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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There are 56 adventure films in this list.

  • Ice Age: The Meltdown

    13

  • The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

    23

  • Miami Vice

    39

  • Casino Royale

    48

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

    52

  • War of the Worlds

    53

  • The Proposition

    54

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

    106

  • Serenity

    107

  • Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan

    164

  • 300

    178

  • Iron Man

    214

  • James Batman

    242

  • The Good, The Bad, The Weird

    245

  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army

    337

  • Tropic Thunder

    340

  • Up

    357

  • The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

    372

  • Fantastic Mr. Fox

    378

  • The Wizard of Oz

    391

  • The Hole

    402

  • Valhalla Rising

    404

  • Monsters vs Aliens

    465

  • Red Cliff

    541

  • Dirigible

    546

  • The Road

    598

  • A Town Called Panic

    599

  • Inception

    613

  • Agora

    640

  • Predators

    658

  • The Edge

    662

  • Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame

    663

  • True Grit

    703

  • 13 Assassins

    705

  • Rango

    706

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

    778

  • Hanna

    789

  • 127 Hours

    791

  • Paul

    829

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild

    854

  • The Avengers

    856

  • On the Road

    877

  • Life of Pi

    889

  • Sightseers

    893

  • Skyfall

    910

  • Nebraska

    982

  • All Is Lost

    990

  • The Lone Ranger

    1020

  • Man of Steel

    1060

  • The Lego Movie

    1167

  • Maleficent

    1172

  • London Road

    1189

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    1203

  • Theeb‎‎

    1238

  • The Tales of Hoffmann

    1253

  • Macbeth

    1278