This is going to be longer than my books list.
Ben-Hur (1959) – Did I really watch it for the first time in 2017? It seems like I’ve been familiar with it much longer.
Jeux d’enfants (2003) – I rated this with a 7 on my Imdb account, but it has grown on me and stayed with me. It’s completely twisted, but very powerful and romantic. My favourite type of plot, the “us against the world” movie. Obviously no form of depravity is too great to spoil the romance of that for me.
Trouble in Paradise (1932) – Outstanding black-and-white comedy. Gorgeous opening scenes. Loved the romance and the humour and the realism.
Quite highly liked
Il Grido (1957) – Melancholy, beautiful, realistic
The Snake Pit (1948) – Probably the best portrayal of mental illness from early Hollywood that I’ve seen.
Die Puppe (1919) – Wonderful humour, unexpected for something made in 1919
La signora di tutti (1934)
He Loves Me…He Loves Me Not (2002) – Charming
La double vie de Veronique (1991)
Liked well enough
How Green Was My Valley (1941)
The Lost Moment (1947)
Dead Poets Society (1989)
Les enfants du paradis (1945)
The Last Station (2009)
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
The Painted Veil (2006)
Not my cups of tea
Les Amants (1958) – The story was implausible the way it was portrayed and the characters seemed to hover around without actually being present in the moment. Visually, the scenes towards the end were beautiful, but it didn’t save it for me. It just struck no chord at all.
Raintree County (1957) – Tries to be a great epic, but does not quite deliver.