George Romero's classic Night of the Living Dead  (1968) isn’t the best zombie movie ever. Just the most important.
Set in the 1840s, Meek’s Cutoff  follows a tiny wagon train winding its way westward toward the lush Pacific Northwest. In the hands of minimalist filmmaker Kelly Reichart  the usual elements of the classic oater are either not present or subverted into something entirely new.
On one level The Golden Door  is a grittily realistic tale of one Sicilian family’s emigration to the United States. On another level, it's a near-hallucinogenic explosion of religious surrealism in which amazing fantasies are made flesh.