Oscar Best Picture Winner Reviews


Here is a list of all the Best Picture winners at the Academy Awards with my review of each and every one of them.

I’ve now seen them all (as of 23 Feb 2015)

I have added an * next to my favorite Best Picture of each decade (an ^ indicates a movie which previously was my favorite and subsequently got “bumped” from the top spot.)

 

2014 – “Birdman” 9 Jan 2015 17 Feb 2015 (4 of 9 Oscars)
2013 – “12 Years a Slave”
2 Jan 2014 (3 of 8 Oscars)
2012 – “Argo” 14 Nov 2013 (3 of 7 Oscars
2011 – “The Artist” 31 Dec 2013 (5 of 10 Oscars)
*2010 – “The King’s Speech” 10 Jul 2013 (4 of 12 Oscars)
   
2009 – “The Hurt Locker” 19 Feb 2014 (6 of 9 Oscars)
2008 – “Slumdog Millionaire” 28 May 2013 (8 of 10 Oscars)
2007 – “No Country for Old Men” 17 Feb 2014 (4 of 8 Oscars)
2006 – “The Departed” 16 Jun 2013 (4 of 5 Oscars)
2005 – “Crash” 20 May 2013 (3 of 6 Oscars)
2004 – “Million Dollar Baby” 12 Sep 2013 (4 of 7 Oscars)
*2003 – “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” 2 Mar 2014 (11 of 11 Oscars)
2002 – “Chicago” 5 Aug 2013 (6 of 13 Oscars)
2001 – “A Beautiful Mind” 29 Aug 2013 (4 of 8 Oscars)
2000 – “Gladiator” 9 Sep 2013 (5 of 12 Oscars)

1999 – “American Beauty” 25 Feb 2014 (5 of 8 Oscars)
1998 – “Shakespeare in Love” 3 Sep 2013 (7 of 13 Oscars)
1997 – “Titanic” 8 Jul 2013 (11 of 14 Oscars)
1996 – “The English Patient” 1 Jul 2013 (9 of 12 Oscars)
1995 – “Braveheart” 31 Oct 2013 (5 of 10 Oscars)
1994 – “Forrest Gump” 9 Jun 2013 (6 of 13 Oscars)
*1993 – “Schindler’s List” 17 Jul 2013 (7 of 12 Oscars)
1992 – “Unforgiven” 11 Jul 2013 (4 of 9 Oscars)
1991 – “The Silence of the Lambs” 4 Jul 2013 (5 of 7 Oscars)
1990 – “Dances With Wolves” 2 Jul 2013 (7 of 12 Oscars)

1989 – “Driving Miss Daisy” 31 Jul 2013 (4 of 9 Oscars)
1988 – “Rain Man” 08 Aug 2013 (4 of 8 Oscars)
1987 – “The Last Emperor” 18 Nov 2013 (9 of 9 Oscars)
*1986 – “Platoon” 7 May 2013 (4 of 8 Oscars)
1985 – “Out of Africa” 1 Sep 2013 (7 of 11 Oscars)
1984 – “Amadeus” 24 Feb 2014 (8 of 11 Oscars)
1983 – “Terms of Endearment” 26 Jun 2013 (5 of 11 Oscars)
1982 – “Gandhi” 20 Feb 2014 (8 of 11 Oscars)
1981 – “Chariots of Fire” 19 Feb 2014 (4 of 7 Oscars)
1980 – “Ordinary People” 30 Jan 2014 (4 of 6 Oscars)

1979 – “Kramer vs. Kramer” 29 Jul 2013 (5 of 9 Oscars)
*1978 – “The Deer Hunter” 4 June 2013 (5 of 9 Oscars)
1977 – “Annie Hall” 20 Jun 2013 (4 of 5 Oscars)
1976 – “Rocky” 29 Aug 2013 (3 of 10 Oscars)
1975 – “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest” 27 Feb 2014 (5 of 9 Oscars)
^1974 – “The Godfather Part II” 12 May 2013 (6 of 11 Oscars)
1973 – “The Sting” 2 Jun 2013 (7 of 10 Oscars)
1972 – “The Godfather” 12 May 2013 (3 of 11 Oscars)
1971 – “The French Connection” 24 Sep 2013 (5 of 8 Oscars)
1970 – “Patton” 8 May 2013 (7 of 10 Oscars)

1969 – “Midnight Cowboy” 18 Feb 2014 (3 of 7 Oscars)
1968 – “Oliver!” 30 Jan 2014 (5 of 11 Oscars plus a special Oscar for Choreography)
1967 – “In the Heat of the Night” 27 May 2013 (5 of 7 Oscars)
1966 – “A Man for All Seasons” 4 Jun 2013 (6 of 8 Oscars)
1965 – “The Sound of Music” 9 Jun 2013 (5 of 10 Oscars)
1964 – “My Fair Lady” 1 Jul 2013 (8 of 12 Oscars)
1963 – “Tom Jones” 23 Jun 2013 (4 of 10 Oscars)
1962 – “Lawrence of Arabia” 2 Feb 2014 (7 of 10 Oscars)
1961 – “West Side Story” 26 May 2013 (10 of 11 Oscars)
*1960 – “The Apartment” 12 Dec 2013 (5 of 10 Oscars)

1959 – “Ben-Hur” 25 Jul 2013 (11 of 12 Oscars)
1958 – “Gigi” 18 Jul 2013 (9 of 9 Oscars)
*1957 – “The Bridge on the River Kwai” 21 May 2013 (7 of 8 Oscars)
1956 – “Around the World in 80 Days” 16 Oct 2013 (5 of 8 Oscars)
1955 – “Marty” 6 Oct 2013 (4 of 8 Oscars)
1954 – “On the Waterfront” 1 Oct 2013 (8 of 12 Oscars)
1953 – “From Here to Eternity” 12 Dec 2013 (8 of 13 Oscars)
1952 – “The Greatest Show on Earth” 24 Feb 2014 (2 of 5 Oscars)
1951 – “An American in Paris” 26 Dec 2013 (6 of 8 Oscars)
1950 – “All About Eve” 27 Feb 2014 (6 of 14 Oscars)

1949 – “All the Kings Men” 9 May 2013 (3 of 7 Oscars)
1948 – “Hamlet” 22 Oct 2013 (4 of 7 Oscars)
1947 – “Gentleman’s Agreement” 16 Jun 2013 (3 of 8 Oscars)
*1946 – “The Best Years of Our Lives” 17 Jun 2013 (7 of 8 Oscars plus an honorary award)
1945 – “The Lost Weekend” 3 Nov 2013 (4 of 7 Oscars)
1944 – “Going My Way” 9 Oct 2013 (7 of 10 Oscars)
1943 – “Casablanca” 27 Feb 2014 (3 of 8 Oscars)
1942 – “Mrs. Miniver” 27 Feb 2014 (6 of 12 Oscars)
1941 – “How Green Was My Valley” 6 May 2013 (5 of 10 Oscars)
1940 – “Rebecca” 18 Feb 2014 (2 of 11 Oscars)

*1939 – “Gone with the Wind” 6 Jan 2014 (8 of 13 Oscars)
1938 – “You Can’t Take It with You” 28 Oct 2013 (2 of 7 Oscars)
^1937 – “The Life of Emile Zola” 26 Jun 2013 (3 of 10 Oscars)
1936 – “The Great Ziegfeld” 18 Sep 2013 (3 of 7 Oscars)
1935 – “Mutiny on the Bounty” 8 Jul 2013 (1 of 8 Oscars)
1934 – “It Happened One Night” 26 Feb 2014 (5 of 5 Oscars)
1933 – “Cavalcade” 19 Jun 2013 (3 of 4 Oscars)
1932 – “Grand Hotel” 2 Jun 2013 (1 of 1 Oscars)
1931 – “Cimarron” 23 Feb 2014 (3 of 7 Oscars)
1930 – “All Quiet on the Western Front” 20 Jun 2013 (2 of 4 Oscars)
1929 – “The Broadway Melody” 7 Oct 2013 (1 of 3 Oscars)
1928“Wings” 26 Aug 2013 (2 of 2 Oscars)

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