Sight & Sound: Films of the Century

In 2007 Sight & Sound began compiling review/best of the year-lists which with the exception of the year 2008 have been published annually in the magazine's January issues ever since. In addition to selections by S&S staff, the lists feature films chosen by international critics. Each critic picks films (usually five) they consider their favourites, the best or most culturally significant of the year. If they wish, they may pick older works, provided that the films have been re-released on video or in cinemas during the current year—that's why a few pre-2006 movies pop up from time to time.

The list you're looking at right now is a fusion of the lists published in the printed edition of the magazine.

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  • La Morte Rouge

    1

  • Longing

    2

  • Bamako

    3

  • Climates

    4

  • The New World

    5

  • Still Life

    6

  • Three Times

    7

  • When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts

    8

  • Playing the Victim

    9

  • Romanzo criminale

    10

  • The Wind That Shakes the Barley

    11

  • Born and Bred

    12

  • Ice Age: The Meltdown

    13

  • A Cock and Bull Story

    14

  • The Death of Mr. Lazarescu

    15

  • Fateless

    16

  • The Mistress

    17

  • Grizzly Man

    18

  • Black Book

    19

  • Lights in the Dusk

    20

  • The Departed

    21

  • Volver

    22

  • The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

    23

  • Caché

    24

  • The Queen

    25

  • Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

    26

  • The Child

    27

  • Red Road

    28

  • Long after Tonight

    29

  • Matrix

    30

  • United 93

    31

  • Inside Man

    32

  • District B13

    33

  • Colossal Youth

    34

  • Pan's Labyrinth

    35

  • Army of Shadows

    36

  • It's Winter

    37

  • Badou Boy

    38

  • Miami Vice

    39

  • Regular Lovers

    40

  • Premonition

    41

  • The Passenger

    42

  • The Squid and the Whale

    43

  • Brokeback Mountain

    44

  • Junebug

    45

  • Princess Raccoon

    46

  • Lage Raho Munna Bhai

    47

  • Casino Royale

    48

  • Taxi No. 9 2 11: Nau Do Gyarah

    49

  • Omkara

    50

  • World Trade Center

    51

  • Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

    52

  • War of the Worlds

    53

  • The Proposition

    54

  • Crank

    55

  • This Is England

    56

  • Children of Men

    57

  • London to Brighton

    58

  • The Yacoubian Building

    59

  • Days of Glory

    60

  • Offside

    61

  • Times and Winds

    62

  • Ballets Russes

    63

  • Good Night, and Good Luck.

    64

  • Brick

    65

  • The Page Turner

    66

  • Kings and Queen

    67

  • Match Point

    68

  • Darwin's Nightmare

    69

  • Munich

    70

  • The Atrocity Exhibition

    71

  • Marebito

    72

  • Prime Suspect: The Final Act

    73

  • The Big Animal

    74

  • The Lives of Others

    75

  • Little Children

    76

  • Madeinusa

    77

  • Time to Leave

    78

  • Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price

    79

  • The Prestige

    80

  • Stranger Than Fiction

    81

  • Private Fears in Public Places

    82

  • The Caiman

    83

  • The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael

    84

  • Be with Me

    85

  • Thank You for Smoking

    86

  • Black Sun

    87

  • Requiem

    88

  • Something Like Happiness

    89

  • The Host

    90

  • Bobby

    91

  • Syndromes and a Century

    92

  • The Signs

    93

  • The Family Friend

    94

  • Marie Antoinette

    95

  • Warsaw Bridge

    96

  • Citadel

    97

  • Paradise Now

    98

  • The House of Sand

    99

  • Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

    100