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The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies

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 2013 Oscars, there are 84 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 85 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 favorite potential Academy Award winner.
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    the people's #1 Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

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    most listed Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Anjelica Huston

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    Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre

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    Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

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    Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall

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    Tom Hanks, Haley Joel Osment, Kurt Russell

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    Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland

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    Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

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    Cate Blanchett, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken

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    Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

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    Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness

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    Alec Guinness, William Holden, Jack Hawkins

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    Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Robert Shaw

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    Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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    Helena Bonham Carter, Colin Firth, Guy Pearce

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    Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger

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    Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker

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    Jeffrey Jones, Cynthia Nixon, F. Murray Abraham

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    Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman, Valeria Golino

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    Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd

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    Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Richard Harris

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    Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem

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    Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman

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    Marlon Brando, Rod Steiger, Eva Marie Saint

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    Natalie Wood, Rita Moreno, John Astin

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

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    Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene

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    George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Paul Frees

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    Daniel Day-Lewis, Martin Sheen, Ben Kingsley

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    Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe, Ron Howard

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    Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, James Cameron

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    Laurence Olivier, Alfred Hitchcock, Joan Fontaine

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    Shirley MacLaine, Jack Lemmon, Fred MacMurray

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    Kevin Spacey, Mena Suvari, Annette Bening

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    Fred Zinnemann, Lew Ayres, ZaSu Pitts

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman, Jane Alexander

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    Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank

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    Frank Sinatra, Ernest Borgnine, Burt Lancaster

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    Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Bob Balaban

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    Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd, Patti LuPone

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    Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Jeremy Brett

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    Marilyn Monroe, Bette Davis, George Sanders

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    Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Ward Bond

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    Clark Gable, James Cagney, David Niven

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    Woody Allen, Christopher Walken, Sigourney Weaver

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    Freida Pinto, Anil Kapoor, Irrfan Khan

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    Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Lee Grant

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    Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston

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