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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".

Some Like It Hot ( Blu-ray ) (1959)

8.3/10
Director: Billy Wilder
Starring: George Raft, Jack Lemmon, Marilyn Monroe, Pat O'Brien, Tony Curtis, Joe E Brown

Perhaps the funniest American film of the 1950's, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon play two second rate musicians on the run from the Chicago mob, who take... Read more

Terms of Endearment (1983)

7.4/10
Director: James L Brooks
Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson

Winner of five Oscars including Best Picture, the story of the changing relationship between a mother and daughter over the years, mixes humour and he... Read more

The Accidental Tourist (1988)

6.8/10
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
Starring: William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Geena Davis

William Hurt is a travel writer who hates to travel. He also isn't willing to open himself up to what life has to offer until he splits with his wife... Read more

The Apartment (1960)

8.3/10
Director: Billy Wilder
Starring: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray

This Oscar-winning Best Picture stars Jack Lemmon and Shirley Maclaine as they wheel and deal over a New York apartment in a comedy of morality. This... Read more

The Artist (2011)

7.9/10
Director: Michel Hazanavicius
Starring: James Cromwell, John Goodman, Penelope Ann Miller, Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo

Five Academy Awards - including Best Picture, Director, and Actor - went to this magical, mostly silent seriocomedy set in 1927 Hollywood. As screen i... Read more

The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

8.1/10
Director: William Wyler
Starring: Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Teresa Wright, Dana Andrews, Virginia Mayo, Cathy O'Do...

One of Hollywood's best. Three men return home after WWII and must re-adjust to civilian life, to their families, to their own changed lives. Expertly... Read more

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

8.2/10
Director: David Lean
Starring: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa, James Donald, Ann...

Epic story of British prisoners of war held by the Japanese, combines psychological battles of will with gripping action. Winner of seven Oscars inclu... Read more

The Bridge on the River Kwai ( Blu-ray ) (1957)

8.2/10
Director: David Lean
Starring: Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, James Donald, Sessue Hayakawa, William Holden, Ann...

Epic story of British prisoners of war held by the Japanese, combines psychological battles of will with gripping action. Winner of seven Oscars inclu... Read more

The Deer Hunter (1978)

8.1/10
Director: Michael Cimino
Starring: Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep, John Savage, John Cazale, Christopher Walken

Winner of five Oscars, this harrowing indictment of war from director Michael Cimino stars Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken and John Savage as three... Read more

The Deer Hunter ( Blu-ray ) (1978)

8.1/10
Director: Michael Cimino
Starring: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, Meryl Streep, John Savage, John Cazale

Winner of five Oscars, this harrowing indictment of war from director Michael Cimino stars Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken and John Savage as three... Read more