Creator / Miramax Films
Jay: Miramax? I thought they only made classy pictures, like The Piano or The Crying Game?
Brodie: Yeah, well once they made She's All That, everything went to Hell.

Founded by Harvey and Bob Weinstein in 1979, Miramax was notorious for specifically creating Oscar Bait 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 My Left Foot, The Crying Game, The Piano, Pulp Fiction, The English Patient, Good Will Hunting, Shakespeare in Love, The Cider House Rules, Chicago, Gangs of New York, The Hours, Cold Mountain, The Aviator, No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood. (The last two released through the label after Harvey and Bob left.) However, they also produce movies that are not considered Oscar Bait, such as The View Askewniverse. This is the very company that launched Quentin Tarantino's career as a director, producing the above mentioned Pulp Fiction as well as Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill and Jackie Brown. It also released many action, thriller, and horror films, such as Scream (1996), Scary Movie, Halloween H20: Twenty Years Later, and Spy Kids (the only movie to receive a family-approved seal by The Dove Foundation), all of which were released under Dimension Films, Miramax's brand for genre films.

The Weinsteins left Miramax in 2005 to start another company known as The Weinstein Company, which the Dimension Films brand was moved to. Owned by The Walt Disney Company from 1993 to 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. Lions Gate now holds the home video rights to the Miramax catalog in the USA, and Studio Canal distributes those films overseas. The Weinstein Company (now a part of the Video Treasures catalog) 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 Hero, Gandahar, and The Thief and the Cobbler.

Films produced and/or distributed by Miramax:

Tropes applying to Miramax: