05 May 2010 02:22 PM
Ten Classic Palme d'Or Winners

Our pick of the best films to have won Cannes' top prize

Our pick of the best films to have won Cannes' top prize (© Rex Features)
  • Our pick of the best films to have won Cannes' top prize (© Rex Features)
  • Ernest Borgnine in Marty (© Everett Collection/Rex Features)
  • La Dolce Vita (© Pierluigi Praturlon/Rex Features)
  • Catherine Deneuve, Umbrellas of Cherbourg (© Everett Collection/Rex Features)
  • Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver (© Everett Collection/Rex Features)
  • Dennis Hopper in Apocalypse Now (© c. U.A./Everett/Rex Features)
  • Andie MacDowell in Sex, Lies and Videotape (© ITV/Rex Features)
  • Farewell My Concubine (© c. Miramax/Everett/Rex Features)
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The Palme D'Or is one of the most prestigious prizes in the film world. Given each year to the most outstanding movie at Cannes, it has been awarded to productions by such luminaries as Martin Scorsese, Roman Polanksi, Francis Ford Coppola, Federico Fellini, David Lynch and Quentin Tarantino - to name but a few.

Despite the fact that for two long periods the award was known as the Grand Prix du Festival Internationaldu Film, the Palme d'Or is still recognised worldwide as a benchmark for cinematic excellence. Many past winners have gone on to achieve legendary status amongst movie fans, so MSN has decided to take a look at a small selection of the many fantastic films to have received this prize throughout Cannes' history.

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