Movies of Sergei Parajanov frequently turn up on various lists of the Top 10 and Top 100 Greatest Films of the 20th century and of all time. Most important is perhaps the Top 10 listing of COLOR OF POMEGRANATES in the prestigious French magazine “Cahiers du Cinema”, also the British magazine “Sight and Sound” listing of SHADOWS OF FORGOTTEN ANCESTORS, as well as its inclusion in 100 Greatest Foreign Films of the American magazine “Movieline” and the Centenary Top 100 Films listing of SAYAT NOVA in “Time Out” magazine.

Masterpieces of Sergei Parajanov are also found on many personal all time favorite film lists next to Orson Welles' “Citizen Kane”, Fellini's “La Dolce Vita”, Antonioni's “Blowup”, Bunuel's “Belle De Jour”, Kurosawa's “Seven Samurai”, Godard's “Breathless”, Bergman's “Seventh Seal”, Hitchcock's “Psycho”, Polanski's “Chinatown”, Eisenstein's “Battleship Potemkin”, Bertolucci's “Last Emperor”, Tarkovsky's “Andrei Rublev”, Scorsese's “Taxi Driver”, and Coppola's “The Godfather”.

In his book “The Great Movies”, film critic Roger Ebert suggests that the lists of 100 Most Important or Best Films are silly, and we agree, but they are nevertheless fun!

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British Film Institute: Sight and Sound
Movieline Magazine
The Johnsus File by John Rowland
The 2003 results for The MHVF Top 20 Poll
100 Must See Films
Jake Haisley Top 50
Top 100 Foreign Films
Obsessed About Movies Top 10
Senses of Cinema Top 10

Cahiers du Cinema Top 10 for 1982
Village Voice Top 10 for 1980
Time Out Top 100
The Johnsus File by John Rowland
Top 60 Favorite Films
Top 100 Foreign Films
Brook Benton’s Top 10 Films
Tina Bastajian’s Top 10 Films
Top 100 Films by John Davis
What are your Top 100 Films
Anne Chenette Top Films

Top One Hundred Films of the 20th Century
Classic Film Lists
They Shoot Pictures Don’t They – Top 1000
Michael E. Grost’s Top ’88 Films
The Johnsus File by John Rowland

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The Johnsus File of Great Directors

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