I have a feeling that I will be carrying this thread by myself but here goes.
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Well, this movie was breathtaking and had great visuals that really seemed very accurate. Alec Guinness was superb as Colonel Nicholson and is one of my all time favorites and Hayakawa did a great job as the Japanese Colonel Saito. Had some glorious moments such as Nicholson's life speech. It explores many concepts, such as morality, a sense of duty, righteousness, and of course, plain old bravery and defiance.
Nonetheless, this movie did suffer from dragging and simply being too long. I did find certain segments boring and simply could not get into other characters besides Guiness' and Hayakawa's.