Best Picture by Florida Film Critics Circle

All winners of the 'Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Film' by the Florida Film Critics Circle from 1996 through 2016.

Last updated: January 29th, 2017


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Detractions

  1. Limited to ~25 years or less (-60)
  2. Yearly award (-25)

Films (21)

1. Mad Max: Fury Road

Directed by George Miller | R | 120 min | 2015|

A woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in postapocalyptic Australia in search for her home-land with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshipper, and a drifter named Max.

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2. The Lobster

Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos | R | 119 min | 2015|

In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.

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3. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu | R | 119 min | 2014|

Illustrated upon the progress of his latest Broadway play, a former popular actor's struggle to cope with his current life as a wasted actor is shown.


4. 12 Years a Slave

Directed by Steve McQueen | R | 134 min | 2013|

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

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5. Argo

Directed by Ben Affleck | R | 120 min | 2012|

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.

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6. The Descendants

Directed by Alexander Payne | R | 115 min | 2011|

A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident.

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7. The Social Network

Directed by David Fincher | PG-13 | 120 min | 2010|

Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, but is later sued by two brothers who claimed he stole their idea, and the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.

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8. Up in the Air

Directed by Jason Reitman | R | 109 min | 2009|

With a job traveling around the country firing people, Ryan Bingham enjoys his life living out of a suitcase, but finds that lifestyle threatened by the presence of a new hire and a potential love interest.

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9. Slumdog Millionaire

Directed by Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan | R | 120 min | 2008|

A Mumbai teen reflects on his upbringing in the slums when he is accused of cheating on the Indian Version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"

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10. No Country for Old Men

Directed by Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | R | 122 min | 2007|

Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.

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11. The Departed

Directed by Martin Scorsese | R | 151 min | 2006|

An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.

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12. Brokeback Mountain

Directed by Ang Lee | R | 134 min | 2005|

The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years.

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13. Sideways

Directed by Alexander Payne | R | 126 min | 2004|

Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment embark on a week-long road trip through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle.

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14. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Directed by Peter Jackson | PG-13 | 201 min | 2003|

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

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15. Adaptation.

Directed by Spike Jonze | R | 114 min | 2002|

A lovelorn screenwriter becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt 'The Orchid Thief' by Susan Orlean for the screen.


16. Amélie

Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet | R | 122 min | 2001|

Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love.

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17. Traffic

Directed by Steven Soderbergh | R | 147 min | 2000|

A conservative judge is appointed by the President to spearhead America's escalating war against drugs, only to discover that his teenage daughter is a crack addict. Two DEA agents protect an informant. A jailed drug baron's wife attempts to carry on the family business.

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18. Magnolia

Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson | R | 188 min | 1999|

An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

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19. Shakespeare in Love

Directed by John Madden | R | 123 min | 1998|

A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.

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20. Titanic

Directed by James Cameron | PG-13 | 194 min | 1997|

A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.

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21. Fargo

Directed by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | R | 98 min | 1996|

Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.

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