Best Picture Reviews

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Since 2008, Lauren and I have been watching every Best Picture winner as part of an ongoing project that we estimate will catch up with the current day sometime in 2011. I have also been reviewing each of the movies we’ve seen on a separate blog. We have attempted to watch all the movies in order, but missed three due to Netflix unavailability at the time, though we understand some have now become available, but we’ll get back to them later. The project has been quite the interesting experience, especially the early movies.  I must say that 1973’s The Sting is my favorite so far.

1928 – Wings – watched 2/20/11 with Lauren
1929 – The Broadway Melody – watched 11/8/08 with Lauren and Nick
1930 – All Quiet on the Western Front – watched 11/15/08 with Lauren
1931 – Cimmaron – watched 11/16/08 with Lauren and Nick
1932 – Grand Hotel – watched 11/25/08 with Lauren
1933 – Cavalcade – not available on DVD from Netflix at the time
1934 – It Happened One Night – watched 11/27/08 with Lauren
1935 – Mutiny on the Bounty – watched 12/7/08 with Lauren
1936 – The Great Ziegfeld – watched 12/9/08 with Lauren
1937 – The Life of Emile Zola – watched 12/15/08 with Lauren
1938 – You Can’t Take It With You – watched 12/16/08 with Lauren
1939 – Gone With the Wind – watched 12/20/08 with Lauren and Nick
1940 – Rebecca – Not available on DVD from Netflix at the time
1941 – How Green Was My Valley – watched 2/9/09 with Lauren.
1942 – Mrs. Miniver – watched 2/21/09 with Lauren.
1943 – Casablanca – watched 2/15/09 with Lauren.
1944 – Going My Way – watched 2/24/09 with Lauren.
1945 – The Lost Weekend – watched 3/1/09 with Lauren.
1946 – The Best Years of Our Lives – watched 3/3/09 with Lauren.
1947 – The Gentleman’s Agreement – watched 3/5/09 with Lauren.
1948 – Hamlet – watched 3/7/09 with Lauren.
1949 – All the King’s Men – watched 3/8/09 with Lauren.
1950 – All About Eve – watched 3/14/09 with Lauren.
1951 – An American in Paris – watched 3/17/09 with Lauren.
1952 – The Greatest Show on Earth – watched 3/18/09 with Lauren.
1953 – From Here to Eternity – watched 3/18/09 with Lauren.
1954 – On the Waterfront – watched 3/23/09 with Lauren.
1955 – Marty – watched 3/24/09 with Lauren.
1956 – Around the World in Eighty Days – watched 3/28/09 with Lauren.
1957 – The Bridge on the River Kwai – watched 3/29/09 with Lauren.
1958 – Gigi – watched 3/31/09 with Lauren.
1959 – Ben Hur – watched 4/2/09 with Lauren.
1960 – The Apartment – watched 11/24/09 with Lauren.
1961 – West Side Story – watched 4/12/09 with Lauren.
1962 – Lawrence of Arabia – watched 5/18/09 with Lauren.
1963 – Tom Jones – watched 5/18/10 with Lauren, a year later, out of order.
1964 – My Fair Lady – watched 11/23/09 with Lauren.
1965 – The Sound of Music – watched 11/27/09 with Lauren.
1966 – A Man for All Seasons – watched 11/29/09 with Lauren.
1967 – In the Heat of the Night – watched 12/2/09 with Lauren.
1968 – Oliver! – watched 12/9/09 with Lauren.
1969 – Midnight Cowboy – watched 12/14/09 with Lauren.
1970 – Patton – watched 12/27/09 with Lauren.
1971 – The French Connection – watched 1/4/10 with Lauren.
1972 – The Godfather – watched 1/23/10 with Lauren.
1973 – The Sting – watched 2/22/10 with Lauren.
1974 – The Godfather Part II – watched 3/1/10 with Lauren.
1975 – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – watched 3/10/10 with Lauren.
1976 – Rocky – watched 3/14/10 with Lauren.
1977 – Annie Hall – watched 3/21/10 with Lauren.
1978 – The Deer Hunter – watched 3/28/10 with Lauren.
1979 – Kramer vs. Kramer – watched 4/3/10 with Lauren.
1980 – Ordinary People – watched 4/18/10 with Lauren.
1981 – Chariots of Fire – watched 5/2/10 with Lauren.
1982 – Gandhi – watched 5/5/10 with Lauren.
1983 – Terms of Endearment – watched 7/30/10 with Lauren.
1984 – Amadeus – watched 7/19/10 with Lauren.
1985 – Out of Africa – watched 9/15/10 with Lauren.
1986 – Platoon – watched 9/18/10 with Lauren and Sarah.
1987 – The Last Emperor – watched 9/19/10 with Lauren.
1988 – Rain Man – watched 9/28/10 with Lauren.
1989 – Driving Miss Daisy – watched 10/1/10 with Lauren.
1990 – Dances with Wolves – watched 10/1/10 with Lauren.
1991 – The Silence of the Lambs – watched 10/4/10 with Lauren.
1992 – Unforgiven – watched 10/12/10 with Lauren.
1993 – Schindler’s List – watched 10/13/10 with Lauren.
1994 – Forrest Gump – watched 10/18/10 with Lauren.
1995 – Braveheart – watched 10/21/10 with Lauren.
1996 – The English Patient – watched 10/31/10 with Lauren.
1997 – Titanic – watched 11/5/10 with Lauren.
1998 – Shakespeare in Love – watched 11/5/10 with Lauren.
1999 – American Beauty – watched 11/9/10 with Lauren.
2000 – Gladiator – watched 11/10/10 with Lauren.
2001 – A Beautiful Mind – watched 11/14/10 with Lauren.
2002 – Chicago – watched 11/17/10 with Lauren.
2003 – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – watched 12/11/10 with Lauren.
2004 – Million Dollar Baby – watched 12/12/10 with Lauren.
2005 – Crash – watched 12/17/10 with Lauren and Sarah.
2006 – The Departed – watched 12/22/10 with Lauren.
2007 – No Country for Old Men – watched 12/26/10 with Lauren, Marcie, Jordan, Calvin.
2008 – Slumdog Millionaire – watched 2/14/11 with Lauren
2009 – The Hurt Locker – watched 4/19/11 with Lauren
2010 – The King’s Speech – watched 3/1/11 with Lauren
2011 – The Artist – watched ??? with Lauren
2012 – Argo – watched ??? with Lauren, Steve, Anne
2013 – 12 Years a Slave – yet to see!
2014 – Birdman – watched ??? with Lauren
2015 – Spotlight – watched 4/8/16 with Lauren

One thought on “Best Picture Reviews

  1. steve rossel says:

    you don’t rate cb mills 10 commandments? Why? I like Laughton too, but you don’t include him in The Hunchback, you didn’t like the movie?

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