Top 10 films by living directors

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Every decade The British Film Institute (BFI) announces top 100 Film Classics according to personal lists of living directors and critics.

Below you can see the personal lists from leading directors.

aki-kaurismaki Aki Kaurismäki (Finland),

Director: Le Havre; The Man without a Past

1. L’ Age d’Or (1930) by Luis Buñuel
2. L’ Atalante (1934) by Jean Vigo
3. The Bicycle Thieves (1948) by Vittorio de Sica
4. Boudu Saved from Drowning (1932) by Jean Renoir
5. Gold Rush (1925) by Charles Chaplin
6. Mon Oncle (1958) by Jacques Tati
7. Nanook of the North (1922) by Robert J. Flaherty
8. Sunrise (1927) by F. W. Murnau
9. Tokyo Story (1953) by Ozu Yasujirô
10 Z (1968) by Costa-Gavras

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Andrei Zvyagintcev (Russia),

Director: The Return; The Banishment; Elena.

1.Andrei Rublev (1966) by Andrei Tarkovsky
2.Diary of a Country Priest (1951) by Robert Bresson
3.L’eclisse (1962) by Michelangelo Antonioni
4.The Child (2005) by Jean-Pierre Dardenne/Luc Dardenne
5. Husbands (1970) by John Cassavetes
6. Koyaanisqatsi (1983) by Godfrey Reggio
7. The Lovers (1958) by Louis Malle
8. Ordet (1955) by Carl Theodor Dreyer
9. Hour of the Wolf (1968) by Ingmar Bergman
10. Woman of the Dunes (1964) by Teshigahara Hiroshi

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Woody Allen (USA),

Director: Annie Hall; Manhattan

1. The 400 Blows (1959) by François Truffaut
2. 8½ (1963) by Federico Fellini
3. Amarcord (1972) by Federico Fellini
4. The Bicycle Thieves (1948) by Vittorio de Sica
5. Citizen Kane (1941) by Orson Welles
6. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) by Luis Buñuel
7. La grande illusion (1937) by Jean Renoir
8. Paths of Glory (1957) by Stanley Kubrick
9. Rashomon (1950) by Akira Kurosawa
10. The Seventh Seal (1957) by Ingmar Bergman

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Guillermo del Toro (Mexico),

Director: Hellboy; Pan’s Labyrinth

1. 8½ (1963) by Federico Fellini
2. La Belle et la Bete (1946) by Jean Cocteau
3. Frankenstein (1931) by James Whale
4. Freaks (1932) by Tod Browning
5. Goodfellas (1990) by Martin Scorsese
6. Greed (1925) by Erich von Stroheim
7. Los Olvidados (1950) by Luis Buñuel
8. Modern Times (1936) by Charles Chaplin
9. Nosferatu (1922) by F. W. Murnau
10. Shadow of A Doubt (1943) by Alfred Hitchcock

apichatpong-weerasethakulApichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand),

                                                                                                                                     Director: Tropical Malady; Syndromes and a Century, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives                                                                              

1. A Brighter Summer Day (1991) by Edward Yang
2. The Conversation (1974) by Francis Ford Coppola
3. La Captive (1983) by Chantal Akerman
4. Empire (1964) by Andy Warhol
5. Full Metal Jacket (1987) by Stanley Kubrick
6. The General (1926) by Buster Keaton
7. Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003) by Tsai Ming Liang
8. Rain (1929) by Joris Ivens
9. Sátántangó (1994) by Béla Tarr
10. Valentin de las Sierras (1967) by Bruce Baillie

The top ten from the accumulative director’s list are:

1. Tokyo Story (1953) by Ozu Yasujirô

2. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) by Stanley Kubrick

3. Citizen Kane (1941) by Orson Welles

4. 8½ (1963) by Federico Fellini

5. Taxi Driver (1976) by Martin Scorsese

6. Apocalypse Now (1979) by Francis Ford Coppola

7. Vertigo (1958) by Alfred Hitchcock

8. The Godfather: Part I (1972) by Francis Ford Coppola

9. Mirror (1974) by Andrei Tarkovsky

10. The Bicycle Thieves (1948) Vittorio de Sica

What film classics would you include in your top ten list?

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