Monday, September 06, 2004

Top 10 films

The training organisation Skillset asked the Guild to compile a list of the top 10 films of all time, according to Guild members. The list, along with those from other industry professions, will help inform a recommendation for 'required viewing' for film students.

So, according to Guild members the Top 10 films of all time are:

1. Citizen Kane

2. Pulp Fiction

3. Some Like It Hot

4. Lawrence of Arabia

5. The Ladykillers (original version)

6. Witness

7. Memento

8. Apocalypse Now

9. The Searchers

10. 2001: A Space Odyssey

Pulp Fiction at number 2? Nothing from outside the UK or America? Feel free to add your own list in the comments...


  1. Might as well start things off myself.

    My Top 10 would be something like:

    1. Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid
    2. Some Like It Hot
    3. The Four Hundred Blows
    4. Wild Strawberries
    5. Annie Hall
    6. Seven Samurai
    7. A Short Film About Love
    8. Chinatown
    9. Doctor Strangelove
    10. Ivan's Childhood

  2. Well, I'm not much of a film buff but from this list I think my favourites are Memento and Pulp Fiction.

    I'm a big Tarantino fan - in fact, Kill Bill (parts 1 and 2) was one of the best films I have seen this year. I love that he doesn't always tell stories in a linear fashion. He isn't afraid of making an audience work hard - but he always makes it worth the effort - and the sense of being let in on a secret (or figuring something out for yourself) is really gratifying. Memento works in a similar way.

    I also like Witness and it was a nice surprise to see that get into our top ten.

  3. 1. Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939 version)
    2. Kind Hearts and Coronets
    3. Marcellino Pan y Vino
    4. Moulin Rouge (Kidman et al)
    5. High Noon
    6. Citizen Kane
    7. A Touch of Evil
    8. The Hours
    9. Les Enfants du Paradis
    10.Strictly Ballroom


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