The Sight and Sound 100 Greatest Films of All Time 2022 Poll results.

The prestigious poll, which has run once a decade for the past 70 years, is the biggest ever conducted. The countdown will be revealed on the BFI’s website and the Sight and Sound social channels from 18:00 GMT, 1st December and the results and commentary of both the critics’ and filmmakers’ polls will be published in full in a special 164-page Winter double issue of Sight and Sound, available 5th December, with subscribers receiving a copy on 2nd December.

Since 1952 Sight and Sound has conducted a once-a-decade poll of the world’s most respected critics, programmers, academics and curators, asking them each for their top ten films of all time. This year’s poll is the biggest yet with over 1600 critics (almost double the size of 2012’s contributors) having voted. The collated results are then published in the most globally recognised poll of its kind – Sight and Sound’s Greatest Films of All Time. Esteemed critic Roger Ebert described the Poll as “by far the most respected of the countless polls of great movies – the only one most serious movie people take seriously.”

Alongside its critics’ poll, the magazine conducts a poll of the world’s finest film directors to discover their Greatest Films of All Time. This poll has been running since 1992 and has become the most recognised survey of filmmakers in the world.

Over the years the directors who have contributed include: Pedro Almodóvar, Bong Joon Ho, John Carpenter, Francis Ford Coppola, Guillermo del Toro, Claire Denis, Federico Fellini, Michael Haneke, Joanna Hogg, Jim Jarmusch, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Michael Mann, Koreeda Hirokazu, Sidney Lumet, Steve McQueen, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Tsai Ming-Liang, Paul Verhoeven and Apichatpong Weerasethakul.