Every year, all the great names of cinema gather at the Oscars to celebrate and honor great works from all over the world. Although different movies compete for a single award, it’s more of a celebration, rather than a competition, to recognize and encourage the progress of cinema and the art of filmmaking itself.
And every single year, the world is surprised by different movies that had been released. The world has never gone short of geniuses and well-made films. The competition for the awards are often quite close and winners are difficult to guess, and probably even judge on by judges, creating an intense yet exciting atmosphere leading up to the night of the awards.
The discussion about the nominated movies are all part of the experience as well, yet sometimes it can quite upsetting as cinephiles disagree over which film is more worthy and deserving of the award.
Today, however, Maimovie has ranked the most “Oscar worthy” Best Picture Winners of all time. These films probably did face great competition, but people have decided that yes, this film did deserve an Oscar after all.
Have you watched all these films?
The following list was based on Maimovie on March 25, 2022, under the “Oscar deserving” and “Oscar best picture winner” Keytalks. Check out the Maimovie app or website to discover more movies and shows.
1988, 2h 14m
Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt’s father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.
1995, 2h 58m
Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord’s soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against English rule.
2000, 2h 35m
In the year 180, the death of emperor Marcus Aurelius throws the Roman Empire into chaos. Maximus is one of the Roman army’s most capable and trusted generals and a key advisor to the emperor. As Marcus’ devious son Commodus ascends to the throne, Maximus is set to be executed. He escapes, but is captured by slave traders. Renamed Spaniard and forced to become a gladiator, Maximus must battle to the death with other men for the amusement of paying audiences.
2001, 2h 15m
John Nash is a brilliant but asocial mathematician fighting schizophrenia. After he accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.
2003, 3h 21m
Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron’s forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam take the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark lord’s realm.
2013, 2h 14m
In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.
2010, 1h 58m
The King’s Speech tells the story of the man who became King George VI, the father of Queen Elizabeth II. After his brother abdicates, George (‘Bertie’) reluctantly assumes the throne. Plagued by a dreaded stutter and considered unfit to be king, Bertie engages the help of an unorthodox speech therapist named Lionel Logue. Through a set of unexpected techniques, and as a result of an unlikely friendship, Bertie is able to find his voice and boldly lead the country into war.
2015, 2h 9m
The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.
1991, 1h 59m
Clarice Starling is a top student at the FBI’s training academy. Jack Crawford wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism. Crawford believes that Lecter may have insight into a case and that Starling, as an attractive young woman, may be just the bait to draw him out.
2018, 2h 10m
Tony Lip, a bouncer in 1962, is hired to drive pianist Don Shirley on a tour through the Deep South in the days when African Americans, forced to find alternate accommodations and services due to segregation laws below the Mason-Dixon Line, relied on a guide called The Negro Motorist Green Book.