Tom Huddleston

Author and journalist

Voted for

Andrei Rublev1966Andrei Tarkovsky
Apocalypse Now1979Francis Ford Coppola
Blade Runner1982Ridley Scott
A Canterbury Tale1944Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Cléo from 5 to 71962Agnès Varda
Close Encounters of the Third Kind1977Steven Spielberg
The Night of the Hunter1955Charles Laughton
Out of the Blue1980Dennis Hopper
Tropical Malady2004Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me1992David Lynch


If there's a link between the titles on my list it's emotional transcendence - these are films that both depict and engender heightened states of being, whether through romantic love or artistic grace, encounters with the divine and otherworldly or incidents of extreme trauma and violence. The cinema of ecstasy, and the ultimate escapism.