A Concise List of Every Single Movie to Have Won an Academy Award for Best Picture

All films listed here are the best as rated by AMPAS-the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and is presented in recognition of "excellence in cinematic achievement". While there may be several other awards presented for the same movie, our discussion here will be limited to the oldest and most prestigious rating in the history of cinema as we know it: The Academy Awards.

Movies that won "Best Picture" are listed by year and the helming genius behind the lens, so if you think more than 80 years of best pictures will take out a huge chunk of your free time, then stick to the genres you like best. For your convenience, all movies listed are accompanied by its lead actors and the person who made it all possible, the director. As an added bonus all films listed are accompanied by the number of times it was nominated that year and total Oscars won, inclusive of "Best Picture".

As you will discover yourself, the films nominated most number of times in a given year are tied between All About Eve (1950) and you guessed it, Titanic (1997). Both films have been nominated 14 times out of a maximum and current 24 categories. The highest number of Oscars won out of all nominations is currently tied between Ben-Hur (1959), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King(2003) and once again, Titanic. Having won 11 Oscars each, the last two films enjoy individual distinctions in that Titanic is currently the highest grossing film of all time and The Return of the King won every Oscar it was nominated for, making it a 100% win (11/11). However, Gigi (1958) was the first film to have won Oscars for all nominated categories (9/9) and held this distinction for 45 years until The Return of the King scored two more Oscars.

"And now, ladies and gentlemen, the Oscar for Best Picture goes to... "

YR.

TITLE

DIRECTOR

LEADS

GENRE

NOMS.

WINS

1927-
28

Wings

William A
Wellman

Clara Bow
Charles Rogers

War/
Drama

2

2

             

1928-
29

The Broadway
Melody-

Harry
Beaumont

Charles King
Anita Page

Musical/
Romance

3

1

             

1929-
30

All Quiet
on the
Western Front-

Lewis
Milestone-

Louis Wolheim
Lew Ayres

War/Action

4

2

             

1930-
31

Cimarron-

Wesley
Ruggles

Richard Dix
Irene Dunne

Western-

7

3

             

1931-
32

Grand Hotel-

Edmund
Goulding

Greta Garbo
John Barrymore

Drama/
Romance-

1

1

             

1932-
33

Cavalcade-

Frank Lloyd-

Diana Wynyard
Clive Brook

Drama/
Romance-

4

3

             

1934

It Happened
One Night-

Frank Capra-

Clark gable,
Claudette Colbert

Romantic
comedy-

5

5

             

1935

Mutiny on the
Bounty-

Frank Lloyd-

Charles Laughton,
Clark Gable

Action/
Drama-

8

1

             

1936

The Great
Ziegfeld-

Robert Z
Leonard-

William Powell
Myrna Loy

Drama/
Romance-

7

3

             

1937

The Life of
Emilie Zola-

William
Dieterle

Paul Muni,
Gale Sondergaard

Biography-

10

3

             

1938

You Can't Take
It With

Frank Capre

Jean Arthur,
Lionel barrymore

Comedy

7

2

             

1939

Gone With
the Wind

Victor
Fleming

Clark Gable,
Vivien Leigh

Drama/
Romance-

13

8

             

1940

Rebecca-

Alfred
Hitchcock-

Laurence Oliver,
Joan Fontaine

Drama/
Mystery-

11

2

             

1941

How Green
Was
My Valley-

John Ford-

Walter Pidgeon,
Maureen O'Hara

Drama-

10

5

             

1942

Mrs. Miniver-

William
Wyler-

Greer Garson,
Teresa Wright

War/
Romance-

12

6

             

1943

Casablanca-

Michael Curtiz-

Humphrey
Bogart,
Ingrid Bergman

Drama/
Romance-

8

3

             

1944

Going My Way-

Leo McCarey

Bing Crosby,
Barry Fitzgerald

Comedy/
Drama-

10

7

             

1945

The Lost
Weekend-

Billy Wilder

Ray Milland,
Jane Wyman

Drama/
Romance-

7

4

             

1946

The Best Years
of Our Lives-

William
Wyler

Myrna Loy,
Fredric march

Drama/
Romance-

8

7

             

1947

Gentleman's
Agreement-

Elia Kazan-

Gregory Peck,
Dorothy McGuire

Drama/
Romance-

8

3

             

1948

Hamlet-

Laurence
Oliver

Laurence Oliver,
Eileen Herlie

Drama-

7

4

             

1949

All the King's
Men

Robert Rossen

Broderick
Crawford,
John ireland

Drama-

7

3

             

1950

All About Eve-

Joseph L
Mankiewicz-

Bette Davis,
Anne Baxter

Drama-

14

6

             

1951

An American
in Paris-

Vincente
Minnelli-

Gene Kelly,
Leslie Caron

Musical-

8

6

             

1952

The Greatest
Show
on Earth-

Cecil B
DeMille-

Betty Hutton,
Charlton Heston

Drama/
Family

5

2

             

1953

From Here to
Eternity-

Fred
ZinneMann-

Burt Lancaster,
Frank Sinatra

War/
Romance-

13

8

             

1954

On the
Waterfront-

Elia Kazan-

Marlon Brando,
Rod Steiger

Crime/
Drama-

12

8

             

1955

Marty-

Delbert Mann

Ernest Borgnine,
Betsy Blair

Drama/
Romance-

8

4

             

1956

Around the
World
in 80 Days-

Michael
Anderson

David Niven,
Cantinflas

Fantasy/
Adventure-

8

5

             

1957

The Bridge on
the River Kwai-

David Lean-

William Holden,
Alec Guinness

War/
Drama-

8

7

             

1958

Gigi-

Vincente
Minnelli-

Leslie Caron,
Maurice Chevalier

Musical/
Romance-

9

9

             

1959

Ben-Hur-

William
Wyler

Charlton Heston,
Jack Hawkins

Action/
Adventure

12

11

             

1960

The Apartment-

Billy Wilder-

Jack Lemmon,
Shirley MacLaine

Romance/
Comedy-

10

5

             

1961

West Side
Story

Jerome
Robbins/
Robert Wise

Natalie Wood,
Richard Beymer

Musical/
Romance-

11

10

             

1962

Lawrence of
Arabia

David Lean-

Peter O'Toole,
Anthony Quinn,

Epic/
Drama-

10

7

             

1963

Tom Jones-

Tony
Richardson-

Albert Finney,
Susannah York

Comedy/
Adventure

10

4

             

1964

My Fair Lady-

George Cukor

Audrey Hepburn,
Rex Harrison

Musical/
Drama-

12

8

             

1965

The Sound of
Music-

Robert Wise

Julie Andrews,
Christopher
Plummer

Musical/
Drama-

10

5

             

1966

A Man for
All Seasons-

Fred
Zinnemann

Paul Scofield,
Wendy Hiller

Biography

8

6

             

1967

In the Heat of
the Night-

Norman
Jewison-

Sidney Poitier,
Rod Steiger

Crime/
Drama-

7

5

             

1968

Oliver!-

Carol Reed-

Mark lester,
Ron Moody

Musical-

11

5

             

1969

Midnight
Cowboy

John
Schlesinger-

Dustin Hoffman,
Jon Voight

Drama-

7

3

             

1970

Patton-

Franklin J.
Schaffner-

George C Scott,
Karl Malden

Biography

10

7

             

1971

The French
Connection-

William
Friedkin-

Gene Hackman,
Roy Scheider

Action/
Thriller-

8

5

             

1972

The Godfather-

Francis Ford
Coppola-

Marlon Brando,
Al Pacino

Crime/
Epic-

11

3

             

1973

The Sting-

George Roy
Hill-

Paul Newman,
Robert Redford

Crime/
Drama-

10

7

             

1974

The
Godfather II-

Francis Ford
Coppola-

Al Pacino,
Robert De Niro

Crime/
Epic-

11

6

             

1975

One Flew
Over
the Cuckoo's
Nest-

Milos Forman

Jack Nicholson,
Danny DeVito

Drama

9

5

             

1976

Rocky-,

John G
Avildsen

Sylvster Stallone,
Carl Weathers

Action/
Drama-

10

3

             

1977

Annie Hall

Woody Allen

Woody Allen,
Diane Keaton

Comedy/
Romance-

5

4

             

1978

The Deer
Hunter

Michael
Cimino

Robert De Niro,
Christopher
Walken

Drama/
|Thriller-

9

5

             

1979

Kramer vs.
Kramer-

Robert
Benton

Dustin Hoffman,
Meryl Streep

Drama

9

5

             

1980

Ordinary
People-

Robert
Redford

Donald
Sutherland,
Mary Tyler
Moore

Drama

6

4

             

1981

Chariots of
Fire-

Hugh Hudson

Ben Cross,
Ian Charleson

Drama

7

4

             

1982

Gandhi-

Richard
Attenborough

Ben Kingsley,
Candice Bergen

Biopic-

11

8

             

1983

Terms of
Endearment-

James L
Brooke-

Shirley
MacLaine,
Debra Winger

Comedy/
Romance

11

5

             

1984

Amadeus-

Milos
Forman-

F. Murray
Abrahem,
Tom Hulce

Drama/
Biography

11

8

             

1985

Out of Africa

Sydney
Pollack

Meryl Streep,
Robert Redford

Biography/
Romance-

11

7

             

1986

Platoon

Oliver Stone-

Willem Dafoe,
Charlie Sheen

Action/War

8

4

             

1987

The Last
Emperor

Bernado
Bertolucci

Peter O'Toole,
John Lone

Biography-

9

9

             

1988

Rain Man-

Barry
Levinson

Dustin Hoffman,
Tom Cruise

Drama-

8

4

             

1989

Driving Miss
Daisy-

Bruce
Beresford

Jessica Tandy,
Morgan Freeman

Drama/
Comedy-

9

4

             

1990

Dances With
Wolves-

Kevin
Costner-

Kevin Costner,
Mary McDonnell

Drama/
Western-

12

7

             

1991

The Silence of
the Lambs-

Jonathan
Demme

Jodie Foster,
Anthony Hopkins

Thriller-

7

5

             

1992

Unforgiven-

Clint
Eastwood-

Clint Eastwood,
Gene Hackman

Drama/
Western-

9

4

             

1993

Schindler's
List

Steven
Spielberg

Liam Neeson,
Ben Kingsley

Biography-

12

7

             

1994

Forrest Gump

Robert
Zemeckis

Tom Hanks,
Gary Sinise

Epic/
Drama-

13

6

             

1995

Braveheart-

Mel Gibson-

Mel Gibson,
Sophie Marceau

Action/
Biography

10

5

             

1996

The English
Patient-

Anthony
Minghella-

Ralph Fiennes,
Kristin Scott
Thomas

Drama/
Romance-

12

9

             

1997

Titanic-

James
Cameron-

Leonardo
DiCaprio,
Kate Winslet

Romance/
Tragedy-

14

11

             

1998

Shakespeare
in
Love-

John Madden-

Joseph Fiennes,
Gwyneth Paltrow

Drama/
Romance-

13

7

             

1999

American
Beauty

Sam Mendes-

Kevin Spacey,
Annette Bening

Drama/
Dark
Comedy

8

5

             

2000

Gladiator-

Ridley Scott-

Russell Crowe,
Joaquin Phoenix

Action/
Epic-

12

5

             

2001

A Beautiful
Mind-

Ron Howard-

Russell Crowe,
Ed Harris

Drama

8

4

             

2002

Chicago-

Rob Marshall-

Richard Gere,
Catherine
Zeta-Jones

Musical-

13

6

             

2003

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

Peter Jackson

Viggo Mortensen,
Elijah Wood

Epic/
Fantasy-

11

11

             

2004

Million Dollar
Baby-

Clint
Eastwood

Clint Eastwood,
Hilary Swank

Drama

7

4

             

2005

Crash-

Paul Haggis-

Don Cheadle,
Matt Dillon

Drama/
Crime-

6

3

             

2006

The Departed-

Martin
Scorsese-

Leonardo
DiCaprio,
Matt Damon

Crime/
Thriller-

5

4

             

2007

No Country
for
Old Men-

Ethan & Joel
Coen-

Javier Bardem,
Josh Brolin

Crime/
Thriller-

8

4

             

2008

Slumdog
Millionaire-

Danny Boyle

Dev Patel,
Freida Pinto

Drama/
Romance-

10

8

             

2009

The Hurt Locker

Kathryn Bigelow

Jeremy Renner
Anthony Mackie

War

9

6

             

2010

The King's Speech

Tom Hooper

Colin Firth,
Helena Bonham-Carter

Drama

12

4

             

2011

The Artist

Michel Hazanavicius

Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo,

Drama

10

5

             

2012

Argo

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck, John Goodman

Drama

7

3

             

2013

           

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