Genre Top 10s

Top 10 Arthouse

  1. Andrei Rublev/The Mirror (Tarkovsky, 1966/1974)
  2. Persona (Bergman, 1966)
  3. Sátántangó (Tarr, 1994)
  4. Tokyo Story (Ozu, 1953)
  5. Au hasard Balthazar (Bresson, 1966)
  6. The Three Colors trilogy (Kieślowski, 1993/1994)
  7. Mulholland Dr. (Lynch, 2001)
  8. Paris, Texas (Wenders, 1984)
  9. The Tree of Life (Malick, 2011)
  10. The Passion of Joan of Arc (Dreyer, 1928)

Top 10 Comedy

  1. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (Kubrick, 1964)
  2. The Rules of the Game (Renoir, 1939)
  3. Monty Python’s Life of Brian (Jones, 1979)
  4. This Is Spinal Tap (Reiner, 1984)
  5. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Buñuel, 1972)
  6. Some Like It Hot (Wilder, 1959)
  7. All About Eve (Mankiewicz, 1950)
  8. Groundhog Day (Ramis, 1993)
  9. The Big Lebowski (Coen, 1998)
  10. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Gilliam, 1974)

Top 10 Crime/Mystery

  1. The Godfather, Parts I and II (Coppola, 1972/1974)
  2. Vertigo (Hitchcock, 1958)
  3. Chinatown (Polanski, 1974)
  4. GoodFellas (Scorsese, 1990)
  5. Pulp Fiction (Tarantino, 1994)
  6. Rashomon (Kurosawa, 1950)
  7. Sunset Blvd. (Wilder, 1950)
  8. Caché (Haneke, 2005)
  9. The French Connection (Friedkin, 1971)
  10. L.A. Confidential (Hanson, 1997)

Top 10 Documentary

  1. Shoah (Lanzmann, 1985)
  2. Sans Soleil (Marker, 1983)
  3. Night and Fog (Resnais, 1955)
  4. Hoop Dreams (James, 1994)
  5. The Thin Blue Line (Morris, 1988)
  6. The Gleaners and I (Varda, 2000)
  7. Grizzly Man (Herzog, 2005)
  8. Capturing the Friedmans (Jarecki, 2003)
  9. Man on Wire (Marsh, 2008)
  10. The Act of Killing (Oppenheimer, 2013)

Top 10 Horror

  1. The Exorcist (Friedkin, 1973)
  2. The Shining (Kubrick, 1980)
  3. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Hooper, 1974)
  4. Alien (Scott, 1979)
  5. Psycho (Hitchcock, 1960)
  6. Rosemary’s Baby (Polanski, 1968)
  7. Suspiria (Argento, 1977)
  8. The Fly (Cronenberg, 1986)
  9. Dawn of the Dead (Romero, 1978)
  10. Jaws (Spielberg, 1975)

Top 10 Romance

  1. Casablanca (Curtiz, 1942)
  2. In the Mood for Love (Wong, 2000)
  3. Badlands/Days of Heaven (Malick, 1973/1978)
  4. The Before trilogy (Linklater, 1995/2004/2013)
  5. Annie Hall/Manhattan (Allen, 1977/1979)
  6. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Gondry, 2004)
  7. Belle de Jour/That Obscure Object of Desire (Buñuel, 1967/1979)
  8. Brokeback Mountain (Lee, 2005)
  9. Wings of Desire (Wenders, 1987)
  10. Breathless (Godard, 1960)

Top 10 Sci-Fi/Fantasy

  1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick, 1968)
  2. Stalker (Tarkovsky, 1979)
  3. Brazil (Gilliam, 1985)
  4. Blade Runner (Scott, 1982)
  5. Aliens (Cameron, 1986)
  6. Metropolis (Lang, 1927)
  7. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Spielberg, 1977)
  8. Spirited Away (Miyazaki, 2001)
  9. Solaris (Tarkovsky, 1972)
  10. Videodrome (Cronenberg, 1983)

Top 10 Suspense

  1. Apocalypse Now (Coppola, 1979)
  2. Taxi Driver (Scorsese, 1976)
  3. Seven Samurai (Kurosawa, 1954)
  4. Blue Velvet (Lynch, 1986)
  5. Full Metal Jacket (Kubrick, 1987)
  6. North by Northwest (Hitchcock, 1959)
  7. Das Boot (Peterson, 1981)
  8. 12 Angry Men (Lumet, 1957)
  9. The Wages of Fear (Clouzot, 1953)
  10. All the President’s Men (Pakula, 1976)
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