<I>Daily Variety</I> polled 10 film critics and asked them to list their top 10 best pictures.

MANOHLA DARGIS
The New York Times
1927 – Sunrise*
1934 – It Happened One Night
1941 – How Green Was My Valley
1946 – The Best Years of Our Lives
1951 – An American in Paris
1960 – The Apartment
1972 – The Godfather
1974 – The Godfather Part II
1991 – The Silence of the Lambs
1992 – Unforgiven

DAVID EDELSTEIN
Slate
1943 – Casablanca
1946 – The Best Years of Our Lives
1948 – Hamlet
1950 – All About Eve
1953 – From Here to Eternity
1954 – On the Waterfront
1962 – Lawrence of Arabia
1972 – The Godfather
1974 – The Godfather Part II
1977 – Annie Hall

J. HOBERMAN
The Village Voice
1927 – Sunrise
1934 – It Happened One Night
1943 – Casablanca
1960 – The Apartment
1972 – The Godfather
1974 – The Godfather Part II
1977 – Annie Hall
1986 – Platoon
1991 – The Silence of the Lambs
1992 – Unforgiven

TODD MCCARTHY
Daily Variety
1927 – Sunrise
1943 – Casablanca
1950 – All About Eve
1959 – Ben-Hur
1960 – The Apartment
1961 – West Side Story
1962 – Lawrence of Arabia
1972 – The Godfather
1974 – The Godfather Part II
1992 – Unforgiven

JOE MORGENSTERN
The Wall Street Journal
1927 – Sunrise
1934 – It Happened One Night
1943 – Casablanca
1950 – All About Eve
1953 – From Here To Eternity
1968 – Oliver!
1972 – The Godfather
1974 – The Godfather Part II
1977 – Annie Hall
2003 – LOTR: The Return Of the King

JONATHAN ROSENBAUM
The Chicago Reader
1927 – Sunrise
1930 – All Quiet on the Western Front
1939 – Gone With the Wind
1940 – Rebecca
1941 – How Green Was My Valley
1946 – The Best Years of Our Lives
1950 – All About Eve
1958 – Gigi
1987 – The Last Emperor
1997 – Titanic

RICHARD SCHICKEL
Time
1927 – Sunrise
1940 – Casablanca
1949 – All the King’s Men
1953 – From Here to Eternity
1954 – On the Waterfront
1972 – The Godfather
1974 – Godfather II
1977 – Annie Hall
1992 – Unforgiven
1993 – Schindler’s List

LISA SCHWARZBAUM
Entertainment Weekly
1927 – Sunrise
1939 – Gone with the Wind
1943 – Casablanca
1950 – All About Eve
1954 – On the Waterfront
1962 – Lawrence of Arabia
1974 – The Godfather Part II
1977 – Annie Hall
1997 – Titanic
2003 – LOTR: The Return of the King

A.O. SCOTT
The New York Times
1934 – It Happened One Night
1946 – The Best Years of Our Lives
1950 – All About Eve
1960 – The Apartment
1962 – Lawrence of Arabia
1969 – Midnight Cowboy
1972 – The Godfather
1974 – The Godfather Part II
1977 – Annie Hall
1992 – Unforgiven

PETER TRAVERS
Rolling Stone
1943 – Casablanca
1950 – All About Eve
1954 – On the Waterfront
1960 – The Apartment
1962 – Lawrence of Arabia
1972 – The Godfather
1974 – The Godfather, Part II
1977 – Annie Hall
1992 – Unforgiven
2003 – LOTR: The Return of the King

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