Best Picture Nominees: 1990s-2000s

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.

71st Academy Awards (1998):

  • Elizabeth
  • Life Is Beautiful
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Shakespeare in Love*
  • The Thin Red Line

72nd Academy Awards (1999):

  1. American Beauty*
  2. The Sixth Sense
  3. The Green Mile
  4. The Insider
  5. The Cider House Rules

73rd Academy Awards (2000):

  1. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  2. Gladiator*
  3. Traffic
  4. Erin Brockovich
  5. Chocolat

74th Academy Awards (2001):

  1. Moulin Rouge!
  2. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  3. In the Bedroom
  4. A Beautiful Mind*
  5. Gosford Park

75th Academy Awards (2002):

  1. The Pianist
  2. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  3. Chicago*
  4. The Hours
  5. Gangs of New York

76th Academy Awards (2003):

  1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King*
  2. Lost in Translation
  3. Mystic River
  4. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
  5. Seabiscuit

77th Academy Awards (2004):

  1. The Aviator
  2. Million Dollar Baby*
  3. Finding Neverland
  4. Sideways
  5. Ray

78th Academy Awards (2005):

  1. Brokeback Mountain
  2. Good Night, and Good Luck.
  3. Capote
  4. Munich
  5. Crash*

79th Academy Awards (2006):

  • Babel
  • The Departed*
  • Letters from Iwo Jima
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • The Queen

80th Academy Awards (2007):

  1. No Country for Old Men*
  2. There Will Be Blood
  3. Atonement
  4. Juno
  5. Michael Clayton
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