Guido Bonsaver

Professor of Italian Cultural History

Voted for

1963Federico Fellini
The Crowd1928King Vidor
2001: A Space Odyssey1968Stanley Kubrick
Once upon a Time in the West1968Sergio Leone
It Happened One Night1934Frank Capra
Parasite2019Bong Joon-ho
Bicycle Thieves1948Vittorio De Sica
Pulp Fiction1994Quentin Tarantino
Citizen Kane1941Orson Welles
Seven Samurai1954Akira Kurosawa


1963 Italy, France

The film with which world cinema entered modernism and post-postmodernism in one single swoop.

The Crowd

1928 USA

Realism and the American Dream revisited.

2001: A Space Odyssey

1968 USA, United Kingdom

Changed the world of science-fiction movies.

Once upon a Time in the West

1968 Italy, USA

The ultimate Spaghetti Western.

It Happened One Night

1934 USA

The first and ultimate screwball comedy


2019 Republic of Korea

A perfect blend of different genres and great storytelling.

Bicycle Thieves

1948 Italy

A new paradigm of realism and character-definition.

Pulp Fiction

1994 USA

The Best Film by the Best Director of his generation.

Citizen Kane

1941 USA

Mind blowing and eye opening

Seven Samurai

1954 Japan

A perfect, highly-influential gem.