RFT 50 Years of Film – Vote for your favourites

The paper votes are in and we have shortlisted the top two films from each decade into your top ten film choices. A short summary of each film is given after the voting table below.

Please vote for your favourite from the list below. Remember you can only vote once and your vote will be recorded when you click on the film entry.

Voting closes on 24th January and results will be announced on 30th January. We will then show the top 3 films at special free screenings at the end of the Spring, Summer and Winter seasons during 2020. Watch this space for more information.

Top 10 Film Summaries

Bicycle Thieves

In post-war Italy, a working-class man's bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it.
Director: Vittorio De Sica
Stars: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell

Jules et Jim

Decades of a love triangle concerning two friends and an impulsive woman.
Director: François Truffaut
Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Henri Serre

Jean de Florette

A greedy landowner and his backward nephew conspire to block the only water source for an adjoining property in order to bankrupt the owner and force him to sell.
Director: Claude Berri
Stars: Yves Montand, Gérard Depardieu, Daniel Auteuil

Distant Voices, Still Lives

The lives of an English working-class family are told out of order in a free-associative manner. The first part, "Distant Voices", focuses on the father's role in the family. The second part, "Still Lives", focuses on his children.
Director: Terence Davies
Stars: Pete Postlethwaite, Freda Dowie, Angela Walsh

Cinema Paradiso

A filmmaker recalls his childhood when falling in love with the pictures at the cinema of his home village and forms a deep friendship with the cinema's projectionist.
Director: Giuseppe Tornatore
Stars: Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili

Thelma and Louise

Two best friends set out on an adventure, but it soon turns around to a terrifying escape from being hunted by the police, as these two girls escape for the crimes they committed.
Director: Ridley Scott
Stars: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel

Amelie

Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.
Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Stars: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus

Pan’s Labyrinth

In the Falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Stars: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.
Director: Wes Anderson
Stars: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit.
Director: Martin McDonagh
Stars: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell

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