Glenn Erickson


Voted for

The General1926Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans1927F.W. Murnau
Pandora's Box1928G.W. Pabst
City Lights1931Charles Chaplin
I Know Where I’m Going!1945Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Los olvidados1950Luis Buñuel
Miracolo a Milano1951Vittorio De Sica
Seven Samurai1954Akira Kurosawa
Le notti di Cabiria1957Federico Fellini
Psycho1960Alfred Hitchcock


I used as a criterion films that always struck me as being so inspired as to make me think that something other than filmmaking genius was involved in their making. And that transcend technique to express human emotion.

Other titles considered

The Night of the Hunter

Out of the Past

The Apartment

Shanghai Express

The Searchers

Ride the High Country

Journey to Italy


Letter from an Unknown Woman

Trouble in Paradise

Kiss Me Deadly


Rosemary’s Baby

My Man Godfrey

The Big Sky