The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies Films

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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  1. 1
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    The Godfather

    the people's #1 & most listed
    1972

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  2. 2
    + 1426
    - 583
    Forrest Gump


    1994

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  3. 3
    + 1143
    - 682
    Schindler's List


    1993

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    + 846
    - 406


    1939

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  5. 5
    + 1013
    - 610
    The Godfather Part II


    1974

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  6. 6
    + 912
    - 549
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  7. 7
    + 755
    - 542
    Casablanca


    1942

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  8. 8
    + 942
    - 487
    The Silence of the Lambs


    1991

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  9. 9
    + 870
    - 550
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  10. 10
    + 602
    - 342


    1965

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  11. 11
    + 482
    - 276


    1959

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  12. 12
    + 720
    - 394
    Braveheart


    1995

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  13. 13
    + 761
    - 431
    Gladiator


    2000

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  14. 14
    + 783
    - 482
    Rocky


    1976

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  15. 15
    + 525
    - 280


    1962

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  16. 16
    + 550
    - 360
    No Country for Old Men


    2007

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  17. 17
    + 507
    - 367


    1978

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  18. 18
    + 530
    - 380
    Rain Man


    1988

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  19. 19
    + 644
    - 315
    The Departed

    ranked low on reranks
    2006

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  20. 20
    + 509
    - 312


    1984

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  21. 21
    + 502
    - 309


    1986

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  22. 22
    + 444
    - 247


    1957

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  23. 23
    + 455
    - 280


    1973

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  24. 24
    + 501
    - 226
    Unforgiven

    ranked low on reranks
    1992

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  25. 25
    + 477
    - 367
    The King's Speech


    2010

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  26. 26
    + 626
    - 436
    Titanic


    1997

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  27. 27
    + 422
    - 282


    1961

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  28. 28
    + 494
    - 347
    American Beauty


    1999

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  29. 29
    + 356
    - 248


    1954

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  30. 30
    + 464
    - 322


    1990

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  31. 31
    + 378
    - 216


    1970

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  32. 32
    + 500
    - 302


    2001

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  33. 33
    + 396
    - 274


    1982

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  34. 34
    + 328
    - 217


    1971

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  35. 35
    + 323
    - 242


    1964

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  36. 36
    + 406
    - 309


    2004

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  37. 37
    + 255
    - 235


    1940

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  38. 38
    + 256
    - 204
    All Quiet on the Western Front


    1930

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  39. 39
    + 243
    - 216


    1953

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  40. 40
    + 266
    - 215


    1950

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  41. 41
    + 265
    - 247


    1960

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  42. 42
    + 387
    - 371
    Slumdog Millionaire


    2008

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  43. 43
    + 255
    - 177


    2013

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  44. 44
    + 259
    - 296
    Kramer vs. Kramer

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    1979

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  45. 45
    + 255
    - 195


    1934

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  46. 46
    + 318
    - 267
    Driving Miss Daisy


    1989

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  47. 47
    + 291
    - 316


    1977

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  48. 48
    + 307
    - 332


    2012

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  49. 49
    + 240
    - 145


    1999

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  50. 50
    + 276
    - 238
    Midnight Cowboy


    1969

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