Lets face it, the last ten years of Best Pictures have been, to put it mildly, unremarkable; Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind, Chicago, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Million Dollar Baby, Crash, The Departed, No Country for Old Men, Slumdog Millionaire, The Hurt Locker.
The only true masterpiece being “No Country for Old Men.” “The Departed” was a good flick, but nothing close to Scorsese’s best. I also liked “Million Dollar Baby”, but not what I think of as a best picture. I could say the same for “The Hurt Locker.” As for the rest, they all suck. Yes fan boys, LOR sucks to.
But, is this anything new? Not hardy. Here is a list of the Top 7 Worst Best Pictures in Oscar History and what should have won instead: