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Old 06-06-06, 11:31 PM
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After going over the entire list, I couldn't choose just one. So here is my list of favorite films to win a best picture oscar, in chronological order:

The Lost Weekend
On The Waterfront
Bridge On The River Kwai
West Side Story
Lawrence of Arabia
The Godfather
The Godfather, Part II
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Annie Hall
The Silence of the Lambs
The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

If I was forced to choose just one, I would probably go with Annie Hall, but to be honest, I love all of those films.

Also, the list of worst films to win a best picture oscar:
Dances With Wolves
Schindler's List
It Happened One Night

And the list of most undeserving best picture winners:
How Green Was My Valley (should have been Citizen Kane)
Mrs. Miniver (should have been The Magnificent Ambersons)
Going My Way (should have been Double Indemnity)
All About Eve (great movie, but not as great as Sunset Boulevard)
An American In Paris (fun, but A Streetcar Named Desire should have won)
My Fair Lady (should definitely have been Dr. Strangelove )
A Man For All Seasons (should have been Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?)
Oliver! (should have been The Lion In Winter)
French Connection (should have been A Clockwork Orange)
The Sting (should have been Cries and Whispers)
Rocky (should have been Taxi Driver)
Ordinary People (should have been either The Elephant Man or Raging Bull, no other movie should even have had a chance)
Out of Africa (should have been Kiss of the Spider Woman)
Dances With Wolves (it's embarrassing that Goodfellas lost to this crap)
Forrest Gump (Pulp Fiction! come on!)
Titanic (overwrought, should have been L.A. Confidential)
A Beautiful Mind (should have been The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring)
Chicago (should have been The Pianist)

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Old 06-07-06, 01:03 AM
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My favorites in order:


The Godfather
Midnight Cowboy
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Rain Man
The Lost Weekend
Schindler's List
Dances With Wolves
All Quiet on the Western Front
The Godfather Part II
The Best Years of our Lives
Silence of the lambs
It Happened One Night
Kramer Vs Kramer
The Deer Hunter
Forrest Gump
12 Years A Slave
Terms of Endearment
The Last Emperor
No Country For Old Men
Bridge on the River Kwai
The Artist
Return of the King
Grand Hotel
The Departed
From Here To Eternity
The French Connection
The Shape Of Water
Mutiny On The Bounty
The King's Speech
Ordinary People
In The Heat of the Night
Slumdog Millionaire
On The Waterfront
Gone With The Wind
Mrs. Minerva
How Green Was My Valley
The Hurt Locker
Shakespeare in Love
Green Book
Annie Hall
American Beauty
The Broadway Melody
Lawrence of Arabia
Million Dollar Baby
The Great Ziegfeld
A Beautiful Mind
The Sound of Music
The English Patient
West Side Story
Chariots of Fire
The Sting
All The King's Men
The Greatest Show on Earth
An American in Paris
Tom Jones
Around The World in Eighty Days
My Fair Lady
The Apartment
Going My Way
Gentleman's Agreement
Out of Africa
All About Eve
A Man for all seasons

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The Silence of the Lambs
Schindler's List
LOTR: Return of the King
Old 06-07-06, 09:37 AM
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Of my 10 favorite films, only one has won the Oscar:

Annie Hall
Old 06-07-06, 09:53 AM
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I could pick just one very favorite (On the Waterfront), but then I'd fail to mention others (Annie Hall, The Sting, Casablanca, American Beauty) and that'd be no fun. So, I won't even respond.

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The Godfather.

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