Forman's AMADEUS (1984) is a treat for the eye, the ear and the mind.
I've seen AMADEUS more than once. Right now, I want to recommend a Forman film that I'd seen only once until this week. I saw RAGTIME in its early theatrical release. I saw it this week, before the 4th of July and during this, frankly, frightening time in our democratic American history. Wow. This film holds up and deserves a look. RAGTIME is based on the novel of the same name.
Also in 1981's RAGTIME are two veterans of the Warner Brothers gangster movies of the 1930s, the kind of movies that put the studio on the map. They are Pat O'Brien and James Cagney. Cagney still had the magic. You cannot take your eyes off him. He holds the screen as the police commissioner.
Milos Forman, a wonderful filmmaker and an immigrant whose parents succumbed to Nazi evil, made a film in 1981 that rings true today. He saw the fences in this Land of the Free, fences that must be removed or knocked down. He saw those limitations to freedom whether the limitations were artistic, political, social or racial. Look at ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEXT, AMADEUS, THE PEOPLE VS LARRY FLYNT or HAIR. And look at RAGTIME.