The Best Picture Project – Rankings

So, as you know, I’m doing the Best Picture Project, where I watch all 88 Oscar winners for best picture and honestly, life just isn’t fun without rankings, so follows are my rankings of the Best Picture winners, from 1 to 76, complete with links to all previous posts, with 10 being shuttled over into their own special circle of hell, The Bottom Ten.  Two others were unranked, for reasons apparent in their initial reviews.

Best Picture Rankings

  1. Schindler’s List
  2. Rebecca
  3. Gone With The Wind
  4. The Bridge on the River Kwai
  5. Annie Hall
  6. Unforgiven
  7. 12 Years A Slave
  8. No Country For Old Men
  9. One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest
  10. American Beauty
  11. Amadeus
  12. The Hurt Locker
  13. Argo
  14. Mutiny on the Bounty
  15. The Godfather
  16. Titanic
  17. Slumdog Millionaire
  18. The Silence of the Lambs
  19. The French Connection
  20. Spotlight
  21. Chicago
  22. Casablanca
  23. In The Heat of the Nightt
  24. Midnight Cowboy
  25. The King’s Speech
  26. Shakespeare in Love
  27. On The Waterfront
  28. Kramer vs. Kramer
  29. Dances With Wolves
  30. The Apartment
  31. The Sound of Music
  32. Lawrence of Arabia
  33. The Godfather Part II
  34. Tom Jones
  35. The Departed
  36. Driving Miss Daisy
  37. Rain Man
  38. The Lost Weekend
  39. Birdman
  40. Hamlet
  41. Patton
  42. The Deer Hunter
  43. A Man For All Seasons
  44. It Happened One Night
  45. Marty
  46. Crash
  47. My Fair Lady
  48. West Side Story
  49. Going My Way
  50. Chariots of Fire
  51. A Beautiful Mind
  52. From Here to Eternity
  53. Gentleman’s Agreement
  54. Forrest Gump
  55. Ordinary People
  56. Platoon
  57. The Last Emperor
  58. You Can’t Take It With You
  59. All About Eve
  60. All The King’s Men
  61. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  62. The Life of Emile Zola
  63. Out of Africa
  64. Gladiator
  65. Oliver!
  66. Around The World in 80 Days
  67. Rocky
  68. Cimarron
  69. Terms of Endearment
  70. Mrs. Miniver
  71. Gandhi
  72. Ben-Hur
  73. All Quiet on The Western Front
  74. How Green Was My Valley
  75. The Best Years of Our Lives
  76. The Sting

Bottom Ten (#1 being worst)

  1. Million Dollar Baby
  2. Cavalcade
  3. Broadway Melody
  4. An American in Paris
  5. Gigi
  6. Grand Hotel
  7. The Great Ziegfeld
  8. Braveheart
  9. The English Patient
  10. The Greatest Show On Earth

Unclassifiable

  1. The Artist
  2. Wings
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