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28 of Best Pictures Oscar Winners Ranked

In the movie market of any type of nation worldwide, Oscar is counted as one of the most distinguished rewards. Every year, a lot of movies have sent their elections for this traditional competition. There are various areas for obtaining the reward such as, the best stars, the best supervisors, the best songs,  the best visual effects and so on. After sending, the Oscar board has chosen a couple amongst them, and then the competition has begun to find the ideal movie in different classifications. Below, you will find out a list of the best picture Oscar winners (Source: buzzfeed)

28. Crash (2005)
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Image Credit: Lionsgate Films

Directed by: Paul Haggis
Written by: Paul Haggis and Bobby Moresco
The other Oscars it won: Haggis and Moresco (Best Original Screenplay); Hughes Winborne (Best Film Editing)
What it beat for Best Picture: Brokeback Mountain; Capote; Good Night, and Good Luck; Munich

27. The Great Ziegfeld (1936)

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Image Credit: MGM

Directed by: Robert Z. Leonard
Written by: William Anthony McGuire
The other Oscars it won: Luise Rainer (Best Actress); Seymour Felix (Best Dance Direction)
What it beat for Best Picture: Anthony Adverse, Dodsworth, Libeled Lady, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, Romeo and Juliet, San Francisco, The Story of Louis Pasteur, A Tale of Two Cities, Three Smart Girls

26. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

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Image Credit: Fox Searchlight

Directed by: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Written by: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo
The other Oscars it won: Iñárritu (Best Director); Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo (Best Original Screenplay); Emmanuel Lubezki (Best Cinematography)
What it beat for Best Picture: American Sniper, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, Selma, The Theory of Everything, Whiplash

25. The Lost Weekend (1945)

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Image Credit: Paramount Pictures

Directed by: Billy Wilder
Written by: Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder
The other Oscars it won: Wilder (Best Director); Brackett and Wilder (Best Adapted Screenplay); Ray Milland (Best Actor)
What it beat for Best Picture: Anchors Aweigh, The Bells of St. Mary’s, Mildred Pierce, Spellbound

24. Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)

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Image Credit: 20th Century Fox

Directed by: Elia Kazan
Written by: Moss Hart
The other Oscars it won: Kazan (Best Director); Celeste Holm (Best Supporting Actress)
What it beat for Best Picture: The Bishop’s Wife, Crossfire, Great Expectations, Miracle on 34th Street

23. Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

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Image Credit: Moviestore Collection / Rex / Rex USA

Directed by: Michael Anderson
Written by: James Poe, John Farrow, and S.J. Perelman
The other Oscars it won: Poe, Farrow, and Perelman (Best Adapted Screenplay); Lionel Lindon (Best Cinematography – Color); Gene Ruggiero and Paul Weatherwax (Best Film Editing); Victor Young (Best Score – Dramatic or Comedy)
What it beat for Best Picture: Friendly Persuasion, Giant, The King and I, The Ten Commandments

22. Dances With Wolves (1990)

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Image Credit: Orion Pictures

Directed by: Kevin Costner
Written by: Michael Blake
The other Oscars it won: Costner (Best Director); Blake (Best Adapted Screenplay); Dean Semler (Best Cinematography); Neil Travis (Best Film Editing); John Barry (Best Original Score); Jeffrey Perkins, Bill W. Benton, Greg Watkins, and Russell Williams II (Best Sound)
What it beat for Best Picture: Awakenings, Ghost, The Godfather Part III, Goodfellas

21. The English Patient (1996)

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Image Credit: Miramax Films

Directed by: Anthony Minghella
Written by: Anthony Minghella
The other Oscars it won: Minghella (Best Director); Juliette Binoche (Best Supporting Actress); John Seale (Best Cinematography); Stuart Craig and Stephenie McMillan (Best Art Direction); Ann Roth (Best Costume Design); Walter Murch (Best Film Editing); Gabriel Yared (Best Original Score – Dramatic); Murch, Mark Berger, David Parker, and Chris Newman (Best Sound)
What it beat for Best Picture: Fargo, Jerry Maguire, Secrets & Lies, Shine

20. Gladiator (2000)

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Image Credit: DreamWorks SKG

Directed by: Ridley Scott
Written by: David Franzoni, John Logan, and William Nicholson
The other Oscars it won: Russell Crowe (Best Actor); Janty Yates (Best Costume Design); Scott Millan, Bob Beemer, and Ken Weston (Best Sound); John Nelson, Neil Corbould, Tim Burke, and Rob Harvey (Best Visual Effects)
What it beat for Best Picture: Chocolat; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Erin Brockovich; Traffic

19. Mrs. Miniver (1942)

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Image Credit: MGM / SNAP / Rex / REX USA

Directed by: William Wyler
Written by: Arthur Wimperis, George Froeschel, James Hilton, and Claudine West
The other Oscars it won: Wyler (Best Director); Wimperis, Froeschel, Hilton, and West (Best Screenplay); Greer Garson (Best Actress); Teresa Wright (Best Supporting Actress); Joseph Ruttenberg (Best Cinematography – Black and White)
What it beat for Best Picture: The Invaders, Kings Row, The Magnificent Ambersons, The Pied Piper, The Pride of the Yankees, Random Harvest, The Talk of the Town, Wake Island, Yankee Doodle Dandy

18. Gandhi (1982)

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Image Credit: Columbia Pictures/ Moviestore Collection / Rex / REX USA

Directed by: Richard Attenborough
Written by: John Briley
The other Oscars it won: Attenborough (Best Director); Briley (Best Original Screenplay); Ben Kingsley (Best Actor); Billy Williams and Ronnie Taylor (Best Cinematography); Stuart Craig, Bob Laing, and Michael Seirton (Best Art Direction); John Mollo, and Bhanu Athaiya (Best Costume Design); John Bloom (Best Film Editing)
What it beat for Best Picture: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Missing, Tootsie, The Verdict

17. The Last Emperor (1987)

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Image Credit: Moviestore Collection / Rex / REX USA

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci
Written by: Bernardo Bertolucci and Mark Peploe
The other Oscars it won: Bertolucci (Best Director); Bertolucci and Peploe (Best Adapted Screenplay); Vittorio Storaro (Best Cinematography); Ferdinando Scarfiotti, Bruno Cesari, and Osvaldo Desideri (Best Art Direction); James Acheson (Best Costume Design); Gabriella Cristiani (Best Film Editing); Ryûichi Sakamoto, David Byrne, and Cong Su (Best Original Score); Bill Rowe and Ivan Sharrock (Best Sound)
What it beat for Best Picture: Broadcast News, Fatal Attraction, Hope and Glory, Moonstruck

16. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

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Image Credit: Moviestore Collection / Rex / REX USA

Directed by: Frank Lloyd
Written by: Jules Furthman, Talbot Jennings, and Carey Wilson
The other Oscars it won: None
What it beat for Best Picture: Alice Adams, Broadway Melody of 1936, Captain Blood, David Copperfield, The Informer, Les Misérables, The Lives of a Bengal Lancer, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Naughty Marietta, Ruggles of Red Gap, Top Hat

15. Hamlet (1948)

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Image Credit: Moviestore / Rex / REX USA

Directed by: Laurence Olivier
Written by: Laurence Olivier
The other Oscars it won: Olivier (Best Actor); Roger K. Furse and Carmen Dillon (Best Art Direction – Black and White); Furse (Best Costume Design – Black and White)
What it beat for Best Picture: Johnny Belinda, The Red Shoes, The Snake Pit, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

14. West Side Story (1961)

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Image Credit: SNAP / Rex/REX USA

Directed by: Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins
Written by: Ernest Lehman
The other Oscars it won: Wise and Robbins (Best Director); George Chakiris (Best Supporting Actor); Rita Moreno (Best Supporting Actress); Daniel L. Fapp (Best Cinematography – Color); Boris Leven and Victor A. Gangelin (Best Art Direction – Color); Irene Sharaff (Best Costume Design – Color); Thomas Stanford (Best Film Editing); Saul Chaplin, Johnny Green, Sid Ramin, and Irwin Kostal (Best Score – Musical); Fred Hynes, Todd-AO Sound Department, Gordon E. Sawyer, Samuel Goldwyn Studio Sound Department (Best Sound)
What it beat for Best Picture: Fanny, The Guns of Navarone, The Hustler, Judgment at Nuremberg

13. How Green Was My Valley (1941)

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Image Credit: Moviestore Collection / Rex/ REX USA

Directed by: John Ford
Written by: Philip Dunne
The other Oscars it won: Ford (Best Director); Donald Crisp (Best Supporting Actor); Atrhur C. Miller (Best Cinematography – Black and White); Richard Day, Nathan Juran, and Thomas Little (Best Art Direction – Black and White)
What it beat for Best Picture: Blossoms in the Dust, Citizen Kane, Here Comes Mr. Jordan, Hold Back the Dawn, The Little Foxes, The Maltese Falcon, One Foot in Heaven, Sergeant York, Suspicion

12. Oliver! (1968)

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Image Credit: Columbia Pictures

Directed by: Carol Reed
Written by: Vernon Harris
The other Oscars it won: Reed (Best Director); John Box, Terence Marsh, Vernon Dixon, Ken Muggleston (Best Art Direction); John Green (Best Score); Shepperton Studio Sound Department (Best Sound); Onna White (Honorary Award)
What it beat for Best Picture: Funny Girl; The Lion in Winter; Rachel, Rachel; Romeo and Juliet

11. Marty (1955)

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Image Credit: Moviestore Collection / Rex/REX USA

Directed by: Delbert Mann
Written by: Paddy Chayefsky
The other Oscars it won: Mann (Best Director); Ernest Borgnine (Best Actor); Chayefsky (Best Original Screenplay)
What it beat for Best Picture: Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, Mister Roberts, Picnic, The Rose Tattoo

10. Chicago (2002)

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Image Credit: Miramax Films

Directed by: Rob Marshall
Written by: Bill Condon
The other Oscars it won: Catherine Zeta-Jones (Best Supporting Actress); John Myhre and Gordon Sim (Best Art Direction); Colleen Atwood (Best Costume Design); Martin Walsh (Best Film Editing); Michael Minkler, Dominick Tavella, and David Lee (Best Sound)
What it beat for Best Picture: Gangs of New York, The Hours, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Pianist

9. Braveheart (1995)

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Image Credit: Paramount Pictures

Directed by: Mel Gibson
Written by: Randall Wallace
The other Oscars it won: Gibson (Best Director); John Toll (Best Cinematography); Peter Frampton, Paul Pattison, and Lois Burwell (Best Makeup); Lon Bender and Per Hallberg (Best Sound Effects Editing)
What it beat for Best Picture: Apollo 13, Babe, Il Postino: The Postman, Sense and Sensibility

8. Million Dollar Baby (2004)

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Image Credit: Warner Brothers

Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Written by: Paul Haggis
The other Oscars it won: Eastwood (Best Director); Hilary Swank (Best Actress); Morgan Freeman (Best Supporting Actor)
What it beat for Best Picture: The Aviator, Finding Neverland, Ray, Sideways

7. Argo (2012)

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Image Credit: Warner Brothers

Directed by: Ben Affleck
Written by: Chris Terrio
The other Oscars it won: Terrio (Best Adapted Screenplay); William Goldenberg (Best Film Editing)
What it beat for Best Picture: Amour, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Misérables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty

6. Shakespeare in Love (1998)

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Image Credit: Universal Pictures

Directed by: John Madden
Written by: Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
The other Oscars it won: Norman and Stoppard (Best Original Screenplay); Gwyneth Paltrow (Best Actress); Judi Dench (Best Supporting Actress); Martin Childs and Jill Quertier (Best Art Direction); Sandy Powell (Best Costume Design); Stephen Warbeck (Best Original Score – Musical or Comedy)
What it beat for Best Picture: Elizabeth, Life Is Beautiful, Saving Private Ryan, The Thin Red Line

5. The King’s Speech (2010)

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Image Credit: Weinstein Co.

Directed by: Tom Hooper
Written by: David Seidler
The other Oscars it won: Hooper (Best Director); Seidler (Best Original Screenplay); Colin Firth (Best Actor)
What it beat for Best Picture: Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, 127 Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit, Winter’s Bone

4. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

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Image Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Directed by: Danny Boyle
Written by: Simon Beaufoy
The other Oscars it won: Boyle (Best Director); Beaufoy (Best Adapted Screenplay); Anthony Dod Mantle (Best Cinematography); Chris Dickens (Best Film Editing); A.R. Rahman (Best Original Score); A.R. Rahman and Gulzar (Best Original Song); Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke, and Resul Pookutty (Best Sound Mixing)
What it beat for Best Picture: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, Milk, The Reader

3. Titanic (1997)

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Image Credit: 20th Century FOX

Directed by: James Cameron
Written by: James Cameron
The other Oscars it won: Cameron (Best Director); Russell Carpenter (Best Cinematography); Peter Lamont and Michael Ford (Best Art Direction); Deborah L. Scott (Best Costume Design); Conrad Buff, Cameron, and Richard A. Harris (Best Film Editing); James Horner (Best Original Score — Dramatic); Horner and Will Jennings (Best Original Song); Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson, Gary Summers, Mark Ulano (Best Sound); Tom Bellfort and Christopher Boyes (Best Sound Effects Editing); Robert Legato, Mark Lasoff, Thomas L. Fisher, and Michael Kanfer (Best Visual Effects)
What it beat for Best Picture: As Good as It Gets, The Full Monty, Good Will Hunting, L.A. Confidential

2. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

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Image Credit: New Line Cinema

Directed by: Peter Jackson
Written by: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Peter Jackson
The other Oscars it won: Jackson (Best Director); Walsh, Boyens, and Jackson (Best Adapted Screenplay); Grant Major, Dan Hennah, and Alan Lee (Best Art Direction); Ngila Dickson and Richard Taylor (Best Costume Design); Jamie Selkirk (Best Film Editing); Peter King and Taylor (Best Makeup); Howard Shore (Best Original Score); Walsh, Shore, and Annie Lennox (Best Original Song); Christopher Boyes, Michael Semanick, Michael Hedges, and Hammond Peek (Best Sound Mixing); Jim Rygiel, Joe Letteri, Randall William Cook, and Alex Funke (Best Visual Effects)
What it beat for Best Picture: Lost in Translation, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Mystic River, Seabiscuit

1. Casablanca (1943)

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Image Credit: Warner Bros.

Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Written by: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, and Howard Koch
The other Oscars it won: Curtiz (Best Director); Epstein, Epstein, and Koch (Best Screenplay)
What it beat for Best Picture: For Whom the Bell Tolls, Heaven Can Wait, The Human Comedy, Madame Curie, The More the Merrier, The Ox-Bow Incident, The Song of Bernadette, Watch on the Rhine