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Added by DragonPhoenix46 on 4 Feb 2013 11:00
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Best Picture Winners the Oscars Got Wrong

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People who added this item 82 Average listal rating (44 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.2
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The un-nominated The Wind
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People who added this item 70 Average listal rating (37 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 6
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The un-nominated City Lights
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People who added this item 232 Average listal rating (136 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
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The un-nominated I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
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The un-nominated King Kong
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The un-nominated A Night at the Opera

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I barely remember it, though. I thought it was a bit underwhelming when I first saw it. As for A Night at the Opera, I enjoyed it way more and I was laughing my ass off of it.
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People who added this item 99 Average listal rating (53 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.8
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The un-nominated Modern Times
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People who added this item 131 Average listal rating (58 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.3
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The un-nominated Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
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The Adventures of Robin Hood OR Bringing Up Baby
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People who added this item 1115 Average listal rating (664 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
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The Grapes of Wrath
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Citizen Kane
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The Yankee Doodle Dandy OR the un-nominated Sullivan's Travels
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Double Indemnity
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It's a Wonderful Life

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It is a good post-war drama. But It's a Wonderful Life is better paced, and more entertaining and heartfelt.

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The un-nominated Black Narcissus
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People who added this item 213 Average listal rating (122 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
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The Treasure of the Sierra Mandre
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The un-nominated White Heat
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People who added this item 457 Average listal rating (276 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.2
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A Streetcar Named Desire
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High Noon OR the un-nominated Singin' in the Rain
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People who added this item 232 Average listal rating (134 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.7
Marty (1955)
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The un-nominated The Night of the Hunter
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People who added this item 322 Average listal rating (218 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
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The un-nominated Seven Samurai
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People who added this item 292 Average listal rating (168 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.8
Gigi (1958)
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The un-nominated Vertigo
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People who added this item 1286 Average listal rating (779 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.1
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The un-nominated Some Like It Hot
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The un-nominated Psycho
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People who added this item 114 Average listal rating (66 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.7
Tom Jones (1963)
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The un-nominated The Great Escape
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People who added this item 1306 Average listal rating (745 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.9
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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
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The Graduate
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People who added this item 306 Average listal rating (187 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
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The un-nominated 2001: A Space Odyssey

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I barely remember it, aside from some of the good music numbers, including "Consider Yourself". But comparing it to 2001: A Space Odyssey, its win was totally undeserved.
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People who added this item 990 Average listal rating (622 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
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A Clockwork Orange OR The Last Picture Show

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It is a good film and that famous car chase scene. But A Clockwork Orange is more mesmerizing, and it's one of my top ten favorite films. The Last Picture Show would also be acceptable if the former is too controversial for some people.
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People who added this item 1070 Average listal rating (733 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.3
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The Exorcist OR American Graffiti

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I barely remember it. I've seen the two said films above as well. Even though I like The Exorcist the best, but it's American Graffiti that seems to be more apporiate for Best Picture.
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People who added this item 2767 Average listal rating (1837 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.1
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Taxi Driver OR Network

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It's a good underdog story with a great score and song. But it's not real Best Picture-worthy compared to the others that were nominated, including the said films above.
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Star Wars

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I'm not too fond of Annie Hall, but I can see why it's a significant film. It's also been ages since I last saw it, though.
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People who added this item 1083 Average listal rating (656 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.8
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Apocalypse Now
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Raging Bull
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Raiders of the Lost Ark

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It's been a long time since I've seen Chariots of Fire, but I do remember being slow-paced and even fell asleep in some parts. I do like the beautiful score by Vangelis, though.
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People who added this item 1326 Average listal rating (743 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.1
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E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial OR the un-nominated Blade Runner
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The Right Stuff
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The un-nominated Brazil

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I liked the score and cinematography. But the film is slow-paced, soapy, and underwhelming.
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The un-nominated Full Metal Jacket

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It is a solid arthouse biopic. But it's Full Metal Jacket that has aged better and more talked about.
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The un-nominated Do the Right Thing
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People who added this item 2117 Average listal rating (1312 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8
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Goodfellas

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I barely remember it. But Goodfellas losing Best Picture and Best Director for Martin Scorsese is just inexcusable.
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People who added this item 9092 Average listal rating (5780 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.8
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Pulp Fiction OR The Shawshank Redemption

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I've seen all three films, and it's no argument that either two above should have taken home the award. Although I would prefer The Shawshank Redemption.
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People who added this item 4679 Average listal rating (3101 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.4
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The un-nominated Toy Story OR The Usual Suspects

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I liked Braveheart, despite all of those historical inaccuracies. But the criminally un-nominated Toy Story is the more important and superior film.
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Fargo
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People who added this item 9064 Average listal rating (5737 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.8
Titanic (1997)
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L.A. Confidential

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I'm actually indifferent to this one. But I listed it just for the heck of it. I thought Titanic did deserve to win, despite what other people say. As for L.A. Confidential, I need to watch it again to express my full judgment.
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People who added this item 2533 Average listal rating (1545 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
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Saving Private Ryan
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People who added this item 6480 Average listal rating (4234 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.4
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The un-nominated Fight Club

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It was well-deserved at the time. But when Fight Club was successfully vindicated by history, not so much right now.
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People who added this item 6396 Average listal rating (4390 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.5
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

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Gladiator is one of the most overrated films, as IMDb is being way too kind to it. I liked it at first, though. But as I watched more and more films, it's not anything special to me anymore.
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
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People who added this item 2467 Average listal rating (1543 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.2
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The Pianist OR The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

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There's some good and entertaining music numbers, but it's really not Best Picture-worthy. Especially compared to the much more powerful and captivating Pianist.
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NOTE: This list reflects on the most popular opinion and consensus, NOT mine, although save for a couple.

However, I DO hate the Oscars in general and they are a complete joke. They always overlook far better films and vote for the wrong films to win. They have no real sense of genuine judgment compared to film critics and buffs. And they can be biased when it comes to certain genres. I stopped watching the Oscars since the 2009 ceremony, and it's good thing I did, judging by what other people said about the ceremonies for the past couple of years.

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Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Feb 28 22:30
I haven't seen these movies, but...

Agree: The premise of Kramer vs. Kramer is stupid because it portrays Meryl Streep as a selfish harpy, while Apocalypse Now had a higher rating on both here and IMDB and tackled a more important subject. (Sorry to those who grew up with divorced parents)

Disagree: As someone with a higher moral ground, I can't condone killing innocent people, whether its fictitious or not, so, no, Rocky does deserve to win in favor of Taxi Driver.
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Mar 7 21:05
Very interesting and thought provoking list!
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Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Mar 7 21:25
"48. Crash (2004)
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Brokeback Mountain"

Agree 100%
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Mar 7 21:42
I haven't seen Grapes of Wrath yet but Rebecca was an amazing film. If GOW is even better, perhaps I shouldn't put it off much longer. :)

I'm also not a fan of the Oscars and disagree with , at least, half of their choices - if not more. Not to mention the fact of their continual snubbing of truly great films that aren't even nominated year in and year out.
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Mar 8 0:06
Great list, I have to see more old movies :). I don't really have an opinion before the 70's.
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Mar 8 0:20
Soooooo right!

Except for The Departed, which I think deserved the Best Picture award, I agree with all of them, specially what you had to say about Gladiator. It's an okay film at most.
Posted: 5 years, 4 months ago at Mar 8 16:10
good list, bud. it made me think, which is what it's all about. the only 2 that i really disagree with were marty, and the sting. they're two of my all time favorites..
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Dec 12 20:12
Emily J, I mean no disrespect or offense, but I can't say I agree with you on Rocky deserving it more than Taxi Driver as I prefer characters with more complexity and a dark edgeness to them versus the perfect nice guy. They're not saying killing innocents is right, they're just wanna do a film about a man finally snapping due to the horrors of this world that allot of films don't explore. Cause stuff like that happens in real life that people avoid. What's wrong with doing controversial stuff like that?
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Dec 12 20:23
If you think the Oscar's are bad, you should watch the MTV Movie awards. Actually, all I have to tell you is that one of the Twilight movies won best film over The Dark Knight. Let that sink in.

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