Saw Cavalcade. I have now seen all the Best Picture Oscar winners!
About 1990, I decided I would make an effort to see all the Best Picture Oscar winners. I saw quite a few of them that year, but it's taken me years to see them all. Sometimes I lose interest and don't see the old ones, sometimes I don't have cable or I don't live close to a good video store. And for a while, I wasn't making much of an effort to see the new ones as they came out.
I finally got Netflix a few years ago and quickly realized that was a good way to see the ones that had so far eluded me. So I saw stuff like Cimarron, How Green Was My Valley, All the King's Men and From Here to Eternity. And also the recent ones I hadn't yet seen, like Million Dollar Baby, Slumdog Millionaire, A Beautiful Mind and Crash.
But Netflix doesn't have Cavalcade. So it looked like I was stuck there. It was the only one left.
But Turners Classic Movies showed it tonight as part of their 31 Days of Oscar programming, so I finally saw it! So I've finally seen all the movies that won the Oscar for Best Picture!
And I very much enjoyed it. I was a little concerned about watching it because I heard it was pretty bad, but I needn't have worried. There's much worse than Cavalcade for Oscar winners!
I started this thread for a couple of reasons. First, to find out how many people have seen all - or nearly all - the Best Picture Oscar winners. What was the first one you saw, and what was the last one? After you decided to see them all, how long did it take?
Also, what are the favorites among the Best Picture Winners? And what are the films that you consider the worst?
The first Best Picture Oscar winner I ever saw was probably either Gone With the Wind or Casablanca or Oliver! (My parents watched a lot of old movies and I remember seeing all these when I was a kid.) The last was Cavalcade.
My favorite Best Picture Oscar Winner is Casablanca. It's still my favorite after all these years. I don't know how many times I've seen it, more than 20 times, I'm sure.
My least favorite is probably Out of Africa, but if I looked at the list I might find something I dislike more than Out of Africa that I've forgotten about. (And count me among the fans who don't have much use for Crash.)