The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies

91k votes 7.6k voters 251k views 114 items tags f p @
Sponsor

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.
Collection Photo: user uploaded image
  • 92 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • 2 See list ranked by
Z
G Options B Comments & Embed 2rerank list
  1. 1
    + 2,684
    - 1,042
    Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies


    1994

    ;
  2. 2
    + 2,229
    - 1,633
    The Godfather is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies

    the people's #1 & most listed
    1972

    ;
  3. 3
    + 1,333
    - 676
    The Silence of the Lambs is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies


    1991

    ;
  4. 4
    + 1,297
    - 647


    1939

    ;
  5. 5
    + 1,470
    - 933
    The Godfather: Part II is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies


    1974

    ;
  6. 6
    + 1,253
    - 758
    ;
  7. 7
    + 1,584
    - 992
    Schindler's List is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies


    1993

    ;
  8. 8
    + 1,100
    - 721
    Casablanca is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies


    1942

    ;
  9. 9
    + 1,276
    - 772
    ;
  10. 10
    + 1,141
    - 672
    Rocky is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies


    1976

    ;
  11. 11
    + 1,022
    - 598
    Braveheart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies


    1995

    ;
  12. 12
    + 1,088
    - 636
    Gladiator is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies


    2000

    ;
  13. 13
    + 730
    - 430


    1962

    ;
  14. 14
    + 890
    - 531


    1965

    ;
  15. 15
    + 693
    - 440


    1959

    ;
  16. 16
    + 927
    - 485
    The Departed is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies


    2006

    ;
  17. 17
    + 691
    - 508


    1978

    ;
  18. 18
    + 730
    - 452


    1984

    ;
  19. 19
    + 786
    - 557
    No Country for Old Men is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies


    2007

    ;
  20. 20
    + 751
    - 526
    Rain Man is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies


    1988

    ;
  21. 21
    + 634
    - 354


    1957

    ;
  22. 22
    + 706
    - 345
    Unforgiven is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies


    1992

    ;
  23. 23
    + 697
    - 434


    1986

    ;
  24. 24
    + 640
    - 402


    1973

    ;
  25. 25
    + 940
    - 642
    Titanic is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies


    1997

    ;
  26. 26
    + 722
    - 508
    American Beauty is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies


    1999

    ;
  27. 27
    + 670
    - 536
    The King's Speech is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies


    2010

    ;
  28. 28
    + 587
    - 416


    1961

    ;
  29. 29
    + 720
    - 430


    2001

    ;
  30. 30
    + 665
    - 452


    1990

    ;
  31. 31
    + 490
    - 360


    1954

    ;
  32. 32
    + 533
    - 323


    1970

    ;
  33. 33
    + 539
    - 403


    1982

    ;
  34. 34
    + 549
    - 464


    2004

    ;
  35. 35
    + 455
    - 335


    1971

    ;
  36. 36
    + 459
    - 364


    1964

    ;
  37. 37
    + 383
    - 311


    1950

    ;
  38. 38
    + 355
    - 300
    All Quiet on the Western Front is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies


    1930

    ;
  39. 39
    + 482
    - 299


    1999

    ;
  40. 40
    + 343
    - 343

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    1940

    ;
  41. 41
    + 426
    - 296


    2013

    ;
  42. 42
    + 552
    - 534
    Slumdog Millionaire is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies

    often listed
    2008

    ;
  43. 43
    + 367
    - 290


    1934

    ;
  44. 44
    + 344
    - 153


    2003

    ;
  45. 45
    + 329
    - 310


    1953

    ;
  46. 46
    + 290
    - 119


    1994

    ;
  47. 47
    + 349
    - 351


    1960

    ;
  48. 48
    + 396
    - 438


    1977

    ;
  49. 49
    + 429
    - 371
    Driving Miss Daisy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies


    1989

    ;
  50. 50
    + 288
    - 200


    1999

    ;
L List Options 2 Rerank List B Comments & Embed z Share Next List >