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The Oscars
Description: This list is for past movies up until last year that have won Oscar for "Best Movie" If you don't agree with their choices you aren't alone but there are some standout movies.
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All Quiet on the Western Front ( 1930 )
A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.
Grand Hotel ( 1932 )
Berlin's plushest, most expensive hotel is the setting where in the words of Dr. Otternschlag "People come... more
Cavalcade ( 1933 )
A cavalcade of English life from New Year's Eve 1899 until 1933 seen through the eyes of well-to-do Londoners Jane and Robert Marryot. Amongst events touching their family are the Boer War, the death of Queen Victoria, the sinking of the Titanic and the Great War.
It Happened One Night ( 1934 )
A spoiled heiress, running away from her family, is helped by a man who's actually a reporter looking for a story. But then he falls for her...
Mutiny on the Bounty ( 1935 )
Fletcher Christian successfully leads a revolt against the ruthless Captain Bligh on the HMS Bounty. However, Bligh returns one year later, hell bent on avenging his captors.
The Great Ziegfeld ( 1936 )
At the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, sideshow barker Flo Ziegfeld turns the tables on his more successful neighbor Billings, and steals his girlfriend to boot. This pattern is repeated throughout their lives, as Ziegfeld makes and loses many fortunes putting on ever bigger, more spectacular shows (sections of which appear in the film). French revue star Anna Held becomes his first wife, but it's not easy being married to the man who "glorified the American girl." Late in life, now married to Billie Burke, he seems to be all washed up, but...
You Can't Take It with You ( 1938 )
A good-natured but decidedly eccentric family meets a new friend.
Gone with the Wind ( 1939 )
American classic in which a manipulative woman and a roguish man carry on a turbulent love affair in the American south during the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Rebecca ( 1940 )
When a naive young woman marries a rich widower and settles in his gigantic mansion, she finds the memory of the first wife maintaining a grip on her husband and the servants.
Mrs Miniver ( 1942 )
The Minivers, an English "middle-class" family experience life in the first months of World War II. While dodging bombs, the Miniver's son courts Lady Beldon's granddaughter. A rose is named after Mrs. Miniver and entered in the competition against Lady Beldon's rose.
Casablanca ( 1943 )
Classic film set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.
Going My Way ( 1944 )
A new priest shows up at the parish of a crusty old priest named Father Fitzgibbon. The new man, Father O'Malley...
The Lost Weekend ( 1945 )
The desperate life of a chronic alcoholic is followed through a four day drinking bout.
The Best Years of Our Lives ( 1946 )
Three WWII veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.
Gentleman's Agreement ( 1947 )
Philip Green is a highly respected writer who is recruited by a national magazine to write a series of articles on anti-Semitism in America. He's not too keen on the series, mostly because he's not sure how to tackle the subject. Then it dawns on him: if he was to pretend to all and sundry that he was Jewish, he could then experience the degree of racism and prejudice that exists and write his story from that perspective. It takes little time for him to experience bigotry. He soon learns the liberal-minded firm he works for doesn't hire Jews and that his own secretary changed her name and kept the fact that she is Jewish a secret from everyone. Green soon finds that he won't be invited to certain parties, that he cannot stay in so-called 'restricted' hotels and that his own son is called names in the street. His anger at the way he is treated also affects his relationship with Kathy Lacy, his publisher's niece and the person who suggested the series in the first place.
Hamlet 1948 ( 1948 )
William Shakespeare's tale of tragedy of murder and revenge in the royal halls of medieval Denmark. Claudius... more
All About Eve ( 1950 )
An ingenue insinuates herself in to the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.
An American in Paris ( 1951 )
Jerry Mulligan, a struggling American painter in Paris, is "discovered" by an influential heiress with an interest in more than Jerry's art...
The Greatest Show on Earth ( 1952 )
To ensure a full profitable season, circus manager Brad Braden engages The Great Sebastian, though this moves his girlfriend Holly from her hard-won center trapeze spot. Holly and Sebastian begin a dangerous one-upmanship duel in the ring, while he pursues her on the ground. Subplots involve the secret past of Buttons the Clown and the efforts of racketeers to move in on the game concessions. Let the show begin!
From Here to Eternity ( 1953 )
In 1941 Hawaii, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second in command are falling in love.
On the Waterfront ( 1954 )
An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.
Marty ( 1955 )
Marty is a 34-year-old butcher whose Italian family is constantly after him to get married. He meets plain-looking schoolteacher Clara. They are both lonely, unglamorous people who have resigned themselves to their unloved lives. But they manage, in time, to grope their way to love.
The Bridge on the River Kwai ( 1957 )
After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.
Gigi ( 1958 )
Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic friendship, but it may not stay platonic for long.
Ben-Hur ( 1959 )
When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.
The Apartment ( 1960 )
A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.
West Side Story ( 1961 )
Musical about two youngsters from rival NYC gangs who fall in love.
Lawrence of Arabia ( 1962 )
Epic rumination on a flamboyant and controversial British military figure and his conflicted loyalties during wartime service.
Tom Jones ( 1963 )
Tom Jones, abandoned as a baby in mysterious circumstances, is brought up by Squire Allworthy. Resented by Allworthy's legitimate heir Blifil, Tom grows into an amiable rascal, fond of the fair sex. He loves Squire Western's daughter Sophie, but when discovered by his tutors with a local girl Molly, he is banished by his benefactor. After numerous adventures he reaches London and embarks on an affair with the wealthy Lady Bellaston while Squire Western's sister has arranged a marriage between Sophie and Blifil. Horrified, Sophie escapes to London, meeting up with her cousin Mrs. Fitspatrick who is also running away from her husband. Mr. Fitzpatrick follows them and suspects Tom of having seduced his runaway wife.
The Sound of Music ( 1965 )
A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to a Naval officer widower.
My Fair Lady ( 1964 )
A misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.
A Man for All Seasons ( 1966 )
The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarriage.
In the Heat of the Night ( 1967 )
An African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town.
Oliver! ( 1968 )
Musical adaptation about an orphan who runs away from an orphanage and hooks up with a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor.
Midnight Cowboy ( 1969 )
A naive male prostitute and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City.
Patton ( 1970 )
The World War II phase of the controversial American general's career is depicted.
The French Connection ( 1971 )
A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.
The Godfather ( 1972 )
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
The Sting ( 1973 )
In 1930s Chicago, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker.
The Godfather: Part II ( 1974 )
The early life & career of Vito Corleone in 1920's New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-Revolution 1958 Cuba.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest ( 1976 )
Upon arrival at a mental institution, a brash rebel rallies the patients together to take on the oppressive Nurse Ratched, a woman more a dictator than a nurse.
Rocky ( 1976 )
A small time boxer gets a once in a lifetime chance to fight the heavyweight champ in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.
Annie Hall ( 1977 )
Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall.
The Deer Hunter ( 1978 )
An in-depth examination of the way that the Vietnam war affects the lives of people in a small industrial town in the USA.
Kramer vs. Kramer ( 1979 )
A just divorced man must learn to care for his son on his own, and then must fight in court to keep custody of him.
Ordinary People ( 1980 )
The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt-ridden younger son.
Chariots of Fire ( 1981 )
The story of two British track athletes, one a determined Jew, and the other a devout Christian who compete in the 1924 Olympics.
Gandhi ( 1982 )
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Terms of Endearment ( 1983 )
Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage...
Amadeus ( 1984 )
The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback mode by Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum.
Out of Africa ( 1985 )
In 20th century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate but ultimately doomed love affair with a free-sprited big-game hunter.
Platoon ( 1986 )
A young recruit in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
The Last Emperor ( 1987 )
The story of the final Emperor of China.
Rain Man ( 1988 )
Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.
Driving Miss Daisy ( 1989 )
An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years.
Dances with Wolves ( 1990 )
Lt. John Dunbar, exiled to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.
The Silence of the Lambs ( 1991 )
A young FBI cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.
Unforgiven ( 1992 )
Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man.
Schindler's List ( 1993 )
Oskar Schindler uses Jews to start a factory in Poland during the war. He witnesses the horrors endured by the Jews, and starts to save them.
Forrest Gump ( 1994 )
Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny, eludes him.
Braveheart ( 1995 )
William Wallace, a commoner, unites the 13th Century Scots in their battle to overthrow English rule.
The English Patient ( 1996 )
At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.
Titanic ( 1997 )
Fictional romantic tale of a rich girl and poor boy who meet on the ill-fated voyage of the 'unsinkable' ship.
Shakespeare in Love ( 1998 )
A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.
American Beauty ( 1999 )
Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation for his daughter's attractive friend.
Gladiator ( 2000 )
When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by a corrupt prince, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.
A Beautiful Mind ( 2001 )
After a brilliant but asocial mathematician accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn to the nightmarish.
Chicago ( 2002 )
Murderesses Velma Kelly (a chanteuse and tease who killed her husband and sister after finding them in bed together)and Roxie Hart (Who killed her boyfriend when she discovered he wasn't going to make her a star) find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King ( 2003 )
The former Fellowship of the Ring prepare for the final battle for Middle Earth, while Frodo & Sam approach Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring.
Million Dollar Baby ( 2005 )
A hardened trainer/manager works with a determined woman in her attempt to establish herself as a boxer.
Crash ( 2004 )
Several stories interweave during two days in Los Angeles involving a collection of inter-related characters...
The Departed ( 2006 )
Two men from opposite sides of the law are undercover within the Massachusetts State Police and the Irish mafia, but violence and bloodshed boil when discoveries are made, and the moles are dispatched to find out their enemy's identities.
No Country for Old Men ( 2007 )
Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon some dead bodies, a stash of heroin and more than $2 million in cash near the Rio Grande.
Slumdog Millionaire ( 2009 )
A Mumbai teen who grew up in the slums, becomes a contestant on the Indian version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" He is arrested under suspicion of cheating, and while being interrogated, events from his life history are shown which explain why he knows the answers
The Hurt Locker ( 2008 )
Iraq. Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.
The King's Speech ( 2010 )
Tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George ('Bertie') reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stammer and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country through war.
The Artist ( 2011 )
It's 1927 and we meet silent movie star George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) on top of the world. He's behind the screen; in front of it an ecstatic audience is enthralled by his latest starring role. As the credits roll, Valentin takes the stage for what
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