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Via surelars, below is a list of all the films nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award since 1970 (with the winning picture at the top of the list for each year, with the exception of 2006). Bold the ones you've seen.

As surelars said: Some of these I'm not sure if I've seen or not. When I doubt I left it as "not seen".

I'm thinking there are some good movies on this list, a surprising number of bad movies, and there are many good movies not on this list.

1970 (43rd)
Five Easy Pieces
Love Story

1971 (44th)
The French Connection
A Clockwork Orange
Fiddler on the Roof

The Last Picture Show
Nicholas and Alexandria

1972 (45th)
The Godfather

The Emigrants

1973 (46th)
The Sting
American Graffiti
The Exorcist
A Touch of Class
Cries and Whispers

1974 (47th)
The Godfather, Part II

The Conversation
The Towering Inferno

1975 (48th)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Barry Lyndon

Dog Day Afternoon

1976 (49th)
All the President's Men
Bound for Glory
Taxi Driver

1977 (50th)
Annie Hall
The Goodbye Girl
Star Wars
The Turning Point

1978 (51st)
The Deer Hunter
Coming Home
Heaven Can Wait
Midnight Express
An Unmarried Woman

1979 (52nd)
Kramer vs. Kramer
Apocalypse Now

All That Jazz
Breaking Away
Norma Rae

1980 (53rd)
Ordinary People
Coal Miner's Daughter
The Elephant Man
Raging Bull

1981 (54th)
Chariots of Fire
Atlantic City
On Golden Pond
Raiders of the Lost Ark

1982 (55th)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

The Verdict

1983 (56th)
Terms of Endearment
The Big Chill

The Dresser
The Right Stuff
Tender Mercies

1984 (57th)
The Killing Fields
A Passage to India
Places in the Heart
A Soldier's Story

1985 (58th)
Out of Africa
The Color Purple
Kiss of the Spider Woman
Prizzi's Honor

1986 (59th)
Children of a Lesser God
Hannah and Her Sisters
The Mission
A Room with a View

1987 (60th)
The Last Emperor
Broadcast News
Fatal Attraction
Hope and Glory

1988 (61st)
Rain Man
The Accidental Tourist
Dangerous Liaisons
Mississippi Burning
Working Girl

1989 (62nd)
Driving Miss Daisy
Born on the Fourth of July
Dead Poets Society
Field of Dreams
My Left Foot

1990 (63rd)
Dances With Wolves
The Godfather, Part III

1991 (64th)
The Silence of the Lambs
Beauty and the Beast
The Prince of Tides

1992 (65th)
The Crying Game

A Few Good Men
Howards End
Scent of a Woman

1993 (66th)
Schindler's List
The Fugitive
In the Name of the Father
The Piano
The Remains of the Day

1994 (67th)
Forrest Gump
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Pulp Fiction
Quiz Show
The Shawshank Redemption

1995 (68th)
Apollo 13

Il Postino
Sense and Sensibility

1996 (69th)
The English Patient
Jerry Maguire
Secrets & Lies

1997 (70th)
As Good as It Gets
The Full Monty
Good Will Hunting
L.A. Confidential

1998 (71st)
Shakespeare in Love

Life Is Beautiful
Saving Private Ryan
The Thin Red Line

1999 (72nd)
American Beauty
The Sixth Sense
The Cider House Rules
The Green Mile
The Insider

2000 (73rd)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Erin Brockovich


2001 (74th)
A Beautiful Mind
Gosford Park

In the Bedroom
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Moulin Rouge

2002 (75th)
Gangs of New York
The Hours
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Pianist

2003 (76th)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Lost in Translation
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Mystic River


2004 (77th)
Million Dollar Baby
The Aviator
Finding Neverland

2005 (78th)
Brokeback Mountain
Good Night, and Good Luck

2006 (79th)
The Departed
Letters From Iwo Jima
Little Miss Sunshine
The Queen


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Mar. 14th, 2007 09:22 pm (UTC)
Here's my list. Rather than bolding the ones I've seen, I just eliminated the ones I haven't seen. Makes for a shorter list.

I've also added stars after each one:

* - disliked or hated it
** - OK, not great
*** - really good, I'd see it again
**** - the best!!

1970 (43rd)
Five Easy Pieces**
Love Story*

1971 (44th)
A Clockwork Orange*
Fiddler on the Roof* (I enjoyed the play, and love the album, but the movie was bad)
The Last Picture Show**** (incredible acting!)

1972 (45th)

1973 (46th)
The Sting**

1974 (47th)
The Conversation**

1975 (48th)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest**

1976 (49th)
Rocky* (I really hated this!)
Bound for Glory**

1977 (50th)
Annie Hall****
The Goodbye Girl* (This was horrible, too!)
Star Wars**
The Turning Point***

1978 (51st)
Coming Home**
An Unmarried Woman**

1979 (52nd)
Kramer vs. Kramer**
Norma Rae***

1980 (53rd)
Ordinary People**
Coal Miner's Daughter***

1981 (54th)
Reds* (I rented this in the late 80s - unwatchable!)

1982 (55th)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial**

1983 (56th)
Terms of Endearment* (Hazardous for diabetics)
The Big Chill**

1984 (57th)
Amadeus*** (this movie hit home for me, hard)
Places in the Heart**

1985 (58th)
The Color Purple*** (I think these stars are more for the book...)
Kiss of the Spider Woman***

1986 (59th)
Children of a Lesser God**
Hannah and Her Sisters***

1987 (60th)
Broadcast News***
Fatal Attraction* (Ewwww)
Hope and Glory**

1988 (61st)
Rain Man***
The Accidental Tourist**
Mississippi Burning**

1989 (62nd)
Born on the Fourth of July*
Dead Poets Society**
Field of Dreams***
My Left Foot

1990 (63rd)

1991 (64th)
The Silence of the Lambs*
The Prince of Tides** (Only saw it because I read the book)

1992 (65th)
The Crying Game***

1993 (66th)
The Fugitive**

1994 (67th)
Forrest Gump* (Aaak!)
Pulp Fiction**
Quiz Show**
The Shawshank Redemption**

1995 (68th)
Il Postino*** (Beautiful - really delightful and lovely to watch)

1996 (69th)
The English Patient*
Secrets & Lies***

1997 (70th)
Titanic** (I only saw this because Kathy Bates [see icon] was in it)
As Good as It Gets**
The Full Monty***
Good Will Hunting**
L.A. Confidential***

1998 (71st)
Life Is Beautiful**

1999 (72nd)
The Sixth Sense****
The Insider***

2000 (73rd)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon** (nice to look at, but...)

2001 (74th)
A Beautiful Mind***
In the Bedroom**
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring**

2002 (75th)
The Hours**

2003 (76th)
Lost in Translation**
Mystic River***

2004 (77th)
Million Dollar Baby**

2005 (78th)

2006 (79th)
Little Miss Sunshine***
Mar. 14th, 2007 09:35 pm (UTC)
For amusement and movie taste calibration purposes, I've marked where I agree or disagree with your opinion. If I disagreed, I put my rating after the /. If I agreed, I left your rating.

Five Easy Pieces**/***
The Sting**/***
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest**/***
Annie Hall****/*
Star Wars**/****
Kramer vs. Kramer**
Ordinary People**
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial**
Terms of Endearment*
The Big Chill**
The Color Purple***/* (I liked the book OK, but the movie was Spielberg)
Kiss of the Spider Woman***
Hannah and Her Sisters*** (although I don't know if I'd like it now. I've gone off Woody Allen)
Dead Poets Society**/***
The Crying Game***/****
The Shawshank Redemption**/****
The English Patient*/***
The Full Monty***/****
L.A. Confidential***/**
The Sixth Sense****
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon**/****
A Beautiful Mind***
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring**/***
Lost in Translation**
Mystic River***/**
Mar. 14th, 2007 10:19 pm (UTC)
Annie Hall****/*

What??! Explain yourself, girl! :) (This is one of my faves of all time. No, I'm not insulted that you didn't like it. But I am surprised. You really hated it?)

The Shawshank Redemption**/****

This sort of surprises me, too - it doesn't seem like your kind of film. I gave it 2 stars mostly because I've seen it too many times. :-/ I did like it the first 3 or 4 times, though. :) And I liked the ending a lot, when Tim Robbins comes walking up to Morgan Freeman on the beach and you see them hug.
Mar. 15th, 2007 01:23 am (UTC)
I saw Annie Hall several years after it came out, after I'd already gone off Woody Allen (as in, the personality of his characters in movies began to really irritate me). And although there are exceptions, I tend not to like movies about contemporary life, with characters who are a lot like people I know. I tend to feel alienated by them because I don't experience life the way the characters do.

I like Shawshank Redemption because, in Roger Ebert's words, it is "a movie about time, patience and loyalty" and "about continuity in a lifetime, based on friendship and hope." I like the slow pacing.

Ultimately though if I only see a movie once (I've only seen those movies once) whether I like it has a lot to do with my mood when I watched it.
Mar. 15th, 2007 03:07 am (UTC)
I tend not to like movies about contemporary life, with characters who are a lot like people I know. I tend to feel alienated by them because I don't experience life the way the characters do.

Huh. And I so strongly identify with Woody Allen's characters - at least his earlier ones, and I consider Annie Hall to be one of the early movies. (In later movies, a more nasty side of him emerged, which I don't identify with.) His neurotically insecure yet comical persona is so much like me. Not to mention the hypochondria. I don't remember which movie it was where he possibly had cancer and was waiting for the results of a test. His ruminations during that time were so, so familiar.

It really makes me feel sad when people knock him, especially his "insecurity shtik", because that's who I feel I am. You haven't said that's why you don't like him, but many people do. Why is it so wrong to be insecure? And how is mocking emotional insecurity even the slightest bit different from mocking someone with a physical disability?

Sorry - I accidentally stumbled on a soapbox and decided to step on it. :) I'm feeling a bit tender tonight, so it doesn't take much to get me going...
Mar. 15th, 2007 03:48 am (UTC)
I'd much rather have a real friend who self-identifies as having insecurity and hypochondria issues than see movies with a character who has those issues (especially movies set in contemporary US). I feel that some Woody Allen films exaggerate and mock those traits and that doesn't feel compassionate to me. (I know that plenty of folks disagree with me on that.)

So for me it doesn't have to do with disliking insecurity; it has to do with how some films present insecurity.
Mar. 15th, 2007 04:05 am (UTC)
I feel that some Woody Allen films exaggerate and mock those traits and that doesn't feel compassionate to me. (I know that plenty of folks disagree with me on that.)

I think a lot of people do agree with you, and maybe they feel he's being insensitive toward shy, insecure people. But I always read his "insecurity shtik" as really being about him, so it's not like he's making fun of other people - he's laughing at himself more than anyone. I also find the humor disarming and charming. If I can laugh at the fact that he's so nervous about meeting his blind date that he accidentally hurls a vinyl album across a room, then maybe my own insecurities don't seem so weird.

I wouldn't feel this way if I thought he was making fun of people who he saw as different from (and inferior to) himself. But I've always gotten the feeling that he is essentially playing himself over and over, and, in the early movies anyway, there was a kind of endearing nebbish thing that I identified with and liked.

I know that ever since that whole blowup with Mia Farrow and Soon-Yi, it's uncool to like Woody Allen, and in fact, I don't really think that much of him personally. It just doesn't stop me from liking his movies - the ones I do like, that is.

(The spellchecker software for this forum was apparently not written by Jews - it's underlining both "shtik" and "nebbish". :))
Mar. 15th, 2007 04:16 am (UTC)
Your point makes sense and I'm glad that his movies make you feel good and don't come across as mean.

Isn't it "schtick"? :)
Mar. 15th, 2007 02:11 pm (UTC)
Isn't it "schtick"? :)

(Note: "schtick" is also underlined.) There's no standard spelling of Yiddish words, because they are transliterated from the Hebrew alphabet. I guess there is a standard for transliteration, such as for translations of books, but in more casual writing, people end up spelling the words all different ways anyway. But maybe the spellcheck people (another note: "spellcheck" is underlined) have yet another way of spelling it, and neither of us knows what it is. More likely, it's not in their dictionary at all...
Mar. 15th, 2007 06:10 pm (UTC)
I can't figure out where I turned off spellcheck on LJ, but I'm glad I did.
Mar. 15th, 2007 03:09 am (UTC)
Whoops, I went off on my tangent so far, I forgot to reply to what you had said about not liking movies about contemporary people.

You do like a lot of movies that are either fantasy, or set in a different time period. Do you find that those people experience their lives in ways that are closer to yours?
Mar. 15th, 2007 03:53 am (UTC)
No, I don't necessarily think those people experience life in ways that are closer to me. But because the movies are fantasy or set in a different culture or a different time period, I don't expect to identify with the characters. I often feel like I am supposed to identify with certain characters in movies set in the contemporary US and it alienates me when I don't identify with them at all. (This was part of why I really disliked About Schmidt, which I saw with you and which you liked. I felt like I was supposed to identify with Schmidt and oh boy did I not.)
Mar. 14th, 2007 11:40 pm (UTC)
The anonymous comment recommending _Tempest_ instead of _All that Jazz_ was me, btw.
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