Stephen Puddicombe

Freelance writer

Voted for

Bringing Up Baby1938Howard Hawks
Kiss Me Deadly1955Robert Aldrich
Peeping Tom1960Michael Powell
La dolce vita1960Federico Fellini
2001: A Space Odyssey1968Stanley Kubrick
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles1975Chantal Akerman
Eraserhead1976David Lynch
GoodFellas1990Martin Scorsese
Goodbye, Dragon Inn2003Tsai Ming-liang
Beoning2018Lee Chang-dong


There were some films and directors that were non-negotiable inclusions, but to manage the impossible task of picking just ten personal favourites (and for a list that has done so much to shape and guide my viewing habits over the past decade), I decided to prioritise films that feel underappreciated or overlooked from the 2012 poll.