1963: The Leopard


20th Century Fox

– Director: Luchino Visconti

– Stacker score: 93.8

– Metascore: 100

– IMDb user rating: 8

– Runtime: 186 minutes

Like the novel upon which it’s based, Luchino Visconti’s historical drama depicts the final days of a waning aristocracy. The story takes place in 19th-century Sicily and builds toward a stunning 45-minute ballroom sequence. Multiple versions of the film exist, including one that reportedly runs for 205 minutes.