90 Years of Academy Award Best Picture Winners... In Order.

It. Is. Done.

After years of failing (due to lack of time, not having access to certain films and/or procrastination), I have finally (finally!!) seen every single film that has won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Here they are, in order...

Note: This is far from a concrete list. (Top 10 is just about as close as it can get, though.) But really, anyone who tries to act like a list of this many films is concrete is full of shit. Most of the ranking is solid, and the furthest I see any of them ever realistically jumping or dropping is five spots.

Basic Formula for Ranking: A&E (Artistic & Entertainment/Best & Favorite), Rewatchability, Historic Significance, and 'Did this Film rob something more deserving?'

  • The Silence of the Lambs

    1

  • No Country for Old Men

    2

  • The Godfather

    3

  • Casablanca

    4

  • On the Waterfront

    5

  • Schindler's List

    6

  • Forrest Gump

    7

  • A Man for All Seasons

    8

  • How Green Was My Valley

    9

  • Mrs. Miniver

    10

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    11

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    12

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

    13

  • It Happened One Night

    14

  • The Godfather: Part II

    15

  • You Can't Take It with You

    16

  • The Departed

    17

  • The French Connection

    18

  • The Shape of Water

    19

  • An American in Paris

    20

  • Unforgiven

    21

  • Rebecca

    22

  • The Lost Weekend

    23

  • Million Dollar Baby

    24

  • The Bridge on the River Kwai

    25

  • Ben-Hur

    26

  • The Apartment

    27

  • Hamlet

    28

  • The Best Years of Our Lives

    29

  • All About Eve

    30

  • 12 Years a Slave

    31

  • The Last Emperor

    32

  • The Sting

    33

  • Amadeus

    34

  • From Here to Eternity

    35

  • Gladiator

    36

  • Braveheart

    37

  • Annie Hall

    38

  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    39

  • The Deer Hunter

    40

  • The Sound of Music

    41

  • Spotlight

    42

  • West Side Story

    43

  • My Fair Lady

    44

  • Mutiny on the Bounty

    45

  • Driving Miss Daisy

    46

  • In the Heat of the Night

    47

  • Platoon

    48

  • The Hurt Locker

    49

  • Going My Way

    50

  • Cimarron

    51

  • Wings

    52

  • Marty

    53

  • American Beauty

    54

  • Dances with Wolves

    55

  • Shakespeare in Love

    56

  • Moonlight

    57

  • Patton

    58

  • Gone with the Wind

    59

  • Argo

    60

  • The King's Speech

    61

  • Midnight Cowboy

    62

  • Terms of Endearment

    63

  • Rain Man

    64

  • Rocky

    65

  • Ordinary People

    66

  • Slumdog Millionaire

    67

  • The Artist

    68

  • A Beautiful Mind

    69

  • Titanic

    70

  • Chicago

    71

  • Gandhi

    72

  • Out of Africa

    73

  • Gentleman's Agreement

    74

  • Chariots of Fire

    75

  • The Great Ziegfeld

    76

  • The Life of Emile Zola

    77

  • The Greatest Show on Earth

    78

  • Kramer vs. Kramer

    79

  • Tom Jones

    80

  • All the King's Men

    81

  • Grand Hotel

    82

  • Around the World in Eighty Days

    83

  • The English Patient

    84

  • Oliver!

    85

  • All Quiet on the Western Front

    86

  • Gigi

    87

  • Crash

    88

  • The Broadway Melody

    89

  • Cavalcade

    90