Made By Whom? (An inquiry into who's responsible)

Are directors always the author of a movie? 

Film culture pushes the Auteur theory so forcefully, we rarely question if the concept accurately applies to what we're watching. 

I'm hoping to assemble a crowd sourced list which showcases some examples of pictures where another person, other than the director, could be seen as the "real" auteur. This could be a producer, a cinematographer, an actor, a composer, the writer, the creator of the film's source material—basically anyone you could argue is equally, or more responsible, for what we're seeing and hearing on screen. 

So please, offer some suggestions. Be sure to include the film's title, along with the person (or thing), you think fits this bill. Don't shy away from controversial opinions. We can handle it. 

I've given a few slightly obvious examples to start the list off and help illustrate exactly what I'm trying to get at.

Read notes
  • Gone with the Wind
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • Triumph of the Will
  • Poltergeist
  • The Thing from Another World
  • Journey Into Fear
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • Easy Living
  • True Romance
  • Midnight
  • Network
  • The Last Picture Show
  • Cat People
  • The 7th Voyage of Sinbad
  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout
  • Adaptation.
  • Steve Jobs
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • Dr. No
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • The Third Man
  • Faithless
  • Gremlins
  • La Commare Secca
  • Miami Blues
  • Wait Until Dark
  • Flash Gordon
  • I Am Cuba
  • Pandora and the Flying Dutchman
  • The Black Stallion
  • Les Enfants Terribles
  • The Caine Mutiny
  • Rooster Cogburn
  • Patterns
  • The Saphead
  • The Kid Brother
  • Caught in a Cabaret
  • Dial M for Murder
  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • A Star Is Born
  • GoodFellas
  • Magic Mike XXL
  • A Song of Love
  • Star Wars
  • The Fortune
  • Casablanca
  • Werckmeister Harmonies
  • Back to the Future
  • Bullitt
  • The Hospital
  • Mean Girls
  • Love
  • Shall We Dance
  • Sicario
  • Hell or High Water
  • The Barbarian and the Geisha
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Spartacus
  • Easy Rider
  • Pitch Black
  • Downstairs
  • The Immortal One