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

  • No Country for Old Men

    14

  • Moonlight

    15

  • Mrs. Miniver

    16

  • Spotlight

    17

  • Amadeus

    18

  • Terms of Endearment

    19

  • The Bridge on the River Kwai

    20

  • Argo

    21

  • American Beauty

    22

  • Titanic

    23

  • A Man for All Seasons

    24

  • The Greatest Show on Earth

    25

  • West Side Story

    26

  • You Can't Take It with You

    27

  • Gandhi

    28

  • The Hurt Locker

    29

  • Hamlet

    30

  • Chicago

    31

  • Marty

    32

  • The Godfather: Part II

    33

  • The Sting

    34

  • The Sound of Music

    35

  • From Here to Eternity

    36

  • Ben-Hur

    37

  • The Departed

    38

  • Wings

    39

  • 12 Years a Slave

    40

  • Kramer vs. Kramer

    41

  • Birdman

    42

  • The King's Speech

    43

  • Shakespeare in Love

    44

  • The English Patient

    45

  • The Life of Emile Zola

    46

  • The Lost Weekend

    47

  • Mutiny on the Bounty

    48

  • Grand Hotel

    49

  • The Last Emperor

    50

  • The Great Ziegfeld

    51

  • All the King's Men

    52

  • Patton

    53

  • The Godfather

    54

  • Chariots of Fire

    55

  • Slumdog Millionaire

    56

  • Tom Jones

    57

  • In the Heat of the Night

    58

  • On the Waterfront

    59

  • Unforgiven

    60

  • A Beautiful Mind

    61

  • An American in Paris

    62

  • The Broadway Melody

    63

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    64

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    65

  • The Shape of Water

    66

  • Out of Africa

    67

  • Gentleman's Agreement

    68

  • Rocky

    69

  • Platoon

    70

  • The Artist

    71

  • Ordinary People

    72

  • Cavalcade

    73

  • Rain Man

    74

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

    75

  • How Green Was My Valley

    76

  • Million Dollar Baby

    77

  • Cimarron

    78

  • Dances with Wolves

    79

  • Braveheart

    80

  • The Deer Hunter

    81

  • Around the World in Eighty Days

    82

  • Going My Way

    83

  • Driving Miss Daisy

    84

  • Gigi

    85

  • Gladiator

    86

  • Oliver!

    87

  • My Fair Lady

    88

  • Forrest Gump

    89

  • Crash

    90