From 'Godfather' to 'Cimarron': The 84 Best Picture Winners as Ranked by the Nerds of IMDb.com
I realized too late that yesterday's post about IMDb rankings of every best picture winner since 1927 should've included the entire list as sorted by ranking. Here it is, with my notes:
|1||The Godfather (1972)||9.2||535,083||But of course.|
|2||The Godfather, Part II (1974)||9.0||336,575||But of course II.|
|3||The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)||8.9||501,289||NERDS!|
|Schindler's List (1993)||8.9||375,193||Overrated. Is it just me and David Mamet on this one?|
|5||One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)||8.8||300,314||Yep.
|6||Forrest Gump (1994)||8.7||446,991||Wow. Most people are as dumb as Forrest — and not nearly so nice.
|The Silence of the Lambs (1991)||8.7||344,094||It's not bad but not top 10.|
|Casablanca (1943)||8.7||209,989||Tied for sixth. I'd have it higher.
|9||The Departed (2006)||8.5||368,308||Way lower. Sorry, Marty.|
|10||American Beauty (1999)||8.5||389,392||Lower. Sorry 1999 me.|
|11||Lawrence of Arabia (1962)||8.5||98,407||About right.
|Braveheart (1995)||8.4||327,548||Should've been Apollo 13.|
|Amadeus (1984)||8.4||128,078||I could see this again right now.|
|The Sting (1973)||8.4||85,891|
|The Apartment (1960)||8.4||49,785|
|The Bridge On the River Kwai (1957)||8.4||76,003|
|On the Waterfront (1954)||8.4||52,369||Higher.|
|All About Eve (1950)||8.4||43,955||This one, too.
|Rebecca (1940)||8.4||45,011||Hitchcock's only best picture winner. And it's Selznick's.|
|Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1928)||8.4||15,384||Never seen it. Bad me.|
|22||Unforgiven (1992)||8.3||135,496||I'd say it deserves to be higher, but I keep hearing Clint's voice saying “Deserve's got nothin to do with it.”|
|The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)||8.3||21,793||Hasn't aged well. Unfortunately.
|It Happened One Night (1934)||8.3||32,375||To be honest, this neither.
|25||The King's Speech (2010)||8.2||155,972||This one will go down.|
|Slumdog Millionaire (2008)||8.2||269,582||You, too.|
|No Country For Old Men (2007)||8.2||274,692||This one will go up.|
|Million Dollar Baby (2004)||8.2||204,335||I liked the ending.|
|Platoon (1986)||8.2||145,818||Haven't seen since 1986.
|The Deer Hunter (1978)||8.2||117,540||Tied with Deer Hunter. Appropriate.|
|Annie Hall (1977)||8.2||87,916||“Alvy Singer! Am I right?” This is top 5 for me.
|Ben-Hur (1959)||8.2||76,925||Have I ever seen this? Without commercials?|
|Gone With the Wind (1939)||8.2||106,428||Once the mightiest. Now kinda like its title.
|34||Gandhi (1982)||8.1||71,833||Gandhi ...
|Rocky (1976)||8.1||143,362||... and Rocky duking it out at 8.1.|
|The Lost Weekend (1945)||8.1||14,287||Money's on “Gandhi.”
|All Quiet On the Western Front (1930)||8.1||28,205||The highest-ranked pre-GWTW movie. I need to see it again.
|38||Crash (2005)||8.0||217,777||Oh, fuck you.|
|A Beautiful Mind (2001)||8.0||202,651||Really?|
|Dances With Wolves (1990)||8.0||94,144||Eh.|
|Rain Man (1988)||8.0||165,428||Meh.|
|Midnight Cowboy (1969)||8.0||42,805|
|In the Heat of the Night (1967)||8.0||26,928|
|A Man For All Seasons (1966)||8.0||14,614|
|You Can't Take It With You (1938)||8.0||10,500|
|47||The French Connection (1971)||7.9||42,667||Definition of 'gritty.'
|The Sound of Music (1965)||7.9||68,810||Oh, Julie. Higher.
|My Fair Lady (1964)||7.9||35,262||Oh, Audrey. Higher.
|From Here To Eternity (1953)||7.9||19,141||Oh, Burt. Eh.
|Hamlet (1948)||7.9||6,557||O that this too too solid film should melt...
|How Green Was My Valley (1941)||7.9||8,993|
|Mutiny On the Bounty (1935)||7.9||9,276||The third Gable on the list.
|54||The Last Emperor (1987)||7.8||33,160||Colors. I remember exquisite colors.
|Ordinary People (1980)||7.8||20,192||For a while I was Tim Hutton.
|Wings (1927)||7.8||3,792||Never seen.
|57||The Hurt Locker (2009)||7.7||137,683||Is this the pro-“Avatar” vote or something?
|Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979)||7.7||40,353||What's this movie like now? Anyone?
|West Side Story (1961)||7.7||37,371||Git your ass up there.
|Mrs. Miniver (1942)||7.7||6,058|
|62||All the King's Men (1949)||7.6||5,597|
|Grand Hotel (1932)||7.6||7,300|
|64||Titanic (1997)||7.5||336,027||Great spectacle. I'd have it higher.
|Oliver! (1968)||7.5||12,026||Consider yourself/ About right.
|66||Driving Miss Daisy (1989)||7.4||30,411||A better movie than people remember.|
|Gentleman's Agreement (1947)||7.4||5,688||Movies about prejudice don't age well, do they?
|Going My Way (1944)||7.4||4,143|
|The Life of Emile Zola (1937)||7.4||2,376|
|70||Shakespeare In Love (1998)||7.3||97,391||Will never live it down.|
|The English Patient (1996)||7.3||72,322|
|Terms of Endearment (1983)||7.3||21,085||Wasn't this better that this?|
|73||Chicago (2002)||7.2||99,936||Shouldn't the fishnets alone boost its rating?
|Chariots of Fire (1981)||7.2||20,114||“Chariots of Eggs”
|An American In Paris (1951)||7.2||11,808||So, SO wrong to be down here.|
|76||Out of Africa (1985)||7.0||25,363|
|77||Tom Jones (1963)||6.9||4,857|
|The Great Ziegfeld (1936)||6.9||2,583|
|80||Around the World In 80 Days (1956)||6.8||9,129||So dull.
|81||The Greatest Show On Earth (1952)||6.7||5,186||Yep. But where's its buddy, “Crash”?|
|82||The Broadway Melody (1929)||6.4||2,466|
TOMORROW: My choices....
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