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Citizen Kane1941Orson Welles
The Apartment1960Billy Wilder
Oldboy2003Park Chan-wook
The Godfather1972Francis Ford Coppola
This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection2019Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese
There Will Be Blood2007Paul Thomas Anderson
Sunset Blvd.1950Billy Wilder
Rashomon1950Akira Kurosawa
Raging Bull1980Martin Scorsese
Viva Riva!2010Djo Tunda Wa Munga


Citizen Kane

1941 USA

What else is there to say about Citizen Kane? It will always be remembered for novelty, for vision, for the sheer audacity of its existence.

The Apartment

1960 USA

Comedy gets short shrift in lists of this kind and yet we are all laughing in the cinemas. Sometimes it looks too easy to create. Billy Wilder made it look easy and yet you know it was hard. The Apartment has a lot to say about heterosexual love but manages to say it while commenting on class--and it does this so well, you don't have to be from his culture to laugh.

The Godfather

1972 USA

It is still the highpoint of the so-called gangster movie, except that, this one is more expansive than such categorising will lead you to believe.

This Is Not a Burial, It's a Resurrection

2019 South Africa, France, Italy, USA

A modern classic from an African filmmaker, it is unforgettable for a myriad of reasons: performances, writing, visual poetry.

There Will Be Blood

2007 USA

Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day-Lewis explore one man's greed, brilliance, and vision in this excellent film about capitalism. However you interpret it, the film has something to say about the world and the people who inhabit it.


1950 Japan

Ryunosuke Akutagawa's genius is honoured by Kurosawa. Together they introduce a new idiom in storytelling.

Viva Riva!

2010 France, Belgium, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, Angola

Stylish and fast-paced, there is no African film like it. Unfairly forgotten.