Top 10 "Best Picture" Oscar Winners Of All Time
#10 - THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING [2003]
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"A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day. An hour of woes and shattered shields, when the age of men comes crashing down! But it is not this day! This day we fight!"

#09 - ANNIE HALL [1977]
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"A relationship, I think, is like a shark. You know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies. And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark."

#08 - LAWRENCE OF ARABIA [1962]
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"We took them prisoners, the entire garrison. No, that's not true. We killed some, too many really. I'll manage it better next time. There's been a lot of killing, one way or another. Cross my heart and hope to die, it's all perfectly true."

#07 - THE DEER HUNTER [1978]
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"You have to think about one shot. One shot is what it's all about. The deer has to be taken with one shot. I try to tell people that—they don't listen."

#06 - MIDNIGHT COWBOY [1969]
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—"I like the way I look. Makes me feel good, it does. And women like me, goddammit. Hell, the only one thing I ever been good for is lovin'. Women go crazy for me, that's a really true fact! Ratso, hell! Crazy Annie, they had to send her away!"

—"Then how come you ain't scored once the whole time you been in New York?"

#05 - ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST [1975]
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"What do you think you are, for Christ's sake, crazy or something? Well, you're not! You're not! You're not crazier than the average asshole our walkin' around on the streets and that's it!"

#04 - THE GODFATHER PART II [1974]
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"If I could only live to see it, to be there with you. What I wouldn't give for 20 more years! Here we are, protected, free to make our profits with Kefauver, the goddamn Justice Department and the FBI 90 miles away, in partnership with a friendly government. Ninety miles! It's nothing! Just one small step, looking for a man who wants to be President of the United States and having the cash to make it possible. Michael, we're bigger than U.S. Steel."

#03 - ON THE WATERFRONT [1954]
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"You don't understand. I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am, let's face it. It was you, Charley."

#02 - CASABLANCA [1943]
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"Where I'm going, you can't follow. What I've got to do, you can't be any part of. Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. Someday you'll understand that . . . Here's looking at you, kid."

#01 - THE GODFATHER [1972]
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"I believe in America . . ."

User Comments - Add a Comment
poophead - 2009-03-16 22:34:57

annie hall?.....really?

Dafullclip - 2009-03-17 22:36:50

I thought Goodfellas and Taxi Driver both won an oscar. How else can they not have made the list?

M Ahmed - 2009-06-04 15:06:35

No- neither goodfellas nor taxi driver won best picture.

AC - 2009-09-09 16:04:43

I would've put All About Eve on this list before Annie Hall. Definitely agree with your top 3, though-they are all brilliant movies.

HGMIV - 2009-10-21 04:09:35

I for one would put American Beauty on the list, but maybe that's because it's my favorite movie :)

Woody - 2010-03-19 01:14:14

Annie Hall was a great movie. Not only as a comedy.

Me - 2010-03-26 19:41:36

Chiming in with Annie Hall is a superb movie

Alejandro - 2010-10-27 21:23:38

What? Annie Hall is in but Gone With the Wind, Rebecca, All About Eve, The Lost Weekend, The Bridge on the River Kwai are not? Terrible choice.

Anonymous - 2010-12-15 07:43:23

I think Lord Of The Rings is the worst choice you could of made!

BUDDY EVANS - 2011-06-04 06:01:39

I am a 57 yr.old man.I have been married 5 times. Vietnam,Why not "Gump"? Mafia, what ARE you kids basing your choices on??? #1 "Gone With The Wind" "Midnight Cowboy"? Everything but the boils on his "Ratzo's butt. Where is "Sound of Music"? Not cool enough? No "Star Wars" in at #9 or #10? And last, no where near least, a little film called T*I*T*A*N*I*C. Grow up, grown ups.

scott - 2012-06-04 03:34:08

I hate to break it to ya Buddy but "Titanic" blows dead goats and isn't fit to lick the boils on Ratso's ass.Oh and I'm 53 Grandpa.

Shimon Zivor - 2014-12-14 05:43:06

American beauty