak Kid (Elaine May)
  9. The Inner Scar (Philippe Garrel)
  10. Tout Va Bien (Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Gorin)

1971

  1. Murmur of the Heart (Louis Malle)
  2. Walkabout (Nicolas Roeg)
  3. Fata Morgana (Werner Herzog)
  4. The Last Picture Show (Peter Bogdanovich)
  5. A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick)
  6. El Topo (Alejandro Jodorowsky)
  7. Four Nights of a Dreamer (Robert Bresson)
  8. Two-Lane Blacktop (Monte Hellman)
  9. McCabe & Mrs. Miller (Robert Altman)
  10. A Touch of Zen (King Hu)

1970

  1. Five Easy Pieces (Bob Rafelson)
  2. M*A*S*H (Robert Altman)
  3. Performance (Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg)
  4. Gimme Shelter (Albert Maysles, David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin)
  5. Husbands (John Cassavetes)
  6. Bed and Board (François Truffaut)
  7. Emperor Tomato Ketchup (Shûji Terayama)
  8. The Wild Child (François Truffaut)
  9. I Never Sang for My Father (Gilbert Cates)
  10. Brewster McCloud (Robert Altman)

1969

  1. The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah)
  2. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Ronald Neame)
  3. Take the Money and Run (Woody Allen)
  4. They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (Sydney Pollack)
  5. Midnight Cowboy (John Schlesinger)
  6. Antonio das Mortes (Glauber Rocha)
  7. L'Amour Fou (Jacques Rivette)
  8. Easy Rider (Dennis Hopper)
  9. Funeral Procession of Roses (Toshio Matsumoto)
  10. Army of Shadows (Jean-Pierre Melville)

1968

  1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick)
  2. Faces (John Cassavetes)
  3. Shame (Ingmar Bergman)
  4. if.... (Lindsay Anderson)
  5. The Swimmer (Frank Perry and Sydney Pollack)
  6. Night of the Living Dead (George A. Romero)
  7. Teorema (Pier Paolo Pasolini)
  8. The Lion in Winter (Anthony Harvey)
  9. Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone)
  10. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (Robert Ellis Miller)

1967

  1. Le Samouraï (Jean-Pierre Melville)
  2. Belle de Jour (Luis Buñuel)
  3. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (David Swift)
  4. Point Blank (John Boorman)
  5. Mouchette (Robert Bresson)
  6. In the Heat of the Night (Norman Jewison)
  7. Cool Hand Luke (Stuart Rosenberg)
  8. Oedipus Rex (Pier Paolo Pasolini)
  9. Two or Three Things I Know About Her (Jean-Luc Godard)
  10. Wavelength (Michael Snow)

1966

  1. Andrei Rublev (Andrei Tarkovsky)
  2. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Sergio Leone)
  3. Au Hasard Balthazar (Robert Bresson)
  4. Persona (Ingmar Bergman)
  5. La Guerre Est Finie (Alain Resnais)
  6. Blowup (Michelangelo Antonioni)
  7. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Mike Nichols)
  8. The Taking of Power by Louis XIV (Roberto Rossellini)
  9. A Man for All Seasons (Fred Zinnemann)
  10. Seconds (John Frankenheimer)

1965

  1. The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo)
  2. A Thousand Clowns (Fred Coe)
  3. King Rat (Bryan Forbes)
  4. Doctor Zhivago (David Lean)
  5. Alphaville (Jean-Luc Godard)
  6. The Collector (William Wyler)
  7. Pierrot le Fou (Jean-Luc Godard)
  8. Fist in His Pocket (Marco Bellocchio)
  9. The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (Martin Ritt)
  10. Loves of a Blonde (Milos Forman)

1964

  1. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Jacques Demy)
  2. The Gospel According to St. Matthew (Pier Paolo Pasolini)
  3. Séance on a Wet Afternoon (Bryan Forbes)
  4. Zulu (Cy Endfield)
  5. Woman in the Dunes (Hiroshi Teshigahara)
  6. The Train (John Frankenheimer)
  7. Topkapi (Jules Dassin)
  8. Band of Outsiders (Jean-Luc Godard)
  9. Kwaidan (Masaki Kobayashi)
  10. Seduced and Abandoned (Pietro Germi)

1963

  1. The Servant (Joseph Losey)
  2. The Great Escape (John Sturges)
  3. Charade (Stanley Donen)
  4. 8 ½ (Federico Fellini)
  5. The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock)
  6. Hud (Martin Ritt)
  7. Irma la Douce (Billy Wilder)
  8. Billy Liar (John Schlesinger)
  9. Winter Light (Ingmar Bergman)
  10. America, America (Elia Kazan)

1962

  1. Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean)
  2. The Trial (Orson Welles)
  3. My Name Is Ivan (Andrei Tarkovsky)
  4. The Manchurian Candidate (John Frankenheimer)
  5. Eclipse (Michelangelo Antonioni)
  6. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (Tony Richardson)
  7. I Fidanzati (Ermanno Olmi)
  8. The Trial of Joan of Arc (Robert Bresson)
  9. To Kill a Mockingbird (Robert Mulligan)
  10. Il Sorpasso (Dino Risi)

1961

  1. Last Year at Marienbad (Alain Resnais)
  2. Yojimbo (Akira Kurosawa)
  3. Through a Glass, Darkly (Ingmar Bergman)
  4. The Innocents (Jack Clayton)
  5. Jules and Jim (François Truffaut)
  6. The Hustler (Robert Rossen)
  7. Breakfast at Tiffany's (Blake Edwards)
  8. Blast of Silence (Allen Baron)
  9. One, Two, Three (Billy Wilder)
  10. The Guns of Navarone (J. Lee Thompson)

1960

  1. The Apartment (Billy Wilder)
  2. Shoot the Piano Player (François Truffaut)
  3. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock)
  4. Le Trou (Jacques Becker)
  5. The Virgin Spring (Ingmar Bergman)
  6. La Dolce Vita (Federico Fellini)
  7. Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (Karel Reisz)
  8. L'Avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni)
  9. The Young One (Luis Buñuel)
  10. Les Bonnes Femmes (Claude Chabrol)

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