Malte Hagener

University Professor (Film Studies)

Voted for

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans1927F.W. Murnau
M1931Fritz Lang
Vertigo1958Alfred Hitchcock
The Exterminating Angel1962Luis Buñuel
The Battle of Algiers1966Gillo Pontecorvo
Playtime1967Jacques Tati
Fear Eats the Soul1974Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Close-up1989Abbas Kiarostami
Beau travail1998Claire Denis
Portrait of a Lady on Fire2019Céline Sciamma


This is a very subjective list of films I get never tired of, but to limit oneself to ten films is necessarily a reductio ad absurdum; one would need at least a hundred film to try to do justice to the diversity of film historically, geographically, stylistically. So much is missing here: animation, experimental cinema, musicals, Eastern European cinema…