There Will Be Blood (2007)
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano
Paul Thomas Anderson's magnum opus about a corrupt oil man in the 1800s is an example of what happens when everybody's firing on all cylinders. From Robert Elswit's stunning cinematography to Jonny Greenwood's score and Paul Dano and Daniel Day-Lewis' career-defining turns, everything here is perfectly in sync. It's long. It's often slow, sometimes funny and always invigorating and impossible to look away from. Drink it up. It's a masterpiece.