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Finally for what is not on the list are famous Best Picture or any Best Feature Film film studios and their Academy Award films that they did work on, that are:
* American Zoetrope (American Graffiti, The Godfather Part II, The Conversation, Star Wars: Episode IV- A New Hope, Apocalypse Now, Kagemusha, One from the Heart, The Cotton Club, Peggy Sue Got Married, The Godfather Part III, Dracula, Don Juan DeMarco, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, My Family, Sleepy Hollow, Being John Malkovich, Lost in Translation, Kinsey, The Good Shepherd and Marie Antoinette) * Regency Enterprises (Brazil, Legend, Pretty Woman, JFK, The Mambo Kings, Under Siege, Six Degrees of Separation, The Client, L.A. Confidential, Fight Club, Bridget Jones' Diary, Unfaithful, Fantastic Mr. Fox, 12 Years a Slave, Philomena, Gone Girl, Birdman, The Revenant and The Big Short) * Village Roadshow Pictures (The Matrix, Space Cowboys, Training Day, Mystic River, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Happy Feet, Sherlock Holmes, The Great Gatsby, The Lego Movie, The Judge, American Sniper, Mad Max: Fury Road, Sully and Passengers) * Plan B Entertainment (Troy, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Departed, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The Tree of Life, Moneyball, 12 Years a Slave, Selma, The Big Short and Moonlight) * Legendary Pictures (Batman Begins, Superman Returns, The Dark Knight, Inception, The Town, Interstellar, Unbroken, Steve Jobs and Straight Outta Compton) * RatPac-Dune Entertainment (The Devil Wears Prada, Borat, Australia, Crazy Heart, Avatar, 127 Hours, Black Swan, Unstoppable, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Prometheus, Life of Pi, Hitchcock, Lincoln, The Sessions, Gravity, The Lego Movie, The Judge, Inherent Vice, American Sniper, Mad Max: Fury Road, Creed, The Revenant, Suicide Squad, Sully, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and The Lego Batman Movie) * Caravan Pictures/Spyglass Entertainment (The Sixth Sense, The Insider, Seabiscuit, Memoirs of a Geisha, Wanted, Star Trek and Invictus) * Imagine Entertainment (Willow, Parenthood, Backdraft, The Paper, Apollo 13, The Nutty Professor, Life, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, A Beautiful Mind, 8 Mile, Cinderella Man, American Gangster, Changeling and Frost/Nixon) * Working Title Films (My Beautiful Laundrette, Wild at Heart, Barton Fink, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Dead Man Walking, Fargo, Elizabeth, Billy Elliot, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Bridget Jones's Diary, The Man Who Wasn't There, About a Boy, Pride & Prejudice, United 93, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Atonement, Frost/Nixon, A Serious Man, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Anna Karenina, Les Misérables, The Theory of Everything, The Danish Girl and Hail Caesar!) * Media Rights Capital (Babel, Ted and Foxcatcher) * Phoenix Pictures (The People vs. Larry Flynt, The Mirror Has Two Faces, The Thin Red Line and Black Swan) * Cross Creek Pictures (Black Swan and The Ides of March) * Relativity Media (Monster House, The Pursuit of Happyness, 3:10 to Yuma, Atonement, American Gangster, Charlie Wilson's War, Wanted, Frost/Nixon, A Serious Man, Nine, The Wolfman, Salt, The Social Network, The Fighter, Bridesmaids, Anonymous, Mirror Mirror, Les Misérables and Beyond the Lights) * Jersey Films (Hoffa, Pulp Fiction, Gattaca, Out of Sight and Erin Brockovich) * Castle Rock Entertainment (Misery, City Slickers, A Few Good Men, Mr. Saturday Night, In the Line of Fire, The Shawshank Redemption, The American President, Ghosts of Mississippi, Lone Star, Hamlet, Jackie Brown, The Green Mile, A Mighty Wind, Before Sunset, The Polar Express, Michael Clayton and Before Midnight) * Scott Rudin Productions (The Addams Family, The Firm, Addams Family Values, Sabrina, Marvin's Room, The Truman Show, A Civil Action, South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut, Angela's Ashes, Wonder Boys, The Hours, The Village, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Queen, Notes on a Scandal, No Country for Old Men, Doubt, Revolutionary Road, Julie & Julia, The Social Network, True Grit, Moneyball, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Moonrise Kingdom, Captain Phillips, Inside Llewyn Davis, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Steve Jobs and Fences) * Sidney Kimmel Entertainment (United 93, Lars and the Real Girl, The Kite Runner, Moneyball and Hell or High Water) * Bing Crosby Productions/Rysher Entertainment (Road to Rio, High Society, High Time, The Magic Pear Tree, Ben, The Great Santini and Primal Fear) * GK Films (Traffic, Ali, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Blood Diamond, The Young Victoria, The Town, Rango, Hugo, Argo and Allied) * Mirage Enterprises (Absence of Malice, Tootsie, Out of Africa, Havana, The Firm, Searching for Bobby Fischer, Sense and Sensibility, Sabrina, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Iris, The Quiet American, Cold Mountain, and The Reader) * Recorded Picture Company (The Last Emperor, Sexy Beast, Pina and Kon-Tiki) * MTV Films (Election, Tupac: Resurrection, Hustle & Flow, Murderball and Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa) * Senator Film Produktion (The Motorcycle Diaries and Joyeux Noel) * Constantin Film Produktion (Dancer in the Dark, Nowhere in Africa, Downfall, The Baader Meinhof Complex and Paris 36) * Bioskop Film (The Tin Drum) * Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (One Day in September, Bowling for Columbine, The Gruffalo and Pina) * Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) (Citizenfour) * Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Toni Erdmann) * Anonymous Content (21 Grams, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Babel, Winter's Bone, Spotlight and The Revenant) * Tollin/Robbins Productions (Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream and Norbit) * Palomar Pictures/Edgar J. Scherick Associates (For Love of Ivy, They Shot Horses Don't They?, Murmur of the Heart, Sleuth, The Heartbreak Kid, I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, He Makes Me Feel Like Dancin' and Rambling Rose) * Home Box Office (HBO) (A Passage to India, Ironweed, Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt, 4 Little Girls, Amistad, The Canterbury Tales, Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth, Murder on a Sunday Morning, LaLee's Kin: The Legacy of Cotton, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Bowling for Columbine, American Spledor, Yesterday, Twist of Faith, The Blood of Yingzhou District, Borat, Smile Pinki, The Conscience of Nhem En, China's Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province, Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, Saving Face, Dirty Wars, Iron Man 3, Citizenfour, A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness, O.J.: Made in America and Jim: The James Foley Story) * Comedy Central (South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut, Bowling for Columbine and The Big Short) * British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) (The Wrong Trousers, A Close Shave, The Canterbury Tales, Primary Colors, A Simple Plan, Hilary and Jackie, One Day in September, Wonder Boys, Billy Elliot, Shadow of the Vampire, Dirty Pretty Things, Match Point, Mrs Henderson Presents, Notes on a Scandal, Marie Antoinette, Venus, Eastern Promises, American Gangster, The Duchess, Revolutionary Road, An Education, In the Loop, Bright Star, The Gruffalo, Jane Eyre, My Week with Marilyn, Skyfall, The Invisible Woman, Philomena, Saving Mr. Banks, Brooklyn and Florence Foster Jenkins) * American Broadcasting Company (ABC) (Man in Space, A Christmas Carol, Kotch, Nashville, Marvin's Room, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Invictus, The Messenger, Iron Man 3 and Nebraska) * The Ladd Company (Outland, Chariots of Fire, Blade Runner, The Right Stuff, Braveheart and Gone Baby Gone) * Annapurna Pictures (The Master, Zero Dark Thirty, The Grandmaster, Her, American Hustle, Foxcatcher, Joy and 20th Century Women) * Revolution Studios (Black Hawk Down, Click, Across the Universe and Straight Outta Compton) * DC Comics/Entertainment (Superman, Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, Catch Me If You Can, Batman Begins, Superman Returns, The Dark Knight, Suicide Squad and The Lego Batman Movie) * Scholastic (The Golden Compass and Boyhood) * The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Two Arabian Knights, The Racket, Prelude to War, The Bad and the Beautiful, Susan Slept Here, A Star Is Born, Spartacus, The Oscar and Chaplin) * Amazon Studios (The Salesman, Manchester by the Sea and Wonderstruck)
Also to get to know about this list, check my other Oscar Legends lists that are on IMDb. Finally this list is also to be a resume list of Academy Award films these directors to producers have made.
Rows 1-30: Films that are mostly worthy of Best Picture to Acting and Screenplay Rows 31-36: Films that are mostly worthy of Best Animated Feature Rows 37-54: Films that are mostly worthy of their visuals and aurals
For that is not is on the list are companies that had involvement with Academy Award films while not doing the production.
* Broadway Video (Poetic Justice, On the Ropes, Lost in Translation and Julie & Julia) * Ralph Edwards Productions (Scrooged and Avalon) * Dick Clark Productions (Taxi Driver, Forrest Gump and Rise of the Planet of the Apes) * Nelvana (Ryan) * Bardel Entertainment (Anastasia, The Prince of Egypt and Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron) * House of Cool Studios (Rio and Hugo) * Cuppa Coffee Studios (Eastern Promises) * DiC Entertainment (Short Cuts) * Titmouse (Her) * Colossal Pictures/WildBrain (One from the Heart, The Right Stuff, The Cotton Club, Top Gun, Children of a Lesser God, Peggy Sue Got Married, Tucker: The Man and His Dream, Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt and Dracula) * Chuck Jones Enterprises/Film Productions (Mrs. Doubtfire) * Kurtz & Friends (City Slickers, Jurassic Park and Minority Report) * Oh! Production (Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, La Maison en Petits Cubes, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya and When Marine Was There) * Madhouse Studios (Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya) * Production I.G (Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya) * Studio Deen, Gainax, AIC, Shaft and Studio Hibari (Spirited Away) * Gonzo (Howl's Moving Castle) * Studio Khara (The Wind Rises and When Marnie Was There) * Telecom Animation Film (Spirited Away and The Wind Rises) * Toei Animation (War of the Worlds) * Tatsunoko Production (The Lego Movie, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya and When Marine Was There) * Vega Entertainment, David Production, C2C, Studio Comet, Nippon Animation, Studio Pierrot, Bones, Studio 4°C, Studio A.P.P.P. and Magic Bus (The Tale of the Princess Kaguya) * The Answer Studio (The Tale of the Princess Kaguya and When Marine Was There) * Fuji TV (Despicable Me 2) * MTV (Toys, Mr. Saturday Night, Being John Malkovich, American Splendor, Shark Tale, Sideways, Tropic Thunder, Straight Outta Compton and Amy) * Nickelodeon (Big Fish and War of the Worlds) * National Broadcasting Company (NBC) (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Splash, Little Shop of Horrors, Scrooged, Avalon, Forrest Gump, Crimson Tide, Vanilla Sky, American Splendor, Lost in Translation, A Mighty Wind and Julie & Julia) * Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) (My Fair Lady, Cabaret, Back to the Future, Little Shop of Horrors, Crimson Tide, Jerry Maguire, An Inconvenient Truth, Salt, Argo and X-Men: Days of Future Past) * Sony Pictures Television (Apollo 13, Wonder Boys, Borat, Little Children, The Lovely Bones, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Straight Outta Compton) * 20th Century Fox Television (Bulworth, Unfaithful, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Birdman and Steve Jobs) * Nintendo, Capcom, Konami and SEGA (Wreck-It Ralph) * Microsoft (Avatar and 13 Hours) * Disney Interactive (Wreck-It Ralph and Inside Out)
For more info of the Japanese animated films, go to these links:
As time goes bye this list's title will change until it reaches 90 Years of Animation.
Django Unchained (2012)
Quentin Tarantino's best next to Pulp Fiction and a good tribute to not only western films, but the directors who mentor Quentin.
This movie to me is one of the best movies of 2012 and Quentin Tarantino's best movie that is great as his other masterpiece Pulp Fiction. The story is about a slave Jango (the "D" is silent) played by Jamie Foxx rescued by a bounty hunter (played by Quentin Tarantino's lucky acting cram Christoph Waltz in another best acting role of his). They soon become partners in the bounty hunting bushiness and plan to rescue Django's wife held as a slave by the villainous Leonardo DiCaprio (in a great role of his career) and the evil and sneaky Samuel L. Jackson (who turns out is the real brains behind this slave ring). The action is great and pretty funny like most Quentin's films and it is not only a great tribute to Spaghetti Westerns by Quentin, but to me a great tribute to the two directors who help Mr. Tarantino make his first movie Tony Scott and Ulu Grosbard who died on the year of this film's release before it came out. I notice the tributes to them in this film more than other people did. For Ulu Grosbard, Quentin pay tributes to his films such as True Confessions (the partnership with Dr. King Schultz and Django), Falling in Love (Django and his wife's romance), The Deep End of the Ocean (Broomhilda surprised to have finally meet Django again) and Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? (in scenes including Jamie Foxx in a snow hill scene in the same way as Dustin Hoffman in the movie). For Tony Scott, it was mostly the action scenes (especially the big battle in Candy Land) are tributes to his films True Romance, Enemy of the State, The Last Boy Scout and Domino. What should of make the film better is that the credits should of have "Dedicated to Ulu and Tony" the same as Clint Eastwood dedicated Unforgiven to Sergio Leone and Don Siegel. But along with "In Memory of Sally Menke and J. Michael Riva". That was the only thing that I criticize the movie about is Quentin should of dedicated his movie to Tony Scott, Ulu Grosbard, Sally Menke and J. Michael Riva who died before the film was release. Over all, this is still a great movie and very good tributes to Western and Tony Scott and Ulu Grosbard. I say its worth checking out, if you love colorful funny bloody action and Quentin films you will love it. Its funny, action packed, original and has good acting and action.
What happens when you combined the elements of the Coen Brothers with Laurel-and-Hardy and Home Alone, you get Mousehunt
This is one of my favorite comedies that I love and this is the film that made audiences skip Home Alone 3, to see this. While I love Home Alone and I am a fan of slap stick, this film is much better with the slap stick than Home Alone 3. This film is is the debut of Gore Verbinski (famous for the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy and Rango) who does a really good job at mixing the elements of the Coen Brothers with Laurel-and-Hardy and John Huges in this funny movie. Although I love John Huges and I am one of his fans, Gore Verbinski had beating him in that year for the funniest slap stick movie. The humor is golden and laugh out loud and it has some wonderful Christopher Walken moments in it. If you are a fan of Home Alone and want something new in the slap stick world besides Home Alone 3. Rent this movie, it is a very funny film you and your kids will enjoy and laugh.
12 Years a Slave (2013)
Best movie since Schindler's List and the slave version of it.
Just saw it last week and was really powerful and a masterpiece as Schindler's List. The story is haunting and makes you feel you are in that time period. I really want this win Best Picture for the 86th Academy Awards and also win for Best Director Steve McQueen and have him become the first black director to win Best Director. Why? The acting from the main character is amazing, as well as Michael Fassbender who plays a crazy religious drunk slave owner and is become one of the best actors of the 21st century. The direction by Steve McQueen is gold and the best I have seen since Steven Spilberge for Saving Pravite Ryan and again Schindler's List and Tom Hooper for The King's Speech. The other stuff that I like was the music score by Hans Zimmer while although it feels the same as he did Inception, it is haunting and powerful as his scores to The Thin Red Line and Galdiator. The script by Undercover Brother's John Ridley which is pure gold and some of the art and costumes as well. If you are looking for a good movie that goes with Schindler's List and Grave of the Firefiles. This is a masterpiece to go see and put in that collection.
The Haunting (1999)
Like Comic Book Guy would say, Worst Remake EVER!
After seeing a trailer to the original movie of this. I find this remake is insulting to the original and the great Robert Wise. The story is too Disneyish, that idiot Jan de Bont thinks he can do good but make things crap. The CGI is cartoon, Liam Neleson is really bad in this (and this goes as one of his worst performances next the Clash of the Titans remake), Owen Willson is so annoying that he makes you castrate yourself and this whole power of love thing is getting tired and makes me angry. And to make things bad, the great Steven Spielberg who was influenced by Robert Wise had involvement in it. But lucky after this abomination, he announced that he will never work with Jan de Bont forever and has the same thing as George Lucas has with the Star Wars Holiday Special which is prevented this film to be released on Blu-ray and it's a good thing Spielberg had his named uncredited in this awful movie. Which means that Steven Spielberg is the guy who said that The Lost World and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is okay, while this remake is the project is the thing that he is personally ashamed of. Let me repeat that again. The Lost World and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: okay. The remake of The Haunting: Personally ashamed of. My advice see the original Haunting it is more better, it has a good ghost story, great Psychology horror, has better character development and has no cartoon CGI, annoying characters, and stupid Disney good vs evil story in which piece of garbage has and should never be on DVD or Blu- ray.
Little Monsters (1989)
A miserable film
I have to agree with The Nostalgia Critic, after seeing Little Monsters. It is not funny and is a miserable and depressing movie. At first when I saw the cover of the movie, I thought this might not be bad. But when I saw boy was I wrong. Here are the problems why this film is miserable and not funny. Fred Savage plays a awful kid who gets his mean-spirited nature from cruel dad played by Daniel Stern (not even this half-ass Wonder Years reunion could save it). The pranks are super awful especially the putting plastic on the toilet which is really cruel to women. Howie Mandel (even though he is trying to be funny and is close) plays the same monster who's weakness is light from Joe Dante's Gremlins but with a style of being the second member to the Supernatural Fast Talking Annoying Dick Club (the first was with Beetlejuice to it's newest member Wilfred the Dog). The script is somehow written by newcomers at that time the writer duo Terry Rossio and Ted Elliott (who would latter write more classical children films like Aladdin (where that film got it's supernatural annoying dick from), the first Shrek movie and Treasure Planet) who wrote this to punish kids or maybe hatted kids at that time. The monster world is too dark and red for a kid's film while going under the bed is interesting. The visuals are too scary to be a PG rating. Also the film need to be a PG-13 rating also to the language and this was back then when the people who rating films were not well and were too lazy. Finally, it has measurable things like kids being blamed and yelled from their at for the pranks Fred Savage and Howie Mandel made (oh my god!) and it's also good not to see some of the parents beat them up. Then to make it more miserable it has separation which kids really don't need to see their film until it has a better idea and is not too measurable. Lastly it is very too mean-spirited for a comedy (sometimes it can work if it has a meaning and this film doesn't) and kid's thing. And is on the the awful mean-spirited media next to Drop Dead Fred, The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy and Wilfred which are things I can't stand. This film is know to start the downfall of Fred Savage's fame and staring in movies (if though The Wizard was bad, this is worst) and Howie Mandel appearing in fewer movies. I have to say this film is the evil big brother to Pixar's Monsters, Inc. and if you want a good family film to watch with kids, watch Monsters, Inc. instead of this depression piece of crap that can scar and frighting your kids to pain.