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All of the best Oscar winning movies that won the Oscar for Best Picture. Prior to the 2013 Oscars, there are 84 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 85 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 favorite potential Academy Award winner.

List Criteria: Films that won the Academy Award for Best Picture

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    the people's #1 &most listed
    The Godfather

    1972 More
    100
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    Schindler's List

    1993 More
    94
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Godfather Part II

    1974 More
    93
  4. 4
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    1975 More
    93
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Casablanca

    1942 More
    91
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    Forrest Gump

    1994 More
    90
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    The Silence of the Lambs

    1991 More
    88
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    Gone with the Wind

    1939 More
    86
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    2003 More
    82
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    The Deer Hunter

    1978 More
    78
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    Rocky

    1976 More
    77
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    often listed
    The Sting

    1973 More
    75
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    Amadeus

    1984 More
    74
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    Lawrence of Arabia

    1962 More
    74
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    1957 More
    74
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    Rain Man

    1988 More
    74
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    1986 More
    74
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    The Sound of Music

    1965 More
    73
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    West Side Story

    1961 More
    73
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    often listed
    The King's Speech

    2010 More
    72
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    No Country for Old Men

    2007 More
    72
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    Braveheart

    1995 More
    72
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    2000 More
    72
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    Ben-Hur

    1959 More
    71
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    On the Waterfront

    1954 More
    71
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    1992 More
    71
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    often listed
    Dances with Wolves

    1990 More
    65
  28. 28
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    2006 More
    65
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    Patton

    1970 More
    64
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    2001 More
    63
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    controversial
    Titanic

    1997 More
    61
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    1971 More
    61
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Apartment

    1960 More
    60
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    1953 More
    60
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Kramer vs. Kramer

    1979 More
    59
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    controversial
    American Beauty

    1999 More
    59
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    Gandhi

    1982 More
    59
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Rebecca

    1940 More
    58
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    Million Dollar Baby

    2004 More
    58
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Midnight Cowboy

    1969 More
    57
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    1930 More
    56
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    ranked high on reranks &niche appeal
    Annie Hall

    1977 More
    56
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    Driving Miss Daisy

    1989 More
    56
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    ranked low on reranks
    Slumdog Millionaire

    2008 More
    56
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    ranked high on reranks
    It Happened One Night

    1934 More
    56
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    ranked high on reranks
    All About Eve

    1950 More
    55
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    niche appeal
    Argo

    2012 More
    55
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    Mutiny on the Bounty

    1935 More
    54
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    often listed &controversial
    My Fair Lady

    1964 More
    54
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    2008 More
    54
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