Cahiers du Cinema – Best Movies 1951 – 2008

1951 – The River (Jean Renoir)

1955 – Voyage to Italy (Roberto Rossellini)

1956 – A Man Escaped (Robert Bresson)

1957 – A King in New York (Charlie Chaplin)

1958 – Touch of Evil (Orson Welles)

1959 – Ugetsu Monogatari (Kenji Mizoguchi)

1960 – Sansho The Bailiff (Kenji Mizoguchi)

1961 – Lola (Jacques Demy)

1962 – My Life to Live (Jean-Luc Godard)

1963 – Contempt (Jean-Luc Godard)

1964 – Band of Outsiders (Jean-Luc Godard)

1965 – Pierrot Le Fou (Jean-Luc Godard)

1966 – Au Hasard Balthazar (Robert Bresson)

1967 – Persona (Ingmar Bergman)

1968 – Chronicle of Anna-Magdalena Bach (Jean-Marie Straub)

1981 – Francisca (Manoel De Oliveira) / The Aviator’s Wife (Eric Rohmer)

1982 – A Room in Town (Jacques Demy)

1983 – L’Argent (Robert Bresson) / A Nos Amours (Maurice Pialat)

1984 – Full Moon in Paris (Eric Rohmer)

1985 – Hail Mary (Jean-Luc Godard)

1986 – The Green Ray (Eric Rohmer)

1987 – Under the Sun of Satan (Maurice Pialat)

1988 – A Short Film About Killing (Krzysztof Kieslowski)

1989 – Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee) / Palombella Rossa (Nanni Moretti)

1990 – The Little Criminal (Jacques Doillon) / Freeze, Die, Come to Life (Vitali Kanevski)

1991 – Van Gogh (Maurice Pialat)

1992 – Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood)

1993 – A Perfect World (Clint Eastwood)

1994 – Caro Diario (Nanni Moretti)

1995 – La Ceremonie (Claude Chabrol)

1996 – Crash (David Cronenberg)

1997 – Hana-Bi (Takeshi Kitano)

1998 – Flowers of Shanghai (Hou Hsiao-hsien)

1999 – Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick)

2000 – Esther Kahn (Arnaud Desplechin)

2001 – Mulholland Drive (David Lynch)

2002 – Choses Secrètes (Jean-Claude Brisseau) / Ten (Abbas Kiarostami)

2004 – Tropical Malady (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)

2005 – Last Days (Gus Van Sant)

2006 – Coeurs (Alain Resnais) / Le Soileil (Aleksandr Sokurov)

2007 – Paranoid Park (Gus Van Sant)

2008 – Redacted (Brian De Palma)

The full top ten lists for each year can be found here.

MORE:

Best 100 Movies Ever Made – TIME Magazine

100 Best Movies of All Time

500 Best Movies of All Time – Empire Online

American Film Institute’s Top 100 Movies of All Times

BAFTA Award for Best Film 1948 -

British Film Institute – Top 100 British Films of the 20th Century

Cahiers du Cinema: 100 Most Beautiful Films in the World

FIPRESCI Grand Prix for Best Film of the Year

Oscars – Best Foreign Language Films 1947 -

Oscars – Best Picture 1927 -

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