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Most Accomplished Active Directors (2016 Edition)

The 8th 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 2012) 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 2015 List:
PETER and BOBBY FARRELLY -
After a string of middling comedies and the disappointing 'Dumb and Dumber To', these directors, who were once my favorite, are officially out.
MICHEAL MANN -
The bad luck mixed with 'Luck' and only the poorly-made 'Black Hat' on his resume in the last five years makes this esteemed director irrelevant for the moment.
ROBERT RODRIGUEZ -
He has been hanging in there for the last four years but his schtick has grown tired and he doesn't seem to be interested in making movies I want to see anymore.
SPIKE LEE -
Recent efforts have waned. He really lost his thumbprint, which he tried to bring back with 'Chi-Raq' which didn't prove fruitful.


Enjoy!


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2015 Rank: #4 in Top Future Directing Greats
2014 Rank: #5 in Top Future Directing Greats
2013 Rank: #3 in Top Future Directing Greats
2012 Rank: #5 in Top Future Directing Greats
2011 Rank: #5 in Top Future Directing Greats
2010 Rank: #7 in Top Future Directing Greats
2009 Rank: #30 in Top Future Directing Greats

a. Thank You For Smoking (2005)
b. Juno (2007)
c. Up in the Air (2009)
d. Young Adult (2011)
e. Labor Day (2013)
f. Men, Women & Children (2014)
g. Casual (TV: 2015-2016)
h. Tully (2017)

2015 Rank: #45
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)

2015 Rank: #50
2014 Rank: #24 in Top Future Directing Greats
2013 Rank: #26 in Top Future Directing Greats
2012 Rank: #39 in Top Future Directing Greats
2011 Rank: OUT
2010 Rank: OUT
2009 Rank: OUT

a. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
b. Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989)
c. Talk to Her (2002)
d. Volver (2006)
e. The Skin I Live In (2011)
f. I'm So Excited! (2013)
g. Julieta (2016)



2015 Rank: #8 in Top Future Directing Greats
2014 Rank: #9 in Top Future Directing Greats
2013 Rank: #11 in Top Future Directing Greats
2012 Rank: #12 in Top Future Directing Greats
2011 Rank: #9 in Top Future Directing Greats
2010 Rank: #20 in Top Future Directing Greats
2009 Rank: #43 in Top Future Directing Greats

a. The Virgin Suicides (1999)
b. Lost in Translation (2003)
c. Marie Antionette (2006)
d. Somewhere (2010)
e. The Bling Ring (2013)
f. The Beguiled (2017)

2015 Rank: #48
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)

2015 Rank: #43
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 (2016)
i. The Devil You Know (TV: 2016)

2015 Rank: #42
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)
o. The Wizard of Lies (2016)

2015 Rank: #46
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
2010 Rank: OUT
2009 Rank: OUT

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 (2017)

2015 Rank: #47
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. Zoolander 2 (2016)
g. Super Sad True Love Story (TV: 2017)

2015 Rank: #39
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. Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)



2015 Rank: #1 in Top Future Directing Greats
2014 Rank: #1 in Top Future Directing Greats

2013 Rank: #4 in Top Future Directing Greats
2012 Rank: #6 in Top Future Directing Greats
2011 Rank: #7 in Top Future Directing Greats
2010 Rank: #11 in Top Future Directing Greats
2009 Rank: #14 in Top Future Directing Greats

a. Being John Malkovich (1999)
b. Adaptation. (2002)
c. Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
d. Pretty Sweet (2012)
e. Her (2013)
f. Untitled Project (2018)

2015 Rank: #40
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)
h. Thrilla in Manilla (2018)

2015 Rank: #38
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)

2015 Rank: #37
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. Downsizing (2017)

2015 Rank: #36
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)
h. Elle (2016)



2015 Rank: #13 in Top Future Directing Greats
2014 Rank: #14 in Top Future Directing Greats
2013 Rank: #17 in Top Future Directing Greats
2012 Rank: #19 in Top Future Directing Greats
2011 Rank: #30 in Top Future Directing Greats
2010 Rank: #44 in Top Future Directing Greats
2009 Rank: #32 in Top Future Directing Greats

a. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
b. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
c. Step Brothers (2008)
d. The Other Guys (2010)
e. Anchorman: The Legend Continues (2013)
f. The Big Short (2015)

2015 Rank: #33
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. Roadies (TV: 2016)

2015 Rank: #35
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. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2017)

2015 Rank: #31
2014 Rank: #31
2013 Rank: #32
2012 Rank: #33
2011 Rank: #47
2010 Rank: #49
2009 Rank: #49

a. The Brood (1979)
b. Scanners (1981)
c. Videodrome (1983)
d. The Dead Zone (1983)
e. The Fly (1986)
f. Dead Ringers (1988)
g. A History of Violence (2005)
h. Eastern Promises (2007)
i. A Dangerous Method (2011)
j. Maps to the Stars (2015)

2015 Rank: #34
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. Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016)
k. Salt and Fire (2016)

2015 Rank: #32
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. The Voyeur's Motel (2017)

2015 Rank: #29
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)

2015 Rank: #30
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 (2017)

2015 Rank: #28
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. War Dogs (2016)

2015 Rank: #24
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)
g. Untitled Project (2017)
2015 Rank: #44
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 or: The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance (2014)
f. The Revenant (2015)
g. The One Percent (TV: 2017)

2015 Rank: #26
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)
l. All the Way (2016)

2015 Rank: #22
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 (2016)
h. Weightless (2017)
h. Voyage of Time (2018)

2015 Rank: #23
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)
r. The Knick (TV : 2014 - 2016)
s. Lucky Logan (2017)
2015 Rank: #20
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)

2015 Rank: #21
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. South of the Border (2009)
l. Savages (2012)
m. The Untold History of the United States (TV: 2012)
n. Snowden (2016)

2015 Rank: #19
2014 Rank: #18
2013 Rank: #17
2012 Rank: #18
2011 Rank: #25
2010 Rank: #28
2009 Rank: #22

a. Meet the Feebles (1989)
b. Heavenly Creatures (1994)
c. The Frighteners (1996)
d. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
e. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
f. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
g. King Kong (2005)
h. The Lovely Bones (2009)
i. The Hobbit: Part I: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
j. The Hobbit: Part II: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
k. The Hobbit: Part III: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
l. The Adventures of Tintin: Prisoners of the Sun (2018)

2015 Rank: #18
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. Café Society (2016)
t. Untitled TV Series (TV : 2017)

2015 Rank: #16
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. Ms Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
p. Beetlejuice 2 (2018)

2015 Rank: #15
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)
r. Sully (2016)

2015 Rank: #17
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)
n. Alien Covenant (2017)

2015 Rank: #13
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. The Beatles Live (2016)
s. Inferno (2016)

2015 Rank: #14
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. Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)
m. School of Rock (TV : 2016)

2015 Rank: #12
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 (2017)
i. Avatar Three (2018)
j. Avatar Four (2019)
k. Battle Angel (2020)

2015 Rank: #11
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 (2017)

2015 Rank: #7
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. House of Cards (TV : 2013)
j. Gone Girl (2014)
k. Mindhunter (TV : 2017)

2015 Rank: #9
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)
2015 Rank: #10
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)

2015 Rank: #8
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)
m. Allied (2016)

2015 Rank: #6
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)

2015 Rank: #5
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)
i. Dunkirk (2017)

2015 Rank: #4
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)
i. Untitled Project (2018)

2015 Rank: #3
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)

2015 Rank: #2
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. Bridge of Spies (2015)
x. The BFG (2016)
y. Ready Player One (2018)
z. Indiana Jones 5 (2019)
AA. The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara (2020)

2015 Rank: #1
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. Boardwalk Empire (TV : 2010)
t. Hugo (2011)
u. George Harrison: Living in the Material World (2011)
v. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
w. Vinyl (TV : 2016)
x. Silence (2016)
y. Sinatra (2018)

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