Cinefix’s top ten most beautiful movies of all time: The list includes Manhattan and Samsara (VIDEO).

Here’s a Smart, Well-Reasoned, Very Debatable Ranking of the Top 10 Most Beautiful Movies

Here’s a Smart, Well-Reasoned, Very Debatable Ranking of the Top 10 Most Beautiful Movies

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July 21 2015 8:24 PM

The 10 Most Beautiful Movies of All Time, in One Video Countdown

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The folks at CineFix have often tackled broad themes in their countdown videos, but their latest attempts to quantify a particularly abstract quality: beauty. Obviously, there are many beautiful movies, and no objective way to parse the top 10. But as usual, CineFix’s list is detailed and diverse, aware of a ranking’s inherent futility yet intent on honoring everything from the one-shot wizardry of Russian Ark to the black-and-white haze of Manhattan.

One quibble: Despite dozens being worthy, not a single animated movie makes the cut, an omission sure to be mourned by anyone who’s seen a Miyazaki film.

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