Sight and Sound’s Greatest Films of All Time

In 1952, the British monthly film journal, Sight and Sound, published by the esteemed British Film Institute (BFI) had the novel idea of asking critics to name the greatest films of all time. Every ten years since, we have watched their list increase in size and prestige.

This year, Sight and Sound asked 1,639 participating critics, programmers, curators, archivists, and academics to submit their top ten titles. And we are happy to help you round out your film education by providing streaming access to the top 10 films over the holidays! Use your MyLMU login to access these films from home.

  1. Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Chantal Akerman, 1975)
  2. Vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)
  3. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)
  4. Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu, 1953)
  5. In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai, 2000)
  6. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
  7. Beau Travail (Claire Denis, 1998)
  8. Mulholland Dr. (David Lynch, 2001)
  9. Man with a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1929)
  10. Singin’ in the Rain (Stanley Donen, 1952)

For more information about BFI’s list, visit the Sight and Sound website. For more information about other streaming video resources at the William H. Hannon Library, please go to our Streaming Video LibGuide.