Best Picture Nominees: 1980s-1990s

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.

61st Academy Awards (1988):

  1. Rain Man*
  2. Dangerous Liaisons
  3. Working Girl
  4. Mississippi Burning
  5. The Accidental Tourist

62nd Academy Awards (1989):

  1. Field of Dreams
  2. Born on the Fourth of July
  3. Dead Poets Society
  4. My Left Foot
  5. Driving Miss Daisy*

63rd Academy Awards (1990):

  1. Goodfellas
  2. Dances with Wolves*
  3. Awakenings
  4. Ghost
  5. The Godfather: Part III

64th Academy Awards (1991):

  1. Beauty and the Beast
  2. The Silence of the Lambs*
  3. JFK
  4. Bugsy
  5. The Prince of Tides

65th Academy Awards (1992):

  1. The Crying Game
  2. Unforgiven*
  3. Howards End
  4. A Few Good Men
  5. Scent of a Woman

66th Academy Awards (1993):

  1. Schindler’s List*
  2. The Piano
  3. The Remains of the Day
  4. In the Name of the Father
  5. The Fugitive

67th Academy Awards (1994):

  1. Pulp Fiction
  2. The Shawshank Redemption
  3. Forrest Gump*
  4. Quiz Show
  5. Four Weddings and a Funeral

68th Academy Awards (1995):

  1. Babe
  2. Sense and Sensibility
  3. The Postman
  4. Apollo 13
  5. Braveheart*

69th Academy Awards (1996):

  • The English Patient*
  • Fargo
  • Jerry Maguire
  • Secrets & Lies
  • Shine

70th Academy Awards (1997):

  1. L.A. Confidential
  2. Titanic*
  3. Good Will Hunting
  4. As Good as It Gets
  5. The Full Monty
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