There are many many more, but these are the films that felt miraculous to me the first time I saw them and still do every time I revisit them.

Looking at it now it's quite an intense list... I'll try and think of a musical to stick in there. (I did - 'All That Jazz', which is about as intense as musicals get).

  • His Girl Friday
  • The Leopard
  • The Red Shoes
  • Barry Lyndon
  • All That Jazz
  • Opening Night
  • Repulsion
  • The Last Detail
  • Bad Timing
  • In a Lonely Place
  • Rear Window
  • My Own Private Idaho
  • There Will Be Blood
  • His Girl Friday
  • Irma Vep
  • Five Easy Pieces
  • If....
  • Private Road
  • Contempt