Movies That Didn't Win Oscars But Should Have


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21Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
23The Breakfast Club
24Marvel's The Avengers

Should've won the visual effects award. - Lucasw14

25The Day the Earth Stood Still

Sci-Fi doesn't get enough awards

26Groundhog Day
27Jackie Brown

Considering what an awards juggernaut Tarantino is, it's a shame that this went overlooked while his weaker work a decade later got all the glory. At the very least, Pam Grier should have got a Best Actress nod, since her performance is great and is one of the most underrated of the 90s. - Mrveteran

Its only nomination was Best Supporting Actor (Robert Forster). It should have been nominated for Best Actress (Pam Grier) and Best Adapted Screenplay. - BeatlesFan1964

29The Intouchables
30The Harry Potter Series

Lost to Dances with Wolves; so unfortunate

Joe Pesci won for Best Supporting Actor. - BeatlesFan1964

32The Color Purple

So Amazing. It was nominated for 3 oscars but didn't win any. It should have been at least nominated for Best Picture, but of course it wasn't. American Beauty won Best Picture that year, and in my opinion in was just as good.

34That Thing You Do!
35Reign Over Me

A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief.

Director and writer: Mike Binder
Stars: Adam Sandler, Don Cheadle and Jada Pinkett Smith

36True Grit (2010)
37Boyz 'N The Hood

Definitely. Fantastic film, and John Singleton's screenplay & direction is superb, and demonstrates more skill and maturity at the young age of 23 than most directors do at twice his age. - Mrveteran

38Murder in the First

Acting was excellent from everyone, & yet not so much as a nomination! How sad.

40Garden State

Not a dull moment in the film, Zach Braff in his only helmed picture characterizes the battles with self-worth all people in their twenties will endure through.

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