I am watching The Blood of a Poet (1930) right now and I say, it is a bit too surrealist and avant garde for my liking. I know, I know. Seminal work, amazing masterpiece, etc. etc. But I'm very much a philistine, and I've yet to come across a decent explanation for what really makes it so good.
I remember watching Jean Cocteau's Beauty and the Beast, my favorite fairy tale, and not enjoying that very much either.