Homer Etminani


Voted for

Mirror1975Andrei Tarkovsky
Amarcord1972Federico Fellini
City Lights1931Charles Chaplin
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance1962John Ford
Close-up1989Abbas Kiarostami
Tokyo Story1953Yasujirō Ozu
Man with a Movie Camera1929Dziga Vertov
L'Argent1983Robert Bresson
ÉLOGE DE L'AMOUR2001Jean-Luc Godard
Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie1972Luis Buñuel



1975 USSR

Tarkovsky is the filmmaker who understood better than anyone that cinema is an art of time. Mirror is the máximum expression of an art named cinema.


1972 Italy, France

The film that has everything: emotions, humour, history, nostalgia and cinema.

City Lights

1931 USA

The best film by one of the most important filmmakers of all time.

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

1962 USA

The best film by the best American filmmaker.


1989 Iran

The film that means the beginning of a new era...

Tokyo Story

1953 Japan

The most emotional film ever...

Man with a Movie Camera

1929 Ukrainian SSR, USSR

Vertov understood that cinema has nothing to do with theatre or literature. This masterpiece is a demonstration.


1983 France, Switzerland

Bresson showed us that cinema is an art not entertainment. I could choose any of his 14 films, but I like especially the last one.


2001 France, Switzerland

The most mature film by the one of the most creative filmmakers ever.

Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie

1972 France, Italy, Spain

A real poet of cinema. A mindblowing film. Absolutely essential.

Further remarks

It is so difficult to choose just 10 films. Many other filmmakers should be in the list like:

Citizen Kane (Orson Welles), Vertigo (Hitchcock), Faces (Cassavetes), The Last Laugh (Murnau), Taxi Driver (Scorsese), The Godfather (Coppola), Persona (Bergman), L'Avventura (Antonioni), etc. etc.