Sam Mendes, David O. Russell, Steve McQueen and Martin McDonagh – Your Favourite Filmmakers’ Favourite Films Part 4

This month’s Sight and Sound dropped through my letterbox this morning, and in it contained their once-a-decade Top 10 Films of All Time, as voted for by critics and filmmakers. If you’ve been living as a recluse in your own personal Xanadu, Orson Welles, who’s been number one for the past half century, got Citizen Kaned by Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo (James Stewart).

In the issue, Sight and Sound also included “100 sample entries” representing “edited highlights of the 358 voting entries we recieved for the 2012 Directors’ Poll.” The whole bunch will be available online from 22nd August, but until then, here’s Part 4 of our own sample of your favourite filmmakers’ favourite films:


Martin McDonagh (In Bruges)

Badlands (Malick)
Seven Samurai (Kurosawa)
A Matter of Life and Death (Powell and Pressburger)
Taxi Driver (Scorsese)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Leone)
The Wild Bunch (Peckinpah)
The Night of the Hunter (Laughton)
Manhattan (Allen)
The Godfather (Coppola)
Citizen Kane (Welles)

Steve McQueen (Hunger, Shame)

The Battle of Algiers (Pontecorvo)
Zero de conduite (Vigo)
La Regle de jeu (Renoir)
Tokyo Story (Ozu)
Couch (Warhol)
Le Mepris (Godard)
Beau Travail (Denis)
Once Upon a Time in America (Leone)
The Wages of Fear (Clouzot)
Do the Right Thing (Lee)



Sam Mendes

The Godfather: Part II (Coppola)
Taxi Driver (Scorsese)
There Will Be Blood (Anderson)
Blue Velvet (Lynch)
Vertigo (Hitchcock)
Fanny and Alexander (Bergman)
The 400 Blows (Truffaut)
Rosemary’s Baby (Polanski)
Citizen Kane (Welles)
Kes (Loach)

David O. Russell

It’s a Wonderful Life (Capra)
Chinatown (Polanski)
Goodfellas (Scorsese)
Vertigo (Hitchcock)
Pulp Fiction (Tarantino)
Raging Bull (Scorsese)
Young Frankenstein (Brooks)
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Bunuel)
The Godfather (Coppola)
Blue Velvet (Lynch)
Groundhog Day (Ramis)

For some reason they let David O. Russell have 11 films. Maybe it was just so they could include Groundhog Day.

For some reason they let David O. Russell have 11 films. Maybe it was just so they could include Groundhog Day.

For some reason they let David O. Russell have 11 films. Maybe it was just so they could include Groundhog Day.

For some reason they let David O. Russell have 11 films. Maybe it was just so they could include Groundhog Day.

For some reason…

Stay tuned for the final Part 5 soon.

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