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Added by Michael M on 25 Jul 2011 08:47
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When Does The Academy "Get It Right"?

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People who added this item 187 Average listal rating (89 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.7
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Should Have Lost To: Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
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Should Have Lost To: The Hollywood Revue of 1929
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People who added this item 616 Average listal rating (328 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
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Lewis Milestone's anti war masterpiece marks the first time the Academy gets it right, but not a trend that gets repeated often.
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People who added this item 77 Average listal rating (39 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6
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People who added this item 247 Average listal rating (141 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
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Should Have Lost To: Trouble in Paradise
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People who added this item 63 Average listal rating (25 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6
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Should Have Lost To: Duck Soup
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1935's 4th highest rated picture, it could be alot worse.

Should Have Lost To: A Night at the Opera
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People who added this item 105 Average listal rating (54 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.8
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Should Have Lost To: Modern Times
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People who added this item 143 Average listal rating (61 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.3
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Should Have Lost To: Make Way for Tomorrow
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Should Have Lost To: Bringing Up Baby
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Should Have Lost To: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
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People who added this item 1166 Average listal rating (681 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
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Although a very close call.

Should Have Lost To: The Great Dictator
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Should Have Lost To: Citizen Kane
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People who added this item 178 Average listal rating (96 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
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Should Have Lost To: To Be or Not to Be
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People who added this item 3256 Average listal rating (1902 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.5
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People who added this item 102 Average listal rating (55 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
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Should Have Lost To: Double Indemnity
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Should Have Lost To: Brief Encounter
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Should Have Lost To: It's a Wonderful Life
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Should Have Lost To: Build My Gallows High
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People who added this item 228 Average listal rating (126 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
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Should Have Lost To: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
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Should Have Lost To: The Third Man
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People who added this item 1091 Average listal rating (636 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
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Should Have Lost To: Sunset Boulevard
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People who added this item 477 Average listal rating (279 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.2
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Should Have Lost To: Strangers on a Train
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Ha, nowhere near close. One of the award's most questionable winners.

Should Have Lost To: Singin' in the Rain
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Should Have Lost To: Stalag 17
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Should Have Lost To: Rear Window
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People who added this item 239 Average listal rating (136 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.7
Marty (1955)
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Should Have Lost To: The Night of the Hunter
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People who added this item 346 Average listal rating (223 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
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Should Have Lost To: The Killing
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Should Have Lost To: 12 Angry Men
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People who added this item 312 Average listal rating (172 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.8
Gigi (1958)
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Should Have Lost To: Vertigo
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People who added this item 1360 Average listal rating (793 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.1
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Should Have Lost To: North by Northwest
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People who added this item 1159 Average listal rating (705 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.3
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Should Have Lost To: Psycho
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People who added this item 1197 Average listal rating (685 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.6
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Should Have Lost To: Judgement at Nuremberg
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People who added this item 124 Average listal rating (68 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.7
Tom Jones (1963)
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Should Have Lost To: The Great Escape
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People who added this item 1342 Average listal rating (752 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.9
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Should Have Lost To: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
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Should Have Lost To: Doctor Zhivago
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Should Have Lost To: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
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Should Have Lost To: Cool Hand Luke
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People who added this item 321 Average listal rating (191 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
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Should Have Lost To: Once Upon a Time in the West
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Should Have Lost To: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
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People who added this item 676 Average listal rating (418 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
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People who added this item 1032 Average listal rating (633 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
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Should Have Lost To: A Clockwork Orange
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People who added this item 6146 Average listal rating (3834 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 9.2
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People who added this item 2876 Average listal rating (1863 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.1
Did They Get It Right? - Close Call

Should Have Lost To: Taxi Driver
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Should Have Lost To: Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
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The Academy Award for Best Picture is widely regarded as the highest honor which can be bestowed on a film, but is increasingly attacked for rewarding inferior films which do not stand the test of time or are by defeated worthier efforts.

Using IMDB ratings, let's see which films truly deserved to win Best Picture (however, only with films which where eligible to be nominated).

Note: These are not my personal opinions, but rather those of films fans in general.

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