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Best Motion Picture Academy Awards (Oscars)

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1. 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.

People who added this item 68  Average listal rating (32 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.6 
2. The Broadway Melody (1929)
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.

People who added this item 497  Average listal rating (270 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.1 
3. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
1929-1930

Other Nominees:
The Big House
Disraeli
The Divorcee
The Love Parade

People who added this item 55  Average listal rating (22 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating
4. 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.

People who added this item 202  Average listal rating (110 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.7 
5. 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.

People who added this item 48  Average listal rating (12 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating 6.2 
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

People who added this item 686  Average listal rating (410 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.3 
7. It Happened One Night (1934)
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.

People who added this item 215  Average listal rating (104 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.9 
8. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
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.

People who added this item 85  Average listal rating (43 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 6.9 
9. The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
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

People who added this item 112  Average listal rating (43 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.4 
10. The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
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.

People who added this item 203  Average listal rating (119 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
11. You Can't Take It with You (1938)
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).

People who added this item 2161  Average listal rating (1249 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
12. Gone with the Wind (1939)
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 972  Average listal rating (567 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.3 
13. 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.

People who added this item 251  Average listal rating (149 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.9 
14. How Green Was My Valley (1941)
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

People who added this item 133  Average listal rating (68 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.7 
15. 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.

People who added this item 2811  Average listal rating (1641 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.6 
16. 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

People who added this item 87  Average listal rating (46 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.4 
17. Going My Way (1944)
1944

Other Nominees
Double Indemnity
Gaslight
Since You Went Away
Wilson

People who added this item 418  Average listal rating (236 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating 8.1 
18. The Lost Weekend (1945)
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.

People who added this item 349  Average listal rating (186 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.2 
19. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
1946

Other Nominees:
Henry V
It's a Wonderful Life
The Razor's Edge
The Yearling

People who added this item 143  Average listal rating (83 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.4 
20. Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
1947

Other Nominees:
The Bishop's Wife
Crossfire
Great Expectations
Miracle on 34th Street

People who added this item 179  Average listal rating (95 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.9 
21. 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).

People who added this item 88  Average listal rating (51 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.6 
22. All the King's Men (1949)
1949

Other Nominees:
Battleground
The Heiress
A Letter to Three Wives
Twelve O'Clock High

People who added this item 910  Average listal rating (519 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating 8.4 
23. 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.

People who added this item 396  Average listal rating (237 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.3 
24. An American in Paris (1951)
1951

Other Nominees:
Decision Before Dawn
A Place in the Sun
Quo Vadis
A Streetcar Named Desire

People who added this item 134  Average listal rating (82 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.7 
25. The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
1952

Other Nominees:
High Noon
Ivanhoe
Moulin Rouge
The Quiet Man

People who added this item 417  Average listal rating (239 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating 7.8 
26. From Here to Eternity (1953)
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.

People who added this item 803  Average listal rating (498 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.3 
27. On the Waterfront (1954)
1954

Other Nominees:
The Caine Mutiny
The Country Girl
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Three Coins in the Fountain

People who added this item 182  Average listal rating (99 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
28. 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.

People who added this item 293  Average listal rating (193 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.8 
29. Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
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.

People who added this item 879  Average listal rating (559 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.3 
30. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
1957

Other Nominees:
Peyton Place
Sayonara
12 Angry Men
Witness for the Prosecution

People who added this item 254  Average listal rating (142 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 6.9 
31. Gigi (1958)
1958

Other Nominees:
Auntie Mame
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
The Defiant Ones
Separate Tables

People who added this item 1112  Average listal rating (660 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 8.2 
32. 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.

People who added this item 950  Average listal rating (579 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating 8.4 
33. 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.

People who added this item 1030  Average listal rating (595 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating 7.6 
34. West Side Story (1961)
1961

Other Nominees:
Fanny
The Guns of Navarone
The Hustler
Judgment at Nuremberg

People who added this item 1223  Average listal rating (699 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.4 
35. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
1962

Other Nominees:
The Longest Day
The Music Man
Mutiny on the Bounty
To Kill a Mockingbird

People who added this item 93  Average listal rating (51 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 6.8 
36. Tom Jones (1963)
1963

Other Nominees:
America, America
Cleopatra
How the West Was Won
Lilies of the Field

People who added this item 1180  Average listal rating (678 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.9 
37. 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

People who added this item 1996  Average listal rating (1223 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
38. The Sound of Music (1965)
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 208  Average listal rating (113 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
39. A Man for All Seasons (1966)
1966

Other Nominees:
Alfie
The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming
The Sand Pebbles
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

People who added this item 416  Average listal rating (275 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
40. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
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.

People who added this item 267  Average listal rating (159 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.5 
41. Oliver! (1968)
1968

Other Nominees:
Funny Girl
The Lion in Winter
Rachel, Rachel
Romeo and Juliet

People who added this item 836  Average listal rating (500 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
42. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
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.

People who added this item 568  Average listal rating (353 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 8.1 
43. Patton (1970)
1970

Other Nominees:
Airport
Five Easy Pieces
Love Story
MASH

Milestones:
First PG-rated film to win Best Picture.

People who added this item 825  Average listal rating (506 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 7.8 
44. The French Connection (1971)
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.

People who added this item 5297  Average listal rating (3337 ratings) 8.7  IMDB Rating 9.2 
45. The Godfather (1972)
1972

Other Nominees:
Cabaret
Deliverance
Sounder
The Emigrants (Utvandrarna)
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People who added this item 935  Average listal rating (621 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating 8.4 
46. The Sting (1973)
1973

Other Nominees:
American Graffiti
The Exorcist
A Touch of Class
Cries and Whispers

People who added this item 3728  Average listal rating (2284 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating 9.1 
47. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
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 3820  Average listal rating (2459 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating 8.8 
48. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
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 2375  Average listal rating (1557 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 8.1 
49. Rocky (1976)
1976

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

Milestones:
First sports film to win Best Picture.
KCenturion's rating:

People who added this item 1945  Average listal rating (1188 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating 8.2 
50. Annie Hall (1977)
1977

Other Nominees:
The Goodbye Girl
Julia
Star Wars - Episode IV: A New Hope
The Turning Point


 

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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Comments

Posted: 5 years, 7 months ago at Jan 7 17:18
Good list. I linked to this list from mine as well.
Posted: 5 years, 5 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: 4 years, 6 months ago at Mar 1 17:52
Good List.
Posted: 4 years, 3 months ago at Jun 4 9:49
Good effort
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Nov 22 22:15
Good list, the milestones are interesting.
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at Mar 16 19:08
Might be good time to update this list
Posted: 1 year, 7 months ago at Jan 29 21:46
YEAH Good effort
Posted: 1 year, 7 months ago at Jan 30 4:07
A very nice list. Very informative and well researched.

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