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:

7) 1997 – “The English Patient”

What Should Have Won: “Fargo”

6) 1979 – “Kramer vs. Kramer”

What should have won: “Apocalypse Now”

5) 1955 – “Marty”

What should have won: “Night of the Hunter”

4) 1998 – “Shakespeare in Love”

What should have won: “Dark City”

3) 1994 – Forrest Gump

What should have won: “Pulp Fiction”

2) 1990 – “Dances with Wolves”

What should have won: “Goodfellas”

1) 1941 – “How Green Was My Valley”

What Should Have Won: “Citizen Kane”

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Nashawn Osborne

I agree with most of this. However, I disagree with you about A Beautiful Mind. I love that film.

Kyle Racki

I agree with most of the list. Goodfellas, Fargo, Pulp Fiction are widely now considered the 3 best films of the 90s, yet they didn’t win Best Picture. Citizen Kane is widely considered the greatest film of all time, and it didn’t win either.

I feel in recent years, the movies that didn’t win, the movies that were truly remarkable and will be remembered decades from now that didn’t win best picture, but were nominated:”

* There Will Be Blood – Paul Thomas Anderson
* The Social Network – David Fincher OR 127 Hours – Danny Boyle
* Inglorious Basterds – Quentin Tarantino
* Lost In Translation – Sofia Coppola
* The Pianist – Roman Polanski
* Traffic – Steven Soderburgh

Come to think of it, pretty much every year the wrong picture wins, but the right picture is nominated.


If you’re going to rip on the best pictures of the last ten years use the right version of “to.”


I see a pattern here, this is allright, but I don’t share the list.


I thought “Marty” was pretty good (mostly because it mirrors my life almost perfectly!).

And I thought “Forrest Gump” is one of the best movies I’ve ever seen!


I feel the same about “Forrest Gump” but hey, everyone’s entitled their opinion.

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