Movies That You're Glad Won Best Picture

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  1. Chuck C

    Chuck C Cinematographer

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    Sorry if we've had ths thread, but after seeing all the "movies that shouldn't have won" threads, I felt compelled to start this thread...
    I'm glad Braveheart, Schindler's List, Godfather, and Godfather II won.
    How bout you guys?
     
  2. Rob Tomlin

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    There are a lot the won that I am glad one, so I won't list all of those. However, the movie that won that I was a little surprised (but happy about) was The Silence Of The Lambs. It just wasn't like the academy to award this type of movie with Best Picture honors. I was glad to see that the Academy was finally changing!
     
  3. Dave L

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    Not sure if "glad" is the term I would use, but I would say that I certainly "approve" or "agree with" some:

    Wings, It Happened One Night, Mutiny on the Bounty, Gone with the Wind, Casablanca, The Best Years of Our Lives, All About Eve, From Here to Eternity, On the Waterfront, West Side Story, Lawrence of Arabia, The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Platoon, The Last Emperor, The English Patient, and, yes, Titanic.
     
  4. John_Bonner

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    Definately "Braveheart"
     
  5. Brian Kissinger

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    I haven't been happy since Friday the 13th part 8: Jason goes to New York was snubbed. Hollywood stinks.
     
  6. Scott Weinberg

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    I'm the one person in the universe who was glad when Shakespeare in Love won Best Picture.
     
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    Gone With the Wind

    Casablanca

    The Best Years of Our Lives

    The Sound of Music

    A Man for All Seasons

    The Godfather

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    Annie Hall

    Platoon

    Dances With Wolves

    The Silence of the Lambs

    Schindler's List

    American Beauty
     
  8. Bill J

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    Lawrence of Arabia

    Schindler's List

    Platoon

    The Godfather

    The Godfathe Part II
     
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    Sunrise
    Wings wasn't the only silent movie to win best picture. [​IMG]
     
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    I litterally jumped up and down and yelled "YES!!!" when Sean Connery said "Titanic.".
     
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    Scott - there are two people in that universe. Shakespeare in Love was a wondrous win, in my mind.
     
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    I agree with Braveheart

    I don't agree with The Color Purple not being picked.
     
  14. SteveGon

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    I'm glad The English Patient won. Now where's that dvd SE we've been hearing about?
     
  15. Jay E

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    There has not been a movie that won best picture that got me as excited as when Annie Hall won (and there probably never will be).
     
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    Guys, I might be wrong, but I thought the Godfather didnt win Best Picture. Godfather 2 did, but not the first one.

    Schindlers List definitely comes to mind.Also Platoon, Dances With Wolves,and Amadeus.
     
  17. rhett

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    The Godfather won best Picture but never won Best Director, Bob Fosse won for Cabaret instead of Coppola.
     
  18. rhett

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    I was glad The Deer Hunter, Dances With Wolves, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, On The Waterfront, From Here To Eternity, Titanic and Shakespeare in Love won. Since I wasn't alive for half of them, my favorite had to have been Shakespeare, because I thought Saving Private Ryan was way over hyped, but I was glad Spielberg got the Director honors. I thought the better war film was the poorly received The Thin Red Line. It was also a treat to see the Academy give an Oscar to a non-epic, small budgetted film.
     
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    I was really happy when Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon won Bes... Oh wait, it didn't. [​IMG]
     
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