Ten top films in the history of cinema

From silent films to the great Hollywood studios, from classicism to experimental cinema, from Méliès to Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy in Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Magnolia’ or from C. B. De Mille to Steven Spielberg, we could probably conclude that the world of cinema has gone through more changes than 20th century literature. Fast changes. The following selection is completely available thanks to DVDs, yet another change in cinema.





A textbook melodrama –an adultery between a music professor and the family’s servant– becomes a fascinating horror psychological thriller. Narrated with surgical accuracy, this pictorial everyday drama mixes gothic horror –the house space becomes a more evil element than the main character himself–, the suffocation dominates every scene, and, probably, it was never expected that a cup of water would become such a lethal danger.