a lot of obvious choices, but i happen to like these movies; i am not a movie buff or anything, so there are a ton of directors whose work i haven't seen or only have seen a few movies by. Also there are plenty of countries whose movies i am not familiar with. I find that older movies provide me with more escapism, so i think that's why I watch more of them, but i really enjoy any good story that is well told. Suggestions are welcome.
movies are listed more or less in the order of preference:P