Barbara Schweizerhof


Voted for

2001: A Space Odyssey1968Stanley Kubrick
Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie1972Luis Buñuel
Some Like It Hot1959Billy Wilder
To Be or Not to Be1942Ernst Lubitsch
La dolce vita1960Federico Fellini
Bringing Up Baby1938Howard Hawks
Mirror1975Andrei Tarkovsky
Le Signe du lion1962Eric Rohmer
Moonlight2016Barry Jenkins
Melancholia2011Lars von Trier


2001: A Space Odyssey

1968 USA, United Kingdom

A movie about the human race/evolution, past, present and future. With each viewing you discover new things. The rare beast: a science-fiction-film that doesn't get old.

Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie

1972 France, Italy, Spain

A film without plot and yet totally captivating. About society, but also about cinema and how its narrations work. Nobody who has seen it will ever forget it, in all its weirdness. Buñuel achieved something very special: an experimental film that went mainstream.

Some Like It Hot

1959 USA

Comedies are always underrated in this poll. Billy Wilder's is a masterpiece of its genre, one of the funniest films ever made, wonderful actors, wonderful tempo, wonderful dialogue.

To Be or Not to Be

1942 USA

Arguably the greatest comedy ever made: daring jokes that are never tasteless, a movie about resistance that succeeds in making fascism look pathetic, without taking it lightly. Wonderful comedic rhythm and timing, sharp dialogue, great cast, funny and deeply, deeply moving…

La dolce vita

1960 Italy, France

As the great Roger Ebert wrote: A film that can accompany you through life. So specific in its setting – Rome in the 50s – but so universal in its inner outlook and conflict: the sense of living, your place in the world, in society, everything is reflected in this movie without ever being spelled out, all is developed through in scenes that move constantly around the city.

Bringing Up Baby

1938 USA

The near-perfect comedy. Without it, people would like cinema as a whole less. A movie that is still funny in every beat after 84 years...


1975 USSR

Tarkovsky's movie talks to people not with words or the intellect, but through images and emotions. You'd think it would be heavy, an intellectual film, but it is direct and even basic: remembering, childhood, loss, speculation… wonderfully shot and composed, some of the most spectacular imagery ever captured on screen.

Le Signe du lion

1962 France

What cinema can do, when it tries to be simple and authentic… still the best film of the new french wave


2016 USA

The way this film conveys personal experience, the trauma of growing up under enormous pressure, wonderfully gentle, precise and incredibly moving at the same time.


2011 Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany, Italy

A film about the end of the world and the depression that comes along with it, more timely than ever. Great imagery, great actors.