Best Picture Winners

Wings

02 hours 24 minutes

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

August 12, 1927

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

01 hours 34 minutes

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

November 4, 1927

The Broadway Melody

01 hours 40 minutes

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

June 6, 1929

All Quiet on the Western Front

02 hours 16 minutes

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

August 24, 1930

Cimarron

02 hours 03 minutes

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

February 9, 1931

Grand Hotel

01 hours 52 minutes

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

September 11, 1932

Cavalcade

01 hours 52 minutes

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

April 15, 1933

It Happened One Night

01 hours 45 minutes

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

February 22, 1934

Mutiny on the Bounty

02 hours 12 minutes

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

November 8, 1935

The Great Ziegfeld

02 hours 56 minutes

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

April 8, 1936

The Life of Emile Zola

01 hours 56 minutes

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

October 2, 1937

You Can’t Take It with You

02 hours 06 minutes

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

September 29, 1938

Gone with the Wind

03 hours 58 minutes

Scarlett is a woman who can deal with a nation at war, Atlanta burning, the Union ...

January 17, 1940

Rebecca

02 hours 10 minutes

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

April 12, 1940

How Green Was My Valley

01 hours 58 minutes

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

April 9, 1942

Mrs. Miniver

02 hours 14 minutes

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

December 1, 1942

Casablanca

01 hours 42 minutes

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

January 23, 1943

Going My Way

02 hours 06 minutes

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

October 2, 1944

The Lost Weekend

01 hours 41 minutes

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

January 1, 1946

The Best Years of Our Lives

02 hours 50 minutes

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

May 29, 1947

Gentleman’s Agreement

01 hours 58 minutes

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

March 1, 1948

Hamlet

02 hours 34 minutes

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

June 11, 1948

All the King’s Men

01 hours 50 minutes

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

January 1, 1950

All About Eve

02 hours 18 minutes

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

October 27, 1950

An American in Paris

01 hours 54 minutes

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

November 11, 1951

The Greatest Show on Earth

02 hours 32 minutes

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

May 1, 1952

From Here to Eternity

01 hours 58 minutes

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

August 28, 1953

On the Waterfront

01 hours 48 minutes

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

June 22, 1954

Marty

01 hours 30 minutes

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

June 10, 1955

Around the World in 80 Days

02 hours 55 minutes

When this movie is made in 1956, one can circumnavigate the globe in a little less ...

October 17, 1956

The Bridge on the River Kwai

02 hours 41 minutes

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

December 14, 1957

Gigi

01 hours 55 minutes

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

June 25, 1958

Ben-Hur

03 hours 32 minutes

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

January 29, 1960

The Apartment

02 hours 05 minutes

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

September 16, 1960

West Side Story

02 hours 33 minutes

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

December 23, 1961

Lawrence of Arabia

03 hours 48 minutes

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

December 11, 1962

Tom Jones

02 hours 09 minutes

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

June 27, 1963

My Fair Lady

02 hours 50 minutes

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

December 25, 1964

The Sound of Music

02 hours 52 minutes

In 1930’s Austria, a young woman named Maria is failing miserably in her attempts to become ...

April 1, 1965

A Man for All Seasons

02 hours 00 minutes

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

May 3, 1967

In the Heat of the Night

01 hours 50 minutes

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

August 2, 1967

Oliver!

02 hours 33 minutes

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

September 27, 1968

Midnight Cowboy

01 hours 53 minutes

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

June 16, 1969

Patton

02 hours 52 minutes

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

April 2, 1970

The French Connection

01 hours 44 minutes

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

October 9, 1971

The Godfather

02 hours 55 minutes

When the aging head of a famous crime family decides to transfer his position to one ...

March 24, 1972

The Sting

02 hours 09 minutes

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

December 25, 1973

The Godfather: Part II

03 hours 22 minutes

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

December 18, 1974

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

02 hours 13 minutes

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

November 19, 1975

Rocky

02 hours 00 minutes

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

December 3, 1976

Annie Hall

01 hours 33 minutes

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

April 20, 1977

The Deer Hunter

03 hours 03 minutes

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

February 23, 1979

Kramer vs. Kramer

01 hours 45 minutes

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

December 19, 1979

Ordinary People

02 hours 04 minutes

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

September 19, 1980

Chariots of Fire

02 hours 05 minutes

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

April 9, 1982

Gandhi

03 hours 11 minutes

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

February 25, 1983

Terms of Endearment

02 hours 12 minutes

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

December 9, 1983

Amadeus

02 hours 40 minutes

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

September 19, 1984

Out of Africa

02 hours 41 minutes

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

December 20, 1985

Platoon

02 hours 00 minutes

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

February 6, 1987

The Last Emperor

02 hours 43 minutes

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

April 15, 1988

Rain Man

02 hours 13 minutes

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

December 16, 1988

Driving Miss Daisy

01 hours 39 minutes

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

January 26, 1990

Dances with Wolves

03 hours 01 minutes

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

November 21, 1990

The Silence of the Lambs

01 hours 58 minutes

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

February 14, 1991

Unforgiven

02 hours 10 minutes

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

August 7, 1992

Schindler’s List

03 hours 15 minutes

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

February 4, 1994

Forrest Gump

02 hours 22 minutes

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

July 6, 1994

Braveheart

02 hours 58 minutes

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

May 24, 1995

The English Patient

02 hours 42 minutes

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

December 6, 1996

Titanic

03 hours 14 minutes

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

December 19, 1997

Shakespeare in Love

02 hours 03 minutes

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

January 8, 1999

American Beauty

02 hours 02 minutes

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

October 1, 1999

Gladiator

02 hours 35 minutes

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

May 5, 2000

A Beautiful Mind

02 hours 15 minutes

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

January 4, 2002

Chicago

01 hours 53 minutes

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

January 24, 2003

Million Dollar Baby

02 hours 12 minutes

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

January 28, 2005

Crash

01 hours 52 minutes

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

May 6, 2005

The Departed

02 hours 31 minutes

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

October 6, 2006

No Country for Old Men

02 hours 02 minutes

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

November 21, 2007

Slumdog Millionaire

02 hours 00 minutes

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

December 25, 2008

The Hurt Locker

02 hours 11 minutes

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

July 31, 2009

The King’s Speech

01 hours 58 minutes

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

December 25, 2010

The Artist

01 hours 40 minutes

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

January 20, 2012

Argo

02 hours 00 minutes

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

October 12, 2012

12 Years a Slave

02 hours 14 minutes

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November 8, 2013

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

01 hours 59 minutes

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

November 14, 2014

Spotlight

02 hours 09 minutes

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

November 20, 2015

Moonlight

01 hours 51 minutes

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

November 18, 2016

The Shape of Water

02 hours 03 minutes

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

December 22, 2017

Green Book

02 hours 10 minutes

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

November 16, 2018

Parasite

02 hours 12 minutes

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

November 8, 2019

Nomadland

01 hours 47 minutes

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

February 19, 2021