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Oscar Nominees

1944 Double Indemnity 8.6 35732
Gaslight 7.8 7536
Going My Way 7.5 3263
Since You Went Away 7.7 1670
Wilson 7.1 440
1945 Anchors Aweigh 7.0 2565
Mildred Pierce 7.9 7204
Spellbound 7.7 14234
The Bells of St. Mary's 7.4 2658
The Lost Weekend 8.2 11637
1946 Henry V 7.5 2135
It's a Wonderful Life 8.7 98757
The Best Years of Our Lives 8.2 16855
The Razor's Edge 7.5 1692
The Yearling 7.5 2226
1947 Crossfire 7.5 2279
Gentleman's Agreement 7.4 4525
Great Expectations 8.2 9631
Miracle On 34th Street 8.0 12666
The Bishop's Wife 7.5 4707
1948 Hamlet 8.0 5309
Johnny Belinda 7.8 1533
The Red Shoes 8.2 7969
The Snake Pit 7.8 1933
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 8.5 32103
1949 A Letter To Three Wives 7.7 2881
All the King's Men 7.6 4596
Battleground 7.6 2516
The Heiress 8.2 4315
Twelve O'Clock High 7.9 5035
1950 All About Eve 8.4 34090
Born Yesterday 7.6 3686
Father of the Bride 7.2 3811
King Solomon's Mines 6.9 2115
Sunset Boulevard 8.7 52685
1951 A Place In the Sun 7.8 6584
A Streetcar Named Desire 8.1 32684
An American In Paris 7.2 9349
Decision Before Dawn 7.5 780
Quo Vadis 7.1 4021
1952 High Noon 8.3 33161
Ivanhoe 6.8 3092
Moulin Rouge 7.3 2055
The Greatest Show On Earth 6.8 4194
The Quiet Man 8.0 14277
1953 From Here To Eternity 7.9 14808
Julius Caesar 7.4 3556
Roman Holiday 8.1 29790
Shane 7.7 13658
The Robe 6.7 2869
1954 On the Waterfront 8.4 39895
Seven Brides For Seven Brothers 7.2 7266
The Caine Mutiny 8.1 10482
The Country Girl 7.4 2061
Three Coins In the Fountain 6.2 1009
1955 Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing 6.6 1645
Marty 7.7 6129
Mister Roberts 7.8 7494
Picnic 7.2 3232
The Rose Tattoo 7.1 1339
1956 Around the World In 80 Days 6.8 7088
Friendly Persuasion 7.5 2403
Giant 7.7 12184
The King and I 7.4 8087
The Ten Commandments 7.9 20190
1957 12 Angry Men 8.9 112406
Peyton Place 7.2 2028
Sayonara 7.2 2203
The Bridge On the River Kwai 8.4 57071
Witness For the Prosecution 8.3 17355
1958 Auntie Mame 7.7 4622
Cat On a Hot Tin Roof 8.0 14226
Gigi 6.9 5609
Separate Tables 7.7 2214
The Defiant Ones 7.7 4224
1959 Anatomy of a Murder 8.1 16084
Ben-Hur 8.2 56688
Room At the Top 7.9 1684
The Diary of Anne Frank 7.6 3472
The Nun's Story 7.5 3230
1960 Elmer Gantry 7.8 4116
Sons and Lovers 7.4 423
The Alamo 6.7 5354
The Apartment 8.4 35238
The Sundowners 7.5 1230
1961 Fanny 7.1 651
Judgment At Nuremberg 8.3 13653
The Guns of Navarone 7.6 14151
The Hustler 8.2 24603
West Side Story 7.7 29034
1962 Lawrence of Arabia 8.6 77267
Mutiny On the Bounty 7.1 4562
The Longest Day 7.8 17397
The Music Man 7.6 7456
To Kill a Mockingbird 8.5 80273
1963 America, America 7.8 1406
Cleopatra 6.8 7656
How the West Was Won 7.0 6099
Lilies of the Field 7.6 3450
Tom Jones 7.0 3954
1964 Becket 8.1 5189
Dr. Strangelove 8.6 152044
Mary Poppins 7.7 33678
My Fair Lady 7.9 27583
Zorba the Greek 7.8 5749
1965 A Thousand Clowns 7.6 1552
Darling 7.2 1949
Dr. Zhivago 8.0 27183
Ship of Fools 7.2 1801
The Sound of Music 7.9 50883
1966 A Man For All Seasons 8.1 12261
Alfie 7.1 5507
The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming 6.9 3292
The Sand Pebbles 7.7 4972
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 8.1 18926
1967 Bonnie and Clyde 8.1 40006
Doctor Dolittle 6.0 2943
Guess Who's Coming To Dinner 7.8 11596
In the Heat of the Night 8.1 22019
The Graduate 8.2 75589
1968 Funny Girl 7.3 5382
Oliver! 7.6 8937
Rachel, Rachel 7.3 832
Romeo and Juliet 7.8 12108
The Lion In Winter 8.1 12987
1969 Anne of the Thousand Days 7.5 2471
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 8.2 55800
Hello, Dolly! 6.8 4558
Midnight Cowboy 8.0 33492
Z 8.1 8161
1970 Airport 6.5 6991
Five Easy Pieces 7.5 11537
Love Story 6.8 9893
M*A*S*H 7.8 28748
Patton 8.1 38390
1971 A Clockwork Orange 8.5 187499
Fiddler On the Roof 7.7 14073
Nicholas and Alexandra 7.1 1616
The French Connection 7.9 32958
The Last Picture Show 8.1 14947
1972 Cabaret 7.8 17849
Deliverance 7.9 35678
Sounder 7.8 1240
The Emigrants 8.1 1433
The Godfather 9.2 396794
1973 A Touch of Class 6.5 982
American Graffiti 7.6 30292
Cries and Whispers 8.0 8251
The Exorcist 8.1 99382
The Sting 8.4 63849
1974 Chinatown 8.5 76480
Lenny 7.6 5262
The Conversation 8.1 31893
The Godfather, Part II 9.0 235452
The Towering Inferno 6.8 13956
1975 Barry Lyndon 8.1 38567
Dog Day Afternoon 8.2 57471
Jaws 8.3 133380
Nashville 7.7 9060
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 8.9 205888
1976 All the President's Men 8.0 31830
Bound For Glory 7.3 1761
Network 8.1 32403
Rocky 8.0 92284
Taxi Driver 8.6 150104
1977 Annie Hall 8.2 63424
Julia 7.3 3340
Star Wars 8.8 312869
The Goodbye Girl 7.2 5068
The Turning Point 7.0 1510
1978 An Unmarried Woman 7.1 1497
Coming Home 7.3 4317
Heaven Can Wait 6.8 7572
Midnight Express 7.6 23183
The Deer Hunter 8.2 85508
1979 All That Jazz 7.6 9352
Apocalypse Now 8.6 168359
Breaking Away 7.7 9228
Kramer Vs. Kramer 7.7 24647
Norma Rae 7.2 3750
1980 Coal Miner's Daughter 7.4 5857
Ordinary People 7.8 16512
Raging Bull 8.4 87156
Tess 7.2 4968
The Elephant Man 8.4 56165
1981 Atlantic City 7.5 5512
Chariots of Fire 7.3 15845
On Golden Pond 7.5 11310
Raiders of the Lost Ark 8.7 236010
Reds 7.4 8257
1982 E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial 7.9 102991
Gandhi 8.2 49045
Missing 7.7 5853
The Verdict 7.7 10602
Tootsie 7.4 31053
1983 Tender Mercies 7.4 3761
Terms of Endearment 7.3 16461
The Big Chill 7.0 13516
The Dresser 7.6 1794
The Right Stuff 7.9 23933
1984 A Passage To India 7.4 5996
A Soldier's Story 7.1 3301
Amadeus 8.4 93978
Places In the Heart 7.3 3728
The Killing Fields 8.0 21643
1985 Kiss of the Spider Woman 7.5 5190
Out of Africa 7.0 19225
Prizzi's Honor 6.8 10297
The Color Purple 7.6 26526
Witness 7.6 29973
1986 A Room With a View 7.5 12886
Children of a Lesser God 7.1 6135
Hannah and Her Sisters 7.9 20417
Platoon 8.2 105292
The Mission 7.4 18714
1987 Broadcast News 7.0 10249
Fatal Attraction 6.8 21804
Hope and Glory 7.4 4848
Moonstruck 7.1 15423
The Last Emperor 7.9 23673
1988 Dangerous Liaisons 7.7 25387
Mississippi Burning 7.8 21665
Rain Man 8.0 100843
The Accidental Tourist 6.7 7695
Working Girl 6.6 18712
1989 Born On the Fourth of July 7.1 31375
Dead Poets Society 7.8 88018
Driving Miss Daisy 7.5 22075
Field of Dreams 7.7 42824
My Left Foot 7.8 15101
1990 Awakenings 7.6 29255
Dances With Wolves 8.0 70037
Ghost 6.9 49983
Goodfellas 8.8 221009
The Godfather, Part III 7.6 80642
1991 Beauty and the Beast 8.0 66591
Bugsy 6.8 9942
JFK 8.0 58694
The Prince of Tides 6.4 6727
The Silence of the Lambs 8.7 236335
1992 A Few Good Men 7.6 62146
Howards End 7.4 10472
Scent of a Woman 7.7 51194
The Crying Game 7.3 20825
Unforgiven 8.3 95070
1993 In the Name of the Father 8.0 26807
Schindler's List 8.9 266260
The Fugitive 7.8 95034
The Piano 7.5 27491
The Remains of the Day 7.9 21416
1994 Forrest Gump 8.6 288618
Four Weddings and a Funeral 7.1 38310
Pulp Fiction 8.9 402509
Quiz Show 7.5 23567
The Shawshank Redemption 9.2 496770
1995 Apollo 13 7.5 86160
Babe 7.3 35006
Braveheart 8.4 233335
Il Postino 7.7 14856
Sense and Sensibility 7.7 30752
1996 Fargo 8.3 160823
Jerry Maguire 7.2 77148
Secrets & Lies 7.9 14160
Shine 7.6 22117
The English Patient 7.3 53618
1997 As Good As It Gets 7.8 90807
Good Will Hunting 8.1 144670
L.A. Confidential 8.4 160930
The Full Monty 7.3 40322
Titanic 7.4 234181
1998 Elizabeth 7.6 33299
Life Is Beautiful 8.4 104307
Saving Private Ryan 8.5 262529
Shakespeare In Love 7.4 76931
The Thin Red Line 7.5 59727
1999 American Beauty 8.6 283949
The Cider House Rules 7.4 38125
The Green Mile 8.4 191063
The Insider 8.0 67380
The Sixth Sense 8.2 231126
  

Box Office Leaders

1944 Going My Way 7.5 3263
Meet Me In St. Louis 7.6 6793
Since You Went Away 7.7 1670
Pin Up Girl 5.8 203
Hollywood Canteen 7.1 643
1945 The Bells of St. Mary's 7.4 2658
Leave Her To Heaven 7.7 2912
Spellbound 7.7 14234
Anchors Aweigh 7.0 2565
The Dolly Sisters 6.6 247
1946 Song of the South 7.4 4172
The Best Years of Our Lives 8.2 16855
Duel In the Sun 7.0 2826
The Postman Always Rings Twice 7.6 5992
Blue Skies 6.5 489
1947 Unconquered 7.1 629
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer 7.2 2701
The Egg and I 7.0 990
Mother Wore Tights 6.6 184
Life With Father 7.2 1588
1948 The Red Shoes 8.2 7969
The Three Musketeers 7.2 2081
Red River 7.8 10425
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 8.5 32103
When My Baby Smiles At Me 7.0 47
1949 Samson and Delilah 6.7 1759
Battleground 7.6 2516
Jolson Sings Again 6.9 284
Sands of Iwo Jima 7.1 4104
I Was a Male War Bride 6.9 3010
1950 Cinderella 7.4 19550
King Solomon's Mines 6.9 2115
Annie Get Your Gun 7.1 1295
Sunset Boulevard 8.7 52685
Father of the Bride 7.2 3811
1951 Quo Vadis 7.1 4021
Alice In Wonderland 7.4 19314
Show Boat 7.0 1749
A Streetcar Named Desire 8.1 32684
David and Bathsheba 5.7 542
1952 The Greatest Show On Earth 6.8 4194
The Bad and the Beautiful 7.7 4464
The Snows of Kilimanjaro 6.3 1746
Ivanhoe 6.8 3092
Singin' In the Rain 8.4 53764
1953 Peter Pan 7.3 15543
The Robe 6.7 2869
From Here To Eternity 7.9 14808
Shane 7.7 13658
How To Marry a Millionaire 6.9 4997
1954 White Christmas 7.2 7246
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 7.2 7663
Rear Window 8.7 114911
Carmen Jones 6.9 1613
The Caine Mutiny 8.1 10482
1955 Lady and the Tramp 7.4 16808
Mister Roberts 7.8 7494
Guys and Dolls 7.2 5314
Rebel Without a Cause 7.9 26832
Picnic 7.2 3232
1956 The Ten Commandments 7.9 20190
Around the World In 80 Days 6.8 7088
Giant 7.7 12184
War and Peace 6.7 2852
The King and I 7.4 8087
1957 The Bridge On the River Kwai 8.4 57071
Peyton Place 7.2 2028
Sayonara 7.2 2203
Old Yeller 7.3 3765
Raintree County 6.3 1352
1958 South Pacific 6.7 3357
Auntie Mame 7.7 4622
Cat On a HOt Tin Roof 8.0 14226
No Time For SErgeants 7.7 1434
Gigi 6.9 5609
1959 Ben-Hur 8.2 56688
Sleeping Beauty 7.4 20138
North By Northwest 8.6 90401
Some Like It Hot 8.4 65239
Pillow Talk 7.3 5209
1960 Swiss Family Robinson 7.0 4264
Psycho 8.7 138444
Spartacus 8.0 49102
Exodus 6.8 3486
The Alamo 6.7 5354
1961 101 Dalmatians 7.2 17601
West Side Story 7.7 29034
The Guns of Navarone 7.6 14151
El Cid 7.2 4642
Splendor In the Grass 7.6 5813
1962 Lawrence of Arabia 8.6 77267
The Longest Day 7.8 17397
In Search of the Castaways 6.3 904
The Music Man 7.6 7456
That Touch of Mink 6.6 2936
1963 Cleopatra 6.8 7656
How the West Was Won 7.0 6099
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World 7.5 14101
The Birds 7.9 51361
Tom Jones 7.0 3954
1964 Mary Poppins 7.7 33678
My Fair Lady 7.9 27583
Goldfinger 7.9 46201
The Carpetbaggers 6.3 934
Viva Las Vegas 6.0 2415
1965 The Sound of Music 7.9 50883
Dr. Zhivago 8.0 27183
Thunderball 7.0 26660
Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines 6.9 2584
A Thousand Clowns 7.6 1552
1966 Hawaii 6.4 1131
The Bible: In the Beginning 5.8 1375
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 8.1 18926
The Sand Pebbles 7.7 4972
A Man For All Seasons 8.1 12261
1967 The Jungle Book 7.6 26336
The Graduate 8.2 75589
Bonnie and Clyde 8.1 40006
Guess Who's Coming To Dinner 7.8 11596
The Dirty Dozen 7.8 20338
1968 Funny Girl 7.3 5382
2001: A Space Odyssey 8.4 155792
Bullitt 7.5 20307
Romeo and Juliet 7.8 12108
Rosemary's Baby 8.1 48760
1969 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 8.2 55800
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? 7.8 5962
On Her Majesty's Secret Service 6.9 22600
Midnight Cowboy 8.0 33492
Easy Rider 7.3 31415
1970 Love Story 6.8 9893
Airport 6.5 6991
M*A*S*H 7.8 28748
Patton 8.1 38390
The Aristocats 6.9 11092
1971 Fiddler On the Roof 7.7 14073
The French Connection 7.9 32958
Summer of '42 7.2 2697
Diamonds Are Forever 6.7 24836
Dirty Harry 7.9 39692
1972 The Godfather 9.2 396794
The Poseidon Adventure 7.1 14874
Cabaret 7.8 17849
Deliverance 7.9 35678
What's Up, Doc? 7.6 7353
1973 The Exorcist 8.1 99382
The Sting 8.4 63849
American Graffiti 7.6 30292
Papillon 8.0 28039
The Way We Were 6.9 6940
1974 The Towering Inferno 6.8 13956
Blazing Saddles 7.8 45040
Young Frankenstein 8.0 56378
Earthquake 5.7 5018
Chinatown 8.5 76480
1975 Jaws 8.3 133380
The Rocky Horror Picture Show 7.1 40493
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 8.9 205888
Dog Day Afternoon 8.2 57471
Shampoo 6.2 4245
1976 Rocky 8.0 92284
A Star Is Born 6.1 2464
All the President's Men 8.0 31830
The Omen 7.6 28290
Freaky Friday 6.1 3970
1977 Star Wars 8.8 312869
Close Encounters of the Third Kind 7.8 57971
The Rescuers 6.9 7464
Saturday Night Fever 6.7 22605
The Goodbye Girl 7.2 5068
1978 Grease 7.0 58387
Superman 7.3 49396
Animal House 7.6 41254
Every Which Way But Loose 5.8 7341
Heaven Can Wait 6.8 7572
1979 Kramer Vs. Kramer 7.7 24647
Rocky II 6.7 35978
Apocalypse Now 8.6 168359
Star Trek: The Motion Picture 6.2 24969
Alien 8.5 174718
1980 The Empire Strikes Back 8.8 268874
Nine To Five 6.3 9558
Stir Crazy 6.6 6665
Airplane! 7.8 55756
Any Which Way You Can 5.6 5421
1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark 8.7 236010
On Golden Pond 7.5 11310
Superman II 6.7 28911
Arthur 6.6 9467
Stripes 6.8 19297
1982 E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial 7.9 102991
Tootsie 7.4 31053
An Officer and a Gentleman 6.8 16429
Rocky III 6.2 36075
Porky's 5.8 15578
1983 Return of the Jedi 8.3 204917
Terms of Endearment 7.3 16461
Flashdance 5.6 12233
Trading Places 7.4 29910
WarGames 7.0 25745
1984 Beverly Hills Cop 7.3 44134
Ghostbusters 7.8 82828
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 7.5 108538
Romancing the Stone 6.9 23625
The Karate Kid 6.9 35998
1985 Back To the Future 8.4 193965
Rambo: First Blood, Part II 5.8 37315
Rocky IV 6.0 41513
The Color Purple 7.6 26526
Out of Africa 7.0 19225
1986 Top Gun 6.5 78280
Crocodile Dundee 6.5 26769
Platoon 8.2 105292
The Karate Kid, Part II 5.3 17535
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 7.3 25734
1987 Three Men and a Baby 5.7 16501
Fatal Attraction 6.8 21804
Beverly Hills Cop II 6.1 29086
Good Morning, Vietnam 7.2 31939
Moonstruck 7.1 15423
1988 Rain Man 8.0 100843
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? 7.6 52470
Working Girl 6.6 18712
Big 7.2 48182
Twins 7.3 12419
1989 Batman 7.6 109261
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 8.3 166685
Lethal Weapon 2 7.0 43343
Look Who's Talking 5.5 27081
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids 6.0 24346
1990 Home Alone 7.0 76977
Ghost 6.9 49983
Dances With Wolves 8.0 70037
Pretty Woman 6.7 59324
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 6.4 25276
1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day 8.5 229033
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 6.7 53264
Beauty and the Beast 8.0 66591
The Silence of the Lambs 8.7 236335
City Slickers 6.7 19471
1992 Aladdin 7.8 67452
Home Alone 2: Lost In New York 5.8 50046
Batman Returns 6.9 76870
Lethal Weapon 3 6.5 38875
A Few Good Men 7.6 62146
1993 Jurassic Park 7.9 148066
Mrs. Doubtfire 6.6 55770
The Fugitive 7.8 95034
The Firm 6.7 35275
Sleepless In Seattle 6.6 42852
1994 Forrest Gump 8.6 288618
The Lion King 8.2 129943
True Lies 7.2 78861
The Santa Clause 6.1 17497
The Flintstones 4.6 25957
1995 Toy Story 8.2 141835
Batman Forever 5.4 74498
Apollo 13 7.5 86160
Pocahontas 6.0 25877
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls 5.6 49949
1996 Independence Day 6.5 146185
Twister 6.0 60655
Mission: Impossible 6.8 84281
Jerry Maguire 7.2 77148
Ransom 6.6 37854
1997 Titanic 7.4 234181
Men In Black 7.0 117033
The Lost World: Jurassic Park 6.0 75428
Liar Liar 6.6 66122
Air Force One 6.3 60371
1998 Saving Private Ryan 8.5 262529
Armageddon 6.1 116459
There's Something About Mary 7.2 94836
A Bug's Life 7.3 55403
The Waterboy 5.7 42345
1999 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 6.4 192006
The Sixth Sense 8.2 231126
Toy Story 2 8.0 110880
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 6.6 79778
The Matrix 8.7 367551