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View Poll Results: Worst Best Picture of the past ten years
No Country For Old Men
2.42%
The Departed
2.42%
Crash
33.33%
Million Dollar Baby
1.45%
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
3.38%
Chicago
18.84%
A Beautiful Mind
6.28%
Gladiator
9.18%
American Beauty
3.38%
Shakespeare in Love
19.32%
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Worst Best Picture of the past ten years

Old 09-04-08, 09:15 PM
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Worst Best Picture of the past ten years

We had the best "best picture" winner of the past ten years (which LOTR: TROTK won) now vote for what you would consider the worst, or your least favorite best picture winner of the last decade.

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For what it's worth, I voted for The Departed (with Crash nipping at it's heels).
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Originally Posted by abe55 View Post
We had the best "best picture" winner of the past ten years (which LOTR: TROTK won) now vote for what you would consider the worst, or your least favorite best picture winner of the last decade.
didn't we just have this thread a couple months ago?
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Lord of the Rings, with A Beautiful Mind coming in second (to last?).
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I think this is a repeat, but for me the answer is Chicago and it isn't close.
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Chicago. I also didn't care for ROTK.
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The answer is Crash. A Beautiful Mind would be my next vote.

Chicago was great.

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Shakespeare In Love. How it beat out Saving Private Ryan is just astonishing. I don't care how much hype Miramax spun for it, SPR is still a monumentally better movie.
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Originally Posted by mrflix View Post
Shakespeare In Love. How it beat out Saving Private Ryan is just astonishing. I don't care how much hype Miramax spun for it, SPR is still a monumentally better movie.
Shakespeare in Love was based entirely on a gimmick. Can't see how it was even nominated.
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I'm starting to understand why long timers get snarky about duplicate threads a bit now.

Man there are a lot of EXACT duplicates, particularly in this forum
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Although I haven't seen it, I voted for Crash, because I'm still pissed that Brokeback Mountain didn't win.

Of the four I've actually seen, my least favorite was American Beauty. And my favorite was Chicago. And the other two were A Beautiful Mind and Shakespeare in Love.

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Shakespeare in Love over Saving Private Ryan? Bullshit.

Gladiator over Traffic? Fair enough, but the latter deserved it.

A Beautiful Mind over four other mediocrities (IMO)? Whatever.

Chicago over The Pianist and Gangs of New York? Double bullshit.

Return of the King winning EVERY OSCAR IT WAS NOMINATED FOR? Triple bullshit. This was all a ploy to award the trilogy (not the movie) IMO. I think I was one of 7 people who believed Mystic River deserved it. Still, the man behind Dead Alive won an Oscar!

Million Dollar Baby over Sideways? I like Sideways more, but I like to live in a world that Eastwood one because a few rabid Pale Rider fans pushed it to the top.

Crash over Brokeback Mountain? Double strike-out. The other three were better, namely Munich.

That leaves three Best Picture winners I agree with: American Beauty, The Departed, and No Country for Old Men, and two of those were the past two years. I'm still in love with how the Academy voted movies as uncompromising (and awesome) as Departed and No Country to the top award mere years following Chicago and A Beautiful Mind winning it.
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Crash, hands down.
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Chicago. Pure crap from stem to stern.
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Though I love good ensemble Dramas, Crash missed the mark most of the time. Bad script made this very contrived and unwatchable.
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Easily Crash, followed by A Beautiful Mind
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Lord of the Rings: Return of the King without a doubt. All those movies sucked. Everything else on the list is better.
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I voted Chicago.

Interesting that A Beautiful Mind has been mentioned several times as the 2nd "worst" of the bunch, but to this point no one has chosen it in the poll.
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Crash did nothing for me.

I liked Chicago and loved Return of the King.
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I don't think most movies deemed best picture by the Academy in the past 10 years really deserve.. "best picture". 'No Country' was the first in awhile I actually agreed with, although I think both that and There Will Be Blood were excellent contenders.
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I was going back and forth between Chicago and Shakespeare in Love and decided on SIL since:
1) I don't own the DVD.
2) I own Chicago on DVD
3) It beat Saving Private Ryan, one of the great all-time movies.
4) It beat Saving Private Ryan.
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"Crash", for sure.

And sorry, but I thought "Elizabeth" should have won over "Shakespear in Love" AND "Saving Private Ryan".
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CRASH. C'mon...it was utter convoluted crap. Brokeback Mountain should have won it that year. Fucking Shame...
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I only agree with the Academy twice in the past 10 years.

98: Shakespeare in Love - cringe-worthy and I despise Paltrow. Toss-up between Saving Private Ryan and Elizabeth.

99: American Beauty - 99 was a bad year to start out with. Nods were bad. Might as well given to Phantom Menace (which I like).

00: Gladiator - excellent movie that rebooted sword and sandal. Ridley Scott got his due. His Godfather II of sword and sandal Kingdom of Heaven got jack 5 years later. No DC yet when February rolled around.

01: A Beautiful Mind - good movie, but 01-03 was all LOTR. John Nash can touch Jackon's masterpiece.

02: Chicago - awful. If gladiator brought back sword and sandal, chicago brought back musical crap. Only good ones being Phantom & Sweeney. Gangs and TTT were my picks.

03: LOTR:ROTK - no movie can touch this. It deserved 11/11. Hell the trilogy deserved 30/30.

04: Million Dollar Baby - crap film. crap year like 99. Hate Swank but would've taken Scorsese over Eastwood.

05: Crash - good movie but Brokeback is better. Not the best choice not the worst choice.

06: The Departed - great movie. Only won to give Scorsese his due. Eastwood's Iwo Jima is better. Would have taken either one as BP

07: No County For Old Men - This has no business being a BP nod let alone win. I barely liked this movie. Javier Bardem was good and that was about it. Like Departed this is a make-up for the Coens for Fargo. Consider this Academy. TWBB, Atonement. Globes at least knew how to reward a truly moving masterpiece.


It's hard to say. Even though I despise NCFOM, I'll put them in this order

03: ROTK
00: Gladiator
06: Departed
01: A Beautiful Mind
05: Crash
07: No Country For Old Men
04: Million Dollar Baby
02: Chicago
98: Shakespeare in Love
99: American Beauty

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