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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".

Gandhi (1982)

8.1/10
Director: Richard Attenborough
Starring: Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox, John Gielgud, Trevor Howard, John Mill...

Richard Attenborough's Academy Award-winning epic follows the extraordinary life of Mahatma Gandhi (played by Ben Kingsley), from his beginnings as a... Read more

Gandhi ( Blu-ray ) (1982)

8.1/10
Director: Richard Attenborough
Starring: Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox, John Gielgud, John Mills, Martin Sheen...

Richard Attenborough's Academy Award-winning epic follows the extraordinary life of Mahatma Gandhi (played by Ben Kingsley), from his beginnings as a... Read more

Gentleman's Agreement (1947)

7.4/10
Director: Elia Kazan
Starring: Garfield, Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield

Gregory Peck plays a magazine writer who masquerades as a Jew in order to report firsthand on high-society discrimination. Oscars for Best Picture, Di... Read more

Going My Way (1944)

7.2/10
Director: Leo McCarey
Starring: Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald, Rise Stevens

Sentimental story of a down-to-earth priest, Father O'Malley (Bing Crosby) who moves to a new parish, run by a somewhat crusty old priest. The new g... Read more

GoodFellas (1990)

8.7/10
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Paul Sorvino, Lorraine Bracco, Joe Pesci

Martin Scorsese's electrifying gangster saga chronicles three decades in the Mafia with Irish-Sicilian mobster Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) and his "wisegu... Read more

Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

8/10
Director: Woody Allen
Starring: Woody Allen, Michael Caine, Mia Farrow, Carrie Fisher, Barbara Hershey, Lloyd No...

Woody Allen at his best: Sibling rivalry has never been so funny nor so poignant as in Woody Allen's Oscar-winning comedy-drama Hannah and Her Sisters... Read more

High Noon (1952)

8/10
Director: Fred Zinnemann
Starring: Lloyd Bridges, Katy Jurado, Grace Kelly, Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper is the marshall who fights alone for upholding the law when the entire town is paralysed with fear. Famously played out in real-time, star... Read more

In The Heat Of The Night (1967)

8/10
Director: Norman Jewison
Starring: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates

Winner of five Oscars including Best Picture. Rod Steiger stars as a red neck sheriff who grudgingly accepts help from Sidney Poitier, a black big cit... Read more

In Which We Serve (1942)

7.3/10
Director: David Lean, Noel Coward
Starring: Noel Coward, Bernard Miles, John Mills, Richard Attenborough, Celia Johnson, Kay...

A magnificent documentary-like war drama produced, co-directed, written by, and starring Noel Coward as the captain of a crew of brave, young soldiers... Read more

Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

7.8/10
Director: Robert Benton
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander

Dustin Hoffman must become a single parent when Meryl Streep walks out on their marriage and their young son. A terrific male weepie where Hoffman lea... Read more