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Added by santanu on 3 Mar 2011 05:44
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My Alternate Oscar List

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2011

Best Motion Picture of the Year(Oscar): The King's Speech
My Pick: Inception
There is nothing wrong with this one, actually I did like it very much, but the best film of the year....I am not quite sure.
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People who added this item 6081 Average listal rating (3926 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.8
By far this one was the best film of 2010. It blew my head completely.
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2010

Best Motion Picture of the Year(Oscar): The Hurt Locker

My Pick: Inglourious Bssterds
People who added this item 2170 Average listal rating (1395 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
The film at best was good in patches. In totality it drags too much in places.
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It was a delight to watch. The long interrogation sessions were too much to handle and Tarantino's quirky direction took the film to an another level.
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2009

Best Motion Picture of the Year(Oscar): Slumdog Millionaire
My Pick: The Dark Knight
I can't even stand this one and the fact that I belong to the same place the movie is based upon, it failed to move me.
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People who added this item 7619 Average listal rating (5007 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 9
This one did not even bag the nomination and to me this will be one of the ten best films of the decade.
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2008

Best Motion Picture of the Year(Oscar): No country for Old Men
My Pick: No Country for Old Men
Distant Second: Michael Clayton
The Oscars were dead right this time. No Country for Old Men was too good to ignore.
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People who added this item 1015 Average listal rating (631 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
I liked this one very much, but by no means it could have won when in competition with No Country for Old Men.
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2007

Best Motion Picture of the Year(Oscar): The Departed
My Pick: The Departed.
Distant Second: Babel
People who added this item 5180 Average listal rating (3380 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.5
Atlast a small time director(!) named Martin Scorsese bagged an Oscar!!! Though it wasn't among his best but still it was good enough to grab the Oscar.
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People who added this item 3145 Average listal rating (1883 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
Babel (2006)
I liked this one very much, a different year could have changed it's fate.
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2006

Best Motion Picture of the Year(Oscar): Crash
My Pick: Munich
People who added this item 3212 Average listal rating (2086 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.8
It was great to watch and the pain was seen to be believed.
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People who added this item 2278 Average listal rating (1288 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
My pick for the year which drove me crazy. Great direction and a beautiful cast made it impeccable. The ending scene never fades away even after the credits start to roll.
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2005

Best Motion Picture of the Year(Oscar): Million Dollar Baby
My Pick: Million Dollar Baby
Distant Second: The Aviator
It was the right pick of the year. Impressive direction and superb acting coupled with a brilliant script created a beautiful drama.
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People who added this item 3383 Average listal rating (2034 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.5
Not the best from the great director, but looked really good.
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2004

Best Motion Picture of the Year(Oscar): The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
My Pick: Mystic River
Atlast the Lord of the rings got Third time lucky.
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People who added this item 2880 Average listal rating (1799 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
This is much closer to my heart. Probably the best directed by Clint Eastwood. Brilliant performance by Sean penn.
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2003

Best Motion Picture of the Year(Oscar): Chicago
My Pick: Gangs of New York
People who added this item 2496 Average listal rating (1555 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.2
A grossly mediocre flick and to believe that I am actually watching an Oscar winner is just too much.
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This what I call could have been an actual winner.
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2002

Best Motion Picture of the Year(Oscar): A Beautiful Mind
My Pick: A beautiful Mind
Distant Second: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Awesome movie, guess this time the jury had very little to do.
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I love this one, infact the best in the lot. But it had to lose to a much better one.
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2001

Best Motion Picture of the Year(Oscar): Gladiator
My Pick: Gladiator
Distant Second: Erin Brockovich
People who added this item 6502 Average listal rating (4410 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.5
It has an Oscar written all over it. I dont seem to mind much as I was too impressed by Russel Crowe in it.
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People who added this item 2570 Average listal rating (1605 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Nice story, good acting and above all a very decent entertainer. But an Oscar winner ..........naaaah
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2000

Best Motion Picture of the Year(Oscar): American Beauty
My Pick: American Beauty
Distant Second: The Insider
People who added this item 6584 Average listal rating (4247 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.4
What a debut by an excellent director, cant complein much this time.
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People who added this item 1160 Average listal rating (704 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9
This is one of my favourite movies. I thought Russel Crowe deserved the Oscar this year itself.
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1999

Best Motion Picture of the Year(Oscar): Shakespeare In Love
My Pick: Saving Private Ryan
Shakespeare in love getting an Oscar..are you kidding me.
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It could have won the Oscar just for its first 15 minutes. But guess the jury had other compulsions.
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1998

Best Motion Picture of the Year(Oscar): Titanic
My Pick: L.A. Confidential
People who added this item 9223 Average listal rating (5766 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.8
I loved it when I had first seen it. But realistically its grossly over rated and the weakest among all the other nominations.
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To deprive LA the Oscar was a sin.
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1997

Best Motion Picture of the Year(Oscar): The English Patient
My Pick: Fargo
A very well made and decent movie. But the best of 1997.............???
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People who added this item 3356 Average listal rating (2189 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.1
What a treat. The best movie directed by the Coen brothers.
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1996

Best Motion Picture of the Year(Oscar): Braveheart
My Pick: Apollo 13
People who added this item 4755 Average listal rating (3124 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.4
I did not like it at all, besides I think it is highly over rated.
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People who added this item 2919 Average listal rating (1850 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.6
Marvellous, if this not a winner, then what else can be.
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1995

Best Motion Picture of the Year(Oscar): Forrest Gump
My Pick: The Shawshank Redemption
People who added this item 9282 Average listal rating (5822 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.8
A very feel good and predictable one. I liked it very much though.
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How could it lose. What on earth did the jury members were thinking.
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1994

Best Motion Picture of the Year(Oscar): Schindler's List
My Pick: Schindler's List
Distant Second: Nothing Could Be Even Close
Without any doubt, this is the best movie in the last 25 years.
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1993

Best Motion Picture of the Year(Oscar): Unforgiven
My Pick: Unforgiven
Distant Second: Scent of A woman
People who added this item 2018 Average listal rating (1288 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
An obvious choice.
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I loved it just because of that awesome act by Al Pacino
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1992

Best Motion Picture of the Year(Oscar): The Silence of the Lambs
My Pick: The Silence of the Lambs
Distant Second: Nothing Could Be Even Close
The jury did not have much option, besides it was a worthy selection.
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1991

Best Motion Picture of the Year(Oscar): Dances with Wolves
My Pick: Goodfellas
This is just an Ok type.
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People who added this item 4115 Average listal rating (2613 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.7
It is an insane thought to deprive this one of the Oscar.
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I just have a keen feeling that more often than not the best films of the year does not win the best film Oscar. There may be reasons that I don't understand, but let me share what I feel about the ones that should have won instead.

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