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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.

The Lost Weekend (1945)

8/10
Director: Billy Wilder
Starring: Ray Milland, Phillip Terry, Jane Wyman

Billy Wilder's Oscar-winning social drama stars Ray Milland as an alcoholic writer who falls into a maelstrom of delusion and dementia and winds up in... Read more

The Lost Weekend (Blu-ray) (1945)

7.9/10
Director: Billy Wilder
Starring: Ray Milland, Phillip Terry, Jane Wyman

Billy Wilder's Oscar-winning social drama stars Ray Milland as an alcoholic writer who falls into a maelstrom of delusion and dementia and winds up in... Read more

Going My Way (1944)

7.2/10
Director: Leo McCarey
Starring: Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald, Rise Stevens

Sentimental story of a down-to-earth priest, Father O'Malley (Bing Crosby) who moves to a new parish, run by a somewhat crusty old priest. The new g... Read more

Mrs Miniver ( Blu-ray ) (1942)

7.6/10
Director: William Wyler
Starring: Dame May Whitty, Greer Garson, Henry Travers, Henry Wilcoxon, Teresa Wright, Wal...

The winner of seven Oscars in 1942 was an effective morale boost for all the folks on the home front. Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon head a middle-cl... Read more

Casablanca ( Blu-ray ) (1942)

8.5/10
Director: Michael Curtiz
Starring: Claude Rains, Conrad Veidt, Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Peter...

As time goes by, no film equals the popularity of this indisputable classic. In quintessential roles, Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman are former lo... Read more

Mrs Miniver (1942)

7.6/10
Director: William Wyler
Starring: Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon, Dame May Whitty, Reginald Owen, Teresa Wright

The winner of seven Oscars in 1942 was an effective morale boost for all the folks on the home front. Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon head a middle-cl... Read more

Casablanca (1942)

8.5/10
Director: Michael Curtiz
Starring: Paul Henreid, Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart

As time goes by, no film equals the popularity of this indisputable classic. In quintessential roles, Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman are former lo... Read more

How Green Was My Valley (1941)

7.8/10
Director: John Ford
Starring: Anna Lee, Donald Crisp, Maureen O'Hara, Roddy McDowall, Walter Pidgeon

This poignant saga of a coal-mining family in Wales examines the grim, dangerous life down in the mines and the labour dispute that divides a tight-kn... Read more

Rebecca (1940)

8.1/10
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders

Hitchcock's first American film, based on a Du Maurier gothic romance. With Laurence Olivier and a fine performance by Joan Fontaine as a shy young wo... Read more

Gone with the Wind ( Blu-ray ) (1939)

8.2/10
Director: Victor Fleming
Starring: Clark Gable, Leslie Howard, Olivia de Havilland, Vivien Leigh

Based on one of the best-selling books of all time, "Gone with the Wind" stands among the greatest epic dramas ever filmed. Vivien Leigh is the strong... Read more