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Which was the BEST Best Picture Winner of the last 10 years?

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View Poll Results: Which was the BEST "best picture" winner of the last 10 years?
American Beauty ('00)
37
16.30%
Beautiful Mind, A ('02)
1
0.44%
Braveheart ('96)
48
21.15%
Chicago ('03)
5
2.20%
English Patient, The ('97)
5
2.20%
Forrest Gump ('95)
24
10.57%
Gladiator ('01)
12
5.29%
Schindler's List ('94)
71
31.28%
Shakespeare in Love ('99)
5
2.20%
Titanic ('98)
19
8.37%
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Which was the BEST Best Picture Winner of the last 10 years?

Old 01-11-04, 12:03 AM
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Which was the BEST Best Picture Winner of the last 10 years?

Post your choice and reasons. If you have a ranking, feel free to post that as well.
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Schindler
Gump
Braveheart

in that order.


BTW seeing that list makes me kinda sad. So many great movies that arent up there.

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Forrest Gump then American Beauty..after that I start to throw darts as a majority of them have about the same appeal to me.
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I'm with Ryo, although personally I'd go:

Schindler's List
Braveheart
Forrest Gump

I voted like an idiot. Brew ha.
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Shakespeare in Love




Schindlers
Braveheart

Thins out after that....
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Its depressing to see some of those that won.

I voted for American Beauty.
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Here is my ranking of the ones I have seen:

1. Braveheart
2. Forrest Gump
3. Gladiator
4. Titanic
5. American Beauty
6. A Beautiful Mind
7. Chicago

Have not seen
Schindler's List
English Patient
Shakespeare in Love


The film that truly deserves to be up there: PULP FICTION

everyone agree?
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a hundred years from now, when all of the other Best Picture winners are forgotten, only one of these will remain:

Schindler's List
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Tough to give "exact" rankings, but here's my pass at it. As a BTW, I saw them all theatrically, own 7 of them on DVD and will be buying two others (English Patient and Schindler's List) this year when their special editions are released. I will never buy my number ten movie as I hated, absolutely hated it:

1) Schindler's List
2) Titanic
3) Braveheart
4) Forest Gump (at the time I was rooting for Pulp Fiction. In retrospect, this was a better overall movie)
5) American Beauty
6) A Beautiful Mind
7) Gladiator (perhaps if it had come out BEFORE Braveheart I would've liked it better)
8) Shakespeare in Love (I loved this movie, but Saving Private Ryan was the Best Picture of 1999...)
9) The English Patient (It has nothing to do with the length of the film, it was just too slowly paced for me)
10) Chicago (ugh...and I loved Moulin Rouge, so don't call it a musical-genre bias)

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Tough choice. I narrowed my choices down to Schindler's List and Forrest Gump.

It just depends what mood you're in.
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Braveheart
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For pure, old-fashioned spectacle and "They Don't Make 'Em Like That Anymore" moxie, I'd have to say "TITANIC."

I know. I know. It's loaded with cornball dialogue. But I really did get caught-up in the relationship between Jack and Rose. And you have to admit, once the ship hits that iceberg, the film becomes relentlessly riveting.

As far as what films will be remembered a hundred years from now, I'd have to agree with the previous poster who said "Schindler's List" is way ahead of the pack. But I'd have to say that "Titanic" will endure and live on for many generations. I just think there's a bit of backlash in these few years since its record-breaking release. I found it interesting that just as the film opened, many major critics were calling it an instant classic. USA Today critic wrote, "People from all over the world will be profoundly moved by this film." Then after the film wins 11 Oscars and smashes all world-wide B.O. records, one critic after another starts deriding it endlessly. It seems that once something becomes a gigantic hit with the masses (aka, "ordinary people"), then there just must be something wrong with it. I find that kind of elitism very annoying. In the Book World, Stephen King, despite demonstrating over the years that he can be an excellent writer, has been struggling through that elitism most of his career.

If you look at the above post from QuiGonJosh. Check out the Tarantino quote in his signature. I think that applies to the point I'm trying to make.

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I voted for English Patient.
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Schindler's List, then American Beauty.
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1. American Beauty
2. Braveheart
3. Schindlers List
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1 Schindlers List
2 Braveheart
3 Forrest Gump

My one personal favorite over the last 10 years is HEAT!!!!
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Schindler's List? I have to admit I'm a bit surprised that so many think it's the best of the bunch. I always thought it was overrated and it received more credit for its subject matter than it's quality as a film.

My pick is either Braveheart or Forrest Gump. Hard to pick, but I'm a sucker British history - Braveheart.
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"American" Beauty"
"Schindler's List"
"Braveheart"

Hope this doesn't turn into another "Saving Private Ryan" vs. "Shakespeare in Love" thread. Like we've seen too many times. As someone else mentioned, there are plenty of better movies I personally think should be on this list. But we all know most of the best movies don't win (let alone get nominated). Personally, I think "Shakespeare" was one of the best movies that year. And should have been nominated. But I would have picked "Elizabeth" over everything else (nominated or not).
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Originally posted by smirnoffski
The film that truly deserves to be up there: PULP FICTION

everyone agree?
Absolutely not.
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In order:

Schindler's List
Titanic
Chicago
Braveheart
Forrest Gump
A Beautiful Mind
Shakespeare in Love
Gladiator
American Beauty
The English Patient

I have an actual dislike for only the last two.

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Originally posted by Painkiller
Schindler's List? I have to admit I'm a bit surprised that so many think it's the best of the bunch. I always thought it was overrated and it received more credit for its subject matter than it's quality as a film.

My pick is either Braveheart or Forrest Gump. Hard to pick, but I'm a sucker British history - Braveheart.
No doubt subject matter can affect our judgment. But Schindler's List has the quality that makes it one of the greatest films of all time. IMO.
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By BEST do you mean best out of these 10 films or BEST in Comparison to the competition the year it won.

Braveheart for me on both counts
(even though I have yet to see Schindler's List)
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1. Schindler's List
2. American Beauty
3. Forrest Gump
4. Braveheart
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9. Shakespeare in Love
10. Titanic
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Braveheart
Schindler's List
Titanic
Gladiator
Forrest Gump
American Beauty

The rest suck

edit: i mean, really, how in the **** did Shakespear in Love, Chicago, and the English Patient get on this list?
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As far as what films will be remembered a hundred years from now, I'd have to agree with the previous poster who said "Schindler's List" is way ahead of the pack. But I'd have to say that "Titanic" will endure and live on for many generations. I just think there's a bit of backlash in these few years since its record-breaking release.
that pretty much sums up my feelings.
until ROTK this year, there had just not been any kind of spectecle on the magnitude of Titanic for many, many years.

it suffers from a bit of fawnish sentimentality (at the begining with Paxtons character especially), but at least it earns the right to go there with its incredible third act.
it'll be re-discovered in 20-30 yrs, after all the backlash has died off.

may not be the 'best' film, but it is an achievment (like ROTK).

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