Joseph Cedar

Beaufort; Campfire

US

Voted in the directors’ poll

Voted for

Boogie Nights

1997

Paul Thomas Anderson

Crimes and Misdemeanors

1989

Woody Allen

Kramer vs. Kramer

1979

Robert Benton

On The Waterfront

1954

Elia Kazan

Paths of Glory

1957

Stanley Kubrick

Rear Window

1954

Alfred Hitchcock

Rosemary's Baby

1968

Roman Polanski

Social Network, The

2010

David Fincher

Sunrise

1927

F. W. Murnau

Hour of the Wolf

1968

Ingmar Bergman

Comments

I was able to come up with five films that I consider monumental and that have deeply influenced me and continue to inspire me more than other films. Those are the first five films on the list. The remaining five films I chose from a pool of approximately 40 other great films that could have made the list and in my mind are equally significant. At the end, my list found a way to honor the directors I admire including contemporary directors who are still perhaps at the beginning of their career, and films that have in my mind miraculously achieved artistic perfection.

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