Filmmaking is a complicated alchemy of light, sound, camera movement. And while a great look is always the goal, sometimes everything comes together to create a work of sublime beauty. These are our picks for the Top 10 Most Beautiful Films of all Time. Subscribe: goo.gl/9AGRm
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Russian Ark (2002)
It’s a single, uncut steadicam shot going through the Russian Heritage museum. Sure, the concept is maybe a gimmick. But it’s amazing.
Woody Allen’s love letter to his favorite city in black and white ultra whidescreen is every bit as impactful as Allen’s own memory of the city as a child.
Citzen Kane (1941)
There may be nothing more emblematic of how to make a beautiful movie that Citizen Kane.
2001: A Space Odyssey
This entire film is a ballet of heavenly bodies, with carefully composed shots.
The Conformist (1970)
This is, in our opinion, the very best of Vittorio Storaro’s work. And that’s saying something.
Tarsem Singh made a beautiful painting of a film; Colin Watkinson spend 4 years and thousands of miles bringing a child’s imagination to life on screen.
This film, which tells the same story from several different perspectives, (and color coded to match), takes a simple concept both in plot and style, and brings it to the next level.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
70mm film, and every frame of it a still image worthy of framing.
The Tree of Life (2011)
The most beautiful of Terrance Malick’s films, and there’s quite a bit of competition there.
There's no plot, or dialogue in this film, but it tells a story nonetheless - every image tells its own story, and it's glorious.