Anna Smith

Film critic, broadcaster and host of Girls On Film podcast

Voted for

Secrets & Lies1996Mike Leigh
The Last Seduction1993John Dahl
Some Like It Hot1959Billy Wilder
The Sound of Music1965Robert Wise
The Piano1992Jane Campion
Portrait of a Lady on Fire2019Céline Sciamma
First Cow2019Kelly Reichardt
Back to the Future1985Robert Zemeckis
Babyteeth2019Shannon Murphy
Leave No Trace2018Debra Granik


My lists depend on the day you ask and the mood you find me in; however I've tried to reflect my love of solid gold childhood favourites such as Back to the Future and The Sound of Music, along with thoughtful, contemporary arthouse directors such as Celine Sciamma and Kelly Reichardt. Then there are the bitingly funny gems that deserve to be more widely known, such as The Last Seduction and Babyteeth - ultimately very different films but both incredibly slick and satisfying.