Movies Which Should Have Won More Academy Awards

This List includes Motion pictures which should have won more Academy Awards than it already recieved...

The Top Ten

1 Ben Hur (1959)

The All-time Leader! But 11 Oscars are not enough for this Incomprehensible Masterpiece! - Nirmal1991USA

At least it won best picture!

Already won:

01. Academy Award for Best Picture (1959)
02. Academy Award for Best Director (1959): William Wyler
03. Academy Award for Best Actor (1959): Charlton Heston
04. Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (1959): Hugh Griffith
05. Academy Award for Best Music, scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture (1959): Miklós Rózsa
06. Academy Award for Best Art Direction / Set decoration - Colour (1959): William A. Horning, Edward C. Carfagno & Hugh Hunt
07. Academy Award for Best Cinematography - Colour (1959): Robert Surtees
08. Academy Award for Best Costume Design - Color (1959): Elizabeth Haffenden
09. Academy Award for Best Film Editing (1959): Ralph E. Winters & John D. Dunning
10. Academy Award for Best Sound (1959): Franklin Milton
11. Academy Award for Best Special Effects (1959): A. Arnold Gillespie (visual), Robert MacDonald (visual) & Milo B. Lory (audible)

Should have won the 12th also:
12. Academy Award for Best Writing, ...more

2 Forrest Gump (1994)

Winner of 6 Oscars, but should have won more... - Nirmal1991USA

This Movie made Tom Hanks the Greatest Actor of All-time! It should have won more Oscars...

Feel sorry for The Shawshank Redemption because if it had been released any year other than 1994, it would have definitely won the Best Picture of the Year...

I love this movie! I haven't gotten to see the end... That I'm aware of at least. - MoldySock

Dare I point out that Shawshank was never going to be a serious BP contender. For me it was a 3 horse race between Forrest Gump, Pulp Fiction and Four Weddings & a Funeral.

3 Rain Man (1988)
4 The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Why is forrest gump higher than this? This movie won 0 Oscars but has higher ratings than forrest gump by both IMDb and Rotten tomatoes.

If Forrest Gump was made any year except 1994, The Shawshank Redemption would have won the Best Picture that year alongside with the Incredible Morgan Freeman winning the Best Actor...

An extremely rare occasion where 2 of the Greatest Movies of all time on any given list, review or ranking were made on the same year...

5 Rocky (1976)

Sylvester Stallone should have won the Best Actor!


6 Schindler's List (1993)

This movie is amazing

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Liam Neeson

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Ralph Fiennes

Best Sound
Andy Nelson
Steve Pederson
Scott Millan
Ron Judkins

Best Actor: Liam Neeson
Best Supporting Actor: Ralph Fiennes
Best Costume Design: Anna Biedrzycka Sheppard

7 The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

It won the main awards, but it could've won more if it wanted to. - dureckl

8 A Beautiful Mind (2001)
9 The Golden Compass (2007)

The artistry was truly stunning. A sort of half-way house between Lord of the Rings and Chronicles of Narnia.

Was definitely more worthy of the Art Direction Oscar than Sweeney Todd of all things.

The only people who got pissed off by this movie's visual effects win were the purvy Transformers fanboys who thought Megan Fox's ass was more oscar worthy than a heroic polar bear.

10 Inception (2010)

The Contenders

11 The Dark Knight (2008)
12 Saving Private Ryan (1998)
13 Gladiator (2000)

Should have won less if you ask me. - Mrveteran

14 Aliens (1986)
15 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
16 Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Tough to argue with 7 wins in the following categories:

Best Picture
Best Director - David Lean
Best Cinematography - Freddie Young
Best Film Editing - Anne V. Coates
Best Original Score - Maurice Jarre
Best Production Design - John Box, John Stoll and Dario Simoni
Best Sound - John Cox

But… look at the other contenders who were nominated in other categories and tell me that they don't deserve an Oscar either!

Best Actor - Peter O'Toole
Best Supporting Actor - Omar Sharif
Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - Robert Bolt

17 2001: a Space Odyssey (1968)
18 Citizen Kane (1941)
19 The Elephant Man (1980)
20 Apocalypse Now (1979)
21 Taxi Driver (1976)
22 Rear Window (1954)
23 The Color Purple (1985)
24 Goodfellas (1990)
25 The Social Network (2010)
26 Ghost (1990)
27 Reds
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