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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".

Brokeback Mountain ( Blu-ray ) (2005)

7.7/10
Director: Ang Lee
Starring: Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Williams, Randy Quaid, Anne Hathaway, Li...

Ang Lee's Oscar-winning gay cowboy story successfully challenges the stereotypes of one of Hollywood's most beloved genres, the Western. Emotionally c... Read more

Carol (2015)

7.2/10
Director: Todd Haynes
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Rooney Mara, John Magaro, Kyle Chandler, Jake Lac...

In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmiths seminal novel The Price of Salt, CAROL follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves... Read more

Citizen Kane (1941)

8.4/10
Director: Orson Welles
Starring: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Everett Sloane

Generally regarded as the greatest and most influential films of all time; Orson Welles directorial debut (he was only 25!) is the story of newspaper... Read more

Citizen Kane ( Blu-ray ) (1941)

8.4/10
Director: Orson Welles
Starring: Agnes Moorehead, Everett Sloane, Joseph Cotten, Orson Welles, Paul Stewart, Ruth...

Even people who have never seen Citizen Kane know it's the greatest film of all time. Orson Welles' debut has become an undisputed cultural benchmark... Read more

Darling (1965)

7.2/10
Director: John Schlesinger
Starring: Julie Christie, Dirk Bogarde, Laurence Harvey

Julie Christie is the enchanting but self-centred Diana, a model who cuts a swathe through the trendy sixties, and through the lives of the nice, inte... Read more

Far From Heaven (2002)

7.4/10
Director: Todd Haynes
Starring: Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert, Patricia Clarkson

Julianne Moore and Dennis Quaid star in this seductive story of a seemingly perfect family, and the forbidden desires that threaten to tear them apart... Read more

Fargo (1996)

8.1/10
Director: Joel Coen
Starring: Peter Stormare, William H Macy, Steve Buscemi, Harve Presnell, Frances McDormand

A lovingly mocking tale of a kidnapping scheme that goes horribly wrong in the snow-clad Mid-West. A pregnant Sheriff (Oscar-winning Frances McDormand... Read more

Five Easy Pieces (1970)

7.5/10
Director: Bob Rafelson
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Susan Anspach, Billy Green Bush

A classic performance by Jack Nicholson as a classical pianist who prefers to work in the oil fields. Great supporting work by Karen Black, Susan Ansp... Read more

From Here to Eternity (1953)

7.7/10
Director: Fred Zinnemann
Starring: Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed, Ernest Borgnine, Frank Sinatra, Montgo...

The talented Fred Zinnemann ('A Man for All Seasons') perfectly captures the static isolation and boredom that envelops the military personnel in peac... Read more

From Here to Eternity ( Blu-ray ) (1953)

7.7/10
Director: Fred Zinnemann
Starring: Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed, Ernest Borgnine, Frank Sinatra, Montgo...

The talented Fred Zinnemann ('A Man for All Seasons') perfectly captures the static isolation and boredom that envelops the military personnel in peac... Read more