List of 89 ‘Best Picture’ Oscar Winning Movies till 2017

Till 2017, 89 best pictures have been awarded Oscar by AMPAS. We have listed all the Best Picture category winners from 1927/1928 till 2017. You will find the details of all the oscar winning movies by year in a chronological list.

Oscar (Academy Awards):

Oscar is also known as Academy Awards. It is given for excellence in cinematic achievments for various category like direction, music, cinematography etc. The history of Oscar award starts when it first instituted by selecting American director William Wellson’s ‘Wings’ as the best picture of 1927/1928 on the First Academy Award ceremony. Most recent Best Picture Oscar winner for 2016 goes to ‘Moonlight’ which has been honoured on 89th Academy Award ceremony 2017.

Among the film world, Academy Award has been recognised the highest international film award presented annually by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences(AMPAS), California, USA. It is also the most prestigious award in Hollywood. All awardees are categorically honoured with a golden Oscar statuette at an annual ceremony organised by AMPAS. Any national best film can be sent for Oscar nominations which is reviewed by Oscar’s authorised committees. Since the beginning a total number of 88 Best Picture(listed below) winners have been awarded Oscar till 2017.

There are twenty four different categories Academy Awards are given for. As of 2017 the existing categories are -1. Best Picture 2. Best Director 3. Best Actor In a Leading Role 4. Best Actor In A Supporting Role 5. Best Actress In a Leading Role 6. Best Actress In a Supporting Role 7. Best Animated Feature 8. Best Animated Short Film 9. Best Cinematography 10. Best Costume Design 11. Best Documentary Feature 12. Best Documentary Short Subject 13. Best Film Editing 14. Best Foreign Language Film 15. Best Live Action Short Film 16. Best Makeup and Hairstyling 17. Best Original Score 18. Best Original Song 19. Best Production Design 20. Best Sound Editing 21. Best Sound Mixing 22. Best Visual Effects 23. Best Adapted Screenplay and 24. Best Original Screenplay

There have also some special categories oscar are awared for.

This article begins with year wise ordered list of each best picture Oscar winners from starting years till date.

Full year wise list of each Best Oscar winning Picture ever(1927/28-2017)

Here is the list of Best Picture Oscar Award winning films followed by winning years

Year                                 Best Picture

1928                                             Wings

1929                The Broadway Melody

1930           All Quiet On The Western                     Front

1931                                      Cimmaron

1932                                   Grand Hotel

1933                                      Cavalcade

1934             It Happenned One Night

1935                Mutiny On The Bounty

1936                        The Great Ziegfeld

1937                   The Life Of Emil Zola

1938        You Can’t Take It With You

1939                   Gone With The Wind

1940                                          Rebecca

1941        How Green Was My Valley

1942                                  Mrs. Miniver

1943              The Song Of Bernadette

1944                              Going My Way

1945            The Lost Weekend best Picture

1946        The Best Year Of Our Lives

1947               Gentlmen’s Agreement


Year                                       Best Film

1948                                            Hamlet

1949                       All The King’s Men

1950                                All About Eve

1951                 An American In Paris

1952      The Greatest Show On Earth

1953                From Here To Eternity

1954                    On The Water Front

1955                                              Marty

1956     Around The World In Eighty               Days

1957  The Bridge On The River Kwai

1958                                                  Gigi

1959                                          Ben Hur

1960                             The Apartment

1961                             West Side Story

1962                     Lawrence of Arabia

1963                                      Tom Jones

1964                                 My Fair Lady

1965                     The Sound Of Music

1966                A Man For All Seasons

1967               In The Hit Of The Night


Year                                       Best Film

1968                                             Oliver!

1969                         Midnight Cowboy

1970                                             Patton

1971               The French Connection

1972                               The Godfather

1973                                        The Sting

1974                    The Godfather part2

1975     One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s              Nest

1976                                              Rocky

1977                                      Annie Hall

1978                          The Deer Hunter

1979                       Kramer vs Kramer

1980                           Ordinary People

1981                             Chariots of Fire

1982                                            Gandhi

1983                 Terms of Endearment

1984                                        Amadeus

1985                                  Out of Africa

1986                                           Platoon

1987                        The Last Emperor

Year                                       Best Film


1988                                        Rain Man

1989                       Driving Miss Daisy

1990                    Dances With Wolves

1991          The Silence Of The Lambs

1992                                     Unforgiven

1993                             Schindler’s List

1994                                Forrest Gump

1995                                     Braveheart

1996                      The English Patient

1997                                             Titanic

1998                   Shakespeare In Love

1999                          American Beauty

2000                                        Gladiator

2001                          A Beautiful Mind

2002                                           Chicago

2003          The Lord Of The Rings: The                                Return of The King

2004                         Million Dollar Baby

2005                                               Crash

2006                                The Departed

2007               No Country For Old Man

Here you will see the last list of oscar awarded films by years from 2008-2016

Year                                       Best Film

2008                    Slumdog Millionaire

2009                         The Heart Locker

2010                        The King’s Speech

2011                                       The Artist

2012                                                Argo

2013                           12 Years A Slave

2014                                         Birdman

2015                                        Spotlight

2016                                      Moonlight

Spotlight is the best picture of 2015 which was awarded in 88th Academy Awards ceremony 2016. The best picture of 2016 has been declared on february 2017 on the ceremony of 89th Academy Awards. Which is held at Dolby Theatre, Hollywood, Los Angeles.


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