All films that ever won the Oscar for Best Picture

Table of Contents

Wings – 1929

BB1jILTa

During the first edition of the Oscars, ‘Wings’ won the award for ‘Outstanding Picture’, the category equivalent to the current ‘Best Picture.’ It’s a film about aviators in World War I directed by William A. Wellman.

The Broadway Melody – 1930

BB1jIJd1

The first major motion picture musical got its status as the best film of the year in the midst of economic crisis.

All Quiet on the Western Front – 1931

BB1jITHS

A profoundly anti-war film that adapted Erich Maria Remarque’s novel of the same title: ‘All Quiet On The Western Front’.

Cimarron – 1932

BB1jIW9L

A Western starring two great actors of the time, Richard Dix and Irene Dunne, this movie tells the story of how Oklahoma’s colonisation through the story of several generations of the same family.

Grand Hotel – 1933

BB1jIW9N

Greta Garbo dazzled in this film of crossing stories in a luxurious Berlin hotel. Other stars of the time, such as John Barrymore and Joan Crawford, also participated.

Cavalcade – 1934

BB1jIGRX

A popular play by Noel Coward that recounts the milestones in British history between 1899 and 1933 through the events of a family. From World War I to the sinking of the Titanic, and looking forward to a future in which war clouds were (again) looming.

It Happened One Night – 1935

BB1jITI4

A Frank Capra masterpiece with Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert in the leading roles. A romantic comedy that would set the stage for many other Hollywood films.

Mutiny on the Bounty – 1936

BB1jIGS4

Once again, Clark Gable was the big star. The best role of this film, however, is that of Charles Laughton as the odious Captain Bligh.

The Great Ziegfeld – 1937

BB1jITI9

The biography of Florenz Ziegfeld, a theatrical producer.

The Life of Emile Zola – 1938

BB1jIWa0

Another biopic; this time about the great French novelist Emile Zola,  by Paul Muni.

You Can’t Take It with You – 1939

BB1jILTz

Another great Frank Capra comedy. It reflects the optimism of the Roosevelt era just before World War II broke out.

Gone with the Wind – 1940

AA1fdz88

The most ambitious production ever made in Hollywood. It won the Oscar for Best Picture and seven other statues.

Rebecca – 1941

A masterpiece of suspense signed by the great Alfred Hitchcock. It was his definitive breakthrough in Hollywood.

How Green Was My Valley – 1942

BB1jIGSa

A film about the pride of being a miner in Wales in the 19th century.

Mrs. Miniver – 1943

BB1jIGSd

How to boost public morale during World War II, with the story of a family who goes about their daily lives while the Germans bomb Britain. Directed by William Wyler.

Casablanca – 1944

AA1fdnSR

A film full of phrases for cinema history, with Humprey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman at their best. Another Oscar movie with propagandistic and anti-fascist content.

Going My Way – 1945

BB1jILTE

This film obtained seven statues portraying good religious feelings with a priest (played by Bing Crosby) as the main character. The academics of 1944 decided that this film was better than ‘Double Indemnity’ (Billy Wilder’s masterpiece) or ‘Gaslight’, both contenders for Best Film in 1945.

The Lost Weekend – 1946

BB1jqlRt

Billy Wilder directed this shocking plea against alcoholism, with an air of film noir, starring Ray Milland.

The Best Years of Our Lives – 1947

BB1jIBOm

William Wyler directed this moving film about the difficulties of a group of World War II veterans to reintegrate into everyday life.

Gentleman’s Agreement – 1948

BB1jITIu

A feature film denouncing anti-Semitism, starring Gregory Peck, and directed by Elia Kazan.

Hamlet – 1949

BB1jITIy

Laurence Olivier played and directed Shakespeare’s classic.

All The King’s Men – 1950

BB1jIJdv

The adaptation of an American literary classic and a portrait of the (rather dirty) depths of politics. It was directed by Robert Rossen. Many years later (in 2006), another adaptation was made by Sean Penn, but not with the same success.

All About Eve – 1951

With fabulous performances by Bette Davis, Anne Baxter and George Sanders. Also, the (very brief) appearance of a young Marilyn Monroe.

An American in Paris – 1952

BB1jITIA

This film established Gene Kelly as a great dancer and Vicente Minelli as a great director of musicals. With a score by George Gershwin.

The World’s Greatest Show on Earth – 1953

In a year when academics could have awarded the Oscar for Best Picture to titles such as ‘The Quiet Man’ by John Ford or ‘Viva Zapata!’ by Elia Kazan, they decided to give it to this movie by Cecil B. De Mille.

From Here to Eternity – 1954

BB1jIJdz

A spectacular cast (Montgomery Clift, Burt Lancaster, Frank Sinatra, Ernest Borgnine, Jack Warden, Deborah Kerr…), some of whose scenes (the kiss on the beach, for example) are part of Hollywood iconography. It got eight Oscars.

On the Waterfront – 1955

BB1jIGSl

One of Marlon Brando’s great interpretations and, for some, a most skillful denunciation of the anti-communist McCarthy era.

Marty – 1956

BB1jIJdB

An unexpected success for this story about an affair between an Italian-American butcher from the Bronx and an insecure teacher. There were Oscars for Best Picture, Best Leading Actor (Ernest Borgnine), Best Director (Delbert Mann) and Best Adapted Screenplay (P. Chayefsky).

Around the World in 80 Days – 1957

BB1jIGSn

A super production that could have been shot by Orson Welles (one of the names considered) but ended up in the hands of Michael Anderson. It is not a great film but it is also true that 1956 was not a very glorious year for Hollywood: it competed with ‘Giant’, ‘The Ten Commandments’ and ‘The King and I’. All good movies but not extraordinary.

The Bridge over the River Kwai – 1958

BB1jqr5L

One of the most famous soundtracks in the history of cinema and one of the great works of David Lean. British actor Alec Guiness got a well-deserved statuette.

Gigi – 1959

BB1jILTN

A tribute to Paris from Hollywood directed by Vicente Minelli. Starring Leslie Caron and Maurice Chevalier.

Ben-Hur – 1960

AA1i2u9y

A show that still fascinates after many years. The action in the heat and the charisma of Charlton Heston are of a timeless beauty.

The Apartment – 1961

AA1fdshB

A sad comedy directed by Billy Wilder and starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley McLain, both of whom won Oscars.

West Side Story – 1962

BB1jIJdE

‘Romeo and Juliet’ turned into a musical with New York street gangs. One of Leonard Berstein’s most beautiful scores. And Natalie Wood in her best moment of acting.

Lawrence of Arabia – 1963

AA1fdpE3

A super-production of the kind that elevated David Lean as a director and Peter O’Toole as a great interpreter of extreme and tormented characters.

Tom Jones – 1964

BB1jIOBy

A classic of British (18th-century) literature that director Tony Richardson adapted to the spirit of the 1960s. It won four Oscars but Albert Finney, its protagonist, lost ‘Best Actor’ to Sidney Poitier.

My Fair Lady – 1965

BB1jIEhT

Eight Oscars for this musical starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison. Their songs have been part of the sentimental memory of generations.

The Sound of Music – 1966

BB1jILTQ

For the second year in a row, the Oscar-winning film was a musical. ‘The sound of music’ popularized the Von Trapp family across the world.

A Man For All Seasons – 1967

BB1jIJdG

The life of Thomas More, British politician and humanist. It is a somewhat forgotten title today, but at the time it won six Oscars.

In the Heat of the Night – 1968

BB1jIBOD

A police film with a black detective (Sidney Poitier) in the deep South of the U.S.

Oliver – 1969

BB1jIJdM

The musical adaptation of ‘Oliver Twist’, the classic by Charles Dickens. It won five Oscars.

Midnight Cowboy – 1970

AA1kW72r

In the fabulous 60s of the 20th century, (nearly) anything was possible. For example, a movie rated for explicit language and violence won three Oscars, with Best Picture among them. However, neither Jon Voight nor Dustin Hoffman, the leading couple, got a statue.

Patton – 1971

BB1jILU4

George C. Scott’s extraordinary performance (awarded with an Oscar) and the fantastic script of a young Francis Ford Coppola (who also got a statue) made ‘Patton’ a great film.

The French Connection – 1972

BB1jILU6

The spectacular chases in this police film directed by William Friedkin appealed to both the audience and Hollywood academics. Gene Hackman got a statuette for his leading role.

The Godfather – 1973

AA1fdwGS

A masterpiece that the most traditional Hollywood producers did not like. They said it was “too dark.” It swept away other critics and the public, and it won the Oscar for Best Film, Best Actor (Marlon Brando) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo).

The Sting – 1974

BB1jIJdQ

A film in which Robert Redford and Paul Newman gave a great performance together. It has a soundtrack to remember. And seven! Oscar awards. More than The Godfather.

The Godfather 2 – 1975

BB1jIBOV

A sequel better than the first part? Francis Ford Coppola did it. With Al Pacino and Robert de Niro in their best shape.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – 1976

BB1jIGSO

Jack Nicholson showed his capacity for well-understood histrionics and Milos Forman directed with an enormous talent. A shocking film about the limits of madness and the repression of individualism.

Rocky – 1977

AA1gIkEg

An honest working man from Philadelphia is crushed by the economic crisis but overcomes it by boxing. Sylvester Stallone became a symbol of the working class and won a huge statue.

Annie Hall – 1978

AA1krZh9

Woody Allen’s masterpiece, this comedy won four Oscars.

The Deer Hunter – 1979

BB1jIOC1

Five Oscars for this film by Michael Cimino, which portrayed the difficult return for a Vietnam veteran. One award went to Christopher Walken for his electrifying performance. Robert de Niro was also magnificent, but there was no statuette for him.

Kramer vs. Kramer – 1980

BB1jIJe0

The story of a divorce with a child in between and one of the most beautiful (and contained) performances by Dustin Hoffman. Beautiful, exciting and worthy of the Oscar he won.

Ordinary People – 1981

BB1jIOCa

Robert Redford directed this film, which was to take four Oscars at the gala.

Chariots of Fire – 1982

BB1jIBPj

Actually, the Oscar this movie deserved was the one for Best Soundtrack (for Vangelis’s music), but the Hollywood academics decided to give it three other awards, including Best Picture.

Gandhi – 1983

BB1jIJe6

Richard Attenborough directed this hagiography of the leader of Indian independence, starring Ben Kingsley. It won eight Oscars.

Terms of Endearment – 1984

BB1jITJa

A film for a good cry and with a great cast: Shirley McLaine, Jack Nicholson, Debra Winger, Danny de Vito, and Jeff Daniels. This was a more modest Oscar edition: titles like ‘Tender Mercies’, ‘Chosen for Glory’ and ‘The Big Chill’ competed. All of them are great films but not on the level of masterpieces.

Amadeus – 1985

BB1jILUs

The relationship between Mozart and Salieri, an excessive genius and a simple though talented mortal, made for an unforgettable film and fabulous performances. Directed by Milos Forman.

Out of Africa – 1986

AA1fdiTE

Sidney Pollack directed Meryl Streep and Robert Redford in this romantic film based on the stories of Isak Dinesen (a pseudonym of the Danish author Karen Blixen).

Platoon – 1987

BB1jILUv

Oliver Stone’s iconic film denouncing war in Vietnam with Charlie Sheen and Willem Dafoe.

The Last Emperor – 1988

BB1jIBPE

A super production shot by Bernardo Bertolucci with magnificent photography by Vittorio Storaro. It won nine Oscars.

Rain Man – 1989

BB1jIBPI

Dustin Hoffman in the role of a clever autistic man and Tom Cruise playing his younger brother.

Driving Miss Daisy – 1990

AA1knJBm

A tender story about the unexpected bonds between two very different people: an African-American driver and a tough white lady. Starring Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy (who also won an Oscar).

Dances with Wolves – 1991

Starring and directed by Kevin Costner, this film tells the history of Western expansion in the young United States from the perspective of the Native Americans who were displaced.

The Silence of the Lambs – 1992

BB1jIGTm

Clarice Starling and Hannibal Lecter’s story of affection and horror was an unexpected success in the Academy.

Unforgiven – 1993

AA1fdllI

Clint Eastwood, a Western veteran, paid tribute to the genre that had lifted him to stardom.

Schindler’s List – 1994

AA1fdwGW

Steven Spielberg’s gripping film about the horrors of the Holocaust.

Forrest Gump – 1995

BB1jIBPS

“Life is like a box of chocolates: you never know what you’re gonna get.” It’s one of the phrases that many will remember from ‘Forrest Gump,’ a movie that told the story of modern America through the eyes of a man with an intellectual disability.

Braveheart – 1996

AA1knO7Q

Directed by and starring Mel Gibson, ‘Braveheart’ recounts how one man led a revolt against King Edward I of England.

The English Patient – 1997

BB1jILUG

A romantic film set in World War II, directed by Anthony Minghella. Starring Ralph Fiennes, Kristin Scott Thomas, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, and Colin Firth.

Titanic – 1998

AA1gME8l

This film swept away the awards gala of 1998, thanks to the great chemistry between Kate Winslet and Leonardo Di Caprio under the direction of James Cameron.

Shakespeare in Love – 1999

A fresh look at Shakespeare: a young man full of inspiring ideas and very much in love with a beautiful woman. It was one of Gwyneth Paltrow’s best works.

American Beauty – 2000

The downside of the American dream involves a father with a mid-life crisis having sexual fantasies about his daughter’s best friend. Starring Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, and Mena Suvari.

Gladiator – 2001

AA1ky1XQ

Gladiator, an epic film starring Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix, skillfully directed by Ridley Scott.

A Beautiful Mind – 2002

Russell Crowe again, this time playing John Forbes Nash, a genius who suffered from schizophrenia and won the Economics Nobel Prize in 1994.

Chicago – 2003

BB1jILUI

A musical winning the Oscar for Best Picture is always something special. Starring Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Richard Gere.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – 2004

AA1g8Tiw

It is chronologically the third of the trilogy, coming after ‘The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers’. It was also one of the biggest blockbusters of all time.

Million Dollar Baby – 2005

BB1jIWbb

As the oldest Best Director Oscar winner, Clint Eastwood also co-produced this film, composed the soundtrack, and played one of the main roles. Hilary Swank won an Oscar for her amazing performance as a young female boxer.

Crash – 2006

Film critics have debated the choice of this Best Picture, telling the intertwined stories of Los Angeles residents with different ethnicities. ‘Crash’ competed with ‘Brokeback Mountain,’ a big favourite.

The Departed – 2007

An undercover cop versus a mole, lots of action, violence, and suspense. This movie has all the elements necessary to make what Martin Scorsese does best.

No Country for Old Men – 2008

Javier Bardem starring in a nihilistic crime comedy about a drug deal gone wrong.

Slumdog Millionaire – 2009

BB1jIWbj

A touching story about a Mumbai orphan who is about to win the Indian version of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?”

The Hurt Locker – 2010

AA1kz1qz

A realistic portrayal of an American bomb squad’s daily activities in Iraq. It was the breakthrough for director Kathryn Bigelow, the first woman to win an Oscar for Best Director.

The King’s Speech – 2011

BB1jIBQc

Starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, and Helena Bonham Carter, this movie recalls the stuttering of King George VI and his constant struggle to give an inspiring speech.

The Artist – 2012

BB1jIBQe

An incredible film. Shot in a soundless black and white, it transmitted many emotions and was well-deserving of the Oscar.

Argo – 2013

In the middle of a political crisis in Tehran, a CIA agent poses as a Hollywood producer to save U.S. embassy officials. Directed and played by Ben Affleck.

12 Years a Slave – 2014

BB1jIBQk

Steve McQueen directed this masterpiece about an African-American man born into freedom, then sold into slavery, and finally released after 12 years.

Birdman – 2015

BB1jIJev

An excellent story directed by the talented Mexican Alejandro González Iñárritu. A lot of black humour, some fantasy, and shot in a single sequence (except for some loose shots at the beginning and the end).

Spotlight – 2016

AA1kyPk9

Based on real events, it tells how the Boston Globe uncovered a child sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church.

Moonlight – 2017

BB1jIBQp

‘Moonlight’ shows the childhood, adolescence and maturity of Chiron, an African-American boy who grows up fatherless in a depressed and troubled suburb of Miami.

The Shape of Water – 2018

AA1fdwIM

This is a modern fantastic tale, a beautiful yet sad story that speaks of love, innocence (or its loss), and alienation.

Green Book – 2019

AA1mLoZb

Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) is an African-American pianist who hires a tough Italian-American man (Tony Vallelonga, Viggo Mortensen) as a driver and bodyguard during his tour of the southern United States in the 1960s. Directed by Peter Farrelly.

Parasite – 2020

‘Parasite,’ or ‘Gisaengchung’ in Korean, is a dark comedy about a poor family that enters into a wealthy household through an elaborate scheme. It’s critical of economic inequality and shocking as well as funny. Bong Joon-ho’s masterpiece was the first film ever to win both the category ‘Best Picture’ and ‘Best International Feature Film.’

Nomadland – 2021

AA1ky1Yg

‘Nomadland,’ like other films in this list, is very much a product of the time in which it was released. It shows how sixty-something Fern decides to travel across the western United States after she loses her job and her home. Lead actress Frances McDormand and director Chloe Zhao won several awards – including Oscars – for their work on this movie.

CODA – 2022

The winning film of 2022 is a remake of a French coming-of-age drama from 2014, ‘La Famille Bélier,’ centering on a high school student (Emilia Jones) whose parents are deaf (CODA stands for Child of Deaf Adults). She helps them manage their troubled fishing business while dreaming of a rosier future after graduation. Cast member Troy Kotsur won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. He was the first deaf person to do so.

Everything Everywhere All at Once – 2023

AA1kfASw

A touching story about the relationship between an Asian mother and daughter, using the effects of magical thinking to tell its layered tale. The mother, a Chinese-American immigrant played by Michelle Yeoh – who also won an Oscar for her role – connects with her daughter Joy (Stephanie Hsu) by traveling through parallel universes in which they meet each other in different phases of their lives.

Oppenheimer – 2024

BB1jHbaw

The biography of one of the US atomic bomb’s inventors swept all awards galas in 2024. At the Oscars, both the lead actor Cillian Murphy and the supporting actor Robert Downey Jr won the coveted statuette. Director Christopher Nolan got the award for Best Director.

IF YOU LIKE OUR ARTICLE YOU CAN CHECK OUR OTHER ARTICLES ON http://WWW.HELPINGBLOGS.COM. THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND TIME.

HELPINGBLOGS

26 thoughts on “All films that ever won the Oscar for Best Picture

  1. Thank you for reaching out! If you have any specific questions or topics in mind, please feel free to share them, and I’ll do my best to assist you. Whether you’re curious about a particular technology, scientific concept, literary work, or anything else, I’m here to provide information, advice, or engage in a discussion. Don’t hesitate to let me know how I can help you further!

  2. Hi i think that i saw you visited my web site thus i came to Return the favore Im attempting to find things to enhance my siteI suppose its ok to use a few of your ideas

  3. Hi i think that i saw you visited my web site thus i came to Return the favore I am attempting to find things to improve my web siteI suppose its ok to use some of your ideas

  4. Ive read several just right stuff here Certainly price bookmarking for revisiting I wonder how a lot effort you place to create this kind of great informative website.

  5. Attractive section of content I just stumbled upon your blog and in accession capital to assert that I get actually enjoyed account your blog posts Anyway I will be subscribing to your augment and even I achievement you access consistently fast.

  6. What i dont understood is in reality how youre now not really a lot more smartlyfavored than you might be now Youre very intelligent You understand therefore significantly in terms of this topic produced me personally believe it from a lot of numerous angles Its like women and men are not interested except it is one thing to accomplish with Woman gaga Your own stuffs outstanding Always care for it up.

  7. I truly savored what you’ve accomplished here. The sketch is elegant, your authored material trendy, however, you seem to have developed some trepidation about what you aim to offer next. Certainly, I shall revisit more regularly, just as I have been doing nearly all the time, in case you uphold this ascension.

  8. I genuinely savored the work you’ve put forth here. The outline is refined, your authored material trendy, however, you seem to have obtained some trepidation about what you wish to deliver next. Assuredly, I will revisit more regularly, akin to I have nearly all the time, provided you maintain this upswing.

  9. I truly admired the work you’ve put in here. The design is refined, your authored material stylish, however, you seem to have acquired some trepidation about what you intend to present next. Undoubtedly, I’ll revisit more regularly, similar to I have nearly all the time, in the event you sustain this rise.

  10. I genuinely admired what you’ve accomplished here. The outline is elegant, your written content fashionable, however, you seem to have acquired some unease about what you wish to present going forward. Undoubtedly, I’ll revisit more often, similar to I have nearly all the time, in case you sustain this ascent.

  11. I genuinely relished what you’ve produced here. The outline is elegant, your written content trendy, yet you appear to have obtained some anxiety regarding what you wish to deliver thereafter. Assuredly, I will return more frequently, akin to I have almost constantly, provided you maintain this incline.

  12. I sincerely appreciated the effort you’ve invested here. The sketch is tasteful, your authored material chic, however, you seem to have developed some uneasiness about what you aim to offer henceforth. Certainly, I shall revisit more regularly, just as I have been doing nearly all the time, should you uphold this climb.

  13. I genuinely appreciated what you’ve achieved here. The outline is tasteful, your written content fashionable, yet you appear to have acquired some uneasiness regarding what you wish to present forthwith. Undoubtedly, I’ll return more frequently, similar to I have almost constantly, should you sustain this upswing.

  14. I sincerely admired what you’ve produced here. The sketch is elegant, your written content chic, yet you appear to have developed some anxiety regarding what you aim to offer thereafter. Certainly, I shall return more frequently, just as I have been doing almost constantly, should you uphold this incline.

  15. I truly enjoyed what you’ve achieved here. The design is stylish, your written content fashionable, yet you appear to have acquired some apprehension regarding what you intend to present going forward. Undoubtedly, I’ll return more frequently, similar to I have almost constantly, in the event you sustain this ascent.

  16. I genuinely savored the work you’ve put forth here. The outline is refined, your authored material trendy, however, you seem to have obtained some trepidation about what you wish to deliver next. Assuredly, I will revisit more regularly, akin to I have nearly all the time, provided you maintain this upswing.

  17. I’ve been visiting this site for years, and it never fails to impress me with its fresh perspectives and wealth of knowledge. The attention to detail and commitment to quality is evident. This is a true asset for anyone seeking to learn and grow.

  18. What a fantastic resource! The articles are meticulously crafted, offering a perfect balance of depth and accessibility. I always walk away having gained new understanding. My sincere appreciation to the team behind this outstanding website.

  19. cupiditate eaque in natus nobis quae occaecati consequatur ab non voluptates. pariatur voluptas praesentium iure unde qui qui consequuntur maxime. tempore expedita reiciendis fugit tempora aut a aliquid necessitatibus odit. recusandae quibusdam vel architecto et qui nobis ut odio a voluptatem.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top