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
    + 1430
    - 585
    Forrest Gump


    1994

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  3. 3
    + 1149
    - 683
    Schindler's List


    1993

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    + 850
    - 407


    1939

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  5. 5
    + 1015
    - 613
    The Godfather Part II


    1974

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  6. 6
    + 915
    - 550
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  7. 7
    + 759
    - 543
    Casablanca


    1942

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  8. 8
    + 944
    - 489
    The Silence of the Lambs


    1991

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  9. 9
    + 873
    - 553
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  10. 10
    + 485
    - 277


    1959

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  11. 11
    + 605
    - 345


    1965

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  12. 12
    + 766
    - 432
    Gladiator


    2000

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  13. 13
    + 724
    - 397
    Braveheart


    1995

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  14. 14
    + 786
    - 484
    Rocky


    1976

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  15. 15
    + 528
    - 281


    1962

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  16. 16
    + 551
    - 363
    No Country for Old Men


    2007

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  17. 17
    + 510
    - 368


    1978

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  18. 18
    + 533
    - 382
    Rain Man


    1988

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  19. 19
    + 645
    - 317
    The Departed

    ranked low on reranks
    2006

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  20. 20
    + 511
    - 313


    1984

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  21. 21
    + 505
    - 310


    1986

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  22. 22
    + 447
    - 247


    1957

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  23. 23
    + 457
    - 281


    1973

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  24. 24
    + 502
    - 228
    Unforgiven

    ranked low on reranks
    1992

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  25. 25
    + 479
    - 368
    The King's Speech


    2010

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  26. 26
    + 629
    - 437
    Titanic


    1997

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  27. 27
    + 424
    - 284


    1961

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  28. 28
    + 494
    - 349
    American Beauty


    1999

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  29. 29
    + 357
    - 249


    1954

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  30. 30
    + 465
    - 325


    1990

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  31. 31
    + 381
    - 217


    1970

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  32. 32
    + 502
    - 303


    2001

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  33. 33
    + 399
    - 274


    1982

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  34. 34
    + 330
    - 217


    1971

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  35. 35
    + 325
    - 242


    1964

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  36. 36
    + 409
    - 310


    2004

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  37. 37
    + 256
    - 236


    1940

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  38. 38
    + 256
    - 206
    All Quiet on the Western Front


    1930

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  39. 39
    + 244
    - 217


    1953

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  40. 40
    + 267
    - 217


    1950

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  41. 41
    + 265
    - 249


    1960

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  42. 42
    + 387
    - 374
    Slumdog Millionaire


    2008

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  43. 43
    + 255
    - 179


    2013

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  44. 44
    + 309
    - 333


    2012

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  45. 45
    + 320
    - 269
    Driving Miss Daisy


    1989

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  46. 46
    + 260
    - 298
    Kramer vs. Kramer

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    1979

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  47. 47
    + 255
    - 197

    ranked low on reranks
    1934

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  48. 48
    + 292
    - 320


    1977

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  49. 49
    + 241
    - 147


    1999

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  50. 50
    + 276
    - 241
    Midnight Cowboy


    1969

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