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Old 02-23-09, 10:41 PM
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How Many Best Picture Winners Do You Own?

I've wondered this for a while, so I needed to ask.

For me I own 16:

Gone with the Wind (1939)
Rebecca (1940)
Ben-Hur (1959)
West Side Story (1961)
The Sound of Music (1965)
The Godfather (1972)
The Godfather Part II (1974)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Rocky (1976)
Amadeus (1984)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Forrest Gump (1994)
Titanic (1997)
American Beauty (1999)
Chicago (2002)
The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003)
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Old 02-23-09, 11:16 PM
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Thirty seven.

Sunrise*
All Quiet on the Western Front
Grand Hotel
It Happened One Night
Mutiny on the Bounty
The Life of Emile Zola
You Can't Take It with You
Gone With the Wind
Rebecca
How Green Was My Valley
Mrs. Miniver
Casablanca
The Lost Weekend
The Best Years of Our Lives
Gentleman's Agreement
Hamlet
All About Eve
From Here to Eternity
On the Waterfront
Marty
The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Apartment
In the Heat of the Night
Midnight Cowboy
Patton
The French Connection
The Godfather
The Godfather Part II
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Annie Hall
The Deer Hunter
Amadeus
Platoon
The Silence of the Lambs
Unforgiven
Gladiator
The Departed


* Unless we're counting Wings as the Best Picture Winner for 1927, in which case I have it on VHS.

Looking over the list, there are some real doozies. The Academy was laughably out of touch for most of the 1960's, and their 80's choices are pretty underwhelming as well. I can't believe The Fugitive was nominated for Best Picture in 1993. Wow.
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Old 02-23-09, 11:32 PM
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Sunrise
It Happened One Night
Rebecca
Citizen Kane (and How Green Was My Valley hno: )
Casablanca
Gentleman's Agreement
All About Eve
On the Waterfront
Lawrence of Arabia
One Flew...
Rocky
Annie Hall
Unforgiven
Gladiator
Chicago
LOTR
Departed

didn't realize how many years I disagree with...
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Old 02-23-09, 11:37 PM
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I'll take the award of the least. I have 400+ movies yet only 1 Best Picture.

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Old 02-24-09, 12:00 AM
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I own 5:

Rebecca (1940)
All About Eve (1950)
Annie Hall (1977)
Titanic (1997)
Chicago (2002)
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Re: How Many Best Picture Winners Do You Own?

Surprising to me - 21!!

1943 - Casablanca
1956 - Around the World in 80 Days
1957 - The Bridge on the River Kwai
1969 - Midnight Cowboy
1970 - Patton
1975 - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
1978 - The Deer Hunter
1986 - Platoon
1987 - The Last Emperor
1988 - Rain Man
1990 - Dances With Wolves
1991 - The Silence of the Lambs
1992 - Unforgiven
1994 - Forrest Gump
1995 - Braveheart
1999 - American Beauty
2000 - Gladiator
2003 - Lord of the Rings - Return of the King
2005 - Crash
2006 - The Departed
2007 - No Country for Old Men


I did not buy these simply because they were Oscar Winners, I bought them because I enjoy watching them. I didn't even realize that 1/2 of them were Best Picture Winners. If anybody else has the same problem as me, i.e. "What are all of the Best Picture Winners"? you can find the complete list here:
http://awardsdatabase.oscars.org/amp...=1235451696248
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Old 02-24-09, 12:18 AM
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I'll take the award of the least. I have 400+ movies yet only 1 Best Picture.

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Crap, I thought I had the least in the bag. Oh well haha. Got two here:

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I'll be the first to admit to owning them all, even Sunrise.

Bought the 40 or so that I didn't own already last year in anticipation of DVDTalk's Academy Award Challenge that just ended. Watched all 82 in chronological order over 27 days, perhaps 55 of them being first time viewings.

Wasn't nearly as bored or disappointed as I feared I might be. In fact, I quite enjoyed most of them.
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15.

* = Blu-ray.
** = HD DVD.

The Godfather*
The Godfather Part II*
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest*
Rocky
Annie Hall
The Deer Hunter**
Platoon
Rain Man
The Silence of the Lambs
Unforgiven**
Schindler's List
Forrest Gump
American Beauty
The Departed*
No Country for Old Men*
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Old 02-24-09, 12:53 AM
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I have more than I thought I did:

Gone with the Wind (1939)
Ben-Hur (1959)
West Side Story (1961)
The Sound of Music (1965)
Rocky (1976)
Amadeus (1984)
Forrest Gump (1994)
Titanic (1997)
Chicago (2002)
The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003)
Casablanca
Platoon
Gladiator
Schindler's List
MY FAIR LADY
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT
RAIN MAN
A BEAUTIFUL MIND
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21

No Country for Old Men
The Departed
Crash
Million Dollar Baby
A Beautiful Mind
Gladiator
American Beauty
Forrest Gump
Schindler's List
Unforgiven
The Silence of the Lambs
Rain Man
Platoon
Ordinary People
The Deer Hunter
Rocky
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest
The Godfather
The Godfather Part II
The French Connection
Midnight Cowboy
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Old 02-24-09, 01:21 AM
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37 for me...

It Happened One Night
Gone with the Wind
Casablanca
On the Waterfront
Bridge on the River Kwai
The Apartment
West Side Story
Lawrence of Arabia
My Fair Lady
Sound of Music
Midnight Cowboy
The French Connection
The Godfather
The Sting
The Godfather, Pat II
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Rocky
Annie Hall
The Deer Hunter
Amadeus
Platoon
Rain Man
Dances with Wolves
Silence of the Lambs
Unforgiven
Schindler's List
Forrest Gump
Braveheart
The English Patient
American Beauty
Gladiator
A Beautiful Mind
Return of the King
Million Dollar Baby
Crash
The Departed
No Country for Old Men
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I have...

Terms Of Endearment
Driving Miss Daisy
The Silence Of The Lambs
Titanic
A Beautiful Mind
Slumdog Millionaire

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Ben-Hur
Sound of Music
Godfather
Godfather 2
Rocky
Deer Hunter
Raging Bull
Gandhi
Rain Man
Silence of Lambs
Schindler's List
Forrest Gump
Braveheart
American Beauty
A Beautiful Mind
LOTR Return of King
The Departed
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Old 02-24-09, 03:46 AM
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38 on DVD

No Country for Old Men
The Departed
Crash
Million Dollar Baby
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Chicago
A Beautiful Mind
Gladiator
American Beauty
Titanic
English Patient
Braveheart
Forrest Gump
Schindler's List
Unforgiven
The Silence of the Lambs
Dances With Wolves
Driving Miss Daisy Rain Man
Platoon
Out of Africa
Amadeus
Gandhi Chariots of Fire
The Deer Hunter
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
The Godfather, Part II
The Sting
The Godfather
The French Connection
Midnight Cowboy
In the Heat of the Night
Lawrence of Arabia
Ben-Hur The Bridge on the River Kwai
Around the World in 80 Days
All About Eve
Gone with the Wind
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I own 14.

Grand Hotel
Rebecca
My Fair Lady
The Godfather
The Sting
The Godfather Part II
Annie Hall
The English Patient
Titanic
American Beauty
Chicago
LOTR: Return of the King
The Departed
No Country For Old Men
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I have all but 5. The five titles I don't have yet and want are:

Wings (1927-28) not released on dvd
Cavalcade (1932-33) not released on dvd
The Great Ziegfeld (1936) snapper
Mr. Miniver (1942) snapper
Slumdog Millionaire (2008) held off due to dvd problems

I was going to buy the two snapper movies, but when I saw Grand Hotel was rereleased in a keepcase, I've held off buying these, hoping they would get keepcases.

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I'll take the award of the least. I have 400+ movies yet only 1 Best Picture.

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Appears not, I have none from what has been listed. o.O (Out of 250)

Nothing wrong with the films, not that I have seen them all yet, most likely films that really do not stand out to me.
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Ah, a section of my collection that is terribly lacking.
Grand total of 8.

1932 - Grand Hotel
1993 - Schindler's List
1994 - Forrest Gump
1995 - Braveheart
1999 - American Beauty
2003 - Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
2004 - Million Dollar Baby
2006 - The Departed
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Chicago
The Departed
Fargo
Forrest Gump
Gladiator
Godfather
Godfather Part II
LoTR: Return of The King
Million Dollar Baby
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Rocky
Schindler's List
Silence of the Lambs
Unforgiven

The Nominees for Best Pic would easily tower over my Best Pic Winners...
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20

23rd - All About Eve
35th - Lawrence of Arabia
38th - The Sound of Music
45th - The Godfather
46th - The Sting
47th - The Godfather, Part II
48th - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
49th - Rocky
51st - The Deer Hunter
59th - Platoon
61st - Rain Man
63rd - Dances With Wolves
64th - The Silence of the Lambs
67th - Forrest Gump
68th - Braveheart
70th - Titanic
73rd - Gladiator
74th - A Beautiful Mind
75th - Chicago
80th - No Country for Old Men
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47:

No Country for Old Men 2007
Departed, The 2006
Crash 2004
Million Dollar Baby 2004
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The 2003
Chicago 2002
Beautiful Mind, A 2001
Gladiator 2000
American Beauty 1999
Braveheart 1995
Forrest Gump 1994
Schindler's List 1993
Unforgiven 1992
Dances with Wolves 1990
Rain Man 1988
Last Emperor, The 1987
Platoon 1986
Amadeus 1984
Terms of Endearment 1983
Gandhi 1982
Kramer vs. Kramer 1979
Deer Hunter, The 1978
Annie Hall 1977
Rocky 1976
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975
Godfather: Part II, The 1974
Sting, The 1973
Godfather, The 1972
French Connection, The 1971
Patton 1970
Midnight Cowboy 1969
In the Heat of the Night 1967
Sound of Music, The 1965
My Fair Lady 1964
Lawrence of Arabia 1962
West Side Story 1961
Apartment, The 1960
Ben-Hur 1959
Bridge on the River Kwai, The 1957
Around the World in Eighty Days 1956
On the Waterfront 1954
From Here to Eternity 1953
All About Eve 1950
Lost Weekend, The 1945
Casablanca 1943
Mutiny on the Bounty 1935
It Happened One Night 1934
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Wings
The Life of Emile Zola
Gone with the Wind
Rebecca
How Green Was My Valley
Casablanca
Gentleman's Agreement
All About Eve
On The Waterfront
Around the World in 80 Days
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Ben-Hur
Lawrence of Arabia
My Fair Lady
Midnight Cowboy
The Godfather
The Sting
The Godfather Part II
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Rocky
Gandhi
Amadeus
Platoon
Dances With Wolves
The Silence of the Lambs
Unforgiven
Schindler's List
Forrest Gump
Braveheart
American Beauty
Gladiator
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Million Dollar Baby
The Departed
No Country for Old Men
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is there an easy way to tell? the list of 81 perhaps and i could highlight mine...
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I myself don't own any (out of roughly 500 DVDs), but including my wife's DVDs, she has 5:
The Silence of the Lambs
American Beauty
A Beautiful Mind
Chicago
The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
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