The Sight & Sound Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time

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The following are the "Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time" according to a worldwide opinion poll of 846 critics, programmers, academics, and distributors conducted by Sight & Sound and published in the journal's September 2012 issue.[1] Sight & Sound, published by the British Film Institute, has conducted a poll of the greatest films every 10 years since 1952.

In the 2012 poll, Vertigo ranked first, replacing Citizen Kane, which held the top spot in the last five decennial polls.[1]


  1. ^ a b Christie, Ian, ed. (1 August 2012). "The Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time". Sight & Sound (British Film Institute) (September 2012). Retrieved 6 June 2013.