Top 10 Lists
Davy Chou’s Top 10
The director of Return to Seoul expresses what he values most in cinema through this selection of ten favorite films.
Marie Kreutzer’s Top 10
One of Austria’s most lauded contemporary directors chooses some of her favorite movies, including a few that made a profound impression on her in film school.
Kazuo Ishiguro’s Top 10
The Nobel Prize–winning novelist shares a list of films that illuminate his artistic sensibility, including one British classic that inspired him to write his masterpiece The Remains of the Day.
Nina Menkes’s Top 10
The director of Queen of Diamonds shares a list of favorite films, including uncompromising classics of world cinema that reveal the mysteries of the human condition.
Aubrey Plaza’s Top 10
The star of Emily the Criminal and Ingrid Goes West chooses favorite films by John Cassavetes, Ingmar Bergman, and other art-house masters.
Owen Kline’s Top 10
The director of Funny Pages gathers an eccentric list of favorite films, including classics by W. C. Fields, Robert Downey Sr., and Robert Montgomery.
Ty Segall’s Top 10
The Los Angeles–based musician’s list of favorite films celebrates the kooky, the trippy, and the dystopian.
Heidi Bivens’s Top 10
The costume designer, known for her work on Inland Empire, Spring Breakers, and Euphoria, reflects on a few favorite movies that have shaped her aesthetic sensibility.
Joel Potrykus’s Top 10
With his features and new short film, Thing from the Factory by the Field, currently playing on the Criterion Channel, the writer-director selects ten movies that influenced his style.
Blerta Basholli’s Top 10
The Sundance-award-winning director of Hive highlights films of extraordinary emotional impact, including work by Ken Loach, Wong Kar Wai, and Wim Wenders.
Sebastian Meise’s Top 10
The writer-director of Great Freedom shares a list of provocative and stylistically daring films that have long lingered in his mind.
Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Top 10
The award-winning director of Drive My Car selects a list of films that are close to his heart, including work by international auteurs he considers underrated.
Pablo Larraín’s Top 10
The award-winning writer-director throws the spotlight on a group of films that serve as inspiration for his work but whose power he finds impossible to replicate.
Wendell B. Harris Jr.’s Top 10
The director of the award-winning indie classic Chameleon Street sings Orson Welles’s praises, pays tribute to Paul Robeson and Lorraine Hansberry, and reflects on his longtime dream of remaking Nightmare Alley.
Dash Shaw’s Top 10
The acclaimed animator behind Cryptozoo shares a selection of his favorite films, including works by Godard, Cronenberg, and Almodóvar.
Edson Oda’s Top 10
The Sundance-award-winning director of Nine Days shares a selection of favorite films that range from lyrical masterpieces like Wings of Desire to rule-breaking mind-benders like Being John Malkovich.
Dustin O’Halloran’s Top 10
On the heels of the release of his latest album, Silfur, the Emmy-winning composer and pianist shares a selection of his favorite films and some thoughts on the power of a good musical score.
Rachel Kushner’s Top 10
The author of The Mars Room and The Flamethrowers shares a selection of her favorite films, including masterworks by Altman, Sembène, and Pasolini.
Azazel Jacobs’s Top 10
The director shares some of the films that have helped guide his creative process and inspired his approach to his latest movie, French Exit.
Lili Horvát’s Top 10
The director of Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time chooses a selection of masterpieces that shaped her desire to become a filmmaker.
Carrie Coon’s Top 10
The Emmy- and Tony-nominated actor chooses a list of favorites with an emphasis on unforgettable female performances.
Pietro Marcello’s Top 10
The director of Martin Eden chooses a selection of films dear to his heart, including classics that made a deep impression on him in childhood.
Isabel Sandoval’s Top 10
The director of the acclaimed new film Lingua Franca chooses a selection of movies she loves, including ones that have inspired her to break the rules of genre and narrative.
Amy Seimetz’s Top 10
The multitalented filmmaker behind Sun Don’t Shine (now playing on the Criterion Channel) and She Dies Tomorrow shares a list of favorites that subvert narrative convention and dive into the mysteries of identity.