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List Of Best Picture Winners

Updated on February 11, 2013

List Of Academy Award for Best Picture Winners

For more than 80 years now the academy award gives out price to movies and actor that stand out in the year. One of the most prestigious price given by the academy is the Oscar for Best Picture given to the best movie of the year. Here is the complete list of all the movies who won this award.

Best Picture Winners Montage - Academy Award Best Picture

List OF Movies That Won The Best Picture Award

Best Picture Of The Year

(1928) Wings

(1929) The Broadway Melody

(1930) All Quiet on the Western Front

(1931) Cimarron

(1932) Grand Hotel

(1933) Cavalcade

(1934) It Happened One Night

(1935) Mutiny on the Bounty

(1936) The Great Ziegfeld

(1937) The Life of Emile Zola

(1938) You Can't Take It With You

(1939) Gone with the Wind

(1940) Rebecca

(1941) How Green Was My Valley

(1942) Mrs. Miniver

(1943) Casablanca

(1944) Going My Way

(1945) The Lost Weekend

(1946) The Best Years of Our Lives

(1947) Gentleman's Agreement

(1948) Hamlet

(1949) All the King's Men

(1950) All About Eve

(1951) An American in Paris

(1952) The Greatest Show on Earth

(1953) From Here to Eternity

(1954) On the Waterfront

(1955) Marty

(1956) Around the World in 80 Days

(1957) The Bridge on the River Kwai

(1958) Gigi

(1959) Ben-Hur

(1960) The Apartment

(1961) West Side Story

(1962) Lawrence of Arabia

(1963) Tom Jones

(1964) My Fair Lady

(1965) The Sound of Music

(1966) A Man for All Seasons

(1967) In the Heat of the Night

(1968) Oliver!

(1969) Midnight Cowboy

(1970) Patton

(1971) The French Connection

(1972) The Godfather

(1973) The Sting

(1974) The Godfather Part II

(1975) One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

(1976) Rocky

(1977) Annie Hall

(1978) The Deer Hunter

(1979) Kramer vs. Kramer

(1980) Ordinary People

(1981) Chariots of Fire

(1982) Gandhi

(1983) Terms of Endearment

(1984) Amadeus

(1985) Out of Africa

(1986) Platoon

(1987) The Last Emperor

(1988) Rain Man

(1989) Driving Miss Daisy

(1990) Dances with Wolves

(1991) The Silence of the Lambs

(1992) Unforgiven

(1993) Schindler's List

(1994) Forrest Gump

(1995) Braveheart

(1996) The English Patient

(1997) Titanic

(1998) Shakespeare in Love

(1999) American Beauty

(2000) Gladiator

(2001) A Beautiful Mind

(2002) Chicago

(2003) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

(2004) Million Dollar Baby

(2005) Crash

(2006) The Departed

(2007) No Country for Old Men

(2008) Slumdog Millionaire

(2009) The Hurt Locker

(2010) The King's Speech

(2011) The Artist

Best Picture Debate - Best Picture Oscar

Did the Academy made the right choice?

Personal Pick 1: American Beauty

Best Picture Of 1999

For me this is one of the best movie I've seen i can really identify myself with the main character even though I'm not in the same situation as him. Personally I was sold by the first few sentence in the movie where Lester narrate, i"m not going to spoil what he says but it got me hooked for the rest of the film and I enjoyed every bit of it

Nominated For Best Picture In 1999

Best Picture Of The Year 1999

In 1999 for the 72nd Academy Awards American Beauty is in competition with the following movies for the Best Picture Award

- The Cider House Rules

- The Green Mile

- The Insider

- The Sixth Sense

American Beauty's Awards

More Academy Awards?!

American Beauty won a total of 5 Academy Awards and was nominated for 8

Best Picture (Bruce Cohen, Dan Jinks) : Won

Best Actor ( Kevin Spacey) : Won

Best Director (Sam Mendes) : Won

Best Original Screenplay (Alan Ball) : Won

Best Cinematography (Conrad Hall) : Won

Best Actress (Annette Bening) : Nominated

Original Music Score (Thomas Newman) : Nominated

Film Editing (Tariq Anwar) : Nominated

American Beauty Trailer - Best Picture Of 1999

American Beauty On DVD - Best Picture On DVD

Personal Favorite 2: The Lord Of The Ring: The Return Of The King

Best Picture Of 2003

We all know this film and rare are those who never saw it. It certainly is one of my favorite movies of all time and is a near perfect adaptation of the book.

Nominated For Best Picture In 2003

Best Picture Of 2003

In 2003 for the 76th Academy Awards The Lord Of The Ring: The Return Of The Kin is in competition with the following movies for the Best Picture Award

- Lost in Translation

- Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

- Mystic River

- Seabiscuit

The Lord Of The Ring: The Return Of The King's Awards

Best Picture And Even More Academy Awards

The Lord Of The Ring: The Return Of The King was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and it won... well it won them all

- Best Picture (Peter Jackson) : won

- Best Director (Peter Jackson) : won

- Best Adapted Screenplay (Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens) : won

- Best Original Score (Howard Shore) : won

- Best Original Song (Into the West) : won

- Best Sound Mixing (Christopher Boyes, Michael Semanick, Michael Hedges and Hammond Peek) : won

- Best Art Direction (Grant Major; Set Decoration: Dan Hennah and Alan Lee) : won

- Best Makeup (Richard Taylor and Peter King) : won

- Best Costume Design (Ngila Dickson and Richard Taylor) : won

-Best Film Editing (Jamie Selkirk) : won

- Best Visual Effects (Jim Rygiel, Randall William Cook, Alex Funke and Joe Letteri) : won

The Lord Of The Ring: The Return Of The King Trailer - Best Picture Of 2003

The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King On DVD - Best Picture On DVD

Personal Favorite 3: The Godfather Part II

Best Picture Of 1974

I love this movie for me the second installment of the Godfather trilogy is the best one. De Niro and Pachino both offer great performances, this is a must watch movie and if you don't know the trilogy pick it up now cause you're missing on something

Nominated For Best Picture In 1974

Best Picture Of 1974

In 1974 for the 47th Academy Awards The Godfather Part II is in competition with the following movies for the Best Picture Award

- Chinatown

- The Conversation

- Lenny

- The Towering Inferno


The Godfather Part II's Awards

Academy Awards Winner

Just like the Lord of the Ring, The Godfather Part II was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, it won 6 of them

- Best Picture (Francis Ford Coppola) : Won

- Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Robert De Niro) : won

- Best Director (Francis Ford Coppola) : Won

- Best Adapted Screenplay (Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo): won

- Best Art Direction-Set Decoration ( Dean Tavoularis, Angelo P. Graham and George R. Nelson) : won

- Best Music, Original Dramatic Score (Nino Rota and Carmine Coppola) : won

- Best Actor in a Leading Role (Al Pacino) : Nominated

- Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Michael V. Gazzo) : Nominated

- Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Lee Strasberg) : Nominated

- Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Talia Shire) : Nominated

- Costume Design : Nominated

The Godfather Part II Trailer - Best Picture Of 1974

The Godfather Part II On DVD - Best Picture On DVD

Did You Know?

Best Picture Trivia

- Did you know that since 2009 there is now 10 nominees for the Best Picture award instead of 5

-Did you know that The Godfather II is the first sequel to have won Best Picture

- Did you know that The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is the only fantasy film to have won the award

- Did you know that Ben-Hur, Titanic, and Lord Of The Ring: The Return of the King all have the record for academy awards won, which is 11

-Did you know that The Beauty and The Beast is the first animated film that won Best Picture

No Country For Old Man - Best Picture Winner in 2007

I saw this movie in school in one of my cinema class cause we had to analyse it and i was happily surprise. This film doesn't really follow boundaries and you never expect whats going to happen next and that's what makes it good and you just got to love Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem) in this movie, those who saw it know what I'm talking about.

Slumdog Millionaire - Winner in 2008

''How come you knew all the answer''. This one sentence is stuck in my head forever. Loved the story and the way it was told this is the kind of movie that just makes you smile.

The Hurt Locker - Winner in 2009

OK, I admit it, I haven't seen this movie yet. Yeah I know shame on me, what I am waiting for, I don't know? But it definitely is on my list of movies to watch.

More Best Picture Winner on DVD - Best Picture's DVD

Billy Crystal - 70th Annual Academy Awards Best Picture Montage (from 1998) - Best Picture Video

Best Picture Pool

Award For The Best Picture

Even though i don't always agree with the pick for best picture of the year, i can't argue that they all are very interesting films. More than 80 movies have won this price now, so i came to ask myself this question: what is the Best Best Picture of all time?

Instead of asking the academy this time we're gonna let the public decide! To help you make your choice I've put a description of my personal favorite and of the last 3 films that won the award

Voice you're opinion in the best Best Picture pool and help me decide what is the best movie ever!...

Best Picture - Oscar For Best Picture

The Best, Best Picture Of All Time

Out of all the movie than won Best Picture which one is the best?

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      8 years ago

      this is a great lens, and i think than slumdog millionnaire is the greatest movie :)

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      8 years ago

      Gone with the wind is obviously the best movie out there


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