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The Most Peculiar Picks On Sight & Sound’s Greatest Films of All Time List: From ‘At World’s End’ to ‘Hitman’

Written by on August 16, 2012 

When the first batch of Sight & Sound’s top films of all time arrived, it was likely pored over and dissected by every cinephile that got their hands on it. While that only included the top 50, they’ve now released the entire list, including every single vote, and now the discussion can truly kick off.  Surveying 846 critics for their top 10 films of all-time, resulted in a total of 2,045 films and certainly many peculiar picks.

The list includes films as recently as The Tree of Life (nearly cracking the top 100), This is Not a FilmMelancholia, Hugo We Need to Talk About KevinDavid Fincher‘s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and even The Artist, and there’s also some unexpected mentions for films such as Marie Antoinette, In Bruges, Office Space, Dune, Gran Torino and They Live but we’ve rounded up the most curious. Most importantly, this list confirms the notion that any film in the world could rightfully be considered someone’s favorite. Check out the most left-field picks below and head over to the site to see everything.

Anchorman (2004) Ferenc Zalaba, Hungary

Borat (2006) – Peter Debruge, Critic, US

Downfall Reworked for YouTube (no critic listed)

Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004) – Diane Negra, Head of Film Studies, University College Dublin, Ireland

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005) – Li Hongyu, Journalist and editor, China

Hitman (2007) – Slavoj Zizek, Philosopher and cultural critic

The Pirates of the Caribbean III: At World’s End (2007) – Mark Sinker, Writer; editor, UK

Starship Troopers (1997) – Ben Walters, Film critic; writer, UK

Zoolander (2001)  – Fernando E. Juan Lima, Film critic, Argentina and Charles Whitehouse, Film critic, UK

Are any of these films in your top 10 of all-time? What do you think about the overall list?

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