The First Official “A World of Film Top 10!”

So, here it is,

Voting has ended, meaning it’s time to uncover the top 10 most voted for films by our readers. Thank you to everyone that commented or sent your lists by email. It’s great to know that we are slowly building a community of people that simply love film.

First, some thoughts,

I am very pleased of the extremely wide and vast number of films that were voted for, 526 different films in total! Everything from Tarkovsky’s challenging film, The Mirror, all the way to the 1990 live action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film. Which shows that our readers are a broad-minded bunch. There were many votes for films made all around the world, films from Iran, Argentina, Australia, a number of different African nations, and many more!

This is all great, but when it came to the films on top, there were some very clear winners, most of which, were from the USA. It is a little disappointing that only one film from outside the USA made it into our top 10. Nevertheless, it is still a list of 10 masterpieces, which I am very proud to name as our official 10.

So, here it is …


10) Vertigo (1958)


9) Rashomon (1950)


8) The Shawshank Redemption (1994)


7) Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)


6) Casablanca (1942)


5) It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)


4) Pulp Fiction (1994)


3) Rear Window (1954)


2) Citizen Kane (1941)


1) The Godfather (1972)



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15 Replies to “The First Official “A World of Film Top 10!””

  1. No major surprises really. I was surprised to see Rashomon too. Though, The Godfather did win by a country mile.

  2. There’s some classics on here I haven’t seen and some I think are pretty amazing. Great list, although I’ve personally always thought Goodfellas was better than The Godfather but that’s just me.

  3. interesting list. Us world of film commentators are an eclectic bunch. I was pleased to see Rashomon up there, but would have liked to have seen some more non-Hollywood films; surprised and a bit disappointed to see It’s A Wonderful Life (it’s a good film, but vastly overrated; I’m guessing it’s a sentimental choice). I am also glad to see that The Dark Knight Rises did NOT make the list. and very happy that Pulp Fiction is there.

  4. I think I do too. But yes, all of these are absolutely essential films. Thanks for commenting.

  5. I have to agree with you. It may be the most sentimental film ever made! Maybe that should be the next list. There were a few Dark Knight votes, and I do like it, but one of the best of all time? Thankfully not here.

    Although, number 11 was (500) Days of Summer. A good film, but …

  6. Terrific list, congratulations on compiling it. As a collective its very different from my own personal list but i just love film lists, they always inspire me to rewatch some classic films. Good job!

  7. great list! I would put Kind Hearts and Coronets and i think British Film as a whole should make a bigger appearance. I am sentimental and a big fan of James Stewart so all 3 films with involving him really please me. it does show that the older films are far superior to the modern era.

  8. Wow, good point. I didn’t even focus on three James Steward lead performances being there. One of the best the movies has ever seen.

  9. You’re to be congratulated for compiling this list, but we think a lot of voters were really out to lunch in voting for “It’s a Wonderful Life” as one of the top ten. We get it that it’s a beloved, feel-good movie, but in our humble opinion, the fact that it’s a perennial favorite is not enough to make it one of the ten best. Ditto the Shawshank Redemption.

  10. “I’ve personally always thought Goodfellas was better than The Godfather but that’s just me”. No that’s me as well, and Casino

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