Oscars: 16 War Movies That Won Best Picture

Scroll through our photo gallery to see all of the war movies that have triumphed as Best Picture at the Oscars, from “The Hurt Locker” (2009) to “Wings” (1928). In all, 16 such films have prevailed in the top category, which is no surprise considering that war movies provide Academy Awards voters with everything they require in a Best Picture contender: impact, empathy, range and hope in humanity.

Original text and gallery published in November, 2019.