Oscar Movie History: Complete List of Best Picture Winners from ‘Wings’ to ‘Hurt Locker’

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the hurt locker Oscar Movie History: Complete List of Best Picture Winners from Wings to Hurt Locker

Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Put your Oscar movie knowledge to the test with the complete list of Best Picture winners from the past 82 years of the Academy Awards! Can you name the first ever film that won Best Picture or do you know what film won the year you were born? See the entire list of Best Picture winners from Oscars past to find out!

The Best Picture title is the most coveted title at the Academy Awards and is awarded to the film that best exemplifies cinematic mastery by combining all elements of acting, art direction, music, costumes and more to make a movie fans can get lost in.

Here is the complete list of all the Best Picture winners earning the golden statue since the very first Academy Awards in 1927:

2009 – “The Hurt Locker”

2008 – “Slumdog Millionaire”

2007 – “No Country for Old Men”

2006 – “The Departed”

2005 – “Crash”

2004 – “Million Dollar Baby”

2003 – “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”

2002 – “Chicago”

2001 – “A Beautiful Mind”

2000 – “Gladiator”

1999 – “American Beauty”

1998 – “Shakespeare in Love”

1997 – “Titanic”

1996 – “The English Patient”

1995 – “Braveheart”

1994 – “Forrest Gump”

1993 – “Schindler’s List”

1992 – “Unforgiven”

1991 – “The Silence of the Lambs”

1990 – “Dances with Wolves”

1989 – “Driving Miss Daisy”

1988 – “Rain Man”

1987 – “The Last Emperor”

1986 – “Platoon”

1985 – “Out of Africa”

1984 – “Amadeus”

1983 – “Terms of Endearment”

1982 – “Gandhi”

1981 – “Chariots of Fire”

1980 – “Ordinary People”

1979 – “Kramer vs. Kramer”

1978 – “The Deer Hunter”

1977 – “Annie Hall”

1976 – “Rocky”

1975 – “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest”

1974 – “The Godfather Part II”

1973 – “The Sting”

1972 – “The Godfather”

1971 – “The French Connection”

1970 – “Patton”

1969 – “Midnight Cowboy”

1968 – “Oliver!”

1967 – “In the Heat of the Night”

1966 – “A Man for All Seasons”

1965 – “The Sound of Music”

1964 – “My Fair Lady”

1963 – “Tom Jones”

1962 – “Lawrence of Arabia”

1961 – “West Side Story”

1960 – “The Apartment”

1959 – “Ben-Hur”

1958 – “Gigi”

1957 – “The Bridge on the River Kwai”

1956 – “Around the World in 80 Days”

1955 – “Marty”

1954 – “On the Waterfront”

1953 – “From Here to Eternity”

1952 – “The Greatest Show on Earth”

1951 – “An American in Paris”

1950 – “All about Eve”

1949 – “All the Kings Men”

1948 – “Hamlet”

1947 – “Gentleman’s Agreement”

1946 – “The Best Years of Our Lives”

1945 – “The Lost Weekend”

1944 – “Going My Way”

1943 – “Casablanca”

1942 – “Mrs. Miniver”

1941 – “How Green Was My Valley”

1940 – “Rebecca”

1939 – “Gone with the Wind”

1938 – “You Can’t Take It with You”

1937 – “The Life of Emile Zola”

1936 – “The Great Ziegfeld”

1935 – “Mutiny on the Bounty”

1934 – “It Happened One Night”

1932/1933 – “Cavalcade”

1931/1932 – “Grand Hotel”

1930/1931 – “Cimarron”

1929/1930 – “All Quiet on the Western Front”

1928/1929 – “The Broadway Melody”

1927/1928 – “Wings”

[list from Oscars.org]

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