being a "movie buff", there are many, many films that have made an impression on me. whether it be because of the cinematography, acting, visual effects, directing etc., they all bring something new & exciting to the table which reminds me of the reason why i came to love film so much in the first place. the examples shown below are some films that first peaked my interest: films that turned watching a movie for entertainment, into a better understanding of the world of cinema.
gone with the wind
lord of the rings trilogy