38. Fanny and Alexander (1982)
directed by Ingmar Bergman
In what Ingmar Bergman claimed would be his last film, we find a rich, lush world with some of his most lovingly crafted characters. He invites us into the colorful but oft turbulent Ekdahl family, through the eyes of the title brother and sister. A sweeping lengthy tale, Fanny and Alexander contains many biographical elements from Bergman’s own life. While Bergman still retains his trademark penchant for the philosophical, this film shows it with a resigned, almost happy sense of childish wonder.