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Best Motion Picture Academy Awards (Oscars)

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People who added this item 173 Average listal rating (76 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Wings (1927)
1927-1928

Other Nominees:
The Racket
Seventh Heaven

Milestones:
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.
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People who added this item 82 Average listal rating (42 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.3
1928-1929

Other Nominees:
Alibi
The Hollywood Revue of 1929
In Old Arizona
The Patriot

Milestones:
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.
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People who added this item 578 Average listal rating (303 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
1929-1930

Other Nominees:
The Big House
Disraeli
The Divorcee
The Love Parade
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People who added this item 70 Average listal rating (33 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 6
Cimarron (1931)
1930-1931

Other Nominees:
East Lynne
The Front Page
Skippy
Trader Horn

Milestones:
First film to be nominated for every major Academy Award, including Best Picture.
First Western to win Best Picture.
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People who added this item 230 Average listal rating (127 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
Grand Hotel (1932)
1931-1932

Other Nominees:
Arrowsmith
Bad Girl
The Champ
Five Star Final
One Hour with You
Shanghai Express
The Smiling Lieutenant

Milestones:
First (and only) film to win Best Picture without receiving any other nominations.
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People who added this item 57 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 6
Cavalcade (1933)
1932-1933

Other Nominees:
42nd Street
A Farewell to Arms
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
Lady for a Day
Little Women
The Private Life of Henry VIII
She Done Him Wrong
Smilin' Through
State Fair
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People who added this item 815 Average listal rating (493 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2
1934

Other Nominees:
The Barretts of Wimpole Street
Cleopatra
Flirtation Walk
The Gay Divorcee
Here Comes the Navy
The House of Rothschild
Imitation of Life
One Night of Love
The Thin Man
Viva Villa!
The White Parade

Milestones:
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.
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People who added this item 254 Average listal rating (126 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
1935

Other Nominees
Alice Adams
Broadway Melody of 1936
Captain Blood
David Copperfield
The Informer
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Les Misérables
Naughty Marietta
Ruggles of Red Gap
Top Hat

Milestones:
First remake to win Best Picture.
Last film to date to win Best Picture without winning any other Academy Awards.
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People who added this item 98 Average listal rating (49 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.8
1936

Other Nominees:
Anthony Adverse
Dodsworth
Libeled Lady
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Romeo and Juliet
San Francisco
The Story of Louis Pasteur
A Tale of Two Cities
Three Smart Girls
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People who added this item 131 Average listal rating (54 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
1937

Other Nominees:
The Awful Truth
Captains Courageous
Dead End
The Good Earth
In Old Chicago
Lost Horizon
One Hundred Men and a Girl
Stage Door
A Star Is Born

Milestones:
First biographical picture (biopic) to win Best Picture.
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People who added this item 234 Average listal rating (143 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8
1938

Other Nominees:
The Adventures of Robin Hood
Alexander's Ragtime Band
Boys Town
The Citadel
Four Daughters
The Grande Illusion (La Grande illusion)
Jezebel
Pygmalion
Test Pilot

Milestones:
First foreign language film to be nominated for Best Picture (French).
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People who added this item 2379 Average listal rating (1360 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.2
1939

Other Nominees:
Dark Victory
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Love Affair
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Ninotchka
Of Mice and Men
Stagecoach
The Wizard of Oz
Wuthering Heights

Milestones:
Longest film to win Best Picture (3 hours 54 minutes).
First all-color film to win Best Picture.
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People who added this item 1114 Average listal rating (643 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
Rebecca (1940)
1940

Other Nominees
All This, and Heaven Too
Foreign Correspondent
The Grapes of Wrath
The Great Dictator
Kitty Foyle
The Letter
The Long Voyage Home
Our Town
The Philadelphia Story

Milestones:
First thriller to win Best Picture.
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People who added this item 308 Average listal rating (182 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
1941

Other Nominees:
Blossoms in the Dust
Citizen Kane
Here Comes Mr. Jordan
Hold Back the Dawn
The Little Foxes
The Maltese Falcon
One Foot in Heaven
Sergeant York
Suspicion
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People who added this item 163 Average listal rating (85 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
Mrs. Miniver (1942)
1942

Other Nominees:
49th Parallel
King's Row
The Magnificent Ambersons
The Pied Piper
The Pride of the Yankees
Random Harvest
The Talk of the Town
Wake Island
Yankee Doodle Dandy

Milestones:
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.
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People who added this item 3145 Average listal rating (1822 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.5
Casablanca (1942)
1943

Other Nominees:
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Heaven Can Wait
The Human Comedy
In Which We Serve
Madame Curie
The More the Merrier
The Ox-Bow Incident
The Song of Bernadette
Watch on the Rhine
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People who added this item 97 Average listal rating (50 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
Going My Way (1944)
1944

Other Nominees
Double Indemnity
Gaslight
Since You Went Away
Wilson
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People who added this item 474 Average listal rating (280 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8
1945

Other Nominees:
Anchors Aweigh
The Bells of St. Mary's
Mildred Pierce
Spellbound

Milestones:
First of only two films to win both Best Picture and the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or.
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People who added this item 419 Average listal rating (222 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
1946

Other Nominees:
Henry V
It's a Wonderful Life
The Razor's Edge
The Yearling
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People who added this item 171 Average listal rating (104 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.4
1947

Other Nominees:
The Bishop's Wife
Crossfire
Great Expectations
Miracle on 34th Street
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People who added this item 212 Average listal rating (116 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
Hamlet (1948)
1948

Other Nominees:
Johnny Belinda
The Red Shoes
The Snake Pit
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Milestones:
First foreign film to win Best Picture (British).
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People who added this item 110 Average listal rating (65 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.6
1949

Other Nominees:
Battleground
The Heiress
A Letter to Three Wives
Twelve O'Clock High
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People who added this item 1040 Average listal rating (609 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
All About Eve (1950)
1950

Other Nominees:
Born Yesterday
Father of the Bride
King Solomon's Mines
Sunset Boulevard

Milestones:
First of only two films to receive 14 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture.
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People who added this item 456 Average listal rating (267 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.2
1951

Other Nominees:
Decision Before Dawn
A Place in the Sun
Quo Vadis
A Streetcar Named Desire
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People who added this item 156 Average listal rating (96 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.7
1952

Other Nominees:
High Noon
Ivanhoe
Moulin Rouge
The Quiet Man
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People who added this item 490 Average listal rating (278 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.7
1953

Other Nominees:
Julius Caesar
The Robe
Roman Holiday
Shane

Milestones:
Last Best Picture winner to date to receive nominations in all of the four acting categories.
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People who added this item 927 Average listal rating (574 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2
1954

Other Nominees:
The Caine Mutiny
The Country Girl
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Three Coins in the Fountain
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People who added this item 233 Average listal rating (129 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.7
Marty (1955)
1955

Other Nominees:
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
Mister Roberts
Picnic
The Rose Tattoo

Milestones:
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.
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People who added this item 322 Average listal rating (207 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
1956

Other Nominees:
Friendly Persuasion
Giant
The King and I
The Ten Commandments

Milestones:
First film to win Best Picture in a year when all nominees were filmed in color.
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People who added this item 1017 Average listal rating (638 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
1957

Other Nominees:
Peyton Place
Sayonara
12 Angry Men
Witness for the Prosecution
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People who added this item 292 Average listal rating (161 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.9
Gigi (1958)
1958

Other Nominees:
Auntie Mame
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
The Defiant Ones
Separate Tables
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People who added this item 1281 Average listal rating (747 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.1
Ben-Hur (1959)
1959

Other Nominees:
Anatomy of a Murder
The Diary of Anne Frank
The Nun's Story
Room at the Top

Milestones:
First of only three films to win 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
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People who added this item 1120 Average listal rating (681 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
The Apartment (1960)
1960

Other Nominees:
The Alamo
Elmer Gantry
Sons and Lovers
The Sundowners

Milestones:
Last black-and-white film before 1993 to win Best Picture.
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People who added this item 1155 Average listal rating (651 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.6
1961

Other Nominees:
Fanny
The Guns of Navarone
The Hustler
Judgment at Nuremberg
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People who added this item 1418 Average listal rating (805 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.3
1962

Other Nominees:
The Longest Day
The Music Man
Mutiny on the Bounty
To Kill a Mockingbird
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People who added this item 113 Average listal rating (63 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.7
Tom Jones (1963)
1963

Other Nominees:
America, America
Cleopatra
How the West Was Won
Lilies of the Field
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People who added this item 1304 Average listal rating (735 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.9
My Fair Lady (1964)
1964

Other Nominees:
Becket
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Mary Poppins
Zorba the Greek
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People who added this item 2194 Average listal rating (1313 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
1965

Other Nominees:
Darling
Doctor Zhivago
Ship of Fools
A Thousand Clowns

Milestones:
First G-rated film to win Best Picture.
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People who added this item 242 Average listal rating (133 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.9
1966

Other Nominees:
Alfie
The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming
The Sand Pebbles
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
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People who added this item 475 Average listal rating (313 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
1967

Other Nominees:
Bonnie and Clyde
Doctor Dolittle
The Graduate
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Milestones:
First (and only) mystery to win Best Picture.
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People who added this item 304 Average listal rating (177 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
Oliver! (1968)
1968

Other Nominees:
Funny Girl
The Lion in Winter
Rachel, Rachel
Romeo and Juliet
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People who added this item 957 Average listal rating (569 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
1969

Other Nominees:
Anne of the Thousand Days
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Hello, Dolly!
Z

Milestones:
First (and only) X-rated film to win Best Picture.
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People who added this item 643 Average listal rating (395 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
Patton (1970)
1970

Other Nominees:
Airport
Five Easy Pieces
Love Story
MASH

Milestones:
First PG-rated film to win Best Picture.
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People who added this item 985 Average listal rating (599 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
1971

Other Nominees:
A Clockwork Orange
Fiddler on the Roof
The Last Picture Show
Nicholas and Alexandra

Milestones:
First R-rated film to win Best Picture.
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People who added this item 5913 Average listal rating (3688 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 9.2
The Godfather (1972)
1972

Other Nominees:
Cabaret
Deliverance
Sounder
The Emigrants (Utvandrarna)
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People who added this item 1068 Average listal rating (714 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.3
The Sting (1973)
1973

Other Nominees:
American Graffiti
The Exorcist
A Touch of Class
Cries and Whispers
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People who added this item 4177 Average listal rating (2538 ratings) 8.6 IMDB Rating 9
1974

Other Nominees:
Chinatown
The Conversation
Lenny
The Towering Inferno

Milestones:
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.
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People who added this item 4247 Average listal rating (2714 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.7
1975

Other Nominees:
Barry Lyndon
Dog Day Afternoon
Jaws
Nashville

Milestones:
Second of only three films to win every major Academy Award, including Best Picture.
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People who added this item 2756 Average listal rating (1789 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.1
Rocky (1976)
1976

Other Nominees:
All the President's Men
Bound for Glory
Network
Taxi Driver

Milestones:
First sports film to win Best Picture.
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People who added this item 2150 Average listal rating (1319 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
Annie Hall (1977)
1977

Other Nominees:
The Goodbye Girl
Julia
Star Wars - Episode IV: A New Hope
The Turning Point
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1927/28 → 1928/29: Outstanding Picture
1929/30 → 1940: Outstanding Production
1941 → 1943: Outstanding Motion Picture
1944 → 1961: Best Motion Picture
1962 → 2002: Best Picture
2003 → Present: Best Motion Picture

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Posted: 8 years, 7 months ago at Jan 7 17:18
Good list. I linked to this list from mine as well.
Posted: 8 years, 4 months ago at Mar 25 17:09
Wow, it would be just a Oscar list if the milestones weren't there. But with them it's a excellent list!
Great work! ;D
Posted: 7 years, 5 months ago at Mar 1 17:52
Good List.
Posted: 7 years, 2 months ago at Jun 4 9:49
Good effort
Posted: 6 years, 9 months ago at Nov 22 22:15
Good list, the milestones are interesting.
Posted: 5 years, 5 months ago at Mar 16 19:08
Might be good time to update this list
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Jan 29 21:46
YEAH Good effort
Posted: 4 years, 6 months ago at Jan 30 4:07
A very nice list. Very informative and well researched.

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