Kenneth Branagh


Voted for

The Godfather1972Francis Ford Coppola
Monster2003Patty Jenkins
Cloud Atlas2012Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski
Black Narcissus1947Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Raging Bull1980Martin Scorsese
The Exorcist1973William Friedkin
Rashomon1950Akira Kurosawa
Citizen Kane1941Orson Welles
Lady Bird2017Greta Gerwig
Do the Right Thing1989Spike Lee


The Godfather

1972 USA

Flawlessly acted, atmospherically precise – ageless and profound.


2003 Germany, USA

One of the greatest screen performances of all time from Charlize Theron and inspired direction from Patty Jenkins.

Cloud Atlas


A huge creative risk from all involved but a dazzling achievement that will one day be as lauded as it has been under-appreciated.

Black Narcissus

1947 United Kingdom

A technical triumph, and one of the most potently erotic and dangerous atmospheres ever created in film.

Raging Bull

1980 USA

Complete cinema. Monumental in its visual and emotional impact. Virtuosic in its execution. An undisputed masterpiece.

The Exorcist

1973 USA

Filled with dread, perhaps the most unsettling horror film of the 20th century.


1950 Japan

Poetry and emotion at a level of intensity rarely found in cinema. Quite beautiful.

Citizen Kane

1941 USA

The original and the best. Hard to beat, impossible to ignore.

Cinematic chutzpah that takes your breath away. Creative confidence and risk on a gargantuan level.

Lady Bird

2017 USA

An exquisite lightness of touch disguises depth and tenderness that quietly overwhelm the viewer.

Do the Right Thing

1989 USA

A cinematic hand grenade. Intensity, heat and explosive political and social commentary. In-your-face cinema that stays in your heart.