HENRY V (1989)

The debut film for actor/director Kenneth Branagh, whose new, autobiographical movie “Belfast” is in theaters this weekend, ushered in a new era of Shakespeare on screen.

WEST SIDE STORY (1961)

About three-quarters of my favorite movie all-time, but not quite. Still sort of elemental to where musicals have gone since then.

TO BE OR NOT TO BE (1942)

A surprisingly funny take on World War II from the point of view of Polish actors, that came out only 3 months after Pearl Harbor.