Amir Labaki

Film critic, columnist, curator

Voted for

Man with a Movie Camera1929Dziga Vertov
Citizen Kane1941Orson Welles
Les Enfants du paradis1945Marcel Carné
Singin' in the Rain1951Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen
Rear Window1954Alfred Hitchcock
Lawrence of Arabia1962David Lean
2001: A Space Odyssey1968Stanley Kubrick
Twenty Years Later1984Eduardo Coutinho
Shoah1985Claude Lanzmann
In the Mood for Love2000Wong Kar Wai


The Sight and Sound Top Ten list has been an invaluable filmic seismograph already for seven decades. When it first appeared, cinema was almost 60, and sound film predominant for less than half of that time. Now cinema is almost 130. A Top Ten is more and more almost an impossible task. My list, today, August the 1st 2022. In chronological order.