Movies That Didn't Win Oscars But Should Have


The Top Ten

1 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

"you will always remember this as the day that you ALMOST captured captain Jack Sparrow" - LaurenLauren

of course! this movie was so special and it gave a new reputation to pirate movies!

pirates can capture titanic thats why they should have won at least one Oscar award.
but you know only non fictional movies can be nominated to win Oscar.

Best movie

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2 It's a Wonderful Life

-Best Picture

3 12 Angry Men
4 Fight Club

Great film which is not only very stylish and has great acting, but also is an intelligent critique of both capitalism & its alternatives. Holds up very nicely, and should have been nominated for a few more of the big awards. But no. Instead tosh like American Beauty won, and this film wasn't fully appreciated until years later. Such a shame. - Mrveteran

It is a great movie, that will make you think. But if you are a punk head, for sure you will never like it. Thanks you both Pitt, and Norton.

so overlooked. funny, and clever, fight club doesn't have one boring second.

Twilight really? O_O doesn't deserve all that paper for its dumb shallow cliche story for people who never read a book in their life.

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5 Psycho (1960)
6 Remember the Titans

This Denzel Washington performance was AMAZING! I cried for 10 minutes after the movie, it was so sad

7 The Good The Bad & The Ugly
8 Stand By Me


9 Alien 3

I agree on " Irina2932 " comment but a " should have " winning oscar, that's another story.

Yes, it was not as good as Alien or Aliens but still in 1992 Alien3 was the best SCI-FI movie with unique visual effects - Irina2932

10 The Shawshank Redemption

The only reason this movie didn't rack up on Oscars is because it had the unfortunate coincidence of coming out the same year as "Forrest Gump."

How is this not in the top five? It's only the highest rated movie on the imdb

Can someone tell me why twilight is in the top 10?

One of mine great film but can't win oscar
Morgan Freeman and tim Robbins acting is to class and to good

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The Newcomers

? Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The Contenders

11 Singin' in the Rain
12 Taxi Driver
13 The Truman Show

Rightfully nominated for Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Ed Harris), and Best Original Screenplay. It should have been nominated for Best Picture and Best Actor (Jim Carrey). - BeatlesFan1964

could someone please explain to me how the winners are chosen at the oscars? gambling?

Nominated for three, should of won best director, actor, and original screenplay - nomercyz182

14 Ghostbusters
15 Twilight

My Favourite Movie!

Well it won some awards at least, although MTV Movie Awards & Razzies are hardly impressive. - Mrveteran


16 The Shining

It was a shame that this movie didn't win an oscar, it should win it for best picture, and best actor Jack Nicholson, and best Soundtrack come on, jack was at his best in this movie, and the soundtrack is something never heard in a movie, how they could ignore those things at that time? It's a shame too see that twilight and pirates of the Caribbean coming before than shining... Sad world!

One movie that it's greatness is underlooked because it is a horror and I personally do think that it is a fantasy film to. With a stunning performance by Nicholson and a very underrated performance by Shelly Duvall. That is what makes this movie my favorite, and I believe for the 1981 oscars it should have been nominated and won best picture and best performance by an actor in a leading role to Nicholson.

17 Seven

I came on here with the intention of leaving Seven on the list. Good to see someone else beat me to it.

How Seven wasn't considered for Oscar nods is beyond me. (They usual ignore creepy films though. ) Brad Pitt's best performance EVER. Morgan Freeman's best since Shawshank and Fincher made a movie that was totally original. I've never seen anything like it before or since, and I think the story is as good as it gets. The acting. The art direction. Editing. Screenplay. The screenplay! How could it have been any better? It was as good as cinema gets. The story itself was the best twist-ending of a money ever. - corebare32

Twilight at 4? Really? I think this list just lost all credibility. Se7en is one of the all time greatest films.

18 American History X
19 Toy Story

It actually won a special award - Lucasw14

20 Casino Royale

Walk the line did win an acadmy award. By rule of eligibility this should be higher.

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