Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ranking the Best Picture Oscar Lineups of the 1990s

I finally saw Awakenings and Ghost, so here are the 90's Best Picture lineups ranked. If you missed it, I ranked the 00's last year. Note: Winners are in bold and pictured.

10. 1995

Nominees: Apollo 13, Babe, Braveheart, Il Postino: The Postman, Sense and Sensibility

9. 1990

Nominees: Awakenings, Dances with Wolves, Ghost, The Godfather Part III, Goodfellas

8. 1991

Nominees: Beauty and the Beast, Bugsy, JFK, The Prince of Tides, The Silence of the Lambs

7. 1996

Nominees: The English Patient, Fargo, Jerry Maguire, Secrets & Lies, Shine

6. 1992

Nominees: The Crying Game, A Few Good Men, Howards End, Scent of a Woman, Unforgiven

5. 1994

Nominees: Forrest Gump, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Pulp Fiction, Quiz Show, The Shawshank Redemption

4. 1999

Nominees: American Beauty, The Cider House Rules, The Green Mile, The Insider, The Sixth Sense

3. 1998

Nominees: Elizabeth, Life is Beautiful, Saving Private Ryan, Shakespeare in Love, The Thin Red Line

2. 1993

Nominees: The Fugitive, In the Name of the Father, The Piano, The Remains of the Day, Schindler's List

1. 1997

Nominees: As Good as It Gets, The Full Monty, Good Will Hunting, L.A. Confidential, Titanic


  1. There are always so many titles I haven't seen when it comes to Oscar noms of the past. Good Will Hunting is great though and Titanic is one of my guilty pleasures so I guess 1997 is a good choice.

    1. I love 1997. There are a lot of films I admire from that year.

    2. Titanic is a great film, you shouldn't feel guilty for liking it.

  2. This is a good idea for a list! I think I'd have 1999 as #1, but I'm bias. lol

    1. Thanks! Haha, I'd probably put 1999 at #3 now.

  3. Ok, this is such an awesome idea...and I've seen all of these too so maybe I'll do it!!!

    I'd have to give this some serious thought. Most of these years I have strong feelings towards all nominees...strong love and strong hate! This will be hard to compile thoughts on.

    1. Thanks man! These are never an exact science. I'm already hesitant on the placement of some years.