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Poll: Top Grossing Best Picture Nominees

These are the 35 most recent movies that managed to be among the highest grossing of the year while also being nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. Which is your favorite?

(The number for highest grossing films chosen for this poll corresponds to the number of Best Picture nominees. For example, there were five Best Picture nominees in 1979, so the threshold to be among the highest grossing movies is five as well.)

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    Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

    Best Picture winner
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    Apocalypse Now (1979)

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    Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

    Highest Grossing Movie of the Year
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    On Golden Pond (1981)

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    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

    Highest Grossing Movie of the Year
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    Tootsie (1982)

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    Terms of Endearment (1983)

    Best Picture winner
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    Out of Africa (1985)

    Best Picture winner
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    The Color Purple (1985)

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    Platoon (1986)

    Best Picture winner
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    Fatal Attraction (1987)

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    Moonstruck (1987)

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    Rain Man (1988)

    Best Picture winner

    Highest Grossing Movie of the Year

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    Dead Poets Society (1989)

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    Dances with Wolves (1990)

    Best Picture winner
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    Ghost (1990)

    Highest Grossing Movie of the Year
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    The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

    Best Picture winner
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    Beauty and the Beast (1991)

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    Schindler's List (1993)

    Best Picture winner
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    The Fugitive (1993)

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    Forrest Gump (1994)

    Best Picture winner
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    Apollo 13 (1995)

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    Titanic (1997)

    Best Picture winner

    Highest Grossing Movie of the Year

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    Saving Private Ryan (1998)

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    The Sixth Sense (1999)

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    Gladiator (2000)

    Best Picture winner
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

    Highest Grossing Movie of the Year
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

    Best Picture Winner

    Highest Grossing Movie of the Year

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    Avatar (2009)

    Highest Grossing Movie of the Year
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    Up (2009)

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    Toy Story 3 (2010)

    Highest Grossing Movie of the Year
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    Inception (2010)

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    Gravity (2013)

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    The Martian (2015)


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