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Most Accomplished Active Directors (2015 Edition)

The 7th Edition of this list

defining the careers of the most successful - creatively and financially - directors who are still working today...
(Created by and in the opinion of Stephen H Koontz)

This list includes directors who...
-- Have at least five successful films finished (that I would rate 7/10 or higher)
-- Have directed full-length features for at least ten years.
-- Released a quality film in the last 4 years (Nothing older than 2011) or has at least one promising film on the way.

Typically the more high quality completed films combined with promising films the director has on deck, the higher their rank.

Italicized title indicates upcoming film
Bold title indicates favorite film from the director

Those who were KNOCKED OUT from being previously listed on the 2014 List:
JOHN WOO -
Recent work has waned and no intriguing upcoming films
PETER WEIR -
Just missed the list, he has no upcoming films and his last film was from 2011
SAM RAIMI -
Has no upcoming films and his last film was from 2009
FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA -
Has no upcoming films and his last decent film was from 2009
BRYAN SINGER -
I have grown tired of his recent work (X-Men) and his upcoming project is X-Men, which means half his career has been devoted to an average franchise.


Additions to the list, moving up from the 'Top Future Directing Greats' List:
ANG LEE -
After the announcement of his 7th film, "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" (2016)
ALEJANDRO GONZÁLEZ IÑÁRRITU -
After watching his 5th film, BIRDMAN, and knowledge of his upcoming film, with DiCaprio, "The Revenant" (2016).
ERROL MORRIS -
After watching the documentarian's THE UNKNOWN KNOWN, and knowledge of upcoming projects in 2016 and possibly 2017.
PEDRO ALMADÓVAR -
A director who has been near the list for a few years has an intriguing upcoming film, "Silencio" (2016)

And we have a director who has re-entered the list, RON CLEMENTS, after knowledge of his directing role for the upcoming animated Disney film, MOANA (2016), his first film since 2009's "Princess and the Frog"

Enjoy!


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2013 Rank: #26 on Future Directing Greats
2012 Rank: #39 on Future Directing Greats

a. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
b. Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
c. Talk to Her (2002)
d. Volver (2006)
e. The Skin I Live In (2011)
f. I'm So Excited! (2013)
g. Silencio (2016)

2014 Rank: #47
2013 Rank: #45
2012 Rank: #43
2011 Rank: #48 (Debut)
2010 Rank: #18 on Future Directing Greats
2009 Rank: #37 on Future Directing Greats

a. El Mariachi (1992)
b. Desperado (1995)
c. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
d. Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
e. Sin City (2005)
f. Planet Terror (2007)
g. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)



2014 Rank: OUT
2013 Rank: OUT
2012 Rank: OUT
2011 Rank: OUT
2010 Rank: #46
2009 Rank: #36

a. The Great Mouse Detective (1986)
b. The Little Mermaid (1989)
c. Aladdin (1992)
d. Hercules (1997)
e. Treasure Planet (2002)
f. The Princess and the Frog (2009)
g. Moana (2016)

2014 Rank: #48 (Debut)
2013 Rank: #14 in Top Future Directing Greats
2012 Rank: #17 in Top Future Directing Greats
2011 Rank: #14 in Top Future Directing Greats
2010 Rank: #15 in Top Future Directing Greats
2009 Rank: #12 in Top Future Directing Greats

a. Reality Bites (1994)
b. The Cable Guy (1996)
c. Zoolander (2001)
d. Tropic Thunder (2008)
e. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
f. Help Me Spread Goodness (2016)



2014 Rank: #17 on Top Future Directing Greats
2013 Rank: #19 on Top Future Directing Greats
2012 Rank: #24 on Top Future Directing Greats
2011 Rank: #46 on Top Future Directing Greats

a. The Thin Blue Line (1988)
b. Fast, Cheap and Out of Control (1997)
c. Mr. Death (1999)
d. The Fog of War (2003)
e. Standard Operating Procedure (2008)
f. Tabloid (2011)
g. The Unknown Known (2014)
h. Holland, Michigan (2016)

2014 Rank: #45
2013 Rank: #43
2012 Rank: #44
2011 Rank: #42
2010 Rank: #47
2009 Rank: #47

a. Ordinary People (1980)
b. The Milagro Beanfield war (1988)
c. A River Runs Through It (1992)
d. Quiz Show (1994)
e. The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
f. The Conspirator (2011)
g. The Company You Keep (2013)



2014 Rank: #10 on Top Future Directing Greats
2013 Rank: #10 on Top Future Directing Greats
2012 Rank: #11 on Top Future Directing Greats
2011 Rank: #4 on Top Future Directing Greats
2010 Rank: #9 on Top Future Directing Greats
2009 Rank: #3 on Top Future Directing Greats

a. Amores Perros (2000)
b. 21 Grams (2003)
c. Babel (2006)
d. Biutiful (2010)
e. Birdman (2014)
f. The Revenant (2016)

2014 Rank: #46
2013 Rank: #47 (Debut)
2012 Rank: #13 on 'Top Future Directing Greats'
2011 Rank: #19 on 'Top Future Directing Greats'
2010 Rank: #30 on 'Top Future Directing Greats'
2009 Rank: #24 on 'Top Future Directing Greats'

a. My Own Private Idaho (1991)
b. To Die For (1995)
c. Good Will Hunting (1997)
d. Finding Forrester (2000)
e. Elephant (2003)
f. Milk (2008)
g. Promised Land (2012)
h. The Sea of Trees (2015)

2014 Rank: #42
2013 Rank: #42
2012 Rank: #41
2011 Rank: #28
2010 Rank: #31
2009 Rank: #23

a. Diner (1982)
b. The Natural (1984)
c. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
d. Rain Man (1988)
e. Avalon (1990)
f. Bugsy (1991)
g. Toys (1992)
h. Sleepers (1996)
i. Wag the Dog (1997)
j. Bandits (2001)
k. Man of the Year (2006)
l. You Don't Know Jack (2010)
m. Rock the Kasbah (2015)
n. The Humbling (2015)
o. The Day the Laughter Stopped (2016)

2014 Rank: #39
2013 Rank: #35
2012 Rank: #35
2011 Rank: #20
2010 Rank: #14
2009 Rank: #17

a. Do the Right Thing (1989)
b. Malcolm X (1992)
c. Clockers (1995)
d. He Got Game (1998)
e. 25th Hour (2002)
f. Inside Man (2006)
g. Spinning Gold (2015)



2014 Rank: #7 on Top Future Directing Greats
2013 Rank: #9 on Top Future Directing Greats
2012 Rank: #22 on Top Future Directing Greats
2011 Rank: #36 on Top Future Directing Greats
2010 Rank: #39 on Top Future Directing Greats
2009 Rank: #26 on Top Future Directing Greats

a. Sense and Sensibility (1995)
b. The Ice Storm (1997)
c. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
d. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
e. Taking Woodstock (2009)
f. Life of Pi (2012)
g. Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)

2014 Rank: #44
2013 Rank: #46

2012 Rank: #49
2011 Rank: #49
2010 Rank: #50
2009 Rank: #48

a. The Hit (1984)
b. Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
c. The Grifters (1990)
d. Hero (1992)
e. High Fidelity (2000)
f. Dirty Pretty Things (2002)
g. Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005)
h. The Queen (2006)
i. Tamera Drewe (2010)
j. Philomena (2013)
k. Icon (2015)
l. Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

2014 Rank: #37
2013 Rank: #38

2012 Rank: #40
2011 Rank: #43 (Debut)
2010 Rank: #2 on Future Directing Greats
2009 Rank: #23 on Future Directing Greats

a. Delicatessen (1992)
b. The City of Lost Children (1995)
c. Alien: Resurrection (1997)
d. Amelie (2001)
e. A Very Long Engagement (2004)
f. Micmacs (2010)
g. The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2014)
h. Casanova (2016)

2014 Rank: #43 (Debut)
2013 Rank: #1 in Top Future Directing Greats
2012 Rank: #2 in Top Future Directing Greats
2011 Rank: #25 in Top Future Directing Greats
2010 Rank: #34 in Top Future Directing Greats
2009 Rank: #42 in Top Future Directing Greats

a. Election (1999)
b. About Schmidt (2002)
c. Sideways (2004)
d. The Descendants (2011)
e. Nebraska (2013)
f. The Judge's Will (2016)

2014 Rank: #35
2013 Rank: #33
2012 Rank: #34
2011 Rank: #29
2010 Rank: #33
2009 Rank: #27

a. The Fourth Man (1983)
b. RoboCop (1987)
c. Total Recall (1990)
d. Basic Instinct (1992)
e. Starship Troopers (1997)
f. Black Book (2007)
g. Tricked (2013)
g. Elle (2016)

2014 Rank: #33
2013 Rank: #31
2012 Rank: #30
2011 Rank: #30
2010 Rank: #30
2009 Rank: #46

a. About Last Night… (1986)
b. Glory (1989)
c. Legends of the Fall (1994)
d. Courage Under Fire (1996)
e. The Siege (1998)
f. The Last Samurai (2003)
g. Blood Diamond (2006)
h. Defiance (2008)
i. Love and Other Drugs (2010)
j. Pawn Sacrifice (2015)
k. The American Can (2017)

2014 Rank: #38
2013 Rank: #39
2012 Rank: #45
2011 Rank: #50 (Debut)
2010 Rank: #29 on Future Directing Greats
2009 Rank: #48 on Future Directing Greats

a. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
b. Fitzcarraldo (1982)
c. My Best Friend (1999)
d. Grizzly Man (2005)
e. The Wild Blue Yonder (2006)
f. Rescue Dawn (2007)
g. Encounters at the End of the World (2008)
h. The Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2011)
i. Into the Abyss (2012)
j. Queen of the Desert (2015)
k. Salt and Fire (2016)

2014 Rank: #36
2013 Rank: #34
2012 Rank: #37
2011 Rank: #27
2010 Rank: #29
2009 Rank: #29

a. Say Anything… (1989)
b. Jerry Maguire (1996)
c. Almost Famous (2000)
d. Vanilla Sky (2001)
e. We Bought a Zoo (2011)
f. Pearl Jam: Twenty (2011)
g. Aloha (2015)
h. Roadies (2016)

2014 Rank: #34
2013 Rank: #37 (Debut)
2012 Rank: #1 on 'Top Future Directing Greats'
2011 Rank: #2 on 'Top Future Directing Greats'
2010 rank: #1 on 'Top Future Directing Greats'
2009 Rank: #7 on 'Top Future Directing Greats'

a. American Beauty (1999)
b. Road to Perdition (2002)
c. Revolutionary Road (2008)
d. Away We Go (2009)
e. Skyfall (2012)
f. Spectre (2015)
g. Bond 25 (2018)

2014 Rank: #31
2013 Rank: #32
2012 Rank: #33
2011 Rank: #47
2010 Rank: #49
2009 Rank: #49

a. Scanners (1981)
b. Videodrome (1983)
c. The Dead Zone (1983)
d. The Fly (1986)
e. Dead Ringers (1988)
f. A History of Violence (2005)
g. Eastern Promises (2007)
h. A Dangerous Method (2011)
i. Maps to the Stars (2015)

2014 Rank: #30
2013 Rank: #29
2012 Rank: #31
2011 Rank: #41
2010 Rank: #45 (Debut)
2009 Rank: #17 on Future Directing Greats

a. Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
b. Snatch (2000)
c. Revolver (2005)
d. RocknRolla (2008)
e. Sherlock Holmes (2009)
f. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
g. The Man from UNCLE (2015)
h. Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur (2016)

2014 Rank: #32
2013 Rank: #40 (Debut)
2012 Rank: #4 on 'Top Future Directing Greats'
2011 Rank: #8 on 'Top Future Directing Greats'
2010 Rank: OUT
2009 Rank: #31 on 'Top Future Directing Greats'

a. Flirting with Disaster (1996)
b. Three Kings (1999)
c. I Heart Huckabees (2004)
d. The Fighter (2010)
e. The Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
f. American Hustle (2013)
g. Joy (2015)

2014 Rank: #28
2013 Rank: #28
2012 Rank: #27
2011 Rank: #39 (Debut)
2010 Rank: #3 (Future Directing Greats)
2009 Rank: #18 (Future Directing Greats)

a. Road Trip (2000)
b. Old School (2003)
c. Starsky & Hutch (2004)
d. The Hangover (2009)
e. Due Date (2010)
f. The Hangover Part II (2011)
g. Arms and the Dudes (2016)

2014 Rank: #27
2013 Rank: #22
2012 Rank: #24
2011 Rank: #22
2010 Rank: #15
2009 Rank: #26

a. Thief (1981)
b. Manhunter (1986)
c. The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
d. Heat (1995)
e. The Insider (1999)
f. Ali (2001)
g. Collateral (2004)
h. Miami Vice (2006)
i. Public Enemies (2009)
j. Blackhat (2015)
k. Death of a Dissident (2017)

2014 Rank: #26
2013 Rank: #24
2012 Rank: #25
2011 Rank: #26 (Debut)
2010 Rank: #5 on Future Directing Greats List
2009 Rank: #13 on Future Directing Greats List

a. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
b. Mystery, Alaska (1999)
c. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
d. Meet the Parents (2000)
e. Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)
f. Meet the Fockers (2004)
g. Recount (2008)
h. Dinner for Schmucks (2010)
i The Campaign (2012)
j. The Brink (TV: 2015)
k. Trumbo (2015)

AND Bobby Farrelly



2014 Rank: #20
2013 Rank: #19
2012 Rank: #17
2011 Rank #11
2010 Rank: #9
2009 Rank: #5


a. Dumb & Dumber (1994)
b. Kingpin (1996)
c. There’s Something About Mary (1998)
d. Me, Myself and Irene (2000)
e. Shallow Hal (2001)
f. Stuck On You (2003)
g. Fever Pitch (2005)
h. The Heartbreak Kid (2007)
i. Dumb and Dumber To (2014)

2014 Rank: #29
2013 Rank: #30
2012 Rank: #32 (Debut)
2011 Rank: #1 on Top Future Directing Greats
2010 Rank: #8 on Top Future Directing Greats
2009 Rank: #6 on Top Future Directing Greats

a. Pi (1998)
b. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
c. The Fountain (2006)
d. The Wrestler (2008)
e. Black Swan (2010)
f. Noah (2014)

2014 Rank: #24
2013 Rank: #26
2012 Rank: #26
2011 Rank: #24
2010 Rank: #27 (Debut)
2009 Rank: #1 on 'Future Directing Greats'

a. Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
b. King of the Hill (1993)
c. Schizopolis (1997)
d. Out of Sight (1998)
e. The Limey (1999)
f. Erin Brockovich (2000)
g. Traffic (2000)
h. Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
i. Solaris (2002)
j. Ocean's Twelve (2004)
k. The Good German (2006)
l. Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
m. Che: Parts One and Two (2008)
n. The Informant! (2009)
o. Contagion (2011)
p. Side Effects (2013)
q. Behind the Candelabra (2013)

2014 Rank: #25
2013 Rank: #27
2012 Rank: #28 (Debut)
2011 Rank: #6 on 'Top Future Directing Greats'
2010 Rank: #10 on 'Top Future Directing Greats'
2009 Rank: #44 on 'Top Future Directing Greats'

a. Badlands (1973)
b. Days of Heaven (1978)
c. The Thin Red Line (1998)
d. The New World (2005)
e. The Tree of Life (2011)
f. To the Wonder (2013)
g. Knight of Cups (2015)
h. Voyage of Time (2016)

2014 Rank: #23
2013 Rank: #25
2012 Rank: #21
2011 Rank: OUT
2010 Rank: #25
2009 Rank: #19

a. Platoon (1986)
b. Salvador (1986)
c. Wall Street (1987)
d. Talk Radio (1988)
e. Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
f. The Doors (1991)
g. JFK (1991)
h. Natural Born Killers (1994)
i. Nixon (1995)
j. W. (2008)
k. Savages (2012)
l. Snowden (2015)

2013 Rank: #21
2012 Rank: #22
2011 Rank: #31
2010 Rank: #37
2009 Rank: #37

a. Repulsion (1965)
b. Cul-de-Sac (1966)
c. Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
d. Chinatown (1974)
e. Frantic (1988)
f. Death and the Maiden (1994)
g. The Pianist (2002)
h. The Ghost Writer (2010)
i. Carnage (2011)
j. Venus in Fur (2014)

2014 Rank: #18
2013 Rank: #17
2012 Rank: #18
2011 Rank: #25
2010 Rank: #28
2009 Rank: #22

a. Heavenly Creatures (1994)
b. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
c. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
d. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
e. King Kong (2005)
f. The Lovely Bones (2009)
g. The Hobbit: Part I: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
h. The Hobbit: Part II: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
i. The Hobbit: Part III: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
j. The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun (2016)

2014 rank: #21
2013 Rank: #20
2012 Rank: #20
2011 Rank: #16
2010 Rank: #13
2009 Rank: #20

a. What's Up, Tiger Lilly? (1966)
b. Take the Money and Run (1969)
c. Bananas (1971)
d. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (1972)
e. Sleeper (1973)
f. Annie Hall (1977)
g. Manhattan (1979)
h. Zelig (1983)
i. The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
j. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
k. Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
l. Husbands and Wives (1992)
m. Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
n. Match Point (2005)
o. Vicky Christina Barcelona (2008)
p. Midnight in Paris (2011)
q. Blue Jasmine (2013)
r. Magic in the Moonlight (2014)
s. Irrational Man (2015)

2014 Rank: #13
2013 Rank: #11
2012 Rank: #3
2011 Rank: #6
2010 Rank: #4
2009 Rank: #6

a. Alien (1979)
b. Blade Runner (1982)
c. Thelma & Louise (1991)
d. White Squal (1996)
e. G.I. Jane (1997)
f. Gladiator (2000)
g. Black Hawk Down (2001)
h. Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
i. American Gangster (2007)
j. Body of Lies (2008)
k. Robin Hood (2010)
l. The Counselor (2013)
m. The Martian (2015)

2014 Rank: #14
2013 Rank: #14
2012 Rank: #14
2011 Rank: #17
2010 Rank: #19
2009 Rank: #7

a. Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985)
b. Beetle Juice (1988)
c. Batman (1989)
d. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
e. Batman Returns (1992)
f. Ed Wood (1994)
g. Mars Attacks! (1996)
h. Sleepy Hollow (1999)
i. Big Fish (2003)
j. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
k. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
l. Alice in Wonderland (2010)
m. Frankenweenie (2012)
n. Big Eyes (2014)
o. Peregrine's Home for Peculiars (2016)
p. Beetlejuice 2 (2017)

2014 Rank: #16
2013 Rank: #15
2012 Rank: #16
2011 Rank: #21
2010 Rank: #23
2009 Rank: #30

a. Play Misty for Me (1971)
b. High Plains Drifter (1973)
c. Breezy (1973)
d. The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
e. Sudden Impact (1983)
f. Pale Rider (1985)
g. Unforgiven (1992)
h. Absolute Power (1997)
i. Mystic River (2003)
j. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
k. Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)
l. Changeling (2008)
m. Gran Torino (2008)
n. Invictus (2009)
o. The Hereafter (2010)
p. J. Edgar (2011)
q. American Sniper (2014)

2014 Rank: #19
2013 Rank: #23
2012 Rank: #29
2011 Rank: #40
2010 Rank: #42
2009 Rank: #32

a. Slacker (1991)
b. Dazed and Confused (1993)
c. Before Sunrise (1995)
d. Waking Life (2001)
e. The School of Rock (2003)
f. Before Sunset (2004)
g. A Scanner Darkly (2006)
h. Me and Orson Wells (2008)
i. Bernie (2012)
j. Before Midnight (2013)
k. Boyhood (2014)
l. That's What I'm Talking About (2015)

2014 Rank: #15
2013 Rank: #18
2012 Rank: #19
2011 Rank: #10
2010 Rank: #10
2009 Rank: #4

a. Night Shift (1982)
b. Splash (1984)
c. Cocoon (1985)
d. Parenthood (1989)
e. Backdraft (1991)
f. Far and Away (1992)
g. The Paper (1994)
h. Apollo 13 (1995)
i. Ransom (1996)
j. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
k. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
l. Cinderella Man (2005)
m. The Da Vinci Code (2006)
n. Frost/Nixon (2008)
o. Angels & Demons (2009)
p. Rush (2013)
q. In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
r. Inferno (2016)

2014 Rank: #11
2013 Rank: #10
2012 Rank: #6
2011 Rank: #7
2010 Rank: #6
2009 Rank: #11

a. The Terminator (1984)
b. Aliens (1986)
c. The Abyss (1989)
d. Terminator II: Judgment Day (1991)
e. True Lies (1994)
f. Titanic (1997)
g. Avatar (2009)
h. Avatar Two (2018)
i. Avatar Three (2020)
j. Avatar Four (2022)
k. Avatar Five (2024)

2014 Rank: #12
2013 Rank: #13
2012 Rank: #12
2011 Rank: #18
2010 Rank: #20
2009 Rank: #24

a. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
b. Time Bandits (1981)
c. The Meaning of Life (1983)
d. Brazil (1985)
e. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
f. The Fisher King (1991)
g. Twelve Monkeys (1995)
h. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
i. Tideland (2006)
j. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
k. The Zero Theorem (2014)
l. The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2016)

2014 Rank: #10
2013 Rank: #12
2012 Rank: #13
2011 Rank: #19
2010 Rank: #26
2009 Rank: #21

a. Trainspotting (1996)
b. A Life Less Ordinary (1997)
c. The Beach (2000)
d. 28 Days Later (2002)
e. Millions (2004)
f. Sunshine (2007)
g. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
h. 127 Hours (2010)
i. Trance (2013)
j. Steve Jobs (2015)
k. Porno (2017)

2014 Rank: #9
2013 Rank: #9
2012 Rank: #10
2011 Rank: #15
2010 Rank: #18
2009 Rank: #19

a. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
b. Pulp Fiction (1994)
c. Jackie Brown (1997)
d. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
e. Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004)
f. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
g. Django Unchained (2012)
h. The Hateful Eight (2015)
2014 Rank: #7
2013 Rank: #6
2012 Rank: #7
2011 Rank: #7
2010 Rank: #5
2009 Rank: #3

a. I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)
b. Romancing the Stone (1984)
c. Back to the Future (1985)
d. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988)
e. Back to the Future II (1989)
f. Back to the Future III (1990)
g. Forrest Gump (1994)
h. Contact (1997)
i. Cast Away (2000)
j. The Polar Express (2004)
k. Flight (2012)
l. The Walk (2015)

2014 Rank: #8
2013 Rank: #8
2012 Rank: #8
2011 Rank: #14
2010 Rank: #24
2009 Rank: #18

a. Alien 3 (1992)
b. Seven (1995)
c. The Game (1997)
d. Fight Club (1999)
e. Zodiac (2007)
f. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
g. The Social Network (2010)
h. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
i. Gone Girl (2014)
j. Strangers (2016)

2014 Rank: #5
2013 Rank: #5
2012 Rank: #11
2011 Rank: #13
2010 Rank: #12
2009 Rank: #33

a. Cigarettes & Coffee (1993)
b. Hard Eight (1996)
c. Boogie Nights (1997)
d. Magnolia (1999)
e. Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
f. There Will Be Blood (2007)
g. The Master (2012)
h. Inherent Vice (2014)

2014 Rank: #6
2013 Rank: #7
2012 Rank: #5
2011 Rank: #9
2010 Rank: #22
2009 Rank: #15

a. Memento (2000)
b. Insomnia (2002)
c. Batman Begins (2005)
d. The Prestige (2006)
e. The Dark Knight (2008)
f. Inception (2010)
g. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
h. Interstellar (2014)

2014 Rank: #4
2013 Rank: #4
2012 Rank: #9
2011 Rank: #12
2010 Rank: #17
2009 Rank: #39

a. Bottle Rocket (1996)
b. Rushmore (1998)
c. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
d. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
e. The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
f. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
g. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
h. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

2014 Rank: #3
2013 Rank: #3
2012 Rank: #4
2011 Rank: #3
2010 Rank: #3
2009 Rank: #8

a. Blood Simple (1984)
b. Raising Arizona (1987)
c. Miller’s Crossing (1990)
d. Barton Fink (1991)
e. The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
f. Fargo (1996)
g. The Big Lebowski (1998)
h. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
i. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
j. Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
k. The Lady Killers (2004)
l. No Country for Old Men (2007)
m. Burn After Reading (2008)
n. A Serious Man (2009)
o. True Grit (2010)
p. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
q. Hail, Caesar! (2016)

2014 Rank: #2
2013 Rank: #2

2012 Rank: #2
2011 Rank: #2
2010 Rank: #2
2009 Rank: #2

a. Jaws (1975)
b. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
c. 1941 (1979)
d. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
e. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
f. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
g. The Color Purple (1985)
h. Empire of the Sun (1987)
i. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
j. Hook (1991)
k. Jurassic Park (1993)
l. Schindler’s List (1993)
m. Amistad (1997)
n. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
o. Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001)
p. Minority Report (2002)
q. Catch Me if You Can (2002)
r. The Terminal (2004)
s. Munich (2005)
t. The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
u. War Horse (2011)
v. Lincoln (2012)
w. St. James' Place (2015)
x. The BFG (2016)
y. Indiana Jones 5 (2018)


2014 Rank: #1
2013 Rank: #1
2012 Rank: #1
2011 Rank: #1
2010 Rank: #1
2009 Rank: #1

a. Mean Streets (1973)
b. Taxi Driver (1976)
c. New York, New York (1977)
d. The Last Waltz (1978)
e. Raging Bull (1980)
f. The King of Comedy (1982)
g. After Hours (1985)
h. The Color of Money (1986)
i. The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)
j. Goodfellas (1990)
k. Cape Fear (1991)
l. The Age of Innocence (1993)
m. Casino (1995)
n. Kundun (1997)
o. Gangs of New York (2002)
p. The Aviator (2004)
q. The Departed (2006)
r. Shutter Island (2010)
s. Hugo (2011)
t. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
u. Silence (2016)
v. Sinatra (2018)

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