Anchalee Chaiworaporn

film critic and scholar

Voted for

À bout de souffle1960Jean-Luc Godard
Parasite2019Bong Joon-ho
Happy Together1997Wong Kar Wai
Memoria2021Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Rashomon1950Akira Kurosawa
The Piano1992Jane Campion
The 400 Blows1959François Truffaut
Pulp Fiction1994Quentin Tarantino
Psycho1960Alfred Hitchcock
L' EMPIRE DES SENS1976Nagisa Oshima


À bout de souffle

1960 France

Still full of energy and rebellious spirit which can apply to any new generation.


2019 Republic of Korea

So much detail to reflect class distinction, as well as South Korean politics, which can translate to everywhere in the world.

Happy Together

1997 Hong Kong

Full of personal reflections that go beyond Hong Kong to include the world of all lonely people.


2021 Thailand, Colombia, France, Germany, Mexico, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, People's Republic of China, Taiwan, USA, Qatar, Switzerland, Japan, Netherlands

Perfect combination of an avant-garde masterpiece and a versatile actress, with a strong political background that could be anywhere in the world.


1950 Japan

A simple story that goes into a full set of twists, supported by a perfect collaboration between performers.

The Piano

1992 Australia, France

A complex masterpiece that reflects women's rights in the world in a way that can be applied to contemporary society, with full mastery of cinematic language.

The 400 Blows

1959 France

Always full of the spirit and rebelliousness of the young.

Pulp Fiction

1994 USA

An ordinary story nicely made into a new form of filmmaking, with fun.


1960 USA

A well-made genre film with complex storylines and narratives.


1976 France, Japan

A silent masterpiece of sensuality and violence.