I'm gonna stick with the worst, because I'd like to vent. First off,
Enigma - great movie, utterly unviewable transfer. You'd think the morons that had enough sense to make a film of this quality would give its DVD release more thought. The degree to which this is a better WWII film than Pearl Harbor is directly proportional to the degree the treatment both transfers received. Unacceptable!
The Godfather Trilogy - Some restoration is seriously in order.
It's sad that wonderful 4:3 transfers like Armageddon and The Abyss get slammed just for not being 16x9. Besides that one flaw, the transfers are wonderful. I guess it's the same mentality about how 1.0 mono sounds worse than 2.0 mono...
As for my picks:
Metropolis (Kino) The Thin Man It Happened One Night Singin' In The Rain: SE Harvey 8 1/2 (Criterion) North By Northwest A Hard Day's Night: SE Help! Doctor Zhivago The Producers Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: Widescreen SE Arsenic and Old Lace Casablanca One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest: SE Amadeus: Director's Cut Young Frankenstein Monty Python and the Holy Grail: SE Superman: The Movie Being There The Elephant Man Airplane! The Evil Dead: Book of the Dead Edition Pee-Wee's Big Adventure UHF Who Framed Roger Rabbit: Vista Series Artificial Intelligence Big Trouble In Little China Moulin Rouge! Fellowship of the Ring: Extended Edition Minority Report
Magical Mystery Tour (The clip in The Beatles Anthology look beautiful...what the heck happened here?) 2001: A Space Odyssey (MGM edition)
I almost would put Fantasia in the list because of the poorly dubbed narration and 30 seconds of censorship which ruined my experience with the film. However, the visuals and audio are wonderful otherwise. Still, not making it to either list.
Also, a lot of upcoming DVDs ought to look superb.