Maggie Cheung is a great actress and this biopic of a Chinese actress showcases her talent like no other. That is really saying something, because of the scope of her career. Not only is Center Stage a masterpiece, but it is special.
Histoires de crevettes/Shrimp Stories (1964, Geneviève Hamon, Jean Painlevé)
An amazing documentary about shrimp.
Manoel de Oliveira is currently over 100 years old. In 2001, he made this invaluable film which recounts his life. It is beautiful and worth watching.
Vietnam remains a controversial topic, but this short documentary takes the cake. Hear first hand from soldiers about the horrors of the war.
Nadie hablará de nosotras cuando hayamos muerto/Nobody Will Speak of Us When We're Dead (1995, Agustín Díaz Yanes)
Once again, Victoria Abril nails it. Considered one of Spain's top films for a reason.