|The Blair Witch Project
|Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sanchez
|Phantom of the Paradise
|Brian De Palma
|Le JOLI MAI
|Chris Marker, Pierre Lhomme
|Last Year at Marienbad
|Camp de Thiaroye
|Thierno Faty Sow, Ousmane Sembène
|Portrait of a Lady on Fire
|Calamity Jane & Delphine Seyrig, A Story
|Y'a qu'à pas baiser
|Zapping Zone (Proposals for an imaginary television)
The superlative adjective "greatest" was a riddle, which I tried to answer by translating it as "the most important". The most important films, therefore, to me means that they represented a turning point, that they condensed the images of an era or that they inaugurated a visual age on their own. So of course, when I say "in my view", it also means "in what I have been able to see".
I am well aware that my cinephilia is partial, full of biases and gaps, as well as closely linked to the generation to which I belong. A generation (or part of a generation) that I would describe as characterised by a late relationship with cinemas and retrospectives held in large cities, and which owes its film culture mainly to torrent sites, YouTube, forums and VLC Media Player. This is why the order of this list follows the order in which I discovered these films and how they made me want to see more (be it on my computer screen).
I have also tried to make this list as gender balanced as possible.