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View Poll Results: Worst Best picture winner of the 1960's
The Apartment
3.17%
West Side Story
3.17%
Lawrence of Arabia
3.17%
Tom Jones
17.46%
My Fair Lady
6.35%
The Sound of Music
23.81%
A Man for All Seasons
3.17%
In the Heat of the Night
4.76%
Oliver!
31.75%
Midnight Cowboy
3.17%
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Worst Best Picture Winner of the 1960's

Old 09-29-08, 11:12 AM
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Worst Best Picture Winner of the 1960's

What best picture winner of the 1960's would you consider the worst?

The results thus far as voted by the members:

Best of 2000's: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Worst of 2000's: Crash

Best of 1990's: The Silence of the Lambs
Worst of 1990's: Shakespeare in Love

Best of 1980's: Platoon
Worst of 1980's: Driving Miss Daisy

Best of 1970's: The Godfather
Worst of 1970's: Kramer vs. Kramer

Best of 1960's: Lawrence of Arabia
Old 09-29-08, 11:35 AM
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Oliver! will win this poll, and I wouldn't argue with the idea that it definitely didn't deserve to win Best Picture. However, it's well made (by no less than Carol Reed, director of The Third Man), and I don't think it's the overall worst movie on this list of 10.

My vote is for In the Heat of the Night.
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Oliver! will win, but I'm actually going with Tom Jones.
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I know this might be considered blasphemous by some, but I just can't sit through Sound of Music. That gets my vote.
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Originally Posted by clckworang View Post
I know this might be considered blasphemous by some, but I just can't sit through Sound of Music. That gets my vote.
Add another vote for The Sound of Music.

I actually like the film; I consider it good, solid entertainment, but nothing more. And aside from a few classic songs, this is IMO, not remotely near Rodgers and Hammerstein's best score for a musical.
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Tough to choose between Oliver and The Sound of Music - they're both so awful.
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The Sound of Music
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Definitely Oliver. I remember watching it a million years ago and thinking it was godawful.
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My Fair Lady
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5 on the list I have never seen so I can't vote.
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My Fair Lady. Winner that year should have been Mary Poppins
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Tom Jones.
So many films from that year were better and better choices.
(Not a great year, though.)
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The musicals here are getting hammered, but the ones here are all pretty good musicals by the standards of the genre (...it's just that some people hate musicals, or at least hate the traditional ones).

But the film that really should get the most votes in this poll is Tom Jones (hard to believe that actually won a Best Picture Oscar)
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I seriously need to know who voted Lawrence of Arabia as the worst Best Picture of the 60's. This is one of my top 5 favorite films of all-time.

Did someone not read the poll and get a bit confused???
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Originally Posted by darkhawk View Post
My Fair Lady. Winner that year should have been Mary Poppins
You mean Dr. Strangelove.
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Originally Posted by Rockmjd23 View Post
You mean Dr. Strangelove.
Without a doubt.
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Voted Tom Jones, but I'm going to have to watch Oliver! again. I've only seen it once, a blind buy of the pioneer special edition laserdisc when it was initially released... Which cost a bundle, but I don't remember being disappointed....
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The Sound of Mucus. I friggin hate that movie! I hate Julie Andrews and those kids so much that I was rooting for the Nazis.
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It's a tie between all the musicals for me, but I voted for the Sound of Music.
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tough to choose between oliver and the sound of music - they're both so awful.
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I think Oliver! has the best songs of the bunch... Of musicals that is...
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The Apartment, only because it beat a far superior film in 1960...The Alamo.
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Bring on the 50's!
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How can any rational person, let alone two, honestly believe The Apartment is a worse film than either Oliver or The Sound of Music?

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