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Joe D. Ranks Oscar's Best Picture Winners: from 'Cuckoo's Nest' to 'Dances with Wolves'

Joe D. (not that Joe D.) ranks the Oscar winners for best Poster for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975)picture

1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
2. The Deer Hunter (1978)
3. On the Waterfront (1954)
4. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
5. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
6. No Country for Old Men (2007)
7. The Sound of Music (1965)
8. Terms of Endearment (1983)
9. A Man for All Seasons (1966)
10. Gone with the Wind (1939)
11. The Godfather (1972)
12. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
13. Casablanca (1943)
14. Platoon (1986)
15. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
16. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003)
17. The Apartment (1960)
18. Annie Hall (1977)
19. From Here to Eternity (1953)
20. All About Eve (1950)
21. The French Connection (1971)
22. The Godfather Part II (1974)
23. My Fair Lady (1964)
24. It Happened One Night (1934)
25. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
26. Rain Man (1988)
27. The Sting (1973)
28. You Can’t Take it With You (1938)
29. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
30. An American in Paris (1951)
31. The King’s Speech (2010)
32. West Side Story (1961)
33. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
34. Mutiny of the Bounty (1935)
35. Oliver! (1968)
36. Shakespeare in Love (1998)
37. Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
38. The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
39. Patton (1970)
40. Ben-Hur (1959)
41. Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
42. Forrest Gump (1994)
43. Chariots of Fire (1981)
44. Out of Africa (1985)
45. Titanic (1997)
46. Gladiator (2000)
47. Dances with Wolves (1990)

My comment

“Cuckoo's Nest” is getting a lot of love. Makes me want to watch it again. “You wanna watch baseball? The World Series? Put up that hand, Chief!”

OK, who's next?

Rank Oscar's best pictures from 1927 to today.

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Posted at 01:58 PM on Thu. Feb 14, 2013 in category Movies - The Oscars  

COMMENTS

Doodah wrote:

It's been ages since I've seen the film or read the novel, but I remember feeling the book was as much a masterpiece as the film. There is so much internal mental action in the novel that can't be captured on film. Part of the emotional ride is the mystery of never knowing if things are really happening, or if these people are just crazy. I didn't think there was any way to get that on film, but somehow Forman managed to take Kesey's story to near perfection in a different art form. A rare achievement.

But... I haven't seen this in decades, and I find when I go back now to stuff I loved back then I'm often disappointed. This exercise makes me want to see it again, but I'm a bit afraid of ruining another happy memory. Let us know if you think it holds up.

Comment posted on Fri. Feb 15, 2013 at 03:53 PM
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