Cahiers du Cinéma's Annual Top 10 Lists

The following is a list of the top 10 films chosen annually by the critics of Cahiers du Cinéma, a French film magazine. The magazine started the lists in 1951, but did not publish a list from 1952 to 1953 and from 1969 to 1980 and 2003.[1]

1950s edit

# English Title Original Title Director(s) Production Country
1951
1. The River Le Fleuve Jean Renoir France
2. Diary of a Country Priest Journal d'un curé de campagne Robert Bresson
3. Miracle in Milan Miracolo a Milano Vittorio de Sica Italy
4. The Forgotten Ones Los Olvidados Luis Buñuel Mexico
5. All About Eve Joseph L. Mankiewicz United States
6. Miss Julie Fröken Julie Alf Sjöberg Sweden
7. Story of a Love Affair Cronaca di un amore Michelangelo Antonioni Italy
8. Sunset Boulevard Billy Wilder United States
9. Edward and Caroline Édouard et Caroline Jacques Becker France
10. The Flowers of St. Francis Francesco, giullare di Dio Roberto Rossellini Italy
No lists from 1952 through 1953
1954
1. This Strange Passion Él Luis Bunuel Mexico
2. Honour Among Thieves Touchez pas au grisbi Jacques Becker France
3. Knave of Hearts René Clément
4. The Wild One László Benedek United States
5. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Howard Hawks
6. I Vitelloni Federico Fellini Italy
7. It Should Happen to You George Cukor United States
8. The Blue Gardenia Fritz Lang
9. Robinson Crusoe Aventuras de Robinson Crusoe Luis Bunuel Mexico
10. Mother おかあさん Mikio Naruse Japan
1955
1. Journey to Italy Viaggio in Italia Roberto Rossellini Italy
2. Ordet Carl Theodor Dreyer Denmark
3. The Big Knife Robert Aldrich United States
4. Lola Montès Max Ophüls France
5. Rear Window Alfred Hitchcock United States
6. Bad Liaisons Les mauvaises rencontres Alexandre Astruc France
7. La Strada Federico Fellini Italy
8. The Barefoot Contessa Joseph L. Mankiewicz United States
9. Johnny Guitar Nicholas Ray
10. Kiss Me Deadly Robert Aldrich
1956
1. A Man Escaped Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent souffle où il veut Robert Bresson France
2. Elena and Her Men Elena et les Hommes Jean Renoir
3. Rebel Without a Cause Nicholas Ray United States
4. Confidential Report Orson Welles
5. Senso Luchino Visconti Italy
6. Smiles of a Summer Night Sommarnattens leende Ingmar Bergman Sweden
7. The Swindle Il bidone Federico Fellini Italy
8. L'Amore Roberto Rossellini
9. Picnic Joshua Logan United States
10. Fear La Paura Roberto Rossellini Italy
1957
1. A King in New York Charlie Chaplin United Kingdom
2. Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? Frank Tashlin United States
3. Nights of Cabiria Le notti di Cabiria Federico Fellini Italy
4. The Wrong Man Alfred Hitchcock United States
5. The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz Ensayo de un crimen Luis Buñuel Mexico
6. Sawdust and Tinsel Gycklarnas afton Ingmar Bergman Sweden
7. Bigger Than Life Nicholas Ray United States
8. The Girl Can't Help It Frank Tashlin
9. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Fritz Lang
10. 12 Angry Men Sidney Lumet
1958
1. Touch of Evil Orson Welles United States
2. The Seventh Seal Det sjunde inseglet Ingmar Bergman Sweden
3. White Nights Le notti bianche Luchino Visconti Italy
4. Il Grido Michelangelo Antonioni
5. Bonjour Tristesse Otto Preminger United Kingdom,
United States
6. Dreams Kvinnodröm Ingmar Bergman Sweden
7. One Life Une vie Alexandre Astruc France
8. Mon Oncle Jacques Tati
9. The Quiet American Joseph L. Mankiewicz United States
10. Summer Interlude Sommarlek Ingmar Bergman Sweden
1959
1. Ugetsu 雨月物語 Kenji Mizoguchi Japan
2. Hiroshima mon Amour Alain Resnais France
3. Ivan the Terrible (Part II) Иван Грозный Sergei Eisenstein Soviet Union
4. Pickpocket Robert Bresson France
5. The 400 Blows Les quatre cents coups François Truffaut
6. Rio Bravo Howard Hawks United States
7. Wild Strawberries Smultronstället Ingmar Bergman Sweden
8. Vertigo Alfred Hitchcock United States
9. Princess Yang Kwei Fei 楊貴妃 Kenji Mizoguchi Japan
10. The Tiger of Eschnapur Der Tiger von Eschnapur Fritz Lang West Germany

1960s edit

# English Title Original Title Director(s) Production Country
1960
1. Sansho the Bailiff 山椒大夫 Kenji Mizoguchi Japan
2. L'Avventura Michelangelo Antonioni Italy
3. Breathless À bout de souffle Jean-Luc Godard France
4. Shoot the Piano Player Tirez sur le pianiste François Truffaut
5. Poem of the Sea Поэма о море Alexander Dovzhenko & Yuliya Solntseva Soviet Union
6. Les Bonnes Femmes Claude Chabrol France
Nazarín Luis Buñuel Spain, Mexico
8. Moonfleet Fritz Lang United States
9. Psycho Alfred Hitchcock
10. The Hole Le Trou Jacques Becker France
1961
1. Lola Jacques Demy France
2. A Woman Is a Woman Une femme est une femme Jean-Luc Godard
3. Paris Belongs to Us Paris nous appartient Jacques Rivette
4. Rocco and His Brothers Rocco e i suoi fratelli Luchino Visconti Italy
5. Shin Heike Monogatari 新・平家物語 Kenji Mizoguchi Japan
6. The Horse That Cried Dorogoy tsenoy Mark Donskoy Soviet Union
7. La Notte Michelangelo Antonioni Italy
8. Last Year at Marienbad L'Année dernière à Marienbad Alain Resnais France
9. Elmer Gantry Richard Brooks United States
10. Two Rode Together John Ford
1962
1. My Life to Live Vivre sa vie Jean-Luc Godard France
2. Jules and Jim Jules et Jim François Truffaut
3. Hatari! Howard Hawks United States
4. Viridiana Luis Buñuel Mexico
5. The Sign of Leo Le Signe du Lion Éric Rohmer France
6. Wild River Elia Kazan United States
7. The Trial Orson Welles
8. Through a Glass Darkly Såsom i en spegel Ingmar Bergman Sweden
9. The Elusive Corporal Le Caporal épinglé Jean Renoir France
10. Vanina Vanini Roberto Rossellini Italy
1963
1. Contempt Le Mépris Jean-Luc Godard France
2. The Birds Alfred Hitchcock United States
3. The Exterminating Angel El ángel exterminador Luis Buñuel Mexico
4. Adieu Philippine Jacques Rozier France
5. The Trial of Joan of Arc Procès de Jeanne d'Arc Robert Bresson
6. Muriel Muriel ou le Temps d'un retour Alain Resnais
7. The Nutty Professor Jerry Lewis United States
8. The Carabineers Les Carabiniers Jean-Luc Godard France
9. Salvatore Giuliano Francesco Rosi Italy
10. Otto e mezzo Federico Fellini
1964
1. Band of Outsiders Bande à part Jean-Luc Godard France
2. Gertrud Carl Theodor Dreyer Denmark
3. Marnie Alfred Hitchcock United States
4. A Married Woman Une femme mariée Jean-Luc Godard France
5. Man's Favorite Sport? Howard Hawks United States
6. Red Desert Il deserto rosso Michelangelo Antonioni Italy
7. America America Elia Kazan United States
8. The Silence Tystnaden Ingmar Bergman Sweden
9. All These Women För att inte tala om alla dessa kvinnor
10. The Servant Joseph Losey United Kingdom
1965
1. Pierrot le Fou Jean-Luc Godard France
2. Sandra Luchino Visconti Italy
3. Winter Light Nattvardsgästerna Ingmar Bergman Sweden
4. Six in Paris ("Gare du Nord" segment) Paris vu par... Jean Rouch France
5. Alphaville Alphaville: une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution Jean-Luc Godard
6. Lilith Robert Rossen United States
7. Shock Corridor Sam Fuller
8. The Family Jewels Jerry Lewis
9. The Gospel According to St. Matthew Il vangelo secondo Matteo Pier Paolo Pasolini Italy
10. Le Bonheur Agnès Varda France
1966
1. Au Hasard Balthazar Robert Bresson France
2. Walkover Walkower Jerzy Skolimowski Poland
3. Not Reconciled Nicht versöhnt Jean-Marie Straub West Germany
4. Masculin Féminin Masculin féminin: 15 faits précis Jean-Luc Godard France
5. The Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short De man die zijn haar kort liet knippen André Delvaux Belgium
6. 7 Women John Ford United States
7. The Taking of Power by Louis XIV La prise de pouvoir par Louis XIV Roberto Rossellini Italy
8. Torn Curtain Alfred Hitchcock United States
9. Red Line 7000 Howard Hawks
10. Fists in the Pocket I pugni in tasca Marco Bellocchio Italy
1967
1. Persona Ingmar Bergman Sweden
2. Belle de Jour Luis Buñuel France
3. Weekend Week-end Jean-Luc Godard
4. Lion Hunting with Bow and Arrow La chasse au lion à l'arc Jean Rouch
5. Playtime Jacques Tati
6. The Big Mouth Jerry Lewis United States
7. Daisies Sedmikrásky Vera Chytilova Czechoslovakia
The Nun La Religieuse Jacques Rivette France
9. Two or Three Things I Know About Her Deux ou trois choses que je sais d'elle Jean-Luc Godard
10. La Chinoise La Chinoise, ou plutôt à la Chinoise: un film en train de se faire Jean-Luc Godard
1968
1. The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach Chronik der Anna Magdalena Bach Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet West Germany
2. Before the Revolution Prima della rivoluzione Bernardo Bertolucci Italy
3. The Edge Robert Kramer United States
4. Spirits of the Dead ("Toby Dammit" segment) Tre passi nel delirio Federico Fellini Italy
5. Don't Let It Kill You Il ne faut pas mourir pour ça Jean Pierre Lefebvre Canada
6. The Times That Are Le règne du jour Pierre Perrault
7. Barrier Bariera Jerzy Skolimowski Poland
8. Stolen Kisses Baisers volés François Truffaut France
9. Ride in the Whirlwind Monte Hellman United States
10. The Bride Wore Black La Mariée était en noir François Truffaut France
The Smugglers Les Contrebandières Luc Moullet
No list for 1969

1970s edit

  • No lists for the 1970s.

1980s edit

# English Title Original Title Director(s) Production Country
No list for 1980
1981
1. The Aviator's Wife La Femme de l'aviateur Éric Rohmer France
Francisca Manoel de Oliveira Portugal
3. Hotel America Hôtel des Amériques André Téchiné France
Tragedy of a Ridiculous Man La tragedia di un uomo ridicolo Bernardo Bertolucci Italy
5. Germany, Pale Mother Deutschland bleiche Mutter Helma Sanders-Brahms West Germany
The Woman Next Door La Femme d'à côté François Truffaut France
7. Stalker Сталкер Andrei Tarkovsky Soviet Union
8. Jalsaghar জলসাঘর Satyajit Ray India
Raging Bull Martin Scorsese United States
10. Gloria John Cassavetes
In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni Guy Debord France
Palermo or Wolfsburg Palermo oder Wolfsburg Werner Schroeter West Germany
The Wings of the Dove Les Ailes de la colombe Benoît Jacquot France
1982
1. A Room in Town Une chambre en ville Jacques Demy France
2. Moonlighting Jerzy Skolimowski United Kingdom
Passion Jean-Luc Godard France
4. White Dog Sam Fuller United States
5. The Color of Pomegranates Նռան գույնը Sergei Parajanov Soviet Union
Identification of a Woman Identificazione di una donna Michaelangelo Antonioni Italy
Le Pont du Nord Jacques Rivette France
8. Parsifal Hans-Jürgen Syberberg West Germany
9. Three Crowns of the Sailor Les trois couronnes du matelot Raúl Ruiz France
10. Le Beau Mariage Éric Rohmer
1983
1. À Nos Amours Maurice Pialat France
L'Argent Robert Bresson
3. Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence 戦場のメリークリスマス Nagisa Oshima United Kingdom, Japan
A Brutal Game Un Jeu Brutal Jean-Claude Brisseau France
5. The King of Comedy Martin Scorsese United States
Pauline at the Beach Pauline à la plage Éric Rohmer France
7. L'Enfant Secret Philippe Garrel
Faux-Fuyants Alain Bergala & Jean-Pierre Limosin
Three Crowns of the Sailor Les trois couronnes du matelot Raúl Ruiz
10. Cracking Up Jerry Lewis United States
Fanny and Alexander Fanny och Alexander Ingmar Bergman Sweden
1984
1. Full Moon in Paris Les nuits de la pleine lune Éric Rohmer France
2. Class Relations Klassenverhältnisse Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet West Germany
3. Biquefarre Georges Rouquier France
First Name: Carmen Prénom Carmen Jean-Luc Godard
Liberté, la nuit Philippe Garrel
6. Rumble Fish Francis Ford Coppola United States
7. And the Ship Sails On E la nave va Federico Fellini Italy
Paris, Texas Wim Wenders West Germany
The Right Stuff Philip Kaufman United States
10. Once Upon a Time in America C'era una volta in America Sergio Leone Italy, United States
1985
1. Hail Mary Je vous salue, Marie Jean-Luc Godard France
2. Détective Jean-Luc Godard
3. Year of the Dragon Michael Cimino United States
4. After the Rehearsal Efter repetitionen Ingmar Bergman Sweden
5. Love Streams John Cassavetes United States
6. The Home and the World Ghare Baire Satyajit Ray India
7. Les Amants terribles Danièle Dubroux France
8. The Children Les Enfants Marguerite Duras
9. Ran Akira Kurosawa Japan
10. Favorites of the Moon Les Favoris de la lune Otar Iosseliani France
Rendez-vous André Téchiné
1986
1. The Green Ray Le Rayon vert Éric Rohmer France
2. The Legend of Suram Fortress ამბავი სურამის ციხისა Sergei Parajanov Soviet Union
The Sacrifice Offret Andrei Tarkovsky Sweden
4. Double Messieurs Jean-François Stévenin France
5. Mauvais Sang Leos Carax
Maine-Ocean Express Maine Océan Jacques Rozier
7. Thérèse Alain Cavalier
8. Scene of the Crime Le Lieu du crime André Téchiné
9. After Hours Martin Scorsese United States
Alpine Fire Höhenfeuer Fredi M. Murer Switzerland
Disorder Olivier Assayas France
Gardien de la nuit Jean-Pierre Limosin
Rise and Fall of a Small Cinema Company Grandeur et décadence d'un petit commerce de cinéma Jean-Luc Godard
1987
1. Under the Sun of Satan Sous le soleil de Satan Maurice Pialat France
2. The Death of Empedocles Der Tod des Empedokles Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet West Germany
Intervista Federico Fellini Italy
Wings of Desire Der Himmel über Berlin Wim Wenders West Germany
5. The Last Emperor L'ultimo imperatore Bernardo Bertolucci China, United Kingdom, Italy
6. Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle Quatre aventures de Reinette et Mirabelle Éric Rohmer France
Full Metal Jacket Stanley Kubrick United Kingdom, United States
Yeelen Souleymane Cissé Mali
9. The Mass Is Ended La messa è finita Nanni Moretti Italy
10. Blue Velvet David Lynch United States
The Color of Money Martin Scorsese
King Lear Jean-Luc Godard
A Portuguese Goodbye Um Adeus Português João Botelho Portugal
Wedding in Galilee عرس الجليل Michel Khleifi Palestine
1988
1. A Short Film About Killing Krótki film o zabijaniu Krzysztof Kieślowski Poland
2. The Unbearable Lightness of Being Philip Kaufman United States
3. The Dead John Huston
4. Urgences Raymond Depardon France
5. Bird Clint Eastwood United States
6. Landscape in the Mist Τοπίο στην ομίχλη Theo Angelopoulos Greece
7. Sound and Fury De bruit et de fureur Jean-Claude Brisseau France
8. The Last Temptation of Christ Martin Scorsese United States
9. Les Innocents André Téchiné France
10. Story of Women Une affaire de femmes Claude Chabrol
1989
1. Do the Right Thing Spike Lee United States
Red Wood Pigeon Palombella rossa Nanni Moretti Italy
3. Gang of Four La bande des quatre Jacques Rivette France
Dead Ringers David Cronenberg Canada
5. The Cannibals Os Canibais Manoel de Oliveira Portugal
Yaaba Idrissa Ouedraogo Burkina Faso
7. Black Rain 黒い雨 Shohei Imamura Japan
Thick Skinned Peaux de vaches Patricia Mazuy France
Little Vera Маленькая Вера Vasili Pichul Soviet Union
10. The Accidental Tourist Lawrence Kasdan United States
I Want to Go Home Alain Resnais France
Time of the Gypsies Дом за вешање Emir Kusturica Yugoslavia

1990s edit

# English Title Original Title Director(s) Production Country
1990
1. Freeze Die Come to Life Замри, умри, воскресни! Vitali Kanevsky Soviet Union
The Little Gangster Le Petit Criminel Jacques Doillon France
3. Goodfellas Martin Scorsese United States
Nouvelle Vague Jean-Luc Godard France
5. Alexandria Again and Forever إسكندريه كمان وكمان Youssef Chahine Egypt
Meghe Dhaka Tara মেঘে ঢাকা তারা Ritwik Ghatak India
No, or the Vain Glory of Command Non, ou a Vã Glória de Mandar Manoel de Oliveira Portugal
8. Crimes and Misdemeanors Woody Allen United States
La Désenchantée Benoît Jacquot France
Dreams Akira Kurosawa Japan
1991
1. Van Gogh Maurice Pialat France
2. Miller's Crossing Coen brothers United States
3. Barton Fink
4. The Godfather Part III Francis Ford Coppola
5. Close-Up کلوزآپ ، نمای نزدیک Abbas Kiarostami Iran
6. I Don't Hear the Guitar Anymore J'entends plus la guitare Philippe Garrel France
7. Edward Scissorhands Tim Burton United States
8. Rhapsody in August 八月の狂詩曲 Akira Kurosawa Japan
9. Les Amants du Pont-Neuf Leos Carax France
10. Paris Awakens Paris s'éveille Olivier Assayas
1992
1. Unforgiven Clint Eastwood United States
2. Agantuk Satyajit Ray India
3. And Life Goes On زندگی و دیگر هیچ Abbas Kiarostami Iran
4. Husbands and Wives Woody Allen United States
5. Border Line Danièle Dubroux France
Savage Nights Les Nuits Fauves Cyril Collard
The Sentinel La sentinelle Arnaud Desplechin
8. La Chasse aux papillons Otar Iosseliani
A Tale of Winter Conte d'hiver Éric Rohmer
10. A Brighter Summer Day 牯嶺街少年殺人事件 Edward Yang Taiwan
The House of Smiles La casa del sorriso Marco Ferreri Italy
Le mirage Jean-Claude Guiguet France
The Oak Balanța Lucian Pintilie Romania
1993
1. A Perfect World Clint Eastwood United States
2. Abraham's Valley Vale Abraão Manoel de Oliveira Portugal
3. The Tree, the Mayor and the Mediatheque L'Arbre, le maire et la médiathèque Éric Rohmer France
4. Smoking/No Smoking Alain Resnais
5. In the Land of the Deaf Le Pays Des Sourds Nicolas Philibert
6. Aranyer Din Ratri অরণ্যের দিনরাত্রি Satyajit Ray India
7. Mad Dog and Glory John McNaughton United States
8. Innocent Blood John Landis
9. Bad Lieutenant Abel Ferrara
10. Hélas pour moi Jean-Luc Godard France
1994
1. Caro diario Nanni Moretti Italy
2. I Can't Sleep J'ai pas sommeil Claire Denis France
3. Carlito's Way Brian De Palma United States
4. Wild Reeds Les Roseaux sauvages André Téchiné France
5. The Nightmare Before Christmas Henry Selick United States
6. Travolta and Me Patricia Mazuy France
7. Hell L'Enfer Claude Chabrol
8. Joan the Maid Jeanne la pucelle Jacques Rivette
9. US Go Home Claire Denis
10. Coming to Terms with the Dead Petits arrangements avec les morts Pascale Ferran
M. Butterfly David Cronenberg United States
1995
1. La Cérémonie Claude Chabrol France
2. Le Garçu Maurice Pialat
3. Waati Souleymane Cissé Mali
4. The Bridges of Madison County Clint Eastwood United States
5. Oublie-moi Noémie Lvovsky France
6. The Flower of My Secret La flor de mi secreto Pedro Almodóvar Spain
7. Sonatine ソナチネ Takeshi Kitano Japan
8. Ed Wood Tim Burton United States
9. Through the Olive Trees زیر درختان زیتون Abbas Kiarostami Iran
10. In the Mouth of Madness John Carpenter United States
1996
1. Crash David Cronenberg Canada
2. For Ever Mozart Jean-Luc Godard France
3. Casino Martin Scorsese United States
4. My Sex Life... or How I Got into an Argument Comment je me suis disputé... (ma vie sexuelle) Arnaud Desplechin France
5. God's Comedy A Comédia de Deus João César Monteiro Portugal
6. Dead Man Jim Jarmusch United States
7. Thieves Les Voleurs André Téchiné France
8. Mission: Impossible Brian De Palma United States
9. Encore Pascal Bonitzer France
Perfect Love Parfait amour! Catherine Breillat
10. Don't Forget You're Going to Die N'oublie pas que tu vas mourir Xavier Beauvois
1997
1. Hana-bi Takeshi Kitano Japan
2. Goodbye South, Goodbye 南國再見,南國 Hou Hsiao-hsien Taiwan
3. Lost Highway David Lynch United States
4. The Eel うなぎ Shohei Imamura Japan
The River 河流 Tsai Ming-liang Taiwan
6. Same Old Song On connaît la chanson Alain Resnais France
Seventh Heaven Le Septième Ciel Benoît Jacquot
Taste of Cherry طعم گیلاس... Abbas Kiarostami Iran
9. Face/Off John Woo United States
Happy Together 春光乍洩 Wong Kar-wai Hong Kong
Scream Wes Craven United States
1998
1. Flowers of Shanghai 海上花 Hou Hsiao-hsien Taiwan
2. Dr. Akagi カンゾー先生 Shohei Imamura Japan
3. Autumn Tale Conte d'automne Éric Rohmer France
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Clint Eastwood United States
5. Anxiety Inquietude Manoel de Oliveira Portugal
Sue Lost in Manhattan Amos Kollek United States
7. L'Ennui Cédric Kahn France
Velvet Goldmine Todd Haynes United States
9. Snake Eyes Brian De Palma
10. Hinterland L'arrière-pays Jacques Nolot France
Jackie Brown Quentin Tarantino United States
Ossos Pedro Costa Portugal
Titanic James Cameron United States
1999
1. Eyes Wide Shut Stanley Kubrick United States
2. The Wind Will Carry Us باد ما را خواهد برد Abbas Kiarostami Iran
3. Sicilia! Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet Italy
4. eXistenZ David Cronenberg Canada
5. Night Wind Le vent de la nuit Philippe Garrel France
6. True Crime Clint Eastwood United States
7. The Letter A Carta Manoel de Oliveira Portugal
8. The Straight Story David Lynch United States
9. Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Jim Jarmusch
10. As Bodas de Deus João César Monteiro Portugal
1990s (1990–1999)
1. The Bridges of Madison County Clint Eastwood United States
Carlito's Way Brian De Palma
Goodbye South, Goodbye 南國再見,南國 Hou Hsiao-hsien Taiwan
4. Close-Up کلوزآپ ، نمای نزدیک Abbas Kiarostami Iran
Eyes Wide Shut Stanley Kubrick United States
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me David Lynch
Unforgiven Clint Eastwood
8. Crash David Cronenberg Canada
Edward Scissorhands Tim Burton United States
The River 河流 Tsai Ming-liang Taiwan

2000s edit

# English Title Original Title Director(s) Production Country
2000
1. Esther Kahn Arnaud Desplechin France
2. The Captive La Captive Chantal Akerman Belgium
3. Man on the Moon Miloš Forman United States
4. Mission to Mars Brian De Palma
5. In the Mood for Love 花樣年華 Wong Kar-wai Hong Kong
6. M/Other Nobuhiro Suwa Japan
7. The Virgin Suicides Sofia Coppola United States
Yi Yi 一一 Edward Yang Taiwan
9. Space Cowboys Clint Eastwood United States
10. Workers for the Good Lord Les Savates du bon Dieu Jean-Claude Brisseau France
2001
1. Mulholland Drive David Lynch United States
2. The Lady and the Duke L'Anglaise et le Duc Éric Rohmer France
3. Millennium Mambo 千禧曼波 Hou Hsiao-hsien Taiwan
4. Time and Tide 順流逆流 Tsui Hark Hong Kong
5. I'm Going Home Vou Para Casa Manoel de Oliveira Portugal
6. Platform 站台 Jia Zhangke China
Wild Innocence Sauvage Innocence Philippe Garrel France
8. Sobibor, October 14, 1943, 4 p.m. Sobibor, 14 octobre 1943, 16 heures Claude Lanzmann France
9. The Son's Room La stanza del figlio Nanni Moretti Italy
10. 'R Xmas Abel Ferrara United States
2002
1. Secret Things Choses secrètes Jean-Claude Brisseau France
Ten ده Abbas Kiarostami Iran
3. Blissfully Yours สุดเสน่หา Apichatpong Weerasethakul Thailand
4. From the Other Side De l'autre côté Chantal Akerman Belgium
5. The Uncertainty Principle O Princípio da Incerteza Manoel de Oliveira Portugal
6. My Mother's Smile L'ora di religione (Il sorriso di mia madre) Marco Bellocchio Italy
7. Talk to Her Hable Con Ella Pedro Almodóvar Spain
8. Spider David Cronenberg Canada
Spirited Away 千と千尋の神隠し Hayao Miyazaki Japan
10. 24 (season 1) N/A United States
Gerry Gus Van Sant
No list for 2003
2004
1. Tropical Malady สัตว์ประหลาด Apichatpong Weerasethakul Thailand
2. S-21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine S-21, la machine de mort Khmère rouge Rithy Panh Cambodia
Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks 铁西区 Wang Bing China
The Village M. Night Shyamalan United States
5. Shara 沙羅双樹 Naomi Kawase Japan
6. The Brown Bunny Vincent Gallo United States
Gerry Gus Van Sant
Kings and Queen Rois et reine Arnaud Desplechin France
9. Café Lumière 珈琲時光 Hou Hsiao-hsien Taiwan
Kill Bill: Volume 2 Quentin Tarantino United States
Saraband Ingmar Bergman Sweden
2005
1. Last Days Gus Van Sant United States
2. A History of Violence David Cronenberg Canada
Regular Lovers Les Amants réguliers Philippe Garrel France
4. 1/3 of the Eyes Olivier Zabat
Three Times 最好的時光 Hou Hsiao-hsien Taiwan
The World 世界 Jia Zhangke China
The Young Lieutenant Le Petit Lieutenant Xavier Beauvois France
8. Be with Me Eric Khoo Singapore
Grizzly Man Werner Herzog United States
Sin City Frank Miller & Robert Rodriguez
Tale of Cinema 극장전 Hong Sang-soo South Korea
2006
1. Private Fears in Public Places Cœurs Alain Resnais France
The Sun Сóлнце Alexander Sokurov Russia
3. The Host 괴물 Bong Joon-ho South Korea
4. Lady Chatterley Pascale Ferran France
5. A Perfect Couple Un couple parfait Nobuhiro Suwa Japan, France
6. Capote Bennett Miller United States
These Encounters of Theirs Quei loro incontri Straub–Huillet France, Italy
Lady in the Water M. Night Shyamalan United States
9. The Departed Martin Scorsese
10. Flags of Our Fathers Clint Eastwood
The New World Terrence Malick
2007
1. Paranoid Park Gus Van Sant United States
2. Death Proof Quentin Tarantino
Inland Empire David Lynch
Still Life 三峡好人 Jia Zhangke China
5. La France Serge Bozon France
Zodiac David Fincher United States
7. Before I Forget Avant que j'oublie Jacques Nolot France
Honor of the Knights Honor de cavalleria Albert Serra Spain
The Romance of Astrea and Celadon Les Amours d'Astrée et de Céladon Éric Rohmer France
10. The Duchess of Langeais Ne touchez pas la hache Jacques Rivette
I Don't Want to Sleep Alone 黑眼圈 Tsai Ming-liang Malaysia, Taiwan
Syndromes and a Century แสงศตวรรษ Apichatpong Weerasethakul Thailand
2008
1. Redacted Brian De Palma United States
2. Colossal Youth Juventude em Marcha Pedro Costa Portugal
3. Cloverfield Matt Reeves United States
4. No Country for Old Men Coen Brothers
5. Two Lovers James Gray
6. Waltz with Bashir ואלס עם באשיר Ari Folman Israel
7. Dernier maquis Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche Algeria
France
8. Hunger Steve McQueen United Kingdom
9. A Short Film About the Indio Nacional Raya Martin Philippines
10. On War De la guerre Bertrand Bonello France
2009
1. Wild Grass Les Herbes folles Alain Resnais France
2. Vincere Marco Bellocchio Italy
3. Inglourious Basterds Quentin Tarantino United States
4. Gran Torino Clint Eastwood
5. Eccentricities of a Blonde-Haired Girl Singularidades de uma Rapariga Loura Manoel de Oliveira Portugal
6. Tetro Francis Ford Coppola United States
7. The Hurt Locker Kathryn Bigelow
8. King of Escape Le roi de l'évasion Alain Guiraudie France
9. Tokyo Sonata トウキョウソナタ Kiyoshi Kurosawa Japan
10. Hadewijch Bruno Dumont France
2000s (2000–2009)
1. Mulholland Drive David Lynch United States
2. Elephant Gus Van Sant
3. Tropical Malady สัตว์ประหลาด Apichatpong Weerasethakul Thailand
4. The Host 괴물 Bong Joon-ho South Korea
5. A History of Violence David Cronenberg Canafa
6. The Secret of the Grain La graine et le mulet Abdellatif Kechiche France
7. Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks 铁西区 Wang Bing China
8. War of the Worlds Steven Spielberg United States
9. The New World Terrence Malick
10. Ten ده Abbas Kiarostami Iran

2010s edit

# English Title Original Title Director(s) Production Country
2010[2][3]
1. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives ลุงบุญมีระลึกชาติ Apichatpong Weerasethakul Thailand
2. Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans Werner Herzog United States
3. Film Socialisme Socialisme Jean-Luc Godard France
4. Toy Story 3 Lee Unkrich United States
5. Fantastic Mr. Fox Wes Anderson
6. A Serious Man Coen Brothers
7. To Die like a Man Morrer Como Um Homem João Pedro Rodrigues Portugal
8. The Social Network David Fincher United States
9. Chouga Shuga Darezhan Omirbaev Kazakhstan
10. Mother 마더 Bong Joon-ho South Korea
2011[4]
1. We Have a Pope Habemus Papam Nanni Moretti Italy
2. The Strange Case of Angelica O Estranho Caso de Angélica Manoel de Oliveira Portugal
The Tree of Life Terrence Malick United States
4. Essential Killing Jerzy Skolimowski Poland
Outside Satan Hors Satan Bruno Dumont France
6. A Burning Hot Summer Un été brûlant Philippe Garrel
Melancholia Lars von Trier Denmark
8. House of Tolerance L'Apollonide: Souvenirs de la maison close Bertrand Bonello France
Meek's Cutoff Kelly Reichardt United States
Super 8 J. J. Abrams
2012[5]
1. Holy Motors Leos Carax France
2. Cosmopolis David Cronenberg Canada
3. Twixt Francis Ford Coppola United States
4. 4:44 Last Day on Earth Abel Ferrara
5. In Another Country 다른 나라에서 Hong Sang-soo South Korea
6. Take Shelter Jeff Nichols United States
7. Go Go Tales Abel Ferrara
8. Tabu Miguel Gomes Portugal
9. Faust Фауст Alexander Sokurov Russia
10. Keep the Lights On Ira Sachs United States
2013[6]
1. Stranger by the Lake L'Inconnu du lac Alain Guiraudie France
2. Spring Breakers Harmony Korine United States
3. Blue Is the Warmest Colour La Vie d'Adèle – Chapitres 1 & 2 Abdellatif Kechiche France
4. Gravity Alfonso Cuarón United Kingdom, United States
5. A Touch of Sin 天注定 Jia Zhangke China
6. Lincoln Steven Spielberg United States
7. Jealousy La Jalousie Philippe Garrel France
8. Nobody's Daughter Haewon 누구의 딸도 아닌 해원 Hong Sang-soo South Korea
9. You and the Night Les Rencontres d'après minuit Yann Gonzalez France
10. Age of Panic La Bataille de Solférino Justine Triet
2014[7]
1. Li'l Quinquin P'tit Quinquin Bruno Dumont France
2. Goodbye to Language Adieu au Langage Jean-Luc Godard France, Switzerland
3. Under the Skin Jonathan Glazer United Kingdom
4. Maps to the Stars David Cronenberg Canada
5. The Wind Rises 風立ちぬ Hayao Miyazaki Japan
6. Nymphomaniac Lars von Trier Denmark, United Kingdom
7. Mommy Xavier Dolan Canada
8. Love Is Strange Ira Sachs United States
9. Paradise Le Paradis Alain Cavalier France
10. Our Sunhi 우리 선희 Hong Sang-soo South Korea
2015[8]
1. Mia Madre Nanni Moretti France, Italy
2. Cemetery of Splendour รักที่ขอนแก่น Apichatpong Weerasethakul Thailand
3. In the Shadow of Women L'Ombre des femmes Philippe Garrel France, Switzerland
4. The Smell of Us Larry Clark France
5. Mad Max: Fury Road George Miller Australia, United States
6. Jauja Lisandro Alonso Argentina, Denmark
7. Inherent Vice Paul Thomas Anderson United States
8. Arabian Nights As Mil e uma Noites Miguel Gomes Portugal
9. The Summer of Sangailė Sangailės vasara Alantė Kavaitė Lithuania
10. Journey to the Shore 岸辺の旅 Kiyoshi Kurosawa Japan
2016[9]
1. Toni Erdmann Maren Ade Germany, Austria
2. Elle Paul Verhoeven France
3. The Neon Demon Nicolas Winding Refn Denmark, France, United States
4. Aquarius Kleber Mendonça Filho Brazil
5. Slack Bay Ma Loute Bruno Dumont France
6. Julieta Pedro Almodóvar Spain
7. Staying Vertical Rester vertical Alain Guiraudie France
8. La Loi de la jungle Antonin Peretjatko
9. Carol Todd Haynes United States, United Kingdom
10. The Woods Dreams Are Made of Le Bois Dont Les Rêves Sont Faits Claire Simon France
2017[10]
1. Twin Peaks: The Return David Lynch United States
2. Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc Jeannette, l’enfance de Jeanne d’Arc Bruno Dumont France
3. Certain Women Kelly Reichardt United States
4. Get Out Jordan Peele
5. The Day After 그 후 Hong Sang-Soo South Korea
6. Lover for a Day L'Amant d'un jour Philippe Garrel France
7. Good Time Ben and Josh Safdie United States
8. Split M. Night Shyamalan
9. Jackie Pablo Larraín United States, Chile, France
10. Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk Ang Lee Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States
2018[11][12]
1. The Wild Boys les garçons sauvages Bertrand Mandico France
2. Coincoin and the Extra-Humans Coincoin et les z'inhumains Bruno Dumont
3. Phantom Thread Paul Thomas Anderson United States
4. Burning 버닝 Lee Chang-dong South Korea
5. Paul Sanchez est revenu! Patricia Mazuy France
6. The Post Steven Spielberg United States
7. On the Beach at Night Alone Hong Sang-Soo South Korea
8. The House That Jack Built Lars von Trier Denmark
9. Leto Лето Kirill Serebrennikov Russia
10. Treasure Island L'île au trésor Guillaume Brac France
2019[13][14]
1. The Image Book Le Livre d'image Jean-Luc Godard France, Switzerland
2. Parasite 기생충 Bong Joon-Ho South Korea
3. Synonyms Synonymes Nadav Lapid France, Israel
4. Bacurau Kleber Mendonça Filho & Juliano Dornelles Brazil
5. Joan of Arc Jeanne Bruno Dumont France
6. Pain and Glory Dolor y gloria Pedro Almodóvar Spain
7. Les Misérables Ladj Ly France
8. The Mule Clint Eastwood United States
9. Joker Todd Phillips
10. The Irishman Martin Scorsese
2010s (2010–2019)[15]
1. Twin Peaks: The Return David Lynch United States
2. Holy Motors Leos Carax France
3. Li'l Quinquin P'tit Quinquin Bruno Dumont
4. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives ลุงบุญมีระลึกชาติ Apichatpong Weerasethakul Thailand
5. The Image Book Le Livre d'image Jean-Luc Godard France, Switzerland
6. Toni Erdmann Maren Ade Germany, Austria
7. Mia Madre Nanni Moretti Italy
8. Melancholia Lars von Trier Denmark
9. Under the Skin Jonathan Glazer United Kingdom
10. The Strange Case of Angelica O Estranho Caso de Angélica Manoel de Oliveira Portugal

2020s edit

# English Title Original Title Director(s) Production Country
2020[16]
1. City Hall Frederick Wiseman United States
2. The Woman Who Ran 도망친 여자 Hong Sang-soo South Korea
3. Uncut Gems Benny Safdie and Joshua Safdie United States
4. Malmkrog Cristi Puiu Romania
5. Love Affair(s) Les Choses qu'on dit, les choses qu'on fait Emmanuel Mouret France
6. Hotel by the River 강변 호텔 Hong Sang-soo South Korea
7. Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains 春江水暖 Gu Xiaogang China
8. The Salt of Tears Le Sel des larmes Philippe Garrel France, Switzerland
9. Enormous Sophie Letourneur France
10. The August Virgin La virgen de agosto Jonás Trueba Spain
2021[17]
1. First Cow Kelly Reichardt United States
2. Annette Leos Carax France
3. Memoria Apichatpong Weerasethakul Colombia
4. Drive My Car ドライブ・マイ・カー Ryusuke Hamaguchi Japan
5. France Bruno Dumont France
6. The French Dispatch Wes Anderson United States
7. All Hands on Deck À L'abordage Guillaume Brac France
8. The Girl and the Spider Das Mädchen und die Spinne Ramon Zürcher and Silvan Zürcher Switzerland
9. The Card Counter Paul Schrader United States
10. Benedetta Paul Verhoeven France
2022[18]
1. Pacifiction Pacifiction – Tourment sur les îles Albert Serra France, Spain, Germany, Portugal
2. Licorice Pizza Paul Thomas Anderson United States, Canada
3. Nope Jordan Peele United States
4. EO IO Jerzy Skolimowski Poland, Italy
5. Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy 偶然と想像 Ryusuke Hamaguchi Japan
6. Saturn Bowling Patricia Mazuy France, Belgium
7. Apollo 10 1⁄2: A Space Age Childhood Richard Linklater United States
8. Introduction 인트로덕션 Hong Sang-soo South Korea
9. Nobody's Hero Viens je t'emmène Alain Guiraudie France
10. Who's Stopping Us Quién lo impide Jonás Trueba Spain
2023[19][20]
1. Trenque Lauquen Laura Citarella Argentina, Germany
2. Close Your Eyes Cerrar los ojos Víctor Erice Spain, Argentina
3. Anatomy of a Fall Anatomie d'une chute Justine Triet France
4. The Fabelmans Steven Spielberg United States
5. Fallen Leaves Kuolleet lehdet Aki Kaurismäki Finland, Germany
6. Unrest Cyril Schäublin Switzerland
7. Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the World Nu aștepta prea mult de la sfârșitul lumii Radu Jude Romania, Croatia, France, Luxembourg
8. The Temple Woods Gang Le Gang des bois du temple Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche France
9. Last Summer L'Été dernier Catherine Breillat
10. A Prince Un prince Pierre Creton
Showing Up Kelly Reichardt United States

Filmmakers with multiple works on the lists edit

Filmmakers Nº of Films
Jean-Luc Godard 25
Ingmar Bergman 14
Éric Rohmer 12
Philippe Garrel 11
Clint Eastwood and Manoel de Oliveira 10
Hong Sang-soo and Martin Scorsese 9
Alain Resnais, Bruno Dumont, David Cronenberg and David Lynch 8
Alfred Hitchcock and Federico Fellini 7
Abbas Kiarostami, André Téchiné, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, François Truffaut, Jacques Rivette, Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet, Luis Buñuel, Michelangelo Antonioni, Nanni Moretti, Robert Bresson and Roberto Rossellini 6
Brian De Palma, Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Jerzy Skolimowski 5
Pedro Almodóvar, Jean-Claude Brisseau, Leos Carax, Coen Brothers, Francis Ford Coppola, Claude Chabrol, Arnaud Desplechin, Abel Ferrara, Alain Guiraudie, Howard Hawks, Jia Zhangke, Jerry Lewis, Patricia Mazuy, Kenji Mizoguchi,Maurice Pialat, Satyajit Ray, Kelly Reichardt, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Gus Van Sant, Luchino Visconti and Fritz Lang 4
Paul Thomas Anderson, Bong Joon-Ho, Marco Bellocchio, Bernardo Bertolucci, Shohei Imamura, Benoît Jacquot, Akira Kurosawa, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Nicholas Ray, Jean Renoir, M. Night Shyamalan, Lars von Trier and Orson Welles 3
Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche, Catherine Breillat, Justine Triet, Tim Burton, Takeshi Kitano, Wes Anderson, Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Jordan Peele and Kleber Mendonça Filho 2

See also edit

References edit

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