With the Academy Awards just around the corner, Beaches|Life decided to choose Oscar’s® best pictures from each decade. We started our list with the very first best picture from 1927 and then picked the 10th, 20th, 30th etc. Our list is not entirely complete though, we won’t know our last best picture until it is announced on March 2.
Wings (1927) Dir. William A. Wellman, Harry d’Abbadie d’Arrast; Clara Bow, Charles ‘Buddy’ Rogers, Richard Arlen
The Life of Emile Zola (1937) Dir. William Dieterle; Paul Muni, Gale Sondergaard, Joseph Schildkraut
Gentleman’s Agreement (1947) Dir. Elia Kazan; Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) Dir. David Lean; William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins
In the Heat of the Night (1967) Dir. Norman Jewison; Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates
Annie Hall (1977) Dir. Woody Allen; Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Tony Roberts
The Last Emperor (1987) Dir. Bernardo Bertolucci; John Lone, Joan Chen, Peter O’Toole
Titanic (1997) Dir. James Cameron; Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane
No Country for Old Men (2007) Dir. Ethan & Joel Coen; Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin
Next? See our Oscar® contest for your chance to choose and win.