Difficult. I'll have a stab anyway. In no particular order:
Lawrence of Arabia
Ermahgerd! Such an amazing film. Incredible cinematography. Amazing character development. Just outstanding in every way, actually.
Being John Malkovich
Charlie Kaufmann is, in my opinion, the best screenwriter in the business. I can't even describe why I like it so much. It's ineffable.
Malkovich Malkovich. Malkovich Malkovich Malkovich Malkovich.
Because Hitchcock was a genius.
La Vita č Bella (Life is Beautiful)
I think I felt every single emotion that exists while I watched this film. I'd never laughed so hard at a film, but at the same time, I'd never been reduced to tears by a film. I don't think a film has brought me a feeling of bittersweet happiness like this one did. Nor do I think a film has given me a sense of doom like this one did. In fact, it's generally a considerable achievement for a film to make me feel anything, let alone any of these emotions. In my opinion, it's an absolute masterpiece.
Dr Strangelove Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb
A comedy of errors film done properly. Plus, Peter Sellers.
And, in a category entirely of it's own:
In my opinion, this is the greatest film ever made. It literally cannot be compared with other films because there is nothing even remotely like it.
Only Claude Lanzmann could get away with making a 10-hour holocaust documentary composed entirely of retrospective interviews and absolutely zero archive footage.
Originally Posted by Yellow
3. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Did not realise there was a film of one of my favourite plays. Must. Watch.