Online film critics rank 12 YEARS A SLAVE second best Best Picture winner of the 2000s

Members of the Online Film Critics Society were asked to rate all 86 films that won Best Picture at the Academy Awards over the years, and the final tally showed that this year’s winner, 12 Years a Slave,” was the second highest rated Best Picture winner of 2000s. Only “No Country for Old Men” (2007) placed higher, finishing in 14th place all-time compared to 23rd for “12 Years a Slave.”

14. “No Country for Old Men” (2007)
23. “12 Years a Slave” (2013)
26. “The Hurt Locker” (2009)
32. “The Departed” (2006)
36. “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” (2003)
49. “The Artist” (2011)
51. “Argo” (2012)
55. “Million Dollar Baby” (2004)
64. “The King’s Speech” (2010)
69. “Slumdog Millionaire” (2008)
71. “Gladiator” (2000)
77. “Chicago” (2002)
81. “A Beautiful Mind” (2001)
85. “Crash” (2005)

“Crash” narrowly missed crashing and burning at the bottom of this list, but OFCS members thought that “The Greatest Show on Earth” (1952) was more like the worst show on earth.

And what movies made the Top 10?

1. “The Godfather” (1972)
2. “Casablanca” (1943)
3. “The Godfather, Part II” (1974)
4. “Sunrise” (1927-28)
5. “Lawrence of Arabia” (1962)
6. “It Happened One Night” (1934)
7. “All about Eve” (1950)
8. “Annie Hall” (1977)
9. “On the Waterfront” (1954)
10. “All Quiet on the Western Front” (1929-30)

Here’s the link to the entire list.

Movie Met’s Christopher Long and James Plath are voting members.

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