Gladiator (2000), starring Russell Crowe, is an outstanding cinematic achievement.
When is a movie an outstanding cinematic achievement? That is to say, when is a film so remarkably entertaining and spectacular that it merits accolades that go far beyond any compliment, notoriety or prestige the U.S. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences can attach to it?
Answer: When you want to watch the movie over and repeatedly, and each time you do, from start to finish, it's still fresh!
How many movies meet this demanding criteria? In my lifetime, only one motion picture has ever made the cut. Just one. Gladiator (2000), starring Russell Crowe.