?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

That Oscars poll from last month

Never let it be said that I ask questions and don’t give the answers. Here are the results, from most-seen to least-seen, of my poll a month ago of Oscar winners for Best Picture.

Rankingfilm#
12003: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King113
21965: The Sound of Music100
31943: Casablanca95
42000: Gladiator94
51964: My Fair Lady92
=51998: Shakespeare in Love92
71991: The Silence of the Lambs83
81997: Titanic82
91961: West Side Story80
=91993: Schindler’s List80
111968: Oliver!78
=111994: Forrest Gump78
=111995: Braveheart78
141984: Amadeus77
151988: Rain Man74
161939: Gone with the Wind72
171990: Dances With Wolves70
=172010: The King's Speech70
191975: One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest69
201981: Chariots of Fire69
=201972: The Godfather68
221999: American Beauty67
231957: The Bridge on the River Kwai66
241959: Ben-Hur66
=241982: Gandhi65
261962: Lawrence of Arabia64
271973: The Sting61
282002: Chicago60
291956: Around the World in 80 Days57
=291992: Unforgiven57
311996: The English Patient53
321987: The Last Emperor52
332001: A Beautiful Mind51
341974: The Godfather Part II50
=341989: Driving Miss Daisy50
361940: Rebecca49
371966: A Man for All Seasons48
=371977: Annie Hall48
=372008: Slumdog Millionaire48
401979: Kramer vs. Kramer45
=401986: Platoon45
421976: Rocky44
=422007: No Country for Old Men44
441971: The French Connection41
451929/1930: All Quiet on the Western Front39
461958: Gigi38
=461978: The Deer Hunter38
481935: Mutiny on the Bounty37
=481985: Out of Africa37
501967: In the Heat of the Night36
=501970: Patton36
521950: All About Eve34
=521951: An American in Paris34
541969: Midnight Cowboy33
551934: It Happened One Night32
=552011: The Artist32
571948: Hamlet30
=571960: The Apartment30
591954: On the Waterfront29
601983: Terms of Endearment26
=602009: The Hurt Locker26
622005: Crash25
=622006: The Departed25
641941: How Green Was My Valley24
651952: The Greatest Show on Earth23
661942: Mrs. Miniver22
=661953: From Here to Eternity22
681963: Tom Jones21
692004: Million Dollar Baby20
702012: Argo18
711980: Ordinary People17
721949: All the Kings Men13
731931/1932: Grand Hotel11
=731945: The Lost Weekend11
=731946: The Best Years of Our Lives11
761938: You Can't Take It with You10
771944: Going My Way10
=771955: Marty10
791947: Gentleman's Agreement6
801928/1929: The Broadway Melody5
=801930/1931: Cimarron5
=801932/1933: Cavalcade5
=801936: The Great Ziegfeld5
841927/1928: Wings3
=841937: The Life of Emile Zola3

The 1990s are the best-performing decade, with four films in the top ten (Shakespeare in Love, The Silence of the Lambs, Titanic and Schindler’s List) and another three in the top twenty (Forrest Gump, Braveheart and Dances With Wolves). This possibly says more about the ages of those answering rather than the timeless qualities of movies from the nineties.

The decade that seems to have real staying power (or possibly the power of being shown a lot on TV when the controllers were the age that most of my readers are now) is the 1960s, with three in the top ten (The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady and West Side Story) and another at 11th place (Oliver!). The noughties contribute the poll-topping Return of the King and fourth-placed Gladiator. And rounding out the top ten is the 1940s with Casablanca, though the only other film from that decade in the top half of the table is Rebecca, at #36.

I am interested to learn if Wings (the first ever winner of the Oscar for Best Picture) and The Life of Emile Zola from ten years later deserve their comparative obscurity!

Posted via LiveJournal app for iPhone.

Tags:

Comments

( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
beamjockey
Apr. 26th, 2013 05:13 pm (UTC)
Wings is remembered by history as a great aviation movie with spectacular flying sequences, and at a glance I don't see any other aviation movies on this list.
frances_lievens
Apr. 26th, 2013 05:28 pm (UTC)
The films from the sixties you mention are all musicals (including Oliver!) and adaptations from stage musicals. I guess that's another reason for them being so well known: the music had already hooked itself into the common conscience.
( 2 comments — Leave a comment )

Latest Month

May 2019
S M T W T F S
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by yoksel