4. The Devil’s Backbone (2001)
Now, we’ve reached the point where we’re at Guillermo del Toro’s “great” movies. The Devil’s Backbone is great. There’s a lot of Pan’s Labyrinth, Crimson Peak and The Orphanage (which he only produced with J.A. Bayona directing) thrown in there, but the way del Toro is able to show so much restraint by telling a ghost story that isn’t primarily about the ghosts is a really impressive feat.