Jaanus Noormets

film journalist

Voted for

Citizen Kane1941Orson Welles
Gravity2013Alfonso Cuarón
Inglourious Basterds2009Quentin Tarantino
Moulin Rouge2001Baz Luhrmann
Network1976Sidney Lumet
Requiem for a Dream2000Darren Aronofsky
Rope1948Alfred Hitchcock
Taxi Driver1976Martin Scorsese
The Shining1980Stanley Kubrick
There Will Be Blood2007Paul Thomas Anderson


Do my personal choices reflect the rich history of international film? Hardly. It is an impossible task to reduce everything important into only ten titles. However, this list features films by most of my all-time favourite directors. Even more importantly, I have included titles that made me feel something strong and pure when I saw them in the cinema (and later saw them again and again). I laughed, I cried, I felt connected, I was in awe. To me, that is the definition of a great film.