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Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes

Russell Barnes
Updated February 25, 2019 16.5k views 46 items

A list of films that received both the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award as the Best Picture of the year. The Golden Globes (awarded yearly by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association) are a good indicator as to what movies will be honored at the Oscar ceremony, usually held a month or so later. However, it is not always an exact match. In some cases, the Golden Globes will choose films with more popular, mass appeal, while the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science gives Oscars will focus more on prestige, honoring films that were hits with both fans and movie critics.

It's notable that, unlike the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes honor the Best Pictures in two categories - dramas and musicals/comedies. The Oscars combine all genres into a single "Best Picture of the Year" prize. This list includes films that won either of the main Golden Globe awards and also the Oscar for Best Picture.

NOTE: The Academy Awards were first distributed in 1927, while the Golden Globe ceremony didn't begin until 1943. So no films were eligible for this list before 1943.
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Green Book is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes
Dir. by Peter Farrelly (2018), starring Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali & Linda Cardellini

2018 (Golden Globe for Best Musical or Comedy)

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Moonlight is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes
Dir. by Barry Jenkins (2016), starring Trevante Rhodes, André Holland & Janelle Monáe

2016 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)

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12 Years a Slave is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes
Dir. by Steve McQueen (2013), starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender & Benedict Cumberbatch
2013 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)

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Argo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes
Dir. by Ben Affleck (2012), starring Ben Affleck, John Goodman & Bryan Cranston
2012 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)

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The Artist is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes
Dir. by Michel Hazanavicius (2011), starring John Goodman, Malcolm McDowell & James Cromwell
2011 (Golden Globe for Best Musical or Comedy)

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Slumdog Millionaire is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes
Dir. by Loveleen Tandan and Danny Boyle (2008), starring Freida Pinto, Anil Kapoor & Irrfan Khan
2008 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)

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The Lord of the Rings: T... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes
Dir. by Peter Jackson (2003), starring Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen & Liv Tyler
2003 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)

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Chicago is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes
Dir. by Rob Marshall (2002), starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lucy Liu & Renée Zellweger
2002 (Golden Globe for Best Musical or Comedy)

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A Beautiful Mind is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes
Dir. by Ron Howard (2001), starring Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe & Ron Howard
2001 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)

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Gladiator is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes
Dir. by Ridley Scott (2000), starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix & Michael Sheen
2000 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)

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American Beauty is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes
Dir. by Sam Mendes (1999), starring Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening & Mena Suvari
1999 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)

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Titanic is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes
Dir. by James Cameron (1997), starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet & Kathy Bates
1997 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)

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The English Patient is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes
Dir. by Anthony Minghella (1996), starring Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes & Colin Firth
1996 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)

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Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes
Dir. by Robert Zemeckis (1994), starring Tom Hanks, Sally Field & Robin Wright
1994 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)

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Schindler's List is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes
Dir. by Steven Spielberg (1993), starring Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes & Ben Kingsley
1993 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)

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Dances with Wolves is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes
Dir. by Kevin Costner (1990), starring Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell & Charles Rocket
1990 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)

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Driving Miss Daisy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes
Dir. by Bruce Beresford (1989), starring Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd & Jessica Tandy
1989 (Golden Globe for Best Musical or Comedy)

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Working Girl is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes
Dir. by Mike Nichols (1988), starring Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford & Kevin Spacey
1988 (Golden Globe for Best Musical or Comedy)

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Rain Man is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes
Dir. by Barry Levinson (1988), starring Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman & Valeria Golino
1988 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)

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The Last Emperor is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes
Dir. by Bernardo Bertolucci (1987), starring Peter O'Toole, Joan Chen & Vivian Wu
1987 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)

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Platoon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes
Dir. by Oliver Stone (1986), starring Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen & Willem Dafoe
1986 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)

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Out of Africa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes
Dir. by Sydney Pollack (1985), starring Meryl Streep, Robert Redford & Iman Abdulmajid
1985 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)

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Amadeus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes
Dir. by Miloš Forman (1984), starring Jeffrey Jones, Cynthia Nixon & Christine Ebersole
1984 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)

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Terms of Endearment is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes
Dir. by James L. Brooks (1983), starring Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito & John Lithgow
1983 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)

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Ordinary People is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes
Dir. by Robert Redford (1980), starring Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland & Adam Baldwin
1980 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)

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