Academy`s best picture: from best to worstby cafg-0 | created - 14 Jul 2011 | updated - 10 months ago | Public
I recently finished to watch all the so called best pictures and this is my list from the best t the worst
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1. The Godfather (1972)
R | 175 min | Crime, Drama
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
Votes: 1,301,174 | Gross: $134.97M
The best choice ever.
2. Casablanca (1942)
PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War
In Casablanca in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate encounters a former lover, with unforeseen complications.
Votes: 433,372 | Gross: $1.02M
The most romantic film ever
3. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.
Votes: 1,014,926 | Gross: $130.74M
American thrillers can be not only good but great.
4. Schindler's List (1993)
R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History
In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans.
Votes: 979,922 | Gross: $96.07M
The definitive film about the holocoust
5. All About Eve (1950)
Not Rated | 138 min | Drama
An ingenue insinuates herself into the company of an established but aging stage actress and her circle of theater friends.
Votes: 94,644 | Gross: $0.01M
Only Sunset Boulevard (another masterpiece) could take the award away.
6. On the Waterfront (1954)
Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.
Votes: 114,257 | Gross: $9.60M
Maybe if Rear window would get a nod could win, but this is an excelent choice
7. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
Not Rated | 170 min | Drama, Romance, War
Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.
Votes: 45,594 | Gross: $23.65M
The greatest post war film (better than It`s a wonderful life)
8. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
R | 133 min | Drama
A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.
Votes: 759,451 | Gross: $112.00M
A great script, great perfromances and a great director, gives a best picture.
9. From Here to Eternity (1953)
Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Romance, War
In Hawaii in 1941, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second-in-command are falling in love.
Votes: 36,905 | Gross: $30.50M
Great actors giving the performances of their lives.
10. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
PG | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War
After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.
Votes: 167,849 | Gross: $44.91M
A wonderful epic film about honor during wartime
11. The Apartment (1960)
Not Rated | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue.
Votes: 125,692 | Gross: $18.60M
Psycho did not get a nod for best picture, so this was the best choice: romantic, funny and obscure at the same time.
12. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
PG | 216 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.
Votes: 217,497 | Gross: $44.82M
An inmortal epic about a complex character
13. Sunrise (1927)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Romance
An allegorical tale about a man fighting the good and evil within him. Both sides are made flesh - one a sophisticated woman he is attracted to and the other his wife.
The only film that recieved the award for unique and artistic film of the year.
14. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
R | 202 min | Crime, Drama
The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York City is portrayed, while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on the family crime syndicate.
Votes: 898,001 | Gross: $57.30M
The best sequel ever, but Chinatown is very superior.
15. Unforgiven (1992)
R | 130 min | Drama, Western
Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man.
Votes: 310,695 | Gross: $101.16M
The best western that got the best picture award.
16. Annie Hall (1977)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Romance
Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall.
Votes: 218,929 | Gross: $39.20M
Maybe not the best Woody Allen film, but far better than Star Wars.
17. No Country for Old Men (2007)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 695,486 | Gross: $74.28M
It was not a bad choice, but i prefer a little bit There will be blood.
18. Gone with the Wind (1939)
G | 238 min | Drama, History, Romance
A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.
Votes: 240,563 | Gross: $198.68M
Perfect choice because it represents Hollywood in all the good sense of the word, but Mr Smith goes to Washington is superior.
19. It Happened One Night (1934)
Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Romance
A spoiled heiress running away from her family is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story.
The golden age of the romantic comedies, have in this film a masterpiece
20. Rebecca (1940)
Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife.
It is the only Hitchcock film that got the award for best picture, but John Ford´s grapes of wrath is a masterpiece and Chaplin´s the great dictator is so much better than the first american film directed by the great Hitch.
21. The Deer Hunter (1978)
R | 183 min | Drama, War
An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania.
Votes: 259,745 | Gross: $48.98M
An epic film about people suffering beacuse of war, and i still wonder why Michael Cimino is not doing picures today?
22. Platoon (1986)
R | 120 min | Drama, War
A young soldier in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
Votes: 323,579 | Gross: $138.53M
One of the great war films, maybe Hannah and her sisters is slightly better.
23. West Side Story (1961)
Not Rated | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Musical
Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.
Votes: 80,071 | Gross: $43.66M
Magnificent update of Romeo and Juliet with perfect dances. But La dolce Vita was a perfect film that did not get the nod for best pic.
24. Amadeus (1984)
R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 305,712 | Gross: $51.97M
The best picture of its year without doubts.
25. Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
Not Rated | 132 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
A tyrannical ship captain decides to exact revenge on his abused crew after they form a mutiny against him, but the sailor he targets had no hand in it.
Drama in the sea, Laughton and Gable give thier best perfomances.
26. My Fair Lady (1964)
G | 170 min | Drama, Family, Musical
A snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.
Votes: 73,964 | Gross: $72.00M
With Audrey Hepburn and all the good music, this film is not better than Dr. Strangelove
27. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
R | 113 min | Drama
A naive hustler travels from Texas to New York to seek personal fortune but, in the process, finds himself a new friend.
Votes: 83,747 | Gross: $44.79M
Great film with two strong perfomances, but i prefer Z (the best political film of all times)
28. American Beauty (1999)
R | 122 min | Drama
A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.
Votes: 918,110 | Gross: $130.10M
The best of the nominees for best picture of that year, but Magnolia could be a better choice.
29. 12 Years a Slave (2013)
R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History
In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
Votes: 518,582 | Gross: $56.67M
Powerful performances, and fantastic directing about a terrible real story
30. The French Connection (1971)
R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.
The first movie about cops to get te big award, but The last picture show or A clockwork orange are better films
31. The Last Emperor (1987)
PG-13 | 163 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of the final Emperor of China.
Votes: 78,018 | Gross: $43.98M
A perfect example of good timing and great direction, not the best of Bertolucci films but a very good one
32. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
Not Rated | 136 min | Drama, War
A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.
Votes: 50,461 | Gross: $3.27M
It is a very bit old fashioned, but a good choice after all.
33. The Departed (2006)
R | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.
Votes: 982,654 | Gross: $132.38M
It is a shame that the academy took over 30 years to recognize an Scorsese film as a best picture. It is pretty good, but The queen or Letters from Iwo Jima are better.
34. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
PG-13 | 132 min | Drama, Sport
A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional.
Votes: 539,922 | Gross: $100.49M
The best choice of its year.
35. Ben-Hur (1959)
G | 212 min | Adventure, Drama, History
When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.
Votes: 182,280 | Gross: $74.70M
Eleven oscars were too much, if you have seen Anatomy of a murder, you can realize what was the best picture of 1959.
36. The Lost Weekend (1945)
Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Film-Noir
The desperate life of a chronic alcoholic is followed through a four-day drinking bout.
Votes: 28,101 | Gross: $9.46M
Alcohol and all its calamities are very good told by Billy Wilder, but my personal favorite was Mildred Pierce.
37. All the King's Men (1949)
Approved | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir
The rise and fall of a corrupt politician, who makes his friends richer and retains power by dint of a populist appeal.
A classic tale abou politics and corruption, but i think The heiress could be a better choice.
38. Moonlight (I) (2016)
R | 111 min | Drama
A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.
Votes: 178,347 | Gross: $27.85M
Althought La La land has some great moments and I think Manchester by the sea is a better film, Moonlight is a great film in a lot of levels.
39. An American in Paris (1951)
Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. Things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman.
Votes: 24,907 | Gross: $4.50M
It was a tough year: A place in the sun and A streetcar named desire are better in some way, but this musical is so charming, and the last minutes are pure perfection.
40. Terms of Endearment (1983)
PG | 132 min | Comedy, Drama
Follows hard-to-please Aurora looking for love, and her daughter's family problems.
Votes: 45,102 | Gross: $108.42M
A simple dramedy, but very warm, better than the other nominees of that year.
41. The Sound of Music (1965)
G | 174 min | Biography, Drama, Family
A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.
Votes: 165,937 | Gross: $163.21M
A classic familiar film, but Darling or Doctor Zhivago are better (coincidently both with Julie Christie)
42. The Sting (1973)
PG | 129 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Two grifters team up to pull off the ultimate con.
Votes: 197,717 | Gross: $159.60M
The exorcist or Cries and wishperers were better choices.
43. The King's Speech (2010)
R | 118 min | Biography, Drama
The story of King George VI of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, his impromptu ascension to the throne and the speech therapist who helped the unsure monarch become worthy of it.
Votes: 554,349 | Gross: $138.80M
A perfect film about royalty a triumph of the spirit, but Toy story 3 was my personal favorite.
44. Tom Jones (1963)
Not Rated | 128 min | Adventure, Comedy, History
The romantic and chivalrous adventures of adopted bastard Tom Jones in 18th century England.
Votes: 9,318 | Gross: $37.60M
An good british comedy, but 8 1/2 is a really masterpiece (sorry for the academy that did not give it a nod for best pic)
45. The Hurt Locker (2008)
R | 131 min | Drama, History, Thriller
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.
Votes: 365,825 | Gross: $17.02M
Good choice, but 80 years for a film directed by a woman could take the award for best picture was too much.
46. The Artist (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions.
Votes: 205,945 | Gross: $44.67M
A fantastic tribute to Hollywood old galmour with good performances, but I still think that Hugo or The tree of life are better
47. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
PG | 105 min | Drama
Ted Kramer's wife leaves her husband, allowing for a lost bond to be rediscovered between Ted and his son, Billy. But a heated custody battle ensues over the divorced couple's son, deepening the wounds left by the separation.
Votes: 108,556 | Gross: $106.26M
Solid drama with good performances, inferior than two other movies nominated that year: Apocalypse now! and All that jazz
48. Hamlet (1948)
Not Rated | 154 min | Drama
Prince Hamlet struggles over whether or not he should kill his uncle, whom he suspects has murdered his father, the former king.
The treasure of the sierra madre is a masterpiece
R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama
A washed-up actor, who once played an iconic superhero, attempts to revive his career by writing and starring in his very own Broadway play.
Votes: 468,128 | Gross: $42.34M
Boyhood deserved all the major awards
50. How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Family
At the turn of the century in a Welsh mining village, the Morgans, he stern, she gentle, raise coal-mining sons and hope their youngest will find a better life.
Just one word: Rosebud
51. Spotlight (I) (2015)
R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 304,399 | Gross: $45.06M
Not a great film, but the best between the nominees of 2015
52. Patton (1970)
GP | 172 min | Biography, Drama, War
The World War II phase of the career of the controversial American general, George S. Patton.
Votes: 83,069 | Gross: $61.70M
Too serius for my taste, MASH is so fresh and better.
53. Titanic (1997)
PG-13 | 194 min | Drama, Romance
A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.
Votes: 878,382 | Gross: $0.69M
Poor script, the directing is very impresive, definitely LA confidential is a better film
54. The English Patient (1996)
R | 162 min | Drama, Romance, War
At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.
Votes: 155,358 | Gross: $78.65M
Too long, but it is not bad. Fargo or Secrets and lies are my favorites for that year.
55. Argo (2012)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 500,750 | Gross: $136.03M
Good thriller with a very good direction, but Zero dark thirty was so much better and Amour had great performances and fantastic script
PG-13 | 201 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 1,360,486 | Gross: $377.85M
The weakest part of the trilogy, it was a reward for all the three films but i still prefer Mystic river
57. Gandhi (1982)
PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History
Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.
Votes: 190,980 | Gross: $52.77M
Biopic of one of the greatest men in the past century, but E.T or Missing or even Blade Runner are better films
58. Shakespeare in Love (1998)
R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, History
A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.
Votes: 189,927 | Gross: $100.32M
Smart script, but way too inferior, the best pic of that year was The thin red line
59. Dances with Wolves (1990)
PG-13 | 181 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
Lieutenant John Dunbar, assigned to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.
Votes: 204,874 | Gross: $184.21M
Shame on the Academy members for not recognize Good fellas instead of this good will western.
60. Wings (1927)
PG-13 | 144 min | Drama, Romance, War
Two young men, one rich, one middle class, who are in love with the same woman, become fighter pilots in World War I.
The first best picture, it is actually good.
61. In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Not Rated | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.
Votes: 55,598 | Gross: $24.38M
It was a yearof teo all time classic: Bonnie and Clyde an The graduate. the academy`s choice was not the best
62. Chicago (2002)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical
Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.
Votes: 188,308 | Gross: $170.69M
A funny musical with strong female performances, but all the other nominees were better: The pianist, The hours, Gangs of New York or The two towers.
63. Gladiator (2000)
R | 155 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
When a Roman General is betrayed, and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.
Votes: 1,104,314 | Gross: $187.71M
Traffic or Crouching tiger, hidden dragon are better films
64. A Man for All Seasons (1966)
G | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarriage.
Votes: 25,865 | Gross: $28.35M
Good acting, but boring sometimes, the best of that year was Who`s afraid of Virginia Woolf?
65. Marty (1955)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance
A middle-aged butcher and a school teacher who have given up on the idea of love meet at a dance and fall for each other.
The first little picture that could beat great studio films, but a bunch of films that did not get the nod for best picture were superior: East of Eden, Bad day at Black rock, Blackboard jungle or Rebel without a cause.
66. Mrs. Miniver (1942)
Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Romance, War
A British family struggles to survive the first months of World War II.
Votes: 12,898 | Gross: $13.50M
A magnificent cast do not make a great movie always. Overall that was a weak year marked by the second world war.
67. Out of Africa (1985)
PG | 161 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
In 20th-century colonial Kenya, a Danish baroness/plantation owner has a passionate love affair with a free-spirited big-game hunter.
Votes: 58,787 | Gross: $87.10M
It was a very weak year, maybe the best among the nominees for best picture, because The purple rose of Cairo only got a nod for best script.
68. Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
PG | 99 min | Drama
An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years.
Votes: 81,379 | Gross: $106.59M
Two powerful performances aren´t enough. , Do the right thing about racism too is a truly masterpiece
69. Gigi (1958)
G | 115 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic friendship, but it may not stay platonic for long.
Good music and all the french charm is not enough, The defiant ones and Cat on a hot tin roof are better
70. Chariots of Fire (1981)
PG | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew, and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.
Votes: 45,227 | Gross: $58.97M
A british film about sports, excpet for the Vangelis score, is boring. Raiders of the lost ark, Reds or Atlantic city were better options.
71. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama
After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.
Votes: 699,028 | Gross: $170.74M
Totally overrated: Gosfor Park, In the bedroom, Moulin Rouge, The fellowship of the ring, Memento, black Hawk dawn, Mulholland drive and Monster`s ball are superior.
72. Rocky (1976)
PG | 120 min | Drama, Sport
Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer, gets a supremely rare chance to fight heavy-weight champion Apollo Creed in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.
Votes: 428,157 | Gross: $117.24M
A popular film has nothing to do with 2 masterpieces: Network and Taxi driver.
73. Oliver! (1968)
G | 153 min | Drama, Family, Musical
Young Oliver Twist runs away from an orphanage and meets a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor.
Votes: 28,622 | Gross: $16.80M
2001: A space odissey did not get a nod for best pic, that`s the only reason i find for this poor choice.
74. You Can't Take It with You (1938)
Not Rated | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.
Strange comedy indeed, but Le grand illusion is the masterpiece among the nominees of that year.
75. Forrest Gump (1994)
PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance
The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.
Votes: 1,439,132 | Gross: $330.25M
Pulp fiction is the best picture of that year.
76. Rain Man (1988)
R | 133 min | Drama
Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.
Votes: 414,942 | Gross: $172.83M
Besides Dustin Hoffman good performance, there is no too much in this film. Dangerous liaisons or the unnominated Last temptetion of Christ are better.
77. Ordinary People (1980)
R | 124 min | Drama
The accidental death of the older son of an affluent family deeply strains the relationships among the bitter mother, the good-natured father, and the guilt-ridden younger son.
Votes: 38,869 | Gross: $54.80M
Another Scorsese film ignored: Raging bull
78. The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
Not Rated | 116 min | Biography, Drama
The biopic of the famous French muckraking writer and his involvement in fighting the injustice of the Dreyfuss Affair.
I would have picked The awful truth or The good earth
79. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
R | 120 min | Drama, Romance
A Mumbai teen reflects on his upbringing in the slums when he is accused of cheating on the Indian Version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"
Votes: 701,135 | Gross: $141.32M
Awful choice for a best picture, a manipulative tale about poverty in India. Milk is a brave and intelligent film
80. Grand Hotel (I) (1932)
Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Romance
A group of very different individuals staying at a luxurious hotel in Berlin deal with each of their respective dramas.
Votes: 14,381 | Gross: $1.24M
An all star cast and very entertaining, but not much.
81. Going My Way (1944)
Passed | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Father Charles O'Mailey, a young priest at a financially failing Church in a tough neighborhood, gains support and inspires his superior.
Votes: 8,475 | Gross: $16.30M
Good intentions and good music, but naothing more, Double idemnity is a perfect film noir.
82. Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Romance
A reporter pretends to be Jewish in order to cover a story on anti-Semitism, and personally discovers the true depths of bigotry and hatred.
Gregory Peck a jew?. Crossfire is superior and Great expectations is almost perfect.
83. Braveheart (1995)
R | 178 min | Biography, Drama, History
When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, Sir William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.
Votes: 824,250 | Gross: $75.60M
Another weak year, Dead man walking or the usual suspects are better but did not get the nod for best pic
84. Cimarron (1931)
Passed | 123 min | Drama, Western
A newspaper editor settles in an Oklahoma boom town with his reluctant wife at the end of the nineteenth century.
I haven`t seen enough movies of that year, but this is a very dated film
85. The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
Not Rated | 176 min | Biography, Drama, Musical
The ups and downs of Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., famed producer of extravagant stage revues, are portrayed.
Stravaganza with no sense, almost cute. Mr Deeds goes to town should have win
86. Crash (I) (2004)
R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.
Votes: 383,663 | Gross: $54.58M
The worst pick in recent years, full of histerical and stupid moments, only a couple of performances are decent. Brokeback mountain was robbed
87. Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
G | 175 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A Victorian Englishman bets that with the new steamships and railways he can circumnavigate the globe in eighty days.
Votes: 20,190 | Gross: $42.00M
Superproduction, superstupid. Giant, Baby doll, La strada or the ten commandments are the best of that year.
88. Cavalcade (1933)
Passed | 112 min | Drama, Romance, War
The triumps and tragedies of two English families, the upper-crust Marryots and the working-class Bridges, from 1899 to 1933 are portrayed.
Votes: 3,527 | Gross: $7.63M
Too long, boring, only few moments are slightly good.
89. The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
Not Rated | 152 min | Drama, Family, Romance
The dramatic lives of trapeze artists, a clown, and an elephant trainer are told against a background of circus spectacle.
Votes: 10,572 | Gross: $36.00M
Shame on the Academy to award this ridiculius film instead of The quiet man, High noon, Singin in the rain or The bad and the beautiful.
90. The Broadway Melody (1929)
Passed | 100 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A pair of sisters from the vaudeville circuit try to make it big time on Broadway, but matters of the heart complicate the attempt.
Votes: 5,131 | Gross: $2.81M
In its second year, the academy chose this bad film. the worst pick ever.