best movies The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies  

Originally by
115k votes 10k voters 309k views 118 items Follow Embed

List Rules Only films that WON the Academy Award for Best Picture

All of the best Oscar winning movies that won the Oscar for Best Picture. Prior to the 2015 Oscars, there are 86 movies who have won the highly coveted Best Picture Academy Award and they are all here for you to vote and rank from best to worst. The annual Academy Awards ceremony brings the world together in celebration of the best films of the year, and this list of all the movies that have won the Best Picture Academy Award is here in celebration of decades of quality filmmaking.

With nearly 86 years of votable film history behind us, there are plenty of classic movies vying for the honor of being called the greatest film that won the Academy Award for Best Picture. From the movies that win critical acclaim across generational divides (The Godfather, Schindler's List), to the feel-good movies with great casts (Forrest Gump, The Artist), to controversial Best Picture Oscar winners (The Hurt Locker, Crash), this list of the films that won a Best Picture Oscar is here to separate the best movies of all time from the ones that were maybe the best of the year they won.

What is the best movie that ever won the Best Picture Oscar? What is the worst movie to win the Academy Award for Best Picture? Vote on these winners of the Best Picture Academy Award and maybe you'll find out! If there's an Oscar winner for Best Picture that you didn't like, vote it down and let other moviegoers know it wasn't worthy of film's top honor.

If you're interested in what movie will end up on this list after the 2013 Oscars are given out, check out the 2013 Best Picture Oscar ranking to vote for your 10 (or more) favorite potential Academy Award winners.
list ordered by

1
+ - 4,321 1,617
Ranker Video v

The Most Rewatchable Movies The Best British YouTubers

2
+ - 2,096 911
Gone with the Wind is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies

3
+ - 3,399 2,980
Ranker Video v

4
+ - 1,379 873
Ranker Video v
Casablanca 1942

5
+ - 1,952 1,139
Ranker Video v

6
+ - 1,827 1,171
Ranker Video v

7
+ - 1,566 922
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nes... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies

8
+ - 1,704 922
Ranker Video v

9
+ - 1,580 991
The Lord of the Rings: The Ret... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies

10
+ - 1,420 863
Ranker Video v
Rocky 1976

11
+ - 1,365 819
Ranker Video v
Gladiator 2000

12
+ - 1,134 687
The Sound of Music is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies

13
+ - 1,281 760
Ranker Video v
Braveheart 1995

14
+ - 1,167 637
Ranker Video v

15
+ - 919 543
Lawrence of Arabia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies

The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History These Disney Princess Were Absolutely Terrible Role Models

16
+ - 851 564
Ben-Hur is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies
Ben-Hur 1959

17
+ - 913 576
Amadeus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies
Amadeus 1984

18
+ - 843 614
The Deer Hunter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies

19
+ - 991 712
Ranker Video v

20
+ - 949 667
Ranker Video v
Rain Man 1988

21
+ - 799 442
The Bridge on the River Kwai is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies

22
+ - 809 496
The Sting is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies
The Sting 1973

23
+ - 894 441
Ranker Video v
Unforgiven 1992

24
+ - 862 543
Platoon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies
Platoon 1986

25
+ - 1,202 844
Ranker Video v
Titanic 1997

26
+ - 908 662
Ranker Video v

27
+ - 935 558
A Beautiful Mind is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies

28
+ - 859 557
Dances with Wolves is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies

29
+ - 813 684
Ranker Video v

The Best Disney Princesses The Biggest Turn Ons in a Person

30
+ - 743 527
West Side Story is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies

31
+ - 680 392
Patton is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies
Patton 1970

32
+ - 607 447
On the Waterfront is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies

33
+ - 682 518
Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies
Gandhi 1982

34
+ - 693 595
Million Dollar Baby is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies

35
+ - 489 202
The Usual Suspects is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies

36
+ - 583 460
My Fair Lady is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies

37
+ - 547 439
The French Connection is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies

38
+ - 679 440
Fight Club is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies
Fight Club 1999

39
+ - 447 372
Ranker Video v

40
+ - 478 397
All About Eve is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies

41
+ - 531 256
Finding Nemo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies

42
+ - 563 417
12 Years a Slave is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies

43
+ - 421 432
Rebecca is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies
Rebecca 1940

The Absolute Most Hilarious Movies Ever Made The Best Nicole Kidman Movies

44
+ - 414 379
From Here to Eternity is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies

45
+ - 456 369
It Happened One Night is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies

46
+ - 690 679
Ranker Video v

47
+ - 441 430
The Apartment is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies

48
+ - 358 177
The Fugitive is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies

49
+ - 546 454
Ranker Video v

50
+ - 459 318
The Matrix is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies
The Matrix 1999