Best Picture Winners

The Great Ziegfeld

At the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, sideshow barker Flo Ziegfeld turns the tables on his more ...

Mrs. Miniver

The Minivers, an English “middle-class” family experience life in the first months of World War II. ...

Going My Way

Youthful Father Chuck O’Malley led a colorful life of sports, song, and romance before joining the ...

The Best Years of Our Lives

The story concentrates on the social re-adjustment of three World War II servicemen, each from a ...

The Greatest Show on Earth

To ensure a full profitable season, circus manager Brad Braden engages The Great Sebastian, though this ...

The Bridge on the River Kwai

The film deals with the situation of British prisoners of war during World War II who ...

Ben-Hur

Judah Ben-Hur lives as a rich Jewish prince and merchant in Jerusalem at the beginning of ...

My Fair Lady

Pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins is so sure of his abilities that he takes it upon ...

The Sting

When a mutual friend is killed by a mob boss, two con men, one experienced and ...

Titanic

84 years later, a 100 year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her ...

The Silence of the Lambs

FBI trainee Clarice Starling works hard to advance her career, including trying to hide or put ...

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

In this fable-morality subtitled “A Song of Two Humans”, the “evil” temptress is a city woman ...

West Side Story

West Side Story is the award-winning adaptation of the classic romantic tragedy, “Romeo and Juliet”. The ...

An American in Paris

Jerry Mulligan, a struggling American painter in Paris, is “discovered” by an influential heiress with an ...

Chicago

Murderesses Velma Kelly (a chanteuse and tease who killed her husband and sister after finding them ...

Unforgiven

The town of Big Whisky is full of normal people trying to lead quiet lives. Cowboys ...

The Broadway Melody

Harriet and Queenie Mahoney, a vaudeville act, come to Broadway, where their friend Eddie Kerns needs ...

Lawrence of Arabia

Due to his knowledge of the native Bedouin tribes, British Lieutenant T.E. Lawrence is sent to ...

Tom Jones

In eighteenth-century England, “first cousins” Tom Jones and Master Blifil grew up together in privilege in ...

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

McMurphy has a criminal past and has once again gotten himself into trouble and is sentenced ...

Rocky

Rocky Balboa is a struggling boxer trying to make the big time, working as a debt ...

Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump is a simple man with a low I.Q. but good intentions. He is running ...

From Here to Eternity

It’s 1941. Robert E. Lee Prewitt has requested Army transfer and has ended up at Schofield ...

The Shape of Water

At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship ...

All Quiet on the Western Front

This is an English language film (made in America) adapted from a novel by German author ...

The Lost Weekend

Don Birnam, long-time alcoholic, has been “on the wagon” for ten days and seems to be ...

Schindler’s List

Oskar Schindler is a vainglorious and greedy German businessman who becomes an unlikely humanitarian amid the ...

Gandhi

In 1893, Gandhi is thrown off a South African train for being an Indian and traveling ...

Oliver!

Musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’s classic tale of an orphan who runs away from the orphanage ...

Wings

Two young men from the same town but different social classes end up as fighter pilots ...

Cimarron

When the government opens up the Oklahoma territory for settlement, restless Yancey Cravat claims a plot ...

Grand Hotel

Berlin’s plushest, most expensive hotel is the setting where in the words of Dr. Otternschlag “People ...

Cavalcade

A cavalcade of English life from New Year’s Eve 1899 until 1933 seen through the eyes ...

Gigi

Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a ...

Dances with Wolves

Lt. John Dunbar is dubbed a hero after he accidentally leads Union troops to a victory ...

The Godfather: Part II

The continuing saga of the Corleone crime family tells the story of a young Vito Corleone ...

No Country for Old Men

In rural Texas, welder and hunter Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) discovers the remains of several drug ...

The Artist

Outside a movie premiere, enthusiastic fan Peppy Miller literally bumps into the swashbuckling hero of the ...

It Happened One Night

Ellie Andrews has just tied the knot with society aviator King Westley when she is whisked ...

Mutiny on the Bounty

Midshipman Roger Byam joins Captain Bligh and Fletcher Christian aboard HMS Bounty for a voyage to ...

The Life of Emile Zola

Fictionalized account of the life of famed French author Emile Zola. As portrayed in the film, ...

You Can’t Take It with You

The stenographer Alice Sycamore is in love with her boss Tony Kirby, who is the vice-president ...

Rebecca

A shy ladies’ companion, staying in Monte Carlo with her stuffy employer, meets the wealthy Maxim ...

How Green Was My Valley

Life is hard in a Welsh mining town and no less so for the Morgan family. ...

Casablanca

The story of Rick Blaine, a cynical world-weary ex-patriate who runs a nightclub in Casablanca, Morocco ...

Gentleman’s Agreement

Philip Green is a highly respected writer who is recruited by a national magazine to write ...

Hamlet

William Shakespeare’s tale of tragedy of murder and revenge in the royal halls of medieval Denmark. ...

All the King’s Men

Jack Burden is a newspaper reporter who first hears of Willie Stark when his editor sends ...

All About Eve

Eve (Anne Baxter) is waiting backstage to meet her idol, aging Broadway star Margo Channing (Bette ...

On the Waterfront

Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at ...

Marty

Stuck as the last of six children at home with an overbearing Italian mother, the only ...

The Apartment

As of November 1, 1959, mild mannered C.C. Baxter has been working at Consolidated Life, an ...

A Man for All Seasons

The story takes place in 16th century England. But men like Sir Thomas More, who love ...

Midnight Cowboy

Texas greenhorn Joe Buck arrives in New York for the first time. Preening himself as a ...

Patton

“Patton” tells the tale of General George S. Patton, famous tank commander of World War II. ...

The French Connection

William Friedkin’s gritty police drama portrays two tough New York City cops trying to intercept a ...

Annie Hall

Alvy Singer, a forty year old twice divorced, neurotic, intellectual Jewish New York stand-up comic, reflects ...

The Deer Hunter

Michael, Steven and Nick are young factory workers from Pennsylvania who enlist into the Army to ...

Kramer vs. Kramer

Ted Kramer is a career man for whom his work comes before his family. His wife ...

Ordinary People

Beth, Calvin, and their son Conrad are living in the aftermath of the death of the ...

Chariots of Fire

It’s the post-WWI era. Britons Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell are both naturally gifted fast sprinters, ...

Amadeus

Antonio Salieri believes that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s music is divine and miraculous. He wishes he was ...

Out of Africa

Follows the life of Karen Blixen, who establishes a plantation in Africa. Her life is Complicated ...

Platoon

Chris Taylor is a young, naive American who gives up college and volunteers for combat in ...

The Last Emperor

This sweeping account of the life of Pu-Yi, the last emperor of China, follows the leader’s ...

Rain Man

Charles Sanford “Charlie” Babbit is a self-centered Los Angeles-based automobile dealer/hustler/bookie who is at war with ...

Driving Miss Daisy

An elderly Jewish widow living in Atlanta can no longer drive. Her son insists she allow ...

Braveheart

William Wallace is a Scottish rebel who leads an uprising against the cruel English ruler Edward ...

The English Patient

October 1944 in war torn Italy. Hana, a French-Canadian nurse working in a mobile army medical ...

Shakespeare in Love

Will Shakespeare is a known but struggling poet, playwright and actor who not only has sold ...

American Beauty

After his death sometime in his forty-third year, suburbanite Lester Burnham tells of the last few ...

Gladiator

Maximus is a powerful Roman general, loved by the people and the aging Emperor, Marcus Aurelius. ...

A Beautiful Mind

From the heights of notoriety to the depths of depravity, John Forbes Nash, Jr. experienced it ...

Crash

Over a thirty-six hour period in Los Angeles, a handful of disparate people’s lives intertwine as ...

Million Dollar Baby

Wanting to learn from the best, aspiring boxer Maggie Fitzgerald wants Frankie Dunn to train her. ...

The Departed

In South Boston, the state police force is waging war on Irish-American organized crime. Young undercover ...

Slumdog Millionaire

The story of Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is ...

The Hurt Locker

An intense portrayal of elite soldiers who have one of the most dangerous jobs in the ...

The King’s Speech

England's Prince Albert must ascend the throne as King George VI, but he has a speech ...

Argo

In 1979, the American embassy in Iran was invaded by Iranian revolutionaries and several Americans were ...

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Actor Riggan Thomson is most famous for his movie role from over twenty years ago of ...

Spotlight

When the Boston Globe's tenacious "Spotlight" team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the ...

Moonlight

Three time periods - young adolescence, mid-teen and young adult - in the life of black-American ...

Green Book

A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of ...

Parasite

Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and ...

In the Heat of the Night

Detective Virgil Tibbs is caught up in the racial tension of the US South when he ...

Terms of Endearment

Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, ...

Nomadland

After losing everything in the Great Recession, a woman embarks on a journey through the American ...

CODA

As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) Ruby is the only hearing person in her deaf ...

Everything Everywhere All at Once

A middle-aged Chinese immigrant is swept up into an insane adventure in which she alone can ...