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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 84 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 75 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 242 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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People who added this item 59 Average listal rating (20 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6
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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 102 Average listal rating (52 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.8
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The un-nominated Modern Times
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People who added this item 138 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 1151 Average listal rating (669 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
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The Grapes of Wrath
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Citizen Kane
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People who added this item 173 Average listal rating (91 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
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The Yankee Doodle Dandy OR the un-nominated Sullivan's Travels
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People who added this item 100 Average listal rating (54 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
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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 222 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 473 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 237 Average listal rating (133 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 341 Average listal rating (219 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 307 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 1340 Average listal rating (783 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.1
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The un-nominated Some Like It Hot
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People who added this item 1148 Average listal rating (697 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
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The un-nominated Psycho
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People who added this item 123 Average listal rating (67 ratings) 6.9 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 1330 Average listal rating (746 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 318 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 1019 Average listal rating (626 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 1098 Average listal rating (735 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 2836 Average listal rating (1841 ratings) 7.5 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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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 1352 Average listal rating (748 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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People who added this item 715 Average listal rating (399 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
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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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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 9224 Average listal rating (5786 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 4727 Average listal rating (3103 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 9170 Average listal rating (5740 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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Saving Private Ryan
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People who added this item 6561 Average listal rating (4243 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 6479 Average listal rating (4391 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 2482 Average listal rating (1540 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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