Dan and Edna Fainaru


Voted for

Vertigo1958Alfred Hitchcock
Tokyo Story1953Yasujirō Ozu
1963Federico Fellini
2001: A Space Odyssey1968Stanley Kubrick
Shoah1985Claude Lanzmann
Decalogue1988Krzystof Kieslowski
F for Fake1973Orson Welles
Singin' in the Rain1951Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen
Amour2012Michael Haneke



1958 USA

Perfect combination of complex psychological issues and marvellously told commercial thriller

Tokyo Story

1953 Japan

Profound human observation, done with philosophical restraint in every respect.

1963 Italy, France

Fellini at his best, dreams and reality merge with childhood memories, social satire and gender humour.

2001: A Space Odyssey

1968 USA, United Kingdom

A visually major exploration of the future that is yet to be matched by any of the sci-fi sagas made since.


1985 France

The greatest documentary ever made, a shocking, deeply disturbing chronicle of the most terrible human tragedy ever recorded.



A unique interpretation of the moral laws guiding the feeble human race, in ten concise chamber episodes of great intelligence.

F for Fake


Reality and fiction in life and in the movies are exposed with wit, charm and originality

Singin' in the Rain

1951 USA

Possibly the greatest musical ever, not only for its music and dancing but also as a lesson in film history.


2005 Romania

The existential, uncompromising portrait of human failures, combined with the grim reality of life in Eastern Europe.


2012 France, Germany, Austria

A wrenching portrait of the most touted human sentiment, devoid of all unnecessary apanage and focusing on the pure, heartbreaking sense of feeling.

Further remarks

No need to mention that ten films are not enough to represent the greatest movies ever made, there should be a Kurosawa (Ikiru), a Satyajit Ray (Pather Panchali), a Renoir (La Règle du Jeu), an Ophuls (Letter from an Unknown Woman), also a Billy Wilder (Sunset Blvd.), a Ford (The Searchers), and of course at least one Bergman (Fanny and Alexander). And another Hitchcock (Rear Window), which I find a perfect lesson in film theory. Should I go on? Let's hope the other voters will fill up all the missing gaps.