Whatever your opinion of the Academy Awards, film getting nominated for Best Picture is recognition of significance for a given year. If a person wants to determine what the top movie for a year is, in their opinion, seeing films nominated for the top prize at the Oscars is a good start in making that determination.



2022

Non-Nominees:
The Batman
Official Competition
RRR
Fire of Love
You Won't Be Alone
Till
Pearl
The Menu
Cha Cha Real Smooth
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever


2021

Non-Nominees:
Zack Snyder's Justice League
Nine Days
Spider-Man: No Way Home
Flee
The Harder They Fall
Passing
The Mitchells vs. The Machines
Mass
Together Together
C'mon C'mon


2020

Non-Nominees:
Hamilton
Wolfwalkers
Tenet
Happiest Season
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
Soul
Another Round
One Night in Miami
The Invisible Man
Palm Springs


2019

Non-Nominees:
The Peanut Butter Falcon
The Farewell
Avengers: Endgame
Midsommar
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Booksmart
Knives Out
Alita: Battle Angel
Ready or Not
Toy Story 4


2018

Non-Nominees:
Searching
If Beale Street Could Talk
Avengers: Infinity War
Love, Simon
Crazy Rich Asians
Sorry to Bother You
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
A Quiet Place
Thoroughbreds
Annihilation


2017

Non-Nominees:
Coco
Blade Runner 2049
Baby Driver
War for the Planet of the Apes
Wonder Woman
The Big Sick
Logan
One Cut of the Dead
Detroit
It


2016

Non-Nominees:
Silence
13th
Jackie
Nocturnal Animals
Patriots Day
Sing Street
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Kubo and the Two Strings
A Monster Calls
The Handmaiden


2015

Non-Nominees:
Inside Out
Ex Machina
Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
The Little Prince
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Creed
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
Sicario


2014

Non-Nominees:
Gone Girl
Like Father, Like Son
Finding Vivian Maier
Nightcrawler
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Interstellar
Guardians of the Galaxy
Mommy
Life Itself
It Follows


2013

Non-Nominees:
The Tale of Princess Kaguya
Short Term 12
Before Midnight
Fruitvale Station
Hunt, The (2013)
Blue Is the Warmest Color
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2
Inside Llewyn Davis
Tim's Vermeer
Prisoners


2012

Non-Nominees:
Imposter, The
The Crash Reel
Invisible War, The
Dark Knight Rises, The
Moonrise Kingdom
AVENGERS, The
Game Change
Skyfall
Indie Game: The Movie
Searching For Sugar Man


2011

Non-Nominees:
A Separation
Oslo August 31st
Drive
Monsieur Lazhar
Samsara
Weekend
Tyrannosaur
50/50
Kid with a Bike, The
Detachment


2010

Non-Nominees:
Illusionist, The (animated 2010)
Incendies
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Scott Pilgrim vs The World
Restrepo
Blue Valentine
Shutter Island
I Saw The Devil (Akmareul boatda)
Town, The
Buried


2009

Non-Nominees:
500 Days of Summer
A Prophet
Away We Go
Zombieland
Star Trek (2009)
Fantastic Mr. Fox
A Single Man
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans
Moon
Nowhere Boy


2008

Non-Nominees:
Dark Knight, The
Man on Wire
Wall-E
In Bruges
Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father
Doubt
Wrestler, The
The Strangers
Iron Man
REcount


2007

Non-Nominees:
Ratatouille
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Zodiac
Into the Wild
Funny Games
Hot Fuzz
Charlie Wilsons War
Before The Devil Knows You're Dead
Knocked Up
Bourne Ultimatum


2006

Non-Nominees:
Volver
United 93
Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, A
Lives Of Others, The
Rescue Dawn
Half Nelson
This Film Is Not Yet Rated
Casino Royale
Prestige, The
Pan's Labyrinth


2005

Non-Nominees:
Thank You for Smoking
Brick
Batman Begins
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Lord of War
Serenity
Puffy Chair, The
Match Point
Cinderella Man


2004

Non-Nominees:
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Collateral
Miracle
Saved!
Incredibles, The (Pixar)
Kill Bill vol 2
Mean Girls
Spider-Man 2
Shaun of the Dead
Before Sunset


2003

Non-Nominees:
Oldboy (Oldeuboi - Korea)
Kill Bill vol 1
Finding Nemo
Love Actually
Matchstick Men
Last Samurai, The
X2: X-Men United
Matrix Reloaded, The
21 Grams
Bad Santa


2002

Non-Nominees:
Signs
City Of God (Cidade de Deus)
Secretary
Adaptation.
25th Hour
Catch Me If You Can
Minority Report
Panic Room
About a Boy
Bourne Identity


2001

Non-Nominees:
Amelie
Spirited Away
Ghost World
Royal Tenenbaums, The
Y tu mama tambien
Black Hawk Down
Mulholland Drive
Monsters Inc
Shrek
Oceans Eleven (2001)


2000

Non-Nominees:
Memento
Frequency
Wonder Boys
Amores Perros
Almost Famous
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Audition
Unbreakable
Requiem for a Dream
Best in Show


1999

Non-Nominees:
Fight Club
Eyes Wide Shut
Matrix, The
Office Space
Toy Story 2
The Limey
All About My Mother
Talented Mr. Ripley
Magnolia
Bowfinger (1999)


1998

Non-Nominees:
Pleasantville
American History X
Truman Show, The
Rushmore
Big Lebowski, The
Run Lola Run
Dark City
Meet Joe Black
Rounders
Negotiator, The


1997

Non-Nominees:
Open Your Eyes
Chasing Amy
Boogie Nights
Jackie Brown
Wag the Dog
Starship Troopers
Princess Mononoke
Game, The
Con Air
Amistad


1996

Non-Nominees:
People vs Larry Flynt, The
Hamlet
Swingers
Scream
Star Trek: First Contact
Hard Eight
Primal Fear
Independence Day
Bottle Rocket
Twister


1995

Non-Nominees:
Heat
Toy Story
Usual Suspects
Casino
Whisper Of The Heart
Seven
Friday
Clueless
Ghost In The Shell
Die Hard: With a Vengeance


1994

Non-Nominees:
Three Colors: Red
Hoop Dreams
Lion King, The
Clerks
Three Colors: White
Natural Born Killers
Ed Wood
PCU
Maverick
Dumb And Dumber


1993

Non-Nominees:
Three Colors: Blue
Jurassic Park
Carlitos Way
Groundhog Day
Tombstone
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
Manhattan Murder Mystery
Mrs. Doubtfire
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Rudy


1992

Non-Nominees:
My Cousin Vinny
Reservoir Dogs
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
Aladdin (1992 Disney)
Basic Instinct
Husbands and Wives
Army of Darkness
Glengarry Glen Ross
Malcolm X
Dead Alive


1991

Non-Nominees:
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
City Slickers
Boyz N The Hood
My Own Private Idaho
Barton Fink
Point Break
Thelma And Louise
Fisher King, The
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
What About Bob?


1990

Non-Nominees:
Pump Up the Volume
Miller's Crossing
Joe Versus the Volcano
Edward Scissorhands
Pretty Woman
Home Alone
Grifters, The
Back to the Future III
La Femme Nikita
Hunt for Red October


1989

Non-Nominees:
Do the Right Thing
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Christmas Vacation, National Lampoon's
Drugstore Cowboy
Say Anything...
Roger & Me
Little Mermaid (1989 Disney)
Lethal Weapon 2
Batman (Keaton)
Bill and Teds Excellent Adventure


1988

Non-Nominees:
Bull Durham
Fish Called Wanda, A
Die Hard
Akira
Midnight Run
Grave Of The Fireflies (1988 Anime)
Cinema Paradiso
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Stand And Deliver
My Neighbor Totoro


1987

Non-Nominees:
Good Morning, Vietnam
Hellraiser
Princess Bride, The
Planes, Trains And Automobiles
Lethal Weapon
Predator
Full Metal Jacket
Roxanne
Evil Dead II
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors


1986

Non-Nominees:
Aliens
Fly, The
Ferris Beuller's Day Off
Stand by Me
Blue Velvet
Three Amigos!
Great Mouse Detective, The
Castle In The Sky
Crocodile Dundee
Top Gun


1985

Non-Nominees:
Back to the Future
Breakfast Club, The
Clue
Real Genius
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
Return of the Living Dead, The
Rocky IV
Fletch
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
Pee-wee's Big Adventure


1984

Non-Nominees:
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
Ghostbusters
Blood Simple
Paris, Texas
Romancing the Stone
Terminator
Sixteen Candles
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Temple of Doom
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter


1983

Non-Nominees:
A Christmas Story
Scarface
Vacation, National Lampoon's
King of Comedy, The
Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi
Trading Places
Outsiders, The (1983)
Videodrome
Strange Brew
The Dead Zone


1982

Non-Nominees:
Blade Runner
Thing, The
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
First Blood
Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan
Poltergeist
Rocky III
Halloween III: Season of the Witch
48 Hours
Friday the 13th Part 3


1981

Non-Nominees:
Blow Out
Thief
Stripes
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
An American Werewolf in London
Evil Dead, The (1981)
Halloween II (1981)
Friday the 13th Part 2
Escape From New York
For Your Eyes Only


1980

Non-Nominees:
Star Wars V: Empire Strikes Back
Superman II (Donner cut)
Airplane!
Shining, The
Fame
Blues Brothers, The (1980)
CaddyShack
American Gigolo
Hopscotch
Friday the 13th (1980)


1979

Non-Nominees:
Muppet Movie, The
Manhattan
Alien
Being There
Rocky II
Monty Python's Life of Brian
The Warriors
Jerk, The
Escape from Alcatraz
Mad Max


1978

Non-Nominees:
Dawn of the Dead
Halloween (1978)
Animal House
Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978)
Superman
Grease


1977

Non-Nominees:
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
3 Women
Spy Who Loved Me
Slap Shot
Suspiria
House
The Rescuers
Eraserhead
The Kentucky Fried Movie


1976

Non-Nominees:
The Omen
Carrie (1976)
The Bad News Bears (1976)


1975

Non-Nominees:
Rollerball (1975)
Rocky Horror Picture Show, The
Monty Python and the Holy Grail


1974

Non-Nominees:
Young Frankenstein
Blazing Saddles
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
Man with the Golden Gun


1973

Non-Nominees:
Serpico
Mean Streets
Live and Let Die
Robin Hood (Disney)
Enter The Dragon
Battle for the Planet of the Apes


1972

Non-Nominees:
Aguirre: The Wrath of God
Solaris
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes


1971

Non-Nominees:
Duel
Harold and Maude
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Dirty Harry
Straw Dogs (1971)
Escape from the Planet of the Apes
Diamonds Are Forever
Play Misty for Me


1970

Non-Nominees:
Beneath the Planet of the Apes


1969

Non-Nominees:
True Grit (1969)
Wild Bunch, The (1969)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service


1968

Non-Nominees:
Bullitt
Night of the Living Dead
2001: A Space Odyssey
Rosemary's Baby
If....
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Barbarella


1967

Non-Nominees:
Belle de Jour
Cool Hand Luke
You Only Live Twice
Jungle Book, The (1967)
Casino Royale


1966

Non-Nominees:
The Battle of Algiers
Blow-Up
Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The
Seconds
Persona
Batman (Adam West)


1965

Non-Nominees:
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
For a Few Dollars More
Thunderball


1964

Non-Nominees:
Marnie
Hard Day's Night
Goldfinger
Fistful of Dollars, A


1963

Non-Nominees:
Great Escape, The
8 1/2
The Birds
Charade
From Russia With Love
Sword In The Stone (1963 Disney)


1962

Non-Nominees:
Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, The
Manchurian Candidate, The (1962)
Dr. No


1961

Non-Nominees:
Yojimbo
101 Dalmatians (animated)


1960

Non-Nominees:
Psycho
Spartacus
Breathless
Oceans Eleven (1960)


1959

Non-Nominees:
The 400 Blows
North By Northwest
Some Like It Hot
Sleeping Beauty (1959 Disney)


1958

Non-Nominees:
Vertigo
Touch of Evil
Horror of Dracula
Blob, The (1958)


1957

Non-Nominees:
Paths of Glory
A Face in the Crowd
The Seventh Seal
3:10 to Yuma (original)


1956

Non-Nominees:
Searchers, The
A Man Escaped
Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)


1955

Non-Nominees:
Rebel Without a Cause
Lady And The Tramp (1955 Disney)
Seven Year Itch, The


1954

Non-Nominees:
Seven Samurai
Rear Window
Godzilla (1954)
White Christmas


1953

Non-Nominees:
Tokyo Story
Peter Pan (1953 Disney Animated)


1952

Non-Nominees:
Singin' In The Rain


1951

Non-Nominees:
Day the Earth Stood Still, The (1951)
Strangers on a Train
Alice In Wonderland (1951 Disney)


1950

Non-Nominees:
Harvey
Cinderella (1950 Disney)


1949

Non-Nominees:
The Third Man


1948

Non-Nominees:
Rope
Bicycle Thieves


1947

Non-Nominees:


1946

Non-Nominees:
Notorious (1946)
Gilda


1945

Non-Nominees:
Brief Encounter
The Big Sleep


1944

Non-Nominees:


1943

Non-Nominees:


1942

Non-Nominees:
Bambi (1942 Disney)


1941

Non-Nominees:
Dumbo (1941 Disney)


1940

Non-Nominees:
His Girl Friday
Pinocchio (1940 Disney)
Fantasia (1940 Disney)


1939

Non-Nominees:


1938

Non-Nominees:
The Lady Vanishes


1937

Non-Nominees:
Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs


1936

Non-Nominees:


1935

Non-Nominees:
The 39 Steps
The Bride of Frankenstein


1934

Non-Nominees:


1933

Non-Nominees:
Duck Soup (1933)
King Kong (1933)


1932

Non-Nominees:


1931

Non-Nominees:
City Lights (1931)
Dracula (1931)
Frankenstein


1930

Non-Nominees:


1929

Non-Nominees:


1928

Non-Nominees:


1927

Non-Nominees:
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
The General
Metropolis