Catching up with Oscar winners

The Oscars are this weekend and it has reminded me that I need to update my film watching quite a bit.  Below is the list of winning films since time began - at least it felt that way, when I was typing them all out.  I haven't seen many of them (film in italics I have already seen, those also in Bold are my favs, those in blue watched in 2014).  How many have you seen, and which should I start with?

Here is the current list:

2013 12 Years A Slave
2012 Argo 
2011 The Artist
2010 The Kings Speech
2009 The Hurt Locker
2008 Slumdog Millionaire
2007 No Country for Old Men
2006 The Departed
2005 Crash
2004 Millon Dollar Baby
2003 Lord of the Rings:
2002 Chicago
2001 A Beautiful Mind
2000 Gladiator
1999 American Beauty
1998 Shakespeare In Love
1997 Titanic 
1996 The English Patient
1995 Braveheart
1994 Forrest Gump
1993 Schindler's List
1992 Unforgiven
1991 Silence of the Lambs
1990 Dances with Wolves
1989 Driving Miss Daisy
1988 Rain Man
1987 The Last Emperor
1986 Platoon
1985 Out of Africa
1984 Amadeus
1983 Terms of Endearment
1982 Gandhi
1981 Chariots of Fire
1980 Ordinary People
1979 Kramer Vs Kramer
1978 The Deer Hunter
1977 Annie Hall
1976 Rocky
1975 One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
1974 The Godfather II
1973 The Sting
1972 The Godfather
1971 The French Connection
1970 Patton
1969 Midnight Cowboy
1968 Oliver
1967 In the Heat of the Night
1966 A Man of All Seasons
1965 The Sound of Music
1964 My Fair Lady
1963 Tom Jones
1962 Lawrence of Arabia
1961 West Side Story
1960 The Apartment
1959 Ben Hur
1958 Gigi
1957 The Bridge on the River Kwai
1956 Around the World in 80 Days
1955 Marty
1954 On the Waterfront
1953 From Here to Eternity
1952 The Greatest Show on Earth
1951 An American in Paris
1950 All About Eve
1949 All the King's Men
1948 Hamlet
1947 Gentlemen's Agreement
1946 The Best Years of our Lives
1945 The Lost Weekend
1944 Going my Way
1943 Casablanca
1942 Mrs.Mineva
1941 How Green was my Valley
1940 Rebecca
1939 Gone With The Wind
1938 You can't Take it With You
1937 The Life of Emile Zola
1936 The Great Ziegfield
1935 Mutiny on the Bounty
1934 It Happened One Night
1932/33 Calvalcade
1931/32 Grand Hotel
1930/31 Cimarron
1929/30 All Quiet on the Western Front
1928/29 The Broadway Melody
1927/28 Wings


  1. There are some wonderful classics you haven't seen yet! 'Casablanca' is wonderful, 'Around the World in 80 Days' is an easy watch, I could lend you 'The Godfather'. 'Gone With The Wind' is very, very long! I've seen 23 of these. You've REALLY not seen 'West Side Story'? Something to look forward to, there, then!

    1. Yes please to borrowing anything on the list. All I remember about Gone With the Wind is that it went on forever - I watched it one weekend when stuck at Uni, on the worlds tiniest black and white tv ever!