Charlotte Garson

Deputy editor in chief, Cahiers du cinéma

Voted for

La Règle du jeu1939Jean Renoir
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans1927F.W. Murnau
The Great Dictator1940Charles Chaplin
To Be or Not to Be1942Ernst Lubitsch
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance1962John Ford
L'Atalante1934Jean Vigo
Singin' in the Rain1951Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen
An Affair to Remember1957Leo McCarey
Some Like It Hot1959Billy Wilder
La Grande Illusion1937Jean Renoir


La Règle du jeu

1939 France

Endless depth to what first seems only one step further from theatre to cinema. One of the most complex approaches to director-as-actor too.

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

1927 USA

How hatred and romance are intertwined, as are beauty and death.