List of Best Picture Oscar Winners (20s-40s)

Jeopardy! hopefuls might want to check out the pages in this list of films that have won the Best Picture Oscar. There are clues on the film itself (if there are any!) and clues from other films for that particular year, giving you an idea of which ones the cluewriters think players oughta know. The clues mainly are ones that have the year in them to give a quick trivia overview. There have been lots of other clues on films that only name a quote, character or director, for instance, but don’t give the year.

Here is the list of films that won from the start of the Academy Award ceremonies in the late 1920s through 1949.

The Roaring Twenties:
1928 – Wings
1929 – The Broadway Melody

The Dirty Thirties:
1930 – All Quiet on the Western Front
1931 – Cimarron
1932 – Grand Hotel
1933 – Cavalcade
1934 – It Happened One Night
1935 – Mutiny on the Bounty
1936 – The Great Ziegfeld
1937 – The Life of Emile Zola
1938 – You Can’t Take It With You
1939 – Gone with the Wind

The Fabulous Forties
1940 – Rebecca
1941 – How Green Was My Valley
1942 – Mrs. Miniver
1943 – Casablanca
1944 – Going My Way
1945 – The Lost Weekend
1946 – The Best Years of Our Lives
1947 – Gentleman’s Agreement
1948 – Hamlet
1949 – All The King’s Men

Click here for the Best Pictures of the 50s through the 70s

Click here for the Best Pictures of the 80s and up

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