Best Motion Picture Academy Awards (Oscars)
133 7.6 7.91. Wings (1927)
First (and only) silent film to win Best Picture.
First war film to win Best Picture.
First film to win Best Picture and every other nomination it received.
First film to win Best Picture without being nominated for Best Director.
First film to win Best Picture without receiving any acting nominations.
64 6 6.62. The Broadway Melody (1929)
The Hollywood Revue of 1929
In Old Arizona
First sound film to win Best Picture.
First musical to win Best Picture.
First film to win Best Picture without winning any other Academy Awards.
477 7.8 8.13. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
The Big House
The Love Parade
54 5.7 6.14. Cimarron (1931)
The Front Page
First film to be nominated for every major Academy Award, including Best Picture.
First Western to win Best Picture.
191 7.5 7.75. Grand Hotel (1932)
Five Star Final
One Hour with You
The Smiling Lieutenant
First (and only) film to win Best Picture without receiving any other nominations.
47 5.7 6.26. Cavalcade (1933)
A Farewell to Arms
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
Lady for a Day
The Private Life of Henry VIII
She Done Him Wrong
669 8.1 8.37. It Happened One Night (1934)
The Barretts of Wimpole Street
The Gay Divorcee
Here Comes the Navy
The House of Rothschild
Imitation of Life
One Night of Love
The Thin Man
The White Parade
First of only three films to win every major Academy Award, including Best Picture.
First Best Picture nominee to win both Best Actor and Best Actress.
First comedy to win Best Picture.
204 7.5 7.98. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
Broadway Melody of 1936
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Ruggles of Red Gap
First remake to win Best Picture.
Last film to date to win Best Picture without winning any other Academy Awards.
81 7.2 6.99. The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Romeo and Juliet
The Story of Louis Pasteur
A Tale of Two Cities
Three Smart Girls
105 7.4 7.410. The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
The Awful Truth
The Good Earth
In Old Chicago
One Hundred Men and a Girl
A Star Is Born
First biographical picture (biopic) to win Best Picture.
196 7.4 8.111. You Can't Take It with You (1938)
The Adventures of Robin Hood
Alexander's Ragtime Band
The Grande Illusion (La Grande illusion)
First foreign language film to be nominated for Best Picture (French).
2101 7.8 8.212. Gone with the Wind (1939)
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Of Mice and Men
The Wizard of Oz
Longest film to win Best Picture (3 hours 54 minutes).
First all-color film to win Best Picture.
942 8 8.313. Rebecca (1940)
All This, and Heaven Too
The Grapes of Wrath
The Great Dictator
The Long Voyage Home
The Philadelphia Story
First thriller to win Best Picture.
235 7.5 7.914. How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Blossoms in the Dust
Here Comes Mr. Jordan
Hold Back the Dawn
The Little Foxes
The Maltese Falcon
One Foot in Heaven
124 7.6 7.715. Mrs. Miniver (1942)
The Magnificent Ambersons
The Pied Piper
The Pride of the Yankees
The Talk of the Town
Yankee Doodle Dandy
First Best Picture nominee to receive nominations in all of the four acting categories.
First Best Picture winner to receive nominations in all of the four acting categories.
2742 8.2 8.616. Casablanca (1942)
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Heaven Can Wait
The Human Comedy
In Which We Serve
The More the Merrier
The Ox-Bow Incident
The Song of Bernadette
Watch on the Rhine
82 7.3 7.417. Going My Way (1944)
Since You Went Away
394 7.8 8.118. The Lost Weekend (1945)
The Bells of St. Mary's
First of only two films to win both Best Picture and the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or.
333 8 8.319. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
It's a Wonderful Life
The Razor's Edge
131 7.3 7.420. Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
The Bishop's Wife
Miracle on 34th Street
171 7.3 7.921. Hamlet (1948)
The Red Shoes
The Snake Pit
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
First foreign film to win Best Picture (British).
86 7.5 7.622. All the King's Men (1949)
A Letter to Three Wives
Twelve O'Clock High
861 8.2 8.423. All About Eve (1950)
Father of the Bride
King Solomon's Mines
First of only two films to receive 14 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture.
382 7.3 7.324. An American in Paris (1951)
Decision Before Dawn
A Place in the Sun
A Streetcar Named Desire
125 6.5 6.725. The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
The Quiet Man
399 7.6 7.826. From Here to Eternity (1953)
Last Best Picture winner to date to receive nominations in all of the four acting categories.
768 8.1 8.327. On the Waterfront (1954)
The Caine Mutiny
The Country Girl
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Three Coins in the Fountain
167 7.8 7.828. Marty (1955)
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
The Rose Tattoo
Second of only two films to win both Best Picture and the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or.
Shortest film to win Best Picture (1 hour 31 minutes).
First (and only) film based on a television movie or mini-series to win Best Picture.
279 6.4 6.829. Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
The King and I
The Ten Commandments
First film to win Best Picture in a year when all nominees were filmed in color.
851 8 8.330. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
12 Angry Men
Witness for the Prosecution
240 6.9 6.931. Gigi (1958)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
The Defiant Ones
1082 7.5 8.232. Ben-Hur (1959)
Anatomy of a Murder
The Diary of Anne Frank
The Nun's Story
Room at the Top
First of only three films to win 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
915 8.3 8.433. The Apartment (1960)
Sons and Lovers
Last black-and-white film before 1993 to win Best Picture.
1004 7.2 7.734. West Side Story (1961)
The Guns of Navarone
Judgment at Nuremberg
1181 8 8.435. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
The Longest Day
The Music Man
Mutiny on the Bounty
To Kill a Mockingbird
92 7 6.836. Tom Jones (1963)
How the West Was Won
Lilies of the Field
1156 7.6 7.937. My Fair Lady (1964)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Zorba the Greek
1945 7.5 838. The Sound of Music (1965)
Ship of Fools
A Thousand Clowns
First G-rated film to win Best Picture.
202 7.4 839. A Man for All Seasons (1966)
The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming
The Sand Pebbles
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
394 7.7 840. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Bonnie and Clyde
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
First (and only) mystery to win Best Picture.
257 7.4 7.541. Oliver! (1968)
The Lion in Winter
Romeo and Juliet
809 7.8 842. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Anne of the Thousand Days
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
First (and only) X-rated film to win Best Picture.
547 7.5 8.143. Patton (1970)
Five Easy Pieces
First PG-rated film to win Best Picture.
793 7.8 7.844. The French Connection (1971)
A Clockwork Orange
Fiddler on the Roof
The Last Picture Show
Nicholas and Alexandra
First R-rated film to win Best Picture.
5165 8.7 9.245. The Godfather (1972)
The Emigrants (Utvandrarna)
904 8 8.446. The Sting (1973)
A Touch of Class
Cries and Whispers
3623 8.6 9.147. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
The Towering Inferno
First sequel to win Best Picture.
First (and only) film in which an actor (Robert De Niro) won an Academy Award by playing the same character (Vito Corleone) as another actor (Marlon Brando) who previously won an Academy Award portraying the same person.
3724 8.5 8.848. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Dog Day Afternoon
Second of only three films to win every major Academy Award, including Best Picture.
2302 7.4 8.149. Rocky (1976)
All the President's Men
Bound for Glory
First sports film to win Best Picture.
1888 8.1 8.250. Annie Hall (1977)
The Goodbye Girl
Star Wars - Episode IV: A New Hope
The Turning Point
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