The Best Years of Our Lives

Lists: Best Picture Winners from the 1940s, AFI 100 (2007), Academy Award Best Picture Winners - All Time

Brief Synopsis: "The Best Years of Our Lives is a classic film from director Williams Wyler about three war veterans. The film earned seven Oscars in 1946."

Overall Ranking: 867 (Rank from 1946: # 3)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 50%
Regular 25%
Half-Popped 25%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Lisa Marie Bowman95 - One of the best of all the films to win best picture.
(full review)
Annwyn S80
David Baruffi43

People Involved

  • Fredric March (Al Stephenson)
  • Myrna Loy (Milly Stephenson)
  • Dana Andrews (Fred Derry)
  • Teresa Wright (Peggy Stephenson)
  • Virginia Mayo (Marie Derry)
  • Cathy ODonnell (Wilma Cameron)
  • Hoagy Carmichael (Butch Engle)
  • Harold Russell (Homer Parrish)
  • Gladys George (Hortense Derry)
  • Roman Bohnen (Pat Derry)
  • Ray Collins (Mr. Milton)
  • Minna Gombell (Mrs. Parrish)
  • Walter Baldwin (Mr. Parrish)
  • Steve Cochran (Cliff Scully)
  • Dorothy Adams (Mrs. Cameron)
  • William Wyler (Director)