Oscar: Worst Winners of the Best Picture, Chronologically

My Life as Oscar Historian, 1986-Present

First edition, 1986
Latest edition (11th printing)
Hey, don’t get upset!  It’s a matter of taste, and we all love some bad movies, not to mention the fact that a flawed picture might still have some good moments, a powerful performance, impressive cinematography, melodic score, stirring visual or sound effects.

The list of mediocre films that have won Best Picture is much longer than the list of bad ones.

Below please find my list of the worst winners:

The first bad film to win Best Picture is Broadway Melody (1929).

The second bad film to win is: Cimarron (1931).

The third bad film to win is: The Great Ziegfeld (1936).

The fourth bad film to win is: Mrs. Miniver (1942).

The fifth bad film to win is: The Greatest Show on Earth (1952).

The sixth bad film to win is: Around the World in 80 Days (1956).

The seventh bad film to win is: Kramer Vs. Kramer (1979).

The eighth bad film to win is: Terms of Endearment (1983).

The ninth bad film is: Driving Miss Daisy (1989).


Stay tuned to the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth worst winners of Oscar Gold