NYSkins1 Posted March 8, 2006 Share Posted March 8, 2006 In lieu of the recent Academy Awards, and in the spirit of the threads in the other forum about the best teams not to have won the Super Bowl, what do you think are the best films not to have recieved the Best Picture? Ones that come to mind are: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939-Gone With the Wind) The Wizard of Oz (1939-Gone With the Wind) Citizen Kane (1941-How Green Was My Valley) It's A Wonderful Life (1946-The Best Years of Our Lives) Sunset Boulevard (1950-All About Eve) A Streetcar Named Desire (1951-An American In Paris) 12 Angry Men (1957-The Bridge on the River Kwai) To Kill A Mockingbird (1962-Lawrence of Arabia) Dr. Strangelove (1964-My Fair Lady) Mary Poppins (1964-My Fair Lady) Doctor Zhivago (1965-The Sound of Music) The Graduate (1967-In the Heat of the Night) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969-Midnight Cowboy) A Clockwork Orange (1971-The French Connection) American Graffiti (1973-The Sting) The Exorcist (1973-The Sting) Jaws (1975-One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest) All the President's Men (1976-Rocky) Star Wars (1977-Annie Hall) Apocolypse Now (1979-Kramer vs. Kramer) Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981-Chariots of Fire) E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982-Gandhi) The Mission (1986-Platoon) Goodfellas (1990-Dances With Wolves) The Shawshank Redemption (1994-Forrest Gump) Pulp Fiction (1994-Forrest Gump) Saving Private Ryan (1998-Shakespeare in Love) Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001-A Beautiful Mind) Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002-Chicago) Mystic River (2003-Lord of the Rings: Return of the King) Note: All of the films listed were nominees. Nearly all of them appear in IMDb's top 250, with the exception of a few, which I included because of personal biases (Mary Poppins) or because of how they have become engrained in the collective American conciousness (American Graffiti). Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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