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->'''Jay:''' Miramax? I thought they only made classy pictures, like ''Film/ThePiano'' or ''Film/TheCryingGame''?\\
'''Brodie:''' Yeah, well once they made ''Film/ShesAllThat'', everything went to Hell.
-->-- '''''Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack''''' [[BitingTheHandHumor (a Miramax film)]]

Founded by Harvey and Bob Weinstein in 1979, '''Miramax Films''' was a film and television distribution company known for their library of many, many critically-acclaimed films. They were 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 Film/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''. It also released many action, thriller, and horror films, such as ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'', ''Film/ScaryMovie'', ''Film/HalloweenH20TwentyYearsLater'', and ''Film/SpyKids'' (their only movie to receive a family-approved seal by ''The Dove Foundation''), all of which were released under Creator/DimensionFilms, Miramax's brand for genre films.

Originally an independent company (relying on [[Creator/{{Lionsgate}} Live Entertainment]] and Creator/{{Paramount}} for home distribution), the company was purchased by [[Creator/{{Disney}} The Walt Disney Company]] in 1993. Although the Weinsteins continued operating the company independently under Disney, the latter still had the final say on what would be released.[[note]]Good examples of this include ''Film/{{Kids}}'' (which wound up being released unrated under a one-off label), ''Film/{{Dogma}}'' and ''[[Creator/MichaelMoore Fahrenheit 9/11]]'' (both under Creator/{{Lionsgate}}).[[/note]] The Weinsteins left Miramax (and Disney as a whole) in 2005 to start another company known as Creator/TheWeinsteinCompany, which the Dimension Films brand was moved to. This dealt a major blow to Miramax as a whole, as [[CreatorKiller they no longer had their main powerhouses at hand]]; after distributing some more films time to time, in 2010 Miramax and its film library was then sold to Ron Tutor and his company Filmyard Holdings, only for it to be sold in 2016 to [=beIN=] Media Group. Lionsgate now holds the home video rights to the Miramax catalog in the USA, and [=StudioCanal=] distributes those films overseas. The Weinstein Company holds the rights to make any sequels to Miramax properties.

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

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!!Films produced and/or distributed by Miramax:
[[index]]
* ''Film/FortyDaysAndFortyNights'' (with Creator/{{Universal}})
* ''Film/AddictedToLove'' (with Creator/WarnerBros)
* ''Film/{{Adventureland}}''
* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfSharkboyAndLavagirl'' (with Creator/ColumbiaPictures)
* ''Literature/AllThePrettyHorses'' (with Creator/ColumbiaPictures)
* ''Film/TheAviator''
* ''Film/BeautifulGirls''
* ''Film/BirthdayGirl''
* ''Film/BlowDry''
* ''Film/BrassedOff''
* ''Film/BuffaloSoldiers''
* ''Film/BulletsOverBroadway''
* ''Literature/CaptainCorellisMandolin'' (with Creator/{{Universal}})
* ''Film/{{Celebrity}}''
* ''Film/ChasingAmy''
* ''Film/{{Chicago}}''
* ''Film/{{Chocolat}}''
* ''Literature/TheCiderHouseRules''
* ''Film/CinderellaMan''
* ''Film/CityOfGod''
* ''Film/{{Clerks}}''
* ''Literature/ColdMountain''
* ''Film/CopLand''
* ''Film/TheCryingGame''
* ''Film/Cursed2005''
* ''Film/{{Cypher}}''
* ''Film/DirtyPrettyThings''
* ''Film/DontBeAMenaceToSouthCentralWhileDrinkingYourJuiceInTheHood''
* ''Film/DontBeAfraidOfTheDark''
* ''Theatre/{{Doubt}}''
* ''Film/{{Duplex}}''
* ''Film/EllaEnchanted''
* ''Literature/TheEnglishPatient''
* ''Film/TheEnglishmanWhoWentUpAHillButCameDownAMountain''
* ''Film/EveryoneSaysILoveYou''
* ''Film/{{Exotica}}''
* ''Film/FindingNeverland''
* ''Film/FlirtingWithDisaster''
* ''Film/TheFourFeathers'' (with Creator/{{Paramount}})
* ''Film/FourRooms''
* ''Film/{{Fresh}}''
* ''Film/{{Frida}}''
* ''Film/FromDuskTillDawn''
* ''Film/GangsOfNewYork''
* ''Film/GardenState''
* ''Film/GetOverIt''
* ''Literature/GoneBabyGone''
* ''Film/GoodWillHunting''
* ''Film/TheGreatRaid''
* ''Film/TheGrifters''
* ''Film/HeavenlyCreatures''
* ''Film/{{Hollywoodland}}''
* ''Film/{{Hostage}}''
* ''Literature/TheHours'' (with Creator/{{Paramount}})
* ''Literature/TheHouseOfTheSpirits''
* ''Film/TheHouseOfYes''
* ''Film/{{Impostor}}''
* ''Film/JackieBrown''
* ''Film/JerseyGirl''
* ''Film/KateAndLeopold''
* ''Film/KillBill''
* ''Film/LifeIsBeautiful''
* ''Film/TheLookout''
* ''Film/{{Malena}}''
* ''Film/MasterAndCommander''
* ''Film/MightyAphrodite''
* ''Film/{{Mimic}}''
* ''Film/MrHolmes''
* ''Film/MusicOfTheHeart''
* ''Film/TheMusketeer'' (with Creator/{{Universal}})
* ''Film/MyLeftFoot''
* ''Film/{{Neverwas}}''
* ''Literature/NoCountryForOldMen''
* ''Literature/{{Phantoms}}''
* ''Film/ThePiano''
* ''Film/PlayingByHeart''
* Some of the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' movies outside Japan:
** ''Anime/Pokemon4Ever'' (Digital distribution rights now held by The Pokémon Company International)
** ''Anime/PokemonHeroes''
** ''Anime/PokemonJirachiWishmaker''
** ''Anime/PokemonDestinyDeoxys''
* ''Anime/PrincessMononoke'' (English dub, rights reverted to Disney two years after they sold Miramax, and purchased by GKIDS three years after that)
* ''Film/PretAPorter''
* ''Film/{{Priest|1994}}''
* ''Film/PulpFiction''
* ''Film/TheQuietAmerican''
* ''Film/RabbitProofFence''
* ''Film/ReindeerGames''
* ''Film/ReservoirDogs''
* ''Film/{{Rounders}}''
* ''Film/{{Serendipity}}''
* ''Film/SexLiesAndVideotape''
* ''Film/ShakespeareInLove'' (with Creator/{{Universal}})
* ''Film/ShesAllThat''
* ''Film/{{Sirens}}''
* ''Film/SlidingDoors''
* ''Film/SlingBlade''
* ''Film/SmokeSignals''
* ''Film/TheStationAgent''
* ''Film/{{Swingers}}''
* ''Film/TheSwitch''
* ''Film/TheTallGuy''
* ''Film/ThereWillBeBlood''
* ''Film/{{They}}''
* ''Film/ThingsToDoInDenverWhenYoureDead''
* ''Literature/{{Trainspotting}}''
* ''Film/{{Undisputed}}''
* ''Film/VelvetGoldmine''
* ''Film/AWalkOnTheMoon''
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