News: Sight and Sound’s 2012 Greatest Films Poll

It’s that time in the decade when Sight and Sound reveal their choices for the best films of all time. This year had a record number of voters with 846 top ten lists, finally knocking Citizen Kane out of the top spot and allowing Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo in it’s place.

Another day, another list. But of course, giving Sight and Sound it’s dues, this list is mecca.

The Top Ten

1. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958) – 191 votes

2. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941) – 157 votes

3. Tokyo Story (Ozu Yasujiro, 1953) – 107 votes

4. La Regle du jeu (Jean Renoir, 1939) – 100 votes

5. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (F.W Murnau, 1927) – 93 votes

6. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968) – 90 votes

7. The Searchers (John Ford, 1956) – 78 votes

8. Man With A Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1939) – 68 votes

9. The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1927) – 65 votes

10. 8 1/2 (Federico Fellini, 1963) – 64 votes

And the rest…

11. Battleship Potemkin (Sergei Eisenstein, 1925) – 63 votes

12. L’Atalante (Jean Vigo, 1934) – 58 votes

13. Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960) – 57 votes

14. Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979) – 53 votes

15. Late Spring (Ozu Yasujiro, 1949) – 50 votes

16. Au hasard Balthazar (Robert Bresson, 1966) – 49 votes

17= Seven Samurai (Kurosawa Akira, 1954) – 48 votes

17= Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966) – 48 votes

19. Mirror (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1974) – 47 votes

20. Singin’ in the Rain (Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly, 1951) – 46 votes

21= L’avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960) – 43 votes

21= Le Mépris (Jean-Luc Godard, 1963) – 43 votes

21= The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972) – 43 votes

24= Ordet (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1955) – 42 votes

24= In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-Wai, 2000) – 42 votes

26= Rashomon (Kurosawa Akira, 1950) – 41 votes

26= Andrei Rublev (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1966) – 41 votes

28. Mulholland Dr. (David Lynch, 2001) – 40 votes

29= Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979) – 39 votes

29= Shoah (Claude Lanzmann, 1985) – 39 votes

31= The Godfather Part II (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974) – 38 votes

31= Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976) – 38 votes

33. Bicycle Thieves (Vittoria De Sica, 1948) – 37 votes

34. The General (Buster Keaton & Clyde Bruckman, 1926) – 35 votes

35= Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1927) – 34 votes

35= Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960) – 34 votes

35= Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles (Chantal Akerman, 1975) – 34 votes

35= Sátántangó (Béla Tarr, 1994)  – 34 votes

39= The 400 Blows (François Truffaut, 1959) – 33 votes

39= La dolce vita (Federico Fellini, 1960)  – 33 votes

41. Journey to Italy (Roberto Rossellini, 1954) – 32 votes

42= Pather Panchali (Satyajit Ray, 1955) – 31 votes

42= Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959) – 31 votes

42= Gertrud (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1964) – 31 votes

42= Pierrot le fou (Jean-Luc Godard, 1965) – 31 votes

42= Play Time (Jacques Tati, 1967) – 31 votes

42= Close-Up (Abbas Kiarostami, 1990)  – 31 votes

48= The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo, 1966) – 30 votes

48= Histoire(s) du cinema (Jean-Luc Godard, 1998) – 30 votes

50= City Lights (Charlie Chaplin, 1931) – 29 votes

50= Ugetsu monogatari (Mizoguchi Kenji, 1953) – 29 votes

50= La Jetée (Chris Marker, 1962) – 29 votes

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