Scott MacDonald

Author; professor, Film History, Hamilton College, Harvard University

US

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

2001: A Space Odyssey

1968

Stanley Kubrick

Avatar

2009

James Cameron

General, The

1926

Buster Keaton

M

1931

Fritz Lang

Psycho

1960

Alfred Hitchcock

Rashomon

1950

Akira Kurosawa

Shoah

1985

Claude Lanzmann

Unsere Afrikareise

1961

Peter Kubelka

Wind Will Carry Us, The

1999

Abbas Kiarostami

Window Water Baby Moving

1959

Stan Brakhage

Comments

I cannot explain why these ten wonderful films; on another day I might choose a completely different list. But these films have/can stand the test of time, have broken new ground and have demonstrated what cinema is capable of.

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