The Sight & Sound Greatest Films of All Time 2012

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The following are the "Top 100 Greatest Films of All Time" according to the worldwide opinion polls conducted by Sight & Sound and published in the journal's September 2012 issue. They published the critics' list, based on 846 critics, programmers, academics, and distributors,[1] and the directors' list, based on 358 directors and filmmakers.[2] Sight & Sound, published by the British Film Institute, has conducted a poll of the greatest films every 10 years since 1952.[3]

Critics' poll[edit]

Vertigo (1958)

In the 2012 critics' poll, Vertigo ranked first,[1] [4] [5] replacing Citizen Kane, which held the top spot in the previous five decennial critics' polls.[6][7][8][9][10][11]

  1. Vertigo (1958)
  2. Citizen Kane (1941)
  3. Tokyo Story (1953)
  4. The Rules of the Game (1939)
  5. Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)
  6. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  7. The Searchers (1956)
  8. Man with a Movie Camera (1929)
  9. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
  10. (1963)
  11. Battleship Potemkin (1925)
  12. L'Atalante (1934)
  13. Breathless (1960)
  14. Apocalypse Now (1979)
  15. Late Spring (1949)
  16. Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)
  17. Seven Samurai (1954)
  18. Persona (1966)
  19. Mirror (1975)
  20. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
  21. L'Avventura (1960)
  22. Le Mépris (1963)
  23. The Godfather (1972)
  24. Ordet (1955)
  25. In the Mood for Love (2000)
  26. Rashomon (1950)
  27. Andrei Rublev (1966)
  28. Mulholland Drive (2001)
  29. Stalker (1979)
  30. Shoah (1985)
  31. The Godfather Part II (1974)
  32. Taxi Driver (1976)
  33. Bicycle Thieves (1948)
  34. The General (1926)
  35. Metropolis (1927)
  36. Psycho (1960)
  37. Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975)
  38. Sátántangó (1994)
  39. The 400 Blows (1959)
  40. La Dolce Vita (1960)
  41. Journey to Italy (1954)
  42. Pather Panchali (1955)
  43. Some Like It Hot (1959)
  44. Gertrud (1964)
  45. Pierrot le Fou (1965)
  46. Playtime (1967)
  47. Close-Up (1990)
  48. The Battle of Algiers (1966)
  49. Histoire(s) du cinéma (1988-1998)
  50. City Lights (1931)
  51. Ugetsu Monogatari (1953)
  52. La Jetée (1962)
  53. North by Northwest (1959)
  54. Rear Window (1954)
  55. Raging Bull (1980)
  56. M (1931)
  57. The Leopard (1963)
  58. Touch of Evil (1958)
  59. Sherlock Jr. (1924)
  60. Barry Lyndon (1975)
  61. La maman et la putain (1973)
  62. Sansho Dayu (1954)
  63. Wild Strawberries (1957)
  64. Modern Times (1936)
  65. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
  66. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
  67. Pickpocket (1959)
  68. Rio Bravo (1959)
  69. Blade Runner (1982)
  70. Blue Velvet (1986)
  71. Sans Soleil (1982)
  72. A Man Escaped (1956)
  73. The Third Man (1949)
  74. L'eclisse (1962)
  75. Les enfants du paradis (1945)
  76. La Grande Illusion (1937)
  77. Nashville (1975)
  78. Chinatown (1974)
  79. Beau Travail (1998)
  80. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
  81. The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
  82. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  83. The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)
  84. Fanny and Alexander (1984)
  85. Casablanca (1942)
  86. The Colour of Pomegranates (1968)
  87. Greed (1924)
  88. A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
  89. The Wild Bunch (1969)
  90. Partie de campagne (1936)
  91. Aguirre, Wrath of God (1972)
  92. A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
  93. The Seventh Seal (1957)
  94. Un chien andalou (1928)
  95. Intolerance (1916)
  96. Yi Yi (2000)
  97. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
  98. Touki Bouki (1973)
  99. Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
  100. Imitation of Life (1959)
  101. Madame de... (1953)

Directors' poll[edit]

In the 2012 directors' poll, Tokyo Story ranked first,[2][12] replacing Citizen Kane, which held the top spot in both of the previous decennial directors' polls.[13]

  1. Tokyo Story (1953)
  2. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  3. Citizen Kane (1941)
  4. (1963)
  5. Taxi Driver (1976)
  6. Apocalypse Now (1979)
  7. The Godfather (1972)
  8. Vertigo (1958)
  9. Mirror (1975)
  10. Bicycle Thieves (1948)
  11. Breathless (1960)
  12. Raging Bull (1980)
  13. Persona (1966)
  14. The 400 Blows (1959)
  15. Andrei Rublev (1966)
  16. Fanny and Alexander (1982)
  17. Seven Samurai (1954)
  18. Rashomon (1950)
  19. Barry Lyndon (1975)
  20. Ordet (1955)
  21. Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)
  22. Modern Times (1936)
  23. L'Atalante (1934)
  24. Sunrise (1927)
  25. La règle du jeu (1939)
  26. Touch of Evil (1958)
  27. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
  28. The Battle of Algiers (1966)
  29. La strada (1954)
  30. Stalker (1979)
  31. City Lights (1931)
  32. L'Avventura (1960)
  33. Amarcord (1972)
  34. The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
  35. The Godfather Part II (1974)
  36. Come And See (1985)
  37. Close-Up (1989)
  38. Some Like It Hot (1959)
  39. La dolce vita (1960)
  40. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1927)
  41. Playtime (1967)
  42. A Man Escaped (1956)
  43. Viridiana (1961)
  44. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
  45. Le Mépris (1963)
  46. The Apartment (1960)
  47. Hour of the Wolf (1968)
  48. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
  49. The Searchers (1956)
  50. Psycho (1960)
  51. Man with a Movie Camera (1929)
  52. Shoah (1985)
  53. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  54. L'eclisse (1962)
  55. Pickpocket (1959)
  56. Pather Panchali (1955)
  57. Rear Window (1954)
  58. Goodfellas (1990)
  59. Blow Up (1966)
  60. The Conformist (1970)
  61. Aguirre, Wrath of God (1972)
  62. Gertrud (1964)
  63. A Woman Under the Influence (1974)
  64. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
  65. Blue Velvet (1986)
  66. La grande illusion (1937)
  67. Badlands (1973)
  68. Blade Runner (1982)
  69. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
  70. Ugetsu Monogatari (1953)
  71. Singin' in the Rain (1951)
  72. In The Mood For Love (2000)
  73. Journey to Italy (1954)
  74. Vivre Sa Vie (1962)
  75. The Seventh Seal (1957)
  76. Hidden (2004)
  77. Battleship Potemkin (1925)
  78. M (1931)
  79. There Will Be Blood (2007)
  80. The Shining (1980)
  81. The General (1926)
  82. Mulholland Drive (2001)
  83. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  84. Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
  85. Kes (1969)
  86. Husbands (1970)
  87. The Wild Bunch (1969)
  88. Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
  89. Jaws (1975)
  90. Los Olvidados (1950)
  91. Pierrot le Fou (1965)
  92. Un chien andalou (1928)
  93. Chinatown (1974)
  94. La maman et la putain (1973)
  95. Beau Travail (1998)
  96. Opening Night (1977)
  97. The Gold Rush (1925)
  98. Zero de Conduite (1933)
  99. The Deer Hunter (1977)
  100. L'argent (1983)
  101. The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
  102. Sans Soleil (1982)
  103. Don't Look Now (1973)
  104. I am Cuba (1964)
  105. Last Year At Marienbad (1961)
  106. Le Samouraï (1967)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The 100 Greatest Films of All Time". Sight & Sound. BFI. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Directors' 10 Greatest Films of All Time". Sight & Sound. British Film Institute. December 4, 2014.
  3. ^ Sight & Sound Poll 2012:Seven Samurai|The Current|The Criterion Colection
  4. ^ Matthews, Peter. "Vertigo rises: the greatest film of all time?". Sight & Sound. BFI. Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  5. ^ The New Yorker
  6. ^ "Critics' Top 100". Sight & Sound. British Film Institute. 2012.
  7. ^ "Critics Top Ten Poll 2002". Sight & Sound. British Film Institute. Archived from the original on August 16, 2002. Retrieved May 10, 2018.
  8. ^ Brown, Mark (August 1, 2012). "Vertigo tops greatest film poll, ending reign of Citizen Kane". The Guardian. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  9. ^ "Vertigo is named 'greatest film of all time'". BBC News. August 2, 2012. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  10. ^ Gleiberman, Owen (August 7, 2012). "'Vertigo' over 'Citizen Kane'? Why the new Sight and Sound critics' poll is full of itself". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  11. ^ Robey, Tim (April 29, 2016). "Is Alfred Hitchcock's thriller Vertigo really the best film ever made?". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved November 26, 2018.
  12. ^ "Directors' Top 100". Sight & Sound. British Film Institute. 2012.
  13. ^ "Directors' Top Ten Poll 2002". Sight & Sound. British Film Institute. Archived from the original on August 16, 2002. Retrieved May 10, 2018.