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Added by Abhi on 17 Nov 2008 08:00
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Undeserving Best Picture Oscar Winners

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People who added this item 9282 Average listal rating (5822 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.8

A painful addition to the list since I think this movie is awesome, has a clever screenplay and Tom Hanks... is Tom Hanks.

But look which movie it beat to the Oscar - 'The Shawshank Redemption', need I add more? Actually I do, since it beat my all time favourite romantic comedy, 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' as well.

My choice: Four Weddings and a Funeral
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People who added this item 4755 Average listal rating (3124 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.4

Why do so many people like this ridiculously melodramatic mangling of Scottish history? This is sloppy film-making at it's worst. Mel Gibson seems to think that shocking the audience with unnecessary brutality replaces the need for historical accuracy.

And look who it beat to the Oscar, Ang Lee's 'Sense and Sensibility', one of the best, if not *the* best romantic movies ever made. What were the voters thinking? *shudder*

My choice: Sense and Sensibility
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This is a good romantic movie with great acting, but 'Fargo' deserved the Oscar that year.

My choice: Fargo
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People who added this item 9223 Average listal rating (5766 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.8

Titanic is a good movie, technically brilliant and with several good performances. In the end, it is still a sloppy romance. It beat the stunning detective drama, 'L A Confidential' to the Oscar, which is unforgivable in my book.

My choice: L.A. Confidential
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Adding this movie to the list is painful as well because it is a terrific movie. However, it did beat 'Saving Private Ryan' for the Oscar, proving once again that the voters have no sense whatsoever.

My choice: Saving Private Ryan
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A syrupy biopic of John Nash that glossed over much of his life. Russell Crowe was just brilliant in the lead role but a very sloppy movie overall.

My choice: Moulin Rouge
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People who added this item 2496 Average listal rating (1555 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.2

A half way decent musical, I never understood why the Academy was so beholden by it. Beat out 'Gangs of New York' and 'Lord of the Rings : The Two Towers', the best movie in the trilogy. 'The Pianist' and 'The Hours' were also nominated, both miles better than this one.

My choice: The Two Towers
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The academy locked itself into this one, big time. They didn't award the first two movies in the trilogy and had no choice but to hand out a record number of awards for the last one. In my opinion, The Two Towers was the best of the three and got three measly awards. What a waste.

My choice: Mystic River
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Movies that won the Best Picture Oscar, thoroughly undeserved in my opinion.

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