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Founded by Harvey and Bob Weinstein, Miramax was notorious for specifically creating OscarBait Movies and releasing them one after the other in order to appear to be the studio that "gets the most Oscars." They have released such Oscar-winning and Oscar-nominated films as ''Film/MyLeftFoot'', ''Film/TheCryingGame'', ''Film/ThePiano'', ''Film/PulpFiction'', ''Film/TheEnglishPatient'', ''Film/GoodWillHunting'', ''Film/ShakespeareInLove'', ''Film/TheCiderHouseRules'', ''Film/{{Chicago}}'', ''Film/GangsOfNewYork'', ''Film/TheHours'', ''Film/ColdMountain'', ''Film/TheAviator'', ''Film/NoCountryForOldMen'' and ''Film/ThereWillBeBlood''. (The last two released through the label after Harvey and Bob left.) However, they also produce movies that are not considered OscarBait, such as TheViewAskewniverse. This is the very company that launched Creator/QuentinTarantino's career as a director, producing the above mentioned ''Film/PulpFiction'' as well as ''Film/ReservoirDogs'', ''Film/KillBill'' and ''Film/JackieBrown''. Its sister company was Creator/DimensionFilms, who have since joined Creator/TheWeinsteinCompany since 2005. Owned by [[Creator/{{Disney}} The Walt Disney Company]] from 1993 to 2010, it was then sold to RonTutor and his company FilmyardHoldings.

Is infamous for often cutting and/or delaying foreign films they bought the rights to, such as ''Film/{{Hero}}'', ''{{Gandahar}}'', and ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler''.

!!Tropes Applying to Miramax:

* ExecutiveMeddling: They don't call him "Harvey [[Film/EdwardScissorhands Scissorhands]]" for nothing. He seemed to adore cutting and/or delaying foreign films just cause. But that didn't mean domestic films were safe either.
* OscarBait: There's a reason that under the page, Miramax's tactics will [[NeverLiveItDown always]] be described as "Egregious".
** Even worse, their pandering is commonly criticized for refusing to allow more deserving films win [[AcademyAwards Best Picture]]. It's telling that 1996 & 1998's winners {{Film/The English Patient}} and {{Film/Shakespeare In Love}} are now seen as DeaderThanDisco, while the other nominees such as {{Film/Fargo}} and {{Film/Saving Private Ryan}} are viewed as modern classics. Ouch.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Went hand-in-hand with the ExecutiveMeddling above.
* SiblingTeam
* SpiritualSuccessor: Creator/TheWeinsteinCompany.
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