Top Ten Best Picture Oscar Winners


The Top Ten

1 The Godfather
2 The Silence of the Lambs

Remarkable plot and acting is my second favorite movie of all time.

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

First time a Fantasy movie is winner for Best Picture, It was the Best Picture because as a trilogy the movie is universal - MatrixGuy

I know a fair few people who hate on this amazing trilogy. I loved it to bits and am so glad that a movie of such genre could win so many oscars.

I'm glad lord of the rings number one. in my opinion return of the king is the best movie EVER

Incredible movie, it deserved it - PeeledBanana

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4 Forrest Gump

"Magical. A beautiful fable of life viewed from the eyes of a innocent man"

My Mama always said life is like a box of chocolates - Thecyanryan

5 Schindler's List

One of the toughest and most important movies ever made.

6 The Godfather Part II

Fantastic movie! I think the top 5 should be Silence of the Lambs, Godfather, this, Forest Gump, and Titanic or One flew over the Cuckoo's Nest.

7 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

This is Most likely the best movie that was ever made. It aged well, and there is not a boring sequence in the film. - Beatlesboy9

8 Gone with the Wind
9 Titanic

Just so that Incan be that guy

10 All Quiet on the Western Front

The Contenders

11 Casablanca
12 No Country for Old Men

This movie is one of the Coen's best, and they won a good 3 Oscars for it (each). Also, Javier Bardem's Oscar winning performance is truly amazing. He's just so scary.

13 Gladiator
14 Annie Hall
15 The Bridge on the River Kwai
16 Braveheart
17 It Happened One Night
18 The Departed

How is this 78? The Departed was an amazing film

19 Lawrence of Arabia
20 Rain Man
21 Unforgiven

Great movie

22 Chicago

Chicago pretty much gave birth to Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Mamma Mia!, Enchanted and Sunshine on Leith among others.

23 Spotlight
24 Midnight Cowboy
25 Patton
26 The Sting
27 Amadeus
28 Birdman
29 On the Waterfront
30 Terms of Endearment
31 The Apartment
32 American Beauty
33 West Side Story
34 Dances With Wolves
35 Platoon

There are so many I wanted to vote for, but for me, "Platoon" expresses a very deep and dark message that I really love.

Also, a pre-crack Charlie Sheen. - dureckl

36 Kramer vs. Kramer
37 Around the World in 80 Days
38 Rocky
39 12 Years A Slave
40 The Deer Hunter
41 Rebecca
42 All About Eve
43 Marty
44 A Beautiful Mind
45 Million Dollar Baby
46 The Sound of Music

You treat classics like garbage. 70!?

47 Crash
48 The King's Speech
49 The Best Years of Our Lives
50 Shakespeare In Love
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Top Remixes (14)

1. All Quiet on the Western Front
2. The Silence of the Lambs
3. Gone with the Wind
1. Schindler's List
2. The Godfather
3. Forrest Gump
1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2. Forrest Gump
3. Chicago

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