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Updated on August 17, 2014

Gravity

2013

Alfonso Cuaron


Movie:
Gravity


Box Office:$ 716 Million



Other Movies Directed by Alfonso Cuaron:

"A Little Princess", "Great Expectation", "Harry Potter Prisoner of Azkaban", "Children of Men",

Life of Pi

2012

Ang Lee


Movie: Life of Pi


Box Office:$ 609 Million



Other Movies Directed by Ang Lee: "Pushing Hands", "Eat Drink Man Woman", "Sense and Sensibility", "The Ice Storm", "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", "The Hire", "Hulk", and "Brokeback Mountain"

The Artist

2011

Michel Hazanavicius


Movie: The Artist


Box Office:$133 Million



Other Movies Directed by Michel Hazanavicius: " Echec au capital","Mes amis"

The King's Speech

2010

Tom Hooper


Movie: The King's Speech


Box Office:$414 Million



Other Movies Directed by Tom Hooper: " Cold Feet", "Byker Grove", "Red Dust", "Longford", "Les Miserables", and "The Danish Girl"

The Hurt Locker

2009

Kathryn Bigelow


Movie: The Hurt Locker


Box Office:$49 Million



Other Movies Directed by Kathryn Bigelow: "The Loveless", "Near Dark", "Point Break", "Strange Days", "Blue Steel", "Zero Dark Thirty", and "The Weight of Water"

Slumdog Millionaire

2008

Danny Boyle


Movie: Slumdog Millionaire


Box Office:$377 Million



Other Movies Directed by Danny Boyle: "Scout", "Monkeys", "The Nightwatch", "For the Greater Good", "Shallow Grave", "Trainspotting", "The Beach", "127 Hours", and "Trance"

No Country For Old Men

2007

Joel and Ethan Coen


Movie: No Country for Old Men


Box Office:$171 Million



Other Movies Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen: "Burn After Reading", "A Serious Man", "True Grit", "Gambit", and "Unbroken"

The Departed

2006

Martin Scorsese


Movie: The Departed


Box Office:$289 Million



Other Movies Directed by Martin Scorsese: "Who's That Knocking at My Door", "Taxi Driver", "Raging Bull", "The Color of Money", "Goodfellas", "Cape Fear", "The Age of Innocence", "Casino", "Gangs of New York", "The Aviator", "Shutter Island", "Hugo", "The Wolf of Wallstreet", and "Silence"

Brokeback Mountain

2005

Ang Lee


Movie: Brokeback Mountain




Box Office:$178 Million




Other Movies Directed by Ang Lee: "The Wedding Banquet", "Lust, Caution", "Taking Woodstock",


Million Dollar Baby

2004

Clint Eastwood


Movie: Million Dollar Baby


Box Office:$216 Million



Other Movies Directed by Clint Eastwood: "Play Misty for Me", "High Plains Drifter", "The Gauntlet", "Honkey Tonk Man", "Sudden Impact", "The Rookie", and "True Crime"

The Lord of the Rings

2003

Peter Jackson


Movie: The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King


Box Office:$1.1 Billion



Other Movies Directed by Peter Jackson: "Forgotten Silver", "Bad Taste", "King Kong", "The Lovely Bones", "The Hobbit movies"

The Pianist

2002

Roman Polanski


Movie: The Pianist


Box Office:$120 Million



Other Movies Directed by Roman Polanski: "Macbeth", "Chinatown", "Bitter Moon", "Oliver Twist", "Carnage", "The Ghost Writer", and "Venus in Fur"

A Beautiful Mind

2001

Ron Howard


Movie: A Beautiful Mind


Box Office:$313 Million



Other Movies Directed by Ron Howard: "Willow", "Cocoon", "Back Draft", "Parenthood", "Far and Away", "Apollo 13", "Ransom", "EdTV", "Cinderella Man", "The Missing", "Rush", and "Made in America"

Traffic

2000

Steven Soderbergh


Movie: Traffic


Box Office:$207 Million



Other Movies Directed by Steven Soderbergh: "Out of Sight", "Full Frontal", "Erin Brockovich", "Solaris", "Ocean's Twelve", "Contagion", "Haywire", "Magic Mike", and "Side Effects"

American Beauty

1999

Sam Mendes


Movie: American Beauty


Box Office:$356 Million



Other Movies Directed by Sam Mendes: "Road Perdition", "Jarhead", "Revolutionary Road", "Away We Go", and "Skyfall"

Saving Private Ryan

1998

Steven Spielberg


Movie: Saving Private Ryan


Box Office:$481 Million



Other Movies Directed by Steven Spielberg: "The Last Gun", "Escape to Nowhere", "Jaws", "Duel", "Close Encounters of The Third Kind", "1941", "ET", and "Indiana Jones movies"

Titanic

1997

James Cameron


Movie: Titanic


Box Office:$2.1 Billion



Other Movies Directed by James Cameron: "Aliens", "Rambo", "The Terminator", "The Abyss", "True Lies", and "Avatar"

The English Patient

1996

Anthony Minghella


Movie: The English Patient


Box Office:$231 Million



Other Movies Directed by Anthony Minghella: "Truly, Madly, Deeply", "A Little Like Drowning", "Mr. Wonderful", "The Talented Mr. Ripley", "Cold Mountain", and "Breaking and Entering"

Braveheart

1995

Mel Gibson


Movie: Braveheart


Box Office:$210 Million



Other Movies Directed by Mel Gibson: "The Man Without A Face", "The Passion of the Christ", and "Apocalypto"

Forrest Gump

1994

Robert Zemeckis


Movie: Forrest Gump


Box Office:$677 Million



Other Movies Directed by Robert Zemeckis: "I Wanna Hold Your Hand", "Back to the Future", "Romancing the Stone", "Who Framed Roger Rabbit", "Contact", "A Christmas Carol", and "The Walk"

Schindler's List

1993

Steven Spielberg


Movie: Schindler's List


Box Office:$321.2 Million



Other Movies Directed by Steven Spielberg: "The Color Purple", "Empire of the Sun", "Always", "Hook", "Jurassic Park", "Amistad", and "Minority Report"

Unforgiven

1992

Clint Eastwood


Movie: Unforgiven


Box Office:$159 Million



Other Movies Directed by Clint Eastwood: "Pale Rider", "A Perfect World", "Space Cowboys", "Flags of Our Fathers", "Invictus", and "Jersey Boys"

The Silence of the Lambs

1991

Jonathan Demme


Movie: The Silence of the Lambs


Box Office:$272 Million



Other Movies Directed by Jonathan Demme: "Philadelphia", "Beloved", "Rachel Getting Married", and "Fighting Mad"

Dances with Wolves

1990

Kevin Costner


Movie: Dances With Wolves


Box Office:$424 Million



Other Movies Directed by Kevin Costner: "The Postman" and "Open Range"

Born on the Fourth of July

1989

Oliver Stone


Movie: Born on the Fourth of July


Box Office:$161 Million



Other Movies Directed by Oliver Stone: "Talk Radio", "Platoon", "The Doors", "JFK", "Heaven and Earth", "Nixon", "Alexander", "World Trade Center", and "Savages"

Rain Man

1988

Barry Levinson


Movie: Rain Man




Box Office:$412 Million




Other Movies Directed by Barry Levinson: "Disclosure", "Tin Men", "Avalon", "Wag the Dog", "Sphere", and "What Just Happened"

The Last Emperor

1987

Bernardo Bertolucci


Movie: The Last Emperor




Box Office:$43 Million




Other Movies Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci: "Little Buddha", "Stealing Beauty", "The Dreamers", and "Me and You"

Platoon

1986

Oliver Stone


Movie: Platoon




Box Office:$138 Million




Other Movies Directed by Oliver Stone: "South of the Border", "W.", "Salvador", and "Seizure"

Out of Africa

1985

Sydney Pollack


Movie: Out of Africa




Box Office:$128 Million




Other Movies Directed by Sydney Pollack: "The Slender Thread", "Castle Keep", "Tootsie", "The Firm", "Sabrina", "Iris", "Michael Clayton", "Leatherheads", and "The Reader"

Amadeus

1984

Milos Forman


Movie: Amadeus




Box Office:$51 Million




Other Movies Directed by Milos Forman: "Audition", "Taking Off", "Visions of Eight", "Hair", "Ragtime", and "Man on the Moon"

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