13. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Directed by Ang Lee. Starring Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, and Ziyi Zhang.
Two stories of unfulfilled love intertwine as a legendary warrior returns to find a mysterious thief.
Why I love it:
Visually, the film is a masterpiece: beautiful scenery, dance-like fight choreography, stunning leads. And the love stories are devastating in the most heart-wrenchingly wonderful way. (Note: the dubbed version isn’t bad, but subtitles are always better)