Every Oscar winner for Best Picture, ranked

I made the bulk of this list during the time I was actually engaged in the project of seeing these in 2012, so I can't guarantee that the rankings wouldn't shuffle a bit if I were to go back over all of them now (which I don't plan to, so we may never know!).

  • The Apartment

    1

  • The Best Years of Our Lives

    2

  • Casablanca

    3

  • Annie Hall

    4

  • All Quiet on the Western Front

    5

  • Rebecca

    6

  • The Silence of the Lambs

    7

  • Gone with the Wind

    8

  • Schindler's List

    9

  • The French Connection

    10

  • All About Eve

    11

  • It Happened One Night

    12

  • Midnight Cowboy

    13

  • Parasite

    14

  • No Country for Old Men

    15

  • Moonlight

    16

  • Mrs. Miniver

    17

  • Spotlight

    18

  • Amadeus

    19

  • Terms of Endearment

    20

  • The Bridge on the River Kwai

    21

  • Argo

    22

  • American Beauty

    23

  • Titanic

    24

  • A Man for All Seasons

    25

  • The Greatest Show on Earth

    26

  • West Side Story

    27

  • You Can't Take It with You

    28

  • Gandhi

    29

  • The Hurt Locker

    30

  • Hamlet

    31

  • Chicago

    32

  • Marty

    33

  • The Godfather: Part II

    34

  • The Sting

    35

  • The Sound of Music

    36

  • From Here to Eternity

    37

  • Ben-Hur

    38

  • The Departed

    39

  • Wings

    40

  • 12 Years a Slave

    41

  • Kramer vs. Kramer

    42

  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    43

  • The King's Speech

    44

  • Shakespeare in Love

    45

  • The English Patient

    46

  • The Life of Emile Zola

    47

  • The Lost Weekend

    48

  • Mutiny on the Bounty

    49

  • Grand Hotel

    50

  • The Last Emperor

    51

  • The Great Ziegfeld

    52

  • All the King's Men

    53

  • Patton

    54

  • The Godfather

    55

  • Chariots of Fire

    56

  • Slumdog Millionaire

    57

  • Tom Jones

    58

  • In the Heat of the Night

    59

  • On the Waterfront

    60

  • Unforgiven

    61

  • A Beautiful Mind

    62

  • An American in Paris

    63

  • The Broadway Melody

    64

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    65

  • Green Book

    66

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    67

  • The Shape of Water

    68

  • Out of Africa

    69

  • Gentleman's Agreement

    70

  • Rocky

    71

  • Platoon

    72

  • The Artist

    73

  • Ordinary People

    74

  • Cavalcade

    75

  • Rain Man

    76

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    77

  • How Green Was My Valley

    78

  • Million Dollar Baby

    79

  • Cimarron

    80

  • Dances with Wolves

    81

  • Braveheart

    82

  • The Deer Hunter

    83

  • Around the World in Eighty Days

    84

  • Going My Way

    85

  • Driving Miss Daisy

    86

  • Gigi

    87

  • Gladiator

    88

  • Oliver!

    89

  • My Fair Lady

    90

  • Forrest Gump

    91

  • Crash

    92