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Poll: Holy Trinities: Your Favorite Set of Three Acclaimed Films by Acclaimed Directors

Each movie below was made by a director who has accomplished a rare feat: each filmmaker got high ratings, from both audiences* and critics* alike, for his or her three most recent feature films of the 21st century. Considering all of his or her last three movies, indicated below, and only those three, which director's set of films is your favorite?

After voting, feel free to discuss here.

Options are listed in alphabetical order by representative movie title. * Metacritic score of 70 or higher for each movie; for the three movies combined, an average IMDb rating of 7.0 or higher with no one movie below a 6.5. The list and scores are current as of May, 2020.

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    12 Years a Slave (2013)

    Steve McQueen: Widows, 12 Years a Slave, Shame
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    Amour (2012)

    Michael Haneke: Happy End, Amour, The White Ribbon
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    Black Panther (2018)

    Ryan Coogler: Black Panther, Creed, Fruitville Station
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    Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

    Denis Villeneuve: Blade Runner 2049, Arrival, Sicario
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    Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

    Marielle Heller: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Can You Ever Forgive Me, The Diary of a Teenage Girl
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    Coco (2017)

    Lee Unkrich: Coco, Toy Story 3, Finding Nemo (co-director in Coco and Finding Nemo)
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    Dunkirk (2017)

    Christopher Nolan: Dunkirk, Interstellar, The Dark Knight Rises
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    The Favourite (2018)

    Yorgos Lanthimos: The Favourite, The Lobster, The Killing of a Sacred Deer
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    The Florida Project (2017)

    Sean Baker: The Florida Project, Tangerine, Starlet
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    Her (2013)

    Spike Jonze: Her, Where the Wild Things Are, Adaptation
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    How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

    Dean DeBlois: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, How to Train Your Dragon 2, How to Train Your Dragon
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    Howl's Moving Castle (2004)

    Hayao Miyazaki: The Wind Rises, Ponyo, Howl's Moving Castle
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    In the Loop (2009)

    Armando Iannucci: The Personal History of David Copperfield, The Death of Stalin, In the Loop
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    The Irishman (2019)

    Martin Scorsese: The Irishman, Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese, Silence
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    La La Land (2016)

    Damien Chazelle: First Man, La La Land, Whiplash
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    Leviathan (2014)

    Andrey Zvyagintsev: Loveless, Leviathan, Elena
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    Marriage Story (2019)

    Noah Baumbach: Marriage Story, The Meyerowitz Stories, Mistress Stories
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    Moneyball (2011)

    Bennett Miller: Foxcatcher, Moneyball, Capote
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    Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

    Wes Anderson: Isle of Dogs, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom
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    Mud (2012)

    Jeff Nichols: Loving, Midnight Special, Mud
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    Parasite (2019)

    Bong Joon Ho: Parasite, Okja, Snowpiercer
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    Phantom Thread (2017)

    Paul Thomas Anderson: Phantom Thread, Inherent Vice, The Master
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    Poetry (2010)

    Chang-dong Lee: Burning, Poetry, Secret Sunshine
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    Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)

    Céline Sciamma: Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Girlhood, Tomboy
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    Roma (2018)

    Alfonso Cuarón: Roma, Gravity, The Children of Men
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    Rust and Bone (2012)

    Jacques Audiard: The Sisters Brothers, Dheepan, Rust and Bone
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    The Social Network (2010)

    David Fincher: Gone Girl, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network
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    The Square (2017)

    Ruben Östlund: The Square, Force Majeure, Play
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    Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)

    Rian Johnson: Knives Out, Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi, Looper
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    Tabu (2012)

    Miguel Gomes: Arabian Nights, Tabu, Our Beloved Month of August
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    Taxi (2015)

    Jafar Panahi: 3 Faces, Taxi, Closed Curtain
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    Uncut Gems (2019)

    Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie: Uncut Gems, Good Time, Heaven Knows What
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    The Wild Pear Tree (2018)

    Nuri Bilge Ceylan: The Wild Pear Tree, Winter Sleep, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia
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    You, the Living (2007)

    Roy Andersson: About Endlessness, A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, You, the Living
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    Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

    Kathryn Bigelow: Detroit, Zero Dark Thirty, The Hurt Locker

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