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Once a decade, Sight & Sound magazine compiles a poll of the greatest films of all time, by asking critics and film-makers for their own personal top 10. I was hugely honoured to be asked to take part – here’s my list.

Le Voyage Dans la Lune (Georges Mélies, 1902)
Sunrise (FW Murnau, 1927)
La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc (Carl Th Dreyer, 1928)
Earth (Dovzhenko, 1930)
L’Atalante (Jean Vigo, 1934)
The Red Shoes (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 1948)
In a Lonely Place (Nicholas Ray, 1950)
Singin’ in the Rain (Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly, 1952)
Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976)
In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai, 2000)