Best Pictures, ranked

Caveat #1: Seen over ~12 years
Caveat #2: Some of the highest ranked films are based on high school era memories
Caveat #3: I still stand by my blasphemous rankings

Still to be seen: Gone With the Wind, An American in Paris, Oliver!, Tom Jones, Chariots of Fire

Films without star ratings = ones I've seen but only vaguely remember my impression of, going strictly with gut on these ones

  • The Sting

    1

  • The Godfather

    2

  • Casablanca

    3

  • Parasite

    4

  • Lawrence of Arabia

    5

  • Moonlight

    6

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    7

  • Titanic

    8

  • Gladiator

    9

  • It Happened One Night

    10

  • The Godfather: Part II

    11

  • West Side Story

    12

  • 12 Years a Slave

    13

  • A Beautiful Mind

    14

  • Shakespeare in Love

    15

  • Slumdog Millionaire

    16

  • Amadeus

    17

  • The Silence of the Lambs

    18

  • Schindler's List

    19

  • Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    20

  • The Shape of Water

    21

  • Rain Man

    22

  • Gandhi

    23

  • The Bridge on the River Kwai

    24

  • The Best Years of Our Lives

    25

  • Ordinary People

    26

  • All Quiet on the Western Front

    27

  • The Artist

    28

  • Spotlight

    29

  • Argo

    30

  • The Hurt Locker

    31

  • No Country for Old Men

    32

  • The Departed

    33

  • The King's Speech

    34

  • Tom Jones

    35

  • Midnight Cowboy

    36

  • Rocky

    37

  • The French Connection

    38

  • Braveheart

    39

  • American Beauty

    40

  • Unforgiven

    41

  • Kramer vs. Kramer

    42

  • The Deer Hunter

    43

  • Annie Hall

    44

  • The Sound of Music

    45

  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    46

  • In the Heat of the Night

    47

  • Ben-Hur

    48

  • On the Waterfront

    49

  • Chicago

    50

  • The Lost Weekend

    51

  • A Man for All Seasons

    52

  • All About Eve

    53

  • All the King's Men

    54

  • Rebecca

    55

  • Wings

    56

  • Marty

    57

  • Patton

    58

  • The Last Emperor

    59

  • Crash

    60

  • Platoon

    61

  • Out of Africa

    62

  • Terms of Endearment

    63

  • The Life of Emile Zola

    64

  • Grand Hotel

    65

  • Forrest Gump

    66

  • The Apartment

    67

  • Dances with Wolves

    68

  • Driving Miss Daisy

    69

  • Million Dollar Baby

    70

  • My Fair Lady

    71

  • Going My Way

    72

  • From Here to Eternity

    73

  • Gentleman's Agreement

    74

  • How Green Was My Valley

    75

  • The English Patient

    76

  • Mutiny on the Bounty

    77

  • Gigi

    78

  • You Can't Take It with You

    79

  • The Great Ziegfeld

    80

  • Mrs. Miniver

    81

  • Hamlet

    82

  • Around the World in Eighty Days

    83

  • The Greatest Show on Earth

    84

  • Green Book

    85

  • Cavalcade

    86

  • Cimarron

    87

  • The Broadway Melody

    88