Thierry Méranger

Film critic (Cahiers du cinéma)

Voted for

Vertigo1958Alfred Hitchcock
Imitation of Life1959Douglas Sirk
Mulholland Dr.2001David Lynch
The Night of the Hunter1955Charles Laughton
First Cow2019Kelly Reichardt
The Deer Hunter1978Michael Cimino
Melancholia2011Lars von Trier
Under the Skin2013Jonathan Glazer
Parasite2019Bong Joon-ho
Au hasard Balthazar1966Robert Bresson



1958 USA

More inspirational than ever.

Imitation of Life

1959 USA

Mirror, Mirror on the wall, the fairest of them all.

Mulholland Dr.

2001 France, USA

Still crazy after all these years.

The Night of the Hunter

1955 USA

Beyond all the genres.

First Cow

2019 USA

Most feminist film ever.

The Deer Hunter

1978 USA

Because forgetting is not allowed.


2011 Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany, Italy

Best cosmic radiations ever.

Under the Skin

2013 United Kingdom, USA, Switzerland

Gone (and back) with Scarlett.


2019 Republic of Korea

My favourite host.

Au hasard Balthazar

1966 France, Sweden

The donkey's still got something to hide.

Further remarks

Eternal regrets for The Searchers and The Gospel According to St Matthew.