No. 14: Chariots of FireWho knew the Brits could be so good at sports? Chariots of Fire, which wins the 1982 Academy Award for Best Picture, tells the true tale of track stars Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams and their run to gold in the 1924 Olympics in Paris.Trivia: In the most enduring image of the movie - the runners jogging on the beach to the strains of Vangelis' Oscar-winning score - most of the runners are in fact St. Andrews golf caddies.
Chariots of Fire was very successful at the 54th Academy Awards, winning four of seven nominations. When accepting his Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, Colin Welland famously announced "The British are coming". At the 1981 Cannes Film Festival the film won two awards and competed for the Palme d'Or.