Bram Stoker's Dracula
Yes, it's over-the-top and uses every gothic cliche available, and yes, it includes the necessary Coppola footage of religious ceremony + blood bath, and yes, Sadie Frost makes me wince, and yes, Winona Ryder tends to annoy me in everything she does, and yes, Keanu Reeves is *horribly* miscast (though with Harker...(read more) that might be the point)...
All that being said, this still gets 3 1/2 stars from me because Gary Oldman utterly transforms himself and, for once, I actually believed Dracula was something more than a blood-sucking fiend.
I'd also like to point out that I once had to write about this movie in an essay for my Science Fiction and Fantasy in Film course at the University of Toronto. I was so happy, I think I grinned throughout the entire exam.