Nico Simon

CEO of Utopia Group of Cinemas Exhibitor (arthouse & mainstream) Vice President of Europa Cinémas

Belgium

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

2001: A Space Odyssey

1968

Stanley Kubrick

Apocalypse Now

1979

Francis Ford Coppola

Battleship Potemkin

1925

Sergei M Eisenstein

Black Narcissus

1947

Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger

Citizen Kane

1941

Orson Welles

Double Indemnity

1944

Billy Wilder

Hatari!

1961

Howard Hawks

Last Laugh, The

1924

F. W. Murnau

Pierrot le Fou

1965

Jean-Luc Godard

Seven Samurai

1954

Akira Kurosawa

Comments

My choice is very personal, but these are the films that made me love the art of cinema. These are only ten of the maybe 30 films that I believe are the result of work done before them and became the source of inspiration for great films that have been created after them. These are ten films I can watch over and over again and still have the pleasure of discovery.

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