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Best Picture Oscar Winners, 1988 - Present


1988 - Present

1988

Rain Man video cover

Rain Man

When his father passes away, Charlie Babbitt heads home for the funeral where he learns that most of the family estate has been left to Raymond, the autistic older brother he never knew.

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1989

Driving Miss Daisy video cover

Driving Miss Daisy

A joyous comedy about a head-strong southern lady and her ever-patient chauffeur.

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1990

Dances With Wolves video cover

Dances With Wolves

Rewarded for his heroism in the Civil War, Lt. John Dunbar wants to see the American frontier before it is gone. He is assigned to an abandoned fort, with a Sioux tribe as his only neighbor. They overcome the language barrier and mutual fear and distrust to become friends.

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1991

The Silence of the Lambs video cover

The Silence of the Lambs

A young female FBI agent is sent to interview notorious killer, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, in hope of obtaining information that will help the Bureau catch another killer.

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1992

Unforgiven video cover

Unforgiven

Two retired outlaws take up their guns one last time to collect a bounty offered by a group of prostitutes seeking revenge, and run up against the sadistic sheriff of Big Whiskey Montana.

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1993

Schindler's List video cover

Schindler's List

The story of a Catholic war profiteer, Oskar Schindler, who risked his life and went bankrupt in order to save more than 1,000 Jews from certain death in concentration camps.

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1994

Forrest Gump video cover

Forrest Gump

Through special effects and editing, some of the most significant cultural and political events of mid-twentieth-century America are seen through the innocent eyes of Forrest Gump, a man with an I.Q. of 75 but with a good heart and an uncanny aptitude for being at the right place at the right time.

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1995

Braveheart video cover

Braveheart

The dramatic story of William Wallace, who rallied medieval Scotland to fight for liberty.

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1996

The English Patient video cover

The English Patient

During World War II, a mysterious stranger is rescued from a fiery plane crash. The American allies care for him and the dangerous secrets from his past come to light.

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1997

Titanic video cover

Titanic

Two people from different worlds meet and fall in love on the brief, tragic maiden voyage of the grand ocean liner Titanic.

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1998

Shakespeare in Love video cover

Shakespeare in Love

When Will Shakespeare needs passionate inspiration to break a bad case of writer's block, a secret romance with the beautiful Lady Viola starts the words flowing like never before!

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1999

American Beauty video cover

American Beauty

Lester Burnham and his family seem to have the idyllic suburban life, but their world is actually spinning out of control. Lester's mid-life crisis affects everyone around him as he quits his job, develops a crush on his teenage daughter's friend and starts smoking pot with the young dope dealer next door.

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2000

Gladiator video cover

Gladiator

The war against the Germans won, Emperor Aurelius chooses the victorious General Maximus as his successor to the Roman empire. Commodus, Aurelius' heir, is jealous of this and enslaves Maximus to the gladiatorial arenas.

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2001

A Beautiful Mind video cover

A Beautiful Mind

The true story of a troubled Princeton mathematician who is able to overcome years of suffering from schizophrenia to win the Nobel Prize.

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2002

Chicago video cover

Chicago

At a time when crimes of passion result in celebrity headlines, nightclub sensation Velma Kelly and spotlight-seeking Roxie Hart both find themselves on Chicago's famed Murderess Row. They also share Billy Flynn, the town's slickest lawyer with a talent for turning notorious defendants into local legends.

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2003

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King video cover

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Frodo makes his way through the darkness to Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring. Aragon learns of his destiny as the true King and the others prepare for a massive battle that will determine the fate of Middle-Earth.

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2004

Million Dollar Baby video cover

Million Dollar Baby

Frankie is a former boxing manager who initially refuses to train Maggie due to her gender and age. With her talent and his coaching the spirited young fighter rises through the ranks of women's boxing, the pair forming a touching bond in the process.

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2005

Crash video cover

Crash

A car accident brings together a group of strangers in Los Angeles and takes a provocative, unflinching look at the complexities of racial tolerance in contemporary America.

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2006

The Departed video cover

The Departed

Two men from opposite sides of the law are undercover within the Massachusetts State Police and the Irish mafia, but violence and bloodshed boil when discoveries are made and the moles are dispatched to find out their enemy's identities.

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2007

No Country for Old Men video cover

No Country for Old Men

Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon some dead bodies, a stash of heroin and more than $2 million in cash near the Rio Grande.

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2008

Slumdog Millionaire video cover

Slumdog Millionaire

Jamal Malik is just one question away from winning a fortune on India's version of 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?' How has this uneducated young man from the slums succeeded in providing correct responses to questions that have stumped countless scholars before him?

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2009 The Hurt Locker video cover The Hurt Locker

US Army Staff Sergeant Will James, Sergeant J.T. Sanborn and Specialist Owen Eldridge comprise the Bravo Company's bomb disposal unit stationed in Baghdad. James is the tech team leader. When he arrives on the scene, Bravo Company has thirty-nine days left on its current deployment, and it will be a long thirty-nine days for Sanborn and Eldridge whose styles do not mesh with their new leader. James' thrill of the dismantlement seems to be the ultimate goal regardless of the safety of his fellow team members, others on the scene or himself. On the other hand, Sanborn is by the books: he knows his place and duty and trusts others in the army to carry out theirs as well as he. Eldridge is an insecure soldier who is constantly worried that an error or misjudgment on his part will lead to the death of an innocent civilian or a military colleague. While the three members face their own internal issues, they have to be aware of any person at the bomb sites, some of who may be bombers themselves.

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