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Academy Award - Best Picture

Every February "Oscar Fever" hits the entertainment community and film fans around the world, building to the crescendo of the annual Academy Awards Presentation a month later, when hundreds of millions of cinema lovers glue themselves to their television sets to learn who will receive the golden statuettes. After more than seven decades of recognizing excellence in film-making achievement, the presentation of the "Oscars" has become the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' most famous activity. Below is a list of past winners for "Best Picture" of this, the ultimate bauble.

12 Years a Slave (2013)

8.1/10
Director: Steve McQueen
Starring: Brad Pitt, Paul Giamatti, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Paul Dano, Benedict Cumberbatch, Quv...

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Read more

12 Years a Slave ( Blu-ray ) (2013)

8.1/10
Director: Steve McQueen
Starring: Brad Pitt, Paul Giamatti, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Paul Dano, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mic...

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Read more

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

8.2/10
Director: Ron Howard
Starring: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer

Winner of four Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actress, Ron Howard's compelling, real life drama centers on J... Read more

A Beautiful Mind ( Blu-ray ) (2001)

8.2/10
Director: Ron Howard
Starring: Christopher Plummer, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Judd Hirsch, Russell Crowe, P...

Winner of four Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actress, Ron Howard's compelling, real life drama centers on J... Read more

A Man for All Seasons (1966)

7.9/10
Director: Fred Zinnemann
Starring: Wendy Hiller, John Hurt, Leo McKern, Paul Scofield, Robert Shaw, Orson Welles, S...

Adapted by Robert Bolt and Constance Willis from Bolt's hit stage play, this is a literate, penetrating treatment of the conflict between Thomas More... Read more

A Man for All Seasons ( Blu-ray ) (1966)

7.9/10
Director: Fred Zinnemann
Starring: Corin Redgrave, John Hurt, Leo McKern, Nigel Davenport, Orson Welles, Paul Scofi...

Adapted by Robert Bolt and Constance Willis from Bolt's hit stage play, A Man for All Seasons stars Paul Scofield, triumphantly repeating his stage ro... Read more

All About Eve (1950)

8.3/10
Director: Joseph L Mankiewicz
Starring: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Marilyn Monroe

Six Oscars were awarded this cynical and entertaining examination of life as it exists on the Broadway theatre scene. Bette Davis glows as the ageing... Read more

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

8.1/10
Director: Lewis Milestone
Starring: Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, Slim Summerville, John Wray

One of the first and most powerful war films ever made, director Lewis Milestone's adaptation of the Erich Maria Remarque novel follows a group of ide... Read more

All Quiet on the Western Front ( Blu-ray ) (1930)

8.1/10
Director: Lewis Milestone
Starring: Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, Slim Summerville, John Wray

One of the first and most powerful war films ever made, director Lewis Milestone's adaptation of the Erich Maria Remarque novel follows a group of ide... Read more

All The King's Men (1949)

7.5/10
Director: Robert Rossen
Starring: Broderick Crawford, Joanne Dru, John Ireland

Broderick Crawford gives a legendary performance as the brawling, bullet headed Southern Politician. A riveting thriller about corruption in the polit... Read more