#6: Amour
When the always provacative Michael Haneke made a film called Love, many assumed it was meant to be ironic or cruel. As it turns out Amour is about the exact best-case scenario in life: you fall in love with someone and stay with them until they are there to watch you die. Of course, with people living longer these days, that death is often protracted and horrible, something we become intimately familiar with in Haneke's starkly shot, brilliantly acted film. As Anne slowly dies and Georges struggles to be as good to her a possible, the real meaning of "love" comes into sharp focus, even as Haneke unflinchingly reveals on just how many things can be worse than death.

Best Moment: After a moment of struggle in bed, Anne is suddenly lucid again and telling stories about the past.

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