Best Picture for Each Year, According to Letterboxd Ratings

To show just another way to quantify the unquantifiable title of "Best Picture", I compiled the highest rated film of each year, according to the average Letterboxd ratings. Currently only goes back to 1913 because data prior to that starts to get pretty hazy.
This is obviously a messy thing to assess, so I had to have some criteria:
1. The film must be a <film> (ie no TV shows, miniseries, stage plays, concerts, etc.)
2. Documentaries are excluded - the focus is on narrative fiction here.
3. It must be 40 minutes or longer.
4. To avoid any other weird outliers that may not be truly representative, each movie must have at least 1,000 views.
None of this is necessarily my own personal opinion, nor should it be taken as such. I'm trying to put boundaries around something very messy, so I may change the criteria if it feels appropriate to do so.

Read notes
  • The Child of Paris
  • Cabiria
  • Filibus
  • Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages
  • A Man There Was
  • The Outlaw and His Wife
  • I Accuse
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
  • The Kid
  • Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler
  • Safety Last!
  • Die Nibelungen: Siegfried
  • The Gold Rush
  • The General
  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • Lucky Star
  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • City Lights
  • Trouble in Paradise
  • The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
  • It Happened One Night
  • The Bride of Frankenstein
  • Modern Times
  • Make Way for Tomorrow
  • Bringing Up Baby
  • The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum
  • The Great Dictator
  • Citizen Kane
  • Casablanca
  • The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
  • Double Indemnity
  • Children of Paradise
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Out of the Past
  • The Red Shoes
  • Late Spring
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Early Summer
  • Ikiru
  • Tokyo Story
  • Seven Samurai
  • Ordet
  • A Man Escaped
  • 12 Angry Men
  • Vertigo
  • The Human Condition I: No Greater Love
  • Le Trou
  • The Human Condition III: A Soldier's Prayer
  • Harakiri
  • High and Low
  • Woman in the Dunes
  • Red Beard
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • The Young Girls of Rochefort
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Army of Shadows
  • Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • The Godfather
  • Paper Moon
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • Mirror
  • Taxi Driver
  • The Ascent
  • Autumn Sonata
  • Stalker
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Fanny and Alexander
  • Nostalgia
  • Paris, Texas
  • Come and See
  • The Sacrifice
  • Wings of Desire
  • Grave of the Fireflies
  • Do the Right Thing
  • GoodFellas
  • A Brighter Summer Day
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Schindler's List
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • La Haine
  • Fargo
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion
  • Central Station
  • Fight Club
  • A Dog's Will
  • Spirited Away
  • City of God
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Before Sunset
  • Pride & Prejudice
  • Children of Men
  • There Will Be Blood
  • The Dark Knight
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Incendies
  • A Separation
  • It's Such a Beautiful Day