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The Closing Moment of Every Best Picture Winner

Chris Higgins
Vimeo / The Final Image Films
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Here's some Sunday fun for you—this five-minute video collects a snippet from the final scene of every "Best Picture" Oscar-winning film, edited by Monté Patterson. They're presented in reverse order, so you can quiz yourself as you go along. I have to admit, I missed a bunch of these (though I did recognize the still I showed above—just watched it last weekend!). Here's the video, and below is the list of the films.

The 'Best Picture' Show: A Final Image Montage on Vimeo from The Final Image Films on Vimeo.

2013 - “12 Years a Slave” 2012 - “Argo” 2011 - “The Artist” 2010 - “The King’s Speech” 2009 - “The Hurt Locker” 2008 - “Slumdog Millionaire” 2007 - “No Country for Old Men” 2006 - “The Departed” 2005 - “Crash” 2004 - “Million Dollar Baby” 2003 - “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” 2002 - “Chicago” 2001 - “A Beautiful Mind” 2000 - “Gladiator” 1999 - “American Beauty” 1998 - “Shakespeare in Love” 1997 - “Titanic” 1996 - “The English Patient” 1995 - “Braveheart” 1994 - “Forrest Gump” 1993 - “Schindler’s List” 1992 - “Unforgiven” 1991 - “The Silence of the Lambs” 1990 - “Dances With Wolves” 1989 - “Driving Miss Daisy” 1988 - “Rain Man” 1987 - “The Last Emperor” 1986 - “Platoon” 1985 - “Out of Africa” 1984 - “Amadeus” 1983 - “Terms of Endearment” 1982 - “Gandhi” 1981 - “Chariots of Fire” 1980 - “Ordinary People” 1979 - “Kramer vs. Kramer” 1978 - “The Deer Hunter” 1977 - “Annie Hall” 1976 - “Rocky” 1975 - “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest” 1974 - “The Godfather Part II” 1973 - “The Sting” 1972 - “The Godfather” 1971 - “The French Connection” 1970 - “Patton” 1969 - “Midnight Cowboy” 1968 - “Oliver!” 1967 - “In the Heat of the Night” 1966 - “A Man for All Seasons” 1965 - “The Sound of Music” 1964 - “My Fair Lady” 1963 - “Tom Jones” 1962 - “Lawrence of Arabia” 1961 - “West Side Story” 1960 - “The Apartment” 1959 - “Ben-Hur” 1958 - “Gigi” 1957 - “The Bridge on the River Kwai” 1956 - “Around the World in 80 Days” 1955 - “Marty” 1954 - “On the Waterfront” 1953 - “From Here to Eternity” 1952 - “The Greatest Show on Earth” 1951 - “An American in Paris” 1950 - “All About Eve” 1949 - “All the Kings Men” 1948 - “Hamlet” 1947 - “Gentleman’s Agreement” 1946 - “The Best Years of Our Lives” 1945 - “The Lost Weekend” 1944 - “Going My Way” 1943 - “Casablanca” 1942 - “Mrs. Miniver” 1941 - “How Green Was My Valley” 1940 - “Rebecca” 1939 - “Gone with the Wind” 1938 - “You Can’t Take It with You” 1937 - “The Life of Emile Zola” 1936 - “The Great Ziegfeld” 1935 - “Mutiny on the Bounty” 1934 - “It Happened One Night” 1932/1933 - “Cavalcade” 1931/1932 - “Grand Hotel” 1930/1931 - “Cimarron” 1929/1930 - “All Quiet on the Western Front” 1928/1929 - “The Broadway Melody” 1927/1928 - “Wings”

For a similar challenge, check out a supercut from 2013 featuring dramatic moments from 84 winning films.

(Via Devour.)

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