For my original post explaining my criteria – click here!
Rules: Ten films which, in some way, show our history and culture reflected in film and film’s growth and change as a medium. It can’t simply be your ten personal favourites of the year. One of your ten choices must be in the top 10 grossing films of the given year. One of the films must have been nominated for a Best Film Oscar (Best Picture, Best Foreign Feature, or Best Animated Feature). One of the films needs to appear in a renowned critic or magazine or book’s best 10 films of the year. These choices can’t overlap.
- Lawrence Of Arabia (Best Picture option)
2. The Longest Day (Top Grossing Option)
3. How The West Was Won (Best Film Critical option)
5. Cape Fear
6. Dr No
7. The Mutiny On The Bounty
8. Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?
9. The Manchurian Candidate
10. To Kill A Mockingbird
Which 10 films would make up your Essential list?