Best Picture Winners

1940 Rebecca

Rebecca is a 1940 Hitchcock film based on the Daphne Du Maurier novel. It was Hitchcocks first American film and won 2 Academy Awards in 1940 including Best Picture and was nominated in 11 categories. Laurence Olivier stars as Maxim De Winter. This has to be one of the best suspense films I’ve seen, streets…

1930-31 Cimarron

Cimarron is a 1931 film about the Oklahoma land rush 1888 and subsequent development of the city, with the focus on a single family. The film won the award of Outstanding Production (later to become known as Best Picture) as well as Best Writing, Adaptation and Best Art Direction at the 1931 Academy Awards. Cimarron certainly…

1927-28 Wings

Wings is a 1927 silent film about the first world war. It won the award of Most Outstanding Production at the first Academy Awards in 1929, this award then became Best Picture in 1931, combining it another award this year won by the film Sunrise. You could say there were 2 Best Picture winners, Wings…