Best Picture Winners(1970-2021) Ranked

Obviously awards shows are not the best representation of which movies will stand the test of time but the lack of relevance of some of these films in today’s culture and conversation is a bit jarring. Open to hearing how wrong I am in the comments.

  • The Godfather: Part II

    1

  • The Godfather

    2

  • Moonlight

    3

  • Parasite

    4

  • Schindler's List

    5

  • The Silence of the Lambs

    6

  • No Country for Old Men

    7

  • The Sting

    8

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    9

  • Nomadland

    10

  • Platoon

    11

  • The Deer Hunter

    12

  • The Hurt Locker

    13

  • Out of Africa

    14

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

    15

  • Kramer vs. Kramer

    16

  • Amadeus

    17

  • The French Connection

    18

  • Annie Hall

    19

  • Titanic

    20

  • Unforgiven

    21

  • 12 Years a Slave

    22

  • Rocky

    23

  • The Shape of Water

    24

  • Spotlight

    25

  • Gladiator

    26

  • Ordinary People

    27

  • Patton

    28

  • The Departed

    29

  • Terms of Endearment

    30

  • Chicago

    31

  • Gandhi

    32

  • Rain Man

    33

  • The English Patient

    34

  • Million Dollar Baby

    35

  • The King's Speech

    36

  • Slumdog Millionaire

    37

  • Argo

    38

  • Forrest Gump

    39

  • Shakespeare in Love

    40

  • American Beauty

    41

  • The Artist

    42

  • A Beautiful Mind

    43

  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    44

  • Dances with Wolves

    45

  • Chariots of Fire

    46

  • Driving Miss Daisy

    47

  • Braveheart

    48

  • The Last Emperor

    49

  • Crash

    50

  • Green Book

    51