Wednesday, June 23

Venice – Golden Lion – Best Film

Click through each award to see the full list of nominees and winners!

2019 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Joker Todd Phillips

Joker

Todd Phillips

2018 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Roma Alfonso Cuarón

Roma

Alfonso Cuarón

2017 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

The Shape of Water Guillermo del Toro

The Shape of Water

Guillermo del Toro

2016 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

The Woman Who Left Lav Diaz

The Woman Who Left

Lav Diaz

2015 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

From Afar Lorenzo Vigas

From Afar

Lorenzo Vigas

2014 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence Roy Andersson

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

Roy Andersson

2013 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Sacro GRA Gianfranco Rosi

Sacro GRA

Gianfranco Rosi

2012 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Pieta Ki-duk Kim

Pieta

Ki-duk Kim

2011 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Faust Aleksandr Sokurov

Faust

Aleksandr Sokurov

2010 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Somewhere Sofia Coppola

Somewhere

Sofia Coppola

2009 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Lebanon Samuel Maoz

Lebanon

Samuel Maoz

2008 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

The Wrestler Darren Aronofsky

The Wrestler

Darren Aronofsky

2007 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Lust, Caution Ang Lee

Lust, Caution

Ang Lee

2006 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Still Life Zhangke Jia

Still Life

Zhangke Jia

2005 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Brokeback Mountain Ang Lee

Brokeback Mountain

Ang Lee

2004 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Vera Drake Mike Leigh

Vera Drake

Mike Leigh

2003 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

The Return Andrey Zvyagintsev

The Return

Andrey Zvyagintsev

2002 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

The Magdalene Sisters Peter Mullan

The Magdalene Sisters

Peter Mullan

2001 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Monsoon Wedding Mira Nair

Monsoon Wedding

Mira Nair

2000 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

The Circle Jafar Panahi

The Circle

Jafar Panahi

1999 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Not One Less Yimou Zhang

Not One Less

Yimou Zhang

1998 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Così ridevano Gianni Amelio

Così ridevano

Gianni Amelio

1997 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Fireworks Takeshi Kitano

Fireworks

Takeshi Kitano

1996 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Michael Collins Neil Jordan

Michael Collins

Neil Jordan

1995 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Cyclo Anh Hung Tran

Cyclo

Anh Hung Tran

1994 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Before the Rain Milcho Manchevski

Before the Rain

Milcho Manchevski

1994 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Vive L'Amour Ming-liang Tsai

Vive L’Amour

Ming-liang Tsai

1993 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Short Cuts Robert Altman

Short Cuts

Robert Altman

1993 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Three Colors: Blue Krzysztof Kieslowski

Three Colors: Blue

Krzysztof Kieslowski

1992 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

The Story of Qiu Ju Yimou Zhang

The Story of Qiu Ju

Yimou Zhang

1991 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Close to Eden Nikita Mikhalkov

Close to Eden

Nikita Mikhalkov

1990 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead Tom Stoppard

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

Tom Stoppard

1989 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

A City of Sadness Hsiao-Hsien Hou

A City of Sadness

Hsiao-Hsien Hou

1988 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

The Legend of the Holy Drinker Ermanno Olmi

The Legend of the Holy Drinker

Ermanno Olmi

1987 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Au revoir les enfants Louis Malle

Au revoir les enfants

Louis Malle

1986 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Summer Éric Rohmer

Summer

Éric Rohmer

1985 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Vagabond Agnès Varda

Vagabond

Agnès Varda

1984 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

A Year of the Quiet Sun Krzysztof Zanussi

A Year of the Quiet Sun

Krzysztof Zanussi

1983 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

First Name: Carmen Jean-Luc Godard

First Name: Carmen

Jean-Luc Godard

1982 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

The State of Things Wim Wenders

The State of Things

Wim Wenders

1981 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Marianne & Juliane Margarethe von Trotta

Marianne & Juliane

Margarethe von Trotta

1980 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Atlantic City Louis Malle

Atlantic City

Louis Malle

1980 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Gloria John Cassavetes

Gloria

John Cassavetes

1968 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

The Artist in the Circus Dome: Clueless Alexander Kluge

The Artist in the Circus Dome: Clueless

Alexander Kluge

1967 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Belle de jour Luis Buñuel

Belle de jour

Luis Buñuel

1966 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

The Battle of Algiers Gillo Pontecorvo

The Battle of Algiers

Gillo Pontecorvo

1965 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Sandra Luchino Visconti

Sandra

Luchino Visconti

1964 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Red Desert Michelangelo Antonioni

Red Desert

Michelangelo Antonioni

1963 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Hands Over the City Francesco Rosi

Hands Over the City

Francesco Rosi

1962 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Family Portrait Valerio Zurlini

Family Portrait

Valerio Zurlini

1962 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Ivan's Childhood Andrei Tarkovsky

Ivan’s Childhood

Andrei Tarkovsky

1961 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Last Year at Marienbad Alain Resnais

Last Year at Marienbad

Alain Resnais

1960 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Tomorrow Is My Turn André Cayatte

Tomorrow Is My Turn

André Cayatte

1959 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Il generale Della Rovere Roberto Rossellini

Il generale Della Rovere

Roberto Rossellini

1959 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

The Great War Mario Monicelli

The Great War

Mario Monicelli

1958 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

The Rickshaw Man Hiroshi Inagaki

The Rickshaw Man

Hiroshi Inagaki

1957 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Aparajito Satyajit Ray

Aparajito

Satyajit Ray

1955 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Ordet Carl Theodor Dreyer

Ordet

Carl Theodor Dreyer

1954 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Romeo and Juliet Renato Castellani

Romeo and Juliet

Renato Castellani

1952 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Forbidden Games René Clément

Forbidden Games

René Clément

1951 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Rashomon Akira Kurosawa

Rashomon

Akira Kurosawa

1950 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Justice Is Done André Cayatte

Justice Is Done

André Cayatte

1949 Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion – Best Film

Manon Henri-Georges Clouzot

Manon

Henri-Georges Clouzot