On 30 Years of Best Picture Winners Since ‘Amadeus’

On our Thanksgiving ‘Movies We Are Thankful For’ podcast I talked again about my adoration for 1984’s Best Picture winner “Amadeus.” On the show I stated that “Amadeus” may be the best of the Best Picture Academy Award winners of the past 30 years. I said that off the cuff without having looked at the list. Now that I have had time to look over the last 30 years of Best Picture winners I have come up with my full ranking of the last 30 years of Best Picture winners. Feel free to add your own list in the comments or just tell us what you think the best Best Picture winner of the last 30 years is.

P.S Anyone else completely forget that “Rain Man” won Best Picture?

(Numbers 28 and 29 I have not actually seen so they rank at the bottom with an asterisk.)

29. Out of Africa*

28. The Last Emperor*

27. Forrest Gump

26. Crash

25. American Beauty

24. Gladiator

23. Driving Miss Daisy

22. Braveheart

21. The English Patient

20. The Artist

19. Slumdog Millionaire

18. Dances with Wolves

17. Titanic

16. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

15. Platoon

14. Rain Man

13. The King’s Speech

12. Schindler’s List

11. Million Dollar Baby

10. 12 Years a Slave

9. Argo

8. The Departed

7. Chicago

6. The Hurt Locker

5. Unforgiven

4. Silence of the Lambs

3. Shakespeare in Love

2. No Country for Old Men

1. Amadeus

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