Pedro Butcher

Critic

Brazil

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Atalante, L'

1934

Jean Vigo

Band Wagon, The

1953

Vincente Minnelli

Crowd, The

1928

King Vidor

I Was Born, But…

1932

Ozu Yasujirô

Last Laugh, The

1924

F. W. Murnau

Quiet Man, The

1952

John Ford

Rome Open City

1945

Roberto Rossellini

They Live

1988

John Carpenter

Vertigo

1958

Alfred Hitchcock

Woman Under the Influence, A

1974

John Cassavetes

Comments

I like lists. Particularly personal, passionate lists. Some of them helped to shape my taste and encouraged me to seek out for films that, today, I deeply love. So, needless to say, this is a very personal list. Since my first years as a cinephile, my top ten has had many distinct forms (and to be honest, rarely has it been limited to ten titles). This one is a snapshot of a momentum – and a very tough snapshot, of course, since many beloved films were left behind. That’s life. But I’m sure that all the films in this list moved me like hell.

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