1972 Top Ten List

  • The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Luis Buñuel)
  • Avanti! (Billy Wilder)
  • The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola)
  • Aguirre: The Wrath of God (Werner Herzog)
  • Fat City (John Huston)
  • Ulzana's Raid (Robert Aldrich)
  • Solaris (Andrei Tarkovsky)
  • Dead of Night (Bob Clark)
  • Frenzy (Alfred Hitchcock)
  • Savage Messiah (Ken Russell)
  • Additional 1972 Films By Rating

  • What's Up, Doc? (Peter Bogdanovich)
  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart at the River Styx (Kenji Misumi)
  • Across 110th Street (Barry Shear)
  • Love in the Afternoon (Eric Rohmer)
  • The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
  • State of Siege (Costa-Gavras)
  • Cabaret (Bob Fosse)
  • The Professor (Valerio Zurlini)
  • Fist of Fury (Lo Wei)
  • We Will Not Grow Old Together (Maurice Pialat)
  • Last Tango in Paris (Bernardo Bertolucci)
  • Weekend of a Champion (Frank Simon)
  • The New Land (Jan Troell)
  • The King of Marvin Gardens (Bob Rafelson)
  • The Heartbreak Kid (Elaine May)
  • The Mechanic (Michael Winner)
  • The Way of the Dragon (Bruce Lee)
  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart to Hades (Kenji Misumi)
  • Roma (Federico Fellini)
  • Play It as It Lays (Frank Perry)
  • Intimate Confessions of a Chinese Courtesan (Chu Yuan)
  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (Kenji Misumi)
  • Red Psalm (Miklós Jancsó)
  • Super Fly (Gordon Parks, Jr.)
  • Deliverance (John Boorman)
  • The Insect Woman (Kim Ki-young)
  • Elvis on Tour (Pierre Adidge & Robert Abel)
  • Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril (Buichi Saitô)
  • The Canterbury Tales (Pier Paolo Pasolini)
  • The Devil (Andrzej Zulawski)
  • The Valley (Obscured by Clouds) (Barbet Schroeder)
  • Cries and Whispers (Ingmar Bergman)