Oscar Best Picture

Bold=my choice for the year

Italics=The actual winner

2013

American Hustle. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. David O Russell

Captain Phillips. ★ ★ 1/2. d. Paul Greengrass

Dallas Buyers Club. ★ ★ ★ 1/2. d. Jean Marc Vallée

Gravity. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Alfonso Cuaron

Her. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Spike Jonze

Nebraska. ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Alexander Payne

Philomena. ★ ★ ★. d. Stephen Frears

12 Years a Slave. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Steve McQueen

The Wolf of Wall Street. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Martin Scorsese

2012

Amour. ★ ★ 1/2. d. Michael Haneke

Argo. ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Ben Affleck

Beasts of the Southern Wild. ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Behn Zeitlin

Django Unchained. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Quentin Tarantino

Les Misérables. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Tom Hooper

Life of Pi. ★ ★ ★ 1/2. d. Ang Lee

Lincoln. ★ ★ ★. d. Steven Spielberg

Silver Linings Playbook. ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2. d. David O Russell

Zero Dark Thirty. ★ ★ 1/2. d. Kathryn Bigelow

2011

The Artist. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Michel Hazanavicius

The Descendants. ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2. d. Alexander Payne

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2. d. Stephen Daldry

The Help. ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2. d. Tate Taylor

Hugo. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Martin Scorsese

Midnight in Paris. ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2. d. Woody Allen

Moneyball. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Bennett Miller

The Tree of Life. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Terrence Malick

War Horse. ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Steven Spielberg

2010

Black Swan. ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2. d. Darren Aronofsky

The Fighter. ★ ★ ★. d. David O Russell

Inception. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Christopher Nolan

The Kids Are All Right. ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Lisa Cholodenko

The King’s Speech. ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Tom Hooper

127 Hours. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Danny Boyle

The Social Network. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. David Fincher

Toy Story 3. ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Lee Unkrich

True Grit. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. The Coen Brothers

Winter’s Bone. ★ ★. d. Debra Granik

2009

Avatar. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. James Cameron

The Blind Side. ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2. d. John Lee Hancock

District 9. ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Neill Blomkamp

An Education. ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2. d. Lone Scherfig

The Hurt Locker. ★ ★ ★. d. Kathryn Bigelow

Inglorious Basterds. ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Quentin Tarantino

Precious. ★ ★. d. Lee Daniels

A Serious Man. ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2. d. The Coen Brothers

Up. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Pete Docter

Up in the Air. ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Jason Reitman

2008

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. David Fincher

Frost/Nixon. ★ ★ 1/2. d. Ron Howard

The Reader. ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2. d. Stephen Daldry

Slumdog Millionaire. ★ ★ ★ 1/2. d. Danny Boyle

2007

Juno. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Jason Reitman

No Country For Old Men. ★ ★ ★ ★. d. The Coen Brothers

There Will Be Blood. ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Paul Thomas Anderson

2006

The Departed. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Martin Scorsese

Little Miss Sunshine. ★ ★. d. Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris

The Queen. ★ ★ 1/2. d. Stephen Frears

2005

Capote. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Bennett Miller

Crash. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Paul Haggis

2004

The Aviator. ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2. d. Martin Scorsese

Million Dollar Baby. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Clint Eastwood

Ray. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Taylor Hackford

2003

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Peter Jackson

Lost in Translation. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Sofia Coppola

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. ★ ★ ★. d. Peter Weir

2002

Chicago. ★ ★ ★. d. Rob Marshall

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Peter Jackson

The Pianist. ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2. d. Roman Polanski

2001

A Beautiful Mind. ★ ★ ★ 1/2. d. Ron Howard

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Peter Jackson

Moulin Rouge! 1/2. d. Baz Luhrmann

2000

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Ang Lee

Gladiator. ★ ★ ★ 1/2. d. Ridley Scott

1999

American Beauty. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Sam Mendes

The Green Mile. ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2. d. Frank Darabont

1998

Life is Beautiful. ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Roberto Benigni

Saving Private Ryan. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Steven Spielberg

Shakespeare in Love. ★ ★ ★ 1/2. d. John Madden

1997

As Good As It Gets. ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2. d. James L Brooks

The Full Monty. ★ ★ ★. d. Peter Cattaneo

Good Will Hunting. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Gus Van Sant

L.A. Confidential. ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2. d. Curtis Hanson

Titanic. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. James Cameron

1996

The English Patient. ★ ★ ★. d. Anthony Minghella

Fargo. ★ ★ ★ ★. d. The Coen Brothers

Jerry Maguire. ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2. d. Cameron Crowe

1995

Apollo 13. ★ ★ ★. d. Ron Howard

Braveheart. ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Mel Gibson

1994

Forrest Gump. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Robert Zemeckis

Pulp Fiction. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Quentin Tarantino

The Shawshank Redemption. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Frank Darabont

1993

Schindler’s List. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Steven Spielberg

1992

Unforgiven. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Clint Eastwood

1991

The Beauty and the Beast. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Gary Trousdale & Kirk Wise

The Silence of the Lambs. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Jonathan Demme

1990

Dances With Wolves. ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2. d. Kevin Costner

Goodfellas. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Martin Scorsese

1989

Dead Poets Society. ★ ★ ★ 1/2. d. Peter Weir

Driving Miss Daisy. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Bruce Beresford

Field of Dreams. ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Phil Alden Robinson

My Left Foot. ★ ★ 1/2. d. Jim Sheridan

1988

Rain Man. ★ ★ ★ 1/2. d. Barry Levinson

1987

The Last Emperor. ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2. d. Bernardo Bertolucci

1986

Platoon. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Oliver Stone

1985

Out of Africa. ★ ★. d. Sydney Pollack

1984

Amadeus. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Milos Forman

1983

The Big Chill. ★ ★ ★ 1/2. d. Lawrence Kasdan

The Right Stuff. 1/2. d. Philip Kaufman

Terms of Endearment. ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2. d. James L Brooks

1982

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial. ★ ★ ★ 1/2. d. Steven Spielberg

Gandhi. ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Richard Attenborough

1981

Chariots of Fire. ★ ★ 1/2. d. Hugh Hudson

Raiders of the Lost Ark. ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Steven Spielberg

1980

The Elephant Man. ★ ★ ★ ★. d. David Lynch

Ordinary People. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Robert Redford

Raging Bull. ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Martin Scorsese

1979

All That Jazz. ★ ★. d. Bob Fosse

Apocalypse Now. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Francis Ford Coppola

1978

The Deer Hunter. ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Michael Cimino

1977

Annie Hall. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Woody Allen

Star Wars. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. George Lucas

1976

All the Presidents Men. ★ ★ ★. d. Alan J Pakula

Rocky. ★ ★ ★ ★. d. John G Avildsen

Taxi Driver. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Martin Scorsese

1975

Barry Lyndon. ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2. d. Stanley Kubrick

Jaws. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Steven Spielberg

One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest. ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2. d. Milos Forman

1974

Chinatown. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Roman Polanski

The Conversation. ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Francis Ford Coppola

The Godfather: Part II. ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2. d. Francis Ford Coppola

1973

The Sting. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. George Roy Hill

1972

Deliverance. ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2. d. John Boorman

The Godfather. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Francis Ford Coppola

1971

A Clockwork Orange. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Stanley Kubrick

1970

Patton. ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Franklin J Schaffner

1969

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2. d. George Roy Hill

Midnight Cowboy. ★ ★ ★ ★. d. John Schlesinger

1968

Romeo and Juliet. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Franco Zeffirelli

1967

The Graduate. ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Mike Nichols

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? ★ ★ ★ ★ . d. Stanley Kramer

1966

A Man For All Seasons. ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2. d. Fred Zinnemann

1964

Dr Strangelove. ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2. d. Stanley Kubrick

Mary Poppins. ★ ★ ★. d. Robert Stevenson

1962

Lawrence of Arabia. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. David Lean

To Kill a Mockingbird. ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2. d. Robert Mulligan

1961

The Hustler. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Robert Rossen

West Side Story. ★ ★ 1/2. d. Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins

1960

The Apartment. ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2. d. Billy Wilder

1959

The Diary of Anne Frank. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. George Stevens

1957

The Bridge on the River Kwai. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. David Lean

12 Angry Men. ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2. d. Sidney Lumet

Witness for the Prosecution. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Billy Wilder

1954

On the Waterfront. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Elia Kazan

1952

High Noon. ★ ★ ★. d. Fred Zinnemann

1950

All About Eve. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Joseph L Mankiewicz

Sunset Boulevard. ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2. d. Billy Wilder

1948

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. John Huston

1947

Miracle on 34th Street. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. George Seaton

1946

It’s a Wonderful Life. ★ ★ ★. d. Frank Capra

1944

Double Indemnity. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Billy Wilder

1943

Casablanca. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Michael Curtiz

1941

Citizen Kane. ★ ★ ★ 1/2. d. Orson Welles

The Maltese Falcon. ★ ★ ★ ★. d. John Huston

1940

The Great Dictator. ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2. d. Charlie Chaplin

Rebecca. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Alfred Hitchcock

1939

Gone with the Wind. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Victor Fleming

Mr Smith Goes to Washington. ★ ★ ★. d. Frank Capra

Stagecoach. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. John Ford

The Wizard of Oz. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Victor Fleming

1933

Little Women. ★ ★ ★. d. George Cukor

1930

All Quiet on the Western Front. ★ ★ ★ ★. d. Lewis Milestone

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