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Movies That Won Best Picture at the Oscars and Golden Globes

Updated February 25, 2019 17.1k views46 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 Book46

    Green Book

    Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali

    Released2018

    Directed byPeter Farrelly

    2018 (Golden Globe for Best Musical or Comedy)

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  • Moonlight45

    Moonlight

    Trevante Rhodes, André Holland

    Released2016

    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

    Released2013

    Directed bySteve McQueen

    2013 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)
  • Argo43

    Argo

    Ben Affleck, John Goodman

    Released2012

    Directed byBen Affleck

    2012 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)

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  • The Artist42

    The Artist

    John Goodman, Malcolm McDowell

    Released2011

    Directed byMichel Hazanavicius

    2011 (Golden Globe for Best Musical or Comedy)

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  • Slumdog Millionaire41

    Slumdog Millionaire

    Dev Patel, Anil Kapoor

    Released2008

    Directed byDanny Boyle

    2008 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King40

    Released2003

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    2003 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)
  • Chicago39

    Chicago

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lucy Liu

    Released2002

    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

    Released2001

    Directed byRon Howard

    2001 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)
  • Gladiator37

    Gladiator

    Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix

    Released2000

    Directed byRidley Scott

    2000 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)

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  • American Beauty36

    American Beauty

    Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening

    Released1999

    Directed bySam Mendes

    1999 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)
  • Titanic35

    Titanic

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet

    Released1997

    Directed byJames Cameron

    1997 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)

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  • The English Patient34

    The English Patient

    Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes

    Released1996

    Directed byAnthony Minghella

    1996 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)

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  • Forrest Gump33

    Forrest Gump

    Tom Hanks, Sally Field

    Released1994

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    1994 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)

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  • Schindler's List32

    Schindler's List

    Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes

    Released1993

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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

    Dances with Wolves

    Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell

    Released1990

    Directed byKevin Costner

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

    Driving Miss Daisy

    Morgan Freeman, Dan Aykroyd

    Released1989

    Directed byBruce Beresford

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

    Working Girl

    Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford

    Released1988

    Directed byMike Nichols

    1988 (Golden Globe for Best Musical or Comedy)
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    Rain Man

    Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman

    Released1988

    Directed byBarry Levinson

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

    The Last Emperor

    Peter O'Toole, Joan Chen

    Released1987

    Directed byBernardo Bertolucci

    1987 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)
  • Platoon26

    Platoon

    Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen

    Released1986

    Directed byOliver Stone

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

    Out of Africa

    Meryl Streep, Robert Redford

    Released1985

    Directed bySydney Pollack

    1985 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)

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  • Amadeus24

    Amadeus

    Jeffrey Jones, Cynthia Nixon

    Released1984

    Directed byMiloš Forman

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

    Terms of Endearment

    Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito

    Released1983

    Directed byJames L. Brooks

    1983 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)
  • Ordinary People22

    Ordinary People

    Mary Tyler Moore, Donald Sutherland

    Released1980

    Directed byRobert Redford

    1980 (Golden Globe for Best Drama)