BBC's 100 Greatest Films of the 21st Century
The 100 Greatest Films of the 21st Century is a list compiled in August 2016 by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), chosen by a voting poll of 177 film critics from around the world. It was compiled by collating the top ten films submitted by the critics who were asked to list the best films released since the year 2000.
BBC Culture requested 177 film critics from around the world to submit their responses for ten films which according to them are the greatest. The time period was limited from January 2000 to June 2016 (when the responses were completely collected). Each film listed in these responses were then given points based on their ranking. For instance, if a film was ranked at #1 in a critic's list, that film would get 10 points, whereas the one ranked at #10 would get 1 point. The list has 102 titles to be exact, due to a tie between Carlos, Requiem for a Dream, and Toni Erdmann for the 100th rank. With three each, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Christopher Nolan, Wes Anderson, Paul Thomas Anderson, Michael Haneke, and the Coen brothers have the largest number of films in the list.
A total of 177 critics from 36 countries participated in the poll, with the largest number (81) from the United States followed by the United Kingdom. Out of the 177, 122 are men and 55 are women, and are primarily newspaper/magazine film reviewers, website film reviewers, academics, and cinema curators.
- "The 21st Century's 100 Greatest Films". BBC. 23 August 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
- "BBC - Culture - The 21st Century's 1-- Greatest Films: Who Voted?". BBC.Com. Retrieved 28 August 2016.