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Last film added: September 15, 2018. There are currently 1591 films in the database (since 1996).


    Academy Awards Winners for Best Picture (1996-2018)

    Search returned all Oscar-winning films for Best Picture out of 1591 total rated films. Show complete Best Picture winners list.
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  1. Movie DetailsArtist, The (2011) 10  ComedyAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    A jaded modern audience can enjoy this silent movie like it's 1927. Remarkable and charming.
  2. Movie DetailsHurt Locker, The (2009) 10  Documentary/TrueAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    An intense, complex war film. Intelligent, exhilarating psychological thriller about urban warfare in Iraq.
  3. Movie DetailsMoonlight (2016) 10  Filmometer Best Film of the YearAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    A masterpiece. Tenderly chronicles a young black man's rough and anxious life in 1980s Miami.

  4. EXCELLENT
  5. Movie Details12 Years a Slave (2013) 9  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/TrueAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    Gut-wrenching adaptation of the 1853 autobiography of free-born Solomon Northup who was abducted into slavery.
  6. Movie DetailsAmerican Beauty (1999) 9  With Sex/NudityAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    A dark drama of suburban picket-fence depression and frustration. Stars Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening.
  7. Movie DetailsArgo (2012) 9  Documentary/TrueAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    Amazing CIA-Canadian secret operation, via Hollywood, to return six Americans during the Iran hostage crisis.
  8. Movie DetailsBirdman (2014) 9  ComedyAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    Washed-up movie star Keaton attempts a comeback via Broadway play while battling his ego. Surreal.
  9. Movie DetailsDeparted, The (2006) 9  Documentary/TrueAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    Martin Scorsese's gritty crime drama is centered on two cops, the Irish mob and rats.
  10. Movie DetailsKing's Speech, The (2010) 9  Documentary/TrueAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    Inspiring portrait of the stammering King George VI of Britain and his ballsy speech therapist.
  11. Movie DetailsLord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The (2003) 9  FantasyAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    I don't think there's going to be a return journey, Mr. Frodo.
  12. Movie DetailsMillion Dollar Baby (2004) 9  SportAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    Clint Eastwood works with a determined Hilary Swank in her attempt to become a boxer.
  13. Movie DetailsNo Country for Old Men (2007) 9  Academy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    A heroin stash and $2 million spirals into catastrophic violence, courtesy of the Coen Brothers.
  14. Movie DetailsShape of Water, The (2017) 9  FantasyHorrorWith Sex/NudityAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    Love story between a mute janitor and an amphibious creature at a 1962 top-secret laboratory.
  15. Movie DetailsSlumdog Millionaire (2008) 9  Academy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    A love story intertwines the slums and gangs of Mumbai with a TV game show.
  16. Movie DetailsSpotlight (2015) 9  Documentary/TrueAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    True story of Boston Globe journalists uncovering systematic child molestation cover-ups in the Catholic Church.
  17. Movie DetailsTitanic (1997) 9  With Sex/NudityAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    Romantic tale of a rich girl and poor boy who meet on the 'unsinkable' ship.

  18. VERY GOOD
  19. Movie DetailsCrash (2005) 8  Academy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    The lives of a multiethnic collection of Los Angeles characters grippingly interweave over two days.
  20. Movie DetailsEnglish Patient, The (1996) 8  Academy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    A three-hour, WWII-era love story. A young nurse tends to a badly burned Hungarian mapmaker.
  21. Movie DetailsShakespeare in Love (1998) 8  ComedyWith Sex/NudityAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    A young Shakespeare meets Gwyneth Paltrow and is inspired to write Romeo and Juliet.

  22. GOOD
  23. Movie DetailsBeautiful Mind, A (2001) 7  Documentary/TrueAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    The struggles of a mathematical genius, inspired by the life of John Forbes Nash, Jr.
  24. Movie DetailsChicago (2002) 7  ComedyMusical/MusicAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    A musical about celebrity worship, set in 1920s Chicago, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renée Zellweger.

  25. FAIR
  26. Movie DetailsGladiator (2000) 6  Academy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    Set in digitized ancient Rome, this epic spaghetti Western-style movie stars army general Russell Crowe.


  27. Statistical ratings distribution of these 22 films (1.4% of total rated films):
    With enough films included, it usually approximates a bell curve with a mean near 6.5...
    (especially when considering that CRAP is 0-4 combined).
    Average rating for these 22 films: 8.7.

    10:13.6%

    9:59.1%

    8:13.6%

    7:9.1%

    6:4.5%

    5:0%

    CRAP:0%



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