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Ambition is the lifeblood that drives so many great filmmakers to make amazing films, and it’s often the very same motivation that causes some filmmakers to, against their best intentions, not quite hit the mark, or in the worst of times (Waterworld) produce a complete flop.

Ambition isn’t something to be sniffed at, though naturally, we’ll lavish praise on a filmmaker for pulling off the seemingly impossible and label them as pretentious if they can’t do it.

If these 10 films range in quality somewhat – though all of them have at least some intrinsic merit – they can’t be faulted for their enthusiasm to push the film medium further than it has ever gone, regardless of whether they were completely successful.

Either by upsetting the narrative form, innovating with technology, or simply boasting a stupid budget upon which to stage a grand spectacle, these films threw caution »

- Shaun Munro

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