Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - A whimsical martial arts film that is part philosophy lesson and part action masterpiece. Strong visuals abound in this film that went on to be nominated for Best Picture, and while it lost (to a vastly inferior film) it would take home the Oscar for Best Foreign Film. This film, along with The Matrix, is responsible for bringing the 'action on wires' trend that seemed to captivate action filmmakers for much of the early part of the 2000's. I, myself, find the weightless defying of gravity approach to action rather gutless, but I do have to acknowledge the excellent use of it in this specific film. Under the right direction and coupled with the right story, it can carry with it a dreamlike and mythic quality to the action scenes and this film soars in its presentation of action. Also, this cast is extraordinary. Chow Yun Fat is spectacular and Michelle Yeoh and Ziyi Zhang have a screen presence that is unrivaled for the year of release.