1. Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Taika Waititi)
2. Microbe and Gasoline (Michel Gondry)
3. My Golden Days (Arnaud Desplechin)
4. 20th Century Women (Mike Mills) A24
5. Everybody Wants Some!! (Richard Linklater) Paramount
6. The Love Witch (Anna Biller) Oscilloscope
7. American Honey (Andrea Arnold) A24
8. April and the Extraordinary World
9. A Man Called Ove
10. The Edge of Seventeen


1. Mistress America (Noah Baumbach) Fox Searchlight
2. Carol (Todd Haynes) The Weinstein Company
3. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (Alfonso Gomez-Rejon) Fox Searchlight
4. Spotlight (Tom McCarthy) Open Road
5. Cobain: Montage of Heck (Brett Morgen) HBO
6. The Duke of Burgundy (Peter Strickland) Sundance Selects
7. Anomalisa (Charlie Kaufman) Paramount Pictures
8. The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (Jean-Pierre Jeunet) The Weinstein Company
9. Amy (Asif Kapadia) A24
10. Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller) Warner Brothers


1. Boyhood (Richard Linklater) IFC Films 
2. Life Itself (Steve James) Magnolia Pictures
3. The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson) Fox Searchlight
4. Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer) A24
5. Two Days, One Night (Luc & Jean-Pierre Dardenne) Sundance Selects
6. God Help the Girl (Stuart Murdoch) Amplify
7. Only Lovers Left Alive (Jim Jarmusch) Sony Pictures Classics
8. We Are the Best! (Lukas Moodysson) Magnolia Pictures
9. Jodorowsky's Dune (Frank Pavich) Sony Pictures Classics
10. The Battered Bastards of Baseball (Chapman Way & Maclain Way) Netflix


1. Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach) IFC Films
2. The Wolf of Wall Street (Martin Scorsese) Paramount Pictures
3. Nebraska (Alexander Payne) Paramount Vantage
4. Her (Spike Jonze) Columbia Pictures
5. Blue is the Warmest Color (Abdellatif Keciche) Sundance Selects
6. Inside Llewyn Davis (Joel & Ethan Coen) CBS Films
7. The Spectacular Now (James Ponsoldt) A24
8. Clear History (Greg Mottola) HBO
9. Enough Said (Nicole Holofcener) Fox Searchlight
10. Computer Chess (Andrew Bujalski) Kino Lorber

1.  Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson) Focus Features
2.  Damsels in Distress (Whit Stillman) Sony Pictures Classics
3.  Only the Young (Elizabeth Mims and Jason Tippet) Oscilloscope Pictures
4. The Imposter (Bart Layton) Indomina Releasing
5. Bernie (Richard Linklater) Millenium Films
6. Turn Me On, Dammit! (Jannicke Systad Jacobsen) New Yorker Films
7. Boy (Taika Waititi) Unison Films
8. Beasts of the Southern Wild (Benh Zeitlin) Fox Searchlight
9. Searching For Sugar Man (Malik Bendjelloul) Sony Pictures Classics
10. Holy Motors (Leo Carax) Indomina Group


1. A Separation (Asghar Farhadi) Sony Pictues Classics
2. Martha Marcy May Marlene (Sean Durkin) Fox Searchlight
3. Moneyball (Bennett Miller) Columbia Pictures
4. Margaret (Kenneth Lonergan) Fox Searchlight
5. The Myth of the American Sleepover (David Robert Mitchell) Sundance Selects
6. Submarine (Richard Ayoade) The Weinstein Company
7. Win Win (Thomas McCarthy) Fox Searchlight
8. The Descendants (Alexander Payne) Fox Searchlight
9. Young Adult (Jason Reitman) Paramount
10. Bad Teacher (Jake Kasdan) Columbia Pictures


1. Please Give (Nicole Holofcener) Sony Pictures Classics
2. The Social Network (David Fincher) Columbia Pictures
3. Youth in Revolt (Miguel Arteta) Dimension Films
4. Greenberg (Noah Baumbach) Focus Features
5. Tiny Furniture (Lena Dunham) IFC Films
6. Dogtooth (Yorgos Lanthimos) Kino International
7. The Trotsky (Jacob Tierney) Tribeca Film
8. Everyone Else (Maren Ade) Cinema Guild


1. Funny People (Judd Apatow) Universal Pictures
2. Fantastic Mr. Fox (Wes Anderson) 20th Century Fox
3. Up in the Air (Jason Reitman) Paramount Pictures
4. An Education (Lone Scherfig) Sony Pictures Classics
5. (500) Days of Summer (Marc Webb) Fox Searchlight
6. Away We Go (Sam Mendes) Focus Features
7. Adventureland (Greg Mottola) Miramax Films
8. Up (Pete Docter) Disney/Pixar


1. Sugar (Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden) Sony Pictures Classics
2. WALL-E (Andrew Stanton) Disney/Pixar
3. Be Kind Rewind (Michel Gondry) New Line Cinema
4. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (Nicholas Stoller) Universal Pictures


1. Zodiac (David Fincher) Paramount Pictures
2. Knocked Up (Judd Apatow) Universal Pictures
3. The Darjeeling Limited (Wes Anderson) Fox Searchligh
4. Juno (Jason Reitman) Fox Searchlight
5. Rocket Science (Jeffrey Blitz) Picturehouse Entertainment
6. My Kid Could Paint That (Amir Bar-Lev) Sony Pictures Classics
7. Persepolis (Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Parnoud) Sony Pictures Classics
8. The King of Kong (Seth Gordon) Picturehouse Entertainment
9. Superbad (Greg Mottola) Columbia Pictures
10. Blame it on Fidel! (Julie Gavras) Koch Lorber Films


1. The Prestige (Christopher Nolan) Buena Vista Pictures
2. The Devil and Daniel Johnston (Jeff Feuerzeig) Sony Pictures Classics
3. Little Miss Sunshine (Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris) Fox Searchlight
4. Half Nelson (Ryan Fleck) ThinkFilm
5. Thank You For Smoking (Jason Reitman) Fox Searchlight
6. Little Children (Todd Field) New Line Cinema
7. Borat (Larry Charles) 20th Century Fox
8. Art School Confidential (Terry Zwigoff) Sony Pictures Classics
9. Pan’s Labyrinth (Guillermo del Toro) Picturehouse Entertainment


1. No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (Martin Scorsese) PBS/Emerging Pictures
2. The Squid and the Whale (Noah Baumbach) Samuel Goldwyn Films
3. Me and You and Everyone We Know (Miranda July) IFC Films
4. The 40-Year Old Virgin (Judd Apatow) Universal Pictures
5. Match Point (Woody Allen) DreamWorks
6. Broken Flowers (Jim Jarmusch) Focus Features
7. Melinda and Melinda (Woody Allen) Fox Searchlight
8. Junebug (Phil Morrison) Sony Pictures Classics
9. Head-On (Faith Akin) Strand Releasing
10. Capote (Bennett Miller) Sony Pictures Classics


1. Sideways (Alexander Payne) Fox Searchlight
2. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Michel Gondry) Focus Features
3. Maria Full of Grace (Joshua Marston) Fine Line Features
4. I Heart Huckabee’s (David O. Russell) Fox Searchlight
5. Bad Education (Pedro Almodóvar) Sony Pictures Classics
6. Napoleon Dynamite (Jared Hess) Fox Searchlight
7. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (Wes Anderson) Buena Vista Pictures
8. Mean Girls (Mark S. Waters) Paramount Pictures
9. Tarnation (Jonathan Caouette) Wellspring Media
10. Intimate Strangers (Patrice Leconte) Paramount Classics


1. Whale Rider (Niki Caro) Newmarket Films
2. School of Rock (Richard Linklater) Paramount Pictures
3. The Station Agent (Thomas McCarthy) Miramax Films
4. Lost in Translation (Sophia Coppola) Focus Features
5. Raising Victor Vargas (Peter Sollett) Samuel Goldwyn Films
6. All the Real Girls (David Gordon Green) Sony Pictures Classics
7. Amandla! A Revolution in Three Part Harmony (Lee Hirsch) Artisan
8. American Splendor (Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman)Fine Line
9. The Shape of Things (Neil LaBute) Focus Features
10. City of God (Fernando Mereilles) Miramax Films


1. About Schmidt (Alexander Payne) New Line Cinema
2. Lovely & Amazing (Nicole Holofcener) Lions Gate Films
3. Talk to Her (Pedro Almodóvar) Sony Pictures Classics
4. Y tu mamá también (Alfonso Cuaron) IFC Films
5. Adaptation. (Spike Jonze) Columbia Pictures
6. 25th Hour (Spike Lee) Buena Vista Pictures
7. Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki) Disney/Studio Ghibli
8. Monsoon Wedding (Mira Nair) Focus Features
9. Far from Heaven (Todd Haynes) Focus Features
10. 13 Conversations about One Thing (Jill Sprecher) Sony Pictures Classics


1. The Royal Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson)Buena Vista Pictures
2. Ghost World (Terry Zwigoff) United Artists
3. Amélie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet) Miramax Films
4. The Gleaners and I (Agnes Varda) Zeitgeist Films
5. Mulholland Drive (David Lynch) Universal Focus
6. Happy Accidents (Brad Anderson) IFC Films
7. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Peter Jackson) New Line
8. In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-Wai) USA Films
9. Waking Life (Richard Linklater) Fox Searchlight
10. The Man Who Wasn’t There (Joel Coen) USA Films


1. Traffic (Steven Soderbergh) USA Films
2. You Can Count on Me (Kenneth Lonergan) Paramount Classics
3. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee) Sony Classics
4. Beau travail (Claire Denis) New Yorker Films
5. George Washington (David Gordon Green) Cowboy Booking
6. Jesus’ Son (Alison McLean) Lions Gate Films
7. State and Main (David Mamet) Fine Line Features
8. Almost Famous (Cameron Crowe) DreamWorks
9. High Fidelity (Stephen Frears) Buena Vista Pictures
10. Wonder Boys (Curtis Hanson) Paramount Pictures


1. Being John Malcovich (Spike Jonze) USA Films
2. Election (Alexander Payne) Paramount Pictures
3. Three Kings (David O. Russell) Warner Brothers
4. Rosetta (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne) USA Films
5. All About My Mother (Pedro Almodovar) Sony Pictures Classics
6. Show Me Love (Lukas Moodyson) Strand
7. Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick) Warner Brothers
8. Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki) Miramax
9. Same Old Song (Alain Resnais) Artistic License
10. The Virgin Suicides (Sophia Coppola) Paramount Classics


1. Rushmore (Wes Anderson) Buena Vista Pictures
2. The Last Days of Disco (Whit Stillman) Gramercy Pictures
3. Out of Sight (Steven Soderbergh) Universal Pictures
4. Buffalo 66 (Vincent Gallo) Lions Gate Films
5. Next Stop Wonderland (Brad Anderson) Miramax Films
6. Central Station (Walter Salles) Sony Pictures Classics
7. The Slums of Beverly Hills (Tamara Jenkins) Fox Searchlight
8. Clockwatchers (Jill Sprecher) Artistic License
9. Henry Fool (Hal Hartley) Sony Pictures Classics
10. Safe Men (John Hamburg) October Films


1. The Daytrippers (Greg Mottola) Cinépix Film Properties
2. Jackie Brown (Quentin Tarantino Miramax
3. In the Company of Men (Neil LaBute) Sony Pictures Classics
4. All Over Me (Alex Sichel) Fine Line Features
5. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (Jay Roach) New Line
6. La Promesse (Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne) New Yorker Films
7. L.A. Confidential (Curtis Hanson) Warner Brothers
8. The Sweet Hereafter (Atom Egoyan) Fine Line Features
9. Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson) New Line Cinema
10. Chasing Amy (Kevin Smith) Miramax


1. Cold Fever (Fridrik Thor Fridriksson) Artistic License {1995}
2. Fargo (Joel Coen) Gramercy Pictures
3. Flirting With Disaster (David O. Russell) Miramax
4. Lone Star (John Sayles) Sony Pictures Classics
5. Secrets and Lies (Mike Leigh) October Films
6. Bottle Rocket (Wes Anderson) Columbia Pictures
7. Basquiat (Julian Schnabel) Miramax
8. Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky) Creative Thinking International
9. Trainspotting (Danny Boyle) Miramax
10. Big Night (Campbell Scott & Stanley Tucci) Samuel Goldwyn


1. Crumb (Terry Zwigoff) Sony Pictures Classics {1994}
2. Clueless (Amy Heckerling) Paramount Pictures
3. Safe (Todd Haynes) Sony Pictures Classics
4. Before Sunrise (Richard Linklater) Columbia Pictures
5. Dead Man (Jim Jarmusch) Miramax
6. The Usual Suspects (Bryan Singer) Gramercy Pictures
7. Kids (Larry Clark) Electric Pictures
8. Babe (George Miller) Universal Pictures
9. Leaving Las Vegas United Artists
10. Smoke (Wayne Wang) Miramax


1. Heavenly Creatures (Peter Jackson) Miramax
2. Red (Krzysztof Kieslowski) Miramax
3. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino) Miramax
4. Ed Wood (Tim Burton) Touchstone Pictures
5. Clerks (Kevin Smith) Miramax
6. Barcelona (Whit Stillman) Fine Line Features
7. The Last Seduction (John Dahl) October Films
8. Hoop Dreams (Steve James) Fine Line Features
9. Muriel’s Wedding (P.J. Hogan) Miramax
10. Wild Reeds (André Techiné) Strand Releasing


  1. Dazed and Confused (Richard Linklater) Gramercy Pictures
  2. Searching for Bobby Fischer (Steve Zaillian) Paramount Pictures
  3. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? (Lasse Hallström) Paramount Pictures
  4. Remote Control (Sódóma Reykjavík) (Óskar Jónasson) Angelika Films
  5. Schindler’s List (Steven Spielberg) Universal Pictures
  6. King of the Hill (Steven Soderbergh) Gramercy Pictures
  7. Like Water For Chocolate (Alfonso Arau) Miramax Films
  8. Household Saints (Nancy Savoca) Fine Line Features
  9. Blue (Krzysztof Kieslowski) Miramax Films
  10. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (Gus Van Sant) Fine Line Features

  1. Gas Food Lodging (Allison Anders) IRS Releasing
  2. Malcolm X (Spike Lee) Warner Brothers
  3. Delicatessen (Jeunet and Caro) Miramax Films
  4. Aladdin (Ron Clements & John Musker) Buena Vista Pictures
  5. Flirting (John Duigan) Samuel Goldwyn Company
  6. A River Runs Through It (Robert Redford) Columbia Pictures
  7. Close to Eden (Nikita Mikhalkov) Miramax Films
  8. Porco Rosso (Hayao Miyazaki) Studio Ghilbli
  9. Batman Returns (Tim Burton) Warner Brothers
  10.  Basic Instinct (Paul Verhoeven) TriStar Pictures
1. Trust (Hal Hartley)
2. Slacker (Richard Linklater)
3. The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme)
4. My Girl
5. Thelma and Louise
6. Barton Fink
7. Boyz N the Hood
8. My Own Private Idaho
9. The Commitments
10. The Doors