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Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes

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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.
  • Green Book46

    Green Book

    Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali


    Directed byPeter Farrelly

    2018 (Golden Globe for Best Musical or Comedy)

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  • Moonlight45


    Trevante Rhodes, André Holland


    Directed byBarry Jenkins

    2016 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)

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  • 12 Years a Slave44

    12 Years a Slave

    Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender


    Directed bySteve McQueen

    2013 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)
  • Argo43


    Ben Affleck, John Goodman


    Directed byBen Affleck

    2012 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)

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  • The Artist42

    The Artist

    John Goodman, Malcolm McDowell


    Directed byMichel Hazanavicius

    2011 (Golden Globe for Best Musical or Comedy)

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  • Slumdog Millionaire41

    Slumdog Millionaire

    Dev Patel, Anil Kapoor


    Directed byDanny Boyle

    2008 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)
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    Directed byPeter Jackson

    2003 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)
  • Chicago39


    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lucy Liu


    Directed byRob Marshall

    2002 (Golden Globe for Best Musical or Comedy)

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  • A Beautiful Mind38

    A Beautiful Mind

    Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe


    Directed byRon Howard

    2001 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)
  • Gladiator37


    Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix


    Directed byRidley Scott

    2000 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)

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  • American Beauty36

    American Beauty

    Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening


    Directed bySam Mendes

    1999 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)
  • Titanic35


    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet


    Directed byJames Cameron

    1997 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)

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  • The English Patient34

    The English Patient

    Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes


    Directed byAnthony Minghella

    1996 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)

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  • Forrest Gump33

    Forrest Gump

    Tom Hanks, Sally Field


    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    1994 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)

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  • Schindler's List32

    Schindler's List

    Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes


    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    1993 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)
  • Dances with Wolves31

    Dances with Wolves

    Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell


    Directed byKevin Costner

    1990 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)
  • Driving Miss Daisy30

    Driving Miss Daisy

    Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd


    Directed byBruce Beresford

    1989 (Golden Globe for Best Musical or Comedy)
  • Working Girl29

    Working Girl

    Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford


    Directed byMike Nichols

    1988 (Golden Globe for Best Musical or Comedy)
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  • Rain Man28

    Rain Man

    Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman


    Directed byBarry Levinson

    1988 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)
  • The Last Emperor27

    The Last Emperor

    Peter O'Toole, Joan Chen


    Directed byBernardo Bertolucci

    1987 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)
  • Platoon26


    Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen


    Directed byOliver Stone

    1986 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)
  • Out of Africa25

    Out of Africa

    Meryl Streep, Robert Redford


    Directed bySydney Pollack

    1985 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)

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  • Amadeus24


    Jeffrey Jones, Cynthia Nixon


    Directed byMiloš Forman

    1984 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)
  • Terms of Endearment23

    Terms of Endearment

    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito


    Directed byJames L. Brooks

    1983 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)
  • Ordinary People22

    Ordinary People

    Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland


    Directed byRobert Redford

    1980 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)