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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.

Amadeus (1984)

8.3/10
Director: Milos Forman
Starring: F Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Simon Callow, Roy Dotrice, Chri...

Winner of eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Actor and Director, this soaring, engrossing story of genius, jealousy and passion stars Tom H... Read more

Terms of Endearment (1983)

7.4/10
Director: James L Brooks
Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson

Winner of five Oscars including Best Picture, the story of the changing relationship between a mother and daughter over the years, mixes humour and he... Read more

Gandhi ( Blu-ray ) (1982)

8.1/10
Director: Richard Attenborough
Starring: Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox, John Gielgud, John Mills, Martin Sheen...

Richard Attenborough's Academy Award-winning epic follows the extraordinary life of Mahatma Gandhi (played by Ben Kingsley), from his beginnings as a... Read more

Gandhi (1982)

8.1/10
Director: Richard Attenborough
Starring: Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox, John Gielgud, Trevor Howard, John Mill...

Richard Attenborough's Academy Award-winning epic follows the extraordinary life of Mahatma Gandhi (played by Ben Kingsley), from his beginnings as a... Read more

Chariots of Fire (1981)

7.2/10
Director: Hugh Hudson
Starring: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nigel Havers, Ian Holm

England's finest athletes have begun their quest for glory in the 1924 Olympic Games. Success brings honour to their nation. For two runners, the hono... Read more

Ordinary People (1980)

7.8/10
Director: Robert Redford
Starring: Donald Sutherland, Judd Hirsch, Mary Tyler Moore, Timothy Hutton

An intense examination of a family being torn apart by tragedy and tension, 'Ordinary People' won four Academy Awards including Best Picture and Direc... Read more

Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

7.8/10
Director: Robert Benton
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander

Dustin Hoffman must become a single parent when Meryl Streep walks out on their marriage and their young son. A terrific male weepie where Hoffman lea... Read more

The Deer Hunter ( Blu-ray ) (1978)

8.1/10
Director: Michael Cimino
Starring: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, Meryl Streep, John Savage, John Cazale

Winner of five Oscars, this harrowing indictment of war from director Michael Cimino stars Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken and John Savage as three... Read more

The Deer Hunter (1978)

8.1/10
Director: Michael Cimino
Starring: Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep, John Savage, John Cazale, Christopher Walken

Winner of five Oscars, this harrowing indictment of war from director Michael Cimino stars Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken and John Savage as three... Read more

Annie Hall (1977)

8/10
Director: Woody Allen
Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Paul Simon, Carol Kane, Shelley Duvall,...

One of Woody Allen's most well-loved and funniest films, with Diane Keaton as the ditsy sometime object of Woody's neurotic affections. Originally co... Read more