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

We all think to ourselves over the years "Oh that movie should've won Best Picture but it didn't." Well here is a list of movies that I have compiled together, who have all been nominated for Best Picture but didn't win.
The Top Ten
1 The Shawshank Redemption The Shawshank Redemption Product Image

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.

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

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

One of the best movies I have ever seen.

2 Saving Private Ryan Saving Private Ryan Product Image

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!

Ironically most people complain that the Academy rarely awards comedies.

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

This movie is an inspirational masterpiece, but lost to a movie starring that snob Gwyneth Paltrow!

3 Apocalypse Now Apocalypse Now Product Image

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

4 Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope Product Image

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

Annie Hall didn't deserve for an Oscar and definitely was worse than star wars

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

This movie lost to Annie Hall

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

5 Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Product Image

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

6 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Product Image

Fantastic film, and one of my favourites. I understand the Academy like to root for underdogs sometimes, but this wasn't the time for that.

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

Very artistic and so entertaining

Agree this movie should've won best picture 2001. it's far better artistic and plot than a beautiful mind.

7 Pulp Fiction Pulp Fiction Product Image

I my opinion Forest Gump is a great film
But not better then pulp fiction

8 The Full Monty The Full Monty Product Image

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.

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.

9 Taxi Driver Taxi Driver Product Image
10 La La Land La La Land Product Image

It was mistakenly made best picture. The actual winner was Moonlight.

The Newcomers

? The Maltese Falcon The Maltese Falcon Product Image
? In the Bedroom In the Bedroom Product Image
The Contenders
11 Citizen Kane Citizen Kane Product Image

It is known as one of the all time greats, yet it lost to a forgotten movie by John Ford.

Great movie. When I saw it, I was expecting to respect it, but not like it as much as I did.

I always found Citizen Kane to be something of a dull as dishwater disappointment.

come on! 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

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

12 Inception Inception Product Image
13 Inglourious Basterds Inglourious Basterds Product Image
14 Silver Linings Playbook Silver Linings Playbook Product Image
15 Life of Pi Life of Pi Product Image
16 A Few Good Men A Few Good Men Product Image

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

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

17 Toy Story 3 Toy Story 3 Product Image
18 The Pianist The Pianist Product Image
19 True Grit True Grit Product Image
20 The Martian The Martian Product Image
21 Beauty and the Beast Beauty and the Beast Product Image

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

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

22 GoodFellas GoodFellas Product Image

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

23 Brokeback Mountain Brokeback Mountain Product Image

Crash won instead of this?

24 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Product Image

I think the reason Chicago won was because Chicago made musicals hip again. Without Moulin Rouge and Chicago there wouldn't be a Mamma Mia film. However 2 Towers was the better film.

A timeless masterpiece added to Peter Jackson's collection, his second movie on this list, the stunning sequel to the Fellowship of the Ring, considered one of the greatest sequels of all time

Lost to Chicago

25 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Product Image
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