Oscar for Best Picture winner

List of each and every Academy Award for Best Picture winner. Total 90 Titles and 3930 Views.

1. The Shape of Water(2017)

Runtime: Genres:Romance|Horror|Drama|Fantasy|Adventure|Thriller Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | American Sign Language Rating:R
Description:An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.
Director: Guillermo del Toro
Stars: Sally Hawkins , Michael Shannon , Richard Jenkins , Octavia Spencer
Tags: Violence Heist Female Protagonist Investigation Racism Reference To William Shakespeare Friendship F Rated
7.40    92%    73%  

2. Moonlight(2016)

Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.
Director: Barry Jenkins
Stars: Mahershala Ali , Shariff Earp , Duan Sanderson , Alex R. Hibbert
Tags: Coming Of Age Lgbt Based On Play Revenge Bullying
7.40    98%    79%  

3. Spotlight(2015)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Biography|Thriller|History Release Date:
Countries: USA| Canada Language:English Rating:R
Description: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
Tags: Dialogue Driven Investigation Based On True Story Based On Real People Innocence
8.10    97%    93%  

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

Original Title: Birdman
Runtime: Genres:Drama|Comedy Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:A fading actor best known for his portrayal of a popular superhero attempts to mount a comeback by appearing in a Broadway play. As opening night approaches, his attempts to become more altruistic, rebuild his career, and reconnect with friends and family prove more difficult than expected.
Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Stars: Michael Keaton , Emma Stone , Kenny Chin , Jamahl Garrison-Lowe
Tags: Black Comedy Dual Personality Violence Superhero Satire Friendship
7.70    91%    77%  

5. 12 Years a Slave(2013)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Biography|History Release Date:
Countries: USA| UK Language:English Rating:R
Description: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 , Dwight Henry , Dickie Gravois , Bryan Batt
Tags: Based On True Story Based On Novel Slavery Racism Social Injustice Motivational Friendship
8.10    95%    90%  

6. Argo(2012)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Biography|Thriller|History Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Persian Rating:R
Description:As the Iranian revolution reaches a boiling point, a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador.
Director: Ben Affleck
Stars: Ben Affleck , Bryan Cranston , Alan Arkin , John Goodman
Tags: Based On True Story Rescue Mission
7.70    96%    90%  

7. The Artist(2011)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Comedy Release Date:
Countries: France| USA| Belgium Languages:English | English | French Rating:PG-13
Description:Hollywood, 1927: As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break.
Director: Michel Hazanavicius
Stars: Jean Dujardin , Bérénice Bejo , John Goodman , James Cromwell
Tags: Falling In Love Human Animal Relationship Friendship
7.90    95%    87%  

8. The King's Speech(2010)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Biography|History Release Date:
Countries: UK| USA| Australia Language:English Rating:R
Description: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.
Director: Tom Hooper
Stars: Colin Firth , Helena Bonham Carter , Derek Jacobi , Robert Portal
Tags: Friendship Between Men World War Two Based On True Story Great Depression Family Relationships Christmas Reference To William Shakespeare Friendship Compassion Period Piece
8.00    95%    92%  

9. The Hurt Locker(2008)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|War|Thriller|History Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Arabic Rating:R
Description:Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Stars: Jeremy Renner , Anthony Mackie , Brian Geraghty , Guy Pearce
Tags: Friendship Between Men Violence U.S. Army Friendship F Rated
7.60    97%    84%  

10. Slumdog Millionaire(2008)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance Release Date:
Countries: UK| USA Languages:English | Hindi | French Rating:R
Description:The story of the life of an impoverished Indian teen Jamal Malik, who becomes a contestant on the Hindi version of "Who Wants to be A Millionaire?", wins, and is then suspected of cheating.
Directors: Danny Boyle , Loveleen Tandan
Stars: Dev Patel , Saurabh Shukla , Anil Kapoor , Rajendranath Zutshi
Tags: Coming Of Age Cult Film Gangster Nonlinear Timeline Police Brutality Based On Novel Motivational Trapped Childhood Blockbuster
8.00    91%    90%  

11. No Country for Old Men(2007)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Spanish Rating:R
Description:Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the violent pursuit of money and justice collide.
Directors: Ethan Coen , Joel Coen
Stars: Tommy Lee Jones , Javier Bardem , Josh Brolin , Woody Harrelson
Tags: Black Comedy Violence Gangster Neo Noir Based On Novel Tragedy Revenge Hitman Serial Killer Good Versus Evil Voice Over Narration
8.10    93%    86%  

12. The Departed(2006)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Countries: USA| Hong Kong Languages:English | Cantonese Rating:R
Description: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
Tags: Black Comedy Violence Tough Guy Cult Film Gangster Investigation Neo Noir Detective Mafia Organized Crime Racism Hitman Betrayal Good Versus Evil Reference To William Shakespeare Friendship
8.50    90%    94%  

13. Crash(2004)

Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Countries: Germany| USA Languages:English | Persian | Spanish | Mandarin | Korean Rating:R
Description:Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.
Director: Paul Haggis
Stars: Karina Arroyave , Dato Bakhtadze , Sandra Bullock , Don Cheadle
Tags: Plot Twist Dark Humor Nonlinear Timeline Police Partner Detective Family Relationships Slavery Drug Addiction Racism Social Injustice Tragedy Christmas Revenge Compassion
7.80    74%    88%  

14. Million Dollar Baby(2004)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Sport Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Irish Rating:PG-13
Description:Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.
Director: Clint Eastwood
Stars: Clint Eastwood , Hilary Swank , Morgan Freeman , Jay Baruchel
Tags: Boxing Film Tragedy Boxing
8.10    90%    90%  

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

Runtime: Genres:Action|Fantasy|Drama|Adventure Release Date:
Countries: USA| New Zealand Languages:English | Quenya | Old English | Sindarin Rating:PG-13
Description:Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam bring the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark lord's realm.
Director: Peter Jackson
Stars: Noel Appleby , Ali Astin , Sean Astin , David Aston
Tags: Survival Violence Monster Based On Novel Tragedy Betrayal Insanity Good Versus Evil Friendship
8.90    93%    86%  

16. Chicago(2002)

Runtime: Genres:Crime|Drama|Music|Action|Comedy|Musical Release Date:
Countries: USA| Germany| Canada Languages:English | Hungarian Rating:PG-13
Description: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.
Director: Rob Marshall
Stars: Taye Diggs , Cliff Saunders , Catherine Zeta-Jones , Renée Zellweger
Tags: Based On True Story Satire Based On Play Jazz Blockbuster
7.20    85%    83%  

17. A Beautiful Mind(2001)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Biography Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description: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
Tags: Based On Book Creativity Cult Film Based On True Story Motivational Friendship Blockbuster
8.20    75%    93%  

18. Gladiator(2000)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Drama|Adventure Release Date:
Countries: USA| UK Language:English Rating:R
Description: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.
Director: Ridley Scott
Stars: Russell Crowe , Joaquin Phoenix , Connie Nielsen , Oliver Reed
Tags: Survival Violence Family Relationships Slavery Revenge Martial Arts Betrayal Politics
8.50    77%    87%  

19. American Beauty(1999)

Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.
Director: Sam Mendes
Stars: Kevin Spacey , Annette Bening , Thora Birch , Wes Bentley
Tags: Black Comedy Coming Of Age Self Discovery Violence Cult Film High School Satire Falling In Love Friendship Voice Over Narration Blockbuster
8.40    88%    93%  

20. Shakespeare in Love(1998)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Comedy|History Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description: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.
Director: John Madden
Stars: Geoffrey Rush , Tom Wilkinson , Steven O'Donnell , Tim McMullan
Tags: Satire Falling In Love Reference To William Shakespeare Blockbuster
7.10    92%    80%  

21. Titanic(1997)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Thriller Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description:A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind, but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.
Director: James Cameron
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio , Kate Winslet , Billy Zane , Kathy Bates
Tags: Black Comedy Coming Of Age Survival Violence Cult Film Disaster Submarine Tragedy Revenge Friendship Voice Over Narration Blockbuster
7.80    88%    69%  

22. The English Patient(1996)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|War Release Date:
Countries: USA| UK Languages:English | German | Arabic | Italian Rating:R
Description: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.
Director: Anthony Minghella
Stars: Ralph Fiennes , Juliette Binoche , Willem Dafoe , Kristin Scott Thomas
Tags: Courtroom World War Two Nonlinear Timeline Based On Novel Tragedy Christmas Revenge Betrayal Friendship Compassion Blockbuster
7.40    84%    83%  

23. Braveheart(1995)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Drama|War|Biography|History Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | French | Latin | Scottish Gaelic Rating:R
Description:Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, legendary Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against English rule.
Director: Mel Gibson
Stars: James Robinson , Sean Lawlor , Sandy Nelson , James Cosmo
Tags: Violence Tough Guy Based On True Story Revenge Betrayal Medieval Times Friendship Politics Voice Over Narration Blockbuster
8.40    76%    85%  

24. Forrest Gump(1994)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Comedy Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description:Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him.
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Tom Hanks , Rebecca Williams , Sally Field , Michael Conner Humphreys
Tags: Based On Book Friendship Between Men Cult Film Vietnam War Racism Friendship Innocence Blockbuster
8.80    72%    95%  

25. Schindler's List(1993)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|War|Biography|History Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | German | Polish | Hebrew Rating:R
Description:Told from the perspective of businessman Oskar Schindler who saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory. Schindler’s List is based on a true story, illustrated in black and white and controversially filmed in many original locations.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Liam Neeson , Ben Kingsley , Ralph Fiennes , Caroline Goodall
Tags: Concentration Camp Based On Book Friendship Between Men Violence World War Two Based On True Story Racism Holocaust Good Versus Evil Friendship Compassion Blockbuster
8.90    97%    97%  

26. Unforgiven(1992)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Western Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man.
Director: Clint Eastwood
Stars: Clint Eastwood , Gene Hackman , Morgan Freeman , Richard Harris
Tags: Tough Guy Police Brutality Cowboy Revenge Blockbuster
8.20    96%    93%  

27. The Silence of the Lambs(1991)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Horror|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.
Director: Jonathan Demme
Stars: Jodie Foster , Lawrence A. Bonney , Kasi Lemmons , Lawrence T. Wrentz
Tags: Based On Book Violence Female Protagonist Cult Film Psycho Thriller Investigation Neo Noir Detective Female Lead Revenge Serial Killer Tough Girl Good Versus Evil Friendship Blockbuster
8.60    95%    95%  

28. Dances with Wolves(1990)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Adventure|Western Release Date:
Countries: USA| UK Languages:English | Sioux | Pawnee Rating:PG-13
Description:Wounded Civil War soldier John Dunbar tries to commit suicide -- and becomes a hero instead. As a reward, he's assigned to his dream post, a remote junction on the Western frontier, and soon makes unlikely friends with the local Sioux tribe.
Director: Kevin Costner
Stars: Kevin Costner , Mary McDonnell , Graham Greene , Rodney A. Grant
Tags: Self Discovery Violence Tough Guy Based On Novel Prisoner Of War Cowboy Tough Girl Friendship Voice Over Narration Blockbuster
8.00    82%    87%  

29. Driving Miss Daisy(1989)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Comedy Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Hebrew Rating:PG
Description:An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years.
Director: Bruce Beresford
Stars: Morgan Freeman , Jessica Tandy , Dan Aykroyd , Patti LuPone
Tags: Self Discovery Female Protagonist Racism Female Lead Based On Play Christmas Friendship Road Trip Blockbuster
7.40    82%    81%  

30. Rain Man(1988)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Adventure Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Italian Rating:R
Description:Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.
Director: Barry Levinson
Stars: Dustin Hoffman , Tom Cruise , Valeria Golino , Gerald R. Molen
Tags: Road Movie Road Trip Blockbuster
8.00    89%    90%  

31. The Last Emperor(1987)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Biography|History Release Date:
Countries: China| Italy| UK| France Languages:English | Mandarin | Japanese | Russian Rating:PG-13
Description:The story of the final Emperor of China.
Director: Bernardo Bertolucci
Stars: John Lone , Joan Chen , Peter O'Toole , Ruocheng Ying
Tags: World War Two Based On True Story Nonlinear Timeline Drug Addiction
7.80    92%    88%  

32. Platoon(1986)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Action|War Release Date:
Countries: UK| USA Languages:English | Vietnamese Rating:R
Description:Chris Taylor, a young, naive recruit in Vietnam, faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: Tom Berenger , Keith David , Willem Dafoe , Forest Whitaker
Tags: War Crime Violence Tough Guy Vietnam War U.S. Army Afi Revenge Betrayal
8.10    89%    93%  

33. Out of Africa(1985)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Biography Release Date:
Countries: USA| UK Languages:English | Swahili Rating:PG
Description:Out of Africa tells the story of the life of Danish author Karen Blixen, who at the beginning of the 20th century moved to Africa to build a new life for herself. The film is based on the autobiographical novel by Karen Blixen from 1937.
Director: Sydney Pollack
Stars: Meryl Streep , Robert Redford , Klaus Maria Brandauer , Michael Kitchen
Tags: Based On Book Female Protagonist World War One Based On True Story Friendship Voice Over Narration Blockbuster
7.20    59%    83%  

34. Amadeus(1984)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Music|Biography|History Release Date:
Countries: USA| France Languages:English | Italian | Latin | German Rating:R
Description:The incredible story of genius musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum.
Director: Milos Forman
Stars: F. Murray Abraham , Tom Hulce , Elizabeth Berridge , Roy Dotrice
Tags: 1800S Lgbt Based On Play Tragedy Afi Serial Killer First Person Narration Politics
8.30    94%    95%  

35. Terms of Endearment(1983)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Comedy Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:PG
Description:Follows hard-to-please Aurora looking for love and her daughter's family problems.
Director: James L. Brooks
Stars: Shirley MacLaine , Debra Winger , Jack Nicholson , Danny DeVito
Tags: Based On Novel Family Relationships Friendship Compassion Blockbuster
7.40    88%    84%  

36. Gandhi(1982)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Biography|History Release Date:
Countries: UK| India Language:English Rating:PG
Description: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.
Director: Richard Attenborough
Stars: Ben Kingsley , Candice Bergen , Edward Fox , John Gielgud
Tags: Violence Tough Guy World War Two Cult Film Based On True Story Nonlinear Timeline Police Brutality Racism Politics
8.10    85%    92%  

37. Chariots of Fire(1981)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Sport|Biography|History Release Date:
Country: UK Languages:English | French Rating:PG
Description:Based on the true story of British athletes preparing for and competing in the 1924 Summer Olympics. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards and won four, including Best Picture.
Director: Hugh Hudson
Stars: Nicholas Farrell , Nigel Havers , Ian Charleson , Ben Cross
Tags: Based On True Story Nonlinear Timeline Family Relationships Friendship Voice Over Narration Blockbuster
7.20    83%    80%  

38. Ordinary People(1980)

Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description: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.
Director: Robert Redford
Stars: Donald Sutherland , Mary Tyler Moore , Judd Hirsch , Timothy Hutton
Tags: Coming Of Age Based On Novel High School Family Relationships Falling In Love Psychological
7.80    90%    88%  

39. Kramer vs. Kramer(1979)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:PG
Description: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.
Director: Robert Benton
Stars: Dustin Hoffman , Meryl Streep , Jane Alexander , Justin Henry
Tags: Courtroom Based On Novel Family Relationships Christmas Afi Friendship Blockbuster
7.80    88%    89%  

40. The Deer Hunter(1978)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|War Release Date:
Countries: UK| USA Languages:English | Russian | Vietnamese | French Rating:R
Description: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.
Director: Michael Cimino
Stars: Robert De Niro , John Cazale , John Savage , Christopher Walken
Tags: National Film Registry War Crime Violence Cult Film Prisoner Of War Vietnam War U.S. Army Afi Friendship Blockbuster
8.10    94%    92%  

41. Annie Hall(1977)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Comedy Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | German Rating:PG
Description:The neurotic New Yorker Woody Allen tells one of the greatest romantic comedies to be set in the city of New York.
Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Woody Allen , Diane Keaton , Tony Roberts , Carol Kane
Tags: National Film Registry Dialogue Driven Breaking The Fourth Wall Satire Christmas Voice Over Narration
8.00    97%    92%  

42. Rocky(1976)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Sport Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:PG
Description:When world heavyweight boxing champ Apollo Creed wants to give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers pick palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark.
Director: John G. Avildsen
Stars: Sylvester Stallone , Talia Shire , Burt Young , Carl Weathers
Tags: National Film Registry Violence Tough Guy Cult Film Christmas Afi Boxing Friendship Compassion Blockbuster
8.10    93%    69%  

43. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest(1975)

Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:R
Description:While serving time for insanity at a state mental hospital, implacable rabble-rouser Randle Patrick McMurphy inspires his fellow patients to rebel against the authoritarian rule of head nurse Mildred Ratched.
Director: Milos Forman
Stars: Michael Berryman , Peter Brocco , Dean R. Brooks , Alonzo Brown
Tags: Cult Film Based On Novel Based On Play Motivational Afi Insanity Good Versus Evil Compassion Blockbuster
8.70    94%    96%  

44. The Godfather: Part II(1974)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Italian | Spanish | Latin | Sicilian Rating:R
Description:The continuing saga of the Corleone crime family tells the story of a young Vito Corleone growing up in Sicily and in 1910s New York; and follows Michael Corleone in the 1950s as he attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Stars: Al Pacino , Robert Duvall , Diane Keaton , Robert De Niro
Tags: Violence Tough Guy Gangster Rise To Power Nonlinear Timeline Based On Novel Family Relationships Mafia Organized Crime Tragedy Christmas Revenge Hitman Betrayal Friendship Blockbuster
9.00    97%    97%  

45. The Sting(1973)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Comedy|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:PG
Description:Set in the 1930's this intricate caper deals with an ambitious small-time crook and a veteran con man who seek revenge on a vicious crime lord who murdered one of their gang.
Director: George Roy Hill
Stars: Paul Newman , Robert Redford , Robert Shaw , Charles Durning
Tags: National Film Registry Heist Tough Guy Cult Film Gangster Great Depression Police Brutality Mafia Organized Crime Revenge Betrayal Blockbuster
8.30    93%    95%  

46. The Godfather(1972)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Italian | Latin Rating:R
Description:The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Stars: Marlon Brando , Al Pacino , James Caan , Richard S. Castellano
Tags: Violence Tough Guy Cult Film Gangster Rise To Power Police Brutality Based On Novel Family Relationships Mafia Organized Crime Christmas Revenge Hitman Betrayal
9.20    98%    98%  

47. The French Connection(1971)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Drama|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | French Rating:R
Description:A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.
Director: William Friedkin
Stars: Gene Hackman , Fernando Rey , Roy Scheider , Tony Lo Bianco
Tags: National Film Registry Tough Guy Gangster Based On True Story Neo Noir Based On Novel Police Partner Detective Mafia Organized Crime Racism Christmas Afi Hitman
7.80    98%    87%  

48. Patton(1970)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|War|Biography|History Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | German | French | Russian | Arabic | Italian Rating:GP
Description:The World War II phase of the career of the controversial American general, George S. Patton.
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Stars: George C. Scott , Karl Malden , Stephen Young , Michael Strong
Tags: National Film Registry Based On Book Violence Tough Guy World War Two U.S. Army Afi Blockbuster
8.00    95%    93%  

49. Midnight Cowboy(1969)

Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Italian Rating:X
Description:A naive male prostitute and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City.
Director: John Schlesinger
Stars: Dustin Hoffman , Jon Voight , Sylvia Miles , John McGiver
Tags: National Film Registry Friendship Between Men Based On Novel Cowboy Tragedy Afi Friendship
7.90    90%    88%  

50. Oliver!(1968)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Music|Musical|Family Release Date:
Country: UK Language:English Rating:G
Description:Musical adaptation about an orphan who runs away from an orphanage and hooks up with a group of boys trained to be pickpockets by an elderly mentor.
Director: Carol Reed
Stars: Ron Moody , Shani Wallis , Oliver Reed , Harry Secombe
Tags: Courtroom Based On Novel Family Relationships Betrayal Friendship Compassion Blockbuster
7.50    81%    81%  

51. In the Heat of the Night(1967)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Mystery|Thriller|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:AP
Description:An African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town.
Director: Norman Jewison
Stars: Sidney Poitier , Rod Steiger , Warren Oates , Lee Grant
Tags: National Film Registry Investigation Based On Novel Detective Racism
8.00    96%    92%  

52. A Man for All Seasons(1966)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Biography|History Release Date:
Country: UK Languages:English | Latin | Spanish | French Rating:AP
Description: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.
Director: Fred Zinnemann
Stars: Paul Scofield , Wendy Hiller , Leo McKern , Robert Shaw
Tags: Courtroom Courtroom Drama Based On Play Friendship Politics Period Piece
7.90    82%    87%  

53. The Sound of Music(1965)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Music|Biography|Family Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | German Rating:G
Description:Film adaptation of a classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical based on a nun who becomes a governess for an Austrian family.
Director: Robert Wise
Stars: Julie Andrews , Christopher Plummer , Eleanor Parker , Richard Haydn
Tags: Nazi Occupation Female Protagonist World War Two Cult Film Based On True Story Based On Novel Family Relationships Afi Blockbuster
8.00    86%    91%  

54. My Fair Lady(1964)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Music|Musical|Family Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:AP
Description:A misogynistic and snobbish phonetics professor agrees to a wager that he can take a flower girl and make her presentable in high society.
Director: George Cukor
Stars: Audrey Hepburn , Rex Harrison , Stanley Holloway , Wilfrid Hyde-White
Tags: Coming Of Age Based On Play Blockbuster
7.90    96%    90%  

55. Lawrence of Arabia(1962)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|War|Adventure|Biography|History Release Date:
Country: UK Languages:English | Arabic | Turkish Rating:PG
Description:An epic about British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological instability threatens to undermine his achievements.
Director: David Lean
Stars: Peter O'Toole , Alec Guinness , Anthony Quinn , Jack Hawkins
Tags: National Film Registry Violence World War One Based On True Story Nonlinear Timeline British Military Afi Insanity Politics Blockbuster
8.30    98%    93%  

56. West Side Story(1961)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Music|Musical|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Spanish Rating:UR
Description:Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.
Directors: Jerome Robbins , Robert Wise
Stars: Natalie Wood , Richard Beymer , Russ Tamblyn , Rita Moreno
Tags: National Film Registry Racism Based On Play Teen Movie Tragedy Afi Revenge Reference To William Shakespeare Blockbuster
7.60    94%    84%  

57. The Apartment(1960)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Comedy Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:AP
Description: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.
Director: Billy Wilder
Stars: Jack Lemmon , Shirley MacLaine , Fred MacMurray , Ray Walston
Tags: National Film Registry Christmas Revenge
8.30    94%    94%  

58. Ben-Hur(1959)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Action|Adventure|History Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:G
Description:When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.
Director: William Wyler
Stars: Charlton Heston , Jack Hawkins , Haya Harareet , Stephen Boyd
Tags: Slavery Afi Friendship
8.10    87%    89%  

59. Gigi(1958)

Runtime: Genres:Romance|Comedy|Music|Musical Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | French Rating:AP
Description:A home, a motorcar, servants, the latest fashions: the most eligible and most finicky bachelor (Louis Jourdan) in Paris offers them all to Gigi (Leslie Caron). But she, who's gone from girlish gawkishness to cultured glamour before our eyes, yearns for that wonderful something money can't buy.
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Stars: Leslie Caron , Maurice Chevalier , Louis Jourdan , Hermione Gingold
Tags: National Film Registry Coming Of Age Based On Novel Breaking The Fourth Wall Based On Play Blockbuster
6.80    77%    74%  

60. The Bridge on the River Kwai(1957)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Adventure|War|History Release Date:
Countries: UK| USA Languages:English | Japanese | Thai Rating:PG
Description: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.
Director: David Lean
Stars: William Holden , Alec Guinness , Jack Hawkins , Sessue Hayakawa
Tags: World War Two Prisoner Of War British Military Japanese Military
8.20    94%    93%  

61. Around the World in Eighty Days(1956)

Runtime: Genres:Romance|Fantasy|Comedy|Adventure|Family Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Spanish | French Rating:G
Description:Based on the famous book by Jules Verne the movie follows Phileas Fogg on his journey around the world. Which has to be completed within 80 days, a very short period for those days.
Directors: Michael Anderson , John Farrow
Stars: David Niven , Cantinflas , Finlay Currie , Robert Morley
Tags: Based On Novel U.S. Army
6.80    74%    57%  

62. Marty(1955)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:AP
Description: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.
Director: Delbert Mann
Stars: Esther Minciotti , Augusta Ciolli , Joe Mantell , Karen Steele
Tags: National Film Registry Friendship
7.70    100%    87%  

63. On the Waterfront(1954)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Crime Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:NR
Description:An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.
Director: Elia Kazan
Stars: Marlon Brando , Karl Malden , Lee J. Cobb , Rod Steiger
Tags: Courtroom Gangster Investigation Family Relationships Mafia Organized Crime
8.20    98%    95%  

64. From Here to Eternity(1953)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|War Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:NR
Description:In 1941 Hawaii, 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.
Director: Fred Zinnemann
Stars: Burt Lancaster , Montgomery Clift , Deborah Kerr , Donna Reed
Tags: National Film Registry World War Two U.S. Military Based On Novel Court Martial U.S. Army Afi Boxing Revenge Friendship Blockbuster
7.70    92%    84%  

65. The Greatest Show on Earth(1952)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Drama|Romance|Family Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Russian Rating:NR
Description:To ensure a full profitable season, circus manager Brad Braden engages The Great Sebastian, though this moves his girlfriend Holly from her hard-won center trapeze spot. Holly and Sebastian begin a dangerous one-upmanship duel in the ring, while he pursues her on the ground.
Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Stars: Betty Hutton , Cornel Wilde , Charlton Heston , Dorothy Lamour
6.70    44%    55%  

66. An American in Paris(1951)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Comedy|Music|Musical Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | French | German Rating:PA
Description:Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. Things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman.
Director: Vincente Minnelli
Stars: Gene Kelly , Leslie Caron , Oscar Levant , Georges Guétary
Tags: National Film Registry Afi First Person Narration Voice Over Narration Blockbuster
7.20    95%    79%  

67. All About Eve(1950)

Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | French Rating:AP
Description:Aspiring actress Eve Harrington maneuvers her way into the lives of Broadway star Margo Channing, playwright Lloyd Richards and director Bill Sampson.
Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Stars: Bette Davis , Anne Baxter , George Sanders , Celeste Holm
Tags: National Film Registry Female Protagonist Based On True Story Satire Afi Betrayal Reference To William Shakespeare Friendship Voice Over Narration Blockbuster
8.30    100%    94%  

68. All the King's Men(1949)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Film-Noir Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:AP
Description:All The King's Men is the story of the rise of politician Willie Stark from a rural county seat to the governor's mansion.
Director: Robert Rossen
Stars: Broderick Crawford , John Ireland , Joanne Dru , John Derek
Tags: National Film Registry Cult Film Rise To Power Great Depression Based On Novel Rise And Fall Politics
7.50    97%    78%  

69. Hamlet(1948)

Runtime: Genre:Drama Release Date:
Country: UK Language:English Rating:UR
Description:Prince Hamlet struggles over whether or not he should kill his uncle, whom he suspects has murdered his father, the former king.
Director: Laurence Olivier
Stars: John Laurie , Esmond Knight , Anthony Quayle , Niall MacGinnis
Tags: Family Relationships Revenge Insanity
7.80    91%    81%  

70. Gentleman's Agreement(1947)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:AP
Description: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.
Director: Elia Kazan
Stars: Gregory Peck , Dorothy McGuire , John Garfield , Celeste Holm
Tags: National Film Registry Friendship Between Men Investigation Based On Novel Racism Friendship
7.40    78%    77%  

71. The Best Years of Our Lives(1946)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|War|History Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:NR
Description:The Best Years of Our Lives is a classic film from director Williams Wyler about three war veterans. The film earned seven Oscars in 1946.
Director: William Wyler
Stars: Myrna Loy , Fredric March , Dana Andrews , Teresa Wright
Tags: World War Two Family Relationships U.S. Army
8.10    96%    92%  

72. The Lost Weekend(1945)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Film-Noir Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:NR
Description:Don Birnam, a long-time alcoholic, has been sober for ten days and appears to be over the worst... but his craving has just become more insidious. Evading a country weekend planned by his brother and girlfriend, he begins a four-day bender that just might be his last - one way or another.
Director: Billy Wilder
Stars: Ray Milland , Jane Wyman , Phillip Terry , Howard Da Silva
Tags: National Film Registry Based On Novel Rise And Fall Reference To William Shakespeare
8.00    100%    90%  

73. Going My Way(1944)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Comedy|Music Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:PA
Description:Youthful Father Chuck O'Malley led a colorful life of sports, song, and romance before joining the Roman Catholic clergy, but his level gaze and twinkling eyes make it clear that he knows ...
Director: Leo McCarey
Stars: Bing Crosby , Barry Fitzgerald , Frank McHugh , James Brown
Tags: National Film Registry World War Two Blockbuster
7.20    78%    76%  

74. Casablanca(1942)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|War Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | French | German | Italian Rating:PG
Description:In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.
Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Humphrey Bogart , Ingrid Bergman , Paul Henreid , Claude Rains
Tags: National Film Registry Nazi Occupation World War Two Based On Play Afi Betrayal Friendship Politics Voice Over Narration
8.50    97%    95%  

75. Mrs. Miniver(1942)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|War Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | German Rating:NR
Description:The Minivers, an English "middle-class" family experience life in the first months of World War II.
Director: William Wyler
Stars: Greer Garson , Walter Pidgeon , Teresa Wright , Dame May Whitty
Tags: World War Two Prisoner Of War
7.60    92%    85%  

76. How Green Was My Valley(1941)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Family Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Welsh Rating:AP
Description: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. Lots of atmosphere, very sentimental view of pre-union miners' lives.
Director: John Ford
Stars: Walter Pidgeon , Maureen O'Hara , Anna Lee , Donald Crisp
Tags: National Film Registry Based On Novel Family Relationships Boxing Voice Over Narration
7.80    90%    81%  

77. Rebecca(1940)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Mystery|Romance|Film-Noir|Thriller Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | French Rating:NR
Description:A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife.
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Laurence Olivier , Joan Fontaine , George Sanders , Judith Anderson
Tags: Investigation Voice Over Narration
8.10    100%    92%  

78. Gone with the Wind(1939)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|War|History Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:G
Description:An American classic in which a manipulative woman and a roguish man carry on a turbulent love affair in the American south during the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Directors: Victor Fleming , George Cukor , Sam Wood
Stars: Thomas Mitchell , Barbara O'Neil , Vivien Leigh , Evelyn Keyes
Tags: National Film Registry 1800S Female Protagonist Based On Novel Family Relationships Slavery Christmas Afi Friendship Politics Blockbuster
8.20    92%    93%  

79. You Can't Take It with You(1938)

Original Title: You Can't Take It With You
Runtime: Genres:Romance|Drama|Comedy Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Russian Rating:AP
Description:A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.
Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Jean Arthur , Lionel Barrymore , James Stewart , Edward Arnold
Tags: Self Discovery Courtroom Family Relationships Friendship
8.00    91%    88%  

80. The Life of Emile Zola(1937)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Biography Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:NR
Description:Bio epic of the famous writer.
Director: William Dieterle
Stars: Paul Muni , Gale Sondergaard , Joseph Schildkraut , Gloria Holden
Tags: National Film Registry Based On Book Courtroom Court Martial
7.30    75%    73%  

81. Mutiny on the Bounty(1935)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance|Adventure|History Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Polynesian Rating:NR
Description:Fletcher Christian successfully leads a revolt against the ruthless Captain Bligh on the HMS Bounty. However, Bligh returns one year later, hell bent on avenging his captors.
Director: Frank Lloyd
Stars: Charles Laughton , Clark Gable , Franchot Tone , Herbert Mundin
Tags: Tough Guy Based On True Story Based On Novel Court Martial Afi Revenge Betrayal
7.80    94%    83%  

82. It Happened One Night(1934)

Runtime: Genres:Romance|Comedy Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:UR
Description:A spoiled heiress, running away from her family, is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story.
Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Clark Gable , Claudette Colbert , Walter Connolly , Roscoe Karns
Tags: National Film Registry Detective Afi Road Trip Missing Person Blockbuster
8.10    98%    93%  

83. Grand Hotel(1932)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|Romance Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | Russian Rating:PA
Description:Guests at a posh Berlin hotel struggle through scandal and heartache.
Director: Edmund Goulding
Stars: Greta Garbo , John Barrymore , Joan Crawford , Wallace Beery
Tags: National Film Registry Based On Play
7.50    86%    77%  

84. All Quiet on the Western Front(1930)

Runtime: Genres:Drama|War Release Date:
Country: USA Languages:English | French | German | Latin Rating:UR
Description:A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.
Director: Lewis Milestone
Stars: Louis Wolheim , Lew Ayres , John Wray , Arnold Lucy
Tags: National Film Registry Violence Tough Guy Cult Film World War One Based On Novel Afi Friendship
8.10    100%    89%  

85. Wings(1927)

Runtime: Genres:Action|Drama|Romance|War Release Date:
Country: USA Language:English Rating:PG-13
Description:Two young men, one rich, one middle class, who are in love with the same woman, become fighter pilots in World War I. After the USA enters WWI, both join the Air Corps and become aces. They remain friends, but the relation to the girl threatens their friendship.
Directors: William A. Wellman , Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast
Stars: Clara Bow , Charles 'Buddy' Rogers , Richard Arlen , Jobyna Ralston
Tags: National Film Registry Friendship Between Men World War One Boxing Friendship
7.70    95%    78%  

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