Dethroned! "Citizen Kane" No Longer Best Movie Ever! Critics, Directors Pick Top 10 Films of All Time! 


So long "Citizen Kane," you're no longer the best film of all time! Sight & Sound, the British Film Institute-published magazine, has released its once-every-ten-years international film critics' poll to find out the best films ever made. The much-beloved Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane" fell from the top spot for the first time in fifty years. (Take a look below for the complete Top 10 list plus directors picked their own Top 10)

So what's the best film of all time now (at least for the next 10 years)? No other than Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo." Starring James Stewart and Kim Novak, this mystery, twisty drama certainly deserves to be on the Top 10 but beating "Citizen Kane?"

But keep in mind, according to THR, back in 2002, the last time such a poll was conducted, "Vertigo" was just five votes behind "Citizen Kane." Now, the Hitchcock film beat Welles' masterpiece by 34 votes. Wow! But, 846 film critics, academics, distributors, writer, and programmers have spoken through the poll. And they voted for 2,045 movies overall! (For the directors' list, Sight & Sound polled 358 film directors from all over the world)

Let's see if "Vertigo" can hold the top spot or if "Citizen Kane" can bounce back...ten years from now. Gosh, that's too long!

For now, here's the full list of the Critics' Top 10 Greatest Movies of All Time with video! I thought it was quite nifty! (See below for the Directors' Top 10 Greatest Movies of All Time)

1. Vertigo (Hitchcock, 1958)



2. Citizen Kane (Welles, 1941)



3. Tokyo Story (Ozu, 1953)



4. La Règle du jeu (Renoir, 1939)



5. Sunrise: A Song for Two Humans (Murnau, 1927)



6. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick, 1968)




7. The Searchers (Ford, 1956)



8. Man With a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1929)



9. The Passion of Joan of Arc (Dreyer, 1927)



10. 8 ½ (Fellini, 1963)



And here's the Directors’ Top 10 Greatest Films of All Time

1. Tokyo Story (Ozu, 1953)
2. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick, 1968)
3. Citizen Kane (Welles, 1941)
4. 8 ½ (Fellini, 1963)
5. Taxi Driver (Scorsese, 1980)
6. Apocalypse Now (Coppola, 1979)
7. The Godfather (Coppola, 1972)
8. Vertigo (Hitchcock, 1958)
9. Mirror (Tarkovsky, 1974)
10. Bicycle Thieves (De Sica, 1948)

SOURCE: THR

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