Harlan Jacobson

Film critic

Voted for

Citizen Kane1941Orson Welles
Lawrence of Arabia1962David Lean
Fitzcarraldo1981Werner Herzog
High Noon1952Fred Zinnemann
The Virgin Spring1960Ingmar Bergman
The Best Years of Our Lives1946William Wyler
Ran1985Akira Kurosawa
L' HEURE D'ÉTÉ2008Olivier Assayas
Fanny and Alexander1982Ingmar Bergman
Friendly Persuasion1956William Wyler


Friendly Persuasion

1956 USA

No accounting for taste but…

I’m mesmerised by this Wyler film, with its over-the-top flaws. It touches me deeply, belongs on a personal favourite list, but its people and values just reduce me to tears.

Further remarks

More of a personal favourites list than a 10 best, and even so there are so many more I left out.