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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.

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Gone with the Wind is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies

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Casablanca 1942

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Gladiator 2000

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Braveheart 1995

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Ben-Hur is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies
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Amadeus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies
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Rain Man 1988

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

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The Sting is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies
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Unforgiven 1992

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Platoon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies
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Titanic 1997

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West Side Story is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies

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A Beautiful Mind is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies

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

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

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

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My Fair Lady is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies

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Million Dollar Baby is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies

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Fight Club is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies
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Rebecca is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies
Rebecca 1940

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Finding Nemo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies

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