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02.26.2016by: Alex Maidy

Top 10 Most Overrated Best Picture Winners of All Time

In the history of movies, we have had 88 films named as Best Picture of the Year. The films that win this top honor at the Academy Awards are often widely accepted by fans and critics as the right choice, but there have been numerous times where the winner was an awful choice compared to the other films nominated. Here is our ranking of the ten most overrated films to win Best Picture and the far superior movies that they beat. If you disagree or think we missed some, let us know in the talk backs below.

#10 - HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY

For our first film, we go all the way back to 1941. While John Ford's period drama HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY is a beautiful film, it was by no means the best or most innovative film to hit theaters that year. Humphrey Bogart starred in the classic THE MALTESE FALCON but was also the year that Orson Welles' CITIZEN KANE was released and became widely considered the best film of all time and it couldn't even win top honors at the Oscars.

#9 - MILLION DOLLAR BABY

Clint Eastwood's boxing drama MILLION DOLLAR BABY is not only one of the most overrated films of all time but it also somehow beat Martin Scorsese's THE AVIATOR and the Paul Giamatti dramedy SIDEWAYS amongst other nominees. MILLION DOLLAR BABY was not the best picture of the year but good old Clint somehow convinced the older Academy voters.

#8 - DRIVING MISS DAISY

DRIVING MISS DAISY is a borderline racist film about an old white lady and her Magical Negro. Yeah, it is that cliche and stereotypical. In a year that saw the release of DEAD POETS' SOCIETY and FIELD OF DREAMS, the Academy voters decided to go with a film about overcoming race by following a woman and her servant who happen to be two different skin colors. Yeah, this is one of those decisions that must have sounded good at the time but two decades later looks very bad.

#7 - THE ENGLISH PATIENT

Did you know that FARGO didn't win Best Picture in 1996? Did you know that Cameron Crowe's JERRY MAGUIRE was also nominated that year? They both lost to Anthony Minghella's classy and stagnant THE ENGLISH PATIENT. I guarantee this is a movie you won't remember much of even if you just watched it a few days ago. The actors and plot are very by the numbers and harken back to old Hollywood films but just don't have the heart of the other nominees that year.

#6 - THE KING'S SPEECH

Tom Hooper is a god awful filmmaker. While his movies have nothing special about them, his workmanlike approach to filmmaking somehow does just enough to get him critical acclaim. From LES MISERABLES to this year's THE DANISH GIRL, Hooper's films all look just like THE KING'S SPEECH. Somehow this generic film won top honors at the Oscars and beat the far better BLACK SWAN, INCEPTION, and THE SOCIAL NETWORK.

#5 - CHICAGO

GANGS OF NEW YORK, THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS, and THE HOURS were amongst the best films of 2002 but the resurgence of the movie musical gave CHICAGO the boost it needed to win top honors from the Academy. Despite the acclaim from many critics, CHICAGO feels more like a film of a stage production rather than a full movie experience. Compared to what Scorsese and Peter Jackson did that year, CHICAGO falls flat.

#4 - THE HURT LOCKER

THE HURT LOCKER took top honors despite being in an expanded Best Picture race featuring AVATAR, DISTRICT 9, UP, and INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS. Yeah, Kathryn Bigelow's war drama beat out nine other films despite being widely reviled by veterans of the Armed Forces. I have already delved into my unpopular opinion on the film but how in the hell did it beat out nine other films in one of the strongest races of the last twenty years?

#3 - CRASH

CRASH, what a pile of crap. Paul Haggis himself doesn't know how this movie beat Steven Spielberg's MUNICH or Ang Lee's groundbreaking BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN. I mean, this is yet another film that pulls at the cliche heartstrings rather than doing anything truly genuine on screen. Academy voters have long been suckered into voting for films that analyze the human condition as well as race in our society, but there have been countless films that have done it better than CRASH.

#2 - FORREST GUMP

FORREST GUMP is not a bad movie, it is just not Best Picture material. Okay, I guess it is exactly the kind of movie the Academy always votes for, but in a year that also saw Robert Redford's QUIZ SHOW and Frank Darabont's classic THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, how the hell did FORREST GUMP win? Oh, yeah, it also beat PULP FICTION. That right there may be one of the greatest injustices in Oscar history.

#1 - SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

In 1998, there didn't seem to be any way of stopping SAVING PRIVATE RYAN from winning the gold. Steven Spielberg's World War II ranks as one of the best films of all time. Even Terence Malick's THE THIN RED LINE seemed like a contender if SAVING PRIVATE RYAN wasn't going to win. Hell, my personal favorite ELIZABETH seemed like a worthy Best Picture, but the Academy instead gave it to the tripe that was SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE. What a debacle. Never trust those Weinsteins, they will always find a way to get their picture the trophy.

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9:00PM on 02/28/2016

Are you kidding?

Seriously, is this a practical joke? Avatar? You think Avatar deserved Best Picture honors? Wow....
Seriously, is this a practical joke? Avatar? You think Avatar deserved Best Picture honors? Wow....
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8:58PM on 02/28/2016

Wait, what???

You're saying King's Speech wasn't as good as Black Swan? As Social Network? Both films were pretentious piles of crap. The only interesting thing about The Social Network was Timberlake's ridiculous over the top portrayal of Sean Parker.
You're saying King's Speech wasn't as good as Black Swan? As Social Network? Both films were pretentious piles of crap. The only interesting thing about The Social Network was Timberlake's ridiculous over the top portrayal of Sean Parker.
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12:18PM on 02/28/2016

Brutal...

I know its "just YOUR opinion", but this list was alright until you chose Forest Gump as overrated.
Shawshank, Pulp and Gump were ALL deserving of this award. All are still damn fine films till this day. NONE of them are overrated.
I know its "just YOUR opinion", but this list was alright until you chose Forest Gump as overrated.
Shawshank, Pulp and Gump were ALL deserving of this award. All are still damn fine films till this day. NONE of them are overrated.
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11:58PM on 02/27/2016
I do like crash. Munichs and history of violence are better. Broke back would be next
I do like crash. Munichs and history of violence are better. Broke back would be next
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11:52PM on 02/27/2016
I like Chicago, though I haven't seen it in awhile. Gangs of NY shouldn't even be nominated. It's another complete unfocused mess. There are excellent parts but it's obvious there were like 10 different writers. I don't think LORD is that great. Or the hours. Out of those, it is the best
I like Chicago, though I haven't seen it in awhile. Gangs of NY shouldn't even be nominated. It's another complete unfocused mess. There are excellent parts but it's obvious there were like 10 different writers. I don't think LORD is that great. Or the hours. Out of those, it is the best
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11:46PM on 02/27/2016
I love million dollar baby (and rope burns). One of my top 10 movies. A lot of ppl miss how mystic river is about the death penalty and this is about euthanasia, as well as kind of a deconstruction of the boxing genre. And it's very religious, or spiritual, with the father the son and Holy Ghost the main characters (Clint, Swank, Freeman). It's a layered movie. Aviator is a mess. The only thing better (listed here) would be eternal sunshine.
I love million dollar baby (and rope burns). One of my top 10 movies. A lot of ppl miss how mystic river is about the death penalty and this is about euthanasia, as well as kind of a deconstruction of the boxing genre. And it's very religious, or spiritual, with the father the son and Holy Ghost the main characters (Clint, Swank, Freeman). It's a layered movie. Aviator is a mess. The only thing better (listed here) would be eternal sunshine.
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10:06PM on 02/27/2016
Many of these films you loathe are still widely loved to this day. I strongly disagree with this column.
Many of these films you loathe are still widely loved to this day. I strongly disagree with this column.
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7:18PM on 02/27/2016
From best to worst:
1) Life is Beautiful (should have won)
2) Shakespeare in Love
3) Saving Private Ryan
4) Elizabeth
5) The Thin Red Line (the only movie here that should NOT have been nominated. What a boring slog to sit through.)
From best to worst:
1) Life is Beautiful (should have won)
2) Shakespeare in Love
3) Saving Private Ryan
4) Elizabeth
5) The Thin Red Line (the only movie here that should NOT have been nominated. What a boring slog to sit through.)
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7:11PM on 02/27/2016
Longbaugh is right. Crash won because it's a Los Angeles movie, and Hollywood loves movies about itself. How else do you explain the The Artist getting Best Picture?
Longbaugh is right. Crash won because it's a Los Angeles movie, and Hollywood loves movies about itself. How else do you explain the The Artist getting Best Picture?
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7:07PM on 02/27/2016
Agreed. It's a horribly overrated film, Oscar or not.
Agreed. It's a horribly overrated film, Oscar or not.
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7:04PM on 02/27/2016
Inception should have won, but The King's Speech was a surprisingly excellent film. Out of all I saw from that year, I'd rank them as such from best to worst:
1) Inception
2) The King's Speech
3) The Social Network
4) True Grit
5) The Fighter
6) 127 Hours
7) Black Swan
Inception should have won, but The King's Speech was a surprisingly excellent film. Out of all I saw from that year, I'd rank them as such from best to worst:
1) Inception
2) The King's Speech
3) The Social Network
4) True Grit
5) The Fighter
6) 127 Hours
7) Black Swan
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6:58PM on 02/27/2016
You had me until Forrest Gump....I love Pulp Fiction, Quiz Show, and Shawshank as much as the next sane person, but Gump is timeless IMO.
You had me until Forrest Gump....I love Pulp Fiction, Quiz Show, and Shawshank as much as the next sane person, but Gump is timeless IMO.
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6:57PM on 02/27/2016
Sideways is an exceptional film. One of my favorites in the genre it occupies.

Million Dollar Baby doesn't hold up under scrutiny. Never mind the cartoonish family members, just how does someone get declared the winner of a match after blatant unsportsmanlike conduct that results in severe injury?
Sideways is an exceptional film. One of my favorites in the genre it occupies.

Million Dollar Baby doesn't hold up under scrutiny. Never mind the cartoonish family members, just how does someone get declared the winner of a match after blatant unsportsmanlike conduct that results in severe injury?
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6:56PM on 02/27/2016
You had me until Forrest Gump...I love Pulp Fiction, Quiz Show, and Shawshank as much as the next sane person, but Gump is absolutely timeless IMO.
You had me until Forrest Gump...I love Pulp Fiction, Quiz Show, and Shawshank as much as the next sane person, but Gump is absolutely timeless IMO.
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6:56PM on 02/27/2016
You had me until Forrest Gump...I love Pulp Fiction, Quiz Show, and Shawshank as much as the next sane person, but Gump is absolutely timeless IMO.
You had me until Forrest Gump...I love Pulp Fiction, Quiz Show, and Shawshank as much as the next sane person, but Gump is absolutely timeless IMO.
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4:48PM on 02/27/2016
I wanted to see The Thin Red Line get some love. Saving Private Ryan was good, but it painted the Nazis as extremely one-dimensional. I realize the movie's not about them but the fact I didn't recognize them as people took something away from the story. Otherwise an amazing movie.

I really didn't know what to expect back then. And I like Shakespeare in Love. Spielberg got his Oscar, and that's really what I think is important. It's why Tom Hooper winning for The King's Speech pissed me off.
I wanted to see The Thin Red Line get some love. Saving Private Ryan was good, but it painted the Nazis as extremely one-dimensional. I realize the movie's not about them but the fact I didn't recognize them as people took something away from the story. Otherwise an amazing movie.

I really didn't know what to expect back then. And I like Shakespeare in Love. Spielberg got his Oscar, and that's really what I think is important. It's why Tom Hooper winning for The King's Speech pissed me off. He didn't earn it. Ang Lee also won for Brokeback Mountain, I'll accept that even if Crash was the weakest movie nominated. I'm glad the Academy broke it up here, I think they should do that more.
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11:13AM on 02/27/2016
Strange that number 1 says:
"Never trust those Weinsteins, they will always find a way to get their picture the trophy"
But on number 2 you wrote
"Oh, yeah, it also beat PULP FICTION. That right there may be one of the greatest injustices in Oscar history."
Strange that number 1 says:
"Never trust those Weinsteins, they will always find a way to get their picture the trophy"
But on number 2 you wrote
"Oh, yeah, it also beat PULP FICTION. That right there may be one of the greatest injustices in Oscar history."
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1:12AM on 02/27/2016

You forgot American Beauty

That, plus Crash and The Hurt Locker are easily the top 3 overrated Best Picture winners of all time.
That, plus Crash and The Hurt Locker are easily the top 3 overrated Best Picture winners of all time.
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4:03PM on 02/27/2016
-8/10: THE GREEN MILE.
-9/10 AMERICAN BEAUTY.
-10/10: THE 6TH SENSE.
-8/10: THE GREEN MILE.
-9/10 AMERICAN BEAUTY.
-10/10: THE 6TH SENSE.
9:48PM on 02/26/2016
Yea, there is no excuse as to why this movie won. Especially over Saving Private Ryan. Just absolutely no excuse. Titanic should have been on this list though. Although it follows that English Patient thing, tragic love story and disaster thing the academy loves. No way in hell it would have lost to LA Confidential.
Yea, there is no excuse as to why this movie won. Especially over Saving Private Ryan. Just absolutely no excuse. Titanic should have been on this list though. Although it follows that English Patient thing, tragic love story and disaster thing the academy loves. No way in hell it would have lost to LA Confidential.
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9:44PM on 02/26/2016
Yea, I have to disagree here. Pulp Fiction is my favorite movie of all-time but there's no way it was going to beat Forrest Gump. This is actually may be like the ultimate Oscar movie.
Yea, I have to disagree here. Pulp Fiction is my favorite movie of all-time but there's no way it was going to beat Forrest Gump. This is actually may be like the ultimate Oscar movie.
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9:41PM on 02/26/2016
I hate this movie. I've got a pretty big list of movies that were way more deserving than this piece of pandering, finger pointing bullshit of a movie.
I hate this movie. I've got a pretty big list of movies that were way more deserving than this piece of pandering, finger pointing bullshit of a movie.
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9:38PM on 02/26/2016
This one I just outright disagree with. This is one of my favorite Best Picture winners. Point in fact it is one of my favorite movies. The only nominee that I think could (or maybe should) have beaten that year was Up in the Year. It may not be accurate in a technical sense but it is one damn intense action movie.
This one I just outright disagree with. This is one of my favorite Best Picture winners. Point in fact it is one of my favorite movies. The only nominee that I think could (or maybe should) have beaten that year was Up in the Year. It may not be accurate in a technical sense but it is one damn intense action movie.
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9:11PM on 02/26/2016
I remember I fucking hated that this movie beat Gangs of New York. I remember watching it and just being bitter it won so I was just being a complete ass about it. My wife talked me in to watching it again not very long ago and I really liked it. I can honestly see why it did win. The Academy love themselves a musical.
I remember I fucking hated that this movie beat Gangs of New York. I remember watching it and just being bitter it won so I was just being a complete ass about it. My wife talked me in to watching it again not very long ago and I really liked it. I can honestly see why it did win. The Academy love themselves a musical.
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9:04PM on 02/26/2016
I really liked this one even though it is prestige filmmaking in every sense of the term. This one is not my favorite from the year but it really did not surprise me that it beat the Social Network, even if the Social Network was the better movie. Although Drive is my favorite, and that damn sure was not going to get Oscar love.
I really liked this one even though it is prestige filmmaking in every sense of the term. This one is not my favorite from the year but it really did not surprise me that it beat the Social Network, even if the Social Network was the better movie. Although Drive is my favorite, and that damn sure was not going to get Oscar love.
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3:55PM on 02/27/2016
DRIVE came out in 2011, not 2010.
DRIVE came out in 2011, not 2010.
9:00PM on 02/26/2016
I never saw it but it's a tragic love story with a war backdrop, of course the Academy was going to love it. Fargo will probably always be my favorite movie of this year.
I never saw it but it's a tragic love story with a war backdrop, of course the Academy was going to love it. Fargo will probably always be my favorite movie of this year.
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8:55PM on 02/26/2016
Out of the Best Picture nominees from this year The Aviator should have won. The fact Collateral and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind were not even nominated still pisses me off. Million Dollar Baby was good but it was far from Eastwood's best. I definitely think it was a case of Eastwood appealing to the old voters.
Out of the Best Picture nominees from this year The Aviator should have won. The fact Collateral and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind were not even nominated still pisses me off. Million Dollar Baby was good but it was far from Eastwood's best. I definitely think it was a case of Eastwood appealing to the old voters.
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8:50PM on 02/26/2016
A parallel story here: I remember a few years back Entertainment Weekly polled Oscar voters from that year and most agreed that they made a mistake in voting for Gwyneth. I don't remember about Best Picture though.

This win showed the power of the Weinsteins and their ad campaigns (which I am so sick of on the whole). People should just vote for their favorite movies/performances without all the bullshit free screenings/swag/ads etc.
A parallel story here: I remember a few years back Entertainment Weekly polled Oscar voters from that year and most agreed that they made a mistake in voting for Gwyneth. I don't remember about Best Picture though.

This win showed the power of the Weinsteins and their ad campaigns (which I am so sick of on the whole). People should just vote for their favorite movies/performances without all the bullshit free screenings/swag/ads etc.
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8:47PM on 02/26/2016

Tough

This was a truly strong year. Personally, I love Quiz Show and recommend anyone go watch it but movies like Shawshank and Pulp Fiction have had more of an impact than Forest Gump...but that's not what the award is for.
This was a truly strong year. Personally, I love Quiz Show and recommend anyone go watch it but movies like Shawshank and Pulp Fiction have had more of an impact than Forest Gump...but that's not what the award is for.
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8:44PM on 02/26/2016
Brokeback should've won, most know it like that. I'm just surprised that this wasn't #1.
Brokeback should've won, most know it like that. I'm just surprised that this wasn't #1.
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8:43PM on 02/26/2016

Nope

I disagree completely.
I disagree completely.
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8:42PM on 02/26/2016
This was the "The Musical Is Back!" win and then it took 10 years for another just to be nominated. The Pianist should've won and I am so glad that Rob Marshall didn't win Director because it was essentially a stage musical shot for film.
This was the "The Musical Is Back!" win and then it took 10 years for another just to be nominated. The Pianist should've won and I am so glad that Rob Marshall didn't win Director because it was essentially a stage musical shot for film.
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8:38PM on 02/26/2016
I didn't have as big of a problem with this winning as some did. It's a very good film, filled with great performances. Best Director? That's BS though.
I didn't have as big of a problem with this winning as some did. It's a very good film, filled with great performances. Best Director? That's BS though.
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8:34PM on 02/26/2016
Watched(was forced to watch) Shakespeare in Love on a plane. All I could think through the entire film( up until I fell asleep) was "How the f***" did this movie beat Saving Private Ryan, or any other movie that year?!?" I mean, come on, Saving Private Ryan?!?!
Watched(was forced to watch) Shakespeare in Love on a plane. All I could think through the entire film( up until I fell asleep) was "How the f***" did this movie beat Saving Private Ryan, or any other movie that year?!?" I mean, come on, Saving Private Ryan?!?!
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8:30PM on 02/26/2016
Pulp Fiction not winning was a travesty. Not only was it the best film that year, it's one of the greatest films of all time. I wouldn't have been angry if shawshank took it either.. But Forrest Gump?!?!
Pulp Fiction not winning was a travesty. Not only was it the best film that year, it's one of the greatest films of all time. I wouldn't have been angry if shawshank took it either.. But Forrest Gump?!?!
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8:28PM on 02/26/2016
Crash...easily the weakest Best picture winner of all time. Give me ANY of the nominees over it that year: Munich, Capote, Good Night,Good Luck were all amazing, captivating movies. No way Crash should have even been in the picture against the nominees that year
Crash...easily the weakest Best picture winner of all time. Give me ANY of the nominees over it that year: Munich, Capote, Good Night,Good Luck were all amazing, captivating movies. No way Crash should have even been in the picture against the nominees that year
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8:23PM on 02/26/2016
District 9 should have snagged it. The hurt locker was good, but it was only a slightly above average war movie. There have been a ton of war flicks leaps and bounds better than the hurt locker ( saving Private Ryan, Full Metal Jacket anyone?) that didn't win best picture. Avatar was great, but best picture was a stretch
District 9 should have snagged it. The hurt locker was good, but it was only a slightly above average war movie. There have been a ton of war flicks leaps and bounds better than the hurt locker ( saving Private Ryan, Full Metal Jacket anyone?) that didn't win best picture. Avatar was great, but best picture was a stretch
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8:11PM on 02/26/2016
Absolutely deserved to win and I'm not even a musical fan. Gangs of New York benefited from Daniel Day Lewis but it's one of Scorceses weakest films. It's also hard to bitch about LOTR considering they overcompensated with Return of the King.
Absolutely deserved to win and I'm not even a musical fan. Gangs of New York benefited from Daniel Day Lewis but it's one of Scorceses weakest films. It's also hard to bitch about LOTR considering they overcompensated with Return of the King.
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8:06PM on 02/26/2016
A very well made film. While I think I would have preferred District 9 and Bastards probably should have won, at bare minimum at least it wasn't Avatar.
A very well made film. While I think I would have preferred District 9 and Bastards probably should have won, at bare minimum at least it wasn't Avatar.
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8:03PM on 02/26/2016
Crash is far too unfairly maligned. I'm glad it won.
Crash is far too unfairly maligned. I'm glad it won.
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8:01PM on 02/26/2016
This list feels like it was compiled from every cliche disliked Best Picture winner ever. Some of these were deserved, some not, but really no Annie hall! That's one of the most overrated movies I've ever seen and it beat Star Wars.
This list feels like it was compiled from every cliche disliked Best Picture winner ever. Some of these were deserved, some not, but really no Annie hall! That's one of the most overrated movies I've ever seen and it beat Star Wars.
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7:56PM on 02/26/2016
-7/10: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE; THE THIN RED LINE.
-8/10: ELIZABETH; SAVING PRIVATE RYAN.
-9/10: LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL.
-7/10: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE; THE THIN RED LINE.
-8/10: ELIZABETH; SAVING PRIVATE RYAN.
-9/10: LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL.
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7:38PM on 02/26/2016
Never saw it but I'm pretty sure Seinfeld got he last word on this one.

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Never saw it but I'm pretty sure Seinfeld got he last word on this one.

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7:38PM on 02/26/2016
Other than Daniel Day Lewis and the set designs, Gangs of New York had nothing special to it. It was an overlong and uneven film. Joblo himself didn't even like it that much.
Other than Daniel Day Lewis and the set designs, Gangs of New York had nothing special to it. It was an overlong and uneven film. Joblo himself didn't even like it that much.
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7:35PM on 02/26/2016
Take it from Seinfeld, this movie sucks, hehe.
Take it from Seinfeld, this movie sucks, hehe.
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7:28PM on 02/26/2016
Boring cliche list.
Boring cliche list.
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6:49PM on 02/26/2016
This was the first Oscars I watched. In the years since I'm amazed somewhat that Fargo lost, except if it was going to lose it was going to lose to an Oscar-bait movie like this. This is the sort of thing critics don't always love, but Academy members fawn over.
This was the first Oscars I watched. In the years since I'm amazed somewhat that Fargo lost, except if it was going to lose it was going to lose to an Oscar-bait movie like this. This is the sort of thing critics don't always love, but Academy members fawn over.
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6:47PM on 02/26/2016
Forest Gump, like Dances With Wolves (surprised not to see that here), is a good movie. Okay, Dances With Wolves is a MUCH BETTER movie than Forest Gump, but both are much-maligned by people who think they won unfairly. But both are also classics. I can tell you that Pulp Fiction and Quiz Show are more enjoyable to me than Gump (by the time he goes running I'm waiting for the movie to end), but I also remember when Forest Gump came out, and yes, it had Oscar written all over it (I was nine, I
Forest Gump, like Dances With Wolves (surprised not to see that here), is a good movie. Okay, Dances With Wolves is a MUCH BETTER movie than Forest Gump, but both are much-maligned by people who think they won unfairly. But both are also classics. I can tell you that Pulp Fiction and Quiz Show are more enjoyable to me than Gump (by the time he goes running I'm waiting for the movie to end), but I also remember when Forest Gump came out, and yes, it had Oscar written all over it (I was nine, I didn't know what the Oscars were).
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6:42PM on 02/26/2016
I've never been so floored by a movie winning as this one. Sure, I figured Haggis would win screenplay. That was going to be his consolation prize. But the gay cowboy movie was supposed to lock up Best Picture. I mean, even when Heath Ledger lost Best Actor, they gave it to another actor playing a gay man!

Crash, part Do the Right Thing, part Magnolia, and it doesn't touch either. It's a white guy trying to explain racism.
I've never been so floored by a movie winning as this one. Sure, I figured Haggis would win screenplay. That was going to be his consolation prize. But the gay cowboy movie was supposed to lock up Best Picture. I mean, even when Heath Ledger lost Best Actor, they gave it to another actor playing a gay man!

Crash, part Do the Right Thing, part Magnolia, and it doesn't touch either. It's a white guy trying to explain racism.
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6:36PM on 02/26/2016
I'm a bit surprised how the backlash against The Hurt Locker happened. It was the first Iraq War movie not to preach some sort of message, and it was a surprise hit in the art-house, with previous popcorn action director Kathryn Bigelow going low-budget and getting critical acclaim almost across the board. Then it turned into a David and Goliath pitting her against the billion-dollar behemoth her ex-husband made. Inglorious Basterds and District 9 were always going to be also-rans in this race
I'm a bit surprised how the backlash against The Hurt Locker happened. It was the first Iraq War movie not to preach some sort of message, and it was a surprise hit in the art-house, with previous popcorn action director Kathryn Bigelow going low-budget and getting critical acclaim almost across the board. Then it turned into a David and Goliath pitting her against the billion-dollar behemoth her ex-husband made. Inglorious Basterds and District 9 were always going to be also-rans in this race (was the Academy really going to award a movie that rewrote WWII wholesale?). And people were legitimately happy, even on JoBlo, when the movie won.
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6:27PM on 02/26/2016
The King's Speech was a fine film. But it was an actor's movie. It was also a craze, and I knew it would take Best Picture. No way did Tom Hooper deserve Best Director though.
The King's Speech was a fine film. But it was an actor's movie. It was also a craze, and I knew it would take Best Picture. No way did Tom Hooper deserve Best Director though.
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6:23PM on 02/26/2016
Granted, Sideways was my first pick. And this wasn't as good as Eastwood's Mystic River the year before. But I liked this movie a lot.
Granted, Sideways was my first pick. And this wasn't as good as Eastwood's Mystic River the year before. But I liked this movie a lot.
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6:21PM on 02/26/2016
I actually have no problem with this one. I know some people hate it. Personally, The Hours did nothing for me, Gangs of New York had amazing production design and Daniel Day-Lewis, but Leo was miscast and the plot was as generic as Gladiator (speaking of which, Traffic was robbed!). Also, Two Towers wasn't going to win if Fellowship wasn't.
I actually have no problem with this one. I know some people hate it. Personally, The Hours did nothing for me, Gangs of New York had amazing production design and Daniel Day-Lewis, but Leo was miscast and the plot was as generic as Gladiator (speaking of which, Traffic was robbed!). Also, Two Towers wasn't going to win if Fellowship wasn't.
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6:21PM on 02/26/2016
How did The Artist not make this list? Easily one of the most overrated best picture winners in recent memory. Yeah, it's a nice gimmick to make a movie like the silent era, but beyond that what makes it great? I can only assume it was left off the list because much like everyone else, the author forgot about this movie by now.
How did The Artist not make this list? Easily one of the most overrated best picture winners in recent memory. Yeah, it's a nice gimmick to make a movie like the silent era, but beyond that what makes it great? I can only assume it was left off the list because much like everyone else, the author forgot about this movie by now.
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4:36PM on 02/27/2016
The Artist was going to win. You look at the list and it did something different that the Academy felt very strongly needed to be rewarded. The fact it was about Hollywood didn't hurt it.
The Artist was going to win. You look at the list and it did something different that the Academy felt very strongly needed to be rewarded. The fact it was about Hollywood didn't hurt it.
8:11PM on 02/26/2016
-1/10: THE TREE OF LIFE.
-3/10: EXTREMELY LOUD.
-4/10: MONEYBALL.
-5/10: WAR HORSE.
-6/10: THE HELP; HUGO; MIDNIGHT IN PARIS.
-7/10: THE ARTIST.
-8/10: THE DESCENDANTS.
-1/10: THE TREE OF LIFE.
-3/10: EXTREMELY LOUD.
-4/10: MONEYBALL.
-5/10: WAR HORSE.
-6/10: THE HELP; HUGO; MIDNIGHT IN PARIS.
-7/10: THE ARTIST.
-8/10: THE DESCENDANTS.
6:21PM on 02/26/2016

American Beauty

American Beauty beat Cider House Rules and The Green Mile, and The Sixth Sense. Those three imho beat AB. I saw AB after the fact because I thought hell if it won it had to be good. Aside from Kevin Spacey's acting and some dark humor I found it lacking.
American Beauty beat Cider House Rules and The Green Mile, and The Sixth Sense. Those three imho beat AB. I saw AB after the fact because I thought hell if it won it had to be good. Aside from Kevin Spacey's acting and some dark humor I found it lacking.
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8:36PM on 02/26/2016
Agreed. I liked it the first time, but giving it that second( and usually more analytical) viewing, I actually thought it was just a weird wannabe art house film.
Agreed. I liked it the first time, but giving it that second( and usually more analytical) viewing, I actually thought it was just a weird wannabe art house film.
8:05PM on 02/26/2016
-8/10: THE GREEN MILE.
-9/10 AMERICAN BEAUTY.
-10/10: THE 6TH SENSE.
-8/10: THE GREEN MILE.
-9/10 AMERICAN BEAUTY.
-10/10: THE 6TH SENSE.
6:50PM on 02/26/2016
I agree with the Academy on that one, actually.
I agree with the Academy on that one, actually.
6:17PM on 02/26/2016
1994 was just a remarkably strong year. I consider Forrest Gump, Pulp Fiction, and Shawshank Redemption better films that a lot of films that actually won best picture. Each one is iconic and memorable in their own way.
1994 was just a remarkably strong year. I consider Forrest Gump, Pulp Fiction, and Shawshank Redemption better films that a lot of films that actually won best picture. Each one is iconic and memorable in their own way.
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6:10PM on 02/26/2016
yeah, another one. SPR changed my life at the time. this movie...its fuzzy and makes you feel good...but SPR is arguably Spielbergs best.
yeah, another one. SPR changed my life at the time. this movie...its fuzzy and makes you feel good...but SPR is arguably Spielbergs best.
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6:09PM on 02/26/2016
lol, really? i guess stupid is, as stupid does.
lol, really? i guess stupid is, as stupid does.
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6:07PM on 02/26/2016
this is what did it for me. this year. this was the year i lost all my respect for the oscars, and it has never been the same since.
this is what did it for me. this year. this was the year i lost all my respect for the oscars, and it has never been the same since.
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6:06PM on 02/26/2016
THIS ONLY FURTHER PERMEATED MY SENTIMENT THAT THE OSCARS ARE COMPLETE SHIT NOW
THIS ONLY FURTHER PERMEATED MY SENTIMENT THAT THE OSCARS ARE COMPLETE SHIT NOW
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6:01PM on 02/26/2016
YOU DONT KNOW CLINT
YOU DONT KNOW CLINT
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4:23PM on 02/26/2016
This was total crap!
This was total crap!
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4:21PM on 02/26/2016
The most "American" movie ever!
Off course it won!!!
The most "American" movie ever!
Off course it won!!!
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4:20PM on 02/26/2016
WORST movie EVER!!!!
Utter bilge from beginning to end
WORST movie EVER!!!!
Utter bilge from beginning to end
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4:19PM on 02/26/2016

Don't agree

I thought this was great.
I thought this was great.
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4:16PM on 02/26/2016
This was rank rotten!!
This was rank rotten!!
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4:15PM on 02/26/2016
The Aviator and Sideways were much worse than this one!
The Aviator and Sideways were much worse than this one!
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4:13PM on 02/26/2016

I remember this vividly...

This solidified my turn from the Oscars. Every other film was easily better than Shakes in Love. The film tried to be witty by throwing in "witty" references to Shakespeare and his plays but it all came across as forced and corny. If I had my choice the winner would be Malick's The Thin Red Line. Closest thing to visual poetry as you could get.
This solidified my turn from the Oscars. Every other film was easily better than Shakes in Love. The film tried to be witty by throwing in "witty" references to Shakespeare and his plays but it all came across as forced and corny. If I had my choice the winner would be Malick's The Thin Red Line. Closest thing to visual poetry as you could get.
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3:53PM on 02/26/2016
Forrest Gump deserved it. It's still a classic that general audiences adore to this day.
Forrest Gump deserved it. It's still a classic that general audiences adore to this day.
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3:51PM on 02/26/2016
Munich was boring. Crash was better.
Munich was boring. Crash was better.
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3:49PM on 02/26/2016
I think Zellwegger deserved the Oscar as Roxie Hart instead. Great film but Best Picture of the year.
I think Zellwegger deserved the Oscar as Roxie Hart instead. Great film but Best Picture of the year.
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+1
3:47PM on 02/26/2016

OVERRATED

No way this deserved to beat The Social Network. Saw it in theaters and thought it was pretty good but upon watching it again I couldn't sit through the borefest.
No way this deserved to beat The Social Network. Saw it in theaters and thought it was pretty good but upon watching it again I couldn't sit through the borefest.
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3:24PM on 02/26/2016

PETER JACKSON GOT ROB TOO

I don't place to much faith on the Oscars --- Oscars are like elections .... Just a political scheme! If the Oscar's were legit Peter Jackson would have won 3 Oscars for all 3 Lord of the Rings trilogy and would gone in the History books! Just sad!!!
I don't place to much faith on the Oscars --- Oscars are like elections .... Just a political scheme! If the Oscar's were legit Peter Jackson would have won 3 Oscars for all 3 Lord of the Rings trilogy and would gone in the History books! Just sad!!!
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4:40PM on 02/27/2016
I personally felt like only Fellowship deserved to win Jackson an Oscar. Every successive film got more muddled because he was trying to cram stuff in irrespective of whether or not it affected the film's momentum. The first movie is about perfect though.
I personally felt like only Fellowship deserved to win Jackson an Oscar. Every successive film got more muddled because he was trying to cram stuff in irrespective of whether or not it affected the film's momentum. The first movie is about perfect though.
3:00PM on 02/26/2016
Like most of the other comment, i too always defend this movie. It was poignant and tragic. It was singular in theme but i did think it ever went meta. Brokeback Mountain is a second and Munich i just thought was boring. If anything "A History of Violence" or "Good Night and Good Luck" wouldve also made good winners
Like most of the other comment, i too always defend this movie. It was poignant and tragic. It was singular in theme but i did think it ever went meta. Brokeback Mountain is a second and Munich i just thought was boring. If anything "A History of Violence" or "Good Night and Good Luck" wouldve also made good winners
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2:54PM on 02/26/2016
i actually really enjoyed this movie. I thought it was great

but yeah, Gangs of New York should have won
i actually really enjoyed this movie. I thought it was great

but yeah, Gangs of New York should have won
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2:53PM on 02/26/2016
i dont get it. She wants to be a boxer but Eastwood says no. she tries hard for a few days and then Eastwood agrees to show her a few pointers. Next scene is she is a rising star in the boxing world. Where did that come from? there was no montage or building a mentor/mentee relationship. It at least needed a montage. also, the scene with her family was so blatant and dumb. i dont know what people see in this movie
i dont get it. She wants to be a boxer but Eastwood says no. she tries hard for a few days and then Eastwood agrees to show her a few pointers. Next scene is she is a rising star in the boxing world. Where did that come from? there was no montage or building a mentor/mentee relationship. It at least needed a montage. also, the scene with her family was so blatant and dumb. i dont know what people see in this movie
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2:26PM on 02/26/2016
-5/10: 4 WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL
-7/10: QUIZ SHOW.
-9/10: FORREST GUMP; PULP FICTION; THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION.
-5/10: 4 WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL
-7/10: QUIZ SHOW.
-9/10: FORREST GUMP; PULP FICTION; THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION.
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2:24PM on 02/26/2016
-3/10: CAPOTE.
-7/10: MUNICH.
-9/10: BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN.
-10/10: CRASH.
-3/10: CAPOTE.
-7/10: MUNICH.
-9/10: BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN.
-10/10: CRASH.
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2:20PM on 02/26/2016
-6/10: THE BLIND SIDE; AN EDUCATION.
-8/10: AVATAR; THE HURT LOCKER; PRECIOUS; A SERIOUS MAN; UP; UP IN THE AIR.
-9/10 DISTRICT 9; INGLORIOUS BASTERDS.
-6/10: THE BLIND SIDE; AN EDUCATION.
-8/10: AVATAR; THE HURT LOCKER; PRECIOUS; A SERIOUS MAN; UP; UP IN THE AIR.
-9/10 DISTRICT 9; INGLORIOUS BASTERDS.
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-1
2:18PM on 02/26/2016
-3/10: THE 2 TOWERS.
-4/10: THE PIANIST.
-6/10: CHICAGO; GANGS OF NEW YORK; THE HOURS.
-3/10: THE 2 TOWERS.
-4/10: THE PIANIST.
-6/10: CHICAGO; GANGS OF NEW YORK; THE HOURS.
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2:17PM on 02/26/2016
Forrest Gump should not be on this list, it's one of my favorites, love it more than Shawshank.
Forrest Gump should not be on this list, it's one of my favorites, love it more than Shawshank.
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-1
2:15PM on 02/26/2016
-6/10: THE KING'S SPEECH; WINTER'S BONE.
-7/10: THE FIGHTER; THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT; THE SOCIAL NETWORK.
-8/10: INCEPTION; TOY STORY 3
-9/10: 127 HOURS; BLACK SWAN; TRUE GRIT.
-6/10: THE KING'S SPEECH; WINTER'S BONE.
-7/10: THE FIGHTER; THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT; THE SOCIAL NETWORK.
-8/10: INCEPTION; TOY STORY 3
-9/10: 127 HOURS; BLACK SWAN; TRUE GRIT.
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2:06PM on 02/26/2016
-4/10: THE ENGLISH PATIENT.
-10/10: FARGO.
-4/10: THE ENGLISH PATIENT.
-10/10: FARGO.
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2:04PM on 02/26/2016
-6/10: MILLION DOLLAR BABY.
-7/10: THE AVIATOR; RAY; SIDEWAYS.
-6/10: MILLION DOLLAR BABY.
-7/10: THE AVIATOR; RAY; SIDEWAYS.
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1:12PM on 02/26/2016
Shawshank remains one of my favorites, but you can't say it was better than Forrest Gump. I can understand your other choices, but this?
Shawshank remains one of my favorites, but you can't say it was better than Forrest Gump. I can understand your other choices, but this?
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12:59PM on 02/26/2016
The Aviator was garbage. The best movies of 2004 weren't even nominated for best picture: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Prizoner of Azkaban.
The Aviator was garbage. The best movies of 2004 weren't even nominated for best picture: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Prizoner of Azkaban.
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12:12PM on 02/26/2016
The single greatest crime in Oscar history! This one needs to be un-done!
The single greatest crime in Oscar history! This one needs to be un-done!
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12:10PM on 02/26/2016
I will defend this movie for years. I was thrilled when this film won. Brokeback Mountain is a really good film, but it was never a great film. And Lee's Best Director Oscar should've gone to Steven Spielberg for Munich. Munich was Spielberg's boldest film in years, and one of the strongest films in his career.
Crash, had an impact on me. At a post 9/11 time when people were at each others throats and didn't trust other races and nationalities Crash was important and needed as a reflection.
I will defend this movie for years. I was thrilled when this film won. Brokeback Mountain is a really good film, but it was never a great film. And Lee's Best Director Oscar should've gone to Steven Spielberg for Munich. Munich was Spielberg's boldest film in years, and one of the strongest films in his career.
Crash, had an impact on me. At a post 9/11 time when people were at each others throats and didn't trust other races and nationalities Crash was important and needed as a reflection. Roger Ebert picked Crash as the Best Film of 2005.
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12:03PM on 02/26/2016
The story of The King's Speech is great enough for Best Picture. Over The Social Network and Inception? Not for me. However, the fact that Tom Hooper won Best Director for filming what is essentially 2 hours of him filming a stage play as a movie was the biggest Oscar crime of that year! The whole film is staged like a theatre presentation, and this wins best director over David Fincher's masterful work on The Social Network????
The story of The King's Speech is great enough for Best Picture. Over The Social Network and Inception? Not for me. However, the fact that Tom Hooper won Best Director for filming what is essentially 2 hours of him filming a stage play as a movie was the biggest Oscar crime of that year! The whole film is staged like a theatre presentation, and this wins best director over David Fincher's masterful work on The Social Network????
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11:58AM on 02/26/2016
This beat "Born on The Fourth of July", one of the biggest upsets.
This beat "Born on The Fourth of July", one of the biggest upsets.
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11:18AM on 02/26/2016
Who cares, Academy Awards are stupid. Any awards for that matter...
Who cares, Academy Awards are stupid. Any awards for that matter...
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10:46AM on 02/26/2016
Another year that was a joke. Unlike many others, though, I was rooting for Life is Beautiful. I saw Saving Private Ryan a few years later and, while I liked it, I certainly didn't think it deserved Best Picture...over Shakespeare in Love??? Oh, definitely, but not over Life is Beautiful. Haven't seen The Thin Red Line so I can't have an opinion on that one.
Another year that was a joke. Unlike many others, though, I was rooting for Life is Beautiful. I saw Saving Private Ryan a few years later and, while I liked it, I certainly didn't think it deserved Best Picture...over Shakespeare in Love??? Oh, definitely, but not over Life is Beautiful. Haven't seen The Thin Red Line so I can't have an opinion on that one.
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10:43AM on 02/26/2016
This was one of the worst Best Picture picks in modern history (much worse than the oft derided Crash)...it wasn't a terrible movie, though, but it was definitely worse than all the other films you listed. Also, Zero Dark Thirty was MUCH BETTER.
This was one of the worst Best Picture picks in modern history (much worse than the oft derided Crash)...it wasn't a terrible movie, though, but it was definitely worse than all the other films you listed. Also, Zero Dark Thirty was MUCH BETTER.
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10:37AM on 02/26/2016
King's Speech was a good film...but it couldn't compare to The Social Network...one of the best movies of the last 20 years. Also, I love Inception, but it also didn't deserve Best Picture over The Social Network either.
King's Speech was a good film...but it couldn't compare to The Social Network...one of the best movies of the last 20 years. Also, I love Inception, but it also didn't deserve Best Picture over The Social Network either.
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10:12AM on 02/26/2016
Saving Private Ryan was a blockbuster, it recieved 5 Oscars, including a Best Director for Speilberg, so it really was appreciated. I love Shakespeare in Love, it has a great cast, witty script, and takes you back in time the way only movies can. And I feel this movie is loved more by people who usually go to theatre instead of people who just go to see movies.
Saving Private Ryan was a blockbuster, it recieved 5 Oscars, including a Best Director for Speilberg, so it really was appreciated. I love Shakespeare in Love, it has a great cast, witty script, and takes you back in time the way only movies can. And I feel this movie is loved more by people who usually go to theatre instead of people who just go to see movies.
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10:06AM on 02/26/2016

Disagree

I love Shawshank and Pulp Fiction. But I consider Forrest Gump one of the best films ever made. It has everything that I love about movies. It won rightfuly.
I love Shawshank and Pulp Fiction. But I consider Forrest Gump one of the best films ever made. It has everything that I love about movies. It won rightfuly.
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10:04AM on 02/26/2016
People always say "Brokeback Mountain should have won instead". Well, I disagree. I never-ever understood why Brokeback was considered that good, and also, I liked Crash as it had an effect on me.
People always say "Brokeback Mountain should have won instead". Well, I disagree. I never-ever understood why Brokeback was considered that good, and also, I liked Crash as it had an effect on me.
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9:30AM on 02/26/2016
I believe that since Tarantino didn't win for Basterds then he's never going to win.
I believe that since Tarantino didn't win for Basterds then he's never going to win.
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8:55AM on 02/26/2016
Controversial opinion: the best thing about Saving Private Ryan is its first 15 minutes. Nothing else about the film comes close to measuring up, and don't even get me started on the hackneyed and manipulative bookends. Shakespeare In Love, on the other hand, actually works as a whole film with an undeniably brilliant script by the inimitable Tom Stoppard. Is it the greatest BP winner of all time? Of course not. But did it deserve to win that year? Shoot me, but I would say so.
Controversial opinion: the best thing about Saving Private Ryan is its first 15 minutes. Nothing else about the film comes close to measuring up, and don't even get me started on the hackneyed and manipulative bookends. Shakespeare In Love, on the other hand, actually works as a whole film with an undeniably brilliant script by the inimitable Tom Stoppard. Is it the greatest BP winner of all time? Of course not. But did it deserve to win that year? Shoot me, but I would say so.
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8:51AM on 02/26/2016
Nope. Chicago is the best movie musical of the modern era and fully deserved its win. Everything about it, from the terrific performances to the impeccable design to the kinetic direction, is pitch perfect. I knew this one would end up high on this list because obviously it's not cool on JoBlo to love musicals. But this is a damn good film and honestly at this point is probably one of the most *underrated* BP winners of all time.
Nope. Chicago is the best movie musical of the modern era and fully deserved its win. Everything about it, from the terrific performances to the impeccable design to the kinetic direction, is pitch perfect. I knew this one would end up high on this list because obviously it's not cool on JoBlo to love musicals. But this is a damn good film and honestly at this point is probably one of the most *underrated* BP winners of all time.
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8:07AM on 02/26/2016
Trite and heavy-handed, this is easily one of the worst Best Picture winners of all time. I know some Academy members and they have said that the reason this won is because "it was an LA movie". Hollywood loves nothing more than itself, even when it's painted in the most unflattering light.
Trite and heavy-handed, this is easily one of the worst Best Picture winners of all time. I know some Academy members and they have said that the reason this won is because "it was an LA movie". Hollywood loves nothing more than itself, even when it's painted in the most unflattering light.
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8:04AM on 02/26/2016
Good film but the gold should have been to Saving Private Ryan.
Good film but the gold should have been to Saving Private Ryan.
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8:04AM on 02/26/2016

1994 was a hell of a year

All those nominees were great. I didn't hate that it won...it was an epic journey with a great performance by Hanks.
All those nominees were great. I didn't hate that it won...it was an epic journey with a great performance by Hanks.
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8:03AM on 02/26/2016
No way. This is one that deserved it. Avatar should have never been nominated. If it didn't make as much money as it did, it would have never got the nod.
No way. This is one that deserved it. Avatar should have never been nominated. If it didn't make as much money as it did, it would have never got the nod.
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8:02AM on 02/26/2016
I will always defend this film. I liked it more than Brokeback and thought it was powerful as hell. I know it isn't popular among people here, but I don't care, it was a nice surprise back 10 years ago.
I will always defend this film. I liked it more than Brokeback and thought it was powerful as hell. I know it isn't popular among people here, but I don't care, it was a nice surprise back 10 years ago.
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7:58AM on 02/26/2016
Nope, this movie was awesome. An army buddy of mine told me it is complete fiction but it was so tense. I am glad Avatar didn't win because that should've been on here if it did.
Nope, this movie was awesome. An army buddy of mine told me it is complete fiction but it was so tense. I am glad Avatar didn't win because that should've been on here if it did.
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7:56AM on 02/26/2016
I agree with this one. I still don't know how this beat 'The Hours", my personal pick, or "Two Towers", everyone's favorite. The trick of everything happening in her mind was cool but it didn't deserve the praise it got. It was a good musical.
I agree with this one. I still don't know how this beat 'The Hours", my personal pick, or "Two Towers", everyone's favorite. The trick of everything happening in her mind was cool but it didn't deserve the praise it got. It was a good musical.
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7:55AM on 02/26/2016
It receives such hate because it beat "The Social Network" and "Inception", two films loved by geeks, critics, and the public, but it wasn't terrible. It was a good movie about overcoming adversary.
It receives such hate because it beat "The Social Network" and "Inception", two films loved by geeks, critics, and the public, but it wasn't terrible. It was a good movie about overcoming adversary.
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7:53AM on 02/26/2016
It had everything that voters love: epic story, direction, and romance. Doesn't belong here
It had everything that voters love: epic story, direction, and romance. Doesn't belong here
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7:53AM on 02/26/2016
Love my job, since Ive been bringing in $55h gx I sit at home, music playing while I work in front of my new iMac that I got now that Im making it online This is what I do, all the step,,,.... [link]
Love my job, since Ive been bringing in $55h gx I sit at home, music playing while I work in front of my new iMac that I got now that Im making it online This is what I do, all the step,,,.... [link]
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7:52AM on 02/26/2016
I thought it was a good movie but nothing special and no where near as good as SIDEWAYS. Still, doesn't belong on here.
I thought it was a good movie but nothing special and no where near as good as SIDEWAYS. Still, doesn't belong on here.
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3:10AM on 02/26/2016
Yep. This one I don't get. Fully agree.
Yep. This one I don't get. Fully agree.
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3:09AM on 02/26/2016
Again I really enjoyed it. Especially as I was learning transpersonal counselling techniques at the time and was thrilled to see some of them being depicted on screen.
Again I really enjoyed it. Especially as I was learning transpersonal counselling techniques at the time and was thrilled to see some of them being depicted on screen.
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3:06AM on 02/26/2016
Have to say I loved it. Thought it was a beautiful movie and enjoyed getting lost in it for three hours.
Have to say I loved it. Thought it was a beautiful movie and enjoyed getting lost in it for three hours.
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3:06AM on 02/26/2016
The Hurt Locker is underrated.
The Hurt Locker is underrated.
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3:05AM on 02/26/2016
This movie is way overrated.
This movie is way overrated.
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2:09AM on 02/26/2016
I hate his camera work. But thank God this beat the awful/pretentious Black Swan
I hate his camera work. But thank God this beat the awful/pretentious Black Swan
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1:12AM on 02/26/2016
I'll probably be crucified for saying this, but I would have given the award to Forrest Gump, too. And this coming from a Tarantino fanatic. There's just something magical about that movie. I enjoy it too much to be able to even form a criticism about it.
I'll probably be crucified for saying this, but I would have given the award to Forrest Gump, too. And this coming from a Tarantino fanatic. There's just something magical about that movie. I enjoy it too much to be able to even form a criticism about it.
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1:07AM on 02/26/2016
We TOTALLY agree on this one. The KIng's Speech was a fine movie, but Black Swan (my personal favorite), Winter's Bone, The Social Network, Inception, Toy Story 3, The Fighter, and even True Grit were better movies that year.
We TOTALLY agree on this one. The KIng's Speech was a fine movie, but Black Swan (my personal favorite), Winter's Bone, The Social Network, Inception, Toy Story 3, The Fighter, and even True Grit were better movies that year.
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1:00AM on 02/26/2016
I strongly disagree on Million Dollar Baby, I thought it was excellent. One of the small number of movies that has the same emotional impact on me as I watch it for the umpteenth time. Sideways was almost as good, but I feel both were more worthy movies than The Aviator.
I strongly disagree on Million Dollar Baby, I thought it was excellent. One of the small number of movies that has the same emotional impact on me as I watch it for the umpteenth time. Sideways was almost as good, but I feel both were more worthy movies than The Aviator.
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