Best Picture

This page lists all Oscar nominees for Best Picture. Reviews of films on the original 1001 Films list are linked here.
As I finish each set of films for a given year and category, I will revisit those films and determine which film I think should have won and why. Those posts will be linked here as well.

Here's how I rank the winners.

Best Picture
1928
Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
The Crowd
The Racket
Seventh Heaven
Sunrise (winner--Best Artistic Quality)
Wings (winner--Best Production)

1929
Alibi
The Broadway Melody (winner)
The Hollywood Revue of 1929
In Old Arizona
The Patriot

1930
All Quiet on the Western Front (winner)
The Big House
Disraeli
The Divorcee
The Love Parade

1931
Cimarron (winner)
East Lynne
The Front Page
Skippy
Trader Horn

1932
Arrowsmith
Bad Girl
The Champ
Five Star Final
Grand Hotel (winner)
One Hour with You
Shanghai Express
The Smiling Lieutenant

1933
42nd Street
Cavalcade (winner)
A Farewell to Arms
I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
Lady for a Day
Little Women
The Private Life of Henry VIII
She Done Him Wrong
Smilin' Through
State Fair

1934
The Barretts of Wimpole Street
Cleopatra
Flirtation Walk
The Gay Divorcee
Here Comes the Navy
The House of Rothschild
Imitation of Life
It Happened One Night (winner)
One Night of Love
The Thin Man
Viva Villa!
The White Parade

1935
Alice Adams
Broadway Melody of 1936
Captain Blood
David Copperfield
The Informer
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
Les Miserables
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Mutiny on the Bounty (winner)
Naughty Marietta
Ruggles of Red Gap
Top Hat

1936
Anthony Adverse
Dodsworth
The Great Ziegfeld (winner)
Libeled Lady
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Romeo and Juliet
San Francisco
The Story of Louis Pasteur
A Tale of Two Cities
Three Smart Girls

1937: What should have won?
The Awful Truth
Captains Courageous
Dead End
The Good Earth
In Old Chicago
The Life of Emile Zola (winner)
Lost Horizon
One Hundred Men and a Girl
Stage Door
A Star is Born

1938: What should have won?
The Adventures of Robin Hood
Alexander's Ragtime Band
Boys Town
The Citadel
Four Daughters
Grand Illusion
Jezebel
Pygmalion
Test Pilot
You Can't Take it with You (winner)

1939: What should have won?
Dark Victory
Gone with the Wind (winner)
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Love Affair
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Ninotchka
Of Mice and Men
Stagecoach
The Wizard of Oz
Wuthering Heights

1940
All This, and Heaven Too
Foreign Correspondent
The Grapes of Wrath
The Great Dictator
Kitty Foyle
The Letter
The Long Voyage Home
Our Town
The Philadelphia Story
Rebecca (winner)

1941
Blossoms in the Dust
Citizen Kane
Her Comes Mr. Jordan
Hold Back the Dawn
How Green was My Valley (winner)
The Little Foxes
The Maltese Falcon
One Foot in Heaven
Sergeant York
Suspicion

1942
49th Parallel
Kings Row
The Magnificent Ambersons
Mrs. Miniver (winner)
The Pied Piper
The Pride of the Yankees
Random Harvest
Talk of the Town
Wake Island
Yankee Doodle Dandy

1943
Casablanca (winner)
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Heaven Can Wait
The Human Comedy
In Which We Serve
Madame Curie
The More the Merrier
The Ox-Bow Incident
The Song of Bernadette
Watch on the Rhine

1944: What should have won?
Double Indemnity
Gaslight
Going My Way (winner)
Since You Went Away
Wilson

1945: What should have won?
Anchors Aweigh
The Bells of St. Mary's
The Lost Weekend (winner)
Mildred Pierce
Spellbound

1946: What should have won?
The Best Years of Our Lives (winner)
Henry V
It's a Wonderful Life
The Razor's Edge
The Yearling

1947
The Bishop's Wife
Crossfire
Gentlemen's Agreement (winner)
Great Expectations
Miracle on 34th Street

1948: What should have won?
Hamlet (winner)
Johnny Belinda
The Red Shoes
The Snake Pit
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

1949
All the King's Men (winner)
Battleground
The Heiress
A Letter to Three Wives
Twelve O'Clock High

1950
All About Eve (winner)
Born Yesterday
Father of the Bride
King Solomon's Mines
Sunset Boulevard

1951: What should have won?
An American in Paris (winner)
Decision Before Dawn
A Place in the Sun
Quo Vadis
A Streetcar Named Desire

1952
The Greatest Show on Earth (winner)
High Noon
Ivanhoe
Moulin Rouge
The Quiet Man

1953
From Here to Eternity (winner)
Julius Caesar
The Robe
Roman Holiday
Shane

1954
The Caine Mutiny
The Country Girl
On the Waterfront (winner)
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
Three Coins in the Fountain

1955
Love is a Many-Splendored Thing
Marty (winner)
Mister Roberts
Picnic
The Rose Tattoo

1956: What should have won?
Around the World in 80 Days (winner)
Friendly Persuasion
Giant
The King and I
The Ten Commandments

1957: What should have won?
12 Angry Men
The Bridge on the River Kwai (winner)
Peyton Place
Sayonara
Witness for the Prosecution

1958
Auntie Mame
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
The Defiant Ones
Gigi (winner)
Separate Tables

1959
Anatomy of a Murder
Ben-Hur (winner)
The Diary of Anne Frank
The Nun's Story
Room at the Top

1960
The Alamo
The Apartment (winner)
Elmer Gantry
Sons and Lovers
The Sundowners

1961
Fanny
The Guns of Navarone
The Hustler
Judgment at Nuremburg
West Side Story (winner)

1962: What should have won?
Lawrence of Arabia (winner)
The Longest Day
The Music Man
Mutiny on the Bounty
To Kill a Mockingbird

1963: What should have won?
America, America
Cleopatra
How the West Was Won
Lillies of the Field
Tom Jones (winner)

1964: What should have won?
Becket
Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Mary Poppins
My Fair Lady (winner)
Zorba the Greek

1965: What should have won?
Darling
Doctor Zhivago
Ship of Fools
The Sound of Music (winner)
A Thousand Clowns

1966: What should have won?
Alfie
A Man for All Seasons (winner)
The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming
The Sand Pebbles
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

1967: What should have won?
Bonnie and Clyde
Doctor Doolittle
The Graduate
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
In the Heat of the Night (winner)

1968
Funny Girl
The Lion in Winter
Oliver! (winner)
Rachel, Rachel
Romeo and Juliet

1969: What should have won?
Anne of the Thousand Days
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Hello, Dolly!
Midnight Cowboy (winner)
Z

1970: What should have won?
Airport
Five Easy Pieces
Love Story
M*A*S*H
Patton (winner)

1971
A Clockwork Orange
Fiddler on the Roof
The French Connection (winner)
The Last Picture Show
Nicholas and Alexandra

1972
Cabaret
Deliverance
The Emigrants
The Godfather (winner)
Sounder

1973: What should have won?
American Graffiti
Cries and Whispers
The Exorcist
The Sting (winner)
A Touch of Class

1974: What should have won?
Chinatown
The Conversation
The Godfather Part II (winner)
Lenny
The Towering Inferno

1975: What should have won?
Barry Lyndon
Dog Day Afternoon
Jaws
Nashville
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (winner)

1976: What should have won?
All the President's Men
Bound for Glory
Network
Rocky (winner)
Taxi Driver

1977: What should have won?
Annie Hall (winner)
The Goodbye Girl
Julia
Star Wars
The Turning Point

1978
Coming Home
The Deer Hunter (winner)
Heaven Can Wait
Midnight Express
An Unmarried Woman

1979: What should have won?
All that Jazz
Apocalypse Now
Breaking Away
Kramer vs. Kramer (winner)
Norma Rae

1980: What should have won?
Coal Miner's Daughter
The Elephant Man
Ordinary People (winner)
Raging Bull
Tess

1981: What should have won?
Atlantic City
Chariots of Fire (winner)
On Golden Pond
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Reds

1982: What should have won?
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Gandhi (winner)
Missing
Tootsie
The Verdict

1983: What should have won?
The Big Chill
The Dresser
The Right Stuff
Tender Mercies
Terms of Endearment (winner)

1984: What should have won?
Amadeus (winner)
The Killing Fields
A Passage to India
Places in the Heart
A Soldier's Story

1985: What should have won?
The Color Purple
Kiss of the Spider Woman
Out of Africa (winner)
Prizzi's Honor
Witness

1986: What should have won?
Children of a Lesser God
Hannah and Her Sisters
The Mission
Platoon (winner)
A Room with a View

1987: What should have won?
Broadcast News
Fatal Attraction
Hope and Glory
The Last Emperor (winner)
Moonstruck

1988: What should have won?
The Accidental Tourist
Dangerous Liaisons
Mississippi Burning
Rain Man (winner)
Working Girl

1989: What shoud have won?
Born on the Fourth of July
Dead Poets Society
Driving Miss Daisy (winner)
Field of Dreams
My Left Foot

1990
Awakenings
Dances with Wolves (winner)
Ghost
The Godfather Part III
Goodfellas

1991
Beauty and the Beast
Bugsy
JFK
The Prince of Tides
The Silence of the Lambs (winner)

1992: What should have won?
The Crying Game
A Few Good Men
Howard's End
Scent of a Woman
Unforgiven (winner)

1993
The Fugitive
In the Name of the Father
The Piano
The Remains of the Day
Schindler's List (winner)

1994: What should have won?
Forrest Gump (winner)
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Pulp Fiction
Quiz Show
The Shawshank Redmption

1995: What should have won?
Apollo 13
Babe
Braveheart (winner)
Il Postino
Sense and Sensibility

1996
The English Patient (winner)
Fargo
Jerry Maguire
Secrets & Lies
Shine

1997
As Good as it Gets
The Full Monty
Good Will Hunting
L.A. Confidential
Titanic (winner)

1998
Elizabeth
Life is Beautiful
Saving Private Ryan
Shakespeare in Love (winner)
The Thin Red Line

1999
American Beauty (winner)
The Cider House Rules
The Green Mile
The Insider
The Sixth Sense

2000: What should have won?
Chocolat
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Erin Brockovich
Gladiator (winner)
Traffic

2001: What should have won?
A Beautiful Mind (winner)
Gosford Park
In the Bedroom
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Moulin Rouge!

2002: What should have won?
Chicago (winner)
Gangs of New York
The Hours
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Pianist

2003
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (winner)
Lost in Translation
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Mystic River
Seabiscuit

2004
The Aviator
Finding Neverland
Million Dollar Baby (winner)
Ray
Sideways

2005
Brokeback Mountain
Capote
Crash (winner)
Good Night and Good Luck
Munich

2006: What should have won?
Babel
The Departed (winner)
Letters from Iwo Jima
Little Miss Sunshine
The Queen

2007
Atonement
Juno
Michael Clayton
No Country for Old Men (winner)
There Will Be Blood

2008
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
Milk
The Reader
Slumdog Millionaire (winner)

2009
Avatar
The Blind Side
District 9
An Education
The Hurt Locker (winner)
Inglourious Basterds
Precious
A Serious Man
Up
Up in the Air

2010
127 Hours
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The Kids are All Right
The King's Speech (winner)
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter's Bone

2011
The Artist (winner)
The Descendants
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
The Help
Hugo
Midnight in Paris
Moneyball
The Tree of Life
War Horse

2012: What should have won?
Amour
Argo (winner)
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

2013
American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Dallas Buyers Club
Gravity
Her
Nebraska
Philomena
12 Years a Slave (winner)
The Wolf of Wall Street

2014
American Sniper
Birdman (winner)
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Selma
The Theory of Everything
Whiplash

2015
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Room
Spotlight (winner)

2016
Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

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