Best Picture Nominees: 2000s-2010s

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.

81st Academy Awards (2008):

  1. Slumdog Millionaire*
  2. Milk
  3. The Reader
  4. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  5. Frost/Nixon

82nd Academy Awards (2009):

  1. Inglourious Basterds
  2. Up
  3. The Hurt Locker*
  4. District 9
  5. Up in the Air
  6. An Education
  7. Precious
  8. A Serious Man
  9. Avatar
  10. The Blind Side

83rd Academy Awards (2010):

  1. The Social Network
  2. Toy Story 3
  3. Inception
  4. True Grit
  5. 127 Hours
  6. The Fighter
  7. Black Swan
  8. The King’s Speech*
  9. The Kids Are All Right
  10. Winter’s Bone

84th Academy Awards (2011):

  1. The Tree of Life
  2. The Artist*
  3. Hugo
  4. Midnight in Paris
  5. Moneyball
  6. The Descendants
  7. The Help
  8. War Horse
  9. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

85th Academy Awards (2012):

  1. Amour
  2. Django Unchained
  3. Life of Pi
  4. Argo*
  5. Silver Linings Playbook
  6. Zero Dark Thirty
  7. Beasts of the Southern Wild
  8. Lincoln
  9. Les Misérables

86th Academy Awards (2013):

  1. Her
  2. 12 Years a Slave*
  3. Gravity
  4. The Wolf of Wall Street
  5. Nebraska
  6. Philomena
  7. Dallas Buyers Club
  8. Captain Phillips
  9. American Hustle

87th Academy Awards (2014):

  1. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  2. Whiplash
  3. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)*
  4. Boyhood
  5. Selma
  6. The Imitation Game
  7. The Theory of Everything
  8. American Sniper

88th Academy Awards (2015):

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road
  2. Brooklyn
  3. Spotlight*
  4. The Martian
  5. Room
  6. Bridge of Spies
  7. The Big Short
  8. The Revenant

89th Academy Awards (2016):

  1. Moonlight*
  2. La La Land
  3. Arrival
  4. Lion
  5. Hidden Figures
  6. Fences
  7. Manchester by the Sea
  8. Hell or High Water
  9. Hacksaw Ridge

90th Academy Awards (2017):

  1. Get Out
  2. Lady Bird
  3. Call Me by Your Name
  4. Phantom Thread
  5. The Post
  6. The Shape of Water*
  7. Dunkirk
  8. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  9. Darkest Hour
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