Here are DVD's I use in teaching Visual Storytelling. Some are gems. Some are flawed gems. Some are very flawed gems. But all of them have something to offer for students of visual story. Consider the MPAA ratings. Fresh has some brutal violence in it. My Life as a Dog has some childhood sexuality in it. I'll write detailed reviews when I can, but my short list of gems (from my subjective POV) includes Paper Moon, Bullets Over Broadway, Koyaanisqatsi, The Verdict, The Elephant Man, My Life as a Dog and Fresh.
Let me know your thoughts and responses this is a work in progress.