David Gritten

Film critic, Daily Telegraph

UK

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Battle of Algiers, The

1966

Gillo Pontecorvo

Breathless

1960

Jean-Luc Godard

Conformist, The

1970

Bernardo Bertolucci

Godfather: Part I, The

1972

Francis Ford Coppola

North by Northwest

1959

Alfred Hitchcock

Searchers, The

1956

John Ford

Singin' in the Rain

1951

Stanley Donen/Gene Kelly

Taxi Driver

1976

Martin Scorsese

There Will Be Blood

2007

Paul Thomas Anderson

Third Man, The

1949

Carol Reed

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