Best Picture Nominees: 1960s-1970s

For years in which I’ve seen every film nominated for Best Picture, they’re ranked from best to worst in its listing. Otherwise, films are listed in alphabetical order. Titles in bold are ones I’ve seen, and the ones in italics are personal favorites. Additionally, titles marked with an asterisk are the films that won Best Picture in its given year.

41st Academy Awards (1968):

  1. Funny Girl
  2. The Lion in Winter
  3. Romeo and Juliet
  4. Rachel, Rachel
  5. Oliver!*

42nd Academy Awards (1969):

  1. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  2. Z
  3. Midnight Cowboy*
  4. Anne of the Thousand Days
  5. Hello, Dolly!

43rd Academy Awards (1970):

  1. MASH
  2. Five Easy Pieces
  3. Patton*
  4. Airport
  5. Love Story

44th Academy Awards (1971):

  1. The Last Picture Show
  2. The French Connection*
  3. Fiddler on the Roof
  4. A Clockwork Orange
  5. Nicholas and Alexandra

45th Academy Awards (1972):

  • Cabaret
  • Deliverance
  • The Emigrants
  • The Godfather*
  • Sounder

46th Academy Awards (1973):

  • American Graffiti
  • Cries and Whispers
  • The Exorcist
  • The Sting*
  • A Touch of Class

47th Academy Awards (1974):

  1. Chinatown
  2. The Godfather: Part II*
  3. The Conversation
  4. Lenny
  5. The Towering Inferno

48th Academy Awards (1975):

  1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest*
  2. Dog Day Afternoon
  3. Jaws
  4. Barry Lyndon
  5. Nashville

49th Academy Awards (1976):

  1. Network
  2. All the President’s Men
  3. Rocky*
  4. Taxi Driver
  5. Bound for Glory

50th Academy Awards (1977):

  1. Star Wars
  2. Annie Hall*
  3. The Goodbye Girl
  4. Julia
  5. The Turning Point
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