Thursday, February 21, 2013

Ranking all the Best Picture nominees from 1991 to 2011

This weekend, it's the 85th annual Academy Awards! I've been watching the Oscars since I was 11 so I thought I'd rate and rank all the Best Picture nominees I've seen from 1991 to 2011.

1991
The Silence of the Lambs – A
Beauty and the Beast  -  A
JFK – B+
Bugsy – B
The Prince of Tides – C-

1992
Unforgiven – A
The Crying Game – A-
Howards End – B+
A Few Good Men – B
The Scent of a Woman – C

1993
Schindler’s List – A
The Piano – A-
The Fugitive – B+
The Remains of the Day – B+
In the Name of the Father – B

1994
Pulp Fiction –A
Quiz Show – B+
The Shawshank Redemption – B
Forrest Gump – B
Four Weddings and a Funeral – B

1995
Sense and Sensibility – A-
Babe – A-
Apollo 13 – B
Il Postino – B
Braveheart – C+

1996
Fargo – A
Secrets & Lies – B+
Jerry Maguire – B
The English Patient – B
Shine – B-

1997
L.A. Confidential – A-
Titanic – B+
Good Will Hunting – B
As Good As It Gets – B-
The Full Monty – C+

1998
The Thin Red Line – A
Shakespeare in Love – B+
Saving Private Ryan – B
Life is Beautiful – B
Elizabeth – B-

1999
The Sixth Sense – A
The Insider – B
The Green Mile – B
American Beauty – C+
The Cider House Rules – C

2000
Traffic – A-
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – A-
Gladiator – B
Erin Brockovich – B
Chocolat – C-

2001
Gosford Park – A-
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – A-
In the Bedroom – B
Moulin Rouge – B
A Beautiful Mind – C-

2002
The Pianist – A-
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers – B+
Chicago – B+
Gangs of New York – B
The Hours – C

2003
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – A-
Lost in Translation – A-
Mystic River – B+
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World – B+
Seabiscuit – C

2004
The Aviator – B+
Million Dollar Baby – B+
Sideways – B+
Ray – C+
Finding Neverland – C

2005
Brokeback Mountain – A-
Good Night and Good Luck – A-
Munich – B+
Capote – B-
Crash – D+

2006
Letters from Iwo Jima – A
The Departed – B+
Little Miss Sunshine – B
The Queen – B
Babel – D+

2007
There Will Be Blood – A
No Country for Old Men – A
Atonement – B+
Juno – B+
Michael Clayton – B

2008
Milk – A
Slumdog Millionaire – A-
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – B+
Frost/Nixon – B
The Reader – C-

2009
Inglourious Basterds – A
Up in the Air – A-
District 9 – A-
Up – A-
The Hurt Locker – B+
A Serious Man – B+
An Education – B
Avatar - B
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire – B
The Blind Side – D

2010
Black Swan – A
Toy Story 3 – A
The Social Network – A
Inception – A-
Winter’s Bone – B+
The Fighter – B+
True Grit – B+
The King’s Speech – B+
The Kids Are All Right – B
127 Hours – B-

2011
The Tree of Life – A
Hugo – A
Midnight in Paris – A-
The Artist – A-
Moneyball – B+
The Descendants - B
War Horse – B-
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – C
The Help – C-

1 comment:

YeamieWaffles said...

It's crazy how many of the earlier ones that I've actually seen and how many of the recent ones I haven't. I was half expecting to see an A plus that I'd immediately check out if I hadn't but then realised there were none you gave an A+ too which is understandable because it would have to be absolutely out of this world to achieve that.