With the Oscars coming up at the beginning of March, we thought it would be cool to look back at the movies that won for best picture the year you were born. For the purposes of this list we are only going to look at the movies between 1975 and 1995.
Do you know which movie won best picture the year you came into this world?
1975 – One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
Based on Ken Kesey’s novel, this movie beat out Jaws for best picture.
1976 – Rocky
The movie that introduced us to Sylvester Stallone, and the rest is history.
1977 – Annie Hall
Woody Allen co-wrote, directed, and acted in this semi-autobiographical film.
1978 – The Deer Hunter
This movie is about war and friendship. Looking at lives before and after the Vietnam War.
1979 – Kramer vs. Kramer
A recently divorced man becomes a single father fighting for custody of his son.
1980 – Ordinary People
The eldest son of a well-to-do family passes away, straining the rest of the familial relationships.
1981 – Chariots of Fire
Religion meets athletics. Two British athletes compete in the Olympics, one a Jew, and the other a Christian.
1982 – Gandhi
The title says it all. This is a biopic of the life and times of Gandhi.
1983 – Terms of Endearment
A woman is exceedingly hard-to-please as she looks for love, and her daughter isn’t making it any easier.
1984 – Amadeus
A fictional biopic looking at the life and success of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
There have been some epic classics to this point. Let’s see what the next 10 years brought us.
1985 – Out of Africa
A love affair taking place on the colonial lands of Kenya.
1986 – Platoon
A moral crisis experienced by a young soldier during the Vietnam War.
1987 – The Last Emperor
A story about China’s final emperor.
1988 – Rain Man
Two brothers travel across the country after the death of their father and the reading of his will.
1989 – Driving Miss Daisy
The growing relationship between a Jewish woman and her black chauffeur in the American south.
1990 – Dances With Wolves
A Civil War soldier befriends a group of natives, making him an outcast to his own people.
1991 – Silence of the Lambs
A young FBI agent “works” with a highly intelligent, yet dangerous convicted serial killer in order to catch another.
1992 – Unforgiven
A retired gunslinger decides to take on one last job.
1993 – Schindler’s List
A story of a man who helped hide Jews from the Nazis during WW2.
1994 – Forrest Gump
A look at the life of a simple, yet wildly accomplished and interesting man.
1995 – Braveheart
“Freedom!” William Wallace’s fight for Scottish independence.
What was your favorite movie on this list? Have you seen the best picture from your birth year? Let us know in the comments.