Directors Rate the Oscar winners

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  1. john davies

    john davies Stunt Coordinator

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    I've asterisked deserving winners

    1928 Wings 7/10

    1929 Broadway Melody-

    1930 All Quiet on the Western Front* 9/10

    1931 Cimarron-

    1932 Grand Hotel 8/10

    1933 Cavalcade 5/10

    1934 It Happened One Night* 9.5/10

    1935 Mutiny on the Bounty 7.5/10

    1936 The Great Ziegfeld 5/10

    1937 The Life of Emile Zola 5/10

    1938 You Can't Take it with You 5.5/10

    1939 Gone with the Wind 8.5/10 (flawed by racism)

    1940 Rebecca 8.5/10

    1941 How Green Was my Valley 4.5/10 (Irish cast, Welsh stereotyping)

    1942 Mrs Miniver 5/10

    1943 Casablanca* 10/10

    1944 Going My Way 3.5/10 (nauseating sentimentality)

    1945 The Lost Weekend 7/10

    1946 The Best Years of Our Lives 7/10 (worthy but overrated)

    1947 Gentleman's Agreement 5.5/10

    1948 Hamlet 7.5/10

    1949 All the King's Men 6.5/10

    1950 All About Eve 8.5/10

    1951 An American in Paris 8/10

    1952 The Greatest Show on Earth 4.5/10

    1953 From Here to Eternity 7.5/10

    1954 On the Waterfront 4/10 (shameful moral hypocrisy)

    1955 Marty 5/10

    1956 Around the World in 80 Days 7/10

    1957 Bridge on the River Kwai 8.5/10

    1958 Gigi 6/10

    1959 Ben Hur 8/10

    1960 The Apartment* 10/10

    1961 West Side Story 4.5/10 (ludicrous)

    1962 Lawrence of Arabia* 10/10

    1963 Tom Jones 4.5/10 (a cheap gimmicky travesty of the novel)

    1964 My Fair Lady 8/10

    1965 The Sound of Music 7.5/10 (aliens would love it)

    1966 A Man for all Seasons 6/10

    1967 In the Heat of the Night 7/10

    1968 Oliver! 3.5/10 (please sir, no more!)

    1969 Midnight Cowboy 8.5/10

    1970 Patton 8/10

    1971 The French Connection 8.5/10

    1972 The Godfather 8.5/10

    1973 The Sting 6/10

    1974 The Godfather II* 9/10

    1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 8.5/10

    1976 Rocky 3/10 (dumb white trash)

    1977 Annie Hall 7/10

    1978 The Deer Hunter* 9.5/10

    1979 Kramer v Kramer 3.5/10 (sentimental)

    1980 Ordinary People 7.5/10

    1981 Chariots of Fire 5/10

    1982 Gandhi 8/10

    1983 Terms of Endearment 7/10

    1984 Amadeus 7/10

    1985 Out of Africa 7/10

    1986 Platoon 7.5/10

    1987 The Last Emperor 8/10

    1988 Rain Man 5.5/10

    1989 Driving Miss Daisy 5.5/10

    1990 Dances with Wolves 8/10

    1991 The Silence of the Lambs* 9.5/10

    1992 Unforgiven 8.5/10

    1993 Schindler's List 9.5/10

    1994 Forrest Gump 3.5/10 ( A very sickly box of chocolates)

    1995 Braveheart 4/10 (simplistic nonsense)

    1996 The English Patient* 9/10

    1997 Titanic 6.5/10 (dumb, manipulative dialogue)

    1998 Shakespeare in Love 6/10

    1999 American Beauty 7.5/10

    2000 Gladiator 5.5/10 (o.t.t)

    2001 A Beautiful Mind 5/10 (phoney coward)

    2002 Chicago 6/10
     
  2. Kristian

    Kristian Supporting Actor

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    1950 - All About Eve - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]¼
    1954 - On The Waterfront - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]½
    1962 - Lawrence of Arabia - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1974 - The Godfather Part II - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1975 - Rocky - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]½
    1977 - Annie Hall - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]½
    1979 - Kramer Vs Kramer - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]½
    1980 - Ordinary People - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]½
    1984 - Amadeus - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1991 - The Silence of the Lambs - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]½
    1992 - Unforgiven - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1993 - Schindler's List - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1994 - Forrest Gump - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]½
    1995 - Braveheart - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1997 - Titanic - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1999 - American Beauty - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]½
    2001 - A Beautiful Mind - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]¼
    2002 - Chicago - [​IMG][​IMG]
    2003 - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    2004 - Million Dollar Baby - [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]½
    2005 - Crash - [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. Brian Lawrence

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    1928- Sunset / A
    1930- All Quiet on the Western Front / A+
    1937- The Life of Emile Zola / A
    1939- Gone with the Wind / A+
    1940- Rebecca / A+
    1943- Casablanca / A+
    1946- The Best Years of Our Lives / A+
    1947- Gentleman's Agreement / F-
    1950- All About Eve / C-
    1953- From Here to Eternity / B
    1957- Bridge on the River Kwai / A
    1958- Gigi / D
    1959- Ben Hur / A
    1962- Lawrence of Arabia / A-
    1964- My Fair Lady / A+
    1969- Midnight Cowboy / B-
    1970- Patton / A
    1971- The French Connection / B+
    1972- The Godfather / B
    1973- The Sting / B
    1974- The Godfather 2 / C+
    1975- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest / B+
    1976- Rocky / B+
    1977- Annie Hall / A
    1978- The Deer Hunter / B+
    1979- Kramer v Kramer / C
    1980- Ordinary People / B-
    1981- Chariots of Fire / D+
    1982- Gandhi / B
    1983- Terms of Endearment / A+
    1984- Amadeus / A
    1985- Out of Africa / D
    1986- Platoon / A-
    1988- Rain Man / C-
    1989- Driving Miss Daisy / F
    1990- Dances with Wolves / A
    1991- The Silence of the Lambs / B
    1992- Unforgiven / A+
    1993- Schindler's List / A
    1994- Forrest Gump / D+
    1995- Braveheart / D+
    1996- The English Patient / A
    1997- Titanic / C
    1998- Shakespeare in Love / B+
    1999- American Beauty / B
    2000- Gladiator / D
    2001- A Beautiful Mind / C
    2002- Chicago / B-
     
  4. MartinTeller

    MartinTeller Screenwriter

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    Love:
    It Happened One Night
    You Can't Take It With You
    Casablanca
    The Godfather
    The Godfather, Part II
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    Annie Hall
    Amadeus

    Like:
    Rebecca
    Marty
    The Bridge on the River Kwai
    Lawrence of Arabia
    My Fair Lady
    The Sting
    The Deer Hunter
    Ordinary People
    Silence of the Lambs
    Schindler's List
    American Beauty
    Chicago

    Indifferent:
    On the Waterfront
    The Apartment
    In the Heat of the Night
    The French Connection
    Rocky
    Platoon
    Rain Man
    Gladiator

    Dislike:
    Gone With the Wind
    Driving Miss Daisy
    A Beautiful Mind
     
  5. John Thomas

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    Whew. How about from the 90s and up...

    1990 Dances with Wolves 7.5/10
    1991 The Silence of the Lambs 9/10
    1992 Unforgiven 8/10
    1993 Schindler's List 9/10
    1994 Forrest Gump 7/10
    1995 Braveheart 9/10
    1996 The English Patient 6/10
    1997 Titanic 5.5/10
    1998 Shakespeare in Love 6/10
    1999 American Beauty 8/10
    2000 Gladiator 6.5/10
    2001 A Beautiful Mind 7/10
    2002 Chicago 7.5/10
     
  6. Steve Christou

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    1930 All Quiet on the Western Front 3/5

    1934 It Happened One Night 4/5

    1935 Mutiny on the Bounty 4/5

    1939 Gone with the Wind 5/5

    1940 Rebecca 5/5

    1943 Casablanca 5/5

    1946 The Best Years of Our Lives 2/5

    1948 Hamlet 4/5

    1950 All About Eve 3/5 [My pick - Sunset Boulevard]

    1951 An American in Paris 5/5

    1952 The Greatest Show on Earth 3/5 [My pick - Singin' in the Rain]

    1953 From Here to Eternity 4/5

    1954 On the Waterfront 4/5 [My pick - Rear Window]

    1956 Around the World in 80 Days 3/5 [My pick - The Ten Commandments]

    1957 Bridge on the River Kwai 5/5

    1958 Gigi 4/5 [My pick - Vertigo]

    1959 Ben Hur 5/5

    1960 The Apartment 3/5 [My pick - Spartacus]

    1961 West Side Story 5/5

    1962 Lawrence of Arabia 5/5

    1963 Tom Jones 2/5

    1964 My Fair Lady 4/5 [My pick - Dr.Strangelove]

    1965 The Sound of Music 3/5 [My pick - Doctor Zhivago]

    1966 A Man for all Seasons 3/5

    1967 In the Heat of the Night 5/5

    1968 Oliver! 4/5 [My pick - 2001 A Space Odyssey]

    1969 Midnight Cowboy 2/5 [My pick - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid]

    1970 Patton 5/5

    1971 The French Connection 5/5

    1972 The Godfather 5/5

    1973 The Sting 3/5 [My pick - The Exorcist]

    1974 The Godfather II 5/5

    1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 4/5 [My pick - Jaws]

    1976 Rocky 4/5 [My pick - Taxi Driver]

    1977 Annie Hall 2/5 [My pick - Star Wars]

    1978 The Deer Hunter 4/5

    1979 Kramer v Kramer 1/5 [My pick - Apocalypse Now]

    1981 Chariots of Fire 2/5 [My pick - Raiders of the Lost Ark]

    1982 Gandhi 4/5

    1983 Terms of Endearment 1/5 [My pick - The Right Stuff]

    1984 Amadeus 5/5

    1985 Out of Africa 4/5 [My pick - Back to the Future]

    1986 Platoon 5/5

    1987 The Last Emperor 4/5

    1988 Rain Man 4/5

    1989 Driving Miss Daisy 2/5 [My pick - Glory]

    1990 Dances with Wolves 5/5 [My pick - Goodfellas]

    1991 The Silence of the Lambs 5/5

    1992 Unforgiven 5/5

    1993 Schindler's List 4/5

    1994 Forrest Gump 4/5 [My pick - Pulp Fiction]

    1995 Braveheart 4/5

    1996 The English Patient 2/5 [My pick - Jerry Maguire]

    1997 Titanic 4/5

    1998 Shakespeare in Love 3/5 [My pick - Saving Private Ryan]

    1999 American Beauty 4/5 [My pick - The Matrix]

    2000 Gladiator 5/5

    2001 A Beautiful Mind 4/5 [My pick - Fellowship of the Ring]

    2002 Chicago 3/5 [My pick - The Two Towers]
     
  7. Tommy G

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    All of these are out of [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1930 All Quiet on the Western Front [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1931 Cimarron [​IMG]

    1932 Grand Hotel [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1933 Cavalcade [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1934 It Happened One Night [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1935 Mutiny on the Bounty [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1936 The Great Ziegfeld [​IMG]

    1937 The Life of Emile Zola [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1938 You Can't Take it with You [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1939 Gone with the Wind [​IMG]

    1940 Rebecca [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1941 How Green Was my Valley [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1942 Mrs Miniver [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1943 Casablanca [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1944 Going My Way [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1945 The Lost Weekend [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1946 The Best Years of Our Lives [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1947 Gentleman's Agreement [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1948 Hamlet [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1949 All the King's Men [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1950 All About Eve [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1951 An American in Paris [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1952 The Greatest Show on Earth [​IMG] [​IMG] (how in the world did this win with High Noon and Singin' in the Rain the same year?)

    1953 From Here to Eternity [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1954 On the Waterfront [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1955 Marty [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1956 Around the World in 80 Days [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1957 Bridge on the River Kwai [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1958 Gigi [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1959 Ben Hur [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1960 The Apartment [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1961 West Side Story [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1962 Lawrence of Arabia [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1963 Tom Jones [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1964 My Fair Lady [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1965 The Sound of Music [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1966 A Man for all Seasons [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1967 In the Heat of the Night [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1968 Oliver! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1969 Midnight Cowboy [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1970 Patton [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1971 The French Connection [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1972 The Godfather [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1973 The Sting [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1974 The Godfather II [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1976 Rocky [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1977 Annie Hall [​IMG]

    1978 The Deer Hunter [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1979 Kramer v Kramer [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1980 Ordinary People [​IMG]

    1981 Chariots of Fire [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1982 Gandhi [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1983 Terms of Endearment [​IMG]

    1984 Amadeus [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1985 Out of Africa [​IMG]

    1986 Platoon [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1987 The Last Emperor [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1988 Rain Man [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1989 Driving Miss Daisy [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1990 Dances with Wolves [​IMG]

    1991 The Silence of the Lambs [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1992 Unforgiven [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1993 Schindler's List [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1994 Forrest Gump [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1995 Braveheart [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    1996 The English Patient [​IMG]

    1997 Titanic [​IMG]

    1998 Shakespeare in Love [​IMG]

    1999 American Beauty [​IMG] (worst picks 4 years in a row)

    2000 Gladiator [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    2001 A Beautiful Mind [​IMG] [​IMG]

    2002 Chicago [​IMG]
     
  8. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    Top tier

    1930 All Quiet on the Western Front
    1935 Mutiny on the Bounty
    1943 Casablanca
    1957 Bridge on the River Kwai
    1959 Ben Hur
    1962 Lawrence of Arabia
    1970 Patton
    1972 The Godfather
    1974 The Godfather II
    1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    1978 The Deer Hunter
    1986 Platoon
    1990 Dances with Wolves
    1991 The Silence of the Lambs
    1992 Unforgiven
    1993 Schindler's List
    1995 Braveheart


    2nd tier
    1940 Rebecca
    1942 Mrs Miniver
    1934 It Happened One Night
    1937 The Life of Emile Zola
    1938 You Can't Take it with You
    1946 The Best Years of Our Lives
    1954 On the Waterfront
    1965 The Sound of Music
    1966 A Man for all Seasons
    1967 In the Heat of the Night
    1969 Midnight Cowboy
    1971 The French Connection
    1973 The Sting
    1976 Rocky
    1980 Ordinary People
    1984 Amadeus
    2000 Gladiator
    2002 Chicago
    1999 American Beauty


    Indifferent one way or another
    1928 Wings
    1932 Grand Hotel
    1936 The Great Ziegfeld
    1939 Gone with the Wind
    1941 How Green Was my Valley
    1945 The Lost Weekend
    1947 Gentleman's Agreement
    1948 Hamlet
    1949 All the King's Men
    1950 All About Eve
    1951 An American in Paris
    1953 From Here to Eternity
    1955 Marty
    1956 Around the World in 80 Days
    1960 The Apartment
    1961 West Side Story
    1964 My Fair Lady
    1968 Oliver!
    1979 Kramer v Kramer
    1981 Chariots of Fire
    1982 Gandhi
    1983 Terms of Endearment
    1985 Out of Africa
    1987 The Last Emperor
    1988 Rain Man
    1996 The English Patient
    1997 Titanic
    1998 Shakespeare in Love
    2001 A Beautiful Mind



    Bottom of the barrel
    1963 Tom Jones
    1977 Annie Hall
    1994 Forrest Gump


    Haven't seen
    1929 Broadway Melody
    1931 Cimarron
    1933 Cavalcade
    1944 Going My Way
    1952 The Greatest Show on Earth
    1958 Gigi
    1989 Driving Miss Daisy
     
  9. Andrew_Sch

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  10. Dome Vongvises

    Dome Vongvises Lead Actor

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    For your information, we have a Best Picture discussion thread going on.

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    Click Here
     
  11. john davies

    john davies Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm glad it inspired my fellow Celts- but which revolution?
     
  12. Bill J

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    All ratings out of four and the bolded titles are the ones that deserved their award. I haven't seen some of the older ones for a while though...

    1930 All Quiet on the Western Front [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1931 Cimarron [​IMG][​IMG]
    1932 Grand Hotel [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1933 Cavalcade [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1934 It Happened One Night [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1935 Mutiny on the Bounty [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1936 The Great Ziegfeld [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1937 The Life of Emile Zola [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1938 You Can't Take it with You [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1939 Gone with the Wind [​IMG][​IMG]
    1940 Rebecca [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1941 How Green Was my Valley [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1942 Mrs. Miniver [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1943 Casablanca [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1944 Going My Way [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1945 The Lost Weekend [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1946 The Best Years of Our Lives [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1947 Gentleman's Agreement [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1948 Hamlet [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1949 All the King's Men [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1950 All About Eve [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1951 An American in Paris [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1952 The Greatest Show on Earth [​IMG][​IMG]
    1953 From Here to Eternity [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1954 On the Waterfront [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1955 Marty [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1956 Around the World in 80 Days [​IMG][​IMG]
    1957 Bridge on the River Kwai [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1958 Gigi [​IMG][​IMG]
    1959 Ben-Hur [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1960 The Apartment [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1961 West Side Story [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1962 Lawrence of Arabia [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1963 Tom Jones [​IMG][​IMG]
    1964 My Fair Lady [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1965 The Sound of Music [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1966 A Man for all Seasons [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1967 In the Heat of the Night [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1968 Oliver! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1969 Midnight Cowboy [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1970 Patton [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1971 The French Connection [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1972 The Godfather [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1973 The Sting [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1974 The Godfather II [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1976 Rocky [​IMG][​IMG]
    1977 Annie Hall [​IMG][​IMG]
    1978 The Deer Hunter [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1979 Kramer vs. Kramer [​IMG][​IMG]
    1980 Ordinary People [​IMG][​IMG]
    1981 Chariots of Fire [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1982 Gandhi [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1983 Terms of Endearment [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1984 Amadeus [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1985 Out of Africa [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1986 Platoon [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1987 The Last Emperor [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1988 Rain Man [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1989 Driving Miss Daisy [​IMG][​IMG]
    1990 Dances with Wolves [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1991 The Silence of the Lambs [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1992 Unforgiven [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1993 Schindler's List [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1994 Forrest Gump [​IMG]
    1995 Braveheart [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1996 The English Patient [​IMG][​IMG]
    1997 Titanic [​IMG][​IMG]
    1998 Shakespeare in Love [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    1999 American Beauty [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    2000 Gladiator [​IMG]
    2001 A Beautiful Mind [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  13. Arman

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    1928 Wings

    1929 Broadway Melody

    1930 All Quiet on the Western Front A-

    1931 Cimarron

    1932 Grand Hotel A-

    1933 Cavalcade

    1934 It Happened One Night A

    1935 Mutiny on the Bounty

    1936 The Great Ziegfeld

    1937 The Life of Emile Zola

    1938 You Can't Take it with You

    1939 Gone with the Wind B-

    1940 Rebecca A+

    1941 How Green Was my Valley

    1942 Mrs Miniver

    1943 Casablanca A/A+

    1944 Going My Way

    1945 The Lost Weekend

    1946 The Best Years of Our Lives A-

    1947 Gentleman's Agreement A-

    1948 Hamlet B+

    1949 All the King's Men A-

    1950 All About Eve A+

    1951 An American in Paris B+

    1952 The Greatest Show on Earth

    1953 From Here to Eternity B+

    1954 On the Waterfront A-

    1955 Marty B+

    1956 Around the World in 80 Days

    1957 Bridge on the River Kwai A+

    1958 Gigi

    1959 Ben Hur B+

    1960 The Apartment A-

    1961 West Side Story B+

    1962 Lawrence of Arabia A+

    1963 Tom Jones

    1964 My Fair Lady A-

    1965 The Sound of Music B-

    1966 A Man for all Seasons

    1967 In the Heat of the Night A-

    1968 Oliver! A-

    1969 Midnight Cowboy B

    1970 Patton A-

    1971 The French Connection A-

    1972 The Godfather A+

    1973 The Sting A-

    1974 The Godfather II A+

    1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest B+

    1976 Rocky C-

    1977 Annie Hall A-

    1978 The Deer Hunter A-

    1979 Kramer v Kramer B

    1980 Ordinary People B

    1981 Chariots of Fire A-

    1982 Gandhi B

    1983 Terms of Endearment B-

    1984 Amadeus A-

    1985 Out of Africa A-

    1986 Platoon B+

    1987 The Last Emperor B+

    1988 Rain Man C+

    1989 Driving Miss Daisy C

    1990 Dances with Wolves B+

    1991 The Silence of the Lambs A-

    1992 Unforgiven B+

    1993 Schindler's List A-

    1994 Forrest Gump C+

    1995 Braveheart B-

    1996 The English Patient B-

    1997 Titanic C/C+

    1998 Shakespeare in Love C

    1999 American Beauty B+

    2000 Gladiator C

    2001 A Beautiful Mind C/C+

    2002 Chicago C+/B-

    2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King A++ [​IMG]
    (But will the Academy gets it right this time?)
     
  14. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    I’m in the process of a reassessment, going back and re-watching them all, but based on how I felt the last time I saw them (out of four stars):


    Apartment, The[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Casablanca[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Godfather Part II, The[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Lawrence of Arabia[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    My Fair Lady[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    On the WaterFront[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Ordinary People[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    West Side Story[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    All About Eve[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    All Quiet on the Western Front[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Amadeus[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    American Beauty[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Annie Hall[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Best Years of Our Lives, The[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Bridge on the River Kwai, The[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Chariots of Fire[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Chicago[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    English Patient, The[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Forrest Gump[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    French Connection, The[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Gandhi[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Godfather, The[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Gone with the Wind[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Hamlet[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    How Green Was My Valley[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    It Happened One Night[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Kramer vs. Kramer[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last Emperor, The[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Life of Emile Zola, The[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Lost Weekend, The[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Man for All Seasons, A[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Marty[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Midnight Cowboy[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Muitny on the Bounty[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Oliver![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Out of Africa[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Patton[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Rebecca[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Schindler's List[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Shapkspeare in Love[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Silence of the Lambs, The[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Sunrise[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Terms of Endearment[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Titanic[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Unforgiven[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Wings[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    You Can't Take It with You[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    All the King's Men[​IMG] [​IMG]
    American in Paris, An[​IMG] [​IMG]
    Beautiful Mind, A[​IMG] [​IMG]
    Deer Hunter, The[​IMG] [​IMG]
    Driving Miss Daisy[​IMG] [​IMG]
    From Here to Eternity[​IMG] [​IMG]
    Gigi[​IMG] [​IMG]
    Going My Way[​IMG] [​IMG]
    Grand Hotel[​IMG] [​IMG]
    In the Heat of the Night[​IMG] [​IMG]
    Mrs. Miniver[​IMG] [​IMG]
    Platoon[​IMG] [​IMG]
    Rain Man[​IMG] [​IMG]
    Rocky[​IMG] [​IMG]
    Sound of Music, The[​IMG] [​IMG]
    Sting, The[​IMG] [​IMG]
    Tom Jones[​IMG] [​IMG]

    Around the World in Eighty Days[​IMG]
    Ben-Hur[​IMG]
    Braveheart[​IMG]
    Cimarron[​IMG]
    Dances with Wolves[​IMG]
    Gladiator[​IMG]
    Great Zigfeld, The[​IMG]
    Greatest Show on Earth, The[​IMG]
     
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    Kristian Supporting Actor

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    Updated with Crash, which overtakes Chicago as the weakest Best Picture in my view.
     
  17. Steve Christou

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    Well, it could have been worse, it could have been Brokeback Mountain.
     
  18. Joe Karlosi

    Joe Karlosi Producer

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    1934 It Happened One Night ****

    1935 Mutiny on the Bounty **

    1938 You Can't Take it with You ****

    1939 Gone with the Wind **

    1943 Casablanca ***

    1947 Gentleman's Agreement **

    1950 All About Eve ***

    1952 The Greatest Show on Earth ***

    1954 On the Waterfront ****

    1955 Marty ****

    1959 Ben Hur ****

    1960 The Apartment **

    1969 Midnight Cowboy **

    1972 The Godfather ****

    1973 The Sting ****

    1974 The Godfather II ****

    1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest ****

    1976 Rocky ****

    1977 Annie Hall ****

    1978 The Deer Hunter **

    1979 Kramer v Kramer ****

    1983 Terms of Endearment **

    1984 Amadeus *

    1988 Rain Man ****

    1989 Driving Miss Daisy ***

    1992 Unforgiven ****

    1993 Schindler's List ***

    1994 Forrest Gump **

    1997 Titanic **

    1999 American Beauty **

    2002 Chicago ***

    2004 Million Dollar Baby **
     
  19. Joe Karlosi

    Joe Karlosi Producer

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    In going over my list so far, I'd say that the most undeserving "Best Picture" IMO would be AMADEUS, followed closely by GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT and AMERICAN BEAUTY.

    I didn't think much of MILLION DOLLAR BABY, and although ALL ABOUT EVE was a good film, I much preferred SUNSET BLVD. from the same year.
     
  20. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Completely deserving (the best film of the year):
    Casablanca (1942)
    Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957)
    Apartment, The (1960)
    West Side Story (1961)
    Sound of Music, The (1965)
    Godfather, The (1972)
    Sting, The (1973)
    Godfather: Part II, The (1974)
    Rocky (1976)
    Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The (2003)

    Deserving (but not the best film of the year):
    It Happened One Night (1934)
    You Can't Take It with You (1938)
    Rebecca (1940)
    Going My Way (1944)
    Lost Weekend, The (1945)
    Ben-Hur (1959)
    My Fair Lady (1964)
    In the Heat of the Night (1967)
    Patton (1970)
    French Connection, The (1971)
    Rain Man (1988)
    Silence of the Lambs, The (1991)
    Unforgiven (1992)
    Schindler's List (1993)
    Forrest Gump (1994)
    Braveheart (1995)
    Gladiator (2000)

    Undeserving
    Wings (1927)
    Broadway Melody, The (1929)
    All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
    Grand Hotel (1932)
    Cavalcade (1933)
    Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
    Great Ziegfeld, The (1936)
    Life of Emile Zola, The (1937)
    Gone with the Wind (1939)
    How Green Was My Valley (1941)
    Mrs. Miniver (1942)
    Best Years of Our Lives, The (1946)
    Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
    Hamlet (1948)
    All the King's Men (1949)
    American in Paris, An (1951)
    From Here to Eternity (1953)
    On the Waterfront (1954)
    Marty (1955)
    Gigi (1958)
    Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
    Tom Jones (1963)
    Man for All Seasons, A (1966)
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
    Annie Hall (1977)
    Deer Hunter, The (1978)
    Ordinary People (1980)
    Gandhi (1982)
    Amadeus (1984)
    Platoon (1986)
    Last Emperor, The (1987)
    Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
    Dances with Wolves (1990)
    Shakespeare in Love (1998)
    American Beauty (1999)
    Beautiful Mind, A (2001)
    Crash (2004)
    Million Dollar Baby (2004)

    Embarrasing
    Cimarron (1931)
    All About Eve (1950)
    Greatest Show on Earth, The (1952)
    Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
    Oliver! (1968)
    Midnight Cowboy (1969)
    Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
    Chariots of Fire (1981)
    Terms of Endearment (1983)
    Out of Africa (1985)
    English Patient, The (1996)
    Titanic (1997)
    Chicago (2002)
     

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