The Top 10 Oscar Winning Movies of All Time?

02. Ben-Hur (1959)

Ben Hur
Ben-Hur – loved him, hated Hur

With 11 wins, this swords-and-sandals epic is most remembered for its spectacular chariot racing scenes and sea battles. It had the largest budget ($15.175 million), as well as the largest sets built, of any film produced at the time, and took eight moths to shoot and six months in post-production. The widescreen format and the score by Miklós Rózsa, the longest ever composed for a film, helped make it a huge hit and enormously influential on film-making for the succeeding decades.

01. Titanic (1997)

Titanic – watery winner

With 11 wins, including Best Picture, Director Cinematography, Art Direction-Set Decoration, Costume Design, Editing, Score, Song (My Heart Will Go On), Sound, Sound Effects Editing and Visual Effects, James Cameron’s watery epic pretty much swept the board in 1997 – it was up against As Good as It Gets, The Full Monty, Good Will Hunting and L.A. Confidential for Best Picture. Nominated for 14 Academy Awards, it tied All About Eve (1950) for the most Oscar nominations. With an initial worldwide gross of over $1.84 billion, Titanic was the first film to reach the billion-dollar mark, and remained the highest-grossing film of all time until James Cameron’s Avatar surpassed it in 2010. In 2017, the film was re-released for its 20th anniversary and was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. So Titanic is the number one Oscar winning movie of all time.

So that’s our round-up of the Top 10 Oscar winning movies of all time. Were your favourites in there? And what movies do you think will be the big winners in the 93rd Academy Awards on April 25th? Click back on our Facebook page to let us know.

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