A list of every 'Best Picture' Oscar winner ever

Matt Murray
·2 min read

The 2021 Academy Awards ceremony is just around the corner, and we have a full list of the 2020 winners.

If playing catch-up with last year's winners isn't enough for you, we've compiled a list of every best picture winner since 1927.

There have been 92 best picture Oscar winners over the years, and award-winning movies can be an exciting way to walk through history.

The Shape of Water Oscar Best Picture 2018 (Kerry Hayes)
The Shape of Water Oscar Best Picture 2018 (Kerry Hayes)

The full list of Oscar best picture winners:

  • 2020 - "Parasite

  • 2019 - "Green Book"

  • 2018 - "The Shape of Water"

  • 2017 - "Moonlight"

  • 2016 - "Spotlight"

  • 2015 - "Birdman"

  • 2014 - "12 Years a Slave"

  • 2013 - "Argo"

  • 2012 - "The Artist"

  • 2011 - "The King's Speech"

  • 2010 - "The Hurt Locker"

  • 2009 - "Slumdog Millionaire"

  • 2008 - "No Country for Old Men"

  • 2007 - "The Departed"

  • 2006 - "Crash"

  • 2005 - "Million Dollar Baby"

  • 2004 - "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"

  • 2003 - "Chicago"

  • 2002 - "A Beautiful Mind"

  • 2001 - "Gladiator"

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  • 2000 - "American Beauty"

  • 1999 - "Shakespeare in Love"

  • 1998 - "Titanic"

  • 1997 - "The English Patient"

  • 1996 - "Braveheart"

  • 1995 - "Forrest Gump"

  • 1994 - "Schindler’s List"

  • 1993 - "Unforgiven"

  • 1992 - "The Silence of the Lambs"

  • 1991 - "Dances With Wolves"

  • 1990 - "Driving Miss Daisy"

  • 1989 - "Rain Man"

  • 1988 - "The Last Emperor"

  • 1987 - "Platoon"

  • 1986 - "Out of Africa"

  • 1985 - "Amadeus"

  • 1984 - "Terms of Endearment"

  • 1983 - "Gandhi"

  • 1982 - "Chariots of Fire"

  • 1981 - "Ordinary People"

  • 1980 - "Kramer vs. Kramer"

  • 1979 - "The Deer Hunter"

  • 1978 - "Annie Hall"

  • 1977 - "Rocky"

  • 1976 - "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest"

  • 1975 - "The Godfather Part II"

  • 1974 - "The Sting"

  • 1973 - "The Godfather"

  • 1972 - "The French Connection"

  • 1971 - "Patton"

WEST SIDE STORY (Alamy stock)
WEST SIDE STORY (Alamy stock)
  • 1970 - "Midnight Cowboy"

  • 1969 - "Oliver!"

  • 1968 - "In the Heat of the Night"

  • 1967 - "A Man for All Seasons"

  • 1966 - "The Sound of Music"

  • 1965 - "My Fair Lady"

  • 1964 - "Tom Jones"

  • 1963 - "Lawrence of Arabia"

  • 1962 - "West Side Story"

  • 1961 - "The Apartment"

Ben Hur (MGM via Getty Images)
Ben Hur (MGM via Getty Images)
  • 1960 - "Ben-Hur"

  • 1959 - "Gigi"

  • 1958 - "The Bridge on the River Kwai"

  • 1957 - "Around the World in 80 Days"

  • 1956 - "Marty"

  • 1955 - "On the Waterfront"

  • 1954 - "From Here to Eternity"

  • 1953 - "The Greatest Show on Earth"

  • 1952 - "An American in Paris"

  • 1951 - "All About Eve"

Casablanca (Getty Images)
Casablanca (Getty Images)
  • 1950 - "All the Kings Men"

  • 1949 - "Hamlet"

  • 1948 - "Gentleman's Agreement"

  • 1947 - "The Best Years of Our Lives"

  • 1946 - "The Lost Weekend"

  • 1945 - "Going My Way"

  • 1944 - "Casablanca"

  • 1943 - "Mrs. Miniver"

  • 1942 - "How Green Was My Valley"

  • 1941 - "Rebecca"

Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh (Everett Collection)
Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh (Everett Collection)
  • 1940 - "Gone with the Wind"

  • 1939 - "You Can't Take It with You"

  • 1938 - "The Life of Emile Zola"

  • 1937 - "The Great Ziegfeld"

  • 1936 - "Mutiny on the Bounty"

  • 1935 - "It Happened One Night"

  • 1933/1934 - "Cavalcade"

  • 1932/1933 - "Grand Hotel"

  • 1931/1932 - "Cimarron"

  • 1930/1931 - "All Quiet on the Western Front"

  • 1929/1930 - "The Broadway Melody"

  • 1928/1929 - "Wings"