Jane Crowther

Editor-in-Chief, Total Film

Voted for

Some Like It Hot1959Billy Wilder
Back to the Future1985Robert Zemeckis
Call Me by Your Name2017Luca Guadagnino
GoodFellas1990Martin Scorsese
Jaws1975Steven Spielberg
The Shining1980Stanley Kubrick
Dances with Wolves1991Kevin Costner
Raiders of the Lost Ark1981Steven Spielberg
Singin' in the Rain1951Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen
Blade Runner1982Ridley Scott


Some Like It Hot

1959 USA

Monroe at her very best and an all-time great payoff line.

Back to the Future

1985 USA

Not a scene wasted, the perfect lead after an initial miscasting, time-travel wish-fulfilment incarnate.

Call Me by Your Name

2017 Italy, France, USA, Brazil

An 80s Italian summer made tangible through expert direction, cinematography, soundtrack, sound design, script and performance. Evocative, intoxicating, sensual.


1990 USA

The narrative flair, the immersive world-building, that Steadicam shot, the script, the soundtrack… Scorsese at the height of his powers.


1975 USA

The shark broke, the sea was uncooperative – it really shouldn't have worked. But the ingenuity of Spielberg created a sleight-of-hand masterpiece of tension, dread and complex character dynamics.

The Shining

1980 USA, United Kingdom

Majestic, febrile, foreboding – truly haunting, literally and figuratively.

Dances with Wolves

1991 USA

Epic, groundbreaking, visceral – western reinvention and reverence.

Raiders of the Lost Ark

1981 USA

Four-quadrant perfection.

Singin' in the Rain

1951 USA

MGM's greatest musical – celebratory/snarky of the film industry, visually stunning, utterly timeless.

Blade Runner

1982 USA, Hong Kong

Innovative, soulful world-building that continues to influence.