Daisies (1966)

It's easy to gravitate towards a film like Vera Chytilová's Daisies, especially nowadays. Two young women, realizing that the world around them is "going bad", decide to join in. Stripped of society's politeness, they relish in not giving a damn while having fun. They play tricks on men, misbehave in good society, wear what they want, and make a mess of pretty things; all while philosophizing about life and eating to their hearts' content. The women nonchalantly breeze through scenes of both luxurious and offbeat beauty without missing a comic beat. Surreal and cheeky, this Czech new wave film is one of my favorite examples of the female spirit living large and on her own terms, without falling into the usual clichéd obstacles.