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Gran Torino (2008)
Rumored to be Clint's last screen performance, the AMPAS screwed up royally by completely ignoring his humorous, old-school morality parable. One of AFI's ten best of 2008.

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People who added this item 2159 Average listal rating (1402 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.9
The Wrestler (2008)
Probably the best reviewed film of 2008 (98% on Rotten Tomatoes). At least the London Critics Circle, Broadcast Critics Association, Kansas City Critics Circle and the Online Film Critics Society knew better. One of AFI's ten best of 2008.

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People who added this item 7194 Average listal rating (4746 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 9
Arguably the reason why the Academy added 5 more slots for the Best Picture award in 2009. Christopher Nolan's thrilling crime saga redefined the superhero genre and was snubbed for all major awards, as well as a couple technical nominations. The American Film Institute, the PGA, DGA and the WGA gave the film its due.

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Best Costume Design
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People who added this item 4866 Average listal rating (3203 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.4
WALL·E (2008)
"The Dark Knight" wasn't the only film that went unrecognized by the AMPAS. 2008 should have been the year the Academy opened the Best Picture slot to 10 films. This instant Pixar classic won Best Picture from several critics' circles including Boston, Central Ohio, Chicago, Los Angeles and the Online Critics Society. Another film chosen by the AFI as one of the ten best films of 2008.

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People who added this item 3171 Average listal rating (1986 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.7
Zodiac (2007)
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People who added this item 4216 Average listal rating (2733 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
Ratatouille (2007)
I don't know why animated films can't receive an art direction nod from the Academy. The American Film Institute also recognized it as one of the best films of 2007.

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People who added this item 3297 Average listal rating (2145 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9
How this film lost the cinematography award and didn't garner a Best Picture nomination is beyond me, and the critics circles of Austin, the Online Society, Central Ohio, London and Vancouver.

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People who added this item 4358 Average listal rating (2889 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.2
King Kong (2005)
One of the greatest remakes of all time, Peter Jackson's fantasy epic made many best ten lists, including Roger Ebert, the American Film Institute, and the critics from Chicago, Broadcast Film, London, San Diego and the Online Critics Society. Including a best director nomination at the Golden Globes.

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This received numerous nominations for Best Picture, director, actor (for Jim Carrey), editing and other nominations from the BAFTAs, the Golden Globes, critic circles from London, the Online Society, Washington DC, Toronto, San Diego, Broadcast Association and the Directors Guild of Great Britain. Also one of AFI's ten best of 2004.

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People who added this item 6514 Average listal rating (4277 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 8
Nominated for best picture by the Producers Guild of America, the Golden Globes, the Online Critics Society and one of AFI's ten best of the year.

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People who added this item 2623 Average listal rating (1728 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.6
Collateral (2004)
One of the American Film Institute's ten best of 2004.

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Best Sound
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People who added this item 7861 Average listal rating (5072 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.2
Finding Nemo (2003)
Nominated best picture at the Golden Globes, critics circles from the Broadcast Association, Chicago and Phoenix. One of AFI's top 10 of 2003.

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Memento (2000)
Another Nolan snub. His film and directorial efforts were recognized by the Directors Guild of America, the Chlotrudis Awards, the Spirit awards, the Satellite awards, critics from Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, Las Vegas, London, Phoenix, Southeastern, Toronto, Vancouver, the Broadcast Association, the Online Society and the Sundance Film Festival. One of AFI's top ten.

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Best Actor (Guy Pearce)
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Toy Story (1995)
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Seven (1995)
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Groundhog Day (1993)
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Recognized by the Directors Guild of America, the BAFTAs for best film, the Golden Globes for best picture and best director. Ranked #6 on AFI's 10 Top 10 for romantic comedies.

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People who added this item 3544 Average listal rating (2323 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
Recognized by the Directors Guild of America, the Writers Guild, the BAFTAs for best screenplay, the Golden Globes for best picture and the Grammys. Made top 10 lists of Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel.

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People who added this item 3145 Average listal rating (2177 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.4
Aliens (1986)
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Stand by Me (1986)
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Manhattan (1979)
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Alien (1979)
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Psycho (1960)
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Spartacus (1960)
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Vertigo (1958)
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People who added this item 706 Average listal rating (481 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8
The Searchers (1956)
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People who added this item 2493 Average listal rating (1677 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 8.5
Rear Window (1954)
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The Third Man (1949)
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The following is a list of American films (in order of most recent) unjustly snubbed of an Oscar nomination for Best Picture, among other nominations as well.

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