Dylan Cave

Collections Development, Curatorial, BFI National Archive

Voted for

Man with a Movie Camera1929Dziga Vertov
Singin' in the Rain1951Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen
The Hitch-hiker1953Ida Lupino
Seven Samurai1954Akira Kurosawa
North by Northwest1959Alfred Hitchcock
Playtime1967Jacques Tati
My Neighbour Totoro1988Hayao Miyazaki
Do the Right Thing1989Spike Lee
Moonlight2016Barry Jenkins
Atlantique2019Mati Diop


Man with a Movie Camera

1929 Ukrainian SSR, USSR

aka Man with a Movie Camera

Seven Samurai

1954 Japan

aka Seven Samurai

My Neighbour Totoro

1988 Japan

aka My Neighbour Totoro


2019 France, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Belgium

aka Atlantics

Further remarks

Ten examples of great cinema.

But, of course, there are many more.