Oscar Challenge

For the past few years I've been trying to catch up on the last one hundred years of film and watch as many of the best films that have ever been made as well as keeping up with new releases. In the hope of re-watching some of the best movies in history as well as seeing for the first time some classics which have passed me by, I thought I'd try and watch every Best Picture Oscar Winner. This is obviously going to take some time but when I'm done I'll have complied a complete list of all the Best Picture Winners and have a review of them linked below. Before embarking on this time consuming idea I'd already seen twenty-four of the eighty-four films and have reviewed a couple of them on this blog but I'm going to watch them all again to give myself a complete picture of the best cinema has to offer. Obviously the Academy Awards aren't always accurate in their choices for Best Picture and many of the best films ever made will be missing from the list. The eighty-four films are also hugely dominated by American cinema and feature very little in the way of comedy, science fiction or horror but nonetheless by the time I'm finished I'm certain my cinematic back catalogue will be much richer and I hope that you'll enjoy the reviews that I write.

1927-28. Wings

1928-29. A Broadway Melody

1930-31. Cimarron

1931-32. Grand Hotel

1932-33. Cavalcade

1935. Mutiny on the Bounty

1936. The Great Zeigfeld

1937. The Life of Emile Zola

1938. You Can't Take it With You

1940. Rebecca

1942. Mrs. Miniver

1943. Casablanca 

1944. Going My Way

1946. The Best Years of Our Lives

1947. Gentleman's Agreement

1948. Hamlet

1949. All the King's Men

1951. An American in Paris

1952. The Greatest Show on Earth

1953. From Here to Eternity

1955. Marty

1956. Around the World in 80 Days

1957. Bridge Over the River Kwai

1958. Gigi

1959. Ben-Hur

1961. West Side Story

1962. Lawrence of Arabia

1963. Tom Jones 

1965. The Sound of Music

1966. A Man For All Seasons

1967. In the Heat of the Night

1968. Oliver!

1969. Midnight Cowboy

1970. Patton

1972. The Godfather

1973. The Sting

1974. The Godfather Part II

1975. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

1976. Rocky

1977. Annie Hall

1978. The Dear Hunter

1979. Kramer Vs. Kramer

1980. Ordinary People

1982. Gandhi

1983. Terms of Endearment

1984. Amadeus 

1985. Out of Africa

1986. Platoon

1987. The Last Emperor

1988. Rain Man

1989. Driving Miss Daisy

1990. Dances With Wolves

1991. Silence of the Lambs

1992. Unforgiven

1994. Forrest Gump

1995. Braveheart

1996. The English Patient

1997. Titanic

1998. Shakespeare in Love

2000. Gladiator

2002. Chicago

2004. Million Dollar Baby

2005. Crash

2006. The Departed

2009. The Hurt Locker

2010. The King's Speech

2011. The Artist

2012. Argo

2013 12 Years a Slave


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