Academy Award for Best Picture

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The Academy Awards - or more popularly The Oscars - are an annual event hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, an organisation with the goal of advancing the art of filmmaking.

Each year, the Academy bestows a number of awards on the year's best in film, including best actors, sound, special effects, and, the most prestigious of them all, best picture.

The award itself has undergone a number of name changes since it was first handed out at the Academy's inaugural ceremony in 1927, being known as "Outstanding Picture" in its first two years, "Outstanding Production" until 1940, "Outstanding Motion Picture" during the second world war, "Best Motion Picture" until 1961, before settling on "Best Picture" from 1962 onwards.

Numbered by award ceremony, the following list shows every film to have won the prestigious award:

  1. Wings (1927)
  2. Broadway Melody (1929)
  3. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) ★★★★★
  4. Cimarron (1931)
  5. Grand Hotel (1932)
  6. Cavalcade (1933)
  7. It Happened One Night (1934)
  8. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
  9. The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
  10. The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
  11. You Can't Take It With You (1938)
  12. Gone with the Wind (1939) ★★★★★
  13. Rebecca (1940)
  14. How Green Was My Valley (1941)
  15. Mrs. Miniver (1942)
  16. Casablanca (1942) ★★★★★
  17. Going My Way (1944)
  18. The Lost Weekend (1945)
  19. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
  20. Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
  21. Hamlet (1948)
  22. All The King's Men (1949)
  23. All About Eve (1950) ★★★★★
  24. An American in Paris (1951)
  25. The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
  26. From Here to Eternity (1953)
  27. On the Waterfront (1954)
  28. Marty (1955)
  29. Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
  30. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) ★★★★★
  31. Gigi (1958)
  32. Ben-Hur (1959) ★★★★★
  33. The Apartment (1960) ★★★★★
  34. West Side Story (1961)
  35. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  36. Tom Jones (1963)
  37. My Fair Lady (1964)
  38. The Sound of Music (1965)
  39. A Man for All Seasons (1966)
  40. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
  41. Oliver! (1968)
  42. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
  43. Patton (1969)
  44. The French Connection (1971) ★★★★★
  45. The Godfather (1972) ★★★★★
  46. The Sting (1973)
  47. The Godfather Part II (1974) ★★★★★
  48. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) ★★★★
  49. Rocky (1976)
  50. Annie Hall (1977) ★★★★★
  51. The Deer Hunter (1978) ★★★
  52. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
  53. Ordinary People (1980)
  54. Chariots of Fire (1981) ★★★★
  55. Gandhi (1982)
  56. Terms of Endearment (1983)
  57. Amadeus (1984) ★★★
  58. Out of Africa (1985)
  59. Platoon (1986)
  60. The Last Emperor (1987)
  61. Rain Man (1988)
  62. Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
  63. Dances with Wolves (1990)
  64. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  65. Unforgiven (1992)
  66. Schindler's List (1993)
  67. Forrest Gump (1994) ★★★★★
  68. Braveheart (1995)
  69. The English Patient (1996)
  70. Titanic (1997)
  71. Shakespeare in Love (1998)
  72. American Beauty (1999) ★★★★★
  73. Gladiator (2000) ★★★★★
  74. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
  75. Chicago (2002)
  76. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
  77. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
  78. Crash (2004)
  79. The Departed (2006)
  80. No Country for Old Men (2007)
  81. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
  82. The Hurt Locker (2009)
  83. The King's Speech (2010)
  84. The Artist (2011)
  85. Argo (2012) ★★★★★
  86. 12 Years a Slave (2013) ★★★★★
  87. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014) ★★★★
  88. Spotlight (2015) ★★★★★
  89. Moonlight (2016)
  90. The Shape of Water (2017)
  91. Green Book (2018)
  92. Parasite (2019) ★★★★

Comments

  1. I'm pleased to see that I've seen everyone since 1990, The Return of the King being my favorite one.

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    1. That's pretty impressive... I've still a way to go! Most of the ones I've seen I've reviewed, but there are a few that I haven't (Oliver!, Braveheart, Titanic all come to mind)

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