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Lions Gate Films (styled as Lionsgate) is the most commercially successful independent movie studio to date. This company is well-known for producing the ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' and ''Film/{{Hostel}}'' series. Also produced movies such as ''Film/TheForbiddenKingdom'', ''Film/TheSpirit'', ''Film/AmericanPsycho'', the ''Film/{{Cube}}'' series, ''Fahrenheit 9/11'' by Creator/MichaelMoore and ''Film/TheFinal''.

Lions Gate was originally founded in UsefulNotes/{{Vancouver}} by investor Frank Giustra, who named the company after the Lions Gate Bridge. In 2000, the studio acquired Trimark Pictures (formerly Vidmark). It expanded by 2004, acquiring Artisan Entertainment, which went under several different names (first USA Home Video, then International Video Entertainment (IVE), then Live Entertainment); they had also acquired the library of one of their 1980's rivals, Vestron Video. In 2009, after pulling their contracts from Creator/{{Showtime}}, Lionsgate, Creator/{{MGM}} and Creator/{{Paramount}} formed Epix, a premium network that's more smaller in scale than its [[Creator/{{HBO}} competition]].

The company had been recently having financial issues due to a number of flops and a few hostile takeover attempts by famed corporate raider Carl Icahn (who has a history of buying floundering businesses and making things worse than before). Icahn dumped his one-third stake in Lionsgate in August, 2011 for $7 a share, a significant haircut after what turned out to be the roaring success of ''Film/TheHungerGames'', which has the makings of a CashCowFranchise with as many as three sequels coming in the next five years. In January 2012, Lions Gate acquired Creator/SummitEntertainment, the studio behind the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' film franchise, for $412.5 million.

2016 saw them acquiring rival premium TV network Creator/{{Starz}}, and their boatload of networks and properties (including Anchor Bay Entertainment and the back catalogue of Creator/FilmRoman), from John Malone for $4.4 billion. The sale has caused doubt over the future of Epix, as it's been reported that Lionsgate will sell its stake in the latter network.

!!Films produced or distributed by Lions Gate (including films originally from Vidmark/Trimark, Live/Artisan and Vestron):
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* ''Film/OneHundredGirls''
* ''Film/{{Abduction}}''
* ''Film/TheAgeOfAdaline''
* ''Film/AloneInTheDark2005''
* ''WesternAnimation/AlphaAndOmega''
* ''Literature/AmericanPastoral''
* ''Literature/AmericanPsycho''
** ''Film/AmericanPsycho2AllAmericanGirl''
* ''Film/{{Barefoot}}''
* ''Film/TheBlairWitchProject''
* ''Film/{{Bratz}}''
* ''Film/BuffaloSixtySix''
* ''Film/{{Bully}}''
* ''Film/CabinFever''
* ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods''
* ''Film/TheCatsMeow''
* ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian2011''
* ''Film/TheCooler''
* ''Film/{{Crash}}''
* ''Film/{{Cube}}''
* ''Film/DeadEnd''
* ''Film/DirtyDancing''
* ''Film/{{Dogma}}''
* ''Film/{{Dogville}}''
* ''Film/TheDuff''
* ''Film/EmployeeOfTheMonth''
* ''Film/TheExpendables'' series
** ''Film/TheExpendables2''
** ''Film/TheExpendables3''
* ''Film/TheForbiddenKingdom''
* ''Film/{{Frailty}}''
* ''Film/GingerSnaps''
* ''Film/GirlWithAPearlEarring''
* ''Film/GodsAndMonsters''
* ''Film/GoingOverboard''
* ''Film/TheGreyZone''
* ''Film/HellOrHighWater''
* The ''Film/{{Hostel}}'' series
* ''Film/HouseOf1000Corpses''
* ''WesternAnimation/HulkVs''
* ''Film/TheHungerGames''
** ''Film/TheHungerGamesCatchingFire''
** ''Film/TheHungerGamesMockingjay'' (Parts 1 and 2)
* ''Film/{{Imperium}}''
* ''Film/KickAss''
* ''Film/LaLaLand''
* ''Film/LastNight''
* The ''Film/{{Leprechaun}}'' series
* The ''Film/LesBoys'' series (first four films only; fifth film distributed by [=eOne=] Canada, mostly in Quebec)
* ''Literature/TheLincolnLawyer''
* ''Film/LordOfWar''
* ''Film/LoveAndMercy''
* ''Film/ManThing''
* ''Film/{{May}}''
* ''Film/MonstersBall''
* ''Film/{{Mortdecai}}''
* ''Film/MuchAdoAboutNothing2012''
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017''
* ''Film/{{Narc}}'' (with Creator/{{Paramount}})
* ''Film/Ninja2009''
* ''WesternAnimation/NormOfTheNorth''
* ''Film/{{O}}''
* ''Film/{{Pi}}''
* ''Film/PowerRangers2017'' (with Creator/SabanBrands)
* ''Film/ThePrinceAndMe''
* ''Film/ThePunisher2004''
* ''Film/PunisherWarZone''
* The ''Franchise/{{Rambo}}'' series (Lions Gate holds the home video rights to the first three films)
* ''Film/TheRedViolin''
* ''Film/RepoTheGeneticOpera''
* ''WesternAnimation/RockDog''
* ''Film/{{Savior}}''
* The ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' series
** ''Film/SawI''
** ''Film/SawII''
** ''Film/SawIII''
** ''Film/SawIV''
** ''Film/SawV''
** ''Film/SawVI''
** ''Film/Saw3D''
** ''Film/SawLegacy''
* ''Film/{{Secretary}}''
* ''Film/SeeNoEvil''
* ''Film/ShadowOfTheVampire''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/ShaunTheSheep Shaun the Sheep Movie]]'' (Distribution in the USA, with [=StudioCanal=] (UK distributor) and Creator/AardmanAnimations}
* ''Film/SilentHillRevelation3D''
* ''Film/SingStreet''
* ''Film/TheSpirit''
* ''WesternAnimation/ThorTalesOfAsgard''
* ''Film/TheVoices''
* ''Film/{{Warrior}}''
* ''Film/TheWrongGuy''
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!!TV series produced or distributed by Lions Gate:
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* ''Series/MadMen''
* ''Series/{{Nashville}}'' (co-production with [[Creator/{{ABC}} ABC Studios]])
* ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack''
* ''Anime/{{Robotech}}''
* ''Series/RunningWilde''
* ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''
* ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' (held home video rights until Speed Racer Enterprises' license reverted back to [[Creator/TatsunokoProduction Tatsunoko]] and is now licensed in North America by Creator/{{Funimation}})
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'' (rights to the franchise now held by Creator/{{Viacom}}. As such, Lionsgate has to credit Viacom International in the legal info on the DVD releases)
* ''Series/{{Weeds}}''
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