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Life List: #72 – Best Picture Nominated Oscar Films

June 7, 2011

#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 Night
The 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 Wind
Dark Victory
Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Love Affair
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Ninotchka
Of Mice and Men
Stagecoach
The Wizard of Oz
Wuthering Heights

1940 (13th)
Rebecca
All This, and Heaven Too
Foreign Correspondent
The Grapes of Wrath
The Great Dictator
Kitty Foyle
The Letter
The Long Voyage Home
Our Town
The Philadelphia Story

1941 (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)
Casablanca
For 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 Indemnity
Gaslight
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 Life
The Razor’s Edge
The Yearling

1947 (20th)
Gentleman’s Agreement
The Bishop’s Wife
Crossfire
Great Expectations
Miracle on 34th Street

1948 (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 Eve
Born 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 Desire

1952 (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 Holiday
Shane

1954 (27th)
On the Waterfront
The 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 Kwai
Peyton 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 Apartment
The Alamo
Elmer Gantry
Sons and Lovers
The Sundowners

1961 (34th)
West Side Story
Fanny
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 Mockingbird

1963 (36th)
Tom Jones
America, America
Cleopatra
How the West Was Won
Lilies of the Field

1964 (37th)
My Fair Lady
Becket
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Mary Poppins
Zorba the Greek

1965 (38th)
The Sound of Music
Darling
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 Graduate
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

1968 (41st)
Oliver!
Funny Girl
The Lion in Winter
Rachel, Rachel
Romeo and Juliet

1969 (42nd)
Midnight Cowboy
Anne of the Thousand Days
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Hello, Dolly!
Z

1970 (43rd)
Patton
Airport
Five Easy Pieces
Love Story
MASH

1971 (44th)
The French Connection
A Clockwork Orange
Fiddler on the Roof
The Last Picture Show
Nicholas and Alexandra

1972 (45th)
The Godfather
Cabaret
Deliverance
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 Afternoon
Jaws
Nashville

1976 (49th)
Rocky
All the President’s Men
Bound for Glory
Network
Taxi Driver

1977 (50th)
Annie Hall
The Goodbye Girl
Julia
Star Wars
The Turning Point

1978 (51st)
The Deer Hunter
Coming Home
Heaven Can Wait
Midnight Express
An Unmarried Woman

1979 (52nd)
Kramer vs. Kramer
All That Jazz
Apocalypse Now
Breaking Away
Norma Rae

1980 (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 Ark
Reds

1982 (55th)
Gandhi
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Missing
Tootsie
The Verdict

1983 (56th)
Terms of Endearment
The Big Chill
The 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 Africa
The 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
Moonstruck

1988 (61st)
Rain Man
The Accidental Tourist
Dangerous Liaisons
Mississippi Burning
Working Girl

1989 (62nd)
Driving Miss Daisy
Born on the Fourth of July
Dead Poets Society
Field of Dreams
My Left Foot

1990 (63rd)
Dances with Wolves
Awakenings
Ghost
The Godfather Part III
Goodfellas

1991 (64th)
The Silence of the Lambs
Beauty and the Beast
Bugsy
JFK
The Prince of Tides

1992 (65th)
Unforgiven
The Crying Game
A Few Good Men
Howards End
Scent of a Woman

1993 (66th)
Schindler’s List
The Fugitive
In the Name of the Father
The Piano
The Remains of the Day

1994 (67th)
Forrest Gump
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Pulp Fiction
Quiz Show
The Shawshank Redemption

1995 (68th)
Braveheart
Apollo 13
Babe
Il Postino
Sense and Sensibility

1996 (69th)
The English Patient Fargo
Jerry Maguire
Secrets & Lies
Shine

1997 (70th)
Titanic
As Good as It Gets
The Full Monty
Good Will Hunting
L.A. Confidential

1998 (71st)
Shakespeare in Love
Elizabeth
Life Is Beautiful
Saving Private Ryan
The Thin Red Line

1999 (72nd)
American Beauty
The Cider House Rules
The Green Mile
The Insider
The Sixth Sense

2000 (73rd)
Gladiator Chocolat
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Erin Brockovich
Traffic

2001 (74th)
A Beautiful Mind
Gosford Park
In the Bedroom
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Moulin Rouge!

2002 (75th)
Chicago
Gangs of New York
The Hours
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Pianist

2003 (76th)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Lost in Translation
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Mystic River
Seabiscuit

2004 (77th)
Million Dollar Baby
The Aviator
Finding Neverland
Ray
Sideways

2005 (78th)
Crash
Brokeback Mountain
Capote
Good Night, and Good Luck
Munich

2006 (79th)
The Departed
Babel
Letters from Iwo Jima
Little Miss Sunshine
The Queen

2007 (80th)
No Country for Old Men
Atonement
Juno
Michael Clayton
There Will Be Blood

2008 (81st)
Slumdog Millionaire
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Frost/Nixon
Milk
The Reader

2009 (82nd)
The Hurt Locker
Avatar
The Blind Side
District 9
An Education
Inglourious Basterds
Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire
A Serious Man
Up
Up in the Air

2010 (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
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