Wednesday, December 07, 2011

And Then There Were 100: Best Picture

Time flies when you're having fun. Back in May, I posted the final 100 of Oscar's Best Actress nominees I had yet to see. As that figure now nears fifty the number of Best Picture nominees left has just reached the century mark itself. I have purposely left tasty-looking options to avoid a stale anti-climax, and I've also tried to spread the films in terms of decades, although -- as you'll see -- there are rather a lot of 1920s/30s films remaining. I don't know much about many of them, so please feel free to chime in with suggestions of which to get out of the way and which to leave until last.

Here's the list:


1. *Wings (1927-28)
2. The Racket (1927-28)
3. Alibi (1928-29)
4. Hollywood Revue (1928-29)
5. In Old Arizona (1928-29)
6. The Patriot (1928-29)
7. The Big House (1929-30)
8. Disraeli (1929-30)
9. The Love Parade (1929-30)
10. East Lynne (1930-31)
11. Trader Horn (1930-31)
12. Arrowsmith (1931-32)
13. Five Star Final (1931-32)
14. The Smiling Lieutenant (1931-32)
15. Smilin’ Through (1932-33)
16. State Fair (1932-33)
17. Flirtation Walk (1934)
18. Here Comes the Navy (1934)
19. The House of Rothschild (1934)
20. Imitation of Life (1934)
21. Viva Villa! (1934)
22. The White Parade (1934)
23. The Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935)
24. David Copperfield (1935)
25. Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)
26. A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1935)
27. Les Miserables (1935)
28. Naughty Marietta (1935)
29. Anthony Adverse (1936)
30. Libeled Lady (1936)
31. A Tale of Two Cities (1936)
32. The Good Earth (1937)
33. Alexander’s Ragtime Band (1938)
34. Four Daughters (1938)
35. Test Pilot (1938)
36. Of Mice and Men (1939)
37. All This, and Heaven Too (1940)
38. The Great Dictator (1940)

39. The Long Voyage Home (1940)
40. Hold Back the Dawn (1941)
41. One Foot in Heaven (1941)
42. Sergeant York (1941)
43. Kings Row (1942)
44. Wake Island (1942)
45. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
46. Watch on the Rhine (1943)
47. Wilson (1944)
48. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
49. Great Expectations (1947)
50. *Hamlet (1948)
51. Father of the Bride (1950)
52. King Solomon’s Mines (1950)
53. Decision Before Dawn (1951)
54. Quo Vadis? (1951)
55. Julius Caesar (1953)
56. The Rose Tattoo (1955)
57. Friendly Persuasion (1956)
58. The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
59. Sons and Lovers (1960)
60. Fanny (1961)
61. The Music Man (1962)
62. America, America (1963)
63. Cleopatra (1963)
64. Becket (1964)
65. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
66. A Thousand Clowns (1965)
67. The Sand Pebbles (1966)
68. *In the Heat of the Night (1967)
69. Doctor Dolittle (1967)
70. Romeo and Juliet (1968)
71. Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)
72. Z (1969)
73. American Graffiti (1973)
74. The Towering Inferno (1974)
75. Barry Lyndon (1975)
76. All the President’s Men (1976)
77. Bound For Glory (1976)
78. *The Deer Hunter (1978)
79. Heaven Can Wait (1978)
80. Tess (1980)
81. *Gandhi (1982)
82. Tender Mercies (1983)
83. Kiss of the Spiderwoman (1985)
84. Prizzi’s Honor (1985)
85. The Accidental Tourist (1988)
86. Mississippi Burning (1988)
87. My Left Foot (1989)
88. The Godfather: Part III (1990)
89. Goodfellas (1990)
90. The Prince of Tides (1991)
91. A Few Good Men (1992)
92. Howard’s End (1992)
93. In the Name of the Father (1993)
94. *Braveheart (1995)
95. Il Postino (1995)
96. Jerry Maguire (1996)
97. Good Will Hunting (1997)
98. The Sixth Sense (1999)
99. Traffic (2000)
100. Gangs of New York (2002)

3 comments:

Alex in Movieland said...

this list is SHOCKING. :)

I knew about 6th sense & Goodfellas, but never Jerry Maguire or Gangs of New York?? :) [both of them great, especially Jerry]

Calum Reed said...

I've seen bits of those last two but not all the way through! I'm slightly dreading Gangs honestly.

What about the older ones?

Alex in Movieland said...

well... these ones I've seen:

1. *Wings (1927-28) YES
32. The Good Earth (1937) YES
38. The Great Dictator (1940) YES
50. *Hamlet (1948) YES
58. The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) YES
63. Cleopatra (1963) YES
64. Becket (1964) YES
65. Doctor Zhivago (1965) YES
66. A Thousand Clowns (1965) YES
68. *In the Heat of the Night (1967) YES
71. Anne of the Thousand Days (1969) YES
74. The Towering Inferno (1974) YES
75. Barry Lyndon (1975) YES
76. All the President’s Men (1976) YES
79. Heaven Can Wait (1978) YES
80. Tess (1980) YES
81. *Gandhi (1982) YES
83. Kiss of the Spiderwoman (1985) YES
84. Prizzi’s Honor (1985) YES
85. The Accidental Tourist (1988) YES
88. The Godfather: Part III (1990) YES
89. Goodfellas (1990) YES
90. The Prince of Tides (1991) YES
91. A Few Good Men (1992) YES
92. Howard’s End (1992) YES
93. In the Name of the Father (1993) YES
94. *Braveheart (1995) YES
95. Il Postino (1995) YES
96. Jerry Maguire (1996) YES
97. Good Will Hunting (1997) YES
98. The Sixth Sense (1999) YES
99. Traffic (2000) YES
100. Gangs of New York (2002) YES


but obviously plenty of those you've seen and I haven't.