Nick Wrigley

Founder, The Masters of Cinema series of blu-rays and DVDs

UK

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

2001: A Space Odyssey

1968

Stanley Kubrick

Andrei Rublev

1966

Andrei Tarkovsky

Au Hasard Balthazar

1966

Robert Bresson

Belle et la Bete, La

1946

Jean Cocteau

Canterbury Tale, A

1944

Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger

Early Summer

1951

Ozu Yasujirô

Edvard Munch

1976

Peter Watkins

Ordet

1955

Carl Theodor Dreyer

Story of the Late Chrysanthemums, The

1939

Mizoguchi Kenji

Tabu

1931

F. W. Murnau

Comments

This was unbearably difficult. I chose the films that sprang to mind first, that make me happy that they exist and give me goosebumps. Thinking about what’s not on this list is too much to bear – nothing from the last 38 years. I’m sending it in before it drives me mad.

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