Top 10 Best Picture SnubsVirtuoso Have a movie that you think should have won Best Picture, but lost to something else? Vote here!
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Come on, it's Citizen Kane. About half the film critics in the world consider it the best American movie ever. - Virtuoso
The Big Lebowski also came out that year. - BeatlesFan1964
Dances with wolves is seen in every worst best picture winners list not because its bad film but because it beat goodfellas and rightfully so, goodfellas is one of the greatest movies of all time
There's nothing wrong with Forrest Gump. But Pulp Fiction is a Tarantino film, which means its entertaining, stylish, and quotable. - Virtuoso
It wasn't even nominated and is #4 on IMDB's best movies of all time. Certainly my favorite movie of all time.
Kubrick's classic was the best of his films to be nominated for the Oscar, and it's a shame that the genius never won. - Virtuoso
There is evidence that 2001 was never even a real contender. The fact that it couldn't get nominated ahead of Rachel Rachel says it all. Back then the Best Picture race was considered a duel between The Lion in Winter and Funny Girl.V 1 Comment
This was just a fail. Go to AFI's list of top movies and look at High Noon. It's one of the best westerns ever. - Virtuoso
Okay, Ben Kingsley's performance is stellar, but it doesn't make the whole film better than one of Spielberg's greatest. - Virtuoso
Dare I point out that Shakespeare in Love's biggest threat was actually Elizabeth.
The smart and cheeky British film about the plucky Chip & Dales led by Robert Carlyle lost to some big boat.
At least Full Monty was nominated. Chasing Amy was a masterpiece. - BeatlesFan1964
The Full Monty got screwed, on the other hand Titanic did at least prevent that borefest L. A Confidential winning.
Forrest was good but it's crystal clear Shawshank was the best. Sometimes the best things are left for the test of time I guess.
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List StatsUpdated 24 Jun 2017
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2. Citizen Kane (lost to How Green Was My Valley)
3. Goodfellas (lost to Dances with Wolves)
2. The Shawshank Redemption (lost to Forrest Gump)
3. Saving Private Ryan (lost to Shakespeare In Love)
2. Dr. Strangelove (lost to My Fair Lady)
3. High Noon (lost to The Greatest Show on Earth)