TOP 50 GREATEST FILMS OF ALL TIME

BFI Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time
 
 
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. 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. 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. Contempt (1963)
  23. The Godfather (1972)
  24. Ordet (1955)
  25. In the Mood for Love (2000)
  26. Rashomon (1950)
  27. Andrei Rublev (1966)
  28. Mulholland Dr. (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)