Top Ten Movies Nominated for Best Picture But Didn't Win It

We all think to our self over the years "Oh that movie should've won Best Picture but it didnt" well here is a list of movies that I have compiled toghether, who have all been nominated for Best Picture but didn't win.

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1Saving Private Ryan

Considered the greatest War movie of all time, Tom Hanks leads a great cast of actors, Vin Diesel, Matt Damon, etc in this Action Drama, an inspirational story.

Lost to Shakespeare in Love - roblist

At the very least, the opening half an hour is one of the most intense battle scenes in cinema, and that alone deserved some recognition, especially when it lost to a bloody romantic comedy! - Mrveteran

2The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

This movie had a great cast of Characters, Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, Viggo Mortensen, Sir Ian McKellen, Hugo Weaving, Liv Tyler and Cate Blanchett

This movie lost to A Beautiful Mind - roblist

It was extreamly well done! It should have won without question

Very artistic and so entertaining

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3The Shawshank Redemption

It is hard to understand why the film didn't receive universal acclaim from the very beginning. It took a number of years before people recognized how terrific it was. - BKAllmighty

Forest Gump was great, but Shawshank is fantastic. And fantastic beats great.

I Don't know I recon it was better then Forrest Gump, but really I can see why forrest won Fantastic!

One of the best movies I have ever seen.

4Pulp Fiction
5Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope

The greatest Sci Fi of all time, winner of 6 Oscars, it was just missing one, Best Picture

This movie lost to Annie Hall - roblist

Annie Hall is a great movie of another genre, and has the sophistication and intelligence which the Oscar awards prefers over flash and mass audience appeal - Billyv

Annie Hall is actually the superior movie. Most of you guys probably haven't seen it. - BeatlesFan1964

6The Full Monty

Robert Carlyle and his team of plucky out of work Brits attempt to put on a strip show ala The Chip 'n' Dale's in this funny Brit flick.

With unemployment on the rise this movie is even more relevant now than it was back in '97.

As Good As It Gets
Good Will Hunting
LA Confidential
And the Full Monty all lost to
Probably the toughest year in the Oscars.

I think this movie lost because the Oscars don't usually pick comedies, but it's a real shame they didn't.

My all time favourite movie.

7Apocalypse Now

A great war movie, in my opnion the best. It doenst highlight Action and visual effects in this movie, this looks at the insight of the Vietnam War and the traumatizing effects it had on the soldiers taking part, Francis Ford Coppolla is a masterpiece at directing long and interresting movies

Lost to Kramer vs. Kramer - roblist

8Silver Linings Playbook
10A Few Good Men

An unforgettable story starring Jack Nicholson, Tom Cruise and Demi Moore I mean how can you forget one of the greatest quotes of all time

"You Cant Handle The Truth"

Lost to Unforgiven - roblist

Not a very good movie. Not bad. Not great. Nicholson was great though. - BeatlesFan1964

The Contenders

11Life of Pi
12Inglourious Basterds
13True Grit
14Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

The best Indiana Jones there is, The greatest Adventure there is. Stunning visual effects, just like every single other Indiana Jones and Excellent sound, this was the beginning of one of the biggest Franchises in history, this is were the repuatation started

Lost to Chariots of Fire - roblist


A great mob flick, an excellent True Story on the lives of three mob men, Joe Pesci, plays his part so well

Lost to Dances With Wolves - roblist

16Citizen Kane

C'mon! AFI grants this the Greatest film of all time, Orson Welles directs and acts this movie brilliantly, an excellent storyline and a great cast of Classic actors

Lost to How Green Was My Valley - roblist

Best film ever put out their. There is a controversy to why it didn't win.

17Taxi Driver
18Beauty and the Beast

The first ever animated movie to be nominated for Best Picture! HOW was this not already on here?! - Disney1994

Because the winner was The Silence of the Lambs, a better movie. Don't get me wrong though, Beauty and the Beast is fantastic. - BeatlesFan1964

19The Martian

Great visual effects and stunning sound, this movie was the sure favourite to win the award, only taking out 3 Oscars, This is the highest grossing movie of all time

Lost to The Hurt Locker - roblist

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Top Remixes (4)

1. The Green Mile
2. Saving Private Ryan
3. Citizen Kane
1. Beauty and the Beast
2. Silver Linings Playbook
3. Pulp Fiction
1. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
2. Life of Pi
3. The Full Monty

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