Best Picture-Winning (Sorted by Year Descending)



                1. Green Book (2018)

                IIA | 130 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

                8.2
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                69 Metascore

                A working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South.

                Director: Peter Farrelly | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali, Linda Cardellini, Sebastian Maniscalco

                Votes: 265,140 | Gross: $85.08M

                2. The Shape of Water (2017)

                III | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

                7.3
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                87 Metascore

                At a top secret research facility in the 1960s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.

                Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Doug Jones

                Votes: 328,809 | Gross: $63.86M

                3. Moonlight (I) (2016)

                IIB | 111 min | Drama

                7.4
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                99 Metascore

                A young African-American man grapples with his identity and sexuality while experiencing the everyday struggles of childhood, adolescence, and burgeoning adulthood.

                Director: Barry Jenkins | Stars: Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Trevante Rhodes, Alex R. Hibbert

                Votes: 240,065 | Gross: $27.85M

                4. Spotlight (I) (2015)

                IIB | 129 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

                8.1
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                93 Metascore

                The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

                Director: Tom McCarthy | Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber

                Votes: 379,773 | Gross: $45.06M

                5. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

                IIB | 119 min | Comedy, Drama

                7.7
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                87 Metascore

                A washed-up superhero actor attempts to revive his fading career by writing, directing, and starring in a Broadway production.

                Director: Alejandro G. I?árritu | Stars: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough

                Votes: 536,330 | Gross: $42.34M

                6. 12 Years a Slave (2013)

                IIB | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

                8.1
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                96 Metascore

                In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

                Director: Steve McQueen | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt

                Votes: 593,649 | Gross: $56.67M

                7. Argo (2012)

                IIB | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

                7.7
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                86 Metascore

                Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.

                Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin

                Votes: 544,915 | Gross: $136.03M

                8. The Artist (I) (2011)

                IIA | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

                7.9
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                89 Metascore

                An egomaniacal film star develops a relationship with a young dancer against the backdrop of Hollywood's silent era.

                Director: Michel Hazanavicius | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell

                Votes: 220,165 | Gross: $44.67M

                9. The King's Speech (2010)

                IIB | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

                8.0
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                88 Metascore

                The story of King George VI, his impromptu ascension to the throne of the British Empire in 1936, and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch overcome his stammer.

                Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi

                Votes: 606,078 | Gross: $138.80M

                10. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

                IIB | 120 min | Drama, Romance

                8.0
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                86 Metascore

                A Mumbai teenager reflects on his life after being accused of cheating on the Indian version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"

                Directors: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan | Stars: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Saurabh Shukla, Anil Kapoor

                Votes: 760,995 | Gross: $141.32M

                11. The Hurt Locker (2008)

                IIB | 131 min | Drama, Thriller, War

                7.6
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                95 Metascore

                During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work.

                Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Guy Pearce

                Votes: 400,238 | Gross: $17.02M

                12. No Country for Old Men (2007)

                IIB | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

                8.1
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                91 Metascore

                Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.

                Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson

                Votes: 788,640 | Gross: $74.28M

                13. The Departed (2006)

                (Banned) | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

                8.5
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                85 Metascore

                An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.

                Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg

                Votes: 1,107,335 | Gross: $132.38M

                14. Million Dollar Baby (2004)

                IIB | 132 min | Drama, Sport

                8.1
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                86 Metascore

                A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional.

                Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel

                Votes: 599,202 | Gross: $100.49M

                15. Crash (I) (2004)

                IIB | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

                7.8
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                69 Metascore

                Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.

                Director: Paul Haggis | Stars: Don Cheadle, Sandra Bullock, Thandie Newton, Karina Arroyave

                Votes: 405,433 | Gross: $54.58M

                16. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

                IIB | 201 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

                8.9
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                94 Metascore

                Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

                Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

                Votes: 1,537,703 | Gross: $377.85M

                17. Chicago (2002)

                IIA | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

                7.1
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                82 Metascore

                Two death-row murderesses develop a fierce rivalry while competing for publicity, celebrity, and a sleazy lawyer's attention.

                Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Taye Diggs

                Votes: 204,952 | Gross: $170.69M

                18. A Beautiful Mind (2001)

                IIA | 135 min | Biography, Drama

                8.2
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                72 Metascore

                After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

                Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer

                Votes: 791,994 | Gross: $170.74M