Martin Scorsese’s updated list of the 15 Greatest Movies of All Time

The greatest movies of all time, as voted on by Martin Scorsese, Edgar Wright, Joanna Hough, Guillermo del Toro, Barry Jenkins and Bong Joon Ho, recently launched online in Sight and Sound’s 10-year poll, with Stanley Kubrick’s classics -fi 2001: A Space Odyssey tops the 2022 list. Plus, there’s a breakdown of who voted for the films released as well, with Scorsese’s updated pick taking center stage among the crop of other filmmakers.

Manager taxi driverAnd the Raging BullAnd the Good guys More than that, he long ago lent his opinion to the Sight and Sound poll, which asks hundreds of filmmakers from around the world to vote on their picks for the best films ever made, with the highest average choices included. By voting in a 2012 poll, Scorsese identified 12 classic films, including Federico Fellini’s. 8 ½, Orson Welles citizen kane, John Ford researchers and Alfred Hitchcock vertigo, With the director only adding three more choices to his 2022 selections.

The first of his new choices is the 1951 film country priest diary, It is directed by the great French filmmaker Robert Bresson, the same director behind classic films like Balthazar randomAnd the man ran away And the pickpocketing. Released before each of the above-mentioned films, Bresson Diary of a Country Priest It was one of his first masterpieces, as the film follows a young priest who takes charge of the parish in Ambricourt while battling a strange stomach ache.

A second addition to his list came in the form of the 1952 drama by Akira Kurosawa EkiruAnd the A charming and deeply human story about a man trying to find meaning in life after discovering he has terminal cancer. Although Kurosawa is best known for his classic samurai flicks jojimbo, he ran, And the Seven samurai, Ikiru is one of the most accomplished drama, with Oliver Hermanus recently remaking the film in 2022 living.

There’s something to be said for Kurosawa’s attention to detail in this gentle, human analysis of life in turmoil and trying to forgive. Indeed, there are truly few better endings in the history of cinema than seeing the hero swing sweetly on a swing of his own creation while snow falls softly in front of him, “because there is no such thing as tomorrow, after all.”

Finally, the third film to join Scorsese’s lineup of greats is the 1955 fantasy film WordDirected by Danish director Carl Theodor Dreyer. Often omitted from the conversation regarding the greatest directors of all time, Dreyer is responsible for a number of early classics, including 1928. The Pains of Joan of Arc And the 1932s The vampire, But his 1955 fantasy drama Wordfollowing a Borgen family forced to deal with inner conflicts and religious truth in a devout community in a remote part of Jutland.

This trio of world cinema greats joins 12 other Scorsese classics, which include other innovative cinematic icons, including Andrzej Wajda, Luchino Visconti, Roberto Rossellini, Jean Renoir, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Check out the full list of Scorsese’s picks for the 15 best films of all time, below.

Martin Scorsese has named it the 15 greatest movies of all time

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968)
  • 8 ½ (Federico Fellini, 1963)
  • Ashes and diamonds (Andre Wajda, 1958)
  • Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941)
  • Diary of a Country Priest (Robert Bryson, 1951)
  • Ekiru (Akira Kurosawa, 1952)
  • Tiger (Lucchino Visconti, 1963)
  • Word (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1955)
  • peasant (Roberto Rossellini, 1946)
  • red shoes (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, 1948)
  • the river (Jean Renoir, 1951)
  • Salvatore Giuliano (Francesco Rosi, 1962)
  • researchers (John Ford, 1956)
  • Yugetsu Monogatari (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1953)
  • vertigo (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958)


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