Ticket sales and critical acclaim don’t always go hand in hand. While box office blockbusters tend to do well with the general masses, they don’t always get respect from film-lovers. And when the Academy Awards roll around, these blockbusters aren’t expected to take home the big prize. But it is possible for a standout movie to rake in the dough and the awards. It doesn’t happen all the time, but box office smash hits are capable of winning Academy Awards for Best Picture. Here are the 11 cinematic classics that have reached both blockbuster and Best Picture-winning status.

11 Blockbusters That Won Best Picture

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