Ben Hur / The Ten Commandments
Technicolor and acting of Shakespearean caliber collide to the backdrop of a magnificent soundtrack. The true power of the Christian mythology is deep and human. Charlton Heston is in his prime, a giant in Hollywood. These movies for me were the first view of true mastery in storytelling.
Shout out to Claire for continuing to be my online friend, and giving me inspiration (letting me rip off her posts :0 ).