Poll: BBC's 25 Greatest American Films
A poll by Dibyayan_Chakravorty
Results of 7,268 votes:
The Godfather (1972)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Citizen Kane (1941)
The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Mulholland Drive (2001)
The Searchers (1956)
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Do the Right Thing (1989)
North by Northwest (1959)
The Apartment (1960)
City Lights (1931)
Annie Hall (1977)
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
The Gold Rush (1925)
McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
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