Top Ten Best Movies Without Best Picture Oscar


The Top Ten

1 The Shawshank Redemption

Simply the best... but what else does one expect from the mind of Stephen King?

A perfect movie.. should have won Academy Award for Best Director, Film, Actor, Supporting Actor, Screenplay and Cinematography. - redgedawson

An extraordinary and uplifting film, that really deserved critical acclaim, its too bad Forest Gump was also a movie made in that year.

I don't understand.. Really what isn't to like about it.? - Beatlesboy9

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2 Saving Private Ryan

I've not seen Shakespeare in Love, but how that beat this, I will never know.

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3 The Dark Knight

A flawless acting by the cast especially Heath Ledger, great story line and great direction. Too bad it did not even get the best picture nomination.

Slumdog millionaire is a crap compared to this

Mask of the phantasm anyone or am I alone

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4 GoodFellas
5 Citizen Kane

Yeah, I think this didn't win because so many people thought it was bad. It was good it was nominated, though.

It's amazing how a whole audience's perception can change over time. - dureckl

"For those who think it is overrated, watch all of the American cinema prior to this movie. Then watch Citizen Kane".

BEST MOVIE EVER! From technique to acting its just a masterpiece

6 There Will Be Blood
7 Pulp Fiction

Shawshank number 1...just keeping this above others

8 Apocalypse Now

One of the best films of all time, somehow beat by Kramer vs. Kramer... - Badwolf

9 Taxi Driver

With a pure style of 70s crime, Martin Scorsese give the great crime movie!

10 A Streetcar Named Desire

The Contenders

11 2001 - A Space Odyssey
12 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
13 Sideways
14 Psycho
15 Giant
16 The Blind Side
17 Avatar
18 Jaws

Jaws is an amazing movie! With great storyline characters, and that music...just AWESOME!

19 Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
20 Raging Bull
21 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Actually it kind of did win; it was well-known that the Academy voters were waiting for the Trilogy to be completed, and ROTK received the benefit of all 3 movies being among the best of all time.

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22 On Golden Pond
23 Inception
24 Vertigo
25 The Avengers

What a perfect movie! Should it get more than it did? Like for example be nominated for best picture. Avatar and Inception got nominated so why not The Avengers? Great sound mixing, great music, the best special effects I ever seen outside Pacific Rim, great sound editing, great cinematography, great everything. This was awesome!

26 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

This was a magnificent film, both in story and in detail. It by no means surpasses the novel, but ought to have been a solid contender for the Best Picture Oscar. However, Hugo won the award. I am boycotting the Academy Awards from now on.

27 Blood Diamond
28 Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope
29 The Exorcist
30 Fight Club
31 Munich
32 Philadelphia
33 Kung Fu Panda 2

Shen needs to come back

I love lord shen

34 Fargo
35 The Matrix
36 Scream
37 Ghostbusters
38 Zero Dark Thirty
39 Black Hawk Down
40 The Green Mile

Should have won over American Beauty.

41 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
42 Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
43 Interstellar
44 Bugsy
45 The Thing
46 Frida
47 North Country
48 Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Harry potter, the avengers and hunger games over this?

49 Network
50 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
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