The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies

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List Criteria: 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.

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    The Godfather is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies

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    Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies


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    Schindler's List is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies


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    The Godfather Part II is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies


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    The Silence of the Lambs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies


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    Driving Miss Daisy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies


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