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Top 25 Oscar-Winning Films

Proof that not everyone has good taste. How many do you know?
Last updated: April 03, 2013
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Year
Oscars
Genre
Answer
1997
11
Drama
Titanic
1959
11
Drama
Ben-Hur
2003
11
Fantasy
Lord of the Rings:
The Return of the King
1961
10
Musical
West Side Story
1996
9
Drama
The English Patient
1987
9
Drama
The Last Emperor
1958
9
Musical
Gigi
1939
8
Drama
Gone With the Wind
1953
8
Drama
From Here to Eternity
1964
8
Musical
My Fair Lady
1954
8
Drama
On the Waterfront
1984
8
Drama
Amadeus
1982
8
Drama
Gandhi
Year
Oscars
Genre
Answer
2008
8
Drama
Slumdog Millionaire
1972
8
Musical
Cabaret
1998
7
Drama
Shakespeare in Love
1993
7
Drama
Schindler's List
1990
7
Drama
Dances With Wolves
1985
7
Drama
Out of Africa
1973
7
Drama
The Sting
1970
7
Drama
Patton
1962
7
Drama
Lawrence of Arabia
1944
7
Drama
Going My Way
1957
7
Drama
The Bridge on the River Kwai
1946
7
Drama
The Best Years of Our Lives
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level 70
Apr 4, 2013
Amen to that. Tastes differ, but I think it's fair to say that this list is loaded with the sort of "important" movies (Gandhi, Dances With Wolves, The Last Emperor, Amadeus, The English Patient, to name a few) and spectacles (Titanic, Ben Hur, Gigi, Out of Africa) that Oscar voters seem to love. Thirty or fifty years later they just don't look so good. I would list only five of these (On the Waterfront, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia, From Here To Eternity and The Best Years of Our Lives) as classics -- but your mileage may differ.
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level 75
Apr 4, 2013
I did this exact quiz already. http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/30947/movies-most-oscars
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level 75
Apr 4, 2013
got 100%. I guess it would be interesting to compare the results here with the results on my own quiz, given that I gave clues on my quiz. And what do you mean about the good taste remark? All of these movies were good except maybe The English Patient. And of course big epics have the best shot at winning the largest number of Oscars... they attract high-caliber actors often in demanding roles, they test the skills of directors and producers because of their scale, so they often nab best actor/director/film awards. Plus they often have elaborate costumes, sweeping scores, meticulous art direction, impressive cinematography, etc. So... they get nominated in a lot of different categories.
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level ∞
Apr 4, 2013
The author of this quiz actually e-mailed me to say that you should be credited if I ever decide to feature it. He got the idea from you, but just wanted a different format.
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level 75
Apr 7, 2013
yeah, fair enough. I've noted myself before that choosing to include or omit clues from a quiz can make a big difference.