You’d have to go back to 2001: A Space Odyssey to find a motion picture as inspiring and divisive as Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life. It's a story of one family, but in fact it attempts to distill the very experience of being human.
A Night to Remember (1958) offers an approach to the Titanic story largely devoid of fictional elements and melodrama. It is, in fact, one of the earliest known examples of what we now call a docudrama.
Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin has so many jaw-dropping moments of visual splendor that it takes a while to realize that there’s really nothing much of interest here except the jaw-dropping visual splendor.