Oscar poll: What’s really the Best Picture since 2001? (Cast your vote)

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We need your help, Derbyites. What's really the best Best Picture winner at the Oscars since 2001? Vote in our poll below.

There's a wide selection to choose from over the past 14 years, with blockbusters ("The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"), indies ("The Hurt Locker"), satires ("Birdman") and violent fare ("No Country for Old Men") all in consideration.

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But which one is the best of the best? You can only vote for one film, so choose wisely. Need help remembering the past 14 winners? Then click through our photo gallery right here that highlights every Best Picture champ since 2001.

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10 thoughts on “Oscar poll: What’s really the Best Picture since 2001? (Cast your vote)

  1. After looking at the last Best Pictures since 2001, doesn’t seem to me like many of those films will stand the test of time as an Academy Classic, outside of “The Lord of the Rings: Trilogy” and perhaps A Beautiful Mind, 12 Years a Slave or maybe The King’s Speech (IMHO).

  2. 12 Years a Slave is still just as powerful as it was a couple of years ago. Defiantly a masterpiece. No Country for Old Men is right behind it.

  3. From an overall cinematic achievement standpoint, Return of the King. For sheer old-fashioned movie quality, No Country For Old Men.

  4. Lord of the Rings is winning this? Blimey. I think that film is a shamozzle, so I’m clearly out of step.

    Birdman gets it for me, by a whisker – The Departed, Slumdog and The Hurt Locker are all in the same quality ballpark.

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