Oscars best picture winners throughout history

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Movies are listed in the year they won the Oscar (they were released the year prior).

2017: "Moonlight"

Cast: Mahershala Ali. Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders, André
(Credit: AP / David Bornfriend)

Cast: Mahershala Ali. Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders, André Holland, Jharrel Jerome, Naomie Harris, Janelle Monáe

Director: Barry Jenkins

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2016: "Spotlight"

Cast: Michael Keaton, Liev Schreiber, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel
(Credit: AP)

Cast: Michael Keaton, Liev Schreiber, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, John Slattery, Brian d'Arcy James

Director: Tom McCarthy

2015: "Birdman"

Cast: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Emma
(Credit: Twentieth Century Fox / Atsushi Nishijima)

Cast: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts

Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

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2014: "12 Years a Slave"

Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'oDirector: Steve
(Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures / Jaap Buitendijk )

Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o

Director: Steve McQueen

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2013: "Argo"

Cast: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John
(Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures)

Cast: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman

Director: Ben Affleck

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2012: "The Artist"

Cast: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo and John GoodmanDirector:
(Credit: AP )

Cast: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo and John Goodman

Director: Michel Hazanavicius

2011: "The King's Speech"

Cast: Colin Firth, Helena Bonham CarterDirector: Paul Thomas
(Credit: The Weinstein Company)

Cast: Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

2010: "The Hurt Locker"

Cast: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Evangeline
(Credit: AP Photo)

Cast: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Evangeline Lilly

Director: Kathryn Bigelow

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2009: "Slumdog Millionaire"

Cast: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Saurabh Shukla, Anil
(Credit: Fox Searchlight)

Cast: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Saurabh Shukla, Anil Kapoor

Directors: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan

2008: "No Country For Old Men"

Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh BrolinDirectors:
(Credit: Miramax Films / Richard Foreman)

Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

2007: "The Departed"

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark
(Credit: Warner Bros.)

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Vera Farmiga, Alec Baldwin

Director: Martin Scorsese

2006: "Crash"

Cast: Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer
(Credit: AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Cast: Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito

Director: Paul Haggis

(Pictured: director Paul Haggis, shown holding the 2006 Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture while attending the annual Vanity Fair magazine Oscar party at Morton's The Steakhouse in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 5, 2006. Both trophies were awarded to the 2004 film "Crash;" Haggis directed the film.)

2005: "Million Dollar Baby"

Cast: Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay
(Credit: AP)

Cast: Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel

Director: Clint Eastwood

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2004: "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"

Cast: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Sean
(Credit: New Line Productions)

Cast: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Sean Astin, Andy Serkis

Director: Peter Jackson

2003: "Chicago"

Cast: Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, John
(Credit: AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Cast: Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, John C. Reilly

Director: Rob Marshall

(Pictured: Producer Martin Richards, holding the 2003 Academy Award for Best Picture Oscar statuette during the 75th annual Academy Awards ceremony, held at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood and Highland Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 23, 2003. Richards produced the winning film, the 2002 movie version of the musical "Chicago.")

2002: "A Beautiful Mind"

Cast: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, Paul
(Credit: AP)

Cast: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, Paul Bettany

Director: Ron Howard

2001: "Gladiator"

Cast: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver
(Credit: Dreamworks/Universal)

Cast: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed

Director: Ridley Scott

2000: "American Beauty"

Cast: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes
(Credit: AP )

Cast: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari

Director: Sam Mendes

1999: "Shakespeare in Love"

Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Colin
(Credit: AP Photo/Rene Macura)

Cast: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Colin Firth, Judi Dench

Director: John Madden

(Pictured: actor Gwyneth Paltrow smiles for the photographers while holding the 1999 Academy Award for Best Actress Oscar statuette, as she arrives at the Vanity Fair magazine post-Oscar party on Sunday, March 21, 1999 in West Hollywood, CA. Paltrow won for her role in the 1998 film "Shakespeare in Love.")

1998: "Titanic"

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy
(Credit: Paramount Pictures)

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates

Director: James Cameron

1997: "The English Patient"

Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin
(Credit: Miramax Film / Phil Bray)

Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas, Colin Firth

Director: Anthony Minghella

1996: "Braveheart"

Cast: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Catherine
(Credit: AP / Paramount Pictures)

Cast: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Catherine McCormack

Director: Mel Gibson

1995: "Forrest Gump"

Cast: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally
(Credit: Paramount Pictures)

Cast: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field

Director: Robert Zemeckis

1994: "Schindler's List"

Cast: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben KingsleyDirector: Steven
(Credit: Universal Pictures)

Cast: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

Director: Steven Spielberg

1993: "Unforgiven"

Cast: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard
(Credit: Handout)

Cast: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris

Director: Clint Eastwood

1992: "The Silence of the Lambs"

Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster, Scott Glenn, Anthony
(Credit: Orion Pictures)

Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster, Scott Glenn, Anthony Heald

Director: Jonathan Demme

1991: "Dances With Wolves"

Cast: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney
(Credit: AP Photo/Bob Galbraith)

Cast: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney Grant

Director: Kevin Costner

(Pictured: Kevin Costner, acknowledging the press during the 63rd annual Academy Awards ceremony, held at the Shrine Civic Auditorium in Los Angeles, on Monday, March 25, 1991. Costner won the 1991 Academy Award for Best Director for his work on the 1990 film "Dances With Wolves;" the movie also won the 1991 Academy Award for Best Picture.)

1990: "Driving Miss Daisy"

Cast: Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan AykroydDirector: Bruce
(Credit: Zanuck Company)

Cast: Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd

Director: Bruce Beresford

1989: "Rain Man"

Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria GolinoDirector: Barry
(Credit: United Artists)

Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino

Director: Barry Levinson

1988: "The Last Emperor"

Cast: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Victor
(Credit: AP)

Cast: John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O'Toole, Victor Wong

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

1987: "Platoon"

Cast: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Keith
(Credit: Orion Pictures/Ricky Francisco)

Cast: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Keith David, Forest Whitaker

Director: Oliver Stone

1986: "Out of Africa"

Cast: Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Klaus Maria BrandauerDirector:
(Credit: AP Photo/Lennox McLendon)

Cast: Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Klaus Maria Brandauer

Director: Sydney Pollack

(Pictured: Sydney Pollack, at the 58th annual Academy Awards ceremony, held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles on Monday, March 24, 1986. Pollack, the director and producer of the 1985 film "Out of Africa," won the 1986 Academy Award for Best Director for his work on the movie, which also won the 1986 Academy Award for Best Picture.)

1985: "Amadeus"

Cast: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth BerridgeDirector:
(Credit: AP)

Cast: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge

Director: Milos Forman

(Pictured: from left to right, director Milos Forman, actor F. Murray Abraham and producer Saul Zaentz, posing for the camera at the 57th annual Academy Awards ceremony, held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles on Monday, March 25, 1985. Forman won the 1985 Academy Award for Best Director and Abraham won the 1985 Academy Award for Best Actor, both for their work on the 1984 film "Amadeus;" the movie won the 1985 Academy Award for Best Picture.)

1984: "Terms of Endearment"

Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, John
(Credit: Paramount Pictures)

Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, John Lithgow, Jeff Daniels

Director: James L. Brooks

1983: "Gandhi"

Cast: Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox, John
(Credit: AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Cast: Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox, John Gielgud

Director: Richard Attenborough

(Pictured: Director Richard Attenborough, left, and actor Ben Kingsley pose with their Oscars statuettes at the 55th annual Academy Awards ceremony, held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles on Monday, April 11, 1983. Attenborough won the 1983 Academy Award for Best Director and Kingsley won the 1983 Academy Award for Best Actor; both were honored for their work in the 1982 film "Gandhi." The movie won the 1983 Academy Award for Best Motion Picture.)

1982: "Chariots of Fire"

Cast: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nigel Havers, Cheryl
(Credit: AP)

Cast: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nigel Havers, Cheryl Campbell, Alice Krige

Director: Hugh Hudson

1980: "Ordinary People"

Cast: Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Timothy HuttonDirector:
(Credit: AP Photo)

Cast: Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Timothy Hutton

Director: Robert Redford

(Pictured: Actors Mary Tyler Moore and Timothy Hutton, at the 53rd annual Academy Awards, held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, on Tuesday, March 31, 1981. Hutton won the 1981 Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his work in the 1980 film "Ordinary People;" the movie won the 1981 Academy Award for Best Motion Picture.)

1980: "Kramer vs. Kramer"

Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander, Justin
(Credit: Columbia Pictures)

Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander, Justin Henry

Director: Robert Benton

1979: "The Deer Hunter"

Cast: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Savage,
(Credit: Universal City Studio)

Cast: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Savage, John Cazale, Meryl Streep

Director: Michael Cimino

1978: "Annie Hall"

Cast: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol
(Credit: United Artists)

Cast: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts, Carol Kane, Paul Simon, Shelley Duvall

Director: Woody Allen

1977: "Rocky"

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Carl Weathers, Talia
(Credit: AP)

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Carl Weathers, Talia Shire, Burt Young

Director: John G. Avildsen

1976: "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"

Cast: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, William RedfieldDirector: Milos
(Credit: AP)

Cast: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, William Redfield

Director: Milos Forman

1975: "The Godfather: Part II"

Cast: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall,
(Credit: AP)

Cast: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

1974: "The Sting"

Cast: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles
(Credit: AP)

Cast: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning

Director: George Roy Hill

1973: "The Godfather"

Cast: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert
(Credit: Paramount Pictures)

Cast: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, John Cazale

Director: Francis Ford Coppola

1972: "The French Connection"

Cast: Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Roy Scheider, Tony
(Credit: 20th Century Fox)

Cast: Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Roy Scheider, Tony Lo Bianco, Marcel Bozzuffi

Director: William Friedkin

1971 "Patton"

Cast: George C. Scott, Karl MaldenDirector: Franklin J.
(Credit: AP )

Cast: George C. Scott, Karl Malden

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner

1970: "Midnight Cowboy"

Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Brenda Vaccaro, John

Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Brenda Vaccaro, John McGiver

Director: John Schlesinger

1968: "In the Heat of the Night"

Cast: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee
(Credit: United Artists / Photofest)

Cast: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant

Director: Norman Jewison

1967: "A Man for All Seasons"

Cast: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Leo McKern, Robert
(Credit: AP)

Cast: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Leo McKern, Robert Shaw, Orson Welles, Susannah York

Director: Fred Zinnemann

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