Votes cast by Geoff Andrew, Michael Chaiken, Chris Chang, Scott Foundas, J. Hoberman, Alexander Horwath, Kent Jones, Dave Kehr, Laura Kern, Nathan Lee, Olaf Möller, Jonathan Romney, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Gavin Smith, Chuck Stephens, Amy Taubin, and David Thompson.

Night of the Hunter

1. The Night of the Hunter, Charles Laughton


2. Wanda, Barbara Loden

The Lost One

3. The Lost One (Der Verlorene), Peter Lorre

One Eyed Jacks

4. One-Eyed Jacks, Marlon Brando


5. Bulworth, Warren Beatty


6. Reds, Warren Beatty

Nil by Mouth

7. Nil by Mouth, Gary Oldman

The World's Greatest Sinner

8. The World’s Greatest Sinner, Timothy Carey

The Apostle

9. The Apostle, Robert Duvall

Drive, He Said

10. Drive, He Said, Jack Nicholson

The Hired Hand

11. The Hired Hand, Peter Fonda

Buffalo 66

12. Buffalo ’66 , Vincent Gallo

Good Night, and Good Luck.

13. Good Night, and Good Luck., George Clooney

The Two Jakes

14. The Two Jakes, Jack Nicholson


15. Faithless, Liv Ullmann

The Spook Who Sat by the Door

16. The Spook Who Sat by the Door, Ivan Dixon

Last Night

17. Last Night, Don McKellar

Devils on the Doorstep

18. Devils on the Doorstep, Jian Wen

Little Murders

19. Little Murders, Alan Arkin

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

20. The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, Tommy Lee Jones

Bob Roberts

21. Bob Roberts, Tim Robbins

Man in the Eiffel Tower

22. The Man in the Eiffel Tower, Burgess Meredith


23. Apocalypto, Mel Gibson

Iron Man

24. Iron Man, Jon Favreau

In the Shadow of the Blue Scoundrel

25. In the Shadow of the Blue Scoundrel, Pierre Clémenti


26. Actresses, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi

Panic in the Year Zero

27. Panic in the Year Zero, Ray Milland

Hickey and Boggs

28. Hickey and Boggs, Robert Culp

Tropic Thunder

29. Tropic Thunder, Ben Stiller

Camp Todd Graff

30. Camp, Todd Graff

The War Zone

31. The War Zone, Tim Roth


32. Neige, Juliet Berto

Wuick Change

33. Quick Change, Bill Murray

Sharky's Machine

34. Sharky’s Machine, Burt Reynolds

What is it?

34. What is it?, Crispin Glover

Into the Wild

35. Into the Wild, Sean Penn

The Brown Bunny

36. The Brown Bunny, Vincent Gallo

Cable Guy

37. The Cable Guy, Ben Stiller

38. Charlie Bubbles, Albert Finney

Throw Momma From the Train

39. Throw Momma from the Train, Danny DeVito

Sling Blade

40. Sling Blade, Billy Bob Thornton

2 Days in Paris

41. 2 Days in Paris, Julie Delpy

American Me

42. American Me, Edward James Olmos

Looking for Richard

43. Looking for Richard, Al Pacino

War of the Roses

44. The War of the Roses, Danny DeVito

The Dancer Upstairs

45. The Dancer Upstairs, John Malkovich

Gone Baby Gone

46. Gone Baby Gone, Ben Affleck

The Pledge

47. The Pledge, Sean Penn

The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things

48. The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things, Asia Argento

Trees Lounge

49. Trees Lounge, Steve Buscemi

Scarlet Diva

50. Scarlet Diva, Asia Argento