Movies That Didn't Win Oscars But Should Have

The Top Ten
1 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.

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.

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

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.

3 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."

I think the film should've won for Best Picture at the Oscars instead of Forrest Gump.

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

4 12 Angry Men
5 Psycho (1960)

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

6 The Shining

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!

7 A Clockwork Orange
8 It's a Wonderful Life
9 Remember the Titans

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

10 Taxi Driver
The Contenders
11 Alien 3

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

12 The Good The Bad & The Ugly
13 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.

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

14 Twilight

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

15 Stand By Me
16 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).

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

17 Singin' in the Rain
18 Ghostbusters
19 American History X
20 Toy Story
21 Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
22 Casino Royale

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

23 Cinderella Man
24 Memento

It is a miracle that this didn't win Best Original Screenplay, or Best Director.

25 Goodfellas
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