Oscar Winning Movies for Best Cinematographyby daltonbriant894 | created - 02 May 2018 | updated - 12 Feb 2020 | Public
These are all the movies that won the Oscar for Best Cinematography. The cinematographers that won the Oscar are listed in the description. From 1939 to 1966, the category was split into two with one being for movies that were in Black-and-White and the other being for movies that were in Color.
Here's a list of all the movies nominated for Best Cinematography: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls026321216
- Instant Watch Options
- Movies or TV
- IMDb Rating
- In Theaters
- On TV
- Release Year
1. 1917 (2019)
R | 119 min | Action, Drama, War
April 6th, 1917. As an infantry battalion assembles to wage war deep in enemy territory, two soldiers are assigned to race against time and deliver a message that will stop 1,600 men from walking straight into a deadly trap.
Votes: 524,393 | Gross: $159.23M
For 2019 Won by Roger Deakins
2. Roma (2018)
R | 135 min | Drama
A year in the life of a middle-class family's maid in Mexico City in the early 1970s.
For 2018 Won by Alfonso Cuarón
3. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
R | 164 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
Young Blade Runner K's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former Blade Runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.
Votes: 524,543 | Gross: $92.05M
For 2017 Won by Roger Deakins
4. La La Land (2016)
PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future.
Votes: 552,193 | Gross: $151.10M
For 2016 Won by Linus Sandgren
5. The Revenant (2015)
R | 156 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.
Votes: 761,582 | Gross: $183.64M
For 2015 Won by Emmanuel Lubezki
R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama
A washed-up superhero actor attempts to revive his fading career by writing, directing, and starring in a Broadway production.
Votes: 609,704 | Gross: $42.34M
For 2014 Won by Emmanuel Lubezki
7. Gravity (2013)
PG-13 | 91 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Two astronauts work together to survive after an accident leaves them stranded in space.
Votes: 802,273 | Gross: $274.09M
For 2013 Won by Emmanuel Lubezki
8. Life of Pi (2012)
PG | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.
Votes: 608,659 | Gross: $124.99M
For 2012 Won by Claudio Miranda
9. Hugo (2011)
PG | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
In 1931 Paris, an orphan living in the walls of a train station gets wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.
Votes: 316,622 | Gross: $73.86M
For 2011 Won by Robert Richardson
10. Inception (2010)
PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A thief who steals corporate secrets through the use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a C.E.O., but his tragic past may doom the project and his team to disaster.
Votes: 2,221,922 | Gross: $292.58M
For 2010 Won by Wally Pfister
11. Avatar (2009)
PG-13 | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A paraplegic Marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.
Votes: 1,174,761 | Gross: $760.51M
For 2009 Won by Mauro Fiore
12. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
R | 120 min | Drama, Romance
A Mumbai teenager reflects on his life after being accused of cheating on the Indian version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?".
Votes: 825,829 | Gross: $141.32M
For 2008 Won by Anthony Dod Mantle
13. There Will Be Blood (2007)
R | 158 min | Drama
A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.
Votes: 557,158 | Gross: $40.22M
For 2007 Won by Robert Elswit
14. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
R | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, War
In the Falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.
Votes: 647,489 | Gross: $37.63M
For 2006 Won by Guillermo Navarro
15. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
PG-13 | 145 min | Drama, Romance
Nitta Sayuri reveals how she transcended her fishing-village roots and became one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.
Votes: 145,092 | Gross: $57.49M
For 2005 Won by Dion Beebe
16. The Aviator (2004)
PG-13 | 170 min | Biography, Drama
A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid 1940s.
Votes: 351,055 | Gross: $102.61M
For 2004 Won by Robert Richardson
PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
During the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel around South America.
Votes: 214,522 | Gross: $93.93M
For 2003 Won by Russell Boyd
18. Road to Perdition (2002)
R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A mob enforcer's son in 1930s Illinois witnesses a murder, forcing him and his father to take to the road, and his father down a path of redemption and revenge.
Votes: 260,378 | Gross: $104.45M
For 2002 Won by Conrad L. Hall (nomination and award posthumous)
PG-13 | 178 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.
Votes: 1,766,186 | Gross: $315.54M
For 2001 Won by Andrew Lesnie
20. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A young Chinese warrior steals a sword from a famed swordsman and then escapes into a world of romantic adventure with a mysterious man in the frontier of the nation.
Votes: 263,389 | Gross: $128.08M
For 2000 Won by Peter Pau
21. 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: 1,118,659 | Gross: $130.10M
For 1999 Won by Conrad L. Hall
22. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
R | 169 min | Drama, War
Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
Votes: 1,319,890 | Gross: $216.54M
For 1998 Won by Janusz Kaminski
23. 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: 1,115,876 | Gross: $659.33M
For 1997 Won by Russell Carpenter
24. The English Patient (1996)
R | 162 min | Drama, Romance, War
At the close of World War II, 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: 186,209 | Gross: $78.65M
For 1996 Won by John Seale
25. Braveheart (1995)
R | 178 min | Biography, Drama, History
Scottish warrior William Wallace leads his countrymen in a rebellion to free his homeland from the tyranny of King Edward I of England.
Votes: 1,002,646 | Gross: $75.60M
For 1995 Won by John Toll
26. Legends of the Fall (1994)
R | 133 min | Drama, Romance, War
In the early 1900s, three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of Montana are affected by betrayal, history, love, nature, and war.
Votes: 159,434 | Gross: $66.64M
For 1994 Won by John Toll
27. Schindler's List (1993)
R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History
In German-occupied Poland during World War II, industrialist Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.
Votes: 1,291,953 | Gross: $96.90M
For 1993 Won by Janusz Kaminski
28. A River Runs Through It (1992)
PG | 123 min | Drama
Two sons of a stern minister - one reserved, one rebellious - grow up in rural 1920s Montana while devoted to fly fishing.
Votes: 57,845 | Gross: $43.44M
For 1992 Won by Philippe Rousselot
29. JFK (1991)
R | 189 min | Drama, History, Thriller
New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.
Votes: 151,151 | Gross: $70.41M
For 1991 Won by Robert Richardson
30. 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 Native Americans, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.
Votes: 254,423 | Gross: $184.21M
For 1990 Won by Dean Semler
31. Glory (1989)
R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History
Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices from both his own Union Army, and the Confederates.
Votes: 131,489 | Gross: $26.83M
For 1989 Won by Freddie Francis
32. Mississippi Burning (1988)
R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, History
Two F.B.I. Agents with wildly different styles arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists.
Votes: 96,766 | Gross: $34.60M
For 1988 Won by Peter Biziou
33. The Last Emperor (1987)
PG-13 | 163 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of the final Emperor of China.
Votes: 100,009 | Gross: $43.98M
For 1987 Won by Vittorio Storaro
34. The Mission (1986)
PG | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, History
Eighteenth-century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal.
Votes: 59,962 | Gross: $17.22M
For 1986 Won by Chris Menges
35. 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: 77,491 | Gross: $87.10M
For 1985 Won by David Watkin
36. The Killing Fields (1984)
R | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History
A journalist is trapped in Cambodia during tyrant Pol Pot's bloody 'Year Zero' cleansing campaign, which claimed the lives of two million 'undesirable' civilians.
Votes: 54,480 | Gross: $34.70M
For 1984 Won by Chris Menges
37. Fanny and Alexander (1982)
R | 188 min | Drama
Two young Swedish children in the 1900s experience the many comedies and tragedies of their lively and affectionate theatrical family, the Ekdahls.
Votes: 62,311 | Gross: $4.97M
For 1983 Won by Sven Nykvist
38. Gandhi (1982)
PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama
The life of the lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British rule through his philosophy of nonviolent protest.
Votes: 225,250 | Gross: $52.77M
39. Reds (1981)
PG | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History
A radical American journalist becomes involved with the Communist revolution in Russia, and hopes to bring its spirit and idealism to the United States.
Votes: 22,363 | Gross: $40.38M
For 1981 Won by Vittorio Storaro
40. Tess (1979)
PG | 186 min | Drama, Romance
A strong-willed young peasant girl attracts the affection of two men.
41. Apocalypse Now (1979)
R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, War
A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.
Votes: 640,862 | Gross: $83.47M
For 1979 Won by Vittorio Storaro
42. Days of Heaven (1978)
PG | 94 min | Drama, Romance
A hot-tempered farm laborer convinces the woman he loves to marry their rich but dying boss so that they can have a claim to his fortune.
For 1978 Won by Néstor Almendros
43. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
PG | 138 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
Roy Neary, an Indiana electric lineman, finds his quiet and ordinary daily life turned upside down after a close encounter with a UFO, spurring him to an obsessed cross-country quest for answers as a momentous event approaches.
Votes: 195,468 | Gross: $132.09M
For 1977 Won by Vilmos Zsigmond
44. Bound for Glory (1976)
PG | 147 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The early life of Woody Guthrie as a vagabond folk singer.
For 1976 Won by Haskell Wexler
45. Barry Lyndon (1975)
PG | 185 min | Adventure, Drama, History