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Academy Award Winners for Best Picture, Ranked

by Ally the Manic Listmaker
Academy Award Winners for Best Picture, Ranked by Ally the Manic Listmaker
Ranked. Top 10: 1943 – Casablanca 1950 – All About Eve 1972 – The Godfather 1974 – The Godfather Part II 1984 – Amadeus 1975 – One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest 1934 – It Happened One Night 1991 – The Silence of the Lambs 1971 – The French Connection 1951 – An American in Paris 1979 – Kramer vs. Kramer 2007 – No Country for Old Men 1954 – On the Waterfront 1969 – Midnight Cowboy 2006 – The Departed 1965 – The Sound of Music 1977 – Annie Hall 1960 – The Apartment 1999 – American Beauty 1988 – Rain Man 1996 – The English Patient 1949 – All the King’s Men 1931/1932 – Grand Hotel 2008 – Slumdog Millionaire 1964 – My Fair Lady 1976 –… Read more

Ranked.

Top 10:
1943 – Casablanca
1950 – All About Eve
1972 – The Godfather
1974 – The Godfather Part II
1984 – Amadeus
1975 – One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest
1934 – It Happened One Night
1991 – The Silence of the Lambs
1971 – The French Connection
1951 – An American in Paris

1979 – Kramer vs. Kramer
2007 – No Country for Old Men
1954 – On the Waterfront
1969 – Midnight Cowboy
2006 – The Departed
1965 – The Sound of Music
1977 – Annie Hall
1960 – The Apartment
1999 – American Beauty
1988 – Rain Man
1996 – The English Patient
1949 – All the King’s Men
1931/1932 – Grand Hotel
2008 – Slumdog Millionaire
1964 – My Fair Lady
1976 – Rocky
2004 – Million Dollar Baby
1995 – Braveheart
1998 – Shakespeare in Love
2002 – Chicago
1927/1928 – Wings
1994 – Forrest Gump
1980 – Ordinary People
1973 – The Sting
1983 – Terms of Endearment
1981 – Chariots of Fire
1967 – In the Heat of the Night
1941 – How Green Was My Valley
1947 – Gentleman’s Agreement
1958 – Gigi
1939 – Gone with the Wind
2013 – 12 Years a Slave
2010 – The King’s Speech
1990 – Dances With Wolves
1985 – Out of Africa
1982 – Gandhi
1938 – You Can’t Take It with You
1935 – Mutiny on the Bounty
1940 – Rebecca
1937 – The Life of Emile Zola
1961 – West Side Story
1948 – Hamlet
1928/1929 – The Broadway Melody
1944 – Going My Way
1945 – The Lost Weekend
1946 – The Best Years of Our Lives
1942 – Mrs. Miniver
1955 – Marty
1953 – From Here to Eternity
1989 – Driving Miss Daisy
1963 – Tom Jones
1936 – The Great Ziegfeld
1959 – Ben-Hur
1931 – Cimarron
1986 – Platoon
2000 – Gladiator
1956 – Around the World in 80 Days
1929/1930 – All Quiet on the Western Front
1968 – Oliver!
1978 – The Deer Hunter (Cimino’s overblown production)
2011- The Artist
1957 – The Bridge on the River Kwai
1992 – Unforgiven
1987 – The Last Emperor
2012 – Argo (there was a reason Affleck wasn’t nominated for Best Director)
1966 – A Man for All Seasons (very interesting topic, very boring execution by Zzzzimmerman)

Bottom 10:
2001 – A Beautiful Mind
1962 – Lawrence of Arabia (long, boring, I first saw this in 5th grade and fell asleep. I rewatched this again last year on TCM and would rather shoot myself than to see this film again)
2009 – The Hurt Locker (did they just give this film top honors for the heck of it? Practically any other film directed by a woman is better than this, and I am an expert in this field)
1933 – Cavalcade
2005 – Crash
1970 – Patton (George C. Scott screaming for a couple hours. No thanks)
1997 – Titanic (even as a 15 year old girl, I hated this film)
2003 – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (for fanboys only)
1993 – Schindler’s List (every time the theme song played when this film won another award at the Oscars, I felt more and more sick)
1952 – The Greatest Show on Earth (definitely the worst pick for best pic)

For a complete list of winners, visit AMPAS.

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