Timeline

1902
Le Voyage Dans La Lune [A Trip to the Moon](Georges Méliès)

1925
Ben-Hur (Fred Niblo)

1927
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (Alfred Hitchcock)

1935
A Night at the Opera (Sam Wood)

1938
The Adventures of Robin Hood (Michael Curtiz, William Keighley)

1940
His Girl Friday (Howard Hawks)

1949
The Third Man (Carol Reed)

1951
A Christmas Carol (Brian Desmond-Hurst)

1952
Singin' in the Rain (Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly)

1955
Bad Day at Black Rock (John Sturges)

1956
The Searchers (John Ford)
The Ten Commandments (Cecil B. DeMille)

1958
The Hidden Fortress (Akira Kurosawa)

1960
The Longest Day (Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernard Wicki)

1962
La Jetée (Chris Marker)
The Music Man (Morton DaCosta)

1964
A Hard Day's Night (Richard Lester)

1968
Night of the Living Dead (George A. Romero)
Planet of the Apes (Franklin J. Schaffner)
Salesman (Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin)

1969
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Peter R. Hunt)
True Grit (Henry Hathaway)

1970
MASH (Robert Altman)

1972
1776 (Peter H. Hunt)
The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola)

1973
The Wicker Man (Robin Hardy)

1974
Chinatown (Roman Polanski)
The Godfather, Part II (Francis Ford Coppola)

1976
Network (Sidney Lumet)

1977
Exorcist II: The Heretic (John Boorman)

1979
Alien (Ridley Scott)
Manhattan (Woody Allen)

1980
The Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kershner)
The Fog (John Carpenter)
The Shining (Stanley Kubrick)
Xanadu (Robert Greenwald)

1981
Arthur (Steve Gordon)
Clash of the Titans (Desmond Davis)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg)

1982
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Nicholas Meyer)
The Thing (John Carpenter)

1984
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension (W.D. Richter)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (Steven Spielberg)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (Wes Craven)

1985
Fright Night (Tom Holland)
The Quiet Earth (Geoff Murphy)

1986
Aliens (James Cameron)

1987
Broadcast News (James L. Brooks)
Leonard, Part 6 (Paul Weiland)
Raising Arizona (The Coen Brothers)

1988
Lady in White (Frank LaLoggia)

1989
Batman (Tim Burton)
Glory (Edward Zwick)

1991
The Rocketeer (Joe Johnston)
The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme)

1992
Batman Returns (Tim Burton)
Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood)

1993
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (Eric Radomski, Bruce W. Timm)
True Romance (Tony Scott)

1994
Ed Wood (Tim Burton)
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (Kenneth Branagh)

1995
Before Sunrise (Richard Linklater)
Home For The Holidays (Jodie Foster)

1998
Following (Christopher Nolan)
Primary Colors (Mike Nichols)
Shakespeare in Love (John Madden)

1999
The Blair Witch Project (Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez)
Election (Alexander Payne)
Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick)
Sleepy Hollow (Tim Burton)
Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace (George Lucas)

2000
Battlefield Earth (Roger Christian)
Memento (Christopher Nolan)
The Patriot (Roland Emmerich)
Traffic (Steven Soderbergh)

2001
A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (Steven Spielberg)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Chis Columbus)
John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars (John Carpenter)
Series 7: The Contenders (Daniel Minihan)

2003
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Gore Verbinski)

2004
Before Sunset (Richard Linklater)
Crash (Paul Haggis)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Alfonso Cuarón)
Layer Cake (Matthew Vaughn)
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (Kerry Conran)

2005
The Descent (Neil Marshall)
Ellie Parker (Scott Coffey)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Garth Jennings)
The Island (Michael Bay)

2006
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (Gore Verbinski)
United 93 (Paul Greengrass)

2007
Across the Universe (Julie Taymor)
Gone Baby Gone (Ben Affleck)
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (Gore Verbinski)
Ratatouille (Brad Bird)
Trick 'r Treat (Michael Dougherty)

2008
Cloverfield (Matt Reeves)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Steven Spielberg)
Iron Man (Jon Favreau)
The Incredible Hulk (Louis Leterrier)

2009
(500) Days of Summer (Marc Webb)

2010
Black Swan (Darren Aronofsky)
Iron Man 2 (Jon Favreau)
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (Jalmari Helander)
The Social Network (David Fincher)

2011
The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius)
Captain America: The First Avenger (Joe Johnston)
Sucker Punch (Zack Snyder)
Thor (Kenneth Branagh)
The Tree of Life (Terrence Malick)

2012
The Amazing Spider-Man (Marc Webb)
Argo (Ben Affleck)
The Avengers (Joss Whedon)
Brave (Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, Steve Purcell)
Cabin in the Woods (Drew Goddard)
The Dark Knight Rises (Christopher Nolan)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Peter Jackson)
The Hunger Games (Gary Ross)
The Innkeepers (Ti West)
Les Misérables (Tom Hooper)
Looper (Rian Johnson)
Paranormal Activity 4 (Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost)
Rock of Ages (Adam Shankman)
Snow White and the Huntsman (Rupert Sanders)
Total Recall (Len Wiseman)

2013
Admission (Paul Weitz)
American Hustle (David O. Russell)
Blue Jasmine (Woody Allen)
Frozen (Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee)
Her (Spike Jonze)
The Lone Ranger (Gore Verbinski)
Much Ado About Nothing (Joss Whedon)
Now You See Me (Louis Leterrier)
Oblivion (Joseph Kosinski)
Oz: The Great and Powerful (Sam Raimi)
Pacific Rim (Guillermo Del Toro)
Rush (Ron Howard)
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller)
Side Effects (Steven Soderbergh)
Thor: The Dark World (Alan Taylor)

2014
American Sniper (Clint Eastwood)
Big Hero 6 (Don Hall, Chris Williams)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Anthony Russo, Joe Russo)
Divergent (Neil Burger)
Gone Girl (David Fincher)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson)
Guardians of the Galaxy (James Gunn)
Into the Woods (Rob Marshall)
The LEGO Movie (Phil Lord, Chris Miller)
Muppets Most Wanted (James Bobin)
Neighbors (Nicholas Stoller)
Noah (Darren Aranofsky)
This Is Where I Leave You (Shawn Levy)

2015
Aloha (Cameron Crowe)
Blackhat (Michael Mann)
Carol (Todd Haynes)
Chappie (Neill Blomkamp)
Cinderella (Kenneth Branagh)
The Divergent Series: Insurgent (Robert Schwentke)
Ex Machina (Alex Garland)
Fantastic Four (Josh Trank)
Fifty Shades of Grey (Sam Taylor-Johnson)
Focus (Glenn Ficarra, John Requa)
Furious 7 (James Wan)
Hot Pursuit (Anne Fletcher)
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (Steve Pink)
In the Heart of the Sea (Ron Howard)
Inside Out (Pete Docter, Ronaldo Del Carmen)
Joy (David O. Russell)
Jurassic World (Colin Trevorrow)
Krampus (Michael Dougherty)
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (Christopher McQuarrie)
Mortdecai (David Koepp)
Pitch Perfect 2 (Elizabeth Banks)
Project Almanac (Dean Isrealite)
Spy (Paul Feig)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (J.J. Abrams)
Ted 2 (Seth MacFarlane)
Tomorrowland (Brad Bird)

2016
Green Room (Jeremy Saulnier)
The Jungle Book (Jon Favreau)
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