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  • Filmometer's top 100 films from 1927-1996
  • AFI's top 100 American films from 1896-1996
  • Academy Awards Winners for Best Picture (1929-2017)
  • Filmometer's "To See" movie list
  • Films I own on DVD (complete list)
  • Movie ratings & reviews from 1996-2018

    1. Academy Awards Winners for Best Picture (1929-2017)

      As you can see below, only two films rated 10 by Filmometer (since 1996) have won Best Picture at the Academy Awards. I think most of the Academy must've been drunk when they cast their votes for the best picture of 2000. And also 1995, 1994, 1990 and so on. Unfortunately, the best films are often shut out of the Oscar nominations.
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    2. Movie DetailsShape of Water, The (2017) 9
      Love story between a mute janitor and an amphibious creature at a 1962 top-secret laboratory.
    3. Movie DetailsMoonlight (2016) 10
      A masterpiece. Tenderly chronicles a young black man's rough and anxious life in 1980s Miami.
    4. Movie DetailsSpotlight (2015) 9
      True story of Boston Globe journalists uncovering systematic child molestation cover-ups in the Catholic Church.
    5. Movie DetailsBirdman (2014) 9
      Washed-up movie star Keaton attempts a comeback via Broadway play while battling his ego. Surreal.
    6. Movie Details12 Years a Slave (2013) 9
      Gut-wrenching adaptation of the 1853 autobiography of free-born Solomon Northup who was abducted into slavery.
    7. Movie DetailsArgo (2012) 9
      Amazing CIA-Canadian secret operation, via Hollywood, to return six Americans during the Iran hostage crisis.
    8. Movie DetailsArtist, The (2011) 10
      A jaded modern audience can enjoy this silent movie like it's 1927. Remarkable and charming.
    9. Movie DetailsKing's Speech, The (2010) 9
      Inspiring portrait of the stammering King George VI of Britain and his ballsy speech therapist.
    10. Movie DetailsHurt Locker, The (2009) 10
      An intense, complex war film. Intelligent, exhilarating psychological thriller about urban warfare in Iraq.
    11. Movie DetailsSlumdog Millionaire (2008) 9
      A love story intertwines the slums and gangs of Mumbai with a TV game show.
    12. Movie DetailsNo Country for Old Men (2007) 9
      A heroin stash and $2 million spirals into catastrophic violence, courtesy of the Coen Brothers.
    13. Movie DetailsDeparted, The (2006) 9
      Martin Scorsese's gritty crime drama is centered on two cops, the Irish mob and rats.
    14. Movie DetailsCrash (2005) 8
      The lives of a multiethnic collection of Los Angeles characters grippingly interweave over two days.
    15. Movie DetailsMillion Dollar Baby (2004) 9
      Clint Eastwood works with a determined Hilary Swank in her attempt to become a boxer.
    16. Movie DetailsLord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The (2003) 9
      I don't think there's going to be a return journey, Mr. Frodo.
    17. Movie DetailsChicago (2002) 7
      A musical about celebrity worship, set in 1920s Chicago, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renée Zellweger.
    18. Movie DetailsBeautiful Mind, A (2001) 7
      The struggles of a mathematical genius, inspired by the life of John Forbes Nash, Jr.
    19. Movie DetailsGladiator (2000) 6
      Set in digitized ancient Rome, this epic spaghetti Western-style movie stars army general Russell Crowe.
    20. Movie DetailsAmerican Beauty (1999) 9
      A dark drama of suburban picket-fence depression and frustration. Stars Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening.
    21. Movie DetailsShakespeare in Love (1998) 8
      A young Shakespeare meets Gwyneth Paltrow and is inspired to write Romeo and Juliet.
    22. Movie DetailsTitanic (1997) 9
      Romantic tale of a rich girl and poor boy who meet on the 'unsinkable' ship.
    23. Movie DetailsEnglish Patient, The (1996) 8
      A three-hour, WWII-era love story. A young nurse tends to a badly burned Hungarian mapmaker.

    24. Braveheart (1995)
    25. Forrest Gump (1994)
    26. Schindler's List (1993)
    27. Unforgiven (1992)
    28. Silence of the Lambs, The (1991)
    29. Dances with Wolves (1990)
    30. Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
    31. Rain Man (1988)
    32. Last Emperor, The (1987)
    33. Platoon (1986)
    34. Out of Africa (1985)
    35. Amadeus (1984)
    36. Terms of Endearment (1983)
    37. Gandhi (1982)
    38. Chariots of Fire (1981)
    39. Ordinary People (1980)
    40. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
    41. Deer Hunter, The (1978)
    42. Annie Hall (1977)
    43. Rocky (1976)
    44. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
    45. Godfather: Part II, The (1974)
    46. Sting, The (1973)
    47. Godfather, The (1972)
    48. French Connection, The (1971)
    49. Patton (1970)
    50. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
    51. Oliver! (1968)
    52. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
    53. Man for All Seasons, A (1966)
    54. Sound of Music, The (1965)
    55. My Fair Lady (1964)
    56. Tom Jones (1963)
    57. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
    58. West Side Story (1961)
    59. Apartment, The (1960)
    60. Ben-Hur (1959)
    61. Gigi (1958)
    62. Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957)
    63. Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
    64. Marty (1955)
    65. On the Waterfront (1954)
    66. From Here to Eternity (1953)
    67. Greatest Show on Earth, The (1952)
    68. American in Paris, An (1951)
    69. All About Eve (1950)
    70. All the King's Men (1949)
    71. Hamlet (1948)
    72. Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
    73. Best Years of Our Lives, The (1946)
    74. Lost Weekend, The (1945)
    75. Going My Way (1944)
    76. Casablanca (1942)
    77. Mrs. Miniver (1942)
    78. How Green Was My Valley (1941)
    79. Rebecca (1940)
    80. Gone with the Wind (1939)
    81. You Can't Take It with You (1938)
    82. Life of Emile Zola, The (1937)
    83. Great Ziegfeld, The (1936)
    84. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
    85. It Happened One Night (1934)
    86. Cavalcade (1933)
    87. Grand Hotel (1932)
    88. Cimarron (1931)
    89. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
    90. Broadway Melody, The (1929)
    91. Wings (1927)


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