I’m ranking these by the measure of “which Best Picture winners would I most like to see again?” As I will never, ever watch Oppenheimer again (I’ve seen it twice and that’ll do), it’s not near the top of my list, and if you don’t like that, too bad.

1. Birdman
2. Spotlight
3. Green Book (I was there when Peter Farrelly‘s film premiered in Toronto, and the crowd went nuts. I don’t care if you don’t like that this happened, even though it did. Not a great film, but a warm and gentle one. Some people hate Green Book — I hate Green Book haters)
4. Nomadland
5. Oppenheimer
6. Parasite (letting the fired maid in during the rainstorm…very bad)
7. Moonlight (The Trevante Rhodes chapter doesn’t work or certanly underwhelms…he’s too muscular to be the wimpy skinny kid who got that handjob on the beach).
8. The Shape of Water (Sally Hawkins was great but for me, Michael Shannon’s psycho nutjob all but ruined this film).
9. CODA (basically an ABC AfterSchool Special)
10. Everything Everywhere All At Once (Michelle Yeoh did a very good job, but otherwise this is easily the most loathsome film to win a Best Picture Oscar. I hated Jamie Lee Curtis‘s performance.)