The Final Moments of All 86 Best Picture Winners

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More than many realise, the final image in a film can often have a strong hand in deciding how you feel about an overall movie. Check out this great montage put together showing the final moments of all 86 Best Picture Oscar winners. The folks over at The Final Image Films put together this fantastic supercut, reminding us just how brilliant cinema can be. While the debate as to the importance of the Academy Awards can go on, there’s no denying the quality of most of the films here. We’ll put a minor spoiler-warning here, since the final moments of a film can reveal a plot’s ending.

How many films can you name? You can find a list of all the Best Picture winners beneath the video.

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  • 2013 – “12 Years a Slave”
  • 2012 – “Argo”
  • 2011 – “The Artist”
  • 2010 – “The King’s Speech”
  • 2009 – “The Hurt Locker”
  • 2008 – “Slumdog Millionaire”
  • 2007 – “No Country for Old Men”
  • 2006 – “The Departed”
  • 2005 – “Crash”
  • 2004 – “Million Dollar Baby”
  • 2003 – “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”
  • 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 – “The 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 Part 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 for 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 Kings Men”
  • 1948 – “Hamlet”
  • 1947 – “Gentleman’s Agreement”
  • 1946 – “The Best Years of Our Lives”
  • 1945 – “The Lost Weekend”
  • 1944 – “Going My Way”
  • 1943 – “Casablanca”
  • 1942 – “Mrs. Miniver”
  • 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 Ziegfeld”
  • 1935 – “Mutiny on the Bounty”
  • 1934 – “It Happened One Night”
  • 1932/1933 – “Cavalcade”
  • 1931/1932 – “Grand Hotel”
  • 1930/1931 – “Cimarron”
  • 1929/1930 – “All Quiet on the Western Front”
  • 1928/1929 – “The Broadway Melody”
  • 1927/1928 – “Wings”