Life List: #72 – Best Picture Nominated Oscar Films
#72 on my life list is to watch every Best Picture Oscar nominated film. Today, I searched the internet for a simple list of these films and couldn’t find one, so I created my own (from this more detailed Wikipedia list). I thought this might be of interest or use to others, so that’s why I’m giving this its own post so it’s Google-able. So click here for a PDF of the list of every film nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award that you can download and use for yourself (films in bold in the pdf and italic below won the award that year) and just scroll down to see my personal progress. Enjoy!
1927/28 (1st) Wings The Racket Seventh Heaven 1928/29 (2nd) The Broadway Melody Alibi The Hollywood Revue of 1929 In Old Arizona The Patriot 1929/30 (3rd) All Quiet on the Western Front The Big House Disraeli The Divorcee The Love Parade 1930/31 (4th) Cimarron East Lynne The Front Page Skippy Trader Horn 1931/32 (5th) Grand Hotel Arrowsmith Bad Girl The Champ Five Star Final One Hour with You Shanghai Express The Smiling Lieutenant 1932/33 (6th) Cavalcade A Farewell to Arms 42nd Street I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang Lady for a Day Little Women The Private Life of Henry VIII She Done Him Wrong Smilin’ Through State Fair 1934 (7th)
It Happened One NightThe Barretts of Wimpole Street Cleopatra Flirtation Walk The Gay Divorcee Here Comes the Navy The House of Rothschild Imitation of Life One Night of Love The Thin Man Viva Villa! The White Parade 1935 (8th) Mutiny on the Bounty Alice Adams Broadway Melody of 1936 Captain Blood David Copperfield The Informer The Lives of a Bengal Lancer A Midsummer Night’s Dream Les Misérables Naughty Marietta Ruggles of Red Gap Top Hat 1936 (9th) The Great Ziegfeld 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 1937 (10th) The Life of Emile Zola The Awful Truth Captains Courageous Dead End The Good Earth In Old Chicago Lost Horizon One Hundred Men and a Girl Stage Door A Star Is Born 1938 (11th) You Can’t Take It With You The Adventures of Robin Hood Alexander’s Ragtime Band Boys Town The Citadel Four Daughters Grand Illusion Jezebel Pygmalion Test Pilot 1939 (12th) Gone with the WindDark Victory Goodbye, Mr. Chips Love Affair Mr. Smith Goes to WashingtonNinotchka Of Mice and Men Stagecoach The Wizard of OzWuthering Heights 1940 (13th) Rebecca All This, and Heaven Too Foreign Correspondent The Grapes of WrathThe Great Dictator Kitty Foyle The Letter The Long Voyage Home Our Town The Philadelphia Story1941 (14th) How Green Was My Valley 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 1942 (15th) Mrs. Miniver 49th Parallel 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 1943 (16th) CasablancaFor Whom the Bell Tolls Heaven Can Wait The Human Comedy In Which We Serve Madame Curie The More the Merrier The Ox-Bow Incident The Song of Bernadette Watch on the Rhine 1944 (17th) Going My Way Double IndemnityGaslight Since You Went Away Wilson 1945 (18th) The Lost Weekend Anchors Aweigh The Bells of St. Mary’s Mildred Pierce Spellbound 1946 (19th) The Best Years of Our Lives Henry V It’s a Wonderful LifeThe Razor’s Edge The Yearling 1947 (20th) Gentleman’s Agreement The Bishop’s Wife Crossfire Great Expectations Miracle on 34th Street1948 (21st) Hamlet Johnny Belinda The Red Shoes The Snake Pit The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 1949 (22nd) All the King’s Men Battleground The Heiress A Letter to Three Wives Twelve O’Clock High 1950 (23rd) All About EveBorn Yesterday Father of the Bride King Solomon’s Mines Sunset Boulevard 1951 (24th) An American in Paris Decision Before Dawn A Place in the Sun Quo Vadis A Streetcar Named Desire1952 (25th) The Greatest Show on Earth High Noon Ivanhoe Moulin Rouge The Quiet Man 1953 (26th) From Here to Eternity Julius Caesar The Robe Roman HolidayShane 1954 (27th) On the WaterfrontThe Caine Mutiny The Country Girl Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Three Coins in the Fountain 1955 (28th) Marty Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing Mister Roberts Picnic The Rose Tattoo 1956 (29th) Around the World in 80 Days Friendly Persuasion Giant The King and I The Ten Commandments 1957 (30th) The Bridge on the River KwaiPeyton Place Sayonara 12 Angry Men Witness for the Prosecution 1958 (31st) Gigi Auntie Mame Cat on a Hot Tin Roof The Defiant Ones Separate Tables 1959 (32nd) Ben-Hur Anatomy of a Murder The Diary of Anne Frank The Nun’s Story Room at the Top 1960 (33rd) The ApartmentThe Alamo Elmer Gantry Sons and Lovers The Sundowners 1961 (34th) West Side StoryFanny The Guns of Navarone The Hustler Judgment at Nuremberg 1962 (35th) Lawrence of Arabia The Longest Day The Music Man Mutiny on the Bounty To Kill a Mockingbird1963 (36th) Tom Jones America, America Cleopatra How the West Was Won Lilies of the Field 1964 (37th) My Fair LadyBecket Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Mary PoppinsZorba the Greek 1965 (38th) The Sound of MusicDarling Doctor Zhivago Ship of Fools A Thousand Clowns 1966 (39th) A Man for All Seasons Alfie The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming The Sand Pebbles Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?1967 (40th) In the Heat of the Night Bonnie and Clyde Doctor Dolittle The GraduateGuess Who’s Coming to Dinner 1968 (41st) Oliver! Funny GirlThe Lion in Winter Rachel, Rachel Romeo and Juliet 1969 (42nd) Midnight Cowboy Anne of the Thousand Days Butch Cassidy and the Sundance KidHello, Dolly! Z 1970 (43rd) Patton Airport Five Easy Pieces Love Story MASH1971 (44th) The French ConnectionA Clockwork Orange Fiddler on the Roof The Last Picture Show Nicholas and Alexandra 1972 (45th) The Godfather CabaretDeliverance The Emigrants Sounder 1973 (46th) The Sting American Graffiti Cries and Whispers The Exorcist A Touch of Class 1974 (47th) The Godfather Part II Chinatown The Conversation Lenny The Towering Inferno 1975 (48th) One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Barry Lyndon Dog Day AfternoonJaws Nashville 1976 (49th) Rocky All the President’s MenBound for Glory NetworkTaxi Driver 1977 (50th) Annie HallThe Goodbye Girl Julia Star WarsThe Turning Point 1978 (51st) The Deer Hunter Coming Home Heaven Can Wait Midnight Express An Unmarried Woman 1979 (52nd) Kramer vs. KramerAll That Jazz Apocalypse NowBreaking Away Norma Rae1980 (53rd) Ordinary People Coal Miner’s Daughter The Elephant Man Raging Bull Tess 1981 (54th) Chariots of Fire Atlantic City On Golden Pond Raiders of the Lost ArkReds 1982 (55th) Gandhi E.T. the Extra-TerrestrialMissing TootsieThe Verdict 1983 (56th) Terms of Endearment The Big ChillThe Dresser The Right Stuff Tender Mercies 1984 (57th) Amadeus The Killing Fields A Passage to India Places in the Heart A Soldier’s Story 1985 (58th) Out of AfricaThe Color Purple Kiss of the Spider Woman Prizzi’s Honor Witness 1986 (59th) Platoon Children of a Lesser God Hannah and Her Sisters The Mission A Room with a View 1987 (60th) The Last Emperor Broadcast News Fatal Attraction Hope and Glory Moonstruck1988 (61st) Rain ManThe Accidental Tourist Dangerous LiaisonsMississippi Burning Working Girl1989 (62nd) Driving Miss DaisyBorn on the Fourth of July Dead Poets Society Field of DreamsMy Left Foot 1990 (63rd) Dances with WolvesAwakenings GhostThe Godfather Part III Goodfellas 1991 (64th) The Silence of the Lambs Beauty and the BeastBugsy JFK The Prince of Tides 1992 (65th) Unforgiven The Crying Game A Few Good MenHowards End Scent of a Woman 1993 (66th) Schindler’s List The FugitiveIn the Name of the Father The Piano The Remains of the Day 1994 (67th) Forrest GumpFour Weddings and a Funeral Pulp Fiction Quiz Show The Shawshank Redemption1995 (68th) Braveheart Apollo 13Babe Il Postino Sense and Sensibility 1996 (69th) The English Patient Fargo Jerry MaguireSecrets & Lies Shine 1997 (70th) Titanic As Good as It GetsThe Full Monty Good Will Hunting L.A. Confidential1998 (71st) Shakespeare in Love ElizabethLife Is Beautiful Saving Private RyanThe Thin Red Line 1999 (72nd) American BeautyThe Cider House Rules The Green MileThe Insider The Sixth Sense2000 (73rd) Gladiator ChocolatCrouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Erin BrockovichTraffic 2001 (74th) A Beautiful MindGosford Park In the Bedroom The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the RingMoulin Rouge! 2002 (75th) ChicagoGangs of New York The Hours The Lord of the Rings: The Two TowersThe Pianist 2003 (76th) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Lost in TranslationMaster and Commander: The Far Side of the World Mystic RiverSeabiscuit 2004 (77th) Million Dollar Baby The Aviator Finding Neverland Ray Sideways2005 (78th) Crash Brokeback MountainCapote Good Night, and Good Luck Munich2006 (79th) The DepartedBabel Letters from Iwo Jima Little Miss Sunshine The Queen2007 (80th) No Country for Old Men Atonement Juno Michael Clayton There Will Be Blood2008 (81st) Slumdog MillionaireThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button Frost/Nixon Milk The Reader2009 (82nd) The Hurt Locker Avatar The Blind Side District 9 An Education Inglourious BasterdsPrecious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire A Serious Man Up Up in the Air2010 (83rd) The King’s Speech Black Swan The Fighter Inception The Kids Are All Right 127 Hours The Social Network Toy Story 3 True Grit Winter’s Bone