"The Thin Red Line"
I think this was ten times the artistic achievement that "Saving Private Ryan" was.
It was exquisite; a war film without any patriotism in it at all. It was full of death and fear and violence, but not in a way that glorifies the death and violence of war.
It proposed an entirely new version of masculine strength I have never seen before. If I hadn't known better, I might have thought it was directed by someone like Jane Campion.
I think I would like to own it, and to watch it many times. It may be one of my favorite films. Not because I loved it that much, but because I was so grateful for the different and new way of seeing soldiers portrayed as deeply soulful men.