Charles Gant

Screen International

Voted for

The 400 Blows1959François Truffaut
Apocalypse Now1979Francis Ford Coppola
If....1968Lindsay Anderson
The Night of the Hunter1955Charles Laughton
Some Like It Hot1959Billy Wilder
The Thin Red Line1998Terrence Malick
There Will Be Blood2007Paul Thomas Anderson
Kes1969Ken Loach
Quo Vadis, Aida?2020Jasmila Zbanic
Come and See1985Elem Klimov


Hmm, a lot of childhood, adolescence and war in my choices – and I guess that's where stakes, emotional and visceral, are heightened. But also, I would say with these choices, great storytelling, world-building and filmmaking ambition.