Academy Awards

20th Century
Best Picture Winners


Ranked
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20th Century
BEST PICTURE WINNERS

(*Ranked by Artistic Merit based upon
Entertainment Weekly 2001 Oscar Guide)

Film
Rank
*
Year of
Award
Best Picture
Academy Award Winner
Director
Noms
and
Wins
Greatest
Competition from






1
1972
The Godfather Francis Ford Coppola
10 Noms
3 Wins
Cabaret
2
1950
All About Eve Joseph L. Mankiewicz
14 Noms
6 Wins
Sunset Boulevard
3
1974
The Godfather, Part II Francis Ford Coppola
11 Noms
6 Wins
Chinatown
The Conversation
4
1962
Lawrence of Arabia David Lean
10 Noms
7 Wins
To Kill a Mockingbird
5
1954
On The Waterfront Elia Kazan
12 Noms
8 Wins
The Caine Mutiny
6
1943
Casablanca Michael Curtiz
8 Noms
3 Wins
The Ox-Bow Incident
7
1939
Gone With The Wind Victor Fleming
13 Noms
8 Wins
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Ninotchka
8
1946
The Best Years of Our Lives William Wyler
8 Noms
7 Wins
It's a Wonderful Life
9
1993
Schindler's List Steven Spielberg
12 Noms
7 Wins
The Fugitive
The Piano
10
1935
The Apartment Billy Wilder
10 Noms
5 Wins
Elmer Gantry
11
1957
The Bridge On The River Kwai David Lean
8 Noms
7 Wins
Witness for the Prosecution
12
1977
Annie Hall Woody Allen
5 Noms
4 Wins
Star Wars
13
1975
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest Milos Forman
9 Noms
5 Wins
Nashville
Jaws
14
1940
Rebecca Alfred Hitchcock
11 Noms
2 Wins
The Grapes of Wrath
The Philadelphia Story
15
1945
The Lost Weekend Billy Wilder
7 Noms
4 Wins
Mildred Pierce
16
1934
It Happened One Night Frank Capra
5 Noms
5 Wins
Viva Villa
The Gay Divorcee
17
1969
Midnight Cowboy John Schlesinger
7 Noms
3 Wins
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
18
1992
Unforgiven Clint Eastwood
9 Noms
4 Wins
The Crying Game
19
1991
The Silence of the Lambs Jonathan Demme
7 Noms
5 Wins
JFK
20
1986
Platoon Oliver Stone
8 Noms
4 Wins
Hannah and Her Sisters
21
1999
American Beauty Sam Mendes
8 Noms
5 Wins
The Insider
22
1987
The Last Emperor Bernardo Bertolucci
9 Noms
9 Wins
Broadcast News
23
1997
Titanic James Cameron
14 Noms
11 Wins
L.A. Confidential
24
1949
All the King's Men Robert Rossen
7 Noms
3 Wins
A Letter to Three Wives
25
1953
From Here to Eternity Fred Zinnemann
13 Noms
8 Wins
Roman Holiday
26
1929-30
All Quiet on the Western Front Lewis Milestone
4 Noms
2 Wins
The Love Parade
27
1961
West Side Story Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins
11 Noms
10 Wins
The Hustler
28
1980
Ordinary People Robert Redford
6 Noms
4 Wins
Raging Bull
29
1978
The Deer Hunter Michael Cimino
9 Noms
5 Wins
Coming Home
30
1941
How Green Was My Valley John Ford
10 Noms
5 Wins
Citizen Kane
31
1971
The French Connection William Friedkin
8 Noms
5 Wins
The Last Picture Show
32
1988
Rain Man Barry Levinson
8 Noms
4 Wins
Dangerous Liaisons
33
1984
Amadeus Milos Forman
11 Noms
8 Wins
A Passage to India
34
1979
Kramer vs. Kramer Robert Benton
9 Noms
5 Wins
Apocalypse Now
35
1958
Gigi Vincente Minnelli
9 Noms
9 Wins
Auntie Mame
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
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