Every Film Receiving Votes in Sight & Sound's 2012 Critic and Director Polls for the Greatest Films of All Time

Every ten years, Sight & Sound conducts a poll for the greatest films of all time. For the 2012 edition, 846 top tens were contributed by critics, programmers, academics, distributors, writers and other cinephiles from 73 countries for the Sight & Sound Critic Top 250 list. Also 358 directors contributed their top tens for the Sight & Sound Director Top 100 list.

For this list, I am including every movie that received a vote in either poll, whether it made the Sight & Sound Critic Top 250 or Director Top 100 or not. The order of this list is the combined number of votes between both polls (so the order is a little different).

I put the number of votes each movie received in…

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  • Vertigo

    1

  • Citizen Kane

    2

  • Tokyo Story

    3

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    4

  • The Rules of the Game

    5

  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    6

  • 8½

    7

  • The Searchers

    8

  • Apocalypse Now

    9

  • Breathless

    10

  • Man with a Movie Camera

    11

  • The Passion of Joan of Arc

    12

  • Mirror

    13

  • L'Atalante

    14

  • The Godfather

    15

  • Persona

    16

  • Taxi Driver

    17

  • Battleship Potemkin

    18

  • Seven Samurai

    19

  • Au Hasard Balthazar

    20

  • Andrei Rublev

    21

  • Bicycle Thieves

    22

  • Rashomon

    23

  • Ordet

    24

  • The 400 Blows

    25

  • L'Avventura

    26

  • Contempt

    27

  • Singin' in the Rain

    28

  • Late Spring

    29

  • Raging Bull

    30

  • Stalker

    31

  • The Godfather: Part II

    32

  • In the Mood for Love

    33

  • Shoah

    34

  • Mulholland Drive

    35

  • La Dolce Vita

    36

  • Psycho

    37

  • The Battle of Algiers

    38

  • Barry Lyndon

    39

  • Close-Up

    40

  • PlayTime

    41

  • Some Like It Hot

    42

  • City Lights

    43

  • Fanny & Alexander

    44

  • The General

    45

  • Pather Panchali

    46

  • Gertrud

    47

  • Journey to Italy

    48

  • Modern Times

    49

  • Touch of Evil

    50

  • Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

    51

  • Satantango

    52

  • Metropolis

    53

  • The Night of the Hunter

    54

  • Rear Window

    55

  • Pierrot le Fou

    56

  • Ugetsu

    57

  • M

    58

  • Pickpocket

    59

  • North by Northwest

    60

  • Blue Velvet

    61

  • L'Eclisse

    62

  • Histoire(s) du Cinéma

    63

  • La Jetée

    64

  • Once Upon a Time in the West

    65

  • Sunset Boulevard

    66

  • Blade Runner

    67

  • The Mother and the Whore

    68

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    69

  • The Leopard

    70

  • Sans Soleil

    71

  • Rio Bravo

    72

  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God

    73

  • Amarcord

    74

  • Beau Travail

    75

  • Chinatown

    76

  • Sansho the Bailiff

    77

  • The Third Man

    78

  • Viridiana

    79

  • Nashville

    80

  • The Wild Bunch

    81

  • The Conformist

    82

  • A Man Escaped

    83

  • Sherlock, Jr.

    84

  • The Spirit of the Beehive

    85

  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

    86

  • The Apartment

    87

  • A Brighter Summer Day

    88

  • Children of Paradise

    89

  • Come and See

    90

  • The Seventh Seal

    91

  • Wild Strawberries

    92

  • Casablanca

    93

  • Un Chien Andalou

    94

  • The Magnificent Ambersons

    95

  • Last Year at Marienbad

    96

  • La Strada

    97

  • Blow-Up

    98

  • The Color of Pomegranates

    99

  • Grand Illusion

    100