Peter Strickland

Katalin Varga; Berberian Sound Studios

UK

Voted in the directors’ poll

Voted for

Allures

1960

Jordan Belson

Eyes Without a Face

1960

Georges Franju

Mirror

1974

Andrei Tarkovsky

Night of the Hunter, The

1955

Charles Laughton

Outer Space

2002

Peter Tscherkassky

Sátántangó

1994

Béla Tarr

Shadows of Our Forgotten Ancestors

1964

Sergei Parajanov

Street of Crocodiles

Brothers Quay

Taxi Driver

1976

Martin Scorsese

Viridiana

1961

Luis Buñuel

Comments

I love each of these ten films for different reasons, but what they have in common is the power to invoke awe, no matter how many times I see them. When in need of something other than awe, I would

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