Emily Maskell

Culture and Entertainment Writer, Film Critic

Voted for

Portrait of a Lady on Fire2019Céline Sciamma
12 Angry Men1956Sidney Lumet
In the Mood for Love2000Wong Kar Wai
À bout de souffle1960Jean-Luc Godard
Cléo from 5 to 71962Agnès Varda
Some Like It Hot1959Billy Wilder
Bicycle Thieves1948Vittorio De Sica
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind2004Michel Gondry
The Colour of Pomegranates1968Sergei Paradjanov
Daisies1966Věra Chytilová


After pondering what the categorisation of 'greatest' even meant to me, I decided to consider what films I believe I could watch again anywhere, any time, in any mood. These 10 picks, upon first and most recent viewings, have moved me in various ways: made me laugh, cry, scream but most importantly, not stop talking about them. I look forward to seeing what films I have inevitably missed!