The folks at Rotten Tomatoes (rottentomatoes.com), the movie review aggregation site, have put together a list of every best picture from best to worst
-- or, more accurately, from worst to best.
The rankings were put together using a combination of contemporary and current reviews, so you have the interesting mix of the late New York Times critic Bosley Crowther next to, say, David Cornelius of efilmcritic.com.
I won't say what the worst
) film is -- you'll have to check it out for yourself -- but what's striking is how many of the bottom 20 are from the last 15 years or so. Not that winning best picture has often been associated with actually being a great picture, of course.
So rev up those arguments. It makes for fascinating reading.