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My Five Star Films

(Not quite the same as my favourites.)

What leads you to rate a film 10/10?

I realised that I may be too stingy with my five-star ratings. Also in thread here.
I have now removed all my ratings for films I saw pre-Letterboxd apart from those I'd rated on Lovefilm in 2011-12. (Plus 3 pet hates that get 1 star.)
These are the films - including shorts under 1 hour - I've given 5 stars to since September 2012; a few were re-watches of existing favourites.
To give a film 5 stars I have to find no fault with it, enjoy it a great deal and think it's a brilliant and near perfect example of its type. (The last point…

  • Scott Walker: 30 Century Man
  • The White Bus
  • Walkabout
  • Shoot 'Em Up
  • Antoine and Colette
  • The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
  • La Jetée
  • Kung Fu Hustle
  • Daisies
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • The Secret of Kells
  • The Lair of the White Worm
  • Le Samouraï
  • Bicycle Thieves
  • The Lavender Hill Mob
  • Summer with Monika
  • The Seventh Seal
  • Persona
  • North by Northwest
  • Fanny and Alexander
  • Wendy and Lucy
  • The Eagleman Stag
  • How to Steal a Million
  • La Haine
  • A Swedish Love Story
  • Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
  • The Shop on Main Street
  • Dracula
  • Skyfall
  • Vertigo
  • The Go-Between
  • Amarcord
  • Nights of Cabiria
  • I Vitelloni
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Hiroshima Mon Amour
  • La Dolce Vita