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Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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List Rules All films that have won at least one Academy Award in any category

A complete list of all Oscar-winning movies, with every film that's ever won and the number of Academy Awards that each picture took home. If a movie is on this list, then rest-assured, it is one of the best films ever made. Every year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes Hollywood filmmakers for various achievements within the industry. Some years, a small handful of highly-recognized films sweep a majority of the awardsthink Titanic and The English Patient—but other years, the awards are spread out and several films win one or two Oscars in various categories. The number of Oscars that any given film wins has to do with how good the film is, but can also be determined by luck, release date, the mood of the Academy members, and the quality of the other films that were released that year.

This list of Academy Award winning movies is ordered by the number of statues each of these films brought home, so you can easily glance and see which films have won the most awards. It also lists the awards each film won and highlights those awards which are most coveted, the so-called Big Five Oscars: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Screenplay. Only three movies in history have won all of the Big Five Academy Awards. These films are The Silence of the Lambs (1991), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), and It Happened One Night (1931). Based on their successes, these films should be at the top at any film buff's must-see list.

To many, the Academy Award, also known as the Oscar, is considered the most prestigious award in Hollywood. The awards are given to individuals for their various roles within the production of their films. Somebody involved in all the films listed won an Oscar. For people who worked on these award-winning movies, the recognition is a career changer, and for a movie it can mean a surge in additional profits at the box office.

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Ben-Hur is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Every Oscar Winning Film Ever
1959

Awards Won: 11 of 12 nominations

1. Best Picture
2. Best Director (William Wyler)
3. Best Actor (Charlton Heston)
4. Best Supporting Actor (Hugh Griffith)
5. Best Art Direction
6. Best Cinematography
7. Best Costume Design
8. Best Special Effects
9. Best Film Editing
10. Best Music
11. Best Sound Recording 

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The Lord of the Rings: T... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Every Oscar Winning Film Ever
2003

Awards Won: 11 of 11 nominations

1. Best Picture
2. Best Director (Peter Jackson)
3. Best Adapted Screenplay
4. Best Original Score
5. Best Original Song
6. Best Visual Effects
7. Best Art Direction
8. Best Costume Design
9. Best Makeup
10. Best Sound Mixing
11. Best Film Editing

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Titanic is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Every Oscar Winning Film Ever
1997

Awards Won: 11 of 14 nominations

1. Best Picture
2. Best Director (James Cameron)
3. Best Art Direction
4. Best Cinematography
5. Best Costume Design
6. Best Film Editing
7. Best Original Dramatic Score
8. Best Original Song
9. Best Sound
10. Best Sound Effects Editing
11. Best Visual Effects

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West Side Story is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Every Oscar Winning Film Ever
1961

Awards Won: 10 of 11 nominations

1. Best Picture 
2. Best Director (Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins)
3. Best Supporting Actor (George Chakiris)
4. Best Supporting Actress (Rita Moreno)
5. Best Art Direction
6. Best Cinematography 
7. Best Costume Design 
8. Best Film Editing
9. Best Music
10. Best Sound

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The English Patient is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Every Oscar Winning Film Ever
1996

Awards Won: 9 of 12 nominations

1. Best Picture
2. Best Director (Anthony Minghella)
3. Best Supporting Actress (Juliette Binoche)
4. Best Art Direction
5. Best Cinematography
6. Best Costume Design
7. Best Film Editing
8. Best Original Dramatic Score
9. Best Sound

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Gigi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Every Oscar Winning Film Ever
1958

Awards Won: 9 of 9 nominations

1. Best Picture 
2. Best Director (Vincente Minnelli)
3. Best Adapted Screenplay 
4. Best Art Direction
5. Best Cinematography 
6. Best Costume Design 
7. Best Film Editing 
8. Best Musical Score 
9. Best Original Song 

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The Last Emperor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Every Oscar Winning Film Ever
1987

Awards Won: 9 of 9 nominations

1. Best Picture 
2. Best Director (Bernardo Bertolucci)
3. Best Adapted Screenplay 
4. Best Cinematography 
5. Best Costume Design 
6. Best Film Editing
7. Best Original Score 
8. Best Sound
9. Best Art Direction

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On the Waterfront is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Every Oscar Winning Film Ever
1954

Awards Won: 8 of 12 nominations

1. Best Picture
2. Best Director (Elia Kazan)
3. Best Actor (Marlon Brando)
4. Best Supporting Actress (Eve Marie Saint)
5. Best Screenplay
6. Best Art Direction
7. Best Cinematography
8. Best Film Editing

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From Here to Eternity is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Every Oscar Winning Film Ever
1953

Awards Won: 8 of 13 nominations

1. Best Picture
2. Best Director (Fred Zinnemann)
3. Best Supporting Actor (Frank Sinatra)
4. Best Supporting Actress (Donna Reed)
5. Best Screenplay
6. Best Cinematography
7. Best Film Editing
8. Best Sound

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Gone with the Wind is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Every Oscar Winning Film Ever
1939

Awards Won: 8 of 13 nominations

1. Best Picture
2. Best Director (Victor Fleming)
3. Best Actress (Vivien Leigh)
4. Best Supporting Actress (Hattie McDaniel)
5. Best Adapted Screenplay
6. Best Cinematography
7. Best Film Editing
8. Best Art Direction

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Gandhi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Every Oscar Winning Film Ever
1982

Awards Won: 8 of 11 nominations

1. Best Picture
2. Best Director (Richard Attenborough)
3. Best Actor (Ben Kingsley)
4. Best Screenplay
5. Best Art Direction
6. Best Cinematography
7. Best Costume Design
8. Best Film Editing

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Amadeus is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Every Oscar Winning Film Ever
1984

Awards Won: 8 of 11 nominations

1. Best Picture
2. Best Director (Miloš Forman)
3. Best Actor (F. Murray Abraham)
4. Best Adapted Screenplay 
5. Best Art Direction 
6. Best Costume Design 
7. Best Makeup 
8. Best Sound 

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Slumdog Millionaire is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Every Oscar Winning Film Ever
2008

Awards Won: 8 of 10 nominations

1. Best Picture
2. Best Director (Danny Boyle)
3. Best Adapted Screenplay
4. Best Cinematography
5. Best Original Score,
6. Best Original Song 
7. Best Film Editing
8. Best Sound Mixing

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My Fair Lady is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Every Oscar Winning Film Ever
1964

Awards Won: 8 of 12 nominations

1. Best Picture
2. Best Director (George Cukor)
3. Best Actor (Rex Harrison)
4. Best Cinematography 
5. Best Sound 
6. Best Score 
7. Best Art Direction 
8. Best Costume Design 

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Cabaret is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Every Oscar Winning Film Ever
1972

Awards Won: 8 of 10 nominations

1. Best Director (Bob Fosse)
2. Best Actress (Liza Minnelli)
3. Best Supporting Actor (Joel Grey)
4. Best Cinematography 
5. Best Film Editing
6. Best Score
7. Best Art Direction 
8. Best Sound

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Going My Way is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Every Oscar Winning Film Ever
1944

Awards Won: 7 of 10 nominations

1. Best Picture
2. Best Director (Leo McCarey)
3. Best Actor (Bing Crosby)
4. Best Supporting Actor (Barry Fitzgerald)
5. Best Screenplay
6. Best Original Motion Picture Story
7. Best Song

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Patton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Every Oscar Winning Film Ever
1970

Awards Won: 7 of 10 nominations

1. Best Picture
2. Best Director (Franklin J. Schaffner)
3. Best Actor (George C. Scott; refused)
4. Best Screenplay
5. Best Art Direction
6. Best Film Editing
7. Best Sound 

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The Bridge on the River ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Every Oscar Winning Film Ever
1957

Awards Won: 7 of 8 nominations

1. Best Picture
2. Best Director (David Lean)
3. Best Actor (Alec Guinness)
4. Best Adapted Screenplay
5. Best Score
6. Best Film Editing
7. Best Cinematography

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Shakespeare in Love is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Every Oscar Winning Film Ever
1998

Awards Won: 7 of 13 nominations

1. Best Picture
2. Best Actress (Gwyneth Paltrow)
3. Best Supporting Actress (Judi Dench)
4. Best Original Screenplay
5. Best Costume Design
6. Best Art Direction
7. Best Score

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Schindler's List is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Every Oscar Winning Film Ever
1993

Awards Won: 7 of 12 nominations

1. Best Picture
2. Best Director (Steven Spielberg)
3. Best Adapted Screenplay
4. Best Original Score
5. Best Film Editing
6. Best Cinematography
7. Best Art Direction

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The Sting is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Every Oscar Winning Film Ever
1973

Awards Won: 7 of 10 nominations

1. Best Picture
2. Best Director (George Roy Hill)
3. Best Original Screenplay
4. Best Art Direction
5. Best Costume Design
6. Best Film Editing
7. Best Score

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Dances with Wolves is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Every Oscar Winning Film Ever
1990

Awards Won: 7 of 12 nominations

1. Best Picture
2. Best Director (Kevin Costner)
3. Best Adapted Screenplay
4. Best Original Score
5. Best Film Editing
6. Best Cinematography
7. Best Sound

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Out of Africa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Every Oscar Winning Film Ever
1985

Awards Won: 7 of 11 nominations

1. Best Picture
2. Best Director (Sydney Pollack)
3. Best Adapted Screenplay
4. Best Cinematography 
5. Best Art Direction
6. Best Original Score 
7. Best Sound

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Lawrence of Arabia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Every Oscar Winning Film Ever
1962

Awards Won: 7 of 10 nominations

1. Best Picture
2. Best Director (David Lean)
3. Best Original Score
4. Best Cinematography
5. Best Art Direction
6. Best Film Editing
7. Best Sound

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Gravity is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Every Oscar Winning Film Ever
2013

Awards Won: 7 of 10 nominations

1. Best Director (Alfonso Cuarón)
2. Best Cinematography 
3. Best Film Editing
4. Best Original Score
5. Best Sound Editing
6. Best Sound Mixing
7. Best Visual Effects

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