Best Picture Nominees of the Past 10 Years

It was 10 years ago that I first started watching all the Academy Award Best Picture Nominees. Here they are, ranked. A couple of notes:

• I paid very special attention to the top 10 of this list and consider it pretty solid. The ranking of the rest of the movies was based more on a gut reaction and I could probably spend all day adjusting their rankings.

• There's definitely a recency bias at play here. I'm sure some of this year's nominees will drop as my memory of them fades. That's just how it goes.

• Some movies I don't remember *at all* and were generally ranked pretty low. (eg Philomena, Winter's Bone, Amour)

• Some movies I…

  • There Will Be Blood

    1

  • La La Land

    2

  • Inglourious Basterds

    3

  • Inception

    4

  • Whiplash

    5

  • Mad Max: Fury Road

    6

  • The Revenant

    7

  • Django Unchained

    8

  • Birdman

    9

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    10

  • Arrival

    11

  • Gravity

    12

  • Manchester by the Sea

    13

  • District 9

    14

  • Lion

    15

  • The Artist

    16

  • Room

    17

  • No Country for Old Men

    18

  • Life of Pi

    19

  • Up

    20

  • The Wolf of Wall Street

    21

  • True Grit

    22

  • Juno

    23

  • The Martian

    24

  • The King's Speech

    25

  • Toy Story 3

    26

  • Her

    27

  • The Reader

    28

  • Fences

    29

  • The Help

    30

  • Frost/Nixon

    31

  • Spotlight

    32

  • Captain Phillips

    33

  • The Theory of Everything

    34

  • Hell or High Water

    35

  • 127 Hours

    36

  • Dallas Buyers Club

    37

  • 12 Years a Slave

    38

  • The Hurt Locker

    39

  • The Big Short

    40

  • Moonlight

    41

  • Moneyball

    42

  • The Blind Side

    43

  • Brooklyn

    44

  • Argo

    45

  • The Social Network

    46

  • Atonement

    47

  • Boyhood

    48

  • The Fighter

    49

  • Zero Dark Thirty

    50

  • Up in the Air

    51

  • Precious

    52

  • Bridge of Spies

    53

  • An Education

    54

  • Midnight in Paris

    55

  • The Tree of Life

    56

  • Lincoln

    57

  • Nebraska

    58

  • Slumdog Millionaire

    59

  • The Imitation Game

    60

  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    61

  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

    62

  • Hidden Figures

    63

  • Les Misérables

    64

  • Avatar

    65

  • Hugo

    66

  • Black Swan

    67

  • Hacksaw Ridge

    68

  • Silver Linings Playbook

    69

  • The Kids Are All Right

    70

  • Selma

    71

  • Winter's Bone

    72

  • Amour

    73

  • The Descendants

    74

  • War Horse

    75

  • Milk

    76

  • Philomena

    77

  • American Hustle

    78

  • American Sniper

    79

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild

    80

  • Michael Clayton

    81

  • A Serious Man

    82