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The 100 Greatest Films of All Time

The 100 Greatest Films of All Time

Directors’ 100 Greatest Films of All Time

Directors’ 100 Greatest Films of All Time

Background and analysis

How we made the Greatest Films of All Time poll

By Nick James

How we made the Greatest Films of All Time poll

Chronicle of a fall foretold: analysis of the Greatest Films of All Time poll

By Ian Christie

Chronicle of a fall foretold: analysis of the Greatest Films of All Time poll

Vertigo rises: is Hitchcock’s dark masterpiece the greatest film of all time?

By Peter Matthews

Vertigo rises: is Hitchcock’s dark masterpiece the greatest film of all time?

Listomania! Why we love best-films lists

By Michael Atkinson

Listomania! Why we love best-films lists

Best or greatest – what’s the difference?

By Brad Stevens

Best or greatest – what’s the difference?

Reaction

Reviewing the Greatest Films of All Time, part one: continuity and change

By Kevin B. Lee

Reviewing the Greatest Films of All Time, part one: continuity and change

Reviewing the Greatest Films of All Time, part two: new benchmarks, old blindspots

By Kevin B. Lee

Reviewing the Greatest Films of All Time, part two: new benchmarks, old blindspots

Reviewing the Greatest Films of All Time, part three: open the 2022 floodgates!

By Kevin B. Lee

Reviewing the Greatest Films of All Time, part three: open the 2022 floodgates!

Reviewing the Greatest Films of All Time, part four: getting personal

By Kevin B. Lee

Reviewing the Greatest Films of All Time, part four: getting personal

The Greatest Films of All Time: comment from around the web

The Greatest Films of All Time: comment from around the web

Pre-poll essays

Is Citizen Kane still the greatest film of all time?

By David Thomson

Is Citizen Kane still the greatest film of all time?

The great escape: what makes La Grande Illusion great

By Ginette Vincendeau

The great escape: what makes La Grande Illusion great

Artist of the floating world: what makes Jean Vigo’s L’Atalante great

By Graham Fuller

Artist of the floating world: what makes Jean Vigo’s L’Atalante great

What makes Antonioni’s L’avventura great

By Robert Koehler

What makes Antonioni’s L’avventura great

Blood and sand: what makes Beau Travail great

By Hannah McGill

Blood and sand: what makes Beau Travail great

Light my fire: what makes The Hour of the Furnaces great

By Nicole Brenez

Light my fire: what makes The Hour of the Furnaces great

Revolutionary road: what makes Boris Barnet’s The House on Trubnaya Street great

By Mark Le Fanu

Revolutionary road: what makes Boris Barnet’s The House on Trubnaya Street great

Past decades’ polls

The Poll before the Polls: Sight & Sound’s 1942 ‘Quiz on Film Classics’

By Henry K Miller

The Poll before the Polls: Sight & Sound’s 1942 ‘Quiz on Film Classics’

The Greatest Films of All Time… in 1952

The Greatest Films of All Time… in 1952

The Greatest Films of All Time… in 1962

The Greatest Films of All Time… in 1962

The Greatest Films of All Time… in 1972

The Greatest Films of All Time… in 1972

The Greatest Films of All Time… in 1982

The Greatest Films of All Time… in 1982

The Greatest Films of All Time… in 1992

The Greatest Films of All Time… in 1992

The Greatest Films of All Time… in 2002

The Greatest Films of All Time… in 2002