Cinema that defies even the five-star standard; films of the highest calibre.
Some movies surpass the four-star definition of very good or highly enjoyable cinema, falling close to those that are exceptional somehow, fully realised or a work of art.
This will sometimes earn them elbow-room amongst the five-star features, on the merit that four and a half cannot be awarded here.
This list however, is reserved for pictures that unmistakably tower above all others..
*this list will begin when https://mubi.com/lists/five-star-theater reaches 100 but in the meantime, some placeholder examples that could conceivably belong here..