Romeo + Juliet (1996) In director Baz Luhrmann's contemporary take on William Shakespeare's classic tragedy, the Montagues and Capulets have moved their ongoing feud to the sweltering suburb of Verona Beach, where Romeo (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Juliet (Claire Danes) fall in love and secretly wed. Though the film is visually modern, the bard's dialogue remains intact as the feuding families' children pay a disastrous cost for their mutual affection.
"UP" 2009. Pixar's most emotionally-honest film, and seriously what other animated movie would dare have a curmedgeonly old man as it's protagonist? The silent-movie montage at the beginning is shattering.