The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies Films
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The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies

List Criteria: 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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  1. 1
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    the people's #1
    The Godfather

    1972 More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 276
    Down 106
    1975 More
    94
  3. 3
    Up 296
    Down 101
    1993 More
    92
  4. 4
    Up 242
    Down 115
    1942 More
    92
  5. 5
    Up 287
    Down 130
    1974 More
    91
  6. 6
    Up 300
    Down 127
    1994 More
    90
  7. 7
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    Down 108
    1939 More
    85
  8. 8
    Up 280
    Down 107
    1991 More
    85
  9. 9
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    Down 125
    2003 More
    83
  10. 10
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    often listed
    The Deer Hunter

    1978 More
    77
  11. 11
    Up 158
    Down 74
    1957 More
    76
  12. 12
    Up 161
    Down 86
    1973 More
    75
  13. 13
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    1962 More
    75
  14. 14
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    1976 More
    74
  15. 15
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    2010 More
    74
  16. 16
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    1984 More
    74
  17. 17
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    Down 100
    1986 More
    74
  18. 18
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    ranked low on reranks
    Braveheart

    1995 More
    73
  19. 19
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    Down 106
    1988 More
    73
  20. 20
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    Down 119
    2007 More
    72
  21. 21
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    Down 77
    1959 More
    72
  22. 22
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    1992 More
    71
  23. 23
    Up 136
    Down 83
    1954 More
    71
  24. 24
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    2000 More
    71
  25. 25
    Up 162
    Down 97
    1965 More
    71
  26. 26
    Up 137
    Down 97
    1961 More
    69
  27. 27
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    Down 115
    2006 More
    68
  28. 28
    Up 131
    Down 77
    1970 More
    65
  29. 29
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    Down 103
    1990 More
    64
  30. 30
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    2001 More
    62
  31. 31
    Up 127
    Down 78
    1982 More
    62
  32. 32
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    1997 More
    62
  33. 33
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    1960 More
    62
  34. 34
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    Down 82
    1971 More
    61
  35. 35
    Up 87
    Down 69
    1930 More
    61
  36. 36
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    Down 123
    1999 More
    61
  37. 37
    Up 138
    Down 110
    2004 More
    60
  38. 38
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    1940 More
    60
  39. 39
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Kramer vs. Kramer

    1979 More
    59
  40. 40
    Up 108
    Down 82

    ranked low on reranks
    Driving Miss Daisy

    1989 More
    59
  41. 41
    Up 76
    Down 80
    1953 More
    58
  42. 42
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    Down 81
    1964 More
    58
  43. 43
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    1969 More
    58
  44. 44
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    1935 More
    56
  45. 45
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    1934 More
    56
  46. 46
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    2012 More
    56
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  47. 47
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    2008 More
    55
  48. 48
    Up 62
    Down 79
    1950 More
    55
  49. 49
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    Down 122
    1977 More
    55
  50. 50
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    Down 64

    ranked low on reranks
    In the Heat of the Night

    1967 More
    54
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