Over at Criterion they have a list of ten films selected by Kazuo Ishiguro. They have a large collection of these lists, but I especially loved his for two reasons. One, I gained a better appreciation for these particular films. But more than that, I got a better way to think about film itself.
I highly recommend his piece. There is so much good stuff at that web site, including many great films, of course. But take the time and read that.