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NYFCC Awards - Best Film

The New York Film Critics Circle is an organization of film reviewers from New York-based publications that exists to honour excellence in U.S. and world cinema. Founded in 1935, the Circle's membership includes critics from daily newspapers, weekly newspapers and magazines. Every year in December the organization meets in New York to vote on awards for the previous calendar year's films. Below are past winners for "Best Film".

The Lost Weekend (Blu-ray) (1945)

7.9/10
Director: Billy Wilder
Starring: Ray Milland, Phillip Terry, Jane Wyman

Billy Wilder's Oscar-winning social drama stars Ray Milland as an alcoholic writer who falls into a maelstrom of delusion and dementia and winds up in... Read more

The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

8/10
Director: John Frankenheimer
Starring: Angela Lansbury, Frank Sinatra, Henry Silva, Janet Leigh, Laurence Harvey

One of the finest political thrillers ever made. John Frankenheimer's blend of Cold War paranoia and sly satire stars Laurence Harvey as a former Kore... Read more

The Player (1992)

7.6/10
Director: Robert Altman
Starring: Whoopi Goldberg, Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Peter Gallagher, Brion J...

A savagely satirical black comedy about a paranoid young movie executive (Tim Robbins), threatened by a disgruntled screenwriter - until he begins tak... Read more

The Silence of the Lambs (1990)

8.6/10
Director: Jonathan Demme
Starring: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Ted Levine

Young FBI agent Clarice Starling is assigned to help find a missing woman to save her from a psychopathic serial killer who skins his victims. Clarice... Read more

The Silence of the Lambs ( Blu-ray ) (1990)

8.6/10
Director: Jonathan Demme
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster, Scott Glenn, Ted Levine

Young FBI agent Clarice Starling is assigned to help find a missing woman to save her from a psychopathic serial killer who skins his victims. Clarice... Read more

The Social Network (2010)

7.7/10
Director: David Fincher
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Max Minghella, Armie Hammer

Based on Ben Mezrich's book "The Accidental Billionaires," about the personal and legal dealings of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Jesse Eisenberg... Read more

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1947)

8.3/10
Director: John Huston
Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt

Pauline Kael calls this 'one of the strongest of all American movies'. Three Americans strike it rich and greed takes over. With Bogart, Walter Huston... Read more

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre ( Blu-ray ) (1947)

8.3/10
Director: John Huston
Starring: Bruce Bennett, Humphrey Bogart, Tim Holt, Walter Huston

Pauline Kael calls this 'one of the strongest of all American movies'. Three Americans strike it rich and greed takes over. With Bogart, Walter Huston... Read more

Topsy-Turvy (1999)

7.4/10
Director: Mike Leigh
Starring: Jim Broadbent, Timothy Spall, Allan Corduner, Ron Cook, Lesley Manville

Filmmaker Mike Leigh's ("Secrets & Lies") serio-comic spin on the stormy collaboration of operatic masters William S. Gilbert (Jim Broadbent) and Arth... Read more

Traffic (2000)

7.6/10
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Michael Douglas, Don Cheadle, Luis Guzma...

Steven Soderbergh won the Best Director Oscar for this sprawling, controversial look at the global narcotics trade and America's on-going "war on drug... Read more