The Oscars are this weekend and even though they're one of my least favorite things about the experience of being a psycho-obsessive movie-lover - they swallow up so much of the year's conversation on things I personally couldn't care less about (oh my god the statistics will be the death of me) when we could be talking about the actual art of the movies themselves - I still watch them like religion every year because 1) I love beautiful talented glamorous movie stars wearing outrageously expensive clothes, and 2) sometimes good shit slips through that a general audience would otherwise never hear of, like all of the Documentary & Foreign Film noms.
Anyway in the spirit of psyching myself up and being positive (you know, eventually positive) here's a list of my five favorite picks that the Academy actually got right for Best Picture. You can see a list of all the winners right here. (To be less positive this was a shockingly easy list to assemble - there were entire decades I groaned at the winners from and skipped right on past.)
My 5 Favorite Best Picture Winners
All About Eve (1950)
The Apartment (1960)
Annie Hall (1977)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
So what are your five favorites?