Almost "Best Pictures"

  1. 1929
  2. The Last Command
  3. The Racket
  4. Seventh Heaven
  5. The Way of All Flesh

  6. 1930
  7. Alibi
  8. Hollywood Revue
  9. In Old Arizona
  10. The Patriot

  11. 1931
  12. The Big House
  13. Disraeli
  14. The Divorcee
  15. The Love Parade

  16. 1932
  17. Skippy
  18. East Lynne
  19. The Front Page
  20. Trader Horn

  21. 1933
  22. Arrowsmith
  23. Bad Girl
  24. The Champ
  25. Five Star Final
  26. One Hour With You
  27. Shanghai Express
  28. Smiling Lieutenant

  29. 1934
  30. A Farewell to Arms
  31. 42nd Street
  32. I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang
  33. Lady for a Day
  34. Little Women
  35. The Private Life of Henry VIII
  36. She Done Him Wrong
  37. Smilin' Thru
  38. State Fair

  39. 1935
  40. The Barretts of Wimpole Street
  41. Cleopatra
  42. Flirtation Walk
  43. The Gay Divorcee
  44. Here Comes the Navy
  45. The House of Rothschild
  46. Imitation of Life
  47. One Night of Love
  48. The Thin Man
  49. Viva Villa
  50. The White Parade

  51. 1936
  52. Alice Adams
  53. Broadway Melody of 1936
  54. Captain Blood
  55. David Copperfield
  56. The Informer
  57. Les Miserables
  58. Lives of a Bengal Lancer
  59. A Midsummer Night's Dream
  60. Naughty Marietta
  61. Ruggles of Red Gap
  62. Top Hat

  63. 1937
  64. Anthony Adverse
  65. Dodsworth
  66. Libeled Lady
  67. Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
  68. Romeo and Juliet
  69. San Francisco
  70. The Story of Louis Pasteur
  71. A Tale of Two Cities
  72. Three Smart Girls

  73. 1938
  74. The Awful Truth
  75. Captains Courageous
  76. Dead End
  77. The Good Earth
  78. In Old Chicago
  79. Lost Horizon
  80. One Hundred Men and a Girl
  81. Stage Door
  82. A Star is Born

  83. 1939
  84. The Adventures of Robin Hood
  85. Alexander's Ragtime Band
  86. Boys Town
  87. The Citadel
  88. Four Daughters
  89. Grand Illusion
  90. Jezebel
  91. Pygmalion
  92. Test Pilot

  93. 1940
  94. Dark Victory
  95. Goodbye, Mr. Chips
  96. Love Affair
  97. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  98. Ninotchka
  99. Of Mice and Men
  100. Stagecoach
  101. The Wizard of Oz
  102. Wuthering Heights

  103. 1941
  104. All This, and Heaven Too
  105. Foreign Correspondent
  106. The Grapes of Wrath
  107. The Great Dictator
  108. Kitty Foyle
  109. The Letter
  110. The Long Voyage Home
  111. Our Town
  112. The Philadelphia Story

  113. 1942
  114. Blossoms in the Dust
  115. Citizen Kane
  116. Here Comes Mr. Jordan
  117. Hold Back the Dawn
  118. The Little Foxes
  119. The Maltese Falcon
  120. One Foot in Heaven
  121. Sergeant York
  122. Suspicion

  123. 1943
  124. The Invaders
  125. Kings Row
  126. The Magnificent Ambersons
  127. The Pied Piper
  128. The Pride of the Yankees
  129. Random Harvest
  130. The Talk of the Town
  131. Wake Island
  132. Yankee Doodle Dandy

  133. 1944
  134. For Whom the Bell Tolls
  135. Heaven Can Wait
  136. The Human Comedy
  137. In Which We Serve
  138. Madame Curie
  139. The More the Merrier
  140. The Ox-Bow Incident
  141. The Song of Bernadette
  142. Watch on the Rhine

  143. 1945
  144. Double Indemnity
  145. Gaslight
  146. Since You Went Away
  147. Wilson

  148. 1946
  149. Anchors Aweigh
  150. The Bells of St. Mary's
  151. Mildred Pierce
  152. Spellbound

  153. 1947
  154. Henry V
  155. It's A Wonderful Life
  156. The Razor's Edge
  157. The Yearling

  158. 1948
  159. The Bishop's Wife
  160. Crossfire
  161. Great Expectations
  162. Miracle on 34th Street

  163. 1949
  164. Johnny Belinda
  165. The Red Shoes
  166. The Snake Pit
  167. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

  168. 1950
  169. Battleground
  170. The Heiress
  171. A Letter to Three Wives
  172. Twelve O'Clock High

  173. 1951
  174. Born Yesterday
  175. Father of the Bride
  176. King Solomon's Mines
  177. Sunset Boulevard

  178. 1952
  179. Decision Before Dawn
  180. A Place in the Sun
  181. Quo Vadis?
  182. A Streetcar Named Desire

  183. 1953
  184. High Noon
  185. Ivanhoe
  186. Moulin Rouge
  187. The Quiet Man

  188. 1954
  189. Julius Caesar
  190. The Robe
  191. Roman Holiday
  192. Shane

  193. 1955
  194. The Caine Mutiny
  195. The Country Girl
  196. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
  197. Three Coins in the Fountain

  198. 1956
  199. Love is a Many-Splendored Thing
  200. Mister Roberts
  201. Picnic
  202. The Rose Tattoo

  203. 1957
  204. Friendly Persuasion
  205. Giant
  206. The King and I
  207. The Ten Commandments

  208. 1958
  209. Peyton Place
  210. Sayonara
  211. 12 Angry Men
  212. Witness for the Prosecution

  213. 1959
  214. Auntie Mame
  215. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  216. The Defiant Ones
  217. Separate Tables

  218. 1960
  219. Anatomy of a Murder
  220. The Diary of Anne Frank
  221. The Nun's Story
  222. Room at the Top

  223. 1961
  224. The Alamo
  225. Elmer Gantry
  226. Sons and Lovers
  227. The Sundowners

  228. 1962
  229. Fanny
  230. The Guns of Navarone
  231. The Hustler
  232. Judgment at Nuremberg

  233. 1963
  234. The Longest Day
  235. The Music Man
  236. Mutiny on the Bounty
  237. To Kill a Mockingbird

  238. 1964
  239. America, America
  240. Cleopatra
  241. How the West Was Won
  242. Lilies of the Field

  243. 1965
  244. Becket
  245. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  246. Mary Poppins
  247. Zorba the Greek

  248. 1966
  249. Darling
  250. Doctor Zhivago
  251. Ship of Fools
  252. A Thousand Clowns

  253. 1967
  254. Alfie
  255. The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming
  256. The Sand Pebbles
  257. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

  258. 1968
  259. Bonnie and Clyde
  260. Doctor Dolittle
  261. The Graduate
  262. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

  263. 1969
  264. Funny Girl
  265. The Lion in Winter
  266. Rachel, Rachel
  267. Romeo and Juliet

  268. 1970
  269. Anne of the Thousand Days
  270. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  271. Hello, Dolly!

  272. 1971
  273. Airport
  274. Five Easy Pieces
  275. Love Story
  276. M*A*S*H

  277. 1972
  278. A Clockwork Orange
  279. Fiddler on the Roof
  280. The Last Picture Show
  281. Nicholas and Alexandra

  282. 1973
  283. Cabaret
  284. Deliverance
  285. The Emigrants
  286. Sounder

  287. 1974
  288. American Graffiti
  289. Cries and Whispers
  290. The Exorcist
  291. A Touch of Class

  292. 1975
  293. Chinatown
  294. The Conversation
  295. Lenny
  296. The Towering Inferno

  297. 1976
  298. Barry Lyndon
  299. Dog Day Afternoon
  300. Jaws
  301. Nashville

  302. 1977
  303. All the President's Men
  304. Bound for Glory
  305. Network
  306. Taxi Driver

  307. 1978
  308. The Goodbye Girl
  309. Julia
  310. Star Wars
  311. The Turning Point

  312. 1979
  313. Coming Home
  314. Heaven Can Wait
  315. Midnight Express
  316. An Unmarried Woman

  317. 1980
  318. All That Jazz
  319. Apocalypse Now
  320. Breaking Away
  321. Norma Rae

  322. 1981
  323. Coal Miner's Daughter
  324. The Elephant Man
  325. Raging Bull
  326. Tess

  327. 1982
  328. Atlantic City
  329. On Golden Pond
  330. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  331. Reds

  332. 1983
  333. E.T. - The Extra Terrestrial
  334. Missing
  335. Tootsie
  336. The Verdict

  337. 1984
  338. The Big Chill
  339. The Dresser
  340. The Right Stuff
  341. Tender Mercies

  342. 1985
  343. The Killing Fields
  344. A Passage to India
  345. Places in the Heart
  346. A Soldier's Story

  347. 1986
  348. The Color Purple
  349. Kiss of the Spider Woman
  350. Prizzi's Honor
  351. Witness

  352. 1987
  353. Children of a Lesser God
  354. Hannah and Her Sisters
  355. The Mission
  356. A Room with a View

  357. 1988
  358. Broadcast News
  359. Fatal Attraction
  360. Hope and Glory
  361. Moonstruck

  362. 1989
  363. The Accidental Tourist
  364. Dangerous Liaisons
  365. Mississippi Burning
  366. Working Girl

  367. 1990
  368. Born on the Fourth of July
  369. Dead Poets Society
  370. Field of Dreams
  371. My Left Foot

  372. 1991
  373. Awakenings
  374. Ghost
  375. The Godfather, Part III
  376. Goodfellas

  377. 1992
  378. Beauty and the Beast
  379. Bugsy
  380. JFK
  381. The Prince of Tides

  382. 1993
  383. The Crying Game
  384. A Few Good Men
  385. Howards End
  386. Scent of a Woman

  387. 1994
  388. The Fugitive
  389. In the Name of the Father
  390. The Piano
  391. The Remains of the Day

  392. 1995
  393. Four Weddings and a Funeral
  394. Pulp Fiction
  395. Quiz Show
  396. The Shawshank Redemption

  397. 1996
  398. Apollo 13
  399. Babe
  400. Il Postino
  401. Sense and Sensibility

  402. 1997
  403. Fargo
  404. Jerry Maguire
  405. Secrets and Lies
  406. Shine

  407. 1998
  408. L.A. Confidential
  409. As Good As It Gets
  410. Good Will Hunting
  411. The Full Monty

  412. 1999
  413. Elizabeth
  414. Life is Beautiful
  415. Saving Private Ryan
  416. The Thin Red Line

  417. 2000
  418. The Cider House Rules
  419. The Green Mile
  420. The Insider
  421. The Sixth Sense

  422. 2001
  423. Chocolat
  424. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  425. Erin Brockovich
  426. Traffic

  427. 2002
  428. Gosford Park
  429. In the Bedroom
  430. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  431. Moulin Rouge

  432. 2003
  433. Gangs of New York
  434. The Hours
  435. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  436. The Pianist

  437. 2004
  438. Lost in Translation
  439. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
  440. Mystic River
  441. Seabiscuit

  442. 2005
  443. The Aviator
  444. Finding Neverland
  445. Ray
  446. Sideways

  447. 2006
  448. Brokeback Mountain
  449. Capote
  450. Good Night, and Good Luck
  451. Munich

  452. 2007
  453. Babel
  454. Letters From Iwo Jima
  455. Little Miss Sunshine
  456. The Queen

  457. 2008
  458. Atonement
  459. Juno
  460. Michael Clayton
  461. There Will Be Blood

  462. 2009
  463. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  464. Frost/Nixon
  465. Milk
  466. The Reader

  467. 2010
  468. Avatar
  469. The Blind Side
  470. District 9
  471. An Education
  472. Inglourious Basterds
  473. Precious
  474. A Serious Man
  475. Up
  476. Up in the Air

  477. 2011
  478. Black Swan
  479. The Fighter
  480. Inception
  481. The Kids Are All Right
  482. 127 Hours
  483. The Social Network
  484. Toy Story 3
  485. True Grit
  486. Winter's Bone

  487. 2012
  488. The Descendants
  489. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
  490. The Help
  491. Hugo
  492. Midnight in Paris
  493. Moneyball
  494. The Tree of Life
  495. War Horse

  496. 2013
  497. Amour
  498. Beasts of the Southern Wild
  499. Django Unchained
  500. Life of Pi
  501. Lincoln
  502. Les Miserables
  503. Silver Linings Playbook
  504. Zero Dark Thirty

  505. 2014
  506. American Hustle
  507. Captain Phillips
  508. Dallas Buyers Club
  509. Gravity
  510. Her
  511. Nebraska
  512. Philomena
  513. The Wolf of Wall Street
Author Comments: 

This list consists of all movies nominated for a "Best Picture" Academy Award, but did not win.

This is a really cool list! I am trying to watch the "Best Picture" flims right now, but I never thought of watching the "almost" ones! I've actually seen quite a few of the more recent ones. =)

Thank you so much for the compliment! Right now I'm trying to work my way through AFI's Top 100, it just so happens that a few show up on this list as well. Thanks again. :)