Kristy Matheson

Film programmer, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne

Australia

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

400 Blows, The

1959

François Truffaut

Big Lebowski, The

1998

Joel & Ethan Coen

Instructions for a Light and Sound Machine

2005

Peter Tscherkassky

Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

1975

Chantal Akerman

Mad Max

1979

George Miller

Man Escaped, A

1956

Robert Bresson

Passion of Joan of Arc

1927

Carl Theodor Dreyer

Pornographers, The

1966

Imamura Shohei

Sorrow and the Pity, The

1969

Marcel Ophüls

Ten

2002

Abbas Kiarostami

Comments

These ten films all had an enormous impact on my personal appreciation for cinema. Each film on this list represents the outstanding diversity and scope of film as a medium.

Latest from the BFI

  • Latest from the BFI

    Latest news, features and opinion.

More information

Films, TV and people

  • Films, TV and people

    Film lists and highlights from BFI Player.

More information

Sight & Sound magazine

  • Sight & Sound magazine

    Reviews, interviews and features from the international film magazine.

More information

Back to the top