The winners of the Best Oscar for Best Picture

Much of the fun of the Oscars is looking back at all the times this supposed authority on film art has taken things completely wrong. Ordinary people over Furious Bull? Dancing with wolves over Goodfellas? Forrest Gump over Pulp Fiction and The Shawshank Redemption? Running Miss Daisy over Do the right thing – and Do the right thing were you not even nominated? Oh, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; you have such interesting ideas about what constitutes the “best” movie of the year.

If you want to plunge into the worst Oscar winners for best film, we have it well covered here at ScreenCrush. But let’s at least give a little credit where to credit. Once in a while (okay once in a while long while) the Academy truly recognizes a true masterpiece and immortalizes it forever. After my count, they have got it “right”, or at least chosen a very respectable winner, about 25 percent of the time. It’s not a great average – if they were baseball players, they would probably be sent down to the minors to work on their punches – but it’s honestly better than I would have expected before I took a closer look at the history of best movies. winners.

Here are my own personal choices for the Academy’s best choice for best film from the late 1920s to today. I selected 20 of the 93 winners so far, and ranked them from the just excellent to the true masterpieces that belong in any cinema canon. And no, Ordinary people, Dancing with wolves, Forrest Gumpand Running Miss Daisy did not reach the cut …

The winners of the best Oscar for best film ever

More than 90 films have won the title of best film from the Oscars. These are the best of the best.

The worst Oscar winners for best film

These films won the Oscars for best film over better, more deserved films.

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