Ruairí McCann

Critic & Editor, Ultra Dogme

Voted for

Limite1931Mário Peixoto
How Green Was My Valley1941John Ford
Kiss1963Andy Warhol
The Colour of Pomegranates1968Sergei Paradjanov
BARRES1984Luc Moullet
A Brighter Summer Day1991Edward Yang
Five Year Diary, Reel 80: Emily Died (May 14–September 26, 1994)1994Anne Charlotte Robertson
RUDAO LONGHU BANG2004Johnnie To Kei-fung
Folie Almayer (Almayer's Folly)2011Chantal Akerman
Twin Peaks: The Return 2017David Lynch


The notion of a definite top ten is ridiculous of course and I don't usually think about cinema in terms of lists so this was a slightly alien experience.

However these few films are a good representation of the broad church that is my taste. Each one has scoured and regenerated my being, and forced me to rethink my ideas about the cinema, myself and the world.