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Movies That You're Glad Won Best Picture


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#1 of 33 Chuck C

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Posted December 19 2001 - 07:40 AM

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 of 33 Rob Tomlin

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Posted December 19 2001 - 07:53 AM

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!
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#3 of 33 Dave L

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Posted December 19 2001 - 07:57 AM

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 of 33 John_Bonner

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Posted December 19 2001 - 08:11 AM

Definately "Braveheart"
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#5 of 33 Brian Kissinger

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Posted December 19 2001 - 08:36 AM

I haven't been happy since Friday the 13th part 8: Jason goes to New York was snubbed. Hollywood stinks.
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#6 of 33 Scott Weinberg

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Posted December 19 2001 - 08:37 AM

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

#7 of 33 Rain

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Posted December 19 2001 - 09:08 AM

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

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#8 of 33 Bill J

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Posted December 19 2001 - 09:16 AM

Lawrence of Arabia
Schindler's List
Platoon
The Godfather
The Godfathe Part II

#9 of 33 Patrick McCart

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Posted December 19 2001 - 09:17 AM

Sunrise

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#10 of 33 Rain

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Posted December 19 2001 - 09:19 AM

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Sunrise
Hate to be the one to tell you, but Sunrise did not win an Oscar for Best Picture.
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#11 of 33 Inspector Hammer!

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Posted December 19 2001 - 09:22 AM

I litterally jumped up and down and yelled "YES!!!" when Sean Connery said "Titanic.".
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#12 of 33 Janna S

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Posted December 19 2001 - 09:49 AM

Scott - there are two people in that universe. Shakespeare in Love was a wondrous win, in my mind.

#13 of 33 Neil Joseph

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Posted December 19 2001 - 12:47 PM

I agree with Braveheart

I don't agree with The Color Purple not being picked.
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#14 of 33 SteveGon

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Posted December 19 2001 - 04:10 PM

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

#15 of 33 Jay E

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Posted December 20 2001 - 01:13 AM

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).

#16 of 33 JonZ

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Posted December 20 2001 - 02:39 AM

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 of 33 rhett

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Posted December 20 2001 - 02:59 AM

The Godfather won best Picture but never won Best Director, Bob Fosse won for Cabaret instead of Coppola.
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#18 of 33 rhett

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Posted December 20 2001 - 03:07 AM

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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#19 of 33 Brad_W

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Posted December 20 2001 - 03:54 AM

I was really happy when Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon won Bes... Oh wait, it didn't. Posted Image

#20 of 33 Rain

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Posted December 20 2001 - 04:17 AM

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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.
Both films won Best Picture, 1972 and 1974.
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