Latest Best Picture-Winning Titles
1. Moonlight (I) (2016)
12 | 111 min | Drama
A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.
Votes: 183,634 | Gross: $27.85M
2. Spotlight (I) (2015)
0 | 128 min | Crime, Drama, History
The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.
Votes: 309,943 | Gross: $45.06M
12 | 119 min | Comedy, Drama
A washed-up actor, who once played an iconic superhero, attempts to revive his career by writing and starring in his very own Broadway play.
Votes: 472,199 | Gross: $42.34M
4. 12 Years a Slave (2013)
12 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History
In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
Votes: 523,588 | Gross: $56.67M
5. Argo (2012)
12 | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.
Votes: 503,691 | Gross: $136.03M
6. The Artist (I) (2011)
6 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions.
Votes: 206,989 | Gross: $44.67M
7. The King's Speech - Die Rede des Königs (2010)
0 | 118 min | Biography, Drama
The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.
Votes: 557,295 | Gross: $138.80M
8. Tödliches Kommando - The Hurt Locker (2008)
16 | 131 min | Drama, History, Thriller
During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work.
Votes: 368,304 | Gross: $17.02M
9. Slumdog Millionär (2008)
12 | 120 min | Drama, Romance
A Mumbai teen reflects on his upbringing in the slums when he is accused of cheating on the Indian Version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"
Votes: 704,565 | Gross: $141.32M
10. No Country for Old Men (2007)
16 | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.
Votes: 700,685 | Gross: $74.28M
11. Departed - Unter Feinden (2006)
16 | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.
Votes: 988,893 | Gross: $132.38M
14. Der Herr der Ringe - Die Rückkehr des Königs (2003)
12 | 201 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.
Votes: 1,369,668 | Gross: $377.85M
15. Chicago (2002)
12 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical
Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.
Votes: 189,452 | Gross: $170.69M
16. A Beautiful Mind - Genie und Wahnsinn (2001)
12 | 135 min | Biography, Drama
After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.
Votes: 704,662 | Gross: $170.74M
17. Gladiator (2000)
16 | 155 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
When a Roman General is betrayed, and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.
Votes: 1,111,726 | Gross: $187.71M
19. Shakespeare in Love (1998)
6 | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 190,980 | Gross: $100.32M
21. Der englische Patient (1996)
12 | 162 min | Drama, Romance, War
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.
Votes: 156,287 | Gross: $78.65M
22. Braveheart (1995)
16 | 178 min | Biography, Drama, History
When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, Sir William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.
Votes: 829,719 | Gross: $75.60M
23. Forrest Gump (1994)
12 | 142 min | Drama, Romance
The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.
Votes: 1,450,726 | Gross: $330.25M
24. Schindlers Liste (1993)
12 | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History
In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans.
Votes: 987,562 | Gross: $96.07M
25. Erbarmungslos (1992)
16 | 130 min | Drama, Western
Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man.
Votes: 312,827 | Gross: $101.16M
26. Das Schweigen der Lämmer (1991)
16 | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.
Votes: 1,022,951 | Gross: $130.74M
27. Der mit dem Wolf tanzt (1990)
12 | 181 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
Lieutenant John Dunbar, assigned to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.
Votes: 206,102 | Gross: $184.21M
28. Miss Daisy und ihr Chauffeur (1989)
6 | 99 min | Drama
An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years.
Votes: 82,003 | Gross: $106.59M
29. Rain Man (1988)
12 | 133 min | Drama
Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.
Votes: 417,044 | Gross: $172.83M
32. Jenseits von Afrika (1985)
12 | 161 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
In 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter.
Votes: 59,263 | Gross: $87.10M
33. Amadeus (1984)
12 | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 308,093 | Gross: $51.97M
35. Gandhi (1982)
12 | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History
Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.
Votes: 192,234 | Gross: $52.77M
36. Die Stunde des Siegers (1981)
12 | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew, and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.
Votes: 45,599 | Gross: $58.97M
37. Eine ganz normale Familie (1980)
12 | 124 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 39,126 | Gross: $54.80M
38. Kramer gegen Kramer (1979)
16 | 105 min | Drama
Ted Kramer's wife leaves her husband, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple's son, deepening the wounds left by the separation.
Votes: 109,304 | Gross: $106.26M
39. Die durch die Hölle gehen (1978)
16 | 183 min | Drama, War
An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania.
Votes: 261,553 | Gross: $48.98M
41. Rocky (1976)
12 | 120 min | Drama, Sport
Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer, gets a supremely rare chance to fight heavy-weight champion Apollo Creed in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.
Votes: 431,614 | Gross: $117.24M
42. Einer flog über das Kuckucksnest (1975)
16 | 133 min | Drama
A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.
Votes: 764,577 | Gross: $112.00M
43. Der Pate 2 (1974)
16 | 202 min | Crime, Drama
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.
Votes: 905,367 | Gross: $57.30M
47. Patton - Rebell in Uniform (1970)
16 | 172 min | Biography, Drama, War
The World War II phase of the career of the controversial American general, George S. Patton.
Votes: 83,458 | Gross: $61.70M
51. Ein Mann zu jeder Jahreszeit (1966)
12 | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 26,026 | Gross: $28.35M
52. Meine Lieder, meine Träume (1965)
6 | 174 min | Biography, Drama, Family
A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.
Votes: 166,903 | Gross: $163.21M
53. My Fair Lady (1964)
12 | 170 min | Drama, Family, Musical
A snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.
Votes: 74,421 | Gross: $72.00M
54. Tom Jones - Zwischen Bett und Galgen (1963)
18 | 128 min | Adventure, Comedy, History
The romantic and chivalrous adventures of adopted bastard Tom Jones in 18th century England.
Votes: 9,398 | Gross: $37.60M
55. Lawrence von Arabien (1962)
12 | 216 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.
Votes: 219,147 | Gross: $44.82M
56. West Side Story (1961)
12 | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Musical
Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.
Votes: 80,675 | Gross: $43.66M
57. Das Appartement (1960)
16 | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 126,714 | Gross: $18.60M
58. Ben Hur (1959)
16 | 212 min | Adventure, Drama, History
When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.
Votes: 183,562 | Gross: $74.70M
59. Gigi (1958)
16 | 115 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
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.
60. Die Brücke am Kwai (1957)
12 | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War
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.
Votes: 169,111 | Gross: $44.91M
61. In 80 Tagen um die Welt (1956)
6 | 175 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A Victorian Englishman bets that with the new steamships and railways he can circumnavigate the globe in eighty days.
Votes: 20,354 | Gross: $42.00M
64. Verdammt in alle Ewigkeit (1953)
12 | 118 min | Drama, Romance, War
In Hawaii in 1941, 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.
Votes: 37,085 | Gross: $30.50M
65. Die größte Schau der Welt (1952)
12 | 152 min | Drama, Family, Romance
The dramatic lives of trapeze artists, a clown, and an elephant trainer are told against a background of circus spectacle.
Votes: 10,660 | Gross: $36.00M
66. Ein Amerikaner in Paris (1951)
12 | 114 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. Things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman.
Votes: 25,087 | Gross: $4.50M
70. Tabu der Gerechten (1947)
12 | 118 min | Drama, Romance
A reporter pretends to be Jewish in order to cover a story on anti-Semitism, and personally discovers the true depths of bigotry and hatred.
71. Die besten Jahre unseres Lebens (1946)
12 | 170 min | Drama, Romance, War
Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.
Votes: 46,009 | Gross: $23.65M
73. Der Weg zum Glück (1944)
0 | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Father Charles O'Mailey, a young priest at a financially failing Church in a tough neighborhood, gains support and inspires his superior.
Votes: 8,526 | Gross: $16.30M
76. Schlagende Wetter (1941)
12 | 118 min | Drama, Family
At the turn of the century in a Welsh mining village, the Morgans, he stern, she gentle, raise coal-mining sons and hope their youngest will find a better life.
78. Vom Winde verweht (1939)
12 | 238 min | Drama, History, Romance
A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.
Votes: 242,242 | Gross: $198.68M
82. Meuterei auf der Bounty (1935)
12 | 132 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
A tyrannical ship captain decides to exact revenge on his abused crew after they form a mutiny against him, but the sailor he targets had no hand in it.
84. Kavalkade (1933)
112 min | Drama, Romance, War
The triumps and tragedies of two English families, the upper-crust Marryots and the working-class Bridges, from 1899 to 1933 are portrayed.
Votes: 3,553 | Gross: $7.63M
85. Menschen im Hotel (I) (1932)
16 | 112 min | Drama, Romance
A group of very different individuals staying at a luxurious hotel in Berlin deal with each of their respective dramas.
Votes: 14,484 | Gross: $1.24M
88. Broadway Melody (1929)
100 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A pair of sisters from the vaudeville circuit try to make it big time on Broadway, but matters of the heart complicate the attempt.
Votes: 5,178 | Gross: $2.81M
89. Sonnenaufgang (1927)
6 | 106 min | Drama, Romance
An allegorical tale about a man fighting the good and evil within him. Both sides are made flesh - one a sophisticated woman he is attracted to and the other his wife.
90. Flügel aus Stahl (1927)
PG-13 | 144 min | Drama, Romance, War
Two young men, one rich, one middle class, who are in love with the same woman, become fighter pilots in World War I.