Blind and Deaf: A(nother) Letterboxd Top 100

This poll is now CLOSED. The final results are posted here:

Welcome to Letterboxd's Top 100 (if we get enough votes, this shall be expanded to Top 250). Jacob Olsen recently took the great time and effort to chart Letterboxd's most popular movies, but it occurred to some of us that we could weed out the aggressively populist by holding our own version of the Sight & Sound poll of the greatest films of all time - since none of us have enough industry credibility (yet!) to land a ballot on the vaunted list, we'll call it the Blind and Deaf poll.

1. You must include ten films, no more, no less. If you like, you may rank them or alphabetize them or present them in random order - whatever suits you best. Please note that, if you do choose to use rankings, they will not reflect your ballot. Each film you choose is awarded one point in the ballot-counting process.
2. The films you choose may be short or feature, silent or sound, narrative or documentary, live action or animation, English, Russian, Italian, or Martian. Films that premiered on television, as well as some television miniseries such as Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage, will be counted. However, your selections may NOT be stand-up comedy or episodes or seasons of television series. This is a film contest on a film site, no matter how good the last season of Homeland was.
3. In one case we shall revert to Sight & Sound's 2002 poll, to add diversity. After all, it's fun to cheat a little. Films that generally go together - The Godfather and The Godfather Part II, the original Star Wars trilogy, Kieslowski's Three Colors, the Dekalog, the Apu trilogy, etc. - shall be counted as one film in the list. This means that you can vote for, say "The Godfather trilogy" as one entry OR you may vote for "The Godfather" and another user may vote for "The Godfather: Part II" and they shall count as two votes toward the same film. This frees up more slots for more rewarding films. Purists and head-shakers know this - if, say, there are votes for Alien and Aliens, Alien3 shall not be listed alongside their entry unless it, too, receives a vote (I'm hoping this won't happen). I'll also list the vote breakdown of each individual film in each compounded entry in the final ballot.

You may make your list in a comment below, or you may make your own Letterboxd list and either a) link me to it in the comments of this list; b) tag your list with "blind and deaf"; or c) do both to make quite certain I see it!

Happy listmaking, and remember - be honest with your choices! I fully expect you to mock my list in the comments below (only one foreign film, and what the hell's with The Curious Case of Benjamin Button?) but let it not deter you from making your own!

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  • Adaptation.
  • Annie Hall
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • La Dolce Vita
  • The Godfather
  • Inception
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Rear Window
  • Singin' in the Rain