The 84th Academy Awards are on February 26th, but before a new Best Picture Oscar is awarded, let's figure out exactly what the best Best Movie of all time is.
The official voting period has ended. See the results below.
Total Votes: 467,848
Score = wins / total matches (recalculated every 5 minutes)
War is hell. War movies are awesome. Kathryn Bigelow became the first female director ever awarded an Oscar (or 6 of them) that night, and Jeremy Renner went on to be in every movie ever since then.
The handling of mental illnesses is what separates the Oscar-worthy films from the "Oh
yikes" ones. Rain Man's central performance was assured, sensitive, and powerful. Tom Cruise was fine.
The Coen Brothers were responsible for this smart, unbearably tense thriller. Javier Bardem was responsible for the incredible performance behind his terrifying villain. The make-up department was responsible for his equally terrifying haircut.
Casablanca is one of the most critically and culturally beloved movies of all time. It's especially loved by people with nothing interesting to say in conversation who know that "Play it again, Sam" is a misquote, and who don't know that everyone knows that now.
The most common complaint lobbied against Braveheart is that Mel Gibson isn't an authentic Scotsman. Considering how often Scottish people drink and fight, this piece of casting may retrospectively go down in history as one of the best.