Best Theatrical Motion Picture by Producers Guild of America

"The Producers Guild of America Award was originally established in 1990 by the Producers Guild of America as the Golden Laurel Awards, created by PGA Treasurer Joel Freeman with the support of Guild President Leonard Stern, in order to honor the visionaries who produce and execute motion picture and television product."

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All winners from 1990 through 2016.

Last updated: January 29th, 2017


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Detractions

  1. Limited to ~50 years or less (-50)
  2. Yearly award (-25)
  3. Voted on by industry employee(s) (-20)

Films (29)

1. La La Land

Directed by Damien Chazelle | PG-13 | 128 min | 2016|

A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles.

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2. The Big Short

Directed by Adam McKay | R | 130 min | 2015|

Four denizens in the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight.

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3. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu | R | 119 min | 2014|

Illustrated upon the progress of his latest Broadway play, a former popular actor's struggle to cope with his current life as a wasted actor is shown.


4. 12 Years a Slave

Directed by Steve McQueen | R | 134 min | 2013|

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

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5. Gravity

Directed by Alfonso Cuarón | PG-13 | 91 min | 2013|

A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.

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6. Argo

Directed by Ben Affleck | R | 120 min | 2012|

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.

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7. The Artist

Directed by Michel Hazanavicius | PG-13 | 100 min | 2011|

A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions.

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8. The King's Speech

Directed by Tom Hooper | R | 118 min | 2010|

The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.

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9. Slumdog Millionaire

Directed by Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan | R | 120 min | 2008|

A Mumbai teen reflects on his upbringing in the slums when he is accused of cheating on the Indian Version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"

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10. The Hurt Locker

Directed by Kathryn Bigelow | R | 131 min | 2008|

During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work.

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11. No Country for Old Men

Directed by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | R | 122 min | 2007|

Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.

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12. Little Miss Sunshine

Directed by Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris | R | 101 min | 2006|

A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus.

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13. Brokeback Mountain

Directed by Ang Lee | R | 134 min | 2005|

The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years.

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14. The Aviator

Directed by Martin Scorsese | PG-13 | 170 min | 2004|

A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s.

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15. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Directed by Peter Jackson | PG-13 | 201 min | 2003|

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

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16. Chicago

Directed by Rob Marshall | PG-13 | 113 min | 2002|

Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.

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17. Moulin Rouge!

Directed by Baz Luhrmann | PG-13 | 127 min | 2001|

A poet falls for a beautiful courtesan whom a jealous duke covets in this stylish musical, with music drawn from familiar 20th century sources.

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18. Gladiator

Directed by Ridley Scott | R | 155 min | 2000|

When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.

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19. American Beauty

Directed by Sam Mendes | R | 122 min | 1999|

A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.

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20. Saving Private Ryan

Directed by Steven Spielberg | R | 169 min | 1998|

Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.

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21. Titanic

Directed by James Cameron | PG-13 | 194 min | 1997|

A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.

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22. The English Patient

Directed by Anthony Minghella | R | 162 min | 1996|

At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.

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23. Apollo 13

Directed by Ron Howard | PG | 140 min | 1995|

NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.

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24. Forrest Gump

Directed by Robert Zemeckis | PG-13 | 142 min | 1994|

Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him.

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25. Schindler's List

Directed by Steven Spielberg | R | 195 min | 1993|

In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans.

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26. The Crying Game

Directed by Neil Jordan | R | 112 min | 1992|

A British soldier is kidnapped by IRA terrorists. He befriends one of his captors, who is drawn into the soldier's world.

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27. The Silence of the Lambs

Directed by Jonathan Demme | R | 118 min | 1991|

A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.

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28. Dances with Wolves

Directed by Kevin Costner | PG-13 | 181 min | 1990|

Lt. John Dunbar, exiled to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.

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29. Driving Miss Daisy

Directed by Bruce Beresford | PG | 99 min | 1989|

An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years.

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