Oscar: Best Picture Nominees—A, B, C, D, E, F,—RT

Many of our readers have been curious to know what were the literary sources of the movies nominated for the Best Picture Oscar.

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For the convenience of the readers, we have enlisted them alphabetically, and then by year of nomination.


12 Years a Slave (2013) N

100 Men and a Girl (1937) Y

127 Hours (2010) Y


Accidental Tourist, The (1981) Y

Adventures of Robin Hood, The (1938) Y

Airport (1970) Y

Alamo, The (1960) Y

Alexander’s Ragtime Band (1938) Y

Alfie (1966) Y

Alibi (1929) Y

Alice Adams (1935) Y

All About Eve (1950) Y

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) Y

All That Jazz (1979) Y

All the King’s Men (1949) Y

All the President’s Men (1976) Y

All This, and Heaven Too (1940) Y

Amadeus (1984) Y

America, America (1963) Y

American Beauty (1999) Y

American Graffiti (1973) Y

American Hustle (2010) N

American Sniper (2014) N

An American in Paris (1951) Y

Amour (French film) (2012) Y

Anatomy of a Murder (1959) N

Anchors Aweigh (1945) Y

Anne of the Thousand Days (1969) Y

Annie Hall (1977) Y

Anthony Adverse (1936) Y

Apartment, The (1960) Y

Apocalypse Now (1979) Y

Apollo 13 (1995) N

Argo (2012)  Y

Arrival (2016) N

Around the World in 80 Days (1956) Y

Arrowsmith (1931) Y

Artist, The (2011) Y

As Good As It Gets (1997) Y

Atlantic City (1981) Y

Atonement (2007) Y

Auntie Mame (1958): Y

Avatar (2009) N

Aviator, The (2004) N

Awakenings (1990) Y

Awful Truth, The (1937) Y


Babe (1995) Y

Babel, 2006, Y

Bad Girl, 1931, ?

Barretts of Wimpale Street, The, 1934, Y

Barry Lyndon, Y

Battleground, Y

Beasts of the Southern Wild, N

Beautiful Mind, A, Y

Beauty and the Beast (animation), Y

Becket, Y

Bells of St. Mary’s, The, Y

Ben-Hur, Y

Best Years of Our Lives, The, Y

Big Chill, The, Y

Big House, The, Y

Big Short, The, N

Birdman, N

Bishop’s Wife, The, Y

BlackKklansman, 2018, N

Black Panther, 2018, N

Black Swan, 2010, Y

Blind Side, The, Y

Blossoms in the Dust, Y

Bohemian Rhapsody, 2018, N

Bonnie and Clyde, 1967, Y

Born on the Fourth of July, 1989, Y

Born Yesterday, 1950, Y

Bound for Glory, 1976, Y

Boyhood, 2014, N

Boys Town, 1938, Y

Braveheart, 1995, Y

Breaking Away, 1979, Y

Bridge of Spies, The, 2015, N

Bridge on the River Kwai, The, 1957, Y

Broadcast News, 1987, Y

Broadway Melody, The, Y

Broadway Melody of 1936, The, N

Brokeback Mountain,  2005, Y

Brooklyn, 2015, N

Bugsy, 1991, Y

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 1969, Y

C (34)

Cabaret, Y

Caine Mutiny, The, Y

Call Me By Your Name, 2017, N

Capote, Y

Captain Blood, Y

Captain Phillips, 2013, N

Captains Courageous


Cat on a Hot Tin Roof


Champ, The

Chariots of Fire


Children of a Lesser God



Cider House Rules


Citadel, The

Citizen Kane

Cleopatra, 1934

Cleopatra, 1963

Clockwork Orange, A

Coal Miner’s Daughter

Color Purple, The

Coming Home

Conversation, The

Country Girl, The


Cries and Whispers


Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Crying Game, The, Y

Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Y

D (30)

Dallas Buyers Club, 2013 N

Dances With Wolves, 1990, Y

Dangerous Liaisons, 1988 Y

Dark Victory, 1939 N

Darkest Hour, The , 2017, N

Darling, 1965, Y

David Copperfield, 1935. Y

Dead End. 1937, Y

Dead Men Walking, 1995, N

Dead Poets Society, 1989, Y

Decision Before Dawn, 1951, Y

Deer Hunter, The, 1978, Y

Defiant Ones, The, 1958, Y

Deliverance, 1972, Y

Departed, The, 2006, Y

Descendants, The, 2011, Y

Diary of Anne Frank, The, 1959, Y

Disraeli, 1929, Y

District 9, 2009, N

Divorcee, The, 1930, Y

Django Unchained, 2012, Y

Doctor Dolittle, 1967, Y

Doctor Zhivago, 1965, Y

Dodsworth, 1996, Y

Dog Day Afternoon, 1975, N

Double Indemnity, 1944, N

Dresser, The, 1983, Y

Dr. Strangelove, 1964, Y

Driving Miss Daisy, 1989, Y

Dunkirk, 2017, N


E: (11)

East Lynne

Education, An

Elephant Man


Elmer Gantry

Emigrants, The

English Patient, The

Erin Brockovich

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

Exorcist, The

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

F: (27)



Fatal attraction

Father of the Bride

Farewell to Arms, A

Few Good Men, A

Fiddler on the Roof

Field of Dreams

Fighter, The

Finding Neverland

Five Easy Pieces

Five Star Final

Flirtation Walk

Foreign Correspondent

Forrest Gump

Forty-Second Street (42nd Street)

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Four Daughters

Four Weddings and a Funeral

French Connection, The

Friendly Persuasion

From Here to Eternity

Front Page, The


Fugitive, The

Full Monty, The

Funny Girl

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