We asked our Observers from all over the world, from Chile and China to Senegal and Lebanon, to select the five movies that most impacted their lives.
Fifteen years after it came out, James Cameron’s Titanic remains the second biggest box-office hit worldwide (right behind Avatar, also by Cameron). So it is little surprise that it claimed the most votes in our Observers’ "favourite movie" straw poll. Amélie, one of the biggest hits of French cinema, and Gone With The Wind, a classic among classics, rank second and third on the Observers’ podium respectively.
The Godfather trilogy came in fourth, and The Matrix trilogy took fifth place.
Some of our Observers also voted for less well-known films that have nevertheless received critical acclaim.