The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies Films
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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
    The Godfather

    1972 More
    100
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    1975 More
    94
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    1942 More
    93
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    1993 More
    92
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    1974 More
    91
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    1994 More
    90
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    1939 More
    86
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    1991 More
    85
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    2003 More
    83
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Deer Hunter

    1978 More
    77
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    1957 More
    76
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    1962 More
    75
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    1973 More
    75
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    1976 More
    75
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    1984 More
    75
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    1986 More
    74
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    2010 More
    74
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    ranked low on reranks
    Braveheart

    1995 More
    73
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    1988 More
    73
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    1959 More
    73
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    2007 More
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    1954 More
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    1961 More
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    2006 More
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    1970 More
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    1990 More
    64
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    1982 More
    63
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    2001 More
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    1960 More
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    1997 More
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    1971 More
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    1930 More
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    1999 More
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    1940 More
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Kramer vs. Kramer

    1979 More
    60
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    1953 More
    60
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    2004 More
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    1964 More
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    1989 More
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    1969 More
    58
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    1935 More
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    1950 More
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    2008 More
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    1967 More
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    1977 More
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