Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Film

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The Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Film is one of the annual awards given by the Kansas City Film Critics Circle.



Year Winner Director(s)
1966 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Mike Nichols
1967 Bonnie and Clyde Arthur Penn
1968 2001: A Space Odyssey Stanley Kubrick
1969 Midnight Cowboy John Schlesinger


Year Winner Director(s)
1970 Five Easy Pieces Bob Rafelson
Patton Franklin J. Schaffner
1971 The French Connection William Friedkin
1972 A Clockwork Orange Stanley Kubrick
1973 American Graffiti George Lucas
1974 The Conversation Francis Ford Coppola
1975 Nashville Robert Altman
1976 Rocky John G. Avildsen
1977 Annie Hall Woody Allen
1978 Interiors Woody Allen
1979 Kramer vs. Kramer Robert Benton


Year Winner Director(s)
1980 Ordinary People Robert Redford
1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark Steven Spielberg
1982 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Steven Spielberg
1983 Tender Mercies Bruce Beresford
Terms of Endearment James L. Brooks
1984 A Passage to India David Lean
1985 Witness Peter Weir
1986 The Mission Roland Joffé
Salvador Oliver Stone
1987 Moonstruck Norman Jewison
1988 Rain Man Barry Levinson
1989 Glory Edward Zwick


Year Winner Director(s)
1990 Goodfellas Martin Scorsese
1991 The Silence of the Lambs Jonathan Demme
1992 The Player Robert Altman
Unforgiven Clint Eastwood
1993 Schindler's List Steven Spielberg
1994 Pulp Fiction Quentin Tarantino
1995 Apollo 13 Ron Howard
1996 The People vs. Larry Flynt Miloš Forman
1997 Titanic James Cameron
1998 Saving Private Ryan Steven Spielberg
1999 American Beauty Sam Mendes


Year Winner Director(s)
2000 Traffic Steven Soderbergh
2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Peter Jackson
2002 About Schmidt Alexander Payne
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Peter Jackson
2004 Million Dollar Baby Clint Eastwood
2005 Munich Steven Spielberg
2006 United 93 Paul Greengrass
2007 There Will Be Blood Paul Thomas Anderson
2008 Slumdog Millionaire Danny Boyle
2009 Up in the Air Jason Reitman


Year Winner Director(s)
2010 The Social Network David Fincher
2011 The Descendants Alexander Payne
2012 The Master Paul Thomas Anderson
2013 12 Years a Slave Steve McQueen
2014 Birdman Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu