Movies That Didn't Win Oscars But Should Have

The Top Ten

1 Fight Club Fight Club Product Image

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.

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.

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.

THIS IS BELOW TWILIGHT?!

2 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Product Image

This is the only good pirates movie. Saw the third one, it was awful, my parents said the second one was awful... And I haven't seen the fourth.

This definitely should have gotten a reward! This movie was amazing!

pirates can capture titanic that's 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

3 The Shawshank Redemption The Shawshank Redemption Product Image

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."

The fact that this movie didn't win anything is just sad and it shows how much the Oscars suck.

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

Clearly one of the best all-time and a strong fan favorite!

4 Taxi Driver Taxi Driver Product Image
5 The Shining The Shining Product Image

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.

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!

6 12 Angry Men 12 Angry Men Product Image
7 Psycho (1960) Psycho (1960) Product Image

One of my favorite horror films of all time really deserve it!

8 Remember the Titans Remember the Titans Product Image

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

9 Alien 3 Alien 3 Product Image

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

10 A Clockwork Orange A Clockwork Orange Product Image

The Contenders

11 The Truman Show The Truman Show Product Image

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).

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

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

12 Twilight Twilight Product Image

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

My Favourite Movie!

13 It's a Wonderful Life It's a Wonderful Life Product Image
14 The Green Mile The Green Mile Product Image
15 Seven Seven Product Image

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.

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

16 Goodfellas Goodfellas Product Image

Lost to Dances with Wolves; so unfortunate

Joe Pesci won for Best Supporting Actor.

17 The Good The Bad & The Ugly The Good The Bad & The Ugly Product Image
18 Stand By Me Stand By Me Product Image

I LOVE THIS MOVIE HOW DID IT NOT WIN AN OSCAR

19 The Martian The Martian Product Image
20 Ghostbusters Ghostbusters Product Image
21 Singin' in the Rain Singin' in the Rain Product Image
22 Interstellar Interstellar Product Image

It actually won an oscar

23 Casino Royale Casino Royale Product Image

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

24 Toy Story Toy Story Product Image

It actually won a special award

25 Cinderella Man Cinderella Man  Product Image
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