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Top Films from Selected Costume Designers

Adrian [Greenberg]

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 The Wizard of Oz 1939 Victor Fleming 7
2 The Philadelphia Story 1940 George Cukor 131
3 Ninotchka 1939 Ernst Lubitsch 345
4 Shadow of a Doubt 1943 Alfred Hitchcock 492
5 The Women 1939 George Cukor 914
6 Grand Hotel 1932 Edmund Goulding 1061
7 Camille 1936 George Cukor 1134
8 Queen Christina 1933 Rouben Mamoulian 1192
9 Woman of the Year 1942 George Stevens 1368
10 Dinner at Eight 1933 George Cukor 1535
11 Pride and Prejudice 1940 Robert Z. Leonard 2015
12 The Great Ziegfeld 1936 Robert Z. Leonard 2080
13 Anna Karenina 1935 Clarence Brown 2105
14 San Francisco 1936 W.S. Van Dyke 2390

Colleen Atwood

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 The Silence of the Lambs 1991 Jonathan Demme 33
2 Edward Scissorhands 1990 Tim Burton 196
3 Ed Wood 1994 Tim Burton 438
4 Chicago 2002 Rob Marshall 597
5 Gattaca 1997 Andrew Niccol 874
6 Philadelphia 1993 Jonathan Demme 973
7 Big Fish 2003 Tim Burton 1054
8 Manhunter 1986 Michael Mann 1137
9 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 2007 Tim Burton 1295
10 Little Women 1994 Gillian Armstrong 1371
11 Mars Attacks! 1996 Tim Burton 1983
12 Sleepy Hollow 1999 Tim Burton 2266

Milena Canonero

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 A Clockwork Orange 1971 Stanley Kubrick 23
2 The Shining 1980 Stanley Kubrick 46
3 Barry Lyndon 1975 Stanley Kubrick 320
4 Chariots of Fire 1981 Hugh Hudson 396
5 The Godfather: Part III 1990 Francis Ford Coppola 615
6 Out of Africa 1985 Sydney Pollack 751
7 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou 2004 Wes Anderson 1548
8 Midnight Express 1978 Alan Parker 1572
9 The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 Wes Anderson 1642
10 The Hunger 1983 Tony Scott 1675
11 Solaris 2002 Steven Soderbergh 1750
12 Bulworth 1998 Warren Beatty 2363

Edith Head

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Vertigo 1958 Alfred Hitchcock 14
2 Sunset Blvd. 1950 Billy Wilder 28
3 Rear Window 1954 Alfred Hitchcock 40
4 Double Indemnity 1944 Billy Wilder 41
5 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 George Roy Hill 135
6 Sullivan's Travels 1941 Preston Sturges 160
7 The Lady Eve 1941 Preston Sturges 161
8 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance 1962 John Ford 226
9 Roman Holiday 1953 William Wyler 260
10 Shane 1953 George Stevens 309
11 The Sting 1973 George Roy Hill 341
12 Ace in the Hole 1951 Billy Wilder 486
13 The Lost Weekend 1945 Billy Wilder 523
14 A Place in the Sun 1951 George Stevens 632
15 The War of the Worlds 1953 Byron Haskin 692
16 Love Me Tonight 1932 Rouben Mamoulian 708
17 The Miracle of Morgan's Creek 1944 Preston Sturges 736
18 The Man Who Would be King 1975 John Huston 745
19 Hud 1963 Martin Ritt 850
20 Funny Face 1957 Stanley Donen 1030
21 The Court Jester 1955 Melvin Frank and Norman Panama 1098
22 The Nutty Professor 1963 Jerry Lewis 1114
23 Sabrina 1954 Billy Wilder 1153
24 Ball of Fire 1941 Howard Hawks 1273
25 Hail the Conquering Hero 1944 Preston Sturges 1313
26 Wings 1927 William A. Wellman 1326
27 The Heiress 1949 William Wyler 1427
28 The Man Who Knew Too Much 1956 Alfred Hitchcock 1544
29 To Catch a Thief 1955 Alfred Hitchcock 1794
30 Downhill Racer 1969 Michael Ritchie 1922
31 She Done Him Wrong 1933 Lowell Sherman 1927
32 The Great McGinty 1940 Preston Sturges 1950
33 Road to Morocco 1942 David Butler 1957
34 When Worlds Collide 1951 Rudolph Maté 2031
35 Going My Way 1944 Leo McCarey 2045
36 White Christmas 1954 Michael Curtiz 2072
37 Here Comes Mr. Jordan 1941 Alexander Hall 2171
38 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral 1957 John Sturges 2255
39 I Married a Witch 1942 René Clair 2309

Dorothy Jeakins

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 The Sound of Music 1965 Robert Wise 121
2 Young Frankenstein 1974 Mel Brooks 251
3 Little Big Man 1970 Arthur Penn 674
4 Fat City 1972 John Huston 825
5 The Way We Were 1973 Sydney Pollack 1006
6 The Dead 1987 John Huston 1060
7 North Dallas Forty 1979 Ted Kotcheff 1208
8 The Music Man 1962 Morton DaCosta 1239
9 On Golden Pond 1981 Mark Rydell 1417
10 True Grit 1969 Henry Hathaway 1945
11 South Pacific 1958 Joshua Logan 2061
12 The Postman Always Rings Twice 1981 Bob Rafelson 2215

[George] Orry-Kelly

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Casablanca 1942 Michael Curtiz 3
2 Some Like It Hot 1959 Billy Wilder 9
3 The Maltese Falcon 1941 John Huston 59
4 An American in Paris 1951 Vincente Minnelli 335
5 42nd Street 1933 Lloyd Bacon 474
6 Now, Voyager 1942 Irving Rapper 497
7 Arsenic and Old Lace 1944 Frank Capra 604
8 Harvey 1950 Henry Koster 885
9 I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang 1932 Mervyn LeRoy 889
10 Gold Diggers of 1933 1933 Mervyn LeRoy 943
11 Angels with Dirty Faces 1938 Michael Curtiz 1017
12 Oklahoma! 1955 Fred Zinnemann 1123
13 Jezebel 1938 William Wyler 1375
14 Dark Victory 1939 Edmund Goulding 1462
15 The Little Foxes 1941 William Wyler 1584
16 Pat and Mike 1952 George Cukor 1757
17 Auntie Mame 1958 Morton DaCosta 2225
18 The Letter 1940 William Wyler 2365
19 Baby Face 1933 Alfred E. Green 2399

Walter Plunkett

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Singin' in the Rain 1952 Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly 8
2 Gone with the Wind 1939 Victor Fleming 21
3 King Kong 1933 Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack 49
4 Stagecoach 1939 John Ford 144
5 Forbidden Planet 1956 Fred M. Wilcox 368
6 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 1954 Stanley Donen 890
7 Duel in the Sun 1946 King Vidor 1204
8 The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1939 William Dieterle 1601
9 Little Women 1933 George Cukor 1672
10 Some Came Running 1958 Vincente Minnelli 1721
11 The Informer 1935 John Ford 1752
12 How the West Was Won 1962 John Ford, Henry Hathaway, and George Marshall 1765
13 Lust for Life 1956 Vincente Minnelli 2112
14 Kiss Me Kate 1953 George Sidney 2276
15 The Gay Divorcee 1934 Mark Sandrich 2352

Sandy Powell

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 The Departed 2006 Martin Scorsese 323
2 Shakespeare in Love 1998 John Madden 407
3 The Crying Game 1992 Neil Jordan 612
4 Far from Heaven 2002 Todd Haynes 650
5 Gangs of New York 2002 Martin Scorsese 1195
6 Orlando 1992 Sally Potter 1278
7 Hugo 2011 Martin Scorsese 1306
8 The Aviator 2004 Martin Scorsese 1469
9 The Wolf of Wall Street 2013 Martin Scorsese 1620
10 Shutter Island 2010 Martin Scorsese 1773
11 Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles 1994 Neil Jordan 1786
12 Velvet Goldmine 1998 Todd Haynes 1837
13 Caravaggio 1986 Derek Jarman 2245

Ann Roth

Rank Title Year Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Midnight Cowboy 1969 John Schlesinger 163
2 The English Patient 1996 Anthony Minghella 387
3 Klute 1971 Alan J. Pakula 815
4 The Talented Mr. Ripley 1999 Anthony Minghella 903
5 The Hours 2002 Stephen Daldry 1097
6 Marathon Man 1976 John Schlesinger 1211
7 Working Girl 1988 Mike Nichols 1230
8 The Unbearable Lightness of Being 1988 Philip Kaufman 1307
9 Silkwood 1983 Mike Nichols 1430
10 Signs 2002 M. Night Shyamalan 1539
11 Dressed to Kill 1980 Brian De Palma 1626
12 The Birdcage 1996 Mike Nichols 1716
13 Hair 1979 Milos Forman 1733
14 Nine to Five 1980 Colin Higgins 1807
15 Dave 1993 Ivan Reitman 2087
16 Coming Home 1978 Hal Ashby 2212
17 The World According to Garp 1982 George Roy Hill 2311
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