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Can you name the Best Picture film by the time and place in which it is set? Hint: "contemporary" means that there is no specification of the date, so it is deduced by the year of release.
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Place(s)
Movie
Year(s)
Mordor, Middle-Earth
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The Third Age
Jerusalem, Judea
Ben-Hur
26 - 33 AD
Germania / Rome, Roman Empire
Gladiator
180 - 181 AD
Elsinore Castle, Denmark
Hamlet
c. 7th century AD
Scottish Highlands; London, England
Braveheart
1277 - 1314
Hampton Court / Tower of London, England
A Man For All Seasons
1532 - 1535
Rose Theater / Curtain Theater, London, England
Shakespeare in Love
1593
Allworthy Estate, Somerset / London, England
Tom Jones
1749
Vienna, Austria
Amadeus
1781 - 1791, 1825
Tahiti / Pitcairn, Pacific Ocean
Mutiny on the Bounty
1789 - 1790
Squalid neighborhoods in London, England
Oliver!
1837 - 1839
Saratoga Springs, NY, A New Orleans plantation
12 Years a Slave
1841 - 1853
Tara Plantation / Atlanta, Georgia
Gone With the Wind
1861 - 1866
Sioux land, Dakota territory
Dances With Wolves
1865
Numerous locations around the globe
Around the World in 80 Days
1872
A drafty attic / a courtroom in Paris, France
The Life of Emile Zola
1878 - 1902
A brothel in Big Whiskey, Wyoming Territory
Unforgiven
1881
Salons and parks in Paris, France
Gigi
1890s
A small village in the Rhondda Valley, South Wales
How Green Was My Valley
1890s
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa; New Delhi, India
Gandhi
1893 - 1948
Cherokee Territory, Oklahoma
Cimarron
1893
Vaudeville theaters in Chicago, IL and New York, NY
The Great Ziegfeld
1893 - 1932
Maryott residence in London, England
Cavalcade
1899 -1933
Lower East Side of New York, NY; Lake Tahoe, NV
The Godfather Part II
1901 - 1925; 1958 - 1959
Beijing, China
The Last Emperor
1908 - 1967
Covent Garden / Ascot Racecourse, London, England
My Fair Lady
1912
Atlantic Ocean between Southampton, England and New York, NY
Titanic
1912, 1997
Kenya, British East Africa; Rungstedlund, Denmark
Out of Africa
1914 - 1937
Battlefields on the German/French border
All Quiet on the Western Front
1914 - 1918
Aqaba, Jordan; Damascus, Syria
Lawrence of Arabia
1916 - 1918
A small American town; Eastern France
Wings
1917 - 1918
Cambridge, England; Olympic Stadium, Paris, France
Chariots of Fire
1919 - 1924
Buckingham Palace / London, England
The King's Speech
1925 - 1939
Cook County Jail, Chicago, IL
Chicago
1927
Hollywood, CA
The Artist
1927 - 1932
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
All the King's Men
1928 - 1935
A midtown theater in New York, NY
Broadway Melody
1929 (contemporary)
An inn in Berlin, Germany
Grand Hotel
1932 (contemporary)
The road between Miami, FL and New York, NY
It Happened One Night
1934 (contemporary)
Joliet/Chicago, IL
The Sting
1936
Villa San Girolamo, Italy / Desert outside of Cairo, Egypt
The English Patient
1937 - 1945
Salzburg, Austria
The Sound of Music
1937 - 1938
A ramshackle house near Columbia U, New York, NY
You Can’t Take it With You
1938 (contemporary)
Krakow, Poland; Brinnlitz, Moravia
Schindler's List
1939 - 1945
A small village outside London, England
Mrs. Miniver
1939 - 1942
Manderlay Manor, Cornwall, England
Rebecca
1940 (contemporary)
Pearl Harbor, HI
From Here to Eternity
1941
Casablanca, French Morocco
Casablanca
1941
Place(s)
Movie
Year(s)
Western Thailand
The Bridge on the River Kwai
1942 - 1943
Messina, Italy; Heidelberg, Germany
Patton
1943 - 1945
St. Dominic's Parish, New York, NY
Going My Way
1944 (contemporary)
New York, NY; Sicily, Italy
The Godfather
1945 - 1955
Nat's Bar, New York, NY
The Lost Weekend
1945 (contemporary)
Boone City, OH
The Best Years of Our Lives
1946 (contemporary)
New York, NY; the 'restricted' community of Darien, CT
Gentleman’s Agreement
1947 (contemporary)
Princeton, NJ
A Beautiful Mind
1947 - 1994
Atlanta, GA
Driving Miss Daisy
1948 - 1973
Greenbow, AL; North Vietnam
Forrest Gump
1950s - 1982
Houston, Texas
Terms of Endearment
1950s - 1980s
Various theaters and dressing rooms in New York, NY
All About Eve
1950 (contemporary)
Paris, France
An American in Paris
1951 (contemporary)
In and between small towns throughout the US
The Greatest Show on Earth
1952 (contemporary)
The docks of Hoboken, NJ
On the Waterfront
1954 (contemporary)
A butcher shop in The Bronx, NY
Marty
1955 (contemporary)
An office building / apartment in New York, NY
The Apartment
1960 (contemporary)
The Upper West Side of New York, NY
West Side Story
1961 (contemporary)
Oregon State Mental Hospital, OR
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
1962
Baltimore, MD
The Shape of Water
1962
The American south
Green Book
1962
Vietnam, near Cambodian border
Platoon
1967
The segregated community of Sparta, MS
In the Heat of the Night
1967 (contemporary)
Clairton, PA; Saigon, Vietnam
The Deer Hunter
1968 - 1975
Times Square, New York, NY
Midnight Cowboy
1969 (contemporary)
Various alleyways and tunnels in New York, NY
The French Connection
1971 (contemporary)
Philadelphia, PA
Rocky
1976 (contemporary)
New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA
Annie Hall
1977 (contemporary)
A courtroom in New York, NY
Kramer vs. Kramer
1979 (contemporary)
Tehran, Iran
Argo
1979
Liberty City, Miami, FL
Moonlight
1980s - 2000s
An affluent home in Lake Forest, IL
Ordinary People
1980 (contemporary)
West Texas-Mexico Border; El Paso, TX
No Country For Old Men
1980
Cincinnati, OH; Las Vegas, NV
Rain Man
1988 (contemporary)
State Hospital for the Criminally Insane, Baltimore, MD
The Silence of the Lambs
1991 (contemporary)
Mumbai, India
Slumdog Millionaire
1992 - 2006
An average block in suburban America
American Beauty
1999 (contemporary)
Boston, MA
Spotlight
2001 - 2003
Los Angeles, CA / Las Vegas, NV
Million Dollar Baby
2004 (contemporary)
Baghdad, Iraq
The Hurt Locker
2004
The streets of Los Angeles, CA
Crash
2005 (contemporary)
Boston, MA
The Departed
2006 (contemporary)
Nevada, USA
Nomadland
2011
New York, NY
Birdman
2014 (contemporary)
Seoul, South Korea
Parasite
2019 (contemporary)
Gloucester, MA
CODA
2021 (contemporary)
Simi Valley, CA
Everything Everywhere All At Once
2022 (contemporary)
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